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WOKE.

Woke.
Revelation 3:2-3 ESV / 39 helpful votes Wake up, and strengthen what remains and is about to die, for I have not found your works complete in the sight of my God. Remember,
then, what you received and heard. Keep it, and repent. If you will not
wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what hour I
will come against you.
Stay woke.
Stay awake.
Be alert.
Woke.
We need to be woke.
Is this a new trendy word being use because of Netflix’s new mini series?
No, stay woke has been used for quite some time.
We need to open up our eyes, see what is going on, we need to all stay woke.
We as a people have been awake from some time.
Many have led efforts towards equality.
Many have led efforts to end discrimination.
Many have led peace efforts.
Many have led efforts to education others on cultural sensitivies.
Many have their eyes wide shut.
Many do not understand this concept of “Woke”, “staying Woke” living a life “woke.
To many this is all brand new.
The Oxford Dictionary Defines woke as:
adjective
US informal
Alert to injustice in society, especially racism.
‘we need to stay angry, and stay woke’
‘does being woke mean I have to agree with what all other woke folks say should be done about issues in the black community?’
‘the West Coast has the wokest dudes’
So to make this a bit more interesting, I went to Urban dictionary and pulled some of the many samples they have in the event anyone is interested in reading.
Woke
Being Woke means being aware.. Knowing whats going on in the community
(Relating to Racism and Social Injustice)
Person 1: Stop bringing racism into everything
Person 2 : Your clearly not woke
Woke
Although an incorrect tense of awake, a reference to how people should be aware in current affairs.
example:
“While you are obsessing with the Kardashians, there are millions of homeless in the world. STAY WOKE”
Woke
Getting woke is like being in the Matrix and taking the red pill. You
get a sudden understanding of what’s really going on and find out you
were wrong about much of what you understood to be truth.
woke
being aware of the social. and political environments regarding all demographics and socio-economic standings.
After seeing that someone is completely clueless to the latest political mess:
Me: I can’t believe she doesn’t know what’s going on, or why it’s a problem. She is so not woke.
Woke
Being awake and actually living. Not being a sleepwalker and going thru
life like a zombie. Actually chasing your dreams and living your life
how you want by being enlightened and awake to opportunity
We are living in times where things are getting worse by the day.
Racism and racial tensions are at an alltime high.
WE are living in times of fear.
The media mass produces fear.
We are also living in times where people are tired of nothing getting done.
Nothing solving the problems.
No realistic solutions to re-stabilize the nation.
Loss of hope for real equality for all regardless of race, skin, heritage etc.
Now to my passage in Romans. The same way I am asking all to be civicially woke.
We need to be spiritually “woke”.
We need to open our eyes, education ourselves, spiritually arm oneselves and be “woke”.
We need to be ready.
Armour’s up.
Knowledge up.
Filled with Faith.
Believing.
We need to be spiritually woke.
#racism
#injustice
#black lives matter
#woke
#stay woke
#been woke
#microaggression
#99%
Father God, we are living in some very trying times. Political Correctness is at an all time high and an all time low. There is no respect for authority, no respect for humanity, people are numb to the going so f the world. Many are accepting things that are not approved by you. I myself have fallen victim of being numb, accepting things I ought not accept. I ask for forgiveness. I ask for mercy. I ask that this numb feeling go away. Dear Lord I pray that the world and the going so f the world improves. I pray that we are not only socially, culturally woke, but spiritually woke as well.
Amen.

A Levitical-kind-of-love

As Kingfishers Catch FireDay 3  •  1 of 2
This is Day3 of a three part series for a devotional that I read. It was deep it was amazing. I do not remember where I got this whether it was online or via email I copied and pasted it because i wanted to re read it. Above is the details of the author so that they may get full credit for this.

