Monthly Archives: March 2020

Seasoned Believers Testify “You Must Be Born Again.”

Seasoned Believers are always ready to share the “Good News” about the Gospel with others. The “Good News” according to John 3:16 in the Bible is “For God so loved the world, that He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” In the book of John 3:17, it also goes on to say “For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”

     All Christian Believers are responsible for spreading the “Good News” of the Gospel. It was the commission given to the disciples in Mark 16: 15-19. Jesus gave his disciples this commandment when he appeared to them after he had risen from the dead. He wanted to encourage the disciples because they did not believe those who had seen him after he rose from the dead.

     To order a copy of “Pass the Salt Please! Seasoned Believers Add Flavor to Your Life,” click on link.    Order Book

     To order an autographed copy of the book email: brendadiannjohnson@yahoo.com

About the Author:

     Brenda Diann Johnson is a mother, grandmother, author, publisher, educator, entrepreneur, radio host, speaker and above all a humble servant of God. She enjoys writing and spending time with her daughters, Diamond and Kamille and her grandson, Bryson. Ms. Johnson’s life mission is to use the creative talents God gave her in writing, teaching and speaking to not only have self-fulfillment but to also have an impact on the audience God has predestined for her. Brenda has also written “How Did I Get Into This Mess?, You Compromised, Saith the Lord.” For more information about Brenda, her books and services visit: http://www.brendadiannjohnson.com

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Finding A Worthy Mentor Is Serious Business!

You need someone who has your best interest. You also need someone you can trust. When new converts repent and turn away from a life of sin, accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior and decide to live according to God’s word, they will need mentoring, prayer and support on their new journey.

     It is important for new Christians to become a part of a local church where they can serve, learn about God’s word and grow to spiritual maturity. New Christians should have a network of Seasoned Believers who support, mentor and pray for them.
Studying the word of God is an ongoing responsibility for all Christians. According to 2 Timothy 2:15 the Bible says “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. In order for us to develop into spiritual maturity we must continue to read and study God’s word. We must know the Bible so we can apply it to our lives.

     To order a copy of “Pass the Salt Please! Seasoned Believers Add Flavor to Your Life,” click on link.   Order Book

     To order an autographed copy of the book email: brendadiannjohnson@yahoo.com

About the Author:
     Brenda Diann Johnson is a mother, grandmother, author, publisher, educator, entrepreneur, radio host, speaker and above all a humble servant of God. She enjoys writing and spending time with her daughters, Diamond and Kamille and her grandson, Bryson. Ms. Johnson’s life mission is to use the creative talents God gave her in writing, teaching and speaking to not only have self-fulfillment but to also have an impact on the audience God has predestined for her. Brenda has also written “How Did I Get Into This Mess?, You Compromised, Saith the Lord.” For more information about Brenda, her books and services visit: http://www.brendadiannjohnson.com

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God Is On His Throne And In Control

It has been scary for the last two weeks with news reports of deaths from the Corona Virus (Covid 19). Reports are local, national and international. There are many things being reported that are true and untrue. My advice is don’t get caught up in the hype. TRUST GOD INSTEAD. It is important to stay at home as much as possible and practice social distancing. Always remember GOD is still in CONTROL not man.

     How this sudden virus came about will be revealed? In the meantime, keep yourselves and children healthy so you won’t get sick. Do whatever you normally do to keep yourselves healthy and well. Drink plenty of water and get plenty of rest. Don’t go out too much if you don’t have to. Take this time to work on your personal relationship with God. Pray without ceasing. Repent of known sins and accept Jesus Christ into your life if you haven’t already.

     The Bible says if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved (Romans 10:9)

     If you haven’t already, pray this prayer from your heart:

     Dear Jesus, I believe you died for me and rose again on the third day. I confess I am a sinner. I need your love and forgiveness, come into my heart. Forgive my sins. I receive your eternal life. Amen

     Continue to be encouraged in the midst of chaos. Jesus stated, “I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)

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Can You Pass The DELAY TEST?

