You are Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

October 6, 2017

I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.”  (Psalm 139:14)

The Hebrew word for fearfully is yare (yaw ray) which means to revere (respect).

The Hebrew word for “wonderfully” is palah (pawwah) which means to put a difference, show marvelous, set apart.

When God made you, He made you a respectable marvelous masterpiece.  He carefully formed you with unique character and personality and designed you with unique spiritual gifts to use to bless others and give Him glory.

He created you with a unique purpose. Once you discover your purpose and start fulfilling your purpose, then you will have inner fulfillment, peace, and joy.  When you walk i your purpose, you walk in fulfillment; you walk in Divine Completeness, and no man and no circumstance, or trial and tribulation can stop you.  When you walk in your purpose, you open the door of prosperity.  God has given power to get wealth; your gift will make room for itself.  When you walk in your purpose you walk in what God has set apart for you to do, and you please God.

 

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Karmen A. Booker has been called by God to exhort and teach others the Word of God.  She is the founder of Wings of Love Women’s Ministry (WLWM), which is a teaching and evangelist ministry whose vision is to encourage and inspire people to accept and commit their lives to Jesus Christ so their lives will be transformed into righteousness, and they will experience unceasing love, joy, and peace.

WLWM offers ministry resource products that are designed to encourage you to grow in your personal relationship with Jesus Christ and take you to higher spiritual heights of knowledge and understanding of the Word of God!!! These resources written and published by Ms. Booker are:  “You Are Called to Greatness”, “Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts”, “Life Enrichment Kit”,  “Seeking the Face of God”,  “You Are God’s Masterpiece”, “Christian Mentoring Guide for Women”, and  “Biblical Entrepreneurship”.

NOTE:   You can also give them as gifts to encourage your friends, associates, and Sisters-in Christ.

 

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Enter Into His Rest

September 15, 2017

Rest – to stop; forbear, hold peace, quiet self; wait; be still; comfortable ease; peaceful consolation

In order to enter into REST we must quiet ourselves and be still, trusting in God and holding on to His promises.  Knowing that He is just and faithful, and will uphold His promises.  He is not a God that lies.  God is in control.

When you rest you enter a comfortable ease where there is no worrying or fretting; no frustration; but peace that surpasses all understanding.

God desires for us to abide (dwell, remain, become rooted) in this state of rest (waiting for His direction) instead of going forward on our thoughts and emotions.  Our thoughts and emotions will lead us in one direction, but God’s guidance will lead us in the right direction – moving us ever forward.  However, we must enter into a “Rest” mode and patiently wait.  God is in control.

Trust (lean on, rely on, and be confident) in the Lord and do good; so shall you dwell in the land and feed surely on His faithfulness, and truly you shall be fed.  Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He will give you the desires and secret petitions of your heart.  Commit your way to the Lord; trust also in Him and He will bring it to pass. (Psalm 37:3-5 (AMP)

As we continue to abide in comfortable ease, knowing that God is in control, then He will open doors of knowledge, revelation, and strength.  We expand our spiritual horizons and become greater blessings to others.

Give, and gifts will be given to you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over, will they pour into [the pouch formed by] the bosom.  For with the measure you use when you confer benefits on others, it will be measured back to you.  (Luke 6:38 AMP)

As we bless others, God blesses us in ways we cannot imagine.  He is the Blesser and Controller of our lives.  If we follow Him, we will never fail.

PATIENTLY WAITING

Father with everything I’ve been through,

Considering all the enemy has sought to do,

I cast every fear, doubt, and confusion very comfortably on you.

You know who I am and who I want to be.

You know all I need, and my hope to be planted as firmly grounded as a tree in thee.

I believe every vision and every desire of my heart has been

beautifully created by the creator’s finger art in part.

Now pressing towards the mark that you’ve carved in my heart.

I’ll continue to trust and believe my steps are ordered by you on

the path you’ve set and see,

and sometimes reveal to me.

Teach me Lord as I go along with all expectancy in You, that You are the God of all creation,

and all that I desire is mine if I patiently wait to see you, see me through.

                                                      By Denise Wilkins

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Karmen A. Booker has been called by God to exhort and teach others the Word of God. She is the founder of Wings of Love Women’s Ministry (WLWM), which helps women realize healing and spiritual growth, while cultivating their God-given gifts and ministering in their local churches and their communities and the world.

