Love.

Thank You for your love

Unfailing, never changing love

Constant love

No matter the situation love

You always have my back love

Never breaking your promises love

Wanting the absolute best for me love

Figuring out every detail of my life to perfection love

Protecting me from dangers seen and unseen love

When I feel ugly and you see beauty love

Loving me, before I even understood love

Seeing my mistakes and still choosing the Cross love

The true definition of love

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iMessage.

“I met a cool guy today!”

“Really?! I need details!”

“He’s INCREDIBLE! I’ve never met anyone like him before.”

“Where’d you meet him?”

“I was just walking home from the bar last night, and I heard him call my name”

“Wait! He knew your name?”

“Yeah”

“Soo, you knew him already?”

“Umm, no”

“UMMM?”

“He knows me, more than I know him”

“Okay…how long has he known you?”

“My whole life”

“Wow!And he just randomly bumps into you, how cute!”

“Yeah!”

“What’s he like?”

“Beautiful, passionate, loving, protecting, incredible, amazing”

“HOLD ON! You met this guy last night and you’re already drooling over him?!”

“If you spent 60 seconds with him, you would feel the same way”

“Well, don’t be stingy! Does he have anyone for me?!”

“He has a son, that will blow your mind!”

“YES! LOL” 

“Can I meet your guy first?”

“You actually have to meet his son first, when you get to know him, you’ll get to know what his dad is like”

“Okay!When?”

“Right now is good!”

“Right now?! I have to fix my hair and change my clothes!”

“He doesn’t care how you look or what you wear!”

“He MUST be special, cause every guy cares!”

“I told you, there’s no one else like him!”

“Okay! I’m getting really excited! You better not be tricking me!”

“I’m not! He’s more than words can describe, seriously!”

“Well, can I have a first and last name, so I can google him just to make sure?”

“Jesus Christ”

 

What would life be like, if we were just as passionate about our Savior as we are about things of no value?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If Jesus Walked the Earth Today.

Excerpt from a friend:

If Jesus walked the Earth today, how would He look?

He would look a little like you, a little like me

He would be clothed with humility and integrity

With a hat of understanding and hoodie of compassion 

With a shirt that reads:

Keep Calm and Follow Me

He would be transparent, so when you looked at Him

You would see your reflection

and when He saw you, He would see

PERFECTION…

 

 

The Rainbow.

Thoughts from a friend. Absolutely had to share.

“DISCLAIMER: I USE LOL AND HAHAHA A LOT BECAUSE I LIKE TO LAUGH
 
Everyone who reads this article may laugh at me. I don’t blame you I would laugh at me, too.
 
Recently I have been feeling strongly-some type of way, on how people have changed the meaning of the rainbow. I have always been into colors. They are a very important part of my life, because I believe a person’s fave color gives you insight to their personality. I personally dream in color and every color has some special symbolism. I am in no way an expert about color and personality. I am simply stating my feelings based on limited knowledge.
 
You have the bright bolds, you have the soft pastels, then there are the earth-tones and the metallic, and probably more, but those are the only ones I know about LOL and love them all. It is basic information red, yellow, and blue are the primary colors and the mixtures of those produces orange, purple, and green. When learning about the color spectrum and light we learned the acronym roy g biv (red,orange,yellow,green,blue,indigo,violet) which are the hues that make up the colors of our topic….you guessed it! THE RAINBOW!!!!!!!!
 
The only reason I am writing about this topic is because it came about one sunny afternoon in southern Cali when my friend and I were discussing articles of clothing she will design for me in the near future (I HOPE SHE GETS THE HINT wink wink)LOL. So, I told her wait until after I get in a serious relationship with a man because I don’t want anyone to get the wrong conceptions about what I am, what I believe, what I support, or what I stand for. We both laughed and joked and that was the end of it. Days even weeks went by after our conversation, and I was writing to God about that topic-wearing rainbow and being in a serious relationship with my man (in the future) I am very much single!
 
Of course, me being raised in the church I know the story of Noah’s ark pretty well; well enough to know the rainbow was symbolism for God’s covenant (promise) he made with Noah (Genesis 9:12-17). I said all of that to say multi-colors separately or together are beautiful, why?! because EVERYTHING GOD CREATED IS BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!! (Ecclesiastes 3:11, Colossians 1:16) so if God made it, it is beautiful period.
 
Now let me explain why the rainbow is so valuable to me. On my journey of obedience and complete surrender God told me to give up the 2 biggest things I had going for myself at the time, me being ignorant I did, I let it go. I say ignorant, because I told myself God is going to bless me like “this” in “this amount of time” and when it didn’t happen the way I expected I was angry and felt it wasn’t worth it (check out when God disappoints you-Toure Roberts on vimeo). Thank God for grace, mercy, patience, understanding, and ordering my footsteps. Right here I have to give a shout out to Pastor Toure Roberts, One Church. His teaching, his wisdom, his pure heart, the live streams, the vimeos, and his realness helped me more than I could ever express!!!! Real Talk.
 
