Saturday, December 24, 2011

Thank God for Jesus!

Good morning and a Merry Christmas Eve to you and yours!

This is your sis-in-Christ Shairon extending my holiday greetings to the Blog Fam before I head out to rehearsal at church!  Before I leave, let me share this quick, yet powerful Word of encouragement and love:

In the midst of the holiday rush, buying gifts for loved ones near & far, let us remember the best Gift given to all mankind-JESUS!

God gave us Jesus because He loved us so very much (John 3:16).  We were/are in desperate need of a Saviour, and Jesus was the only One qualified, without spot/blemish, to be that ultimate sacrificial Lamb for the world (Romans 8:3; 1 Peter 1:19).

Some of us enjoy the holiday decorations, gift-giving/receiving :) and holiday feast; BUT, let us not forget the TRUE MEANING OF THE SEASON-that little babe born in a manger all of those years ago, to grow up, minister and perform miracles, then be betrayed, whipped mercilessly, led to the Cross, bled and died for us.... 

BUT! 

BUT!  He is not dead...HE GOT UP, WITH ALL POWER IN HIS HANDS!!!!!!!!! (Matthew 28:18)
He is alive and well, and will be returning soon!  Let us be ready for the coming of the King of Kings!

Merry CHRISTmas, and praise God in advance for a prosperous, healthy & blessed new year 2012!

~SLT

Thursday, October 27, 2011

YOUR CARES-THROW THEM OUT!

Hello Fam!

In the midst of economic situations, discord, and confusion, GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL!!!!!!!!!
God is there waiting for you to GIVE IT to HIM to FIX!  God is the BEST PROBLEM SOLVER!

I was laid-off, depressed, felt like there was no way out-but I came to the realization that GOD is AWESOME that will not leave or forsake us.  When I told God, God, it's too big for me, WORK IT OUT, PLEASE, He did JUST THAT!  There were times when I felt like He was taking too long, but He worked it out in HIS TIMING, and it was indeed, RIGHT ON TIME!

Trust God and believe.  Trust God and believe.  TRUST GOD AND BELIEVE!

1 Peter 5:7 "Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you."

~SLT

Saturday, June 4, 2011

EXPECTANCY!

Good morning (It's a little after midnight here in Michigan :-)

Just a word of encouragement...live each day with EXPECTANCY!

When you go to church Sunday morning, enter in with an urgent, eager expectation! (Psalm 100:4, Acts 2)
Expect God to do the RIDICULOUS!  (Daniel 3)
Expect God to draw your unsaved loved ones to the altar...you know that particular, hard-headed, unsaved loved one that's stuck on living a life contrary to God's Word-expect God to DRAW THEM IN ALL THE WAY! (Proverbs 11:21, John 6:44)
Expect God to heal your body of any sickness/infirmity plaguing you! (Matthew 8:8, James 5:16)
Expect God to cause men to bless you financially and/or network wise! (1 Chronicles 4:10, Luke 6:38)

Take the limits of God; trust Him and expect Him to perform on your behalf! (Psalm 37, Philippians 1:6)

~SLT

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Prayer for God's Blessings...

Father God, in the mighty name of Jesus, we thank You; we love You and adore You.  You alone are worthy of all praise, honor and glory.  I pray that You bless Your people.  You see the needs, You know the thoughts that You think towards us-thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give us an expected end.  Please meet the needs of Your people, and we will be so mindful to give YOUR NAME the praise that's due to You, and You alone.

We thank You in advance for healing the sick, opening blind eyes, opening doors of finance and networking, making dreams come true for those who is on the brink of losing hope.  Help us, Father, to build ourselves on our most holy faith.  We need You, every day, every hour.

These things we pray and believe to be done, by faith, in Jesus' name.  AMEN.

Now give our awesome God some PRAISE!  It is well, it is DONE! Hallelujah!!!

~SLT

Sunday, May 15, 2011

The Right Desire

Hello MMCC Followers!
This is Shairon, writer/publisher of MMCC Church Blog!  It has been a minute since I've been on the Blog!

