You’re Closer than Ever!

clockIt’s been a while since I blogged and now that I have the desire again, my laptop is a mess and I don’t have internet. But I can always get the internet, it’s just that I need a new laptop. But I just had to blog today. You see God is up to something miraculous and I am so excited I can barely stand it!

I see the hand of God moving and pointing me in the direction of some things and honestly it’s so amazing that I have had to stop talking about it. Let me share this with you. When God starts working in a supernatural way, you may have to keep your mouth shut!

I shared some things with a good friend and my brother and the lady I live with and I see that it’s just not for them. Though they have all been previously supportive in the past, that has changed. But I am not offended. God showed me that I was talking too much and that what He has brought me to is ONLY for me. Lesson learned. And honestly, this is just another sign to me that I am closer than I have ever been before.

Someone may need to be encouraged today. First I want to say no matter how long you have been waiting, when your set time comes, nothing or no one can stop God’s promise. Also, spend time with God and hear what He is saying and don’t share it. What you hear is for you alone and though you may want to take you best friend, your mom and your family along, you can’t! What God has for you is for YOU! They will have to see it when it happens.

I’m loving the secrets that I have with God now. He took me through the process to get here and it’s just God and me. When you get to that place, just know, your blessing is right around the corner!

Psalm 102:13

New International Version (NIV)

13 You will arise and have compassion on Zion,
    for it is time to show favor to her;
    the appointed time has come.

 

Lessons From a Needy Cat

CAM00045As my regular readers know, I’ve shared that I am living with two cats. Well the younger cat seems to have fallen in love with me. lol I can’t move without that cat following me. He is only a year old and my nickname for him is “baby cat”.  I even made up a song for him. But his name is Buddy. He is really very spoiled and if you give him attention he just wants more.

I’m not an animal lover. I realize that. As much as I love this funny little quirky cat, I know I could move away and not think twice about him, other than having nice memories of when I lived with Buddy the cat. I am still allergic, but I seem to have developed a bit of an immunity as long as I wash my hands after petting him. I’ve thought about taking him when I move, but then I think again and I know I won’t. Sorry to all the animal lovers, but it’s the truth.The one thing I have learned about myself is that I’m not an animal lover.

This little cat is so needy at times. This morning I woke up and was making my smoothie for breakfast and he came in the kitchen and rubbed up against me as he usually does. It’s the cutest thing. And then after he rubs up against me he will do it again. But this morning he laid his head on my slipper and just recently he has started licking my feet. Tell me this cat isn’t nuts about me?? lol He doesn’t even do that to his owner.

I think there is a lesson to be learned from this cat. Sometimes we will have needy people in our lives and we have to give them the love and attention they need, even if we don’t feel like it at times. But unlike humans, Buddy doesn’t go looking for love in other places.  He keeps coming to me every day without fail. ;-) And that makes ALL the difference in the world.

John 15:12

New International Version (NIV)

12 My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.

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Sistahs! Raise The Bar And Your Standards [Original]

Originally posted on Praise 103.9:

Sistahs

Every couple we see at a wedding and every love story we see in the movies reminds us that loving someone and being loved are the most important elements in life.  However, the journey that gets us to and keeps us in that love can be challenging.

A good way to start your journey is with standards!  Once you set the standard for loving yourself, you should never lower the bar to get love!  I know it’s easier said than done, because most people look forward to having someone to share their life.  But the great thing about this life is you can have it like you want it!

Here are some tips for Raising the bar and your standards…

There is a time to say YES and a time to say NO!

  • No we can’t have sex before marriage and Yes you need to have a job!

Don’t be afraid…

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Originally posted on Living Simply In Abundance:

Jeremiah 29:11 NIV
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord , “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

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……… Lord, we are not our own. We have been bought with a price. You alone know what’s best for us. Write Your story on our hearts.

Blank canvas. Clean, white and without markings. To the natural eye, we can fill it with what we think is suitable and to our liking. With God, it’s limitless and far beyond our imagination what plans He has in store for us. The Creator of the heavens and earth, the Father of lights pours down immeasurable gifts upon us. His mercy. His grace. His favor.

