“I Open My Mouth To The Lord And I Will Go, I Shall Go And See What The End Will Be” Dr. Maya Angelou sang this at the funeral of the late Ms. Coretta King and when I heard those words again today in remembering her passing I thought to myself this is not a sadness nor a death but this is someone who traveled the journey of Life with her personal eyes, soul, and mind constantly searching for what the next path the Lord had for her and how she would be used by him. Eighty- Six years of soul traveling, experiences, hardships, challenges, obstacles, joys and thrills and now her time on earth is complete. I have studied some of the poems and writing of Dr. Angelou and for me the most important thing I got from her life is to have that space within yourself where only you and God dwell. To have a sanctuary where no one is allowed in to that part of your heart and soul but God because he deserves a sacrificial place to fellowship to dwell with you. It teaches you about who you really are in the silence of holiness and it brings out your creativity, peace of mind and eternal joy. When you have that inside you then it helps you to love better, walk more in confidence and grace and it helps you to have more empathy for your neighbor. What the world needs more of is empathy, love and prayer. And if we can learn anything from Dr. Maya's life it is to be a little kinder and to pray for the people in our own circle and around the world. Life well done Dr. Angelou you where the grandmother of wisdom for this generation.
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
One thing that you must remember when going through the rain and diversity of life is that you have already been created with the things on the inside of you that you need to fight each trial. But what you have to start doing is not looking at the mountain as a hardship but rather simply a challenge that you will overcome you just have to find out the best way to get through the situation and be confident that you will get through it and know that sometimes it takes more than one chance or plan but it will work out if you just keep pushing. You have to stay in prayer and ask for wisdom because that is what you need to guide yourself and to make it through. As devastating as many things can be and as much as you want to give up; you can’t. So release your will to God, pray for wisdom and know that all things work out they might look different in the end but they will work out you just have to be willing to sometimes let go of what you thought you wanted or what you planned in order to have what you need. Surrendering to the will of the creator is not being weak but rather its confessing that you don’t have all it takes and that divine help and intervention is a good thing. Trust Jesus because he really is for your best. #KeepItMoving
Saturday, May 24, 2014
I am not going to water down anything about this note but rather take you into the space of the unknown in my own body and soul in order to maybe help you see that you are not alone. I love people but I cherish isolation. I love a good time but I hold on tightly to the moments when no one is around. This season of my life has been draining emotionally, physically and spiritually and it seems like I am always close to coming out of this season and on to another one. But here is the thing with all of the people, situations, challenges and whatever else is going on my prayer is “Lord I appreciate all that you have done for me”. It’s an old gospel song theme that I want to crave into the core of my soul because I know that this life is not permanent and that everyone’s time comes to an end. I have witnessed and seen the young and the old enter into eternity. I have seen and experienced the rug of life being pulled from underneath so many people but when you sit back and stop and think about the fact that your either ok or going to be ok or even if you never get to the place of ok your always fighting to get there then a lot of the stresses of the day will be removed from your mind. Some challenges or obstacles in life are just because God knows you can handle it and he is trying to rebirth the thing that is already on the inside of you out, so when that happens just hold on and don’t let go and know that you don’t always have to make every step perfect just try to make every step count in a beneficial way even if it means you just didn’t give up that day. Know your source, tap into prayer and never ever stop going even if you have to take a break just keep going. #KeepItMoving
Saturday, May 17, 2014
After a while you have to ask yourself why you have stayed so long. You have to ask yourself why you have held out hope. You have to ask yourself why you have allowed yourself to “waste” time rather than being excited about the new opportunities that could have come your way. After a while you can’t wonder or blame the other person or people but rather you have to say to yourself why you have stood in the rain of troubles waiting on the people around you to change. At some point we have to be willing to let go of the comfort we have allowed other people to enjoy while draining the life out of ourselves. Life is short and it’s about actively living to the best of your ability. Establishing some security for yourself and working on your spiritual growth in the light of God’s grace. You cant take everything to seriously and you have to know when its time to let things change in order for the bigger picture to come forth. The reality is none of us like unpredictable change because we find security in the “knowing and understanding” of things. But what if that’s not the way its suppose to be. What if the mystery and the adventure of the journey is all what life is about. What if it boils down to this: The creator is seeing if the created will trust the process. You’re here for a purpose, a mission, a goal and its up to you to take in the experience, the lessons and then use the tools you have gained to encourage someone else. Have faith in the process…. God has your best will in mind #ThisTooShallPass
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Sometimes it all goes wrong for all the right reasons.