I posted the other two parts of this devotional yesterday and the previous day. I will though add a prayer at the end of the devotional and word from this amazing series. Enjoy.
Devotional

Love, Love, Love

If we’re honest, most of us consider Leviticus dry reading, the kind of reading to do if you’re having trouble falling asleep or you’re doing some kind of forced penance. But not so fast. There’s something going on in those pages, something stirring.
“No single word in Leviticus has been quoted more often or in so many different contexts than this imperative verb in Leviticus 19:18: love. The word is threaded all through the rest of the Hebrew Scriptures and embedded on nearly every page of the New Testament. Love as a verb is personal, relational, comprehensive. Love is the primary verb in our Scriptures as a whole and in our language still.”
The uber-popular phrase these days is “Love wins.” But the question must be posed, “What kind of love?” And that question must be asked because there is the love we have for our trucks and cars, the love we have for musicians and their ballads, the love for sports teams, movies, pets, tacos, and the list goes on, doesn’t it? So if love does indeed win, and let’s believe it does, then again, what kind?
A Levitical-kind-of-love, that’s what kind. The kind that is straightforward without pages and pages of qualifications and loopholes. The kind that is direct and to-the-point and unconcerned with what’s uber-popular or not these days. The kind that loves a neighbor like we love ourselves, period, end of discussion, whether we feel like it or not. That’s the kind of love that not only wins, but conquers all, forever and ever, amen.

And to think we thought Leviticus was boring.

Just do it. Love your neighbor as yourself.
After day 3 I found where I got this devotional from: Thanks for reading through Eugene’s YouVersion Reading Plan! 

Leviticus 19:18 KJV

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18Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the Lord.

Father God thank you for loving us. I ask you for guidance in embracing the “A Levitical-kind-of-love”. To be able to fully love everyone and embrace that ability. I pray for you to open my heart to love with all my might, so that love wins, so that love may conquer. Amen.

I am a friend of God

As Kingfishers Catch FireDay 2  •  1 of 2
This is Day 2 of a three part series for a devotional that I read. It was deep it was amazing. I do not remember where I got this whether it was online or via email I copied and pasted it because i wanted to re read it. Above is the details of the author so that they may get full credit for this.

Yesterday, today and tomorrow I will post this 3 day devotional. I will though add a prayer at the end of the devotional and word from this amazing series. Enjoy.

Devotional

God’s Friend

We find ourselves living in a time when the common question is not “Who are your friends?” but “How many friends do you have?” The focus is on numbers, not names. This makes sense in our social media obsessed world twhere it is possible to have hundreds, even thousands of friends. Or at least that’s the word we use when describing these people although many we’ve never met in person and some we could possibly pass by in a crowd and not recognize. But they are our friends. Right?
Maybe not. 
Maybe we’ve gutted that potent word of its force, and now it is so 

common as to mean everything, or, in other words, nothing. We’ve rendered it impotent. It is interesting that of all the words that could have been used to describe this man’s relationship with God, the one chosen was friend. And the man was a particular man with a name – Abraham.

“Being a friend is the opposite of being an enemy. That simple contrast stands out above all else in Abraham. Abraham was on such terms with his God that he responded without suspicion and without fear. Abraham somehow knew that God was on his side, that God was for him and with him, a friend…To be a friend of God does not mean everything is cozy between you and the Almighty.

 To be a friend to someone does not mean you pamper or indulge him or her. Friendship also involves struggle and loss, tension and turbulence…A friend, if honest and true, will tell you things you don’t want to hear. A friend, if deeply serious about you, will do things that feel painful. Friends do that because they respect our dignity and honor our uniqueness.”
So instead of wasting time focusing on numbers, how about bringing to mind some names that fit the above description of a friend? Could one of those friends be God? What would it mean for you to call yourself a friend of God? What could it mean for you to live like that?

Friend is totally about a relationship, not a function.

James 2:23 KJV

23And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.

Father God I thank you for being a friend to me. I thank you for allowing me to be your friend. Thank you the relationships I have built whom are all friends of yours. I want to build more relationships with like minded folks. I want to be surrounded by positive relationships that strengthen one another vs building one another down or using one another. I thank you for your love and your kindness. I thank you for allowing our relationship, our friendship dear lord to grow. I pray for you reading this looking for growth in your relationship with God, I pray for you to have faith and patience. Know I am a friend of God, he calls me friend, but you too are a friend of God, and he calls you friend too. Keep looking, keep searching, keep praying. The road is not easy, but he got this. Trust in him. Amen

A Life of Congruence

 AS KINGFISHERS CATCH FIRE by Eugene PetersonDay 1  •  
This is a three part series for a devotional that I read. It was deep it was amazing. I do not remember where I got this whether it was online or via email I copied and pasted it because i wanted to re read it. Above is the details of the author so that they may get full credit for this.

Today, tomorrow and the following day I will post this 3 day devotional. I will though add a prayer at the end of the devotional and word from this amazing series. Enjoy.
Devotional

A Life of Congruence

Congruence.

