Monthly Archives: May 2017

When You Just Know You Haven’t Lost Your Praise!

Wow……the creative juices are flowing everywhere today as I am listening to a certain song, looking back over my life, and searching for lost things!!! Ahhhh yea….lost time, dreams, missed opportunities, loss of self esteem, loss of respect, loss of loved ones, etc.  Then I looked and contemplated all of the overwhelming challenges, the storms, the fire, etc.  One thing I can say is that I am overwhelmed as I see the incredible ability that God gives me to reach down within myself and realize that I have not lost my will to move ahead.  I still have my trust, even though I have had to look deep down within myself and find that trust and that awesome love that I still have for God no matter what.  With this, I know that I have not lost my praise even though I have lost so many other things.

Even when I was broken, misused, disrespected, unappreciated, and the like……and even when I said within my mind that I was done, through with it all…..nope, just couldn’t stop believing that the misplaced peace and discomfort will NEVER cause me to give up on my destiny.  Even though on this road to destiny there are so many road blocks and detours, I refuse to believe that God has given up on me.

So I will keep going and I am writing this to encourage someone right now.  Not looking for sympathy or a pity party.  Just want to reach out and encourage someone who is going through.  To the soul that is sunken down low, the broken heart, the one that can’t seem to catch a break…..just find a way within yourself to love and trust God no matter what.  Grab a scripture, a song, a sermon, whatever it takes and hold on!  Your change is coming after while.

Visit the amazon site for Minister Denise Cook Godfrey below:

http://amazon.com/sherryl-Denise-Cook-Godfrey/e/B00B8KDHH4

Ministers-Do You Really Know What You Are Carrying?

On yesterday after ministering in dance at an event in a nearby city, a very sweet young woman walked up to me, hugged me, and told me that I had an “anointing.”  Well I have heard this many times before from different people.  I have even had people to state that they experienced healing or could see me as if I am “floating” while dancing!  While I always endeavor to remain humble and respond by giving God the glory, honor and credit for the anointing upon my life, I was still reminded by the Lord that I am to never lose the essence of what I am carrying  on the inside!  In other words….”daughter, don’t ever just get used to hearing those compliments and lose focus on how important, serious, and precious it is!”  The same Spirit that rose Christ from the dead dwells within us, praise God!

A couple of years ago I wrote a book entitled, “The Day I Danced Under an Open Heaven.”  This book references the revelation that we are glory carriers.   In John 17:21-22, Jesus prayed to the Father and declared that He has given us the same glory that the Father gave to Him! (Read John 17:21-22) God wants to allow us to hear the heartbeat of heaven as we minister to people, as we walk along the pathway of life, and even as we sleep!  I pray that I will never lose sight of just how deep and honorable it is to have God’s anointing come upon me and live on the inside of me.  I long to see more of His glory so that He can be glorified and that people can truly experience His presence through me.  Lord teach us how to appreciate and how to handle the Holy things of You!

Minister Denise Cook-Godfrey

Check out the inspirational books from the author here:

amazon.com/sherryl-Denise-Cook-Godfrey/e/B00B8KDHH4

 

 

 

Why is My Bruise Incurable?

So many today are walking around with pain from the past that has been suppressed and buried deep within their souls.  They smile on the outside, but inside, there is a whole different story book.  I know this to be so.  I have personally experienced this.

After becoming saved some twenty-three years ago, I never dreamed that a person could be saved, sanctified, filled with the Holy Ghost, and still have soul wounds that affect the quality of their spiritual lives as far as joy and contentment.  Think about it.  We are three part beings.  We are spirit (where our conscience of, communication with, and wisdom of God is stored), soul (that part of of us that holds our mind, will, and emotions), and body (blood, flesh and bones).  All 3 parts make up one being, just as God is one God but has three distinct personalities (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit).  If we are not aware of these truths, we can walk around with past hurts that will affect us spiritually, emotionally, and even physically due to stress and depression.

I am convinced that one must ask God to heal their soul wounds, even if they have been born again.  These soul wounds will remain open, festering, foul, and diseased unless God’s power binds or closes them up. Read Psalms 147:3:

“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds”

Cry out to God if you are experiencing sadness, dissatisfaction, and torment from past wounds and disappointments.  Do not hide them any longer.  Trust me.  These soul wounds will not heal on their own.  It may appear for some time that they are all better but just when you least expect it, something will trigger the pain and the bleeding will begin again.  Don’t place a bandage on your wounds.  Trust God to make you every bit whole!  You deserve it.

For more information or for prayer, contact Minister Denise Cook Godfrey via facebook or at denise@worshipfulministries.com

In other news, don’t forget to get your copy of Denise’s latest novella entitled:  “Unequally Yoked-the Pleasures of Sin Lasts for a Season” on amazon at amazon.com/sherryl-Denise-Cook-Godfrey/e/B00B8KDHH4