Look to Me, I AM…

Man Looking to The Lord, The Heavenly Father, The Great I AM!

My child, those who disappointed you
could not stop you
because I anointed you
and I appointed you.

You have nothing to prove to those you call her or him,
nothing to regain from them,

no reason to self-replenish
using your own strength
to come to a victorious finish.

Just Look to Me.
For I AM the One who holds
all power you need.
I AM the One who holds
your many provisions.
I AM the One who holds
value of what your life means.
I AM the One who holds
wisdom to guide your decisions
I AM the One who holds
faithfulness you seek.
I AM the One who holds
keys to your freedom.
I AM the One who holds
strength keeping you from growing weak.
I AM the One who holds
prizes of Heaven’s Kingdom.
Be still and know that I AM God, the One who holds
your hopeful future.
I AM the One who is Love
and though all else does, Love never fails.
Look to Me, for I AM that I AM, the One who holds your nurture.
Therefore, you will prevail.

by LuKeisha Carr

”And God said to Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and He said, Thus shall you say to the children of Israel, I AM has sent me to you.” Exodus 3:14

Taking a Step Forward: When Trust in God is an Issue

As with any relationship with any human, building trust is a process. You meet someone new, and wisely, you open up only to the basics, you convene in public places, and you each gradually become more trustworthy to each other as you both remain authentic, considerate, and reliable. Building your Trust in The Lord is similar. In different stages of your relationship with Him, there’s testing, where trust seeking is bi-directional. God may give you a little to see how faithful you are with it, and when He sees you do well with it, He’ll provide the increase. But, I’ll teach about that direction of trust building another time in more detail. Know, for now, that what you do to be faithful with the little He gives you, are indicators to how much you Trust Him.

Hebrews 11:6 tells us; “But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.

In other words, what is faith, except simply Trust that who or what actually exists, and that, that particular someone will do something, or something will happen, according to what that person’s expressed. It’s difficult, however, to trust fully in someone you don’t know. You don’t know their quirks, strengths, foibles, talents, tendencies, etc. It’s usually not until you begin to see a consistent pattern of behavior, over time, that aligns with what they say, that a trustworthiness, or a distrust, depending on the types of behaviors and words expressed, exhibits itself in them. That’s why Trust in God starts with you choosing to diligently seek Him to… 

Get to Know Him

For, Numbers 23:19, states; “God is not human, that He should lie, not a human being, that He should change His mind. Does He speak and then not act? Does He promise and not fulfill?” When keeping this in mind, it’s necessary to first recognize His voice, then understand His will for you in that particular situation. And, be patient because He does everything in His timing, which may not always match yours.

Get comfortable knowing that God never changes. Thus, His character is consistent throughout ages. This means it helps to “Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.Hebrews 13:7&8 Not looking at temporal things, but at what those who have gone in The Lord’s ways before you, even in stories of the Holy Bible, can be encouraging to you to engage in trusting Him in similar ways.

For instance, one verse I lean on many times, and have seen God not only remind me of, but also hold true in my life, is what He said to Joshua when He appointed him as leader over His people to bring them into His Promise for them, is Joshua 1:5; “No one will be able to stand against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you.” This has helped me go forward in extremely new and difficult tasks, sailing unchartered waters, The Lord’s assigned me to do, or experiences I’ve had to endure. And, God never fails! He comes through every time!

Years ago, as another example, when a friend of mine and I were on our Christ walk together, she encountered a couple of life struggles at the same time. Needless to say, it was quite stressful and worrisome for her. As we were early in our walks of faith, both of us what those of us in the faith often call “Babes in Christ”, we listened to each other’s woes, but most importantly prayed for each other. Throughout her trials and testing, there were timely periodic points where I could see God making a way out of no way for her. I remember one night sitting on the couch in my living room, lights off with only the TV on, speaking with her on the phone, exclaiming to her, “I see God all in this!”

Seeing the Hand of God in another’s life doesn’t mean that you always see them at the top of their game at that given moment, per se. Oft times, it’s seeing them at their lowest point and God stepping in at critical moments, as He guides, and sustains, not only what they need externally, but also what’s needed internally to be strong stable & assured mentally, spiritually, & emotionally.  For example, there were times in the midst of hardships I’ve gone through where I literally heard the enemy ask: “What is your weakness?”; “Why can’t I break you?” All because how God was a very present help in times of trouble. But, Beloved, how will you ever know this if you never…

Try Him

Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good; Blessed is the man who trusts in Him!” Psalm 34:8

The Lord Jesus Christ is our Bread of Life. How can you know if you will like a food if you’ve never tried it? How can you know if an exercise technique won’t work for you if you never tried it consistently? How can you know if God is really who He says He is if you don’t give Him situations to allow you to try His ways in on a regular basis?

