That night there were shepherds staying in the fields nearby, guarding their flocks of sheep. Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared among them, and the radiance of the Lord’s glory surrounded them. They were terrified, but the angel reassured them. “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people. The Savior—yes, the Messiah, the Lord—has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David! And you will recognize him by this sign: You will find a baby wrapped snugly in strips of cloth, lying in a manger.” When the angels had returned to heaven, the shepherds said to each other, “Let’s go to Bethlehem! Let’s see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.” They hurried to the village and found Mary and Joseph. And there was the baby, lying in the manger. After seeing him, the shepherds told everyone what had happened and what the angel had said to them about this child.
Luke 2:8‭-‬12‭, ‬15‭-‬17 NLT

We must be so dedicated to the cause of Christ like the shepherds, they went thru Bethlehem searching for the exact inn where Mary and Joseph were with Jesus. He is the reason for the season and we must seek to see Him in every aspect of the celebration


She will bear a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus [the Greek form of the Hebrew Joshua, which means Savior], for He will save His people from their sins [that is, prevent them from failing and missing the true end and scope of life, which is God].
Matthew 1:21 AMPC

We are saved when we are able to find and understand that the true end and scope of life is God! Apart from God, we are and have nothing! The totality of our life is GOD! Nothing else, nothing more!


People caught up in a lot of talk can miss the whole point of faith – is this not the life we all live today? So much talk about God, His ways,etc, so much talk about our faith, our activities, our past exploits and not enough living out of the very things we talk about. Activity has over taken intimacy, e are so busy with God and talk of Him yet we don’t know much and have little experience of the God we talk so much about. The world is tired of all our talk! They want to experience this God and it is our duty to make Him known! God help us

“And oh, my dear Timothy, guard the treasure you were given! Guard it with your life. Avoid the talk-show religion and the practiced confusion of the so-called experts. People caught up in a lot of talk can miss the whole point of faith. Overwhelming grace keep you!”

1 Timothy 6:20-21 MSG


Called from “The Names if God” Devotional

Since we were created for worship, we will inevitably worship.

Whatever it is that we choose to worship we will take on its characteristics.

If we worship self… we become selfish, self-righteous, and self-focused.

If we worship money, a career, promotion, or position… we become envious, competitive, discontented.

If we worship a person or a relationship… we become insecure and approval-seeking.

However, when we worship and fellowship with God, we become like Him. We take on His fruit and His Spirit displaying His love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control


“And [God] Who provides seed for the sower and bread for eating will also provide and multiply your [resources for] sowing and increase the fruits of your righteousness [which manifests itself in active goodness, kindness, and charity]. [Isa. 55:10; Hos. 10:12.]”

‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭9:10‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

“This most generous God who gives seed to the farmer that becomes bread for your meals is more than extravagant with you. He gives you something you can then give away, which grows into full-formed lives, robust in God, wealthy in every way, so that you can be generous in every way, producing with us great praise to God.”

‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭9:11 MSG‬‬

God provides, that is not in doubt, but we must understand that God provides seed and multiplies the seed expects you to sow that seed in order to get bread and for you to have ‘full-formed lives, robust in God, wealthy in every way’ He multiplies seed! Glory to God!

October 10, 2018

Are You a Yes Girl?


“Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” Psalm 90:12 (NIV)

“I am a yes girl. When God asks me to do something … no matter how crazy, uncomfortable, or unusual it may seem, I say yes (but not always perfectly). I am learning that it is in those moments of obedience that we get to experience the abundant life promised.” — Wynter Pitts

My wife wrote these words on Instagram, just 14 days before she suddenly passed from death to life in my arms on July 24, 2018. With a heart full of joy and gratitude for what God had done in her life, her physical heart failed, and she found herself at Jesus’ feet, leaving my four daughters and me here on earth.

Her death was sudden and tragic. It broke our hearts.

We had celebrated 15 years of marriage less than a month earlier. And our four daughters are still so young (ages 14, 11, and 9-year-old twins). In a moment’s notice, our world stopped and then continued in slow motion for a time.

We were left reeling.

But Wynter was a yes girl. I’m thankful I was able to watch her make thousands of yes decisions over the years.

• She said yes to Jesus at just 5 years old on March 10, 1985. She’d have lots of highs and lows before meeting Him face to face, but He kept her soul secure and her path clear until that day.

• She said yes as a young girl when He dropped a desire in her heart to write. Later when we were dating, she told me she wanted to write a book. When I asked what it would be about, she simply said, “I don’t know,” but remained confident in her calling.

• She said yes to me in marriage on June 27, 2003, believing God brought us together. I learned after her passing that she told one of her book editors I was her phenomenal phenomenon. Truth is, she was God’s gift of grace to me.

• She said yes when the Lord asked her to quit her job to stay home with our four girls. It didn’t make sense at the time — her take-home pay was half our income — but she was confident the Lord spoke. Her confidence became mine, and God abundantly provided, blessing her work from home more than we ever thought possible. Her yes to come home maximized her influence in each of our girls’ lives.

• She said yes when God told her to create a small resource to entertain, inspire and teach our girls and those under her influence. What began as a cute project turned into a bi-monthly magazine that’s been reaching girls all over the world for more than seven years. Her yes often kept her up into the early hours of the morning, but it didn’t matter because God was asking.

• She said yes when the Lord upped the ante and asked her to write her first devotional for girls. In the next five years, she published seven books, with two more releasing posthumously.

• And she said yes again just a month before she passed from earth to heaven. I’d left an incredible job and ministry I love in Dallas to join the pastoral staff at a church in Nashville. It meant leaving her family and all her comfort behind, but God was asking, and she was a yes girl. She gave me the confidence to say yes, too. Her yes is now presently the greatest demonstration of love I have ever seen from a church family. The church has embraced us and become the hands and feet of Jesus to me and the girls. Her yes has given us a new place to heal and begin anew.

I like to think Wynter made her final yes right before entering the gates of heaven. That she saw Jesus face to face, and though the decision to leave her daughters and me behind was difficult, she said yes … because God was asking.

These “yeses” have stood out to me over the years as I’ve admired my Proverbs 31 wife. Wynter lived out Psalm 90:12, “Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” She lived each day prioritizing God’s calling on her life, which made it easier for her to say no to other things.

Because she said yes to God, now we can say, “Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate” (Proverbs 31:31, NIV).

May the same be true of you as you say yes to God, one request at a time.

Heavenly Father, thank You for always being beside me, asking me to respond to Your call. Thank You for giving me the courage to say yes. Give me discernment, and grace me with Your presence along the way. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.


Philippians 2:13, “It is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.” (NIV)

Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust the Lord completely, and don’t depend on your own knowledge. With every step you take, think about what he wants, and he will help you go the right way.” (ERV)


With God’s Girl Says Yes: What God Can Do When We Follow Him, by Wynter Pitts, help young girls discover the incredible life God has waiting for them when they choose to follow Him.


Wynter’s legacy and ministry continues through For Girls Like You, a Christ-focused magazine and ministry for girls and the parents who raise them. Find out more at or via social media, @forgirlslikeyou.

Enter to WIN a copy of God’s Girl Says Yes. To celebrate this book and honor Wynter’s influence, her publisher is giving away 5 copies! Enter to win by leaving a comment here. {We’ll randomly select 5 winners and notify each one by Monday, October 15.}


What is God asking you today that requires your “yes”?

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