This is a repost of a message from 2011 because sometimes we need a reminder!
by Sharman J. Monroe
I decided to break the routine in my daily exercise and do cycling on Wii© Fit Plus. Although this is a video game, it simulates the real deal of bicycling and is a lower body cardio workout. To do cycling, you stand on the Wii board and pedal, lifting your feet up and down, just like you are riding a bicycle. You ride your bicycle around Wii Island on a course you chose. The course can be timed or not, simple or difficult; you pedal uphill (yeah, you have to work to get uphill!) and downhill (cruise!), navigate curves (you have brakes) and pedal through sand (ah yeah, you have to work to get through sand!). You must locate flags along the course and pick them up. When you have picked up all the flags for your course, you pedal to the finish line.
Since I wanted a 30 minutes plus cardio routine, I selected the Expert course which is not timed and difficult. Oh I forgot to tell you…you don’t where the flags are located until you are cycling the course. There is a small round map at the bottom right of the screen showing you where you are on the island and the flag locations. You press 1 on the Wii controller to see what is around you. But the map doesn’t show everything; it only shows a small area at a time. You have to keep pedaling in a direction and keep pressing 1 so you can navigate the island, avoiding cliffs, lava pits and lakes, and find the flags. You can pedal in a direction for a while only to discover there are no flags nearby.
As I was playing the game, I heard this scripture: Continue reading
by Min. Chris Allen
I remember eight years ago being at a muscular sclerosis conference with my mother, who had been diagnosed with the disease, and as the presenters were sharing information, the Holy Spirit started downloading a vision that I wrote on the pad provided for us to take notes on. By the time He finished, Anointed Women In Christ (AWIC) was birthed. I was so excited I couldn’t wait to get out of there to share with my best friend what God had given me. And we hit the ground running! We registered the business ministry, developed a team, and set the launch for November 2011. But little did I know at the time what it would cost me in order for it to become reality. Continue reading
By Joy T.J. Riley
Would you discredit my justice?
Would you condemn me to justify yourself?
Have you ever felt the need to justify your actions to God? Have you ever said: “Lord, I only did this because of X” or “I can’t do this because I don’t have X or know how to do X?” There is no justification for our actions or the lack there of when they are against God’s will. Job with probed by God for his belief that there was no reason for him to endure the pain brought upon him and the thought that God should end his life to remove the pain. God is sovereign, therefore, our opinions don’t matter. He created the universe. Continue reading
by Elder Sarah Branch
Have you ever said to yourself or anyone ever said to you, “Stop trippin’.”
“Stop trippin’?” you say with a blank look on your face.
Yes, stop trippin’!
It’s when you seemed to have bumped your head and forgotten who God really is, a problem arises in your life and you say that you are okay. You let people think that you are fine, but underneath all of that you are ready to fall apart. The enemy really begins to come at you with all kinds of stuff: “See, I told you that you were not good enough” or “I told you that you were going to mess up again” or l told you that God would not allow this to happen.”
It’s happened too many times that we allow the enemy to creep in and steal our joy, peace, and happiness. We allow him to say what he will say and roll right on off the scene, leaving us sitting there looking like a deer in headlights. What happened to us fighting? To just come and take something, especially when it wasn’t given to him or by him. Continue reading