Thursday, September 8, 2011

WE are a blessed people

"You're blessed when you're at the end of your rope. With less of you there is more of God and his rule. "You're blessed when you feel you've lost what is most dear to you. Only then can you be embraced by the One most dear to you. "You're blessed when you're content with just who you are-no more, no less. That's the moment you find yourselves proud owners of everything that can't be bought. "You're blessed when you've worked up a good appetite for God. He's food and drink in the best meal you'll ever eat. "You're blessed when you care. At the moment of being 'carefull,' you find yourselves cared for. "You're blessed when you get your inside world-your mind and heart-put right. Then you can see God in the outside world. "You're blessed when you can show people how to cooperate instead of compete or fight. That's when you discover who you really are, and your place in God's family. "You're blessed when your commitment to God provokes persecution. The persecution drives you even deeper into God's kingdom. "Not only that-count yourselves blessed every time people put you down or throw you out or speak lies about you to discredit me. What it means is that the truth is too close for comfort and they are uncomfortable. You can be glad when that happens-give a cheer, even!-for though they don't like it, I do! And all heaven applauds. And know that you are in good company. My prophets and witnesses have always gotten into this kind of trouble. Matthew 1:2-11 (msg)

Tuesday, August 9, 2011


Okay so I still have not blogged about my amazing trip to Mexico but one of my friends suggested that I blog about this one event that occurred while I was there. (She said that it deserved its own post) anyways... one night while we were playing with the kids after church, me and morgan went and sat on this table and many kids followed, but a "God moment" happened in that moment. We are sitting there with kids in our laps and surrounding us on the ground but neither of us speak that great of spanish to be able to just start a conversation with anything of the kids so we just begin to sing. Once we started singing more kids started coming over and they were trying to sing with us but it painted this beautiful picture because I felt like in that moment when we were singing that we were just praying over all these kids and they were just taking it in.
So.. that is an example of a way that we really saw God on that trip. We saw him through all the kids which made us just want to praise the creator which then turned into prayer over everyone of the surrounding kids.
These are a few of the kids that were with us, along with Morgan, Kristen, and myself.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011


I am beginning a new chapter in my life. I am turning the page to see blank lines, I am anxious to begin writing down the stories of my life. The end of the last chapter of my life was high school. I am 17 but I will be starting my freshman year of college this fall. I feel as if my life all belongs to the Lord, the almighty one. I believe that whatever the Lord has called me to do I will do. I have felt this way for many years but now came the big decision, am I going to do what the Lord wills for me when it best fits into my schedule or am I willing to take risks and follow wherever He leads, whenever He leads me. So I have decided that I am going to live my life fully for the Lord so whenever He calls, I go. 
To say all of that. I feel like the Lord has a GREAT plan for my life and the now is just the beginning. 
I have decided, with leading of the Holy Spirit, that I will not go to my senior year of high school, I will begin at the junior college in the fall. I believe that there are many reasons for me to have come to this decision. One is so that people can look at me and ask questions like, why are you doing this or are you crazy or what does your family and friends think about what you are doing, and thats when I say, PRAISE GOD. Second thing is that people will say that I am a high school drop out and I am okay with that because that fact is true but what I am really doing is furthering the kingdom by following the will of the Lord. I sent my mom and my grandmother an email telling them my thoughts because I did not know how to tell them about this decision in person. I am going to share with yall what the email said so you can better understand my initial thoughts with that I had when making this decision. 

