I and Thou – Be the Light!

God values your relationship. God is with you and walks with you day by day. You have been given certain traits and abilities. You are unique. You have been placed on this earth to serve different needs – to be a rock. To be a rock for other women. For men. For children. For young adults. Your colleagues admire you. You have integrity. You are dependable. You are accountable. You follow directions. You have the gift of knowing when to take direction and when to give guidance. This is one of your greatest assets. In human resources terminology, you have KSA’s. (knowledge, skills, and abilities). Do you know what yours are?

In today’Blog_Pic22s world, God wants you to be a light. God wants you to light a path for other people. God’s word is a lamp for your feet and a light on your path. (Psalm 119:105). You become light through introspection. Take inventory. What are your strengths? What do you excel at? What comes easily to you? Are you creative? Are you contextual? Do you have a focus? Do you relate well to others? Are you light? Or, are you darkness? Do you walk on the dark road? Do you have secrets? Do you tell lies? Do you humiliate? Are you disrespectful? Are your stagnant? Or, do you desire personal growth? It is your decision. Choose the light because you deserve to  grow. You deserve to flourish. You deserve to glow.  Let God’s light shine through you. Let God illuminate your path. Let God direct you. Surrender yourself to God and let God soak you with light. Be bright. Be brilliant. Shine. Be the Light!

I and Thou – Decisions, Decisions

Close your eyes, take a deep breath and free yourself from the worries of the day. Closing your eyes helps to focus even if it is to listen. You have come a long way since you have chosen to be still and let God speak to you. You are learning to trust God and your inner wisdom. You are bringing to God the decisions of your life, and that is where the sweet spot is. God is in your life to help you and to direct your path. God is here for everyone. Many don’t know how to sit still and listen to God’s voice. You are acquiring the skill and God is looking forward to spending more and more time with you. God has big plans for you, and God needs you to focus on the here and now. Blog_Pic21

God senses those who have financial concerns. God knows you are anxious. You are worrying about where all the money will come from to pay your bills. Remember that God is a big God with big pockets and God’s world doesn’t depend on cash like your world does. You need to separate yourself from your money. Remember it is not yours. You have made choices good and bad. And, God has been with you through all of it; whether or not you really knew. God was there. And, God knows the desires of your heart and how you think and feel. You have a craving for nice “things”; and, yes, you deserve nice “things.” However, you need to see through God’s eyes. Your thinking needs to be what God can use your money for? What kind of a car does God want you to drive? Does God want you to have a fancy car? Or, how about a home? What type of home? An elegant home? Or, a home that is within your budget? Sit down and talk with God for all the decisions in your life. God can help you break down the big picture into more manageable pieces. Does that seem more manageable to you? When making decisions, consider time, patience and level of energy. Consider helpers. Do you have any? Partners, siblings, children? Ask for input. People look at decisions differently. Receiving other perspectives is good.

God knows that you are independent. It is essential that you remain independent. And, it is perfectly acceptable to lean on God and others who God places on your path. People are there for you. So, don’t worry about stepping on other people’s toes. If you are blessed with a helpmate, he or she will help you in any way possible. Just being there to support and encourage goes a long way. It is such a blessing to have someone cheering for you and on your team. Stay balanced. Stay focused. God knows what causes you to be anxious. Ask God for guidance. Then, be still. Listen. God will direct you.

I and Thou – Good Spirit

God knows you want to do it all, but you can’t. Relax and go to God. Talk. Commune. Blog_Pic20In the depth of your soul. Dig deep through the rubble so you can experience God’s light. God’s glory. The sunshine that warms your soul and spirit – that is God! The difference between your soul and your spirit is hard to explain. Your soul is what you are born with. Every human being has a soul. Even the most unlikely people. The spirit is different! The spirit is God’s connection with you. The spirit can be from God or the evil one. The Holy Spirit is God. The evil dark spirit is from the evil one. There is a lot of evil in this world. More than anyone really can comprehend. Evil is everywhere. And, so is God.

God’s spirit is good. It is light. It is refreshing. It is calming. The evil spirit is dark. It is not good. It takes away energy. You are experiencing God’s spirit as you read these words and you are experiencing the inner wisdom that God has given you. You are experiencing the calming of your soul through God’s spirit. When you are more relaxed, calmer, you have more energy. A lightness in your step. And, then you begin to see people through God’s eyes.