JOURNAL ENTRY
8-11-13 “Right now this is my season of transition. I don’t fully understand the process, but I know it will all be worth it. I know what I’m doing doesn’t make sense-it is against the norm, but I am standing on God’s promises for my life. I’m sure when Noah was building the ark he looked crazy to the outsiders he knew what God told him, he knew it would be worth it to receive God’s favor for being obedient and did not care about people’s opinions. Although what Noah did was unheard of, against the norm, unconventional at his time, God blessed him and his family because of his obedience, God told me not to worry about acceptance so I WON’T!!! because GOD IS THE ONLY ONE THAT MATTERS.”
 
I wrote that because I totally relate to Noah even now, because it is a whole lot I don’t understand about my path. I even got frustrated because people are willing to talk the talk but judge you for walking the walk (don’t get me started…hahaha) but I am more appreciative of my journey now and the character God is developing in me to be able to manage all he has promised me. Funny story I was watching “Certainty in Uncertain Times” a different message on vimeo from Pastor Toure, he was explaining the naming of The Arc (his non-profit organization) I was mind blown like wow Jesus!!!!! 
 
Anywho, if you see me at 614 n Labrea(One Church) say “Hey!”, i’ll be the lady wearing the rainbow earrings TURN UP! LOL
 
Love you guys be bold, stay beautiful, be happy, always smile, love unconditionally, never apologize for being you!
 
God created you on purpose to be creative and unique!!! Just like each color in the rainbow has significance so does every life and every person, it is only one race, the human race, WE ARE ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
THE ENTIRE STORY OF NOAH CAN BE FOUND IN GENESIS-the beginning (THE 1ST BOOK IN THE BIBLE) chapters 5-9″

Relationship vs. Religion

Two preachers walk into a church. One named Relationship,the other named Religion.

Relationship is excited to walk into church to worship God. Religion is excited to walk into church in its new suit.

Praise and worship starts and Relationship loves on God. Religion is partly praising God and partly spectating.

Time for the word and both have to give a brief message. Relationship’s message is part testimony and backing up scripture with how much God loves us. Encouraging us to live for God, because He is holy and wants to heal our broken hearts. Religion’s message is all about condemnation. Religion quotes scripture out of context and even though Religion may be trying to encourage believers, it doesn’t come from a place of love.

Relationship touches on sin, but reminds us that God will forgive if we come to him in honesty and wanting forgiveness. Religion touches on sin, expressing that you will go to hell, not really saying that there is a path for those who want better.

Relationship expresses that believers are needed in the world beyond the four walls of the church to touch lives and make a positive impact. Religion requires that you are granted permission to help others and only if you have certificates to qualify you.

Relationship preached the bible in all it’s truth, guided by the Holy Spirit. Religion preached scripture out of context to try and justify the points made.

Relationship had an altar call where many souls were saved, because they realized God’s love and felt like there is purpose on their lives-now realizing their worth. Religion had an altar call where many souls were saved. Those coming, because they now feared God, not a reverence like the Bible speaks of, but only fearing hell. Completely missing that God wanted more from them and with them.

I expressed it this way to illustrate a truth to a lot of people, who turn away from God because of an example they saw of a “Christian”. Too many of these “Christians” get the attention and lead people astray and ultimately hating all God stands for. I stand in the gap for all others who know the importance of a relationship with God.

I don’t care what you dress like. I don’t care what you look like. I don’t care whether you’ve been raised in church or not. I CARE that you hear the Gospel in truth and I pray God sends someone in your life to show you what it really means to be Christ-like. 

More important, get to know God for yourself, because who else knows ALL of you and still loves you as if you are perfection.

 “Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.” 1 John 4:7 NIV

God is FIGHTING FOR US.

A poem from a great friend of mine:

I hurt silently
No one hears my pain, No one feels my shame

No one knows my sorrow, No one sees my guilt

On the outside I smile and laugh, On the inside I drown from my own tears

It is easy to put on a disguise to misguide people who are looking, but can’t see that something more is really bothering me

They ask how are you and I reply fine, from their perspective I seem to be all rainbows and sunshine

No one takes the time to stop

No one takes the time to listen

No one cares about my soul being in anguish

No one cares about my bones being in agony

No one cares that my heart is dismayed

One day when I’m feeling at my loneliest

One day when I’m in despair

One day when I’m feeling insecure and inadequate, all I have strength enough to do is cry

I’m too weak to pray

I’m too weak to hold on to the little faith I’ve kept

I’m too weak to fight against the negative seeds the enemy plants in my mind

All of a sudden I feel at peace and know God is fighting for me, His army of angels are protecting me.