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You've Been Faithful

My father, My Creator, God of Heaven and Earth, as we draw to the close of another calendar year, I am so thankful to you for your continued faithfulness in my life. Words cannot seem to quench my appetite in offering my thanks to you. 

You have kept my resources afloat, you have promoted me, you have kept me in good health, you have blessed my Mother in a remarkable way.  You continue to to be our guide, provider, protector, lover, friend...Our everything.  Thank you Jesus, thank you Daddy... Thank you Thank you Thank Yooooouuuuu!

As I approach this new year, there is this deep seated expectancy that I sense and I get exticed just thining about how you are going to bless me and answer my prayer.  I don't know what you have in store for me, but I know you are going to make me smile and continue to declare that My God is Awesome. 

Lord I love you more than anything else, I want to be saved in your kingdom.  I want to inherit the gift of eternal life when you return to earth to take …

Questions_ Answers...Solution_Preperation

Questions: For the past 3-4 days, the questions have been asked over and over again with heavy/sad hearts in various languages and expressions:  Why? why? WHY?...How, why????

Answer:

Ephesians 6:12  King James Version (KJV)
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

Solution:
Ephesians 6:13-18 King James Version (KJV)
13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

Prepare:
Weapons and Gear needed for this spiritual Battle between Good and Evil
Ephesians 6:14-18
14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
17 And take the helmet of

A Bruised Heart_Follow Up

Several months ago I did a post entitled, A Bruised Heart.  Since then, the 'admired one' traveled to the homeland over the summer, got married to his soul mate and has since brought his wife here to the States.  I discovered all of this from being nosy on 'social network'.

I would say about two/three months ago, I received an unexpected text message from him saying...My Friend, I just thought about you and wanted to say hello, hope you and your mom are doing well. Take care.   I read the message several times in disbelief and anger.  Why would you refer to me as your friend when you didn't even tell me of such an important occasion that was taking place in your life?????  I also discovered, on 'social network', that his mother passed away.  I met his mom and interacted with her on several occasions and don't understand why he wouldn't reach out to let his "Friend" know such a tragic thing took place in his life. Anyway, I quickly deleted …

The Value of Time

Disclosure* The origin of this letter is unknown.
To realize
The value of a sister/brother
Ask someone who doesn't have one.

To realize
The value of ten years:
Ask a newly divorced couple.

To realize
The value of four years: Ask a graduate.

To realize
The value of one year:
Ask a student who has failed a final exam.

To realize
The value of nine months:
Ask a mother who gave birth to a stillborn.

To realize
The value of one month:
Ask a mother who has given birth to a premature baby.

To realize
The value of one week:
Ask an editor of a weekly newspaper.

To realize
The value of one minute:
Ask a person who has missed the train, bus or plane.

To realize
The value of one second:
Ask a person who has survived an accident.

Time waits for no one.

Treasure every moment you have.

To realize the value of a friend or family member:

LOSE ONE.

Remember....

Hold on tight to the ones you love!

Questions_Thoughts_Choice_Decision_Allegiance

Just wanted to throw out a couple questions that are crucial at this time in history.  My personal responses includes 'food for thought'  what are your thoughts?

Who or What determines your moral compass(views,values,beliefs)?  For me, it is my upbringing and the word of God AKA the Bible. 

What about alliances?  Who or what determines the types of friends you choose, associations you join, place of worship?  For me, it is my values, upbringing, expectations,  input from a trusted source, and research.

What or Who can persuade you to change your values, beliefs, views ?  For me,  anything contrary to the word of God cannot, and by the help of God will, not persuade me otherwise. Are you aware that enemy has very subtle ways of stealing our allegiance from God?  In every way, the enemy tries to turn God's perfect plan into imperfection and trys confuse God's people.  If he is unsuccessful, he will use anyone he can in a subtle way, it may be someone of influence, who is g…

God Favors Me....# 3

I thank God for His continued mercy, grace, protection, deliverance and FAVORS that He displays in my life.  Hence the name of this Blog 'Highly Favored' 

I thank God for having the opportunity to experience the joys of motherhood.  I have two sons. Though I did not personally conceive them and give birth to them physically,  I have been blessed to be a part of sharing in their growth and everyday experiences which include both the good, pleasant and lovely as well as the not so fun experiences as well.