Depending on your level of faith, what you choose to place on His alter of Grace, may range from something minor like answering your prayer to help you get off work in time to get to the supermarket. Or, something more important, such as be your advocate in a job interview. It may be a trial or tribulation of your own that you don’t know quite how to rectify. You’ve done all you know how to do with integrity, and from your point of view you haven’t any further options, but you can give the rest to The Lord, who has options you just yet can’t see. However great or small it is, in order to try Him, you’ll need to Give Him something to Trust Him with to see that He is Trustworthy. Inevitably, during these times of tasting The Lord to see that He’s Good, you may have doubt, but I encourage you to…

Throw Doubt Out

No natural battle comes without a spiritual battle! There’ll be little messengers of satan speaking things into your spirit that’ll make you doubt God’s goodness, hoping with a wicked hope that you give up on Him. But, know you don’t have to receive from them what you know to be the opposite of God’s Word regrading your life! You have weapons that are not carnal that empowers you to Cast Doubt Out! You will win, child of the Most High God! You. Will. Win!

At times, that doubt might be “self” doubt, where you don’t believe you can do what God’s telling, or called, you to do. But, Beloved, self-doubt doesn’t have to count you out, when you Trust God & throw the doubt out! That’s your chance to diligently seek Him in that circumstance, and give that fear, that worry, to Him as you move forward in doing it, giving Him the chance to show you He is a Reliable God! You see, The Lord is Omniscient and Omnipotent! He knows every gift and talent He planted in you as He designed you, and later knitted you together in your mother’s womb. Some of those gifts and talents have slept dormant until His appointed time for them to awaken in you. And, it’s that step of faith, as you give Him a try, Child of God, to build Trust in Him, to walk by faith and not by sight in the direction He’s calling you to, until you begin to see that you are already Equipped!

Getting to know God better, giving Him something to Trust Him with, and effectively fighting battles of fears and doubt, will begin you on a journey towards building your trust in Him, while being guided at the same time. For, it’s His guidance that surfaces as you seek Him in your daily life, presenting you with opportunity to trust Him. It’s Your Time now, to start transitioning into increasingly Trusting The Lord, so you can reach full potential of your transformation, butterfly!

Lord, Most High God, may Your word be a lamp upon the feet, a light on the path of each reader, increasing their Trust in You, as they be led by Your Holy Spirit into all You have in store for them. In Jesus Name. Amen!


Put It In Action

Give It To God: What do you want to hand over to God so you can take that first or next step of faith in growing to Trust Him?

Love Builds Up: Do you have a testimony that can help Build Up another’s Trust in God? If you’d like to share it, submit it here: Overcome By the Word of Your Testimony


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Lukeisha H. CarrLove You to Life!

Lukeisha Carr

LuKeisha Carr Ministries International

Ask LuKeisha Question: After All You’ve Been Through, Why Do You Still Have Faith in God?

When the time is right, I’ll share some of my experiences, that at least two people, who asked me this same question we’re referring to. For now, as I thought about how I would phrase my answer, I smiled, shaking my head, looking down for a few seconds, as one of my opposers, trying to answer this question for me, said: “because I’m stubborn.” Truly, I tell you, that’s far from the Truth. Although, I believe myself as Steadfast in Faith, instead.

Many think that faith is blind belief, or something that one can “fake it til you make it”. And, in the beginning, it can seem that way because an adult new to the Christian faith has no, or very little, schema built from past experiences that can point to experiencing the Goodness of God. Before I recommitted my life to Christ, I blindly believed there was a God, and went through my life considering Him simply an arbitrary spirit in the sky that periodically looked down on us, like an owner of an ant farm, to ensure we were surviving in our habitat. But, it’s through the tough experiences, as I sought Him out, that I began to find Him. And, in finding Him, I learned that He is exponentially so much more than I thought.

What I realized too, is there are differing levels of faith. Which at lower levels of faith, where there’s a lack of knowledge of God and His ways, can create openings where the very dark trials sent against a person can seep in to destroy their faith, or prevent it from deepening. As one who seeks to bring others to the faith of Christ, I have noticed that there are many who lost faith in God, or never developed a belief in Him “DUE” to unpleasant circumstances they went through in their lives. Here is where I’d like to encourage, those of you who this has happened to early in your life, or perhaps you’re going through something right now that seems to be weakening your faith in Him, to try not to give up on God for disappointments you’ve experienced. Because, it’s in looking at those experiences through the Eyes of God that you can begin to see elements of your experiences that give you a more whole picture of what’s happening, and keep you sustained in peace that surpasses all understanding, strength, and protection, as you progress through it.

