Real Growth or “Sucker” Growth?

Real Growth or “Sucker” Growth? (Written while incarcerated in 2001) by Katie Souza To truly grow is to grow in love. Growth without love is “sucker” growth (suckers are a tree’s attempt to grow more branches at its base, often in response to some kind of injury) which is growth that bears no fruit [...]

By |2020-09-17T00:07:58+00:00September 17th, 2020|Devotional Reflections, Katie's Blog|2 Comments

Your Labor is not in Vain

Your Labor is Not in Vain by Lalenunat Johnson Be Encouraged!  Your Labor is not in Vain in the Lord “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be firm (steadfast), immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord [always being superior, excelling, doing more than enough in the service of the Lord], knowing and being continually aware that [...]

By |2020-09-14T19:50:12+00:00September 10th, 2020|Devotional Reflections, Katie's Blog|1 Comment

Dying to Self!

Dying to Self! Taken from Katie Souza’s Journals while incarcerated in 2001 by Katie Souza In my previous devotional, I mentioned two dreams: My friend, Sherrie, had a dream that she was sitting in chapel and a lion jumped in the window! It attacked her in the throat. She punched it in the nose [...]

By |2020-09-10T17:54:43+00:00September 3rd, 2020|Devotional Reflections, Katie's Blog|6 Comments

Are You Sold Out to God?

Are You Sold Out to God? by Jean Mulquin "Don't look for shortcuts to God. The market is flooded with surefire, easygoing formulas for a successful life that can be practiced in your spare time. Don't fall for that stuff, even though crowds of people do. The way to life—to God! — is vigorous [...]

By |2020-09-14T23:16:43+00:00August 27th, 2020|Devotional Reflections, Katie's Blog|3 Comments

Let Go and Let God

Let Go and Let God by Anna Snow “Repay no one evil for evil, but take thought for what is honest and proper and noble [ aiming to be above reproach] in the sight of everyone. If possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Beloved, never avenge yourselves, [...]

By |2020-08-17T17:46:03+00:00August 17th, 2020|Devotional Reflections, Katie's Blog|6 Comments

Building Your Faith- Journal!

Build your Faith – Journal! by Katie Souza (Taken from Katie’s Journal written in prison 2001) In the unit prayer group today, we studied about the new wine, and God gave me this scripture: “I will lead the blind by a way they did not know; I will guide them on paths they have [...]

By |2020-08-17T18:24:52+00:00August 12th, 2020|Devotional Reflections, Katie's Blog|3 Comments

Are We There Yet?

Are We There Yet? by Thelma Dade  “Some trust in and boast of chariots and some of horses, but we will trust in and boast of the Lord our God.” Psalm 20:7 (AMPC) “Whoever will humble himself therefore and become like this little child [trusting, lowly, loving, forgiving] is great in the kingdom of [...]

By |2020-08-17T18:25:08+00:00August 5th, 2020|Devotional Reflections, Katie's Blog|4 Comments

Walking on Water

WALKING ON WATER By Brenda Williams “Then Jesus said, “Be brave and don’t be afraid. I am here!” Peter shouted out, “Lord, if it’s really you, then have me join you on the water!” “Come and join me,” Jesus replied. So Peter stepped out onto the water and began to walk toward Jesus. But when he realized [...]

By |2020-08-17T18:26:13+00:00July 29th, 2020|Devotional Reflections, Katie's Blog|4 Comments

God Shows Himself Faithful

 God Shows Himself Faithful! Taken from Katie Souza’s Journals while incarcerated on 2001 By Katie Souza “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and be afraid.” John 14:27 (NIV) I walked 3 miles [...]

By |2020-07-27T16:37:37+00:00July 23rd, 2020|Devotional Reflections, Katie's Blog|2 Comments

Fear Has Many Faces

Fear Has Many Faces  by Tsion Tesfay In 2009, I was living with my sister and brother-in-law, in the UK. It was 6:00 am, someone was knocking on the front door, and they were not calling from the intercom! When my brother-in-law opened the door, there were six immigration officers standing there. They asked [...]