 Basically the word means “in harmony” or that “the outside matches the inside.” A life of congruence is one lived where your words and actions truck with the things you believe in your head. This is not an easy way to live by any means. But the alternative is living a life that’s divided against itself; in other words, a lie. So the effort is worth it.

It is entirely possible that you cannot recall ever hearing the word congruence. But there was a phrase people used to use to describe the same thing: practice what you preach. Does that one ring a bell? People who don’t practice what they preach are called “hypocrites,” which is another way of saying a pretender or an actor (and not in a positive sense). Do your words and actions match up with the thoughts that roll around inside your head? Or do you find yourself playing a role, saying or doing things that run cross-grain to what you think you believe?

The preface to As Kingfishers Catch Fire, says: “The Christian life is the lifelong practice of attending to the details of congruence – congruence between ends and means, congruence between what we do and the way we do it, congruence between what is written in Scripture and our living out what is written, congruence between preaching and living, congruence between the sermon and what is lived in both preacher and congregation, the congruence of the Word made flesh in Jesus with what is lived in our flesh.”
The opposite of congruence is some variation on the theme of compartmentalization that probably looks like “I’ve got my Christian life over here, my social life over there, my family life off over there, and my work life is back there.” Yes, that’s a house divided against itself. A house that in time will not stand.No dissonance between word and spirit, no pretense.

Ephesians 4:14 KJV

 

KJV Listener’s Bible            

14That

 we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
Father God I thank you for another day. I would want nothing more than a life of congruence. To have a life filled in harmony with you. To have a life filled in harmony with my loved ones. To be able have a balance between my life as your child, my life with my families and every other aspect in it. Thank you for sending this powerful devotional series. Please bless the author, please bless any one reading who may be seeking peace and harmony. Amen. 

His Thoughts

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a
future and a hope.”
(Jeremiah 29 11)
No matter what anyone thinks of you.
No matter what anyone says about you.
No matter if people claim you are destined for failure.
Have faith in knowing that none of that matters.
His thoughts of you is what matters.
All he wants is for us to have peaceful lives, he has plans to give us a future filled with hope not despair.
We have all been in situations where we were brought down emotionally by those we sought out council because in their eyes we were not worthy.
We didn’t meet a specific standard in their eyes.
Our abilities or talents were not up to par to their views of things.
We also judge ourseleves the way other’s judge us.
Man, I messed up pretty bad.
Man I regret what I did.
Many thre is no getting out of that.
Man there is no hope for me.
Geez, why? what now?
You begin to think your future is bleak.
You begin to live with that seed of doubt.
You begin to live with that seed of depression.
You begin to live with that sed of failure.
You proceed to live with that seed of self conviction.
What we need to realize is that our short comings, our mistakes are not powerful.
How others define you is not powerful.
These internal and external attributes we focus on does not define you for who you are.
God is up there, looking down at us wanting to give us a cocotaso (knock some sense in to you, in laymans term) and say, child listen.
I have plans for you which are greater than you can comprehend.
I need you to uproot those seeds of doubt, depression, failure and convitions.
I need you to let go of what was said to you.
All that is nothing, compared to the mighty things I can do with you.
All that is petty and Mediocre compared to what I see in you.
Your plans may have been ruined.
Your plans may have hit a snag or bump in the road.
God already has the answer with a back up plan, an alternative route, the gps is re-calculation, you just have to listen.
Open your eyes, humble your heart, open your ears so you can move forward with what God has instore for you.
What he see’s no one else can see.
What he has planned no one else has planned.
When you hear his voice, don’t be scared.
Listen.
Follow.
Tust in his guidance.
He will give you peace, love and hope for your future.
Father God I thank you for viewing me as your loving child. Thank you for accepting me and loving me despites my mistakes, despite my failures, despite my downfall. I ask, as I always do, to allow me to always hear your guidance and direction. To always be able to discern your vioce so I can follow your command. To allow me to uproot an seeds of negativity so that your will can be done. To be able to rebuke negativity entering my life. To not allow anyone’s opinion of their views of my personality to take away what you have instore for me. I am looking for peace, which only you can provide, with love, that only you can provide, with hope for the future you have promised me. I trust your holy name. Amen

