Monday, July 20, 2015

Your Life and You

Live fully. Live your life to the fullest, in decency and tastefully. Be appreciative with life. Show gratitude in life. Pay attention to your life. Include Jesus. Do not let the world’s noise drown out God’s voice. Live your life with reverence to Almighty God. Enjoy the sweet moments. Accept all your moments. In God’s hands those are beautiful. Each moment is a reason to be thankful. Savor the moments of your life. Whatever you do, LIVE. Never contemplate quitting. Not for any reason. LIVE. At all cost. You do not have an alternative; I just took that away from you. I command you to LIVE. Jesus Christ said to tell you GO ON LIVING. You take one step and the Lord will complete your walk.

Servant Hortense Grimes

Monday, July 6, 2015

The Cross = Triumph

Never forget the love Almighty God has for you. Always remember the Sacrifice on The Cross. The glory comes after the cross. The victory follows the cross. Christ bore the CROSS for you. Take up your cross and follow Jesus. The reward is abundant life. Unspeakable Joy. Overflowing grace.  And when earthly life is complete there awaits a CROWN for you.

Blessings and peace, 
Servant Hortense

Thursday, July 2, 2015

God Bless The USA

Blessings and peace,
Do It For Christ Ministries Intl.

Joyous Happy 4th of July to America

Long before she set forth on its great soil, over twenty-seven years ago, Hortense Grimes believed in America. Her love and passion for the United States remain undiminished. This African immigrant sees her beloved naturalized country, America, as “The capital of the world. A decent place where dreams come true. One could believe in oneself and reach for the stars. A place synonymous with hope.” Those expectations still hold true today. As a dedicated prayer warrior she keeps America on her list of highest prayer priority. In 2012, responding to the Lord’s directive that she initiates a National Noon Prayer Campaign for America, Hortense composed the USA Noon Prayer, to get America praying more. The below excerpt is from her published memoir-testimony, "She Shall Stand." 

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"I could only rely on His mercies and compassion to restore me and grant the opportunity to fulfill my heart’s desires. I believed God to brighten my way. I had no other choice but to believe and wait for Him. By His making this travel possible, hope was greatly restored. Prayer is my deep passion, and it became the secret to life in the midst of otherwise unexplainable dismay. Prayer works every time we utilize it. Prayer changes everything. Prayer will give new meaning to every circumstance one may face. During times when we lose faith God remains faithful, and He hears our every prayer. Keep praying my friend. Keep praying because God listens. In the hymn, “God Moves in a Mysterious Way” William Cowper writes, 'Ye fearful saints fresh courage take; the clouds ye so much dread; are big with mercy and shall break, with blessings on your head.'
"The travel to America was the answer for which I had been waiting. This would be a brand new start; a new lease on life. I wished that once I traveled I would have the chance to pursue a medical career, and establish myself professionally, like I desperately wanted to do. I do not know why I felt the answer was in coming to America. I just believed that it did. If I could reach America my dreams would unfold and goals would be accomplished. In my opinion America was the capital of the world—a place where dreams came true and anybody could become somebody. America meant sophisticated medical attention which might address the dreadful ailment afflicting me. Certainly another great aspect was that everyone could get a job if they were serious about it.
"I attest America gives one the chance to believe in oneself and reach up for the proverbial stars. God helped me to reach America, and it has not disappointed my expectations. Life here is not always easy. Not all my dreams have come true. But America helped me find myself again. America gave me all the chances I needed. For the first time in a long, long time, I could see bright lights at the end of the tunnel. I am proud and grateful for this my naturalized country. May God bless the United States of America. A country that gives unknown immigrants open slate to write their own chapter and the opportunity to afford the ink.”   
--Hortense Duarma Grimes, SHE SHALL STAND

