Faith 


“And Jesus answered them, “Truly I say to you, if you have faith (a firm relying trust) and do not doubt, you will not only do what has been done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and cast into the sea,’ it will be done.””

(Matthew 21:21, AMPC)
Have faith today ! Believe God to work out each and every situation and circumstance in your life 🙂 
He’s waiting for you to take your hands off the wheel and trust Him 110%.

He’s knowsthe beginning from the end. Trust Him and have faith. ❤️

Monday ❤️ [GPS ]

Today’s Scripture“Show me Your ways, O LORD; teach me Your paths.” (Psalm 25:4, NKJV)

He’ll Get You Back on Track

“Like most cars today, I have a navigation system. I can program it to take me to a certain location. All along the way, the announcer will give me instructions, “Turn left in a quarter of a mile. Take this freeway three miles. Exit in one mile.” But sometimes I don’t follow the directions. I may miss a turn, stop to get gas or go another way. The announcer doesn’t come on and start yelling at me and say, “What in the world are you doing? I told you to turn left! You ruined my plan.” No, the moment I get off course that GPS system immediately starts recalculating another plan. Within a few seconds, it will give me new directions.

“It’s the same way with God. When you have a heart to please Him, you may miss an exit or make a wrong turn, but God has already recalculated another route. He’s still going to get you to where you’re supposed to be. He loves you with an everlasting love. When you seek Him with your whole heart, no matter where you are in life, He’ll get you back on track!”

Prayer for Today                                     “Father God, show me Your path; teach me Your ways. My heart’s deepest desire is to know You and to be known by You. You are my King, and I humbly submit my ways to You. Thank You for Your goodness and faithfulness in my life in Jesus’ name. Amen.”

– Joel Osteen 

Be kind … 

It’s so much easier to be nice. 

It takes more effort to be ugly and mean. Just smile when you want to curse, just smile when you want to shout, just smile when you want to “give someone a piece of your mind”. #Smile and #SayExcuseMe

Excuse me… I’m working on something far more greater. 

Don’t go throughout this day carrying baggage that should have been dropped off years ago.  (Most of the time, we are mad and upset @ individuals – and the people we are tripping over aren’t thinking twice about whatever we are at odds with).😜 #LetItGoLetThemGo

Trust God to do the healing. You can’t do it in your own strength- but with God, ALL things are possible. 

Choose to be at peace with God, others and yourself. ❤️

       You can’t be blessed being bitter. 

Love you all! ❤️

Ephesians 4:32 Be kind to one another, tender- hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven YOU. 

Keep pressing 


                 Keep pressing today! 

Whatever you aspire to be, keep pressing towards that goal. If you want to be a chef, get in the kitchen and keep cooking! If you want to be a doctor, keep studying and obtaining more knowledge. If you want to be an entrepreneur, keep pressing and check out seminars about owning your own business! Surround yourself with like-minded people that have enough faith and drive to keep pressing towards the finish line! Don’t let ANYONE or ANYTHING stop you from accomplishing your goals. #KeepPressing #goals #discipline #vision #purpose #passion #WithGodAllThingsArePossible #LoveTheCritics

Praising in the Midnight Hour 

Praising in the Midnight Hour
“About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken. At once all the prison doors flew open, and everyone’s chains came loose.”(Acts 16:25-26, NIV)

Paul and Silas were put in jail for spreading good news. It wasn’t fair. They were beaten with rods without a trial. It was unjust. As they sat in the prison, bloody, bruised and uncomfortable, they began to sing praises to God. All of the sudden, there was a great earthquake. The prison doors flung open, the chains fell off and they walked out as free men. What happened? They praised their way to victory!
Friend, if you’re going to live in victory, you have to know how to praise in your midnight hour—when things seem the darkest, when you’re in pain, disappointed, lonely or experiencing a loss. When you praise Him no matter what, that’s when God can enter your situation. That’s when He can break your chains and set you free!
Even if you aren’t in a difficult season, remember, praise paves the way to victory. Praise is what we are called to do! Today, praise Him, not because of how you feel but because He is worthy! Praise Him in your midnight hour and get ready to embrace the freedom and victory He has prepared for you!
A Prayer for Today

“Father, right now I lift my heart to You. I declare that You are worthy to be praised, and Your worth doesn’t change because of my circumstances. I will bless You in the midnight hour knowing that You are good, and You have victory and freedom in store for me in Jesus’ name! Amen.”
From Joel Osteen 

Walking ALONE.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil;
For You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. [Psalm 23:4]

This is my command–be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.” [ Joshua 1:9]

This past weekend I decided to go to a local hiking spot in my area. The photos above show the beautiful scenery that I was able to capture.