In my situations, some witnessed what challenged me, and perceived, for example, three limiting circumstances that lingered, as God letting me down. But, what they didn’t see were the 100 situations where He consistently came through mightily. But, to keep it succinct, the next few reasons my faith in The Lord has stayed strong, starts with understanding that…

God Allows Struggles for Good Reasons

Hardships don’t mean God doesn’t exist. Just as dark forces send hardships to break us, God uses them to build us; to build our knowledge of Him, ourselves in terms of our individual identity in Him, gifts & callings, and to build our character. Consider the story of Young David (see 1 Samuel in the Holy Bible) before He became King. What came against him through King Saul was to keep him from answering the call on his life to become King. Yet, The Lord used the very same circumstances to help Young David build trust in Him, by showing him his provision and preservation. With this knowledge of God, having seen God’s presence and His practices, when we rise to the top, as King David eventually did, we can be Anchored in Adonai, knowing that some of the biggest challenges that can come at us is when we are at the top. But, when the same God that was with us in the valley is there to help us overcome new devils that come at each higher level, we can begin to soar, and most of all be sustained there.

Now, those of you who have had terrible experiences as children, there are reasons for those struggle too. But, unfortunately, this is not a suitable outlet to address such sensitive topics. If you’d like to discuss privately, please book your Complimentary “Free to Discover Me” Spiritual Enrichment Coaching session. If it’s a topic you don’t mind discussing amongst others with similar experiences, contact me at:https://CSHLoveLife.com/Contact, and I will arrange a group coaching session around this topic. In the meantime, it helps to trust that…

Promises of God are Dependable

Now before I go into this topic, I’d like to remind you that “some” promises of God are “Conditional”, as in if you do this, God will do that. But…! To give you a few that I have leaned on is:

Psalm 91:11 mentions, “For He will command His angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways”. It’s in the midst of troubles that you need guarding and guidance, first. Most often, if there is no trouble, no reason arises for high levels of Divine protection to take place although it’s still there at lower indiscernible levels. This is something that’s been apparent to me from the very beginning of some of what I’ve experienced.

Another, is; “There is surely a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off.”, as per Proverbs 23:18.  Not too long ago, I was coaching someone on how to build trust. One example I used was that trustworthiness is built by doing what you say you will do, consistently. This is how I’ve learned God is. He makes us promises, gives us hope, but because God often does complex things in our lives, they don’t always come to pass quickly. How I’ve held to the Hope He gives, how, like King David once said, His promises preserves my life, is that God unfolds some of His promises gradually wherein, if paying attention, you can see it coming to pass in drips and drabs where necessary; maybe slow going but definitely growing into fruition. Numbers 23:19, tells us that “God is not a man; He will not lie. God is not a human being; His decisions will not change. If He says He will do something, then He will do it. If He makes a promise, then He will do what He promised.” For, The Lord knows reneging on His promises would make Him foolish in that He would never be able to get anyone to trust Him if He never does what He says He’s going to do. Foolish He’s not, but a Holy Spirit that emits Wisdom! Along with what’s helped even these mentioned elements become parts to building and sustaining my faith is to…

Maintain a Genuine Healthy Relationship with God

Here’s what’s important know… when you don’t know God, it’s easy to get duped by the trickery manipulation and deceptions of the world, for example, in thinking God promised something or someone He didn’t. OR… believe it or not, trying to convince you that God DID NOT promise that person or thing.  This is why my relationship with God, who I’ve learned over the years is a bi-directional communicative God, has kept me guided in the light, in right directions; saying no to what would bring harm, and yes, to what doesn’t, and pausing at what I’m not sure about. Having this kind of relationship with Him helps us to know His voice, which embodies His character, so we don’t get misled by counterfeits. “Counter”-“Fits”: may look real, the crumple rustle of the hustle may sound real, but when you look and listen closely, they “counter”, as in Oppose, much of what and who is the Real God, not a good “Fit” for His character. I discuss why we should, and how to get to know the Christian God in more depth in my (Pod)Casting Potential Episode 11: 4 Ways to Start or Improve Hearing the Voice of God. On this episode’s page is a companion checklist that I encourage you to download to guide you through the process of getting to know God better.

There are so many other goodies that I could share that keep faith strong in times where you may be most vulnerable, but these are a great start in building your own faith! Maintain a genuine healthy relationship with The Lord, where you get to know how He fashions His likes dislikes and promises, as well as learn patterns of how He responds to events in our lives, similar to how He’s done for others in the past. For, God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. So, what He did before, in a similar context He’ll do it again; what He’s done for several few, when fitting, He’ll do for you, too!



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Lukeisha H. CarrLove You to Life!

Lukeisha Carr

LuKeisha Carr Ministries International

Ask LuKeisha Question: Does God Answer Normal Believers’ Prayers Like He Responds to Prophetic Pastors?

