Don’t throw it away!


Don'tThis past month has been an eventful time in my life. Moving my family across the world from Alabama to San Francisco, CA has been adventurous, amusing and diverse. One of the many “new” things I’m learning is how to separate my trash. In Alabama, we had one trash can, and here we have three trash cans. One for compost, one for recycling, and one for landfill. The concepts of learning how to separate your trash correctly have been overwhelming on most days thus far.

As I was working the other day at the office I began to feel the anxious feelings of being in a new place with new people. Yes, it’s exciting but for my introverted being, it was time for me to shell inward. I wanted to hide all the sudden. I wanted to run away possibly to my comfortable place. The anxiety and fear began to overwhelm my thoughts.

Texting my sister for some advice at that moment she was ready and willing to provide some help. She sends me a verse of scripture that erupts inside of me at just the first glance. It’s the very thing I had overlooked.

Hebrews 10:35 “So don’t throw away your confidence, which has a great reward.” 

Confidence means firm trust. It’s the state of feeling certain about the truth of something. The unshakeable confidence that God has not messed up and He knew what He was doing when He brought you to the season you are in. Don’t throw it away. This is one item that even in California does not end up in any of the three trash containers.

In 2 Corinthians 9:8 it says that “God can pour on the blessings in astonishing ways so that you’re ready for anything and everything, more than just ready to do what needs to be done.” MSG 

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Turn Around


turn aroundThe other day I was traveling the interstate and the Lord started speaking to my spirit. Have you ever been traveling on the interstate and missed your exit? Now the anxiety of missing the exit puts you in panic mode to find a place to turn around. The only thing about the interstate is that the turnarounds are far and few between. This just adds to the anxiety and feeling like you will never get where you need to be. Your just wasting your time.

God started to reveal to me something about  His people. People who have served God at one time in their lives but have strayed away from Him. It doesn’t really matter why you strayed or what exit you missed out on, the biggest question is will you find a turnaround? After God started speaking to me about this in my car I started looking for turnarounds on purpose. You wouldn’t believe it but I found three in a row right after this revelation in my car. I believe God was trying to say something pretty profound.

If we will seek Him again He will provide the turnaround! Matthew 6:33 says to seek the Kingdom of God first and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. He can add his blessing back to your life if we will just look for the turnaround.

It’s easy in our lives to become so far away from God that we see no way back. It’s easy to forget what His presence felt like. It’s easy to just continue traveling without looking back or looking for a place to turn around. I really believe today this word is for someone who is struggling to turn around. I want to encourage you to start seeking a turnaround in your life, and I believe God will provide it for you!

There is a pathway through the woods your in! It’s a pathway marked with grace! It’s yours today! So RISE to the challenge! Take the turnaround! I promise it’s worth it.

What are you looking for?


do all thingswith loveIn my life, I have witnessed many who are wandering. They once knew where they were going but life is off track and now they just wander around. As a believer, this saddens my heart to see people go astray just to wander. My question in my head is always, “What are you looking for?”

What is out there in the world that is drawing you in? What is it? Lack of motivation may be, trial and tribulations, offense, heartbreak, contentment or a series of rebellion could that be it? With this question in my head and heart I need to share with you something that I can see from the outer perspective. What I mean is that I”m not in your head. I’m not in your heart but I know who wants to be. I know what you are looking for.

You are looking for love. You are looking for peace. You are looking for help. You are looking for companionship. You are looking for mercy. You are looking for joy. You are looking for satisfaction and desire.

If those are the things we want, why do we look for them in the bar, in another person, in our homes, in our work environments, in the woods, in our phones or social media, and in our kids? Why? Because the enemy has you confused. He has you thinking that the things here on this earth are eternal.

The things here on this earth are made up of vapor but we believe they are made of gold. Gold is in the heavenly only. There you will find a Savior, a redeemer, a restorer, a hope, a joy, a future, a helping hand, a grace deliverer, and a newfound motivation that drives you to love people more than tasks or things.

So I’m writing this to encourage you! Stop looking out there! Look in the Word of God, look in the church doors and look past the mistakes of people into the heart of God. There you will find all you need!

