Wow, God has me on a crazy journey these days! I’m in a heavy season of blessings and attacks happening simultaneously. It is so weird and awesome at the same time. I’ve always known I was different (not in a pretentious kind of way), I just never seemed to fit in with all the things that were happening around me. Then I met Christ and “I knew it!!!” I knew there was something more to this life than what I was seeing. I went through what I call boot camp, where all hell broke loose in my life for a season and left me with the inevitable choice to do it my way or His way. I finally chose His…
Now He has been stripping me! First, it was my TV shows, which I went down swinging, I must say…
Then he moved into my MUSIC!!! Nooooooooooooo!!! God, are you serious, you KNOW how much I love my music!!! Okay, but I can keep MJ, right? God you know I love me some MJ!! (Micheal Jackson for those of you who may be lost)
Well, needless to say, there were some artist I had to kick to the curb! Now do not be alarmed, this does not apply to everyone and this transformation has been taking place over many years. This is a personal thing between me and God. I’m not completely sure what the totality of His plan is for me, but I know when God starts subtracting and rearranging, some things are about to happen!
Now, I’m finally at peace with all the media and entertainment stuff, but are you ready for this?
He start nudging me about my hair… Can you believe HIM?!! Now, I am a black girl in LOVE with her weave. This is just TOO MUCH God. How much do you want from me? Don’t you know I love you already? I can’t go from this…
Well, He put an excitement in me to start getting to know my real hair. How to take care of it and manage it. Also, not to be in such bondage to the vanity of hair, as I was. Now, I feel so free!! I love it♥ I’m not so consumed with the way my hair looks anymore. I mean, not that I do not care, but it should not be soooooo time consuming and expensive. It was the best idea, God…lol Of course, He is God, yes he knows better than I. It took my husband a minute to get use to the change, but he is even diggin’ it now!☺
Now, I am totally over the music, movies, and hair thing. I am more conscientious about what I listen to and watch. I’m truly at peace with it all and enjoying all the beautiful things God is showing me. I bet you can’t guess what He is working on now? My eating habits… Ughrrrrrrr!!! Although, I know He does not leave me alone because He loves me and has great things ahead for me. I love Him more and more everyday. Here we go, me and God, I’m watching what I eat and learning more about what I put in this body, this temple where The Holy Spirit lives. After all, Father knows best…
The Message (MSG)
4-11 In this all-out match against sin, others have suffered far worse than you, to say nothing of what Jesus went through—all that bloodshed! So don’t feel sorry for yourselves. Or have you forgotten how good parents treat children, and that God regards you as his children?
My dear child, don’t shrug off God’s discipline,
but don’t be crushed by it either.
It’s the child he loves that he disciplines;
the child he embraces, he also corrects.
God is educating you; that’s why you must never drop out. He’s treating you as dear children. This trouble you’re in isn’t punishment; it’s training, the normal experience of children. Only irresponsible parents leave children to fend for themselves. Would you prefer an irresponsible God? We respect our own parents for training and not spoiling us, so why not embrace God’s training so we can truly live? While we were children, our parents did what seemed best to them. But God is doing what is best for us, training us to live God’s holy best. At the time, discipline isn’t much fun. It always feels like it’s going against the grain. Later, of course, it pays off handsomely, for it’s the well-trained who find themselves mature in their relationship with God.