Be Comforted Nonetheless

Praise the name of Jesus Christ every one. I just want to remind someone that the Lord is good. He is truly indeed amazing and He is indeed beautiful for situations. Oh magnify the Lord with me and let us exalt His name together. Glory be to God, Hallelujah.

On Sunday, May 20, 2018, when I was at church, my church’s Assistant Pastor was the one who was given the opportunity to preach. The title of her preaching was “BE COMFORTED NONETHELESS.” And the scripture she read was Job 5: 1 – 6. While she was preaching, the Lord Jesus Christ used her to say many things that reminded me of past Bible Journaling entries that I had done and also an encouragement that a particular prayer partner of mine had given to me. This experience is what I would love to share with you all today.

Now, the fact that she focused her preaching on the book of Job and she even said, Job is a good book to study especially when you are battling a severe storm, led me to remember the Bible Journaling entry I did on Job in my first K.J.V. Journaling Bible which is shown below:

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The words “What is Your Blessings Come through Raindrops” comes from the song “Blessings” by Laura Story. To me, this song represents the story of Job exceptionally well and it is also a beautiful song of comfort and strength for those going through severe storms in their life as it causes people to realign/refocus their mind on God and all the good He is using the pain to bring forth. Remember God will not cause pain without allowing something new to be birth. Also remember God is intentional as He works all the situations, challenges and joyful moments in our lives for our good while He creates our beautiful masterpieces. This same entry was later redone in my K.J.V My Creative Bible as shown below:

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As you can see, I added butterflies. This is because, at this very moment in my life, lessons from the caterpillar to butterfly transformation are an important part of my life as it comforts me and equips me to go through my seasons with joy.

I saw this preaching from my assistant pastor as God reminding me to study the book of Job. She started to expound on the story of Job and especially the words that Job’s friends were saying to him. The fact of the matter is that Job’s friends thought he sinned because they could not find any other possible conclusion in their mind as to why God would allow these things to happen to him. They could not understand why he was being afflicted so much. Job also could not understand why he was chosen to endure so much affliction but he knew he did not sin. Many of the words that Job’s friends said were discouraging, however, that did not stop him from trusting in God.

It is the same with us. There will be times when we will find ourselves in situations in which we will not understand or know the reasons why we are chosen to go through it. People, especially close friends, around us may not understand why we are going through various situations either and so many of the times they may say things that further hurt us and cause us to be discouraged. Therefore this is why my Assistant Pastor’s theme was “Be Comforted Nonetheless.”

In spite of the discouragements and the misunderstandings of Job’s friends, Job never lost faith in God. Job never cursed God. We can be like Job. When people come to discourage us, let us turn the discouragement into encouragement and be comforted nonetheless.

Words that are meant to discourage will come, but it doesn’t have to discourage you if you do not let it. It matters which way you turn it.

Choose to turn Words made to discourage you into positivity today and MOVE FORWARD IN FAITH IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST OF NAZARETH.

My Assistant Pastor went on to say

“When the Words come, Job, which was are you going to turn it? Somebody can say the worst things to you and you take it as an encouragement.”

It was when I came from church and I was doing some personal journaling that I remembered that this specific line that came from my Assistant Pastor actually connected with the Sunday School Lesson that took place on the same Sunday Morning. A specific part of it was dealing with the Syrophenician woman who came to Jesus for her son to be healed. This lesson can be found in St. Matthew 15: 22 – 28. Jesus said to her

“It is not meet to take the children’s bread and give it to the dogs.”

Now, this lady was a gentile and gentiles are normally referred to as dogs. However, this lady did not let this Word stop her from exercising her faith in God in order to get her deliverance. She decided to turn this word, that others may have taken as a negative Word, into a positive Word and as a result of this the Lord saw her faith and granted her, her deliverance.

This is proof that it depends on how you turn it. You can choose whether you are going to see the positive and joy in everything or if you are going to put a negative spin on everything.

My assistant pastor also said:

“if you choose to see everything in a negative light you will die in your valley. You have to find comfort even in the places where people think you will die.”

These words reminded me of an encouragement that one of my prayer partners gave to me the last time I saw him. He said:

“A wise man will be strengthened/encouraged/assisted by discouragement but not even encouragement will help an unwise man.

