Which is it?

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Success requires more of you.

Fear just makes you sit motionless.

Which is it?

Are you WAITING for something OR are you DEMANDING YOUR LIFE LINE UP WITH WHAT GOD HAS PROMISED YOU?

It doesn’t matter what it looks like b/c as we all know thats an “EXCUSE” but lets move PROGRESSIVELY pass our current situations, and …MAKE IT HAPPEN.

MOST successful people had *SITUATIONS* that they also had to MOVE PASS as well.

-Debra White-Browne

Don’t GIVE up!

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“Just because you don’t see the manestification of the promise, doesn’t give you the right to abort the promise, and it by no means suggest GOD isn’t on the job!” –Debra White Browne

It is GOD himself, that shut up Hannah’s womb.  She was provoked so much, and wanted a baby so much that her prayers, steadfastness, and determination to seek GOD till she saw the manestification of that baby, is what made GOD REMEMBER her …(not that he forgot, but like the scripture says in another passage, “this poor woman cried”)…after such devotion, GOD remember her, and began to make preparations for her.  So as to ENCOURAGE “MYSELF” and others….whatever that “HARD THING IS” trust when I tell you, b/c you continue to pray on it, doesnt suggest you didnt believe the first time, its that you are MAKING YOUR PETITION KNOWN…remember that NOTE I wrote a while back ago?  Make your petition known, speak it, live it, dream it, walk in it.  In additin, some things come by fasting and prayer…once you speak it (because you hear the Holy Spirit say it) then EXPECT it.  Expectation, revelation, and steadfastness brings it to the forefront which then, give the manestification of it.  Be encouraged, Debra White Browne and to my friends & family! ♥ Its not a done job until GOD says so! 🙂 Its according to YOUR WORD!
-Debra White Browne

Irene

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The same level of fear you feel in a real-time storm is the same level of fear and doubt you feel in the midst of your personal storms.  It can be hard to trust GOD in the midst when you don’t know what to do, tossing and turning all night, listening to the adversary talk and trump up attacks from every angle where you are scared to make a move.  Running to church to church, conference to conference.  Just like in the natural, mostly everyone is going through some type or level of trials.  It’s amazing, yesterday I was reading the posts and most people were running store to store trying to get the supplies and things they needed to prepare for the storm.  Wal-Mart of all places were out of almost everything they needed in order to prepare.  Isn’t it mind-blowing that there are people who try to attend every mens conference, women conference, seminar, and church they can running around trying to find truth, healing and deliverance?  The Bible says always hearing truth but never coming into full knowledge of it.  I don’t think these avenues of worship fail, but the people whom it falls on, have deaf ears.  I posted a personal quote of mine on Facebook yesterday which goes as follows:  “You can download your benefits package, but until you read the directions and use it effectively as directed it will not be beneficial to you.” In addition the message Bible in 2 Timothy 4:3 says in the last days people will not have a stomach for solid foods, but will run around looking for spiritual junk food, that will tickle their fancy.  All truth is parallel, but anchor yourself in GOD and allow him to give you peace IN and OUT of the storm.
Anchoring yourself in GOD is not just mere words…its literally putting to action the PRINCIPLES laid by GOD himself.  Anchoring yourself can be done by studying his word, prayer (talking w/him), spending time getting to know him.  Just like you prepare for a storm …is the same urgency you prepare in God.  It’s not strange or mystical, but simple.  If you can’t read the word without falling to sleep, getting bored, confused or frustrated then just read small portions at a time.  Purchase a message Bible or something that is easy to digest.  Ask GOD to give you revelation in his word.  Trust me, we all start from somewhere. Try it.  It’s not as hard as it seem.  I’ve even talked with GOD and not only asked for understanding of his word, I’ve asked for revelation, and to be able to imagine and see myself walking in the shoes of those whose names are written there.  It’s amazing how much you can feel and imagine the hearts of the people there.  Please realize the VERY same GOD then is the SAME GOD now.  He is able to re-create and show you who he is today as well.
Debra White-Browne

the lachrymatory

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the lachrymatory

Yes, he loves you…he really loves you. Can you imagine anyone else so mindful of you that he would collect the very tears that we cry.

