Do You Have a Date?

I did not know Valentines Day is aka Single Awareness Day (S. A. D.). What the worlds 🤦🏽‍♀️. #ValentinesDay is what it is, a day of expressing romantic love, loving relationships, and love interests.

Do not let being alone make your mouth buy you a ticket to Lonelyville, All Year. Declare your heart’s desire, not your past disappointments. Do you discuss your reality? Yes. But confessing: “I’ll never find someone.” “Women don’t want a good man, anymore.” “I don’t need a man.” “I’m too busy for a relationship.” Noooo. God made you for someone.

There are really good men who are ready for relationships and phenomenal women who are ready, as well.

#WOMEN A super sweet woman can deny and deprive herself through being snared by her words. If you want love, want it 🤷🏽‍♀️. You can be ready and not be desperate. We all ‘need’ things but it does not make you ‘needy.’ 🗣It’s okay. Culture has told us – you’re strong alone, don’t sound weak, ‘you yo’ own boo.’ #CutItOut #ReadyForLoveAndInWaiting #GodDeliveredMeToo🙋🏽‍♀️

#MEN There is a woman who is successful, or on her way up, AND still sees you as Superman — not because of your stuff but because of your inner substance. The woman is #ordained to be your bridge to favor. A man with the right woman goes from overwhelmed to #overflow. However, if you are waiting and thinking you can jump in like Super Fly, after she turns her attention to another man, you’re going to lose. When a woman switches off, she’s out. It’s better to state your intentions instead of saying, “I was intending to.” And don’t be, “God knows.” Yep, He knows you lost out. #BeClear #BeHappy

Where is love on your list? Not what’s been on your lips, but on your heart. Whatever is a priority gets prioritized, period. Only one ☝🏽 life to choose how you will live, laugh, and love. It’s on you. ❤️💕

If people ask, do you have a date for Valentines, tell them, “Yes, February 14th” 😁. Bye, y’all. #DoYouHaveADate

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Better Days Are Coming

Last year, everything I did, hurt. When I preached, it was painful. If you saw me at your event, I hurt. If just visiting a church, I was in pain. Working in the community, pain. I’m talking physical torment.

Nope. I didn’t talk about it. My family didn’t know. I was not aware of the why, so I pushed through it while looking for answers. Until a couple of months ago, I had no idea how serious it was and how near my body was to being beyond repair. My God is so good y’all! No residual issues! Grateful is little until you see how much you needed Him and didn’t even know it. God’s interruption of a natural disaster is a #miracle.

About mid-year 2017, God began telling me that I would be cutback, hibernated for a winter season. He meant it, too – for ministry, church, relationships, you name it. The pruning began.

After a gruesome and painful process to ‘right alll the wrongs,’ I am now on my journey to, not just healing, but wholeness. I feel so much better, #physically. And I see so much clearer, #prophetically.

At this point, God is literally teaching me what biblical “rest” means and what it looks like in practice. This is a quieting and enriching journey. I am discovering the true authentic relationships in my life. My quantities are decreased but my quality is rising.

If you find yourself in a quiet season, embrace it. #Winter looks scarcely fruitful, dim and uninviting, but restoration is happening underneath the surface. #Spring comes soon enough.

This year God is opening doors to more. Some doors are for us to walk ‘out’ and say goodbye. 2018 is a cleanup year. 2017 was #rough but God made us #tougher! Great things are on the horizon.

I am thankful for you, my family, church family, and friends. Thank you for the prayers and encouragement. Hugs and love ❤️. #MoreInStore #PreparedForTheBest

John 4 Daily Devotion

The Woman at the Well, identified as Photini by 1st century saints, shows us that the right #love can quench all our thirsts. Her name means “enlightened one.”
 
The Samaritan woman met Jesus at the well on an unscheduled social day. Like Jesus, she came to the well thirsty. They were physically thirsty, in different ways. Jesus wanted to quench His bodily thirst; and so did she in a physical, but emotional way, too.
 
There are deeper layers to the story. Beyond the natural, Jesus thirsted for souls, and the woman for that “at-long-last” love.
 
“Give me a drink,” Jesus said. A #scandal broke out at that moment. Jews were forbidden to share anything in common with “those” unclean Samaritans but purpose always prevails over personal preferences.
 
When she questioned Him, Jesus replied, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is saying to you, ‘Give me a drink,’ you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water.”
 
