Monday, June 15, 2015

Things To Do While You Wait

While you are single it is good to stay active and busy! You should utilize your season of singleness as much as possible. I have listed 8 things that you should do during your season of singleness, which will prepare you for courtship and marriage. These are also things that you can do with your mate once they come along. Let's get started:

1. Serve
Serve in all capacities, rather you serve in ministries throughout your church or non profit organizations that cater to one specific gender, youth, people that are incarcerated, homeless, or single parent homes; I encourage you to get involved as much as you can. There are plenty of organizations that need volunteers all the time. Serving will help you exercise many (if not all) fruits of the spirit. (ex. love, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, all listed in Galatians 5:22-23)

2. Travel
Travel as much as possible, before you meet someone!!!! There is nothing like seeing the world and taking in the serene views of God's creation! There is so much to see and explore in this world, don't sell yourself short by waiting on someone to travel the world with you when you can do it solo (or with close friends).

3. Learn to cook
If take out at that Chinese restaurant over on Hillsboro Pike is your definition of a good meal, maybe it is time you sit down and reevaluate your life and diet (LMBO JK)!!! Seriously my friends you need to learn how to make yourself a well balanced nutritious meal!! You can't go into a relationship not knowing how to cook for yourself, or your mate for that matter. Gender roles don't really apply as much as they did back in the 50s, the man can cook for the family sometimes as well (this is totally per relationship).

4. Learn YOUSELF
Don't be afraid to sit down and spend quality time with yourself. After all if you can't spend a hour with yourself how do you expect to spend a lifetime with someone???  Figure out some of your likes and dislikes. What are some things you will not tolerate in a courtship? What is it that you really need from your future mate? (ex. affirmation, encouragement, prayer, study time together) Are you willing to compromise? Are you willing to put in the necessary work to make it work? (ex. Christian counseling, relationship improvement conferences, etc.) Do you have areas of brokenness that you need to let the Lord fix? Do you want to be with someone more than you want to know yourself? By being in a relationship are you looking to fill a void? These are just a few important questions you need to answer long BEFORE you commit to a relationship.

5. Focus on your purpose
You don't have to wait until you meet that special person that God has for your life to pursue your purpose and passion, nobody or no one is stopping you!! Go ahead and start the business, finish your degree, write the book, step out on faith, accomplish the goal, go on the mission trip!!! Because who's to say when that person God has for you will show up on the scene!!! You don't want to spend your whole life waiting; without any accomplishments. So LIVE your very best life NOW!!! #DestinyAwaits

6. Become financially accomplished
No, I don't mean you need to become a self-made million (even though it isn't a bad idea), I'm saying you need to be will versed in budgeting. Perhaps your savings account isn't where you would like for it to be, well evaluate your living habits. Is there something you can cut out to start putting more money back? Maybe you can cut out that cup of Starbucks everyday and make your own "Starbucks" at home. Don't over spend if it isn't  totally necessary, learn to bargain shop if you need a new outfit for the banquet. Don't settle for those $100 shoes when you can get some even better for $21. Learn a thing or two about stocks, bonds, and good investments. Build that 401k!!

7. Learn how to DIY
(D)o (I)t (Y)ourself!!! This can really help in your attempt to become a master budgeter. Instead of you always going to the nail shop and hair salon spending hundreds of dollars a month, learn to do your own hair, nails, and make up. The way YouTube is set up today!!! You can learn anything from there. (Which I plan to start doing some diy videos, please, subscribe!) Learn how to make in home decorate, you may want to have some of your self made pieces in your home one day. Learn how to sew; something as simple as a button. Learn how to knit winter scarfs, hats, and gloves (this will be very useful when you have children).

8. Strengthen you relationship with the Lord
The last thing you want to happen, is for God to be so kind as to send you a mate then you forget all about him once that person arrives in your life. So if you have a solid, constant, stable relationship with the Lord the more likely you are to keep it going once you've made such a commit as courtship. Common ways to strengthen your relationship and grow in the Lord are as followed but not limited to; reading your bible, digging deep into scripture, keeping up with a devotional, reading Christian self-help books, praying, fasting when need be, and most importantly applying what you are learning to your life. Let the Holy Spirit work within you.