Lamentations 3:22

He’s so mindful of you. He gives you little nuggets in your valley. And sends countless other messages & people in our lives just to speak life into what we see as a seemingly dead situation.

There is no other person that I know, that will answer a hurting, broken, hopeless heart better.

I SO LOVE HIM.

Your tears.

Are you frustrated b/c people don’t understand you?

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Greetings.

If anyone knows me well, they know that the one thing that aggravates me is to be misunderstood. I can see my sister Paulette saying YES YES YES! Well, I will have you to know that GOD has been dealing with me on this area.

There are nuggets in the scripture that we often times miss because its a familiar story and everybody knows it. For example, the story of Job. Everyone knows this story like the back of their hands. BUT, the TRUE value of Gods word is getting the REVELATION, NUGGETS and TIMELY word applicable to YOUR life, at any given time.

Well, there are people in the word of GOD that I LOVE, there are stories that I LOVE. And EACH and every time I read it, I get MORE and I get a new revelation on it. Let me bring this into perspective….its like watching your favorite movie. After a while you’ll be able to watch it and repeat every single word…you know ever scene and its almost nothing that gets pass you that you haven’t already seen or noticed. Well, apparently its just me. Because I can look at my favorite movie and almost 99% of the time I see or notice some little thing that I missed before. And what’s even more funny is that it stands out like a sore thumb! This is why being under the leadership or being in a church where the Pastor has their ear to the mouthpiece of GOD is important. Its is very important that your leader is SPIRIT LEAD. Because the Holy Spirit walks up and down the aisle and ministers to you where YOU ARE. It might be one thing the leader/Pastor may say that will echo over and over and over inside of you, where are the next person may not have caught it. Whatever you need the Holy Spirit delivers it, as a NUGGET to your current situation.

Well, that’s how the story of Hannah is to me. I have read that story quite a bit lately. I was talking to someone Saturday, and as I was talking to them GOD was giving me new revelation on the story of Hannah. Often times we get upset with people because they LACK understanding of who we are and what we are going through. This sister I was talking to said no one understands what I am going through. Not only that even as I think, I was talking to a long lost friend whom I recently reconnected with and we were talking about understanding as well earlier last week. Its just amazing people are QUICK to say I understand you, when in essence they may can empathize with you, but they can not UNDERSTAND you, like GOD can. Let’s be frank and honest here. I submit to you that we may somewhat know how that person feels or what they are going through but we will never know down to a 100% guaranteed understanding.

How do I know this? Lets look at Hannah and her husband Elkanah…if you are familiar w/the scripture you know that he had two wives. Hannah (whom I LOVE and admire) and Peninnah. We know that Peninnah was able to have children and had children but Hannah did not. Peninnah tormented Hannah so much that it provoked Hannah to GOD even the more.

In I Samuel 1: 6 & 7 the scripture goes to show that Hannah was TRULY troubled about not being able to have children.

6 And her rival also provoked her severely, to make her miserable, because the LORD had closed her womb.*** 7 So

it was, year by year, when she went up to the house of the LORD, that she provoked her; therefore she wept and did not eat.

I mean Hannah walked with this pain for a while. She even got to the point where she wasn’t eating, and it apparently was also all over her countenance. Now there are TONS of nuggets in this story that I have found, but here is what I am after, look at I Samuel 1: 8.

8 Then Elkanah her husband said to her, “Hannah, why do you weep? Why do you not eat? And why is your heart grieved? Am I not better to you than ten sons?”

Now we all know (if we have read this story) that Elkanah REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY loved Hannah I mean HE LOVED HER. YET….

YET….look at this HE STILL DID NOT ***UNDERSTAND*** how she was troubled. Verse 8 suggested it. He said, “Am I not better to you than TEN sons?

I mean really, Elkanah? He KNEW she was upset, HE KNEW she wanted kids, but he thought that she would be satisfied because she had him….BUT he did NOT FULLY understand how MUCH it was TRULY hurting her.

