Tic Toc Toe.. Which way to go?

If you can look up.  You can get up!

 I was all relaxed, lying in bed when I felt something going on with my big toe.  The pain and aggravation of a cramp in my big toe caused me to Jump out of bed; I watched while my big toe started pointing upwards towards heaven.   Have you ever experience this before?

If the big toe looks up during time of pain, why during trials in our life, we can’t find the strength to look up?  Within the body are many members and the toes are one of them.  We must stop, look and listen to our heart to hear what its saying.

Pain is often a key to unlocking the doors to freedom, for example:

  • If you’ve lost a job … You can create one.
  • Failed relationships ….  Love wasn’t in it.  Love never fails.
  • Low self esteem …. How many more of you do you think are just like you?
  • Lack of money …. You have the ability to create wealth, use it!

When the big toe starts pointing towards heaven, could it be a sign we lack doing something or we lack fluids (water)?   Instead of being pessimistic, be optimistic.

Do you think we lacked doing something or we’ve caused the pain ourselves?

We’re always looking out the window where the eyes see and are never satisfied.  Looking in the window can reveal more than the outer.  We’re always looking outward for answers that are deep within us.

Many times the people we share our pains with are the ones that increase them.  Everyone you love, don’t love you.  You can do everything in your heart and they still won’t love you.  It doesn’t mean you stop loving them, it only means unconditional love opens the window to our soul knowing the truth is often hard to face.  Many will not love you for the truth reveals everything that’s untruthful.

THE GREATEST GIFT OF ALL IS LOVE.

John 15:18-20 (NIV) If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first.   If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own.  As it is you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world.  That is why the world hates you.

God I Love You

Action of Love
Action of Love

Yes, God I Love You because you first loved me.  How would I have known what it is to Love unconditionally?  You were there from the very beginning.  You gave me a foundation to stand on when I couldn’t hold myself up.  You gave me reasons to give because you gave to me without wavering.  You didn’t’ look for reasons to give; you gave when I wasn’t given enough to give to myself.  You’ve shown me that I’m worthy of love by giving and leaving instructions to follow.  Like be obedient and to Follow the governing laws.  Respect the elderly and always be like children.  You gave me parents on earth to help reinforce those same laws given to them.  Some parents have ignored these laws and out of all the commands you left, in so many words I interpret you saying, if you can’t remember the laws just remember the greatest gift of all is LOVE.   Love thy neighbor as thyself, meaning love everyone.

Love Builds You UP

Sometimes people find it hard to say I love you, but yet their actions will tell and show the truth.  In order to recognize their actions, you must first know the truth.  The truth lies within.  God, you’ve given us a voice to know we can say anything, however, what we do and how we do it is the true analogy of love.  I say this to say after 58 years, my biological father on December 15, 2013, after saying to him, I love you my father replied saying “ I love you too”  Now, that’s something.  If I didn’t know the truth, I would not have known how to show love towards my father, although, often times wondering why, he never said.. I love you.  Thank you for being the truth, knowing actions speaks louder than words and the truth always come out through silence.

God because you loved me first your love continues to build within me, therefore, allowing me to continue to build my father up with love.

Message

He’ll give you the deep desires of your heart, not all things, but the ones that truly matters and that’s LOVE!   Show some love today!

1 Corinthians 13:6 (NIV)

Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

 

Shattered But Not Broken

Shattered but not broken.  Relationships gone south
Shattered but not broken. Relationships gone south

Walking along the roads of life can sometimes get lonely.  We can find ourselves looking for ways to fit in and not standout.  Fitting where we can, allowing us to use just enough power to slide or glide by where we fit comfortable.  Sometime the comfortable fitting may allow for more room and yet we find ourselves squeezing into tight places.  We fit.  We accept.  We begin not to want more room only desiring to fill the room we are in.   Living in a house of glass allows you to see through to the outer.  If you squeeze into this glass house, over time the glass will began to crack in dry places where there’s no moisture, or constantly trying to hold on to the little moisture provided.  As the moisture slowly dissipates you find yourself stuck on the inside of the glass house which eventually shatters.

As we continue on the road of life, at some point we’ll have experienced a failed relationship.  Just because the glass shatters; it doesn’t have to be broken.  If you’ve experienced a failed relationship, use the clear view you were given by looking inward, and fix what’s broken and not shattered.

This is the time to pick up the pieces, mend and begin to build a new house upon the foundation that has already been laid.  While living in a glass house, take the opportunity to see the light shining through.  Use it as a guide to living a more rewarding life; continuing to build your house on the foundation already laid and that’s Jesus Christ!

Thank God you didn’t live in a house of brick which can block your view.  At least living in a glass house can allow more light to shine through, allowing you to see your way out.

Acts 4:11 (NIV)

He is the stone you builders rejected, which has become the capstone.

