Can I Have A Real Moment With You?

Lately I have been asked even more, “how is your wife doing?” Overall the fact that she is still here with us has been the biggest blessing ever. I thank God daily for each day and even each moment that I get to spend with her.

We used to love going on long walks together. We would talk about the future, share stories of our past, and even share thoughts about growing our family. So much has changed in such a short time.

Yesterday I had to explain to a coworker that my wife has a hard time just letting the dogs outside. God has done an amazing thing by healing Kristeen enough to get her off of the oxygen, but the battle she still faces today is her heart rate jumps up to 140 bpm anytime she gets up to walk or even standing to brush her teeth.

At this point Kristeen is not even able to walk around a store with me, she can’t do the simple things like go grocery shopping, and even trying on clothes because she has lost weight is a struggle, but no matter how much life has changed for us, God has still showed us that He is in control.

I don’t mind pushing my wife around in a wheel chair. We have been to the zoo plenty of times with the kids and each time I push her all over the park. My bride is my gift from the Lord and no matter how much “work” I have to do because of the cancer, I do it willingly because I love my wife.

Don’t get me wrong, I do have my moments when I become short tempered. I have to constantly remind myself to be patient and loving each time Kristeen calls my name because she needs something. She is not doing it because she is lazy, but instead because she needs me now more than ever. I have to submit to her needs and serve her.

I don’t know what the future holds but I serve a God that knows it all and what we will face. People try to tell me that I am strong but I remind them that I am weak and my strength is found in the Lord. I can’t imagine facing difficulty without God on my side.

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

The doctor said we might have 6 months if no treatment or maybe a year with treatment. So far it is been 10 months since we found out about the stage 4 Lung Cancer and each time we see God defying the doctors prognosis we give Him the glory. A doctor can only do what he knows, but God is the true healer. God can heal when medicine can’t.

I don’t know what you are facing today, but I ask you, have you come to God in prayer about that situation? If you are trying to do it alone the weight will be too much to handle. Call upon the name of the Lord and exercise that faith! Just like our physical bodies, our spiritual body needs to be used consistently.

Philippians 4:6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.


If You Only Knew – Poem

If you only knew

What happened when I was through

I tried to give up

But for some reason God refilled my cup

I tried to run away

But God called me back and invited me to stay

How many times must I try to run

Every time my life comes undone

My pain is more than I can bear

Which is why I cry to Jesus because this world is not fair

Broken relationships almost did me in

Then I was reminded of how Jesus forgives our sin

But God you just don’t understand

How many times I have been burnt, I can’t count them on one hand

Lord I can’t do this anymore

I keep falling and hitting the floor

Why can’t you end this life of mine

You are in charge not Father Time

No matter what the score

I can’t come back anymore

This game is over, I am finished

I was strong like Popeye and his spinach

But then reality set in

And I finally gave in

How can I face tomorrow

When today already has me in sorrow

You don’t understand

I have always been banned

Turned away

Every person pushed, that came my way

But now You say it will all be okay?