The Sacrifice of Praise

“Therefore by Him let us continually offer the
sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving
thanks to His name.”
(Hebrews 13:15, NKJV)
What is the Sacrifice of Praise?
Does it mean that I am being forced to praise?
Is it a form of sacrifice to praise?
That word “sacrifice” means that it cost you
something. It means doing something when you don’t feel like it.
So to answer what is Sacrifice of praise, it just means praise, no matter what comes your way.
Praise despite the obstacles.
Apprise during the trials.
Praise during the tribulations.
Praise while your doing your hurdles.
Praise even when you don’t’ feel like praising.
Got a flat tire on your way to work, which made you late the meeting you need to be promptly at 9am for??
What do you do??
You sacrifice the anger you have because of the flat tire, instead of harboring the anger built within, stop, praise God. There is a reason why you got that flat, there is a reason why you needed to be late, there is also a reason why you couldn’t make that meeting. It was not just chance or bad luck. It was God protecting you from something else.
So Change that tire, and praise God.
God I am sick today, but despite my illness I will praise you.
God I am in pain, yet I will still praise you.
I am lonely today, still waiting for my knight in shining armor, but I will praise you.
My bosses lashed out at me at work, I didn’t do anything wrong, I was just following protocol, not sure what to do, but I will lift your name on high and praise you still.
Praise him during that storm.
Praise him when the waters are calm.
Praise him at all times.
When you praise God, regardless of your circumstances, that is when your praises become your faith at work.
It is then when mountains move.
It is then when at your drive to work, you notice you are have no traffic.
Nothing gets in your way.
Nothing is ever missed by God.
All will go well in his time not yours.
Keep thanking him, thanking for those mishaps, thank him for the blessings, be grateful for all that he does for you and praise him.
Father God today I choose to praise you, I choose to give you all the glory despite my situation. I will praise you even when my world is crumbling apart, for I know your love is pure, your love is faithful and you will provide. So today, I will give you all the praise. Amen.

Let it go

“Then Jesus said, ‘Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.'”
(Matthew 11:28, NLT)
God wants to carry on our burdens. He wants us to rest, in order to rest, be assured you have to let it go and give God your burdens.
“Let it GO, Let it go,
can’t hold me back anymore.”
Once you let go of your burdens, you suddenly feel anew, you feel refreshed, you can now rest assured that things will get better.
IT is easy to get caught up in the midst of your troubles, but when you let it go those sleepless nights you stressing are done with now with God taking over your burdens.
In order for this to happen you need trust, trust in him.
You need faith, faith that he will take control and that you will rest. You need faith that he will address your troubles so that you can be liberated and free.
God wants you to enjoy your life, he wants to take care of all your problems and concerns. Let it go, let it go to him. Don’t let fear hold you back anymore.
Today, I ask you to Let it go. Release your trouble to the Lord. Let him take charge and fill you with the peace and joy you so rightfully deserve. Receive his blessings. Receive his promises.
Rest.
Father God today I humbly come before you to ask that you take away my pain, take away my worries, take away my burdens. I choose to let it go so I can be free.
I want to freely live in the walk of your way. I want to be able to rest in the way you see fit. I have total faith and trust in you my lord.
Thank You for Your goodness, grace, love, compassion, guidance and freeing me of my worldly troubles. Help me find ways to share Your goodness with those around me today, tomorrow and always. In the name of the father, in the name of the son and in the name of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Speak in to existence

