This morning while beginning to listen to The River by All Nations Music during our devotion time, a poem popped into my spirit. Well, the first line of the poem popped into and it flowed from there. Today is a new day and God’s manifest presence is available for His children. In fact, it has always been available for His children. There is a difference between God being present everywhere and being in the presence of God ( https://www.crossway.org/articles/10-things-you-should-know-about-the-presence-of-god/) For, example, I am in my house with my family but right now, as I type, they are not in my presence. They are not present with me. They are not experiencing every facet of my being. Although the Holy Spirit dwells on the inside of us and richly so, we still need to experience the manifested presence of God. In fact, dwell there.
Let us abide in God as He abides in us. Let the truth, life and the way guide us and our daily lives. Let us receive the life and life to the full Jesus came to give us. Let us get powered up and revived to walk according to the Spirit.
Are you growing weary mentally, physically and/or spiritually? God can and will restore your strength. He can give you hope for tomorrow. He can revive you to carry on to finish the race.
Take one day at a time. Trust Jesus. We can and will overcome.
Let the rivers of living water flow freely through the canal of my spirit
Let the clear, serene, warm and firm wave flow through my ears to my heart
So I can hear it.
Let His love fill me in and up
Holy Spirit, have Your way
All of me knows I need all of You
You, my God, are more than enough.
–By Tannika Moore
There are times anxiety and the issues of life make me forget how big my God is and that He is God Almighty. Sometimes, I am riddled with so much fear and stress that I can feel powerless and lethargic in moving forward. Subsequently, my prayer life and ability to trust Jesus wanes, and I am left unable to see myself as the warrior God sees me as and unable to walk in His authority confidently. I have learned, however, that I don’t have to rely on my own strength to push through. In fact, apart from God I can do nothing. He is my strength. Everywhere I go, He is there. Every concern I have, He cares. Every need I have, He provides. With His armor, I can roar His Word through prayer. I am more than a conqueror and no weapon formed against me shall prosper. Before I present to you my poem, first read these scriptures and be encouraged.
Not that I have already obtained it [this goal of being Christlike] or have already been made perfect, but I actively press on so that I may take hold of that [perfection] for which Christ Jesus took hold of me and made me His own. Brothers and sisters, I do not consider that I have made it my own yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the [heavenly] prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12-14 AMP
For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.
Philippians 4:13 NLT
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. Romans 8:37 NIV
For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.
2 Timothy 1:7 NLT
It is time to wake up and roar
There are some things you can no
You have to reach your full potential
You have to seize your destiny
Fulfilling your purpose is essential
To living and protecting your heart and
You have to seek Him first and allow
His will to be done as it is in Heaven
You are to represent Him in every way
You are to impact the world around you
No time to slumber
It is no longer day
It is the night
You are more than a conqueror
Rise up in all of His might
Written By Tannika Moore
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Here is one of my poems, IDOLS, from my latest book titled Bring It To The Surface. So, what is an idol?
Anything that I worship
Or give my heart to other than and more than God
Devoted to things made by humans or God is nothing new and deemed far from odd
I can worship the sun,
this wooden sculpture,
My loved ones, both here with me or there
And ungodly interactions
Animals or objects
Lifelong goals and obsessive projects My complexion,
My titles, my positions, and my professional and social media election The celebrity the people see
That achieve and is everything I hoped to be
What’s yours and what’s mine
That first hit that multiplied with it
That lead me to do anything and every sort of pit
The Famous Saints or my pastor
Trying to be perfect, better, and arrive at my destination faster
And the activities and responsibilities I fill in church
The children I birth
Myself drenched in pride or feelings of lack of worth
Anything that helps me commit adultery
Against the great I AM
Rob me of my wholehearted devotion to God
And quality time with my first love, creator, Father and friend
My Secure the Bag dedication
My business or my brand
My popularity or my man
Anything that takes up all of my mind and all of my time
Distorts my identity and defines
Who I am
That alters me from seeing reality
Anything that is imperfect and broken too
Anything I can carry but can’t carry me Anything That can temporarily satisfy me
But can’t fulfill my spirit and soul eternally
Anything that doesn’t wake me up or give me breath
Anything that consumes me to death The one that I depend on more than God
Written by Tannika Moore
Can you identify any idols in your life?
There are 13 days until Christmas and we all can admit that this Christmas will be a bit different. Large gatherings will become small. Some travel will be postponed. To make the most of this holiday, we must connect as best as we can. Some of us will fellowship via Zoom trying our best to spread smiles, love and cheer. Although our holidays are a little different this year, let’s remember what matters most and make the most out of this season. Here is my poem from my Christmas In The Winter poetry book. Need an awesome, encouraging gift for this year’s Christmas stocking, order a copy today. Available now on Amazon.