How do You know, this pain won’t go away

I pray and pray and ask to be set free

But the shade continues to come like an oak tree

Caught up in darkness no matter how hard I fight

Jesus I think it is time to turn off this light

And say goodnight

Then I will be alright

Stuck in darkness with nothing to see

I don’t think You have the power to break me free

I should have been gone a long time ago

But You came and sat next to me like a bro

God my pain it causes such strain

Just like my newspaper caught in the rain

The words are beginning to smear

Please take away all my fear

I know I can’t do this alone

But thank God You are sitting upon the throne

Help me God to over come

Remove everything that has caused me to become numb

I pray dear God that today will change

I am tired of feeling so strange

My bride needs You more than me

Yet my own fear is all I can see

Lord we pray for continued healing

You know how hard I have been dealing

Trying to get past what satan has been stealing

Back on my knees I continue kneeling

Praying for something more

Praying you will open a new door

We need a breakthrough in her body and for my soul

Restore what satan has stole

God my heart is weak

I come before You, the outcome looks bleak

Please dear God give me more time

The time has come for me to end this rhyme

Hear My Cry Oh Lord – Poem

So now I sit and wait

Wondering if it is too late

Waiting for answers to my questions

Everyone giving me suggestions

Oh what a journey this has been

Asking God when when when

When will this be over

When will Your healing spillover

Day and night we pray

That she will reach her next birthday

Lord we need more time

We know You are working overtime

All of our needs we bring before You

We know there is still much to do

We call upon Your name

The name of Jesus we claim

We cry out with our souls

Please make Kristeen whole

Each day brings new circumstances

Yet You have provided for all of our finances

God you amaze

Our hearts set ablaze

We believe You raised

Jesus Christ as everyone gave praise

Do it again Lord

We pray in one accord

We call upon Thee

To set Kristeen free

Bind up that cancer

You are the only answer

May all the people see

In Jesus name cancer does flee

We place our faith in You

Please make Kristeen brand new

I have entered my cry

Now I wait for Your reply…

Copyright 2018 KNG Music & Praise First Publishing

Waiting For A Breakthrough – Poem

Who am I

A question we all ask but why

Looking for the meaning of life

Yet this life cuts like a knife

A wound deep beneath the skin

Almost like it was built-in

Why do I have this pain

Building up like a bad sprain

Everyone offers help to lift you up

But that is only a momentary pickup

So today who has reached out

Who has helped me with this doubt

I implore you to never give up

Stop trying to cover-up

All the pain that holds you down

All the pain that causes you to frown

All the pain that makes you feel let down

All the pain that makes you want to breakdown

There has to be more

Than what you can buy in the store

I want you to keep singing

Your voice always in my ear bringing

My spirit up

Even when I have a buildup

Of pain

All caught in my brain

But the easy answer

Is there is no cure for cancer

Who dealt me these cards

I have always been on guard

Trying to protect the ones I love

Keep them close to me like a glove

But no matter how hard I try

The end continues to draw nigh

I want to enjoy today

Please don’t push me away

I know you are scared

But that is why Jesus shared

His life on the cross

To remind satan that He was the boss

Today I plead with you

To let go of everything that is making you blue

It is time to restore all that is true

God’s word kicks evil like Kung Fu

I can’t pull you through

But if you have faith Jesus will come through

Can I ask you a question

Will you stop all the aggression

Will you begin with confession

This is just my suggestion

Faith removes the depression

And leaves a positive impression

We are made in the image of God

Except Adam & Eve allowed us to become flawed

Nonetheless by the grace of God

We can now applaud

For God has given us a way

So we will no longer betray

The Son of Man

This has been God’s plan

To sacrifice His only Son

He said “it is finished” & then it was done

God help me remain strong

All the day long

Even when life happens

Help me to continue laughing

I give my life to You

I am waiting for a breakthrough

Copyright 2017 KNG Music & Praise First Publishing

We Didn’t Plan This – Poem

How can you understand

Cancer was never planned

How did this happen

Where is your compassion

People complaining about nothing

Always talking about something

Yet this pain is not leaving

Here I am grieving

The world constantly deceiving

Yet the sheep are still unbelieving

How can I move forward

The questions sound like a broken recorder

How is she doing

Questions sound like they are interviewing

We are waiting on a miracle

Something that is biblical

Not searching for “a” healer

Yet constantly checking for a fever

Looking for “The Healer”