This is what I am after. Nowadays, we will allow ourselves to be so frustrated because we walk around saying, “they don’t understand me” when in essence, we should just take it to GOD in the first place. I mean its good to have that solid friend, Pastor, loved one, that we can share with….but who knows you like GOD does? He understands YOU…he made you. Let’s not hate on, get frustrated, and drive ourselves to an early grave because people don’t understand you. I mean it does NOT mean they don’t love you. Read the scripture. Its far from that. They can love you, pray for you, and be there as a listening ear, etc etc….but GOD knows you, and he understands. When you get to the point where you are SO frustrated that you are beginning to take out your frustrations on the people that love you….by the way of your tone of voice…and things of that nature, its time to back up and take another look. Evaluate what’s really going on. It would have been EASY for Hannah to lash out on Elkanah. But instead she took it to GOD.

EVEN IF, someone doesn’t understand you….do not direct your anger and frustrations out on them. Just accept them for who they are….know that they love you but they may not have an *UP* on how you REALLY FEEL. You cant change a person and mold them into the “KING or QUEEN” of understanding “ME”….just TRAIN yourself and LEARN to accept people for WHO they are. Then don’t change who you are, but adjust yourself to HANDLE them. Don’t just throw in the towel and create a bigger issue.

Calm down, take it easy and GO TO GOD. I have been guilty of saying: “When all else fails, trust GOD” but why wait till then? You making GOD your LAST RESORT may not always be SAFE. Perhaps you may get to your 3rd SO-CALLED back up plan and it could take you ALL THE WAY OUT DEAD. No, grow your faith, TRUST GOD, and go to him FIRST. Don’t get caught up in SELF-INFLICTED NON-SENSE (SIN). No, its not easy. I will be the FIRST to admit it. HOWEVER its an area where you have to TRAIN YOURSELF to WALK IN.

First GLEAM in the WORD of GOD. Don’t just read to say oh I read the Bible today. I suggest you read what you can RETAIN, CHEW on, and DIGEST. Maybe that’s not popular suggestion, but if by chance you are LIKE me. You want to ENSURE that what you read, you can APPLY IT TO LIFE. Sure I could read an ENTIRE BOOK in the Bible, but is it benefiting you to read and not gain anything from it?

Second, learn the SERENITY PRAYER. If you don’t know what I am talking about, GOOGLE it. Its WORTH KNOWING.

Third. DO NOT BAIL OUT ON GOD and ABORT YOUR PROMISE. The first TRICK of the enemy, adversary, or DEVIL is to attack your mind. To make you get ANGRY at the world, then lash out, and bail out on GOD. Then you end up isolating yourself and rejecting SOUND Biblical FOOD. You’ll seek out something to TICKLE your fancy instead of something to GIVE YOU BACKBONE and STRENGTH. (See the scripture below)

2 Timothy 4:3

You’re going to find that there will be times when people will have no stomach for solid teaching, but will fill up on spiritual junk food—catchy opinions that tickle their fancy. They’ll turn their backs on truth and chase mirages. But you—keep your eye on what you’re doing; accept the hard times along with the good; keep the Message alive; do a thorough job as God’s servant.

ABORTING GOD’S PROMISE. No, GOD didn’t fail you, but you walked out on GOD. Be careful NOT to allow the DEVIL to feed your mind.

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So come go with me. Let’s TRAIN and LEARN to get OVER it. Yes, people don’t understand you. So what? Let’s be big girls and boys (smile) and WALK it OUT ANYWAY, whether someone understands us or not. Let’s just take it to GOD first, instead of using, “When all else fails, go to GOD”

(Its so much I want to say about this story of Hannah, perhaps I will talk about that next).

-Be blessed and ENRICHED through the GOD inspired WORD of GOD!

I’m mindful of him (being transparent)

I often think about him…and I await his coming. While I wait for him…I tend to my garden. I allow GOD to continue to perfect his healing of me. I allow GOD to show me how to Love, how to prepare my house (my entire being) to Love him, caress him, support him, Love him through pain, disappointment, hard times, good times, anytime. He is teaching me to be his helpmeet.