I am the 'God mother' of two remarkable boys. 

Son  #1Isaiah was born in 2001. We share the same birth month April. He was and still is handsome and sweet as ever.  His mom and I were friends from middle school through high school.  I would take him on the weekends ever since he was about 8 months old.  He enjoyed going to Sabbath School on Saturday morning and learning and interacting with the other children.  when he became about 2-3 years he would cry if we were late …

God Favors Me.....#2

I thank God for His continued mercy, grace, protection, deliverance and FAVORS that He displays in my life.  Hence the name of this Blog 'Highly Favored' 

What kind of person would I have become without the Mother that God appointed for me?  I am not sure, but I am grateful for the person I am because of my Mother. 

In High school, my Senior year English class had a lesson on writing rhythmic poems.  The topic of my poem was.... 'My Mother'  It was such a beautiful and Truthful poem I wish I could find it.  I remember some but not all the words but the few lines I remember makes me smile wide and proud. I would post it but don't know where to find it..I'ts been many years since High School.

Moving forward though, there are so many notable things to write about my mom and her influence in my life especially towards God and spiritual matters.   

My Mother taught me:

How to pray, not by repeating words, but by demonstrating in her own life over the years, how to tarr…

God Favors Me....Entry #1

I thank God for His continued mercy, grace, protection, deliverance, FAVORS He displays in my life.  Hence the name of this Blog 'Highly Favored' 

I recently applied to a Fellowship program being sponsored at work.  One of the application requirements was an Essay in addition to several other factors which include the approving signature/endorsement of my immediate Director and her Director.

After submitting my application for signatures, this is the feedback I received from the Director:

" I am so excited you’ve decided to do the Fellows Program and I wholeheartedly support your decision.  Your essay was wonderful – I actually got goose bumps!  I believe you do have the makings of a great leader, and I look forward to watching you accomplish your dream."

Today I thank you God for your Favor and Favor among 'men' it is written in your word:

“Eye has not seen, nor ear heard,
Nor have entered into the heart of man
The things which God has prepared for those who love…

Don’t be Foolish

I am doing well in case anyone was wondering!Yes, I am alive and doing well, Thanks to God.I appreciate each and everyone that values this space enough to read my thoughts, inspirations, prayers, praise, longings/desires and anything else that inspires the writings in this space. My inspiration today comes from a story that most have heard before. The foolish and wise virgins in Matthew 25.There were 10 of them.The story says 5 were wise and 5 were foolish. Both groups went to meet the groom, took their lamps and slept while waiting.Now when the announcement was broadcasted that the groom is coming and the instructions was given to go out to meet him, the foolish requested that the wise give them some of their oil. But the wise refused and told them to go and buy their own as there would not be enough to share. My thoughts: How guarded do we keep our relationship with God including the influence of the Holy Spirit? Do we allow circumstances and/or others to drain our ‘Oil’? Individuals that…

For You

The words to the prayer below inspires me and I hope it will inspire, encourage and uplift you too... My Prayer for You May God remember you like Noah, Favor you like Moses, Honor you like Mary, Fight for you like the Israelites, Prosper you like Isaac, Promote you like Joseph, Intervene for you like Ester, Protect you like Daniel, Use you like Paul, Heal you like Naaman, Answer you like Elijah, Anoint you like David, Keep you safe like Shadrach, Meshack and Abednego Amen!

This is my Cry_This is my Plea

I feel so left out and abandoned.  Why not me Lord?  I know that you have not forsaken me, I know that you love me but there is this one thing that seems to be out of my reach.  I've prayed and cried, cried and prayed and you have been silent on this matter.  Is it me?  what is it that is blocking?  You said in your word  that you desire that I should prosper and I am convinced that you mean I should not only prosper in material things but emotionally, socially and relationally as well.  I trust you God,  I believe you, reveal any flaws that I need to change, anything that stands in my way that his holding back this blessing I bind in the name of Jesus Christ, Father I ask you to reverse every curse, every stumbling block, every shadow of doubt.  I ask you to release from the storehouse of heaven what I stand in desire of.... A Husband the one selected by you and will be sent by you.  You said if our earthy father knows how to give good gifts How much more my Heavenly Father.  God…

Random Personal Updates

Career:  I praise God today that I received a promotion on my job Yesterday.  This is an excellent career opportunity and I'm excited about what the future holds.  God has truly favored me and I am eternally grateful to My God the Creator of Heaven and Earth and all living things.

