Embrace the Opportunity, Enjoy the Moment

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched — they must be felt with the heart.” -Helen Keller

On yesterday, I had the marvelous opportunity to spend time with my niece. God knew the yearning in my heart and he acknowledged it. He comforted me with not only a niece to love and enjoy but also with a sister to embrace and cherish. A sisterly bond is unlike any other and being an Aunty is something I’m very thankful for.

I woke up today extremely grateful and thankful to God.

Grateful that he sees the heart of man and thankful to experience the joy that he has for me.

I love how God knows our heart. I love how he can see through me like an invisible glass. Even if he sees the good, the bad, or the ugly. I love that because he can change anything that wasn’t created by him and still love me for who I am. He is here to correct me out of pure love.

I embrace the fact that the love of God is not respective of person and is unconditional. Because of that, I trust that he can see my heart, knowing how I yearn to do what’s right. God has shown me that even in an imperfect situation, he still provides solice.

Only he understood what it was I needed and gifted me with that. Only he understood my desire and fulfilled them no matter how messed up it all may have seemed. I’m crushed by the weight of his love.

I hope you can understand that although you may not tell a living soul about your wants, your desires and how dry your well may seem, God can see through it all. He can also see through the lies and the deceit.

Despite the opportunities that people may try and take away from you, that doesn’t stop how God will bless you. I’ve learned that when God blesses you, it doesn’t end there. He blesses you whether it’s with finances, knowledge, or even experience so that you can know what to do and what not to do. It’s all a lesson so that we can learn ourselves and then teach someone else. If lessons and learning filtrated this earth one to another, how much better off would we be? If grace flowed from one body to the next, how much wiser would we be?

“Blessed [gratefully praised and adored] be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and the God of all comfort, who comforts and encourages us in every trouble so that we will be able to comfort and encourage those who are in any kind of trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.”
2 Corinthians 1:3‭-‬4 AMP

Despite the change that a person may make to affect your life, it cannot and will not change the doors that God will open up for you.

This is your life to live. Live it beautiful. Live it well. Irregardless who is in it or don’t want to be in, you must live your life for you.

Love those that love you. And if they don’t like you or love you, when you get an opportunity, embrace it to show them what kindness, what love, what forgiveness feels like. Create that beautiful moment not in what it looks like but in what it feels like.

Don’t try and make it happen or sit around lingering about what isn’t, just embrace what God has given you. If he gives you another opportunity, embrace it. I am a living witness, he will take care of the rest.

Auntie moment ❤

Until next time my friends, be blessed.

Child of God~episode 3

Recently I made the decision to start back doing something that made me feel so energetic and wholesome and that was running.

I can recall how I used to get up and go running first thing. I miss how much clarity I had in my day, not to mention how fit I was. It was nice to walk up a flight of stairs and not feel like the wind was kicked out of me. I would feel so refreshed and ready to take on the day. More so, I would feel balanced. That is whats so needed in everyday life, balance. I’m thankful that I get to make necessary changes in my life intentionally to create balance. Lately, have you sat down to think on any necessary changes you need to make in your life?

Child of God, Count on Your Faith

How do you keep balance in your life living in a world that displays so much mental and physical chaos? In these past two years, especially, I’ve learned to keep my health up but most importantly, keep my faith up.

A realization that I find in running is that the strength that it takes for me to lift the weight of my legs and propel myself forward is as symbolic to me of the strength that I need to overcome anything trying to outweigh me, get me down. How do you trust God to propel you forward into your next blessing when you feel weighed down?

Each time I run I feel calmer, freer, because I begin to trust that God is removing any weight or burden from me that doesn’t belong there. I trust that he is restoring me in places that I didn’t even realize was broken. He is fulfilling every moment of sadness with his immeasurable joy. As a child of God, you must have the faith to release it all to him, regardless if you are crawling, walking or running in this race.

Child of God, Trust and Believe

In the last episode 2 of this series, I emphasized the importance of trusting God. As you believe while you wait, your blessing begins to unfold. It can be immensely critical to not realize how important trust is. It’s easy to trust what you can see but miracles happen all around that’s not even realized.

Trusting in God is not a requirement. It’s a choice, your choice. If you do this then this will happen as a result of your choices. What does that sound like to you? A consequence sounds about right. If you believe that trusting in God is the right choice, I’ll be much abliged to agree with you. But hey don’t take my word for it. Take a word for it. “Blessed is that man that maketh the LORD his trust, And respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.” -Psalm 40:4

With God, because of his grace and mercy even in times where you can’t seem to let your heart guard down to trust him, he still keeps you safe and protected, loved and unforgotten.

Just imagine how much freer you would be if you lifted up your hands and just said, “Lord, I’ll trust you.” There is a song that would go on to say, “even though it’s not easy, I’ll trust you.” In this walk with Christ, let us not give up, let us finish this race, strong.

