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Episode 43 Learn To Pray
Apr 11 2022
Episode 43 Learn To Pray
Episode 43 Learn To Pray
Apr 11 2022
Episode 43 Learn To Pray
Episode 42 Psalm 103-107
Apr 11 2022
Episode 42 Psalm 103-107
Episode 41 Be Attentive to Your People
Mar 27 2022
Episode 41 Be Attentive to Your People
Episode 40 Psalm 98-102
Mar 16 2022
Episode 40 Psalm 98-102
Episode 39 Laquita Monley shares with LEAP
Mar 13 2022
Episode 39 Laquita Monley shares with LEAP
Laquita talks:  GOD, Family, Masterminds, Business, Money and Self Care.   Laquita's contact info: info@laquitamonley.com
Episode 38 Psalms 93-97
Mar 7 2022
Episode 38 Psalms 93-97
Episode 37 Stay Focused
Mar 7 2022
Episode 37 Stay Focused
Romans 12:2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.  2 Timothy 2:15 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved...
Episode 36 Psalm 88-92
Feb 28 2022
Episode 36 Psalm 88-92
Psalm 88-92 A Prayer for Help in Despondency A Song. A Psalm of the sons of Korah. To the Chief Musician. Set to “Mahalath Leannoth.” A [a]Contemplation of Heman the Ezrahite. 88 O Lord, God of my salvation, I have cried out day and night before You. 2 Let my prayer come before You; [b]Incline Your ear to my cry. 3 For my soul is full of troubles, And my life draws near to the grave. 4 I am counted with those who go[c] down to the pit; I am like a man who has no strength, 5 [d]Adrift among the dead, Like the slain who lie in the grave, Whom You remember no more, And who are cut off from Your hand. 6 You have laid me in the lowest pit, In darkness, in the depths. 7 Your wrath lies heavy upon me, And You have afflicted me with all Your waves. Selah 8 You have [e]put away my acquaintances far from me; You have made me an abomination to them; I am shut up, and I cannot get out; 9 My eye wastes away because of affliction. Lord, I have called daily upon You; I have stretched out my hands to You. 10 Will You work wonders for the dead? Shall [f]the dead arise and praise You? Selah 11 Shall Your lovingkindness be declared in the grave? Or Your faithfulness in the place of destruction? 12 Shall Your wonders be known in the dark? And Your righteousness in the land of forgetfulness? 13 But to You I have cried out, O Lord, And in the morning my prayer comes before You. 14 Lord, why do You cast off my soul? Why do You hide Your face from me? 15 I have been afflicted and ready to die from my youth; I suffer Your terrors; I am distraught. 16 Your fierce wrath has gone over me; Your terrors have [g]cut me off. 17 They came around me all day long like water; They engulfed me altogether. 18 Loved one and friend You have put far from me, And my acquaintances into darkness. Remembering the Covenant with David, and Sorrow for Lost Blessings A [h]Contemplation of Ethan the Ezrahite. 89 I will sing of the mercies of the Lord forever; With my mouth will I make known Your faithfulness to all generations. 2 For I have said, “Mercy shall be built up forever; Your faithfulness You shall establish in the very heavens.” 3 “I have made a covenant with My chosen, I have sworn to My servant David: 4 ‘Your seed I will establish forever, And build up your throne to all generations.’ ” Selah 5 And the heavens will praise Your wonders, O Lord; Your faithfulness also in the assembly of the saints. 6 For who in the heavens can be compared to the Lord? Who among the sons of the mighty can be likened to the Lord? 7 God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, And to be held in reverence by all those around Him. 8 O Lord God of hosts, Who is mighty like You, O Lord? Your faithfulness also surrounds You. 9 You rule the raging of the sea; When its waves rise, You still them. 10 You have broken [i]Rahab in pieces, as one who is slain; You have scattered Your enemies with Your mighty arm. 11 The heavens are Yours, the earth also is Yours; The world and all its fullness, You have founded them. 12 The north and the south, You have created them; Tabor and Hermon rejoice in Your name. 13 You have a mighty arm; Strong is Your hand, and high is Your right hand. 14 Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne; Mercy and truth go before Your face. 15 Blessed are the people who know the joyful sound! They walk, O Lord, in the light of Your countenance. 16 In Your name they rejoice all day long, And in Your righteousness they are exalted. 17 For You are the glory of their strength, And in Your favor our [j]horn is exalted. 18 For our shield belongs to the Lord, And our king to the Holy One of Israel. 19 Then You spoke in a vision to Your [k]holy one, And said: “I have given help to one who is mighty; I have exalted one chosen from the people. 