Age Is No Factor When God Decides To Bless You

I am at the age of forty-six now. However, it did not take me to get a specific age to acquire particular knowledge.

I gained wisdom early on within my youth. I knew what life was about by the age of twelve.

I was born with spiritual and intellectual gifts that made me wise in ways that certain people did not appreciate. Those who were not on the level themselves who gave off negative energy.

I knew things outside the ordinary range, beyond the normal sensory range of contact/area. I had the faculty to perceive things or events in the past, present, and future.

The scientific name for what I was born with is extrasensory perception/clairvoyance.

I have enhanced by learning extra, but I already knew much of what I know now that many people take years to learn through age, and by their own personal experience. Through experience within things some people still do not grasp on correctly and they walk through life with false perception and misrepresentation of life factors.

I had a lot of problems with negative people growing up because I was bright.

However, I do not understand why certain people thought that because they did not know particular things when they were younger that I was not supposed to either while I was at a young age.

People have a tendency to generalize and to reflect their inadequacies or insecurities onto others, especially when the aspect is common to them.

Some people do not want to accept another person who is younger than them to know more or just as much as they do because of ego or reasons of bias.

In fact, I knew more than they did in regard to particular matters within their older age. If I tried to correct an older person when they made an error, or tried to explain where I was coming from, they would react nasty or disdainful.

Not all people reacted within this fashion toward me only a “specific type”.

When I was younger there were positive people who told me and my mother that they were nowhere near the level that we was on when they were at my age.

I have been called unique, rare, strange, brilliant, and crazy (by jealous people). I don’t care. To me, I am just a spiritual person having a human experience continuing to grow on my journey in trusting and understanding my purpose and relationship with God.

I was always ahead of my time, advanced in ways that came without anyone having to teach me.

My mother and I were able to teach ourselves as youngsters. When we went to school, we exceled in the subjects we were strong in.

School did not make us smart, though, we were already adept to begin with.

Yes. One can be self-taught within a lot of things, especially within life experience.

School does not necessarily make one bright.

Education is the process of learning, acquiring knowledge of or skill in something by study, encounter, or being taught. The setting is irrelevant when things are ascertained.

I know plenty of people who attended school who are not smart.

Intelligence is something one is born with.

Knowledge or information is gained, and comes through and within various forms.

It is whether or not one is able to grasp what they learn.

As a person, and as an adult, I have never treated one inferior just because they were younger. I never tried to use my age as a weapon.

Just because one is older does not necessarily make one wiser.

There are young people who can teach an older person something just as there are older people who can teach the young many things.

I don’t consider myself to know everything at all. And I am definitely not the smartest person in the world. I am ahead within the gifts I possess, and I have a lot of knowledge, but I don’t want to know everything. I just know I have a heightened sense and connection to a realm within life that I was always familiar with.

Acknowledging our capabilities is not an expression of conceit or an exaggerated opinion of oneself when one is level-headed and logical. God wants us to be aware of who we are and the things that he equipped within us to have and accomplish to show his glory. Within our ability is a sample of God’s incredibility.

I write this as an encouragement to those who have been mistreated by older folks that have a tendency to manipulate, corrupt, hold-back, or mislead, because they cannot stand to see a younger individual who did not mess up or get caught into the same perils of life they once did.

Instead of being an example to cheer one on, they would rather drag another down as that younger person may have been a reminder of all they could have been, or wanted to be at one time or another in life.

We are blessed with certain gifts that God bestows upon us and some of us are anointed at a very young age.

God makes no mistakes. Do not let anyone tell you what you are not, what you do not know, or what you are not capable of doing.

When God enables us for his intention no one can disable us through attempting to bring about our suspension.

 

 

 

Hot And Cold

 

When I visited my place of work on Saturday it was cold outside. I had to wear a jacket.

When I went to work on Monday it was like a summer day, sunny and warm, I did not have to wear a jacket.

On my way home from work it rained while I took public transportation. The rain had stopped by the time I went to catch the last ride home.

Later in the night, and during the wee hours, the rain poured down again, heavily.

I liked the sound of the raindrops as I slept comfortably throughout the night, awaking once or twice to turn position or to use the bathroom.

This morning, the rain continued on as I headed to work. It stopped a while after I had arrived.

It did not rain again until later within the evening, and there is still rainfall as I write now.

 

Undesirables

When one has wisdom, and can see through others, some people do not like it.

When we do not like, or do not take to certain others, and prefer to keep our distance from them and not, or no longer associate with them they will react adversely.

It is hard for some to accept or handle the fact that they are at fault within areas that we can discern so they will accuse us or another as being crazy (usually a head- game/gaslighting) or as the one with the problem.

Some people do not think or believe that they are the ones who are trouble.

Circumstances and situations can become complicated when others are not on the level and are not within harmony, or up to par with another person’s wavelength.

Sometimes they might even believe that they are the ones on the higher level due to the denial rooted within their own lack of knowledge within particular areas of life and within themselves.

There are those who will gang up on one when they do not believe they are wrong, especially if there are others who they get along with who share their same mentality.

Often those of a similar mindset no matter how nescient (ignorant), misinformed, condescending, judgmental, or twisted in thinking they may be will get along because they can relate to their own distorted and parochial views that make sense to them.

A lot of these people are deceptive, manipulative, spiteful, petty, envious/jealous, insecure, and unreasonable.

Misery loves company and when they know we are at ease and living in peace they become even bitter.

 

 

My True Source Of Help

The Lord is my best friend. He is the one I go to for help.

Aside from my mother, I would depend on him before I would depend on anyone else.

God was always ready, willing, and able to help me even when I did not know that he had already taken charge of my situation ahead of time.

Isn’t he a mighty rock in the nick of time?!  

There are people we interact with and who help us out in life such as, parents, doctors, teachers, and so on, but none of them can bring aid or relief to us in the way that God does.

