All Chosen and Virtuous Women, Love, Wedding

If He Leads You To Christ He’s A Keeper

Shirt sweet and simple. Maybe I’ll expound more later:

Some people look at a man for his bank account, job status/professional career, clothes he wears, car he drives and more. All that doesn’t really matter. What matters most is his life/relationship with Christ. I know if he is leading me to Christ all that will take care of itself. The greatest thing a man can do for a woman is lead her closer to God than himself or the things he has.

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Ministry, Travel

Burn out or Burn Up: A Message For Those In Ministry

It is possible to become so busy with busyness that you become ineffective and your busyness becomes busywork not real ministry.

Burn out is real. For years I’ve been in ministry. I love it and I wouldn’t trade it for the world but like any job you get tired. You have burn outs. There’s discouragement. There’s attacks from the enemy. There’s attacks from people. Sometimes like Jesus in Mark 6:30-32, You must Come away by yourselves to a secluded place and rest a while. 

 

As I think about burn out, I’m constantly reminded of the revivalist Evan Roberts. He operated around the clock without rest. In the book God’s General it says:

You can live out of your spirit, operate in the anointing, and get the rest you need. If you don’t, disaster is pending. The Holy Spirit will never drive you—He leads you. You can’t follow God and hear Him accurately if your body is exhausted and driven. Pressure and need abound when revival hits because mankind is made aware of his spiritual condition. A revivalist must know how to lead and rest in order to remain a vital instrument of God. I believe one of the main reasons Evan Roberts’ ministry was cut short was because he didn’t learn this principle.

Sad to say many today haven’t learned this principal. I know many in ministry that don’t get the proper rest or even go on vacation. They don’t even realize that if they’d just rest they’d probably hear God a lot more or get new revelations to give to their congregation. They’d also be less cranky and stop rebuking the congregation all the time while preaching in the pulpit. Minister that do this truly need a vacation!

It goes on to say that:

 

Evan was soon showing many signs of emotional strain. But despite the overload, he continued to go from town to town and pleaded with residents to think of the lost. Whenever friends would encourage him to rest, he reacted strongly against them. Though his body was rapidly wearing down, the power of God continued to feed the hunger of the people. One newspaper reported that while some were shouting with conviction, others were literally shaking.

 

There’s no doubt that Evan was being used or anointed by God to preach the gospel. But just think how far he would of went if he just rested and not had the attitude of “work was too pressing to take a break or I could not rest away from the field of labor.”

In 1905, Evan Roberts’ mind became confused. A Congregational minister’s published criticisms of the young revivalist unsettled him greatly, but he pushed on. He often said that he wanted to enter into the “sufferings of the Master.” Sometimes, he would start a service in gentleness and joy, then suddenly jump up, wave his arms, and sharply rebuke those who weren’t pure in heart. Then he would threaten to leave the service. He commented to his friend Sidney Evans that he was afraid of speaking words that weren’t of God. He heard many voices, and sometimes he wasn’t sure which was God’s and which was his.

It goes on to say over time he suffered a breakdown. Then, Jezebel entered his life. Lack of rest caused his confusion. He went off the deep end. He started cutting family off. Resisting the doctors advice to rest. He had the attitude that many in ministry have which is people need to be ministered to no matter what. They even have the mindset that if I do take a break or a vacation I could miss a lot of “opportunities”.

Maybe if those in ministry rested more they wouldn’t get caught up with Jezebel. Maybe if they rested more or took a vacation, it would help their churches to grow. What? Yes, because when you’re rested or when you take a vacation, you’re getting away like Jesus did and able to get fresh revelation, revived vision, and come back less grumpy. Many in ministry don’t realize that when they rest, they are more refreshed and able to think clearly. On top of that, they’d get even more opportunities if they’d just take a break.