Notice in the photos, all you see is the scene, there’s no animals, no people, no cars, nothing. It was truly just Jesus and myself.

As I began to walk I noticed that I truly was out on this hike alone. I know God was with me but in the natural, I didn’t see anyone.  God started to speak, “Jasmine, in this life- you may have to walk alone. You may have to leave some people behind, some people may walk away, the same people you started with, may not be the same people you finish with. And be okay with walking alone (In the natural)” I’ll never leave you nor forsake you.  

That revelation hit me like a ton of bricks. It all started to make sense. I questioned myself in times past- Why did sister XYZ do me like that? Why did sister XYZ stop talking to me like she normally talked to me, Why did this organization tell me they didn’t need me anymore? Why did brother XYZ close the door of our relationship? How could sister XYZ disrespect me like that but claim to be a loving Godly woman?

[The thoughts…..]

God has a distinct way of closing doors on OUR behalf. When God shuts down a relationship, reveals someone’s true character and motives- Trust what He shows you. God will reveal to you these things in individuals- its up to you to love like Christ, or retaliate and add more fuel to the fire. DON’T BLOCK YOUR BLESSINGS BY OVERCOMING EVIL WITH EVIL. [Romans 12:21] 

I truly believe in killing with kindness – It takes a lot of self- control and discipline. Meekness and killing with kindness truly shows what you are made of. Individuals are to ask God for MORE fruit of the Spirit so we CAN handle situations more like Christ.  I‘m learning when God shuts doors, or when folk stop talking to me, or falls back- I’m okay with it. [ God is saying that season is over]

Still love the person, but you can love individuals from a distance. 

I listened to a quick sermon about relationships few days back and the speaker spoke on these “seasonal” and “situational” friendships. Seasonal friendships are just for a season- short time period someone can be in your life to teach you something, to be a lesson or a blessing. We know that God works all things together for our good. Romans 8:28 [Be okay when that season is finished]. Situational friendships are friendships that are there because of situations. Situations such as we go to the same church, we work at the same facility, we go to the same gym, we live in the same complex. A trust friendship will last when the individual leaves that church, moves to another city, leaves that job, transfers schools, moves from complex etc.

Thank God for the genuine God ordained, equally yoked friendships.

If you desire to have Godly, genuine friends- pray that God gives you that. Friends that you can TRUST and friends that you are EQUALLY yoked with. Friends that rejoice when you rejoice. It can just be ONE.

“One genuine friend is better than 10 fake/phony friends.”

All in all, be okay when you have to walk this walk alone. Everyone isn’t going where you are going. There comes a time where you will be a fork in the road with people. You will be going to the left and they will be going to the right. It’s okay! Still love and be okay that God is with you wherever you are headed.

“When going up the mountain, some people will have to stay in the valley.”

-anonymous 

Some of the things that God has called YOU to do requires only YOU to do. We must get to the point where we are okay with walking this journey with just Christ. During this season is where you truly see God as your best friend and ONLY friend you need.

Love you guys! Remember to be the light!

Jasmine ❤  

Connect with me: IG – jasminelking

Email: speakupexperience@gmail.com

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Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.