From my own personal experience, it has always been God who was able to fix and to correct my situation because he is the only one who truly knew every core of my inner being and where to operate.

I never needed a counselor, therapist, or shoulder to cry on (aside from my mother), ever in my life. All I needed was a spiritual advisor, and I speak the truth!

Only a higher power was able to solve my specific problem, conflict, or difficulty. Whatever it was that was missing only God could replace it for me.

It is still this way today.

A force to prevent me to seek help from where there is no requirement unto what would not be understood.

When my circumstance does occasionally arise, the affairs are derived mostly from a spiritual aspect that connects to my physical elemental situation.

God comprehends in the ultimate way that others cannot.

I lift up my eyes to the mountains where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth! -Psalms 121: 1-2

 

 

 

Spiritual Communication With The Lord

The Lord is so kind. He showed me his care as he does within so many ways.

Yesterday he sent me an unexpected message, answers along with guidance and encouragement to a situation I was sure of, yet had pondered through anyway.

Let not your heart be troubled. Trust in Godand trust also in me“. -John 14: 1 was the Lord’s address to me.

The life of God’s children is not easy; however, we should not be worried or anxious in our hearts. There is no reason for any of us to be troubled if we have accepted Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior.

We are not to be intimidated or frightened by the devil or by the magnitude of the evil and negativity in this world.

God let me know as a confirmation that it was okay to justifiably erase toxic people from my life without turning back. In fact, that it was a necessary act of spiritual, mental, and emotional cleansing.

We are to rid ourselves of those who speak negativity into our lives, and who try to weigh us down.

Commit your actions to the LORD, and your plans will succeed. The LORD has made everything for his own purposes, even the wicked for a day of disaster. Proverbs 16: 3

 

Accountable Within Our Gifts

God entrusts each of us with gifts and responsibilities that we are accountable to him for.

As faithful servants we are to show good stewardship by using our gifts wisely.

We can creatively use our talents and skills in a variety of unique ways.

When we give of ourselves without wanting anything in return, we graciously touch the heart of God.

Many of us gain satisfaction in doing what we love.

When we enjoy what we do, how we spend our time, and why we continue on in our efforts we receive a celestial gratification.

It is a pleasure that is more rewarding than worldly satisfaction, or fulfillment.

Our gifts are automatically utilized for the greater benefit of all who we touch when who we touch is a benefit utilized automatically.

Daily Bread

Past encounters, certain life experiences, and having strong spiritual gifts gave me a better understanding of interpreting scripture.

I do not comprehend the entire bible due to particular mysteries unknown but I realized that I had a stronger relationship with God than I thought I did years ago and even now.

The faith I had was always there. I carried a pure and innocent essence that remains intact to this day.

I enjoy reading scripture and connecting with God. He knows how to reach me and where to lead me as he designed me. I have my favorite moments and place when I devote time to worship. I find scripture inspirational and encouraging.

It is also a preparation course to get me ready for what is ready to come in eternity.

Such a beautiful and wonderful plan the Lord has in store. So magnificent we cannot imagine. As the Bible says, “No eye has seen and no ear has heard”.

It is like a dream we are unable to picture.

 

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Building For The Future

I don’t live for this world but I know how to survive in this world.

God does not want us to place significant value into this life.

Yes, he wants us to live right, take care of ourselves, work (a job can be a stay a home mom and etc… duty is whatever pertains to an individual’s mission within life), and be responsible. However, the Lord does not advise us to invest ourselves into this world of temporary uselessness as it is perishing away.

We are to spend this time getting organized, getting the word out, and getting ready for the real everlasting world to come.

A new heaven brought down to a new earth.

 

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I Am Blessed And Not Stressed

I awoke early this morning and ran a couple of errands. I was having a nice day all day today.

I received a call today from Tina (Ernestine Lawrence) at eleven thirty-seven am. My cell did not ring because I blocked her number. I got an alert because her call was sent straight to voicemail.

I never intended for her to have my number she obtained it when I called her last year because she kept desperately hounding me through Facebook so I got curious as to what her problem was. I knew I should have just kept ignoring her. I had phoned Tina blocking my number back then, but it showed up anyhow.

Anyway, I checked my voicemail at one forty-nine pm. I could hear the twisted and demonic tone within Tina’s voice as she continued to try to harass me. She cannot deal with the fact that I do not want to be bothered with her.

A close friend of my mother’s and I, who have known me since childhood reminded me of how jealous Tina is because I am loved and blessed.

She is lonely and miserable with no love around her.

I have good trustworthy friends and family that she does not know about, yet she has nobody.

Tina is in her sixties and still filled with negativity, nonsense, and silly behavior. It is a shame. What a dark place she is in. My mother had told me a long time ago that she knew Tina was sick ever since early childhood.

I have witnessed Tina’s twistedness most of my life growing up.

The drugs that Tina was on just made her situation even worse. On top of it she has HIV (I don’t know if it has turned into full blown AIDS yet. She has had the infection since the late eighties or early nineties). HIV will mess with a person’s mind too causing cognitive impairments.

I refused to let her ruin or spoil my day. Why should I have given her the power? There is no need. I left a nasty but truthful message back to her in return; however, I will continue to ignore her from now on. It always feels good to not have any contact with toxic people like herself. I never had the time or patience for people like them they are repulsive.

I do not like, love, or care about Tina. All I can do is give her over to God and let him deal with her.

I do not understand why she does not leave me alone and move on with her life.

She has numerous other health problems and should be concerned with taking care of her own affairs instead of being worried about the happy and peaceful life that I am living.

The devil comes to steal, kill, and destroy. Nevertheless, we who are God’s children, have power over the devil. Satan has Tina in the clutches of his hands as he always has. She continues to glorify him by acting a fool.

Like I said, I leave it all within the hands of the Lord. I am filled inside with love, peace, harmony, confidence, and strength. And, no one can take that away.

