“SENSUAL SATURDAY”

Hey lovelies, It has been awhile since I’ve been able to tap the keys on this computer because life still is a revolving door. Here I am on this lovely Saturday afternoon to give you a small message of “Love Language”. I pray this is a blessing and fun post to reflect on sensually for the adults! Enjoy & Crown your KING!

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One thing I have grown to know and grasp is “MEN LOVE BEING PAMPERED & SURPRISED TOO”. The king in him craves the love and affection us mature women have to offer. Mature in a way that your nurturing, sensual, passionate side desires free-willingly to love on him. Ladies, we as women expect for our men to always consistently #TriplePlay (Protect, Profess & Provide) but seem to forget that we are also responsible for giving them #TripleAction (Affirmation, Acknowledgement & Appreciation). It is our due-diligence to do our own work to maintain and affirm your love for him. I myself find comfort in pleasing the heart of my man in a way that speaks to the sensual soul beast that is in him. Through spoken word, Scriptures of affirmation, Manicures, Give him a head massage (no not that one), Give him a tension full body massage, Tackle one of his chores & Appreciation through flowers, cards, or his favorite candy will light the joy he holds. Both of you can smell the roses! Now that’s EDIFYING!

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When you find yourself pouring the love into your soulmate you find they are eagerly to show those 32 teeth God blessed them with, they will be more productive even in trials individually and collectively, they will always profess the love they share because you are openhearted to receiving. If a man feels he is not needed by you or there is no room to cater to you; there is no need to #TriplePlay you. Love is a gamble but love will treat you with the utmost respect if you allow it and exercise the love don’t just let it sit there. “LOVE WITHOUT WORK IS DEAD”.

images (77)      P. S. Light a few candles and drop a few petals and get a grip love!

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Health and Wealth

What do you consider to be your wealth and health? Money, Cars, Clothes or maybe even your Home. We all classify different materialistic aspects of our life as apart of wealth; but what about the health or should I say healthy part of life? Does it all connect in some way or another or does it just play another vital part of each of our lives day to day?

th (8)I’ve come to realize and understand and also greatly appreciate that my family is my health and they are the ones who build to my wealth in life. Might sound strange to those who have yet to experience the greatest thing on earth, but it’s how you look at life through the eyes of the “Most High God”. Whatever you choose to create as your wealth will be just that. Making sure it is health wise or healthy is the vitality of it all. The power of enduring and persevering. We are all created to be a loving family and made to give and receive love amongst each other. Experiences in life through family, friends, co-workers etc. molds us into the vigorous people we are. Learning that staying healthy in your family will always keep you joyful and full of life when the world seems to not know the polishing to your life story.

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In my home we all too often enjoy giving our joy and love away amongst each other by planting random hugs, kisses, encouraging notetags & I love you’s into the hearts and minds of one another. Not loosely said just because but consistent in displaying what God permeated in our minds & hearts; feeding off the great energy that sustains our life. Saying “Life is too short not to enjoy the fullness of life” goes without saying in great aspiration vs saying “Life is too short not to enjoy the finer things in life. My grandmother used to always quote this one scripture in Matthew 6 to me saying “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth”; I didn’t know what she meant by it until I started to experience life and family for myself in a mature mindstate. Yea, it was kind of an understated elegance Per SE. Elegant in a way that permeated your soul for a later greater purpose! For obtaining your wealth through the carefully sought out and God given family he blessed us all with. As I continued to feed from the word, I kept reading and noticed God instructs us in verse 22-23 on how to be healthy in a way we probably don’t yet fully comprehend. “The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are unhealthy, your whole body will be full of darkness. matthe 6.22-23Do you enjoy the nature around you? The birds and the bees, the butterflies and ladybugs…. The trees, moon and stars? Those are the very characteristics God wants us to value and open our eyes to because he gave form to it like he gave form to our mind, body and souls. Making sure we open our eyes to see that life in love, life in family and life in living for Christ Jesus is all that is required to have a full abundant life on this earth. With that being said…… Enjoy life with those who matter the most and allow God to bless and anoint your path while you engulf with your loved ones.Your life is a reflection of your past thoughts. That includes all the great things you consider not so great…. Think thoughts of abundance and wealth, and do not allow any contradictory thoughts to take root. Be encouraged, Be blessed and Be purposefully full of Jesus’ light and joy. Walk in the favor he has placed on your life and enjoy your blessings. Toodles my lovelies! Until next time #StayTuned 2 #JESUS                    images (2)    th (7)

