The fruits of the spirit come with the baptism of the Holy Spirit or receiving the Holy Spirit. People describe this experience in many different ways but it is that moment when you become that new creature in Christ that the bible speaks about. This is an event that you will not be able to second guess or question. No one will have to tell you and it will not have to be verified. You will know because it will be life changing. For me this was an experience that I had no
There are times when I don't feel as close to the Lord. Despite praying and reading His word. Sometimes I just feel like I am not doing enough, like their is something else I could or should be doing. I always want to do more for the Lord and I always want more of Him. But in those times He seems so far away. We can all be happy and contented when we feel close to the Lord. When he is speaking directly to us and working things out in our lives. In the midst of being ble
Prayer is defined as an earnest hope or wish. It is also a request for help or an expression of thanks addressed to God. But to put it simply prayer is our communication with God. Of course He already knows everything but it is important for us to make an effort to talk to Him. It gives us the chance to acknowledge Him for who He is. To come to Him in reverence and with respect as our...everything. If God is really important to you, you will make the time to talk to Him.
The mind is a very powerful thing. Not only does the mind control what we think. It also controls what we do. Everything we do first starts off as a single thought. Our thoughts and mindset are very important to everything we accomplish and everything that we are in life. We all have thoughts that run through our minds. I going to ask you to pay good attention to the thoughts that occupy your mind during day. Our thoughts set the base for the type of person that we are.
This week end marks a huge accomplishment in my life. As of May 18th 2018, me and my husband have been married for 16 years. That may not be much to some and it may seem like a life time to others. But for me it seems like no time at all. It seems like just yesterday that me, Jay and little Darius stood in front of Elder Webb reciting our vows. It wasn't planned but Darius stood right up front with us and looking back at the pictures I would not change a thing. Marriage
Happy Mother's Day to all mother's everywhere. Especially my mother, Sharone Pace. I am so thankful to God that I still have her in my life, There is something special about a mother's love. She loves you because you are hers, just because you are a part of her. She loves you so much that she would risk her life to protect you. It's a very powerful love that creates a strong bond. We realize this but sometimes we take it for granted. We take it for granted because we t
Today I thought I would do something a little different. I want to know if anyone has any questions. Questions about me, my journey, my book, my blogs, maybe even something I 've discussed on my social media pages. I am an open book. I may answer you directly or do my next blog post about it. So, does anyone have any questions for me??? #questions #personaljourney #understandingGod #spritualwalk #spiritualgifts #peace #walkingwithGod #Godstories #sherrykirkland #walk #my
In the world today there seems to be a lack of true repentance. Repentance means to turn away from sin, to change, to regret your misdeeds and wrong doings. There are many people who say they love God, that pay their tithes and offerings, who even hold positions in their church but continue to live a worldly lifestyle. I believe this is because they are not convicted for their sins. Maybe they do not realize that they are sinning or maybe they know and believe that everyth
I find myself in a place where I just want to be used by the Lord. It doesn't matter when, where or how. I just want him to use me. I can imagine myself as a small child with my hand raised, jumping up and down, anxiously saying ooh, ooh, ooh Lord pick me, choose me, I'll do it. Not knowing what the task is or what it would require of me, just eager to do something for the Lord. This also makes me think of what it could've been like to be with the Lord before our lifetime
I believe I first heard this term on YouTube. As I was listening to the testimony of a man who decided to get to know God for himself. This term spoke volumes to me because I did not know Him personally. I always went to the church house, to my pastor to other people to find out who God was. I had gone to church my whole life and yet I was still in a place of uncertainty, where I was not sure if I really knew Him at all. At this time, I knew what I had been told about Him
When I hear others say that they are saved, I ponder just a bit because it sounds so complete and final. Like they have made it to the finish line, it sounds like they are safe and their job is done. It makes me think about the games that we played when we were little. Games like kick ball and baseball. When you made it back to the home plate you were safe and they couldn't get you out any more. That was the final destination and you could finally breathe a sigh of relie
Every year me and my friends get together for a marriage retreat. This is a time that we seek to be closer to God, closer to our spouses and closer to each other. We all look forward to this annual event. For a chance to reconnect with friends, have fun and participate in daily bonding sessions. Where we not only bond with our spouses but with each other. And we always leave this retreat with our marriages strenthened in some way. For the last two years my friends have t
For this title I am replacing the word peace with love because today I want to talk about God's love. I have been on this journey, my walk with Christ for just a little over two years. I have learned a lot. During this time God has revealed so much to me, things about myself and things about him. But the one thing that I learned that I am one hundred percent sure about is that God loves us, so very much. He loves us to a degree that I am not sure if I will ever fully be a