 

 

The Writing Hand

I love to write. I have been writing since childhood.

I do not write just to be writing. I have to be moved to write.

Whether if it is by spirit, inclination, or both, the experience is beyond me.

From time to time there is an intermission, though, the ability and performance is always there. But the essence of celestial flow has its frame of consistent exercise.

There was a rare time recently where I did not think I would be interested in writing anymore. I thought the thrill was gone but God showed me different.

For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him. –Philippians 2:13  

When we are open to let the Lord work through us to fulfill our purpose, he will generate his power and continue to lead us down the correct path.

When we may believe we are finished or have no more to offer in a particular area due to mixed feelings, the Lord will unexpectedly surprise us by showing us that he is not yet done with us.

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What God Inspired Me To Say Today

I felt good as I mostly do when I awoke this morning and the Holy Spirit put something on my heart to write. God sometimes uses our own experience to inspire others. Maybe someone needs to hear this message:

As I have said before within the past which still holds true for me today.

There is so much for me to be grateful and thankful for. I am very blessed.

I thank God for waking me up in the morning until the day he finally calls me home to be united with him, and to be reunited with certain loved ones who I know made it there on the celestial plane to rejoice with him.

I am thankful for my good health, peace of mind, spirituality, confidence, strength, and jobs that allow me to provide and to take care of myself. I do not have to depend on anyone. I am also grateful and thankful for all the other blessings granted to me by God.

I am one who has always been able to handle anything that came my way in life.

No matter what type of adversity I was always able to endure.

I was always able to deal with whatever it was that I had to walk through with faith. I did not have to rely on anybody.

I was never the type to run to anyone for help, or to be needy.

God had constantly given me everything that I needed to survive in this world.

Even when I have had to experience really tough, challenging times he was always there to see me through.

Satan himself might bring trouble into our lives, he especially likes to work through people, however, I am one able to stand against the schemes of the evil one.

As children of God, he has given us everything that we require to be victorious. God wants us to prevail.

If some may not feel that they have what it takes to overcome or to defeat one has to Go by what God says and not by what their shifting emotions tell them.

The Lord delivers us and he empowers us.

We believe as we enjoy our happy times therefore, we must believe when we go through our difficult times.

We are here to live for God not for this negative world around us and he has our backs time and time again.

Do not lose faith and do not lose heart. If there are times that one feels hopeless or alone do not be discouraged.

If one grows tired, or weary, do not be discouraged.

The Lord is always with us. He is always there within and beside us cheering us on.

God will absolutely protect us from anything directed toward us from the devil.

God prepares and equips his children to stand against the storms, tactics, and temptations of the evil one.

So, remain strong, and remain assured within oneself as well as holding on to that confidence in God.

Enjoy peace, comfort, love, and happiness given to us by the Lord. His power is within us all. All who belong to him. And, as children of our God we are ultimately powerful!

Remember all of the Lord’s promises and his day to day providence within our lives.

 

 

May God Take Care Of Our Enemies: Vengeance Belongs To Him

I have a very low-scale aunt named Tina (Ernestine Lawrence).

She had always been very jealous of my mother and I, her along with my deceased great-grandmother and uncle.

She had done a lot of dirt throughout the years. She was a drug addict (heroin and cocaine and whatever else she tried).

Tina is dying now though she is still a big liar. She is plagued by guilt yet still does not want to fully admit all the deeds she has done against my mother and I.

I do not care anything about her but she would insist on trying to push herself on me.

My mother and I wanted nothing to do with her, neither did my other aunt.

Tina had the nerve to publicize something about my mother on Facebook to gain sympathy and attention for herself from people my mother and I did not like or care to associate with.

My mother and her did not even get along.

Misery loves company.

Tina has some delusion in her mind that she has taken care of me or needs to take care of me in order to feel worthy and to look important.

I am a grown woman who has worked for sixteen years straight. I pay my own bills in addition to providing for my other aunt.

My mother was the only one in my life to have ever taken care of me as well as her having taken care of other members of our family. Tina has never taken care of anyone.

She needs to go deal with the people who she seeks and needs attention from.

She is jealous and bitter because I always have, and am still living a good, clean, pure life. I am strong, smart, and independent. She could never bring me down.

She needs to go get herself right with God.

And, I know this is not too Christian or polite but, I hope she burns in hell.

 

 

Yesterday

I arose early on Wednesday morning before heading out.

Yesterday was a beautiful clear day with sunshine. The temperature was reasonably nice considering the prior days of snow, rain, and pure cold.

Later in the afternoon, after four, it had gotten brisk compared to the earlier spring-like tease of weather.

I ran a few errands then returned back home. Overall, I enjoyed the way I spent all of my day.

Fickle Weather, But Nothing Out Of The Ordinary

Apparently, the weather here is fickle in my part of Queens, New York. After all that sleet, pure snow, then pure rain fall yesterday, all precipitation eventually stopped to the sun coming out to shine partially to fully for a while.

Now today, it is cloudy once again.

Everything is clear right now, but the skies are grey. I will wait to see what is next and for what is headed for the atmosphere tomorrow.

I do appreciate the snow when it appears, though, because the snow, in general, plays a part in naturally killing the germs within the air and all around us, and it purifies the environment to a certain extent.

 

Snow And Rain Today

I woke up at 8am this morning, went to the bathroom, then returned to sleep. Outside my window the weather was cloudy, but clear.

When I awoke back up after 11am there was a mixture of rain and snow showering down together.

Not too long afterward, I will say at noon or a little bit afterwards, then there were just snow flurries steadily pouring down without any sleet.

Now, it is after 2pm. Since one it has just been straight rain without any snowfall.

It is a cozy day inside my apartment and I am relaxed within the calm of the day.

Our Needs Will Always Be Met

I do not take anything for granted. I am always thankful and grateful within the ways that I am blessed.