The Syrophenician woman would have died in her valley, had she not decided to see Jesus’ Words to her in a positive light than a negative light. In order to have great faith, you have to reach the stage where you see everything in a positive light. If someone calls you a dog, choose to stay positive by emulating the persistence of a dog. The Syrophenician woman was persistent and as a result, she got her deliverance.

Remember you cannot stop people from criticizing you and calling you names, but you can choose how you respond to those names. Let those names build you instead of tearing you down in the Mighty Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Stay positive in the mighty name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Even if, in discouraging times, when words come to try to discourage you, if it comes to the test that you have to spend five minutes and write down the words in a journal and then underneath you write the question, HOW CAN I SEE POSITIVE IN THIS NEGATIVE WORD? And the Lord helps you to answer it then you pray and move forward in strength. Do It. It will be worth it in the end and it will cause you to see God in each situation rather than yourself.

It depends on how you turn it.

My assistant pastor furthermore said:

“There is a time to be silent and a time to speak.”

“When you are going through your season, ask God to cover you until your season pass.”

“If you give up on God, you will never experience the next season. If your mission is to overcome/survive you must go through the season. While going through the season lean upon God.”

While these words were being said, I remembered that on Thursday, May 17, 2018, and on Saturday, May 19, 2018, the Lord Jesus Christ had been speaking deeply to my spirit about Seasons and He was using visible experiences in my environment to allow me to have a deeper understanding of seasons.

On Thursday, May 17, 2018, the Lord allowed me to walk outside my house and witness the wind blowing to the ground, some of the yellow and brown leaves of an ackee tree that is located right in front of my gate. It was a beautiful sight to see leaves falling to the ground like rain and painting the ground under the tree.

I started to meditate on this action and the Lord cause me to write down a meditation from this experience. The bottom line of this experience was that you have to shed your old leaves (Bad habits, bad ways, ineffective tools, friends that have concluded their purpose in your life) in order to grow new leaves (new habits, new and effective ways, effective tools, and new destiny helpers ordained by God) for the new season. You cannot carry the old season’s baggage into the new season. That would be chaotic and strenuous and even an unpleasant sight to behold. The old would poison the new.

What if the tree should keep its old leaves, would there be any space for the new ones? What if a tree had both its old and new leaves growing on it, wouldn’t that cause a lot of deadly problems to the tree?

God designed the tree to shed its old leaves so new leaves can emerge. We also must come out of the old so the new can be effective in our lives. This is just the principle of God. One cannot go contrary to God’s season and expect to have an effective life. That is impossible.

As a result of getting this revelation, I was thinking of the best way to illustrate it in my Bible. The Lord Jesus brought to my memory, a napkin that I had and I went ahead and used it. This is the entry below:

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On Saturday, May 19, 2018, I was looking into one of my favourite books that had some Bible journaling entries that focuses on Ecclesiastes 3. There is a specific one that focused on the fact that Ecclesiastes 3 said: “For everything, there is a SEASON.”

The word SEASON inspired me to search my stash of Bible Journaling napkins to find any that depicted the four seasons.: Autumn, Summer, Winter, and Spring. I also thought of the Season of rain versus the season of sunshine. However, I only found napkins to depict the four seasons that were listed first. The entry below was done as a result of that:

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While searching for the Autumn napkin especially, the Lord allowed me to ask some questions and that allowed me to gain another revelation which I will share soon as the Lord permits.

I loved the way how God used the preaching on Sunday, May 20, 2018, to confirm all He has been teaching me about seasons. All Glory be to His Name continually for this.

My final words to you are:

“ Even if you do not understand the season you are in, TRUST GOD”

“Whether Encouragement or Discouragement comes: BE COMFORTED NONETHELESS.”

 

Thank You For Reading. I Pray Your Life is Transformed. Be Blessed in the Mighty Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth.

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Building Character For the Kingdom of God

Hi everyone. I would just love to stop by and share a part of my day yesterday.

I am apart of a sisterhood on Facebook that is known as the FFAR (Fabulously Far Above Rubies) Academy. This Sisterhood is lead by a beautiful lady by the name of Ruth Naomi Mitchell.

