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!! 🙂

 

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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! 🙂

 

Break That Wall (‘Pow’)

Break That Wall

Break that wall full of depression, sadness, and strife.
Push those fears out of your heart and see God as the Head of your life.
As a man focuses on his martial arts,
nothing's wrong with doing the work for God; our parts.
Stop giving up because your goals may be too far to achieve,
but honestly, any of God's blessings can occur up under your sleeves. 
Break the devil's stump for the sake of your freedom.
Remember: This is a 'spiritual warfare'. Jesus said it and I believe Him.
We have no peace and rest wondering 'what will happen tomorrow'.
Today is today, it's here, and we have today's blessings than sorrows.
Inside of all of us is a spirit that needs to glow.
Shine your light because it's time to tell the demon to go.
We know that God can do All Things that are impossible.
If so, remember that with Jesus on your team, you and Him are unstoppable.
Like the original Batman: 'Sock', 'Wham', 'Pow'.
Yes, I enjoyed the series too, but it's time for us to punch together now.

Nothing Can Depart Us From God’s Love

Romans 8 - 39

In Romans 8:38-40 (NIV), the Apostle Paul wrote this to us: “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Since the day and time that we all were made and born, God loved us… and He still does.

I remember when I first began learning about God a few years ago and I was… “a young adult living on the fast track.” In other words, when I lived on my college campus, that was my first experience being away from my family for a long period of time. I felt a sense of freedom (‘Yay’)… but later on down the line, my extravagance was short lived (‘Boo’). Not only was I homesick, but I felt alone. However, throughout all of my campus-adjustment-life years, one thing I never forgot to keep with me was my bible. I never understood why, but I felt peace from having it near me. What did it represent and why did I keep it? These were questions I constantly had for myself years ago, but today, I now know my answer: It was because He was always right beside me all along.

What I’m trying to emphasize to all of you, and including myself, is that He continues to remain beside us and has been there ever since the day and second that we were born. How can this be and why does He love us so much? The answer is because He has something in store for all of us and… He loves us.

At the same time, He hurts from our actions that aren’t aligned with His Word, especially whenever we choose to walk on a rebellious path. Hmm… this scenario sounds similar to something that we’ve heard countless of times before in the Book of Genesis 3, when Adam and Eve ate fruit from the tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. To briefly summarize it, by Eve listening to the serpent (Devil), she asked Adam to taste the fruit too that they were told by God not to eat from. End result: They found out they were clothesless and God cast them out of the Garden of Eden and sin was born. It was Jesus, His Son, that died for our sins, in the New Testament times, and by Jesus doing this to save our souls, He is the only connection between God (Father) and us (His children).

I’m very speechless right now because He deserves my praise, He’s a glorious God, and He is the Creator of Heaven, Earth, and so much more. All I can say is “Thank You, Jesus, for loving both me and Brothers and Sisters in Your Name. Thank You, Jesus! Thank You.” :’)

 

Studying Together Diligently

Deuteronomy 6 6-7

In Deuteronomy 6:6-7 (NIV), it quotes “These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.”

Diligently means to show care and being attentive towards someone and something; distributing patience.

It was the Lord that wanted us to ‘Listen and Know’ this information, as mentioned in Deuteronomy 6:1-2 (NIV):  “These are the commands, decrees and laws the Lord your God directed me to teach you to observe in the land that you are crossing the Jordan to possess, so that you, your children and their children after them may fear the Lord your God as long as you live by keeping all his decrees and commands that I give you, and so that you may enjoy long life.”

We would not make it very far in our lives without Him. This is not to say that the souls that are gone and resting with the Lord now was not of any importance. Of course everyone one’s life was important. They were here to inspire you, encourage you, love you, and push you forward. That ‘Love’ is the same kind of love God has been showing us all along.

I understand that nowadays, technology has been a major concern nowadays and it’s as if that sense of “family” may have dissolved at this point… but I say that it’s further from the truth. It is not too late to teach, help, and support your “Family”, which goes beyond your personal home siblings, but your family that seeks help in Christ’s Name.