 

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“Fruitful Parenting”

Good morning blessed children of God, You know when it comes to “fruitful parenting” you are given the task of a lifetime to parent and train your children in the ways they should behave in life. Does that come from self or a divine intervention? Simply put we need the intervention even so as parents growing still as well. That plausible divine intervention comes from God the Father himself! Yes you heard right…… Let’s take a closer look at the instruction that has been set before us as parents; and now we hold in our hand to teach and grow our young-ins. Above is a picture of my daughter at 2 years old with her praying hands; so upon taking pictures and telling her to pose whatever way she felt at that moment she chose to display what she see’s consistently which is praying! That my friends is what you call “A kid that copies what she see’s”.

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Deuteronomy 6:6-7 boldly tells us that in your heart you hold the instruction of God by unlearned and learned circumstances and situations. Teaching them to your children diligently and simply talking to them about the grace of God and the forgiveness and mercy he places over our lives daily. When you walk, lie down or rise up speaking about the grace of God your children are trained in the same manner because you were and that’s what you’re presently teaching them. Now what if you weren’t raised in that manner is it still possible to teach your children about God, being loving and compassionate in a way that attracts happiness and joy? Yes!

th (1)Being kind, compassionate and helpful are ways that can teach your kids simple ways of orderly behavior. At times, even those sheer short behaviors are not receptive to our children and they may not take heed to the instruction that is taught and still act out, fall out or even break things. In those instances God leads us to break those yokes and pray over our children constantly. Learning to get to the root of the behavior increases the actual change in the child, all the while still changing the root of what is making the child behave in any way. Not insinuating that our children will never mess up or get into trouble but it teaches us as parents how to steer them head on as well as give them God’s promise of good tidings by being obedient to you as the parent and God.

textgramI remember growing up with my grandma and grandpa and my grandma was away at church service one night while I stayed with my grandpa. Me being the inquisitive kid that I am wanted to play with the matches that was laying around in my grandparents room. Upon me playing with them; I dropped the lit match on the bed-quilt by accident causing a hole to burn into the quilt. Now, when it comes to discipline my grandparents were total opposites! My grandpa believed in a firm form of discipline where as my grandmother was lighter on the issue with a more Godly gentle approach to discipline. My grandpa was surely after putting a whipping to my backside; but my grandmother saved me with gentle words from God about being more obedient and why I shouldn’t do things of that nature.

 

th (3)I encourage you to encourage your children in God, feed them scriptures of love, joy, obedience, confidence and perseverance. Isaiah 32:17 reads “That goodness will bring peace and safety forever.” There are many constructive and diligent ways to discipline and train our children; finding those effective ways is where our divine intervention from God comes from and we listen to the whispering of his instruction to pass along to our growing children. While Proverbs 13:24 tells us “Whoever spares the rod hates their children, but the one who loves their children is careful to discipline them.” Be careful in disciplining them but spare no rod to them when needed. Correction is efficient for character growth and mannerism. God is our director in our lives so let him reign and allow you display fervent and fruitful parenting. Thank you all for reading this memorandum and I pray this is a blessing to someone and just a little more faith in how we parent our children. God bless and have a wonderful prosperous day! Toodles!textgram_1484341221-1

 

 

“Understanding Love”

4-types-of-loveWhat makes you love every person that you come into contact with on a day to day basis? Is it their smile, laugh, the things they do or maybe the things they say. Love comes in all forms to and from one another but understanding the types is something totally different. God has given us love in 4 forms of Agape, Eros, Philia & Storge. Growing up in a Christian household allowed me to experience “Agape” love with my grandmother, mom & child on an infinite level. The compassion and caring nature of the Agape love I had inside flourished the heart and love God instilled in us at birth. What about those other loves’ that we experience in life that we don’t acknowledge but experience; did you know you experience those types of loves daily as well? Let’s pull back the mind and heart screen “smoke screens” and see how you experience those daily knowingly or unknowingly. It implies that love has different nature’s of being shown.

download (28) AGAPE: refers to the paternal love of God for man and of man for God but is extended to include a brotherly love for all humanity; also showing feelings for one’s children and the feelings for a spouse. Agape is also used by Christians to express the unconditional love of God for his children. The concept is expanded on in the Judaic-Christian tradition of loving God: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might” (Deuteronomy 6:5). It’s the ultimate love God instilled in us that is so innate.