To bind up the cancer like a concealer

Not just hide it

But transform it

Remove the cells that are attacking

While the doctors are tracking

So they can see

That God can do anything

Meanwhile I get inspired

Even when I am tired

God keeps speaking to my mind

Wanting me to reach out to the blind

I am just a man looking to share God’s plan

I reached out to this particular man

Where is the man that wanted to be

More than what the world said he could achieve

A man chasing after God

Instead of trying to avoid the rod

Common man don’t give me this or that

It is time to get back on track

What more are you waiting for

God is standing, knocking, on your front door❗️🚪

I can’t save you

But I can remind you

Jesus died to save you

He won’t run from you

No matter how long it takes

He waits patiently even when we try to be fake

Our feelings may be hurt

Put back on your shirt

Nobody wants to see that

It is time to fall flat

On our faces

And get back in God’s good graces. 🙏

I praise God for my pain

Because He allows me to see through the rain

It is just a storm

The prayers continue to transform

All my pain into a testimony

No I am not trying to be phony

My story is not over

It is hard to find like a 4 leaf clover

Buried among many chapters

I am praying for the rapture

Jesus I don’t know how much more I can take

Take a hold of my soul and shake

Cause me to remain strong

Continue to show me where I belong

Your power is stronger

And keeps me fighting longer

Hold me up

Fill my cup

Cause me to overflow

Pour out so others may grow

Closer to You Lord

It is You alone that I adore❗️
Copyright 2017 KNGMusic & Praise First Publishing

Why Are You Scared? – Poem

Why are you scared?

I thought you really cared

Jesus declared

I am the way so be prepared

Too many living impaired

Because of Christ you have been spared

Yet you keep living lost

But at what cost?

Your soul covered in frost

Needing to be tossed

Into the oven

Warmed by Jesus’ love in

But what will It take?

You keep trying to break

Every rule like God made a mistake

Maybe an earthquake?

Will chase you to shake

And stop listening to the snake

For God’s sake

Stop being a snowflake

Defrost & be a part of the outbreak

Like winning a sweepstake

You have been nominated

Jesus was hated

But don’t be frustrated

Every soul saved makes the angels elated

Being cool is over rated

You have been created

To be activated

As a soldier we must be animated

So others can be elevated

Teach them the word to be educated

We need to be motivated

The word was provided unadulterated

Let us hold dear

The scriptures that remove fear

Have you put your life in gear?

Are you letting God steer?

We must be sincere

To make sure the enemy can’t interfere

Don’t make Jesus shed another tear

Join with me in cheer

Hell was conquered when Jesus appeared

Because your sins have been cleared

By His blood that was smeared

Your past has disappeared❗

Copyright 2017 KNG Music / Praise First Publishing

God Did It Again – Sermon Notes

Welcome back again to Faith Matters.  It has been a while since I recorded a message, but don’t fear, God has still been using me in many other mighty ways.  That is actually why He has been tugging at my heart to record this message, but I have just let life get in the way.  But rest assure, that wait has now ended and I am here to share some of the amazing things that God has done in the past several months just to share how good He is.

Let’s open up with prayer.  Heavenly Father I want to thank you for keeping me and my family well through the storms, both physical and literally.  Thank you Lord for guiding my steps when challenges have come up and thank you for giving me the strength to carry on no matter what the challenges may be.  Today Lord, I pray that anyone who listens will be encouraged and know that You are listening to our prayers and You alone can answer them.  Keep using us Lord through this ministry and song to reach Your people, in Jesus name, Amen.

Today I want to discuss the “blessings” and the definition that I found.

God’s favor and protection
A praying asking for God’s favor and protection
Grace said before or after a meal

Naturally the blessing I want to share with you today is God’s favor and protection.  Recently in Florida we were hit with Hurricane Mathew.  My family and I didn’t stay.  I had feelings for several months prior that something big was coming and that something big definitely was Hurricane Matthew.  We saw the damage that it did in the Caribbean and we did not want to stay around to see if it would do the same thing in Florida.  Our house is only a few blocks from the river, but the forecasters were expecting the river to rise.  We are not in a flood zone even with a Cat 4, but didn’t want to take the chance of our house becoming an island among a raging river all around.

We left and ended up in Alabama for several days while we watched the news and waited out the storm.  When we came back home we found that there was no power in the house so we had to throw away all of the food in the refrigerator.  There were tree limbs all over the yard which we had to gather up and place out front for yard haul away which sat there for about 5 weeks.  One of my neighbors Oak Trees split and landed on the fence.  When we walked inside we found that our studio had been flooded.  This was the worst of the damage.  I began removing items from the room to see exactly how bad the damage was.  The items we had to discard were minimal however we were not sure exactly what caused the flood in the room.