The Bible says, in James 5: 19-20 that if someone among you wanders away from the truth and is brought back you can be sure that whoever brings the sinner back from wandering will save that person from death and bring about the forgiveness of many sins.

So what are you looking for? Ask yourself this question and humbly answer. I pray today that you will stop wandering and instead you will find the Lord today! He is there waiting for you. It just takes one humble answer.

RC

Grace Path


IMG_0590How do you find your way in the mazes of life? Jesus is most surely the answer, but as a child of God sometimes we lack direction and we are desperate for a voice to tell us where to go next. Sometimes, in the midst of the chaos, we choose worldly voices over heavenly voices. The Holy Spirit is guiding us, but our feelings are detouring us. We get in the way sometimes causing the light unto our path to flicker off until we are standing in the midst of a very dark and terrifying maze of trespasses, mistakes, and hopelessness.

When I was young I loved looking through the activity books that came in the birthday swag bags to find the MAZE!  I liked the mazes way more than connect the dots or color by number. I wanted a challenge. Searching for the path was my fuel. Life is complicated like a maze. The challenges we face, the walls that block us from moving forward, and the detours that misdirect us all are Satan’s master plan to distract you off the lit path to your purpose and calling.

That’s where I started searching for a path that would lead me through the challenges, over the walls and around the detours to the final destination of God’s perfect plan and will. I want to call this the “Grace Path.”

It’s simple I did a few things on my journey to find my way. I needed direction and His grace was there and sufficient for me. So this word Grace has five components that I feel like were pivotal in my journey to the Unshakeable.

Grace Path

G – Get Going – This step was the first stop because we all know how tough and mundane it becomes to get up early every morning knowing the circumstances that we may have to face. Every day is a choice for me. Raven, get out of bed and get yourself together. I can’t allow myself to wallow in shame, guilt, or negative thought patterns. That sinking thinking will disrupt and sometimes even shut down the gateway to the grace path.

R – Reach for excellence, not perfection – As a born-again perfectionist, I have always aimed for perfect every time. This is exhausting to my emotions, my spirit, and my family. If I don’t allow my weaknesses to shine some then I will burn out. But if I will reach for my best or excellence then I will burn up with new ideas, fire, and motivation. This means you have to let yourself off the hook sometimes. This does not mean you can be lazy but it means you have to let go of things you cannot control. Be okay with that. This is the toughest part of the grace path for me.

A – Act in love – Many times I saw myself operating out of anger. I wanted everyone around me to pay for the pain I felt deep inside. This was not okay. This is the place where God’s first and most important commandment came into play. Love others! Love them when you are angry. Love them when you are sad. Love them when you are confused. Love them when you disagree. Once you start loving people, the world around you becomes an easier place to abide and dine in. Why? Because now you are accomplishing the mission of the King. Not only are you on the path of Grace you are now carrying a torch to lead the way.

C – Create Fun – Here is where you need to let your hair down and enjoy. Yes, enjoy yourself. The path of Grace is not one where shame walks with you. No shame and fear are no longer there. The gift of creation was given to us by a God who saw greatness in us. He wants us to enjoy our lives. So create some fun with your family, create some fun moments with your spouse, create some fun with yourself even and don’t feel ashamed because you are laughing in the midst of a path that can sometimes seem discouraging. You are on your way to the finishing point!

E – Engage with God – This is the step every day we should revel in. This is the place where we will receive true freedom. Every day take some time to engage in a conversation with the King. Talk to Him as a friend. Give Him time to talk back and listen for the Holy Spirit’s guidance. God always makes a way in the mazes we are in. This should be the place you find great comfort in. Engaging with God will encourage you toward God.

Psalm 23:3 He renews my strength, He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to His name.

