Gratitude #140

18 Feb

As the deer longs for streams of water, so I long for you, O God. I thirst for God, the living God. When can I go and stand before him? -Psalm 42:1-2

Hello my Gratitude Friends and Family! I pray you all are doing well. We are currently in the middle of February, gosh, time is really moving fast. I thank you for taking the time on today to read my blog on all things gratitude, hope and faith.

I was thinking about the challenge that I put up in a blog post, I believe it was Gratitude #136, it wasn’t too long ago. The blog post was about not using negative words and no negative thoughts. I learned that the words that I use, and even the way that I speak is so very important. It’s like you don’t have to talk just to saying something. It’s okay to be quiet. That changed my conversations completely. I began to feel as though the me that didn’t mind being carnal minded, was warring with the me that was having a mind of Christ so to speak. You know, the, “what would Jesus do or say moment”. There was a war going on because carnal minded me wanted to complain or whine about something, even speak on things that I maybe had no business speaking or even thinking on. There was a war going on y’all, and it made me moody, and sad, and confused. I was being stretched. Stretching hurts, but it strengthens, it presses on you, you’re being broken, but yet restored. I am in awe of this process, because hey Lord, all I wanted to do was speak more positive words in my life.

At the Behind the Veil Women’s conference at WPKM, I found that I went into a deeper worship. I received clarity, I could hear and feel deeper. I now worship and pray in a way that I meet God. What I have found is that as I choose to speak life, as I choose to worship, God softens those rough edges. The stretching isn’t so painful. He has shown me that in prayer, true prayer, He will make the stretching easier. He will make my love walk easier. In worship, the tears flow, but now they flow in a joyful, relieved way. Relieved that I have finally gotten to this place of pure worship.

I am grateful for a dream that I had where I was walking with the Lord, like we were walking and talking. Best dream ever! Then I had a nightmare, whew a skeleton like witch, something is mad, lol. I understand the scripture better now, I long to be close to Him, I have thirst for God. My spirit cannot dry out, I need His living water. The word, worship, prayer, it feeds the empty places. Worship isn’t something that has a particular pattern, it’s not a 1, 2, step like this, for me, it was just me sitting at my desk, with a simple prayer that grew deeper, and the desire to go further in that prayer did not stop. I couldn’t have stopped even if I wanted to because I liked where I was at. Guys I might just be ready for midnight prayer, some of you understand what I am saying. I am being stretched, lol.

The hour has come for true worship. Our Father is seeking a true worship, those that hunger and thirst after Him, you can find Him if you seek Him with your whole heart. Worship is our place of peace. Worship is where no negativity can go. Worship is where you are renewed and restored from the weariness and cares that are in the carnal states of our minds.

I pray that the no negative words or thoughts challenge was a success for you, or maybe you are still in it as I am, and if so that is wonderful go at your own pace. I am praying that we all will be changed through prayer, worship and speaking life.

I love you my Gratitude Friends and Family be blessed and encouraged. You can follow me on Instagram @keisha_kaylyn and on Facebook Kaylynn Ellis

Gratitude #139

5 Feb

Kingdom Blessing my Gratitude Friends and Family! How are you all doing? I thank you for taking the time to read my blog on all things gratitude.

I am grateful on today for how God will remind me of His goodness. Today I was thinking, and these are just random thoughts. I don’t know why, but there they were. Why is it that when something happens, let’s say a problem develops, why is it that we worry first? Why is that our first reaction? It may also be anger, frustration, or dread, or a feeling of hopelessness. Now, the fact that I had this thought is interesting to me because I feel pretty good, I’m in a good space right now, so why this thought. I believe there is something for me to get out of this blog post. Jesus commands us not to worry, do not be worried about this life, in Matthew 6:25. Yet, our first response can be to worry. I say let’s shift the way we think, and allow God to be God. We must know that He has us, rejoice in the fact that we can take the matter to God in prayer. Pray, thank God for the answer, and leave the matter in His hands.