1 Corinthians 16:13 

Redeemed in Jesus name… 

Redeemed- to compensate for the faults or bad aspects of something. | to do something that compensates for poor past performance or behavior. God placed this on my heart to share this morning. I don’t think people truly realize the beauty of the God of all creation. He loves us unconditionally. He loves us in spite of our flaws and sin. Jesus died on the cross for us to have the opportunity to ask for forgiveness and receive Him as our Lord and savior. God redeems us for all our past mistakes, wrong doings, poor performance and all the rest. This photo was taken a few weeks after rededicating my life to Jesus Christ some years back. It was a simple yes to follow God and believe that He would restore, heal and mold me into the woman of God He predestined me to be. On the flip side I could have said a stubborn “no” and continued LIVING in sin and and my selfish ways. Now don’t get me wrong, we will always sin-but theres a difference between falling short and living in sin. (Another sermon) I’m learning that obedience/disobedience isn’t only going to affect ourselves, it affects the lives of others. I had to make a decision that would not only change my life- but it had a huge impact on everyone around me and the beautiful souls I would touch proceeding my new journey. I encourage you all to believe in yourselves and know that with God, all things are possible! Enjoy life and remember that God has a plan for you even when you don’t think so! Accept Him today! He’s waiting to heal every broken piece and restore you! In addition, wholeness comes from Jesus- not man, not a spouse, not a job, not a promotion – God gives us the peace that surpasses all understanding. Love you! #reflection #wednesday #joy #Christ #love #inspire 

Finding rest…

Hey guys!

Happy post Resurrection Sunday!

Praise God for Jesus dying on the cross for our sins. Allowing us to have an opportunity to spend eternity with Him. Allowing us to be FORGIVEN and to become WHOLE in Christ.

This past week has been one of the most challenging weeks of my life. I received some not so sweet information- and I received it at the early part of the week so you can only imagine how the rest of the week went.

As I went through the week, I would dwell on the news, and waiver back and forth about either trusting God or just being weary and crying over spilled milk. I made it to Wednesday and I was able to connect and meet up with one of my sisters in Christ/ spiritual mothers- I shared with her what was going on and immediately she gave me a word that opened my heart to truly trust God during the good the bad and the ugly.

We sat in the car for a few hours before bible study and prayed and thanked God for what He has done and what he will do.

So many times we look at these trials, bad news and challenges as something that is defeating. We must realize that we should be thankful for situations as such. First and foremost they draw us closer to God and they keep us on our knees.

God always has a way of getting our attention. 

We must also remember that when we are faced with something challenging or trying [trials] it doesn’t mean that God is mad at us or God is punishing us, we must realize that these very “opportunities” : trials/tests/challenges are going to grow us up and help us spiritually grow.

Some times God will allow certain things to happen just so that in the end, when He see’s us through it- He can get ALL the glory.

I don’t know who that was for but stay encouraged and Trust God through it all.

It may be an ugly season right now in your life but Trust God. The rain don’t last forever- the Sun is bound to come out.

I also want to encourage you all to find rest during your busy schedules.

Take out time to read a book, get a massage or just walk around the park. I feel that there are others who are busy busy busy and just seem to be ripping and running.

Stop. Chill out and Rest.

I love you guys! Keep pressing towards the mark and know that God is with you everywhere you go!

He’s fighting your battles as long as you let Him.

Love you!

BE the Light,

Jasmine ❤

Monday inspiration.. 

Today’s Scripture
“Turn away my eyes from looking at worthless things, and revive me in Your way.”  (Psalm 119:37, NKJV)

When to Turn AwayIn order to live the life of victory God has promised, you have to be very selective about what you give your time and attention to. You have to recognize which thoughts to ignore, which comments to ignore, and sometimes, which people to ignore. Every “battle” that comes across your path is not a battle that you’re supposed to fight. Many battles are simply distractions to try to lure you off course. If that battle is not between you and your God-given destiny, it’s a battle you should ignore.
Many people get thrown off course because they are always trying to straighten everyone else out or win their approval. But if that’s your focus, you are wasting valuable time and energy that you should be using to pursue your dreams. Turn away from that distraction! You don’t need the approval of everyone around you; you only need God’s approval!
Friend, it’s very freeing when you realize you don’t have to fight every battle. You don’t have to straighten people out. You don’t have to pay somebody back. Instead, focus on what matters, focus on God and His Word so you can live in peace and happiness every day of your life!
A Prayer for Today

“Father, thank You for ordering my steps. Thank You for planning good things for me. Help me to discern the things I should ignore. Help me to avoid distractions as I focus my heart and mind on You today in Jesus’ name. Amen.”
– Joel Osteen