Friday, November 30, 2007

Know and Tell Friday!

Here is a great new meme which began last Friday by a Woman of God under the blog title (To Know Him), this is a great way for us to get to know each other. I am excited about it.

Here are my answers to today's questions.

1.What scares you? Scary movies and scary dreams. I don't watch scary movies anymore, thank God. There was a pattern in my life many years ago and it took me a while to see that every time I watched something scary I would have a scary dream. It was always the same dream. I would be running for my life and then the thing that was chasing after me would catch me and when I tried to scream for help nothing would come out. I would wake up right away feeling awful and afraid because I was so terrified that I lost my voice and I couldn't scream for help. After much prayer and seeking God about it He revealed to me that I was giving the enemy (evil spirits) an entrance into my spirit. I am very sensitive when it comes to things like that. Ever since that time -- which is about 4 or 5 years ago I stopped watching any kind of scary shows or movies.

2. Coke or Pepsi (Diet counts)?I do not like Coke or Pepsi. I like Sprite.

3. I would love to try... being away for 40 days and 40 nights by myself in the mountains somewhere peaceful and quiet. Just me and my Savior, no television, no phone, no interruptions.

Bonus Question:

4. Spiritually speaking, do you have a Quiet Time? If so, where, when, and how long have you had one? If not, what is stopping you from having a Quiet time? (Quiet time is defined as time alone with God. It can consist of praying, reading God's word, and worship among many other things).

Ummm... I must say that I agree with you on this one. Definitely not as consistent as I should be with it. I am not very happy with myself about it. But at the same time I don't beat myself up about it either. Because that won't change anything. I know what I must do and that is I must go into serious praying and fasting and reading the Word for about 28 days straight -- that I may develop this habit of spending consistent quality, personal, and loving time with my best Friend. I truly miss it! One major distraction for me is my environment. Our home was under construction and was just finished today. However there are still many things out of order in my environment which makes it very difficult to find a comfortable peaceful place to spend time with my Father. But everything is coming together and so I believe within a month or less I should be on track with daily quiet time with God. Amen! Amen!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Wordless Wednesday

This picture was taken while the children were dancing to the theme song for Maya and Miguel.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Listen To Your Heart!

I pray this will minister to many and keep them from doing the wrong thing.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

This website was featured on the news last night and I am so happy that I saw the news. I truly thank God for this new website called God Tube. Please check it out . It is very uplifting. It is so good to know that there are websites out there that is family friendly. Here are two videos that I was blessed by. I hope they will bless you also. Let me know what you all think.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Words Of Wisdom To Live By

I love wisdom and the understanding. I love to read words of wisdom. I love to live according to wisdom. One of the best ways to live a smart and prosperous life is to live by wisdom. I think there is a big lie out there which states that you have to mess up in order to learn how not to live. That is not true! I believe some of us that want to do the wrong thing use that for an excuse to do the wrong thing or live the wrong way or just to satisfy our own selfish/wrong desires, motives and intentions. The Word of God is always true and these are just a few scriptures about wisdom. There are many more you can read throughout the entire Bible.

"The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, But fools despise wisdom and instruction."

(Proverbs 1:7)

"Happy is the man who finds wisdom, And the man who gains understanding;..."
(Proverbs 3:13)

Get wisdom! Get understanding! Do not forget, nor turn away from the words of my mouth.
(Proverbs 4:5)

Wisdom is the principal thing; Therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding.
(Proverbs 4:7)

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.
(James 1:5)

So with that said these words of wisdom and quotes that I will share from time to time will be for those who want to live their life according to wisdom. I hope you will enjoy them, be encouraged by them, be challenged by them and share them with someone else.

Words of Wisdom taken from Rev. Run's book:

" You must learn how to give before you can receive. Just as in nature, when earth gives forth its bounty, it gives seeds for the next season. We must learn to plant seeds for our harvest of health, happiness, love, success, and prosperity."


Remember in all your getting (wisdom) get understanding. Wisdom is knoweldge applied correctly in other words it is the correct application of knowledge. We can know many things but until we know the correct way to apply it -- it's only use-less knowlege. What good is knowledge if you don't use it. When you understand wisdom then you will be able to apply it correctly to your life.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Thanksgiving Day!

Well, I had a great Thanksgiving Day. The food was great and the fellowship with my family and friends was really good. As you can see the children had a wonderful time. They were watching movies, singing, dancing and playing -- they had a ball. Some adults were more engaged in deep political and controversal debates -- it was quite interesting. The other adults were watching Shrek the Third and Ratatouille ( none of which I have seen). However, I will be watching Shrek the Third for the first time as soon as I am finished writing this post. Thanksgiving is great but the clean-up time is no fun because after you have finished eating, talking, laughing and watching t.v. --- all your body wants to do is sleep. But we know that we can't sleep just yet because we want to be able to eat leftovers the next day and we must put the food away. By the way I think that Thanksgiving leftovers are the best -- especially the kind of meal we make. We have an American slash Jamaican style Thanksgiving Feast and it is absolutely delicious. I hope everyone had a great feast and fellowship with their family as I did. I truly thank God for blessing us so much and that we were able to have the feast that we did and the fellowship -- it was all good. Thank You for Father for blessing me!
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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Saturday, November 10, 2007

"I AM.. Online Bible Study."