“Since we have the same spirit of faith…we also believe, and so we also speak.”
(2 Corinthians 4:13, ESV)
Have you ever squeezed a bottle of toothpaste and an excess amount of toothpaste came out.
More than what you needed?
Did you try to squeeze it back in?
It is very hard. Once the tooth paste comes out of the tube there is no way to take it back and put it back in.
We are stuck with the excess paste, even if we did not mean to, we are stuck with the excess paste, even if we don’t want it.
Think of our mouths as the toothpaste tube. Think of our words as the paste. Once the words come out, it is out, there is no taking them back.
So, with that stated, “Since we have the same spirit of faith…we also believe, and so we speak”.
So, um, what have you been saying? How have you been talking? Are you speaking in
Faith? Are your words a reflections of your faith? Are your words a reflection of your spirit? Are your words a reflection of God?
We tend to say things we do not mean, under certain circumstances.
We try to take back what we have said when we realized that what we said was in error or offensive.
The problem is, like the toothpaste, once it is out there, it is out there.  Think of the notion of Pandora’s Box.  Our Mouths can be a Pandora’s Box.
The person you were speaking with has already heard what you did not intend for them to hear.
Those words you wish you could bottle back up, is already marinating in the minds of those you did not intend to hear it.
Those words possibly offended someone, they probably are judging you for your words, not your actions.
As Christians, our attitude, our behavior, our characteristic, our vocabulary should always be of praise, of love, of kindness and a reflection of Christ as humanly possible.
So if you are speaking out hardships, hardship will come your way.
Your words will be brought to fruition.
It’s kind of like the laws of attraction, be careful what you speak out into the universe, for it can come to pass.
Same thing.
So here is what you do.:
God today may not be a going as I have anticipated, but I want to thank you, I want to thank you for providing for me today. I know you will turn today around. Today I may be struggling, but tomorrow will be a better day. Tomorrow I will bear fruits from my labor. Thank God, Praise God, Proclaim a positive outcome. IF you speak it it shall come to pass.
Your situation may be impossible to you right now. But know that all things are possible in Christ.
You want that raise, speak that that raise will happen, pray on it.
You want that new job, Speak of it, pray on it, it will come to pass in his timing.
You want a new house, Speak of it, pray on it, it will come to pass in his timing.
You want to see changes in the world.  Speak of it, pray on it, it will come to pass in his timing.
You need to believe, you need to give thanks, you need patience, you need to praise, you need to have faith in Him.
NO matter what always give thanks, no matter what always give praise, no matter what stay positive.
Father God I thank you today for enlightening me that my words, my words along with my faith can determine my outcome. That what I speak can come to pass. I thank you for your love, your guidance and providing for me regardless of the situation. Today may not be going as intended, but tomorrow will be a better day, because I trust in you. Tomorrow will be better because I declare it in your name. Tomorrow will be better, because today I thank you, praise you and I choose to say and do what hte word says. I choose to trust in you and let your workings come to pass so that I can not only learn from this situation, but bless your holy name. Amen.

Grace & Knowledge


But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus
Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.
2 peter 3:18 ESV

Peter is asking us to grow in grace and in Knowledge of our Lord.

Lets define Grace & Knowledge.

Grace:
1a : unmerited divine assistance given humans for their regeneration or sanctification
b : a virtue coming from God
c : a state of sanctification enjoyed through divine assistance

2a : approval, favor stayed in his good graces
b archaic : mercy, pardon
c : a special favor : privilege each in his place, by right, not grace, shall rule his heritage — Rudyard Kipling
d : disposition to or an act
or instance of kindness, courtesy, or clemencye : a temporary exemption : reprieve

3a : a charming or attractive
trait or characteristic Among disagreeable qualities he possessed the saving
grace of humor.
b : a pleasing appearance or effect : charm all the grace of youth — John Buchan
c : ease and suppleness (see 1supple 2b) of movement or bearing danced with such grace

4 —used as a title of address or reference for a duke, a duchess, or an archbishop

5 : a short prayer at a meal asking a blessing or giving thanks

6 Graces plural : three sister goddesses in Greek mythology who are the givers of charm and beauty

7 : a musical trill, turn, or appoggiatura

8a : sense of propriety or right had the grace not to run for elective office — Calvin Trillin
b : the quality or state of being considerate or thoughtful accepted his advice with grace

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grace

Knowledge:

1a : the fact or condition of knowing something with familiarity gained through experience or association (2) : acquaintance with or understanding of a science, art, or technique
b : the fact or condition of being aware of something (2) : the range of one’s information or understanding answered to the best of my knowledge
c : the circumstance or condition of apprehending truth or fact through reasoning : cognition
d : the fact or condition of having information or of being learned a person of unusual knowledge

2a : the sum of what is known : the body of truth, information, and principles acquired by humankind
https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/knowledge

So now that we have defined Grace and knowledge now what?

Many of can be kind but many are not gracious. We need to grow and be more gracious, more loving more Christ like in our walk. We need to grow in Grace in the name of Jesus to walk in his walk. As defined above grace is a quality or state of being. Grace and being gracious is a virtue given to us by God. That characteristic about us, and about our faith needs to grow just like any other aspect of our life and spiritual life.

Knowledge: how do we grow in the knowledge of Christ?

You the saying knowledge is power? Knowledge and the ability to gain, retain and fundamentally use knowledge is beyond powerful. Knowing the scriptures of the old and new testament can be beneficial to one’s spiritual growth. Knowing the scriptures is helpful to b locating false prophets or false teachings in the name of God.