STORGE:  It’s the common or natural empathy, like that felt by parents for their family-law-300x224children. Almost exclusively as a descriptor of relationships within the family. It is also known to express mere acceptance or putting up with situations, as in “loving” the tyrant. This is also used when referencing the love for ones country or a favorite sports team. It’s specific to the love you show within your family towards one another.

 

PHILIA: Christians are frequently exhorted to love their fellow Christians.
Philadelphia (brotherly love) appears a handful of times, and philia (friendship) appears once in James: Philia is expressed variously as loyalty to friends (specifically, “brotherly love”), family, and community, and requires virtue, equality, and familiarity. download (29)Furthermore, in the same text philos denotes a general type of love, used for love between family, between friends, a desire or enjoyment of an activity, as well as between lovers. It was once said that a neighbor’s humanity provides the primary condition of being loved; nonetheless his actions may require a second order of criticisms, for the logic of brotherly love implies that it is a moral improvement on brotherly hate. Loving the soul rather than the neighbor’s body or deeds provides a useful escape clause-or in turn the justification for penalizing the other’s body for sin and moral transgressions, while releasing the proper object of love-the soul-from its secular torments. For Christian pacifists, “turning the other cheek” to aggression and violence implies a hope that the aggressor will eventually learn to comprehend the higher values of peace, forgiveness, and a love for humanity with compassion and understanding. Also, understanding that you dont have to closely deal with your brethren daily but to love that person to the depths of your soul and require nothing in return but to love them as you love God.

Eros-designstyle-love-heart-mEROS: Last but surely not least you have the essence and passion of EROS! Haha for those censored in ears please take no offense to what God ordains as loving or simply KEEP TREADING. But mature audience FRONT & CENTER!

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Now that, that’s out the way; Eros is all intimate love. Intimacy at it’s finest that God ordained between husband and wife. It’s the encompassing love between the two that is showed through kissing, touching and rubbing.images (17) The connection that is transferred through loving sexual energy; somehow creates a bond that God put loving hot fire on. It’s the flicker to the flame. Knowing that God is love universally and it comes in all shapes forms or fashion will open your eyes and heart to loving in the right nature and mannerism. I pray that all are blessed with this passage and pray you find time to implement a few of these loves in your life a little bit better than before. Toodles!!!

images (2) Mark 12:31 – The second is this: Love your neighbor as yourself.”There is no commandment greater than these.”

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“God’s Masterpiece”

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Isaiah 64:8 “Yet you, Lord, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.” God is boldly telling us that we are his workmanship, created in his son Christ Jesus for GOOD WORKS that only God himself ordained.”

images-62We are all created differently in his eyes. Created to be unique and to stand out boldly. God simply wants us to understand how to live and accept being fearfully and wonderfully made by the best. It took me awhile myself to grasp that very aspect. Being fearful of “what if I’m being too bold?”; “am I being gentle enough towards what God wants from me?”  Listen….. freeze! Take a deep breath and allow your ears to open up to the whispering of the holy spirit. He’s so gentle and he’s knows exactly what he wants from you specifically.

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God makes you who you are. He gave you the talents you were born with. Your personality came from him, too. All the things that happen to you he uses to help you become the person he wants you to be. He also gives you some discipline and a lot if gentle leading. But God needs your cooperation. If you won’t listen to him or if you’re always complaining every time your life isn’t going the way you planned, then it’s going to take a long time for you to change. But if you let him do what he needs to do, the change will come quicker. That’s the key let him do it! You can make yourself more patient, more loving, or more thoughtful only by letting God change the way you think; but ask him to make the real change, that’s his job.

