Taming The Temple has been designed to encourage the nurturing of a strong spirit, a peaceful soul and a healthy body through the straightforward application of Biblical truths. One important Biblical truth, often ignored, is that we are a spirit, we possess a soul and we live in a body (1 Thessalonians 5:23). It emphasizes the need of harmony within man so that every person can complete their Divine destiny. Its practical, spiritual thinking that is out the box but in the Book.
Seconds seem like minutes…minutes like
hours…hours seem like days
Before you know your life is flashing
before your eyes…and your pissed…
What have I done with my life….gotta get
move’n before I miss more of it,
That is the conversation you are having in
your own head.
So before you know it you are out of the
frying pan and into the fire…..
JUST DON’T KNOW IT YET!!!
You are making plans….
So you go to your boss and ask for raise
That person that’s been in your life
awhile you get engaged or worse
Trade that 12 year old car in for newest ,
hottest make & model
Always wanted to be a part of a golf
club…an opportunity comes..so you join
Move out of your apartment into a house…brand
And for awhile that new car smell makes
you feel like you are on top of the world
Makes you feel like things are going your
fire you jumped into has been cleverly disguised as a beautiful tropical island,
camouflaged by the devil
You hear no sirens…you see no flashing red
lights …you smell no smoke
Not for some time but when you do brother….
That gentle storm in your marriage gets an
upgrade to hurricane level
That house you purchased begins to need
And now you have 2.5 children to be
That attitude, bad demeanor, insensitive,
selfish spouse you married has long become very comfortable with you and their
true selves begin to surface
Not to mention the raise you asked for and
received Has come with more responsibilities and headaches then you could have ever
You sit in your $30,000 car with your
hands on your head asking yourself, “How did this happen …where did I go wrong?”
We have all been there at one time or
another in our lives, where we failed to Wait
It’s hard for us
to wait in the grocery line or wait in a traffic jam let alone wait on the Lord
We want what we
want and we want it….yesterday!!!!
to be the order of the day. Yet if we carefully evaluated our lives we would
see the horrific decisions we made has caused a slow stream of death in our lives because we did
not wait the Lord. For Life without the Spirit is death …Romans 8:6
Like Adam and
Eve…we don’t die instantly we die progressively, we spiral downward instead of
What does Waiting
on the Lord mean anyway? This is one of the most used Christian clichés
used. “Just wait on the Lord”. But what does it really mean?
#1.When you wait
on the Lord you are saying that you have an intimate, mature, consistent
relationship with the Lord.
on God means YOU YIELD TO GOD'S RIGHT OF WAY
can only WAIT ON THE LORD when you Trust Him, You can only Trust Him when
you have developed faith with PATIENCE (@ rest @peace)and we can't have faith
unless we add our belief (mental accession) with God-directed-action or
Obedience comes from faith
Rom 1:8 NIV
can only be patient with Him,@ rest and @peace with Him, when you Trust in Him
and LEAN & rely on His understanding and not trust in your understanding.*
have an understanding with the Lord says you have an agreement.
you have received some information from Him and you agree with what He has told
YOU BELIEVE ALL THE INFO HE IS TELLING YOU
as a teenager, want to take the car out on Saturday night.You have asked your
father for permission he says, “ Sure, be home by 11:09 pm…”
understood by the info given the answer is yes
go to your mother on Thursday night @ 8:30 you tell her you need brownies for
50 people in the morning and she says, “What!!!!! It's 8:30 at night I'm going
to bed. Why didn't you tell me before today or at least earlier today!!!?” Her
answer from the info you were given is NO,
she ain’t mak’n no brownies!!!
know The Lord told you to stop hanging out with a certain crowd ,your parents
have not come right out and said stop hanging with them but they have inferred
it.. They say, “Son something just don't smell right and that crowd seems
to get into a lot of trouble”
you have this girlfriend since middle school
and your husband have a pretty good relationship but every time, like clockwork,
you and your husband get into the meanest arguments after you have visited with
your girlfriend. Right after this you hear messages about a little leaven….,
your other friends tell you “Your childhood friend is bad news.” And you hate
to admit it but your own conscious may agree but it doesn't sink in.You
fail to receive the information that is being told to you.You don't really understand
or you don’t want to. You don't trust or believe what is being said is true. And
you don’t understand until something really bad happens. Isn’t funny how reality has to
knock us across the head and half kill us before we finally “get it”!!!!
point is this…In life God relays messages through many different ways on what His
will for your life is concerning marriage, your career, your business, ministry
opportunities relationships etc and even the timing on these things but often
times we have failed to understand what the Lord is saying so we don’t believe,
so we don’t have faith and patience, so we don’t trust, so we don’t wait…
In all thy
getting get an understanding Proverbs 4:7
And no… you
will not understanding everything but that is why its important to progressively
mature in the Lord…SO THAT WHEN YOU GET INTO SITUATION WHERE YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND,
YOU CAN STILL TRUST AND THEREFORE WAIT. But if you have failed to understand 2+2
along your faith walk you will not understand E=mc2 later on.