James 1:17-18 NKJV
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is…

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Love Series: About Cheating

Mary-Mary-Tina-Teddy-CampbellThe internet is abuzz with talk of Gospel Singer Tina Campbell’s (Mary Mary) husbands admission of cheating with countless woman. Award winning group Mary Mary have a reality show on WETV and Facebook and Twitter are weighing in on whether or not she should take her husband back.

At first when I heard about it and read her story in Ebony magazine, I admired her courage to try to mend her marriage. Like Tina, I believe that infidelity does not necessarily mean the end of a marriage. I know plenty of couples who have gone through it and are still together to this day. But later more details emerged and it was soon learned that Tina’s husband was unfaithful with a “friend” of the family. Hmmm, that stings…but maybe still they can work it out. After all they have 4 children together.

But the truth has come out that there were several woman and that is when I started thinking differently. Last night (on the show) when Teddy Campbell allowed his wife to believe that things were mending and that it was only one affair I had to change my opinion. I watched the show as Tina’s husband admitted to his brother-in-law that there had been “countless affairs”. Not to insult anyone’s intelligence, but countless means, too numerous to count. That means he lost count which to me sounds like a sexual addiction.

No matter what you think about reality TV, Christians etc, this is definitely an education for the masses. I am shocked at the number of Christians who speak of forgiveness and staying married in a situation like this. Forgiveness is one thing, but staying married is another. It also shows how little Christians know about scripture. One reason for ending a marriage is adultery. And yes, God hates divorce, but when a Christian man cheats “through half of his wifes pregnancies” with women too numerous to count, this is the time to end the marriage. And trust me, I am not a pro-divorce person.

I say this because this man has been irresponsible and has subjected the mother of his children to not only humiliation, but also disease. It’s so sad to see.

Tina’s has spoken out and said she takes full responsibility for her contribution to the problems in the marriage, but no such statement has been given by her husband. Also, when she made the statement I don’t think she knew the extent of her husbands infidelity.

I started thinking long and hard about this subject and started praying for my future mate. I am asking God to uproot any propensity toward adultery out of his spirit NOW. Once he knows the will of God concerning us, it’s time to reel it in. And if he can’t do it, I pray God give him the lesson of all lessons. Like this Pastor’s wife once did, She prayed against adultery in her marriage and just when her husband was about to meet with a woman to cheat, HE GOT STRUCK BY LIGHTENING. lol True story. Needless to say, he has NEVER been unfaithful. Yes, I’m praying for lightening. lol

I’ve been hearing a lot about cheating lately. Once you are married, engaged or even God’s will has been revealed, if you go in another direction you are cheating. Don’t test God because if you do, there will always be consequences.

Matthew 5:32

New International Version (NIV)

32 But I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, makes her the victim of adultery, and anyone who marries a divorced woman commits adultery.

Matthew 5:27-28

New International Version (NIV)

Adultery

27 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’[a] 28 But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

 

 

God Is Not Dead The Special Message

Originally posted on Praise 104.7:

The biggest surprise this weekend at the box office was not the success of ?Divergent,? which was widely expected to be the far-and-away frontrunner (and was, with an estimated $55.0 million). Nor was it the weak opening of ?Muppets Most Wanted? (debuting at No. 2, with an estimated $16.5 million). Rather, it was the movie that opened in fifth place, ?God?s Not Dead.?

Unlike the two big-budget movies at the top, both of which opened on more than 3,200 screens, ?God?s Not Dead? was released by the small independent distributor Freestyle on just 780 screens, and yet the star-free picture (unless you count 1990s TV hunks Kevin Sorbo and Dean Cain as big stars) earned an estimated $8.6 million, averaging a healthy $10,979 per screen. (?Divergent? averaged $14,228, while ?Muppets? averaged just $5,170.) Most notably, ?God?s Not Dead? was an explicitly Christian-themed movie, of the sort that usually top out…

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