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Humble living….


In my reading this morning, I came across this word. Humility.

And then I heard the Lord say “Humble Living.”

What is humble living Lord?

So of course I looked up the word. Humble means = a modest or low view of one’s own importance, unpretentious.

www.gotquestions.org mentions that humility is a heart attitude, not merely an outward demeanor. One may put on an outward show of humility but still have a heart full of pride and arrogance. Humility is a prerequisite for the Christian.

The Beautitudes in Matthew 5 it states “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”  The poor in spirit are those who are humble, lowly.

I believe what the Lord shared with me this morning was a reminder for us. He seeks humble living from us.  The world can, at times can rub off on us.  If we do not have someone to keep us accountable, we can easily get off course.  If we don’t keep our focus on the things of God, we can easily get off course.  Remember, YES we live in this world, be as Believers we are NOT of this world.  We don’t act the way the world acts.  We don’t respond the way the world responds.

Your accountability partner must truly keep you accountable. Not be in agreement to everything you do.  Or turn a blind eye to everything you do.  They must hold you accountable.  You need to be accountable, because YOU don’t always make the right decisions.  You don’t always handle every situation correctly.  This is why we need each other.  You cannot live this life by yourself.  You need someone.  You need others.

In order to inherit the kingdom of heaven you need the power of the Holy Spirit to help you remain humble. This is not a character trait that comes easy to us, humans who were born into a sinful nature.  We may be able to start the process of being humble, but to maintain and sustain it…we need the staying power of the Holy Spirit.

Humble Living.

I’m a big advocate of examining your life periodically. And making sure you are in right standing with the Lord.  Is your living humble?  How is your parenting?  How are your relationships?  How are your spending habits?  How is your behavior?  How is your Christian walk?  How are you getting along with others?  What is your social media interaction like?  How are you portraying yourself?  How are your thoughts?  What is your attitude like?  How is your stewardship?

I listed a few scriptures below regarding humility. Take some time and look them up.  And when you read them…read a few scriptures before and a few scriptures after…or even the chapter to see what was going on during that time and what was the point being made.

Philippians 2:3

James 4:6

1 Peter 5:6

Romans 12:3

Colossians 3:12

Proverbs 11:2

John 3:30

I pray you will be informed and encouraged to do that which pleases the Lord.

And as always, we serve a forgiving God.  If you will repent (say your sorry and turn from your wrong-doing) he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9)

Stay Blessed

Ms. Taz

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The Live-in Relationship



I woke up this morning thinking about the live-in relationship.

It’s actually a very exciting moment for a woman to move in with her boyfriend because to us that is a sign that he really is that into me, we are definitely in a committed relationship and /or we may go to that next step….marriage.

I could be wrong with what I just stated and please correct me if I am wrong in the comments section (I love having the conversation) but these are all the things I’ve felt when he moved in.

My reason for this blog post today is to expand a bit on the dynamics of this situation/relationship. And again I do know every situation is not the same and they all don’t turn out the same way.  But this could help someone whose situation just may turn out this way.

First let me say that as Believers…this is not a situation/relationship we should look forward to. We should have a standard set that we will not defile the marriage bed and be married when we live together with our husbands.  I am big on saying things out loud even if they seem very apparent and even if we think others should know this.  Maybe they don’t.  So I say it out loud so we are all on the same page.

I have a difficult time understanding how we can remain comfortable in relationships of long amounts of time with no REAL-GROWN UP-MATURE-GODLY commitment.

We can agree to a 20 year mortgage commitment, buy a house with you or sign leases for an apartment with you but not a lifetime of commitment in marriage with you?

OK, maybe they don’t believe in all that, don’t need a piece of paper to prove that; but why not? Maybe you could bend in this one area. Being together in a relationship means compromise has to come into play at some point, right?  So why not compromise in that area?

I’m just saying…a marriage license (yeah that piece of paper LOL) can be helpful…not hurtful.

God honors the covenant of marriage. Wouldn’t you want the blessings that are set aside for the married?  Men…he that finds a wife, finds a good thing.  You have some good things laid aside waiting for you, as long as you stay under the will of God in the marriage. Women…the bible tells husbands to love their wives like Jesus loves the church.  Whew! Are you aware how much Jesus loves us = the church?  He laid down his life for us!  The blessings of marriage are endless as long as we are in the will of God in our marriage!  This is a covenant = a promise ordained by God for man and woman.

