Black and White

Michael Jackson had a controversial song out entitled “Black or White”. It was not considered controversial for the lyrics but for the ending of his video. He was walking through and singing about issues of race during the bridge of the song and he busted windows in an abandoned vehicle. Then transformed into a black panther and walked away from the scene.

As a person of color I was a true MJ fan. I new all his songs but sadly it was not until I grew up that I understood his hidden messages of love, compassion and equality within many of his chart topping songs. You might ask yourself why is this important to me? The reason being our Earth is still hurting in 2020, due to hate and fear. 

Racism and discrimination is still very alive despite the Civil War, and Civil Rights movement in the 60’s. Love can only drive out Hate”. The very wise Martin L. King Jr. said this. With his birthday and holiday fast approaching let us remember to share a smile with someone new and treat others how we want to be treated.

Blessings and Peace be unto you all!!

Girl, Let Them Talk.

I had to share these encouraging words with you.
I did not write this piece but I was touched by it.
Be well.

Truly Beautiful

Girl, let them talk.

Let them talk about you and how you’re not “good enough” to talk about God and all He‘s done in your life because of the mistakes you’ve made. Let them talk about how you’re just trying to impress and trying to get attention. Let them talk about how they believe you’re not even pretty or that you’re trying too hard. Girl, let them talk.

Girl, let them stare.

Let them stare because they notice that you dress differently. And act differently. And live differently. Let them stare as your feet walk a different direction from the crowd. Girl, let them stare.

Girl, let them exclude you.

Let them move when you walk to the table. Let them not invite you to the party. Let them not include you in the group chat. Girl, let them exclude you.

Girl, get up and go.

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Never Give Up

This is a reminder to keep going.

Yes you. You are tired,beat up by life and in need of rest. Don’t you quit!

Run to Jesus through prayer and reading the Word. Let His love fill you. And empower you to press on!

Weeping may endure for a night but joy comes in the morning!

Keep fighting.

You will make it!

Blessings

FAITH

Ephesians 5:16 “Above all taking the shield of faith wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.”

Faith is the MOST IMPORTANT aspect of living as Christ did. To gain the abundant life we must use faith in every area of our lives. The book of Hebrews dedicated a whole chapter with 40 verses on the subject.

I am learning that faith is a powerful weapon that can disrupt the plans of the adversary. It has been hard to stay faithful when I am being beaten over and over again. But I must push on. The prize is worth it! My spiritual inheritance is worth it! I have to continue to fight the good fight of faith.

I hope this encourages someone to do the same. Iron sharpens iron. You are not alone!

Blessings to you,

Royal Butterfly

 

Thankful

So today Abba Father confirmed His word over me.
I was overjoyed and extremely encouraged!

Things that were spoken were almost forgotten. The seeds planted seemed to NEVER bloom. Yet I have buds now! Glory to God O Most High!

I just wanted to say the wait is worth it! Do NOT give up! The Bible tells us to “not get weary in well doing.” He makes us wait for our good.

Be blessed.

Don’t be afraid to share TRUTH

The title is a command given by Abba Father. His Spirit is Holy. And the Spirit of Truth. Stop allowing fear of man keep you from sharing your testimony. Fear in the word when spoken in reference to the LORD means to respect Him.
He has allowed us to live through hardship and pain so we can overcome. We are to glorify Him by sharing what He brought us through. And exposing those who say they are of God and are not!
We can do this in love but many may not like it. Remember Christ said that we would be hated for His sake. If you exhalt Him He will draw all men unto Himself.
Don’t fear what man can do to you. Fear the LORD for He alone can put you in hell.

Blessings and peace to you!
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“It’s my party I can cry if I want to”

So it’s my birthday today! I am 21 again. Just kidding (add ten to that and you’ll get my age) Ssh!!!

Any who, so you read the title and you may be like what is she talking about? Well I’m going to be completely honest here. I’m not excited about my birthday! I have a few issues going on in my life and trying to “cast my cares” on the Highest. Yet something is stopping me.

If you have read my other posts you know my life has been a little rough. I dealt with abuse, trauma, and systematic racism and poverty for a lot of my life. People close to me say that “I am too sensitive”.
I cry often. I’m angry more than happy and I have no trigger.

At least not a current one. So like the song lyrics say “it’s my party I can cry if I want to.” I want joy yet the things that bring me joy I cannot do or afford to visit.

As a youth I was diagnosed with PTSD and Manic Depressive Disorder also know as Bi-polar Depression. I had massive panic attacks, manic episodes and often thought about suicide. I was too chicken to try anything but the thoughts were there.

Over time I prayed and sought out help. I tried medicines and homeopathic remedy’s. If I’m honest nothing much has changed. I’m no longer having the attacks but the saddens and overpowering emotions are there.

I am sharing this with you to let you know that it’s okay to not be fine. Or not have it altogether. You are worthy of love and respect and matter much! Your impact on the world may not be seen but trust me you make it better!

I am singing “Happy birthday”to myself and I’m wiping away my tears.
I hope you are encouraged by these words!

Blessings to you!