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Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken.

โ€” Oscar Wilde.

God created each one of us in His image and likeness. We were all handmade by God for a specific purpose. As we allow God to take us through our “beautification” process we are transformed into His beautiful masterpiece. Just like a work of art our uniqueness, flaws, and blemishes make us authentic, telling the story of our process. This blog is designed to celebrate the beauty of walking in the attributes of our creator. My prayer is that you are encouraged to let God’s grace, love, and mercy shine through you also! By the way I am also a fashion & beauty lover so there will be posts/sections dedicated on here to natural GLAM as well!

~Glam Ch!c Boutique NOW Open~ http://www.hpcd3glam.com โค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜

โ†ฌXOXOXO โฅ K.Joi โ™ฅ

โœžโœž Sแดœา“า“แด‡ส€ ๐š๐š’๐š—๐š ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ’

To him that overcometh, I will grant to sit with Me on my Throne, just as I overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne -Rev 3:21.

If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us – 2 Timothy 2:12

Greeting in Grace Kings Kids ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ˜,

Glory to God in the highest! He is Good and His mercy endures forever! There is truly nothing that can compare to the completeness given to us in & through Jesus Christ!!! My heart so rejoices in Him, the word says that I would have fainted unless I believed that I would see the goodness of God in the land of the living. With so much going on around us we are in treacherous and trying times, but He is yet faithful and able to save & keep us.

He is working and willing in us to do that which pleases Him and has called us for such a time as this to represent him in the earth. Thankful! With that being said God has been reminding me(us) to take up our cross and follow Jesus. The cross represents the place of exchange, sin & death for grace/truth and eternal life. Jesus paid the ultimate price yet it will cost us something (the old us).

Because we are in difficult time with much pain & suffering going on around us I felt led to deal with suffering again but from another standpoint. There are different forms of suffering, the bible talks about persecution, distress, peril, famine to name a few in Romans 8:35 and goes along further to say we have victory over all this through Christโ€™s Love. When we look ๐Ÿ‘€ at the bible heroes and โ€œvilliansโ€œ of old suffered much, some due to bad decisions, some due to opposition and so on and so forth.

Nevertheless, we always see Gods Love, Grace, and Mercy displayed throughout. God is always aware of whats going on and always provides a way out/over that He reveals if we LET HIM. See the awesome thing about suffering with God is that He brings us over and itโ€™s Never purposeless even when we dont understand. My Apostle always says there is no Glory without Death. How can we share the redemptive love of Christ w/o being redeemed ourselves?

Say I Will Grow through this! God promises us that as we suffer and overcome we become partakers of His Reign. Ever heard the song paid the cost by James Brown ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜ฉ. There are places of authority/rule we are called to spiritually and naturally, that also impacts the lives of others connected to us, as we press through. What, Who, Where has God called us to affect in our lifetime? And are willing to surrender all for it?

Thatโ€™s what Jesus did my friend while He walked among us (and even still today). It was His passionate Love for the Father and His Fathers kingdom (Us) that made Him willing to suffer and โ€œDieโ€œ just to be risen again, and release unto us the Power to do the same! He is now seated in heavenly places interceding (mediating) for you and me.

The bible says we go from Glory to Glory as we die to our old ways daily. I end with this In Courage Meant…..Lets Fight the good Fight of the Faith…Hold tightly to eternal life to which we were called and declared before many witnesses. (1 Tim 6:16) And Rule

Grace Love and Mercy โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ‘‘ XOXO

Blessed to BE a Blessing

โ€œAs each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.โ€
โ€ญโ€ญI Peterโ€ฌ โ€ญ4:10โ€ฌ โ€ญNKJVโ€ฌโ€ฌ

The purpose of life is a life of purpose.
-Author Robert Byrne

Greetings in Grace Kingโ€™s ๐Ÿ‘‘ Kidโ€™s ,

So lately Iโ€™ve been pondering on the gifts of God. He daily Loads us with benefits (psalms 68:18-19)! Each day we wake up is a gift of God whether we realize it or not, God has given us another day to come to Him and receive the blessings of that day. David said bless the Lord oh my soul and forget not His benefits๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ, going on to list forgiveness, salvation, love and kindness as a few (psalm 103). God wants us to know and remember all that He is and All that He’s done, so that we can have hope, peace, and joy as we walk with Him. We can rest assured knowing that He is all we need and is a rewarder of those that diligently seek Him (Heb 11:6).

