Monday, August 19, 2013

Good Morning from HI

ALMIGHTY GOD says, "And if you ask yourself, 'Why has this happened to me?'--it is because of your many sins that your skirts have been torn off and your body mistreated."  (Jeremiah 13:22).

Blessings and peace,
Servant Hortense

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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Break a Smile!


Whether or not you have reason to laugh today is not the issue. Laugh anyway. Inside of you dwell the potency of the Living God. Most Africans know that to restart the fire in a “coal pot” all you need do is blow at the embers. So it is with the Child of God. Utilizing the strength Jesus Christ has imbued in you blow with all your might. Soon you would feel the warmth of His glory overtaking your fatigue. There is a lit flame inside of you, Child of God. Persevere. That’s how you restart the passion in your life. That is how you break a smile! And loud laughter follows.

Blessings and peace,

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Servant Hortense Grimes
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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Hortense Testimony 14th Anniversary

August 1, 2013
Fourteen years ago today I stood in the face of Jesus Christ, answered my name call, received the Lord’s anointing and heard the Words of Calling. In awe, I listened to my Master speak an assignment for me. Hallelujah! It has been 14 years! God has been faithful to me! Many times beaten, broken, weary, left along the way. Often times, discouraged. Sometimes, a little depressed. Bouts of wavering faith. Feeling that God had abandoned my ship. But ALL the time, prayerful, hopeful, joyful, and firmly following. Laughing right after the tears. Smiling through the crying. Happy that “There is a fountain filled with blood, drawn from Immanuel’s veins; And sinners, plunged beneath that flood, Lose all their guilty stains.”I rise and realize that I am blessed. So richly blessed! I cry out, “Lord help my unbelief!” And I go right back to what I know to do: Trust God regardless of any and every circumstance.
Always God does, in His time, what He knows best to do: Be faithful to me, a wretched, sinful, unfaithful human being! The God of the universe holds me close, and imprints a mark of joy that penetrates my bones, my muscles, my tissues, my joints, my nerves, and it consumes me. God’s peace and provision and providence consume my entire body. My flesh becomes a haven of rest because Jesus choses to dwell in me. God is faithful! The Lord is faithful! Yes God has been faithful. To me. Hallelujah! It’s never been about me. It is because of WHO HE IS. All because of who Jesus Christ Is. I AM is all I could ever want. I AM is enough! My friend, I AM is enough for you, too.
Christians, in your Walk hold on to Jesus. God did not promise the easy route. GOD promised to NEVER LEAVE YOU. You Stand! PRAY. STAND. Pray! Live for Christ. Stop settling for ease. Ease is loss. Ease without total Jesus is total loss. This world is not all that. Do those things that dishonor God really make you happy? Does living outside of Jesus Christ and doing ungodly things bring you true joy? No it doesn’t. And it never will. God deserves better. God deserves better from you! Body, mind, spirit; you owe yourself to the Lord. Lay down your own desires. Set boundaries and standards that your life and lifestyle may worship God. NO, the Journey is not a picnic all the time. But I guarantee, all the time it is a Feast. Never a hungry day in Jesus! The way you live for Christ is you ask the Lord to Decrease you and let Him, Jesus Christ, Increase in you. That’s how you live for the glory of God. You surrender your life and lifestyle to the doings of Almighty God. You let Jesus lead. You follow using the Bible as your guide. You DECREASE self. You let the Holy Spirit be your conscience. You INCREASE Jesus.
In Jesus there is unspeakable joy. And lasting laughter! Crowns of peace. At the end you WIN! Ahh my friend, YOU Win.
Servant Hortense Grimes
Founder, Do It For Christ Ministries
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Bible Verse Moment


Old Testament
"Lord I have heard of your fame; I stand in awe of your deeds, O Lord. Renew them in our day, in our time make them known; in wrath remember mercy." (Habukkak 3:2)

New Testament
"And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him." (Colossians 3:17).

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Servant Hortense Grimes
Founder, Do It For Christ Ministries