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How To Develop History With God

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Many people want to have a relationship with God where they are walking, talking, and hearing Him as though He is a “physical” person on this planet. Is that too much to ask?

Absolutely NOT! Intimacy with Our Heavenly Father is a part of our blood-bought birthright!

Matthew 27:51 says, “At that moment the curtain in the sanctuary of the Temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. The earth shook, rocks split apart,”

Above all, the tearing of the veil at the moment of Jesus’ death dramatically symbolized that His sacrifice, the shedding of His own blood, was a SUFFICIENT atonement for your sins & mine. Ayyyyeeeee!!! #gamechanger

It signified that now the way into the Holy of Holies was open for ALL people, for all time, both Jew and Gentile. It’s essentially saying, YOU can have intimacy with Our Heavenly Father. There’s NO MORE veil.

A part of enjoying intimacy with Our Abba Father is developing “history” with Him. Think about it. The people in your life, in whom you truly enjoy intimacy with-you have history of some sort with them. It’s not necessarily “extensive history,” but it is “quality history” with them. Do you have intimacy with someone you just met at the grocery store? Probably not.

Ok, I hear you Tasha, but how do I build “history” with God?

Well, this post would be waaayy too long if I tried to word vomit the ENTIRE process right now, but I’ll certainly get ya started! If you’re still interested in me personally guiding you through the process, I’ll share an opportunity with you.

Leggo!

Steps To Develop History With God

  1. Acknowledge Him as your Saviour.– How you see Him is EXTREMELY important, & correlates to the degree you’ll be able to RECEIVE from Him. When you see Him as your Lord, Your loving Abba Father, King Jesus-the name ABOVE EVERY name-you’ll open yourself up to connecting with Him. Connection is a precursor for developing “history” with anyone.
  2. Read His Word.– How can you expect to develop history with a person whom you don’t even know THEIR history?? You don’t get into a relationship & try to build “new history” with someone if you don’t have some degree of understanding of their past. The Bible clearly shows us God’s history.
  3. Take risks with Him.-This is probably the LARGEST step. You can’t marinate in fear when you’re walking with God. Remember in 2 Timothy 1:7 where it says, “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” You may have “moments” of being afraid, but you have to push through that and marinate in the spirit of love, power, and a sound mind that He’s given you. You have to be brave enough to take risks on what you believe He is speaking to you. You’re not always going to be 100% sure that He said it, but there are ways to qualify what you hear Him saying to the point where you ALSO need to take action on what you believe He said. Walking by faith comes with falling. Just get use to it & know that He’s PROMISED you that He’ll always be with you to pick you back up if you let Him.

I hope this gets you started on your journey of developing history with Him. I promise you it is an AMAZING, SUPERNATURAL, EXHILARATING JOURNEY! You’ll NEVER want to go back to doing life the way you use to do it once you get a taste of Him in this way.

For anyone who is serious about developing AUTHENTIC, TRUE INTIMACY with Our Heavenly Father, and I mean you are HUNGRY for this NEW, CLOSE, PERSONAL, SUPERNATURAL, LOVING, & POWERFUL relationship with Him, I invite you to join my Faith Walk It Out Mentorship which is gearing up to accept mentees for the summer session!

Just like some students need additional tutoring to understand academic concepts, sometimes adults need mentorship in a way where you can receive one on one guidance so you can develop and go to the next level of spiritual growth. There’s nothing wrong with getting help doing that. Would you tell your child there’s something wrong with them if they need afterschool tutoring? Of course not. We all learn differently, and sometimes we need additional intervention outside of the larger classroom (church.)

I invite you to schedule a call with me, so we can gauge if we’re a great fit to work together & I can share all the deets! Gon’ head and take the first step in faith! I’m so excited for you!

CLICK HERE so we can chat!

With love,

His Daughter

9 Ways To Forgive When It’s Tough

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Forgiveness doesn’t have to be the other bad “F’ word.  Lol.

I know what you’re thinking: “They don’t deserve it. It’s not fair. I have a right to be petty. They hurt me really bad this time. It would be “unjust” of me to forgive them.”

I know, I know. We’ve all had similar thoughts, but let me help you out if you find yourself in your feelings today.

