Thursday, March 26, 2020

I AM MORE than enough !

During this time of semi-seclusion, we have been in a position to do a lot of thinking; there is something about slowing down the routine that causes time for reflection.

 During my prayer time this morning, many people came across my mind; people that have lost loved ones recently or in the past, people that have sick loved ones, people that are ill themselves, people that have experienced loss through separation or divorce, loss of jobs, financial woes. People that have wayward children young and old that are in trouble or worse that are incarcerated. People that are being abused mentally, verbally, emotionally and physically. People that need healing in their minds, hearts and souls...deep healing...and as I began to pray for these needs I became overwhelmed with the burden of it all and then a still small voice spoke to my heart "I AM MORE than enough."

 Funny how we think that somethings are just too much for Yah (God) to handle; we put limits on Him and then we try to carry them ourselves. Well, He is saying to me and some of you out there "I AM MORE than enough." He's Big enough, His capacity, resources and love is limitless, and as we submit to Him, He deposits the Power in us to believe that He is able. Trust Him today with your needs, your life. Don't try to carry it yourself...

 "Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest..." Matthew 11:28

Sunday, March 22, 2020

The Race is not given to the swift!

I remember when I was a lot younger, I used to wonder why older folks moved so much slower; whether walking or driving, the old folks seemed to move slower than honey pouring out of a jar fresh out the fridge! 😀

Now that I am a member of that group, the older group that is I understand. It's not that we are intentionally slower, it's just that certain parts of our anatomy don't seem to operate as fast, even though in our minds we are cruising as usual. I was thinking that though the older you get the slower you may become, there is something that seems to become stronger and that is CONSISTENCY. I believe that King Solomon had it right when he wrote in Ecclesiastes 9 "...the race is not given to the swift.." meaning you don't have to be fast to always win the "race" of life.

 Consistency in us old folks can sometimes be referred to as "stuck in our ways", but consistency, according to the dictionary has synonyms like: reliability, stability, steadiness and dependability...not so bad huh? In the story of the Tortoise and the Hare there are many great life lessons but one stands out to me...the Tortoise may have been slow, but he was consistent. He just kept plodding along, he didn't let any distractions take him off his path and he stayed focused...and he won the race!

So for all you "seniors" out there and for those that aspire to be someday, take a tip from a Tortoise (Me), in these days stay focused, don't worry if it seems you can't keep up with everything that's going on, just keep going at your pace, don't get distracted by all the bad news on the media, stay in the race and with Yahuah (God)'s help , you will win. "and let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart". Galatians 6:9

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Be of Good Courage!

"Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart, All you who HOPE in YAHUAH (the Lord). Psalms 31:24

I watched my little 6 pound Chihuahua brave the cold pouring rain as he walked into the early morning darkened yard...alone to do his business. He was donned in his rain gear to protect against the elements, but did not have his bigger "brother" to accompany him. Knowing he had to go, he peeked out the opened door, hesitated for a moment, then with resolve, trotted out. Upon his return, soaking wet and panting, he never whined or complained, he just did what a dog had to do. I rewarded him with oohs and aahs over his bravery and a nice warm blanket of course.

Just thinking how with the present events happening now, we have been placed out of our comfort zone in many ways. Restricted in how we shop, work and live. Our "normal" everyday living has changed, even watching TV has become a chore, the reports of the local and world situation leaves you tired and weary; it moves you from your familiar "warm and cozy" routines to a going out in a cold, dark rainstorm kind of feeling. Some of us complaining the whole time...uh oh.

Here's a tip: Try not to complain, it will only make you miserable. Instead, do like my Buster (appropriately named) did, he braved the storm, did his business and didn't whine (or woof) one time. COURAGE. If you are truly trusting in the One True Yah (God) then you are not alone and you can do this. Out of your mouth speak the good things that you have been blessed with! Be of Good Courage! Don't put your hope in the government, the economy nor any man, but HOPE in the Only One that can Deliver us! Halleluyah!

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Why Worry?

While shopping a few days ago, the unusual over crowding and sense of panic could not be missed. People running to and fro gathering up extra essentials to prepare what the media has proclaimed as a pandemic. I do believe in being prepared and for years have made having "extras" on hand a way of life; but I also have made it a way of life not to panic. Trust me, I've had a share of bad news and times of trouble, but this I am learning: worry, anxiety and panic gets you only in a worse fix than the real issue. I know that it may be hard for some of us not to be worried, but in our concern over not having enough toilet paper (still trying to figure that one out) let us not forget that those of us that are believers in Yah (God) and His Son Yissa'Yah (the Messiah) then we have an obligation, a calling to be Salt and Light in this World. We are not suppose to follow the crowd in panic nor are we to speak hopelessness in darkness. We are to be the light to show that there is Peace, His Peace even in the midst of the Storm and we are to be the Salt that preserves and sustains order in the chaos. Be a part of the answer not the problem. Be prepared, use wisdom and sow Peace not panic.

"Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of its strength."




Tuesday, March 10, 2020

WAIT on Him !

CHILDBIRTH...those that have experienced it will never forget it. We remember in awe, love and let's not forget PAIN.