 

 

 

Sink or Sail


1 Corinthians 15:33 (NIV)
33 Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.”Sink or Sail

I’ll never forget senior skip day. Beautiful day with the glorious weather when I and my buddies jumped into a jeep and traveled to Little River Canyon for the day! Fishing, swimming and hanging out were our agenda. Every friend was present and we were excited about the fun we were all about to embrace. After much swimming, a few people had this great idea to swim across the water to the other side! It looked like a challenge, but I knew how to swim so this was would be just that “just a challenge.” So out into the water, we go swimming across. I guess you never know how deep, how wide and how great that current is until you start swimming out in the deepest part. All of the sudden I began to feel weaker and weaker as I was swimming. My legs were giving out, my arms were growing weary and my mind went into panic mode. I WAS SINKING! At that moment my friends are all on the bank watching me as I’m gasping for air, struggling to stay above the current, and screaming out for help. One friend was still in the water with me, so she struggled over to me and grabbed my hand to help, but unfortunately, this friend only pulled me further down. She was intentionally trying to help me rise, but her weight pulled me under. So about that time my rescuer, a great teddy bear like friend jumped into the water and pulled me back to the bank. Wow oh wow my life flashed before my eyes. More than likely this all happened because I was in the midst of disobedience since I should have been in Spanish class instead, but I sure did learn more that day in that instant than probably all the teachers could have taught me that day.

“Friends are like elevator buttons they either take you up or take you down.”

Friends will either help you rise above the deep waters of life or they will weigh you down under and cause you to sink under the currents of society. Show me your friends and I’ll show you your future.

Many people consider finding good friendships something that you should do while in high school. That is very important, but I see something way more important than just during high school. I see finding a good friend, a confidant, an accountability partner, a prayer partner, a trustworthy person as something we all need in every stage of life no matter our age. Our friends really determine our futures. Will we sink or sail?

Friends can be disease carriers or destiny carriers! Read that statement again! You need to look at your friends through this lens just for a moment. Your negative thoughts could be from all the gossip you have surrounded yourself with at work or on the weekend. Your positive thoughts could be from all the encouragement and Bible studies you have encountered this week with the people in your world. What are your friends carrying?

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Through and Through


Today, something crazy cool happened to me that I would love to share with you. A friend of mine posted a message about a young lady who was graduating from high school and that she was in need of a pastel dress to wear on her big day. Well her size was mine, and it immediately caught my eye because I love serving teenagers.

I do not know this young lady at all…but I felt compassion and was moved by the Holy Spirit to respond. So I of course responded with I’ll look in my closet to see what I have…and right when I’m about to hit send and end that message…my fingers just wouldn’t stop typing. I kept typing…until this came out…but if not I’ll buy her one. WHAT DID I JUST DO? Looking through my closet is one thing…but buying a stranger a dress to graduate is something else.

I received a phone call later today, from my friend. She begins to share with me the details of this young lady’s story. I was immediately brought to tears as she shared the trials this young lady is facing in her life. Things I have never faced before, I can not understand what she is going through…but God does. I believe he has set this whole thing up…His Holy Spirit is at work right now.

I’m ready for whatever God has planned for this young lady, and I’m going to personally pray for her that God will give her the strength and she will find Him. God sometimes puts things in our way, he wants us to take notice. Jesus loves this young lady so much, that he cares about the pastel dress she will wear on her BIG DAY. Jesus wants her day to be the best day ever…and He gave me the opportunity to be a blessing. What a great God we serve.

Just thought I would share such a great story…remember God has an opportunity for you as well…will you let God use you so that he can love someone through and through?

 

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Unshakeable Marriage


When the marriage feels over what do you do then? What do you do when emotionally you feel like you are already divorced. You haven’t physically signed any papers and hanging in the back of your head is disconnection, grief and fear. Shockingly every marriage goes through these dark roads. Every marriage is faced with hard times, struggles and mountains that must be overcome! But how do we face them and not lose one another?

I believe God has intended for you to not only stay with your partner but to also enjoy the marriage. His intentions for you and your spouse come out of pure love. A strong love that I would call UNSHAKEABLE. To me this word describes the type of marriage I’m striving to have with my husband today. A marriage that is together, intact, in love, and in sync because it’s set on the right foundation! The Rock of Jesus Christ!

