Greetings in Grace Beloved,

I hope this post finds you well spirit, soul, and body. One of my favorite scriptures to pray when I intercede for God’s people(including myself) is 3 John 1:2. It reads, “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou may prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospers.” This reminds that His plans for us are complete good, and no matter what we face it’s all working together for good, for those who love Him and are called according to His purpose. That’s one of the many benefits of being a Kings kids πŸ‘‘ .

So this past month i’ve been meditating on the gifts of God and studying the fruit of the spirit Love. The bible says we are to pursue love ❀️ and desire gifts. Since everything we have received is from love(God) then everything we give/do ought to be motivated by the same. Including the sharing of our gifts. My friend i’m learning this isn’t something we can do in our strength it takes His heart & spirit to love like God. It’s a lot easier said than done, especially when it’s not returned or isn’t received. However, God’s love isn’t conditional.

Fruit check βœ”οΈcheck the ones you could improve on & ask God for grace to): Love is patient ⭕️, kind ⭕️, doesn’t envy ⭕️, boast ⭕️, dishonor ⭕️, keep record of wrongs ⭕️ , isn’t proud ⭕️, self seeking ⭕️, or easily angered ⭕️…How did you do? Not so great? It’s ok let’s just take some time to SELAH(pause) πŸ›‘and ask πŸ™πŸ½ God for more grace.

So I was looking at the scripture that said He led captivity captive and gave gifts unto men (psalm 68:18 & Ephesians 4:8). I am so grateful that God didn’t leave us in our own hands, mans hands, or the hand of the enemy. Instead he defeated everything that came to hold us captive and gave us gifts to fight the good fight. For God is not a man/human, he is faithful in ALL HIS WAYS and WORDS! This is why i’m learning how to put my trust in HIM TOTALLY. Because when we trust Him it causes our hearts/minds to receive everything He has for us and our actions/life to align with it.

See the gifts of God are without repentance, meaning He doesn’t take away His love, kindness, or any other gift He gave us. And because we have free will we can use or misuse the gifts according to our desires. Yet, we have to remember whatever we sow/give into we will receive it back. This works good or bad. The word says if we sow into the flesh(our thoughts/ways) we get corruption but if we sow into the spirit we get life. There is a God purpose/plan/ will/way for our life that we can ONLY get access to through giving God our hearts.

Yes it is going to require us to give up some of our human ways to follow Him, BUT IT’S SO WORTH IT!!! There is nothing we will ever give to God that He doesn’t give us better!! One of my constant prayers is God give me eyes that see, and ears that hear what the spirit of the Lord is saying to His church(us), and a heart that receives/trusts & obeys. The more we seek God through building a relationship with Him, the more we are changed into the image of Himself that He shows us in those moments. Now that my friend is #Goals (Think/Sound/Look like… Jesus)!



Fashion(ed) For Word

For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance as our way of life.

Ephesians 2:10
YODH. Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: Give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments. Psalm 119:73

Greetings in Grace and Happy Holy Days,

May the Lord bless, keep, and cause His face to shine upon you & your family, during this time where we acknowledge the birth of our beautiful 😍 Lord/Savior and celebrate the New Year πŸ₯³! It’s a special time and season, worthy of celebration πŸŽ‰! I know some may say well it’s not for me, due to loss of a ❀️ one, broken family, painful memories, etc. but I encourage you to remember God Loves you through it and has a purposeful plan for your life! Now that’s the Good News 😁🀩! Rise & Shine ✨

The other day the story of the lame man sitting at the pool of Bethesda came to me(John 5). The Bible said he had been in that sickly condition for 38 years until Jesus stepped on the scene. I want to encourage someone who feels like it’s been this way for so long that there’s no hope/way And I can’t continue on. Let Jesus step in! He’s got this, with man (you, me, them, us) it is impossible but with God(HIM, I AM, ABBA, JESUS) ALL things are possible (that’s the word).

The problem is we sometimes give ourselves and everything else way too much credit. When in actuality, it ALL belongs to Him. We just have to learn how/when to get out of God’s way and Let Him be God! The Bible says all things were created by Him, for Him, and He is reconciling all things to Himself. The ultimate soul purpose of man is God. Jesus died/is risen that we could be reconnected to the Father. Even now He sits at the right hand interceding(pleading) for us to be filled with/by His goodness.

The story God has written for us did not start or end with us. The word says He is the author and finisher of our faith. So why do we so often try to narrate the story instead of asking God to lead us and guide us? My friend He wants us to walk with Him so closely and trust Him so deeply that No Thing by any means shall harm us! He’s given us everything we need to successfully complete this journey.

Not to get off topic but if you know me, I really like clothes/ fashion. It’s something about a well put together outfit that really catches my πŸ‘. So one day I didn’t really have plans, but God was like get up & dress up. I didn’t know where I was headed but I looked through my closet and put on a nice skirt, shirt, and boots. Next thing I know I ended up going somewhere really upscale, and along the way finding a gorgeous piece of furniture for my office. At that moment God gave me a glimpse of where I was going. I laughed because I was glad to be dressed for the occasion.

