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He Knows How to Keep Us Still

This post is a little bit different. In the end, we always know that God always wins in a ‘fight’ in His own way; if He were a boxer. In this case, He made sure to help my spirit whenever it lost its way.

There I was walking through my home’s hallway when all of a sudden, my thoughts began to ramble on and on, making me feel powerless to control them and then “Bam”, I was hit with a scripture from God. In 1 Peter 2:11 (NIV), it reads, “Dear friends, I urge you, as foreigners and exiles, to abstain from sinful desires, which wage war against your soul.”

Okay. I was minding my business again and received an unexpected call and text message from my ex. After ignoring his calls for days, his disrespect towards my mother blew me up. I finally told him off in my last text message to him and then “Bam”. I was hit again by God. In Proverbs 20:9 (NIV), it said, “Who can say, “I have kept my heart pure; I am clean and without sin?” I did remember the many lessons I had learned in bible study and church of how not one person was perfect, and the only one man that was perfect was Jesus himself before ascending to Heaven.

Now, back to me again. I am trying to change my meals for the sake of my health and my fight while battling my MS thing and “Bam”; God works nonstop. In Psalms 103:2-5 (NIV), it quotes, “Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits – who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.”

This was the last verse that I read afterwards for the day. In 1 Corinthians 15:56-57 (NIV), it reads, “The sting of death is sin, and the power of the sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

So when we tally it up, the Lord delivered 3 hits to my spirit, which was ironic of how much I continue to give praise to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Wow! 🙂

Stay strong everyone and we will chat again soon. 🙂

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Why Are We Here? (Poem)

As much as we would love to wonder,
We must relax while we ponder
and intake the sceneries before us.
God displayed beauty around us without a fuss.
Beyond nature, beauty shows within our children and pets
that surpass our expectations and better yet
We Are Witnesses to the Lord's Glory.
Why? To share both His and our own story.
Stories of our own life adventures and how God helped us.
Stories of how we took our own chances to be seen, plus
His Spirit lives within us to help us to continue
towards our adventure, to see our lives through our venues.
No one was born by incident.
Now, please excuse me while I learn to play my new instrument.
Which one? I haven't decided yet,
but there's always His Hand on my shoulder for comfort, I'll bet.
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A Simple Reminder for Us

Despite this picture referencing a video game, the smallest of things can serve as a reminder of how the Lord loves us and is strong within us.

In 2 Corinthians 5:21 (NIV), it reads, “God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”

Jesus had no fault or sinful bone within Himself during His time on earth, but He sacrificed for all of us, and when He rose up on the third day of His death to ascend to Heaven to be with the Father in Heaven, to this very day, I remain speechless.

For me, inspiration and comfort comes from the Lord. Why did I choose this upper image? I don’t know why but this image causes me to think of how much God continues to help us and grant us with strength, love, and power… which shows in the below image.

Okay. This jedisonicx artist has a lot talent. Make sure to check his different artwork in the listed link above. Pssst! He has more than one site.

To sum it all up, the Lord has done so much for us, even before we were even born. Time and time again, the Lord sacrificed for us in mysterious ways for unknown reasons in His unknown terms. Yes, unfortunately, lives were lost due to this Covid pandemic, and I am so sorry, but God will always lift us up and encourage us to keep on moving.

The times when Jesus was tired, He never stopped treading and helping both the fortunate and the unfortunate. If this is so, then why am I constantly faced with this fatigue within myself and why when faced with a challenge, I sometimes called it ‘quits’ as well? Yes, I agree with all of you: the enemy will not stop trying to trip or stop us the best tactics he knows of. However, as long as we continue to fight and stand together, we will always remain victorious.

Love you all and Stay Strong! 🙂

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Pay Attention and Think of Him

While watching entertaining videos on YouTube, I came across a video that helped to uplift me from the woes of life. The YouTuber’s name is Jalen Wilson and his video is “Jesus wants somebody to hear this right now!! Word from God.” His message alone served as a reminder for me to keep on moving and continue finishing the Lord’s Work beyond the challenges we see today. Why? He loved us first before we were even born.

In 1 John 4:21 (NIV), it says, “And he has given us this command: Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister.”

Ask yourself: ‘Why are you here?’

