Tuesday, December 8, 2009

LIFT UP YOUR HEAD!

"But thou O Lord are a shield for me, my Glory the lifter up of mine head" Psalm 3:3

What a precious promise to stand on my sisters. If you are a naturally confident womam, this may not be for you. If your head has been bowed down by circumstances remember that the Lord is our Shield and Buckler. He holds us. He sustains us. He keeps us. Thank you Lord!

The cares of this world, and our insecurities, can cause us to bow our heads if we allow them to. Confess, that there is nothing to hard for God. He will be with us in famine and in plenty. We shall not be afraid of the terrors by night or the arrows that fly by day. You know arrows are meant to harm you. Arrows can be low self-esteem, the loss of income, loss of a relationship, a health issue, and so many other things. But the Greater One said. "Fear Not" Say it by faith. Let the King of Glory come in! He's worthy, Hallelujah He's worthy!

I am above all and in all saith the Lord. I am your rear guard. Nothing will by any means harm you. I am with you till the end of this age. Allow me to be your dwelling place. There is peace in my presence and fullness of joy. I can handle it all, give it to me! I am with you in the desolate place, I make a river in the desert. I bind up wounds, I heal broken hearts, I set the captives free! Don't apologize for being my child, I know you in your inward parts. There is a place beside me.

Friday, December 4, 2009

THE IN BETWEEN TIME

Girls,what are most of us going to do between now and December 25th. Shop, say it with me SSSHHHOOOPPP!!!! Say it slowly. Seriously, it may be a good time to evaluate things like how you are spending your time. I am taking some time to read a few things that will help my future. There is something about middle age, that will make us speed it up a bit. I am reading financial stuff, things to inspire me to "get out of the box." Anything we want to do takes practice. Many of us did not grow up with a built in support system. Many of us did not have the greatest examples, but we serve a great God.

There is nothing wrong with improving yourself, because at the end of the day, others will benefit from your hard work. All of us start from somewhere, some of us had a little more to start with than others, but still we have a great God.

Pray this prayer,

Father God,

I thank you and praise you, You are my God, my refuge and strength.
Lord you saw my beginning, I am trusting you for a great ending.
Lord you said the diligent hand will be made fat,
Lord I put hands to do all I can to be a blessing in words, actions, and deeds.
I see needs and meet them,
I put my hands to do all that you have commanded.
I trust you to see the provisions you have made.
When I pray Lord I know you hear me.
Change Me, O God
I want to be your vessel, a drink offering...
Lord I offer what I have and I trust you to multiply it.

In Jesus name I pray

Amen!


Love on you
Be your best you
So you can do what you need to do.
Just do your best
And God will do the rest

Peace in this season of Advent!!!

signed
Your2gethersistah!

Monday, November 23, 2009

HAPPY ALMOST THANKSGIVING!

Sisters, it is good, to give thanks unto the Lord. He is good. This week reflect on those things you are thankful for. God is our keeper and sustainer. I am so thankful that he keeps me from harm, that he goes before me and sees what I fail to see. I thank him for my family and that he's brought us through!
I'm thankful for my church family, those who have watched me grow up, and have prayed for me and encouraged me. I am thankful that writing is a venue where I can vent, praise, and reflect.

Do you thank God that he loves you, in spite of you? Are you thankful that he provides for you? Are you thankful that he yet wants to do more? Being thankful does make those around you feel better. If you are being old and crochety, watch everyone run for cover. I'm just sayin' ya'll.

I am thankful to be in this generation where God is setting his kingdom in proper order. It is an exciting time! It is good to be alive in this season and to be a sheep in God's pasture, to feast on his goodness. Ok, I might start shouting right about here. Do you remember where you were when he found you? Don't worry if you don't, there are those happy to remind you :)

I put up some Richard Smallwood for this week, he knows how to give thanks unto the Lord. ENJOY!

Have a wonderful and blessed Turkey day.

your2gether sistah!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

PUSH!

This post is inspired by the movie Precious and the book PUSH by Sapphire. Precious has an abusive mother and father and two children fathered by her father, and she is what 16 or 17 and illiterate. As Precious is delivering her first child the nurse tells her "Baby you gonna have to PUSH!

As we age we start to assume our possibilities have run out. I am charging those of us 40 and above to start celebrating the rest of our lives. What did you do want to do in your youth that was never done? You can still do it. We must keep the awe and wonder that we had when we were younger. Some of us just bloom late.

Today my inspirational song is "That's the Way of the World" by EWF

Plant your flowers and they'll grow! Be a blessing to those around you!

Have a great weekend!

your 2gether sistah!



Monday, November 16, 2009

MISEDUCATION!

Ok Sisters, Nothing deep today:) I thought about this song by lauryn hill today. Lauryn's much awaited solo project was called The Misedcation of Lauryn Hill. The songs on the album reflect what she felt she has learned after living a little bit of this thing we call life.

If you haven't been under a rock, you know those closest to Lauryn are saying she is disturbed, confused, crazy......But if you flip this coin over--she's gifted. She got frustrated with what she saw around her and said, "I'm out"
I know her fans hope she will get herself together so we can get the music back....

