Saturday, 29 December 2012

The Finish Line.

We have 2 more days for 2012 to be over. Sorry Mayans and all who said the world was ending. I guess my God doesn't work on man's schedule or calendars. Who even thought they could challenge God when he said "No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father?"-Matthew 24:36 NIV. Look me in the eye and tell me there is no God all you who believe in science and I will show you my God that created the darn calendars you are working with. So december is here and you have officially given up till 2013. Just living hour by hour and waiting for the "better year" that is 2013. Who told you it will be better? What you do with it will determine whether it will be better or worse than this year.

Ephesians 6:10 “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.”

What are you doing with the last 2 days of this year? Are you sleeping the year away? Beefing with your "haters", or better still making money so you can go on a club crawl and enter 2013 popping bottles? I'm not exactly sure what you want for your life and whether you intend to finish strong, but I will do my little bit and encourage you to sit back and assess your year. A friend of mine actually made me write down what was good, bad and what I hope for 2013. It made me actually re-adjust my thoughts and see what better way I can enter the new year with a new mind, body and spirit. God forbid I enter the new year with the same frustrations, same struggles, same baggage and the same mentality I had this year. I will use these last few hours to go through my life and see those that I need to love from a healthy distance (you know those that are dangerous for your life? The ones you know you shouldn't hang around for an extended period) and the ones that you should get close to (Them that better and bring out the best in you). I am determined to drop all negativity and poor lifestyles in this year and enter the new year strong. My year is NOT over at all. I still have hours to change my reality. Refuse to carry scrappy behaviors into the new year. You know better.

Let's do this together. Come with me and let's plan to be better, think better, love OTHER PEOPLE better. ((While I'm on that topic, let's show God's love to other people these last few days and put it on our to-do-list for 2013. This life is not about us. Indulge others.))

Let's also run to the finish line with God. Don't leave him in your room before you step out of the house where you are all "Jesus'd up" and go outside TOTALLY throwing Jesus under the bus and living like Jezebel. You are royalty. Our walk and lives are way different from our next door neighbor's.

"Let your light so shine before men that they may see your moral excellence and your praiseworthy, noble, and good deeds and recognize and honor and praise and glorify your Father Who is in heaven"- Matthew 5:16

DON'T BE A WASTE. FINISH STRONG!!!  I believe in you. You can do it. Don't give up yet. God hasn't said it's over, so keep running.

When the year is over you will feel great and dance and celebrate for real BECAUSE  you finished strong and started 2013 PUMPED.



Sunday, 16 December 2012

F.E.A.R (Guard Your Heart)

CNN, Huffington Post, blogs, Twitter, Facebook etc these days are bearers of bad news. We then personalize the stories and ask ourselves "when will it be my turn?" "what if I am next?" and drag this emotional baggage we arranged and packed by ourselves. Unknown to some, every media outlet we expose ourselves to, we are opening up our spirits to whatever sort of energy they carry; positive or negative. FEAR is creeping in. There is this physical sensation in your heart, emotionally there is this heaviness especially after reading or watching some form of "news". Maybe it's not even the media, maybe you have direct issues that pose as threats in your personal life and you live in this constant state of fear, you have to remind yourself WHO you are and WHOSE you are. These days it is rather easy to live in fear because this dark world is getting darker. I won't sit here and type like I don't have my own share of fear because I do. I have an exam on thursday I should be studying for, but after watching the news FEAR crippled me in my ignorance. Thank God for His Word that reminds us and puts us back in perspective. Yes! I included *lifts hand and hangs head in shame.* Good news is we can have self-checks. When you sit down and feel yourself slipping into that place of doubt and worry and unease, check yourself. John 14:1,27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you. not as the world gives, do I give unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. 

Fear and God cannot reside in the same place. Either trust in fear or trust in God. You can't eat your cake and have it. "For God has not given us a spirit of fearfulness, but one of power, love, and sound judgment. 2 Timothy 1:7. 

Silence your emotions. Guard your heart. 

If you know yourself and you know you can't handle an excessive amount of "bad news" don't go out of your way looking for the news. If you hear about something that "shakes" you, flip the channel, close that web page and say a prayer. You have the mind of Christ.  Pour your worries and fear at His feet and LEAVE THEM THERE. 

If we must have any fears, fear GOD...."The fear of God is the beginning of wisdom..." Proverbs 9:10a

You are TOO beautiful to have fear in your heart. We don't have time for that. 

I believe in you. 

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Karma Takes her Vitamins...


Who told me Karma is female? I'm not quite sure but if it makes me happy let it be as is. This is no long rant or what not. This is just a public service announcement to remind you that whatever you give out into the world will absolutely, without a doubt come back to you. Even the Bible confirms this law:

 "Give to others, and you will receive. You will be given much. It will be poured into your hands—more than you can hold. You will be given so much that it will spill into your lap. The way you give to others is the way God will give to you.”-Luke 6:38. (Easy-to-read Version)

Release positive vibes (love, peace, care, giving, encouragement etc)  and you will receive an abundance of positive vibes. In the same vein, release negativity (gossip, hate, lies, cheating, deceit and so on and you will receive an abundance of the likes. Life is actually simple, but people enjoy the thrill of complications. What goes around comes around. Never think you can get away with anything. Think of where you are now, what did you give that has come back? because nothing just happens.