All throughout my life I have noticed how God has taken very good cared of me. He has been constant and extremely consistent.

I look at some people who are unfortunate in their situations, life is uncertain and we never know what predicament may come upon us. It is rational to wonder and to think ahead, especially with so many unpredictable things that often take place. However, we are not to worry, and we are not to compare ourselves to others using their circumstance as a maybe of what can happen to us- even though things do sometimes happen.

Yet, many things that seem tragic do not necessarily promote a negative outcome. When a door closes a window opens and sometimes it is just time to move on to a higher path upon our journey. The Lord does bring good out of the bad events that occur within our lives.

Things come along to refine us, enhance our growth, and to makes us even stronger to accomplish what we are put here to do on earth until we return to our final eternal home.

We are to always put our hope and faith in God.

My inner-voice of spirit speaks to me whenever in doubt, or within concern about something. It lets me know that everything is going to be okay. From experience I have no choice but to accept this truth and to keep moving forward. There is no other option.

The Lord fulfills on his promises to never leave, abandon, or fail to provide.

I have a strong relationship with God, one with a long history of incredible things received beyond expectation.

With the Lord there within me, beside me, and everywhere around me I am safe and secure knowing that my future and more is already being worked out for my preparation and advancement into a greater intention.

I have a happiness when there should be sadness. I have peace and relaxation when there should be worry or anxiety. I have entertainment and enjoyment when I should have boredom and disgust.

Why? Because I am supposed to as a human creature who is in this world but definitely not of it!

I learned years ago from my encounters that a strong faith sees the invisible, believes the impossible, and receives the incredible.

Life can be hard and discouraging at times and within moments, nevertheless we have the comforter who holds all things together then motivates us into action so that we can keep running this race with endurance.

 

 

Another Storm

We are having yet another snow storm here in Queens, New York. One that is said to proceed into tomorrow sometime.

The news report stated it will go down to fifteen degrees later tonight.

The storm is not as bad as the last one a week ago, however, safety precautions were taken amongst city transportation, and so on.

Some people are without heat and hot water in certain areas the news also reported.

I canceled plans I had for tomorrow. This is the second time I had to do so because of these snow storms, but I am not at all complaining. Things happen for a reason sometimes.

A Long Time Ago

I remember the classic telephones during my youth, the push button as well as the rotary. I also recall how we had to dial zero to speak with an operator or to call the police.

Television was also different back then. Broadcast station networks did not stay on all night long, twenty-four hours a day. After midnight or one a.m. I think it was, the channels would play the star-spangled banner right before they went off the air until the start of the day.

Walkman’s were a popular item in the 1980’s. We played our favorite cassette tapes in them and walked around conveniently listening to our favorite tunes. We played our albums on record players.

The bus only costed sixty-five cents to ride then the fare went up to seventy-five. We only had to pay two dollars to see a movie at the theater, sometimes they’d even show double-flicks for that price.

 

A Humble Spirit

I have never been a pushover for no one and I never will be. I have always been very strong-willed and tenacious.

One can know their value and self-worth and still be humble. Humility is not low self-esteem or poor self image.

We can be secure with ourselves and confident in our faculties and still be meek.

The state of being humble just means genuinely not having an exaggerated opinion of one’s self and/or abilities. Not exhibiting a lofty attitude; not being overly proud in one’s own achievements and carried away by their obtained accomplishments.

We should love, respect, and healthily estimate ourselves, and know what we are actually capable of doing or not doing.

Inasmuch, we should also recognize that we cannot take any credit for our bestowment of gifts, talents or special traits. All recognition and praise go to the creator who created within us the forte of our entire being. Everything we do and are able to do is entirely through God almighty.

We are a mere small example of his power. So yes, we are confident, bold, and valuable within our identity in Jesus Christ. Aside from that, we are not anything at all.

As long as we know, desire, and rejoice in always wanting to turn to the Lord for help and direction we truly show our humility and meekness.

We do not bow down to or give in to anyone but to the authority of God.

Down Memory Lane

I remember a few years ago my mother and I looked at quite a few old family photos and after we went through them all we both enjoyed the time spent doing so.

The photos inspired us to reminisce and discuss moments of past events with laughter, further input, and togetherness.

While we as people don’t have to dwell into the past it is nice to periodically take a walk down memory lane to appreciate the fun, wonderful, meaningful, and life-teaching experiences and encounters that helped to shape and carry us to our present.

Even some of the bad things we may have endured is a testimony to what we were able to overcome, rise above, and triumph from.

We can look back and be thankful for the times we have shared with others and the benefits that was brought into our lives. The beauty of it all allows us to look ahead at what was left behind then take forward everything preciously gathered.

Looking Back

I remember the department stores of my youth such as May’s and Alexander’s. These were great places to shop to pick up anything one needed and great places to get all back-to-school items for the start of each new term.

I use to love Woolworth’s. It was one of the best five & dime stores on our planet. There was one in Manhattan, New York located on Broadway and Amsterdam avenue during the 1980’s.

My mother and I would walk up there from my great-grandmother’s brownstone apartment. They sold the teddy bear hamsters my great-grandmother once purchased for me and the paper dolls my mother and her often bought for me along with other convenient, useful and desirable products.

Those were great memories to look back on and cherish.

A Change Of Heart

I have heard stories of how Jesus transformed prostitutes, drug addicts, murderers, and so on. I have never been any of those things, but for the Lord to actually impact the lives of specific individuals who once lived within the grips of that type of lifestyle is truly inspiring and phenomenal.

I can testify to how God transformed my heart from hatred toward him to amicable. I believe aside for his great purpose for me the Lord also wants to use me as an example and inspiration to others.

If he could rededicate a believer of him since childhood who turned away from him in animosity during adulthood that is a story worth telling within itself- no matter how minor it may seem.

Returning back to the arms of God, surrendering completely to his plan, and having a hunger for reading the word and connecting deeper to his spirit is hardly anything insignificant to the Lord.