We had ordered a new exterior door for that room which was supposed to be installed prior to the hurricane, but they didn’t have any dates available.  At first we thought the water came in from that door because the original home owners had installed the door backwards.  I started to pull up the base boards when I realized that the drywall was coming up with it.  This was rather disturbing because that means the drywall was wet as well and the water had been soaked up.  I peeled away a portion of the wall to look behind it and realized that the insulation was wet and moldy as well.  Talk about a double whammy.  Contacted the insurance company, filed a claim, they did an inspection, and came back saying it wouldn’t be covered because it was a “preexisting condition”.

Now to the common person, this would be the breaking point, but for me I just said God has to have a purpose for all of this.  Not to mention that our hurricane deductible was $4,000 and the damage could be repaired for cheaper if I did it myself.  So instead of being upset that they wouldn’t cover it, I got to work and started tearing apart the room piece by piece.  First we removed the drywall, then the old insulation which led us to find out why and how the water came in.  The previous owners had some dry rot on the exterior wall and instead of fixing it properly they only did the bare minimum to try and patch it up.  Long story short, we had to remove all of the exterior plywood and replace it.  Pretty much our room was down to the studs and you could see the outside from inside the house.  But despite all of this God still had a plan.

My wife kept asking me, “are you sure you know how to do this?”  Don’t tell her I said no, but God gives wisdom when and where wisdom is needed.  It took us about 2 months working pretty much only on weekends due to the time change and it being dark earlier.  We got everything replaced and restored much cheaper by doing it ourselves instead of going through the insurance company.

Philippians 4:19 And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

Now this was one of the first blessings because there was a structural issue with the house and we had no idea.  The water damage could have destroyed our recording equipment yet God kept all of that safe.  Yes it cost me money to fix everything, time from my weekends, and lots of sore muscles but God kept our house safe from all the massive water Oaks that we have around the house.

2 Corinthians 9:8 And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work. 
Many times since I started recording podcasts I have mentioned that God provides and blesses.  Even though we had to spend the money to get our house fixed, God came through with another blessing by giving my wife a bonus that she was not expecting.  But that wasn’t all; she also got a raise as well.  We both looked at each other and said, “wow God is so good.”  He came through to help show that even though this storm caused us extra work, turmoil, strife, God was still in control of it all.

How many blessings in a row would it take for you to realize that it was God and not just a coincidence?  1, 2, or maybe even 3?  The next thing that happened to us is I had a meeting with our HR department and was advised that they were doing an audit and realized that my position should have never been on salary, but should have always been paid on an hourly basis.  They proceeded to tell me that I needed to fill out a form for the past 2 years for any dates that I would have worked overtime.  Now imagine this, my job just said they are going to pay me extra because they owed me for the past 2 years.  How many times have you heard that happening?  I have never in my life heard of such a thing and all I could say is “thank you Lord.”  One thing after another God kept showing us that He was in control of our lives and that He would provide.

Romans 15:13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.
But wait there is another thing.  Prior to Hurricane Matthew I may have mentioned that I had to remodel our bathroom because my wife put her elbow through the shower wall.  This was a project that I had been working on during the summer because the tile in the shower was not installed correctly.  Well God blessed me yet again by providing a great friend and my brother to come in and install the tiles for the shower.  It took all of us about 3 days to build a concrete wall and set the tiles.  My friend told me that normally he charges $4,800 to do that work but for me it was his way of blessing me and my family.  Praise God!

In the midst of many large and overwhelming storms for my family, God showed that He is always with us and He alone could calm the stormy seas.  I say all of this not to brag about myself, but instead to encourage you.  It is important for each of us to daily share our testimonies with others of how God is working in our lives.  What has God done for you?  Sometimes we don’t even realize how hard God is working in our lives because we are too busy running from place to place trying to meet the expectations that this world has set.  Take time this week to slow it down, examine where you are today and where you want to be tomorrow.  God is calling each of us to do more with less so that He can get all the glory.

Let’s close in prayer.  Heavenly Father, thank you for working in my life.  Thank you for constantly knocking sense into me when I start to fall off the path that you have set before me.  I give You all the glory, honor, and praise for all of the marvelous things you have done.  Lord I pray for each person who has taken the time to either listen to this podcast or read it on the blog; Lord open their eyes to what You would have them do.  Teach them to be good listeners and doers of Your word.  Together the people of God can still make a difference in this dark world.  In the name of Jesus I pray, Amen.

