Yesterday I had the opportunity to feed about 40 homeless men and women with the single's ministry at my church. I have always talked about doing this and God gave me a chance to serve those who are homeless on 11/23/2008. My role was to be a “server” for my table, by making sure they had their food, drinks, dessert and whatever else they needed while with us. I only ended up with one person sitting at my table, but I helped serve two other tables as well.
I could feel the presence of the Lord in the place. I was truly blessed to be there and inspired by the spirit of perseverance that lives inside of our special guest. One of the ministries at my church goes out 3 times a week to feed the homeless on Wacker Drive in Chicago and after last night I am challenged to join in with feeding the homeless……because while we fed them they fed us!
I completed my first semester in the school of ministry and I thank God because I walked away from that class with more knowledge about studying the bible and an “A”. I’m still super excited about being in school and the upcoming semesters. However, I can tell from day one that the next class ain’t no joke! No wonder I was led to suggest a weekly prayer circle with my group before class starts, because we’re gonna need it with semester #2…..Old Testament Survey. We kicked the prayer circle off yesterday for the first day of 2nd semester and everyone thought it was a great idea and truly needed.
I plan to be an “A” student in the word and truly be able to share the good news with clarity, knowledge, and wisdom so it’s time to activate some serious study hours. Plus I’ve got to uphold my new title as the “Preaching Blogger” which was given to me by my dear friend Darius T Williams. Yall check out his food blog at www.everydaycookin.blogspot.com
I have to thank God because HE and only HE made a way for me to get that$500 deductiblethat I needed to get my car fixed. Wow does God move fast! My car was hit while parked on Monday night, it was in the shop on Tuesday morning, Wednesday evening I was GIVEN$200 cashby my stepdad, all day Thursday I had a peace of mind that it would be taken care of, Friday morning I got a call that my car was ready and$500was needed to pick it up, and by Friday afternoon I was rolling again! Can’t nobody tell me God ain’t good.
I even learned a lesson from the situation. Always follow my first mind (that being the Holy Spirit) and trust my gift of discernment. I prayed for it, so use it! See when I got out the car the Holy Spirit told me not to park there. I even paused for a few seconds before walking away from my car, but only decided to push the mirror back instead of moving the car to a different location. When I came back and noticed the hit and run damage it was right near the mirror. If I had not pushed the side mirror in, it would have been knocked off. Some may think a $500 deductible was an expense fee for the lesson I learned from the hit and run, but I say it was worth every penny to be able to trust God, witness Him work it out even after I was disobedient, and be able to share this praise report with others…….To God be the glory.....
Monday night somebody hit my car while it was parked and continued on to their destination without looking back! So now my new pretty blue Malibu SS is in the shop getting repaired while I come up with $500 whooping dollars! ......................................................................
But on a good note that same night I took my final exam for my Understanding the Bible class and let's just say "PROPER PREPARATION PREVENTS POOR PERFORMANCE."I know for a fact I got at least 95% on that final exam. We start our second semester next Monday and we'll be taking a class called Old Testament Survey.............
Oh yeah I officially gave up my love affair with the Treo 755P and I'm in the process of falling in love with my new red Black Berry Curve. I'll blame brother 12Kyle for my soon to be addiction to the Curve and that dang on Twitter ................
While my Malibu is in the shop I'm rolling in a black Cobalt...........not so fancy but it gets me from point A to B.....Know what I mean? My car got hit but I'm still running just like the cat that hit and ran on Monday night. God bless whoever did it........
Greetings from LYLAS 4 Life Ministries, "A modern day ministry, delivering the word of God through technology to unite, empower, and uplift sistahs in Christ." In addition to your weekly TextScriptz, I send you God's love, peace, and blessings. May God bless you and your family today and always.