So many people seek worldly materialism.  Do you?  Know that one day you will live in a mansion – a heavenly mansion where the streets are paved in gold and gemstones. Forget things.  Remember the Creator of the Universe.  In this world, you need to focus on the present. Living each day to glorify God. God knows it may seem that you are living on the edge and you have no security; you need to know that you are secure – secure in God’s love. Doors will open in the most unlikely places. Keep your options open and pray for guidance.  Say “yes” to God!

I and Thou – Pain of Estrangement

The Pain of Estrangement

Mother and eldest son estranged
Since the divorce.

Mother sent gifts first Christmas
Father returned them unopened.

Mother doesn’t understand why
Father doesn’t talk to mother either.

Mother feels betrayed, shamed and disrespected
Father feels in control, full of power.

Mother fights the tears away
Father delights in seeing his son.

Mother hasn’t seen son in years
Father sees him regularly.

Mother moved 5 times in 6 years
Father moved none.

Mother, uncle, and grandmother shunned at graduation
Father and other grandparents celebrated with the son.

Mother’s mother passed away
The eldest son was unresponsive.

Mother watched college graduation through live stream
Father flew to witness and celebrate.

Mother has no address for son
Father doesn’t share information.

Mother loves a child unconditionally
Father loves a child unconditionally.

Then, why does the Father
Keep the Mother away?

I and Thou – You are not Worthless

You were and are not Worthless

You were not worthless
because you were molested as a child.

You were not worthless
because you were date raped in college.

You were not worthless
because you married a man, who lost his love for you.

You were not worthless
because your husband sought to financially destroy you.

You were not worthless
because you needed to protect vulnerable children.

You were not worthless
because your husband alienated your child from you.

You were not worthless
because you worked four jobs to pay bills.

You were not worthless
because you brought enormous and abundant value to so many.

You were not worthless
because actions had consequences.

You were not worthless
because you were kind, gentle, and compassionate.

You were not worthless
because you were responsible, a good communicator and role-model advisor.

You were not worthless
because you loved to teach, coach and mentor.

You were not worthless
because actions caused visible, invisible, and physical reactions.

You were not worthless
because your words were meaningful and profoundly insightful.

You were not worthless
because you would never stop talking to someone no matter what the circumstances were.

You were not worthless
because you love with a never-ending love.

You were not worthless
because you could whip up a gourmet meal on a moment’s notice.

You were not worthless
because you achieved the goals, you set for yourself.

You were not worthless
because you had grit and an abominable spirit.

You were not worthless
because you overcame many trials and tribulations

You were not worthless
because you placed other’s needs above your own.

You were not worthless
because you overcame.

You were not worthless
because you forgave those, who needed forgiveness.

You are not worthless
because you are a child of the almighty creator of the universe.

I and Thou – Stillness

Stillness is a place where you and God can commune. The messages or words you hear from God is your inner voice. It is the deep, deep place within your soul; where God is…in every human. Go ahead and take the time to dig down and ask for God’s presence and wisdom. Blog_Pic19God is eagerly waiting for your invitation. God is here for all. Every single human being. Sometimes God is dormant, and sometimes God is very much alive. It is dependent on the relationship that you want to have with God. Do you want God to be dormant or active? If you choose alive, then you will need to be still. Quiet. And, listen. Listen to the words of God.

God values you. God values the relationships that you have. God wants you to have friends, and he wants you to have a mentor. A guide. A spiritual cheerleader. Do you have a friend that is a definite inspiration? How about someone who encourages you? People are placed in our lives to fulfill many purposes such as love, peace, and calmness. Seize the day and reach out to a friend today!

I and Thou – Seek God’s Face

Blog_Pic18Go to God with all your decisions. Each and every one of them. You need to realize that God is the giver of life. The giver of word. The giver of connections. The giver of networking. If you continue to seek God’s face and presence – you will receive clear direction. You no longer have to worry about decisions. God is your decision maker. Fully trust God. Fully allow God to intervene and bring you prosperity. Love. Treasure. You are learning what really matters most in life. People. Love. Now go figure out a way to put all those pieces together. Keep an open mind and keep God at the forefront. God will lead people to you. You need to relax, be yourself. Be confident in God. Be confident in yourself. You are God’s child. God is big. You will do great things. Keep allowing God to direct you. This is the peace that God gives. God freely gives to all those who hear God’s voice. Be still. Listen. Keep hearing and listening. Breathe deeply. Breathe the love that is in this world. Breathe it all in. God’s love. God’s direction. Keep seeking God’s face. In all you do.