This ministry is all about building courtships and marriages globally and the academy is geared towards building sisterhoods globally. I can say that since I have been apart of this ministry my life has never been the same as I have learn the meaning of true sisterhood and how to be a true sister indeed and I am grateful for this foundation..

However the reason I brought it up today is because the leader of FFAR, Ruth Naomi Mitchell, did a live video yesterday on the topic

Setting GOALS and ACCOMPLISHING them: BUILDING CHARACTER FOR THE KINGDOM.

And I can safely say that listening to that life video had me evaluating my life to the point where while the live video was going on, I was journaling. And I just want to share the two Journaled pages I did with you all..

This is the first question that was asked in the video that had a really big impact on my life.

Are you in the VINEYARD to Work or are you there to EAT THE GRAPES?

Honestly, the ministries we are in, why are we doing them? Why are we going to church? Are we there to reap the benefits, are we there to say yes we are apart of something, are we there to make our resume look pretty or are we there to work, are we there to invest our time and service so people can get to know God deeply? Are we there to invest something worthwhile or are we just there to see what we can get out of it. Are we there to be selfless or selfish? Are we there for ourselves or to be ministers and servants selflessly to others? Why am I doing what I am doing? Let us all ask ourselves that question..

Crave the process.

Are you willing to live/be the Word?

Many times we crave the result of the process: being a supervisor, getting our degree, being called as an evangelist, being a prefect at school, being head girl, being head supervisor, being a top class music producer, writing books, being the head of a ministry or many ministries..

However, many of us do not crave the process that is needed to get to the product. Honestly I can say I am like that many times. I know what it is like to be a professional runner. I know what it is like to run away from the fire. I know what it is like to run. But honestly running has put me no where so especially for this 2018 I am determined not to run anymore. But yes I know what it is like to run from the process while still having the product on my mind. I know what it is like to be faithless and heavily doubtful.

So Trust me when I say I know what it means to CRAVE THE PRODUCT RATHER THAN THE PROCESS..

However I want to make that change in my life. I want to start craving the process.

Honestly, the process is where true relationship with God is formed. The process is where your are molded and made to be more like God. The process is where it all happens.

So I just want to encourage everyone including myself to live your life loving and living for God selflessly and intentionally.. Be in the vineyard working not only eating.

Remember you have got to work the vineyard in order to eat the grapes that the vineyard produces.

And while working in the vineyard, embrace the process.

God bless you all.

Love

Osheen Wright

Thank You Lord For Unconditionally Loving Me

You Love Me Anyway by Sidewalk Prophets

I have always always listened this song but today I saw it differently. I honestly saw it differently.

The first verse goes like this:

“The question was raised
As my conscience fell
A silly little lie
It didn’t mean much
But it lingers still
In the corners of my mind
Still you call me to walk
On the edge of this world
To spread my dreams and fly
But the future’s so far
My heart is so frail
I think I’d rather stay inside”

INSPITE OF MY FEARS GOD STILL LOVES ME. HE IS STILL PATIENT WITH ME. HE IS STILL TEACHING ME TO TRUST HIM. INSPITE OF MY BROKENNESS HE IS STILL RESHAPING MY PIECES. HE IS STILL WORKING ON ME..

The chorus then says

“But You love me anyway
It’s like nothing in life
That I’ve ever known

(MIGHTY GOD. THIS IS TRUTH)

Yes You love me anyway
Oh Lord, how You love me
How you love me”

My favorite part is the second verse ”

It took more than my strength
To simply be still

(BEING STILL IS SOMETHING THAT AINT EASY I FAIL SO MANY TIMES AT IT)

To seek but never find
The reasons we change
The reasons I doubt
And Why do loved ones have to die?”

This song means so much to me because with all the mistakes I’ve made, with all the times I have succumbed to fear, with all the times I have ran like Jonah, with all the times I’ve cried God still loves me. God still hasn’t thrown this clay away.. God still sees purpose in this clay.

God knew Peter was going to deny him yet still he kept Him close. God wasn’t afraid to love Peter and even after denial God still loved Peter.

God Knew Judas was going to betray Him yet still that didn’t let Him cast Judas aside.

God still loves me inspite of. God is still calling me inspite of. Inspite of, God still loves me.