Well ladies, as I mentioned above Karma is alive and well. She is on every vitamin she needs to keep her healthy and active, and she also goes for frequent check-ups, so don't expect her to go away anytime soon. Before you act a fool for a couple minutes, remember sister Karma. She don't play!

Remember you are beautiful! 

(Cheat code to life: give out beauty-full vibes and you will get an overwhelming amount of beauty in your life...Shhhh!...That's our little secret!)

Sunday, 9 December 2012

If you love God you will...


Yes! you know how you want to spend time with that boyfriend or girlfriend, and how you drive people crazy talking about him/her? The one that makes your heart race with excitement and what not? God wants that too. Why do we feel we should treat Him any differently? Why do we feel it's okay to wake up and say "Thank God for another day" and live the remaining 23h 59mins with no contact with Him whatsoever? Can you even imagine what your relationship with your boyfriend or girlfriend will be like IF you treated one another like so? God wants your whole heart. It is absolutely okay to have conversations with Him like He's in the room ((because truth of the matter is He is)). Before you go out, ask "how does this make me look *insert term of endearment or whatever God is to you*--e.g. daddy, Lord, Dearest One-- You will realize the more time you spend being in communication with Him, the more you begin to feel connected to Him in an intimate way. 

"The more I seek You, the more I find You. The more I find You, the more I love You"-Kari Jobe.

When was the last time you cracked open your Bible and you were not seated in church? (compare with  when last you read a text/IM from your boo)-does that strike any cords?- I don't know if I am abnormal but I strongly want to be in tune with God each and every moment, or as often as I can remember. I want to be able to back up my everyday living with biblical verses. I want to know the heart of God. I want to know what makes Him laugh and what frustrates Him. I don't want to have a ceremonious approach to Him. I just want to know Him through our relationship as someone I actually love. When you are frustrated, vent to God and listen to Him. Just sit in absolute silence and tune your mind to thoughts of Him. Listen to worship music and just lose yourself in Him. ((Let me challenge you this week that instead of filling your ears with all the noise Kanye, 2 Chains, Wiz Khalifa and Nicki Minaj, listen to Jesus Culture, Mali Music, Damita & Deitrick Haddon, Kari Jobe and so on and notice a difference in how you feel after). 

There is no more time to waste gorgeous ladies. There is NO MORE TIME. That relationship with Ray is not the only thing that matters. Sleeping with him (outside a marriage setting) breaks God's heart but He still desires to be connected with you. What kind of God is this that wants to be with you even though we hurt Him? It blows my mind but I will absolutely love to keep this kind of friend that counts nothing against me. Have quiet times with God. While I'm on it let's talk about church. Yes!! The "C" word that you do not believe anyone has the right to talk to you about. You so strongly believe that you have a personal relationship with Jesus that you don't need to drag yo behind to church on sundays. WHO LIED TO YOU??? Yes! our relationships should be personal but never "private". Let's look at this simple analogy: we go to school so we can be better individuals and more productive in our workplaces right? right! In the same vein,  church is THE place to feed your spirit (which is your strongest part of your being) and to make you a better person to nurture your personal relationship with God. You cannot "love" God and sleep peacefully on sundays. It doesn't happen. A lot of us find answers to always fire back at anyone who brings up church, BUT deep down inside we know that our relationships are as jacked up as anything. Find a friend you trust and loves God (foreal foreal) and find a lively church full of The Holy Spirit, and where you are also comfortable and stay rooted. Any christian that floats from church to church needs to get their acts together. A rooted christian is established in one church. Quote me!

Our focus needs to change please. We are SO backwards and disgusting in our thoughts it's unreal. Money, clothes, shoes, cars and the rest of them should not be on the forefront of our minds ALL THE TIME! Whatever you spend most of your time/thoughts on tells you exactly where you are with God. As a mature christian or at least somewhere headed to "destination saved", your thoughts should be "what can I do to show that girl God loves her?" "how can I better his life?" "what can I GIVE that homeless person" when the focus shifts from getting to giving, we are doing something right. That also makes God's heart smile. "Then the King will say, ‘I’m telling the solemn truth: Whenever you did one of these things to someone overlooked or ignored, that was me—you did it to me.’"-Matthew 25:40 MSG. Imagine doing something for ALMIGHTY GOD! whew! The thought is.... Anyway, step out of yourself for a bit and love on someone else. Love on God. Find an easily comprehensible Bible like The Message, Life Application, New Living Translation and actually read it. I know our generation is deeply technological--download a bible app and be fly and glamorous while you get to know your Master.


So in a nutshell:

1). Spend time with God all the time. (have date-nights, put on candles and listen to worship, soak in a tub and just listen to Him speak. Find His voice)

2). Get a Bible that makes reading fun.

3). Re-awaken your church going self (We can't let anything count against us BECAUSE we're going to heaven.

4). Do something for someone "ignored/overlooked", and you do it to GOD.

5). Control your thoughts. Where your mind is shows where God is placed in your heart.

6). Have quiet times with God.

7). Listen to gospel music and lose yourself in the moment.

"7" is the number of completion so I will stop there. The devil is trying SO DOGGONE HARD, and working overtime these days as the end is approaching. We have to fight SO DOGGONE HARD to stay in God's presence.

"The GREATEST tragedy is to be on earth to recount the rapture" GOD FORBID that anyone reading this will be on earth after the rapture to discuss "what happened". We all have to get into Heaven.

Remain beautiful and saved. Give Love. Get Love. Nothing else truly matters.