Thank you for tuning in for Faith Matters.  I pray that is blessed you in some form.  Don’t let the troubles get you down; instead turn to Jesus in prayer.  God loves each of you and He wants to show you how much He cares.  If you would like to contact me you can do so on Twitter @KNGMusic or via our website  Thank you and God Bless.

On the Rock I Stand – Sermon Notes

Welcome back to the next session of Faith Matters.  God has been good to me, how about you?  I hope that everyone is having an awesome time with their family and friends for Easter.  Don’t forget that when you are together to share what Jesus has been doing in your life.  It is easy to be around those you know so well and only talk about what you have been missing and leave out what God is doing.

I recently found out that some of my friends from the radio station had an unfortunate event happen at their house.  I was reading what happened and my heart sunk in pain for them.  Long story short they came home to find out their house caught on fire due to an electrical issue.  Can you imagine being in their shoes at this very moment?  Where would you stay?  How do you afford to buy new clothes?  What are you going to eat?  So many questions that would be flooding through your mind, at that very moment.  I can tell you that this family is securely standing on their Rock.  I don’t just mean a normal rock that you find on the side of the road, but the Rock of all ages, Jesus.  Did you ask the normal question that any person who doesn’t believe in God would ask?  Why would God let such a precious family lose their house and all of their belongings?

I am here to tell you that God works in mysterious ways.  I am banking on the fact that some marvelous testimony of God’s love and outpouring from His people will surface.  I am believing that God has a new direction for the Burns family.  Sometimes it just happens that God has to prune our branches so that we can produce more fruit for Him.  The normal person would be upset and look at this as a setback, but the Burns family looks at the glass and says it is half full.  I had the opportunity to stop by and fellowship with them briefly on my travels in Georgia the other day.  I gave them a care package and of course some much needed hugs.  When you lose everything you have it helps us to realize what is more important in life.  Robert was telling me about his pillow and how he had the same pillow for years but in the motel the pillow wasn’t very comfortable so he had to beat it into something he could sleep on.  We both chuckled.  Even in the darkest hour God is shining bright.

Let us open up in prayer, Heavenly Father, although things happen in our lives, we don’t always know or understand your plan.  God we ask for those who are struggling today, that you will be their comforter.  For those who are trying to make ends meet, that you will provide for their needs in such a way that they will give you the glory.  God I thank you for what you have done in my life, I thank you for freeing up my finances to be able to provide for others in need.  Lord I pray that you continue to keep my heart and hands open to your blessings so that as you give to me I am able to flow those blessings into the lives of others.  Lord I thank you with all of my heart, in Your name we pray, Amen.

Speaking of Rocks, when life is falling apart who do you turn to?

2 Samuel 22:2  He said, “The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer,

When God is your Rock all of the burdens, problems, pain all seem to fade away

God is your deliverer, what does that mean to you?

God doesn’t sit back and watch you toil in vain, God comes to rescue, God delivers you out of your bondage

I feel like the biggest problem with using God as our Rock is those Christians who only call upon His name when trouble arises

Hebrews 13:8  Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

When you read the Bible are you letting the word of God speak to you?

Jesus came to earth to be the sacrifice for a lost world

Jesus hasn’t left you, He is always by your side just like He was with the disciples

Just like Jesus wanted then, He wants you to live your life pleasing to the Father

Love on another, don’t let anything cause you to harvest anger or resentment towards another

Matthew 4:7  Jesus said to him, “Again it is written, ‘You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.’”

When the storm is raging have you ever tested God?

Have you ever tried to make a deal with The Lord?

I have to be honest, there was one time that I did test God

My daughter was sick; she had been sick like this more than once and was needed breathing treatments.  I was praying and begging God to heal her from this.  I asked God to take away her sickness and I promised that I would raise her to know Him.  I sat there with her in my arms while she was coughing, she was trying to sleep but the cough kept waking her up.  I know now that I should have never given God a response like this or like trying to make a deal with Him.  But as a parent when you are at your wits end, you get desperate.  Never let your desperation get you to the point that you even think to test The Lord.

