Hello RBT Readers!!!
I’m so over the top excited tonight! Just days before Christmas my long awaited book, Angels-The Discovery has released!!!
After many years of blood, sweat and tears, the fruit of my labor is here and sure to bless countless lives, young and old alike!
So many lessons to learn and divine adventures to discover. My first novel of a series which will provide comfort to grieving hearts and reach tender lives about Spiritual Warfare!
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Blessing to you all and have a very Merry Christmas!
Chanel Walker-Bailey IS Starr Lee Bryant
Many believers make Christianity look incredibly undesirable and not worth the conversion effort. The world looks upon us and struggles to see true benefits of walking with Christ.
With too many religious practices, limited reflections of how “fun” can be had and often appearing like the majority is barely making it, I can see why non-believers choose to remain just that! It does not appear corporately that the Body of Christ is prospering.
Now I’m not talking about mere material things. Although essential in life, this is the least of things I am referring to.
I’m referring to complete prosperity in the totality of man.
*Success in our relationships
*True redemption in our health
*Consistency in our conduct
*Overflow in our finances
Instead many of us are divorcing at the same pace as the world, are dying before our time, act as if we’ve never confessed the prayer of salvation and constantly struggle in lack or “Just Enough”.
We make it seem like the devil takes better care of his than God ever promised His children that He would!
As a result, the world struggles to respect our position and our purpose in the gospel. This is exactly what the enemy wants.
Christ indeed paid it all! So why are we not reaping all that He laid His life down for?
It’s our lack of FAITH!
It’s The words we speak contrary to His promises!
It’s the company we keep!
It’s the voices we entertain when we are alone!
Many of us need to REALLY try God at His very Word! Put a demand on Heaven and stop making Christianity look so unattractive!
Just think of what could happen if you routinely did the opposite REGULARLY!
Instead of giving up on your relationships and seeking the easy way out, Walk In Love with people until change comes.
What about writing and speaking out declarations over that illness DAILY while you do what you must in the natural regarding diet and exercise.
Challenge yourself to be a better representative of Christ in your character to win those who don’t believe.
Truly trust God with your finances by managing your money according to His plan and not your own which probably is not working anyway.
How much more would our Heavenly Father blow us away with His goodness when we truly activate FAITH? It’s the very element that keeps us from living that abundant life that He promised us.
Make a decision today to prepare to go into the new Year REALLY believing and trusting God. This cannot be done with mere words but also in action and deed. God has already done all that He will. It’s up to us to move and ignite in FAITH in order to see all His promises TRULY come to pass!
Until Next Time, Happy Sunday!
These last days that we live in have proven to be filled with difficult challenges, great disparity and corrupt with incredible immoralities. It is more critical now than ever for the believing heart to remain tied to The Savior.
He is the ONLY thing that remains consistent, unchanged, refreshing and true. Hope, peace, restoration, healing, abundance and so much more are a guarantee in Our Heavenly Father.
But because we live in flesh and face a spiritual enemy that lives to destroy our connection with God, we are sometimes tempted by the things we see.
I consider myself a strong woman of great faith. Yet, a few weeks ago I was challenged in an area that I allowed to affect me and I became tempted by my sight.
My 6 year old son suffered some symptoms that appeared asthmatic in nature. Neither I nor my husband recognized what he was going through initially. It started with a cough, runny nose and sneezing. Surly this was just a common cold for the whether swiftly changed from warm sunny days to brisk chilly mornings filled with dew in the air. The change was sudden and a bit of a shock for everyone.
Several days went by and my son’s symptoms remained. His cough continued and he told me “Mommy, I can’t do the big breath.” Yet I still didn’t get it and kept providing him treatment for a cold.
After a week, he developed a fever and seemed to be using his entire diaphragm to take simple breaths. His heart was racing uncontrollably and clearly he appeared distressed. That’s when I knew something was terribly wrong. As my husband and I took him to the emergency room, we remained for 5 hours and they could not get his symptoms under control. They admitted him to ICU and there he remained for nearly 2 days.