When we take a moment to look closely at every trail, tribulation, obstacle, or intentional hurt that has happened to us we can see that it created or allowed space for something new to grow in us. The divine plan for us is that we grow in order to have endurance and perseverance for the race of life. Do you remember when you thought you lost it all? What was the one thing that you hoped for... You remember... is that you would just be able to get through the situation and now look at you; you’re still here. You have to remember that and be grateful for it because it shows you that no matter what you go through you will be fine. Yes you may come out with some bad bruises, cuts and painful memories but you made it and for each trial and test you go through you are just gaining more momentum and tools to take on the next big battle. When Jesus was about to ascend back into heaven after the crucifixion he told his disciples that he would send them a helper (the holy spirit) in order for them to keep on with the mission. In other words he was saying to them, I already know that your passionate about the mission, that you believe in what is going on and that you want to stay faithful to the cause but I also know your human inadequacies and that the hardest thing going forward for you will be to “hold on” so that’s why I am sending you some help so in those moments of great depression, confusion, bending of the soul and simply just wanting to not fight anymore you won’t give up. Perseverance and endurance is not for the faint of heart but it is for those who really want to see the victory and enjoy the blessings that the divine order has already placed ahead of you. You’re not an accident and neither are the things you go through because everything are lessons that God would have you to learn. You’re having financial issues well review how you got there, take ownership for your mistakes and fight like hell to get out of it. Your heart is broken from a previous relationship well take ownership of why you allowed yourself to put some person first rather than God who should always be first. The key to holding on is to raise your hand, own your sins and turn it around. Don’t die now because the victory party will be worth enduring for. Remember what God promised you in the light so that while you’re in the dark you can hold on. #KeepItMoving
Thursday, May 1, 2014
“Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one's weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.”
― Mahatma Gandhi
― Mahatma Gandhi
We all have relationships with people in one way or another. Whether it is in our families, friends, community, or spouses. Most of the time we want people to think like we do or view things like we do. We say we will accept people for who they are but the truth is we’re looking for them to somehow fit into what we would want them to be or act like. When people are truly free to be themselves and who God has created them to be then you can look into their lives and find that one thing they bring to the table that you enjoy. You’re never going to like everything about everybody not even yourself but if you’re willing to look, wait and let things just be then in each person you can find a jewel worth loving on. Our expectations of people need to stop and we need to actually turn the tables on ourselves and start expecting more from what we can bring to the table in helping, loving and making sure people are allowed to be comfortable and grow in their own skin at whatever space and place then need to be at. Remember when your pointing a finger at someone there are actually three fingers pointing back at you. The most important thing that we as people need to do is stop worry about being “God” in other people’s lives and start letting God control and change our own lives. What we need to do is to pray for people’s best and to for them to win in life and let God do the rest. We get in positions in our heads were we would rather be right than happy and the only way we will ever be eternally happy is if we make sure our own lives are checked in God grace and making sure we are praying for people to make it and win in life. God created the heavens and the earth; he has created and loved every single person that has ever been on the planet: past, present and future. I think that it’s time for us to stop trying to control situations, expectations or people and rather let God control our own individual lives and love people unconditionally and pray for them to win and have joyous lives. Once a bell is rung it can’t ever be un-rung, once a word is spoken it can never be taken back. Let’s start the movement of loving people because that’s the movement God started when he begin to love you… #LetLoveRule #KeepItMoving
Romans 5:-7-9 “For one will hardly die for a righteous man; though perhaps for the good man someone would dare even to die. But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from the wrath of God through Him.…