Last Monday (May 9th), I preached a message about "The Right Desire."  We, as saints of God, can fall into the trap of having the wrong mentality and desires.  In this aspect, we need the Davidic mentality-the mindset and heart of David, the type of desire he had towards God.

In Psalm 27:4, David said, "One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire in his temple."  One thing about a desire is that it begins with an encounter with something that captivates our thoughts and heart.  True desire drives your determination to fulfill that desire.  To dwell in the house of the Lord was David's desire, and he passionately sought after that. 

We desire fancy cars, big homes, jobs pulling down six-figure salaries, spouses-but is it the RIGHT DESIRE?  Yes, God will give us the desires of our heart, but the contingency is DELIGHTING ourselves in HIM!  It's okay to want nice things; however, our passion, our desire and initiative should be seeking God, pleasing God, serving God with a spirit of love and humility.  Matthew 6:33 tells us "But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you."  God will bless us, He desires to bless His people-BUT, are we obedient to Him and His Word?  Are we seeking Him like we are supposed to?  Are we praying and fasting like we should and ought to do?

While you ask yourselves these questions, let's refocus our thoughts and our hearts toward God. 

Blessings will come through obedience.

Scriptures:  Psalm 27:4, 37:4-5; Matthew 6:33; Colossians 3:1-2

~SLT

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Yoked for the Gospel's Sake

Hello MMCC followers!
When I think of the word "yoke," I think about bondage (physical, mental, emotionally).  However, the word "yoke" is also used in the tense of "joining" two or more parties for a particular purpose, season, etc.  In the latter sense, Encarta defines "yoke" as "bond keeping people close."

In Matthew 11:29, Jesus said, Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart:  and ye shall find rest unto your souls

This is a yoke worth taking!  Being yoked with Christ is the best relationship, or yoke of marriage one can embrace.  Just like in any relationship, there will be seasons of disappointment and turbulent trials; but if you stick it out prayerfully, totally relying on God's Word, the reward will be great!  Your latter will be greater than the former!  The Hebrew Boys in Daniel 3 faced a great trial being yoked to the God of Israel; their dedication meant their lives.  But the God we serve showed up and showed out on their behalf.  Their lives were spared and God got the glory!

One of the greatest things about being yoked to Christ is that this is not a slavery type of yoke.
A slave doesn't know what the master does, but we are His friends! (John 15:15)

We will be faced with things that will challenge our faith and maybe make us wanna snatch that yoke off, but if we stick with the Lord, He'll continually stick close to you...closer than any brother!  (Proverbs 18:24)

~SLT

Scriptures:  Matthew 11:29, Daniel 3 & 6

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

I CAN'T RUN ANYMORE!

This is Shairon Taylor, writer/publisher of MMCC Church Blog.  This is a new year, a new season and I am tired of being DISOBEDIENT! (smile)  I've tried to deny the call, but I could no longer just sit there, knowing that God has something more demanding for me to do-PREACH THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST! 

Too many souls are perishing everyday. It's time to take it to the streets and spread GOD'S WORD.  Whether you wear a clergy collar or not, if you are a born-again believer, it is your/our sacred duty to share Christ! 

Please remember, you can't make anyone get saved.  We do not serve a tyrannical God.  It is our duty to simply put the message out there, in love (without sugar coating), and in truth.  

Think about a mail carrier (I know it was God who gave me this illuminating revelation).  A mail carrier's job is to DELIVER THE MAIL TO THE RIGHT ADDRESS/LOCATIONS.  They do not have time to stand there, MAKE YOU OPEN the mail, MAKE YOU READ and ABIDE by the mail (pay bills, etc.).  They simply deliver and leave.  They have other addresses to deliver to!  It is up to YOU to open and read your own mail.

MORAL OF THE STORY:  This is an INDIVIDUAL walk; WE have to make the choice.  We share Christ with people, entreat them to accept Christ as their Savior and repent, turn away from their sins.  If they choose not to, leave them alone and pray for them-Matthew 10:12-14.  The more you badger a person about salvation, it could provoke them to anger and may harden their hearts even more. 

