The Power of Love

How many of you have been to a place where you feel your significant other is the best thing that ever happened to you? But OH!!! How they get on your nerves sometimes. It’s funny, but I believe many of us, feel that way about our significant others. . Some of our better halves are so helpful, or not at all. Some can be so romantic, or don’t have a clue what romance is. All we know is, their mine and I love them with all my heart. They may not be perfect for anyone else. As long as they’re perfect for me.

I say all of that, because my relationship with my husband, is quite awkward. Genuine love, but definitely an awkward type of love. You see, my husband is a laid back, calm, cool, and collective kind of guy… But He can burst like a firecracker, at the most inopportune moments! Unlike his wife, who is kindhearted, fun, and outgoing, but would bust your bubble whenever it needs to be busted, and won’t be ashamed about it. I have no filter for my mouth! Which makes us the perfect couple! We complement each other in every way. For this, I love him with all my heart, he is the only one that can keep me calm and make me laugh when I want to rip someone’s head off! Yet, he knows just what buttons to push to make me crazy. What a crazy thing called love!

Love makes you do the craziest things. It gives you butterflies in your stomach. It makes your gray skies turn blue. It gives you light at night which makes the moonlight shine very bright… Oh! That crazy thing called love makes you feel like you are in heaven, when you are probably living in hell. There is nothing in this world that can change your mind about love, once you are in love. Ladies and Gents, you know what I’m talking about. I love being in love! Life never seems so hard, when you have someone you love to share it with.

Just like yesterday, I think it was the worst day of my life. I was feeling like the world was over, and my life was about to be end because my husband and I were upset with each other. It seems like I couldn’t function. I couldn’t think straight. Why couldn’t he understand that I’m there for him always?! He’s probably thinking she doesn’t get my point. She’s trying to make me feel less of a man. Then he came to terms that I’m wasn’t there to hurt him or make him feel less of a man. He understood that I love him more than life itself because he continued to shower me with his love, even after our bad disagreement, we both came to terms that our union was a union orchestrated by God himself. He realized that life will never be the same without me in his world. Just as I realized that life would never be the same without him in my world. God placed us together for all the right reasons, so no man shall tear that apart. To have that kind of love is phenomenal! To have a love that is spiritually in tune is amazing!!. These are the powers of love!!!

Love is so powerful, you rejoice when the devil tries to attack you. Love is so powerful, no obstacle is too hard for you to handle. Love is so powerful, it seems as if you’re walking on water when there is nowhere else for you to go. Oh my! Love is so powerful!!!

