2018!

2018


HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYONE!


I hope your year is filled with joy,

and may you be blessed

beyond your wildest imagination!


Much Love To You All,

L.A. Knowles

 

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MAKE A CHOICE BECAUSE TIME IS SHORT

THE FAVORABLE SIDE: Surrendering yourself to God and being set ablaze for Him will bring you into a glorious relationship with Him which will have you stepping into the destiny, the future, He has for you; in that, you will find His grace being poured out upon your life, finding His grace is sufficient, and His grace being your shield and covering. It is on the Favorable Side that you will find yourself walking in His grace and mercy and enjoying the blessings of God (Exodus 19:5; Deuteronomy 5:33; Joshua 1:8; 1 Kings 2:3; Proverbs 10:17; John 15:14; Acts 5:32; Romans 2:7, 12:11; James 1:25; 2 John 1:6).

THE UNFAVORABLE SIDE: Complacency will make you stay stuck in neutral. Compromise will eventually drag you back into the muck and mire. Lukewarmness will get you spit out of the mouth of God, and coldness toward God will speed you into the depths of Hell. It is on the Unfavorable Side, you will find spiritual death, the enslavement to a life of sin, and absolutely no blessings for a life of disobedience (Matthew 5:13, 6:24, 16:26; James 3:10-12, 4:4; Romans 13:14; 2 Corinthians 6:14-18; Galatians 1:6-7; Revelation 3:14-22).

QUESTION TO ASK ONESELF: Which side do you want to be on? Choose you this day whom will you serve: A. God the Creator of the Heavens and Earth or B. Satan the father of lies.

 

DEUTERONOMY ch30vs19-20

 

 

From Common and Ordinary

Burning bush

And then this happened:

“When the Lord saw that he turned aside to see, God called to him out of the bush, ‘Moses, Moses!’ And he said, ‘Here I am.’  Then he said, ‘Do not come near; take your sandals off your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.’  And he said, ‘I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.’ And Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look at God.” -Exodus 3:4-6

Oh, I would have loved to have been there for this event.  Why was the ground holy?  The ground was common and ordinary.  There were no special qualities or elements in the ground.  However, that ground became holy ground for one reason and one reason only:  THE PRESENCE OF THE GOD OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC, AND JACOB.

Just take a moment to think about that.

From common and ordinary ground to holy ground in an instant.  The presence of God, His glory, and from the inside of the burning bush, the voice of God calls out to Moses, calling him by name, and giving him a command not to come any closer.  God didn’t just command him “Do not come near; take your sandals off your feet,” but God also gave Moses the reason why “for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.”

“But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.” -Romans 8:11

The day you came to know God you went from being common and ordinary to holy and extraordinary because the presence of the Almighty God lives in you.  Never forget you have been destined for greatness with a calling on your life to do great exploits.  You are NOT ordinary.  You are NOT common.  You are a Child of the King, and no one can take that away from you.  You are the temple of the Holy Spirit, set apart, and being made holy as you are being perfected day after day.  Let no one take that away from you.

“Guard, through the Holy Spirit who dwells in us, the treasure which has been entrusted to you.” -2 Timothy 1:14

 

Much Love To You All,

L.A. Knowles

 

 

 

2018 BRING IT ON

PSALM 18VS2

 

And Wow, Yeah, 2017 has been an incredibly awesome year in experiencing the preservation and deliverance of God in my own life, and I can’t wait to see what God has in store for 2018.

With the New Year around the corner, it was time for me to seek out verses as a reminder of what I should always seek God for, a command to always keep at the forefront of my mind, and one that gives me a focal point for praise and worship.  

Here are my theme verses for 2018-


MY LIFE VERSE THEME FOR 2018: 


“You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fulness of joy;  at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”

Psalm 16:11

 


MY PRAYER LIFE THEME FOR 2018:


“This is what the LORD says:  ‘Stop at the crossroads and look around. Ask for the old, godly way, and walk in it. Travel its path, and you will find rest for your souls…'”

Jeremiah 16:6

 


MY LIFE OF PRAISE AND WORSHIP THEME FOR 2018


“I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart;

I will recount all of your wonderful deeds.