The Sad Reason Half of Americans don’t take all their paid vacation

It’s sad but it’s not just those in ministry that won’t take a break or take vacations. Millions of Americans give their vacation days back to their employer says a survey done by Glassdoor. The reason they don’t go on vacation is because of fear. They fear losing their jobs, getting behind on work, they are dedicated to their company, etc. These are reasons that are causing many to not take a vacation especially those in ministry too. Those in ministry feel the same way but as the blog Roy’s Covenant Corner wrote:

Truthfully if you so completely immerse yourself in your ministry or vocation that you cannot relax and recharge your batteries you will ‘burn out’ or ‘burn up’ and become so spent that you are not effective or as effective as you could be.  The danger I wanted to avoid was swinging the pendulum too far to the other side.  I have seen ministers so guard their ‘away time’ that they ignore true emergency situations. Life or death situations whether spiritual or natural cannot be ignored and if you give up your break to address one of those, God will help you find another time to get away and become refreshed.

So, yes it is time to take a break. It is time to go on vacation. In the end, you’ll serve the people better, be more effective instead of ineffective, you’ll be able to go another year doing the will of God and you won’t burn out or burn up. I’ve decided it’s time for a break and vacation and my honeymoon taught me that.

For more information on getting away and finding great vacation spots within your budget email heavensroyaltravels@gmail.com. They are helping us with our next vacation which is fast approaching and on the next blog post I’ll share my honeymoon experience and our time away which was refreshing! I’m even working on the travel video.

All Chosen and Virtuous Women, Love, Travel

Stop Throwing Away A GOOD Guy Because of His Looks or What You Think He Doesn’t Have

We as a society are so focused on looks. If he doesn’t look like something we throw him aside & vice versa. Due to social media & the times we live in, we are visual people and never look at the heart anymore.

The last couple of days God has been saying one thing over & over again: “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. 👉🏾👉🏾The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” 👈🏾👈🏾 1 Samuel 16:7

I know a number of women who have turned down GREAT GODLY men (men do the same to women too) all because that man doesn’t look like their ideal man. He’s to short, fat, he’s a nerd, can’t dress, doesn’t have muscles, no abs, bank account isn’t 6 figures, doesn’t wear the right shoes, doesn’t have a nice car, etc. Think of the things you’ve said about certain men 🤔.

Welp..it’s time to look at the heart. Some of you are missing out on something good. Some of you are probably asking, “What am I still single or why am I single? This could be the reason why. I even hear God say: I sent him to you already but you rejected him because he didn’t have or look like what you thought he should have or look like. I can guarantee when you change your mindset and get the mindset of what God wants for you, you’re going to get the greatest surprise ever. That delay in marriage will end.

I just saw this in the Spirit: One of you just turned down a millionaire yesterday. You won’t believe it but some millionaires wear the same clothes everyday or drive in that beat up chevy and you turned him down. Smh🤦🏾‍♀️…all because he didn’t look the way you thought he should look😮. All because he wasn’t packaged the way you wanted him to be packaged.

You really should be looking at what does God want? Again, look at a person’s heart. ❤️❤️ Be open today. As always use discernment and hear what God says to do.

Disclaimer: I am NOT saying to settle. What I am saying is check your heart attitude. Sometimes the godly right Christian man you think isn’t the one could be the one but as always consult with God.

Sherylynne L. Rochester – Author of God Send Me My Husband and Save The Date

This Post is from Instagram: SherylyneRochester

All Chosen and Virtuous Women

Delay?

Sometimes we think because it’s not here when we want it to be, it’s been denied. That’s totally not true. Habakkuk 2:3 says in The Amplified Bible: “For the vision is yet for the appointed [future] time. It hurries toward the goal [of fulfillment]; it will not fail. Even though it delays, wait [patiently] for it, Because it will certainly come; it will not delay.”

If it seems slow don’t despair. This is in reference to every area of our lives..husband, finances, success, etc. A very long delay doesn’t mean God doesn’t want you to have it. Like I always say there’s a reason for the wait—to prepare you, to get you ready, to develop character, 👉🏾👉🏾to make you appreciate it more👈🏾👈🏾, etc. The enemy wants you to think God has denied you. It’s not true & don’t believe it. The enemy just wants to make you fall & abort the promises of God by filling you w/ doubt and have you give up on what God promised u. You’re so close, don’t give up now. You need to remember that God has heard your prayer and it’s on the way. You haven’t been denied. Have faith you’re next.

