|Scripture of the day
"Take my yoke upon
you, and learn of me;
for I am meek and
lowly in heart: and
ye shall find rest unto
your souls. For my
yoke is easy,
and my burden
Shirley was raised with the love of music in her heart.
At the age of nine, she started playing the piano with one finger,
along with a lot of banging. Her parents Joseph & Bernice Sesler worked
very hard in their profession to provide for their children, along with
being saved, sanctified and filled with the holy ghost parents, keeping
their four children faithfully in the house of the Lord.
There were many times when my father did not want to
hear a lot of noise, so he would keep the piano locked. However,
when he left out for work, my mother would open up the
piano and say “bang baby bang, I might get me a musician
out of this”. Today, I thank God for my mother
letting me bang, because a musician
is what she got.
For the past 14 years, I have been a director/musician
over a 25-voice (male & female) choir, at the
Macedonia Baptist Church. In addition, I am director/musician
over a 15-voice (male) choir, at Calvary Baptist church. As a
whole, I have used my gift from the Lord in many churches, and
on different Christian occasions. Although I do travel in the
ministry that God has given me, I do have a home with the Long Branch
Church of God, with Dr. Richard Worsley, Jr., as my pastor.
Everything that I know and have accomplished;
especially in my spiritual life, I owe it all to God first,and then to
the anointed men of God that he has placed me under, to get fed
and receive the word of God. I am so thankful for that, and
as a result, he is still doing a new work in my life. God has
placed a new song in my heart, and he has called me to minister
in song, to people who are hurting, letting them know that
it is time to be healed from your hurt.
In this world today, so many people are hurting.
Some experience mental, physical, spiritual hurt, along with
financial hurt. Then you have others who hurt for different reasons.
At the same time, many people have a hard time dealing with
disappointment, death, a broken heart, depression, mistreated,
betrayal, guilt, shame and much more. As a result, hatred,
anger, resentment, fear and other negative reactions, can
become a part of their lives, and a daily way of living. For this
reason, God has given me music to heal. Yes, I have
experienced hurts and difficult times in my life, but today
I am healed, and I got to share my ministry with the world.
No one knows when a difficult situation may come his or her way,
but when it does, we have to know how to deal with it.
The songs that God has given me are powerful, anointed,
and for everyone. Yes, I am surprised, because I have always
been a musician, but really never one who sings, especially alone.
However, when I tried to have the thought of getting other people
involved with the vocals, God said NO. Yes, I complained that my
voice was low, and I’m not a singer, and he told me so
clearly that “your voice is unique, and I don’t want you sounding
like anyone else”.
Therefore, God instructed me to do this first assignment by
myself, and with his direction, he led me to
Bro. Wayne D. Hughley, a member of Second Baptist Church,
in Asbury Park. Mr. Hughley has his own studio, “The Music Booth”.
Also, he is a musician, a professional singer, and most important,
a man of God. Therefore, I thank God for this union,
because he could not have sent me a better person
to coach me in the studio world, in addition to his many
hours of work, dedication, and determination in
seeing this project to completion.
So with me deciding to be obedient to God, he opened the door
for me very quickly. I feel that this message of healing must
go out, because I know that it is not Gods will for us to
live a life of hurt, but it is his will for us to be healed.
Enough is enough. Satan has had his way for too long.
It's time for people to be healed. For this reason,
here I am.
With Gods guidance and direction, my desire is to
continue this ministry. In addition, I pray that I will have
my own publishing company in the near future. God is using me in
a mighty way, because I am just constantly writing, and creating
original lyrics and music, and can’t stop. At the same time, he
has me branching out into areas of praise & worship, victory chants,
and choral selections, in addition to songs that the whole world
can relate to. I really love this work, and hope that I can write for
other artists, and be a blessing to local artist in the area.
So, my first CD, “We Need Your Healing”, is ready to do just
what it says “Heal”, and is ready for purchase now. I look forward
to releasing singles in the near future, and will continue to
follow God in this calling that he has placed me in.
Shirley was born and raised in Long Branch, New Jersey.
On the professional side, I have been in the educational
field for 17 years. In addition, I have earned two associate degrees
(English & Social Science), along with a B.A degree in Sociology.
I am so thankful for the many blessings that God has
given me, but I am most thankful that he chose me to be
his child, do his work, and use me as an instrument to help
bring people to Christ. Who can ask for anything more?
As long as I continue to follow the scripture,
“Matthew 6:33 – But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his
righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you”,
I know that I can have life more abundantly.
Today, I am committed to Christ, and I love him with
all of my heart. At the same time, I love people, and I love
helping people. Whatever God has for me to do, I want to do
it. If it will bring someone to Christ, I want to do it. If it will
deliver someone, I want to do it. If it will heal someone, I want to do it.
I JUST WANT TO DO IT!
THANK YOU FOR THE
VISION. THANK YOU
FOR THE VEHICLE TO
HELP MAKE THE VISION
HAPPEN. THANK YOU
FOR PRAYING PARENT'S.
MOST OF ALL, THANK
YOU FOR CHOOSING
ME TO GO OUT AND DO
I LOVE YOU GOD
GOOD AND FAITHFUL
TO MY FATHER
|First To My Lord and Savior Jesus Christ
I love you with all of my heart, and thank you for loving me first. I would be
nothing without you. Thank You Jesus
To my parents
Thank you for bringing me up in the house of the Lord. To my Mom, thank you
for letting me bang on the piano while daddy was at work. To my Dad, thank you
for going to work.
To My Producer/Engineer - Wayne Hughley
You are a God sent. You have been a blessing to me from day one. Thank you
for accepting and receiving my vision from God, introducing me to the studio
world, and orchestrating all of my music, seeing this project to completion. You
are a great person, and you deserve the best. I love you.
To My Christian Church Family & Friends
I could not have done this without the unconditional love that you have shown
me. Whether you've seen me once a year or every Sunday, I know that you love
me and I know that you were praying for me. I thank you for that, and
I love all of you so much. I thank God for placing people like you in my
life, and I am so blessed to have such a wonderful Christian family,
and a host of great friends.
THANK YOU ALL AND GOD BLESS YOU