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5 Things That Unblock Blessings

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Have you set goals but don’t seem to be making much ground? Do you have big dreams but run into so many obstacles? Does it seem for every step forward you end up taking two back? It happens to all of us at some point in our lives. But in reading the Bible I’ve come to understand there are four things that need to be in place for the blessings to flow and to have a major breakthrough in your life.

First, let me say that if God choses to bless you there is nothing you can do to stop Him. So even if the following things aren’t in place, and God wants to bless you, of course The Great Almighty will do so. But if you are experiencing your blessings being blocked, take note of the following that should be in place to receive the promises of God

1. You must be saved. You must invite Jesus into your heart as Lord and Savior. Romans 10:9-10 is proof of that:
Romans 10:9-10
9 because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.

If you are not saved, you can say the salvation prayer available on any of these videos.

The reason I stress being saved is because Jesus explains in John 15:4 (see below) that in order for us to bear fruit (be able to show/display our blessings) Jesus must live in us (again accomplished through salvation). In John 15, Jesus is the vine and we are the branch. The branch is nothing without the vine. The branch alone can not bear fruit without the vine. Simply put, we need Jesus in our hearts and Lord over our lives. Jesus goes on to explain in John 15:5 without him, we can not do anything. But don’t take my word for it, here is Jesus’s word:
John 15:4-5
4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. 5 I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.

So make sure you are saved.

2. You must read the Word Of God. You must meditate on the scripture in the Bible. There are no shortcuts to this. Doing this affirms all the promises God has made to you, and it builds your faith to believe that He will deliver on His promises. If you have no faith in what God can do, you can ask for a thing but that doesn’t require God to act on it because you have little or no faith. The Bible says in Romans 10:17 So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.

Jesus explains in John 15:7 that if his words (the scripture) are in you, whatever you ask for will be done. John 15:7 If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.

3. Once you have read God’s word and have relevant scripture, speak God’s word out loud. Read it and say it with faith as you pray with God about the things you desire and need.

4. What you ask for must be in alignment with God’s will. If your request is His will, you have the word of God in you, you speak God’s word out loud, and are saved, God’s word will not return void. Isaiah 55:11 so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.

5. The last thing to remember and understand we can not control, is God’s divine timing. No matter if you have done the previous four things, if it is not the right time for the blessing, it will not happen, yet. So be patient and wait in faith that God hears you and will deliver on His promises to you.
Walking in love,

Tayarisha Joyce

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Michelle William’s “Say Yes” Song (With Lyrics) Featuring Beyonce and Kelly Rowland Reminds Us No Matter What Haters Say, What God Has For Us, Is For Us

Friday, June 13, 2014

I really like Michelle Williams’s latest release “Say Yes” which features Beyonce and Kelly Rowland below with lyrics. It’s upbeat, fun, positive, and reminds us that no matter what the haters say and no matter what we are going through, if Jesus promised it, nobody can take it away or block it. All we need to do is to read God’s word and include it in our prayers so that we stand in agreement with the promises of God. God can not say no to His word. So if God says yes to His word, and we say yes to God’s word, noone else can say no and block our blessings or dreams. For biblical proof of this read:
Isaiah 55:11
So will My word be which goes forth from My mouth; It will not return to Me empty, Without accomplishing what I desire, And without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it.

Isaiah 59:21
“As for me, this is my covenant with them,” says the LORD. “My Spirit, who is on you, will not depart from you, and my words that I have put in your mouth will always be on your lips, on the lips of your children and on the lips of their descendants–from this time on and forever,” says the LORD.

Many of us have to deal with haters and people who speak against our dreams. Some of us have to deal with people who try to dig ditches for us to fall into or who try to block our blessings. Some of our so-called friends speak negatively about our visions (intentionally and non-intentionally).
But this cute, fast-paced, and fun song reminds us “When Jesus says yes, noone can say no”.
Check out Michelle Williams’s song “Say Yes” in the video below (the lyrics are included in the video).

Walking in love,

Tayarisha Joyce

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God Meets Our Needs At The Level Of Our Belief

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

God is a faithful God. He is a perfect God. If He promised to do something for/to/with us, He will always deliver. His word can not return void.

The key to receiving the blessings that Father God has promised is not only to believe. But we must study His word and share His word with Him as we pray.

Imagine how bad any parent would feel if they promised their kids something but did not deliver on the promise. Now imagine how much worse Father God would feel if He promised us something but did not deliver.

So study God’s word. Meditate on it. You don’t have to memorize it in order to share it back with God. Often I paraphrase what I’ve read back to God when I pray. He knows what I mean. He understands my point. But the point is our faith and strength and wisdom grows when we study His word.

And as we pray we can remind God that based on His word, His promises can not return void according to His will and purpose of His promise.

Isaiah 55:11
11 so is my word that goes out from my mouth:
It will not return to me empty,
but will accomplish what I desire
and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.

My friend, you must study God’s word and share it back with Him in faith, belief, hope, and love. Do this and you shall have those things that you ask. In Jesus name.