WLWM offers ministry resource products that are designed to encourage you to grow in your personal relationship with Jesus Christ and take you to higher spiritual heights of knowledge and understanding of the Word of God!!! These resources written and published by Ms. Booker are:  “You Are Called to Greatness”, “Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts”, “Life Enrichment Kit”,  “Seeking the Face of God”,  “You Are God’s Masterpiece”, “Christian Mentoring Guide for Women”, and  “Biblical Entrepreneurship”.

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Endued With Power

September 1, 2017

God has endued us with power from on high.

And behold, I will send forth upon you what my Father has promised:  but remain in the city [Jerusalem] until you are clothed with power from on high. (Luke 24:49)

Power – “authority”.

Endue – to put on and to be clothed with; to be skilled

(Luke 10:19) “Behold, I give unto you power and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”

(Hebrews 2:14) “ . . . He himself in a similar manner partook of the same [nature] of human beings], He himself partook of the same [nature], that by [going through] death He might bring to nought and make of no effect him who had the power of death – that is, the devil.”

With (God = Jesus = Word of God) on your side you cannot be defeated!!!  There is power (authority) in the Word.  Jesus used the Word to overcome satan’s temptations.

If satan is prevailing over you and defeating you, then it has to be for one of the following reasons:  (1) A lack of knowledge of your authority over him; (2) knowing your authority, but failing to act upon it; (3) knowing and using your authority, but giving up too quickly because you are deceived into thinking that you cannot win.  Jesus you are my strength in the time of trouble, disappointment, and discouragement.

Trials and adversities may come our way, but they cannot keep us from living a victorious life.  Psalm 34:19 states “Many evils confront the consistently righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.” With God on your side, you cannot be defeated if you trust in , rely, and are confident in the Lord Jesus Christ.

No matter what comes against us, it will not succeed if we stand in the authority that Jesus has conferred upon us.  In Luke 10:19 we read, “Behold I give unto you power to tread upon serpents, and scorpions, and over all of the power of the enemy, and by no means shall anything hurt you.”

As a Child of God, you have the power to overcome.  According to I John 4:4, God said that,  “. . .you are of God  and have defeated and overcome them [the agents of antichrist], because he who lives in you is greater (mightier) than he who is in the world.”

 

Walking in Victory “That You Have Overcome”

Victory means deliverance, help, safety, and triumph.

Triumph means to overcome, conquer, joyful, and rejoice.

Victory is a sign that you have overcome conditions and circumstances through dependence on Jesus Christ, which is the only way you can experience victory.  When one has overcome a negative condition or circumstance, his natural response is to rejoice because he is no longer pinned under or bound by the condition or circumstance.  Therefore, he becomes free to experience joy which yields rejoicing = triumph = victory.

(Romans 8:37)  “ . . . in all these things, we are more than conquerors through him (Jesus Christ) that loves us.”

(I John 5:4-5) “For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world:  and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God.”

(Revelation 12:11)  “And they overcame him (Satan) by the blood of the Lamb (Jesus Christ), and by the word of their testimony . . .”

Defeat is not God’s plan for your life.

The key to remaining UNDEFEATED is believing, trusting, and relying on the Word of God.  This requires using the R-Reading S-Studying;M- Meditating method.  As you engage in the R-S-M  Method, you will develop a closer relationship with Jesus Christ and experience true love, joy, and peace beyond measure – heavenly treasure.

When you use the power God has given you, everything you do succeeds, flourishes, and thrives because of the Word working mightily in you.  Jesus is your strength in the time of trouble, disappointment, and discouragement.  He is the peace that calms all of my storms, and removes all of my fears.  He is the rock upon which I stand, and upon which my faith is founded.  He takes you to higher spiritual heights, so you can soar on the wings of understanding and wisdom.

Wisdom is the principal thing, and requires you to lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all of your heart, mind, and soul.  It requires knowing and recognizing that God is ALL MIGHTY and POWERFUL and acknowledging Him in all things.

 

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Karmen A. Booker has been called by God to exhort and teach others the Word of God.  She is the founder of Wings of Love Women’s Ministry (WLWM), which is a network of Christian women. Our endeavor is to create an atmosphere and forum where women can realize healing and spiritual growth, while cultivating their God-given gifts and ministering in their local churches and their communities and the world.

WLWM’s desire is to connect with other women who have battled abuse in their lives, and who have been held back from moving forward for whatever reason. We seek to encourage victims of abuse to go forth and grow in their personal relationship with Jesus Christ with more commitment & boldness, knowing that through healing and restoration “the good work God has began in them He will complete.’’

