Monday, September 5, 2011

Still I Rise



BY MAYA ANGELOU

You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I'll rise.

Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
'Cause I walk like I've got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.

Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I'll rise.

Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops.
Weakened by my soulful cries.

Does my haughtiness offend you?
Don't you take it awful hard
'Cause I laugh like I've got gold mines
Diggin' in my own back yard.

You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I'll rise.

Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I've got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?

Out of the huts of history's shame
I rise
Up from a past that's rooted in pain
I rise
I'm a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.
Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
I rise
Into a daybreak that's wondrously clear
I rise
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
I rise
I rise
I rise.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

SPOKEN WORD FROM THE HEART TO YOUR EARS

"Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk."

“Remember that a government big enough to give you everything you want is also big enough to take away everything you have.”

"When its too tough for them, its just right for us!"
...
"Birds of a feather, flock together."

"You are the company you keep."

"What goes around, comes around."

"The happiness of your life depends on the quality of ‘Your thoughts."

“It takes more courage to reveal insecurities than to hide them, more strength to relate to people than to dominate them, more 'manhood' to abide by thought-out principles rather than blind reflex. Toughness is in the soul and spirit, not in muscles and an immature mind.The”Christian life cannot manifest without divine love. Divine love means reaching beyond ourselves and our own families to strangers and treating them as we would ourselves. A person full of Divine love does not fear people or dangerous environments. Divine love requires that we go into the heart of darkness as shinning lights of God’s kingdom.

The practice of divine love will transform us into higher levels of glory. The old nature will gradually be reduced to allow the glory of God to be manifested within us. Divine love destroys every yoke of sin within our body as we become more and more like Christ. As we grow in Divine love the more we grow in the expression of God’s wisdom and power.

Living a life of divine love will not be easy. Growing in divine love demands a major sacrifice of our human nature. This is because our human nature is really our old sinful nature. Our sinful nature cannot coexist with divine love because it is not of this world. Divine love is a product of the kingdom of God. Human nature is a product of the world and all that it represents. Devine love goes against the grain of the world’s system and beliefs. In order to overcome the world you must be willing to give up this world’s system and its beliefs. This means that your old human nature will temporally suffer until the new nature takes over. Only then will you experience the feeling of joy and freedom from the world’s grip.



* Humbly Ask God for Divine Love

* Meditate on scriptures relevant to divine love

* Understand that you are a new creation in Christ, creating in divine love

* Establish a daily prayer routine to allow peace to grow within your hearts

* Seek God’s presence hourly in order to stay in divine love

* Be willing to sacrifice the old nature for the new nature

* Love the strangers and neighbors who in your circle of influence

* Believe that the divine presence protects you from all hurt, harm, and danger

Thursday, May 26, 2011

THE WONDERFUL BLACK MAN

The Black Man 

The truth of the matter is
There is nothing more beautiful
Than a black man

Whether five-two or six-seven,
Yellow fabulous or chocolate heaven
There is nothing more beautiful
Than a black man

Long and lean
With deep brown eyes
Wavy hair or dreds
With strong thick thighs
There is nothing more beautiful
Than a black man

Bald head with goatee
Cornrows or a fade
A little thick, a little thin
Oh the choices to be made
There is nothing more beautiful
Than a black man

Scholarly or not
Wall Street or hip hop
I'll sing your praises
To the mountain top
Head of the home
Provider and love
Obedient son and loving brother
There's nothing more beautiful
Than a black man

A mighty provider you've proven to be
Sacrificing your life to keep me free
Working for crumbs
When the table is bare
Praising the Lord
Leading the family in prayer
There is nothing more beautiful
Than a black man

Holding my hand
When fear emerges
Remaining faithful, suppressing your urges
Proving your strength
By turning the other cheek
Having high hopes
When the situation is bleak
There is nothing more beautiful
Than a black man

Treating me like the queen
I was born to be
Never disrespecting, dishonoring, or disgracing me
Giving me credit when it is due
Oh, black man, how I honor you

There is nothing more beautiful
Than a black man!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

How Do You Make Love To A Black Woman?

How Do You Make
Love To A Black Woman?
How do you make love, to a
Black Woman?
How do you make love to a

Black Woman,
Romantically and Patiently;
Take the time to make love to

her mind.
Fulfill all of her midnight wishes.
Cover her entire body with soft

wet kisses.
Tell her, so that she will know!
There's no place on her body
your tongue won't go.
And, when you love a Black Woman,
you love her real slow.