I pray for him often. Where ever he is…I pray that GOD continues to help him not simply to GO through his issues/concerns/trials but to GROW through them. All of the pain he has experienced I pray GOD allows him to heal, to forgive and how to move forward trusting GOD in every step. I pray GOD teaches him to continue to renew his mind. I pray GOD teaches him to GLEAM in the word for healing, for comfort, for confirmation, validation, and for restoration. I pray GOD teaches him to hear his voice and discern what is GOD and what is not. I pray that GOD helps him see the beauty in the simple things of life. I pray GOD helps him learn and accept that there is life after pain. I pray that GOD teaches him that his pain and his forgiveness will lead him to a healthy place. I pray that GOD opens his heart, mind and spirit so that he will know me when he sees me. I pray GOD teaches him to be strong in the face of adversity, naysayer’s and dream killers. I pray that GOD helps him to see beauty in things that most people would normally walk away from.

So, with my prayer…I know that he is in the hands of the Master, my heavenly Father.  And I know he is teaching him how to Love me, how to Love my son…how to accept me and support me, how to be a Man in his house, how to GROW past pain, how to grow in Love, how to build an Empire together, and create a Legacy. I know GOD is mindful of me and my past. I know that GOD will make sure he is tailor made for me and I am custom made for him.

I will love him, pray for him, support him, and walk with him as he follows Christ.

Most of all I pray that he allows GOD to direct his path and his footsteps so that he may one day fine favor in God through loving me.

-Thank you, God my father. Please tell my husband…to LOVE again is COURAGE, and when he gets here, he will know without a doubt it was GOD that directed him and to GOD be the GLORY.

Written & expressed by: Debra (as of July 24, 2016)  Debra Goldberg

Our Journey…

My journey may not be the same journey as yours, however it still requires some of the same things.

1. Embrace it.

2. Adjust your attitude.

3. Change your mindset.

4. Forgive yourself & others.

5. Know the Serenity Prayer.

6. Learn.

7. Be progressive.

…to say the least.

By: Debra White-Browne

*Take off dead weight, remove the blinders & drown out the noise*

When you have done all you can. All you can do is back up, pray and love from a distance. Just because you aren’t entertaining the calls & messages doesnt mean you don’t care. You’re just finished. Loving from a distance.

When its done. Its done. Enough is enough. How much pain & rejection should 1 go through before they realize that their kindness, unconditional love, support, etc etc is being taken for granted? We’ve GOT to learn that we can supercede someone will. If they don’t want it. Then lets keep it moving, and save ourselves from self harm trying all we can.

Don’t SHIPWRECK YOUR LIFE, listen to God…he is trying to save you from yourself ya know? Take heed, OR cry later. Your choice.

Why settle for *ok* when GOD is trying to give you *WOWOWOWOW*

My Carribean friends told me once: STAND FIRM IN LOVE, falling in love or loosing yourself, my friend…is not love.

Question: How can you fly like an Eagle, when you have dead weight on your wings & blinders on your eyes? Entertaining these things WILL handicap you in Kingdom business! What/Who is your dead weight and what blinders have they caused you to wear?

Those warning signals you are getting….take heed & and listen because its GOD trying to save you from a WORLD of trouble! Get out of it NOW or it may end up being too late when you are too deep into it!

The worlds SUPER HERO’S dont have the ability to see your life from start to finish. (As MUCH as I like Spiderman) However I know someone who does! 🙂 With his KNOWLEDGE he is able to give you WARNING SIGNS! TAKE HEED & SAVE YOURSELF THE TROUBLE, all that glitters ISNT GOLD! And TRUST ME IT GLITTERS BETTER THAN GOL…D! BUT….it WILL TARNISH/TURN/FADE/SHOW ITS TRUE COLOR/WILL NOT STAND THE HEAT/NOR THE TEST OF TIME

(A series of posts from my FB & twitter page, all related to the title: Taking off dead weight, remove the blinders and drown out the noise).

To be animal like…

A lion is to have a graceful quietness but yet…a sharp sense of your surroundings. Nothing gets passed you without challenge.

A duck. Because it knows how to just let things ROLL off its back (thanks Mom, Pastor & Mentor). Advanced: A swan. Delightful!

An eagle. Yes. Yep. Using the storms to gain Altitude.

Strive. Become. Observe.

Follow the Leader, its not a GAME anymore…

LET’S EXPLORE A FEW NOTES HERE….

