Canopy Of Love

May 19, 2017

CANOPY OF LOVE

 

L = Loyal

O = Obedient to the Word

V = Victorious in every situation

E = Exceeding greatness (blessings)

Love (God = Jesus = Word) is the key to success (fulfilling your God-given purpose).

When you abide in love (God = Jesus = Word) then you avail yourself to divine protection spiritual understanding, wisdom, grace and faith.  Your life explodes with blessings and you receive the desires of your heart.

“You have given him his heart’s desire and have not withheld the request of his lips.  Selah.  For you send blessings of good things to meet him. You set a crown of pure gold on his head.  (Psalm 21:2-3)

“For the king trusts, relies on, and is confident in the Lord, and through the mercy and steadfast love of the most high he will never be moved.”  (Psalm 21:6)

The king received all of the desires of His heart and blessings because he trusted in, relied on, and was assured in the Lord.  He knew without doubt that the promises of God were true and they would be fulfilled.  He knew this because the Word says so, and through his experience – he got the desires of His heart, and received good blessings.

Now in order for this to happen, what kind of relationship must be the king have had – a close relationship with Jesus Christ founded on love and faith.  The closeness is reflected in the degree of trust the king had for the Lord.

“Trust in the Lord with all of your heart, and lean not on your own understanding, but acknowledge him in all of your ways, and he will direct your paths.  (Proverbs 3:5-7)

“The just shall live by faith.”  (Habbakuk 2:4)  It is impossible to please God without faith.”

The king had constant faith, and was never moved from this faith – never allowed doubt to come in.  Sometimes we allow doubt to come in by what other people say and what they think of us.  But the most important thing is what does God think of me? Are my thoughts and actions pleasing Him.

The whole duty of man is to love God and keep His commandments.
(Ecclesiastes 12:13)

You can’t love God and keep His commandments by pleasing other people because their thoughts and ways do not agree with the Word of God.  They are not the same as God’s thoughts and ways.

You discover God’s thoughts and ways by reading, studying and meditating on the Word of 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 helps women realize healing and spiritual growth, while cultivating their God-given gifts and ministering in their local churches, 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 books 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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A Pearl of Great Price

January 21, 2017

Pearls are found in oysters and are the result of the oyster’s way of protecting itself from foreign substance.  To understand how pearls are formed in oysters, lets evaluate an oyster’s basic anatomy.

Oysters are bivalves, which means that its shell is made of 2 valves.  The shell’s valves are held together by an elastic ligament that is located when the values come together.  This ligament keeps the valves open so the oyster can eat.

As the oyster grows in size, its shell must also grow. The mantle is an organ that produces the oyster’s shell, using minerals from the oyster’s food.  The material created by the mantel is called nacre.  The formation of a natural pearl begins when a foreign substance slips into the oyster between the mantel and the shell, which irritates the mantel.  The oyster’s natural reaction is to cover up the irritant to protect itself.  The oyster covers the irritant to protect itself by producing “nacre”,  a substance that is used to create the shell. The constant covering of the irritant forms a pearl.

Like the oyster, women experience irritants (trials and tribulations) in life.  Some women choose to bear the burdens that these trials and tribulations produce such as anxiety, depression, and emotional pain rather than casting them upon the Lord Jesus Christ, and allowing Him to carry them and heal them.

When you cast your burdens upon the Lord Jesus Christ, believing, trusting, and relying on Him, He will strengthen you and comfort you so that you can overcome your trials and tribulations.

“The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.” (Psalm 28:7)

“Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:  Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.” (I Peter 5:6-7)

“Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.  For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:29-30)

If you learn to turn your cares over to the Lord, He will work on your situation while you are asleep.  The Amplified Bible says, “Casting the whole of your care, all of your anxieties, all of your concerns, all of your worries once and for all.”

Don’t cast your cares upon the Lord everyday and then take them back again.  Do it once and for all.  Then continue to trust (believe, depend, and rely) on God to work on your situation and heal you in the process.

Remember God’s Word says you are healed by Jesus’ stripes.  Keep declaring it and it will manifest.  Ephesians 3:20 says,  “Now to Him Who, by the [action of His] power that is at work within us, is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams]”.

 

You have to exercise faith in the Word of God at all times, and praise God.  Did you know praising God encourages you and stays the enemy, the devil.  It is a defensive weapon against the plots and plans of the enemy.

 

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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”.

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God’s Work In Progress

September 28, 2014

What does this statement mean to you?  You know Who God is?  The “I AM THAT I AM”.  Praise His Holy Name!  But let’s see what “work in progress” means in the context of this statement.  The “work” here denotes what God is doing (aka God which worketh) in the Believer and the “in progress” here describes how this work is developing in the Believer.

It could read this way –

God (by His Holy Spirit) is laboring continuously (in us).

“For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.”  (Phillippians 2:13 (KJV)

But, there is yet another way we can interpret this statement.

The “Work” (aka “his workmanship”) here is the Believer and “in progress” is what the Believer is doing as a show of the inward workings of what God is doing.

It could read this way –God’s children going forth, achieving, advancing, abounding

“ . . . We are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.”  (Ephesians 2:10 – KJV)

Jesus Christ is Lord and King

 

 

FLOW IN THE PURPOSES OF GOD

God has given everyone a purpose to fulfill for His glory.

To edify and build up every man, woman, boy and girl with His-story.

Don’t neglect your calling today.

God wants to use you day-by-day.

Don’t give up when people reject you as if you are worthless treasure;

Just remember you are serving and pleasing God, and He will bless and promote you beyond measure.

Copyright  2001 Karmen A. Booker


YOU MUST HAVE A VISION

“My people are destroyed for a lack of knowledge, and where there is no vision, the people perish.”  (Proverbs 29:18 – KJV)

The Hebrew word for vision is “Khaw-zone” which means a mental sight, which can be in the form of a dream or revelation.

Before you start a ministry or business, you must seek God for the “VISION”.  He will reveal to you what He wants you to do.  Once God reveals this to you, then it is important to seek God as to how He wants you to carry out the “VISION”.

For example, God may reveal to you that He wants you to open a Bakery and sell baked goods such as danishes, cakes, and pies using all natural ingredients.  You may wonder, well “How am I going to do this, and who will help me.”

God can reveal to you the best ways of marketing and promoting your baked goods, and connect you to the right people who can help you get all of your ingredients and equipment at a wholesale price; help you register your business and set it up legally.

Once you have sought God for your divine purpose, then He will prepare you, guide you, and carry you through.

You must exercise faith at all times.  You must believe, rely, and have confidence in the Lord Jesus Christ; in the Word of God; and the promises of 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.

She has produced ministry resources that can help you grow in your spiritual walk with Jesus Christ.  Go to www.womendestinedforgreatness.wordpress.com/ministry-resources/