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Pink slip…

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the Lord , and depart from evil. — Proverbs 3:5‭-‬7 KJV

Today, the Lord gave me the above scripture. I had no idea what all would come along with it, but I knew it was filling me up. Today as I waited on the Lord he allowed me to spend time in the book of 1 Corinthians. He allowed me to study the entire book [again]. I’m grateful he did. Everything I read about is currently where he has brought me to. One of the things he said to me which did exactly as it says was this:

I am glad of the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus: for that which was lacking on your part they have supplied. For they have refreshed my spirit and yours: therefore acknowledge ye them that are such. — 1 Corinthians 16:17‭-‬18 KJV

For those of us that choose to answer God’s call and go forth to preach and teach the gospel [full time], there will be some hills and mountains and ditches you will have to get through. But again, be encouraged and remember what God tells you,

Acknowledge him in ALL your ways.

Do you see that pink paper in the back? Let’s call it the pink slip. I applied online for a job. I have not applied for work for 9 years. I’ve been faithfully devoted and dedicated to fulfilling the work of the ministry. I have had all types of attacks come against me to try and derail me, but yet the Lord kept me going. I’ve experienced a cheating spouse, eviction, my oldest son turning to drugs and the street and having me falsely arrested and jailed, my grandmother dying, 2 births and 1 birth to a stillborn, friends distancing themselves, people saying they will help me and later saying it’s too much, and of course the one that started it all; being stabbed thirteen times and my body enduring a collapsed lung, spinal damage and nerve damage; and being denied disability benefits although I’ve worked since the age of 14.

I don’t list those things for pity or to defame my Lord and Savior. By no means no. I list them to praise the Lord for sustaining me through all of those storms. When it looked as if it was a wrap, God came in and saved the day again and again and again. That’s who he is — Our Saviour! Our Father; Our Lord; Our Redeemer. Our very present help in time of need.

So today, I told God that if he needs for me to return to a 9 to 5 for now in order for me to do the work he has called me to do, then I am all his and I am willing to do that. It’s not from a place of unbelief. It’s from a place of surrender. I want the Lord to use me however he may need to in order for his will to go forth. While there is a few obstacles blocking me from working a regular job, I believe God so much that I know only he would be the one to allow me to work any job, so I surrendered it all to him. I promised God I would no longer complain, but that I would only pray; pray without ceasing. Is this what I believe God wants for me to do? The answer is no. However, I believe that any child will be willing to help their Father in anyway they can when they see a need.

God knows my heart and he sees it. I cried and then began to fill out the application on line. When I finish I went back to prayer. I am believing for a major miracle right now. For us to have a home to live and until then for us to be able to pay for this hotel room. But my prayer doesn’t stop there. I’m praying for the people to return to the Lord and submit to his ways. To not be afraid. To draw closer to God and learn of him. To acknowledge him and walk in his ways. To be like Jesus. I’m praying for family members, friends, and people I’ve met along the way. In praying for God’s people to wake up and arise in the Spirit of the Lord. Not for me [God knows my heart] but for God, our Father.

The Lord has given me my next assignment and so I understand the attacks. Anything to try and tempt me to walk away from going forth and leading this Revival. But no matter what, I’m not quitting. No matter how much longer it may take me, I’m going to obey my Father and do what he says.

I’m believing for the Lord to send my ministering angels. I know they are on the way. While I wait for tonight to be paid in full, I will continue to serve the Lord by sitting at his feet like Mary and listening to him as I study and meditate and fast and pray. It’s turning around. He will refresh my spirit. He is Lord.

I know the song says, “Nobody told me the road would be easy…” but I don’t agree. Jesus tells me in the Holy Bible, [it is written]

For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. — Matthew 11:30


Be encouraged. Be inspired. Be who God created you to be.

Apostle Bella Grace


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