The enemy messing with my baby was overwhelming! To see him on a breathing machine with IVs in his little arm and not being able to feed or hold him affected me in a way nothing ever could. We watched numbers on him monitors rise and fall. Over 24 hours of unstable readings and no clarity on his condition I allowed my emotions to be toyed with.
My son shedding a river of tears due to being weary, hungry and scared were down right torturous to my very soul. I lingered by feeling absolutely helpless and would take his place if only I could.
There were periods throughout this 72 hour ordeal when my eyes indeed fell off my Savior. I was tempted by what my son was enduring and what I was seeing.
Our Heavenly Father commands us to keep our eyes on Him in every situation that we face. Any other action temps us to be ensnared by the enemy’s tactics. We will certainly begin to worry, doubt, become offended, say the wrong things and react with fear. These emotions are contrary to The Word of God.
The longer we keep our eyes on our circumstances, the longer it takes to be delivered from them all. No one purposely wants to prolong pain so the quicker we adjust our perspectives spiritually, we allow our Savior to go to work on our behalf.
I eventually recognized that the attack on my son was to get me questioning God’s power in my life. I shut him down by putting out a call to some warriors that I knew would stand in the gap with consistent prayer.
Within hours my son began to recover. He was discharged and returned to his normal self within days.
Are you facing a situation today that you keep looking at with your natural eye? If so quickly adjust your understanding and trust God! He is not taking too long neither is He ignoring your cry. This mentality is yet another trick of the enemy to keep you in emotional bondage with what you face.
Fight him by aligning back in faith quickly! You may not be able to do this alone so do what you must to regain your peace, your trust, your prosperity, your sanity and your future. This thing WILL turn around for your good when you no longer allow the enemy to tempt you by sight!
Until Next Time, Happy Sunday!
I gave my life to Christ at the tender age of 14. At that stage I had experienced some minor challenges in life that felt rather monumental back then. Peer pressures, 1st heart break, fleeting friendships and academic problems. At that time, those issues seemed rather detrimental but then life REALLY began to hit!
As a teenager transitioning into a young adult, I wavered away from my faith quiet a bit. I began to stumble through life; desperately trying to discover who I am, what’s my purpose and where do I truly belong. During times of great frustration in many failed attempts at trying to figure it all out, I would deviate spiritually. Doing my own thing seemed more simple, less pressure, and indeed much easier. That never lasted long! Ultimately, I would return asking myself why do things that are not so pleasing to my Savior feel so darn good? At least initially they did; until I found myself in deep rooted trouble, despair, guilt and shame!
Today as a woman in my 40’s, I no longer suffer with roller coaster of emotions wondering where I belong. I’ve made up in my mind that I am a child of The Most High God and in Him I shall remain.
I’ll spend the rest of my days crucifying my flesh in order to magnify His Name. I’ll forsake the opinion of others and consider only what my Savior says of me. Most other opinions that did not line up with the Word of God have consistently failed me anyway. To this day, God has never!
I’ll speak of His goodness, praise His name and share my testimonies in RealBoldTruth unapologetically! He has been too good to me to live any other way! I’ll allow Him to develop my gifts then use them to win more to the body of Christ, for this is what’s required of me.
I’ve spent enough time on both sides of faith to effectively analyze which life is more beneficial for me. I’m fully persuaded these days to live no other way but in my Heavenly Father.
All else is darkness, confusion, trouble, pain, compromise, wayward thinking, Luke warm, non prosperous, curse inducing and Destiny forsaken.
I’ve lived enough years in all of the above and now consistently want all that God has for me. There truly is no other way!
That may mean I’ll spend the rest of my days fighting my sinful flesh and commanding it to line up with God’s will! It may be difficult but I no longer desire the easy way out! That’s cowardly and will lead to nothing else but what I’ve truly been delivered from. RealBoldTruth!
There’s no turning back for freedom I’ve experienced in Christ in my mind, in my body, in my spirit. That freedom is now evident in my family, in my ministry and everything that God allows me to touch! I can’t turn back now! There’s so much more and I’m finally excited about my life!
When you sit back and consider where you came from and where you are today, are you too convinced that you can’t live no other way but for God?
