My daughter was caught doing what any toddler of devout Pentecostal and Baptist parents would do when presented with food…
Can I get an AMEN? 😉
Recently, I’ve started reciting and praying portions of the Bible. I believe the universe God created responds well to His Word- which holds power. For 2018, I pray Ephesians 3:14 – 19 for all those in Christ’s family:
I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have the power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge- that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
In Jesus’ holy name I pray,
This is going to be the year for Christ’s people.
Have faith and watch what He does 🙂
If I speak, let it be in love.
If I listen, let it be in humility.
If I rejoice, let it be in gratitude.
If I suffer, let it be in faith.
So last night I prayed for humility. I knew it was a prayer that needed to be said because I prayed each word with a little bite.
Like my ego was saying, “I don’t need to be more humble. I’m perfect as I am and humility is for p-” and my spirit was like, “Shut the hell up, ego! I’m tryna keep us out of the eternal pit! *Clears throat* As I was saying Lord, help me to tame my arrogant ways.”
And, yes, I recognized the possibility that I may suffer from schizophrenia. But that’s irrelevant.
The point is, I’ve started telling myself, “no.” Yesterday I got home after work, ready to chow down on some lit sushi. But then I realized I wanted it too much. So I decided to fridge the food, shower, and straighten up a bit. Then ate.
Like a city whose walls are broken through is a person who lacks self-control. (Proverbs 25:28)
It’s pretty empowering to feel in control of your own behaviors. Spirit leading the body and not the other way around.
Stay in control,
I’m drinking an Amaretto Sour (heavy on Ameretto, light on sour) and watching For Colored Girls.
Tonight is going to be one of those nights.
When my old foe, Depression, attempts to pull me into the dark abyss of self-pity and hopelessness this is the Bible verse I cling to:
He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death, or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away. (Revelation 21:4)
I’m sharing this for all those with tears, pain, and heartache.
Pray, persist, and prepare for a time when all this will be a forgotten memory.