While you are busy doing all of these things, I don't think you'll have much time to focus on the fact that you are single!! You'll be surprised, you'll be so busy doing what God has called you to do and you'll look up one day and meet the person of your hearts desire. GET BUSY!!!
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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Get In Position

For we are His Workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2:10 - NKJV

Perhaps you feel like your life is meaningless and you don't have much of a purpose, but after you read this story I hope and pray that your perspective is forever changed and you realize just how important it is that you GET IN POSITION!!!

It was just the other day I was at one of the most popular supermarkets of the United States of America; Wal-Mart mostly known as Wally World!! (God has been really speaking to me while at Wal-Mart lately!! Check out what he said a couple of weeks ago by reading my blog post, Are Your Shoes Tied?) I was in the bathroom of all places and the Lord began to speak to me. Telling me that "the lady that would stand next to me while washing my hands is planning to kill herself" I was like "whatttttt!!!! Whoa!!! No Lord!!" He said "You have to talk to her! You have to introduce yourself and tell her that I love her and that I am here with her! Tell her I've heard her cries and I am going to heal her brokenheart! Tell her that I am who I said I am and that I will do what I said I'll do. Tell her to read my Word and invite the Holy Spirit in to comfort her!..." And he kept talking!! But before he finished I cut him off saying "I can't!" (don't act like you've never told God no and tried to tune out the Holy Spirit!)

I know you may say "Tia you are willing to let her kill herself knowing that you could have prevented it." I must be real with you all and say Yes!!
Thoughts in my head: "God can surely use somebody else that is perfect!" "what if she rejects what I say and does it anyway? What if she flips out on me? What if she thinks I'm crazy? What if she isn't planning to kill herself? How will this make me look?" But thank God I began to CAST THOSE THOUGHTS DOWN IMMEDIATELY because I KNEW they were governed by fear!! "For God has not given us the spirit of fear, but that of power and love and of a sound mind" - 2 Timothy 1:7 NKJV

As I walked from the stall to the sink to wash my hands I continued to tell myself "I can do this!! I can do this! For your Glory!"  While I washed my hands a young lady came out of a stall and began to wash her hands RIGHT NEXT TO ME!! The Holy Spirit said "that's her!" I looked in the mirror at her and she had the saddest disposition I had ever seen in my life!!! She had to have been in her mid twenties, but her eyes made her look MUCH older it seemed as though she had been crying for months they were swollen and well lubricated!! At that very moment emotions of sadness nearly overtook me I felt like bursting into a river of tears!!! I knew I HAD to let the Lord use me in whatever way he pleased!! 

We both walked to the paper towel holder and grabbed a few to dry our hands and stood there in silence drying our hands. She looked up at me and I smiled at her but she didn't smile back. I thought "well if she didn't accept my little smile she definitely will not accept my words." But I knew that this was MUCH bigger than me and how I felt or thought. As I searched for the right time to introduce myself we began walking out the bathroom. My heart grew anxious because I seen her walking away right before my eyes. So right there in front of that bathroom I said "Excuse me sister!! My name is Tia Pugh..." She turned around as if she was willing to hear what I had to say. I began to tell her what the Lord told me to say verbatim!! She broke down into tears!! But the Lord was still speaking to me on her behalf so I kept talking. I could literally see the spirits that had her bond leaving her body. (MIND YOU WE ARE IN WALMART STANDING IN FRONT OF A BATHROOM!!!) 

As she continued to sob I asked her can I pray for her she nodded yes. Glory fell!!!! Do you hear me!!!! People started to gather, people started to pray!! It was revolutionary!!! The atmosphere was set!! It was amazing!! I had prayed for people in Wal-Mart and several public places before BUT nothing!!! Nothing!!! Nothing!! As great as this took place!! After prayer I hugged my sister and she held me sooooo tight! She said "I woke up this morning with every intention of killing myself today, everything I did I told myself this is my last time doing this. BUT I also prayed Father if it is not your will that I kill myself let somebody intervene" Of course I had been balling like a baby for sometime by now (because I'm a cry baby!!) We just stood there rejoicing at what God had done!!

