a heavy love

Love. Such a loaded word. Such a passionate word. A word that is said without thought. A word that is taken for granted it is thrown around, abused, and trampled on. Takes a beating and still loves on. It embraces our weaknesses, tears, and faults. Picks us up and dusts us off. Forgives us of our wrongs. Then wipes the slate clean like it was dust free all along. Love journeys with us as we walk this life. Blocking the things that causes wounds. It takes the hit instead. Causing our bodies to remain free of the lashes. Love frees, heals, and delivers. Love defeated death so we could live. Defeated the enemy so we could live victoriously. Bared the cross on Calvary so we could live blamelessly. Love knows us deeply. It flows to the inner most parts ans stays there. Causing our hearts and desires to shift. giving us a face lift. Because its impossible not to smile when you experience pure joy. Love has a way of keeping you wanting more. Its an addiction that doesn’t give you the shakes. A high that doesn’t have a low. Tracks marks are left on you heart and soul. It will leave people wondering how you stay sane and happy in the midst of turmoil. Love is pure. Love fresh. Love is inviting. Love is giving. Love is forgiving. Love curbs my appetite from imitations. It shows me my worth and why life is worth living. Love guards my life and causes it to stay on course. Not wavering, but standing firm. Love tackles my enemies and brings them to their knees. Causing them to surrender and leave. One way they came, seven they will flee. Think twice before coming for me. I have love on my side, back, and front. I have the luxury of calling and its there to hunt. Ready to fill me with more and filter out what isn’t needed. It keeps me from feeling depleted. Love is genuine. Love is strength. Love is power. Love is gracious. love is mighty. Love is faithful. Love is healing. Love is worthy. Love is patient. Love is kind. Love is trusting. Love is selfless. Love hopes. Love perseveres. Love is fail proof. This love I speak about is Jesus. Know Jesus and know love.

Slaves to a social scam (Who Are You?)

Who are you?
A person that is defined by the clothes you wear?
The latest car, latest watch, the style of your hair?
The fact that the world glorifies outward appearance is sad.
We are rated and categorized based on how well we perk our lips, raise our brow, and [snap]
You pause…
“Like”
“Like. Like. Like.”
“Like. Like. Like. Like. Like. Like”
Pops up on your screen.
You smile because this temporally raised your self esteem.
Don’t you know your worth?
Don’t you know you are a gem?
We have become slaves to a social scam.
We say “I don’t care what people think’…but are constantly worrying about what people think.
When will we realize the worlds opinion doesn’t matter.
How you feel about yourself when you look in the mirror is the only opinion that really matters.
Run away from the facade society created.
There’s more to you then the short skirt and heels.
Pick up your head, smile, and learn to love you.
You’ll never be happy if you wait for the validation of others.
You, my dear, are wonderfully and fearfully made.
You were created in Gods image.
Let me say that again….
YOU ARE WONDERFULLY AND FEARFULLY MADE.
YOU WERE CREATED IN GODS IMAGE!
The more you say it, the more you’ll believe it.
The more you believe it, the more you’ll see it.
So, Who are You?
YOU ARE a winner!
YOU ARE an overcomer!
YOU ARE a success!
YOU ARE beautiful!
YOU ARE smart!
YOU ARE a gem!
YOU ARE unique!
YOU ARE one of a kind!
YOU ARE more than a conqueror!
YOU ARE extraordinary!
YOU ARE an achiever!
YOU ARE fabulous!
YOU ARE dope!
YOU ARE kind!
YOU ARE fearless!
YOU ARE worth it!
YOU ARE worth loving!
YOU ARE more than enough!
YOU ARE destined for greatness!
YOU ARE fearfully and wonderfully made!
YOU ARE Gods masterpiece!

W H O A R E Y O U ? ?

#OperationMe

 

 

 

Music to His ears

​I will sing a new song to you, my God; on the ten-stringed lyre I will make music to you,(Psalm 144:9 NIV)


I will make sweet music to You.

With every word spoken,

With every smile given,

With every key stroke,

With every sacrifice,

I will make sweet music to You.

When I’m walking in the street,

When I’m posting a new tweet,

When im dancing to a beat,

I will make sweet music to You.

When it’s tough to deal with family,

When no one wants to be near me,

When my heart is aching,

I will make sweet music to You. 

I will live a life that is pleasing to You, oh Lord. I am Your hands and feet. I am Your song. I will make sweet music to You. 

whats on your mind?

As I grew up, there were certain songs I wasn’t allowed to listen to.  I didn’t understand why my parents were “torturing” me.  I knew why I couldn’t party “to the break of dawn”, but what was wrong with me listening to rap and r&b? All of my friends listened to it, therefore I just HAD to do the same. Little did I know, my parents knew just a little more than I did.  Who would’ve thought. lol.  To think they had more wisdom than I, a know it all teenager.

It wasn’t until I grew in my relationship with Christ that I gained an understanding of why I need to protect my ear gate…my spirit.  I’ll be the first to say that I’m that person who loves a good beat.  That moment you are listening to a song with a dope beat that causes you to make an “ugly face” and bop your head is gold. But there comes a time when we have to look past the beat and listen to the lyrics.

Since God placed this on my heart, I took a moment to reevaluate all of the music I listened to. How did the song make me feel? Who did I think about while listening to the song? There’s this one song, by a gospel artist, that didn’t lead me to Christ at all.  When I listened to it, it condoned my carnal thinking.   It didn’t connect me to Christ in any way. It didn’t challenge me to strengthen my walk with Him at all.  Have you taken a moment to listen to the lyrics of your favorite artist? Yes even your favorite gospel artist? I recommend you do. Half of these artist aren’t even mentioning the name of Jesus Christ anymore, nor pointing to Him in any way.  Let’s be mindful of what we put in our system.

Suggested Reads:

James 1:14-15

Philippians 4:8-9

Luke 6:44

Romans 12:2

Proverbs 4:7

 


 

If you’re reading this and you don’t know Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior, there’s no better time like the present to invite Him into your heart and life. If you’d like to do this now, genuinely and sincerely pray this prayer…

Lord Jesus,
I truly believe that You are the Son of God. I confess that I have sinned against You and cannot save myself. Please forgive my wrongdoing and let me live in a relationship with You from now on. I receive You as my personal Savior and believe that You have died for my sins, was resurrected from the dead and are alive and can hear my prayers. I invite You to rule in my life and in my heart from this day forward. Help me to live a life that is pleasing to You. Thank You for saving me.
In Jesus’ name,
Amen.