 

images-65In ending this memorandum, I encourage you all to open self and allow God to Work his Holy magic! I’m a firm believer and a witness to God amazing grace and mercy as well as his blessing’s of his covenant. We all are ordained with a specific or multiple gifts from our heavenly Father. Embrace and use them for the glory of the kingdom and edification of those that you serve around you. Have a blessed and wonderful day and please please please be a wonderful blessing to someone around you. Offer a hug, kind words of encouragement via text, note or email. God is love; and love is God. BE blessed and enjoy your blessing’s.

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“Rejuvenated LOVE”

A little birdie dropped by with a message, Open and rejuvenate!

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Rejuvenating love in relationships can be a hard work at times; but not if your true souls desire is to serve and show unconditionally to your partner that “Love never fails.” images-51 Relationships produce love. So within that relationship you will be obligated to produce “selfless love.” Willingly, Compassionately, and most of all passionately. Love is the greatest and most harmonious feeling anyone can embody.

 

Now that we have described a little of what love is to be. How do we relate ” Relationships into Love?”  We all have been in a place in our relationship where it becomes conflicted, distant, boring or even non-intimate. You either make it work or move on without any effort at all from one or both parties. The truth of the matter is that if you don’t fight for your relationship to have a foundation and built love then you may be running and cutting ties more frequently than not. There are couples who strive to keep the love and connection ALIVE throughout their relationship. It is definitely hard work and pressure. Discover a few ways to keep it rejuvenated and feeling like a grand honeymoon everyday right in your atmosphere!

 

1. Stay open and curious to new things.

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You can choose to be open to learning or experiencing; or unconsciously choosing to not experience with forms of withdrawal, anger, resentment or even revenge which none are done in love. All these forms of control including others create a hostile environment that does not support love and intimacy. At first the excitement of a new relationship wares into a boring state. If both people are open to learning something new about their partner it equips them to grow and create newness. Examples can be Long walks, Lunch, mirror and card notes, flowers, a spontaneous picnic, or even a simple favorite bag of chips or candy bar that you know will brighten their day. The thought comes before the action and the actions allows you to express your love and the love expressed allows the person to feel what you are transferring from your heart to theirs…… Got it? Okay! Now let’s roll.

 

2. Opening your heart and being VULNERABLE.

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      While we connect intellectually; we also connect emotionally when we are open-hearted. It creates passion and intimacy. That will always make you vulnerable to the elements. See when you start to unfiltering who you really are and allow your partner to get to know “the real you” that’s when it gets tricky! It’s this vulnerability of letting each other in on your struggles and your loving nature. That is what fosters and build love. Take responsibility for your own feelings; and your partner for their owns.

3. Practice presence.

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            When we focus on past events and not leaving the past in the past; we ARE NOT present with our partners/spouses. I once was so wrapped up in the activity of social media that I lost being present with my loved one. Sometimes you don’t realize that you may have a curve in your presence until it is brought to your attention. How do you respond to it? Do you acknowledge it and correct it or do you push it off as another rant? Understand it all makes a difference when someone is void in an area they were once filled! Always be mindful that someone doesn’t misses what they didn’t have to begin with. Distractions such as work, school, social media or various other activities can easily take you away from practicing and fulfilling being present with one another in your journey of “Relationship to Love.” Distractions when we are together is a fast way to invite boring and hostile into your relationship.

 

4. Focus on appreciation and gratitude rather than judging and complaining.

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          Lastly, try not to dump old baggage into a flourishing love. Old arguments, complaints, possessiveness, ungratefulness, and jealousy tend to chip good vibes that are being built. It creates a form of control that then allows distance in. We all know where distance is, it’s hard to travel back from! Don’t allow the control of pain and hurt to overcome what God ordains as a infinite love. Instead comfort each other and reassure that it is all in newness that the old is erased and forgiven. Forgiveness is key because it is for you and not the other person. If each person took the time to forgive no matter how many times you have been betrayed or hurt. It is in that “belief” or “believing” that you have hope in the change. If you don’t believe and there is a jot of doubt you will sink continuously. Doubt brings in fear and God did not give us the spirit of any fear; only hope, joy and conquering. Expressing gratitude and appreciation for your partner’s wonderful qualities that even led you to fall in love from the start will soon bring about maintaining those feelings and love you once felt and bring back the joy the devil tried to take away.

download-19     In understanding all these aspects you practice the importance of commitment, loyalty, appreciation, intimacy, passion and gratitude in a relationship. That is where relationships produce fruitful love. It is said that Doves (White doves are my favorite) find their mate for a lifetime and are symbolic for monogamy. In other words, the key to a long lasting marriage or relationship stems from not a lot of money or stability, but love, mutual trust and support. Yep, sounds about right to us too.