Wow.

The bridge of the song is Even more amazing..
It says

“I am a thorn in Your crown
But You love me anyway
I am the sweat from Your brow
But You love me anyway
I am the nail in Your wrist
But You love me anyway
I am Judas’ kiss
But You love me anyway

See now, I am the man who yelled out from the crowd
For Your blood to be spilled on this earth shaking ground
Yes then I turned away with the smile on my face
With this sin in my heart tried to bury Your grace
And then alone in the night I still called out for You
So ashamed of my life, my life, my life”

Mercy. This song is just amazingly one of a kind.

Wow. I am Amazed

Wow. Hi everyone. Wow. I’m having an amazing 2018 already and the year just start. I honestly cannot complain..

I just want to share some of the goals that I am definitely going to put in place by God’s help for 2018.

The first thing I want to talk about is a WarBinder. Now, if you have seen the movie Warroom and also if you are in the WarBinder facebook group then you will have an idea of what I am talking about. Also If you keep prayer journals then you will have an idea of what I am talking about too. I have always wanted to have a Warroom since I watched the movie but due to my living circumstances, I can’t. Anyways I have tried to construct WarBinders and Prayer journals but I would end up throwing them away because they never felt like me. I would try to imitate others when making my Warbinder. It didn’t feel like mine. It felt like I was trying to build someone else’s warbinder and not my own. So I gave up doing it for a while. I even went to the point where I thought a WarBinder just is not my style. However this morning when I woke up I started thinking about somethings and this word came to my mind:

Live by God’s Revelations and not your feelings.

I started to think deeply about it.. I even sent it to one of my friends and we started to send messages to each other comparing our feelings to God’s revelations.

Example:

My Feelings: I am not loved.

God’s Revelation: Jesus loves me

My Feelings: I am Worthless

God’s Revelation: My strength is made perfect in your weakness.

And while doing so I remembered a video that Abby Rose (one of my dearest instagram friends) did on YouTube where she showed her Prayer Closest and in her prayer closet she had a paper where she turned her fear into faith. I though of doing something just like that with: Comparing my Feelings to God’s revelation. It then came to me to put that in a binder. After that all the sections that I could involve in a personal warbinder came to my mind so literally God constructed my warbinder this morning all I have to do is make it. God is truly amazing. His ways are passed finding out. I am amazed. Really really amazed. So all I have to do is to actually make the Binder. I want to do that soon.. I also want to have a travellers notebook to go alongside it. That I plan to make too. Glory be to God. Im excited to start on what God has revealed to me. I’m excited to start on this warbinder God himself has led me to develop. The sections are:

1. My Feelings Vs God’s Revelation

2. Gratitude

3. Word for the year

4.Original Poetry

5. Ministry Prayer

6. Original songs

7. Birthday resolutions

8. Testimony

These will be the sections of my Warbinder and anything else the Lord has in store.

The second thing I want to talk about is my Word of the Year for 2018. They are:

1. Selflessly and intentionally pursue Joy

2. Live by God’s Revelations and not my feelings.

3. Simplify..

I am excited to dive into these words in this year.. Really really excited these words will be a huge part of my Warbinder and my Bible Study.. I am excited to see how God is going to indeed change my life through indepth studies of these words.

In addition to this I’ll be studying the Bible chronologically in a year with the Well With My Soul Expressions Facebook Group.

OTHER GOALS:

Fasting With Prophetess Sheena Williams (her page is on Facebook)

I have started a Facebook Group on Facebook called MEMORIAL STONES OF GOD’S FAITHFULNESS FAITH JOURNALING MINISTRY. Many Wonderful things are in-store for this ministry. In this ministry I’ll teach Bible and Prayer Journaling as well as foster and create sisterhoods and brother hoods and friendships. .

My Verse of the Year is: Psalm 46:10. I hope you were encouraged. God bless you richly.

My Major Highlights of 2017

O give thanks unto the Lord; for He is good: for his mercy endureth forever.. (Psalm 136:1)

Indeed thanksgiving is the order of my day when I sit and reminisce on how my 2017 has unfolded. 2017 was a year that contained many lessons of which I know will be of much help to me in this coming year 2018.