But let’s fast forward to the future…in the event of a sickness or death. Without legal documentation of your covenant, you may miss out on some things.  If you have children with the make pretend husband or wife they are next of kin.  Not you.  Don’t care how long you’ve been together, where’s the documentation to prove that.  How many times have I read or heard stories of the girlfriend or baby mother getting left out because she had no rights to him.

I’m not saying this for selfish reasons and that you should get married so you can get half or all their money. I’m showing you that God understood and knew how all this would turn out. He knows how His people operate.  Some of us are very deceitful.  And he works all things out together for our good.  He has set and established things for our good.  But we have used our common knowledge to seek our own pleasures.  Use godly wisdom to be prepared in all situations.  Even love situations.

If you are in this situation and you are a Believer of Jesus Christ, make things right. As a Believer, you have acknowledged and agreed to follow the will of God for your life; to be obedient to the Creator.  Living with your boyfriend or girlfriend is not the will of God.

In bible times there was a standard for husband and wife. A tradition that was followed.  An agreement that was made before God and sometimes a ceremony or celebration.  So please don’t excuse your way out of this by thinking they didn’t do this back then.  Marriage is addressed in the bible.

But what has happened is, we decided to do life our own way. Make permanent choices and decisions with temporary people.  We had children and bought big ticket items, set our life up all around a sin.  At the time we didn’t know they were temporary.  We didn’t know they wouldn’t be there for the duration. We didn’t know because we never asked God.  If we had, he would have told us.

The awesome thing about God is that if we repent (say you’re sorry and turn from the wrong-doing) He is faithful and just to forgive you and help you get to a right place with Him.

I encourage you to go to God. Seek Him in all you do.  Let Him make your crooked paths straight.  And obey Him.

Stay Blessed

Ms. Taz

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Why am I here??



Listening to these Persicopes really can get you to thinking. Carla R. Cannon told us this morning as followers of Jesus Christ…why we are here.   She said “God reveals His will to us and communicates with us so we can fulfill His assignment in the earth.”

That was awesome to me!

Have you ever thought about why am I here? You may have it in your mind that you didn’t ask to be here…but there is a purpose for you being here on this earth.  Remember, Jeremiah 1:5 tells us that before you were formed in the womb, God knew you.  You were set apart.  Do you understand what that means?  God had already predestined a place for you before you even came to the earth.  He already had plans for you, a purpose ready for you.

Carla says in the Periscope that you are not here just to build a great business, or a great ministry or to make a great name for yourself or to lay around and have a whole bunch of babies LOL….

You are here to do your Father’s business!

So here is the big question…do you know what your Father’s business is?

Did you know that you are to live a life that worships God? Live a life that pleases God? Did you know that you are to imitate Christ, be Christ-like? Did you know that you are to share the gospel of Jesus Christ?  Tell someone about Him.  Lead others to Him.  Share your life as a Christian with them.  Help someone get closer to Him. And be an example of Him.

But most importantly…be in a personal relationship with Him. Be intentional about making Jesus a part of your life.  It is in Him that we live, move and have our being.  He needs to be priority in your life.

Why are you here?

Not for your own selfish pleasures, dreams, aspirations.  But to give God glory in those dreams and aspirations.  To give all honor to Him for showing favor in those dreams and aspirations.  To acknowledge that without Him you would not have these dreams and aspirations.  And then living out a life that gives Him honor, a life that imitates His life, a life of righteousness,  a life of holiness.  The Lord says, be ye holy for I am holy.  It’s not a suggestion…it’s a command.  And if you love the Lord you will obey his commands.

Why are you here?

I’m praying for you.

Stay Blessed

Ms. Taz

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I know who you are….



I was watching a Periscope this morning of Daniel Stombaugh and he asked the question,

What is your identity?

He said “know who you are TO God and know who you are IN God”

And I kept repeating it over and over in my mind.

Know who you are to God.

Know who you are in God.

Many of us know who we are at work, right? We know our job function and what is expected of us. Know how to get to work, what time to be there and how to get our paycheck.

Many of us know who we are at home, right? Know our role as a parent, as home owner, as a husband, as a wife, as a child.  We know where everything is and pretty much how to use it.  We even know how to walk to the bathroom in the dark.

In all our common knowledge and intellect, we are pretty comfortable.

But when you think about the things of God, what don’t we know?

Do we really know who we are to God? Do we really know how much He loves us?  Do we really understand the sacrifice that was made for us?  Are we totally conscious of His mercy?