Walking in love,

Tayarisha Joyce

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Unemployed? Feed On These Scriptures

Friday, January 4, 2013

Know that God will deliver you:

Psalm 34:19

“Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the LORD delivers him out of them all.”

But do not operate out of fear, for God is still God and is still with you:

Isaiah 41:10

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

If God takes care of the little things and creatures of the earth, surely He will take care of you:

Luke 12:22-31

22Then Jesus said to his disciples: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. 23Life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. 24Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds! 25Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? 26Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest? 27“Consider how the lilies grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 28If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today, and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, how much more will he clothe you, O you of little faith! 29And do not set your heart on what you will eat or drink; do not worry about it. 30For the pagan world runs after all such things, and your Father knows that you need them. 31But seek his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well.

Know that God wants you to prosper:

3 John 1:2
2 Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.

Put your trust in the Lord

Mark 11:22-23
“And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.”
Nahum 1:7,9b

“The LORD is good, astronghold in the day of trouble; and He knows those who trust in Him…. He will make an utter end of it. Affliction will not rise up a second time.”

Believe that what you ask for you will receive:

Mark 11:24

“Therefore I say to you whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.”
Matthew 7:7-8

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.”

I John 5:14-15
“Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.”
2 Corinthians 1:20

“For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.”
Pray using God’s word because God is listening and watching and His word can not return to Him void:

Jeremiah 1:12

“. . . . I am alert and active watching over My Word to perform it.”

Isaiah 55:11

“So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.”
John 15:7

“If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.”

Lastly, seek job ministries at local churches. This too shall pass.

In Jesus name!

Walking in love,

Tayarisha Joyce

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Weapons To Use During Spiritual Warfare

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

I know I am not alone in noticing challenges intensify as you set out to do good. In fact, I am tempted to judge my direction in life based on the number of obstacles that seem to come my way. If there are no obstacles, then I tend to think perhaps I am not on the right course. These obstacles come during small goals that I am trying to achieve as well as larger goals.  As an example of a small goal, my Mother and I were trying to workout, something I have not done literally in months. This is something that will help me to relieve stress, and clear the clutter out of my mind. Well, we were successfully working out at my home for a good 10 minutes and suddenly, my cable went out. We were using FitTv to get our workout on, and for no reason the picture just froze. It remained that way for the rest of the day. Even calling out the “cable men” to fix it, did not solve the problem. And that is just one example. Let me give you another.

When financially I am starting to see the light after a divorce, a previous  stint of unemployment, and receiving a tax refund, out of nowhere not one but both of my A/C units stop working, which dealt a blow to my finances.

Yet, here is another example of an obstacle. As I was about to reach out to a reverend to see if he would be a guest blogger on this site, my internet was down. I needed the internet connection because I found the contact information for the reverend on a particular website. Without access to the internet,  I could not make contact with the reverend. 

It seems the pattern in my life is the more I attempt to do the right things, the more obstacles I face. Yet, I am pretty positive about it because I recognize the pattern and I know it just affirms I am on the right path. Not only that, I also know what or who is behind the spiritual warfare. God’s word says in

Ephesians 6:12

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

I also know that God is still God and that He uses everything (even the bad) for good. The Amplified Bible states in

Romans 8:28

We are assured and know that [[a]God being a partner in their labor] all things work together and are [fitting into a plan] for good to and for those who love God and are called according to [His] design and purpose.

We know God is our partner and that through the good and bad times we will prevail ultimately for God’s glory. 

Psalms 46:10-11 (Amplified Bible)

10Let be and be still, and know (recognize and understand) that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations! I will be exalted in the earth!
11The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our Refuge (our High Tower and Stronghold). Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!

So when I am “attacked”, I just keep in mind that God is in this with me for His kingdom’s sake. He is my partner in any battle. I am also comforted because He says His word can not return void. Don’t believe me? Check out what God says in

Isaiah 55:11

So shall My word be that goes forth out of My mouth: it shall not return to Me void [without producing any effect, useless], but it shall accomplish that which I please and purpose, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.

In times of peril, we need to verbally speak God’s word (boldly, confidently) because He clearly says it can not return void. So I would like to share some scripture that you can speak out loud as you experience spiritual warfare. Why? Again, God’s word can not return void. I want to encourage you to read Psalm 23 below. At the end there is a cute video of a little girl reciting the same scripture. Enjoy!.

Psalm 23

A Psalm of David.
 1THE LORD is my Shepherd [to feed, guide, and shield me], I shall not lack.
 2He makes me lie down in [fresh, tender] green pastures; He leads me beside the still and restful   waters.(A)
 3He refreshes and restores my life (my self); He leads me in the paths of righteousness [uprightness   and right standing with Him–not for my earning it, but] for His name’s sake.
 4Yes, though I walk through the [deep, sunless] valley of the shadow of death, I will fear or dread   no evil, for You are with me; Your rod [to protect] and Your staff [to guide], they comfort me.
 5You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with [a]oil; my   [brimming] cup runs over.
 6Surely or only goodness, mercy, and unfailing love shall follow me all the days of my life, and   through the length of my days the house of the Lord [and His presence] shall be my dwelling place

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