----I don’t know how to begin to tell you how God has been working in my heart and mind. For as long as I can remember I have wanted to serve the Lord and do whatever He wants me to do with my life. I have accepted the fact that I am not like anybody that I know, and I love that. I have many things in common with tons of people, but my willingness to do the will of the Lord is unlike any of them. I believe that I am ready and prepared to do anything and everything the Lord places in front of me. Even if I look totally insane to the world, it’s what God thinks that really matters.
After that being said, I wanted to tell y’all what I believe the Lord has put on my plate for me to partake of. (I don’t know how to tell you this in person so that’s why I am typing it. I know that y’all might hear what I’m trying to say and think that I am completely insane, but I have prayed and thought about this more than you know.) I know that this past week at Impact has forever changed my life, and I am so ready. Every morning we would have a 20 minute quite time, just me and the Lord, and the first morning, out of complete NOWHERE, the thought of me not completing the rest of my high school career and getting my GED crossed my mind. I had thought about it before but just blew it off because I thought that getting your GED is something that only bad kids get because they are too lazy to finish high school, but this week it has not left my mind. I think about it ALL the time. I know you think I am completely insane, and I understand that. But I have prayed and prayed that if this was something that I should do to make it consistently on my mind and that’s what has happened. I also prayed that if this was something that the devil was trying to get me to do to ruin my awesome life that I would not think about it for the rest of the week, but that did not happen. As you know, school is not a top priority in my life. I believe with all of my heart that I was made to go into all the world sharing the love of the Lord to everyone like it says in Mark 16.
I feel like that if I complete my senior year of high school that I would have wasted a year of serving the Lord, and that terrifies the poop out of me because that means that I would not have had the courage to say anything to anybody about wanting to do this. I believe that I have all the education that I need to share the message of the Lord Jesus Christ. I have more education that most of the rest of the world has right now because I am so privileged that God has placed me in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and that I am a part of the family that I am a part of. People may look at me and say, “Why is she doing this? She’s insane,” and I will reply, “Praise God,” because I know that what I am doing is part of the amazing plan that God has for me.

I don’t want y’all to read this and call me about it. I want y’all to read this, think about it for a few days, and then we can talk about it. Also, I don’t want y’all to make up your minds about what you have decided until you have prayed and read scripture and are positive about your decision. I will respect whatever you say; but know that I believe with all of my heart that the Lord has a plan for my life that is going to look insane and crazy to world, but to him looks like a life lived fully to bring him glory.

(P.S. I would get my GED and then go to college for at least 2 years. As of right now that is my plan, but I am doing what to Lord says to do. So if that’s what He wants, that’s what I’ll do.)

The daughter of a Heavenly King (: 
After have read and thought and prayed about this decision. My family has been behind cheering me on the whole way (praise God). So...
That should explain just about everything but if you would like to talk to me about anything that is going on in your life or if there is something in your life that you feel like God is leading you do or somewhere to go. you can call me, text me, email me, whatever you would like to do. I would love to talk to you and share things that the Lord is doing among his people. (:

