Tuesday, September 9, 2014


Compartmentalize is a big word with a deep meaning.  There are many who choose each day to segment their lives into compartments.  They say to themselves, "God I love you and I need you, but only in certain areas of my life.  For the areas that I believe I have under control--stand down God." This may sound harsh, and you may not have verbalized these exact words, but in your actions you have demonstrated this.  Either God is the HEAD of your life or HE isn't, but what does that mean?  Either we will be obedient to HIS WORD or we won't!!  If we choose to compartmentalize our lives, we are deciding that God is only for our convenience, instead of trusting Him to guide and direct our footsteps in every way everyday.  How does someone decide that they do not need God in any area of their life?  Do we understand that it is unfair to ignore God's guidance then when there is a problem, we ask Him to fix it?  Why should HE?  No parent reading this would feel respected if our child ignored our teaching only to fall on hard times before seeking our help.  God want us all to be obedient children.  Are there things that you do that would cause God to wink?  Things that would (if it were possible) make God be ashamed that we are HIS children and that HE is our father.  When we compartmentalize, it is easy to habitually sin and not have any remorse.  All believers do still sin, but those who compartmentalize their lives can justify sin in one area of their life and yet believe they are in a right relationship with God. We demonstrate our belief in God when we do our best NOT TO SIN, but if we do--we repent daily and ask HIM to help us not to commit that same sin tomorrow or ever again.  Please consider every area of your life and decide what areas you are leaving God out of.  God deserves our total commitment and devotion.  He is forgiving, merciful and loving.  Choose today to open up every compartment of your life and allow His WORD TO GUIDE YOU IN ALL THINGS.  GOD IS LOVE.  

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

We have all come from different backgrounds

We all have come from different backgrounds.  Some have been raised by both of their parents.  Some have had their parents present, but neither were actively involved in their "parenting."  Some were raised by a step-parent.  Some were raised by a single mother or father who did all they could to play the role of both parents.  Some were raised by a grand-parent, aunt, uncle or neighbor.  Some were raised to honor God.  Some were never taken to church.  Some have decided-there is no God. Some were given everything money could buy--but never felt the love of either parent.  Some went without--but felt the love from those who raised them.  Some were abused by a parent.  Some were abandoned by their parents.  Whatever kind of upbringing we received, it is apparent that none of us are the same.  When we comment on subjects and give our opinions we must remember this.  Depending on our background, we "see" things from our point of view.  We must think before we react or respond to things people say or do.  Before we share "news" that is not ours we should think---"Is this something I would want others to share if it were me?"  We may not ever agree with the perspective of others, but that is okay.  This is where "diversity" plays a significant role.  We are all a diverse group of people.  The more we listen, talk, and relate to each other in different ways--we will learn how to "see" each other deeper.  Although we have had different experiences, we are all in need of someone to hear us without trying to fix us or make us change our minds--only God can do that.  Then there are times we need to be open to listening to others who have wisdom and knowledge that can help us. Let's learn to take a deep breath before we HURT others with our words and actions.  We are more than the matter that comes out of our mouth--or the words that we type.  We are so much MORE.  Speaking from my heart--Koralee

Sunday, August 10, 2014

In Defense of Jesus!!

Hello Friends:

Who ever thought there would be a need to write a Blog "In Defense of Jesus"  But, I must!!
As is the usual, I chose to start my day with prayer, a cup tea, exercise and reading Scripture.  This morning between 8-8:30 a.m. I listened to a T.V. "preacher" in the Atlanta area while on my elliptical.  For thirty minutes she said a lot.  She indicated that she was NOT going to speak about religion, but about spirituality.  She also said that her center was a center NOT a church because people don't like going to church any more. She then said--"It doesn't matter what you call God--God, Muhammad or anything else--just know what your name is".  She indicated that she was reading from a book "A Happy Pocket Full of Money" by Johny Coleman.  She referenced several Scriptures on occasion but was careful to state that her purpose was to speak about Quantum Physics--the teaching that there are "vibrations" in the words that we say that give power to matter.  Jesus' name was mentioned once--at the end of her "speech" when she said if Jesus were here he would say--long pause---"listen to me".

Friends, hear me when I say that this was one of the worse things that I have ever SEEN AND HEARD.  I thought the Pastor who made a new Bible entitled the GOSPEL of Inclusion was bad, but this was far worse!!  That Pastor speaks about Jesus a lot, but in his "world" Muslims, Gays, etc. are all welcome into the family of God just as they are.  It is truly sad when ANY individual takes to a Pulpit as a leader and states---"it doesn't matter what YOU call God", because it does MATTER to GOD!!! So it should matter to us.  I could quote Scripture after Scripture that support this, but I won't.  What is important is that this type of statement is of the Devil himself---the Father of LIES!!!  Then again, In defense of JESUS, there is NO other NAME under Heaven by which man might be saved!! (Acts 4:12) So HIS name is VERY important and being sure that your belief is in HIM is IMPORTANT!!!

