God is a Keeper

God is a Keeper

Psalm 121 The LORD is thy Keeper. The LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand.

In chapter three of “A Journey Through the Valley”, God made me reflect on seen and unseen dangers of my life. When I was writing this chapter, I could see how he kept me from harm’s way. Even when I was a little girl he always whispered those small words of instructions, “Don’t go down there or don’t go in that hallway”. I didn’t know it was Him that was keeping me from child molesters, grown men, and the pimps. I didn’t know that when He said don’t go in the drug house that the house was getting ready to be raided with police. I didn’t know when He said don’t go to that party that there was an orgy going on. I didn’t know that some of those same people had contracted HIV and didn’t know they had it. Oh, Jesus Christ is a Keeper of my soul. I was no better than the next sinner.

In the book, there’s a poem entitled “The Word” (page 42-43). I could see God whispering instructions to His disobedient children. I could see Him giving us directions on how to connect our “very being” and reason for living. God sends MANY WORDS daily and we ignore them. He doesn’t sleep nor slumber concerning the agenda for our lives. He already sent a word and the Bible says that it shall not return void. So, catch up with the WORD of God. Get to know His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ just a little bit more. He’s our daily guidance, the Comforter and Keeper of our souls.

Read Isaiah 58:8-11. Talk to you soon.

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Walking Through…

Journey: The act of traveling from one place to another, especially when involving a considerable distance; a trip.  

Valley: A long depression in the land surface, usually containing a river, formed by erosion or by movements in the earth’s crust.

 

A Journey Through the Valley is an expression of life. Let’s think about it… Everyone has to travel an internal and external distance. Biologically, we grow physically and mentally. We travel this life getting to know ourselves. We receive nurturing from parents, a parent, or a caregiver. We really don’t know what’s to life until we discover it; until we discover us. So, we travel this distance and we go from one place or space to another. We hit walls and corners and find ourselves at a place that we can’t move. So we think.

This journey is designed for you to discover your abilities and the internal Spirit that lives in you. If you are a believer of Jesus Christ or not, you know there’s an inner power that’s greater than you. It’s that valley experience that causes you to discover your emotions and truth. It challenges you to think beyond your own pride and unforgiveness. Most valleys still have some sign that life is still possible. Its rivers may look dried up with very little water; but there’s hope.

So, in chapter two there’s a poem called “Get Off the Boat”. I had been trying to figure out why God would have me to still encourage people while I was going through my own emotional rollercoaster. He had already sent a remedy and I couldn’t see it. I loved Rosetta, Tina, Ralph, K Fuller, Robert, Bernard, Charlie, Kenny, and others who were no longer with us. But God said, I AM always with you. Grief, single mother, and financial struggles had me at a place of despair. But God said, there’s a “New Beginning”. 

My friends, through the journey you must surrender your mind, body, heart, and spirit to God. Although I was walking through this valley, I knew God was with me. Let’s get through this week and discover one more GREAT thing about US and GOD! Baby steps… Just walking through…

Psalm 23:4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou (God) art with me; thy (God’s) rod and thy (God’s) staff they comfort me.

 

“Discovering the Inner You”

Discover:  to be the first to find or find out about. 

There are many things we don’t know about ourselves. We accept what is taught or passed down from generation to generation. However, God has strategically placed gifts and talents inwardly to be discovered. Think about it…we are born with these attributes but learn to discover and develop them. We really don’t know our full capacity until we are confronted with life and circumstances that cause us to step it up. Yes, step up to realize there’s something greater and bigger on the inside.

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans and thoughts that I have for you,’ says the Lord, ‘plans for peace and well-being and not for disaster to give you a future and a hope.

So, if God has a plan for us then that means we must position ourselves to discover it.

Let’s begin our journey….