20 I have found My servant David; With My holy oil I have anointed him, 21 With whom My hand shall be established; Also My arm shall strengthen him. 22 The enemy shall not [l]outwit him, Nor the son of wickedness afflict him. 23 I will beat down his foes before his face, And plague those who hate him. 24 “But My faithfulness and My mercy shall be with him, And in My name his horn shall be exalted. 25 Also I will set his hand over the sea, And his right hand over the rivers. 26 He shall cry to Me, ‘You are my Father, My God, and the rock of my salvation.’ 27 Also I will make him My firstborn, The highest of the kings of the earth. 28 My mercy I will keep for him forever, And My covenant shall stand firm with him. 29 His seed also I will make to endure forever, And his throne as the days of heaven. 30 “If his sons forsake My law And do not walk in My judgments, 31 If they [m]break My statutes And do not keep My commandments, 32 Then I will punish their transgression with the rod, And their iniquity with stripes. 33 Nevertheless My lovingkindness I will not [n]utterly take from him, Nor [o]allow My faithfulness to fail. 34 My covenant I will not break, Nor alter the word that has gone out of My lips. 35 Once I have sworn by My holiness; I will not lie to David: 36 His seed shall endure forever, And his throne as the sun before Me; 37 It shall be established forever like the moon, Even like the faithful witness in the sky.” Selah 38 But You have cast off and abhorred,[p] You have been furious with Your [q]anointed. 39 You have renounced the covenant of Your servant; You have [r]profaned his crown by casting it to the ground. 40 You have broken down all his hedges; You have brought his [s]strongholds to ruin. 41 All who pass by the way plunder him; He is a reproach to his neighbors. 42 You have exalted the right hand of his adversaries; You have made all his enemies rejoice. 43 You have also turned back the edge of his sword, And have not sustained him in the battle. 44 You have made his [t]glory cease, And cast his throne down to the ground. 45 The days of his youth You have shortened; You have covered him with shame. Selah 46 How long, Lord? Will You hide Yourself forever? Will Your wrath burn like fire? 47 Remember how short my time is; For what futility have You created all the children of men? 48 What man can live and not [u]see death? Can he deliver his life from the power of [v]the grave? Selah 49 Lord, where are Your former lovingkindnesses, Which You swore to David in Your truth? 50 Remember, Lord, the reproach of Your servants— How I bear in my bosom the reproach of all the many peoples, 51 With which Your enemies have reproached, O Lord, With which they have reproached the footsteps of Your [w]anointed. 52 Blessed be the Lord forevermore! Amen and Amen. BOOK FOUR Psalms 90–106 The Eternity of God, and Man’s Frailty A Prayer of Moses the man of God. 90 Lord, You have been our [x]dwelling place in all generations. 2 Before the mountains were brought forth, Or ever You [y]had formed the earth and the world, Even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God. 3 You turn man to destruction, And say, “Return, O children of men.” 4 For a thousand years in Your sight Are like yesterday when it is past, And like a watch in the night. 5 You carry them away like a flood; They are like a sleep. In the morning they are like grass which grows up: 6 In the morning it flourishes and grows up; In the evening it is cut down and withers. 7 For we have been consumed by Your anger, And by Your wrath we are terrified. 8 You have set our iniquities before You, Our secret sins in the light of Your countenance. 9 For all our days have passed away in Your wrath; We finish our years like a sigh. 10 The days of our lives are seventy years; And if by reason of strength they are eighty years, Yet their boast is only labor and sorrow; For it is soon cut off, and we fly away. 11 Who knows the power of Your anger? For as the fear of You, so is Your wrath. 12 So teach us to number our days, That we may gain a heart of wisdom. 13 Return, O Lord! How long? And have compassion on Your servants. 14 Oh, satisfy us early with Your mercy, That we may rejoice and be glad all our days! 15 Make us glad according to the days in which You have afflicted us, The years in which we have seen evil. 16 Let Your work appear to Your servants, And Your glory to their children. 17 And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us, And establish the work of our hands for us; Yes, establish the work of our hands. Safety of Abiding in the Presence of God 91 He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. 2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.” 3 Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the [z]fowler And from the perilous pestilence. 4 He shall cover you with His feathers, And under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and [aa]buckler. 