What stark differences do you see?
What’s your experience and how have those around you changed toward and around you as a result?
The benefits of living my life as a Believer in the Gospel of Jesus Christ has not and will not fail me. It’s the only constant that I’ve ever known. For that reason alone, there’s no other way!
Until next time, Happy Sunday!
Whether we as humans willingly admit it or not, we are just a tad bit infatuated with the possibility of Angels!
Many make subliminal comments about them during times of tragedy, grief and life altering despair. Many of us live through moments when we know that our survival from a situation was the result of something far greater than what we can visually see. We often don’t hesitate to accredit the possibilities of Angels being in our midst.
But are they real or just a mystical fabric of our deepest imaginations? Do they really exist somewhere beyond the realm of our realities and tangible experiences?
At minimum and for the believing heart in the content of the Bible, Angels indeed are very real!
1. The word of God makes over 300 references of them in the Bible. I’ve personally Read and reviewed every single one! Accompanied by a soothing cup of tea and my concordance companion, I’ve read them all!
2. Angels are mighty spiritual beings. Their primary purpose is to guide and protect the human life that they are assigned to.
3. Angels are superior to humans in intellect and power but not greater than Almighty God Himself.
4. God is known to be Omni present. Meaning He is everywhere at all times. With the assistance of Angels, they help carry out His Will and perfect Commands.
So the next time you’re alone in a space but sense that someone is near, consider that an Angel may be with you.
Those unexplainable instances that you somehow escaped are Angels in protective operation just for you.
While in your deepest dreams a message is delivered to you that you recall vividly once you awake. There is a strong possibility that An Angel was sent to speak to you by your Heavenly Father.
Life and what we endure, especially in these times of great uncertainty, is much more comforting when we consider these things. Our circumstances all become so much clearer when we take heed and just believe.
Angels Are Real!
The world and its customs are changing in ways that frankly disturb my Christian soul upon deep consideration. The differences are coming swiftly lately and it’s clear that few humanly in power are taking stances to draw any lines.
The promotion of soliciting wrongs as right and rights as wrong have reached astronomical portions! Even other countries Have viewed our practices as disgusting as we continue to promote “freedom without ethical boundaries ” it never stops and we are looking like a modern day Sodom and Gomorrah.
In the past several years, drastic alterations to biblical principles that our country was founded on have been completely dismantled. So much that the new generation and those to come are at risk of not even knowing the moral standards we once had ever existed at all.
What’s happening is a very sad state of affairs that grieves my spirit but further solidifies my position in Christ Jesus that I shall not be moved!
Last week I endured a level of offense with my employer that I have never endured in over 25 years of working. Because of recent federal regulations that have changed which trickles down at the individual state level, I am now forced to do a few things that are completely contrary to my Christian moral values. I’ve never been in a position where I feel I have no choice and must compromise for the sake of my livelihood. The very thought of the matter sickens me and I call out to my Abba Father for direction.
He gently reminds me that I’m in this world but not of it. I must operate in my role as unto Him and he will, in due time, make a way of escape for me. He saw this coming long before my experiences. In order to survive, I must keep my eye on Him now more than ever before.
As Christians, today is the day to take a more concrete stance in what we believe in. We live in a country that is “Free” so as the world changes, we shouldn’t if it’s not for the better in our Savior.
Be ye Separate from them!
Don’t find acceptance in the chances!
Represent Christ so that those who dismiss His Will clearly understands whose side you are on! There should be no question or surprise that you are indeed a believer!
Resist the enticing temptations to please the flesh!
Don’t be moved from God’s Word, Will and plans for your life!
Continue to sharpen yourselves with other believers to strengthen your united front!
Do it all by walking in Love for that’s what our Father commands us to do!
All of this is getting more difficult to comprehend as to why this is happening. But we still serve a God who is very much in control and has the end result already worked out!
Until Next Time, Happy Sunday!
God sometimes speaks to us through other people. He knows we as humans need what He’s saying at times delivered in the flesh because it’s touchable; It’s relatable.
