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The Authenticity of the Writer

Why I write

I enjoy writing immensely. If I could just write and that was all, there would be no issue. Regrettably, that is not the case. Being obedient to the call that the Lord has placed on me is exciting and uncomfortable at the same time. Granted, I have been speaking my mind, and posting scriptures for years on my personal platform. However, using a professional platform to showcase my writing leaves me vulnerable and open in a way that I didn’t feel before. Even so, this is what has been asked of me.

I know that I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength. This is not in question. At the same time, I am being pulled to the front for all to see. As a result, I feel butterflies in my stomach after I publish my posts. I wonder if it will be received and if people will actually get it? “Am I qualified to write books as the Lord says that I will do?” These thoughts and more cross my mind. In any case, I believe the word when it says that God does not call the qualified, but qualifies the called. I can’t boast in myself, but in God! (1 Corinthians 1: 27-31)

The power of my Testimony                        

My testimony is powerful and will help many. I believe that with all that is in me. Be that as it may, it will also get me some side eye from the church folk. Yet I must fearlessly forge ahead! In addition, God blesses and adds no sorrow, so it will definitely work out. That is not the issue. He told me that I would have to be bold and courageous for this next season. Strangely enough, I happen to be both bold and courageous LOL. Truly. If you are a follower of my blog or even my personal social media, you can attest to that.

Authenticity is important in the christian walk. I remember being one way at home and another in public. Do you know how taxing that is? I’m sure some of you do. Some of you are that way. I am thankful to be continually pressing forward in the freedom that truth has given me. In fact, being truthful and leaning on God is how I live my life now. Of course that wasn’t always the case, yet I’m thankful to say I’ve progressed in the Lord during my Cancer journey more than I ever have prior to. (Psalm 107:1-2) (image source: Google.com)

My Progression

As a matter of fact, tragedy opened my eyes and ears to see and hear Him. Furthermore, I am home and not running the streets or in the salon from sun up to sundown. Instead, I am with my family. The growth that has been attained in my household is enough for me to shout, “Hallelujah!” Of course nothing is perfect, but let me tell you! The way my husband and I communicate with each other now versus a year ago is amazing progress. We are applying the word to our marriage, and as a result we are seeing the fruits. (Matthew 19:4-6) What gets me the most irritated in my home is not my husband but my children LOL. Discipline and consistency is what I am working on with them. (image source: Pinterest)

Who I’m writing to

I speak and write on these things to be encouraging to the body of Christ, but especially to married women. Consequently, I mostly relate to married women, as I have been married and divorced and married again. I write to the married christian woman who is not where she wants to be in God.

I also relate to women in general who are fighting the good fight of faith! (1 Timothy 6:12)

These women have a past that they need to forgive themselves for. As a matter of fact, they may have a “present” that needs forgiven. A “present,” that is rocky and bound with strongholds. I’ve been there too.

Jesus has already forgiven us, but we need to forgive ourselves and go forth with what He has called us to do. (2Corinthians 5:17) (Ephesians 1:7)

Transitioning

God is calling us higher as a body, and I recognize that. He is moving in a beautiful and miraculous way. The sermons the last few weeks at my church had many confirmations for me. In fact, this past Sunday spoke volumes to my spirit. It was the Spirit of God speaking through Pastor.

The Lord has revealed Himself to me in ways that have blown my mind. For this reason alone, my life will never be the same. He has changed the entire course of my life.

For example, I am a full time homemaker and writer. Who would have thought that would be my life? Not this lady. I just wanted to be in the salon, and write at my leisure as I’ve been doing for years. And not to knock housewives, because my mom was one, but that was not my plan. (Proverbs 16:1)

Still, it has been a great experience thus far. At home and the writing aspect. Of course with the writing, I have to keep learning the professional way to do things to pen a book. In fact, my writing keeps improving every time I sit down and type. Thank you Jesus! I am smiling as I write this because I know what He said to me. The vision is big and I only know in part, yet without the Lord it will not happen. (Proverbs 16:1) (Psalm 127:1)

At this point it’s all about obedience. It’s not about how I feel. All things considered, if you leave it up to me, I would still be in the salon and writing my little tidbits here and there on my facebook page. 

But God!

