Rejection is a Beginning

Our broadcast this week shared regarding the topic of rejection.  What we  fail to realize is that rejection and failure are often mindsets of the world imposed upon you to conform to their idea of right. I’m going to stand on God’s word and move according to His plan and dismiss the foolishness.  There is a place that God is trying to get us too and we’ve got to recognize that what we are currently facing is the vessel that will be used to move us forward!

Listen and be Empowered!

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/empowermentplace/2016/11/07/rejection-is-not-the-end-but-a-beginning

 

 

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Acceptance

Does is bother you when you’ve not been accepted by a certain person or group of people? Does it really matter if you don’t fit in?  I’m sure most will say, I’m cool with not being accepted by people and give you  religious response, “I’m accepted by God”.  That’s a really good answer but unfortunately – it’s not the truth for most.  😦

Acceptance is something that we all desire, whether it be a child being accepted by a parent, a new employee being accepted on the job, or simply having your circle of influence expanded by like minded champions.  Acceptance is something that we all desire!  In reading over the manuscript of our book this morning, this passage from the chapter “You Bastard” began speaking loudly again.

 ” I remember being asked as a child, “Who is your daddy?” and I couldn’t answer.  All I remember ever stating was that my mother was Barbara. People often ask who your parents are as a way to find out your lineage, or a possible relation to them, but some will ask with the intent to disqualify you or make you feel unworthy.  As a child you are unable to discern the true meaning behind the question, yet you are left to deal with the repercussions of it.  Did it really matter to people if they knew who my dad was?  Did everybody know I was a bastard and were mocking me?  Is that why I was treated differently?  These are emotions that I’m recalling as if it were yesterday.  Having been born into a relationship of two individuals who had “moments of expressed love”, yet now I’m suffering because of it.” (taken from “I Am His Child” by V. Burrell & N. Williams)

Acceptance, was the root of this torn moment that would require truth to bring forth healing.  Today, take time to look within – exposing those areas in your life where healing is needed in the area of acceptance.  Don’t overexert yourself in this process though – come to terms with the reality that you’re not going to be accepted by all. Seek out those relationships that you’ve yearned for, those individuals who would be willing to embrace you with love and understanding that’s unapologetic and pure.  Be mindful also that the first step in acceptance is attached to forgiveness.

We love and ACCEPT you! Be EMPOWERED!

 

Silence has POWER

As I reflect this morning on our Bible Encounter last night, the idea of silence is still weighing heavily on me.  Silence, by definition means, “the complete absence of sound or to prevent from speaking” according to Webster. Silence for me is a time of reflection, a time of revelation, a time of healing, a time of re-alignment, a time of liberty, a time of patience, a time of growing.  Silence is EMPOWERING when utilized appropriately.  Proverbs 17:28 reads, “Even a fool, when he keeps silent, is considered wise; when he closes his lips, he is considered prudent.  Even a fool can utilize silence for a benefit. LOL!

So, the long and the short of this thought is that some of us need exercise some silence.  We’ve become so overwhelmed with the uncertainties of life that all we do is complain and cast fault.  We are so ridden with the cares of this world that we’re not recognizing the transitioning that’s taking place in front of our eyes.  Sit down, lay down, quiet down and just be silent for a moment and breath!  I want to encourage you that God is very aware of all that you’re going through.  He has not left you, nor has he forsaken you.  He is still in control!  What’s needed now is for you to keep silent in His presence and hear what He is speaking to you concerning your life, and all that’s going on in it.  Your problems are not too hard to solve, just listen to Him. Today, He wants to reveal the solution but He needs you to be silent because you’ve been making too much noise.

Be Empowered!

Prophetess Valerie

I’m Salty and I’m Glad About It!

Matthew 5:13-16 reads, 13 “Let me tell you why you are here. You’re here to be salt-seasoning that brings out the God-flavors of this earth. If you lose your saltiness, how will people taste godliness? You’ve lost your usefulness and will end up in the garbage. 14-16 “Here’s another way to put it: You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We’re going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. If I make you light-bearers, you don’t think I’m going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I’m putting you on a light stand. Now that I’ve put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand—shine! Keep open house; be generous with your lives. By opening up to others, you’ll prompt people to open up with God, this generous Father in heaven. (MSG)

Many of us, because of “stuff” have lost our God-flavor and we need to get it back.  We must be restored from what was ailing us to fulfill our purpose in the earth.  Our teaching this evening will focus on our need as Kingdom Ambassadors to be “Salty”.  Join us and be Empowered!

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/empowermentplace/2016/06/27/im-salty-and-glad-about-it

 

Increase with special guest Pastor Linda Brown

This week, The Empowerment Place family was guest on the blog talk radio show of Pastor Carolyn Henderson’s Living Life with Pastor Carolyn.  In her absence, we shared with the listening audience a relative teaching to aid them in living their best life with the assistance of Pastor Linda Brown of Agape Worship.  Listen to this wonderful teaching and be EMPOWERED!

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/livinglifekmgc/2016/06/07/increase–elder-benny-and-pastor-valerie-burrell-with-guest-pastor-linda-brown

What Is Empowerment?

Last week, we were blessed to be guest on the radio show of Pastor Carolyn Henderson, Living Life with Pastor Carolyn on blog talk.  Some of our Covenant Partners and friends joined me for this warming conversation.  Take a listen and get a better feel for who we are! Be EMPOWERED!

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/livinglifekmgc/2016/05/17/what-is-empowerment

 

 

Lord, I’m Available

I received a text message this morning that brought tears of joy to my eyes. When you understand your purpose and began to avail yourself the more to God, His Kingdom is impacted in a tremendous way! Glory to God!

Lord, I’m Available! Use me for Your Service!!

You gave me my hands, to reach out to man
To show him Your love and Your perfect plan
You gave me my ears, I can hear your voice so clear. I can hear the cries of sinners, but can I wipe away their tears.

You gave my voice, to speak Your words
To sing all Your praises, to those who never heard. But with my eyes I see a need for more availablity. I see hearts that have been broken, so many people to be free.

Lord, I’m available to you, my will I give to you
I ‘ll do what you say do, use me Lord.
To show someone the way and enable me to say. My storage is empty and I am available to you.

Now I’m giving back to you, all the tools you gave to me.
My hands, my ears, my voice, my eyes, so You can use them as You please. I have emptied out my cup, so that You can fill it up.

Lord, I’m available!

Today, begin your journey of finding your purpose and then AVAIL yourself to God for the building of His Kingdom!