For the next eight weeks, I will be writing about Your Season of Restoration: Eight Secrets to your Breakthrough. Are you in need of a breakthrough? Have you been waiting while praying, praising and seeking God’s wisdom? Do you sometimes become frustrated because you’ve seen others get their breakthrough and you have not? As I study the life of Jehoshaphat in 2 Chronicles 20:18-26, there are eight secrets to your breakthrough. (1) the first secret that really stood out in his life is that he was a King who openly led the people he served into prayer and worship. There will always be miracles when leaders worship and pray to God. Jehoshaphat knew his power was not because of his position or status of mobility as a king, but in his relationship with God. Earlier when the threat came that the three tribes had united and were coming to attack him and his kingdom 2 Chronicles 20:3-4 says, “The nation gathers to seek God together. And Jehoshaphat feared and set himself to seek the Lord, and proclaimed a fast throughout all Judah. So Judah gathered together to ask help from the Lord and from all the Cities of Judah they came to seek the Lord. Because the leader feared God, meaning he reverenced God, the people gathered together because of Jehoshaphat’s passion for God. He knew personally who God was because of what did in his life in the past. But the key here is he set his face to seek the Lord as he called a corporate fast for all of Judah. Then the Spirit of the Lord rose up on Prophet Jahziel verse 16-17 says, “Tomorrow go down against them. They will surely come up by the Asent of Ziz, and you will find them at the end of the brook before the wilderness of Jeruel. You will not need to fight in this battle. Position yourselves, stand still and see the salvation of the Lord, who is with you, O Judah and Jerusalem!’ Do not fear or be dismayed; tomorrow go out against thee, for the Lord is with you.”
Hello Moreno Valley
Moreno Valley: Yours truly was the guest speaker at Butterfield’s Elementary School’s after school program. Site Coordinator, Loria Willoughby, along with her dream team are doing a great job with the students. The program was great. The choir had only practiced four times singing “I Can Fly” and they did an awesome job. The room was filled with parents, grandparents, and other family. Makayla painted the map of Mexico and it was done well. The after school program is great for the children and everyone had a great time. I must commend the parents for the support they gave to the children first, to Loria Willoughby, General Manager of the Riverside Region, Adriana Kingston, and Quality Assurance Coach, Janiesheia DeCuir. The team is doing a great job with our children. Thank You.
The Mayor’s Mystery Murder Dinner will be Friday, November 4, 2011 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Moreno Valley Conference and Recreation Center. Please RSVP before October 31st to (951) 697-4404 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gardening: If you like cut flowers, to perk them up add 7-up to the vase. It really works. To make natural pesticides, 1-tablespoon white vinegar, 1-tablespoon liquid dish soap and a ½ gallon of water. Spray directly on to your plants to get rid of insects. Instead of using pesticides on cabbage, brussel sprouts, broccoli and cauliflower, sprinkle the heads with baking soda to keep pests away and reapply it after the rains. Epsom salt also kills slugs. Dissolve about a cup of Epsom salt in a two gallon watering can and sprinkle it. For gophers: I have wonder how to send him on his way. I found this and we will try this together. They do not like daffodils and if we spray soil or plants with castor oil, the spray is made from 1-tablespoon castor oil and 1-tablespoon liquid soap to one gallon of water. Gophers are very sensitive to sound also. Bury empty glass pop bottles halfway with the open end up. They will be scared off by the sound made by the wind. Remember to only plant what you eat and never plant a garden without flowers. More next week.
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