My other thought, yep another one. I did some thinking today. When we receive a blessing from the Lord, we are happy about it, and it works in our favor in so many ways. The blessing is all that we had been hoping for, God answered the prayer. It is a good thing until someone puts something negative into our ears about the blessing. Or, if they are not reacting the way we think they should about the blessing, why do we start to doubt if the blessing was that big. Soon the joy of that blessing lessens, and we began to not appreciate what God has done for us. The value, which is our thankfulness and love, depreciates. We sabotage the blessing, or abort the mission all together because the enemy lies about the quality and richness of the blessing we received. I just wonder why?

I come to tell you that everything that God is doing and has done is a great blessing no matter how it comes to you, how long it took to get to you, or what anyone has to say concerning your blessing. We war for the blessing, we war for the anointing, and we are so thankful when we receive it. Don’t buy into the lie that it is not a precious gift from God.

I no longer wonder why me God, I just thank Him. God is a mighty wonder sometimes, so great in His blessings to us. Life in Christ is always worth celebrating, no matter the road you have been down to get here, you are here now. We are worthy of every gift God gives us, and salvation is the greatest of them all.

I promise, I do know who else this is for, because I know it’s for me first, but the gift of salvation is the most precious thing in your life right now. You are chosen by the King of Kings, and the Lord of all Lords. There isn’t anything small about this gift, there isn’t anything small about God. No matter what anyone says, go forward with the zeal of being set free from bondage. Accept this gift and brag on it and celebrate it. Nothing that God blesses us with is ever meaningless, there is always a purpose. Shift your mindset, shut the door to the voice of the enemy and just receive God’s gift to you!

I love you guys and thanks for reading. God bless you and be encouraged on today. You are more than welcome to follow me on Instagram @keisha_kaylyn and Facebook at Kaylynn Ellis

Gratitude #138

1 Feb

New Month, New Beginning, New Mindset, New Focus, New Start, New Intentions, New Results! – @girlofambition

Welcome February! Welcome my Gratitude Friends and Family! Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog on all things gratitude. I am so filled with the feeling of growth on today, like things are sprouting up. February isn’t the month for spring, but my spirit says, “spring forth.”

I woke up this morning in great expectation. I realized that it’s a new month, which means a new beginning. I spoke with my daughter’s and we each stated what our new goals were for this month. It’s a time to reflect, maybe everything that you wanted for last month didn’t come through, don’t get discouraged. Look at what you can do this month to get it accomplished. I believe it if doesn’t work one way, seek a new strategy, and go for it again.

For me guys, I don’t like to get to ahead of myself. I know that you are suppose to have like the long term goals and short term goals. Let me tell you, if I did my goals, let’s say I set my yearly plan, my 6 month plan, my 3 month plan and then my monthly plan. I would not look at the yearly plan to often, or the six month plan, and I would maybe peek at the 3 month plan. I”m a person that doesn’t like to get too ahead of myself. I start to feel overwhelmed, like how am I going to do this? I get the feeling like it’s too much, when really it’s not, I just have to take it one step at a time. So I write it and only peek at it, not focus on it. I am a more day to day, month to month kind of girl. Also, doing a month to month, all the while peeking at those long term goals, makes happy. I like to check some goals off of my list right now, I can’t wait for later. Still practicing patience, all the while loving the instant gratification that monthly goals give me. How do you like to plan your goals?

However you choose to reach your goals and move forward, is totally up to you, just do something. If it’s even week to week, that’s something. You’re also doing something that works for you. There are really no rules, just plan and move into action. Remember, days turn into weeks, weeks turn into months, and months into years. I promise if you just start you will see that mountain move, that deal signed, and that business flourishing. Just go for it!

Today is February 1st and things are springing up. You planted some seeds on some business plans? I declare and decree the deal is being done, this month. You’ve been sowing for that increase in your finances, I declare and decree the increase is springing forth this month. Yes, things are springing forth even though it’s February.

My Gratitude Friends and Family let’s continue to knock our goals out one at a time, or many at a time. Just remember it’s your pace, your blessing. I promise as long as you have God with you, you will accomplish it all.