One early dawn in August 1999, Jesus Christ visited Hortense D. Grimes in a miraculous encounter. The Lord called and anointed His servant to proclaim His Word, and speak to the hurting people. That divine meeting was the birth of Do It For Christ Ministries. The ministry is a monument to Jesus Christ with a mantra of helping hurting people help themselves. Based in Washington D.C., Servant Hortense dedicates her life to encouraging spiritual rehabilitation and promoting the remarkable, dynamic power of prayer to transform lives and renew mindset. Hortense is a spiritual motivator, revivalist, life coach, Christian author, speaker, prolific writer, radio host, prayer warrior and friend. Through her media brand HortenseInspiration this gifted and anointed dynamic woman of God delivers captivating messages to uplift the human spirit and increase one to a higher level of faith. Follow the ministry at

Independence Day Reality Check

As we celebrate Independence Day in America...
Much of the recent national, and international headlines, is ridiculously outrageous. All types of evil seem to be permeating the global social environment. It cannot continue. We think. It will continue. We know. These are indeed the last days. We must act together to somehow influence the trend; albeit the times indicate exactly what the Scripture say will happen. How long “the last days” will last, no one knows. We do know the Bible speaks to and about our present times.
“The instant I speak concerning a nation and concerning a kingdom, to pluck up, to pull down, and to destroy it, if that nation against whom I have spoken turns from its evil, I will relent of the disaster that I thought to bring upon it. And the instant I speak concerning a nation and concerning a kingdom, to build and to plant it, if it does evil in my sight so that it does not obey my voice, then I will relent the good with which I said I would benefit it.” (Jeremiah 18:7-10 NKJV).
The great Antarctica is melting off huge portions, and mankind can do absolutely nothing to stop the massive glacier from becoming a huge puddle of water. What makes us think “Super Mankind” can stop the downward spiral and evilness that is prevalent and spreading quickly throughout societies, communities, nations, and globally? Mankind makes a great, admirable effort. Superpowers of the world make substantial efforts. 
The United States, the world’s greatest superpower, makes tremendous efforts to keep the world sane, safe and livable. BUT mankind does not have the control button for earth. God does. Almighty God controls earth. Absolute control of the destiny of planet earth and its inhabitants is in the hands of God Almighty. It is a non-negotiable fact of life.
“I made you I own you,” so says God. Almighty God is Sovereign. Without him, merciful, loving, generous, kind, gracious, forgiving God that He is, we are nothing but dust. “If you do not believe me then order death to resist when I draw the last breath out of your body,” so says God. We are powerless to control our own lives, let alone control destinies of earth. Do the best you can with the best you have, but submit to your maker, God.
Superpower that you are, America, get your spiritual house in order. Return God to be the God in whom we trust. Put prayer back where it belongs every day. And not only when you think it is impressive on programs and agenda. Allow public prayers to God in the name of Jesus Christ. Therein lay the catalyst to control social compasses globally and within your borders. 
Freedom of religion also means freedom to pray in the name of Jesus Christ. Freedom of religion also means freedom to proclaim Christian messages along with all the other stuff that is heard and seen in the media on a daily basis. That is true freedom of religion. Freedom of religion means Christians should be free to express their belief as well.
The nation needs God. The nation needs a Savior. The nation needs Christ. Who will fight for you, America, if you reject God? No one else is rejecting their God. Why should you? Why do you keep diminishing your God? Why do you keep fighting, with all your might, to keep your God hidden? You will never succeed in doing that. The God in whom America has placed its trust is omnipotent and omniscient. That God cannot be hidden. The Lord cannot be contained within man’s confines. Give up trying to restrain the Lord God of Heaven and earth. Jesus Christ has the answers all of your collective brilliance could never fathom. Let us call out to our God, America. The Most High Almighty God, creator of the universe, ruler of Heaven and earth. Jehovah God, the one true living God in whom we trust.
There are two main characteristics that make this nation great: 1) Inherent belief in the Rule of Law and 2) Economic Prowess. Both are undergirded with phrases which invoke deity. So help me God. In God we trust. Hear the African in me bluntly say this: If your law implores it and your money proclaims it there must be something to it. America, God is behind you, before you, beside you, above you, around you, upholding you, and uplifting you. Look to Almighty God without fear or reservation.

The Word of God says, “Do not be afraid of this vast battle, for the battle is not yours, but God’s.  … You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the Lord will give you…” (2 Chronicles 20:15; 20:17, Holy Bible NIV).