Do You Trust God? Do You Need Patience?

During the times we are delayed through trials and tribulations, our own disobedience, or a trap from Satan, we should humble ourselves. According to 1 Peter 5:6-7, we are to humble ourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt us in due time. Casting all our cares upon him; for he careth for us. Whatever the purpose God has for the trial, we should ask Him to help and instruct us through it. We should also seek an understanding from God for the trial according to Proverbs 3:5-6. We must trust in the Lord with all our heart and lean not unto our own understanding. In all our ways we should acknowledge Him and He shall direct our paths. When we seek God’s understanding for the trial we will learn the lesson in it.

     Many times people become frustrated when they are delayed. They get angry when they can’t make progress in their lives. They feel God’s principles are too hard so they create their own method to achieve their goals. Many create their own way even if it is wrong, illegal, and ungodly. They also create methods without boundaries and constraints. Anything goes when the absolute standard has been forsaken. Instead of seeking God for help to obey His principles they become upset and frustrated with God. God’s principles require discipline and obedience. Many times people are unwilling to give what it takes to be disciplined or obedient. The more we become disciplined in a specific area of our lives the easier it will become to be obedient in that same area.

     To order a copy of “How Did I Get Into This Mess?, You Compromised Saith, the Lord,” click link.   Order Book

     To order an autographed copy of the book email: brendadiannjohnson@yahoo.com

About the Author:

     Brenda Diann Johnson is a mother, grandmother, author, publisher, educator, entrepreneur, radio host, speaker and above all a humble servant of God. She enjoys writing and spending time with her daughters, Diamond and Kamille and her grandson, Bryson. Ms. Johnson’s life mission is to use the creative talents God gave her in writing, teaching and speaking to not only have self-fulfillment but to also have an impact on the audience God has predestined for her. Brenda has also written “Pass the Salt Please! Seasoned Believers Add Flavor to Your Life.” For more information about Brenda, her books and services visit: http://www.brendadiannjohnson.com

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God Is On His Throne And In Control

It has been scary for the last two weeks with news reports of deaths from the Corona Virus (Covid 19). Reports are local, national and international. There are many things being reported that are true and untrue. My advice is don’t get caught up in the hype. TRUST GOD INSTEAD. It is important to stay at home as much as possible and practice social distancing. Always remember GOD is still in CONTROL not man.

     How this sudden virus came about will be revealed? In the meantime, keep yourselves and children healthy so you won’t get sick. Do whatever you normally do to keep yourselves healthy and well. Drink plenty of water and get plenty of rest. Don’t go out too much if you don’t have to. Take this time to work on your personal relationship with God. Pray without ceasing. Repent of known sins and accept Jesus Christ into your life if you haven’t already.

     The Bible says if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved (Romans 10:9)

     If you haven’t already, pray this prayer from your heart:

     Dear Jesus, I believe you died for me and rose again on the third day. I confess I am a sinner. I need your love and forgiveness, come into my heart. Forgive my sins. I receive your eternal life. Amen

     Continue to be encouraged in the midst of chaos. Jesus stated, “I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)

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Did You Know That God Gives Us Direction When We Pray?

God will give us answers to questions if we ask.

The Holy Spirit guides and leads us if we are walking after the spirit and not the flesh. God’s direction is in the Holy Bible. He gives direction to us through other people and through circumstances whether good or bad.

     It is important to pray without ceasing. (1Thessalonians 5:17) We should pray to God when we are unsure about which direction to go or what step to take. We should also pray according to His word and expect an answer. We have this promise according to 1 John 5:14-16, “And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ASK ANYTHING ACCORDING TO HIS WILL, He heareth us: And if we know that He hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.”