Love you all and thanks for following and reading. God bless you. Follow me on Instagram @keisha_kaylyn, Facebook Kaylynn Ellis

Gratitude #136

25 Jan

The tongue can bring death or life; those who love to talk will reap the consequences. Proverbs 18:21-NLT

Hello my Gratitude Family and Friends! Today is going to be a great day! I speak that because it will be! So will everyday going forth. We are now in the no negative words, or thoughts, change your life challenge. There are so many challenges out there, I figured why not create one myself. So here we go! As always you guys thanks for reading my blog on all things gratitude.

Let me tell you, I am grateful for this challenge because it will really change your life! There are times when I get so into my day to day routines that I may murmur or say something negative about my current situation, or something that I saw on television, or worst my body. I hate when I say anything negative about my body the most, it’s like the worst thing to do, but I do it. It is in those moments that I will catch the thought, and realize, oh gosh, I didn’t mean that, and I will ask for forgiveness. Negative words or thoughts are horrible, because they can stop something good that was going to happen in your life, from happening. Just as speaking positive affirmations and believing God for something can manifest wonderful blessings into our lives. Our words literally have the ability to bring forth a blessing, or bring forth a curse.

I remember doing this challenge with my niece, she was younger at the time, and it was for 30 days. I remember her saying how difficult it was to not say anything negative. At the time I was in total agreement with her, it was really difficult. Since that time I have gotten pretty good at keeping the negative thoughts at bay. However, as of late I have found myself thinking or saying things that are associated with negative thoughts and words. When I saw this meme on Instagram, (which is where I get most of my thought provoking quotes), I felt that God was talking to me.

I have realized that the company I keep, and the conversations that I am around play a big part in the words that I speak, and my attitude toward situations. I promise you, if you are around a negative person all day, or a person who complains all the time, watch how your mindset and conversation will become just like theirs. We must watch the company we keep, and what is being said around us.

My thumb-nail said a 24 hour challenge, but I am taking it to a 30 day no negative word challenge. It is said that it takes 21 days to create a habit, well 30 should definitely seal the deal. Negative thought shut it down, replace it with a good thought. Negative word spoken, cancel it in the name of Jesus and speak life instead. Soon it will be a no-brainer, your thoughts will change, and so will the words that you speak. Also, don’t be surprised if the company that you keep changes as well.

If you are like me, and sometimes those negative words, or thoughts come up, ask the Lord to help you. We eat the fruit of our tongue, bitter or sweet. Choose wisely.

Love you guys and thanks for reading. Like, share and comment. Follow me on Instagram @keisha_kaylyn and on Facebook Kaylynn Ellis

Gratitude #135

24 Jan

It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. – Theodore Roosevelt

Hello my Gratitude Friends and Family! Happy Sunday to all of you! I thank you for taking the time to stop by and have a read of my blog on all things gratitude.

I am so grateful on today for all that God is doing for me in this season. January has come and yielded some awesome rewards, and also really flew by. I have been working on somethings, and I look at how fast the days are going by, and it feels as though I am in a race against time. I want everything done like yesterday. I want the results from the promises that God gave me like right now. Often times, wanting instant gratification can make me feel as though what I am doing is just too hard. It’s too much, the thought to give up is ever present, the promise is too big. I am reminded in those moments to choose my hard.

I started working out at home guys, it is hard. My body aches, and I have to change my diet. Hard, hard, hard, but what is my alternative? To gain more weight, be out of shape, and develop health issues. No way, I choose to be sore, and healthy and to feel good about me. I choose the good hard. I am working more on my entrepreneurial goals. It’s hard, there’s a lot to learn, it is difficult at times, a little scary and hard work. What is my alternative? Well, I can continue to be stuck in a job that will not give me financial freedom, that takes up a lot of my time, and is draining me daily. I choose the hard that will bring me a better way of life, self-gratification, and growth. Hard, yes, but the reward is amazing. I am choosing my hard. Following Christ, and choosing to live for Him may not always be easy, there is a lot to give up. You loose some friends and relationships, there is a lot of trusting in God that comes with this walk. I have to replace my mindset for His. It’s hard, but what is the alternative, for me I believe death. That’s not going to happen, so I choose the hard that will bring me eternal life. The hard where I am living out my God-given purpose.