In 1 Corinthians 7: 14  it says “For the believing wife brings holiness to her marriage, and the believing husband brings holiness to his marriage…”

There is “ONE THING” here we must grab a hold of today!

  1. BELIEVING – God wants the wife and the husband to believe in Him, believe in His promises, believe in your marriage, believe God can heal your marriage. When you do this “ONE THING”  then there is a blessing that is tied to it! Give and take!

That Blessing is HOLINESS! Holiness means to be set apart. It’s purity, Godliness, and beauty in the eyes of God. When we believe we strike the goldmine of holiness! We now can each bring that to our marriage by faith! When we just believe we bring a purity and depth to our marriages that is UNSHAKEABLE!

God is Holy which makes His holiness UNSHAKEABLE! An Unshakeable marriage built on one thing…BELIEF!

Do you believe in the Healer? Do you believe in the Provider? Do you believe in the Way Maker? Do you believe in the Restorer? If you believe then you are bringing a great blessing into the marriage bed today! A blessing of holiness that will bring about a marriage that is built on the Rock of Jesus Christ!

When the marriage feels over…BELIEVE!

When the marriage feels disconnected…BELIEVE!

When the marriage is tough and mundane…BELIEVE!

THAT BELIEF IS BIRTHING HOLINESS WHICH PRODUCES UNSHAKEABLE! 

Does church attendance matter to my family?


cropped-raven-cannon-logoIn my years of serving God as a Youth/Children’s Pastor along with my husband I have seen a growing trust and loyalty among young people who attend the same church from the time they are pretty young till they become young adults. Young adults who attend church with their family and grow up in the same church seem to become more trusting and understanding of their church and it’s beliefs, they trust in the leadership and almost always follow the same plan for their family. In other words they end up staying in the church and raising their own family in the church. The trust and loyalty they gain toward their church gives them a place to run to at any time. It’s a place of refuge and encouragement to them.

Hebrews 10:25 And let us not NEGLECT our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.

Then I have seen many parents who either go from one church to the next (looking for the right fit for their family) or they stop going to church for an amount of time like 1-2 years, and then decide to return to the church after a period of not being fully connected. These students not only seem to have a much harder time connecting to the church, they also have a hard time seeking out a full relationship with God. They seem to always be inconsistent and distracted in many ways. If the wind blows an opposite way that sounds better, they move their trust elsewhere. This type of church attendance causes us to lose loyalty and trust, which are too very needed virtues for all of us to have when it comes to becoming a follower of Christ.

Then there are the parents who are in and out of church. They come on big occasions such as Easter, Christmas, or a special baptism, but they don’t ever become committed to a faith believing church that they attend on a regular basis and get involved in. The children grow up not knowing even the basics of what it means to be a Christian which can develop into a serious issue of believing that church attendance means you have a seat in heaven. Raising a family without consistently being apart of a faith believing church is like raising a family on cupcakes and ice cream only. We all know we need nutrients like protein to live and grow! Same thing with becoming apart of a church! When you do become consistent in church attendance and you take your family with you then you are opening the mouths of your family and asking God to fill them with the nutrients they need to grow more and develop more in their relationship with God.

THE STATS (a study done in Switzerland)

Families where neither parent attended church only 4% of their children became regular attendees, 15 % were classified as irregular attendees, and 80% did not attend church at all.

When a mother attends church regularly and the father not at all the numbers improved with over 61% not attending at all, and 37% attended irregularly.

When a father attends church it changed the numbers big time! When both parents attended on a regular basis 33% of their children attended regularly, 41% attended irregularly, and 41% did not attend at all.

Big difference it made on these stats when both parents were seeing the importance of church attendance!

Now I know there is more to a relationship with God than just church attendance. Here’s the thing though, church attendance that is consistent and with your entire family is sure to be a great start to propel your family into trusting and growing in the ways of God. Without trust and sincere loyalty not only will they probably not go to church as an adult, but they may not even see the importance in keeping a covenant with their spouse who they marry, and they may run from one job to the next trying to find the best fit for them causing them to be become undependable.