For me, my answer is because God blessed and believed in me so much that he wanted my lost soul to find Him again; yes… that lost sheep that only found comfort with its owner. In this case, God. While Jalen Wilson was speaking about Jesus and how He had gone through so much, it hit my heart in remembering the movie “The Passion of the Christ” again and how much I cried over seeing the torture Jesus experienced. 😦 However, I needed to regain the courage that God blessed me with to help share His Words that is still relevant to this very day.

Staying strong and walking by His Word makes me feel at peace every time. Yeah, the enemy is always lurking around to destroy as many souls as he can, but this soul… this spirit… belongs to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. It’s the devil (Satan, serpent, etc.) that tries to instill fear within us, when actually, the Lord says that there’s nothing to fear but only Him. Proverbs 1:7 (NIV) says “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and knowledge.”

I don’t know about you, but as the walking spirit that I am, I will continue to walk by His side. My only prayer is that you would walk along with me too. The Lord never left our sides and He is still hugging onto us like the child in the image above.

It just aches my heart whenever I hear of how individuals and artists are selling their souls for the wrong reason for materialistic stuff. What privilege is there to gain from doing such a thing? What privilege is there to gain when someone sells their soul to a cult that’s hard to comprehend? Yes, I agree with you: Money and power seems to be the answer, but ‘Why follow them?’

Listen: Our souls were given to us to walk upright and also help our sisters and brothers souls that are lost. I agree to the fact that we may not be able to help and speak out to the world using 1 bullhorn, but I will help my Lord the best ways I know of. I will step with Him and alongside my brothers and sisters, in Christ.

Chat soon everyone and Stay Strong! 🙂

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Calm and Steady Your Heart

In Romans 10:12 (NIV), it reads, “For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile – the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him.”

This past week or two ago, the USA has faced an unfortunate event when it came to voting for a president in 2021. To be honest, it is just a simple routine for all of us to vote every 4 years, and sometimes selected candidates of presidency are allowed to run for 8 years. It became a simple process… but sadly this year, lives were unfortunately loss due to differences. There’s always a common quote that ‘we agree to disagree.’ It’s common, it’s understandable, and it’s polite’, but this time, it felt as if all of the lessons were forgotten. Even my grandmother said to me, “All of the years of my life, and even when ma and pop were alive, we always had one presidency after another with no problem, enter and leave the white house as nice and professional as they can be. This year went crazy like I’ve never seen before.”

I will be honest with all of you: I sought God like never before. Bad enough we all are facing this Corona-19 hidden virus that is taking lives, but… why did it seem to me as if the people in America was fighting their own selves? Why? I mean this year should’ve been common as usual for us. Why? Never before, lives were taken from voting or being stepped over to reach our White House doors where officials stood. The biggest picture we all must understand is that children are learning and have to learn what this was all about from us, whether we choose to discuss this or not. They’ll learn about it one way or the other.

Going back to the bible passage, to me, this passage is describing how the Lord loves ALL of Us no matter what, and that goes for me as well. I don’t care what your political stance is, how you look, how tall you are, what your religious beliefs are, how rich or poor you are, or any other difference we may have. I still care about you because You Are my brothers and sisters, in Christ. In the end, I care about you.

So, today, we need to calm ourselves and calm our hearts. When I say that “we are in this fight together,” I mean what I say. I stand with you when it comes to fighting… ‘whatever may be on your mind.’ Does anyone have to risk their life? No, unless you are a skilled mountain climber, I believe I’ll stay down on the ground and leave it to you and the pros on getting to the top of that mountain. 🙂

I care because, ever since I was a child, I disliked seeing someone hurt or sad over something that wasn’t even worth it in the end. Those issues didn’t deserve your tears, and I pray that God continues to heal us all from the current events we’re facing now. If anything, I, too, miss seeing my loved ones that the Covid-19 virus is stopping me from seeing. Let’s all continue to stand “United” as the name implies. Besides, we are the “United States of America” after all. Now, if you live abroad somewhere, welcome! 🙂

As always, stay strong! 🙂

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You Are Truly Loved

In 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 (NIV), it says, “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”

Let me hit you with another quote: 1 John 4:8 (NIV) says, “Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.”

