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!
My daddy died March 2002 from congestive heart failure. I know that God is a Father to the fatherless. But I didn’t get a chance to grieve the loss of my dad. I miss him dearly.
My oldest son was born on my Dad’s birthday in 2009. It was hard for me because he favors my Dad so much.
To all the Father’s enjoy your day but please remember those who grieve their dads as well.
Thank you ☺️
This is going to be short and sweet!
I am FREE!
Free to worship my Lord and King!
Free to love my children and others!
Free to be completely and totally ME!
✨ Smile Today! ✨
“Will the REAL sons of God please stand up?” That is what I am asking. We as children of the Most High God are to be in the world but not of the world. Are we truly different?
Let’s see. Does your church building have a place for single parents and the elderly? Does if over an outreach program to help with the needs you may have? How about life skills that teach you how to treat people how you’d like to be treated? If not maybe we all can learn a thing or two from reading the book of Acts and 1&2 Timothy.
I hear a lot “there is no perfect church”. Yet perfect in the Greek meant complete or whole not the same as in English. So as you just learned by reading my previous post (What is the church?) You are alone complete and whole in Christ.
If Christ is not the foundation then everything fails! Thus the reason why the real children of God needs to rise up in the Earth. We need to fight the good fight of faith and overtake and recover all the enemy has stolen! We need to set spiritual captives free! We need to declare “Thy Kingdom come, that will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.”
Arise arise and put on strength!
When you read the title of this you may have thought a place where believers gather weekly to worship. Or a place to experience the presence of God. Those are good but not totally correct.
Don’t kill the messenger. Please hear me out. The word of God says to us in Corinthians that our body is the temple of the Holy Spirit. Later in the Holy book it says where two or more are gathered in my name there I am in the midst. I being the Most High God in the statement. Christ told us that if we abide in Him, while He is in the Father then the Father abides in us. Also we know that God is Love. And we should abide in Love.
So chruch in the book of Acts was a house or hidden place where believers ate a meal, sang praise to God and did miracles. Shoot even a jail was church.
Sadly America and other nations have lost sight of what church really is and should be. It has become a “charitable organization” ran by “donations” and faith. An agency of sorts. I would say to them in leadership as Christ Jesus did “He that hath an ear let him hear what the Spirit of the Lord is saying…” Come back to your first love. We are the body of Christ! No group of people are more worthy of the name “children of God” than the next. He came for the Jew and Gentile.
If you have opened the door to Christ Jesus then you are His Church. His Holy Spirit will lead and guide you into all truth. Let us not forget that “The truth shall set us free”!
Peace be unto you!
Mercy Ever Reaching You. That is what mercy means for me. The Most High God through Himself in the form of the Christ, sought me out until I was found.
I was lost doing things my own way. The Bible says “There is a way that seems right unto a man but that way leads unto death.” Here I was being in control of my own destiny and leading myself to an early grave. If not physically then spiritually. But MERCY called out my name and pursued endlessly after me.
God help me to see the error in doing for myself and allowing others to. He showed me that He will NEVER fail me or disown me. He showed me what true love is. (Read 1 Corinthians 13). His love is all that plus more!
If MERCY has called your name answer. Even if you are reluctant do it anyway. He’d not stop drawing you back unto Himself. Jeremiah 29:11 tells us “I know the plans I have for you says the LORD plans of good and not of evil. To give you a hope and a future.” Christ in us is the hope of glory! Praise God! And the future is an everlasting life of abundance in Christ Jesus though the leading of the sweet Spirit of the Holy Ghost our Helper. He is with us always!
Let go of the reign of your life and give yourself to the One Wise God our Saviour. His mercy and love endures forever!
Have you ever heard the saying “Seeing is believing?” I am certain that you have. What did it mean? What you see is truth maybe. Or if you can see it it must be real.
The Word of God tells us to walk by faith and not by sight. Yet many of us are led by what we see. I myself was trying to fit the beauty mode that the world said I should fit. I can tell you here and now that I stopped that mess. I was being lied too by the masses of hurt people who are in competition with each other and aren’t comfortable with themselves. I am now because I believe what 2 Corinthians 5:17 says. The NLT version says “This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!”