These are all gifts given to us by God to increase us. God has also given each of us various/diverse gifts(treasures) that are hidden within us. The enemy works overtime to convince us otherwise (steal, kill, destroy) so that we don’t function by design and advance. He’ll present us with all kinds of evidence to distract us and take us of course, using things like fear, doubt, and opposition to take us off the path. BUT God inside you is greater, KEEP RUNNING. The bible states my people perish due to a lack of knowledge. It also says to not be ignorant of the enemies devices and to be wise as serpents and harmless as doves. Since the beginning the enemy’s been telling lies and taking lives(naturally & spiritually).

This is why my friend it’s so important for us to draw near unto God. So that He can reveal Himself to us and give us wisdom to defeat (the already defeated) enemy of our soul and walk in victory. Which takes me back to the gifts! Before we came into the world God already knew everything He was going to put within us. He told Jeremiah in the bible He called him before was even formed. He said we have everything we need to live a good and Godly life. Through the greatest blessing of all, His son Jesus, we are now able to live an ABUNDANT life. Thank God for Jesus!!!

What an Extravagant LOVE โค๏ธ God has given to us. We Are BLESSED! So many blessings we often overlook from the breath in our lungs to the many treasures hidden within us! I l like what my Pastor once said He hides treasures for us not from us. Life is literally designed to be like one big treasure hunt! Seek and You Will Find! Seek what/who you may ask….GOD! As with any journey we face obstacles but we can and will overcome with His help.

I don’t know if you’re anything like me but I ask a lot of questions (as my husband often says ๐Ÿ˜‚). And one question I’m sure everyone on Earth has wondered is, why am I here? Well I’m glad you asked. You are blessed to be a blessing (*see scripture at top). First and foremost we were created to bless God, and next to be blessed and to bless others. All those gifts we talked about above are for that sole(soul) purpose. The bible says it something like this Love God with EVERYTHING and others as yourself. My friend when we give our life to God and let Him lead us there are no limits!!!!

As I minister to you I am reminded myself to take the limits off of what God can and will do in our lives. And to use the treasure in me to enrich not only my life but others as well! This is our (abundant) portion in this life. I can only imagine what’s to come.

Eternal Blessings…Grace Love And Mercy XOXO ๐Ÿ˜˜

Sฬ‘ฬˆ๐‘ข๐‘“๐‘“๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” โ€ฆ.. Fแดส€ Gแดแดแด…ษดแด‡ss Sแด€แด‹แด‡!๐Ÿ˜ซ

Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all. โœž Psalm 34:19 Image via dreamstime ยฉ Artist: Vetre Antanaviciute

Greetings, Grace & Glory Kingโ€™s Kids, ๐Ÿ‘ธ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿคด๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘ธ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿคด๐Ÿผ๐Ÿคด๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘ธ๐Ÿพ

Happy New Year ๐ŸŽ‰, Black History Month๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ, and soon to be L๐Ÿ’—Ve Day (3 of my favโ€™s). Iโ€™m learning that no matter what season you may find yourself in there is always a reaSON to rejoice! The Apostle Paul in the bible said it like this; I know what it means to lack, and I know what it means to experience overwhelming abundance. For Iโ€™m trained in the secret of overcoming all things, whether in fullness or in hunger. And I find that the strength of Christโ€™s explosive power infuses me to conquer every difficulty. I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me (Philippians 4:12-13 TPT).

Beginning around the holiday season in November continuing throughout the winter months many people suffer with episodes/bouts of depression. According to the ADAA 40 million adults in the US alone suffer from some form of anxiety disorder. Which although saddening it wasnโ€™t very surprising seeing as how we live in the age and culture of moving fast….canโ€™t be last type mentality. But what iโ€™ve come to find out my friend is that there is a higher way. Praise God (LoL Literally) !!! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ

Disclaimer Alert โš ๏ธ There is no biblical escape clause that grants us a free pass against suffering. In fact there are many scripture that confirm that as a believer (or not) we will suffer but there are also scriptures that tell us how to and why we endure suffering. Itโ€™s important that we hold on and press into God so that it produces a greater glory/light in us, instead of running away and doing things that take us out of Gods will/desire for us.