Several years back, when I recommitted my life to Christ, a friend who was with me as I began this Walk of Life, and was frustrated about her circumstances, was also a bit frustrated me. During our conversation, she emphatically expressed; “Not everybody hears God like you do, Keisha!” Being the beginning of my spiritual journey, I didn’t quite understand why she felt that way. But, now years later, after learning and understanding what can stand between God’s children hearing His Fatherly guidance, I can confidently say that God answers prayers of ALL of His people! I won’t say He always answers “Yes” because sometimes He answers communicating a “No”, “Not now”, or “I have something better for you.”

Truth is, not everyone is called to be a Prophet, but we all have basic levels of spiritual fittings that enables us to have ears to hear what the Spirit of God is saying, because we all have a spiritual aspect of our being. Some levels of these fittings are very high, crossing over into Godly gifts of the Holy Spirit that equips us for our callings. But, generally speaking, everyone, if having a willing spirit nurture their relationship with God, can discern answers to their prayers to Him. That being said, your prayers are being answered, but when not attuned into God’s voice, it can be difficult to realize He’s given you an answer.

Aside from actually hearing/seeing His answers, there are also times where answers to prayers can be delayed. I wrote an article about 7 Tips to Busting Prayer Blockers & Boost Your Blessings that gives you several reasons why you may not be seeing answers to your prayers.

Now knowing the Good News that God does answer prayers, even for those not called to be Prophets, keep in mind He answers them in various ways. At times, He may answer them directly, or sometimes through others, such as Prophets, providing you’re connected to ones God’s chosen to speak to you through. Using the article above, you can start today to unblock your prayers. And, if you find you have trouble recognizing when it’s really The Lord speaking, here’s a Free “Start or Improve Hearing the Voice of God Checklist”, a companion to my (Pod)Casting Potential episode, “4 Ways to Start or Improve Hearing the Voice of God”, that’ll help you to get started tuning into the frequency of the Voice of God. During you consistently trying out these tools & tips, I’ll be delighted to answer any additional questions that may arise, which you can send to my Ask LuKeisha page. And, I’d love to hear about your results, via your Breakthrough Testimony, as you Pray Without Ceasing!

Lukeisha H. Carr

Love You to Life!

Lukeisha Carr

LuKeisha Carr Ministries International, Inc.

Words Have Power! Here’s a Tool to Ensure They Use Clean Power!

As The Lord has raised and trained me up to prepare me for His Divine call on my life, as mentioned would happen regarding spiritual things in Hebrews 5:14, I’ve learned to discern when words many Good people intend to use for Good for others, can be spiritually tainted by the enemy and his workers of iniquity to cause harm. But God has given us weapons that are not carnal to be able to turn what is meant for harm around for the Good! And, one of them, one of the most important tools is prayer. Following is a much needed Prayer for…

  • Prophets of The Lord
  • Teachers/Preachers
  • Anchor People
  • Writers/Speakers/Podcasters
  • Politicians
  • Parents/Guardians
  • Leaders
  • Anyone who wants to Speak forth Good things!

… to pray, to let the enemy and any who work for him, attempting to sabotage your Good Works of The Lord, through your words, know that by the Glory of God, their tactics FAILED again, and will continue to fail, as you…

Use this Prayer to Protect & Ensure all your Words bring forth Things of God! Pray it periodically, especially when you discern something may be amiss in the spirit as you prepare to write or speak in any setting. And, as you do, be Blessedly Assured that I touch and agree with you for your words, through this prayer, to bring forth the Power of Unity in Prayer! May Jesus be in the Midst of us as we pray…!

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By the Power of Jesus Christ given me according to Luke 10:17 & 19, I Irreversibly Break & Destroy all curses hexes vexes any works of darkness placed on my Words and on my spirit, and Bind & Cast Out Balaam spirits and all infestations of spirits of rodents, insects, reptiles, that are placed on me to curse, thru demonic powers, the people of God, so I can be free to sincerely and effectively Bless them, both via my natural and spiritual words!!!

Whether uttered muttered spoken written drawn gestured or thought, Live or Recorded, in the Spirit or Natural Realms, or thru our Dream/Vision lives, I Decree, & thus it shall be Established, Wisdom of God no one can stand against, coming from deep within me like Rivers of Living Water that is Healing to the bones & Sweet to the Souls of my Readers, Listeners, Viewers, & Attendees, in Professional or Personal situations! I Decree my Words will consistently only Bind & cause Destruction to demonic words/works, things of Wickedness & Evil, and Lovingly & Reliably Loose & cause Healing Life Love Liberty(Freedom from bondage) Joy Sound Mind Peace Endurance Encouragement Transformation & AllThingsGood to everything that is Good & of God’s Will!

