Let my heart be a harp in the palm of Your hand. 

Let it beat to the tempo of Your rhythm and plan. 

Let my mouth be a trumpet that proclaims Your good news. Let it carry the melody of Your unending truth. 

Let my hands be the instruments that yield treasure and fruit.

Let my mind be calibrated to keep this orchestra in tune. 

Help me to surrender those things that aren’t pleasing to You. 

Til my whole being becomes a symphony, playing only for You.

By Alphonso Sensley II


I believe that God is looking to use his people uniquely and strategically. Don’t expect your gifts, talents, and abilities to resemble anyone else’s. Stop looking for a room for your gift to fit in. Your gift is gonna make the room! God made you unique on purpose; and He will use you uniquely for His purpose. 

Amazing things happen when you position yourself to be available to God; and realize God doesn’t work in anybody’s box! God can and will use you in a BIG way! And BIG doesn’t always mean visible, or in the spotlight; it just means you are “Being Inspired by God”. So Work BIG! Think BIG! Dream BIG! And Expect BIG! 

By Alphonso Sensley II


You taught me to have drive, without being driven. And that’s afforded me the peace, to follow the path You’ve given.
I know I can’t set any goal or implement any plan; without grace from Your throne and mercy from Your hand. 
And this knowledge of the vastness of my dependency on You, leads me into the fullness and destiny of Your truth. 
So I’d rather be led by You, than just driven to succeed. Because Your approval and good favor, is all the success I need.

By Alphonso Sensley II

Rejection: Striking Out

It’s probably safe to say that no one enjoys rejection. No one is happy when they strikeout. Yet throughout the course of our lives, we can be sure to experience rejection of various forms. 

It’s often said that sports reflect life. So using baseball as an analogy; Even the greatest hitters of all time still struck out more than they got a hit. My point is; You can have the perfect form. You can have years of experience. You can train and practice for hours upon hours. You can be the best at what you do; but you’re STILL going to strikeout every now and then.

So maybe you’ve been rejected. Maybe you’ve taken a swing at something and missed. It doesn’t mean you’re a failure. It doesn’t mean that something is wrong with you. It doesn’t even necessarily mean you’re doing something wrong.

Don’t let rejection stop you. Don’t get discouraged when you strike out. Rejection and Striking out are just part of the game. Keep stepping up to the plate! Keep taking good swings at good pitches! Because sooner or later you’re going to knock one out of the park!

Grace for each other 

I’m convinced people would get along better if everyone wore a T-shirt with the following quotes.
“I don’t always say the right thing.”
“I don’t always respond the right way.”
“I get frustrated, angry, tired, sad.”
“I’m human”
We don’t stop using our phones when they get a small crack on the screen.
We don’t stop driving our cars when they get a few dents. With the inanimate objects we own, we allow room for imperfection. We expect them not to be perfect.

Yet why do we often treat people differently? When someone responds in a way we don’t like; our walls go up. When someone doesn’t say Hi to us first, we stop talking to that person… When people say the wrong thing, we are often so easily offended. We have become professional blockers. We block friendships, relationships, and ultimately the unique blessings God may be trying to get to us.
Now I understand, there is a place for not associating with certain people. And sometimes you will have to separate from people who are toxic to your life. But this shouldn’t be the norm for us. We shouldn’t be blocking everybody! Lol
 Don’t throw away all the apples because of one bad one.

Don’t let peoples humanity stop you from showing them the love of Christ. 
“Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do.”

Colossians‬ ‭3:12-13‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

The Reason

My worry turned to wonder. Words of life that echo in my soul like thunder.
In my weakness I’ve learned to stand. You took my hand, and called me friend.

Joy and gladness now dwell inside. While hope and peace stand at my side.

In my weariness I’ve learned to depend. Your never drying well sustains me to the end.

I walk through life with quiet confidence. I know The One who’s breath shaped continents.

I have a reason to lift my head. I look to the hills, where Your goodness knows no end. 

I have a reason to sing, a reason to leap; You are my strong tower, my soul You will keep.

You’re the reason I move. You’re the reason I breathe. You’re the reason I live. 

You’re the reason in me.
By Alphonso Sensley II

Broken Pieces 

We hide our broken pieces hoping no one will notice. Not realizing our hiding keeps us broken and hopeless. The Master reaches toward us, extending out His hand. Offering us healing, a chance to be put back together again. He heals our broken hearts, He binds up our wounds. He tells us that we’re chosen, never too broken to be used. 

I’ve learned, Don’t hide what’s broken. Don’t let pride or fear keep you broken. Let God’s light shine on it. Let His word in! If we bring Him our brokenness, He is a healer and a mender! Take it to Jesus!