IM COMING OUT THE CLOSET…..

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Hello Everyone! Its been an emotional night for me! I could not sleep…I’ve been wrestling with something for awhile now and I have come to the realization that I must be honest with myself so that I can move on with my life and be free. Some of you know about me, have heard about me, seen me around and know what I’m about. Some of you think you know me and question parts of my life that I don’t share. Here is bit of news I am want to share……WAIT A SEC….

(getting tissue…..wiping tears…..blowing nose)

ok i’m back!

Today, Friday, August 24, 2012 at 6:34 a.m. I am coming out of the closet……yes…its true….I AM POWERFUL!!!!!!!

(inhales and exhales deeply)

I know…I know…it is shocking! But it is true. I have always been powerful…I just never realized it! Don’t get me wrong. I am not in any way trying to sound arrogant or stroke my own ego, or come off as somebody that thinks that they are better than anyone else. No, not at all! I’m just sayin…The God in ME is powerful! That automatically makes me power-ful (full of God’s power). and guess what? YOU ARE POWERFUL TOO! WE ALL ARE POWERFUL…we just don’t use what has been given to us!

I’ve been in my own closet for a while now. My own comfort zone. My space. Doing things my way! But now, my closet is too full! There is no space for me! What is in my closet? I’m glad you ask! My closet is full of last years fashions (old beliefs and thinking), clothes that still have price tags (thoughts that seem good for a moment, but can’t use them on my journey now) and clothes that I continue to wear over and over but refuse to give away (thoughts that hold me back from moving forward). I’ve been hiding in my clothes closet to afraid to disrobe and be free from limitations and limiting habits, free from fear of what others may think or react, free from being afraid of the unknown! But there is a yearning in me that I can’t deny..a light in me that needs to shine….a Power in me that needs to be used. IM COMING OUT!

Lets not mention my shoe closet…OMG!!!!! (getting emotional again…tears) If you are close to me or follow me…you know that I LOVE SHOES! But….there is no space for me in my shoe closet! My shoes represent the number of times I have walked away from the truth! I have over 100 pairs of shoes…do the math! I’ve walked away from the truth that I am POWERFUL! and I have the Spiritual Power of God within me to transform my life!hmm..perhaps I’v just discovered the root of my shoe addiction! Anyway…I have been hiding in my shoe closet walking in fear, walking in my own discouragement, walking in lack. But I have awakened to my truth that I am POWERFUL. I’m stepping out of six inches and onto solid ground. IM COMING OUT!

We all have closets that we hide in. We make peep holes or crack the door and look out at others who exercise their Spiritual Power and say “I wish that was me” or “Wow..look at him/her”. We admire them because they have taken off their clothes and shoes of inhibitions and restrictions. They are not afraid to show the truth that they are here on earth to express the attributes of God. To be afraid to express God is to be afraid of yourself. Fear only delays fulfillment and says that there is something that God cannot do. I will not be afraid of myself. I will not delay my fulfillment by not allowing God to show His Power in me! IM COMING OUT!

We must come out of hiding! Come out of the closet! Release those things that hold us prison and shut the door and never walk back in! God is calling us to represent Him. God wants to use us! He wants to show forth His power in us! How can a super hero use his powers if he changes into his cape but never leaves the phone booth? We have a choice…come out and let God use us…or suffocate. IM COMING OUT!

We are the Power of God in action! We have the Spiritual Power to think a thought and bring it into manifestation! We have the Spiritual Power to speak to any situation and circumstance and change it! We have the Spiritual Power to follow our passion, our dreams and our goals! God gave us power! It belongs to us! it is our birthright as sons and daughters of God. Power belongs to me! I AM COMING OUT!

God wants to reveal Himself through is and in us! He desires us to be an expression of Him so that others who are still in darkness can come into the awareness of who He is. We cant be afraid to live this life as God. Lets stop resisting, Let Go, Let God! Let the Power work through us! Come out of your closet. I’m coming out of my closet because I know that there are people on the other side of the door waiting to see and hear this God in the flesh! I AM COMING OUT!

Thanks for allowing me to share with you another life lesson! My prayer is that everyday, you manifest all that God is!!!! I love all of you!

THANK YOU GOD, IN ME, AS ME, THROUGH ME, AROUND ME..AND SO IT IS!

SN: I am breaking through the closets of fear and embracing the Power of God, allowing it to be the guiding force in my life! Thats Wassup!!

Jody K Young

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Empowerment

I am a part of the fellowship of the unashamed, I have Holy Ghost Power; the dye has been cast, I have stepped over the line. The decision has been made; I am a disciple of Jesus Christ! I won’t look back…. let up…. slow down…. back up…. or be still!

My past is redeemed. My presence makes sense. My future is secure. I am finished and done with low living, sight walking, small planning, colorless dreams, tamed visions, mundane talking, cheap living, and dwarfed goals!

I no longer need pre-eminence, prosperity, position, promotions, plaudits, or popularity! I do not have to be right, first, tops, recognized, praised, regarded, or rewarded. I now live by faith, lean on the Lord, run with patience, lift by prayer, and labor by Holy Ghost Power.