Lord, Purify my Spiritual Kitchen & Permanently annihilate any spiritual wickedness & demonic anointings that uses my words to send &/or propagate evils; such as: demonic revisions & alterations that covertly implant defilements, pestilence, violence, demonic strongholds, ungodly emotional reactions, traps, demonic rejections, plagues, sicknesses, loss of life, impaired financial security, threats, impurities, & contaminants! Oh Sovereign God watch over the gates of my lips & let the Words of my mouth & the Meditation of my Heart be acceptable in Thy sight so they bring forth Good Fruit that Remains, according to Your Will!

In the Mighty & Powerful Name of Jesus!

Amen!

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How It’s Truly Possible to Find Success of Suffering

I once questioned, through tearful agony, “Why do I have to suffer punishment for wrongs others did to me!?” This soul search wasn’t triggered by enforcement of laws of the land, but an inner struggle, perceived weaknesses, that were at hand. Others may grapple with themselves, trying to understand why was it them who went through the same incident but they were ones of the few who survived. And, some do suffer punishment for their own ill-deeds, but still prefer full pardoned with mercy and grace.

Before arriving at success of suffering, it’s oft perceived as lashing discipline. And, yes, it can be: a discipline fostering correction, or a discipline fostering life’s direction, ideally a good one, providing it’s dealt with wisely. Does it all come from God? As a person of strong faith, I don’t believe so. Then, “If God didn’t send it, but allowed it to happen, does it mean He doesn’t love me?” Again, I don’t believe so.

Though, it can be a punishment from God, sometimes it’s not. For, there are those who suffer because they’re doing the Right thing, and experience it for nothing other than being a target of dark powers using covert coercive manipulations, through their own, and others’, malicious deeds to force and reduce you from all you truly are.

Regardless of the source, whether it be, for you, a test, or an arrest, it can bring the best. Deserved Punishment/suffering, if looked at from a perspective of humble heart, can result in learning a lesson in wisdom, a restoration of integrity, a gaining respect of self and others, and the opportunity to leave the past behind and shift into a new beneficial start. Undeserved punishment/suffering, again with a humble heart, can result in acquiring deeper understanding, healthier mental strength, & discovery of true self-identity.

As I mention learning from suffering, not solely in terms of “learning a lesson” as in having been punished to teach you a lesson. But, at times you go through a storm of life, to be taught a lesson that, unless you go through it, you’d never know underlying reasons why others go through it, which would leave you unequipped to help anyone else who may go through the same suffering with a mindset of “Why me!?!?”, instead of a mindset of; 

“What do I need to learn from this experience?”

“What am I to do with what I’ve learned?”

Several years back, I thought I was going to lose everything I had worked for. And, when I say worked for, I mean worked in workaholic mode for about seven years. My co-op was at stake, as were my car and other possessions. But most importantly due to holding onto comfort, not wanting to suffer, most at stake was my mind.

More recently, endeavoring right things, as I’ll share my story in more detail at a later date, I lost everything, and Won; not avoiding the pain, it resulted in gain. Here I also, realized that unless you go through it, you’d never discover how gifted, valuable, and significant you inwardly truly are WITHOUT the house, title, 6-figure income, wardrobe, the other half who you so thought was the better half that made you greater! Truth is… suffering doesn’t have to shrink you, it can stretch you, preparing you for your appointment with Divine Destiny, requiring discovery of authentic self-identity.

Likening suffering’s painful process, with an Ancient Artifact, found beneath debris and rubble covering its authentic beauty and oppressed its usefulness over time, suffering can spark a heat strong enough to facilitate restoration that as with Gold, found mixed with the impurities of what takes place in its environment, a separation of the elements that has held you back from being the best you can be as Pure Gold takes place. Thus, allowing you to discover and uncover your unique design, enabling you to hit the reset button, directing you onto your most powerful path.

A strong vortex of a suffering storm, pulls on a person’s belief that their future is ruined. But, storms don’t mean Divine Destiny denied, instead they’re transportation into transformation. Truly, gifts and callings are irrevocable. So, no matter who or what stole things from you; your dignity, power, confidence; courage, seeds of potential of your innate makings are still in place, waiting to be cultivated better than before.

Suffering, is never solely about you, but others too; positively impacting their lives. Whether it happened long ago, or something you’re facing now, instead of focusing on suffering’s punishment, the success comes as you focus on betterment. For, what the storm tore down, can be rebuilt, better. And, what the storm took away that won’t be replaced, can make you, as an Agent of Change, an unstoppable Go Getter!

Lukeisha H. Carr

Love You to Life!

Lukeisha Carr

LuKeisha Carr Ministries International, Inc.

Trust Yourself More! Starting with these Two Free Gifts!