The event is a cause for celebration in the heavens. There is nothing more important on earth than having an intimate partnership with God.

Daily Living

Like I have said before in the past the Corona Virus/Covid-19 pandemic has been a tragic situation for the world, a very unfortunate circumstance especially with the unexpected loss of loved ones that many had to suffer.

Nevertheless, life has not been an inconvenience to me at all in terms of lifestyle since this was practically my natural way of living to begin with.

There really was no major change or burden impacted on me.

I have enjoyed times and events but mostly I am a homebody who is quite comfortable in her own skin not requiring the constant presence of society.

For others who were used to frequently mingling outdoors or constantly hanging out and being very socially active I am sure the shutdown has certainly put a damper on things to say the least.

The happening is enough to drive a lot of people insane.

There is a supernatural comfort and strength the holy spirit provides in times defined by the world as tough to get through moments.

A worldly person’s hell may be a spiritual person’s haven due to the contrast in the differing life essence.

There is a beauty that shines, a light that glorifies, and a mighty power that sustains. I am so glad to be a recipient of that divine intervention.

Praise the Lord!

 

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True To The Heart

When I write sometimes I do not know where it will completely lead to. What I write practically writes itself. This is how it has mainly been as one being led by the spirit. I just let it go and let the spirit get out whatever message it wants to speak in those certain moments. Well, here goes:

I remember a few years ago some girl by the name of Melissa left me a comment. She had the nerve to think or believe that she was actually schooling me about God based on her preconceived notions of what she ignorantly gathered from reading an article that I wrote.

One cannot know a person’s life or entire life story just by reading a few detailed posts from a blog. My mother was solid in her Christian/Baptist faith she attended church regularly as a child, had gotten me christened/anointed/blessed at four months in a catholic church, and introduced me to God at a very early age.

I had always believed in the Lord, was gifted with second-sight, and was led to him and by him. God’s favor was on me since the beginning of my journey here on earth as a little infant. My mother and I shared countless instance of the Lord’s providence.

During my teenage years up into my early adulthood I had a very strong relationship with God and was in communication with him consistently through prayer and would constantly reap his generosity.

I was no stranger to the Lord, and he was not someone who was a stranger to me. Due to my aversion toward negative situations and circumstances brought on by undesirables (jealous/envious/miserable people) and the certain inevitable trials of life, in general, I was fed up and tired and very resentful at God for what I had to go through from childhood on up.

It happens. Nonetheless, the Lord called me back to him after my distancing myself from him for so long even though he never distanced himself from me.

The whole time God was still there taking really great care of me. I was furious at the Lord for various reasons, yet he did not punish me. Instead, he showed me compassion, mercy, and grace. He also extended an invitation to rekindle our fellowship so that I could get to know him more genuinely and intimately within a way that I never knew or understood him beforehand.

I accepted Jesus Christ between the age of ten, eleven, or twelve. It was so long ago I don’t remember exactly but it was before I entered into my teen years.

My great-grandmother criticized me over the telephone when I was about fifteen telling me that I wasn’t normal because I wasn’t doing and acting the way other teenagers were at the time.

According to her, I should have been hanging out, partying, having sex, and whatever else she hoped since she had gotten pregnant at fourteen, would get drunk and possibly do drugs as well as associate with the wrong type of people who used and abused her.

Any other great-grandmother who was truly a Christian at heart would have been proud and recognized that it was God’s holy spirit within me claiming me as one of his very own children.

I was never of this world.

I did not judge my great-grandmother or care about what she did in life. All of her regrets and downfalls she took out on certain members of the family out of jealousy. She and my eldest aunt tried their best to destroy my mother and I years ago. My mother and I were not like the rest of the immediate family. We were unique and spiritually inclined.

Insight was a gift that ran in the family but my mother and I were different than them in character and personality, we were cut from different cloths (not of the same nature).

God knows us all. It does not matter what other people think or what other people say. God is the true judge, soul-seeker, and examiner of the heart and our intentions. None of us have to explain ourselves to anyone and we are not to be a pleaser to those who do not understand or accept us. We are to be pleasers and expressers of God.

For the Lord knows us better than we know ourselves and only he can reach us in the places where he is able to search and find us.

Taking A Bite Out Of Temptation

It is important that we take care of ourselves and watch what we put into our bodies.

I eat quite healthy. I became a vegetarian at twelve, turned strictly to a vegan diet at fourteen, then went back to vegetarian at eighteen, and now once again I am back to a strictly vegan diet.

I had returned to a permanent pure vegan lifestyle for a few years now (no poultry, seafood, or dairy). Throughout it all though, I never went back to eat any type of red meat or pork for about thirty-three years now. I did not even have any desire to.

All I eat is fresh fruits, grains, vegetables, legumes, and nuts.

Whatever I consume has to be plant-based. I stay away from table sugar and salt and unhealthy fats as much as possible and I do not cook with any of those ingredients at all.

I had gotten a taste for a pizza last week.

Pizza, in general, is not a very healthy snack coming out of a pizza parlor or a frozen food aisle and should be avoided or consumed very sparingly due to its artery-clogging properties. It is too cheesy and greasy, a bad option to raise cholesterol levels. A homemade pizza can be healthy if prepared with the proper and well-portioned ingredients.

I would not dare to have ate a dairy/animal derived pasta dish, nor would I have been tempted to indulge. The idea is totally repulsive to me. Nonetheless, there is a pizza on the healthy side minus the salt and if not eaten too often.

It is the Vegan Harvest American Flatbread Pizza that I discovered some years ago.

It is quite expensive now but it was on sale at my local Stop & Shop last week for $5.99. Sometimes there is a buy one get one free deal. Whole foods also sell this non-GMO Organic vegan pizza.

The regular price is $8.99 which is far too much, especially for the size of the pizza. Altogether, I purchased eight. Three boxes for me and five more for my family who also loves this pizza.