     Therefore, we must question ourselves whether we really want God’s will manifested in our lives. We cannot pray for anything that we know is contrary to HIS WILL because He will have a deaf ear to it. There are times when we may not know if we are praying contrary to the will of God for our lives. God has also made a provision for us even in our ignorance. According to Romans 8:26-27, “Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints ACCORDING TO THE WILL OF GOD.”

     To order a copy of “How Did I Get Into This Mess?, You Compromised Saith, the Lord,” click on link.   Order Book

     To order an autographed copy of the book email: brendadiannjohnson@yahoo.com

About the Author:

     Brenda Diann Johnson is a mother, grandmother, author, publisher, educator, entrepreneur, radio host, speaker and above all a humble servant of God. She enjoys writing and spending time with her daughters, Diamond and Kamille and her grandson, Bryson. Ms. Johnson’s life mission is to use the creative talents God gave her in writing, teaching and speaking to not only have self-fulfillment but to also have an impact on the audience God has predestined for her. Brenda has also written “Pass the Salt Please! Seasoned Believers Add Flavor to Your Life.” For more information about Brenda, her books and services visit: http://www.brendadiannjohnson.com

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Did You Know That Everyone Has A Time And Season To Shine?

Everyone was born with a purpose. You don’t have to be jealous or envious of anyone because God has appointed a time and season just for you.

According to Ecclesiastes 3, to everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under the heaven. When it is your season to build, start building. When it is time for God to tear down some things in your life then submit quickly to the process. Make sure you have a clear understanding of what God wants you to do while he is at work in you. When God finishes, you can say like Job “But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.” (Job 23:10)

     For everyone who reads this book, I want you to know that I am praying that you reach your DESTINY and be fulfilled. My prayer is also that your journey will be exciting. Make sure you take time to learn the lessons that God wants to teach you. Be encouraged when things do not turn out the way you had planned or anticipated. Remember that we are here to fulfill God’s plan and not our own. It is only GOD’S WILL that will happen. Ask God to help you find your purpose in life and to help you fulfill it.

     To order a copy of “How Did I Get Into This Mess?, You Compromised Saith, the Lord,” click on link.    Order Book

     To order an autographed copy of the book email: brendadiannjohnson@yahoo.com

About the Author:

     Brenda Diann Johnson is a mother, grandmother, author, publisher, educator, entrepreneur, radio host, speaker and above all a humble servant of God. She enjoys writing and spending time with her daughters, Diamond and Kamille and her grandson, Bryson. Ms. Johnson’s life mission is to use the creative talents God gave her in writing, teaching and speaking to not only have self-fulfillment but to also have an impact on the audience God has predestined for her. Brenda has also written “Pass the Salt Please! Seasoned Believers Add Flavor to Your Life.” For more information about Brenda, her books and services visit: http://www.brendadiannjohnson.com

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Do You Know Your Purpose?

Do you know why God created you? Pray and ask God. He will reveal it to you.

All of us have a purpose for which God created us. Our job is to ask God what that purpose is so we can fulfill it before we leave this earth. Jeremiah is a prime example that God has a purpose for our lives. God spoke to Jeremiah saying “Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou cameth forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.” (Jeremiah 1:5) Jeremiah knew what his purpose in life was by talking to God. Even when we know our purpose, we still need to seek God for direction on how to fulfill it.

     The only WILL that will be established and last throughout eternity is God’s WILL. He will not bless, support financially, keep together or stand behind anything that is not HIS WILL for our lives. “And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.” (1 John 5:14-15)

     From the cradle to the grave, life is a journey that every man has to take. It will consist of the choices we make which contribute to our life experiences, victories and defeats. The journey will also be smooth and sometimes rocky depending on our obedience and disobedience to the word of God. We have to remember that this journey is all about fulfilling the plan which God preordained for our lives.