5 You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, Nor of the arrow that flies by day, 6 Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday. 7 A thousand may fall at your side, And ten thousand at your right hand; But it shall not come near you. 8 Only with your eyes shall you look, And see the reward of the wicked. 9 Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge, Even the Most High, your dwelling place, 10 No evil shall befall you, Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling; 11 For He shall give His angels charge over you, To keep you in all your ways. 12 In their hands they shall [ab]bear you up, Lest you [ac]dash your foot against a stone. 13 You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra, The young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot. 14 “Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will [ad]set him on high, because he has known My name. 15 He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him. 16 With [ae]long life I will satisfy him, And show him My salvation.” Praise to the Lord for His Love and Faithfulness A Psalm. A Song for the Sabbath day. 92 It is good to give thanks to the Lord, And to sing praises to Your name, O Most High; 2 To declare Your lovingkindness in the morning, And Your faithfulness every night, 3 On an instrument of ten strings, On the lute, And on the harp, With harmonious sound. 4 For You, Lord, have made me glad through Your work; I will triumph in the works of Your hands. 5 O Lord, how great are Your works! Your thoughts are very deep. 6 A senseless man does not know, Nor does a fool understand this. 7 When the wicked [af]spring up like grass, And when all the workers of iniquity flourish, It is that they may be destroyed forever. 8 But You, Lord, are on high forevermore. 9 For behold, Your enemies, O Lord, For behold, Your enemies shall perish; All the workers of iniquity shall be scattered. 10 But my [ag]horn You have exalted like a wild ox; I have been anointed with fresh oil. 11 My eye also has seen my desire on my enemies; My ears hear my desire on the wicked Who rise up against me. 12 The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree, He shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon. 13 Those who are planted in the house of the Lord Shall flourish in the courts of our God. 14 They shall still bear fruit in old age; They shall be [ah]fresh and [ai]flourishing, 15 To declare that the Lord is upright; He is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in Him.
Episode 35 Who Is Winning Because of You?
Feb 26 2022
Episode 35 Who Is Winning Because of You?
Don't just take up space in others' lives. Be value added. Help them win! Exodus 17:8-16 8The Amalekites came and attacked the Israelites at Rephidim. 9Moses said to Joshua, "Choose some of our men and go out to fight the Amalekites. Tomorrow I will stand on top of the hill with the staff of God in my hands." 10So Joshua fought the Amalekites as Moses had ordered, and Moses, Aaron and Hur went to the top of the hill. 11As long as Moses held up his hands, the Israelites were winning, but whenever he lowered his hands, the Amalekites were winning. 12When Moses' hands grew tired, they took a stone and put it under him and he sat on it. Aaron and Hur held his hands up-one on one side, one on the other-so that his hands remained steady till sunset. 13So Joshua overcame the Amalekite army with the sword. 14Then the LORD said to Moses, "Write this on a scroll as something to be remembered and make sure that Joshua hears it, because I will completely blot out the name of Amalek from under heaven." 15Moses built an altar and called it The LORD is my Banner. 16He said, "Because hands were lifted up against the throne of the LORD, the LORD will be at war against the Amalekites from generation to generation."
Episode 34 Psalm 83-87
Feb 22 2022
Episode 34 Psalm 83-87
Episode 33 Get Back Up
Feb 22 2022
Episode 33 Get Back Up
Get Back Up! Don't wallow in self pity. Get Back Up!
Episode 32 Psalm 78-82
Feb 16 2022
Episode 32 Psalm 78-82
Episode 31 Don’t Despise Small Beginnings
Feb 16 2022
Episode 31 Don’t Despise Small Beginnings
Don't despise small beginnings. Be consistent in what you are doing and rejoice over the one. Celebrate where you are and continue to work.   The parable of the lost sheep (Matthew 18: 10–14) Jesus tells the parable of the lost sheep to show that the Kingdom of God is accessible to all, even those who were sinners or strayed from God’s path. He uses the example of a shepherd (God) who has 100 sheep and one goes missing. The shepherd leaves the 99 others and searches high and low for the lost sheep. Jesus stresses that when the shepherd finds the lost sheep he rejoices over it more than the 99 who did not go astray. This is how God will rejoice when a sinner returns to Him.
