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God Helps The Helpless-Lent Day 5

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God gives grace (favor, blessing) to the humble- 1 Peter 5:5

     When we feel down and out, God is always there for us. All we have to do is call or cry out. He brings comfort, grace, and mercy. I know that we are all facing our own battles. Some larger than others, some real and some imagined. I am a super sensitive person(aka highly sensitive person). So everything affects me. 

      I just remember being a kid and crying and telling people that my whole family was Black even my dog. My family is diverse. I didn’t grow up with hate for a whole group of people. I hate discrimination. I hate hate. I want happiness and freedom for everyone. At the same time I know that it is not good for me to offer myself on the pyre for the sins of my ancestors. The only thing that I can do is do better. 

     I think that the people who know me, know my heart. The other day my friend said that we are all just trying to make it. I totally believe that. I think we are all just trying to make it to another day. I also think that showing kindness to others is one way to shine God’s light into the world. 

     So I have to work on not entering into internet debates because I take things to heart and it only winds up hurting me. I also have to just take a deep breathe and realize that this too shall pass. I have to accept myself completely and fully first before I can demand anyone else to accept me. 

I hope that you have a great day. 

Namaste

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God’s Favor To Be Yourself

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“When a man’s ways please the Lord, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.” Proverbs 16:7

     It is often said that there is only one you in the world so be an original. Sure, you may not be someone’s cup of tea but as long as you are okay with yourself and with God, just keep moving forward. Now, I will be the first to admit I can be hard to handle at times(everybody just isn’t quite ready). The older I get(and the more therapy I attend), the more I can accept that that is just how it is. 

     The only people I have ever tried to please were my family and teachers. The older I get I just realize this is who I am and God is molding me into who I am supposed to be. So, even though I try to be the number one people pleaser, I still have some really unique ideas and attitudes that are all my own. Like this one time when I raised my hand and told my professor I hated the class(hardest B I ever got), sometimes I just learn lessons my own way. I am ok with that and when people can see where I am going with an idea, they usually support me. 

     It is often said that the lessons that we have not learned yet will be faced again and again until we learn them. I so believe this. It has happened to me countless times. I am still trying to learn the relationship lesson. Sometimes I think that once I have learned a lesson that everyone else wants to learn it too. Nope, our lessons are our lessons to learn and people will only ask when they are ready. I don’t know everything, but in my head I think I do. So when I hear people say things in a know it all manner I get mad at them when in reality its just a big gong that says I need to quit while I am ahead. 

     Today I ran and worshipped with a loud voice. It was awesome. I went through so many different emotions on that long run. I was so thankful that the only people nearby were people who know me. Worship music always takes me to the core of myself and that is where I know I need more of the Lord.

     I also thought it made a good mini substitute since I didn’t have the opportunity to go to the single’s conference(which I emailed about and asked about a ride, but boy it is something about people not understanding that not everyone in the world has a car that makes brain cells explode).I literally emailed the coordinator back and said “So you really didn’t read my email”. I make due with what I have and most of my friends usually understand my situation or have extreme grace and pity on me. So I figure that if I am somewhere it is because I was meant to be there. 

     Yesterday the Blogilates crew was encouraged to make a vision board(I am the queen of vision boards, I have four of them in my storage). So since I don’t have a place to hang one, I decided to make a vision book. It is so awesome. I love it so much. I think it is great because I can look at it at any time and take it anywhere. I’m still working on it. 

So this weekend I will just be busy with schoolwork and finishing my vision book. 

Here’s to being ourselves in the goodness of God. 

Shalom

     

     

 

Take Time To Be Still

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Sometimes you just need to breathe deeply and take it easy. There are so many things to distract ourselves with and our brains are working on overload. Take time to pause and reflect on your life, your joy, your spirit. 

“Be still and know that I am God! I will be honored by every nation. I will be honored throughout the world”. Psalm 46:10 NLT

Jumping off the complain train

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Good morning!

Today my daily devotional spoke about complaining. So I hope to be mindful of my complaining today. Instead of complaining to another person, we can take our concerns to God. That is a great joy that we as believers have.

I hope you have a great complaint free day 🙂

Jewel

“For I have given rest to the weary and joy to the sorrowing”. Jeremiah 31:25 NLT