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Through the good and bad! Faith in your partner and what God can produce. My favorite scripture is easier said than done but is all so possible. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8; 13 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protect, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. And now abide in faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest is love. Release what is in the past and open your arms to accept what is ahead with a loving heart! Continue to  openly and joyfully love, show support, affection, attention and nurturing towards one another! Don’t be afraid love is a amazing embodiment not a shackle.

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“Innate Beauty”

Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.- 1 Peter 3:4

I have a funny humbling story today. One about the beauty of “SELF”. If you are wondering what funny has to do with innate soon you will see what I mean and the meaning behind it all. I’ve always had a liking to all things Fashion, Beauty, or Hair. The past 3 years I’ve shed the liking to those things as my inner growth and mindset progresses and rapidly changes. As I sat back and realized that all my energy went into hair, beauty and fashion; I begin to lose myself in it in a vain way that was chipping away at my attitude, humbleness and even becoming a rude person at times. I had gotten to a place where I regarded myself as above others.

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O but wait! I needed a slap in the face, or a thump on the head; and that is what I got out of life. Life ended up showing me what was more precious in life that I was on the verge of losing; my daughter and my dignity. Have you ever been in that type of place? Let’s be real…… We all have had instances where we would snug our nose at others if they were not to our liking or didn’t fit with our idea of beautiful; I’m humbly guilty of it for sure. I just turned 32 the other day on the 10th of January and I found myself surprised that I hadn’t touched a makeup bag or put on the flashy cosmetic jewelry just to “feel” like I’m somebody. Did you catch that I said “feel”? Feel is an expression from the inside, you experience a feel from an emotion or sensation of something. Well still today there are women who get a feel from the piling of makeup to the extreme to overshadow what they are still not ready to share openly. I say openly to say your flawless skin underneath that stunning makeup, or your beautiful hair braided down to your scalp under the sew in, and lastly even the beautiful curvy body God blessed you with.

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Those overlooked aspects are overshadowed by the physical bearings of what you want others to see, instead of letting the inner beautiful soul catch the eye of those around you and embrace them and encouraging them to let their own beauty shine forth. Now don’t get me wrong I like a little makeup play here and there but never ever will I let that brush over what I have to offer from within to those around me. Now here is the humbling funny part; images-46On my birthday I wanted to play in my makeup bag and put a little spice in my life….. I got dressed up, did my hair and headed to the make-up bag for a little vibrancy. After I finished I went into my daughter’s room and she screamed and jumped on me smiling. She said mom you’re beautiful and pretty. She then told me that every once in awhile she likes seeing me “painted up” on special occasions. That lead me to ask “Do I need to do it more often?” Her response was no “you’re already pretty just once in awhile will do.” That warmed my heart to know she recognizes what’s within first and what’s on the outside second. Ultimately I only painted myself with ombre lips, eye shadow, eye liner and a dash of blush; that’s it, that’s all!

In ending I want to say share your “INNATE” beauty with everyone. Innate is considered to be inborn; or natural. Let your innate self show. Bring forth your intuitive,natural, unlearned self, the original you originating in your mind. Beauty isn’t about having a pretty face. It is about having a pretty mind, pretty heart, and most importantly a beautiful soul!

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“TRAN-SI-TIONS”

What would you say transitions take the form of in your life? Is it the job change, studies change, relationship change, spiritual change, mental change or maybe even a mere physical change? We all go through these similar more often than not. Recognizing the stage of the changes you are in is what has to be clear to the mind. What bridge stage are you in currently? Ending, Neutral Zone, or Beginning? Let’s delve deeper as we breeze through what might seemingly be easier said than done but what is possible! Going through your transition with ease, confidence and clarity.