After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace (who imparts His blessing and favor), who called you to His own eternal glory in Christ, will Himself complete, confirm, strengthen, and establish you [making you what you ought to be]

1 Peter 5:10 AMP

The best part about suffering with and/or for God is that itโ€™s not without purpose and He brings us out if we let Him lead us. In my last post I mentioned that when we humble ourselves God grants us grace(devine โค๏ธ influence and power to be๐Ÿ’ฅ) FYI also in 1 Peter 5 (great read)! In order to grow through suffering vs just continuing to go through we need God to give us a grace and wisdom to overcome. These gifts and many more are given free to us because Jesus payed the price, yet being a disciple does have a cost (obedience to His word, will and way). Nevertheless, ITโ€™S WORTH IT (Fruit&Favor vs Sin & Shame)!!

๐Ÿ˜ Mentioning Fruit and Favor I Am so excited because starting this month I will be seeking, studying, and sharing on the Fruits of the Spirit found in Galations 5. The Devine 9 ๐Ÿ˜โฃ๏ธ{side note}

One of my favorite verses is 2 Chronicles 7:14 itโ€™s one of those everyday any situation type scriptures that I like to keep close. If my people who are called by my name would Humble themselves and Pray, Seek my FACE (not hand), turn from their wicked ways ๐Ÿ˜– (repent), then He will hear from heaven and heal the land. God took Israel through the wilderness to humble them and its no different today! God delights in brokeness, us yielding ourselves to Him more and more. Sometimes we can be so focused on what we want we forget to consider what Father wants from us. ๐Ÿ˜”

Each day lets endeavor together to turn to God, seek Him whole heartedly, and yield to His guiding. He has given us all that we need in order to have Life and Godliness. Apart from God we merely exist and go through the motions (up, down, in, out). With God we press onward and grow through our journey with the expectation of the Joy on the other side (on earth & in heaven) as we enter into His presence.

For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

Romans 8:18 NKJV

Grace Love And Mercy Completely Hidden In Christ! Xoxo ๐Ÿฅฐ

๏ผฉ๏ฝ†๏ผŽ๏ผŽ๏ผง๏ฝ๏ฝ„ ๏ผข๏ฝ… ๏ผฆ๏ฝ๏ฝ’ ๏ผต๏ผณ๏ผŸ

Yes, all of you be submissive to one another, and BE clothed with humility, for โ€œGod resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble.โ€ Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due timecasting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. 1 Peter 5:5-7 *************************************************************************

Greetings Fellow Kings Kids,

What a Blessing, Privilege, and Honor to be called a Son or Daughter! During my time with the Lord this morning He brought me back to a topic and verse I had planned to write about a while ago but never felt like the time was right. Then I came across a song on YouTube called Humility by one of my favorite worship teams UPPERROOM and it blessed my soul. I will post it at the end so that you can check it out, you won’t be disappointed! The song, a series of conversations, and world events confirmed that this was indeed a relevant NOW word for where we are as a whole!

As I was looking at the title of this post and the scripture above certain words stood out as if they jumped off the page. The first one being IF. When I looked up the definition of IF I found; (introducing a conditional clause) on the condition or supposition that; in the event that. We often quote that scripture if God be for us who could be against us when we find ourselves faced with some form of opposition that’s meant to stop us from going forward BUT what if God is the one opposing us? Let me take a moment to clarify that God is and always will be GOOD, JUST, LOVING, and UNCHANGING! HE IS the only constant in an ever changing world. Nevertheless, there are times when God may resist us when we are unwilling to YIELD to HIS word, will, and way.

There are multiple instances in the bible where we see this. When God gives us an instruction it’ s to our benefit and never to hurt or harm us. His plans for us are GREAT! He knows what we need and how every one will come to pass. In His infinite knowledge (knowing everything) He allows us to experience certain things in order to draw us nearer and see HIM clearer. I’m reminded of the disciple turned apostle Peter who rejected Jesus’s words when He told them He was going to die and be brought back (Matthew 16: 21-28). Jesus responded Get Behind me Satan. At that moment Peter was more concerned with his way than God’s.

There are times in life where God will allow us to experience things that bring us to our knees, cause pain, and even suffering for a greater purpose and to BREAK our will. It’s not that He withholds everything from as some form of punishment, but their is just a certain posture that causes us to receive his desires for us. The bible says to not despise Humble beginnings. These moments of humbling keep us from being lifted up in pride which destroys. Our daily time in prayer and the word with God is a form of us humbling and yielding ourselves to our Father. This posture says to the Father I NEED YOU DAILY TO LEAD ME!