Okay. So let us retract and reread something: “Love (God) does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.” Previously, somewhere in my articles, I recall writing something about God’s Love and how much He loves each of us both singularity and collectively (as a group), but what I probably didn’t mention was that I, too, feel the same way about you too. All of you each collectively. To see any of you hurt just aches my heart. 😦

Why do I feel pain from hearing how my sisters and brothers in Christ’s Name are hurting every time is just the prime example of how God’s spirit within us connects. Mojo’s article, “Christ lives in me” made me recall a bible study moment when my teacher quoted the same thing by saying, “The reason why we felt hurt while watching movies of actors that depicted Jesus Christ and their pain was because our own spirits were made waaay back then when Jesus walked this earth.” Now, I’m not going to continue to dwell on how much love the Lord has given us and continues to share and bless us with, but I want to also uplift you the best way I know how: By my words.

Yes, while we’re all living through this Covid-19 and the issues in our communities together, I want you to know that I care about you… along with both your family and friends as well. There are parts in the bible when Jesus made miracles happen for those that followed him (healing a blind man, a sick woman, providing food for the hungry, and so on), but that doesn’t mean that His miracles are no longer happening for us because they still are. Take your children for example. Their lives wouldn’t have come true or happened without you and your spouse’s love. You can experience the worse pain or accident in your life, however, you are still standing to tell your story. His Love grows consistently and even through us. You can be… Rosie next door. I don’t know who actually lives next to my current home of residence… but I still care for them as well.

What this process is called, for me, is sharing my love but, ultimately, sharing God’s Love. I don’t care if we disagree about anything or if you strongly dislike something I have done or said, I still care and love you. Of course, we can work out our disagreements, but to this day, I will always care and love you all. This truly proves how much He loves us, and even being able to share love from our children. Our hearts may feel as if its overflowed every time. 🙂

Stay Strong everyone and we will chat soon. 🙂

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Schizophrenia… and Friendship

Last week, I viewed an interview on YouTube with Anthony Padilla (a well-known YouTuber) whose video is titled, “I spent a day with people w/ SCHIZOPHRENIA”. Not knowing much about this new information, I watched his video as if I was just another student in his class. The interviewees were Cecilia, Jorge, and Kody. But before I continue on, there was an important scripture note that I read and thought about.

In 1 Corinthians 1:4-6 (NIV), it reads “I always thank God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus. For in him you have been enriched in every way – with all kinds of speech and with all knowledge – God thus confirming our testimony about Christ among you.”

After viewing and listening to the facts mentioned from the interviewees, I was thinking of the same topic: All they sought were friends or family members for help. It is time to listen and open our hearts to understand the truth that is out in the world. I recall yet another well-known YouTuber Etika (May 1990- June 2019) that unfortunately has taken his own life. He was young as the many other youtubers has taken their lives as well. It still aches my heart to hear how the young chose a devastating path in their lives.

But what we (adult, children, and teenagers) need to remember is that we are all loved by a Higher God. Jesus loved us before we were even born. How? I don’t know. Lol. 🙂 On earth, we are all in this fight TOGETHER. We will stand through this thing until the end of our time periods here. I’ll admit that I, too, asked for help during a time period when I needed it most. If we need help with something, all we have to do is be strong, brave enough, and just call for help.

Yes, when I first learned about my MS, I needed help understanding why my limbs were acting a certain way like I had no control. I was both sad and scared of my own self. It was my neurologist doctor in the hospital that knew the answers for me. However, I remember asking my mother for help before I met with my doctor.

Stay Strong, everyone, and remember that YOU ARE LOVED! 🙂

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That Bubble Doesn’t Matter Anymore

Image from Seanheritage.com

That bubble in your life that you’re tired of repeating? Let’s fight this thing together, no blasting and no cheating. It’s time to feel your freedom from being trapped internally. You are wonderful, amazing, and an angel by far eternally. I am not saying things like, “quit while your ahead.” It doesn’t make sense because it’s… ‘how does my generation describe things now… oh yeah, dead.’ That ‘bubble’ needs to finally pop. Don’t mind me… I, too, am trying to get my own to stop. To stop growing and feeding me with challenges. It’s time for the ‘bubble’ to float away and it’s time for us to manage this. Yes, ‘everything sounds easier on the surface’, but if that sentence was so true, then what is it that’s causing even me a lot to feel nervous? Of course, the enemy appears before our spirits to chase us away and make us cry. Let expose the Devil for what he’s worth: him being full of both trouble and lies. Our hands or elbows are locked together… to stand and uplift one another. Before you go… I will always be here cheering you on. Good Morning, Good Afternoon, and Good Night everyone. Okay… I’m gone. 🙂