Being loved by someone is a powerful motivator. It can give you an inner strength; it can give you a reason to wake up in the morning.  It can change your moods and brighten your days.  This is what God wants to be to us.  We also want to hear someone say I Love You!  Oh boy that would really take us over the edge. LOL and yet God does that every day…all day.  Are we paying attention?  God is love and that love is shown thru the beauty of nature and the fact that we open our eyes each day.  We are the apple of His eye.  A special people to Him.  He is longsuffering, which means he waits and waits and waits and waits for us to come to Him, completely submit to Him, because his wish is that none should perish.

Do you really know who you are in God? Where your strength comes from?  Who fights your battles?

Greater is He that is IN me than he that is in the world. (1 John 4:4)

Greater is the God in you than the devils in this world. You must remember that!

I believe having a solid understanding of what we mean to the Lord will help us to stay strong in Him. We won’t be so easily distracted by the enemy’s tactics, the depression, the hopelessness, the anxiety, the worry, the defeat that he tries to lay upon us.  If we truly could understand how loved we are we could be stronger in our fight against the enemy.  The enemy should not be able to so easily get us off course, change our moods, or tempt us, get into our thoughts and change our atmosphere.  God did not create us to be led by the devil or his tricks; He created us to be led by His Spirit!


Daniel Stombaugh also said something else in his Periscope that moved me….

Knowing your IDENTITY always brings your purpose.

So if you’re not sure where you fit in, how God wants to use you, or what your purpose is…figure out your identity in God. Seek ye first the kingdom of God and all His righteousness and ALL these things will be added unto you.  (Matthew 6:33)  Which means….seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.

How can you NOT acknowledge the Creator of your life in all that you do? What would make you think you should live this life never once giving honor to the one who gave you life?  We will love everything around us except God.

Jeremiah 1:5 says, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart”

Luke 12:7 says,” And the very hairs on your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are more valuable to God than a whole flock of sparrows.”

Before you were formed, God placed purpose in you and God knows how many hairs are on your head! He is that intimate with you, knows that much about you.

Let me remind you that you were created with a PURPOSE but you have to make the effort to seek God to find what your purpose is. If you want it, go get it!

Press into God even the more so that you can be more intimate with Him. In His presence is assurance, confidence, love, peace and your identity.  Get to know Him, so you can know yourself.

I encourage you to get to know God on a more personal level this year. And if you’re not sure where to start in that relationship…reach out to me.  I will help you.  That’s what I am called to do.

I’m praying for you.

Stay Blessed

Ms. Taz

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What if God only half loved us?


All through the bible it tells us how to love one another.

Also tells us how God loves us.

One verse sticks out to me in 1 Corinthians the 13th chapter 4th thru 7th verses, the NIV version says “it keeps no record of wrongs”

Love keeps no record of our wrongs.

God forgives and forgets about all our sin, all our mistakes, all of our intentional wrong doing. He forgives all of it!

Micah 7:19 says “He casts our sins into the depths of the sea.” And Psalms 103:4 says “As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us.” Transgressions = sins

This is why, if we receive this perfect love from God, it makes it so much easier to move forward. If we repent and turn from sin, this is the guarantee; that we can have no fear of him bringing it back up.  Let’s be honest, most times we fear people will bring up our past sins, past mistakes. That they won’t forget about them. This fear holds us back in certain situations in our life. But God forgives.

How many times have you heard someone say they can never forgive someone or they will forgive but will never forget? How many times have you said this?  When we do this, we put restrictions on ourselves.  You lock yourself into an agreement not made by God or with God.  You tie yourselves to unforgiveness.  Declaring that you will never let go of this thing.  Now you are bound. Forget holding onto the hurt, to the pain, to the destruction it caused.

Forgiving is part of loving. If you forgive but don’t forget you are only half loving the person.

Free yourself and forgive…..and forget. Learn from it. Keep it as a lesson.  Make better decisions and choices….and move on.  Don’t let the emotion of it trap you.  I shared on Instagram something that dropped in my spirit one day.  I posted the picture below.  Know your boundaries.


You won’t forgive them, but yet God forgave YOU.

Oh, how we easily forget.

As Believers, if we are striving to be like Christ, we must love one another and we too must forgive and forget.

Stay Blessed

Ms. Taz



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Can’t control yourself….that’s a problem!


