Sunday, August 31, 2008

I had a million thoughts #10

I had a simple thought for a serious matter the other night. Marriage means that you are saying “I want to be with this person for the rest of my life” ……………………………..

I wonder why everyone doesn’t put serious thought behind such a serious statement before saying “I do”? And why some say “I do” to such a serious commitment, but don’t take that commitment serious????????????????????????????????????????????????

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Fear Ain't Real....God is!

I was just thinking about FEAR which is nothing but a word that means false evidence appearing real. However, that little four letter word sometimes has the power to keep people stagnant for years. Below are a few fears that exist in some people, but none of them are real!

Fear of Failing-Some fear failing so they avoid success only to live as a failure. FEAR AINT REAL!

Fear of Loneliness-Some fear being alone so they settle for less. FEAR AINT REAL!

Fear of Rejection-Some fear being rejected by others so they isolate themselves and live a lonely life. FEAR AINT REAL!

Fear of Love- Some fear love and so they close off their hearts and minds to love, which in turn often ends up hurting those around them who seek to love them. FEAR AINT REAL!

Now the only fear I do believe in and promote is the fear of the Lord. In fact Proverbs 9:10 says “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.” Perhaps if fear must exist in some of us, let’s channel that fear toward another four letter word, the LORD.

Fear of the Lord is Pure: (Psalms 19:9)
Fear of the Lord adds length to life: (Proverbs 10:27)
Fear of the Lord is a fountain of life: (Proverbs 14:27)
Fear of the Lord teaches a man wisdom: (Proverb 15:33)

I pray that those who walk in fear will learn to fear the Lord and live abundantly knowing that there is no need to fear anything or anyone else for He (the Lord God) is with them (Isaiah 41:10). NOW THAT’S REAL!!!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Glory to God

If God is with you.........
who can be against you?
If you know that God is for you.....
take a moment to give Him glory!

Feel free to give a shout out to God for all that He's done and all that He will do........Praise HIM!!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

I had a million thoughts #9

Why do the smallest people
need the entire bed???
My nephew already stole my heart...
now he has the nerves to take over my bed! lol

Thursday, August 14, 2008

SAY IT AGAIN SISTAH KITTEN (textscriptz instant replay)

God used me to write this textscriptz on January 8, 2007. I pray that as I replay this message today, it will be as impactful as it was when it was originally written. God bless you.

There is a saying, “if you keep doing what you’ve been doing, you will keep getting what you’ve been getting.” In other words, the same actions equal to the same results. Now I don’t know about you, but I have been guilty of going in the same circle many times in my 32 years of life. On many occasions I have been too lost to comprehend the math; making 1 + 1 the wrong equation. The funny thing is one would think that I would have life to a science as many times as I have been tripped up by mistakes, people, and been hurt. I should have a doctorate in “Lifeology” with an emphasis in errors made.

The Webster’s dictionary defines wisdom as accumulated learning or good sense. I have a spoken word piece that is called F.U.L.L. and the moral of the story is that I finally understand life’s lessons so I am full. I wrote that piece before I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior, so in reality I had no clue what life’s lessons meant at that time because the bible says, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom” (Proverbs 9:10a). In essence, it was at the age of 30, that I actually enrolled in the school of wisdom, because it was at that time that I began to fear the Lord and want to follow his commands. Prior to being saved I was simply studying from the school of hard knocks. I have come to realize that it is only through God’s word that I can begin to truly understand life’s lessons. It is only through prayer and obedience that I can truly say that wisdom lives in me.

Friend, I encourage us to study God’s word diligently to avoid making the same mistakes over and over. Let us seek wisdom from our Maker while we accumulate knowledge from the Bible, which is the manual of life.

Loving You Like a Sistah (LYLAS),
Keisha “Kitten” Isaacs

Monday, August 11, 2008

My Favorite F.A.V.O.R.I.T.E.S.

my favorite Food= That would be tacos! I've even tried fish tacos and I must say it ain't that bad at all.....

my favorite Artist= For the past 6 years or so it's been India Arie and I can't wait to do a song with her.....

my favorite Vegetable= I'll take broccoli with or without cheese.....

my favorite Online website= (check it out ladies).......

my favorite Recipe= My famous Al'La'Kei. Yall ain't ready for that. Yum Yum Yummy.....

my favorite Ice cream= Chocolate and it's a bonus if it doesn't cause gas.....

my favorite Topic= Hands down that would be the word of God!........

my favorite Exercise= Running to my house or car to avoid the summer heat......

my favorite Scripture= "Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding" (Proverbs 3:5).........