By |2020-08-17T18:27:02+00:00July 16th, 2020|Devotional Reflections, Katie's Blog|5 Comments

Keeping up with the Jones’

Keeping Up with the Jones’ By Jean Mulquin "If you decide for God, living a life of God-worship, it follows that you don't fuss about what's on the table at mealtimes or whether the clothes in your closet are in fashion. There is far more to your life than the food you put in [...]

By |2020-07-13T18:25:32+00:00July 8th, 2020|Devotional Reflections, Katie's Blog|1 Comment

A Mistake is Simply a Lesson … If You Don’t Quit!

A Mistake is Simply a Lesson … If You Don’t Quit! By Katie Souza Taken from Katie Souza’s Journals while incarcerated on 2001 “In Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha (in Greek her name is Dorcas); she was always doing good and helping the poor. About that time she became sick and died, [...]

By |2020-07-07T21:10:18+00:00July 2nd, 2020|Devotional Reflections, Katie's Blog|6 Comments

Are You Building up Earthly or Heavenly Treasure?

 Are You Building up Earthly or Heavenly Treasure? by Jean Mulquin "Don't hoard treasure down here where it gets eaten by moths and corroded by rust or – worse! – stolen by burglars. Stockpile treasure in heaven, where it's safe from moth and rust and burglars. It's obvious, isn't it? The place where your [...]

By |2020-07-07T21:10:02+00:00June 24th, 2020|Devotional Reflections, Katie's Blog|2 Comments

Get God “outside of the box”

Get God “outside of the box” by Dustin Williams Now to Him Who, by (in consequence of) the [action of His] power that is at work within us, is able to [carry out His purpose and] do super abundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, [...]

By |2020-06-18T18:48:59+00:00June 18th, 2020|Devotional Reflections, Katie's Blog|5 Comments

Soul Decrees for Kids is Finally Here!!

Soul Decrees for Kids is Finally Here!! by Katie Souza  “But Jesus called the little children to him and said to his followers, “Let the little children come to me. Don’t stop them, because the kingdom of God belongs to people who are like these little children.”  Luke 18:16 (ICB) “You shall also decide and decree [...]

By |2020-06-18T18:50:08+00:00June 8th, 2020|Devotional Reflections, Katie's Blog|2 Comments

Living Graciously

Living Graciously By Jean Mulquin  "Here's another old saying that deserves a second look: 'Eye for eye, tooth for a tooth.' Is that going to get us anywhere? Here's what I propose: 'Don't hit back at all.' If someone strikes you, stand there and take it. If someone drags you into court and sues [...]

By |2020-06-04T22:45:41+00:00June 3rd, 2020|Devotional Reflections, Katie's Blog|2 Comments

Appointed to Pray

Appointed to Pray by Katie Souza (Taken from Katie's Journal written in prison 2001) “Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition (definite requests), with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God. And God’s peace [shall be yours, that tranquil state of a soul assured [...]

By |2020-06-08T21:14:47+00:00May 28th, 2020|Devotional Reflections, Katie's Blog|7 Comments

Storms Will Come

Storms Will Come By Dustin Williams Storms Will Come…but we must look toward the outcome! “…then Paul stood in the midst of them and said, ‘Men, you should have listened to me, and not have sailed from Crete and incurred this disaster and loss. And now I urge you to take heart, for there will [...]

By |2020-06-08T21:18:36+00:00May 21st, 2020|Devotional Reflections, Katie's Blog|4 Comments

“Feast” On The Lord

“Feast” on the Lord Jean Mulquin In mid-March of this year (2020), we got word that the COVID-19 virus was shutting down economies all over the world. Around the same time, Katie received a word from the Lord that she was to fast for 40 days. Of course, she invited the staff to fast [...]

By |2020-06-08T21:23:41+00:00May 14th, 2020|Devotional Reflections, Katie's Blog|22 Comments

It’s Time to Come out of Isolation!

