Is It Right To Go Back?

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As days are going on, I’ve been realizing a trend when it comes to some people that enjoy the old ways and the “back-in-the-day” years that will never come back again. What we have to realize is that people, specifically children, are becoming more intelligent, and also… consider what God is trying to do for you.

In Hebrews 13:5 (NIV), it says, “Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”‘ In Isaiah 43:18 (NIV), it quotes, “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.”‘

Yes, I understand that you (including me) want to remember how much fun you used to have as a child and how you recall that time when a loved one taught you how to cook or play a card game who is no longer here on earth with us. By all means, those were the fun times, right?

But what I’ll never understand is how can someone have it all in their lives, and yet, they still choose to live in the past that can never be reborn again? Yes, those days and that time and those events happened, but what needs to really be seen is that God already has it planned out for all of us. What He is doing is blessing and giving us so many multitudes of gifts that we just need to sit back, realize, and appreciate.

So ask yourself these question: Despite all of my challenges, who was it that helped to bring me out of that time? Who was it that made sure my children made it home safely from all the violence and turmoils that are happening in this world when I’m not around? Why did all of these people in the bible, IN THE PAST, have to go through so much knowing that God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit are perfect in every way?

Yes, I agree that we all miss those ‘good’ days, but while we are living in God’s Grace today, let’s continue to strengthen and help uplift each other. When we do this, that means that we put God at the forefront of our thoughts. The One and Only God that deserves our Praise. 🙂

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I Can’t…

The Praying Woman

Thank you goes out to “The Praying Woman” for sharing this image with us. Thank you.

I can't allow you to force me 
to become of the ways you seek. Don't you see
that God is the One that frees me from my pain.
I can't allow sex to rain down and be my spiritual gain.
Yes, I you defeated me by your yells and gossips,
but then God allowed scriptures to escape from my lips.
We're not meant to live the perfect and exquisite of lives.
My God gave me my life to always praise Him, even while living on a dime.
I can't allow this fear to overtake my heart and cause me stress.
I can't accept that you want my life to be loaded with your mess.
It's time to change this and leave our worries in the past.
Our life pains are back there for a reason and we're free at last.
God is good because we are secured in His Love.
End this wickedness and allow God's Grace to rain from above.

The Meaning Of Loving God

God's Love

Deuteronomy 6:5 (NIV) says for us to “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.”

To say that ‘we love God’ is to say that we will always love Him… and we are willing to sacrifice for Him He has with all of us. I would have my moments when I think about what all He has done for me, for others around the world, and to keep the animals alive and the beautiful nature growing around us before our eyes. As I mentioned before, in one of my previous posts, I wish that I could reach up towards the Heavens and give God a big hug, not only because He has done so much and countless of wondrous things for all of us, but because He Loves Us.

There are so many programs being made and shown about ‘The End of The World’ or how our societies may one day turn into becoming like the Hunger Games movie or there will be an infestation of deadly viruses and so on. My question’s are: Why not celebrate ‘today’? Why not enjoy what we have and all of the people we have in our live’s today? Why is people fascinated with death more than ever and not with the current lives that we have now? Imagine what this world would look like if no one was around. As a child, it may sound nice, but as an adult, that gleeful picture is terrible to live through or ever see.

In 2 Corinthians 1:9 (NIV), it says that “He saved us from the death that was so near, and he still saves us. We believe that God will keep on saving us.”

Our flesh and skin is supporting something that’s priceless, which is our Spirit and our Soul within us. This Spirit is God’s priceless gift to us. Yes, once Adam and Eve were banished from the Garden of Eden for birthing the type of sin the enemy desired to happen, God still wanted to connect with all of us, despite us being born into it. Our Father, in Heaven, sees past all of that… and all we have to do is believe in Him and His Son Jesus; the main connector between us and God.

To love God is to have trust in Him and give Him all of our burdens (Proverbs 3:5 (NIV) – Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding…”). To love God is to depend and know that He is daily working in our lives, teaching us how to love one another, and blessing us with His Grace (Ephesians 2:8-9 (NIV) – For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith– and that is not from yourselves, it is the Gift if God– not by your works, so that no one can boast.). Beyond all of the repetitive messages we read in our bibles and hear from pastors and ministers at our home churches, but rather, that’s God reminding us not to forget Him and forget that He is always by our sides. To love God is to grab onto His Hand… while He continues to reach and hold onto our hearts.

