Sunday, January 26, 2014

Living Free

With each day that I am blessed to breath, I am more empowered to continue in my growth in Christ. I continue to let go and let God. I released the sadness of abandonment because I am never alone.  I released the heartache and loneliness because I am never alone. I released the spirit of lack and inferiority, because God supplies all of my needs according to His riches in glory.  My soul is free from all regrets and I no longer have the spirit of shoulda coulda because all things happen for a reason. Nothing no longer surprises me especially with people. I have learned in my years that people choose to do what is important to them, that is ok. I have learned that no matter your growth there will be those who only see your failures all the while failing to see their own. There was a time where all of this mattered. No more. There was a time that I too felt that I was a failure, no more because I AM FEARFULLY AND WONDERFULLY MADE and you are too.

This life we only get one. There is no do over. Once death comes at your door, you can not change a thing. Trust that death will come and for me, that is when I will truly be free. Full of joy and happiness. Completely healed from all infirmities. Why? Because this world is not my home.

Each day is a new beginning. Each day is a day to start anew. Each day is a day to say I love you and show it. Each day is a day to give praise to the author and finisher of our existence. We are in control of nothing but one thing is true, we all have the ability to do what is right in the sight of God. Remember the day will come when He will ask, what did you do with my son?

We are not a perfect people and we will never be. We do have the power over the choices we make. To be a blessing or a burden. Never sleep on this fact, what you reep you will sow. It is written.

Be Blessed

Monday, January 20, 2014

Remembering The Dream.

As a small child my mother and aunties talked to me about Martin Luther King Jr and all that he represented. I was made to read books about him, some I don't remember the names of and none that were used in school. It was then that I was taught that we being black can never be compartmentalized into a month or a day. It was then growing up that I learned more about the Icon then just the "I Have A Dream" speech. As I got older I understood and it was then that I felt sorry for our children, our people and our nation. They would never know and understand the full and complete scope of what this man meant to so many.  As a mother I tried to instill into my sons the value of who they are and that that value can never be taken away no matter the color of their skin or the shape of their nose or the texture of their hair, they will always have a voice and its not always the fists that talk.  So much has been lost but much more has been gained.

Children more often then not grow up into and as a result of their environment and up bringing. Lost but not gone are the days where woman respect themselves with no apology. Lost but not forgotten are the days where men led their families. Its now all about clubs and twerking, drinking and druging, dressing with less material and the new waist line for boys and grown men is now located at the knee caps. Unprotected sex and multiple sexual partners is the new love thang resulting in teenage pregnancies, daily test result readings for HIV/AIDS and deaths due to lack of saying no. Unwanted pregnancies by adult woman who fell in lust but call it love. Men walking away from structure and holding up in a mental cave due the daily lifes lashings on their manhood. Immoral sexual relationships and same sex marriages is law for many yet, still despised by God. Prayer is no longer accepted in our schools and the prison system is packed full of men, women and children and many are cashing in stock options because of the price on each head behind those very walls. It is not to late for our future generations or even for our current. It still takes a village but now the children are beating up their parents instead of the parents taking ownership and authority. When will the generational curses and self destruction end?

Unity was the mission. Diversity the goal. Equality demanded. They march and protest now but not like they did back in the days old.  All human race together and not segregated. When will we all see the dream and realize that it starts with one. With you. With me. With all of our voices being lifted up to sing until victory is won.  One good act can turn into a chain reaction for change.

There is a dream in each of us that can become the reality. Think about it and lift up your voice by any means necessary.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

A Specific God

 I was raised very simply. I was taught to be specific in every action though I made many nonspecific moves. It boggles my mind to see so many living their lives in chaos, confusion and uncertainty and not living specific. Striving and never really gaining and when there is a gain, it is suddenly lost. Wonder why?  Even in corporate America many create unnecessary policies, create dysfunctions and call it business. Not really leading but being participants in someone else's idea or agenda. Still wondering why? Watch the news and you will see why. Many laugh and live as if there is no God. And many who say God is in their lives really only use it for their own agenda. Too many deer in the headlights. My daddy along with some other's in my life would always make this comment that there are too many chiefs and not enough Indians. Ummmmmm.

God is a God of order. Every step, every word and every healing was specific. Even the demons that jumped from the humans into the pigs and then ran over the cliff was a specific move, Matthew 8:28-34. The book of Revelation is also specific in that anyone who is NOT in the lambs book of life will live eternity in torment, tossed into the lake of fire, Revelation 20:11-15., you can not come back from that. EVER. Lake of fire? Naww I will pass. I like the idea of eating chicken not being fried chicken.

Matthew 7:21-28 is specific, go there and take it in, chew on it for awhile.  Accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior and be counted. Turn from the wickedness that God hates and live free in the spirit according to scripture.  Read the Word of God and meditate on it and renew your mind, renew your life.

It is specific.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

God's Timing Is Divine

The new year is uopn us and we are all making that list of things we are going to do. We have raised our fists and pumped them in the air saying goodbye to the old and claiming the new. Bravo. Ask yourself this question, will everything that you set out to do line up wih God and His will for you? If not, all of your efforts will be in fruitless.  Unless you submit your will, your life, and your desires to God you will end up at the road of,  I tried instead of the raod I made it. Ecclesiastes 3 is clear that all things do happen for a reason and a season. Study and meditate on this. Read it and get it into your spirit. There are no short cuts. No scheme can or will give God honor and praise. Get your spirit clean, humble yourself and be made new.

God loves you. God cares for you. God knows you. God purposely placed you. We are here to glorify Him. Get your heart fixed and wait on Him. Be obedient and your blessings will come. Ephesians 1:5, Psalm 62:8

In making your list, put God at the top. Number 1. Place Him in first position in your life and fully commit to seeking His face, His will and He will grant you the desires of your heart.

This is God's divine timing.