The power of love

One day I was sitting at the beach. Most people who know me, know that the beach is my favorite place to be. Water is my inspiration. So, my husband loves to take me there any and every chance he gets. Usually when we get there, we stroll alongside the water and listen to the waves against the shore. I tell him what the water is saying to me at that moment, and he listens tentatively, grasping on to my every word. But on this particular day, I couldn’t walk for some reason, so we sat against the shoreline. My husband laid down and I leaned against his chest and I began to write what the water was saying to me at that time. Suddenly, this older lady came strolling alongside the shoreline. She looked at me and smiled. She continued to walk, and you can tell that she too was enjoying the voices that speak from the water. She turned back around, and in the sweetest, melodic voice I’ve ever heard, said “Young love, I love to see two people in Love. Is that your husband? He must have been tired. He is resting so peacefully.” I turned my head to look. Yes, he was sound asleep like a little baby. I chuckled, I was so engulfed in my writing, I never realized he went to sleep. I responded softly, “Yes ma’am, this is my husband. I didn’t realize he went to sleep. I guess I should get him home.” “No dear, Let him rest.” She said. “This soothing atmosphere put him to sleep. His lioness is at work. He is safe with you. That’s why I said, I love to see two people in love. You see, a man will never be at peace, if he has no one he can trust. A man will never settle and step up if he has no one to confide in that he trusts. A man will never give any relationship his all if he doesn’t have the right woman that will support him, guide him, lift him up when he is down, confide in and trust. You see, I walk up and down the streets often. I love to see what the world has to offer now, which don’t seem to be much, but every now and again I pass by two people who are truly in love and it makes my heart skip a beat. Love is powerful young lady. It is strong. It is wise. It is encouraging and above all, it comes solely from GOD. You could never truly understand love, if you don’t know GOD. We, as humans, need to get back to that place, where we know GOD; so we can know what love, generosity and grace really is.” I suddenly was engulfed by her every word. I guess this is the feeling that my husband feels when he listens to me alongside the shoreline. I wanted her to speak forever so I asked her kindly, “Would you like to take a load of those little legs and have a seat with me?” She smiled, at that moment I realized she was the prettiest, little black lady I’ve ever seen. She had such smooth brown skin, pretty teeth, lovely smile, and an angelic face. She stood no taller than 4’11. She said, “No dear, I can’t sit down. My old bones won’t make it up if I do and I have a little more walking to do. I just wanted to stop and commend you on a job well done. You seem like a loving young lady, a great mother, and a woman who strives for excellence. I know we aren’t perfect beings, but you seem to strive and thirst to live in righteousness.” At that time, I looked at her kind of funny because now she’s speaking as if she knows me. So I asked, “I’m sorry. But have we met before?” She said, “I’ve met you once, but I had to go and you never got to see me again. But I have been watching you my dear. I’ve watched you transform and become the loving woman that you are right now. I thought it was the right time, since I had the opportunity to see you again. You are on the right path. Faith has gotten you this far. Continue to walk by Faith. You are surrounded by a lot of angels! They are forever protecting you. Continue to be the rock for the family and for the community. This is who you are. Sometimes it seems hard, but GOD has your back. Your husband has your back, as you have his. I have to go now. Continue to remember that Love is of GOD. You two are a beautiful couple.” It seemed as if she was about to cry. I asked if everything was OK. She spoke softly, “I’m OK now. I’ve always been worried about Junior, but he has you now. You balance him out. You will keep each other encouraged. You both will keep the children encouraged so I’m OK now.” I looked surprised and asked “Ma’am, do you know my husband?” She smiled slyly, “I’ve known him all his life. Just do me a favor. I know you love those kids, so don’t ever stop being who you are with them. They will thank you later. GOD only knows they’re situation with their mother isn’t right. And Continue to watch over my Junior for me.” I turned to wake my husband up because I swear I never met this lady before. But when my husband awoke, she was gone. I never got to see where she went. It was the strangest thing. I’m babbling on to my husband on what just happened, what she said. What she called him. He looked at me as if I was crazy. How can a little old lady just disappear in thin air? He laughed at me. I was appalled that he thought I was bugging out. He decided it was time to take me home. I needed to rest. I was determined I wasn’t going home until I saw this lady again. So now I’m up and down the beach with my husband looking for this little lady. Just my luck, I didn’t find her! So I was disappointed that I couldn’t redeem myself from looking crazy. We were leaving the beach, and I looked up at the moonlight and just at that moment I saw this beautiful white dove, “Look Honey!!” I pointed and screamed with enthusiasm. “Look at the beautiful white dove! I’ve never seen a dove at night before,” He looked in the sky and smiled. He said, “I’ve never seen a white dove at night either, but it feels good to know that an angel is protecting us” I looked puzzled, so he continued to say, “A white dove is a symbol of an angel from heaven looking upon you. I hope that’s my mama looking on us. I really wish you could have spent some time with her. She would really like you.” And he laughed, “You are a piece of art that she would have loved to watch be created.” I cried. At that moment, I understood who that beautiful older lady was on the beach, and I began to cry more. “Honey, I think she has expressed all she needed to say to me today.” And we went home in perfect peace.

At that very moment, the alarm woke me up for work and I cried again. This time tears of joy. My husband who was already dressed for work, asked me what was wrong. I knew he was late so I just told him that I loved him and to go to work. Everything was OK. I just had a very emotional dream. He gave me a kiss and left to start his day. I couldn’t move to start my day so I prayed and I thanked God for His mercy and grace over our lives. Then I thanked my mother-in-law for being our guardian angel. It felt so good to know she approved of me. That was something that I always worried about, but GOD sent me the answer that I was seeking. Love is such a powerful thing that your guardian angel would come down to earth to deliver you a message of peace and prosperity.

These are the Power of Love…

THIS MEANS WAR!!

