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In regards to whatever issues “we may be being defeated by” usually it’s because of a lack of Real Faith and Real Determination. Some of us deal with the “Real Realities of our lives while some of us continue to live in FEAR, DOUBT, DENIAL, and DEFEAT.

Until you want it beyond “I KNOW ITS WHAT’S RIGHT” you have not even started. The place we need to be is in THE PLACE OF AUTHORITY, which is “A MADE UP MIND.” Let’s go there. When you have a made up mind in the natural to do your own thing, nothing nor anything that people may say can turn you around. We also need to come to the “Place of a Made Up Mind In The Things of God.” (Stay tuned cause that’s a blog all in itself coming soon.) The place of authority is that we be over the devil and not under his constant control. I always say he may win a round or 2 in a day but at the end of each day I win the fight of each day. Luke 10:19 / Genesis 4:6,7/Acts 1:8. Jesus promised us power over all the power of the enemy. The power is meant for the “Saved” Mark 16:16-18 .

I’ve lived through a few different addictions yet today I’m free not because I’m a Survivor but because I’m a recipient of “God’s Grace and Mercy.” Yet in order to get here I had to realize I had resisted God far to long Romans 12:1,2 and then I had to GO AFTER GOD Isaiah 55:6-7 Proverbs 3:5-7. A part of my personal process was to fall in love with Jesus, yep for the first time. I had always only claimed God and that was only because I was afraid of going to Hell. In retrospect I wanted the things of God but I didn’t want God. When we’re really in love with our mate in a real and faithful relationship we desire to please them. We don’t just do what pleases them to keep them, but we do it because we’re driven by love, wanting to see them happy in every aspect of their life. When we know what they want we strive to give it to them. If our mate says they like to go out to diner on Fridays and watch a movie together on Saturday, and we take them to a basketball game on Friday and to A banquet Saturday you may be showing them your version of love but not the love they asked for. John 14:21/Matthew 7:21.

Once I read Psalms 42:1,2 I knew I had to back all the way up to John 3:3-5/John 3:16. That was the spiritual aspect of my “PROCESS” but the natural PROCESS went like this. Well first and foremost let’s call the lie of the devil a lie. One of his lies says that you have to get clean for yourself and nobody else. I got clean for my children …. to be continued ….

CategoryFaith, Overcoming
  1. September 20, 2020

    When God has an anointing on your life, you are usually the last one to know it. The devil knows it first and does everything he can to keep you in the dark, to keep you from accepting what God has to offer you.
    I am glad you accepted what God had for you because without it you would not be in a position to help those in need. Your test has given you an awesome testimony.
    I am happy to see you using it.
    Keep up the Good Work.

    • September 21, 2020

      Thank you for your kind remarks and your continued help, support, and blessings.

  2. September 20, 2020

    This is an excellent Blog on how to overcome those things that we struggle with and sometimes that defeat us. Pastor Ray details the victory that is through the grace of God. Love it.

    Great job Pastor Ray

    • September 21, 2020

      Praise God and thank you for being a awesome support system!

    • September 21, 2020

      Pastor Colleen

      The devil cut off my reply. I thank you for being that Awesome Wife always on time always being a blessing.

  3. September 23, 2020

    Excellent Blog Keep up the good work, love you Uncle Raymond

    • September 23, 2020

      Thank you Calvin I really appreciate you and your thoughts.


  4. September 23, 2020

    Great Blog

  5. September 23, 2020

    Pàstor Ray has truly been a blessing in my life my uncle Ray has watched me grow up and he also watched me fall in to my own addiction I watched his life transform into something beautiful he has never let me down no matter where I was no matter what time it was he was Always there even today he believes in God for my deliverence today and is continuing to teach me to let God heal me

    • September 23, 2020

      Thank you Babe

      We’re in this thang together. I truly truly believe that you’re coming to a “Made Up Mind” and you’ll go on to do a awesome ministry. I was told that when I was where you are and I believed God for the blessing. I’m telling you what I was told, that one day you will be ministering to many. I say that not because I was told that but because I believe God for your healing and the ministry God has called you to.

      Much Love
      Uncle Raymond ❤️

  6. September 24, 2020

    Yessss…..glad to see this up & running. I will be sure to share this. Im proud of you!!!

    • September 24, 2020

      Melissa (Daughter)

      Thank you for all your blessings all the times you’ve Come through for the Ministry.

      God Bless

      Pastor Ray

  7. September 26, 2020

    I thank God for covering you as you went through your trials and tribulations. All that you went through has molded and shaped you into EXACTLY what God needed you to be! I can not count how many times you have been there at the drop of a dime for me. My load is not as heavy knowing that I have you in my life to lead and guide me through Gods Word and help me to apply His Word to my life. Me and my children thank God for saving you and allowing you to walk in your purpose. You are appreciated and loved for all that you do. We are constantly praying for your strength. Thank you for always loving me despite of my flaws.

    • September 26, 2020

      Hey J

      I’m truly blessed that you respect me enough to allow me to speak into your life and trust that God is truly using me. Watching you continue to slay giants in the path of your family is a testament to the glory of God.


  8. November 17, 2020

    PASTOR RAY HOUSTON. You are the walking, living, & breathing definition of HONORABLE. Your story of redemption is Amazing, Powerful, Awe inspiring, Motivating, Empowering, Nurturing, Educational, Enlightening, Spiritual, & Beautiful. You TRULY are one Mighty and Awesome Man of GOD. You and Pastor Colleen are WORLD CHANGERS FOR CHRIST. I highly admire you both.

    • November 18, 2020

      Elder Ruffin
      I really appreciate your comment because of who you are in the Kingdom. Many people need your blessing of encouragement that will motivate them to their place in the Kingdom. I must say that you’ve been a strong positive wind in my life these 12 years.
      May God always bless you and yours.
      Much Love
      Pastor Ray

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