You want to see your family serving God all the days of their life, then bring them to church with you every week. Make it a priority and put other things in your life-like sports events, television, mowing the grass on hold so you can worship God together each week. This one thing can change the dynamics of how your family functions, grows and develops into the men or women of God they are purposed to be!

The best thing you can do for your kids is show them consistency in church attendance, prayer, and study of the Word. All of these things will prove to be positive in your family’s life. So what do you have to lose. Just try it!

 

God wants His throne room back!


A glorious throne, exalted from the beginning, is the place of our sanctuary.Jeremiah 17:12

Raven Cannon logoI really believe if you are a Christ follower you know that God is seated on the throne. You know that this is a place of high esteem, it’s the chair of royalty, and the great position where power of authority reigns. I also believe that we believers trust in knowing that this position and throne was set up at the very beginning of all existence, which in retrospect is the foundation of our entire faith walk. Without really knowing this and trusting that this throne is actually in use and in position, we would have no direct understanding of the authority or Lordship that has been placed over us as His creation. In other words we would NOT have a Creator or Savior. That kind of life would be like walking without feet. No direction, no foundation, and no faith to walk in.

In this scripture something jumped out at me as a believer, and I want to share my thoughts and convictions with you. Last part of the verse says, “the place of our sanctuary.” After looking up sanctuary I found that this place for us is our temple, our hiding place, or the holy place where the Lord is present.

So we know that God is seated on the glorious throne, but my question is this. Is He seated on the throne of our sanctuaries or temples? Reason I’m asking, is because the scripture simply is saying that His throne placement is located in the sanctuary (our temples).  1 Corinthians 6:19-20 Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body. So when He says the glorious throne is the place of our sanctuary He is referring to our bodies. His throne room is located in us!

If we are believers that believe that God is seated on His throne then we must also agree that He is seated in highest authority in our own bodies. So going back to my question, is He seated on the throne in our sanctuaries or temples?

See, from my own personal convictions I’m seeing that there are times that I don’t let God have the authority that he deserves and should be exalted for in my sanctuary or body. We all have times where we refuse to shut our mouths and we spew out junk that is contaminated and worn with pollution from the enemy. In Matthew 15:18 (MSG) it says, “But what comes out the mouth gets its start in the heart. It’s from the heart that we vomit up evil arguments, murder, adultery, fornication, thefts, lies and cussing. That’s what pollutes.”

I believe God wants His throne back! He wants the throne room key to your heart back. He wants back into your sanctuary (body), so He can direct, heal, be in control, love you and help you show more love, reveal and examine our motives, and shape us into His workmanship.

We give the keys to the throne room away too easily! We let a boyfriend have one, a friend have one, a co-worker have one. Before we know it, we have given the authority of direction and Lordship to somebody who has no business giving us advice and shaping our futures. This is where the mess of life begins. We must empty our pockets today of offense, hardships, mistrust, rebellious ways, and half-truths and let God have His throne back.

When he gets the key back to His throne room that rightfully belongs to Him, then you can rejoin in with His ways, His thoughts, His plans, His heart, His direction and His will and life can get back going in the right direction.

Who is on the throne of your sanctuary? I hope today you will let Him have the key back and dethrone the others or the things that are keeping your sanctuary (temple or body) from being in complete surrender.

Today read.. Ephesians 2:21

Let’s become a holy temple for the Lord.

Jesus + Guts


img_7036Galatians 2:20 (NLT) 20 My old self has been crucified with Christ.[a] It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

Just think on this scripture just for a minute…when you accept Jesus into your heart you are dying to yourself to make Christ alive inside of you, because he gave it all up for you.

In other words…There is a lot of blood, sweat, and guts between Jesus and you.
Jesus loved his guts out for you! See our commitment to Christ takes great courage! Takes Bravery! Takes Guts!

IT DEMANDS…
you to follow Jesus no matter the cost, you to turn away from situations that may be harmful to God’s will for your life, you to give up your opinions and feelings and trust Him deeply, you to be an unshakeable disciple…GO WITH GUTS BECAUSE IT DEMANDS!