WAITING ON THE LORD IS PROGRESSIVE
SCHOOL YOU PASS ON FROM KINDERGARTEN TO FIRST GRADE FROM 1st TO 2nd but unless learn
what you need to from the 2nd grade you either have to take it over and
remain in the 2nd or you struggle through 3rd,4thgrades.
is order in the spirit realm as well
growth takes time maybe not a lot of time but some never learn to trust some
could learn in it a month but one thing is certain if we skip
the development of our FAITH WE WILL NEVER EVER TRUST GOD
and WITH OUT TRUST WE CANT TRULLY WAIT ON GOD ….SO DEVELOPE
YOUR FAITH WITH PATIENCE
in our own eyes, we feel like we have waited on the Lord because some time has passed.
has been 3 years since we have gotten a word about a husband, wife, house, new
we have obeyed…mostly …stood in faith….for the most part
aspect of waiting on the Lord we must realize is that GOD EXISTS OUTSIDE OF TIME
is what makes Him ….well…God and we exist with in it, which is why we need
faith WITH patience.
faith with patience those 3 years can seem like 30 and we can quickly become
impatient and tired of the wait…when everyone of God’s children had to wait for
their promise including the Lord Jesus and He was God. The only person who did
not have to wait was Saul and we know how that turned out
We can't WAIT because we have not YET developed OUR
TRUST….WE CAN’T TRUST GOD BECAUSE WE HAVE NOT DEVELOPED OUR FAITH WITH PATIENCE
Lisa Renee’ Coleman, a native of
Grand Rapids, Michigan, is a teacher, licensed minister and has been
passionately preaching the Gospel for over 32 years. She
has the gift to inspire and the
unique ability to transcend racial, cultural, and denominational barriers.
Well known as a dynamic Praise and Worship leader,
liturgical dancer and choreographer, she has an exceptional way of bringing the
Word of God to life through the performing arts.
committed servant leader, Lisa enjoys encouraging and building people
by placing importance on an intimate
relationship with the Lord because RELATIONSHIP NOT RELIGION IS KEY.
In 2007 she was instructed by God to
move to Charlotte, NC for what she thought was going to be an improvement in
job security. Six months after moving ,however, God began to progressively unfold His purpose and instruct her about a major work He was
preparing her to do. It is has been walking through this difficult “preparation path” that
Lisa has learned patience, faith and trust in God. During
these sabbatical years, she has allowed the Lord to minister and transform her so she
could be fully developed, perfect and complete, needing nothing (James 1:4).
Taming the Temple was birthed from these intimate times of worship with the Lord. Created December 12,2012,Taming The Temple was designed to encourage a strong spirit, a peaceful soul and a healthy body.
One important Biblical truth, often ignored, is that we are a spirit, we possess a soul and we
live in a body (1 Thessalonians 5:23). It emphasizes the need of unity within man so that every person
can complete their Divine destiny. Its practical, spiritual thinking that is
out the box but in the Book. It is though this peaceful, practical spiritual
thinking that Lisa has been able to heal and maintain a celibate lifestyle for the
past 10 years and progressively overcome food and intense sugar addictions.
A passionate writer and lyricist from her youth,
she is also a freelance writer and is in the process of obtaining a degree as a
aspiring fitness trainer and Yoga instructor, Lisa loves listening, singing and
dancing to Gospel, Contemporary Christian, R&B -New & Old, Reggaeton
and Bhangra music.
First mission statement: And this is eternal life, that they
may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.4
I have glorified You on the earth. I have finished the work which You have
given Me to do.”John 17:3+4 One of many favorite quotes:“The
man with an experience is not at the mercy of a man with an argument.”
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness:only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that."
-Martin Luther King Jr.
From December 27, 2013 while on my yoga mat during my Christian yoga practice
"I will not doubt in the darkness what God has shown me in the light."
"I will not charge God with "Ill will"".
"I will not be contemptuous toward the Lord".
I heard the Lord say,"When I am silent...remember...I am never absent. I am still working".
Saying theses words over and over again brought great solace to my heart and mind.
It seemed the enemy came from out of nowhere to fill my heart with doubt about the journey and the fulfillment of promise.
I HAVE LEARNED YOU CAN NOT MAKE AN APPOINTMENT WITH A TEMPTATION UNLESS HE IS AN AFRICAN AMERICAN AND SINGS WITH A FAMOUS GROUP
Other wise we must be prepared for temptations
I resolved in my heart to stand steadfast, immovable always abounding in the Lord....at least for today ;-)
I also remember the children of Israel in the desert whom God said that they treated Him with contempt.
Sometimes it feels you are in the darkest of night...remember Christian in the Pilgrim's Progress...When I see the movie I could not image going through something like that and yet I am sure if others new what I had to deal with they would say the same thing
That is why it is so important NOT TO JUDGE PEOPLE BUT TO DISCERN.
Judging is forming an opinion or conclusion about something.
Discerning is to perceive or recognize (something).
It comes from 2 words dis = apart
and cernere = to separate
When we discern we are able to separate what we see with our natural eyes form what lies beneath the surface - the TRUTH.