About a year later due to life’s situations I was not seeing my daughter anymore.  I was concerned on many levels about this, but more so about my promise to The Lord.  I promised that I would raise her to know Him, yet how could I accomplish this if I was no longer able to see her.  I had to now pray on this matter constantly, that God’s hand would intervene and allow me to see her so that I could teach her about God.  God does work in mysterious ways; several times she called me to babysit for her.  I gladly said yes.  Other times she had to go out of town and asked me to watch her and I gladly said yes.  To me this was God opening the window to allow me to minister in her life.  This commitment was made between me and The Lord, her mother doesn’t know about my prayer to heal her several years ago.  I thank God every time I get to see her.

To understand more about my family situation you would have to go back and listen to my testimony.  God doesn’t allow us to go through storms without a purpose for Him.  Today I try to use all of my storms; I use them to show others the rainbow that comes after the storm.  God promises far exceed the trials that we must endure.  Don’t let your fear stop you in your tracks, God has a purpose for you and it shall be revealed to you when you are ready to receive it.

For those of you that are listening to this today, whether on the radio, through a podcast, through our sound cloud account, or maybe even through reading this online for those who are hearing impaired, I was told at a young age that I would preach the gospel one day.  I doubted this proclamation because I was a shy young boy who didn’t like speaking in front of the class.  God has a way of working on the hearts of men.  If God wants you to do something, He alone shall remove your fear and thrust you into an environment that will provide fruit for His people.  I never wanted to be famous, I never wanted to do more work than I had to, but God has placed a fire in my heart that I can’t put out.

God has set me on fire for Him.  Not to get my name in lights, but to give God the glory.  Today as we speak God has used our ministry to reach over 159 countries around the world just through YouTube.  My vision could never have understood what God was doing.  Today we have people reaching out to us for prayer.  I have relinquished control of my life to The Lord.  I have placed my fleshly desires to the side and answered His call.  I pray that God will continue to use me no matter what the circumstances.

My challenge to you today is this:

Are you doing enough? Are you doing what God has called you to do?  Are you sitting down waiting for God to knock you out of your chair before you will serve?  How many people will have to die that you know before you will begin to reach out in love and share the gospel of The Lord?  How long will you sit back and watch others trying to fight for your freedoms until you will stand up with them?  How many more laws controlling your religious freedoms will have to be written until you speak out?

I am not asking you to do something because of what I am saying.  I am asking you to seek out your own heart.  Seek out what God wants you to do with your life.  Are you standing on His rock today or are your feet in two different places?  People are dying around the world for our religious freedoms while we wait and watch the news.  God gave each of us our own unique life.  Don’t waste your life wishing you had done something for The Lord.  Make today the day that you start walking closer with God.  If God is calling you to post Bible verses to reach the lost then do it.  Don’t be afraid, don’t be ashamed.  If each Christian just did one small thing to show their love for God then you would see a massive change in the world.

I want to thank you for listening to Faith Matters.  Lord I thank you for the privilege that you have provided us here in America to worship you freely.  I pray for those around this world that are not able to stand upon the rock of their foundation for fear of their own lives.  Lord I pray that You will call out to the hearts of men, reach them, fill them with Your love so they can pour out that love upon the nations.  In Your name I pray, Amen.

If you would like to reach out to us you can do so on Twitter @KNGMusic or via our website We thank you for taking a moment to listen.  If you are in need remember that God is listening.  Don’t hold back your prayers, call out in His name and have faith that He will deliver.  I hope that this message has moved or blessed you today.  You can download the message for free on our website and share with others in need.  Have a marvelous day in The Lord.

God, I Don’t Have Time…

How many times has God come to you and your response has been “God I don’t have time for anything else?”  I used to be that person, that was my number one excuse until…

God started to work in my life…

I have learned from my own experiences that God has bigger plans for me than I have for myself.  I finally gave in and watched how God started to work in my life.  My life has been a roller coaster since then, not a scary screaming ride, but an amazing fantastic fulfilling ride that I don’t want to end.  Take a moment out of your busy day (before you tell me you don’t have time) and listen to my sermon about God and what the word of God says.