I had not had any of the vegan pizza in a long while now so I delved into my pies as a treat, and definitely not to make a habit out of it even though the product is totally vegan (the mozzarella cheese alternative is made from tapioca starch and coconut oil), not containing any cholesterol or trans-fat.

It also only contains 1g of saturated fat and 1g of added sugar (2g of sugars altogether). The sodium content on the other hand is quite high, but like I said I do not make a habit out of eating the pizza often.

This pizza is so delicious and I always enjoy every bite of it!

 

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I Just Love It!

 

It is after one in the afternoon as I write this and the snow has not yet stopped. It has been coming down continuously all morning long.

Anyhow, last Monday or Tuesday night, I caught the classic 1946 flick “The Postman Always Rings Twice” starring Lana Turner and John Garfield on the Turner Classic Movie Network.

I loved this film. I remembered hearing about it from my youth but I do not recall ever seeing it before. It was probably one I either I totally forgot or never paid any attention to back then. I had intended to view the movie at a more previous time but did not get around to it because I was preoccupied.

I loved Lana Turner in the 1966 flick Madame X which also starred John Forsythe, Constance Bennett, and Ricardo Montalban. This wonderful, sad, and touching film had genuinely brought tears to my eyes. My mother and I had watched the heartbreaking drama years ago.

I am an old soul who still loves her a great classic every now and then whether it is an old series, film, or whatever. Many of these programs, shows, and flicks are far from corny, well-made, are relevant, and have interesting storyline. It also takes us back to memorable times of enjoyment and nostalgia.

 

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Sunday Morning Chill

Late last night into the early morning after midnight I was in the middle of reading my scriptures .

The temperature within my apartment was quite hot to me (and I am not complaining I truly appreciate a thoroughly heated building during the cold winter days and nights) or it could have just been my own body heat within combination to the thermostat temperature.

Nevertheless, I opened up one of my windows to get a little fresh air to clear out any excess smothering heat.

Eventually I went to sleep, waking up from time to time to go to the bathroom, still feeling a comfortable temperature within the apartment with the window opened.

When I awoke after nine a.m. into ten a.m. I felt a cold chill. I had to get up to then close my window and I noticed I had also awoken to another morning of snowfall here for the third time in New York City. Well, actually, this is the fourth snow fall if I want to include the extremely light flurry we had back in early December.

 

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Stormy Day

The snow is back and this time it stuck!

I looked outside my window late last night and amongst the monster cold air was snow on the ground.

All this morning the snow has fell and continued to mount up upon certain spaces and areas of New York City.

We are having a little snow storm. There are establishments that are closed due to the weather we are having such as schools, doctor offices, and so on.

Thank goodness I did grocery shopping over the weekend and I am well-stocked for food and other necessities.

 

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Looking Into View

The snow that fell yesterday did not last for very long and the flakes did not stick. It is still cold and cloudy as for today.

Yesterday, a little after 4PM, I watched the Alfred Hitchcock flick “Rearview Window” cast with James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Thelma Ritter, Wendell Corey and Raymond Burr. This classic was entertaining. I enjoy old-time crafty, tasteful suspense.

A lot of film these days are filled with garbage, poorly made having no real depth. It is nice to innocently and adventurously escape into the creativity of well scripted cinema designed in fashionable settings that fit into an engaging interest. The contribution is a great enhancement for the audience that it suits.

As I look into the rearview window of my life, the nostalgic mirror of time reflects a host of good memories past events that will never be replaced but fondly remembered.

I never considered the world my home. I am just a sojourner passing through until I fulfill my purpose. Nevertheless, while here, I am consistently blessed with divine essence which imparts to me moments of ease and pleasure to comfort upon my journey.

Looking back, I have no detrimental life regrets I am filled with peace. Moving forward, I take the love inside that was built and nurtured within me from an infant into the path that will lead unto infinity.

 

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Over The Weekend

I did some cleaning around my home during the weekend. It always feels good to tidy up allowing things to look neat and put into order.

I spent the rest of the day taking it easy to also promote self care by eating healthy as usual. I relaxed while I indulged in a few hobbies, then I read through the scriptures before bedtime.

 

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Good And Sweet People

 

Scripture leaves no doubt about it: There’s nobody living right, not even one, nobody who knows the score, nobody alert for God. They’ve all taken the wrong turn; they’ve all wandered down blind alleys. No one’s living right; I can’t find a single one. Their throats are gaping graves, their tongues slick as mudslides. Every word they speak is tinged with poison. They open their mouths and pollute the air. They race for the honor of sinner-of-the-year, litter the land with heartbreak and ruin, Don’t know the first thing about living with others. They never give God the time of day. This makes it clear, doesn’t it, that whatever is written in these Scriptures is not what God says about others but to us to whom these Scriptures were addressed in the first place! And it’s clear enough, isn’t it, that we’re sinners, every one of us, in the same sinking boat with everybody else? Our involvement with God’s revelation doesn’t put us right with God. What it does is force us to face our complicity in everyone else’s sin. But in our time something new has been added. What Moses and the prophets witnessed to all those years has happened. The God-setting-things-right that we read about has become Jesus-setting-things-right for us. And not only for us, but for everyone who believes in him. For there is no difference between us and them in this. Since we’ve compiled this long and sorry record as sinners (both us and them) and proved that we are utterly incapable of living the glorious lives God wills for us, God did it for us. Out of sheer generosity he put us in right standing with himself. A pure gift. He got us out of the mess we’re in and restored us to where he always wanted us to be. And he did it by means of Jesus Christ. God sacrificed Jesus on the altar of the world to clear that world of sin. Having faith in him sets us in the clear. God decided on this course of action in full view of the public—to set the world in the clear with himself through the sacrifice of Jesus, finally taking care of the sins he had so patiently endured. This is not only clear, but it’s now—this is current history! God sets things right. He also makes it possible for us to live in his rightness. So where does that leave our proud Jewish insider claims and counterclaims? Canceled? Yes, canceled. What we’ve learned is this: God does not respond to what we do; we respond to what God does. We’ve finally figured it out. Our lives get in step with God and all others by letting him set the pace, not by proudly or anxiously trying to run the parade. –Romans 3:10-28


 

We are not to assume, or entertain the thought that everyone who is or was considered to be a good person, will reside in heaven after they die. Only those who are saved.