It is critical that we be willing to follow the unction of the Holy Spirit!!! Had I not done what I was told to do that young lady very well may have killed herself!! So I MUST ask are you in position? Have you accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior? (Prayer for Salvation ) Do you need to rededicate your life to Christ(somebody needs you in position)?? Are you working out your salvation? Are you where God has positioned you? When God speaks will you be available to hear? When God wants to give you instructions will you be willing to follow them? Even if they seem off the wall to you? Have you ever had a encounter such as this? If so, tell me about it!! Please comment, share, and subscribe!!!

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Prayer for Salvation

Below is a guide to my prayer for salvation. This is known as the ABC's of Salvation.

A. Admit you are a sinner.
"There is no one righteous, not even one ... for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God."
Romans 3:10,23. (See Romans 5:8; 6:23.)

Ask God's forgiveness.
"Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved."
Romans 10:13

B. Believe in Jesus
(put your trust in Him) as your only hope of salvation.
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16 (See John 14:6.)

Become a child of God by receiving Christ."To all who receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God." John 1:12 (See Revelation 3:20.)

C. Confess that Jesus is your Lord.
"If you confess with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved." Romans 10:9 (See verse 10.)

Father God, I bow at your throne of Grace confessing that I am a sinner, I have fallen from your Glory on so many occasions and I ask that you forgive me for my sins which I have knowingly and unknowingly committed!! I thank you for sending your precious and only son for the remission of my sins, I know that Jesus Christ willingly died so that I will not have to witness the sting of death. Jesus, I confess with my mouth and heart that you are my Lord and Savior!! I ask that the Holy Spirit will dwell in me. Holy Spirit please help me, comfort me, talk to me, teach me how to act and react!! Lord, cleanse my heart from all hurt and pain that I can't begin to explain. I want and need to be made whole for your service. Place a desire in my heart for more of you and your Word! Renew my mind with your Word so that I will not think the way I have thought for so long. Teach me how to love like you and be like you. Teach me how to study your Word and teach me how to pray. Lord, I want you to guide my every footstep in your Word. Reveal to me my purpose!!! I love you Lord, it is in Jesus almighty name I have prayed, AMEN!!

***WELCOME TO THE FAMILYYYYYYY!!!!! Congratulations!! You are now one with Christ, and the Angels in Heaven are rejoicing!! I will not sugar coat it and tell you that life will be picture perfect, easy, or a bed of roses from this point forward, but I can reassure you that it will be WORTH IT!!! I pray that this has blessed your life tremendously!!!

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Monday, June 8, 2015

11 Scriptures To Help Remind You Who You Are In Christ

With all that is going on in the world today; ISIS, politics, viral videos, competition, troops coming back to American soil, police brutality, Bruce Jenner, Kylie Jenner, Charlie Charlie, and the list goes onnnnnnnn!!! It is VERY possible that WE as the body of Christ may forget who we are with so many things distracting us. God has laid it on my heart to provide you all with some of His Words as a reminder!!!
***Below I have listed 11 GRRRREAT scriptures to help remind you who you are IN CHRIST JESUS

Psalms 139:14 NKJV
I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well.
Tia Pugh Talks : YOU ARE FEARFULLY AND WONDERFULLY MADE MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS!!!!!! When you look in the mirror MARVEL at the good work he made!!! Your lips, hips, eyes, toes, and sex were made the way HE wanted it to be made!! It was made the way HE intended for it to be made!! God doesn't make MISTAKES!! You are NOT a mistake. No matter how much that "thing" inside of you tries to convince you otherwise. No part of you was made for you to reconstruct, redesign, or fix what he made PERFECT from day one!!

1 Peter 2:9 NKJV
But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.
Tia Pugh Talks : Chosen people!!! He has chosen you!! You are blessed!! No one needs to deliver you a crown when you have already been called royal!!

Romans 12:1-2 NKJV
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
Tia Pugh Talks : The least that you can do after Jesus came to earth without sin and died for your sin is to live a life that is pleasing to him!! Let him transform you!

