Wednesday, August 1, 2018

God Loves Them

God just shake them! Make them! Make them listen to you because your ways are good! Jesus you are the way, the truth, and the life! Open their eyes and soften their hearts. Show your wonders to them! You are in control. God, you are Lord. Don’t let your children suffer.
On that morning, this was my heart’s cry... And I was reminded, my ways are not your ways and my thoughts are not your thoughts. My response was soft and slow, I know God. But it hurts to see someone I love go through so much pain. It’s difficult to see this world as it continues to go toward darkness. It just hurts when we have no control. I know the beginning from the end and everything in between. I am God. Do you trust me? His Word spoke loudly from my Bible reading. I could hear the reminders of His faithfulness.

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Monday, July 9, 2018

Chronicles of a Single Woman: This is 37

I remember a few years ago having a conversation with a young lady that was around the age of 27. We were talking about marriage and dating. She expressed her desire to find a man, her journey of waiting on God, staying busy, and rolling in her lane. She then proceeded to say, "because I don't want to be 35 and still without a husband." There was a slight pause as I laughed and replied, “If you do find yourself in that situation, you will be okay.” I then told her my age and my story. She immediately began to apologize. I explained to her how I felt the same way at her age. I could recall telling God-

I CANNOT be 35 and still without a husband. Don't you know that at 35 the statistics say it is difficult to have a baby, it is proven to be more complicated for the child? God, don't you want me to have a healthy baby?

Okay, so I was a tad dramatic and a little manipulative with God. Who tries to manipulate God?? Anyway, I assured this beautiful young woman that her comment did not offend me because I could seriously relate. When I was younger, I just knew that by the age of 28 I would be married with a few kids as I mentioned in my very first post. However, I’ve realized that life rarely goes the way I plan. Plus, I did not know Jesus... and I was a hot mess. God needed me to wait a little longer.  I just pray that on that day my conversation encouraged her. Or... it could have scared her more...Oh my gosh she is that old and still no man...hehehehehe  

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

When Life Got Busy

Can I be honest with you? For the last few months, I’ve been a walking hot mess. Is that too real? I know I’m supposed to say that life has been pretty awesome and I have blessings on top of blessings. These things are definitely true but it hasn’t been all lollipops and sugar cookies. I’ve been away from the blog for a few months because God has been working in my life.  He is revealing those things that are not like Him, those things that separate me from abiding in His Presence, and keep me in full distraction mode.

Did anyone warn you about this part of following Jesus? No one gave me the heads-up that once I gave my life to Him He would begin to turn it upside down and some things that seemed so easy before would become difficult. No one explained to me about the Holy Spirit smack-down, that I would see other people acting a certain way and participating in certain activities,  but the moment I try, the Holy Spirit would check me quickly letting me know “what we NOT gonna do…” Oh this season has been a season of learning that I am not in control. The honeymoon period is over and God is saying to me Did you count the cost? {Luke 14:25-33}.

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

An Uncomfortable Place

Sitting in a difficult meeting is just uncomfortable. Especially with a parent who is not pleased.

On this day, I had a not so happy parent, who was known for a few choice words to demonstrate her displeasure. Prior to the meeting I sat in my car and said a prayer:

“Father, help me to see her as you do.”

I knew that this was the only way to not be offended by her words. If I called on the Protector, He could build an invisible bubble-like force field to surround me and any evil words would just bounce off. Thus, I would walk out of the meeting unbothered, unharmed, with a successful meeting under my belt.

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