When did it become acceptable for a Preacher to "preach" from another source other than the BIBLE!! Shocking as it was, she did thank the writer of the book several times.  She thanked him for explaining quantum physics.  Did she thank Jesus once for dying on the cross--nope.  Did she thank GOD for her life-nope!  Did she talk about Salvation, Grace, Mercy, Love and HOPE---nope. That would mean that she would have to talk about JESUS.  No instead she chose to ask those in the congregation who needed money to declare the following: "I am abundance, I am wealth, I am life."  Once again, In defense of Jesus, He did say: "And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray" (Matt 24:11)

In Defense of Jesus, I Declare that THE WORD OF GOD SAYS -

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him." (John 3:16&17)

"He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?" 16 Simon Peter replied, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God." 17 And Jesus answered him, "Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven. 18 And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. (Matt 16:15-18)

"The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart" (that is, the word of faith that we proclaim); 9 because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved. 11 For the Scripture says, "Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame." (Romans 10:8-11)

What is truly sad is that MANY go to "assemblies" each week with the purpose of assembling with other SAINTS and then sit under "speeches" that do not talk anything about Jesus. --The church or "ekklesia" defined means "called out ones".  Those who assemble together should be those who believe in Jesus!! We identify ourselves as Christians, because of we believe in HIM.  If anyone visits a congregation assembled as the church of GOD, they should be able to hear the GOSPEL---which means we should hear something about Jesus.  We should hear about what He DIED FOR---SIN!!  We should at some point during a Sermon be encouraged in our faith--IN HIM.  What a travesty to sit in a church and NOT here about Jesus!!!


Saturday, August 2, 2014



It has been awhile since I have blogged.  I lost my inspiration somehow.  For quite sometime I have shared that I was writing a book, an even that was not happening.  I do believe that some call it writers block.  But I am inspired today to get back to doing what I love best--using my words to inspire others as I too am inspired by others.  Today I saw a video posted by rapper, singer, actor, and author Tyrese Gibson.  In the video although a little harsh at times with is graphic language---he spoke to me!!  He inspired me to get myself back into the mix.  What I was doing, was letting others discourage me.  Whether some knew it or not, they would say so many negative things about others and that would cause me to pull away from them. So instead of saying something, writing posts, etc.  I STOPPED being ME!!!  Yes I said it--I let others affect me in such a way that I STOPPED being me.  But then again, I asked myself--Who are you?!!?  Why do you have something to say about anything?  Why should anyone listen to YOU?  And my friends--these questions are not going to be answered by me.  All I can do is hope that those who have taken the time to get to know me or even those who don't would understand that I would rather stay quiet---if only that was who I was.  But it is not who I am!! I am not an introvert---I have never been THAT. 

There are two quotes that I absolutely love----“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” - Edmund Burke. "To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing." - Aristotle   The depth of these quotes mean so much to me!!  Those who sit back and observe the "evil" in the world and do nothing are a part of the problem, not part of the solution.  If we choose to be observers, nothing will ever change.  Of course we must operate from a place of love.  This kind of love comes from God--not self.  Why you may ask would it take a God kind of love?  Because when you advocate for change you will meet opposition.  This opposition will need to know that your actions are not predicated on your need for self-gratification, but because you genuinely want to make a difference. They will soon understand that you are doing something regardless of who gets the credit.  We all know that not everyone will ever agree with US---but that has never stopped thousands of other GREAT people in the past.  Have you ever tried anything that someone told you--you couldn't do?!?  I have, many times.  What I will say is that when you are young, you are fearless---but something happens when we age a little.  That fearlessness weans--we are afraid of failure, we let the criticism of others affect us and then we find ourselves doing nothing!! My friends---Say no to that foolishness.  Let's stop the madness!!!  I recently saw a 90 year old jump out of a plane---she told a reporter after the jump---"I had no fear--the worse that could happen is that I would die."  What is the worst that can happen to us if do something BOLD---we die?!?  Well, you must know that I have no fear of dying.  I got that taken care of when I gave my life to the Lord over 23 years ago.  So that is not a reason for me not to do something BOLD.  According to Tyrese we need to "get out of our own way" (he wrote a book by the same name).  Just imagine that the only person holding us back is us.  We try to blame others, but really the only one person who is responsible for our success or failure is us.  

Many years ago a former Pastor said, "if you don't tell anyone your dreams it is because you don't ever see them coming through."  He suggested that we at least write them down.  So I did as he suggested, but no one has held be accountable until NOW---I am holding myself accountable.  I am going to finish my book, I am going to blog every week, I will remind others that I am a LIFECOACH, I am going to start my online talk show, "Conversations that HEal with Koralee Nisbett" I am going to open a Homeless/Back to Work Job Training Center!!! AND with GOD's HELP I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me---AND SO CAN YOU!!!! Proclaim what it is YOU have dreamed, tell others that you know will inspire you and hold you accountable---(starting with yourself), get busy making you dreams happen, and don't be discouraged!!! Hard work and determination are on the same team. 

Have a blessed week---until next Saturday when I blog again, Stay inspired!!
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