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Will You Keep Holding My Hand

 

Will You Keep Holding My Hand?

When I am inconsolable and caved in,

Will you help me through tomorrow?

When I am gravid with words unsaid and my silence is loud,

Will you still understand?

Will you keep holding my hand?

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When I am delusional, senile, disoriented or emotional,

Will you make the best decision for me or will you choose the convenient one?

When you are mad, unappreciated and worn out,

Will you let the insolent fate take me away from you?

Will you keep holding my hand?

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Pray For Others

 

You have the ability to help someone else reach their destination. There people God has put in your life to lift them up. When you reach out to another you are sowing a seed for God to bless you. “Galatians 6; 2 says, Bear one another’s burdens.” Life can be heavy sometimes!!! We were not created to carry the burden on our own.  When we pray for others we lighten the load.

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Every time you pray, you not only tell someone you are in their corner cheering them on but also great things happen. Ask God to protect them, strengthen them, make their paths straight, bless and guard their dreams and plans. Your prayer may heal a child that is hurting, it may give someone who is tired another chance to life, it may be the reason someone afford a smile today.

When you pray things change, God is working behind the scenes. You don’t have to tell people that you are praying for them, just stand in the gap, be the warrior who covers them when they are down. None of us got where we are on our own; someone out there prayed for us, made positive remarks about us jokingly or in the heat of the moment, prophesied about you or held our hand.

We are blessed to be blessings.

 

Love

I always rolled my eyes so hard whenever I heard silly lyrics like “Too much love will kill you” that at times I would worry that one fateful day they will get stuck in the sockets, until I actually fell in love.

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You see, I am not into long-term relationships but for some reason I wasn’t about to let this one go. I gave it all the love, time and attention. Little did I know that this TLC would be the death of it; the leaves were droopy and the stem looked dry!

I shared my frustration with the co-owner who explained that the roots were rotting. Poor thing needed 1-2 ice cubes a week and here I was drowning it in half a glass of water every morning.

Now I know for sure, too much love can kill plants!

Hang in There

 

The timing of the Lord defies human reason. To those of you whose dreams have been denied thus far in life, hang on. To those whose past is unredeemable, keep standing strong. To those to whom the future looks blank and empty, do not roll over and die.

Whoever you are, whatever your situation, do not give up. Do not stop short of the Lord’s plan for your life. You may be stuck in a rut today but one touch of God in your life can bring unspeakable joy.

Naomi was a bitter woman, Ruth 1-4. In fact she said, “Do not call me Naomi (which means my joy) call me Mara (which means bitterness). I went out full but the Lord has brought me home again empty” Naomi started out a young wife, she had everything. But at the end of the day she had nothing.

She lost her husband and two sons but rediscovered her purpose and recycled her life and look what happened! She nursed her grandson Obed the father of Jesse and Jesse was the father of David.images-11How could Naomi have known that Obed would be an ancestor of the Messiah? How would she have known that her legacy would outlive her by thousands of years? No doubt Naomi knew discouragement well, no doubt there were times she wanted to roll over and die. But if she had given into the temptation to give up, she would have stopped short of God’s restoration. She would have died bitter without having tasted joy.

It’s hard to believe the best is yet to come when you are between a rock and a hard place. But hang in there, the best is yet to come.

cc: Inspired by Woman Thou Art Loosed

Pain

Pain, You just cannot write it off.

You just hope the thing that caused it just goes away , and you heal.

There are no easy answer, you just breath in and out and wait for it to subside.

Pain, You just have to fight through

Because the truth is you cannot out-run it, and life always makes more

GA

What is your favorite Martin Luther King Quote?

Here is to all the people who have bend their backs so that that their own can walk straight 🍻🍸🍹. You are our unsang heroes!!

There are people who; if they paddled canoes to reach their destination, they would rather see you swim to the finish line, wading off aligators, crocodiles and other vultures to prove the weight of every swirl they made.
But you my friends, you are exceptional. If your responsibility was to harvest plants, you would rather that your own start with packing or transportation so that they don’t bleed from the thorns.
You are living testimonies of one of my favorite quotes “WE BURY SO OTHERS DON’T HAVE TO BURY”



Happy Martin Luther King Day
What is your favorite Martin Luther King Quote?​

The Blessing

As parents you have the ability to impact your children like no one else can. Without your approval and validation, the child will feel a void. Every child needs the blessing of their parents. Many adults suffer today from self-esteem, working all the time, trying to prove that they are good enough, all because of their parents lack of affirmation.

The parents never told them, “I am proud of you”. They are struggling to measure up to gain this approval especially from their fathers. Parents have the ability to give their children something no one else can. Other people may tell them how special they are, but when you tell them it carries a whole new weight.

As a parent you have the God-given authority to bless your child. Every time you say i am proud of you, i love you, you are beautiful, God releases strength, value, confidence, security. Those are not just nice words. It’s what the scripture calls the blessing. You are propelling your child towards their destiny.

With our busy lives, its easy to be side tracked, or to be at odds with our children, we tell ourselves that when i get extra time on my hands i will spend time with them, when they straighten up i will be nicer, or you automatically believe they know you are proud of them because you told them five years back, but they need to hear it again and again.

Don’t withhold your love, your blessing your affection. You may not have received this from your parents; they were not there when you were growing up, or may be they were there but all they did was correct you, tell you what you are doing wrong, they didn’t show you affection, make you feel valuable don’t let that negative cycle get past to the next generation.

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You can be the difference maker, you can set a new standard. Start blessing your children. Start calling out their seeds of greatness, telling them what they can become, prophesying their future. Let them know you are their number one fan.

Without your blessing, your children will struggle in areas they didn’t have to struggle in. There is a reason people are insecure, promiscuous, overly competitive, many time the root cause may be traced back to never getting affirmation from their parents. It’s not too late to reach out as parent. Your validation of your child’s accomplishments, milestones, could be the turning point in their lives. It can put an end to the issues they have been dealing with. It can bring a wholeness in their lives.

A parent holds a blessing that is a strategic piece to our puzzle. There is a reason people are secure, confident, valuable, it has a lot to do with the blessing of their parents. If a young lady doesn’t get affection from her father, she will go on looking for it from other men. It’s from the fathers that little girls draw a benchmark of what love is. They all look at them as their heroes who can do right about anything. They will let other men treat them the way you treated them. They no doubt experience their mother’s love but you are their first boyfriend. It all starts with you. It is all going to be compared to the love you show her.

That is why as fathers, you not only have to treat your wives with honor and respect but you also have to treat your daughters as queens. You are setting the tone for how she will allow other people to treat her. If you are harsh, rude, condescending, you are selling her mediocrity.

Let us set a legacy. This is what you are passing down, more than your money, your values, your principles. That is what is going to live on. Model excellence, model integrity. give your children a blessing, let them know that they were made in the image of God, that they have seeds of greatness in the inside.

J Osteen