Dictionary.com defines counsel as:

–noun

1.

advice; opinion or instruction given in directing the judgment or conduct of another.

2.

interchange of opinions as to future procedure; consultation; deliberation.

3. Law . ( used with a singular or plural verb ) the advocate or advocates engaged in the direction of a cause in court; a legal adviser or counselor: Is counsel for the defense present?

4.

deliberate purpose; plan; design.

5.

Theology . one of the advisory declarations of Christ, considered by some Christians as not universally binding but as given for aid in attaining moral perfection.

6.

Archaic . a private or secret opinion or purpose.

7.

Obsolete . wisdom; prudence.

–verb (used with object)

8.

to give advice to; advise.

9.

to urge the adoption of, as a course of action; recommend (a plan, policy, etc.): He counseled patience during the crisis.

–verb (used without object)

10.

to give counsel or advice.

11.

to get or take counsel or advice. —Idioms

12.

keep one’s own counsel, to conceal one’s ideas or opinions; keep silent.

13.

take counsel, to for or exchange advice, ideas, or opinions; deliberate; consult.

Notice under NOUN the 1st definition: “to influence” then look at “directing the judgment of someone”

Now look at number 2. The interchange of opinions…basically meaning let me find out what you are thinking then interject my way of thinking so I can influence your future thought processes and the way about how you BEEN doing things. (FYI….this can snare your soul IF…(well keep reading).

The word DELIBERATION comes from the root word: DELIBERATE. Watch OUT…is there HIDDEN motive here?

Now look at definitions 4.…

Now we know the God’s plan for our life and the devils plan for our lives. Its is CLEARLY told in John 10:10 says: 10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

Any questions?

So…we look at this definition even closer…work with me because I am going somewhere with this….

Number 6, a PRIVATE, SECRET, purpose….

Psalms 1:1-3 says: 1 Blessed is the one

who does not walk in step with the wicked

or stand in the way that sinners take

or sit in the company of mockers,

2 but whose delight is in the law of the LORD,

and who meditates on his law day and night.

3 That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,

which yields its fruit in season

and whose leaf does not wither—

whatever they do prospers.

Proverbs 22: 24-25 says: 24 Do not make friends with a hot-tempered person,

do not associate with one easily angered,

25 or you may learn their ways

and get yourself ensnared.

This really goes back to what I wrote about last week. “Just because you don’t fit in, doesn’t mean you aren’t the perfect fit.” Don’t let someone come down on you and what you stand for, because you refuse to follow behind them.

Why would I as a believer want to follow behind someone who doesn’t have any fruit or who doesn’t serve God? Are you leading them or are they leading you? Many people would believe that they are the leaders…but if your mindset, actions, and beliefs are being challenged and you are doing things that you once saw as something you would not do, where do you think this mindset comes from?

What once was a snare to your soul, could VERY WELL end up a RIGHT in your mind where it once was a WRONG. We tend to look pass the RED FLAGS that GOD gives us or the RED FLAGS the Holy Spirit gives us so that we can satisfy our own agendas or the agendas of others.

1 Corinthians 13:11 says:

When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me.

I honestly believe that we took the slogan phrase : “I don’t want to grow up, I’m a toy r us kid” literally. We are still playing games, and we act as if we don’t have anything checking our spirits and telling us, “watch out” this isn’t a good thing. We just throw caution to the wind of things we need to walk away from.

Question: What needs to happen for us to get our MINDSET on the right path? I certainly hope we don’t need a tragic event to get us in check.

We are STILL playing childhood games with our adult lives, and thinking that everything is STILL going to be okay. When we know right from wrong and choose to ignore the signs…then what?

Here are some childhood games that we SHOULDN’T play as adults:

Simon says

Follow the leader

Doggy doggy where’s the bone

Red Light Green Light

Wolf’s Dinner Time

Freeze!

Piggy Wants a Signal

Prisoner

Think about these games and relate them as an adult. This might be funny but its not a joke, when you are out there and you have got in deeper than you thought you would.

We need to stop turning red lights (warning signs) into green lights and OPEN up our eyes and see things for what they are…and what damage they can cause.

-Debra White-Browne