What Matters The Most
Is sentimental words on a card
The comfort when times are hard
Every second of a day
Listening added to what you have to say
Peace in the midst of the storm
Uniqueness in the midst of the norm
A meager meal cooked with love
Than hate mixed in with grub
The One who loved us first
The One who can fulfill our thirst
The One who loves us unfailingly
And gave His Only Begotten Son
Abundant laughter and simple fun
Patience and time
Loved ones and memories
Family and fellowship
To be kind
And what can’t be paid for
What shouldn’t be ignored
What can be nurtured
Little ones and present historical ones are to be protected, honored, and adored
What matters most
Is what’s simple and free
But it’s worth so much
That no economical value can equate
What matters the most is sometimes the looked over and the less than the obvious great
What matters the most
Is what’s in the heart, the mind, and the will of God
Remember to treasure such and abide within
The One for who is the Reason
For This Christmas season
By Tannika Moore
We lose a lot of things along the way in our journeys of life like confidence and hope, and sometimes ourselves. Some of us are fighting to regain our health mentally or physically. Some of us are carrying loads of pain and hiding behind masks, no pun intended. But God! He wants us to heal. He wants us to grow. He wants us to be free. I am so excited to bring to you this Bible Reading Plan titled after my latest book, Bring It To The Surface. So, grab your bible and I pray you allow God to bring some things to the surface so that your healing and recovery can start today. And for those already on your healing journeys, I pray this encourages you to not abandon the process and to seek and trust God one day at a time. It is a five day reading plan and its purpose is to guide you towards seeking God for your healing and recovery. So, welcome and enjoy, and let’s draw near to God who loves us beyond measure.
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I am so excited about completing my new book. I didn’t know it would lead to the theme it has now, but God has me on a healing journey and the title change was so imperative. This healing journey has been one that has been lengthy, uncomfortable, challenging, yet imperative, enlightening, and such a blessing. I have discovered, thanks to the Holy Spirit and His grace to not abandon the process, so many things about myself. I have learned some triggers to my anxiety and where certain fears began. I am also learning to trust God and receive His unfailing love. I am learning to see myself the way God does. Moreover, prayer, learning to be transparent with God as well with others, facing my fears (one at a time), the Word of God, therapy, learning to be more present with myself, others and God are some things that have been crucial to this journey. (Note: I am still a work in progress.) Writing is another component of this journey and it has served as an outlet to express myself, learn, and cope. I have realized that my writing also serves as a tool to encourage others. My book, Bring It To The Surface, is not only full of poetic inspiration and encouragement but a journal to help you too to start your journey of healing and provide a space for self-reflection.
If you are feeling empty or lost, hurt or hopeless, stripped or depleted, know God who began a good work in you shall continue to perform it until the day of Christ Jesus. Know that He will also never leave you, nor forsake you. Whatever it is the enemy has killed, stolen, and destroyed in your life, God can revive, recover, and restore. And in order to heal and receive the abundant life Jesus came to give us, we have to allow God to bring some things to the surface. We can trust God who first loved us and gave His only begotten Son in order for you and me to have an eternal love and life. So, let the healing begin. Confess it, express it and then address it. God can handle your pain and God can provide the answers you need. I am so excited for this book to reach your hands and heart, and I pray you allow God to bring some things to the surface.
I am so excited to introduce to you my new book!!!! I have finally finished it and it is now available in the Kindle Store. The paperback version has been updated and is now available on Amazon. So, please get your copy or your ebook version now. This is my fourth poetry book and this one is different from my others. Watch the video and found out how!
Although much of our summer is moving fast and we are enduring many restrictions because of Covid-19, our summer is still present. Let’s make the most of it as best as we can. Think back of how you use to spend your summers as a child and the good times you had. There were fun things to do even for free and things that brought the family together. I remember when I was younger, maybe 8-somewhere around that age, and the fire hydrant was turned on. I remember many adults and children from the building my mom and I lived in were outside laughing, talking and playing. I remember the children playing and getting put in the blasting water from the hydrant. That was a great memory and moments like that brought the community together and left an imprint in my memory and joy in my heart. What summer memories you hold dear in your heart?
Read my new poem titled, Summer Vibes.
Summer nights of soft breeze and warm air
Bike rides down hills
Lightning bugs for sparkling earrings to wear
Hamburgers, chicken, and shrimp on the grill
Side dishes and desserts
Shopping and summer deals
Soul train lines and family jokes
Nights out with the cousins
Hot days and pool time
Church on Sunday
Vacation Bible School
And family fun days
Headphones and jams
Living life in real time before the gram
Amusement parks and walks
Pavement and chalk
Fire hydrants and water fun
Block parties and unity
The Summer vibes have just begun
By Tannika Moore
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