It’s Time to Come out of Isolation! by Katie Souza In my book, Be Revived, Defeat the Spirit of Death with the Power of Life, I show you how to achieve breakthrough over a spirit that has been afflicting God’s people since the fall of man. Because of what is happening all around us [...]

By |2020-06-08T21:25:01+00:00May 7th, 2020|Devotional Reflections, Katie's Blog|6 Comments

The Power of Praise

The Power of Prayer and Praise by Katie Souza (Taken from Katie's Journal written in prison 2001) “For God is not a God of disorder, but of peace...”  1 Corinthians 14:33 (BSB) At prayer meeting today, I had a vision of myself and I was standing up praising God. So, instead of blowing it [...]

By |2020-05-01T18:19:07+00:00May 1st, 2020|Devotional Reflections, Katie's Blog|2 Comments

Surrender to God!

Surrender to God! by Katie Souza (Taken from Katie’s Journal written in Prison 2001) “Come near to God, and he will come near to you.”  James 4: 8 (NIV) At 12:30 prayer meeting today I learned: Before you pray, try to take a moment to put yourself into the presence of God. Focus on [...]

By |2020-04-06T14:44:03+00:00April 9th, 2020|Devotional Reflections, Katie's Blog|1 Comment

Lord Change Me

Lord Change Me by Anna Snow “Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. 2 Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves” [...]

By |2020-04-02T19:40:11+00:00April 2nd, 2020|Devotional Reflections, Katie's Blog|4 Comments

Standing Under Persecution

Standing Under Persecution by Jean Mulquin "Blessed and happy and enviably fortunate and spiritually prosperous (in the state in which the born-again child of God enjoys and finds satisfaction in God’s favor and salvation, regardless of his outward conditions) are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake (for being and doing right), for theirs [...]

By |2020-03-26T21:14:55+00:00March 26th, 2020|Devotional Reflections, Katie's Blog|5 Comments

Will you Trust God Blindly?

Will you Trust God Blindly by Thelma Dade “Trust in and rely confidently on the Lord with all your heart and do not rely on your own insight or understanding. In all your ways know and acknowledge and recognize Him, and He will make your paths straight and smooth [removing obstacles that block your way].” Proverbs 3:5-6 (AMP) “Turn here!” My mom said urgently as we [...]

By |2020-03-19T18:54:04+00:00March 19th, 2020|Devotional Reflections, Katie's Blog|1 Comment

Do you need a sense of inner peace?

Receiving a Double Anointing of Peace by Jean Mulquin "Blessed (enjoying enviable happiness, spiritually prosperous—with life-joy and satisfaction in God’s favor and salvation, regardless of their outward conditions) are the makers and maintainers of peace, for they shall be called the sons of God!" Matthew 5:9 (AMP) One afternoon in January of 2008, as [...]

By |2020-03-05T21:03:16+00:00March 5th, 2020|Devotional Reflections, Katie's Blog|3 Comments

The Leading of His Still Small Voice

The Leading of His Still Small Voice by: Lalenunat Johnson   “ Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding.  In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths.”    Proverbs 3:5-6 AMPC You know, there are times when [...]

By |2020-02-20T19:47:55+00:00February 20th, 2020|Devotional Reflections, Katie's Blog|6 Comments

What Are My Motives?

What Are My Motives? by Jean Mulquin "Blessed (happy, enviably fortunate, and spiritually prosperous—possessing the happiness produced by the experience of God’s favor and especially conditioned by the revelation of His grace, regardless of their outward conditions) are the pure in heart, for they shall see God!" Matthew 5:8 (AMP) To be pure in [...]

By |2020-02-13T17:09:55+00:00February 13th, 2020|Devotional Reflections, Katie's Blog|2 Comments

Blessed Are The Merciful

Blessed Are The Merciful by Jean Mulquin "Blessed (happy, to be envied, and spiritually prosperous—with life-joy and satisfaction in God’s favor and salvation, regardless of their outward conditions) are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy!" Matthew 5:7 (AMP) On August 24, 2010, I received a call from Katie, “Jean, you and John have [...]