Bless Jesus. I don’t have to care about what I see. I am a mom of four beautiful bouncing boys! That six pack is doable but not going to be the death of me. And my 21 year old used van is getting us where we need to be. I have no need to keep up with the Jones’s nor Kardashian’s. Proverbs 31 says that beauty is fleeting but a woman who pleases the LORD shall be praised.
Looks can be deceiving. Ambition can kill your spirit. Make your heart sick. And if you are not getting wisdom or understanding in all that getting then what is the use? Seeing is NOT believing because the lust of the eyes is just that lust. Lust is defined as a deep longing for something; addictive yearning. If that is ruling your life it can also ruin it.
Remember the Word says what good is it to gain the whole world and loose your soul!
Did you read the title? It says what you are. Yes you. You are beautifully and wonderfully made. Psalm 139 says that. We are the workmanship of the Greatest Artist. We are a priceless masterpiece. Our Creator has hidden His glory in us.
Did you know that? The Bible states in the New Testament that “Christ in us is the hope of glory.” Jesus Christ said that “we are the light of the world.” Have you stopped shinning?
Maybe life has dealt you a bad hand. Or you have been betrayed. Or you are sick in your body. But do not loose heart you WILL OVERCOME!!! Jesus said it and He has never lied!
So beautiful one smile today and shine for your light has come the glory of the LORD is upon you.
The title seems simple enough right?
I mean who does not have joy in life? Raise your hand if you do not. Come on, I cannot be the only one who raised my hand. Honesty is the best policy. I’m not saying I don’t experience joyus times. Just stating my joy is not constant.
There is a song my babies sing. It goes like this: “I got the joy, joy, joy, joy, down in my heart. Where? Down in my heart, to stay.” Yet even they are not joyus at all times. Thank the Almighty for not creating us with emotions. He knows test and trials will change our emotions yet He doesn’t want us CONTROLLED by them.
Enjoying life is done by faith. Those who have less are sometimes more content with life. Happy is the man who has wisdom. So it may seem impossibly unattainable to have joy in life everyday due to hardships, illness, or let downs but you can do it.
I went from being a “negative Nancy”, to being a “hooefully Holly” in three years. If you knew me years ago you would have thought I was a lost cause. I cried all the time. Almost never smiled and was run by my emotions. But Abba Father loved me and made me well.
Be encouraged beautiful people the Word says that weeping may endure…but JOY COMETH. You will enjoy life by enjoying everything you go through in life. There is good in everything. Sometimes we have to seek it out.! 😊
What does 2GBG stand for? I’m glad you asked. It stands for To God be Glory. That is the motto of my life so it is fitting to also be the motto of my business. I believe that we are children of the Most High God. Every human being is related spiritually and connected. Our heavenly Father created us to create. We can create our lives by what we speak as in the book of Proverbs. Life and death are in the power of our words. We can create thoughts in others by them hearing our voices in their heads. We can create atmospheres of peace, love and joy. Or we could create atmospheres of chaos, hate, and fear. The choice is ours.
In 2GBG our purpose is to give the option for you to have clothing and accessories that promote positive ideals. Our pieces can be worn in everyday life and for making a statement. We have unisex hoodies and t-shirts. As well as home items like throw pillows. For you coffee, hot cocoa, and tea drinkers we have nice ceramic mugs.
We hope to bless you and encourage you to know that you are able to shine bright. The Good Book says that we should arise and shine for our light has come. Jesus Christ is the light of the world and He lives in us! Our bodies are the home for His Holy Spirit let’s adorn it with things that promote the Good News He brought.
Ten percent of every dollar made will be donated to charitable organizations like the Salvation Army, the Children’s Hospital of Illinois, the Sickle Cell Disease Association, the South Side Mission youth department and various domestic violence advocate organizations. Updates will be given to you. Please feel free to check out the online store at http://2gbg.myshopify.com. Please remember to type the code NEWYEARLOOK in your checkout get the discount of free shipping on orders $50 or more until 1/17/2018!
Peace and Blessings to you,
Keierra ReeNell Moore
Owner of 2GBG