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Transition registers as the process or a period of changing from one state or condition to another; undergo or cause to undergo a process or period of transition.

images-41Change in a state of “Ending” is a hard and shaken place to be. When in a state a losing something that you may hold near and dear to you; you tend to hold onto what is in other words trying to leave. I hate to put it that way but it’s pure truth. Dealing with feelings of Anger, Fear, Shock, and sometimes even Blame can leave you with unsettling thoughts. When confronted with these; understanding that it is only a phase in life of transition that each and every person faces is the reality of it all. As stated to the left “Change is inevitable & Growth is Optional” is the choosing in oneself to stand up and work through what seems impossible.

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In one of my favorite movies Alice in the Wonderland she says something that sticks with me and everyone should wake up and believe. “Alice laughed: “There’s no use trying,” she said; “one can’t believe impossible things.” “I daresay you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen. “When I was younger, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” What “IF” you believed that you can accomplish 6 impossible things before breakfast everyday would you challenge yourself to it, or would you sit by and allow the transition to pass you by? I say transition because putting action into believing, motion into doing, and action into accomplishing is a change. You are making the IMPOSSIBLE; POSSIBLE! You have to do the WORK!images-42

Now that we have that covered let’s talk more about the “Neutral Zone”. The Uncertainty, Confusion and what if’s or shall I say Anxiety……. I know this zone all too well; because I love being in my comfort zone. Anyone who knows me know I don’t deal to well with confusion. Realizing that confusion is only what you make it. I was confronted with the confusion of religion and the uncertainty and anxiety of what others thought of my spiritual confluence. Being in that position of questioning your own integrity of spiritual growth; even self growth is a uneasy place to be but in life we are tested in many shocking ways. When you find yourself standing up for what you believe in or contesting what you no longer are uncertain of; even when it may be unclear to those around you. Sometimes the acceptance of you moving forward is deniable to those around you because they aspire for you to be where they are or not change in your own; hence the neutral zone of being in a different transitional state in your own life. Don’t be afraid of what changes are in store for you personally whether good or bad, simply embrace what is.images-7

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When you take your old goals and integrate them with new goals you are simply reinventing your old self and transitioning into a new self/beginning. Reinventing yourself after a draining loss, disagreements with family or friends, or a job loss or change can be sometimes boggling but remember it will surely be possible! Possible to pick yourself up and get it right again, possible to jump out on faith and do what you said you can do, and possible to change what they said you couldn’t. Give yourself a chance to believe in yourself so that you can in the words of my favorite TV personality Steve Harvey “JUMP”. Jump into your destiny, calling, or gift. Discern what stage you are in and confront the transition head on with your head held high and smile intact. Have faith along the way; that is your greatest tool of waging transition in your life. You dont have to be a spiritual or religious person to have faith in the wonders of what God can do; or the transitions he can bring you through.

Get the tools to get inspired, stay motivated and take action to jump into your next level of success. -Steve Harvey

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“Joyful Noise”

Joy is the Holy fire that keeps our purpose warm and our intelligence aglow -Helen Keller

images-32 Joy is a feeling of great pleasure and happiness; a great rejoice! Well today I turned 32 and I’m rejoicing over another great year of life that God has brought me through on top of. I have been through the wilderness and back and all I can fathom is how great my life is even when the down comes my way. When you are truly happy “within” yourself and the glorious path set before you by God there is nothing that  can stop you, not even the oppressor the devil in whatever form he comes in.

images-29I’ve been singing “I got the joy, joy, joy, joy down in my heart, hey….. down in my heart” since in my sleep last night and that’s how I truly feel being that blessed 32 today. Meeting my soulmate 2 years ago and us growing together along the way and building each up for the kingdom warms my soul to the depth of my being. We’ve been through a lot of things in our relationship from 3 months into it that if you would look at us you would think it could break us down and tear us apart. From death knocking at the door to our children being attacked in multiple ways. It could tarnish anyone’s spirit as it did ours. We chose to surrender it all to God and trust his will. Look around and tell me what you feel deep down inside and around you daily; because if none is JOY in the midst then let me be the first to say, that too shall pass!

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We all have seasons in our lives that make or break us and from me to you lovely don’t let the oppressor break you down by any means. That can come in the form of lifestyle choices, friends, family, career, or anything that presses your spirit in the wrong or negative manner. Take back your joy, I DID! In ending this I want to encourage you to help pull the joy out of yourselves and others. There is fullness of joy in my presence and I put a claim on that. I pray this is a blessing to someone who needs a little joy on this lovely day.