She has produced ministry resources that are designed to equip and encourage women to grow in their spiritual walk with Jesus Christ, and discover and fulfill their God-given purpose for the Advancement of the Kingdom of God.

 

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Beyond the Valley

March 17, 2017

A valley is a low plain; a low point or interval in any process, representation, or situation; any place, period, or situation that is filled with fear, gloom, foreboding; such as the valley of despair.

When you are in a valley, you can do one of two things – not move (remain stagnant) or move upward. When you experience valleys of life such as the betrayal of a friend; the loss of a loved one; or financial disaster, God does not want you to stay in the valley; He wants you to come up out of the valley.

Many people choose to stay in the valley because they lose hope and then experience despair. They lose hope because they depend upon people rather than God, to help them come up out of the valley.

God wants you to come up Higher. However, you must desire to come out of the state of lowliness, and rise to higher ground. God desires for you to grow and go from one level to another level; constantly climbing until you reach the top of the mountain, where you can remain if you trust and obey God.

 “Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding. In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths. Be not wise in your own eyes; reverently fear and worship the Lord and turn [entirely] away from evil.” (Proverbs 3:5-7)

Remember, you can always depend on Jesus Christ, He is always there for you, and will always supply your every need.

And my God will liberally supply (fill to the full) your every need according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:19)

God will always lead you on the straight and narrow path that leads to righteousness.

 

Abide in Me (Jesus)

Abide in Jesus and He will not depart.

He will flow blessings to you from the start.

 

Remember that He is Lord of your life,

And through Him you can avoid strife.

 

He is always with you, no matter what comes your way.

Just trust in His Word (promises) and you will be well on your way to reaching new heights of wisdom and understanding.

 

Never veer from your God-given purposes each day,

Because God will constantly reveal them to you every step of the way.

 

Don’t be conformed to this world of wickedness,

Focus on staying on the straight and narrow road of righteousness.

 

© 2000 Karmen A. Booker

 

 

 

WOMAN

You are of value.

Don’t be afraid to hold your head high when you cross the valleys in the twilight.

You got to make it through the night

Before you reach the mountain top and see daylight.

Once you reach the top of the mountain,

Your victory does not end there BECAUSE you got to remain within the light.

The light is truth revealed by GOD.

 

 

©   1992 Karmen A. Yorker

 

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Karmen A. Booker has been called by God to exhort and teach others the Word of God. She is the founder of Wings of Love Women’s Ministry (WLWM), which helps women realize healing and spiritual growth, while cultivating their God-given gifts and ministering in their local churches and their communities and the world.

WLWM’s desire is to connect with other women who have battled abuse in their lives, and who have been held back from moving forward for whatever reason. We encourage victims of abuse to go forth and grow in their personal relationship with Jesus Christ with more commitment and boldness, knowing that through healing and restoration “the good work God has began in them He will complete.’’

WLWM offers ministry resource products that are designed to encourage you to grow in your personal relationship with Jesus Christ and take you to higher spiritual heights of knowledge and understanding of the Word of God!!! These resources written and published by Ms. Booker are:  “You Are Called to Greatness”, “Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts”, “Life Enrichment Kit”,  “Seeking the Face of God”,  “You Are God’s Masterpiece”, “Christian Mentoring Guide for Women”, and  “Biblical Entrepreneurship”.

 

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Advancing in God

December 15, 2016

God’s desire is for us to grow.  This is clearly indicated through the Bible.  Some scriptures that reflect this are:

But grow in grace and recognition and knowledge and understanding of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (the Messiah).  To him be all glory (honor, majesty and splendor) both now to the day of eternity. (II  Peter 3:18)

. . . the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, that He may grant you a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him. (Ephesians 1:17)

Strong meat are principles that are beyond the foundational principles of the doctrine of Christ. (Hebrews 5:13-14 )

Hebrews 6:1-2 outlines these principles.

Therefore, leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, of the doctrine of baptisms and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of Eternal judgment.

The Greek word for “perfection” is telesphoreo, which means to be a hearer to completion; maturity.

God wants us to strive for maturity in the knowledge of Him.

How Do We Strive for Maturity?

By reading, studying, and meditating on the Word of God.  II Timothy 2:15 admonishes us to study.  It says:  Work hard so God can say to you, “Well done.”  Be a good workman, one who does not need to be ashamed when God examines your work.  Know what his Word says and means.The Greek word for “spoudazo” means to make effort, be earnest, be diligent, labour.  So we must seek to make time to read the word with understanding, on a consistent basis.  We must be consistently consistent, not consistently inconsistsent.  It is not only important to read and study the Word of God, but to meditate on the Word of God.