Please know there are two roads, I know what it’s like to walk the hard road that only brings with it sadness, lack, frustration, and the feeling of being lost. That hard road that has no rewards only regrets. These days as I face the hard road of putting myself out there, to accomplish dreams, build businesses, grow spiritually, and change the trajectory of my bloodline. I realize that it is scary hard, but it is so gratifying. This hard road makes you smile. This hard road has God in it. It’s blessed.

I love the quote above by Theodore Roosevelt, “It is hard to fail but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.” Guys we have to try, when we fail to do the hard things in life, we not only disobey God, but we fail to live out our God-given purpose. We must challenge and stretch ourselves, by doing something different.

Our best life is not on easy street, I feel like it’s on the road that has all the little rocks in it, and I have on stiletto heels. It is rocky, I feel as if I am going to fall, and my feet hurt. However, at the end of this rocky hard road, I have all the promises that God has for me. I also have the joy of knowing I accomplished my God given purpose.

My Gratitude Friends and Family in order to grow in Christ and in life, we have to do the hard things. Prayer can be hard, but just do it. Starting that new business maybe hard but just do it. Believing in yourself, that you can do all the things that Christ has called you to do, maybe hard, but just do it anyway. Start today by choosing your hard. Pick wisely.

I love you all thanks for reading! God bless you!

Gratitude #134

13 Jan

Two people are better than one, because they get more done by working together. If one falls down, the other can help him up. But it is bad for the person who is alone and falls, because no one is there to help. If two lie down together, they will be warm, but a person alone will not be warm. An enemy might defeat one person, but two people together can defend themselves; a rope that is woven of three strings is hard to break. Ecclesiastes 3:9-12

Welcome my Gratitude Family and Friends! Thank you for stopping by an reading my blog on all things gratitude. My gosh time is moving so fast, it is already the 13th of January. I am grateful that this month has yielded peace, and blessings. It has been good thus far. For that, I am grateful.

I am grateful today my friends and family for the ability to be on a new podcast called My Sister’s Circle with two amazing women. DaWanna Coleman, and Oriane Shammout, two powerful women, who are going to make this show real for everyone, and a lot of fun. My Sister’s Circle will debut tomorrow on Facebook Live @ 7pm. I am excited to sit with these women on this podcast and bring to life what sistership is all about.

I was reading my word today and the scripture in Ecclesiates was one that spoke to me, not just on the power of sisters, but on the importance of not being alone. Godly soul ties, are a blessing. It’s not good to be alone, two is better than one, we are stronger together. Family, friends however it may be, a rope that is woven of three strings is hard to break. I did a blog on how grateful I am for my family, and those around me that encourage me, and pray for me. It is important to keep people around you that will keep you covered in prayer, those that will let you know they have your back.

I have am an introvert at heart, I love my quiet isolation time. However, having my sister’s and my family more in my life has opened up my vision to so many new things. I encourage all of my introvert friends to step out, find your tribe, your circle, those who can walk with you and pray for you. It can be challenging, but rewarding. Tune in tomorrow to My Sister’s Circle and find out more about me, and how my life as an introvert has changed, and so many other things. Sistership is good, fellowship is a blessing. I am grateful for this road of destiny that God has me on. I pray that you all find your road of destiny as well.

I love you my Gratitude Family and Friends, tune in to My Sister’s Circle tomorrow on Facebook Live at 7pm EST. Also don’t forget to be my guest this Sunday at Worldwide Prophetic Kingdom Ministries. If you cannot attend in person, you can also be my guest through Facebook Live @ 11am on the Worldwide Prophetic Kingdom Ministries Facebook page.

I love and appreciate you all, be ye encouraged!

