Good Morning!!! Bless the Lord oh my soul, and all that is within me. Bless His Holy Name!!!  From the heart and spirit of Sister Juan in this year of 2020 sharing a few “Juan” words today, and the Word of the Lord. Remembering God’s attributes, and with a sacred heart desiring to stay on one accord with Him.

Preparation, thinking Preparation…Hmmm.  I read that preparation is the act of preparing — getting ready, planning, training, or studying with a goal in mind. Wow, that all applies when you read, walk, and wait in Christ. 

Preparation make you ready whenever you are called.  It reminds me of a time in my early Christian life when I was called upon to make an announcement; I thought I was prepared and got to the microphone and stumbled over my words.  Because I felt embarrassed, I said I will never speak in front of people again.

That “idle” threat did not last long.  Long story short, the people that know me now would say “you said what”…because now when I am called to speak, yes I prepare, but the difference is, I allow the “Holy Spirit to speak for me” (some will get that, some will not). I invite the Holy Spirit in. I ask Him to lead and guide me. His Word prepares me, and I have learned (prepared) to obey the Spirit.
Yes, it works every time, because when I rest, rely, and depend on the Holy Spirit, trusting that He has prepared me, I am no longer afraid. I am still nervous and generally I do not remember what I have said. However, I am secure in my obedience to the Word that says “Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say (Exodus 4:12).  This also works when I write my monthly SAFE encouragements.  I prepare, but the Holy Spirit leads the way and finishes my thoughts. 

Another thought that crossed my mind is we are in the preparation stages of our lives here on earth, we need to consistently read and study God’s Word (some say…Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth).  
One day we all will answer to our Lord and Savior.  Trust God.  Prepare yourself with a life of consistent, faithful, and willful prayer. Walk with Him. Obey his direction. Accept His grace to fulfill all His purpose for our lives, so that when we enter His throne, he says Yes, you are prepared. Well done my good and faithful servant well done…. (Matthew 25:21 (KJV)“ His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.”)

Now, may the Love of God be with you, the peace of Jesus maintain you and the Holy Spirit restrain you. In Jesus Name and For His Sake.  Can I get an “AMEN” "AMEN" "AMEN”!!!


Peace and Blessings Persistently,
S.A.F.E. – Sisters Anointed for Encouragement, Inc.



~April Joyner

​​​"Living your dreams are worth it and more importantly you are worth living your dreams."

April  Renee’ Smith-Joyner
December 5, 1975-September 8, 2008

In memory of her and her vision for

DREAMS (Dedicated to Rejuvenating, Empowering, and Achieving Meaningful Success)