Dance, Empowerment, Faith

Hold My Mule/For Your Glory

Hello Encouragement Block Family!!! This is Maurice Colvin III of Encouragement Block ministering at the 2015 Women’s Life Summer Conference that was held at his home church Corpus Christi Christian Fellowship. We pray and hope that this worship experience blesses your life, ministers dearly to your heart and speaks to you. If you was blessed by this video … please Like it, Share with others, Comment, and Follow Encouragement Block. You can follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and our website http://www.encouragementblock.org We sincerely appreciate the support.

Music: “Speak Lord” by Kurt Karr/ “Hold My Mule” by Shirley Caesar/”Good Anyhow Intro” by Byron Cage/ “For Your Glory” by Bishop Paul S. Morton, Sr. presents Embracing the Next Dimension/ “There Is Something About That Name” by William McDowell We do not own any copyrights to the music being played in this worship video.

Our goal is to minister through gospel music and to spread the good news of the gospel.

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Empowerment, Faith

Reflections Exposed

reflection

Isn’t it amazing how something as simple as a reflection has the power to impact every aspect of our lives, from the way we dress, our social circle, the decisions we make, and our emotions. But what is a reflection really? The copycat of the exterior of who you are and what you see with the opacity lowered. Through experiences in our childhood, adolescence, young adult, middle adult or even late adult years we continue to shape that reflection. For some, our reflection is more of what we feel on the inside instead of what people see on the outside. No matter what others see in us or through us, we continue to allow what we see in ourselves and how we see ourselves to consume us. We cannot allow strongholds to define us.

We use God’s mighty weapons, not worldly weapons, to knock down the strongholds of human reasoning and to destroy false arguments. We destroy every proud obstacle that keeps people from knowing God. We capture their rebellious thoughts and teach them to obey Christ.

(2 Corinthians 10:4-5 NLT)

Recognize that God does not want us to continue to hold ourselves hostage in chains using sin, lies, family transgressions, past mistakes, or regrets to feel ashamed, unworthy, doubtful, and unloved. From the moment we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior, we are made brand new and we need to begin to see ourselves in His image. Forgive your father for not being around, for abusing you, for the broken promises. Forgive yourself for thinking that you had any control over your life and the things that happened, because you didn’t. Forgive your siblings for the taunting phrases, the continuous words that made you believe you were not good enough and you should not have been born. Forgive your mother for telling you that she wished she never had you, that you are a disgrace to the family, that you are a disappointment. God has a plan for your life, He knew you before you formed you in your mother’s womb. Let go of the depression, the shame, the loneliness and walk into the freedom knowing that everything is already taken care of.

The moment you start to live your life accepting your strengths, walking tall, feeling God’s agape love for you, you will start to see the chains being broken and those sins, lies, mistakes, and regrets will fade away and the blessings in your life will begin to be what you see when you see your reflection.

Just remember, “As a man thinketh, so is he”. So if you believe that you have worth, that you are valuable, then you will begin to conduct yourself as such. And when you do, you open the door for God’s blessings to flow rapidly into your life without any strongholds, or barriers, blocking you from seeing, believing, and receiving.

For he has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of his dear Son, who purchased our freedom and forgave our sins.

(Colossians1:13-14 NLT)

Empowerment, Faith

Love Unfathomable

Have you ever read or heard a scripture and in that moment it just sunk in a way like never before? This morning I read a scripture and man, my mind was beyond blown away that I cannot even fathom the love that God really has for us. It reminds me of when someone has a child pass away and we think to ourselves, “I can’t even imagine what that feels like.”

God loves us so much that he gave, not by force, but just willingness, gave US, sinners, people that are not perfect, that are defiant, that have to be in control, that give in to fleshy things, GAVE US, his ONLY, ONLY, there is none other like Him, his ONLY Son. I have two kids, and there is NO WAY that I see myself just giving my kid’s life up for other people, ungrateful people, people that I know will not cherish the life and the sacrifice. It’s not going to happen. But God did that and when I look around at how we behave as people through these generations, it’s just . . . .WOW!

I’m not saying that I’m perfect, and reading this scripture hits me even harder to realize that I am nowhere near perfect or even a close image of what God is looking for. Even when I scale it down, if someone I didn’t know needed a kidney would I be able to give it to them? I can live with only one kidney, life will be different, but I will live. I still don’t know that I could do that. For someone I love, yes I can see myself doing that, but for someone that I do not know, I am not so willing. If God can sacrifice His Son to turn me from an enemy to a friend, I definitely have some cleaning up in my life to do. There is nothing greater than love, God’s love, not to sacrifice pride, fear, control over what has been done in the past to move on to something more promising for the future.

We must learn to forgive, to set boundaries, but to love each other and live out the promise that was given to us.

 Romans 5:6-11 ERV

6 Christ died for us when we were unable to help ourselves. We were living against God, but at just the right time Christ died for us. 7 Very few people will die to save the life of someone else, even if it is for a good person. Someone might be willing to die for an especially good person. 8 But Christ died for us while we were still sinners, and by this God showed how much he loves us.

9 We have been made right with God by the blood sacrifice of Christ. So through Christ we will surely be saved from God’s anger. 10 I mean that while we were God’s enemies, he made friends with us through his Son’s death. And the fact that we are now God’s friends makes it even more certain that he will save us through his Son’s life. 11 And not only will we be saved, but we also rejoice right now in what God has done for us through our Lord Jesus Christ. It is because of Jesus that we are now God’s friends.