As you know, a historic event occurred in the United States of America this past week, as the First African-American, Barack Obama was elected to serve as the President for the next four years. Many voices cried out for change and many people came out to vote for the person who they felt would represent the change that we need as a nation. Prior to the election I noticed change happening on a local, or should I say a more personal level. Many people in my life including myself have had change occur in their lives. These changes have included newly formed marriages, pregnancies, the births of new children, relocating from one residency to another, the blending of families, a switch in job titles and responsibilities, enrolling in school, lay-offs, break-ups, diagnosis of cancer, healing of cancer, bankruptcy, switching churches, and starting up new businesses.
For many of the changes I mentioned above there was prayer that preceded it. However, I guarantee you that most of the prayer requests did not specifically ask for the major changes that came with that answered prayer. I was talking to a good friend a few weeks ago, who has been praying for change in her life as it refers to her housing situation. At the time of our conversation she was facing a lay-off or possible relocation in order to keep her job. I tried to encourage my sistah-girl to keep the faith and to remember that God is still in control and knows what is best for us. As we were talking, it hit me, “we ask for change, but we are not willing to adapt when God sets us up for the change.” Think about it, asking for change but wanting things to stay the same is a major contradiction. The reality is with change comes the need for adaptation.
As we know from years of experience, change is inevitable. The change in our body as we grow year after year is a great example of the inevitable change that I am speaking about. The bible tells us that there is a time for everything, so Family I just come today encouraging us to be open to the change that is to come in the days ahead. Let us EMBRACE CHANGE for there is “a time to embrace and a time to refrain” (Ecclesiastes 3:5b). Now is the time to adapt to change and openly accept it.
P.S. GOT GOD? If you do not know God on a personal level this prayer can start your walk with him today……. God, I am a sinner and I know I do not deserve your grace or mercy. Still, I trust you and I believe that you sent your son to earth and that he died and rose again for my sins. I thank you Lord for the personal gift of salvation. Amen.
So last week I got paid and my check was SHORT! I called finance to see what happened and when I could expect my money (which I already knew in my mind better be in the next 24 hours). Anyway, due to a new system, and the complexity of my two different job titles and how I get paid for them (which I’ve been doing for over a year, so people should have a clue by now) he could not figure something out and said they would pay me on the next check.……………PAUSE…….HOLD UP….STOP THE PRESSES……AND WAIT A MINUTE…..I lost my cool AND all the Christian values I’ve been learning over the past few years. My faith got shut down and the gangster rose up. I demanded that I get a call within the next few hours telling me that my check was ready for me to come pick it up. I called my boss and told her the situation and let her know I’m flexible on many things, but when it comes to my money that I worked hard for…. “I AIN’T FLEXIBLE”…..Long story short I picked the check up that day and I had to laugh at myself on the way because God ain’t done with me yet!
P.S. I forgot to mention my check was $535 short? Can you blame me for losing myself in the moment? LOL
Last night on November 4, 2008 history was made as the first black President was elected. This is truly an awesome thing to experience, but for me it’s more than a racial thing it’s a spiritual thing. In my 34 years of life I have never seen so many people of different races and generations joined together for a common cause. I have never seen so many people fasting and praying for the election of a candidate and so many people determined to make a difference! I witnessed the audacity of HOPE and for that alone this day and this year will forever be historical to me.
GOD'S WILL BE DONE......HISTORY WAS MADE…… CHANGE SHALL COME……IT'S A SPIRITUAL THING... (08'new beginnings)
Lord please anoint President Obama’s head with oil and fill his cup so that it runs over with Knowledge….Wisdom….Courage….Strength…Leadership….Humility….and more….Please cover him and his family with the Blood of Jesus and protect them with your love. We thank you for this opportunity to witness your power and your glory first hand. Father we love you and we adore you and it’s in Jesus name that we pray….AMEN!
I'm a down to earth sistah who is striving daily to be a better me. I love writing and I have been blessed to start a ministry called LYLAS 4 Life Ministries which uses my writing skills to unite, empower, and uplift sistahs in Christ via technology.
When writing for LYLAS 4 Life I rely on the Holy Spirit to guide my words and thoughts. However, I'd like to use this blog to freely let my thoughts become INK ON THE SHEETS.