Knowledge in the academic setting allows you to advancements, scholarships and so forth right?
Knowledge in the professional setting can lead to promotions and economic benefits that many dream of.
Spiritual knowledge gets a reward unlike those of the academic setting of professional setting.

Knowledge in Christ nourishes the soul.
knowledge in Christ provides growth.
knowledge in his word prevents you being misled, betrayed, misguided.
knowledge in the world allows you to grow spiritually,.
knowledge in the word allows you to grow and build a better relations hip with Christ.

Being knowledgeable, being gracious, all in the honor of Christ can take you to places you could only dream of.

This scripture reminded me of a post I previously wrote about on Knowledge….
“Some of us may feel inadequate (I know at times I have felt this
way). Some of us may feel unprepared (I have definitely felt this way).
Some may feel unqualified….. as have I.”
we need to be gracious, we need to be lovable, we need to be knowledgeable but know the knowledge you need God will provide for us.
He will nourish, he will shelter, he will make us adequate.
Remember too that the knowledge will pass as long as we are doing his will.

Keep doing his will.
Keep walking his path.
Keep searching for more with him, he will supply everything you need to be gracious and knowledgeable in his name.

Father God I thank you for always proving the knowledge needed to do
your will. I thank you for allowing me to have a direct contact with you
via the Holy Spirit to be able to make such requests. I ask that you
continue to satisfy my hunger in all things pertaining you, may you
continue to pour out the knowledge and tools needed to carry out your
will. I ask you to fill me with your grace, fill me with your compassion, fill me with your love,fill me with your knowledge, fill me with the wisdom needed to take on the task you place before me. You are my strength when I am weak, you are my shelter in the storm. Amen.

Take Your Life Back

“…take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”
(2 Corinthians 10:5, NIV)
Take Your Life Back
When many of us listen to music, we hear the lyrics to the songs and sometimes we can relate to things we are going through in our lives.
When one breaks up with a significant other, the first thing we do when we are ready to start dating again is to fix one self up and “bring sexy back”.
When you are going through something, when you feel like things are out of control When you allow circumstances to dictate your thoughts and attitudes you need to refocus, you need to recenter oneself, you need to take control of your thoughts, and yes like this verse states, make it obedient to Christ.
you need to Bring Christ Back.
Forget about bringing sexy back.
We need to make sure you Bring Christ Back in all you do.
I know it is easier said than done.
there are things that can come up in our lives that can be damaging and hurtful, and manipulating.
I get it easier said than done.
I was once there.
When my life spiraled out of control, it was because I let my prognosis and my circumstance take control of my life, my thoughts and my actions.
I was told I couldn’t have kids, so i said the heck with it all, I started drinking (a lot), I started clubbing, I started partying, I got piercings (which I no longer have), I almost even got tattooed (Divine intervention prevented that).
One day I decided to Bring Christ Back.
I had ignored him for quite some time.
I had to ask for forgiveness.
I slowly opened that door, and remembered I should have never shut it in the first place.
He was exactly where he was when I slammed the door in his face.
Arms wide open, embraced his child, and said now that you had your fun, which caused more harm than good, are you going to let me in again??
I was bringing Christ Back.
JT you can continue to Bring Sexy Back, i need Christ more than I need Sexy.
Father God I thank you for your timing. I thank you for your words, your encouragement. I thank you for being my rock, my refuge, my salvation. I thank you for forgiving me. I thank you for your mercy. Lord you know my situation, you know my past. It has taught me that I need you more than ever. It has taught me I was wrong for slamming the door in your face, when the whole time you were there waiting for me to open it back up. I am grateful for your love. I am grateful for your guidance. I am also praying for you reading this. I do not know what you are going through. I do not know your circumstance. I do not know your trials nor your tribulations. I do know that you can get through this. I do know that if you open back up that door, Bring Christ Back, you will move on to a better place. Let JT continue to bring Sexy Back. You will do a lot more bringing Christ back in your life. I pray that God gives your the strength, guidance and understanding to make the moves you need to make in a Christ like manner, so that your circumstance doesn’t dictate your attitude and decisions. God I thank you for letting me realize that I need to always Bring you Back. I pray for continued empowerment from God for both you the reader and myself. We need his empowerment, we need his seal of approval, we need to be more obedient. In you name I pray Amen.