Episode 30 Psalm 73-77
Feb 11 2022
Episode 30 Psalm 73-77
Episode 29 Wait On The Lord
Feb 10 2022
Episode 29 Wait On The Lord
Episode 28 Psalm 68-72
Feb 10 2022
Episode 28 Psalm 68-72
Episode 27 Let Them Go
Feb 9 2022
Episode 27 Let Them Go
Let them Go!  There will be people who exit your life making a dramatic exit. Let them Go. Then there will be others who leave quietly. These people have served their purpose in your life and you in theirs. It doesn’t mean either are bad people. It’s just that they are not necessary to the next level of reaching your destiny. Upon further investigation, you will notice that they were a distraction. They took way more than they gave. They may have become a parasite or maybe even negative.    1 Thessalonians 5:11 says to encourage one another and build up one another   Sounds like both parties are invested to me…you both are in it to win it.   Proverbs 27:17 NIV As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another. If you are not being sharpened, Check the transactions of the relationship. What did they deposit or did they withdraw withdraw withdraw?  Watch relationships where huge withdrawals are made with minimal deposits. That’s a relationship headed for disaster. In fact, it’s an unbalanced relationship. You are unequally yoked.   Let’s take a look at the word: 2 Corinthians 6:14 Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?   If a person’ makes huge withdrawals from you and then make huge deposits in others and totally neglects you…red flag. When they interact with you, they always need but they bend over backwards to support and invest, time, money and resources in others. You deserve better! So if in this season they choose to move on. Let them go! Wish them well! Hold no animosity and count it a blessing to  have deposited in their lives. However God has released you. Don’t look back. Don’t feel bad. Thank God for the opportunity but just know you served your purpose there. Don’t deal with that person or people like that in this season. It’s not the season for that kind. Mutually beneficial relationships are your portion. Your person won’t bring what you bring to the table but you will compliment each other. The relationship won’t leave you in lack or depleted! You heard it here! Let old, stagnant overdrawn relationships go. Let them go!    They might be back later. If they have matured, healed and are ready to invest in the relationship accept them back with open arms. Until then, let them be someone else’s problem. That is not God’s portion for you. This ain’t that season! It’s won’t feel good but once you reflect, you will realize all the opportunities they had to make deposits with you but they chose another bank and deposited what you were giving them. When people don’t appreciate you, they don’t honor you and take you for granted. Let them go!  Here this…this ain’t and I mean ain’t the season to go bankrupt trying to save rental property. Invest in something you can build and there is a good return on your investment. Thank me later! Let them go!   Don’t take this message out of context!!! Be wise! But if 85-90% of what I said resonated with you and you feel some way, you may want to take inventory of your relationships.    Remember I’m here to provoke thought so seek the Lord. But please know He does not want you to be bound. However, if this is the state of your marriage seek God and counseling before you proceed.
Episode 26 Psalm 62-67
Feb 5 2022
Episode 26 Psalm 62-67
Episode 25 ANXIETY
Feb 3 2022
Episode 25 ANXIETY
Philippians 4:6 New King James Version Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; Merriam Webster Dictionary Definition of ANXIETY 1: fear or nervousness about what might happen 2: a feeling of wanting to do something very much Common anxiety signs and symptoms include: (The Mayo Clinic) Feeling nervous, restless or tenseHaving a sense of impending danger, panic or doomHaving an increased heart rateBreathing rapidly (hyperventilation)SweatingTremblingFeeling weak or tiredTrouble concentrating or thinking about anything other than the present worryHaving trouble sleepingHaving difficulty controlling worryHaving the urge to avoid things that trigger anxiety   Self-treatment: Self- care steps that may be helpful in some less- serious cases: Exercise dailyMaintain a positive attitudeGet enough sleepLearn what triggers anxiety and alleviating itEat well- balanced dietsPractice relaxation techniques and meditationStop smoking and consumption of caffeinated drinks When to see a doctor You feel like you're worrying too much and it's interfering with your work, relationships or other parts of your lifeYour fear, worry or anxiety is upsetting to you and difficult to controlYou feel depressed, have trouble with alcohol or drug use, or have other mental health concerns along with anxietyYou think your anxiety could be linked to a physical health problemYou have suicidal thoughts or behaviors — if this is the case, seek emergency treatment immediately ALWAYS READ THE WORD! Scripture memorization is a  great tool in helping me stay calm!
Episode 24 Psalm 57-61
Feb 2 2022
Episode 24 Psalm 57-61