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Commissioned and Revived!

Do you remember these contemporary gospel groups: Men of Standard and Commissioned? I sure do love their ministries. I’m Standing In Your Will is the song that just seems to hang on in my spirit! Visit Youtube and have a personal praise fest! Rock and praise God with the gospel musical explosion of these balladeers. Several of them have ventured out and made solo careers for themselves. It’s evident their sure foundation remains in Jesus Christ.

 Their lyrics still continue to encourage my heart! Oh my, there were many early morning prayer and worship opportunities when I lived in Buffalo that I’d beat a path to Calvary Church now Elim and partake in a spiritual revival. This was before I reported to work at 8am! The revival was in the form of an early morning corporate devotional opportunity to engage in spirit filled prayer, praise and worship – invariably a song by Commissioned would be sung. And my friends it was all over but the shout! You had to be there to experience it! Powerful! Yes, theses were powerful celebratory appointments with God!

 This morning I am crisscrossing back down memory lane in my midmorning praise and worship thanks to Youtube, my holy scripture, a heartfelt prayer crafted with affirmations of scripture. And wouldn’t you know it, some sweet memories of home would result. It’s a warm 90 plus degrees outdoors now. No fret about warming up my car because of the frigid weather with icy and snowy roads to navigate. Yep, no beloved friends to squeeze into packed pews with, and no anointed psalmist to usher us into that inner sanctum. But, worship still occurs! Thanks be to God, I am not alone as I sit in my kitchen reflecting and realizing that God dwells with me. There’s revelation that I have the Holy Spirit. You too?

This is a new level of praise and worship, quite intimate, it’s a phenomenal gift. It’s my opportune time to draw closer to Jesus. It’s some years later since Elim, and instead of congregating with others, I now find myself carving out me time daily with Jesus-reading my morning devotionals of The Blessedness of Believing, A Devotional Journey of Life’s Lessons and God’s Promises by none other-me, Linda Mose Meadows (His Power At Work Within Us pg. 220) which celebrates our reliance on God and God’s divine power and love within us. The reference scripture:

 Ephesians 3:16-21 New International Version (NIV)

 16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. 20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

and Jesus Calling by Sarah Young. Young’s particular reading is written in the first person as though God were speaking and God encourages in this devotional to “Let me prepare you for the day that stretches before you…” The reference scriptures are:

Exodus 33:14 New International Version (NIV) 14 The LORD replied, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”

John 15:4-7  New International Version (NIV)

4 Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. 5 “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. 6 If you do not remain in me, you are like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. 7 If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.

 Commissioned – King of Glory + Let Me Tell It

I once again realize that in this new leg of my journey, that the Paraclete (Holy Spirit) abides, remains, revives, restores and renews my/our weary beings. Yes, we have a beautiful companion, a loving protector! We are not alone and can hold dear in our hearts those former days of biblical teachings and worship experiences which were designed to prepare us for these complex present days and moments ahead.

 Today’s readings are love notes that strengthen my soul. My spirit utters, “I’m going to make it! I’ll survive this!” The Holy Spirit whispers through prayer and scripture that I am connected to the vine, my branches will not wither, droop and die in the heat of the day because of the divine commission and the blessed pronouncement that God’s presence is with me and you my friends!

 You also can grab hold of this intimacy! Come on and be revived, tuck the scriptures in your heart! Dance in your prayer closets, your living rooms, close the doors to your office and breathe in this new numa, this restorative breath of life! Thank you Heavenly Father! Lord, we have a new level of love and appreciation for you! Thank you Jesus we are equipped stand ready for your arrival!

Commissioned – Will You Be Ready

Thanksgiving for a New Season! Linda Mose Meadows, Urban Views Weekly & Empower Magazine Columnist and Inspirational Author of: The Blessedness of Believing A Devotional Journey of Life’s Lessons and God’s Promises and Co-publisher of Eyes of Faith Magazine http://blessednessofbelieving.blogspot.com/ https://blessedauthorlm.wordpress.com/ http://eyesoffaithmagazine.blogspot.com/


The Blessedness of Believing
by Linda Mose Meadows (Tate Publishing)

The Blessedness of Believing: A Devotional Journey

of Life’s Lessons and God’s Promises is

expressly written with a heart

that seeks after the righteousness of God

with uplifting personal sentiments and prayers,

referencing Holy Scripture, encouraging lyrics

and deep expressions of faith.

Paperback: ISBN-13: 9781602475144
Pub. Date: November 2007

Audio: ISBN-13: 9781602476479
Pub. Date: November 2007

You, God, are my God,


earnestly I seek you;


I thirst for you,


my whole being longs for you,


in a dry and parched land


where there is no water.


2 I have seen you in the sanctuary


and beheld your power and your glory.


3 Because your love is better than life,


my lips will glorify you.


4 I will praise you as long as I live,


and in your name I will lift up my hands.


5 I will be fully satisfied as with the richest of foods;


with singing lips my mouth will praise you.


6 On my bed I remember you;


I think of you through the watches of the night.


7 Because you are my help,


I sing in the shadow of your wings.


8 I cling to you;


your right hand upholds me.



PSALM 63:1-8 NIV

Looking for a good read? Something that will encourage you to

still your heart, breathe easily, uplift your spirit and confirm

that God hasn’t forsaken you and surely is in our midst?

Well my friends I want to spread the word that you need

to look no further, add this 5 STAR DEVOTIONAL:

The Blessedness of Believing

A Devotional Journey of Life’s Lessons and

God’s Promises by Linda Mose Meadows

(Tate Publishing)

to your personal libraries. Purchase it online or

at Tate Publishing! You’ll be pleased and more

importantly comforted by these personal

accounts that resonate and connect with

your situations that hit home!

Don’t hesitate to add this poignant and timely

devotional to your personal inspirational collections.

They really do make treasured gifts also.



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In the mean lean times, keep your prayer life activated,

read your scriptures

,incorporate The Blessedness of Believing

 into your daily devotion time, speak audibly

(with absolute conviction) affirmations of

faith and hope,and visit often these sites:




Tell a friend and spread the word, share the the

love of God as we continue to celebrate ordinary

days with extraordinary promise. Why?

Because the Lord is at hand! He’s right here, right now!

Let him encourage your heart, trust and see!

There’s so much life to gain with God at the helm!

Sharing With Great Joy,

Linda Mose Meadows, Urban Views Weekly

Columnist and Inspirational Author of:

The Blessedness of Believing

A Devotional Journey

of Life’s Lessons and God’s Promises

and Co-publisher of Eyes of Faith Magazine




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