August 11, 2009
Hi all! What? I know , I know. I have been laxed at keeping up with my blog. Well, now that you are through fussing at me, hear is the latest. We sung at the Byron Cage concert. It was awesome! Byron and his crew was awesome!!!!! The music was loud so I was conscious of not singing to loud to be heard over the music. I monitored it pretty well I believe. I used the other voices you may say instead of letting pride get in the way to outsing someone. I did my warmup exercises and my warmdown. I had minimal soreness and hoarseness. On the high registers I attempted to mix head and falsetto to save my voice. It seemed to work well. However, I think in between the hot outside temps and the air conditioner in the place, I caught a cold, a virus, I don't know what. All I know is last night I could not sleep because of the coughing and plugged up nose. I went to see my surgeon who basically said everything looked good but to keep up with the exercises the vocal therapist laid out. She showed me a pic of my vocal cords and she described I had a pseudo-node as she called it. Not a real node but one only due to the after surgery swelling. She gave me an exercise that would help reduce it. The surgeon said I have around 6 months to a year before my voice will be fully back which is normal. I kinda feel better that he gave me a time frame. He did not do that before the surgery. Maybe did not want to see any disappointment in my face I guess. The vocal therapist also gave me some tongue and face exercises. This are hard!!!!!!! Just to do them to fatigue makes it feel like someone lassoed my tongue and is dragging me up the street!!!!! lolololl Well that is the latest. I am getting there people, I am getting there. Well, that is the news so I am outty. And as always keep your family close and God even closer. And as always I am leaving a little something at the end. Bye now!
Walk in Your Authority by Dr. Creflo A. Dollar
You don't have to put up with the devil's oppression any longer. God has empowered you with the anointing to remove burdens, destroy yokes and to be an overcomer. The devil is a burden that can easily be driven away by exercising your God-given authority.
God has given you His Word and His Spirit as a defense against the devil's schemes. You've been clothed in the armor of God so "...that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil" (Ephesians 6:11). You have everything needed to defeat the devil whenever he shows up at your door. He will keep showing up because you possess something that he desperately wants-your God-given authority to rule and reign in the earth.
When God created Adam, he gave him dominion and authority over the earth (Genesis 1:26, AMP). However, when Adam rebelled against God, he turned his authority to rule over to the devil. Satan then had control over everything except the throne of God (2 Corinthians 4:4). Since Satan contaminated the ground with sin, God couldn't destroy Adam and make another man from the dust of the earth. Aren't you thankful that He had plan? He came to the earth as a man. Through Jesus' death and resurrection, he defeated Satan and took back our authority to rule (Hebrews 2:9, 14), and we have been restored to our rightful place of authority.
Jesus has all power and authority in heaven and earth (Matthew 28:18). Since we were raised with Him, we have all power and authority as well (Ephesians 2:4-7). Therefore, do not neglect your right to rule and reign in the earth. Every time the enemy tries to attack you, consider it an opportunity to exercise your power over him. You have the authority to declare what is lawful and unlawful in this earth, and to permit or to forbid things on the earth-even death (Matthew 16:18-19, AMP).
I challenge you to begin making demands in Jesus' name. John 14:13-14 says, "And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it." The word ask means "demand." What you demand in Jesus' name (from the Word), He promises He will do. Understand that when you make a demand, you aren't demanding that God do things. Instead, you are demanding that the devil submit to the Word, to loose his hold and to stop his operations against you.
Faith is involved in exercising your spiritual authority. You must base your faith on what the Word says, not on circumstances. When circumstances do not change immediately, some people become discouraged and begin to speak doubt and unbelief. This only gives the devil dominion over their words, which ultimately defeat them. Don't hand over your authority to Satan through your words. Instead, break the power of the devil by walking in your authority!