I’ve met and come across some very nice people who have treated me ever so kindly, and we all had gotten along pleasantly well.

Many of us interact or have interacted with people of upstanding character, hospitable dispositions, and generous hearts. The only thing is they may have ongoing lifestyle acts, choices, or beliefs that do not coincide with the will of our heavenly father.

We may say to ourselves, “That person is so nice, so good. They should be able to go to heaven or have eternal life in the new kingdom on earth”. We look at their favorable attitudes and personalities, not necessarily caring about what they do or what they have done within their personal lives as long as they are decent citizens and not hurting anybody.

However, it is just not possible according to the scriptures. My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the LORD. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts. –Isaiah 55:8-9

Particular things in life that may not matter heavily to us or that we may disagree with have great significance and righteousness to God. Yes, some of those things do seem very unfair because I’ll be the first to say that I didn’t ask to come here into the world why should I have to be subject to certain aspects that I didn’t have anything to do with in the first place?

One thing I don’t like is Jesus commanding us all to love one another (in a perfect world that would be logical). That is a very hard one for me. Love has to come natural for me and I wouldn’t even want to love just anyone, especially an undesirable person. Who wants to love a trouble-maker and the like? It may be easy for God to love them because he designed them but I didn’t create them so why should I have to even like them? There are many believers/born again Christians who struggle with this one. I can be civil, polite, and reasonable with them but I don’t want to love them and I genuinely don’t. At the same time, I don’t hold any animosity.

I am a genuinely honest person, I can’t help but tell the truth about the way I feel, it is very therapeutic for me to express my self sincerely.

You have heard the law that says, ‘Love your neighbor’ and hate your enemy. But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven. For he gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and he sends rain on the just and the unjust alike. If you love only those who love you, what reward is there for that? Even corrupt tax collectors do that much. If you are kind only to your friends, how are you different from anyone else? Even pagans do that. But you are to be perfect, even as your Father in heaven is perfect. –Matthew 5:43-48

But to you who are willing to listen, I say, love your enemies! Do good to those who hate you. Bless those who curse you. Pray for those who hurt you. –Luke 6:27-28

 

Now back to what I was addressing about people who we deem as good who don’t fit in with the standards of the Lord. We may have friends, relatives or associates who we like, love and have compassion for who are homosexual, are pro-choice about abortion, or who live with their partners outside of marriage. These circumstances are inexcusable to God. He doesn’t penalize the ones who accept him and are trying to break free from what they are doing as his holy spirit will work within one to gradually heal and deliver them from their sin.

On the other hand those who don’t want or don’t have a desire to change and want to continue on with behaviors and attitudes, knowing that it goes against the Lord’s will- no matter how nice and good they are to us- won’t be accepted into heaven or enter into eternal life.

Don’t you realize that those who do wrong will not inherit the Kingdom of God? Don’t fool yourselves. Those who indulge in sexual sin, or who worship idols, or commit adultery, or are male prostitutes, or practice homosexuality, or are thieves, or greedy people, or drunkards, or are abusive, or cheat people—none of these will inherit the Kingdom of God. Some of you were once like that. But you were cleansed; you were made holy; you were made right with God by calling on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. –1 Corinthians 6:9-11

So called Christian’s also need to be heedful as we must not deceive ourselves to think we are following Jesus Christ/God when we actually are not.

Jesus warns us, On judgment day many will say to me, ‘Lord! Lord! We prophesied in your name and cast out demons in your name and performed many miracles in your name.’ But I will reply, ‘I never knew you. Get away from me, you who break God’s laws.’ –Matthew 7:22-23

Whatever the case upon any individual is between them and our father in heaven. We must never be quick to suggest who is or who may be going or have went to heaven or hell based solely on what we see or perceive. We don’t know their hearts and mind or whether or not God reached them or they went to Jesus in or before their last moments.

The most important thing for us to do is to remain focused on the core facts of the New Testament that we can without a doubt rely on. Stay into the word of God as he gives us this time to surrender/follow him, trust in him, and be filled with hope and anticipation for the expectation of his return.

 

 

Honoring God With Our Gifts

The Lord designed me like no other and it was no mistake. He understands me when others don’t just like he does all of the other individuals he crafted and brought into existence.

All we have to do is go to him with any concern and talk with him. Seek his leading, guidance and achieve to stay in his word to always gain and maintain further understanding and deep faith.

He is there to love, protect and teach us his will and provide a wonderful eternal future for all who believe and accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and savior.

We don’t have to answer to anyone but God he knows everything about us- not what others lie on us about, falsely perceive about us or misinterpret about us. He knows the complete truth about us to the core.

He knows us better than we know ourselves.

God knows our hearts, intentions and entire makeup. After all, he formatted and assembled us together from the beginning before we even came into being.

God has given me quite a few unique gifts I’ve recognized since childhood, and all through out my life. Many incredible accounts of events I can give honest testimony to.

God made all of us differently, none of us are exactly the same (no one can duplicate or replace you, you are one of all his prized possessions).

God intentionally designed each of us individuals for a reason.

As he created us all uniquely, he gave to us certain natural abilities, talents and gifts.

God gave us the precise talents and gifts that he viewed suitable for us as he had a specific plan for us to carry out using the gifts that he incorporated within us.

Through our distinct God-given faculties, we can tremendously reach other people in such a diverse number of ways and direct them toward our heavenly father.

