Category Archives: Warfare

I May Bend, But I Will Not Break!

Hallelujah, glory to God, glory to God, glory to God! I’m relaxing by His still waters; I’m resting in the spirit of tranquility and I have the spirit of peace…

After coming out of a week of (and continuing to go through) tremendous warfare and transition on my (secular) job, I had to begin this posting in high praise. I can’t do nothing but praise Him–the King of kings and the Lord of lords–for holding me tenderly in His Loving and very capable arms, yet again, during a turbulent time in my life. It’s such a blessing to have the benefits of being His Child — to walk in His Love, to demonstrate His Power, and to fulfill His purpose even in the midst of the most difficult circumstances.

My teleconference tonight with my Royal Sorors of The Daughters of Christ Sorority set my heart on fire and reignited the fire of God within me: The Power of Christian Sorority is awesome! One of my Royal Sorors made this statement to me tonight and I had to use it as this blog’s subject:

I count it all joy that I am able to stand like a Daughter of Christ and proclaim in the midst of the storm: “I may bend, but I WILL NOT break!”

“You drove out the pagan nations by your power and gave all the land to our ancestors. You crushed their enemies and set our ancestors free. They did not conquer the land with their swords; it was not their own strong arm that gave them victory. It was your right hand and strong arm and the binding light from your face that helped them, for you loved them.” ~ Psalm 44:2-3

You, my Royal Siblings, need to confess this powerful statement even for yourselves: I may bend, but I will not break!

How many of you know that (as my Pappa Harvey stated to me with respect to my recent warfare season) even the faithful gets weary sometimes. Well, your Sister Darnella got weary this past week. The circumstances happening on my job literally “knocked the wind out of me,” because I was not only determined to stand strong for myself, but for all of my fellow group members too. I put myself on the altar and left me to the Lord and instead began praying for the welfare of those around me. You see, I know in Whom I trust and I’ve learned to rely on the benefits available to me as His Special Treasure and chosen Daughter. Furthermore, the Love of God shed abroad in my heart causes me to become more selfless and concerned for others, therefore, I knew that for me, everything was going to be alright!

In addition, I rallied the Son & Daughter troops that are in my life and humbly asked for their prayers–sometimes, I had to go into a conference room to call one of my Royal Siblings up for immediate prayer. Each one that I called, immediately prayed and instantly built me back up again enabling me to stand taller after temporarily being bowed down. Iron sharpens iron. It is so crucial to have people surrounding you who live a righteous lifestyle and can get a prayer through to God. Thank you to each of my Kingdom Brethren who lifted me up in prayer, encouraged me over the telephone, or simply exhorted me via e-mail or Twitter (Dr. Mike Murdock–thank you for tweeting to me, “I’m standing with you Darnella.” As busy as you are, you have no idea what your direct message meant to me.) All of the kingdom support as I transition to where God is taking me personally, professionally and ministerally means the world to me.

“You are my King and my God. You command victories for Israel. Only by your power can we push back our enemies; only in your name can we trample our foes. I do not trust in my bow; I do not count on my sword to save me. You are the one who gives us victory over our enemies; you disgrace those who hate us. O God, we give glory to you all day long and constantly praise your name.” ~ Psalm 44:4-8

Need I say more?

As Bishop Paul Morton so powerfully sings with regards to his Katrina warfare season: “I’m Still Standing… Like only a Daughter can!”

I Love You Abundantly,
Your Sister Darnella

P.S. Don’t forget to tune into my BlogTalk Radio Show every Saturday at Noon. This Saturday I’ll be passionately ministering on “Speaking His Love Language.” You don’t want to miss it!

Remain Focused In The Wilderness!

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Excerpts from Royal Soror Teleconference, June 21, 2010
“A Daughter’s Response During Wilderness Times”
(Spoken by God, The Holy Spirit, through Evangelist Darnella Moore)

Click “Her Teaching Audios” to the right and be blessed by Darnella’s full teleconference teaching to The Daughters of Christ Royal Sorors.

Main Scripture: Deuteronomy Chapter 2

Our Focus While in the Wilderness:

1. My Posture (Psalm 84:5-7)

A Daughter of Christ stands tall with her head held high even during the most difficult moments.

2. My Position (Jeremiah 42:3)

A Daughter of Christ is seeking and strictly adhering to her heavenly Father’s instructions given to her throughout this season of her life.

3. My Passion
I am born on purpose for purpose! I was born to do something so unique that no one else in the world was born to do. Moreover, this is something that I absolutely LOVE doing!

4. My Praise (Psalm 77:10-15)

I’m not only praising God in advance for where I’m going, but also from whence I came from. I’m reflecting on the previous wilderness moments in my life when my God delivered me!

5. My Prophecy

What has gone spoken prophetically over (Himself) and into (from other leading Sons & Daughters) my life concerning my future? It should be journaled/documented so that I can return to and reflect on it as a reminder of what my future holds for me.

6. His Promise (2 Chronicles 6:10)

If my Daddy said it, He will perform it! Did, did, done, done. It is finished!

Conclusive Scripture: Acts 2:25-28

Standing Strong During Wilderness Times

Although few, there are guaranteed moments in a person’s life during his/her tenure of time here on earth; one of those guarantees is that you and I will at some point face wilderness (painful, challenging, difficult and uncertain) seasons in our lives. Things can be going marvelously one day, yet terribly the next. The emotion of joy suddenly becomes that of sorrow. Being a Christian–a man or woman of faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior–does not exempt us from these types of moments. Jesus said, Here on earth, you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world. (John 16:33, NLT). Hallelujah, glory to God!

I personally recall a particular wilderness season of my life that began in 2005 and lasted for three years (although I guess I shouldn’t complain considering the children of Israel remained in their wilderness for 40–read Deuteronomy 2). Waiting anxiously and expectantly for my deliverance became a daily pastime. I suffered much pain, heartache and even depression (yes, Christians are not exempt from the unfortunate and debilitating disease of mental and physical exhaustion or depression), but had consolation in knowing that this was merely a temporary state of being: I had to go through for a moment in order to come out better and stronger for a lifetime.

Through it all, I never lost my praise (for God’s deliverance in previous times), nor sight of my prophecy (what God said my future held for me). In spite of it all, I learned to trust in Jesus more and more each day. Once my focus shifted from the problems I was facing and onto His answers, I began to find peace in the midst of the storm. In relaxation mode as I allowed God to carry me, I eventually woke up one day and found myself in a new season where I was totally healed in mind and body as well as much stronger in faith, love, and power. I was ready to face the world again as His Daughter Darnella who was born-again, designed and destined to unconditionally love God, myself and others.

What joy for those whose strength comes from the Lord, who have set their minds on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem. When they walk through the Valley of Weeping, it will become a place of refreshing springs. The autumn rains will clothe it with blessings. They will continue to grow stronger, and each of them will appear before God in Jerusalem. (Psalm 84:5-7).

Our Father God is faithful—He will not fail, leave nor forsake us. My fellow Sons and Daughters of Christ, we can trust Him by faith with assurance that He will deliver at the perfect timing. We are victorious and true survivors, in Jesus’ Name!

Visit my Audio link and be blessed by “A Daughter’s Response During Wilderness Times.”

In His Love,
Your Sister Darnella