How do you make love, to a
Black Woman?
How do you make love to a

Black Woman,
Passionately and Sincerely;
Let her Sweetness become your

Weakness.
Do not use just the Male Pole,

Thursday, March 31, 2011

THE GOLDEN PATH

The Golden Path

Take my hand this way we'll go,
Said the man above,
I'll take you to a place of joy,
Where you will find true love,

If you let go, go on your own,
But mistakes you will make,
For many other ways there are,
Which you are sure to take,

When you feel that you are lost,
All you have to do is pray,
And I'll be there once again,
To help you on your way,

I did pray and just as said,
He shined his light from above,
That showed me the way down the golden path,
That led me to your love.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

My Friend, My Love

My Friend, My Love

It began as all fires do,
a spark soon ignited into a blaze of warmth and colourful delight.
You held my hand, became my friend,
earned my trust and my future once again looked bright.

Loneliness turned to hope,
emptiness filled up with dreams.
Hunger was satisfied,
and the darkness lit by love's moonbeams.

Tears no longer hit the ground,
they fall on your loving shoulder.
I feel younger,
as our love grows older.

When sorrow leaves me wilted as a sun-parched rose,
your comfort is a river that flows and flows.
The sun's light, the morning dew,
they are all the beauty that is you.

When passion ebbs,
as tides do,
love fills the wake,
and carries us through.

Your strength is as the oak,
but if it is my need you bend like the willow.
My heart is filled,
like a lucky sail with wind to billow.

Harsh cold winters,
wet springs, blissful summer heat, and the fall of time,
They'll weather my spirit,
with grace and peace, your hand in mine.

Our love's sweet creations, joyous children,
blessed am I thanks to God and you.
What greater beauty could shed light,
on the love that came from two.

Love's sweet reflection,
laughing, growing, thriving, learning.
Words cannot express what my heart feels,
how strong my love is burning.

When God took one home,
I felt my heart would never again see the sun.
But you, my love, walked with me, through the sadness,
and together we share the memories that keep our family one.

The lines of age will etch their mark on us
and time will take the strength from our bodies.
But love's brush will paint for us a picture of such beauty,
That a hundred lifetimes could not remove their glory.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

A Rose That Once Stood Alone

A Rose That Once Stood Alone

A solitary rose grew in the darkest corner of the garden
Surrounded by many others
Yet remained alone

Time passed and trials came and went
One dealt a severe blow
And the rose began to wilt and wither

Forgotten...

Then... as if by a miracle...

There came a soft and gentle breeze
Followed by a ray of light
As all the other roses fell into darkness
The solitary rose began to shine

Shining with a special light...
And watered by a gentle cascade...
A cascade of love
A cascade of selfless affection

"I do... not now but forever..."
Said the rose to the sunlight
And there they remain
A rose in full bloom
With her sunshine smiling down on her...

You are my sunshine, my life, my very soul
And I your rose blooming in the light of your love.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The Call To Humility

The Call to Humility

Dearly Beloved,

One of the most often quoted revival passages in the Bible is 2 Chronicles 7:14 which states “If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” The whole key to this Scripture is the word “humble.” If there is no humility, there can be no revival or restoration. All restoration and revival is based on the willingness to humble oneself. It does not matter what the cause of the lack of revival or fall, it does not matter who or when it happened. It only matters that one takes the road of humility in order to restored and revived. The reason why many who are fallen, many who have gone astray and many who have either caused hurt or received hurt do not return to the Lord is one reason and one alone - the unwillingness to humble oneself before the Lord.

Humility is powerful. It brings forth complete restoration when one truly repents and surrenders afresh to the Lord. The test of a true man or woman of God is not when they are perfectly doing something right. It is when they have done something wrong and the path they take to bring it back to correctness. This does not mean that it is possible in this life to restore all things back to the way it was before as sometimes in human situations, restoration involves other humans and human organizations which renders it impossible when there is a self-righteous attitude of unforgiveness. However, God is not like man. God does forgive and forget. Thus the more important thing is restoration with God first and then restoration with humans who also walk in humility. It is never possible to restore two humans when even one walks in pride and self-righteousness. It takes two parties walking in humility to bring restoration to both. Where God restores those who humble themselves before Him, where it is not possible to bring things back to square one, God improves on the original situation by including even the failings in the restored ‘new’ situation.