God knows our heart, the “good”, bad, and the ugly. Although we would all love to believe we have “good” hearts the word says our hearts are wicked and deceitful, WHO could know it? This is why We need to come before God Daily to create in us a clean heart and renew a right spirit. We’re ALL a mess in our flesh (Fearful, Anxious, Proud, Selfish, Jealous, Ungrateful and Sin-FULL) apart from HIM! Even in all that He still loves us so much that He desires to be with us and has provided a way of escape from ourselves IN HIM! PRAISE THE LORD!!!! IF we confess our sins He is faithful and just to forgive us of our sins and cleanse us of all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9).

Oh Give Thanks unto the Lord For He is Good AND His Mercy Endures Forever! During this time/season where we gather in thanksgiving, let’s remind ourselves that we ought to BE THANKFUL to God! In God’s MERCY He doesn’t give us what we really deserve (unfavorable judgment) and in His GRACE & LOVE He gives us what we don’t (FAVOR, Blessings). And in knowing this lets abandon our will and way to His!

Grace Love And Mercy , XOXOXO

๐Ÿ…ฐ๏ธŽ๐Ÿ…ฝ๐Ÿ†‡๐Ÿ…ธ๐Ÿ…พ๏ธŽ๐Ÿ†„๐Ÿ†‚๐Ÿ˜ฌ ๐Ÿ„ต๐Ÿ„พ๐Ÿ… ๐Ÿ…ฝ๐Ÿ…พ๏ธŽ๐Ÿ†ƒ๐Ÿ…ท๐Ÿ…ธ๐Ÿ…ฝ๐Ÿ…ถ ๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ

Hiii Kings Kids ๐Ÿ‘ธ ๐Ÿ‘ธ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿคด๐Ÿป๐Ÿคด๐Ÿพ Blessings Multiplied To You

NOW God has offered to us the same promise of entering into his realm of resting in confident faith.โœžโœž So we must be extremely careful to ensure that we embrace the fullness of that promise and not fail to experience it. Hebrews 4:1 TPT

So we have a little over 3 months left of 2020 and what a year itโ€™s been.!? Praying Godโ€™s peace and prosperity to you in a time where fear and famine has been sweeping the land. One day in my quiet time I heard the word PANDEMONIUM, meaning wild and noisy disorder or confusion; uproar. The definition so perfectly described our current world situation. Nevertheless BE encouraged GOD IS faithful and ALL His promises are yes and amen (it is done)!

Have you ever experienced a moment or moments in your life where things where so crazy that it felt like you were in a movie? If you have you know exactly what I mean and if you havenโ€™t… that day is coming. The Bible tells us we will have troubles on earth ๐ŸŒ but it also says that it will get better. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ Even when better days doesnโ€™t seem true, IT IS! And when it seems that way we have to seek comfort in our Father, His Son, and Spirit.

Remember suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope (Romans 5:3-4). After we suffer a while God establishes, strengthens, and settles us (1 Peter 5:10). IDK about you but the a while part, at times can be wearisome! During those times I search out and remind myself of Godโ€™s promises for my life. God already has ALL the answers, we just have to seek them.

It is truly a day to day (moment to moment) process, and the more time we spend with God, meditating on His word, the less complicated it becomes. That place of TRUST and OBEDIENCE is what the scripture above in Hebrews calls the realm of rest. And oh my friend what a beautiful place it is when we take our eyes ๐Ÿ‘€ off us and put them on God! Itโ€™s not always easy but by Gods grace itโ€™s reachable. This is why the word calls it the good fight of faith.

Unfortunately many times we fail to enter into rest because of fear/doubt, unbelief, and the cares of this life. However, this doesnโ€™t have to be our reality TODAY friend. Jesus died so that we could live a faith-rest life. When we lose our life (aka trust and obey Yahweh) we gain new life but when we hold on to our life we Lose. Whatever we face He ALWAYS is The (ONLY) WAY, LIFE, and TRUTH.

Grace Love and Mercy, XOXOXO K.Joi

God’s Plan

โ€œCommit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established.โ€
โ€ญโ€ญProverbsโ€ฌ โ€ญ16:3โ€ฌ โ€ญKJVโ€ฌโ€ฌ

For the month of August God placed it on my heart to journey through the book of proverbs. One of the first things I try to be mindful of before posting, speaking, and/or acting is to ask God what would He like me to do or say. There are times when it’s clear to me what He’s speaking and other times when it’s as if I hear nothing. Lol I’m sure everyone can testify of moments where it really wasn’t clear what God was saying or that it seems as if He is silent. Learning to hear and distinguish the voice of God is truly a process.

