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

 

Deliverance IS Available

This week’s teaching on our Blog talk radio show shares from Psalm 34

Psalm 34:1 I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul shall make her boast in the Lord: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad. O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together. I sought the Lord, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears. They looked unto him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed. This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.

Deliverance is available!

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/empowermentplace/2016/06/13/deliverance-is-available

 

 

 

Change can happen but it Begins with You!

There are a lot of us who are desiring change to take place in one area or another in our lives, but we’re waiting for that thing to change or another individual to initiate it.  Not going to happen!  Do you realize that you have the power within to be a world changer?  Not just changing the situations close to you but really making an impact on the world!

What is the main thing that keeps us from change? In my opinion, it’s FEAR, false evidence appearing real.  Did you read that?  Read it again.  Fear is false evidence appearing real!  We have been stifled and stunted by fear too long – it’ time to step out with faith, trusting and believing that God’s promises concerning us are true!  Deuteronomy 31:6 reads, “Be strong and courageous.  Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave your nor forsake you.”  Isn’t it comforting to know that whatever we are facing, God is there will us – strengthening us and protecting us to move forward?

What do you want to change?  Is it something about you personally?  Is it a career change or educational endeavor you’re contemplating?  Is it a family situation?  Is it your ministry or business?  Whatever it is, the change can happen but it takes each of us to be able to hear God, know His purpose and plan for your lives and then began to walk it out – without fear!  Change can happen when YOU’RE willing to do what it takes to change.

If you desire prayer are have questions concerning The Empowerment Place, feel free to contact us.

We love you and are here to EMPOWER you!

Blessings,

Elder Benny and Pastor Valerie

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!

 

 

I’m Opening Up!

What a strange feeling, waking up as though I’m stuck in the movie “Groundhog Day”. You all remember the movie –  Phil Connors, played by Bill Murray, wakes up repeating the same day over and over again. He relived those days given an opportunity to take a good look at his life and priorities.  As I lay in my bed, I began to reflect and relate.  I questioned the position of my priorities and instantly felt that something had been removed from my priorities that needed to be restored.  When you can acknowledge those things that are lacking, it opens up the channels to bring it forth.  I did, and I am now one step closer to fulfilling my mandate!  My audible voice is being heard but the words on the inside of me are leaping, wanting to be released.  So today, I’m Opening Up and letting go of the written words that God has stored inside of me.

 Think about how often we go through life not living our dreams because of fear and frustration.  Challenging the authenticity our own abilities while others can clearly see our true essence.  I know that I am an atmosphere changer – not boasting but grateful for the anointing on my life.   I can make a difference and I will!   Today, I will all STOP the mode of thinking that belittles me and open up!  I take ownership of the impact I have on people when I walk into a room!   I’m Opening Up! 

This feels good, really good! I’m Opening Up and my prayer is that you embrace me as I share my words.