I and Thou – Tap into the Wisdom

Blog_Pic17You need to trust God 100 percent. Every day. All the time. Go to God with all the decisions of your life. How simple or complex that they are, God will guide you through each and every one of them. You need to tap into the wisdom in your soul and use it more frequently. This will reduce fear and worry.

Marriage. It complicates lives and takes time away from having a relationship with God. With that said, God created you to be with a helpmate. Yet, you may have no choice other than taking a courageous leap of faith in leaving an abusive marriage. Anger management issues are real. And, they are generational. When loved ones are ready to “own” the anger issues, they will be able to clearly see what you have done for them. You often leave a marriage so your children will have a greater chance of a stronger and happier one. As children mature, they come to the realization that abuse destroys marriages and we hope someday they will understand the sacrifices may have been with their future in mind. Don’t forget to tap into the inner wisdom of your soul. This is where God lives.

There is a change in your horizon coming. Your destiny is to complete the projects you are working on. You have many talents, and you need to use them for God’s glory. Be open to what God has in store for you. Sometimes, you need to believe. Believe in God. Trust God. God will fulfill the desires of your heart. The impossible becomes possible.

I and Thou – God is the “I am”

Take time. Breathe. Commune with God. God looks forward to your times together. Can you feel God’s peace? IBlog_Pic16t is inside of you. You have the power to do what God directs you to do. You have the ability because the power comes from the Holy Spirit who dwells within you. God knows it is hard to focus when there is so much chaos in the air. Breathe. Stay calm and stay in control. And, know that God is the “I am.” You are a winner. You are blessed. You are God’s child. Remember in the scheme of life – God is all that matters. Not partner, children or work. God is your family. God is your life. God is your breath. God is the “I am.” God is truth. And, God is life.

You are beginning to wrap your head around God. God’s life. God’s conscience. God’s spirit. Where ever you are you can reach out and obtain inner peace. Tranquility. Love. Calmness. All you have to do is call. Jesus. Sweet Jesus and God will hear. God will be there for you. For your family. For your children. God is not going anywhere. But here. God will stay with you for as long as you would like God to remain because God dwells within you. God can bring you peace. God can bring you all sorts of emotions. Let’s concentrate on love. Love for God. Respect for yourself. Love for the whole world. The love God has for you God has for each person in the entire world. Can you fathom that? Some people live their lives and never hear God. So sad. All people have to do is to listen. Listen to God’s voice. God’s sheep hear God. Life is so much better when you follow God’s voice. The voice of truth. The voice of wisdom. The voice of power. The voice of glory and the voice of grace. You saw the man today again. Same cold stare he gave you. God saw him too. Continue to look him in the eye and smile. You don’t know what he is going through. God knows. And you need to continue to smile and look at him. You are ministering to him with your smile. He is sensing God’s love but doesn’t really know how to respond right now. That is for God to worry about – not you. Your job is to shine God’s love through you. Keep the faith. Keep smiling. Keep being positive. Keep feeling confident and empowered. God is enabling you to do what you need to do. God knows that you are sensing that power. You are embracing the power. Be gentle. It is a gift that needs to be slowly opened. Carefully, gently without breaking a bone or a muscle or heart. Pierce with your eyes – yet shines God’s love. Smile with warmth from the sun. Your face will beam. It will be radiant to those who need it to be radiant. Keep smiling at strangers. They are all God’s children. See. You are beginning to see the world through God’s eyes. God is taking you on a journey, and God is so glad that you are following and that you are excited about sharing the love. Big things are in store for you. Keep the faith. Keep the love. Keep dreaming.  God is the “I am” in you.

I and Thou – Be a Giver

Blog_Pic15Money. Are you learning to let go of money? Is it yours to keep? Or, is it intended to be used for God’s glory? When you give abundantly, you will become less anxious. Have faith. Keep the courage. Your willpower comes from within. We all know that money is necessary. It provides a sense of security. However, this is really not true. The only safety you need is God’s love. And, God is telling you to trust. Be generous. Don’t feel begrudged. Don’t give grudgingly. Be a cheerful giver. Don’t leave money laying around. God entrusts finances to you. Cast your worries on God. Let God do the worrying for you. You need to trust. Trust God and trust yourself. You are strong, and you have been equipped with finance skills gained through your work experiences. Be confident. Be bold. Be generous. And, if you are in a low place right now, smile. A smile goes a long way. Everyone has something to give!