The Bible mentions talks about being clothed in Christ, His righteousness, salvation, humility, the armor of God. It gives a beautiful illustration of a bride being well put together for her husband. The question we must ask ourselves is will we(his church) be dressed for our husband(Jesus)? I know the world considers being fashion forward the ability to keep up with the next big trend. But my friend we aren’t called to be of this world. Let’s Rise to the occasion…. and show up in style!

XOXOXO ❀️ Grace Love and Mercy


The Wait/Weight for Glory

2 Corinthians 4:17 KJV For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory

Greetings in Grace King’s Kids,

Praying that this post finds you wrapped in God’s abundant grace, love, and mercy. So let me first say forbear with me, my posting has not been as consistent as I know it’s been on my heart to be. In my personal prayer time I had a real transparent (Father-Daughter) talk about my inconsistency in certain areas of my life and as loving Father would He’s been helping me get/stay on track. I really love that we can come to Him about anything and receive the help we need(Him)! He KNOWS what we need before we even ask, even when we don’t know what to ask for. God see’s & knows the good, the bad, and the ugly, yet He says give it ALL to Me and receive Me!!!

This morning in prayer God was dealing with me about light overpowering darkness. When I looked up the Hebrew word for darkness it defines it as the dark, misery, ignorance, sorrow, night. There are seasons in life and areas of our life where darkness may be all around and God’s answer is turn on/up the light. I found myself overwhelmed one day when looking at all the trouble in the world, my growing never-ending to do list, and the many obstacles along the journey to fulfilling destiny. In that very moment I could feel God impressing on me to take a moment breath, quiet my mind, and seek Him for direction.

How many times has God graced us with something or impressed upon us a career, ministry, relationship, gift/talent, etc. and we find ourselves weighed down by that very thing. We run into obstacles, hinderances, disappointments, and difficult sacrifices that require faith and patience to in order to obtain the promise. The word affliction(g2347) above translates anguish, burden, persecution, tribulation, and/or trouble. I’m reminded of the scripture in John 16 where it mentions the tedious painful process leading up to a child’s birth. Nevertheless once the child is born there’s great joy.

To whom much is given much is required. That works the same whether natural, spiritual, good, or bad. All things have a cost, it’s up to us to count them. One day God showed me an image of a scale and on both sides were weights. One side had the weights of sin & cares and the other was the weights of His glory & goodness. In that moment he said daughter choose me daily. My friend the scales are unbalanced. If you happen to read this and have not given your life to Jesus, I admonish you, choose Him daily, you won’t regret it!

How often are our days spent chasing the wind as the bible says? Beauty passes away, riches are deceitful, and life on earth is temporal, but glory is eternal…

XOXO Grace.Love.And.Mercy


Blessed to BE a Blessing

β€œAs each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.”
‭‭I Peter‬ ‭4:10‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

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

Greetings in Grace King’s πŸ‘‘ Kid’s ,

So lately I’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 benefitsπŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½, 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 ❀️ 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 πŸ˜‚). 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 😘


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

Greetings, Grace & Glory King’s Kids, πŸ‘ΈπŸ½πŸ€΄πŸ½πŸ‘ΈπŸΌπŸ€΄πŸΌπŸ€΄πŸΎπŸ‘ΈπŸΎ

Happy New Year πŸŽ‰, Black History MonthπŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦, and soon to be LπŸ’—Ve Day (3 of my fav’s). I’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 I’m trained in the secret of overcoming all things, whether in fullness or in hunger. And I find that the strength of Christ’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 wasn’t very surprising seeing as how we live in the age and culture of moving fast….can’t be last type mentality. But what i’ve come to find out my friend is that there is a higher way. Praise God (LoL Literally) !!! πŸ™ŒπŸ½

Disclaimer Alert ⚠️ 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. It’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 it’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 ❀️ influence and power to beπŸ’₯) 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, IT’S WORTH IT (Fruit&Favor vs Sin & Shame)!!

😍 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 😍❣️{side note}

One of my favorite verses is 2 Chronicles 7:14 it’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 πŸ˜– (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. πŸ˜”

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 πŸ₯°


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NOW God has offered to us the same promise of entering into his realm of resting in confident faith.✞✞ 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 it’s been.!? Praying God’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 haven’t… that day is coming. The Bible tells us we will have troubles on earth 🌏 but it also says that it will get better. πŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ™ŒπŸ½ Even when better days doesn’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 God’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 πŸ‘€ off us and put them on God! It’s not always easy but by Gods grace it’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 doesn’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

β€œCommit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭16:3‬ ‭KJV‬‬

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 makesΒ oneΒ 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.

β™‘β™‘β™‘Grace. Love. And Mercy β™‘β™‘β™‘


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When one teaches, two learn.’ –Robert Heinlein

A Special Thanks β™₯β™₯β™₯

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!