2018: Before I Let You Go…

Beloved,

I’ve been hitting you with a few #WarriorMoments here and there, but I wanted to drop a few lines of encouragement.  As we usher in a New Year, keep becoming the change that you wish to see in the world.  I know it’s a stretch and others may not understand it.  However, it’s not for anyone to understand but you and God.  Stay within the safety of humility, and elevation is bound to happen.

Don’t create another resolution.  Instead, focus on one day at a time and begin your day in His presence.  Try it, and watch what happens in your day.  It’s then and only then that you will have peace in accomplishing what you do.  Why?  Because it’s already in His will and plan for your life. 🙂 Until we meet again, I love you to life, and I’m looking forward to what 2019 has in store for us all!

Because of the Lord’s faithful love we do not perish 
for His mercies never end. They are new every morning;
great is Your faithfulness (Lamentations 3:22-23, HCSB).

xoxo,

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The Risen Warrior

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https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Lamentations+3%3A22-23&version=HCSB

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Being honest with God, ourselves, and others about where we are in this thing called life is important.  It’s then and only then that we can face our own struggles, deal with them, and truly transform through the power of God.

 

xoxo,

The Risen Warrior

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Praying for/with all of those that have lost loved ones during this holiday season. Release everything but the positive impact that your loved one had on your life, and the precious memories created.  There’s going to be a time where the phone will stop ringing, and the cards, and flowers will go away.

Don’t be discouraged, though.  You’re not alone and God will always be there to mend, fill, heal, and repair your broken heart. Keep and create a healthy space to be human.  Shed those tears.  Process every emotion that you feel.  Notice I said in a healthy way. Trust the process and in YOUR time you will have the strength to move forward.

 

xoxo,

The Risen Warrior

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#WarriorMoment

Our lives can/will come into balance, once we commit to trust the process and finally experience permanent change.

 

xoxo,

The Risen Warrior

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Friendly reminder for us all to check our attitudes at the door.  No reason to be yucky with others, when the truth is you’re mad at yourself.

 

 

xoxo,

The Risen Warrior

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Happy Birthday TalithaCumi+3, with Love

Greetings!

I pray that all is well with each and every one of my readers.  First of all, I want to thank my Heavenly Father for allowing me to bring this portion of my journey to manifestation FOUR years ago, October 6, 2014.  Can you believe it?  I can.  It wasn’t for anybody else to understand, but me (even down to the name)! The facial expressions and attempts to even pronounce my blog’s name is hilarious! Hey, all I can do is lovingly correct, and move on. 🙂 God provided, and all I’m here to do is SERVE. Boy oh Boy…there’s level to this walk, right?  Deep down inside I knew I had to get this part done, and for that I’ve been truly blessed.

Can I tell you a secret?  He actually gave me this ministry back in 2010! Friends, He whispered a couple of things, but a blog wasn’t one of them.  All I know is, that He has a sense of humor.  I’m truly one of those that made all kinds of plans, and God straight up laughed at me (in a loving way). We humans make plans, but the LORD has the final word (Proverbs 16:1, CEV).  

And he took the damsel by the hand, and said unto her, Talitha cumi; which is, being interpreted, Damsel, I say unto thee, arise (Mark 5:41, KJV).

Notice, I said blessed, not pit, problem, or circumstance free. It’s only by His grace and mercy that I’m still here, let alone STILL bringing you this content with substance. It would be straight-up lies if I told you that this was easy, but it’s not (let’s save that for another post, shall we)?

I want to encourage us all to continue to make those small faith steps even when we can’t see what’s on the other side.  It’s only by faith/faith alone where God causes the impossible to happen.  By far, I know I have a looooonnnggg way to go with this platform, but at least I started. (Inserts transparency moment, followed by a virtual shoulder shrug). I’m human, not perfection-contrary to popular belief. 🙂

Cheers to us all for walking a tailor-made path God created just for us. For those of us, that are too shy to comment, share, or those that simply read and move on, know that I appreciate you and pray that you keep rising!  Always remember, that you have been endowed with a spirit of a warrior to rise, conquer, and slay every giant that seeks to destroy your life. I pray that your soul continue to be blessed, and by the power of God you experience a transformative, abundant life that Jesus promised.  Until we meet again, I truly love you to life!

xoxo,

The Risen Warrior

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It Starts with You

Hope this missive finds you well.  Here’s a little something to ponder for today.  Let’s talk passivity, and why it won’t work or should be tolerated in this new season of our lives.  Passivity removes us from taking sole responsibility for our overall well-being, and causes us to be accepting of what happens to us without active response or resistance.  Our “safe” response to the dysfunctional toxicity in/around our lives summons us to a place of allowing God to handle “it”, while we quickly dismiss ourselves from the process.  NO!!! Take ownership beloved, do the work, and HEAL.

God is All-Powerful, and His plans for our lives will always prevail.  He never created us to be in a space of waiting for Him to do this or that while we sit back and do nothing.  God is a loving God, and will never push or force Himself onto us.  He’s always willing and able to partner with us and help us move life along.  Friends, no matter where you are in your journey, or what you’re going through, God is ready to join you in stewarding your life to a healthy, and happy space.  Make a decision to not allow passivity to plague your soul.  Be FREE.  Be FREE from INSANITY.  Be FREE from repetitive cycles that seek to keep your soul in bondage. Selah.

Some time later, Jesus went up to Jerusalem for one of the Jewish festivals.  Now there is in Jerusalem near the Sheep Gate a pool, which in Aramaic is called Bethesda and which is surrounded by five covered colonnades. Here a great number of disabled people used to lie—the blind, the lame, the paralyzed. One who was there had been an invalid for thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him lying there and learned that he had been in this condition for a long time, he asked him, “Do you want to get well?”“Sir,” the invalid replied, “I have no one to help me into the pool when the water is stirred. While I am trying to get in, someone else goes down ahead of me.”Then Jesus said to him, “Get up! Pick up your mat and walk.” At once the man was cured; he picked up his mat and walked (John 5:1-8, NIV). 

Until we meet again, I love you to life!

xoxo,

The Risen Warrior

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Scripture Courtesy of:

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+5&version=NIV

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