By |2020-01-30T17:54:42+00:00January 30th, 2020|Devotional Reflections, Katie's Blog|0 Comments

Dealing with the “Junk in your trunk”!

Dealing with the “Junk in your trunk”! by Jean Mulquin “Blessed and fortunate and happy and spiritually prosperous (in that state in which the born-again child of God enjoys His favor and salvation) are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness (uprightness and right standing with God), for they shall be completely satisfied!" Matthew [...]

By |2020-01-23T17:31:52+00:00January 23rd, 2020|Devotional Reflections, Katie's Blog|4 Comments

Devotional Reflections – Written by Katie while Incarcerated in 2001

Devotional Reflections by Katie Souza (Taken from Katie’s Journal written in Prison 2001) “Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.” Proverbs 16:3 (NASB) I called mom and prayed over her. I asked God for an answer. For the first time, Mom said my prayers were anointed! I bawled on [...]

By |2020-01-09T21:08:49+00:00December 19th, 2019|Devotional Reflections, Katie's Blog|5 Comments

Warning Dreams

Warning Dreams By Jean Mulquin "After the scholars were gone, God’s angel showed up again in Joseph’s dream and commanded, 'Get up. Take the child and his mother and flee to Egypt. Stay until further notice. Herod is on the hunt for this child, and wants to kill him.'" Matthew 2:13 (MSG) Katie teaches [...]

By |2019-11-07T19:17:51+00:00November 7th, 2019|Devotional Reflections, Katie's Blog|11 Comments

Holy Spirit Said What?!

Devotional Reflection Holy Spirit Said What?! By Lalenunat Johnson “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6 (NKJV) “A man’s mind plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps and makes them sure.”  Proverbs 16:9 (AMPC) It [...]

By |2019-10-31T16:26:52+00:00October 31st, 2019|Devotional Reflections, Katie's Blog|6 Comments

A Cry for Help

A Cry for Help By Emilia Gomes “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.” 1 John 4:18 (NKJV) “Then God’s wonderful peace that transcends human understanding, will make the answers known to you through [...]

By |2019-10-28T19:47:55+00:00October 24th, 2019|Devotional Reflections, Katie's Blog|6 Comments

Do the Word!

Do the Word! by Pastor Darren Stott  "But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves."       James 1:22 ESV NEED BREAKTHROUGH? People ask me all the time to come into agreement with them for breakthrough.  Sometimes the relationship demands that I sit them down and have a discussion regarding the details [...]

By |2019-10-17T16:01:51+00:00October 17th, 2019|Devotional Reflections, Katie's Blog|3 Comments

Where is the Victory?

Where is the Victory? by Katie Souza (Journaled while in Prison) “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:27 (KJV) Went to church, then to Bible study. Worked, buffed, and then waxed two sections. HAPPY BIRTHDAY [...]

By |2019-10-10T19:45:29+00:00October 10th, 2019|Devotional Reflections, Katie's Blog|30 Comments

Deliver Me!

Deliver Me! by Thelma Dade “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of [...]

By |2019-09-27T05:46:08+00:00September 27th, 2019|Devotional Reflections, Katie's Blog|8 Comments

Strive to Enter His Rest

Strive to Enter His Rest by Leah De Salles Rodriquez “Let us therefore strive to enter that rest, so that no one may fall by the same sort of disobedience.” Hebrews 4:11 (ESV) I’m someone who tends to strive.  Even saying that makes me sigh heavily after the admission, but it’s true.  No matter [...]

By |2019-09-19T19:40:30+00:00September 19th, 2019|Devotional Reflections, Katie's Blog|4 Comments

Do it afraid!

“Do it Afraid!” by Katie Souza “And I am convinced and sure of this very thing, that He Who began a good work in you will continue until the day of Jesus Christ [right up to the time of His return], developing [that good work] and perfecting and bringing it to full completion in [...]

By |2019-09-05T21:20:37+00:00September 5th, 2019|Devotional Reflections, Katie's Blog|4 Comments