Joshua 1:8 reads:  This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth, but thou shall meditate on it day and night, then thou shall have good success, and thou shalt make thy way prosperous.

The Hebrew word for meditate is “haw-gaq” which means to ponder; to think about carefully; deliberate.

After using the R=reading, S=studying, M=meditating method, we must obey the Word of God.  This requires:

  1. Walking by Faith – Habbakuk 2:4; Hebrews 11:6
  2. Fulfilling our God-given obligation – Ecclesiastes 12:13; I Samuel 15:22
  3. Walking in God’s footsteps – Jeremiah 7:23-24 and II Thessalonians 2:15

When you attach yourself to God, you follow (obey) where he leads.   God becomes the leader, instead of you.  However, you can detach yourself from God by disobeying his Word.  Disobedience causes one to digress (go backward).  As long as you are going backward, you cannot walk forward.  The two directions are diametrically opposed.

Once you start going backwards, you open the door for Satan to wreak havoc in your life through deception and confusion. James 3:16 says:  For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.  However, there is a way to turn and go forward and get back on the straight and narrow path that leads to life – eternal life.  That way is REPENTANCE.

Benefits of Maturing in Christ Are:

  1. Discernment between things of God and the things of the Devil.  I once heard a pastor say this on the radio, “Once you know the truth, you can recognize a lie.”
  2. Greater Revelation
  3. Wisdom

Definition of Wisdom

Wisdom is knowledge and understanding.  (Proverbs 2:6 and Proverbs 1:5 and 7)

The purpose of wisdom is to be able to walk uprightly in honor to God.  God is pleased and greatful when you follow His commandments (Proverbs 4:5-6 and 7-9)a

Benefits of Wisdom are:

  1. Avoid a lot of problems and negativity in your life by making right choices.
  2. Bless other people through the wisdom you have gained through counseling and praying with others.
  3. Help others to change their lives.

Continue to Seek Wisdom

  1. Stay on the straight and narrow path that leads to righteousness and peace.  If you don’t you’ll veer off the path, and on to the path of darkness, that leads to much trouble and total destruction.  (Matthew 7:13-14)
  2. Seek wisdom like you would a hidden treasure.  Keep searching until you find it, and once you do, apply it in your life daily.  (Proverbs 8:10-11 and Proverbs 4:7)

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Karmen A. Booker has been called by God to exhort and teach others the Word of God.  She is the founder of Wings of Love Women’s Ministry (WLWM), which is a network of Christian women. Our endeavor is to create an atmosphere and forum where women can realize healing and spiritual growth, while cultivating their God-given gifts and ministering in their local churches and their communities and the world.

WLWM’s desire is to connect with other women who have battled abuse in their lives, and who have been held back from moving forward for whatever reason. We seek to encourage victims of abuse to go forth and grow in their personal relationship with Jesus Christ with more commitment & boldness, knowing that through healing and restoration “the good work God has began in them He will complete.’’

She has produced ministry resources that are designed to equip and encourage women to grow in their spiritual walk with Jesus Christ, and discover and fulfill their God-given purpose for the Advancement of the Kingdom of God.

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In His Presence

August 24, 2014

In His Presence there is love

That ascends upon you like a dove.

It surrounds you with comfort like a blanket.

In His presence you have immeasurable peace that removes all of your doubts and worries of the day.

If only you will take the time to enter into God’s presence everyday.

He is waiting for you to open the door;

And receive all the things He has for you in store.

Enter His presence today.

Enter His presence today.

And you will experience love, joy, and peace God’s way.

Don’t’ Delay!!!

Enter His presence today.

 

©  2001   Karmen A. Booker

 

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For more inspiring and encouraging poems by Karmen A. Booker, purchase her book, “Seeking the Face of God”.

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Life Enrichment Kit

February 13, 2014

“Life Enrichment Kit”, developed by Minister Karmen A. Booker, is a Discipleship Manual that can be used by Pastors, Ministers, and Small Bible Study Groups

It focuses on 8 Major Themes that are critical in Discipling others to live a Holy Life before God (Jesus Christ):

* Salvation / Baptism

* Stewardship

* Fellowship / Witnessing

* Spiritual Growth

* Heart of a Servant

* Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts

* God Wants You to Prosper

*  Prayers – Spiritual Warfare – Healing Prayer – Prayers for Children

Get Your Copy NOW and start Discipling Others so their lives can be transformed for Jesus Christ.

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