Having the gift of discernment when others provide us with constructive criticism is critical. For things spoken that don’t line up with the Word of God can be devastating if we don’t know any better.
These days, I so welcome correction for it’s my desire to move forward in growth, naturally and spiritually. There are a handful of people who God has sent in my life to help mold and shape my spirit. This includes addressing my wrongs, inconsistencies and immaturity. I take it free of offense and know that I’m developing into a better person and Representative of Christ because of it.
A young woman I know is clearly being verbally abused by her father. Although she is of legal age and clearly an adult, her father has built a controlling environment around her with his narsacisstic behavior patterns. His words to her are extremely harsh and aims to destroy her character. She is going through an extremely difficult time in her life and gets vulnerable to talk to her father often. The end result is always a complete disaster as he rips her apart at the seams with insults, name calling, and painful judgement. All of it piled on top of her very unfortunate circumstances.
It’s clear to me that this man has deeply rooted issues of his own that were never addressed. His self deflecting ways confirms this as I consider his words, actions and experiences. All of what he says is painful but none the Truth.
A sure way that we can tell if God is speaking to us through another is understanding Him. The only way to do so is through His Word. There is no subject or life event that He has left uncovered. It’s ALL there in The Bible.
God corrects us lovingly.
He knows us individually and uniquely better than anyone.
He would never leave us feeling unwanted, abandoned or without solutions to our problems.
He certainly would not label us adversely with descriptions and name calling that is completely demeaning.
God has regard for us and says specific things about who and what we are in Him that NO ONE can take away!
If God is on our side then the ignorant opinion of all others is completely obsolete!
It is very dangerous and unhealthy to become too dependent on people. They will fail you every time, even those closest to you.
Learn how to hear the voice of The Living God. Building a relationship with The Savior is the only way of discovering REAL truths even if they involve correction that can sometimes be painful.
His opinion, correction, guidance and reverence toward us is all we need and all that truly matters.
Until Next Time, Happy Sunday!
There was a lengthy period in my life when I felt like the poster child of being socially awkward! This is more true as a youth and into my young adult years. I simply hated it!!! I had no clue why and it really bothered me especially when I began to discover that in order to experience success in areas such as business and friendships, one must have some basic fundamental people skills.
I spent most of those years in a shell and excessively introverted. Coming out was about the scariest thing I ever had to face! All eyes on me I never wanted even for a few seconds.
In Christ, I discovered that my awkwardness was due to issues I had with trust, self esteem, lack of experience with people outside of my community and fear! Awkwardness for me wasn’t natural but learned behaviors due to adverse life experiences. I allowed what I was exposed to to shape me and it was indeed crippling!
I don’t like being defeated by my fears so I at least had the courage to face them even though I trembled! Today I am much better in social settings although at times I do still feel like the odd one but I’m ok with knowing I am a little different. (Maybe that or hitting the age “who cares what people think” 40!)
Conquering awkwardness starts with getting over you and embracing your uniqueness.
Stop worrying about what the majority thinks of you when the only opinion that matters is the one that created you!
If you are socially odd you may agree with the statement that people don’t know what to think of you!
You find it hard to fit in and want to so desperately at times. It takes much mental effort to remain in a social setting without wanting to run for isolated cover.
Breaking the Cycle:
1. Do a self assessment- are you off because of a mental health issue?
2. Identify a circle you want to be in and show up.
3. Identify one person and mingle.
4. Stay as long as you can without falling apart.
5. Repeat until it feels natural!
People WILL get use to you, and God always sends someone to embrace you. You will miss this blessing if your exit is premature. You may not connect with anyone the first time around but keep showing up! No matter how hard or uncomfortable it feels, challenge yourself to break through this barrier in your life.
If you’ve done your self assessment and don’t have the mental problems I mention above, then you may be fine just the way you are! Switch to doing an assessment of those you are trying to fit in with. Are you REALLY suppose to be with that crowd?
A fact about Social Awkwardness:
According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIH), nearly 15 million people in the U.S. suffer from some form of social anxiety disorder. That’s a lot of people! The one you are looking at wondering if they think you’re odd could very well be looking back at you with the same question running through their own minds!