Let's be about our Father's business, Saints!  I denied the call too long; Father God, in the name of Jesus Christ, please forgive me.  I want to fulfill Your perfect will for my life.

In Jesus' name, Amen.

Shairon L. Taylor

Scriptures:  Isaiah 6:5-13, Matthew 28:18-20, John 3:16-18, Acts 1:2-11

DWELLING IN THE PAST

Our lives, memories (good, bad and ugly) sometimes act like a motion picture; out of nowhere the "PLAY" button is pushed, the film rolls, showing a particular time/event that played out in your life.  It may be a memory that leaves a warm, fuzzy feeling; it may be a memory that will bring about regret, that follows up with PLAGUES of regrets.  That happens IF we choose to dwell on them and allow the devil to bring on those things that comes behind regret-guilt, depression, low self-esteem, etc. 

If you've already wholeheartedly repented, get up, shake yourself and go on in Jesus' name!  Saints, God doesn't like to see us beat ourselves up over things that are done away with, especially the things that HE HAS ALREADY FORGIVEN US FOR....LET IT GO! 

There is a particular secular song that I'm reminded of entitled Constipation Blues by Screamin' Jay Hawkins (Ok, I know some of you are wondering "where is she going with this?")  Well, during the song, he screams "LET IT GO!  LET IT GO!  LET IT GO!  I don't think I can take much more, let it go!" 

Now (LOL), although it is quite clear that he was talking about "something else," you can look at that in a spiritual sense.  God wants us to get to the point to where we can't take anymore, to let it go and LET GOD TAKE CARE OF IT!  The battle is not ours, it's the Lord's.  PLUS, all of those bad memories of mistakes, regrets-LET IT GO!!!  Someone once said, "LET GO and LET GOD."  Let God be God!

Let's follow what Apostle Paul says in Philippians 3:13-14:  Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,  14I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

So, LET IT GO AND MOVE FORWARD IN JESUS' NAME!  (SLT)

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Spiritual Tip...

When a door closes in your life, don't complain:
Turn the complaint into a PRAISE for the other door that's about to OPEN in your life!
Get excited and build up your FAITH!  Speak positive words to your spirit-man and feast on His Word.
You'll feel SO MUCH BETTER! 

You'll look back and say, "WOW!  God, You really know what You're doing!  Thank you for closing that door!"

Thank God for BOTH opened and closed doors!  In Jesus' name, it is SO! 

Key Scripture:  Jeremiah 29:11

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

PRAYING TIME, PART DEUX (TWO)

I was unable to attend corporate prayer today (held every Mon., Wed., & Fri's at MMCC, 3523 Cadillac Blvd. in Detroit)  Although I was unable to attend, that did not PREVENT me from being prayerful and praying for the MMCC Prayer Warriors that attended.  Men ought always to pray and not to faint, according to Luke 18.  That means praying any and everywhere, any and everytime you can possibly send up a prayer or two, or three, etc. 

If I can be a little "candid" for just a moment (plenty of smiles & giggles inserted here), some of the best prayers/fellowships that I've experienced has been....yep, you guessed it:  in the BATHROOM (LOL for real now)  That was said only to present an example of doing Luke 18:1-praying ALWAYS and not to faint.  It is very difficult, and in some cases impossible to stay on our knees, in our prayer closets ALL day and everyday.  Therefore, whenever, wherever, whatever you're doing, you can pray to God, our Father through Christ Jesus.  
You can be sweeping, cooking, working and meditating on the Lord at the same time, and it can still produce great results.  However, DISCLAIMER:  Block out a time where it's just you and God.  No disruptions.

James 5:16 "...the effectual, fervent prayer of a RIGHTEOUS MAN availeth much." 
(Note:  the "eth" in availeth denotes continuous action)

So, be careful who you ask to pray for you.  You want the prayers of the RIGHTEOUS to go forth on your behalf if you want great results (Uh-oh!  Sounds like another blog subject!) 

Be encouraged, be prayerful!