Servant Hortense Grimes


Hear the WORD of God for today. The Holy Spirit has emphasized these passages of Scripture for ministering to God's people. The Sovereign Lord God Almighty is righteous and just, always watchful and merciful. The Sovereign Lord God Almighty is full of love and kindness. Our Sovereign Lord dispenses to us plentiful grace.  Amen.

“The shepherds are senseless and do not inquire of The Lord; so they do not prosper and all their flocks is scattered. Listen! The report is coming—a great commotion from the land of the north! It will make the towns of Judah desolate, a haunt of jackals.”
“Tell them this: ‘These gods, who did not make the heavens and earth, will perish from the earth and from under the heavens.’ But God made the earth by his power; he founded the world by his wisdom and stretched out the heavens by his understanding. When he thunders, the waters in the heavens roar; he makes clouds rise from the ends of the earth. He sends lightening with the rain and brings out the wind from his storehouses.”
“What is my beloved doing in my temple as she works out her evil schemes with many? Can consecrated meat avert your punishment? When you engage in your wickedness, then you rejoice. The Lord called you a thriving olive tree with fruit beautiful in form. But with the roar of a mighty storm he will set it on fire, and its branches will be broken. The Lord Almighty, who planted you, has decreed disaster for you, because the house of Israel and the house of Judah have done evil and provoked me to anger by burning incense to Baal.”
“People who worship idols are stupid and foolish. The things they worship are made of wood! They bring beaten sheets of silver from Tarshish and gold from Uphaz, and they give these materials to skillful craftsmen who make their idols. Then they dress these gods in royal blue and purple robes made by expert tailors. But the LORD is the only true God. He is the living God and the everlasting King! The whole earth trembles at his anger. The nations cannot stand up to his wrath.”
“The whole human race is foolish and has no knowledge! The craftsmen are disgraced by the idols they make, for their carefully shaped works are a fraud. These idols have no breath or power. Idols are worthless; they are ridiculous lies! On the day of reckoning they will all be destroyed. But the God of Israel is no idol! He is the Creator of everything that exists, including Israel, his own special possession. The Lord of Heaven’s Armies is his name!”
“No one has ever gone to heaven and returned. But the Son of Man has come down from heaven. And as Moses lifted up the bronze snake on a pole in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, so that everyone who believes in him will have eternal life. For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him.
“There is no judgment against anyone who believes in him. But anyone who does not believe in him has already been judged for not believing in God’s one and only Son. And the judgment is based on this fact: God’s light came into the world, but people loved the darkness more than the light, for their actions were evil. All who do evil hate the light and refuse to go near it for fear their sins will be exposed. But those who do what is right come to the light so others can see that they are doing what God wants.”
“Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the old heaven and the old earth had disappeared. And the sea was also gone. And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven like a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. I heard a loud shout from the throne, saying, ‘Look, God’s home is now among his people! He will live with them, and they will be his people. God himself will be with them.’”
“I saw no temple in the city, for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. And the city has no need of sun or moon, for the glory of God illuminates the city, and the Lamb is its light. … Nothing evil will be allowed to enter, nor anyone who practices shameful idolatry and dishonesty—but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life.”  
(Jeremiah 10:21-22; Jeremiah 10:11-13; Jeremiah 11:15-17; NIV; Jeremiah 10:8-10; Jeremiah 10:14-16 NLT; John 3:13-17; John 3:18-21 NLT; Revelations 21:1-3; Revelations 21:22; 21:27; NLT)

“I know, O LORD, that a man’s life is not his own; it is not for man to direct his steps. Correct me, LORD, but only with justice—not in your anger, lest you reduce me to nothing.”
“LORD, there is no one like you! For you are great, and your name is full of power. Who would not fear you, O King of nations? That title belongs to you alone! Among all the wise people of the earth and in all the kingdoms of the world, there is no one like you.(Jeremiah 10:23-24; Jeremiah 10:6-7 NLT)

Blessings and peace,
Servant Hortense Grimes