Love you all… and we will chat soon! 🙂

So Much… Has Happened

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“Happy 2019 New Year to all of you!” 🙂 I know that I am a bit late to say it, but please forgive me. Besides the release of my book (That P.U.S.H. I Needed), so much has been happening in the world that brought me a sense of pain and emotional hurt along the way. The question is: ‘Which path are we walking down?’

Amos 5:14 (NIV) says for us to “seek good, not evil, that you may live. Then the Lord God Almighty will be with you, just as you say he is.”

I bring this question up because, I also was one to check out the Lifetime Series “Surviving R. Kelly”. If you never watched or heard of this artist, R. Kelly is an R&B singer and he has been for years. Along with his stardom, however, came many cases as well. Some songs, that I had a hard time to stomach down, were more about young teenage girls instead of grown women. He also has the nickname ‘The Pied Piper”, which, when you think about it, all of the children and teenagers desired to be with a much older man that never really cared much for the girls he kept captive. I’ll admit that I enjoyed listening to his music just like everyone has, but we never put the ‘actual’ pieces together. One piece we (the public) had known of was him being married to the late R&B singer Aaliyah (1979-2001) decades ago. The brave women and victims of R. Kelly have come forward in the documentary, but the question arose: “If R. Kelly is a child predator, and you knew of this, where were the parents concerning Aaliyah’s sake?” There’s also many deeper questions that have yet to be answered. Keeping all of them and the situation in my prayers.

Michigan, my home state in the USA, was one of the states affected by the partial shutdown President Trump has placed in the government. It’s a lot of deep hardships happening besides government workers being laid off from work and people not receiving their monthly checks. Some people aren’t able to receive their medications, government support is not active for others, and another tough hitter for everyone is that workers and officials that monitor all of the food we eat were also laid off as well.  So, on the news, we were told to just be aware and careful what meals and foods we choose to eat up here. All we can do is stay aware, stay in prayer and hope that this shutdown doesn’t last much longer.

All we can do is stay in prayer and continue to uplift one another. We are stronger together than from we are from one another. I have much more to say, but I have to go at this time. Chat soon everyone.

 

My Book Is Complete; Now What?

That PUSH I Needed (Cover)

Hello again, my brothers and sisters, in Christ! I sound more chipper right now because I was able to complete my poetry book. I feel really better, but then I soon became… bored. Lol. Anyways, after so many corrections and make overs, I’ve finally settled on the image above. My book, “That P.U.S.H. I Needed”, is available on Amazon for $10. I went cheap on my poetry book because I wanted to be able to share more of my words, my thoughts, and my heart with all of you… at a low price of course. I’ve been told to charge more, but my spirit didn’t want me to charge that.

As mentioned on my blog, this was a very interesting project for me since it was both my flesh and spirit arguing the whole time, but of course, this whole book (and the winner from the scuffle) was written from my spirit.

I thought about a verse from Romans 8:14 (NIV) that says, “for those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God.” I wanted to use my words in poetry to give back to Him the best way I knew how… and I thank God that I have.

Thank you all for your time, and by the way, another secret while I was writing was that I read and thought about all of your words from each of your pages and blogs. That’s right! I thought about all of you because you all gave me that sense of strength and inspiration from all of your powerful words. They stuck or glued within my heart and spirit. 🙂

Question: Will I have something else to tell in another book? I have no idea since my spirit tends to talk a lot.

Chat soon everyone and stay strong!! 🙂

 

Never Knew About An Author’s Journey

steam-coming-out-of-ears- 5 Journeys

I would like to thank 5 Journeys for sharing their image with me. Thank you for sharing.

I’ve been missing all of you, and the reason for my absence was for writing my book. I am showing you this image above because I feel tired from all of the trials I’ve experienced while trying to make my book. But you know what? It was worth it because I finally made my own poetry book. As of this moment, it is in review right now; otherwise, I would’ve showed you all a picture of it… with myself, of course. Lol.

I will say that that was the first time that both my spirit and my flesh were battling it out inside of me. For example: Let’s say I (flesh) wanted to make a post about sandwiches, whereas I heard (spirit) to not do such a thing. As a result, I’ll admit that it took me about a year to finally compose and share my words. I encountered a lot of down time where I just wanted to give up, stop, and say “forget it” since I was tired of noticing errors and more errors like never before, but God didn’t want me to cave in and give up on a project so simple to complete. When the enemy wanted me to “STOP”, God told me to “Go”, or keep going.

That’s the same thing that God wants all of us to do in any storm, to “GO” and finish that goal, that passion, and that life we seek. He gave us life, yes, but when a challenge confronts us, that doesn’t mean to stop and give up. The enemy will do anything to try and break us, but now, it’s time to keep moving forward.