~SLT

Scriptures on Prayer:  Luke 18:1, Ephesians 6:18, James 5:16

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Author & Finisher of our Faith, Hebrews 12:2

Jesus Christ, the author and finisher of our Faith...what exactly does that means?

Although He wasn't manifested in the flesh at the time of creation, He still existed.  Remember reading where God said "Let US make man in OUR image..."? (Genesis 1:26)  Who is US?  That could only mean that Jesus.  Jesus is the Son of God and God in the flesh.  At the time of creation, Jesus was well and alive, although not manifested in the physical.  Think about it; we were all in existence even before our manifestation when God, in His awesome and infinite wisdom, created sperm and egg, planting them respectively in our fathers and mothers.

That being said, Jesus Christ was here at the beginning of time, and THROUGH HIM, He is the beginning and ending of our salvation. We need Him in order to obtain salvation, especially since it is through Him we obtain it.  Salvation began with Jesus.  Since our awesome God saw that we needed a Savior, and it ends with Him, who will return for a church without spot and wrinkle (Ephesians 5:27)

Jesus is our source, our all, our Friend.  O taste and see that He, the author/Alpha and finisher/Omega is GOOD! 

~SLT 

Monday, January 17, 2011

PRAYING TIME!

Do you know that you can NEVER run out of things to pray about?  Prayer is an essential part of our Walk.  Praying is communicating with God, as well as it is a key element in your relationship with God.  Any type of relationship (marriage, family, career) that lacks communication will eventually falter.  Imagine not talking to the Lord for an extended amount of time, even not sending up an occasional "God, I simply thank You for being You," "God, I thank You for life on today, for breath in my body..."  That would be so awful!

A constant, consistent prayer life is NECESSARY.  Not only is it great to have your own personal prayer time, but organized prayer time with fellow prayer warriors/partners in a group or church setting is AWESOME.

Mt. Moriah Christian Church Prayer Warriors go forth in prayer on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at noon, and on Friday evenings at 6:00 p.m.  Please come out and join us in a powerful hour of prayer!

MMCC's address:
3523 Cadillac Blvd.
Detroit, MI  48214

God bless!

~SLT   

P.S. - Scriptures on PRAYER:  Eph 6:18, 1 Thess 3:10 & 5:17, James 5:14 & 16, Jude 1:20

Sunday, January 16, 2011

The Devil's Prime Target

If you are walking in the Light and in the divine Will God has ordained for your life, be on the lookout for your prime nemesis - the DEVIL, SATAN, LUCIFER, the ADVERSARY (YEP, HIM).  Do you understand that when you shun sin, the devil will do any and everything within his power to DESTROY you?  Saints of the most high God, we are the devil's prime target!  The life of a saint is easy, because it is the way of a transgressor that is HARD (Proverbs 13:15); nevertheless, we as saints of God will endure trials, hardships, tribulations - this is written in many Scriptures, especially in one of my favorite Books - I Peter Chps 3 & 4.  Here's the good news - trouble will not last always, and when we go through with great faith, knowing that the God we serve will NOT leave us hanging, we will have a shout-the-house-down testimony that will glorify the most high God!

As long as you are in the Will of God, living all you know how to according to His Word, the devil will mess with you in many ways - through your family, job, children, everyday living, etc.  As my Bishop says, "If the enemy aint messing with you, SOMETHING'S WRONG."  Take a look in the mirror and do a self-check.  Are you living out of the Will of God?  Is everything in your life just a little bit "too peachy"?? 

NOW, let me throw this disclaimer out there:  the life of a saint is not an everyday, every minute boxing match with the devil-NO.  We will have good, peaceful days.  However, we must realize the benefit of suffering for Christ's sake. You can read about that, once again, in I Peter 3 & 4.

When the devil attack, remind him that your God is way bigger than your storm, and that you will OVERCOME, that you have the victory in JESUS' NAME.  The trial only comes to strengthen you, give you greater endurance, and of course, to glorify the awesome God that will bring you out! 

The one thing about GOING THROUGH is that you are COMING OUT OF IT!

~SLT