Steps & Keys To Forgiving Others

  1. Ask yourself do you truly love and fear (revere) the Lord? -In John 14:15 Jesus said, “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.” Do you TRULY love God, or do you only love Him when it’s convenient for YOU? Oh no she didn’t #comefor me!?
  2. Remember that Jesus forgave you A DEBT you could NEVER REPAY. – Do you remember the fact that Jesus sent His ONLY child to the cross for YOU to pay for ALL of your sins and trespasses-past, present, and future FOREVER!? Plus, He promised He will NEVER remember your sins again!? He forgave you when you weren’t even living for Him! Certainly, you can forgive someone their offense against you. Hebrews 8:12 “For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.” I mean is God good or nawh?? He’s forgiven you for things you haven’t even done yet!
  3. Submerge yourself in scripture on forgiveness.Go read and marinate on Matthew 18:21-35. Reread it as many times as you need to until the Holy Spirit shines a light on the thoughts in your head concerning whomever you have not forgiven. Put yourself in the parable and read it over and over. 
  4. Forgiving isn’t for the other person. It’s for YOU.- Have you ever realized that unforgiveness requires a great deal of mental energy? Ain’t nobody got time for that! You constantly think about it. You retell the story repeatedly to others. You work yourself into a tizzy the more you retell the story. Ugh! Plus, you hinder your faith.  Don’t believe me? Check out Matthew 11:22-26
  5. Don’t wait until you “feel” ready to actually forgive.- Make the decision to forgive and then allow your feelings to catch up to your faith. Your flesh will steer you wrong, but your spirit won’t. Matthew 26:41 says, “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
  6. Ask Our Heavenly Father to help you forgive.-Don’t depend on your own strength to forgive. You’ll fail every time. Exodus 15:2 says, “The Lord is my strength and my defense, He has become my salvation.” 2 Corinthians 12:9 says, But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”
  7. Cast your cares and worries about this person onto Our Heavenly Father. – 1 Peter 5:7 says, Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.” 
  8. Trust God to handle it.– Numbers 23:19 says,God is not a man, so he does not lie. He is not human, so he does not change his mind. Has he ever spoken and failed to act? Has he ever promised and not carried it through?”
  9. Press in more than once. Forgiveness happens for some people in one shot. For others its a process. So I don’t want to hear, “Tasha, I tried, but it didn’t work.” No matter what, fight the good fight of faith to forgive them. A life of bitterness is NOT your portion!! Seek counseling & continue to meditate on scripture to release that person so you can walk BURDEN-FREE into the victorious life our Abba Father planned for you! I promise you it’s SOOOOO GOOOOD on the other side!

There are so many steps and tips I could add here, but I’d say this is a pretty good start. What do you think? Are you ready to drop those pounds of unwarranted weight off of your shoulders child of God?? Let’s do it!

In love,

His Daughter

 

Why You Shouldn’t Give Up After Only 1 Prayer

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Many times we think if we pray once and Our Heavenly Father doesn’t answer us, then it’s not His will. #notnecessarily

Sometimes we also think if we pray once, and He doesn’t answer us immediately, then we shouldn’t pray the same prayer again because we’d be bugging him. #wrongagain

Here is why you should NOT stop praying after one simple prayer.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 says, “ Rejoice always, pray without ceasing,  give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”

Matthew 7:7 says, “Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you.”

#clearmuch??

So let me break it down a little.

There are some times when I pray to my Abba Father, and He answers me immediately.

Other times, I pray to Him and He tells me to wait. Then He gives me the answer in His timing.

Then there are other times when He’s silent, but He reveals the answer to me as I calm down (when I’m no longer anxious for the answer). He responds to me as I go about doing my life as usual.

Another way He responds is in the form of miracles, which sometimes is a process instead of an immediate answer. This is the one I really want to discuss.

Clearly, He tells us in the scriptures above to make prayer our lifestyle. So, it’s not just a hit it and quit it type of deal. Do you remember when the disciples were trying to cast a demon out of a young man?? Jesus said in Matthew 17:21, “However, this kind does not come out except by prayer and fasting.”

Sometimes our miracles or even answered prayers manifest incrementally. Think about trying to chop down a tree that’s been rooted for 50 years. The tree is NOT coming down with one swing of the ax. MULTIPLE swings need to be thrown to take it down. Think of your prayers as swings of an ax. If the first swing doesn’t do it, keep praying baby, you never know if the 10th or the 35th prayer will do it.

Let me be clear, it’s not your prayer that is manifesting the answer you desire. It’s Our Heavenly Father’s POWER behind your prayer that brings forth things from the spiritual realm into the physical world.

There’s soooo much more on spiritual warfare that’s involved when we lift our prayers up to Him. That’s an entirely separate blog or video post. Whew! For now, take some time to marinate on the truths He led me to put forth in this post.

If you are still praying about a thing, don’t give up, unless He says #issano. Also, don’t beg or plead for the answer. When you speak to your Heavenly Father, it needs to be done in faith that you are praying according to His Word, you have full confidence that He loves you and hears you, and it’s His delight to see you–His child, prosper!