The Perfect Opportunity that’s just for you is on the other side of that decision! But, is that choice easy for you to make?  Put a stop to making choices that only cause you more stress, so you can get and remain on your Path to Purpose that’s part of your Divinely Designed Life’s Plan!

To help you do just that, get:

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 ~~ Increase peace in what you choose to commit to, without regret.

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 ~~ To get and stay pointed in the right direction in making wise decisions in life, get Connected to the Ultimate Source of Wisdom.

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Life-Changing Benefits for Choosing to Love Your Enemies!

Love is hard! And, that’s no joke! Though as obvious as we all know that is, loving others can seem down right impossible at times! Heck, loving ourselves is an enigma to many! Love can be so difficult to do in this world that when it comes to God asking us to do what’s stated in the verse below, those of us who wish we could easily do so, often glaze over what’s being requested. In Matthew 5:44, The Lord states;

“But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you”

It makes you want to say, with a smirk; “Lord, Really? Are you for real? You know what they did to me!” And, yes, I can assure you His answer’d be, “Yes, My child, Really.” I know this because I remember several years back when I began walking with The Lord, He began to do what I call a Renovation in me, and it’s something He does in every person who comes to Him. You see… God accepts us each as we are, but He’ll never leave you the way He found you! He has plans to uncover the best in you that you need to discover; the incredible masterpiece He created you to be with His masterful hands that’s been, with all the debris of crumbling experiences, undercover. After your having gone through so much in life, and you returning to Him, it’s like you’re a rare artifact that He wants to restore to the original splendor with which He at first formed you.

With that being said, He had begun to do a work in me, and I had this insatiable urge to forgive those who had wronged me: a friend I hadn’t spoken to in 9 years over something valid, but quite trivial once I had thought about it so many years later. And, the biggest one of all, was God’s prompting me to forgive my father, where we had an estranged relationship for nearly 20 years. Again, I feel my anger towards him was valid, but [and this point is a takeaway I’d like you to receive] once I began to communicate with my father again, only with the light The Lord had shone upon our situation, did I begin to understand why what I was angry with my father about happened. And, believe it or not, why some parts that happened, God allowed for my best interest. As I progressed through this journey of being restored, it was then that I learned that…

Forgiveness Allows Renovating What You Perceived as Ruined

You see, Beloved of God, those people who hurt you may have succeeded in disappointing you, but Truly, though you may think they have, they haven’t been able to stop you! Your Divine Destiny’s been delayed but not forgotten and certainly not denied.  Past circumstances have had you thinking s/he or they ruined your life, but that, beloved, is where I tell you that some dark whispers in your spirit have lied. Because even if what you thought you were going to do, didn’t happen the way you had planned, God has a workaround that will still get you to fulfill His purpose for you, which can give your pain a point so it’s no longer a pain point. So, there’s no need to allow the anger, disappointments, and fears you have towards other people weigh you down. Because it’s only when you let those heavy things go, that you can lighten up enough to take flight, Eagle. You can begin by understanding that…

Forgiveness Doesn’t Require Reconciliation

Like with God, unpleasant things that people do to us, separate us from them. Yes, some remain in miserable relationships, despite what’s done. But, when unions are more harmful than harmonious, those who know their rights, choose to create boundaries, and stand strong by them, and as a result a separation often occurs. The separation or the lack of wanting to be around the ones who inflict the hurtful acts, whether physical, verbal, or spiritual, also doesn’t always denote a presence of “Unforgiveness”. For, at times, it’s simply a wise and rightful decision made for safety.

Take Joseph as an example, in Genesis chapter 44, where the very ones he should’ve been able to trust, many years before, had come back into his life. He had already forgiven them, which is why he was able to move on and ascend into all God had called him to be, because he wasn’t bitterly stuck in what had happened to him in the past. Which is a wonderful example to see because that means what happened to you doesn’t have to hold you to your past, either! If The Lord did it for Joseph, He’ll do the same for you where God turned what was meant for his harm around for the good. But, when you read the chapter, notice that Joseph tested those who betrayed him to see if they had truly repented, which simply means to change from old unhealthy ways of thinking and behaving. He did this before allowing them full access to his life again.

Now, I’m not suggesting that you draw up an elaborate plan to test any who’s truly disappointed you, to see if you want to reconcile. But, I’m encouraging you that it’s possible and beneficially permissible to forgive and “not” reconcile if you feel the need to do so, in the case that those who’ve hurt you haven’t changed. Doing this also Blesses you as…

Forgiveness Puts You Above & Not Beneath

As Scripture says in Deuteronomy 28, when we Honor the Will of God, “…the LORD will make you the head and not the tail; you shall be above only, and not be beneath, if you heed the commandments of the LORD your God…” (Deut 28:13) 

And, this is what happens when you put Matthew 5:44 into practice, as you Bless those that curse You, by doing good, & praying for them. You, Beloved of God, will rise above by not stooping to the level of the devil.