When Julius Caesar landed on the shores of Britain with his Roman legions, he took a bold and decisive step to ensure the success of his military venture. Ordering his men to march to the edge of the Cliffs of Dover, he commanded them to look down at the water below. To their amazement, they saw every ship in which they had crossed the channel engulfed in flames. Caesar had deliberately cut off any possibility of retreat. Now that his soldiers were unable to return to the continent, there was nothing left for them to do but to advance and conquer! And that is exactly what they did.

Caesar was committed to the vision! Advance and Conquer. He knew that if he gave his men options that they would turn back and retreat. There was no way out! They had to be brave now. That was the only option! They had to have GUTS! And because their vision demanded guts and courage they were victorious.

Have you considered retreating spiritually? Have you slacked on drawing closer to God? Has the vision of God’s Kingdom been on your mind lately? Do you want to do what is convenient instead of what is needed?

What I’m asking is…Do you have guts to advance and conquer this year? Then have the guts to do what is right, not what is convenient.

Think about Jonah, in the book of Jonah, he was told by God to go to Ninevah, and preach! He didn’t want to go, it wasn’t it in his personal 5 year plan. So he refused and set out on his own path. Where did it get him? He got swallowed up by a great whale until he cried out to God and agreed with God’s will for his life. He was spewed out on the seashore covered in whale guts. Now, I’m sure Jonah wasn’t too excited at how his day ended up…but it sure did get his attention.

God has GUTS too..he will grab your attention! If we keep disagreeing with God’s will for our lives (let me clarify, his will is in the Holy Bible, for each and every one of us.) then plan on life getting messy!

Have you tried it your way? If so, why want you get some guts and say NO TURNING BACK, NO TURNING BACK! I WILL NOT RETREAT! I WILL NOT COMPROMISE! I WILL NOT LAY DOWN! I WILL NOT BACK DOWN! I WILL NOT BE SWAYED! I WILL NOT BE MOVED! I WILL NOT BE DISCOURAGED! I WILL NOT BE BOUND!

NO NOT TODAY! Instead I am determined to follow through as a disciple of the Lord Jesus, I am determined to agree with His perfect will, I am determined to not compromise or settle for anything less but the best God has for me, I am determined to be restored, healed and delivered. I am determined to fight the good fight with every ounce of guts I have!

You know many people say, GO WITH YOUR GUT, I BELIEVE IF YOU HAVE GUTS, GO WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT!

You can’t go wrong when you start getting in agreement. You start reading that Bible, you start praying, you fast, you serve in the church, you attend church faithfully, and you give your tithes and your offerings…and I mean not just yes I agree with your words, but you get serious and start lining up your actions with those words…you can’t go wrong! You’re on a highway to overcoming with victory!

Victory for you could mean different things…if you started serving the church, if you started volunteering your time and your gifts…you might find that every ounce of energy you give to the Kingdom, God rewards back to you in the evenings with your family. You may not feel so down, because you feel so much joy after you attend church faithfully. Don’t let anything get in your way! Be serious!

Advance and Conquer Baby!

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Soul Roots


Becoming a fearless, unshakeable warrior for Jesus requires something deeper. It requires for your wretched soul to dig deep, grow deep, and survive deep into the ground of God’s eternal and perfect plan for your life. It requires the Spirit of God, the Holy Spirit, living deep within your soul to be the inner voice, the unshakeable advice column in your magazine of life choices.

Jeremiah 17:8 (NLT)

They are like trees planted along a riverbank,
    with roots that reach deep into the water.
Such trees are not bothered by the heat
    or worried by long months of drought.
Their leaves stay green,
    and they never stop producing fruit.

When the root is deep, there is no reason to fear the wind.

We need to be like the trees planted, rooted and grounded so much that no matter what winds may come we do not waver or budge! We are UNSHAKEABLE!

The Spirit of God, who is holy and makes our house (temple) holy, will lead you and guide you in your decisions and He will prompt you with what to do with your house. He will tell you how to build healthy friendships and relationships. He will guide you on what to put in your house. He will give you opportunities to decorate with peace, forgiveness, love, patience, kindness, grace and mercy. He will convince you of who is allowed into your house…your soul.