Cheers to a strong prayer life! Drop your thoughts in the comments below. I’d love to hear about your prayer life and join you in believing!

In love,

His Daughter

It’s My Birthday!!!

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Today begins a brand NEW journey for me! It is OFFICIALLY my birthday!!!! “Go shawty, it’s ya burrfday!”  Lol.

Grab a snack. It’s about to get goooooood!

A question was posed to me recently, that I believe you should pose to yourself as well. “What is the MAIN theme of your life?”

I thought for a while and jotted down a few ideas, but then my Daddy God and I went in deep. Yall, already know! When you go deep with Abba, ain’t no turnin’ round. #sheesh

He showed me the theme of my life up until today has been “striving.” If you don’t know me that well-I’m a very accomplished woman -in which I give ALL the credit to Him because the things that I’ve done and experiences I’ve had have been nothing short of His glory radiating through my life. (I have stories to make your jaw drop for days!)

Ever since I can remember, I’ve always been extremely ambitious, determined, disciplined, and diligent. A part of that is in my DNA. Some of it is in my God design, but a great deal of it is in my carnality-my human (fleshly) nature. Once I got a taste of what “focus” could do, it was a wrap! #getthatballouttahere #bam Lol!

I was always one of those “silent storms.” You saw me coming, but you had NO IDEA how I was getting ready to shake the game upside down. That is, until I SHOOK it!

I could do an entire video explaining this, but I’ll leave it at this. Never seek validation or approval from human beings, consciously or subconsciously. Why? They don’t carry the ABILITY to approve you. Matthew 3:17 says, “And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.” God approved Jesus BEFORE His Earthly ministry even began! Pay attention-that was BEFORE He ever performed miracles, signs, or wonders, AND BEFORE He went to the cross to be crucified!

Similarly, He approved you BEFORE He ever designed you! The intensity of His love towards you will NEVER fluctuate. If you don’t do another single thing on this planet, understand that He still approves and loves you. Yes, He wants you to be a good steward over your design. Yes, He wants you to be fruitful, but none of that changes the measure of love He has for you.

Fast forward to the last few days, and my Heavenly Father has given me the new theme of my life starting with my birthday (today) and extending all the way through my life into eternity. Spill the beans already! Ha! I’m getting there.

The theme that He has given me is love. This is a lot deeper than I initially understood, and I wish I could articulate it how He is giving it to me, but I’d need to do a video for that. Here’s the easiest way for me to explain it-God in and of Himself is defined as LOVE. If He is the definition of love and manifests as love, so will I.

Love is deeper than reading a bunch of books about it and studying it in order to “perform” as love. Love is a journey, not a destination. Love is GOD. Love is a developmental process. Love is a shedding and gaining continuum. As I embark on this new journey of being love, I fully commit to the risk. I say yes to not getting it right every time, but humbling myself to be taught. I say yes to the vulnerability. I say yes to patience. I say yes to the beauty of this evolution.

Happy Birthday to me & beginning a brand new journey I never imagined possible for the glory of my Heavenly Father! I’m BEYOND EXCITED for ALL that is traveling towards me in love.

Now I ask you- What has been the MAJOR theme of your life up until this point? Has He given you a new theme or has He said to continue with the theme you have? I’d LOVE to hear from you!

With love,

His daughter

Blog Birthday!

 

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Yup! Cue the music….“Do you know what today is…, it’s our anniversary, anniversary”…lol. #tonitonitone

Anniversary, birthday…..however you’d like to call it- IT’S A CELEBRATION FAM!!

We’re turning 1!! Ahhh!! I can’t believe I’ve posted once a week, EVERY SINGLE week for an entire year! Go Living in HD Tribe! It’s ya burrffdayy! LOL!

A year ago, my Heavenly Father placed it on my heart to gather a tribe of His sons and daughters who would THRIVE in a community of “living in HD.” What does that mean? Well, I believe we ALL can agree that anything in “Hi Def” quality is better than viewing in standard definition. Right? Likewise, when you commit to living your life for King Jesus, He promises that you will live the GOD kIND OF LIFE! John10:10 That’s HD baby!

Community is crucial in the body of Christ, so He led me to create a virtual space, where His children could gather to learn, encourage, support, fellowship, develop, sharpen one another, and to celebrate one another’s faith journeys. Y’all gon’ head and get to know each other why don’t cha!? Lol…Das yo cuzzin en em’..lol! Well actually your brother or sister in Christ!