 

Shattered but not broken. Relationships gone south

Tarzan-Jane Man Woman Relationship

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Man meets woman

 

Tarzan makes an echoing call while swinging from trees traveling to his destination.  Jane hears Tarzan’s call and begins to follow where the sound travels leading her to meet up with Tarzan.

Tarzan and Jane are a good example of man needing woman and woman needing man.  They lived in the jungle among all the beasts in the state of fruition.

Where are Jane and Tarzan at today?  Here we are man and woman living out of the jungle and yet some men and women are acting like they’re in a jungle.

Out of all the fruitfulness that surrounds man and woman, it appears they still can’t find the ripe fruit for the picking.   Until man and woman are capable of understanding it’s not meant for man (humankind) to be alone, I’m guessing the men will keep beckoning and calling in a language no one will ever recognize but them. And women will continue listening for the sound of music with the perfect rhythm that timely beats with her heart.  Until man and woman come together as one, collaborating, celebrating, COMMUNICATING and loving unconditionally, they will remain fruitless.

I was inspired to write this article after attending a conference of 1100 women. We did an exercise where each person stared into the eyes of nine other women, one at a time, looking into their eyes, the window of their soul; I felt the tears of pain, loneliness, anger, and failed relationships crying out for help.  After the exercise, I continued thinking as I was looking out into the crowd and then later that evening I had a revelation… men were missing, period.  Men and women are the seasoning for life along with Christ! Stay connected to the Vine.

 

Tear Down, Rebuild One Brick at a time.

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What's in your closet
Remove the debris
Rebuild one brick at a time.

Tear it down and rebuild it brick by brick.  You must remove those head banging and high blood pressure raising obstacles.  Identify to clarify, remove them out of your way.  The reason why they can’t be identified is only because you have failed to face them, and you have piled other things on top of them steadily building instead of tearing down to get to the underlying issue.

 

  • We all know what’s in our closet or do we?
  • What’s on the floor of your closet?
  • What are you walking around instead of picking up?
  • What have you placed on the top of what’s already on the floor of your closet?
  • Why haven’t you placed the items where they belong?

 

If we continue to throw things on top, we’re building a wall, creating a shadow of darkness with a foundation of fear to challenge us to do or dare.  We must continue to do and dare ourselves to get to the bottom by starting at the top, and remove the things that are keeping us from living the lifestyle of our dreams.  Be it an ex-husband, wife, adult children, current job, remove it to face and place (you) things where they belong.

Start at the top, removing the things you’ve piled up onto each other, hiding what’s underneath.  When you tear down, you start at the top and work your way to the bottom.  Sometimes we may even look for things we’ve misplaced. You may be surprised when you get to the bottom, what you’ve been looking for has been there all the time.  Start on your end and Let God handle His end.

One thing you’ll know for sure, it won’t be the end until He says so.  So in the meantime, we must look within to tear down anything not belonging in the kingdom of God; rebuilding on His foundation that will last throughout eternity while we mature in the word of God.

Rebuild brick by brick while the sun stands still.  Don’t let the moonlight creep in as I’ve previously said in my recent book titled, Are You a Starving Artist? the freaks come out at night, as well as werewolves”.  Let the Sun shine on you, from you onto others as you rebuild brick by brick.

Jeremiah 1:10 (NIV)

See, today I appoint you over nations and kingdoms to uproot and tear down, to destroy and overthrow, to build and to plant.”

 

Keep Your Feet On Solid Ground

Keep Your Feet on Solid Ground
Keep Your Feet on Solid Ground

Do you know the footprints you’ve left behind?

Are you wearing the right size shoe?

  • To step and stride comfortably is to wear the right size shoe.  When we wear a shoe size to large, they move around a lot as we walk or sometimes we can walk right out of them as we step.
  • Wearing a shoe size to small; we stand in pain and agony pretending our feet don’t hurt until we can’t stand the pain any longer.

The right shoe size must fit the right size foot.  If you start out with the right tools and foundation, you can eliminate a lot of pain and agony by keeping your feet on solid ground.  The size of your feet doesn’t matter; it still will take one step at a time.

To stand on the right foundation is a must, to eliminate pain and agony; we must know where we’re going based on our foundation we’ve built.  When you know the Truth, you don’t have to stand in pain of not knowing, nor do you have to force something that doesn’t fit.  You can’t build a foundation on a foundation that has already been laid.  You can however, keep your feet on solid ground so the ground that you stand will grow deep roots as you grow a more rewarding life.

If the shoe doesn’t fit, don’t wear it.  No different than if it’s not in alignment with what you want in life…Don’t try it!   Stand your ground!

1 Corinthians 3:11 (NIV)

For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ.

2 Timothy 2:19

Nevertheless, God’s solid foundation stands firm, sealed with this inscription: “The Lord knows those who are his,” and, “Everyone who confesses the name of the Lord must turn away from wickedness.”