 

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Joy does not simply happen to us, We have to choose joy and keep choosing it everyday!

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“The Grace To Be Free”

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Today is another great day to be blessed and give all glory to God. What is the “Grace to be Free?” When we are in the whirlwind of life; God allows us to come to him on bended knee or worship with him to build onto that connection with him. The connection of grace would be in the form of 3 Phases. Acknowledgement, Repentance, and God’s Grace; Each phase has its own impact in it’s right time. Are you battling to be free from any form of sin, guilt, pain or bondage? Today is the day you tell that bondage to flee from your presence! All you need is God’s amazing grace to be FREE! FREE! FREE!

In this article you will connect the dots on 3 critical phases we all go through who are on this essential Christian journey. We all knock at these 3 doors daily (that’s if you’re adamant.) Going through it each and every time with eyes wide open with every single tribulation, bondage or vexed spirit. Each phase is paired with 2 defining words that helps in breezing through this commentary.

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Phase 1: ACKNOWLEDGING; MISCHIEF; REVIVAL

Phase 2: REPENTANCE; DETOXING; RENEWAL

Phase 3: GOD’S GRACE; LIBERATION; RESTORATION

Let’s get started………………..

Phase 1: (REVIVAL) Acknowledgement- Is the acceptance of the truth or existence of something.

images-2    Acknowledging to God your mischief is the first phase of beginning to be free. It’s allows you to own up to your dilemma. Your mischief could be cursing, having a harden heart, a drug or alcohol addiction, fornication, pessimism, or even being contentious. Psalm 32: 4-6 says “For day and night your hand was heavy on me; my strength was sapped as in the heat of summer. Then I acknowledged my sin to you and did not cover up my iniquity. I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord.” And you forgave the guilt of my sin. Therefore let all the faithful pray to you while you may be found; surely the rising of the mighty waters will not reach them.When you acknowledge and pin point where the problem may lie for you then it would be due diligence to you and ultimately to God our Father to carry out the next part of this phase and road to being free!

Phase 2: (RENEWAL) Repentance- The action of repenting; sincere regret or remorse.

images-26               Repentance is probably the most detoxing part of this phase. It’s the second step in this process that is both purifying and renewing. Acts 3:19-20 says Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord, and that he may send the Messiah, who has been appointed for you—even Jesus. God clearly tells us all to repent to him so that whatever may be hardening our heart or blocking our blessings can be refreshed through Christ. Our help comes from the Lord continually, constantly and consistently! Purge yourself and those inner thoughts and feelings to the Father; he promises to renew your jovial spirit and immense faith. Repenting can sometimes become hard because we are in a fleshly world where we resist doing what God wants us to do freely. The phrase “LET GO & LET GOD” refers to what you should rely on when you are resisting repentance. Declare it out loud that it is done in “The Name of Jesus”; move on to obtaining the next phase in renewing your mind, body spirit, and life.

Phase 3: (RESTORATION) God’s Grace (Grace)- Defined as the pivotal point (in Christian belief) the free and unmerited favor of God, as manifested in the salvation of sinners and the bestowal of blessings.

images-3  The 2 key factors in Grace is 1.Free and 2. Unmerited……. Whew! Do you see the beauty in those 2 definitions? Let’s take a closer look at these two first. Free is considered as without cost or payment; or not physically restrained, obstructed, or fixed. Unmerited is not deserved or merited. With these two aspects receiving God’s grace is a feeling of major liberation throughout your life. Liberation from what WAS and honing into WHAT’S NEXT? 2 Corinthians 12: 8-9 vividly paints the picture of how God views grace for his children. Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. You can’t perfect what God gives us freely and unmerited because we do so much to disappoint and transgress against his love. His love is so, so tangible that it is impossible to replace. I myself have failed miserably at getting through this process with ease or even with the wisdom God instilled in me; but I had to learn the lesson that he forgives those who come to him with a contrite heart and I’m human and I make mistakes just like anyone else. My life as well as yours is another testimony to what God continues to produce in our lives. The fruit of his Holy Spirit. That my friends is God’s Grace to be Free!

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