Stay Strong everyone, Kiya

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Take It and Get Rid Of It

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I don’t know about you, but sometimes I just want to ball up a piece of paper and throw it. In this case, my balled up paper could represent anything, from the daily stresses in life, to finding out how devastating some news can be from a loved one’s injuries, and life in general. Another awful ordeal we’re current;y dealing with is the coronavirus ordeal and as such. I can feel tugs and the pulls on my own heart that I’ve been trying to keep together like a jigsaw puzzle.

In Luke 7:13 (NIV), it reads, “When the Lord saw her, his heart went out to her and he said, “Don’t cry.”

Whenever each of us shed a tear, for whatever may be our reason, just as fast like a lightning bolt could strike Earth, that’s how quick the Lord will be by our sides to comfort us, save us, and love each of us. Now, we all agree that there never was a time went He departed from our sides. It is true about that… and it has truly been in my life when I had my ‘dark’ moments; of course, my moments when I thought of suicide.

Now, we all may have our different ways of pushing out our ‘frustrations’ and I say go with whatever may work for you, but my way is just like a teenager would get rid of a paper ball OR I play video games to release my own stressors in life. Being an only child and having my ‘alone’ moments, I wanted to find a way to release my ‘heat’ away from me the best way I knew how at that moment. If not listening to some calming music playing in my ears, I either ball up trash and laugh at my ‘interesting’ hits and misses of course or play a video game.

To everyone, I see that it is time for me to compose some poetry onto my page. Don’t worry. I have something in mind to share with all of you. After spending a few weeks in both the hospital and the Rehabilitation Clinic, that time spent away from you guys certainly gave me more to think about. And yes, the Lord has been with me every step of the way. 🙂

Stay Strong everyone. Chat again soon.

I Feel New and… Different

Ecclesiastes 11:5 (NIV) – “As you do not know the path of the wind, or how the body is formed in a mother’s womb, so you cannot understand the work of God, the Maker of all things.”

Today is the day when I’ve been released from the rehabilitation institute here in MI, and right before landing there, I was unfortunately seeking help for my MS flare up. Now, you might be asking: “What is it?” For me, my experience was being unable to move my legs and my left arm. I tried to use my right arm to lift myself up off my home floor, but to no avail, the right arm loss its strength. Why was I going through this trial? The answer rested upon my spirit to remain strong, a fighter, and wait for my miracle to happen.

It wasn’t until I made it to the rehabilitation hospital when I’ve been approached by worse trials before meeting an angel. To simply say it, while there, I was given the bad news of the loss of my great grandfather. I was hurt about it, but I managed to find time and write poetic words for his obituary. My cousin’s son was in the children’s hospital and my great aunt was in a hospital too. As down as I felt, what was next? But God threw me a curve ball like a baseball player would throw. He brought me to meet an angel of His in my life.

Her name is Ashley Harrington, and yes, the one whose artwork you’ve noticed at the beginning of this post. Instead of her just being another roommate, she had inspiration within her. It made me recall how often I prayed to God for a miracle to help change the bad news I kept hearing in my life, but it became her all along. As much pain I was in, her fight was greater than mine… and so was her improvement. She could not walk one day and miraculously, a few days later, stepping as if nothing never happened. I mean… WHAT?! Lol. 🙂 How? But it became a sign for me to keep on fighting, and if not for myself, for Him because anyone and anything can become your blessing in disguise. It may not come as fast as we would like it and how we expect it to, but any blessing and miracle can happen from God. All we can do is accept His Gifts… and be thankful for them.

This is a perfect example of how the Lord can make a change in your life. I went from a sad and depressed state to one full of so much inspiration. Stay strong, everyone. Love you all! 🙂

P.S. Check out her site that is listed above. I had no idea how much of an artist she really is. 🙂