Even in my own life I’ve had a lot of delay. I mean ALOT. There are still things that are delayed but I still hope in God. I know it’s coming. I know the delay is also for my good and the good of my family. Like I posted months ago from Luke 1:45 “Blessed is she who believed, for there will be a fulfillment of those things which were told her from the Lord.” I know & believe it will be fulfilled & so I wait patiently. I wait in excitement. You have to do the same. There are reasons to a delay but whatever the reason know it’s coming. Know God has it for u. Don’t let the enemy or anyone else for that matter tell u otherwise.

Sherylynne L. Rochester – Author of God Send Me My Husband and Save The Date

This Post is from Instagram: SherylyneRochester

Books, Fasting

You Want a King?

On Instagram (@sherylynnerochester) I posted: In order to get a king, you need to be in the presence of the King.

What stood out the most was in the comment I wrote: if you really had a relationship with God you wouldn’t be choosing the help. I know that sounds kind of harsh, but there are some people not worth your heart or your time. Some women are desperate for love so they choose anybody. To avoid this you have to be in the presence of the Lord every chance you get.

A lot of people don’t want to pray. They don’t want to spend time in the word and they don’t want to draw closer to God. When they do pray, it is only a prayer of God Send Me My Husband, now! There’s no deep connection, relationship, or communion with the Father. When singles pray that prayer without a true relationship or connection with God, here comes the help ready to bring you heartbreak.

Now, when I say the help, I’m talking about men that will do you wrong, cheat on you, rob you of your joy, and put you in a place where you’re far away from God to the point you are compromising your relationship with God just like Laila’s in the book, God Send Me My Husband. Now, that’s the help. But a king will treat you as a queen. A king will love you like Christ loves the Church. A king will want to be at the feet of King Jesus. A king will never cause you to compromise your relationship with the one and only true King.

But in order for you to know the difference between who the help is and who your king is, you need a relationship with the Father. When you fast, pray, and read the word of God it’s there you learn the King’s heart. It’s there you learn discernment. It’s there you’ll be able to face being single and being okay with it. It’s there you’ll learn how to treat and talk to the future king God will place in your life.

My favorite movie is One Night With The King. There came a point in time where she had to talk to the king God gave her but she couldn’t do it at any moment. So, what did she do? She fasted and prayed for three days. No food. Nothing. She got before her King. When the fast was over then and only then was she able to speak to her king. She was able to get to her king all because she went into the presence of the King, God first.

Get into the presence of God first before your king arrives. It will help so much in the long run.

So much happens when you’re in the presence of God. But, for all chosen and virtuous women of God (Christian singles) it’s in the presence of God where you’ll not only get God but you’ll get your king as well …in time.

Today, start with praying for 15 minutes and if you’re bold go for the full hour and more. Open the Bible and pray what you’ve read. Start there by spending time with the King who loves you first and only wants the best for you.

All Chosen and Virtuous Women, Books

Save The Date Book Trailer

Link: https://youtu.be/iw0eJu1wbeg

Sherylynne L. Rochester’s books on Goodreads

Altered Destiny: A Hustler's Choice
Altered Destiny: A Hustler’s Choice

reviews: 15

ratings: 215 (avg rating 4.07)

 

God Send Me My Husband
God Send Me My Husband

reviews: 14

ratings: 54 (avg rating 4.41)

 

Altered Destiny: Second Chance
Altered Destiny: Second Chance

reviews: 1

ratings: 17 (avg rating 4.12)

 

A Winter of Romance: A Story of Hope and Love for This Christmas
A Winter of Romance: A Story of Hope and Love for This Christmas

reviews: 5

ratings: 9 (avg rating 4.22)

 

Chronicles of A Vixen
Chronicles of A Vixen

reviews: 5

ratings: 8 (avg rating 4.25)