Another secret I want to share with you is that my whole poetry book was written from my own Spirit. So guess who won that spiritual fight between my flesh and my spirit: The Spirit that shined victorious! 🙂

Stay strong everyone.

My Dream Of Thanking Maya

Maya Angelou

Thank you to The Shakespeare Standard for sharing this image with us. Thank you.

In my dream, I wasn’t sure where I was… but I remember holding note cards in my hands. I held onto these cards while following her to wherever she was leading me and a few of her buddies/fans too. We were walking until she stopped, turned around to face us, and told me to read the cards at the podium in front of the crowd. Looking down, the note cards I held tightly onto were notes from myself thanking her. Anyways, while walking to the podium, I can barely see the crowd. There were bright lights and it felt like a fog setting in front of me. I went to the microphone and read each card. After I was done reading them, the crowd was applauding me. Although I couldn’t see them, I heard their claps and roots. I then turned to Maya, told her it was an honor, a privilege, and I kept saying “Thank You” to say it as for inspiring me to ever try my hand with poetry. While thanking her, she reached for my note cards, and I kid you not, my cards disappeared from my hands. She said “You’re welcome” right before I immediately woke back up.

During my younger years, I read a few of her poetry books and then became a fan of her work, just like everyone else had. I wanted a way to express how I was feeling as well by writing in my little notebooks when I could. While in sixth grade, my teacher was having a Christmas Card Contest. No one in my class, including me, wanted to be a part of it, until the teacher said it was for a grade. Really? But it was fun in end. As you may already know, my card had poetry inside of it. By the end of the day, my teacher came to our last class of the day, and said my name as the winner. That bag of cheese popcorn and that can of Faygo Redpop was worth it since that was the teacher’s treat for the winner as well. Over the years, my passion for poetry grew as I came across more poets, read their work, and I even took a Poetry Course in college, but Maya stood as the one that helped me to begin my poetic flight since many of her pages sounded exactly how I was feeling that day. She spoke and wrote how she felt, and I wanted to do the same.

I chose to compose and write from my spirit, so any words and poetry you read on my blog or on this page is actually the voice from my own Spirit. That’s the secret to both this page and my blog. I published my poetry book, but then immediately unpublished it because my Spirit was hinting and telling me that “Something wasn’t right”; this same quote sounds similar to when I used to watch Madeline as a child. As we speak, I’ve been making improvements and doing some work.

Who was it that inspired you to ‘do’ something. Whether they are simple tasks, someone taught you something so that it manifested into your spiritual gifts; yes, learning to cook is a skill and so much more.

Love you all and chat again soon.

Kiya

 

Truth Hurts

Truth Hurts

Thank you to the workers and creators from the site ibelieve.com for sharing this image with us.

In Isaiah 45:19 (NIV), God says “I have not spoken in secret, from somewhere in a land of darkness; I have not said to Jacob’s descendants, ‘Seek me in vain.’ I, the Lord, speak the truth; I declare what is right.”‘ In Job 8:32 (NIV), it confirms this quote by saying, “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

The reason for my long absence was because I had been researching, studying, and watching how a lot of people, especially the younger children, are considering the 666 way of life, despite the fact how everyone, mostly spoken in the bible, that ‘666’ means the mark of the beast. It disturbs my spirit when fans of that celebrity will defend and jump through hoops to protect them when it comes to people speaking against them. I was guilty of this action too when I was a fan of R&B singer Aaliyah before her untimely death back in 2001. But, just like others, I never understood why I defended her so much and how I did it… despite the fact that I never knew her personally.

In regards for today, there are SO MANY videos and articles about a specific artist, however, every article… is so abstract where you know that, as the reader, something was either left out or not included; this goes for any news reports as well. All news reporters do is read off of a teleprompter to let them know what to read or do next. Now, what everyone, and even myself, didn’t understand was “Why so many lies about everything and everyone, and why the lies in the first place?” Answer: To protect someone’s image, name, and reputation.

When you study into this matter deeper, like I had done, it gets creepier the deeper you research this, but don’t worry everyone. As soon as it was getting too bad and seemed too “off” with my spirit, I had to either stop reading the articles and just closed the video sites. I interrupted my spiritual pain with either prayer and computer games. I needed to feel safe again within the comforts of my own home. But what made me go through this was to figure out how young entertainers are even losing their lives too soon while being involved in the Hollywood industry. Let me just wrap everything up for everyone here: It’s darker than we may think it is being from the outside looking in, and even for our children.