Yes I was extremely bored when I came up with this. Feel free to copy and use as a post if you get bored. I'd love to see what your favorites are...:)

Saturday, August 9, 2008

I had a million thoughts #5, #6, #7, & #8

Reciprocity (rec·i·proc·i·ty)= The give and take in any type of relationship.

I wonder why it’s so easy for many to take but so hard for them to give? Where's the give and take when it's time for the taker to give? Does the giver give because it's harder for them to take than it is to give? In this self fulfilling world, does reciprocity even live?

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

SAY IT AGAIN SISTAH KITTEN (textscriptz instant replay)

My blog brother 12Kyle did a post about his son being excited about returning to school and I was reminded of this textscriptz I wrote on November 6, 2006. I hope you enjoy the instant replay. Peace & Blessings

As a young girl, the night before returning to school from summer or Christmas break was restless for a lack of better words. I would toss and turn until I was eventually wide awake. I never really figured out why this happened every year, because Lord knows I was not excited about wearing those ugly husky corduroy pants my mother ordered from J.C. Penney's for my winter wardrobe. And I most definitely was not excited about the turtle neck shirts to match. However, for some strange reason I was always so anxious for the first day of school. But anyway, what ever the reason was; it could never outweigh the anxiety that can come with being a grown up with bills to pay, children to raise, and a household to maintain.

Now by definition, anxious means earnestly wishing or uneasy, perhaps as a kid I was earnestly wishing I didn't have to wear those corduroys so I wouldn't look like the chunky kid in the colorful corduroys and the tight turtle neck! As a grown up I can find myself earnestly wishing my income was higher, my rent was lower, my car note was finish, my student loans didn't exist, my uilities were paid in full, and my food was plentiful. As a single sister over 30 I might even find myself anxious about "finding" a husband and no longer being the head of household. Can I get a witness?

Thank God the Lord is near and that rejoicing in him helps me to be easy instead of uneasy. My friend, today I encourage you by saying, "Do no be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God" (Philippians 4:6). If it's a better job you need, more money you want, a husband/wife you desire, children you wish to have, or a peace of mind you strive for just turn it over to God. Then watch the peace of God transcend all understanding. We have nothing to be anxious about because our Heavenly Father provides all and truth be told his grace if sufficent.

Loving You Like A Sistah (LYLAS)

Sunday, August 3, 2008

My First Instinct!!!!

Who knew that contemplating upgrading my cell phone would teach me a life lesson that I would never forget. In an attempt to keep me as a customer my cellular company offered me more than half off for a new and exciting phone that has recently hit the market called the ‘Instinct’. I actually did research on the phone that included online searches, surveying via blog, and a personal customer review from my very own version of Google. That would be my younger cousin who gives me information as needed, I call her Moogle! Anyway, I found that the new phone would be an awesome addition to my many gadgets, but it really wasn’t conducive to my ministry and business needs. Therefore, I started looking at another option called the ‘Curve’ which I had played around with before and actually thought about getting. I contacted my cellular company and they were more than willing to honor the deal even if I went with the second choice.

Well, in the midst of my obsessive researching I neglected to consult with one very important person, the Lord. After days of driving myself crazy about which phone I would get and hearing various opinions on which phone would be a better fit, I finally realized that I was in a world of confusion over a PHONE for heaven sakes. Now keeping it real, deep down inside something initially told me that I shouldn’t get either phone, because I didn’t need it. However, you know how we do when we want something we don’t need. We attempt to drown out that voice telling us what is contrary to our desires and then often seem to find ourselves in a state of confusion because we didn’t listen to that voice. Finally, a word from the Holy Spirit “slapped me to my senses” by reminding me that God is not the author of confusion. Then I was reminded that I should be in the habit of praying about everything and all things. Therefore, I picked up the proverbial phone and called the Lord to give me clarity around this confusing phone situation. For he says, “call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know” (Jeremiah 33:3).

Well, within minutes I was given the answer that taught me both a life lesson and gave me instant peace. God said “Keisha, go with your first Instinct and Curve your appetite to spend unnecessarily.” I couldn’t do nothing but laugh because God also has a sense of humor! Immediately after those words came to me, the little kid in me that loves toys that come in the form of gadgets had to suck it up and be satisfied with the phone I currently have. See the Lord had answered the phone and I heard his voice. The lesson I learned was call on Jesus, call on his name for all things both big and small!