Thursday, October 20, 2016

How Do You Know God Is Real?

Someone asked me how do I know God is real.  He said "how do you know if you have never seen Him, heard Him, or felt Him?"

God is everywhere, and in some of the simplest places we over-look, God is there.  He's in the sunrise or the alarm clock that wakes us up in the morning.  He blessed us with another chance of proving ourselves as "Heaven Worthy" by giving us another day to be the best reflection of Him that we can.

God blessed us with air (oxygen) that filters through our lungs, blood, and body keeping us alive to spread the word of His amazing love.

He is in the energy we use to get us through difficult times and what seems like impossible situations.

He is in a smile or thank you from a stranger or loved one

He is in the song of the birds that sing and fly abouve us

He is in the flower pot that was bare for years and now blooms flowers of my favorite color, purple.


If you acknowledge
If you listen
If you are still
You can see God everywhere

Romans 1:20
For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.

Keisha

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Acceptance


How do we accept people for who they are?  We look at our own faults...

Romans 15:5-7
Now may the God who gives perseverance and encouragement grant you to be of the same mind with one another according to Christ Jesus, so that with one accord you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, accept one another, just as Christ also accepted us to the glory of God.

Luke 6:42
"Or how can you say to your brother, 'Brother, let me take out the speck that is in your eye,' when you yourself do not see the log that is in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take out the speck that is in your brother's eye.

1 Samuel 16:7
But the LORD said to Samuel, "Do not look at his appearance or at the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart."

Matthew 10:40
"He who receives you receives Me, and he who receives Me receives Him who sent Me.

Keisha

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Having God's Eye

I feel the pain and hurt of others
Some people are able to block it out
And worse turn away as if it doesn't exist
But it hurts me deep in my soul
knowing a child somewhere is being made hard
A little heart turned to stone cold ice
Because others are selfish and evil
A heart that may never warm
that may grow into the person
that hurt them once before

A belly full
Fully aware that a child hungry
Is eating crumbs from the floor somewhere

A heart full
Fully aware that a child cries
From the scares hidden deep down inside

A soul full
Fully aware that a child needs God
hope, support, love, and unconditional care

Imagine a world in which every person
Nurtured that responsibility
No darkness for children
Life is full of that on its own as an adult

Imagine a world in which it was all clear
That instead of being upside down
It was upside right
That no one had a blind eye
That no one blocked out
The truth of this life

Ephesians 5:7-14
7 Therefore do not be partners with them.
8 For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light 9 (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth) 10 and find out what pleases the Lord. 11 Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. 12 It is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret. 13 But everything exposed by the light becomes visible—and everything that is illuminated becomes a light. 14 This is why it is said:

“Wake up, sleeper,
    rise from the dead,
    and Christ will shine on you.”

Keisha

Thursday, September 8, 2016

It Is Really All About Love

I fight daily with what it means to be a good Christian Woman
Having faith that God will light my path for the journey I am to take
That he will bring people into my life who will encourage and help empower me
That he will give me the wisdom to eliminate people in my life who will lead me from that path or slow me from my journey.
That I will remember I am from God and nothing is more beautiful than His love for me.
That no Father wants anything more for his child than faith, hope, and love.
That being from God means loving myself without reservation
Treating others as I would like to be treated
Passing no judgment, because at any moment a situation can change
Thinking positive, because how we think is manifested in our behaviors
Striving for perfection, but falling short due to our human nature
He gave His Son to death, so we might be saved
Therefore, forgiving ourselves and others for imperfections.....

Luke 18:19
And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone.

Keisha

Sunday, July 31, 2016

What Is A God Given Life Worth?

What is a God given life worth?
Is it worth a pair of Jordan sneakers?
Is it worth an iPhone?
Is it worth drug money?
Is it worth reaction to slanderous words?
Is a God given life worth vengeance?
Is it worth hate?
Is it worth pain?
Is it worth suffrage?
Is it worth freedom?
Then why are we losing lives for much less?

Romans 13:8-10
Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,” and any other commandment, are summed up in this word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

Keisha

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Cringe Filled Wednesday


Every Wednesday I am forced to go out to lunch with my team at work.  I hate it so much that when it's time to go my insides cringe with disgust.  We go to the same restaurant every week, because they have free pie Wednesday.  The last couple of weeks that I ordered cherry pie as my choice it would look all torn up when I received it and nothing like the picture.  Another coworker ordered the cherry pie today and it was pretty perfect looking.  I said, "dang your pie looks good," thinking its a joke, or an opportunity to poke fun at me, another coworker blurted out "it's because she's white." My three coworkers all threw their heads backwards in laughter.  I didn't think that was funny..... And my boss went on to say, "it's what we were all thinking, but she was the only brave one to say it!"  My insides sank with hurt emotions.  Maybe because I've said its because I'm black to many times?  Maybe because they think I pull the "black card" to often?  Whatever the reason was....I sat among three white people who will have more support, and a greater span of opportunities then I could ever hope for, and based not on my character, but the color of my skin.  It's nearly impossible to convince someone of your misfortune when they fail to see your challenges.


Romans 11:15
For if their rejection brought reconciliation to the world, what will their acceptance be but life from the dead?

Keisha

Friday, July 8, 2016

Black Men Endangered!!

Black men are endangered in this free America!  Where are their constitutional rights?

Matthew 26:52
"Put your sword back in its place," Jesus said to him, "for all who draw the sword will die by the sword."

Keisha