Thursday, July 14, 2011

1 Peter 1

  I, Peter, am an apostle on assignment by Jesus, the Messiah, writing to exiles scattered to the four winds. Not one is missing, not one forgotten. God the Father has his eye on each of you, and has determined by the work of the Spirit to keep you obedient through the sacrifice of Jesus. May everything good from God be yours!
  What a God we have! And how fortunate we are to have him, this Father of our Master Jesus! Because Jesus was raised from the dead, we've been given a brand-new life and have everything to live for, including a future in heaven—and the future starts now! God is keeping careful watch over us and the future. The Day is coming when you'll have it all—life healed and whole.
 I know how great this makes you feel, even though you have to put up with every kind of aggravation in the meantime. Pure gold put in the fire comes out of it proved pure; genuine faith put through this suffering comes out proved genuine. When Jesus wraps this all up, it's your faith, not your gold, that God will have on display as evidence of his victory.
  You never saw him, yet you love him. You still don't see him, yet you trust him—with laughter and singing. Because you kept on believing, you'll get what you're looking forward to: total salvation.
 The prophets who told us this was coming asked a lot of questions about this gift of life God was preparing. The Messiah's Spirit let them in on some of it—that the Messiah would experience suffering, followed by glory. They clamored to know who and when. All they were told was that they were serving you, you who by orders from heaven have now heard for yourselves—through the Holy Spirit—the Message of those prophecies fulfilled. Do you realize how fortunate you are? Angels would have given anything to be in on this!
  So roll up your sleeves, put your mind in gear, be totally ready to receive the gift that's coming when Jesus arrives. Don't lazily slip back into those old grooves of evil, doing just what you feel like doing. You didn't know any better then; you do now. As obedient children, let yourselves be pulled into a way of life shaped by God's life, a life energetic and blazing with holiness. God said, "I am holy; you be holy."
   You call out to God for help and he helps—he's a good Father that way. But don't forget, he's also a responsible Father, and won't let you get by with sloppy living.
   Your life is a journey you must travel with a deep consciousness of God. It cost God plenty to get you out of that dead-end, empty-headed life you grew up in. He paid with Christ's sacred blood, you know. He died like an unblemished, sacrificial lamb. And this was no afterthought. Even though it has only lately—at the end of the ages—become public knowledge, God always knew he was going to do this for you. It's because of this sacrificed Messiah, whom God then raised from the dead and glorified, that you trust God, that you know you have a future in God.
   Now that you've cleaned up your lives by following the truth, love one another as if your lives depended on it. Your new life is not like your old life. Your old birth came from mortal sperm; your new birth comes from God's living Word. Just think: a life conceived by God himself! That's why the prophet said,

   The old life is a grass life,
      its beauty as short-lived as wildflowers;
   Grass dries up, flowers droop,
      God's Word goes on and on forever.
This is the Word that conceived the new life in you.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Isaiah 61 (NIV)

 1 The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, 
   because the LORD has anointed me 
   to proclaim good news to the poor. 
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, 
   to proclaim freedom for the captives 
   and release from darkness for the prisoners,[a] 
2 to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favor 
   and the day of vengeance of our God, 
to comfort all who mourn, 
 3 and provide for those who grieve in Zion— 
to bestow on them a crown of beauty 
   instead of ashes, 
the oil of joy 
   instead of mourning, 
and a garment of praise 
   instead of a spirit of despair. 
They will be called oaks of righteousness, 
   a planting of the LORD 
   for the display of his splendor.
 4 They will rebuild the ancient ruins
   and restore the places long devastated;
they will renew the ruined cities
   that have been devastated for generations.
5 Strangers will shepherd your flocks;
   foreigners will work your fields and vineyards.
6 And you will be called priests of the LORD,
   you will be named ministers of our God.
You will feed on the wealth of nations,
   and in their riches you will boast.
 7 Instead of your shame
   you will receive a double portion,
and instead of disgrace
   you will rejoice in your inheritance.
And so you will inherit a double portion in your land,
   and everlasting joy will be yours.
 8 “For I, the LORD, love justice;
   I hate robbery and wrongdoing.
In my faithfulness I will reward my people
   and make an everlasting covenant with them.
9 Their descendants will be known among the nations
   and their offspring among the peoples.
All who see them will acknowledge
   that they are a people the LORD has blessed.”
 10 I delight greatly in the LORD;
   my soul rejoices in my God.
For he has clothed me with garments of salvation
   and arrayed me in a robe of his righteousness,
as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest,
   and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.
11 For as the soil makes the sprout come up
   and a garden causes seeds to grow,
so the Sovereign LORD will make righteousness
   and praise spring up before all nations.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

We Are Aliens

Aliens - Lecrae feat. Tedashii

Aliens! Strangers in Places, foreign in lands that we are in
Call us peculiar, but know that we are
Aliens! Strangers in Places, foreign in lands that we are in
Call us peculiar, but know that we are
Aliens! Aliens! Strangers in Places, foreign in lands that we are in
Call us peculiar, but know that we are Aliens!