Recently, I watched an online Bible Study with speaker Gwen Smith at gwensmith.net over the Facebook page. The thing about our first session together with her was that our signals with her kept disrupting and breaking up. Her signal would strangely disconnect us from hearing her words about God, but I was able to hear her make a sound truth. She said that “When we seek Him, we will find Him”, referencing how Joshua and the Israelites walked over dry land to follow the Lord. At the same time, I thought of how long it took us to keep a connection and find her new live videos and searching for them in order to locate her. Altogether, it came to be four videos, but wherever she had switched or moved to, we were able to find her, once again, and kept on moving forward with our study.

Never stopping, being diligent, and focused on God’s Word is a miracle within itself because we were sharing God’s Love in the process. Although Sister Gwen constantly apologized to us for the interruptions, we didn’t blame her for the mistake, but the Devil instead. Lol. 🙂 It was obvious because the enemy hates for us to listen, read, and learn anything about God, but it’s been time for us to shut his service down this time.

Although my age classifies me as an adult, I am still learning about the Lord as a child of God. I just have a thirst and hunger for His Word and I can’t wait until I am prepared to teach others as well. Of course, I may not be able to comment on all of your posts, but I do glance and read them because ‘YOU ARE TEACHING ME’. What am I talking about? All of your messages are coming from the same being: God. As I read through all of your posts, comments, poems, pictures, and articles, I notice how wonderful and strong God’s blessings have been to all of you and I can only become speechless in the end. You have taught and showed me an example of God’s Love and how He speaks to and through all of you… and I am thankful for that.

You can never be too old or too young to learn more of His Word. I love that because every time I reread and study His Word, it always feels as if I’m learning something new and as if His Word can morph and change a lot. Wow! What a miracle! 🙂

My Absence & Online Bible Study

Bible-study

In 2 Timothy 2:15 (NIV), it says “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.”

So, besides having a daily monthly routine of attending doctor appointments for my Multiple Sclerosis (MS), playing my common hand-held games, and watching television episodes of some program, I wanted to change my routine up. Because I love God so much and wanted to connect with more of my brothers and sisters in the Lord, I’ve decided to take a chance in researching and see if there was an online bible study available anywhere. I wanted to make a change for the Lord to “… show myself approved to the Lord…” as mentioned in 2 Timothy 2:15.

Studying alone nowadays is just… boring. In addition, to be honest with all of you, there were times when I kept losing focus when it came to staying in my studies, reading His Word, and even ceasing to complete the spiritual poetry I had aimed to complete by this year. It’s like I have a drive to tell everyone about God one day, and then… I lose that energetic and spiritual drive due to distractions in my life. So, perhaps I feel like an introvert nowadays, but that doesn’t mean that I have to submit to that sedentary lifestyle. I miss having interaction with people, I miss hearing their point-of-views on a topic, and I miss learning more about God like never before.

So, what I have done recently, I sought a perfect online Bible Study with Gwen Smith titled “I Want It All”.

Gwen Smith's Online Bible Study

I’ve met and prayed for more of my brothers and sisters, in Christ, online hereon Facebook. Just as it is here on this site, everyone is from every where around the world. I love that. 🙂 I can’t wait for the session to begin on March 5, 2018.

To show myself approved to the Lord, I needed to make some kind of change in my life that was worth it. I craved more and more of God’s milk (scriptures) that I wanted to learn more. I do not have all the answers, but I’d rather feed, help, and teach my sisters and brothers, in Christ, that as big as our family is, WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER. Just recently, a shooting occurred at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Sadly, lives were loss, but I will tell you one thing: Prayer is needed like never before instead of using a physical weapon to seek retaliation against someone.

Brothers and sisters, I will do whatever I can to offer my support to you, to help you, to keep uplifting you. To everyone that has ever suffered from losing a loved one, losing ta job, losing a home, or has an illness or has any body issue, know that all of your challenges can always be solved by God and can never trample over you. I’m sorry for what ever life tragedy has befallen over you, but know that you are loved, in numbers, by so many people, including me.

I love you all and I will forever keep all of you in my prayers. I pray that God will comfort all of you, heal all of you, and bless you with everlasting gifts and love everyday. I pray that when you rest in your evenings, I pray that all of your stresses and worries of the day will blow away just as your day has, Never give up and never stop believing that you can make it because, no matter what, God is forever by your side. This is my prayer, in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Stay strong and we all will chat again soon. 🙂