Not every person, thing or place is good for your house.

So when you have dug deeper and you have planted yourself and grown some roots in your relationship with God, you will find that the Holy Spirit will save you from a lot of heartache. He will direct your conscience daily.

This is why after you are truly saved you actually begin to feel bad for doing something sinful or not good for your life. If you don’t feel anything when you sin, you need to examine yourself and your motives. Examine your roots. Where are you producing fruit? What kinds of fruit are you producing? Are you being wavered by every storm of life that approaches? Where are your roots?

If you will be led by the Spirit of God, your life will be built not only the Rock of Jesus Christ, the Unshakeable God, but your faith will withstand and you will be deeply rooted with no fear of what might be coming next. You will know where you stand! There will be no doubts in your mind.

If you are suffering from doubt today…then read today in 1 Peter the entire chapter. You will find that God wants us to be rooted in Him so that we can be directed by His Spirit and be holy, because He is holy.

Today no more doubts about your soul…instead reach out to the Rock, the UNSHAKEABLE KING, Jesus and let him in. Let him take control, let His Spirit reside and move, and then listen to the Spirit because you are about to be planted in the best season of Victory you’ve ever seen!

#unshakeable – Raven Cannon

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Somebody, somewhere is depending on you to do what God has called you to do.


Lengthy title I know. But think about the pressure of this statement. How are we as humans supposed to just know what God has called us to do. If God is calling us to have a purpose, then what is my purpose? If God has a plan for me (Jeremiah 29:11) and a future then what is the next step so that I don’t let someone else down? So how do we do what God has really purposed us, created us and shaped us for?

1 Corinthians 3:10-16 (NLT)

10 Because of God’s grace to me, I have laid the foundation like an expert builder. Now others are building on it. But whoever is building on this foundation must be very careful. 11 For no one can lay any foundation other than the one we already have—Jesus Christ.

12 Anyone who builds on that foundation may use a variety of materials—gold, silver, jewels, wood, hay, or straw. 13 But on the judgment day, fire will reveal what kind of work each builder has done. The fire will show if a person’s work has any value. 14 If the work survives, that builder will receive a reward. 15 But if the work is burned up, the builder will suffer great loss. The builder will be saved, but like someone barely escaping through a wall of flames.

16 Don’t you realize that all of you together are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God lives in you?

You will step into the Calling of God when you realize it’s about making Godly decisions and building a life around Him, so that you won’t suffer a great loss.

If you feel like indulging yourself in gossip, negativity, other’s opinions of you, being wealthier, and embracing sin you will suffer loss on the Judgement Day. You will suffer loss in this life in relationships, in your work life, in your kid’s lives, in your every-day going about life. Soon you won’t be able to recognize the real You. You will wander what your purpose is and how to accomplish this great thing God created you for.

Jesus Christ wants you to build your house on Him, and His houses always have good bones.

You can expect a house built on Jesus, to follow the plans that God has , and that somebody, somewhere who needs you to be become who God called you to be will be very thankful.

I look back in my life and think wow, I’m so glad my mentor decided to become a Mighty Woman of God and Youth Pastor and inspire me. I’m so happy my dad chose to follow the calling of God on his life at age 16, and started preaching the Gospel at age 26. His stepping out and believing caused me to believe. I’m so glad my mom walked into her calling as a worship leader so that I could learn how to sing and glorify God with my voice. I’m so glad my husband followed after God and took me out on a second, and third date, so we could marry one another, love one another, and minister together to complete the great plan and adventures God has for us. The list goes on and on of people I’m thankful to for letting God use them and stepping into their calling and purpose.

See without these people I wouldn’t be who I am today. Yes Jesus changed me, set me free, and saved me. But Jesus uses people. He uses you and me to step into his Unshakeable plan to create His masterpiece.

It’s all about the building materials you choose, the decisions you make, if your house will withstand – YOU WILL BE ANOINTED!

If the fire of God does not burn up your work, you will be rewarded…that anointing, that blessing and that greatness will continue in your life for generations to come…to your children and to their children. It’s all about who you will become! #unshakeable