A - A whole notha kind of folks, kinda slow
But we gotta go cause the world's so Ill
L - Livin' the life and livin' it right
And livin' for Christ and that's real in the field
I- Intelligent but irrelavent without Christ
It's nothing but another sin element
E- Eternal Purpose, without it this earth is dead and worthless
N- Never stop giving Him Props
Giving Him praise now until the end of our days
S- Seek Him and please Him and let the people know that they need Him
Aliens! New Creations, new free agents, ain't signed to sin
What the world do, we don't do
Cause we wanna do what the Lord does; Christ within our system
Listen our mission's the Great Commisssion, we come here to represent Him
That's why we call ourself Christianans, Ha, Let me spit another line
For the Plumbline and the Frontline one time on the front lines
keep holdin' it down for all the pilgrims
All over the world representing for the bloodline

I feel like running through the middle of the campus
With the Gammas dropping hammers, waving banners, saying "JESUS SAVES!"
Bringing together the bretheren in a circle in a cipher
On the corner yellin' "Pass the Phrase!"
Taking heirs of the Kingdom to the field of mission
So they can spill vision to the children missin'
Telling the men in prison
About the "Peace be stiller" "Mr. Rise & Walk" and "Mr. Heal your vision"
Mr. Jesus of Nazareth
Bloodied and beaten and we were the reason for the massacare
For the sin I commit and even when I slip His love is there to grab us up
So as for us, We Hit hoods just like caddilacs
And like James in the Kackalacki
Do things that will make Him Happy
He asks and we do them gladly
We came here as satan's lacky's
Now through Christ I call Him Daddy
He changed us from actin' crappy
Now I'm just a pilgrim passing
I learned that I don't belong
Got new game, new life, new song
Don't fit in? theres nothing wrong, Anti-culture's what I'm on
Royal Priesthood, a chosen one, Rep Him well until He comes
Proposing to people about the propitiation
Pre-paid when Christ died and decided it was done
Preaching to the pushed aside prostitute
Destitute working the block just to feed her son
So if you see us lookin' different dog don't be trippin' just
know that we are ALIENS!

I wish I had a dollar every time I heard em
Holla that I look like seem like talk like them
I blend in til I stand out and shout "Jesus!"
Man I really wanna be like Him
And it's funny, they love me until I speak the truth
And then they say I'm trying salt they game
I gotta do it, I'm the salt of the earth
I eat, breathe, sleep, think, walk, and talk that man
We are not from this planet, we are not from this earth
C.O.G.'s something distinctive bout the way that we work
I never wanna be discredited for editing the elements
Evident of a heaven sent resident
I just wanna represent
Jesus He the way, the holy King, the priest, and the President
I'mma put it in motion, the world loves sin they boastin'
They put it on like some lotion
If you focused you fall for the hocus pocus
And fall tryna gain ya focus, and I ain't Jokin'
We ain't here to play no games we foreigners in new terrain
Here on mission to represent Him and full of biblical amnuition
We aliens!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Here In This Moment

Here In This Moment - Beckah Shae

So here I am, ready to have all of you
So here I am, waiting for you

Oh, nothing can change the way I feel when I'm with you You give me a peace that surpasses all understanding And no one can tell me there's a better place Than with you, you give love everlasting

Oh, here you come with arms open wide Oh, cuz you are the one who fulfills all my desires

You are Love, you are Life
You're the air that I breathe, you're my day and my night You're my Joy, you're my Peace You're the wings for my flight and vision to my sight You are Truth, you are Power Gave me faith to believe, brought me straight to my knees Now I'm standing here in this moment with you There's nowhere I'd rather be

Oh, there's only one who can truly satisfy me Only You can give me everything that I need And as high as the heavens are above the earth You show me your love so unconditionally

Oh, here you come with arms open wide Oh, cuz you are the one (you are the one) who can fill me with this fire

There's nothing that I can do without ya I know life only because of your love I just can't breathe without ya, I'm so crazy about ya And I know love only because of your life Oh, you overwhelm me with your love (all your glory overflowing) Oh, you overwhelm me, you overwhelm me, you overwhelm me, you overwhelm