In conclusion

Finally you guys, I want to thank you. I know some look at me as if I’m crazy walking away from my salon to sit home and write. You know how I know that? Because I see some doing it when I tell them that I am not returning to the salon. They ask how can I leave something that was certain, for uncertainty? I try to explain this faith walk that I am on; however, everyone can’t receive it.

If you happen to know me, and you’re wondering what is going on, I will tell you like this: I am living my life in a way that I never have before. Freely! I am loving myself in a way that I wasn’t capable of before. Truly! In fact, my husband is loving me in a way that I didn’t know was possible. I would tell you that God has been working on me and through me, and I am letting Him. He’s stripped me bare and turned me to the mirror to face myself. Furthermore, I trust God. I am on that staircase walking up when I can’t see the next step. (Hebrews 11:1)

 

 

 

There is more to this than meets the eye…

So, if you’ve been following my blog, you know that I don’t normally post more than once per week. But I had to update you guys on what’s going on.

I am a baby Vegan. Yes! My family and I, spearheaded by my husband Frank, have transitioned to Vegans this past Sunday. Just like that? you ask. Yes, just like that.


We made a decision. And everything in life comes down to decisions. You just have to make it and commit to it. This decision comes with many pros, one of which, is the delightful dishes that I have been cooking. Yum!! I have explored new beans, grains and vegetables that I’ve never eaten before. My oldest daughter said this was the most Veggies she has had in one week. lol That’s a good thing. My oldest daughter and I are sensitive to dairy, yet we love cheese ๐Ÿ˜ฆ But it’s all good. I look forward to making homemade Vegan cheese. Now, this is not up for debate, ok? If you’re not with the Vegan lifestyle, I am certainly not trying to convince you…but I digress.

Anyway, my youngest makes all the smoothies in the house. She is great at it. I am in the last stage of this cancer journey and a change of diet has been pressed on me by my doctors and I feel it in my spirit. Stop meat and diary! Really, limit meat, but stopping is good too, LOL. It is not an easy thing to do. Not alone anyway. But I have found it extremely easy to do since we’ve started it together as a family. Glory to God! I have 2 more surgeries. I will be done with everything as they told me in the beginning–one year. My children will undoubtedly eat other foods when they are not home. I’m not crazy. But hopefully, that will change as we continue on this journey.


I am so thankful to God because you never know how He is going to show up. You look for him and sometimes miss Him when He doesn’t come the way you expect.


This Veganism thing was Him showing up. I know you don’t understand, but I do and I am rejoicing and thankful. Just rejoice with me brothers and sisters. Rejoice for healthy living and unity. I’ve been wanting to do this, and have tried, but it’s difficult when you’re the only one. My husband took the lead and made it easy for us as a family to fall in line with him. And if you knew my husband you would know that this is amazing. He was King Carnivore! It’s not just becoming Vegan that is the exciting part. There is more to this than meets the eye. So I ask you, “Do you know what you’re looking at?” Do you see things in the Spirit?


It’s been an amazing week for my family, and we have all entered a new season of togetherness. A new season of fellowship and affinity. And it’s accelerating, just like God’s Spirit right now. If you can sense it. He is moving at an accelerated pace. Many things are taking place in the lives of Believers with eyes to see and ears to hear.

Family is everything. It’s the foundation. And having a family in order, the way God set it up, and wants it, is priceless. Not only for my husband and I, but for our children. We keep going forward, and we have come such a long way. I love our growth! I love God! He has a plan for us, that will certainly manifest. His word will not return to Him void, and will do what He set it to do. Believe that! We have shifted yet again. I’m sensitive to the shiftings. I see God. Not like I literally see Him standing here, but I see Him. I know when He is moving in my life. I sense it. and then His Spirit that resides in me confirms it. Some of you know exactly what I mean.

So I am closing this out.

Be blessed. I thank you for your continued support. Don’t forget to sign up for my mailing list.

 


(2 Cor 5:7) I hear many talking about blind faith, but real faith is not blind. Real faith is when we trust in what we see by the spirit. The Bible says to walk by faith and not by sight,  but this does not mean that faith is blind. It means that faith is not limited to physical sight. (cited from “The Importance of Spiritual sight,” by Rick Arnold -Thirsty Soul)

 

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