David was a man after God’s heart not because he was perfect but rather because he was a humble man who sought God’s plan and purpose all the time. When he failed through his own pride, he was quick to repent completely and not just partially. In the case of Bathsheba, David spent seven days laying himself before the Lord to ask for forgiveness for himself and for the life of his child (2 Samuel 12:16-18). God would have forgiven him in less than one second when David, in fact God immediately forgive David upon his acknowledgement of his sin (2 Samuel 12:13), but it was David who wanted to be totally cleansed and healed of the root causes of his transgression and sin (Psalm 51:7-12). That is true humility. It is not just repentance from the acts of sin but truly repentance for the root of sin and wanted it to be taken out from one’s life (Psalm 51:10). David was truly humbled and broken in spirit in regard to his sin (Psalm 51:17).

When David realized that it was his pride that had allowed the numbering of Israel, he was quick to repent (2 Samuel 24:10). The key to success is not just the ability to make the right decision; it is also the ability to recover from a wrong decision. No one in the world succeeds without making mistakes along the way and improving themselves. The path of all successes is paved by many failures which do not deter those who press on to fulfill their dream or vision. The difference between a successful person or business and one that is not successful is not that only the successful did not make mistakes or experienced failure. The difference is that although both have experienced failures and mistakes, it is the one who can learn from and overcome their mistakes that succeed. The true secret of success is the ability to learn from all failures and mistakes and improve oneself each time. And the quickness to recover from wrong turns and failures is based on the fact that one remains humble and teachable.

All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). No toddler learns to walk without experiencing some falls. The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord and He delights in his way; though he fall he shall not be cast down for the Lord upholds him with His hand (Psalm 37:23-24). The Lord does not delight in us because we are perfect. He delights in us when our character and nature are inherently good because we truly love Him and want to do His Will. There is no shame in failure. Only shame when we have never tried to do His Will. Thus God is not so concern as to whether we are perfect or have great abilities; He is only concern whether we are humble. For the humble will always learn to depend on God when they fail; and depend on God when they do not have ability; and depend on God when they are stuck. As long as humility is there, success is assured even though mistakes might occur. However, no matter how much ability or knowledge a person has, success cannot be guaranteed because somewhere down the line, pride will come in and cause the failure.

The great restoration stories of the Bible are those that show forth how God can turn a bad situation good; of how God can turn defeat into victory and ashes into beauty. After all, He did turn the fall of Adam and Eve into the greatest story of redemption for all eternity. He turned the failure of Moses into a redemption story of Moses whose life became a testimony of 40 years of self-glory, 40 years of humility in the wilderness, and 40 years of glory in God. As long as a person remains humble, their story will end with great restoration of the grace and the glory of God. And since no one in this life or world can claim perfection, it does one well to learn the art of staying and walking in humility all the days of our life if we want our life stories to be a glorious story of restoration to be told for all eternity.

The importance of humility cannot be under-emphasized. Since all of the power of God and the abilities of God are dependent on our ability to receive them; and our ability to receive them is totally dependent on our humility before God; then it is of utmost importance that we learn the secret of humility. Humility is not powerless; it is the most powerful character of all other characters one can acquire. For being truly humble puts one in the position to receive all things from God. Thus God calls all to humble themselves before Him. Yet not all respond to the call to be humble:

1. Pharaoh rejected the call to be humble and let the Israelites go and he lost everything including his own son (Exodus 10:3).

2. The Israelites in the wilderness neglected the call to be humble and they all died in the wilderness (Deuteronomy 8:2, 16).

3. Nebuchadnezzar rejected the call to be humble and was turned mad into a beast for seven years (Daniel 4:32).

4. The pride of the Pharisees blinded them to the reception of Jesus and Jesus said that they are sons of hell (Matthew 23:15).

God has made it clear in His Word that He will not tolerate pride. He actively resists the proud and gives grace to the humble (James 5-8). It is pride that will destroy the novice leader (1 Timothy 3:6). All who have the pride of life can never receive the love of the Father (1 John 2:15-16). God seeks those who are humble and makes His presence with them (Isaiah 57:15; 66:1-2). The call of God in our modern world is the call to humility. The true message of Christianity is the gospel of humility. Jesus humbled Himself and took upon Himself all our sins (Philippians 2:8). We are now called to be like Jesus, to have a servant heart like Jesus did (Matthew 23:11). Jesus has given us an example that we are to do as He did by having a servant heart like Him (John 13:12-17).