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Angel Warrior…

Arise My daughter. You stand now!

There is no time to keep your head down.

I’ve given you a message. Now you must receive!

All the promises that I’ve made to you each and every year…

You are ordained My warrior!

One of the pillars of My plan!

When you all finally come together,

It will be something miraculous, unknown to any man.

Arise My daughter. You stand now!

There is no longer time to keep your head down!

I’ve spoken! Now you shall receive.

You’ve been obedient and you’ve believed.

You walked on faith, a path to you unknown.

Now use all of your obstacles as your stepping stone.

Come fight the war! Fight all the way through!

Yes! Your TESTs are TESTimonies

But, they are a little bit more for you.

They are your armor of God and a part of My Glory!

It’s your victory and no one else’s story.

You are ordained My warrior!

The war is about to begin.

Be ready for the attack, but be ready for the win!

 

NOBODY’s FOOL

As a young girl, I continuously despised people and nobody could understand why. Not even I understood why I always wanted to fight. I just didn’t like people who displayed a bunch of foolishness.

If you tried to bully me… we were fighting!

If you disrespected my mother or grandmothers… we were fighting!

If you tried to bully my sisters and brother… we were fighting!

Depending on the day, if you looked at me too hard… we were fighting!

It didn’t matter what size you were, or if it was more than one of you… we were fighting!

This went on for many years until one day, an elderly Guyanese woman looked at me and stated, “You are nobody’s fool!!! So why are you making a jackass of yourself???” At first, I laughed. Then I asked her if she knew my grandmother, because that woman was forever telling me that. Then she said so seriously, “No! But your grandmother must speak to GOD.” I stopped and paused almost in disbelief. I knew my grandmother believed in GOD, but actually talk to him? It never dawned on me that could be possible. Being the ignorant woman that I was I replied, “No! she can’t be talking to GOD! If she did and she loved me, I wouldn’t be cursed!”  What I heard next resonated in my mind and spirit for the rest of my days. I couldn’t have known that the words I was about to hear would be my blessing. This elderly Guyanese woman said, “Your grandmother is a blessed woman! she prays for you daily. But you… young lady are not cursed. You are truly blessed as well. You are going to be a victor who breaks all generational curses. You are the oldest and the wisest of them all. You will set the precedence for the rest of the family. All who truly love you from near and far will listen. They will come to hear you speak life into them.”

At that very moment, the tears began to flow down my cheeks. For the first time, I was crying and they were not tears of pain, but tears of joy. How could anyone speak so highly to me? A young woman that was torn and scarred, but this stranger who knew nothing of my tainted past, and was speaking life into me. My grandmother always preached prosperity into my life, but that was what loving grandmothers were supposed to do, or so I thought. “Oh… that’s just grandma talking! That’s her job.” But then to have this elder speak the same words of encouragement, words of life, words of belief, and words of hope was simply amazing. I guess GOD is truly real. But why? Why did I feel so much anguish? So much hurt and so much pain? I couldn’t help but to ask this. Through the tears I asked, “Why am I so broken?” It was at that moment the truth was about to be my salvation. I was about to be set free! She said, “GOD comes to heal the broken. It’s not the righteous, HE seeks, it is the unrighteous. They are the ones that can show HIS miracles well. He wants the murderers. The thieves. The adulterers and the prostitutes. They are the ones who will spread HIS WORD victoriously, because they will always remember where HE brought them from. Don’t you praise the doctors when you are sick and they heal you? That is GOD to us. HE is our provider. Our mind regulator. Who can say that better than the person HE has healed? Who can say that better than the person HE picked up off the street and made them whole again? This is why you are broken! So when HE fixes you, you know exactly who to thank.”

The tears were flowing more rapidly. It was as if a new found spirit entered my soul. I was no longer crying tears of guilt or defeat. They were tears of hope. At that very moment I knew I had a reason to live. This elderly Guyanese woman changed my whole outlook on life, with her words of hope, her words of peace and prosperity. From that day forth, she has always been a special part of my day until the day she died.

 

But how many of you know that GOD is so good? After this lovely soul left us peacefully and went to her heavenly home; One year later I gave birth to her great granddaughter. The spirit of this lovely Guyanese woman remained with me forever; in the life of my precious little girl. My daughter truly resembles her great grandmother in mind, body and soul. Our family is truly blessed to live with granny’s spirit just a little while longer.

