When you give your life to Christ, it is easy to assume that life will be full of joy, positivity and great things. Why wouldn't it be? Following Christ is the best decision any of us can make for our lives. And this is the choice that God wants us all to make. To open our hearts to Him and allow Him to come into our lives. If your walk with God is anything like mine you will experience some amazing and wondrous things. With all the goodness that comes with this life ther
Work is an activity involving mental or physical effort, done to achieve a goal. For most of us the work we do on our jobs accomplishes a goal for our employers. And for many more of us the motivation to continue these tasks is financial compensation. We work so that we can provide for ourselves and take care of our families. The jobs most of us work do not require 24 hour attention. We are allowed time off. If you work a 40 hour work week like I do, you also get days of
Friends with benefits is typically a term that is used to describe friends that have sex without an emotional involvement. This term encourages casual sex. Relationships that start like this usual end with the couple falling in love or continues until someone gets their heart broken. But to put it plainly this is fornication, it can be adultery or even infidelity. But no matter how you spin it, it is a sin. There is nothing casual about sex. God never intended for us to s
To be intentional means to move or act in a deliberate manner. To do something on purpose. To make a conscious decision towards an intended goal. It means that the desired outcome was not achieved by accident, coincidence or chance. Being intentional requires that you knowingly consider the response to your actions. God is intentional. He is deliberate in His every action. And every time He responds to us it is for a designed purpose. With an expected and known reactio
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.
Dear Candis, You know how mommy always say that you should give people their flowers while they are alive. Well today, I would like to give you some flowers. I don't think that there is anything unsaid between us. I believe that you know exactly how I feel about you. And I believe that I know exactly how you feel about me. However there are some things that I would like to say to you publicly. You are the most kind, the most selfless, the most caring person that I know.
All my life I have always looked to the sky, up above when talking about God. I think we all do it. We look to a God that is outside, away from us. In doing that we mentally detached ourselves from God. We may not do it on purpose but it sure does make it easier to live our lives as we see fit. When we think of a God that is watching us from a far. Maybe even over our shoulder, that disappears when do things that He does not like. What I have learned on this journey is
I am sure that none of us could ever imagine saying no to the Lord. But the truth is that we say no everyday. We say no when we live our lives as we see fit. We say no when we continue to live in our sin. And we say no when don't acknowledge Him daily. I think the Lord deserves more 'yeses' from all of us. He is better to us than any of us deserve. If we just say, yes Lord. Our lives would be better for it. He has plans for our lives. Plans for us to prosper and not
If you follow me on Facebook, you may have seen my recent 'chapter posts'. These are color coded posts with information from my book., My Extraordinary Walk. I made these to let you know what my book is about without giving you all the juicy details. I have only spoken publicly about one chapter. Which is chapter number 5, Nothing But The Blood, where I detail the process of how I received His Holy Spirit. There are 19 small, easy to read chapters in book, so there is a
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
You ever hear a song and be like, 'it's alright', then you listen to the words and you fall love with it. This has happened to me on more than one occasion. But there is this one song that really caught me off guard. It's a gospel song and I find myself singing my heart out every time I listen to it. It really speaks to my heart and my experience with the Lord. I feel like it expresses my love for Him and all He has done for me. First I want to says that I do not own any
I am going to apologize ahead of time, if this comes across the wrong way. This is a subject that has caused me some hurt as I began my journey. Now I really believe that I am over this, that I've grown from this experience and have begun to heal. But this is something that I still would like to talk about. I am sure that you have heard people say that, when you change your life for the Lord, that you are going to lose some friends. I have heard many pastors say this over
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
There are good and bad forces all around us. Guiding us and influencing our thoughts and actions. We need to be aware that there are things working together for our good but there are also things that work against us. For me it is all very black and white, good or evil, positive or negative, right or wrong. My outlook is that everything is either heavenly inspired or it is not. This world is full of distractions and I believe that anything that distracts you from God's pu
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