Living water must have sounded good to the ex-wife of five, who is now shacked up with a sixth paramour, that is illicit lover.
 
Photini took a long, deep drink and never thirst again. She became one of our earliest #evangelists, telling any and everyone she saw what Jesus had done for her. #TESTIFY
 
She teaches us that no matter how parched our dry soul becomes, true love can unexpectedly show up and quench ALL of our thirsts. (Scripture Reference: John 4)
 
Welcome to February!
 
~Pastor Tasha Dillon

What 20:18 Looks Like in the New Testament

#BreakTheRoutineIn2018

Matthew‬ ‭20:18‬ ‭(He was betrayed so we could believe.) Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be betrayed unto the chief priests and unto the scribes, and they shall condemn him to death‬‬

Luke‬ ‭20:18‬ ‭(He is a stone of offense to the religious.) Whosoever shall fall upon that stone shall be broken; but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.

John‬ ‭20:18‬ (Good News is hard to hold.) Mary from Magdala went to the disciples and told them, “I have seen the Lord.” She told them what he had said to her.

Acts‬ ‭20:18‬ (Serve in all seasons.) And when they were come to him, he said unto them, Ye know, from the first day that I came into Asia, after what manner I have been with you at all seasons

What 20:18 Looks Like in the Old Testament

#2018

Exodus 20:18 (Be in awe and avoid the awful.) And all the people saw the thunderings, and the lightnings, and the noise of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking: and when the people saw it, they removed, and stood afar off.

Deuteronomy 20:18 (Completely destroy relationships with idolaters.) Otherwise, they will teach you to do all the disgusting things they do for their gods, and you will sin against the LORD your God.

Judges 20:18 (Let praise lead your battle.) The men of Israel went to Bethel. They asked God, “Who will go first to fight Benjamin?” The LORD answered, “Judah (Praise) will go first.

1 Samuel 20:18 (Safer to leave an empty seat among enemies than be sorry.) Then Jonathan said to David, To morrow is the new moon (festival): and thou shalt be missed, because thy seat will be empty.

2 Samuel 20:18 (Good advice will have you good to go!) She said, “Long ago people used to say, ‘If you want good advice, go to the town of Abel to get it.’ The answers they got here were all that was needed to settle any problem.”

1 Kings 20:18 (Drunken advisors can’t deliver good decisions.) He said, “If they’ve come in peace, take them alive as hostages; if they’ve come to fight, the same—take them alive as hostages.” (Slay them!)

2 Kings 20:18 (Don’t jeopardize your seed over sin.) Some of your own sons will be taken to Babylonia, where they will be disgraced and made to serve in the king’s palace.

2 Chronicles 20:18 (Let’s get back to bowing.) And King Jehoshaphat (knelt down and) bowed his head with his face to the ground: and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem fell before the Lord, worshipping the Lord.

Job 20:18 (Restitution from the unrighteous🙌🏾.) He will give back what he earned without enjoying it. He will get no joy from the profits of his business.

Proverbs 20:18 (Make moves after asking advice.) Every purpose is established by counsel: and with good advice make war.

Jeremiah 20:18 (Cheat sheet: The answers are TO LIVE and NO.) Why did I have to be born? Was it just to suffer and die in shame?

Ezekiel 20:18 (Walk away from generational curses.) But I said unto their children in the wilderness, Walk ye not in the statutes of your fathers, neither observe their judgments, nor defile yourselves with their idols.

Book Signing 12/21/17!

“FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE”

NEW BOOK AUTHOR

Pastor Tasha Dillon

I am thrilled to announce that my new book “Echo Zoe – Book 1: Destructed to Destiny” is being released on Thursday, December 21, 2017, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m, at Awe Baby Cajun Eatery located at 1211 Delaware Avenue (Shopping strip behind Taco Bell), McComb, MS.

I believe its message will help many find their way to live a richly appreciative and fulfilling life while in their faith journey. This is the first book of my “Echo Zoe” series.

It will be available, soon, on Amazon.com as early as this Monday, or before. Also, to inspire others with the message, I have opened two “Echo Zoe Designs by Tasha Dillon” gifts and apparel stores, online at cafepress.com/TashaDillon and shop.spreadshirt.com/TashaDillon.

