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Minister Denise Cook Godfrey is the wife of Assistant Pastor DeForest L. Godfrey. Minister Denise has devoted her life to God in true worship and desire to be used to motivate, inspire, and arouse the Body of Christ to worship God in Spirit and in Truth. Minister Godfrey’s vision also involves teaching the Body of Christ to utilize the arts such as praise and worship dancing, interpretive movement and expressive signing, drama, and poetry within the local church in order to bring edification, comfort, exhortation, and deliverance. Denise is also the founder of Cook-Godfrey Productions. She is the mother of two children and is a loving grandmother. Minister Godfrey enjoys writing, aerobic exercising, and just spending time with her family.

GRIP IT TIGHTLY!

I received a prophetic word several days ago from our scripture verse below. As I spent time in His presence this morning, the Lord brought the scripture to my remembrance and spoke profound truths to me. Here is one of the reminders He reminded me of:

–You’ve got to grip and squeeze tightly the hope that you affirm

–You cannot look ONLY at the fire and the water…you’ve got to remember the HAND of the LORD 

–Not only remember God’s Hand but remember His loyal love during the waiting seasons of your life

He kept speaking and encouraged me not to allow doubt (wavering) to take over during troubled times. Now, I’m talking about those shonuff times of trouble where you can’t eat, think, or pray…get a GRIP!

23 Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;) HEBREWS 10:23

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Unraveling the Knot

“Unraveling the Knot” is a transformative self-help guide, specifically designed to offer guidance, a ray of hope, and support to those seeking to navigate their journey of embracing the Christian message of male and female relationships while concurrently navigating the unique challenges that come with diverse sexual orientations, including lesbianism.

One aspect of this project involves establishing a dedicated panel of women who have successfully navigated the challenges of transitioning from lifestyles such as lesbianism, non-binary, or bi-sexuality to assist those who may currently feel ensnared and powerless in confronting these challenges while seeking to make changes to their sexual orientation choices.

While we hold immense respect for the choices each individual makes regarding their sexual orientation, we recognize that some people may genuinely desire to explore a different path and discontinue their prior choices. It is this specific group of individuals that we aim to support and guide through the journey of “Unraveling the Knot.”

If you or someone you know has triumphed over a non-binary or bi-sexual lifestyle and is interested in participating in our program to assist others, we invite you to reach out to us. Furthermore, if you’re aware of young women who are currently grappling with their sexual orientation and seek someone to confide in, please refer them to Denise Cook-Godfrey at dcookgodfrey@gmail.com.

The Invitation is Still Open

The invitation does not expire. This is what the Lord reminded me of early this past Sunday morning. I had been carrying a burden the entire week prior. As I approached the weekend, the burden would intensify. I had no idea what was going to happen or what was wrong, I just knew what I knew and could not explain it. Well, I continued to pray the Word of God and I prayed using the gift of unknown tongues. The burden would lift, and then it would return. As I left my bedroom and escaped to a different room in my home, I began to worship and pray. This is when the Father spoke to me. He reminded me that the invitation to rest was still available and that it would never expire. The verse that resounded in my heart was Matthew 11:28-29:

28 Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.” NLT

On Tuesday afternoon, I received confirmation as to why I had heaviness. There was something that happened in my family, but thank God, it was not as tragic as it could have been had I not prayed, amid my not knowing. God will always alert us if we would only pay attention. I am also thankful that when we carry burdens of our own and the burdens that others place upon us, we can be assured that Jesus is always there to assist us in carrying heavy loads. He will also help us to rest during the process.

In other news, have you heard about the Christian novels on my Amazon Author Page? Check them out! If you’re not an avid reader, then purchase for someone else. Books make excellent Christmas gifts. Click the link below to check out the latest novel series, “All Churched Out-The Weary Wife of the Pastor”

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Minister Denise Cook-Godfrey

Your First Love

We’ve entered into the final quarter of the calendar year. Most are racing and pushing themselves to meet goals. Some are weary in their souls because of losses, disappointments, and other issues they have faced throughout the past months…but in all of our workings and strivings, God reminds us to not forget…we should remember to rest in His presence and never forget our first love. Remembering and resting in Him becomes the fragrant worship that He is seeking.

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Many Blessings to you!

I look forward to chatting next time!