What I cannot stand is someone taken advantage of and being manipulated to agree and partake in lies. Hey, I enjoyed Beyonce’s music too, but I don’t worship her like a God. I can’t make myself bleed because her earring got caught on something that caused her to bleed on stage. WHAT?! Listen: If an accident hasn’t occurred involving you, “An Accident”, pray over the situation and let it go. Bad enough, I get scars and marks from other things like injections for my MS… and I’m okay with living my life the way that I am.

The details in my photo are true: The bible will comfort us with giving us truth rather than telling us lies. One thing the bible has done, so truthfully, was to inform us ahead of time of everything that was to happen and occur. One sad thing I wish that wasn’t to be true was of how Jesus Christ and God were going to be hated, like it is today. I do what I can to ignore the angry voices and the upside-down Crosses everyone is trying to represent for Atheists.

😦 All I can say everyone is that I love each and every single one of you. My heart is aching right now while I write this, but continue to be the strong, adventurous and unique man or woman that you are. DO NOT change yourselves for anyone or anything. Money is a piece of paper that can wither away, but your Spirit, that came from God, is more valuable than we all may think. Care for it, protect it, and never sell it to anyone. God blesses us in His own greatest and perfect ways. He never forgets A-N-Y-O-N-E. He hasn’t for me, and neither will He ever forget about you too.

Stay strong everyone. 🙂

I Can See – Poem

Looking through binoculars

I can see
your light shine on me.
I feel so free
to be with thee.

I am closed
to the darkness that left me exposed
to be captured by the whiles transposed,
but freedom was Your message that was proposed.

I can see
why You love me so.
My spirit yearns for You to never let me go.
I will be Your child, walking with You, and I’ll let them know

that there is a way
out of the perils life has in store today,
tomorrow and the next weekend of every day,
that without Your Hand. I mean... what can I say?

I feel you standing
right beside me speaking to my spirit; never demanding
me to turn my back on my loved ones. You are always understanding.
The little work I can do, You always call it ‘outstanding’.

To look back
at my history is just that.
Every problem I faced had a hole that needed to be sealed, not cracked.
You pulled me through and told me to “stay on track.”

Maybe
I am not a failure or crazy,
but You see me within Your Eyes as a young lady
that asks for comfort and help as a newborn baby.

I can hear You calling and I can see that light
that You daily shine within our hearts, so warm and bright.
Whichever way I walk, I promise to step upright.
For you, I will keep on fighting... with all of my might.

God Sees Us Helping One Another

Hebrews 6-10

Before I begin, I would love to give a shout out to Minister Debra Aiken from her website in sharing this beautiful image with me from her daily devotional website at ‘http://www.tellthelordthankyou.com’. Bless your heart and thank you again.

In Hebrews 6:10 (NIV), it tells us that “God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.”

After I had written my first short-sized poetry book for the first time, I never stopped writing, and as I speak, I’m already working on my second poetry book, but this will contain much more in page length… finally. Not only did I give my first book an image change from this  Spiritual Inspiration For Spiritual S.  to this  DIGITAL_BOOK_THUMBNAIL, I did it this way so that everyone (myself included) could see and read the front of my small book at least. But beyond all of this book-title difference stuff, I encountered a stronger nudge and push to go ahead and work on my second book.

The truth to all of this is that so many more people, and my home-church family members, have been passing away lately, and in the end, after I felt sad for those that were loss, I felt ashamed and regret that I was too late to share my words with them. 😦

Death is an unpredictable thing, which we all know about and understand, but don’t wait to tell your loved ones how much they mean to you while we’re still here today. So, I will keep repeating this same thing again and again, “I love all of you my brothers and sisters, in Christ, and remember that you will always have a place within my heart.” 🙂

To come back to the main topic of this message, God blesses us with certain gifts to share it with the rest of the world. Example: I love to write poetry, read it, and hear it. Let’s just say that if ‘Poetry’ was a superstar, I would be a screaming fan of the genre. Lol. Poetry has been my silent voice that I couldn’t speak and call out to others; I was always shy. So what God planned for me to do was use my skill of poetry to reach, uplift, and help others. My skill is, of course, different from all of yours. We all may have different talents, but there’s nothing wrong with helping and teaching one another, because (in hindsight)… God sees it all too.

Stay strong, brothers and sisters, in Christ, because I believe in all of you and I thank you for helping me in your own way… through your words. Thank you! 🙂