You are fearfully and wonderfully made says the Word Of God who does not lie!
Step into your position of being all that God called you to be! Get out there in all you awesomeness and make the sentiment of awkwardness a thing of the past! You can and Must do this!
This weekend, I had a wonderful opportunity to minister on a panel of three women at an annual empowerment conference. The theme of the event was entitled “Its Time To GIFT Yourself Away!”
As a believer, when that statement is pondered on alone, it’s nothing short of deeply powerful and thought provoking!
I was commissioned to facilitate the panel discussion that had an audience of nearly 150 attendees. It was also being audio recorded. I was simply honored to do this for a ministry that has completely changed my life. I give credit for my maturing experience spiritually to this platform fully equipped with a visionary and leader of great integrity!
As I prepared for the conference, I sought the Lord for instruction on what He would have me and the ladies share with the people. We had to elaborate on how each one of us have been able to step into and operate in “The Gifts” that God put in us.
I’ve been blessed over the past 3 years to identify my natural born gift as a writer. Then God filled my life with mentors who have pulled associated talents out of me that I didn’t know were there! Speaking, internet radio, television and becoming a columnist for a Christian Magazine. Within the next few months I will finally be able to add published author to these accolades. It’s all for the glory of God and nothing I saw coming my way just a few short years ago.
Personally, operating effectively in “The Gifts” was a process I call The PPP – Painful Purposeful Purging. Had I not challenged myself to stay the course through my PPP, I certainly would not be doing what I’m doing today!
I want to share what has been involved in PPP for me as I have experienced it. Prior to discovering my gifts, I was a woman full of low self regard, a sufferer of chronic depression for nearly 30 years, a person easily intimidated by others who I thought were stronger than me and didn’t value my life for I had no clue who I was or aspired to be.
When I became affiliated with The DOE Ministry, I instantly discovered that I was at a spiritual crossroad. The ministry demanded in love that all attendees rise and take their rightful position in the body of Christ.
As I looked around at the other women there, the enemy tried to make me feel that I didn’t belong, that I wasn’t good enough, that I would never be as effective in ministry as the others, and a whole host of other lies.
I would either return to my comfort zone of despaired isolation or stay the course and go through A Painful Purposeful Purging. This meant, in a nutshell facing ME! Looking myself in the mirror and deal with my damage! I had to visit some very difficult areas from my past that I had stuffed and suppressed. It hurt like nothing ever has but I could not fathom another 30 years of what I had already endured! There HAD to be more!
Like a boxer in a ring, I decided to roll up my spiritual sleeves, put on my gloves and fight for my life! My opponent, an invisible enemy was clearly trying to take me out! The battle was with no one else but myself!
Committed to being Uncomfortable
Being an introvert and not feeling comfortable around people due to deep trust issue, I had to fight my flesh that wanted to flee every circumstance and environment that would force me to grow up and address my weaknesses. I forced myself to show up consistently and stay to the end. This was so painful in the beginning for I would leave with tremendous headaches at times but felt pride that I conquered something that has had me in bondage for years. The more I showed up, the less uncomfortable I became.
Cleansing My Soul
As comfort came, I was now able to address finding out who I am in Christ.
I began to control my thoughts and renew my mind.
I had to forgive and stop blaming others for my circumstances.
I stopped looking back at my past failures and successes and began looking forward to a future with possibilities!
Most importantly, I started understanding the Spirit of Adoption to deal with my rooted issues of rejection.
My PPP has taken 4 years and is still being refined. I have scaled away layers upon layers of mental mess that has kept me crippled in the Spirt. What is now exposed are my “Gifts” that I can flow in more freely due to heavy weights being lifted. I won in Christ with a major T.K.O.!
For someone reading this, you MUST go through your own person PPP. It will NOT be easy and does not happen overnight. However if you fight hard and long enough, a life is waiting for you filled with abundance! There are also others who desperately need what God put in you!
While you still have time, life and chances, gear up for the purge and start to Gift Yourself Away.
Until next Time, Happy Sunday
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