1 Thessalonions 5:5 NKJV
You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness.
Tia Pugh Talks : YOU are LIGHT in a dark place!! You bring light when you walk in by simply being a Child of God! So you must be a good representation of him when along those lost and in the dark.

1 John 4:4 NKJV
You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.
Tia Pugh Talks : There is no match for he that lives within you!! Nothing in this whole world could take you out because when Jesus got up on the third day he OVERCAME it for you!!

Galatians 5:1 NKJV
Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.
Tia Pugh Talks : Jesus died on the cross for your freedom!! Not freedom to be who you THINK you are but freedom from those thoughts that are contradictory to his Word, those emotions that try to smother you, those areas you struggle with the try to creep back in your life....YOU ARE FRRRRREEEEE be free!! Don't return back to that old way of thinking and living!!

Philippians 1:6 NKJV
Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ;
Tia Pugh Talks : that phenomenal Gift that God has placed inside of you shall be perfected!!! Let God work!!

Galatians 5:16 NKJV
I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.
Tia Pugh Talks : If you let the Holy Spirit be your GPS he will not allow you to follow what is detrimental to your destiny!

James 1:22 NKJV
But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.
Tia Pugh Talks :  Don't just go to every mid week and Saturday or Sunday Morning service and leave without making up your mind you are going to live this thing out!! Don't just hear the Word be the Word!! Application!!

1 John 5:18 NKJV
We know that we are of God, and the whole world lies under the sway of the wicked one.
Tia Pugh Talks : You are a child of God and stand in his Word!! He has given us true eternity!! While the world is totally persuaded by the manipulation of the devil that everything on this earth is eternal and they are moved by his every action.

Colossians 3:12 NKJV
Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must  do.  But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.

Praise God!!!! I know that this has blessed you tremendously!!! Share some good scriptures that help you remind who you are in Christ Jesus in the comments!  Be sure to share so that people will be encouraged!!!

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Monday, June 1, 2015

Are Your Shoes Tied?

Are your shoes tied? It was just the other day I was walking throughout one of the most popular supermarkets of the United States of America; Wal-Mart mostly known as Wally World!! While shuffling through the aisles there had to be about 4949749473 different things going through my mind, looking at things on the shelves but not really recognizing them because of the race that was taking place in my mind. Then my mom said "Tia, your shoes!!" I looked down with much concern they were untied, completely untied. I had walked about that much traveled floor of Wal-Mart with my shoes untied!! I had no idea how long I had been traveling around the store naïve to the fact that my shoes were untied!! I mean my shoe didn't feel ANY different than they normally felt. I was truly outdone by this untied shoes experience.

I know, I know!!!! You think I'm OCD or something by now and you've said this doesn't seem like a big deal, but what God revealed to me when I kneed down to tie my shoes was soooo profound I almost fell out in that there Wal-Mart!!!

He said "this is exactly how my people walk among the earth. With their shoes untied, laces dragging the ground picking up any and every germ that lays on the surfaces they walk". I was like ooooook, I need you to make it plain!!!!! he continued by saying "they walk around the earth incomplete (untied), searching for answers, love, purpose, and validation from everyone and everything outside of my Word, so with that every demon (germ) that wants to attach itself to them does just that! Especially because they don't notice a difference, and they keep moving while more and more demons continue to attach to them!" I was blown backkkkk!!! These demons that attach themselves to you can cause confusion, worry, stress, and steal things from us such as joy and peace. As I stood there in that Wally World I listened to his every Word,  He went on to say my people need to stay "tied up in me! Because I am the love they need, I have the answer they are looking for, I'll reveal their purpose, I've already validated them!!!"

Therefore, I encourage you all to make sure your shoes are tied, tied up with our Father!! I encourage you to focus on the Lord, he has everything that you are seeking and stand in need of!! He can complete and satisfy your every desire!!! BUT PLEEEEEASE pay attention, when you feel the Holy Spirit tugging on your heart advising you to let the Lord fill, change, and redirection you!!! Allow him to do his perfect work, go to him so that he can clean you up!! So that you will not be walking around germeeeee!!!

I hope & pray this has blessed your life in some way!!! Please be sure to subscribe, comment, and share this post!! Thank you!! Love you!

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