I understand this is not always easy, but consider starting with the example of how Jesus Blessed those who crucified Him by praying for them, and asking The Father to Bless them with Forgiveness. In Luke 23:34, “…Jesus said, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do…”. Yes, many times some know what they are doing is wrong, but often times, they don’t know how to do right. This stems from, as it states in 1 John 2:16; “…the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.” That, in attempts to fulfill these desires, many of them right desires to have, in the wrong ways. Everyone needs protection, but no one truly needs to join a gang or a cult to achieve it, if they understand and believe that God provides their safety. Everyone needs love, but no one truly needs to fulfill it with lures of lust when they receive the Love of God, and begin to love themselves as He loves them. Everyone needs to feel significant, but no one truly needs to fulfill it by stepping on others to feel important once they learn who they are in God and what He purposed them to do; which means they are especially significant to Him, no matter how people categorize them.

Keeping these elements of truth in mind can give you some context for empathy for those who have hurt you. And, here’s a way you can Bless them, too, without feeling like you’re Blessing them with what they don’t deserve. Pray for The Lord to help them to be Blessed with what they need, in the right ways. For example, my being in ministry, God has opened my spiritual understanding to a level where I have been given access to some tragically horrid activities some people do. There are times, I’ve prayed for these individuals or groups of people to accept Deliverance from their bondage according to the Ways of Christ, so they do not have to meet their Demise through Divine Judgement. Beloved, if they do, that’s a Blessing for them! Additionally, Blessing them, Praying for them, and doing good to them when given a chance, will keep you focused on not allowing the devil get a foothold in your anger, which never produces what pleases The Lord.

Allowing The Lord to Renovate you, Liberate you, and Lift you above all the unpleasant experiences you’ve been through are life-changing benefits that are Blessings for you, each available through forgiving your enemies! For, God Blesses those who Bless others!

~~ Who, Beloved, have you allowed to hold the keys to your Destiny because you haven’t forgiven them for what they’ve done, or what seemingly they allowed to happen? Perhaps, for you, it’s God, or perhaps, it even yourself.

It is my Prayer for you that you ponder with peace in prayer to The Lord to help you forgive your enemies, so you can remove any barriers between you and God, as well as, between you and anyone new!

Lukeisha H. Carr

Love You to Life!

Lukeisha Carr

LuKeisha Carr Ministries International, Inc.

Why You Should Let Your Light So Shine, Even When Darkness Tries to Fight It

As I have grown more and more in the spiritual things of God, with more to grow into, I’ve developed more of an awareness, as so will you as you grow into the same, that many ways of the world have been strategically twisted to conceal what needs to be known. For example, that old adage, “what you don’t know won’t hurt you” is NOT always the truth. Many times it’s a tool of appeasement to keep you from probing deeper into what needs to be known. Yes, it may not hurt you if you didn’t know that I ate a slice of pizza today, but it would hurt you if you did not know someone embezzled money from offshore accounts in relation to something that affects you. This is partially what The Lord refers to in Hosea 4:6, where it states; “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge…” This is not necessarily referencing knowledge we learn in school, but additionally & first & foremost, knowledge of God, AND… knowledge of other happenings we don’t know but should.

In that verse, God was speaking to spiritual leaders who had turned away from Him to self-indulge on their own desires, worshipping idols that fed those desires stoked with jealously of others who were or seemed more blessed or better fit for the work He called them to. All the while, influencing the people who followed them to follow their idolatrous ways.  This caused the people, from all walks of life, to stray away from The Lord, and follow immoral ways that were against His will. Imagine how this affects society; our school, economic, healthcare, and government systems, to say the least.

When used appropriately, Truth is Light, and Light is Power. God is Light. James 1:17 mentions God as the Father of Lights. In John 1:9, Jesus is described as the “…True Light…”, and in John 1:5, it’s explained that “… the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.” Much can be read into the phrase “…darkness did not comprehend it.” In other versions, such as the NIV, it states that “…darkness has not overcome it.” For, the sake of the context of this article, I will stick to the concept of darkness’ lack of comprehension of the light.  For, there are many who operate in darkness who cannot understand the benefit of the light.

John 16:8 teaches us about the Holy Spirit that, “…when he comes, he will convict the world of its sin, and of God’s righteousness, and of the coming judgment.” God Loves You! God Loves ALL of us, and that’s why He’s sent us His Spirit to help us out of the blindness of walking in darkness. The conviction that the Holy Spirit brings, in addition to comfort and wise counsel, is NOT to condemn but to steer us FROM ways that bring Divine condemnation! And, I want to remind you, Jesus’ Work on the Cross does not abolish the law, but fulfills the law by giving us two major things: a Final Sacrifice for Atonement for Sin AND the Holy Spirit, which when we accept Him and don’t continuously and deliberately grieve Him, empowers us to turn from our own ways of living to God’s ways of living.