Denise Cook-Godfrey, Minister, Author&Playwright, Liturgical Dance Educator

You are Important to Me

Hello! Whether you are connected to me via preaching and teaching, dance ministry, stage plays, or inspirational books…your love and support means everything! Perhaps you are browsing and have not connected. Please feel free to do so by subscribing to the email list. You will receive a complimentary ebook!
Connections are God’s idea in order for us to fellowship and stir one another to love and good works! (Hebrew 10:25)

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Keep Going

Can you believe that it is May already? The year is quickly advancing forward. How are you doing? No, I mean how are you coping with life challenges? When I step back and take a look at the challenges of my life and all of the goals that I still need to accomplish for ministry, it appears to be overwhelming. But… (I love the ‘but’), I have a Word from the LORD that He whispered into my ear and I know that His word does not return to Him void of what He wills to perform in my life. This is encouraging but…(there it is again), we must ensure that we are meeting every condition for each promise that we are claiming.

Stay in the race, my friend. Continue to worship, pray, and study God’s word. Whatever your assignment is, be sure that you are spending quality time working toward that goal, and don’t allow the distractions of the world, the flesh, and the devil to hinder you from your path to destiny.

In other news, I am excited to announce that I am in the writing laboratory yet again! A new novella series is on the horizon which means new work schedules, new ambitions, and new challenges. Please keep me in your prayers as I continue to pray for you! Also, don’t forget to visit the Amazon site and order our current series, “All Churched Out”, if you don’t already have it, or any other book that is out there. I’m sure when you browse the site, you will find something that will interest you, oh, and don’t forget to hit the “follow” button underneath my photo on the amazon site.

Blessings!

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Dream!

Being and not doing.

I used to be afraid to dream and even more afraid to verbalize the dreams of my heart. When you dream God’s dreams that He gave you to dream, then you are more determined to press your way through seasons of difficulty. You press not based on what seems easy or impossible, because you have learned by experience that God is the God of the impossible.

37 For with God nothing is ever impossible and no word from God shall be without power or impossible of fulfillment. LUKE 1:37, AMPC

So I challenge you today to seek God for His preferred will for your life and dream…dream BIG! Acknowledge God in all of your ways and let Him lead you down each pathway. This week God gave me an Ephesians 3:20 blessing. For the first time ever, one of my books made it to the number-one spot on Amazon’s best-seller list! I am now a best-selling author and I glorify God! This is one of my dreams but I never expected it to come to pass this quickly. Praise God!

You too can see the manifestation of dreams coming to pass in your life. I am rooting for you! Have a blessed weekend.

Minister Denise Cook-Godfrey

New!

What are you expecting in the new calendar year of 2023? To be honest, I do not have any specific words of prophecy for 2023 other than words uttered during a previous season but…today as I proceeded to clean my home, I noticed all types of old items that were stuck in corners, drawers, and other areas of my home. Items like homemade birthday cards from past dance mentees, compact disks, and other stuff. Some of these items were keepsakes and some were not. I wondered why I continued to hold on to these things. Suddenly the Spirit of God spoke to my heart and prompted me with this word…”If you let them go, I will give you something new. I cannot release the new things that I have on reserve for you until you are willing to let these things go.”

Whew! I had to pause for a praise break. Truth is…I was afraid to let go of some of the stuff for fear that I may need it in the future, but after God dealt with me, I was able to trash a lot of things.

Does any of this spark you to consider letting go of something in order to gain something better? Pray about it.

Hey, don’t forget to check out my new 3-Book Novella Series for 2023! All 3 books are currently on the Amazon Best Seller List for African American Christian Fiction. I am praying for each reader that the themes covered throughout the series will be a blessing to your lives! You can find the series in the link below:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0BKML7XNM

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Denise Cook-Godfrey-Minister, Author, Play-Wright, Liturgical Dance Instructor

Ever Felt Like Hiding?

Ever felt like running and hiding from trials? I have. But…there is a wonderful promise in the Word of God that encourages us to tuck ourselves in a place of shelter during every calamity that we face. 

Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me, for in you my soul takes refuge; in the shadow of your wings I will take refuge, till the storms of destruction pass by. Psalms 57:1 ESV

View the dance clip below. I ministered this piece at a Grief Share Day and it blessed many people. I hope that it does the same for you.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/M77ikMTwBte9JJvQ8