I will be glad and exult in you;
I will sing praise to your name, O Most High.

 

When my enemies turn back,
they stumble and perish before your presence.

For you have maintained my just cause;
you have sat on the throne, giving righteous judgment.

 

You have rebuked the nations; you have made the wicked perish;
you have blotted out their name forever and ever.

The enemy came to an end in everlasting ruins;
their cities you rooted out;
the very memory of them has perished.

 

But the Lord sits enthroned forever;
he has established his throne for justice,
and he judges the world with righteousness;
he judges the peoples with uprightness.

 

The Lord is a stronghold for the oppressed,
a stronghold in times of trouble.

And those who know your name put their trust in you,
for you, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you.

 

Sing praises to the Lord, who sits enthroned in Zion!

Tell among the peoples his deeds!

For he who avenges blood is mindful of them;
he does not forget the cry of the afflicted.

 

Be gracious to me, O Lord!

See my affliction from those who hate me,
O you who lift me up from the gates of death,
that I may recount all your praises,
that in the gates of the daughter of Zion
I may rejoice in your salvation.

 

The nations have sunk in the pit that they made;
in the net that they hid, their own foot has been caught.

The Lord has made himself known; he has executed judgment;
the wicked are snared in the work of their own hands.

Selah

 

The wicked shall return to Sheol,
all the nations that forget God.

 

For the needy shall not always be forgotten,
and the hope of the poor shall not perish forever.

 

Arise, O Lord! Let not man prevail;
let the nations be judged before you!

Put them in fear, O Lord!

Let the nations know that they are but men!”

PSALM 9:1-20

May 2018 be a wonderful year for all my neighbors around the globe, and may all of you be abundantly blessed in the new year to come!

 

Much Love To You All,

L.A. Knowles

Thank You For Never Letting Me Go

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There is no better place that I have found than to be in the arms of the Eternal God and Savior.  He is unchanging, everlasting, the First and the Last, and He is Yahweh Shammah, The Lord Is There.  

May you be filled with joy and peace in this season and beyond.

Much Love To You All,

L.A. Knowles

“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you.”

-Isaiah 43:2

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”

-Joshua 1:9

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

-Isaiah 41:10

“You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in your word.”

-Psalm 119:114

 

 

 

You, O LORD, are worthy of all honor, glory, and praise.

Thank you for never letting me go.

 

 

 

 

 

The GOD Over All Carries You

ISAIAH 49vs1516

By HIS love and HIS grace which is all-sufficient, you are sustained and you are engraved in the palm of HIS hand. He has not forgotten you. Behold your GOD who is mighty. HIS recompense is before HIM. HE, as a loving Shepherd, tends to HIS flock, and HE is carrying you.

“Go on up to a high mountain, O Zion, herald of good news; lift up your voice with strength, O Jerusalem, herald of good news; lift it up, fear not; say to the cities of Judah, ‘Behold your God!’ Behold, the Lord God comes with might, and his arm rules for him; behold, his reward is with him, and his recompense before him. He will tend his flock like a shepherd; he will gather the lambs in his arms; he will carry them in his bosom, and gently lead those that are with young.” -Isaiah 40:9-11

 

 

I Choose His Joy My Strength

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CHOOSE JOY.

I choose joy because I know the GOD who created me has EVERYTHING under HIS control and because the joy of the LORD is my strength (Nehemiah 8:10). I choose joy because the GOD of Heaven and Earth is mindful of me (Psalm 8) and has told me I can trust in HIM (Psalm 33:4-6); and because HE is the GOD of the Impossible (Luke 18:27), HIS arm is not shortened (Isaiah 59:1).

Count your blessings and learn to praise HIM. It’s amazing how praising GOD and giving glory to GOD can lift your faith and your countenance and fill you with joy as you readjust your focus to set your sight on GOD. Let the Holy Spirit bring to your remembrance the promises of GOD and all that GOD has done for you.

“Though you have not seen Him, you love Him; and though you do not see Him now, you believe in Him and rejoice with an inexpressible and glorious joy, now that you are receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls.”

1 Peter 1:8-9 (Berean Study Bible)