I hope you, my Gratitude family and friends will tune in tomorrow at 7pm on Facebook Live as we kickoff the show with describing ourselves in ten words. Can you do it? I can now, but to describe yourself outside of the obvious things about yourself, that everyone already knows, can be quite a challenge. Tune in tomorrow as we describe ourselves in ten words on My Sister’s Circle.

Gratitude #133

12 Jan

When they had arrived and gathered the church together, they began to report all the things that God had done with them and how he had opened a door of faith to the Gentiles. – Acts 14:27

Hello my Gratitude Family and Friends, how are you guys doing? I pray that you all are doing well, and that your gratitude and faith are both as strong as ever! I thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and have a read on all things gratitude. I am so grateful for you all.

I am so grateful today! I am grateful today for having people in my life to encourage me, and to believe in me. Do you know what it feels like to receive an encouraging word, in the midst of a big change in your life? To be told that “you got this,” or that they believe in you. Especially when you are not sure of yourself, or where God is taking you. Those encouraging words can be like precious jewels to your spirit. I want to encourage you on today, to be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Keep going, you got this! You are built for where God is taking you. Be encouraged, right in the midst of where you are. It may not look like much at this moment, but be grateful for it and be in expectation for all that God has shown you in the spirit. Keep your eyes on God.

I am also grateful for the ability to encourage myself. When I get in a mood where the enemy would love for me to complain, or feel down about myself, I praise God for the ability to encourage myself. I have to go back and think on all the wonderful things He has done for me, and is still doing to this day. The bible tells us that David encouraged himself in the Lord, (Samuel 30:16). The time will come when you will have to encourage yourself. There will not always be a cheerleader to cheer you on, sometimes it will be just you and the Lord. And He is more than enough.

I have to tell you all how grateful I am for my family in ministry. I belong to an amazing ministry! My Pastor, Rudy Lewis Jr. and Lady Teaira Lewis are such a blessing to my life. There are a team of Pastors whom I love and appreciate very much. We also have our Apostle of the house, Apostle, Dr. C. Lewis, who is an awesome teacher and spiritual leader, she is a blessing to so many. I am encouraged and blessed in this ministry which is actually my family. I don’t like to call it my church, because it is home to me. Worldwide Prophetic Kingdom Ministries is a family.

With that being said, I would like for you to be my guest. Be my guest at Worldwide Prophetic Kingdom Ministries friends and family day. It will be on Sunday January 17, 2021 @ 11am. It is on Facebook live, for those of you who cannot attend in person. At WPKM you can always expect to receive a fresh rhema word from the Lord. With covid still restricting our ability to get out and fellowship together in the house of the Lord, what a privilege it is to be able to hear the message on social media. I am asking my Gratitude Friends and Family that can come out to the ministry, to come as my guest, I will be in attendance. For those that are not able to make it out, I ask that you would be my guest on Facebook Live. The Worldwide Prophetic Kingdom Ministries Facebook page.

I look forward to seeing you in the house of the Lord on this Sunday @ 11am at 1911 Horger Street in Lincoln Park Michigan, or on Facebook Live at Worldwide Prophetic Kingdom Ministries at 11am.

They worshiped together at the Temple each day, met in homes for the Lord’s Supper, and shared their meals with great joy and generosity – all the while praising God and enjoying the goodwill of all the people. And each day the Lord added to their fellowship those who were being saved. Acts 3:46-47 NLT

Gratitude #132

8 Jan
See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. – Isaiah 43:19

Hello my Gratitude Family and Friends! Welcome to my Gratitude Blog. I thank you for taking the time to stop by and have a read on all things gratitude.

I am grateful on today to know that the Lord is faithful. God is faithful in His word no matter what is going on around us. If I keep my eyes on what’s going on around me, it would be so very easy for me to forget the promises of the Lord. However, when I station myself on the word of God, and let my meditation and thoughts stay consistently on Him, I don’t have to give thought to if everything will be okay. I don’t have to give thought to if 2021 will be a repeat of 2020, I don’t have to give thought to if I will see change in this new year. I just need to remember that the Lord is faithful.