     To order a copy of “How Did I Get Into This Mess?, You Compromised Saith, the Lord,” click the link.  Order Book

     To order an autographed copy of the book email: brendadiannjohnson@yahoo.com

About the Author:

     Brenda Diann Johnson is a mother, grandmother, author, publisher, educator, entrepreneur, radio host, speaker and above all a humble servant of God. She enjoys writing and spending time with her daughters, Diamond and Kamille and her grandson, Bryson. Ms. Johnson’s life mission is to use the creative talents God gave her in writing, teaching and speaking to not only have self-fulfillment but to also have an impact on the audience God has predestined for her. Brenda has also written “Pass the Salt Please! Seasoned Believers Add Flavor to Your Life.” For more information about Brenda, her books and services visit: http://www.brendadiannjohnson.com

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Did You Know That Forgiveness And Justice Work Together?

God forgives us and He also administers justice.

God has promised us forgiveness if we confess our sins to Him according to 1 John 1:9. He loves us unconditionally and wants the best for us. He showed this AGAPE love when He sent His son Jesus Christ to die for our sins. God wanted a sacrifice that would justify the penalty for sin. “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23)

     Even though God forgives us, we must recognize that He is also a God of justice. Justice according to the Random House College Dictionary is the administering of deserved punishment or reward. Because God is just, He will administer punishment or reward to anyone when necessary. He also has the absolute authority to administer this justice how He deems necessary. God knows what degree of punishment and reward each of us need. We can count on God to punish us when we sin and go astray. He will also reward or recompense us when we suffer a wrong done to us. Therefore, forgiveness and justice go hand in hand.

     To order a copy of “How Did I Get Into This Mess?, You Compromised Saith, the Lord,” click on link.  Order Book

     To order an autographed copy of the book email: brendadiannjohnson@yahoo.com

About the Author:

     Brenda Diann Johnson is a mother, grandmother, author, publisher, educator, entrepreneur, radio host, speaker and above all a humble servant of God. She enjoys writing and spending time with her daughters, Diamond and Kamille and her grandson, Bryson. Ms. Johnson’s life mission is to use the creative talents God gave her in writing, teaching and speaking to not only have self-fulfillment but to also have an impact on the audience God has predestined for her. Brenda has also written “Pass the Salt Please! Seasoned Believers Add Flavor to Your Life.” For more information about Brenda, her books and services visit: http://www.brendadiannjohnson.com

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Do You Immediately Repent And Ask God To Forgive You When You Sin?

Do you take ownership for your sins and mistakes?

When we take ownership of our sins it challenges us to evaluate our lives, our relationship with God and others. When we recognize we have sinned we need to be honest about the seriousness of our transgressions. We also need to correct the situation whenever possible. Turning away from the sins we have committed keeps us from further judgment. It also will save our very souls. Being honest about our sins and failures will help us to become more like Christ. This also helps us to work on our relationship with God.

     In our relationship with God we need to make sure we are in constant fellowship with Him. We should not have any other gods before Him because He is a jealous God. (Exodus 20:3-5) We need to make sure we are studying and doing what is in His word. If we are doing anything in our personal or business lives that is wrong, we need to get it right before God has to address it.

     Our relationships with others also need evaluation because God made every man in His image. God cares about the next person as much as He cares about us individually. We need to make sure that if we have sinned against someone or offended them that we get it right with them and God.

     To order a copy of “How Did I Get Into This Mess?, You Compromised Saith, the Lord,” click link.   Order Book 

     To order an autographed copy of the book email: brendadiannjohnson@yahoo.com

About the Author:

     Brenda Diann Johnson is a mother, grandmother, author, publisher, educator, entrepreneur, radio host, speaker and above all a humble servant of God. She enjoys writing and spending time with her daughters, Diamond and Kamille and her grandson, Bryson. Ms. Johnson’s life mission is to use the creative talents God gave her in writing, teaching and speaking to not only have self-fulfillment but to also have an impact on the audience God has predestined for her. Brenda has also written “Pass the Salt Please! Seasoned Believers Add Flavor to Your Life.” For more information about Brenda, her books and services visit: http://www.brendadiannjohnson.com

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