Can’t control yourself regarding anger

Can’t control yourself regarding sex

Can’t control yourself regarding gossip

Can’t control yourself regarding telling lies

Can’t control yourself regarding drugs

Can’t control yourself regarding spending money

Can’t control yourself regarding cussing

Can’t control yourself regarding procrastination

Can’t control yourself regarding temptations

Can’t control yourself regarding men

Can’t control yourself regarding women

Can’t control yourself regarding gambling


All these things and then some others will eventually create problems in your life if you have no control over them. I have the feeling many of us have allowed situations to run free with no boundaries and no restraints that now it has become almost a norm in our lives.  We’ve allowed it so much room and dominion that we have lost control of it.  It rules us.

In 1 Corinthians 9:27: Paul is talking to the people of the Corinthian church and telling them that he must discipline himself, and keep his body under control. He does that to be an upstanding example to the people he is preaching to.  He won’t tell you to do it and he doesn’t restrain himself also.

“But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection” (KJV)

“Instead, I discipline my body and bring it under strict control” (ESV)

But this also shows you that there is a solution to this issue. You can control yourself by keeping your body under subjection, disciplining yourself.  Saying…NO

Then there is Galatians 5: 22-23, that says “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control

Here we are shown that the Holy Spirit gives you a gift of SELF-CONTROL. So if you didn’t have it before, when you give your life to Jesus Christ you will receive the self-control you need to withstand the temptations of the world.  You will now have the Holy Spirit power within you to say NO.

Learn to use this power to crucify the affections of lust and regain back control over your life.

Remember, not all lust is sexual. (I talk about that in the Dating workshop) meaning the things you want are not always sexual things, i.e. gambling, money, status.

Take some time to think about your life….are there situations, things, people that you have lost control in? You can’t function without them? It’s becoming unhealthy?  People mention or complain about it to you often? You lose time, sleep, and major moments in life because of it?

Take it to God. And find someone you trust that you can talk to you about it.  Someone who can give you godly advice.  I say that because if you are seeking the things of God….a worldly person cannot give you those godly answers.

Self-control is very important to your Christian walk. Because the devil uses temptation as a way of getting us off course, we need to learn early how to say NO.  And control ourselves so we don’t go back to old habits that kept us in sin.

I’m praying with you.

Stay Blessed

Ms. Taz

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Abuse…we see it but don’t see it?


I just watched a 4 minute video of a guy recording his ex-girlfriend vandalize his car outside his house.  This girl keyed the whole side of his car then drove away, but came back and walked up to his house and busted his kitchen window, then she drove away. While he was outside inspecting the damage of his car she literally just missed hitting him with her suv because she came back again and slammed into the back of his car. She then got out her car again and broke 2 of his car windows and started walking up to him but he went in the house to avoid any interaction with her.
Yo…that was ridiculous!  And it was a woman doing all of this!

And he said he had a restraining order, 2 open court cases on her and child services is now involved because she was violent and abusive, breaking his tv’s in front of his kids but called the police and said he hurt her.

My goodness!

I was exhausted just watching all of that!

I have to say it…we will see ALL the Red Flags and pay no attention to them, but end up in the worst situations with people.  But, I will also say that most times we are not in a good place in our own lives which is why the enemy can slide in and create chaos in our lives.

If you are in a situation like this…PLEASE get out now.  That is not love, you will not miss the good sex, don’t think you can help them be a better person, bad company corrupts good character.  And if this is you who is the abuser, don’t get mad because scripture calls you bad company.  Right now in the state that you are in…YES, you are bad company.  Your not in a good place.

I believe it’s situations like this that are the reason why we should seek God about the people we want to bring into our lives.  If you are a Believer, you will listen to what the Lord is saying to you and He would have told you NO!

Being connected to the Lord not only gives you blessings and prosperity but it also gives you a level of safety.  Being connected to the Lord keeps you aware of the enemy and his tricks, his schemes, his destruction.

Everyone deserves to be loved and God loves all of us, despite our issues.  But people who are abusive, violent, destructive, dangerous need the love of the Lord to heal them, not you. God’s love covers a multitude of sin and if they accept Jesus into their heart they can become brand new!

But I just needed to say out loud that if you are in that place of abuse…GET OUT!     Get your emotions in check.  I will always say this…reacting out of your emotions will never have a good result.  And if you are the abusive…pray to God for help and then go get it!

Your current situation is not your future.  You can change it.  And the Lord has sent your help.  But you have to step out of your situation to get it.  You have to make change…to get change.

That video got me feeling some type of way….I’m praying for you.

Ms. Taz