I have to remind myself that change is happening. God tells us in Isaiah 43:19, “Look at the new thing I am going to do. It is already happening. Don’t you see it?” God is telling us to look, see the new thing that He is doing. I am trusting in God’s word. I choose to forget the old things and to see the new thing that God is doing. Hey, things may not be going as I assumed, at the beginning of this new year. But, who am I to think God is on my time.

A new year does not mean automatic change. I believe that in order to see change, I have to first be the change that I want to see in this nation. I believe it starts with me, my family, and those around me. I believe that I also have to stay the course in my efforts to see a change in my life. I was expecting things to flow, right out of the gate. Like 2021 came in and waved some magic wand to make everything smooth and easy. It just doesn’t work that way. I believe change is here, put patience, faith, and consistency is key.

The Lord says in His word, “I will make a road in the desert and rivers in the dry land.” He will make a way. I am reminded of my Apostle, Dr. C. Lewis speaking on being Destined for Greatness. Apostle Lewis, reminds us that we have a purpose, that there is greatness on the inside of us all. I am encouraged to continue to tap into the greatness that God has placed on the inside of me. What about you?

Be mindful my dear Gratitude Family, that we create the change that we want to see, not the calendar. I truly believe that God is making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. Be ye encouraged, God is still on the throne, and we shall reap if we faint not.

I love you Guys and thanks for reading.

*You can also view The Destined for Greatness Show on Facebook Live on Wednesdays @ 8pm Est. You can also visit Dr. C. Lewis’s Youtube Channel at Dr. Charissee Lewis.*

Gratitude #130

25 Dec
Merry Christmas! Christmas is here, the 12th day of my Christmas Blog Countdown! What a wonderful day it has been!

Merry Christmas my Gratitude Friends & Family! I welcome you to day 12, the last day of my 12 Days of Christmas Gratitude Blog Countdown. Christmas is here! I have had so much fun doing this blog countdown. I thank you all for following along with me, I am very grateful for each and every one of you.

Today was a whirlwind of a day. I love how my daughter was up early this morning, and ready to open gifts. It reminded me so much of when they were little girls, they would be up super early, tearing gifts open. So much like we were this morning. We opened our gifts, and we were out the door, it was time for our annual Christmas breakfast. The best of times is when family gets together. Our Christmas breakfast menu this year consisted of steak and eggs, omelettes, biscuits and gravy, quiche bites, and potatoes and onions. Of course there were delicious mimosa cocktails, coffee, and an array of juices. I was in charge of bringing the orange juice and different juices this year, how is it that I got all the orange juice in high pulp. So gross you guys! How many of you like orange juice with pulp? It’s definitely not something that I am fond of, however God blessed me to find someone who enjoyed it.

I am grateful for all the wonderful gifts I received on today. My family and extended family really know how to show love and God’s blessings. Christmas is always a family fun filled time. I enjoy it every year and this year is no exception.

I pray the day was wonderful for each and everyone of you. Hug your families, be grateful for all that you have, no matter how big or small. I thank you again for following me on my 12 days of Christmas Blog Countdown. Love you and God bless you all.

Gratitude #129

24 Dec
Christmas Greetings my Gratitude Family & Friends! Welcome to day 11 of my 12 days of Christmas Blog Countdown!

Christmas Greetings my Gratitude Family and Friends! Welcome to day 11 of my 12 days of Christmas Blog Countdown. Thank you for stopping by to have a read of my blog on all things Gratitude. It has been so much fun doing this countdown. I thank you for sticking with me. I hope you have enjoyed it as much as I have.

Today I am grateful for home, family, and God’s faithfulness. I am however tired today, I went out you see after work to finish up some last minute shopping. Yes, I am one of those people. It was quite trecherous , very busy in those streets.

I made it home with a thousand bags to unload, and gifts to wrap. However, my girls were a blessing in getting all the gifts wrapped while I prepared Xmas dinner. Music, food, gift wrapping, Xmas is in the air. I am super excited and blessed.

I give God all the glory for all that He has done and all that He is going to do. I pray you guys had a wonderful Xmas Eve!