Grab the tissues. #emomoment I want to thank each and every one of you from the bottom of my heart for supporting this vision my Daddy God has given me! Thank you for checking out my weekly posts! Thank you for sharing them! Thank you for commenting! That you for your patience & persistence! Thank you most of all for your LOVE. You could have been anywhere else in the world, but you chose to meet me every Saturday right here on the Tribe couch! You da real MVP!

So let’s take a looksie at the small victories that have led to this huge #win for the tribe!

  • 52 posts total!
  • 2,590 views!
  • 1, 214 visitors!
  • Sept. 2018 was the month with the most blog traffic we’ve EVER had! (Gon’ head & check out those posts. There’s some good stuff over those parts!)
  • Busiest day ever on the blog- Feb. 2, 2019 (Ouuuu, y’all liked Terrance!)
  • My book “Teach Supernaturally: 3 Minute Devotionals To Transform Your Teaching!” was born here. Purchase here.
  • I birthed 2 clothing lines here: Limited Edition-Drippin’ Proverbs 31 & Faith Walk It Out! Purchase here
  • I birthed my Faith Walk It Out Mentorship here! Sign up here! ONLY 2 DAYS LEFT TO JOIN!

I’d say we’ve been pretty busy tribe! Drop a few lines and tell me what you’d like to see next for the LHD Tribe! I LOVE your input!

In love,

His Daughter

 

 

Why Some Christian Memes Will Have You Messed Up

Screen Shot 2019-03-23 at 10.31.42 AM.pngUnfortunately, there are a ton of cutesy Christian memes that will have you ABSOLUTELY jacked up in your journey to understanding the character of your Heavenly Father!

Don’t get me wrong, I do believe some people who create those memes have good intentions. However, there isn’t much sound doctrine and theology behind it. Plus, good intentions don’t always equal God’s results. A person can have good intentions to gain some money to help their family put food on the table for the kids each night, but use the means of robbing a bank to accomplish that purpose. Good intentions-yes, God result-no.

So let me give you an example. Please understand my heart. My goal isn’t to point the finger. Rather my heart is to caution you to be careful of what you are feeding yourself if it isn’t Biblically sound.

#LEGGO!

There’s a meme floating out there that says, “The teacher is always silent during the test.” Some Christians take this meme and apply it to their lives when they are going through hard times. They say things like, “My life is just going down the drain. Bad stuff keeps happening, and I feel like God is testing me. I feel like God isn’t answering my prayers because the teacher is always silent during the test.”

So let’s break this down. As a former classroom teacher, I don’t negate this meme at all from a “HUMAN” perspective. When my kids had to take any type of assessment, yes, I was always quiet. However, let me ask you a question- Is God a HUMAN? If you’re struggling to answer that question- let’s look in the Word:

NUMBERS 23:19 God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?

and another:

Isaiah 55: 8-9 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.

 

one more for good measure:

Psalm 8:3-4 When I look at your heavens, the work of  your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him?

Ok, are we all clear so far? Can we all conclude that since God is NOT a human, we cannot necessarily attribute human characteristics to a HOLY, OMNISCIENT, OMNIPOTENT, OMNIPRESENT God?

Ok, so let’s move on. God does NOT test His children in the sense of harm. This would need to be a much longer post for me to explain this one, but the short answer is here:

James 1:13 No one undergoing a trial should say, “I am being tempted by God,” since God is not tempted by evil, and he himself doesn’t tempt anyone.

If you look up the Greek word “tempt” in this Scripture it holds the meaning:

[trial, probation, testing, being tried, temptation, calamity, affliction]

Hopefully, we’re all still on the same page. Last part-hold tight. We’re almost there. When has Our Heavenly Father EVER denied to help His kids?? Let’s take a look:

Psalm 46:1-3 – “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.”

Hebrews 4:14-16 – “Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathise with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”

Psalm 91:14-16 “Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him; I will protect him, because he knows my name. When he calls to me, I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honour him. With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.”

Psalm 18:6-19 “In my distress I called upon the Lord; to my God I cried for help. From His temple he heard my voice, and my cry to Him reached His ears…………He brought me out into a broad place; He rescued me, because He delighted in me.”

Do you see the pattern yet?  To add lil mo’ fuel to the situation-Did you know one of God’s names-Jehova Ezer literally means………. the Lord is my help??? So tell me again where in Scripture it says, “The teacher is silent during the test??” *crickets

So what can we conclude? This meme is Biblically incorrect. This meme will also have you real messed up in your spiritual walk. Like messed up, messed up! Lol. The moral of this post is you should be in your Word so that you are not eating food that was never designed for you to eat. Otherwise, you’ll end up with a toxic and dysfunctional relationship with your Abba Father all on the basis of some cutesy IG meme. #done

In love,

His Daughter