My face is set. My goal is Heaven. My road is narrow. My way is rough. My companions few, my guide reliable, my mission clear. I cannot be bought, compromised, detoured, lured away, turned back, deluded, or delayed!

I will not flinch in the face of sacrifice, hesitate in the presence of the adversary, negotiate at the enemy, ponder in the pool of popularity, or meander in the maze of mediocrity.

I WON’T GIVE UP…. SHUT UP…. LET UP….until I have stayed up, stored up, prayed up, paid up, worked up, for the cause of Christ. I am a disciple of Jesus Christ. I must go till He comes, give till I drop, teach all I know and work till He stops me. And when Jesus comes, He will have no problems recognizing me because He’ll remember I was the one he gave POWER!!!!!!!!

Jody K Young

SATISFIED OR CONSTIPATED?

Be mindful people of God what you EAT and DRINK. Everything offered on the value menu may not be conducive to your HEALTH. Make sure that what you CONSUME as your “DAILY BREAD” is a LIVING WORD thats QUICK & POWERFUL. Stay tuned into the LOGOS, the written word, it has dunamis POWER as a TWO-EDGE SWORD to shift you to the exousia RHEMA, Gods Quickend Manna for your life. Jesus said, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by EVERY WORD that proceeded out of the MOUTH of God. The House of God should never be without the good DAILY BREAD that brings healing to our bones. “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst” (John 6:35). We are the BETHELS of GOD, the Houses of Bread, and should be nourishers unto others. Yea even the Wells of Salvation to the lost. With joy people should be able to draw from you. You cant lead what you cant FEED and you cant water what you are emptied of. Many Bethels are lean, wiithout spiritual strength. And many wells are dry. Could it be that we are not satisfied because our systems are backed up and constipated? Change your DIET! Dont settle for crumbs the whole loaf is appointed unto you. Its the childrens portion. Ask God to give you your daily bread! (Luke 11:3 )

If it dont LEAP in your belly, SPIT IT OUT! It could be hazardous to your growth. VALUE must also have WORTH. Dont skim down, devalue, downsize, or supersize your Godly appetitie for junk food. Gods Word is like a hammer. Its sweet like a honeycomb. And it can also be bitter at times going down. But its the best value for your dollar if only you would TASTE AND SEE THAT ITS GOOD! Without the Bread of Life, man cannot live spiritually. Just as physically man needs to eat in order to live, the bread of life gives nourishment for the soul. John 6:27- “Do not labor for the food which perishes but for the bread which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of Man will give you, because God the Father has set His seal on Him.” If we want to LIVE well, we must EAT well and make better dietary choices both naturally and spiritually.

If it dont LEAP, spring up in you like the well of LIVING WATER, dont force DIGESTION. It may kill the origanl seed that God has already planted for your TOTAL man. If you find yourself choking on LIFE, and become overly concerned with the cares of this world, It could be you have digested some bad seeds, perhaps you have consumed some “DEVILISH EGGS”. Gods seed will consume you and you will become what He feeds YOU! Eat a proper diet and you will have Spiritual BALANCE. Partial obedience is DISOBEDIENCE. You are what you eat and if you eat JUNK, you become full of it! Junk in Junk out. Word in word OUT! Choose well how you feed your temple. After all, know ye not that it is the Temple of GOD! We need to come back into HOLY COMMUNION with God so that we can receive the proper sustaining of our bones and come into the House of Spiritual Bread. Get back to the place of LOAVES where God once talked to you. He will talk again if you turn your WHOLE appetite around for HIM. Genesis 35:15- Jacob called the place where God had talked with him Bethel. God manifested himself and his favour, to Jacob, when he was asleep. No use walking around constipated. Return to BETHEL and let God satisfy you with fresh manna and living water! Get the most for your money…EAT The WHOLE VOLUME of the BOOK, Jesus CHRIST, He alone is the BREAD SENT DOWN FROM HEAVEN. Eat of His BODY and DRINK of His blood. He will relieve you of that CONSTIPATION…..His seed is a HOLY seed…..eat and GROW, Mature, and become a BETHEL for others!

Jody K Young

What God Did For Job?

Nothing says “suffering” like the story of Job, a wealthy man who lost everything he had gained: cattle, money, home, health, and children, yet one thing he did not lose was his integrity. We know he prayed regularly, and fasted too, but still, everything was taken from him. We cannot help but feel for Job, when we read about his losses and the overwhelming sorrow and distress he experienced.

We have to notice this, though, about Job: He refused to let wealth–or the loss of it–affect his relationship with God. The enemy seized on every opportunity to remind him of his situation: “Look at your bleak, hopeless life!” But Job did not allow the Devil to infect him with that thought. He held firm. His fervor to worship and serve God was intact. He had no intention to stray.

As human as the rest of us, we know Job passed through moments where he felt betrayed or angry about his affliction. At one time, his grief and pain were so severe that he had deep regrets that God had ever let him be born.

After this Job opened his mouth and cursed the day of his birth. And Job spoke, and said: “May the day perish on which I was born, And the night in which it was said, ‘A male child is conceived.’ May that day be darkness; May God above not seek it, Nor the light shine upon it” (Job 3:1-4).