What are your talents, abilities and gifts, and how is God inspiring you to use them?

Our Lord doesn’t want us to compare ourselves to anyone else or to try to measure up to anyone else. He just wants us to be sincere and work with what he enabled within us and shine that light on behalf of him in honor of him.

Without the Lord operating through us we wouldn’t be capable of doing anything.

God will be there the entire time helping and encouraging us to continue in the race.

 

 

 

What Is The Problem?

 

A lady called into the radio station that my mother and I frequently listen to early this morning. I was asleep. My mother told me about it when I awoke. The lady was distressed and not able to cope, she was so upset the broadcasters couldn’t understand the majority of her words as she expressed her worries, and concerns.

There are people who are unable to handle or deal with the alterations within daily living due to the Covid-19 virus.

In all honesty, what is there really to handle? The circumstances have not actually reduced the quality of life. This situation is all about perception. In particular aspects, the occurrences going on within life now is better than what was taking place before.

I genuinely like the way things are at this current time and I’m definitely not alone within my feelings I am just one who is not afraid to admit to it.

 

Don’t get me wrong in terms of the devastation in which this pandemic has brought on with creating the loss of jobs, financial problems, and early deaths among the masses of people who have been affected by these happenings.

Our world and society have always been plagued by moments of periodic crisis and the spread of disease. This is not the first of events and it won’t be the last to come.

Aside from that, if anything there is to freak out about is those darn suffocating masks that we mandatorily have to wear.

Shit, if anything one shouldn’t be able to handle is constantly not being able to breathe on the regular, not the rest of what should be considered as pleasant beneficial life ajustments.

Comfortable Living

Today the weather is cloudy, rainy and cool. Such a quick change yet nothing out of the ordinary.

The weather was sunny and warm yesterday I went and shopped as I was finally able to buy a few bottles of rubbing alcohol from one of my favorite retail outlets. I also picked up another package of medical/surgical masks at my local discount store before I headed on to buy food/groceries.

Last week I noticed certain stores opening back up and shelves replenished with items that had been vacant for weeks at stores that had remained opened.

My family and I have everything we need, though, I still go pick up extra preferred things that we may get low on from time to time. Things should be easier to come by now that a lot of people have run out of money in which they irresponsibly exhausted from over-buying and over-spending.

I was able to get my hands on in-demand supplies a month ago because I travel to various places to get my quality products.

This pandemic has not stopped us at all from living comfortable or peaceful. There may be crisis within the world but there is no crisis within our heart and home. 

My Wednesday Words Of Wisdom: Older Is Not Always Wiser

Those who say or believe that wisdom only comes with age are those who have purely aged without true wisdom– Miss Latoya Lawrence.

When I was much younger, I had a lot on the cap and no older person was able to get over on me. Not ever!

An older person can learn things from a younger person and a younger person can learn things from an older person. Just because one is older does not make them wiser than one who is younger and this is a fact that I’ve known through experience.

I use to hate when certain people who were older than me would generalize my particular situations on account of what may have been common within society or within what had happened with or to them and others in regard to their own set of circumstances. They didn’t know what they were talking about within their opinions or point of views and had made a lot of preconceived notions in which had absolutely nothing to do with my actual situation or way of thinking.

Many people reflect their own issues, flaws, insecurities, and/or lack of knowledge in particular areas onto others. Many also don’t want to admit they’re wrong in judging what they misperceive, speculate and really know nothing about or are not too accustomed to when it comes to the diversity of character within individuals.

A lot of youngsters have had this problem with older people. Sometimes it just boils down to many older people not being on the level.  Nevertheless, those who are not on the level is not an age-related element, there are young people, of course, who are just as clueless.

Some older people have a tendency to get angry at younger people who refuse to listen to them even if the younger person is right and they are wrong; the older person through disdain becomes critical.

It’s important for younger people to hold their own when they are correct within their facts and reasonable convictions because a lot of impressionable/easily influenced younger people as well as certain older people themselves get misdirected by the misinformation or ill-intention of those who believe they know all that there is to know about life, people and occurrence.

I’m about to turn 45 years old and have never based knowledge solely on age because I always knew better, especially with having ESP (extrasensory perception). Just like I wrote in this post a while ago (https://ladylatoya.wordpress.com/2018/12/20/spiritual-growth-and-wisdominspiration-for-the-youth/) here is an excerpt:

One can be young and very wise and one can be old and very foolish, especially when they refuse to accept that it is not always the age of a person that serves as the determining factor.

It is about what we’ve been through, the experiences we may have encountered, the inherent skills that could have been imparted to us by birth that bring to us our own set of knowledge and wisdom and that can come at any age for some.

Our lives are a journey of various and numerous roads through pathways of travel and we never stop learning as there is always more to uncover and discover.

There are a lot of moronic and narrow-minded older people and younger people out within the world, and there are a lot of logical and open-minded older and younger people out within the world.

To me, it’s refreshing and an expansion to learn and experience things one may have never heard of, not been used to, or that is an awakening to if the development is of an interest or connection to one.

 

Cozy Night At Home Enjoying A Classic

We have such a peaceful home and a nice, quiet life.

Last night at 8pm my mother and I watched the 1976 Stephen King classic thriller “Carrie” on Showtime.

We hadn’t seen the film in a while (even though we’ve seen it numerous times in the distant past through out the years) and we both reflected on the movie and agreed that it was such a great film. They just don’t make genuine quality horror films like that anymore.

Race With The Devil” was another great 1975 classic horror movie and one that was underrated, it is also an all time favorite of mine.

My mother and I were always fierce hanging partners. When I was a little girl she use to take me to the movie theater to see just about everything I wanted to see. We have a great relationship and still enjoy our entertainment together.

Months back on HBO we watched the last installment of Halloween (2018) with Jamie Lee Curtis who had made her return. It was a very good horror flick, not corny at all!