On a personal note, I never could have imagined the backdrop to this book, but I am excited to have completed it. God has me on a journey and has inspired me to share the experiences. I am both honored and entirely out of my comfort zone to share such an intimate part of my life. My prayer is to see others encouraged and blessed through the message.

To stay up to date with release information, you can follow me on Twitter @TashaDillon or Facebook @TashaDillon1. My blog is TashaDillon.wordpress.com and web address TashaDillon.com. Thank you

Cooling Off or Left in the Cold

His / Her actions are the truth. Believe them.

#LADIES If all spring and all summer he has been hot in pursuit on your trail 🔥 and now as the holiday season approaches, he’s “chilling”, “falling back”, “taking time to get himself together”, then let him walk on by with a permanent goodbye. If he doesn’t want to do the holidays with you, then don’t let him ‘holla back’ at you when the season ends.

Now, IT COULD BE that he is ‘going through’, struggling – from recent life changes or unfortunate events – and may feel he can’t get you what you deserve gift wise, so he’s trying to gracefully bow out. That’s his mistake to make …and it may be fatal. Communication and honesty are key factors to building real, meaning relationships. God’s women are full of vision and are more than materialistic divas. She can see the man for who he is and where he’s going in life. The right wife is a man’s bridge to the blessed, prosperous life. And, she’s for the man, her man of God!

You know the difference between the cheap man and the challenged-by-circumstance man. One is #permanent and one is #seasonal.

If you have been consistent, you deserve the same. And do not let him call you AFTER the day ends. Men respect standards and expect them from women who they plan to be with long term.

#MEN If she’s ignored you, been living her free and independent life all year, but now as ‘gift season’ 🎁 sets in, she’s like, “I’m ready to see you, boo”💋😉, beware. She even invites you over for holiday dinners …and there you go. Do not be disappointed after New Year’s new do-over, when she has to ‘find herself’ or ‘clear her head’ and says she needs some time to figure things out.

If you cannot see past her beauty or booty, ask a trusted friend girl about the situation. Women know women and sadly too many good men get #harmed by the #charm, duped, heartbroken, and then the good women get the grief.

Let a spirit-filled, trusted sister help you. If a woman is not giving you undivided attention, she’s not playing games, she’s just not that into you. There is a difference in giving a man ‘the chase’ and just outright playing him for convenience.

Let it go. Let it be her loss. You are not the loser. God will give you who you deserve. And she’ll be what you want AND what you need.

The only thing that should be #CoolingOff around you, with the one who’s been in hot pursuit, is the weather. So, take inventory. If you’re left out in the cold, leave it alone!

Love the ones you’re with. Be loved right. Enjoy the place that God has you in and live your life happily. 1 Cor. 13:5-7, James 1:5

Ready, Waiting On Right (Perfect Timing in the Waiting)

For all the good Godly brothers and sisters wondering who and when 🤔, let your faith lead. I know for a fact that there are great men and great women, waiting. A matched mate is meant for you.

If you try to work it, He can’t. When you release 🙌🏾 your desire, He perfects it.

Do not settle. If it’s not working, let it go before God. If it’s gone, you move on. If it’s God, it will return and be good FOR you and TO you. But don’t stress. God is in control. Worship. I know this sounds simple, but it’s powerful and liberating to simply “let it go”. Oh, the peace that will flood your soul.

Be sure that you (guys and ladies) are received as a blessing. IF YOU ARE, you’ll be treated as a valued gift.

It’s perfectly okay to be ready, just don’t get in a rush. See God more than you seek for another. You are making a lifetime decision.

LADIES, it’s okay to give the man a hint and hope 😉, but never forget that he is the hunter. If you’re chasing, you are the caught cat on a bed of honey, sweet but too easy.

GUYS, get the girl who chooses value over vanity. Her vixen is there but her virtue will keep it under wraps until she can be safe to let you see – you know, on the day you can take your honey to the moon 💍.

Put in the effort and invest the time, and don’t be scatter-brained or you may never choose.

Why do I wait? Because I’m certain God will get it “just right”, with the “right one”, at the “right time”, and I refuse to be stopped on the route there. He’s never late. Perfect timing is in the waiting. 🏃🏾‍♀️ 🏃🏾

#LoveIsGoodWhenItComesCorrect

#YouAreSomeonesDelightDitchAnyDesperation

#Wait #Worship #DontWander #WorthIt

Let the Graphic Encourage You💕