Child of God, His Grace is Sufficient…

There are so many things that can cause you to feel out of place. Even if you feel off-balance there is still grace. Grace that provides you with an opportunity to re-focus.

Grace gives you the chance to welcome clarity into your life by making new improvements. This grace is given through love and the love sustains itself in you through prayer.

It’s not by some coincidence you face the obstacles that you do which seemingly feels like you’re the only one experiencing problems. It may be that you have the required strength to defeat that obstacle more better than anyone else who has not yet acquired the knowledge to handle it. You not only have the strength to defeat that obstacle but you have the courage to challenge it head on. You face what you face because of your faith. You conquer what your conquer because of God’s grace.

It can be numbing to get caught up in the fact that what you are going through is for a reason of your own blessing. Even though you will get rewarded for your tribulations, it is still for a greater reason that’s bigger than your own hurt. Thank God for grace. Because even in your whirlpool of mess our dear Lord says, “My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness.” -2 Corinthians 12:9

In your weakest moment, the Lord is waiting, willing, and ready to come show out just for you.

I love you with the love of the Lord, be blessed my friends.

Until next time….

Planted and Flourishing

It’s so wonderful to walk outside in my own garden and pick fresh blueberries for breakfast in the morning or for a healthy snack in the afternoon. There are so many ways to eat blueberries, like blueberry pancakes, blueberry pies, or just plainly, blueberries. What are some ways you enjoy eating them? Blueberries also offer tremendous health benefits.

I’ve always wanted my own little fruit and veggie garden but it seemed so overwhelming to start. With the help of my daughter realizing that it’s important to start from somewhere. There were a few choices and I’m still going to explore but I settled with something tart and sweet. Blueberries it is.

Writing this article reminded me of an article I published last spring called Gardening Green. I really enjoyed that piece because I was able to share so excitedly about plant life, a few gardening do’s and dont’s and other great green thumb tips. Why don’t you have a look!

It can easily be thought that to plant is just to dig a hole, place the plant in the ground and voila, all done. Well, it’s not that simple. In fact, part of the beauty of having plants is that you get to nurture them and watch them grow. Although, I can say I’m no expert; I can say that I love gardening and my green babies do flourish.

Choose for YOU

It can help to hear that it is okay to stay planted where you are until you feel peace about moving forward. Sometimes we can allow our circumstance and even people around us to push us toward something that we’re just not ready for. It’s okay to wait until YOU feel ready to take that next step because in the end YOU will be the one to deal with whatever the consequence of your choice is. Hope awaits you when you have given your care to God and place genuine trust that he won’t fail you. The decision that YOU need to make will be followed by peace in mind, in your heart, and in your life.

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Re-

In such a way, it’s necessary to tend to your plant right in the stage that it’s in. Watering it, trimming it, making sure it has enough sunlight if necessary, and for those true plant lovers, sing to it. (lol) It’s also necessary to re-pot plants or to perform a root wash to help maintain a mature and healthy growth if it’s withering.

This is needed in our daily lives. Sometimes we need to be re-potted in a figurative sense. Stripped away from everything old, decaying, and life-less and placed in fresh soil. As life goes on, you can outgrow the person that you were. You need to stretch a little bit farther and wider. You can outgrow the things you used to do. You can outgrow the small things that used to make you upset. You can even outgrow folks. It then becomes a realization that it’s necessary, no it’s needed to spread your life, spread your joy, spread your happiness to different people and to different areas other than where you may find yourself. You are needed in other places that the world has never known or seen. They may have never heard of you before but that shouldn’t limit your voice, it brings something new. In Jeremiah 17:8 it says that,

“For he will be [nourished] like a tree planted by the waters,
That spreads out its roots by the river;
And will not fear the heat when it comes;
But its leaves will be green and moist.
And it will not be anxious and concerned in a year of drought
Nor stop bearing fruit.”

What’s the meaning of……

Only a gardener would understand the relevance of this text and can relate it to a natural plant-life experience but only a person who is rooted in faith can understand the relevance that this brings in the spirit and the abundance that awaits them in the fulfillment of this promise, by faith.

This scriptural text clearly is indicating just that, hope and faith.

Having the confidence to not worry and thrive with what you have trusting in God for the next best is faith.

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A Heart to Hear

In a world that tells you to go, go, go and move, move, move based on emotion, trend, or a statistic it may not be your time. It may only be your time to plant yourself and flourish where you are until its your time to re-assert yourself to the very next best thing that God has waiting truly for YOU.

Whatever you choose, know that to be planted is to flourish. You can find me planted, here and…….flourishing. How about you?

I wish you all well, peace, and joy. I look forward to sharing some more pictures of my delicious blueberries. Until next time my friends…….

Be blessed,

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