I had a really amazing year inspite of the setbacks and I’m excited to see what 2018 has to offer to me.

However I just want to show the major highlights that made the year 2017 a successful year for me.

MAJOR HIGHLIGHT 1

The FFAR Retreat in Jamaica at the Cardiff Hotel and Spa in Runaway Bay St Ann. The title of this Retreat was Remove Your Mask 1.0. The founder of FFAR is an amazing Woman by the Name of Ruth Naomi Mitchell. I was happy to meet her for the very very very first time in person at this retreat.

She has been a tower of strength to me in my life and being apart of the FFAR (Fabulously Far Above Rubies) Foundation Sisterhood has been really really amazing to me. It was amazing being at the retreat among sisters of like minds and passions and just being able to be myself and finally remove my mask without being judged. It was an amazing time of deliverance and people being set free. It’s a retreat that was one of a kind and I only expect greater. I also thank the Lord that he gave me the chance to testify at this retreat and it was then that my deliverance came.. I will never forget that moment.

Major Highlight 2

Teaching my First Faith (Bible and Prayer Journaling) Workshops.

The Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth opened up various avenues for me to be able to do this and I must say that the experiences were amazing. I was given the chance to teach about something that I am amazingly passionate about and I look forward to doing more in 2018. A Faith Journaling Ministry Facebook Group was also birth as a result of this vision and I’m excited and awaiting what God has in store in 2018.

Major Highlight 3

Penpalling

I finally got the chance to experience what it is like to have Penpals, recieve and Give Happy mail and just spread joy through letter writing and emailing.

I have gotten the chance to bond with so many people through this avenue that I can safely say this the ministry of Penpalling gives me amazing joy.

In addition to this I have also gotten to make crafts that I never knew I could have made. Two examples of these are:

Handmade Tags

A Blessing in a Bag.

I learned to make all these in the Well With My Soul Expressions Facebook Group. It’s truly an amazing group. I am happy To be apart of it.

Major Highlight 4

Going to the P4CM Tour that was held at the Emmanuel Apostolic Slipe Road in Kingston Jamaica.

I got the chance to see some of my favorite poets (Ezekiel, Jackie Hill and Preston Perry, Janette..ikz) perform live. It was amazing. I actually went with one of my best friends.

Major Highlight 5

Meeting Sister Shavonne. This was a meeting I never will forget. It was as if I knew her for ages.

Major Highlight 6

Being apart of the Creative Bible Journaling Facebook Group Staff as a Prayer Chaplain.

Major Highlight 7

Coming 2nd in the 2017 UCAM Zonal Song Competition.. It was under the theme Trim Your Lamps and Keep It Burning (Matthew 25:1 to 13)

I pray that as 2018 begins, that God will continually take control of my life as He teaches me His desires. God Bless you all.

Welcome. Glad You Are Here.

Greetings in the mighty name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth.. I am happy to have you here. Thank you for stopping by and I pray that you will continue with me on my journey as I share God’s faithfulness in my life..

My name is Osheen Wright. I am from Jamaica. I am 22 years of age. I currently attend The Bethlehem Moravian College where I am pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education in the English Language and English Literature subjects. These are my two favourite subjects of all time.. My passions include: Faith Journaling (Bible and Prayer Journaling), Writing (letters, poetry, devotionals, songs), Singing, Spoken Word Poetry, Teaching, Mentorship and Evangelism.. I am passionate about being selfless and going above and beyond in mentorship and ministry and I seek to do that more as the days go by as long as God lendeth me breathe.

I can say I have had an eventful life so far and to be honest it is still eventful but through it all God has been faithful.

I have lost many things and people that I have love in order to reach my current stage and season of life now but through it all God has been and is continually teaching me His faithfulness. I can say that I have failed many times, I have ran out of many of God’s exam rooms and I have had to do many resits but through it all God has indeed remained faithful to me.

This year 2017 has been a bittersweet one for me but I appreciate it just this same.

However my focus for 2018 is to be more intentional and focussed. I want to learn how to commit my ways and plans to God and literally go where He sends me. I want to work for God rather than for the love of man.

I want this year 2018 to be a year where I lean and depend on God more.

Thank you for stopping by and reading. I appreciate the fact that you did. God bless you richly..