However, Job determined that he wouldn’t turn away from God even if more chaos came along. When his wife, whom he looked to for support, pressured him to denounce God, Job knew he’d have to stand alone. His friends’ approval didn’t matter. Obeying God had become his only priority. Job knew that a strong commitment to righteousness is more important than instincts and that compromise leads to your own demise. Job also discovered that when the righteous think they are all alone, the Lord is already there with them.

What we can learn from Job…
Man is dependent upon God his maker to give him the abundance of all good things.
Materialistic goods are only for temporary comfort and not for heavenly rest.
You can’t always rely on others; sometimes they are “fair-weather” friends and desert you when the going gets tough.
God has certain walls He won’t allow the enemy to get beyond–Satan could only attack Job to a point.
Patience, faith and trust in God bring deliverance.
God understands human conditions and emotions, and He is sympathetic when we hurt.
The kingdom of God is not based on earthly goods but rather on Spirit living.
God has a perfect plan for your life regardless of detours along the way.

We all know the tests Job faced, but sometimes we forget to focus on God’s deliverance. At the end of Job’s suffering, God gave Job more than he originally had. Some of us might have been tempted to give up on God, but Job was planted by water and firmly rooted. His connection to God withstood infirmities. He remained steadfast. He had a valley experience on the way to the mountaintop, but the mountaintop was all Job saw. He refused to see his valley condition because he fixed his eyes on God. When we do the same thing, the valleys will cease to have any power over us.

When we find ourselves obsessed with our condition, we must look to tomorrow and not just focus on the here and now. That’s how Job overcame. He saw God and not his literal situation. Isn’t it ironic that the material goods were of little comfort to Job? He couldn’t find comfort in his friends or his wife. But he knew he could wait on God.

Jody K Young

Seeds Of Faith

When we believe in God, He plants the seed of faith in our hearts. Like any seed, our faith must be cultivated and cared for. God wants us to produce a harvest of faithfulness! Here’s how:

1. To nourish it we must “Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always” (Psalm 105:4).

2. To water it we must follow Paul’s counsel: “Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable — if anything is excellent or praiseworthy — think about such things” (Philippians 4:8).

3. To fertilize it we must trust that “because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions” (Ephesians 2:4-5).

4. To make it fruitful we must declare with our mouths, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in our hearts that God raised Him from the dead (Romans 10:9).

If we do these things, the seed of faith will grow and flourish. Guaranteed!

Jody K Young

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Address Change

2 Peter 3:13 “Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.” (NKJV)

Peter and the other disciples badgered Jesus with questions about the future. They had to know how things were going to end up. Peter, for his part, may have gotten more than he bargained for. Well after the death and resurrection of Jesus, this uneducated fisherman looked through the lens of prophecy to a time when the entire universe would literally melt down. It’s a frightening picture: “the heavens and earth will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up” (2 Peter 3:10 NKJV). In spite of the violence of the image, Peter says we should look for it, be eager for it. Why? Because out of that conflagration will arise the “a new heavens and a new earth.” The ashes of the old earth will give rise to a new earth, a grand and glorious paradise restored.

The Bible doesn’t say a great deal about our new dwelling place. It offers a few hints here and there, but we don’t really get a detailed description until the last book of the Bible, Revelation. There we read about a place of unimaginable beauty, bliss, and blessing where God will dwell with us forever. “God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away” (Revelation 21:4 NKJV). We’ll be happy; we’ll never hurt again. No wonder the Bible ends with the words “Come, Lord Jesus!”

This world is not our home. This is not what we were made for. Sometimes, as in times of great sorrow, you feel that truth very keenly. At other times, you can feel quite comfortable here on earth. Even then, however, is it not because earth can remind us of heaven? When we are surrounded by loved ones, when our sorrows seem far away, the old earth feels a little bit like the new earth. As Peter taught, the new earth won’t appear in its fullness until the old earth has gone away, burned up in the last day. That’s something to look forward to, to long for. For you were made to be a citizen of the new heaven and the new earth. Here, you’re just a pilgrim and stranger.

God Bless

Jody K Young

Forgiveness Is The Key!~

When we pray, what does Christ tell us to do, and why? “And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.” Mark 11:25 NIV

Forgiveness…..What can I can about this? There is so much I don’t even know where to start. I can say that personally for myself I have dealt with un-forgiveness. There are somethings that I have happen to me in the past that cause hurt to me in some way. For the longest I allowed that bitter and un-forgiveness to take root in my spirit and instead of dealing with the actual issue that was bothering me I would take it out on other people and things. That was not the right route to take. We have heard many times that “Forgiveness is not for the other person it is for you”. I disagree slightly about that statement because forgiveness to me is for all parties that are involved.

Once I allowed myself to forgive and realized I was forgiven my life took on a whole new meaning. I realized that all that negative energy I put into being upset with someone could have been spent do positive things or something that would have more of a benefit to me.

If you are dealing with un-forgiveness today I just would like to challenge and encourage you to mend things. Don’t allow your blessings and the things that God would have in store for you to be blocked because of hate, bitterness or un-forgiveness in your heart. Simply Let Go & Let God.

God Bless You

Jody K Young