This is to encourage you and all who may be going through situations where they only see God closing doors. He never closes a door without opening another one to go through. You hit it right on the head when you related how you saw God behind the scenes directing you, even when doors closed to you as you sought to move forward. That's just the way it works! May God continue to open doors of ministry to you as you work for Him. Many need to h ear your messages.
My wife and I served for some 44+ years as missionaries of the Christian and Missionary Alliance in Mali and Burkina Faso, W. Africa. Now, retired, we are busy in ministry to others through prayer and counseling. We have two children and eight grand-children, all faithful to the Lord. Hearing your video on how God has led you in your work in everything you've done, whether ups or downs, and you are crediting Him with your success, I thank Him for letting me get to know you. May the Lord bless you, your family, and all who work with you as you faithfully serve God in what you do. Rev. Bob Overstreet
Amen brother!!! Boy did I need that.... Stumbled upon you and this video and really appreciate. Praise God! Thanks so much :)
Mr. Perry I was drawn to your website just now after viewing your interview on Oprah in which you candidly spoke of the abuse you endured as a child. And how you had to let go of the bitterness. I too at age 55 have been confronted by a dear sister at Church that I had a root of bitterness and she was right. Did not want to hear it, but she was right. I thought I had forgiven everyone I could think of but mine was deep, like yours. Mine was toward Authorty, today, yesterday and back then. The Lord helped me trace it and it all stemmed from the abuse as child. There was a lot of cleansing that has gone on this last week, and I am thankful and your interview with Oprah led me to this site. I viewed your message "There is an appointed time for everything "and "Maybe your being hidden on purpose." These spoke to me and confirmedbwhat God has been saying to me for I was struggling in surrendering all to Him 100%. There have been 30 years of open doors suddenly closing, closing, closing and I was doing everything in my might and in my prayer to keep those doors of steel from completely closing on me. I heard the Lord clearly say Matthew 5:25 yet I was contriving ways of taking a detour on my way to obeying Matthew 5:25. I realize the doors have to close and there is no going back. There is one thing to hear this same message from brothers and sisters at Chuch because as you may know it does not always come across in purity and one is not always in the right spirit to recieve it. However, God works in mysterious ways and He could not have been speaking to me more clearly, but through your messages.. He had already given me the skinny in His word but made sure I did not misinterpret what He needed me to completely understand, the doors are closed. Thank you! And may God continue to bless you and fill you with His love and Holy Spirit.
I normally don't post comments, I share what I learn with others usually through social media. That being said, I know what it is to be in one of the dry places. One of the tight places where you can almost hear the doors slamming in succession. Hear the creak of windows being forced shut, that have been open for so many others for so long. Most of all I know what it is to slowly watch people give up on me. Even still, fighting depression, there was something that God placed inside of me that refuses to quit. That calls my spirit into alignment with His Word and his Will. What my spirit hears now, is the sound of new construction. I couldn't hear it while I was focusing on what wasn't working. God had to seal the used up places, to construct the entrance that is just for me. All I can say is Hallelujah. Thank you Jesus.
Powerful Blessings will be an awesome Christian Lifestyle Show that reflects the true heart of every day Christians without the reality drama. Presented by 5 dynamic Women of God from diverse backgrounds testifying and helping others make their dreams come true. We are in the creation stage trusting God all of the way. Praying we cross paths with you soon Mr. Perry to assist us and if not send your prayers up for us as well. God bless and continue to set the example.
I sure could do with some prayers as I need a breakthrough in my life!! I am so blessed by God having been given Holy Spirit inspired writings. Sometimes I am at my wits end and asking God why. I have sown a lot of seeds but still believing God will make a way for me.
It was only him that blessed us in our life. Only him! Thank You Father. For when we are weak, you are strong. And your plans for us do always turn out to be the very best for/to us. Thank you for being God/Lord of all. Always on time. :-) THE GOODNESS OF THE LORD...
NOW Faith is.... #MyTemptation :-) ...LoL... :-)
Hello Mr. Perry. I normally don't post comments but after listening to your genuine words of wisdom, I felt it was a must. You are truly a blessing and I thank God for leading me to your website because as you said, he strategically lines things up in your life. I recently watched your play "Madea Gets A Job" and it helped me to realize some things. I have since turned in my resignation while praying and waiting for God to reveal to me my purpose. In this economy, some people would panic but I know that God has something spectacular in my near future and he used you and your inspirational words to validate it. Thank you and may God continue to bless you.
Dear Mr Perry iam just going to be very honest with you sir iam so very proud of the blessing that's on your life .. i have had a very hard life and i dont really know how to express the pain thats inside of me so each day i sit alone and i just cry i cry over the smallest thing i cry if i see people hurting i came across your page and i cant believe that iam posting this comment which i know that you will never see but just hearing you say how nobody gave you a chance i feel that same way now.