IT’S NOT ABOUT YOU (Archives)

I used to wonder why the master – in the parable of the talents – called the servant who hid his talent ‘wicked.’

Slothful? Yes. Fearful? I can understand…but ‘wicked’? That’s quite a stretch…

WHAT PERFUME ARE YOU WEARING?

Not too long ago, I decided to pay my elder sister a visit. I didn’t tell her I was coming since I wanted it to be a surprise.
When I got to her home, I knocked on the door. Her younger son asked from within, “Who is there?”

I made my voice deep and spoke like a man, “Is that James?”

FAITH: BELIEF IN THE UNSEEN (Guest Post)

About a year ago, I had an experience that stretched my Faith.

Although I was well acquainted with the Hebrews 11:1 definition, the ‘realness’ of Faith never really came so close until that experience…

YOU CAN’T SAVE THE WORLD ALONE (Battle Series)

And God said, “It is not good that man should be alone…”

…especially in battle.

One major reason Elijah buckled under the attack of fear and depression, and fled from Jezebel – after being used powerfully by God – was because he was alone.

And the major reason Elijah was alone was pride…

USE YOUR ANGELS (Battle Series)

Not too long ago, I was talking with a small group of young people about spiritual warfare, and I told them this never-before-shared experience.

(Digressing a bit: Somewhere in the middle of one of our discussions, I asked them if they had heard of ‘Rhema.’

“Yes.” They all nodded. “He is a musician.”

DO YOU ‘REALLY’ BELIEVE IN MIRACLES?

I’m not only referring to getting a job you have been praying for, money coming into your bank account, or protection from an accident.

I’m also talking about blind eyes opening. Deaf ears popping. The dead coming back to life. Fibroids disappearing. Limbs growing out.

Those types of miracles…

WHAT WILL PEOPLE SAY? (WWPS) (Bootcamp Courage Series)

Of all the fears I’ve mentioned in this Bootcamp Courage series, this is probably the biggest fear God will deal with in the life of His children:
The Fear Of Public Opinion.

Ironically, when I began to write on this topic, I thought, “What will people think? They might misunderstand.” Then, it dropped, “Deborah, you are doing exactly what you are writing about”, and I laughed.

DEALING WITH THE SPIRIT OF FEAR (Bootcamp Courage Series)

I was in my first year in junior secondary school. It was a boarding school. My parents had decided to send me and my sisters to a popular girls’ school in our homestate for ‘exposure.’

At that time, my parents were conservative Christians, and the church we attended was word-based – but quite conservative. Even though they believed in the baptism of the Holy Spirit and the gifts of the Spirit, these were not really exhibited – like they were in other pentecostal churches.