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Stillness.

4 Oct

Sometimes you just need to be quiet. Take your hands off situations and watch God move in his MIGHTY, MAJESTIC, and MARVELOUS WAY.

MIGHTY –  God is strong and mighty in battle. I did not realize how much fighting was going on in the bible. As I continued to study and read, it amazed me how much war was going on numerous occasions. How people were dying daily for their beliefs. How God sent them out to the battlefield. He told them on so many occasions to fight, do not fear and I am with you.

MAJESTIC –  Remember, God is glorious. He does beautiful things that we are able to even imagine. When it happens, recognize it and give him the glory.

MARVELOUS – God is the word defined….extremely good. Let’s change our mindset about his nature. He is not a doom and gloom. Although we do not understand his ways we can come to the realization that the process is always a road to his Glory. Extreme pleasure and good for our benefits and his.

Always remember, God is strategic, dependable and creative. He knew he would send his son Jesus and leave us with the Holy Spirit. During these times of turmoil in the world and whatever issues we may be facing. Just remember…Be still, listen and watch him work.

Unafraid,

Christine K~

 

 

Soul.

13 Sep

How is your soul?

Most believers have an understanding that our souls are defined as our personality, emotions, and beliefs. I’ve heard pastors say “Our soul is the seat of our personalities, our will to do what is right or wrong.”

Personally, 2017, has been a whirlwind. It feels like every day a life changing event has occurred. If my life was a movie, I can see everyone in the theaters sitting on the edge of their seat, clenching their teeth, eating popcorn with their eyes fully engaged scene by scene trying to figure out the outcome. Needing the validation of justice and believing for the happily ever after. Trust and believe I feel the same way, unfortunately, I was not trying to be the lead actress.

So, again – How is your soul? If it is not renewed daily, washed in the word, filled with love, forgiveness, praise, and worship. There’s no way it is healthy.

My vision board for 2017 is basically me walking on water towards Jesus, like Peter. Walking by faith and not being tossed by the distractions of the world. Back in November 2016, I knew exactly what I wanted on my board for 2017. Originally, I did not know what all of that meant – but I definitely understand now.

Trust God, believe and do not doubt – You will be able to do the impossible. Defying gravity and building an unshakable faith in God.

Unafraid,

Christine K~

 

Love.

17 May

It can be one of the most hurtful, chaotic, and exuberant feelings in the world. Quite frankly, if I could be honest, if I had a choice I don’t think I would choose love. I do not like feeling out of control. Yes, I am saying you cannot control. I could be wrong but that is where my state of mind is right now as I’m writing.

I do not like the feeling. The action, yes. The feelings…no. I do not want to feel. You that feeling of:

No choice but to hurt.
No choice but to laugh.
No choice but to feel insecure.
No choice but to strive for faithfulness.
No choice but to hope for a lifetime of happiness.

No choice but to feel this total out of body experience. That you weirdly and subconsciously choose.

But why am I choosing this?!?!?!

Why do I chose to love my enemies? When I really want to smack the living daylights out of them.

Let’s reflect for a moment…..Why did we choose to love?

Is it because we were created with the sense and urge to feel belonged. To express love the way God loved us.

To feel a warmth no one can explain but you.

To feel a power to conquer for the sake of loving.

To fight and protect for the one you love.

I don’t know just wondering….why we chose it.

Unafraid,

Christine K.

 

 

Purpose.

18 Feb

When you are walking in alignment with what God has called you to do. The best advice I can give is to GET READY!!!!!

Get Ready for the attacks.

Get Ready for joy.

Get Ready for the distractions.

Get Ready for peace.

Get Ready for persecution.

Get Ready for vindication.

Just Get Ready!

Hopefully you get the point. I write this as I sit in one of the most joyous and stressful time of my life. I really want to stand on the top of the Empire State Building and say “I’m happy. Favored and God will get the glory in all that I do. You can’t stop me, so STOP trying!!!!” But I’ve learned that with all the pain there’s purpose. So I’m equipped and protected. 

I will just rest in his green pastures and allow God’s perfect plan to happen.

