1st Lady's Blog




Greetings from Phyllis Ricks

Church of God of Prophecy, To Tell the Truth Ministry, Wake Forest, NC.


How has your New Year resolutions been going so far?  How is your love for one another?  Has anything you thought about doing so far this year began to spring into action?  Maybe this tidbit can help you get motivated and know who can help you through it all.


The strength to cope with everything you go through and the vagaries of racism must be gleaned from a power beyond us.  If we depend only on our personal resources, we limit our options to passive resignation or counterproductive bitterness.  God does not want his people to be bitter toward each other.  He is a God of Love and an anchor of Hope.  He does not want us to debilitate ourselves to self-destruction.


Isaiah’s prophecy in chapter 40 gives us a key for much needed renewal.  That key is to feed our spirits with a passive hope that merely waits, but is an expectant and active belief of the One who saved, restored, and renewed Israel and He will do the same for us.  Trusting God and not relying on our own resources, enables us to actively rise above the emotional psychological trauma of racism and other negativity in the world.  Believe the words of Isaiah 40:31 because “they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary; and they shall walk and not faint.”


May God bless you and keep you in perfect peace.  Trust and believe in Him and His word and lean not to your own understanding.  God is our anchor of Hope.  He is our stronghold.  Hold on to Him and don’t let go no matter the circumstance.  When life seems hard and you’re getting nowhere, hold on to your anchor.  Cause if your anchor holds and grips the solid rock, He will not let you go.  The choice is yours today.  Choose this day who you will serve.