Saturday, July 23, 2016

More Than

Even on your best days you can be overwhelmed with the craziness. Remember, you are more than conquerors. Whew! That is deep. Donald Lawrence asks in his song, "Is there no king in you?" Royalty - that is who you are. Take deep breaths and walk in your true identity. Don't let the stupidity get you down. Get the junk out. Lament it. Release, and recognize your restoration. Enough for now.

Your Regalness

I find it interesting that in this place in time there are those that attempt to make me jump through unnecessary hoops for something I desire. Let me unpack that. As a person of color in America, there is always one more "t" that must be crossed or one more "i" that needs to be dotted. But there comes a time when one must realize that you are who you are without the weight that others want to impose. That time for me came long ago. I am who I am because of whose I am- yeah that was bad English. I am who I am because I am a daughter of The King. And I walk in that identity. Yes, others may not understand who I am, but I do.

What does it say for you? Oh please recognize that you are bigger than, you are more important, you are valued, you are God's Beloved: and what God has for you is for you- no hoops attached. Others may not understand who you are. That is their problem, not yours. Walk in the reality, the regalness of your royal identity. Recognize and walk, do not limp, into your destiny. enough for now.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

The Peace

The peace of trusting in and relying on God will take you where you cannot imagine. enough for now.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Speak Jeremiah

I had an awesome conversation with my only son yesterday. We talk often, but this talk was under the oppression the nation is facing. I have one son and three grandsons, nephews, brother in law, cousins. Black men. And yes, I'm tired. My heart aches for my people, for the ignorance of people. But my son brought me back. He shared the scripture he stands on. He just said the number - I knew the passage- and I cried. Jeremiah 29:11. You see, that is one of my scriptures and I realized that I had allowed my humanness to get in the way of knowing what I know, and that is GOD IS! Marq said something else - that it does not matter - because of Jeremiah 29:11. Come on! 

That brought to my memory my second trip to Israel, I had a student tell me that her adult daughter was afraid she would die on the trip. I told her she's going to die somewhere. Oh true. The truth is- no one wants to die, much less in a cruel way. But we will die, we don't live forever. And knowing and knowing and walking in Jeremiah 29:11, (or any other passage you stand on), can bring you peace.

I rested with this passage and I am so at peace now. God has this thing. On, yes, we say, "Get home safely," yes, we tale precautions. Oh, but we will, "Get Home Safely!"

My prayer is for the healing of hearts, the resolution of hurts, the resolve to trust God and follow God's will for your life. You see, there is a plan. Read Jeremiah 29:11-13. Let the words permeate your spirit. For now, "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope" (Jer. 29:11). enough for now.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Hold on to Your Joy

There comes a time when the ache is so great that one must lament. I ache over the senseless killings, the absolute ignorance of too many people. I lament because I don't want this heartache to eat me up. I am clear, you have to lament in order to keep a clear head. Don't let anything take your joy. enough for now.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Your Newness

Oh to be free! To realize the awesomeness of your life. To know how precious you are to God. And then to walk in that. It is freeing. It releases you from you. You can walk in your freedom, in your uniqueness. You can. Start today. Look at your blessing of life and then thank God for that. Then keep on thanking Him. Thank Him that you can see, you can read this. Start with those things you don;t think about. I think you will see that you have so much more than you know. Then look at those things which bind you in a different light. What do you see? Cool, isn't it?  Go ahead, celebrate your freedom, your newness and start walking in that. enough for now.

Friday, July 1, 2016

It Does You No Good.

This time we have is so precious. We cannot afford a precious moment to be lost by Unforgiveness or bitterness. Either of these will destroy. Take time today to get the junk out. Lament it and let it go. It does you no good. enough for now.