encouragment, glam, peace, Purpose

Present in His Presence

Psalm 16:11 You will make known to me the path of life;
In Your presence is fullness of joy;
In Your right hand there are pleasures forever.

Greetings Kings Kids,

Happy New Year To You & Your โค๏ธ Ones. Hope that the season has been filled with much peace, love, and joy. As always may the Lord continuously keep, bless, and cause His face to shine โœจ upon you. A few highlights for me were cooking for my family, a movie night with my husband, vision boarding with some sisters in Christ, and beginning the first day of the year in service praising & worshiping God! I’m definitely going to start developing/sharing more content connected to those type of things in this new year.

I’m super ecstatic because God has been really stretching me to launch out into the deep. By that I mean just taking everything to another level. From my personal time with Him, to the ministry endeavors He’s impressed upon my โค๏ธ, to my relationships…just everything that pertains to life and godliness. It’s so amazing to me that regardless of what’s going on in the world, God has provided a place of refuge in Him to all those who will receive it. In times of uncertainty we can find surety, stability, and rest in Him/His word. His peace truly surpasses all understanding (bible, Philippians 4:6-7).

I always pray and ask God before I post what does He want me to write about, and a few weeks ago I heard the title for today’s post. He was showing me how vital it is for us to spend time with Him DAILY. God so desires an intimate individual relationship with us all that He sent Jesus to die so that we could have it. On the contrary the world tries to convince us life is about tangible things (what we’ll eat, drink, wear, etc.). Nevertheless, the bible tells us to not set our minds ๐Ÿง  โ™ฅ๏ธ on these things but on God, and He will take care of our needs. I don’t know about you but personally i’d rather let God take care of me, He’s the ultimate caretaker (bible, Matthew 6:25-30).

In fact the bible says take NO thought about these things. One might say that’s a bit extreme, of course we have thing about these things sometimes. Yet, i’m realizing that many times these things usually/easily become distractions. There are times when ill find my mind wandering to my to do list in the midst of my morning prayer time and I have to cast down those thoughts and refocus my mind. As I continue to saturate my mind with God’s word it becomes easier for me to discipline my thoughts and let Holy Spirit lead/direct my day. Of course we still have to ๐Ÿซงwash the dishes, ๐Ÿ› clean the bathroom, and do or help with ๐Ÿ“ homework, but with less stress. Sometimes welcoming God into the seemingly menial tasks can turn work time into worship time, perspective is everything (bible colossians 3:23).

The word fullness in psalm 16:11 (posted above) is defined as satisfaction, filled, full, to be satisfied, content, to be enough. This tells me that God wants us in a place where His presence becomes ENOUGH. He wants to be the answer to every situation in our life. Because after all is said and done that’s all that will remain once everything else passes away. The bible says it’s with our mind that we serve Him, and that where our treasure ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿฅ‡is our heart will be also. Sometimes we have to take a look at what consumes our thoughts to give a clear picture of what we value most. Maybe it’s a relationship, a job/business, a title/position, our life, etc., nevertheless God says he wants it to be Him.

It’s from this place (engulfed in His presence) that we can give the proper value/energy to everything else in our lives. The most valuable resource on ๐ŸŒ earth is ๐Ÿ’ง water. It’s no wonder Jesus said He would give us living water that we would never thirst again. Just like man can’t live without natural water surely we can’t live without the water of his Spirit that we receive in His presence. My friend let us eat, drink and be merry from the wellspring that never runs dry AND experience the Overflow.

Grace Love And Mercy Completely Hidden In Christ,

XOXOXO Kโค๏ธ

encouragment, glam, Purpose

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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

glam

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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

glam, peace

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โ™ฅโ™ฅ Dissolving jealousy, envy, competition, and comparison in the body of Christ โ™ฅโ™ฅ

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Col 3:15

Ya’ll I am so ecstatic about this …my first official blog post ohhhh Kayyyy! God is so faithful and A M A Z I N G!

We are constantly bombarded with images of the hottest, latest, and greatest trends of popular culture. It’s easy to begin to compare your life to the images you see if you aren’t mindful. However friend don’t beLIEve the ILLusion most of what we see on social media and TV is designed to cause us to feel/fill a void. (YOU HAVE & ARE ENOUGH!)

I asked God what’s the solution and He answered with a very simple illustration. He showed me the word competition and said remove the word “it” (it being whatever “it” is that you desire and/or are passionate about) and add the letter L between p & e. When I did that I got the word COMPLETION. He then said L stands for love (God’s Love). See when we realize that His Love COMPLETES us we know that GOD IS ALL we truly need.

This is why the bible says seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things will be added. The world tells us the opposite go after money, relationships, careers, cars, homes, etc. (things). But there is a place in you no person or thing can satisfy that will always be empty until you let God fill/feel you. Love God more than everything and others as yourself.

โ™ฅโ™ฅ Compet(it)ion – (it) + L (love) = CompLetion โ™ฅโ™ฅ

The enemy knows that when our focus is on being, doing, and having more than it is on Him, the one who causes us to be, do, and have…. we will spend our days living for those things. Whatever has most control of your time, energy, affection, and resources has your heart. However things, people, circumstances change and will never be enough to save us. When we put our trust in things that aren’t secure our lives will reflect that, we’ll find ourselves in cycles, stuck in existing versus living.

When we give God our time, energy, affection, and resources He begins to fill our hearts with His peace, love, and joy. Delight in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart Psalm 37:4. Meaning He will put desires in your heart and give them to you. God knows you want that business, career, position, relationship, car, etc, and guess what many times he wants you to have it too (at the right time) as long as it isn’t your god.

Be secure in God! Trusting that He has your life already planned out. Be anxious (in a rush) for nothing, pray and be thankful about everything. This allows you to experience God’s peace. When you find yourself dealing with something ask God what He wants you to learn/see. Everything you experience is preparing you for the next.

The last beautiful illustration God showed me was a puzzle. Each piece is cut, printed, and sealed by the maker. All the pieces are unique in shape, color, and size. Yet each piece is designed to fit into the puzzle to create the finished work. We all have a piece to the puzzle. Let God cut, mark, seal, and place you exactly where you fit. You are custom and handmade by the creator of ALL things โ™ฅโ™ฅโ™ฅ