Luke 8:17 says “For there is nothing hidden that will not be revealed, and nothing concealed that will not be known and illuminated.”

As Jesus was from the beginning with God, according to John 1:1, and is the same yesterday today and forever, we see in Ezekiel chapter 8 where God revealed all detestable things done in darkness in His temple. He had Ezekiel probing into walls and closed doors, discovering the messy misconduct that went on behind them. This was not to equip Ezekiel to gossip or use truth to hurt anyone by slander, but it was to set things right to help the innocent affected, as well as to give people who did those deeds a chance to accept God’s grace, experience His hope, and escape Divine judgement.

Know, beloved of God, that condemnation isn’t only referencing that which comes for eternity, but what happens right here in the land of the living. Without the light, secret and shameful things go on in the dark; behaviors that would continue, at times, simply because no one knows about them. How many do you know who told the truth about some shameful deed done in the dark but was threatened shunned and ignored, so those evil deeds continued? It only takes to know one, to understand that point of view. And, perhaps, that one person was you.  Children taken advantage of because those taking the advantage won’t allow anyone in, who will discover and uncover what they do to the children. Or, people getting fired because they know too much of dirty truth, and so are seen as liabilities to the organization’s underhanded and undercover standard operating procedures that keep them functioning. Without warning, Divine retribution is bound to come to those responsible for those dark deeds while The Lord protects & shields the innocent. Which is why entire nations can fall into the hands of their enemies due to secret and shameful strategies that were discussed behind closed doors only between those involved, without any proper oversight that shines a light.

From the very young and innocent, from the mouths of babes, utterances of what’s actually right, children are known to express fear of the dark. As many grow older, this concept is taught to be wrong, and they become less afraid of the dark. And yet, though maybe not explicitly taught, become more afraid of the light for fear of what might be found. This, yet another human practice that opposes the ways of God, when thought of on the spiritual and moral levels. I say this not to suggest that we should literally live in fear of the dark; for, fear isn’t of God. But, I say this to encourage a healthy concern regarding activities done in secret that are harmful to others and/or to a person’s self.

Luke 8:16 encourages us not to cover our light in saying; “No one, when he has lit a lamp, covers it with a vessel or puts it under a bed, but sets it on a lampstand, that those who enter may see the light.” Those who operate in deeds of darkness won’t be pleased but peeved that the spotlight’s on them. But, John 3:20,21 reminds us that “Everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come into the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. But whoever practices the truth comes into the Light, so that it may be seen clearly that what he has done has been accomplished in God.” So beloved, if you’ve been positioned for such a time as this, to shine the light on some areas that could mend a relationship, release & heal the abused, or to save a country from destruction brought upon it as a result of dark deeds conducted from within, let your light so shine, no matter how much those who walk in darkness fight you.

Know, The Lord is on your side. May He strengthen you by loosing His Spirit of Light and His Spirit of Truth to ensure you shine brightly for the entire time, and in every area, needed.

Lukeisha H. Carr

Love You to Life!

Lukeisha Carr

LuKeisha Carr Ministries International, Inc.

Cultivate Good Health of Eden with 3 Easy Steps



Happy, Healthy New Year, Beloved! Welcome to Episode 32 Where you’re about to discover…

  • How you can Focus on a never ending hope that you or your loved one can win the battle going on in your body!
  • Why even if you’re at a point, believing you’ve tried everything, and it seems there’s nothing else available to do, you’re about to see you do have more options!
  • That you truly have the control you’ve been thinking you don’t have in contributing to bring your healing about!

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References to mentioned research studies:

https://www.consumerreports.org/personal-bankruptcy/how-the-aca-drove-down-personal-bankruptcy/

https://www.encyclopedia.com/philosophy-and-religion/other-religious-beliefs-and-general-terms/religion-general/faith-healing

https://www.forbes.com/sites/danmunro/2012/01/19/u-s-healthcare-hits-3-trillion/#76826a543da8

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/healing-prayer-most-americans-pray-for-healing_us_571e4e52e4b0d912d5ff42dc

And, after all of that, there’s more for you:

  1. Special Announcement: (Pod)Casting Potential Show Now in Syndication & Available for Subscription!
  2. To invoke the Power of Prayer in Unity, please go to my Prayer Request page, and I’ll be happy to stand in agreement with you!

I look forward to hearing from you!

Lukeisha H. Carr

Love You to Life!

Lukeisha Carr

LuKeisha Carr Ministries International, Inc.