 

Thank you Lord for letting me know that I’m NOBODY’s FOOL, Thank you for helping me to stop making a jackass out of myself!!!

 

 

I Love You…

awesome love

You suffered along with those in prison and joyfully accepted the confiscation of your property, because you knew that you, yourselves had better and lasting possessions (Heb 10:34).

Jesus told his followers, “Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Matt 6:21). As we focus on the Lord and all that we have in HIM, even our most precious possessions can be held lightly.

Prayer: Lord, open our eyes to see you and to embrace what is most important each day.

Insight:

I have to stop and pause today to embrace what is important today. Loving one another… Why is it that we live in a world where jealousy, envy and animosity consumes our hearts? Even those that say GOD is the head of their household. No, not the case… Why is it that I can see you every day and we smile, laugh, and joke but when you get home at night, you speak of my failures, you gloat on my downfalls. No, not the case… Why can’t you speak life into my life, instead of death? Why can’t you wish me well when I’m sick? What is the world becoming? Is there anyone, anymore which wishes me well in good faith? I know I’m not perfect but I’m seeking GOD’s heart continuously. Which makes me an imperfect soldier in his army!!!

JUST TODAY!!

once upon today

I shall not whither, I shall not be afraid

This is the life I’m born to live,

I believe this more and more each day.

To be a mouthpiece, and to restore

A sense of peace, joy and the American way to any individual that I meet or come my way.

Can’t be afraid of what lies ahead?

I now understand the obstacles before

prepared me for the battle at hand

I understand the sacrifices that I’m about to make

But through these sacrifices, my destiny will be great.

I shall not whither, I shall not be afraid

This is the life I’m born to live

I believe this more and more each day

God guided my footsteps all along;

And even though I made bad choices,

He guided me back to the throne.

You see, years ago. I got on my knees

I ask God, A man I knew nothing about

To help me to believe

And On this day, He heard me and said to me

“Child, I’ve been at your heels waiting to carry

You through these streets!”

You see, all along He was near

Even when I thought no one was there.

This is why I shall not whither

This is why I shall not be afraid

This is the life I’m destined to live

I know this now, Just Today!!

A Letter of Comfort…

To my Comforter, my Provider, my Everything:

 

I sit here wondering why the devil is constantly trying to fight with me. He’s always testing my patience and faith in you. He’s always trying to have me second guess myself, when all I do is try to read, absorb and devour your word. The more I do so, the calmer I begin to be, the more patience that I begin to develop because NOW I’m beginning to understand; the more I seek you, the more the devil is attacking me. Even though I have a long way to go with developing me into a better person; I’m still proud of the many accomplishments that I have already made, by the grace of GOD. Even though they may seem little to some, they are big for me. They are mine to love. No matter how big or small, my accomplishments mean the world to me, for they are reason that I move on.

I have begun to realize that my growth is my strength, my defense from the devil. He is definitely in my face trying to convince me that I am a screw-up; but I rebuke the devil     IN JESUS NAME…

 

I speak happiness over my life and the lives of family and friends.

I speak strength over my life and the lives of family and friends.

I speak peace over my life and the lives of family and friends.

I speak deliverance over my life and the lives of family and friends.

I desire JESUS in my life and in the life of my family and friends.

Just when it seems nothing else could go wrong, it usually does. All that matters is that you continue to praise GOD and thank him for his many blessings; seen and unseen. Whether you are Up or Down, let’s remember to Thank Him anyway…

Praying in your Holy Name…

Knowing Myself

Some lessons in life can be very hard to decipher… but one lesson that I’m determined to master is the mastery of self… Today I’m devoted to knowing myself, seeing myself, accepting myself, and being myself. No matter what I’m facing in life, I know myself. No matter what another has done to me, I see myself. No matter how many times I might fail, I accept myself. No matter who’s around, I will be myself. So today, I trust myself; trust that I can do it; trust that my life is a classroom lesson that will continue to provide me opportunities of strength, wisdom, and the necessary tools to mastering being myself. #TRUSTGOD