The stage in childbirth called "the crowning", when the baby's head can be visibly seen and not slip back; it's actually a "do or die" situation. The pain/sensation experienced at that time is called "the ring of fire" and the mother and child can be at the closet point of death. Sometimes the Doctor or Nurse will tell you to not push at that point, even when you feel like "GET THIS BABY OUTTA ME!!!", they know that it is a crucial time in giving birth...so you have to put on brakes, stand still, hold your peace and wait for the appointed time to give that final push. A lot of us are at that point now in life; things we have been believing for, praying for, fighting for...Yahuah (God) is saying, "Hold your peace".

Maybe in some ways we've been trying too hard to make things happen, with good intentions of course, but I believe He is saying to us , "Give it a rest and let me handle this." Let Him tell us when to push. we may be about to give birth to something wonderful, the "baby's" head may be crowning, we can see it, it may be painful to watch, it may feel like you are dying to self...but we don't want to get in the way prematurely and cause damage instead of good.

Rest in Yahuah (God), let Him take over. After all the praying, worrying, anxiety, fighting...its time to REALLY let go this time and let Him take over. Put your thoughts, burdens, worries,troubles and concerns in His Hands, which is the very best place to be. Trust Him and in due time you will see what He is helping you to give birth to for His Glory!

"Wait on Yahuah, Be of good courage,and He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on Yahuah!" Psalms 27:14

Sunday, December 15, 2019

REJOICE !

"Rejoice in Yahuah (the Lord) always: and again I say, Rejoice." -Philippians 4:4

"Rejoice in Me !" that is what I hear in my heart this morning. Not rejoice in myself, but to rejoice in HIM! It was a very personal message from Yahuah (God) to me. He knows me so well. The past few days have been punctuated with news of the passing of a family member, the passing of another dear person and the fragile health of another loved one. All this during what can be the most melancholy season of the year...add to that the sun seems to be taking a vacation, making the days sometimes cloudy and dreary.

 I know that I should not complain; as I was talking to my sister the other day and said that there are people that have it so much worst than me. I've had some intense times, but it is nothing compared to what others have suffered. So I never want to ever seem unappreciative to how faithful and wonderful that Yah (God) has been to me because I surely don't deserve it, yet He loves me still. Still, I do not under estimate the things I have experienced on my journey and how they have molded and made me into who I am today. Each life is personalized and customized by Yah (God) when we are submitted to Him. When you are on the Potter's wheel sometimes the clay is being shaped in ways you know not of and though sometimes we want to get off, we have to stay on that wheel in order for the process to be completed and into a beautiful piece of art...a masterpiece...a True MASTER's Piece.

So, even though this time of the year is melancholy and has some additions of not so good news, I must REJOICE ! Not in myself, not in the season, but I must choose to Rejoice in Him! Not one of us knows what tomorrow may bring and that is not a negative statement, its just the truth; but we cannot live in the fear and uncertainty of that truth because then we would lose all hope. So let us Rejoice In HIM, the Maker of All things the Maker of us. He knows us and knows what we have need of and He is so faithful!

 I give Him public Praise! I am thankful for His Mercy that endures forever, I thank Him for His Goodness even when I don't deserve It! I thank Him for His Love that is unconditional! I thank Him for keeping me in times of grief and when I thought I could not go on! I thank Him for His Power and that He is in Control even in this crazy world! I give Him praise for Who He is and Who I am in Him! Rejoice in Yahuah (the Lord) and again I say REJOICE! Halleluyah!!!!!! have a blessed day y'all !

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Follow the Instructions!

Something (Pet Steps for dogs to get on the bed/couch) that should have taken minutes to put together, ended up being an hour plus long, almost getting ready to send it back or pull my hair out PROJECT. WHY? and I answer this sheepishly 🐑 baa baa...I. Didn't. Completely. Read. The. Instructions!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yeah, I kept trying to fit a couple of pieces where they shouldn't have gone, all the time calling the manufacturer stupid for making this dumb thing! All the while it was ME making the stupid and dumb mistake. I taught my son when he was a child never to say those words (dumb and stupid) but now they seem so appropriate)

Anyway here's my point... you know I can't leave well enough alone, but have to find a Truth lesson in it right? RIGHT!

 Proverbs Chapter 8:33-35 says... “Now then, my children, listen to me; blessed are those who keep my ways. Listen to my instruction and be wise; do not disregard it. Blessed are those who listen to me, watching daily at my doors, waiting at my doorway. For those who find me find life and receive favor from Yahuah (God).

 We do life the same as I did with the "project", we try to get through each day without "reading the instructions" first. We try to walk this life without consulting the Manual that our Creator has set before us. Who could possibly know better how to put something together than the one who made it? Yet we tend to let Him be the very last One to turn to for consultation...sometimes waiting until we have an emergency or backed into a corner with no perceivable way out. We can waste a whole lot of time trying to fit the pieces of our lives into places where they shouldn't be when we try to "fix" things ourselves. Am I right? You know it.


 So... I 've learned a lesson with my little project and hopefully by sharing my shortcomings, it will give you a nudge to begin consulting with Your Creator more often...to read the "Manual" of instructions more often. It really helps to make your day go better and will make a big difference in your life!

I AM MORE than enough !

During this time of semi-seclusion, we have been in a position to do a lot of thinking; there is something about slowing down the routine th...