Unafraid,

Christine K. 

My Deepest Apology

23 Nov

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Today I went to church. It started as a typical Sunday…Praise & worship, offering, sermon. But this Sunday, my pastor had an altar call. For those who don’t know, an altar call is a prayer dedicated to specific needs. This doesn’t happen often. Whenever there’s an altar call I become very introspective. I start examining my life from my prayer life to social life. I look at my health and the health of my family and friends. Am I connected to anyone that needs prayer? It’s one of the few times that I’m 100% serious.

My pastor says, “If anyone needs healing in their body, please come to the altar for prayer.” I examined myself and realized that I’m not sick physically or mentally. People flooded the altar while I remained in my seat. Everyone is prayed for and returns to their seats.

My pastor moves to his next prayer. He says, “If anyone has a family member or friend that is sick. Please come stand in proxy for them.” I examined myself again.  Nope! I don’t know anyone that is sick. I’ve actually had miraculous healings take place in my family over the last few weeks. Again, everyone is prayed for and go back to their seats.

My pastor gives his final prayer. He says, “If anyone needs financial breakthrough, please come to the altar.” I perform a system check. Nope! I’m good. God has blessed my finances. Again, people are prayed for and return to their seats. And I’m standing waiting.

What was I waiting on? I expected to be in need. But in that moment, I realized that God has truly blessed me. I had overlooked how wonderful my life was. I had forgotten the miracles that God performed. I forgot that He’s continuously working.  I forgot that I am blessed. I forgot that I am healthy. I forgot that everyone around me is healthy. I forgot that I’m financially stable. I forgot about God’s goodness and I’m very sorry. I felt ashamed as I watched people in need of what I had taken for granted. I was ashamed of my ungratefulness. I needed to take a moment to say publically…Thank you God for blessing me above and beyond what I ever expected. I thank you healing my family. I thank you for protecting me and my family.  Thank you for changing my life. Thank you for healing my mind, body and soul. Thank you for giving me hope. Thank you for giving me your peace. Thank you for loving me even when I was ungrateful. Thank you for giving me another chance to say that I’m blessed.

 

Apologetically,

Arizona R.

 

Where Would I Be.

15 Nov

Where Would I Be

I began to write about the past 3 years of my life but as I reflected on the joys and heartache, the first thing that popped into my mind was this song. Not sure who wrote it but I grew up listening to these lyrics during devotional time at church.

“If It Had, Not, Been For The Lord, On My Side

Where Would I Be?, Where Would I Be? 

If It Had Not Been For The Lord On My Side

Where Would I Be? Where Would I Be?

He Kept My Enemies Away
He Let The Sun Shine Though A Cloudy Day
Oh, He Wrapped Me In The Cradle Of His Arms
When He Knew I’ Been Battered And Torn,

He Never Left Me All Alone
He Gave Me Peace And Joy I’ve Never Known
He Answered When I Knelt To Him In Prayer
And In Victory The Lord Brought Me This Way,

There’s not much I can say after that but THANK YOU JESUS!

Unafraid,

Christine K.

How Can We Both Be Victims?

14 Oct

As I am sitting here thinking about my life situations something HITS me… How can we both be victims?

I would like to share a small story with you if that’s okay.  I have a first cousin that I hadn’t spoken to in over 7 years.  We talked everyday. We didn’t go days without talking, but somehow we ended up going years without talking.  I can’t even tell you why we stop talking. All I can tell you is that I thought she was mad at me, and she thought I was mad at her.  Which wasn’t even the case. Wow the things that will happen when PRIDE steps in! And that’s when it dawned on me today how much I have allowed the devil to rob me of…

There was so many years of joy, peace, and love lost.  All because we was prideful and we both wanted to play the victim. Neither party wanted to humbled themselves to even see what the real issue was or even if there was an issue. How can we both be victims?  It wasn’t because we did anything to each other, but it was because the devil played his game.But the grace that God gives is even stronger. As the scripture says, “God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” James 4:6 GNT
Unashamed,
Toi
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