P.S. I know I said no celebrities on my blog! Well I don't consider Lauryn a celebrity, I believe she is a called out one, I hope she'll answer the call.....

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

ARE YOU THIRSTY?

Every human being thirsts or hungers for something. What are you thirsy for? There was a period in my life where it seemed that everything I tried, failed. Notice I said "I tried". And before you get haughty, you have tried some stuff too.

I finally figured out that my refuge, who had been there all along, was beckoning me to commune with him through his word. Sometimes I didn't enjoy what he had to say. Nevertheless, the more I read his book the more I fell in love with Him. He had instructions for when I was in trouble, when there was hatred in my heart, when I couldn't forgive, when I wanted to harm someone who'd said a careless word.

He is the one who sustains us all whether we believe him or not. I thank him today! He is the living water, and because he is I don't have to drink from anywhere, but from his well. It's not always good, but He is good. Whatever the situation, he has the answer, but you can only find it in his book.


She who hungers and thirsts for righteousness,shall be filled. That's from the book. Yes, you will still have challenges, but you shall be filled. You may not have everything you want, but you'll have what you need. You may find your self friendless, but he is bread for the hungry and water for the thirsty.

When the woman went to the well, she went there for a drink. Jesus was there, he knew she would be there. But he asked her "would you give me to drink" and she knew she had nothing to offer him. She knew he was a Jew, which meant high class, for that day. Jesus had need to go through Samaria, that day. Samaratians were considered to be trash. Aren't you glad to know that he'll come into the trashy places? Sisters hold on to him and he is going to come down your street too. He's going to give you the desires of your heart! (John 4:5-42)

Don't thirst my sisters, for another pair of shoes, furniture, clothes, or a house. Thirst for the living God!

Monday, November 9, 2009

BE CAREFUL HOW YOU BUILD!

Sisters we have to be careful how we build. We cannot afford to prop our ladders against a building that may fall. Pride, hostility, envy, strife, and bitterness will keep us from being our greatest for God,

Hebrews 10:35 instructs us not to throw away our confidence because after we have done the will of God, we will receive the prize. I have not arrived, hear me! I am surrendering to God every day the things He doesn't need, and accepting what he does need from me.

Do not make time for for pity parties, victimhood, and fault finding. These are not good buildings. Depend on the Holy Spirit to help when you find yourself trying to drift back in these dark, non-productive places.

If it had not been for the word of God, where would we be? Hallelujah! If we stray from the will of God, God is so gracious to correct us himself or uses another saint to bring us back on course. Thank you Lord for the saints!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

GET A VISION GIRL!

Where there is no vision [no redemptive revelation of God] the people perish. Proverbs 29:18. Many of us cannot take the bible straight with no chaser. We reason and say, God didn't really mean that, or pray for me I'm struggling with that, or stop thumping your bible at me. All of us have said one of these at one time or another.

How many of us actually look further down the road say 5 or 10 years? A smaller practical way of having a vision is a simple to do list. I keep a list weekly of things I need to get done. Getting things we need to do done, will free us up to do things for our livelihood.

The bible says the diligent soul is made fat. (Proverbs 13:4) This scripture was the catalyst that set me on the course for finishing my degree and eventually graduating. Part A of this verse says that the soul of the sluggard (lazy person) desireth and hath nothing.

We all want to have something? Don't we girls? For each week, month and year set a target for faith, finances and family, and see the results. For finance it may be tithing--yes tithing! For your faith, increase your prayer time or your time with God and family spend more quality time together.
I know we can do it

signed
your2gethersistah!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

REWARDS!

What are some rewards you would like to receive for your labor? Well adjusted children, a smoothly run household, a happy spouse, inspiring children or__________? People love to quote you reap what you sow. Usually when someone says it they mean in the negative. But if you and I learn to be givers we will also reap a great harvest.



If you would like to reap the harvest of financial freedom and stability you may have to go back to school, cut up the credit cards, take your lunch to work, or do without the cell phone, Oh no! not the cell phone. These are the are the material rewards.

The rewards most of don't pay any attention to are intrinsic. To make friends you must show yourself friendly. If you want favor you have to be a giver of your time, talent and treasure. To be blessed Jesus instructs us to bless those who persecute us and despitefully use us. You can not do this by willpower. Take it from me. You must daily ask the Father to strengthen you.

Then there is the reward of forgetting about dear old you. :) The more we consider someone elses' life, opinion, what they bring to the table the more joy we will experience. We often gravitate towards people who we feel can do something for us or take us where we'd like to go. The bible says to esteem others highly and do not think of ourselves more highly than we ought. The fruits of being open is learning more than one way to do a thing, therefore being efficient and effective.

Maybe there is something new you need to try in your relationship or marriage. If you are single it may be time to work on your issues. Stop being so clingy, get a life. The reward is you will feel better about yourself and others will too.

Personally, I hope being brave enough to blog will help others and create other opportunites for writing.

I hope everyone will consider what you want to see in your life, you will work on that, and see the rewards.

I wish you well on your journey to a truly rewarding future!


signed

your 2gether sistah!