I’m learning that God speaks to us in different ways and also gives us confirmation that it’s Him. The more we become familiar with the Father’s voice the more easily we are able to recognize when He is speaking. Prayer/consecration, the word of God, and Godly teachers/counsel strengthen our ability to hear more clearly. One way of knowing it’s God is He will send confirmation and it ALWAYS aligns with His word! God will never speak anything that goes against His word. This is why it’s so important for us to spend time reading and learning the bible. It makes us less likely to be led in the wrong direction.

God has so many good things stored up for each of us! The blessing of the LORD makesย oneย rich, And He adds no sorrow with it (proverbs 10:22). He daily thinks thoughts toward us of good to give us hope and a future. It’s the enemies job to try to convince us to believe otherwise with his tricks, schemes, and lies. The less time we spend taking in God’s thoughts the more open we are to the enemies and our own. But God’s thoughts and ours are different, His are higher, and the enemy is a liar!!!!!!! One of my favorite scriptures Proverbs 3:5 says Trust in the Lord with ALL your heart, Lean not unto your own understanding, acknowledge Him in ALL your ways and He will direct your path.

His wisdom is infinite (without limits)! He knows and see’s EVERYTHING, much more than we can. In fact He foreknew us before we were even formed in our mothers womb. Even then He had a plan and purpose already set for us. As long as we stay the course, seek, and live according to His way there is no way we can lose! At times it may be difficult but God gives us supernatural power (like a super hero) to succeed and mighty weapons to fight the battles we face. All we have to do is receive and obey His instructions.

Just like a piece of coal goes through a process to become a diamond, the Father takes us through a transformation process to advance our lives. When we love God and are called by Him we can rejoice in the fact that no matter what we go(grow) through it’s going to work together for good. He is the Author and Finisher of our Faith!!!!!!

XOXO , GLAM Chic inc.

โ™กโ™กโ™กGrace. Love. And Mercy โ™กโ™กโ™ก

๐•‹๐•–๐•’๐•”๐•™๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•˜ ๐•š๐•ค ๐•’ ๐•Ž๐• ๐•ฃ๐•œ ๐• ๐•— โ„๐•–๐•’๐•ฃ๐•ฅ!

When one teaches, two learn.โ€™ โ€“Robert Heinlein

A Special Thanks โ™ฅโ™ฅโ™ฅ

This will be my 10th year as a teacher! I have worked with Infants all the way through 8th grade. It has been one of the most rewarding occupations I could have ever been chosen for! It can be a challenge at times but the joy far outweighs the struggle!

Much Love to Teachers, Principals, Students, School Staff!

YOU ROCK!

๐’ฏ๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐‘…๐‘’๐“‰๐“Š๐“‡๐“ƒ

Let us then approach Godโ€™s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. Hebrew 4:16

Dearly Beloved, God is Faithful!

When looking up the word faithful it listed these words loyal, constant, true to the facts or the original. He is the same yesterday, today, and forevermore. There is nothing more comforting than to know that no matter what may change God will FOREVER remain the same. Let’s face it there are so many things around us that are falling apart, we are truly living in uncertain, unseen, chaotic times. But God is a very present help in the time of need and in the time of trouble.

In biblical times there were mass wars, killings and violence, sickness/plagues (that took the lives of many), and times of famine; much of what we are seeing today. During these times the people in desperation would turn towards God and cry out for help and God would respond.

Even in my personal life I have seen God’s hand rescue me during the most difficult times of my life, from sickness, financial struggles, to dealing with the heartache of broken relationships and life’s disappointments. God allows these things to happen that we would turn to Him to reveal Himself as the answer. His goodness and His mercy endures forever. All we have to do is come to Him as children would to a Father.

When asking God what He wanted me to write about after 3 months of not writing I heard the word Mercy. Even with this worldwide pandemic we’re facing this word has been on my heart quite a bit. I couldn’t help but smile when I looked up the definition of mercy in my bible dictionary app. It means kindness or good towards the miserable and the afflicted, joined with the desire to help them, compassion. If we know it or not we NEED God ALWAYS. God desires to show us mercy (kindness, goodness, help).

His Mercy allows us to continue on each day, although we don’t deserve it. No matter where we find ourselves God is able, willing, and desiring for us to return to His goodness. In fact He suffered and died for it, He took the weight of everything we face in this life on Him to rescue us from it and cause us to Rise (just like He did). I pray that God would breath LIFE into everything that seems to be falling apart in and around you/us today! In the Name of Jesus!

Grace Love and Mercy! Completely Hidden In Christ

โ™ฅโ™ฅโ™ฅXOXOXO โ™ฅโ™ฅโ™ฅ