I came across this online Bible study and so far it has blessed me -- just to read it and now I would like to participate in it and I pray that it will be a blessing to others who visit the website by clicking the link above or by reading my responses to the questions. Thank you Lisa and may God continue to bless and keep you and your family."
Lesson 1:
Just In Time
Acts 7:17-20
(to see the complete reading click on picture above on the side)
1. Are there any circumstances or relationships in your life where you can see God has intentionally placed you? What do you perceive may be at stake if you do or do not speak out for Him? Yes, there are relationships and circumstances that I believe God has intentionally placed me in and around. I believe that just as everything God has created has a purpose. I am here for a purpose and everything I do or say must be done for God's Glory. I perceive that if I don't speak out for Him especially if He has placed it upon my heart to do so then I won't be obedient to Him.
(1 Samuel 15:22) So Samuel said: "Has the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, As in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, And to heed than the fat of rams. Obeying God and His Word is very important to me as there are positive consequences for obedience -- there are also negative consequences for disobedience. I would much rather obey and be a blessing to others (whether they like it or not is not my concern). I must do the will of my Father.
2. Can you honestly describe yourself as a woman with a 'yes' in her spirit? If not, what keeps you from this? Yes, I can honestly say that I am a woman with a yes to God in her spirit. Most recently that yes has become a strong and steady one. In the past it has been difficult and a challenge at time because I struggled with a spirit of fear and intimidation. But thanks be to God for He has given me victory over that. I am no longer intimated. God has made me free in that area of my life. This deliverance came about by facing certain circumstances and situations in my life and I just had to confront them with boldness and not hold back or run away from them. I thank God for this freedom because now I can be more available to Him and for Him to use me for His Glory.
3. Do you recognize any circumstances in your life which could be described as an 'unrecurring event'? Have you ever said 'no' to one and watched God use someone else instead? Yes, I can remember one event that occurred over a year ago. I was asked to do a praise dance at an annual church event. I think at that time I was overwhelmed with my job and so I turned it down. I attended the event and watched God used another person to minister in dance at the event. I have learned that even when we want to say yes that certain situations or circumstances in our lives may blindside us and cause us to miss a God-given opportunity.
4. Are you in an emotionally and spiritually healthy place? If yes, how are you using this freedom to minister to others? If no, what do you feel is holding you in your Egypt? I would say that right now I need to work on being in a healthy place emotionally. What is holding me back is my thoughts in regards to this situation that I am dealing with right now. That can really wear on you especially for the fact that I feel it is not completely my fault and I am trying to work it out but I am not getting the cooperation that I think is needed in order to resolve this issue (on-going issue for almost 6 years). So because of that I had to take drastic measures and within a week or two, I believe it will work out and then I can be more at peace and get some things in order.
Spiritually I would say that I am doing alright but I want to be much much better. Yes I can minister to others but I want to be fully equipped in every way so I may be 100% available for God to do what He wants to do through me. I don't want to be half way there. And really my major area of change is consistency. I need to be consistent on a daily basis with my devotional times with God. My prayer and I hope you will pray for me in this area is to be consistent in times of prayer, reading the word, exercising my faith (being a doer of the word at all times, and trusting God in all things at all times) and finally fasting. I need to be consistent in setting apart times of complete and total consecration to the Lord by denying myself of physical food and entertainment --- to feasting on the Word of God, seeking Him with all my heart, mind, soul and body (everything within me) and being in His presence. Also so that I may get to know Him better and hear Him more clearly.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

A Very Interesting Prayer!

Why Did You Make Me Black Lord
Lord .. Why did you make me black?
Why did you make someone
the world would hold back?

Black is the color of dirty clothes,
of grimy hands and feet...
Black is the color of darkness,
of tired beaten streets...

Why did you give me thick lips,
a broad nose and kinky hair?
Why did you create someone
who receives the hated stare?

Black is the color of the bruised eye
when someone gets hurt...
Black is the color of darkness,
black is the color of dirt.

Why is my bone structure so thick,
my hips and cheeks so high?
Why are my eyes brown,
and not the color of the sky?

Why do people think I'm useless?
How come I feel so used?
Why do people see my skin
and think I should be abused?
Lord, I just don't understand...
What is it about my skin?
Why is it some people want to hate me
and not know the person within?

Black is what people are "Labeled"
when others want to keep them away...
Black is the color of shadows cast...
Black is the end of the day.

Lord you know my own people mistreat me,
and you know this just ain't right...
They don't like my hair, they don't like my
skin, as they say I'm too dark or too light!

Lord, don't you think
it's time to make a change?
Why don't you redo creation
and make everyone the same?

God's Reply:

Why did I make you black? Why did I make you black?

I made you in the color of coal
from which beautiful diamonds are formed...
I made you in the color of oil,
the black gold which keeps people warm.

Your color is the same as the rich dark soil
that grows the food you need...
Your color is the same as the black stallion and
panther, Oh what majestic creatures indeed!

All colors of the heavenly rainbow
can be found throughout every nation...
When all these colors are blended,
you become my greatest creation!

Your hair is the texture of lamb's wool,
such a beautiful creature is he...
I am the shepherd who watches them,
I will ALWAYS watch over thee!

You are the color of the midnight sky,
I put star glitter in your eyes...
There's a beautiful smile hidden behind your pain...
That's why your cheeks are so high!

You are the color of dark clouds
from the hurricanes I create in September...
I made your lips so full and thick,
so when you kiss...they will remember!

Your stature is strong,
your bone structure thick to withstand the
burden of time...
The reflection you see in the mirror,
that image that looks back, that is MINE!

So get off your knees,
look in the mirror and tell me what you see?
I didn't make you in the image of darkness...
I made you in the image of ME!

Wordless Wednesday!

My brand new baby niece. Isn't she cute?!?