Hair: Sometime ago I posted about my hair and contemplating perming.  Well, I did not perm, but I did cut my hair very low with the decision to start over and be purposeful with treating/moisturizing and conditioning well.  I did this back in February and have been doing well.  I don't wear my hear to work this way though...I have a couple lace fronts that I wear while out until I'm comfortable with the length and body to expose.

Relationship:  Not in any relationship.  I need to work on my social life in order to meet people.  I go to work, church and home.  Not sure what is in my future but still trusting God.

Not About Me

Sometimes I am unable to pray.  I think about talking to God and wanting to be closer in relationship with Him but sometimes there is a valley that I experience and the longer I take to start reading His word again and have consistent prayer the more guilty I feel and the more I stay away. 

This week the the Holy Spirit revealed to me that I worship God and acknowledge Him because of who HE is, not because of how right/wrong, righteous/unrighteous, worthy/unworthy, guilty/free I feel. I worship God because Worship is all about acknowledging HIM as Creator, Lord of lords and King of kings.  The frame of mind that I am In does not change those facts. As a result there is no need for me to feel that valley of guilt when I need to talk to my God even though I have not been purposeful in attending to our relationship.  He remains 'I AM' irrespective of anything else and for that He will always accept me as I acknowledge Him,  Praise Him and be mindful of Him; why? He is worthy to …

Work With What I Have

My most recent inspiration comes from the biblical story about the Widow who's son and herself was near death and she had virtually no food left in her home.  A prophet came by and requested something to eat.

1Kings 17:12 (GNT) "By the living Lord your God I swear that I don't have any bread. All I have is a handful of flour in a bowl and a bit of olive oil in a jar. I came here to gather some firewood to take back home and prepare what little I have for my son and me. That will be our last meal, and then we will starve to death." 

The prophet then reassured her and gave her instructions which I am sure stretched/tested her faith as she knew what the food situation was in her house.

1Kings 17:13-15  Don't worry, Elijah said to her. Go on and prepare your meal. But first make a small loaf from what you have and bring it to me, and then prepare the rest for you and your son.14 For this is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says The bowl will not run out of flour or th…

Anniversary

Tomorrow will be by birth anniversary.  God has truly been faithful to me over my lifespan- from birth to present. 

God has NEVER failed in providing all my needs.  This is not so say that there weren't some 'stormy times' and 'burning furnace' experiences, but I am proud to say that I did not bow and I did not let go of God's had.  When I was week...He was strength for me. He has opened doors and blessed me with Divine Favor.

Father God, I thank you for this life that you have given to me.  I thank you for being with me through the years, the good times..the challenging times.. the happy times...the testing times...through it all I've learned to depend on you and You have never failed me yet.  Thank you for loving me so much. I love you Jesus.

Song: My Tribute - by Aundre Crouch

How can I say thanks for the things
You have done for me?
Things so undeserved yet you gave
To prove your love for me
The voices of a million angels
Could not express my gratitude
A…

When I look back I thank God because HE had something better in store for me

I got an unexpected yet highly expected surprise yesterday.  I discovered that someone I had admired, hoped for, like and respect is engaged and will be getting married.  The title of this post gives some hidden reference to a related post I wrote about this person last year.

I am genuinely happy for him because he is a respectable and nice person.  Just disappointed that that I was not the chosen one. 

I am waiting Lord, you have been so faithful to me, you have given me all that I need but this want that I have has been delayed.  Is it your desire for me to be married to a Godly, respectful, ambitious, handsome loving Man?  It is my desire to be united in Marriage and have children, now I don't see any prospects as the one I hoped for is no longer available.

By Faith I declare that you Lord God Almighty have something better in store for ME.