We could even contrast all the things that separate us from God the Father and His blessings as follows based on 1 John 2:15-17:

The Proud The Humble

Love the World Love God

Zero love of the Father in him Love of the Father in him

Lust of the Flesh Denial of the Flesh

Lust of the eyes Eyes only for God

Pride of Life Humility in Life

Self will Will of God



There is also a true humility and a false humility. True humility is born out of love and is non religious. False humility is born out of pride and will lead to false worship, pride, religiosity and idolatry. True humility is born out of the brokenness of a deep love relationship with Jesus and God our Father. How can humility be born out of a love relationship with God? The character of humility comes through tribulations (Romans 5:1-5). All tribulations test our love for God. It strips everything out of our life that does not have the love of God in it. The love of God cannot dwell in a heart that is worldly (1 John 2:15). We either love the world or we love God. When we love God, we no longer become part of the world system and the world hates us and persecutes us as it did Jesus (John 15:18-20). And even worldly Christians will persecute godly Christians. One of the things that is the greatest puzzle to me is why Christians would want to persecute Christians? Haven’t we all got the same Father God and born of the same Spirit of God? The answer is pride. It is pride and self-righteousness that causes Christians to persecute Christians. It is pride and self-righteousness that causes Christians to make life difficult for other Christians. A true Christian helps another Christian. And such help is given not because the object of one’s help is perfect in doctrine, character or lifestyle. For if such were perfect, they would not need help. It is religious pride that causes Christians to persecute other Christians. Be warned. All pride will lead to destruction. It is only a matter of time.

Thus the call is to all Christians that we must all walk in humility and love. Our pride has divided us and such will not be tolerated by God. For God hates pride and will resist it no matter whether one lives in the palace or in the poor house; no matter whether one is well known or unknown; no matter whether one is powerful or powerless. It makes no difference to God. He seeks to exalt the humble and will resist the proud.

Therefore let us all humble ourselves under the mighty hand of God and learn to eat the bread of humility. Let us allow our love for God to be so great that it overflows to all who are around us. Let us beware of the leaven of the Pharisees - the root form is pride.

We humble ourselves before You, O Mighty God and Father.

In Christ Jesus

Dance Me To The End Of Love

Dance Me To The End Of Love

Dance with me in love
Dance with me in life
When did enduring love begin?
The day we became man and wife

There is patience and understanding
We try to be unselfish and kind
Though not a fairy-tale romance
No greater love will we find

Sharing dreams, passions, and desires
Building each other up when we fall
We've learned to say I'm sorry
And I love you through it all

Our two hearts beat as one
Cherishing what we have from above
Dance with me forever
Dance me to the end of love

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Prayer to God

Dear Lord, I come to you as humble as I can. I confess all my sins, both known and unknown. Lord you know I am not perfect and I fall short everyday of my life, but I want to take time out to say thank you for your Mercy. Thank you for my family, my friends, a roof over my head and a warm home, food on my table, Health and everything I have.... Re-post if The Lord has blessed you in any way. Amen

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

New Season

NEW SEASON

People always say that they don't know what time it is in their life.  Well I came to tell you as we continue to go through these trying times of recovery it is our New Season and a new day.

When you feel the fresh anointing falling from the heavens continue to stand in your New Season and new day.  The Lord is ready to bring you into your New Season of power and prosperity only if you allow him to walk you into that position.

The devils time is up no longer would we allow him to take us back to the past we once lived.  So today as we stand firm as one body in Christ we claim the victory over all and keep our head above the clouds in our New Season of power and prosperity.  We will not let and allow the devil to distract us from doing the works of the Lord.

No matter what the situation we go through just remember that we bind the devils actions on our lives and continue to take our recovery to the next level.  Don't give into the devils workshop but always keep our minds, hearts, and souls on the prize.  That prize that I am talking about is JESUS CHRIST our SAVIOR.

God has control over our destiny.  He would not leave us nor forsake us.  He will not cast us into the sea of condemnation of our souls.

When you find yourself falling back down into your addiction always remember that you can defeat that curse by praising the Lord through that foul ground.  This is your Season of Change.

God bless you all my brothers and sisters in Christ that is going through these times of recovery.  I am asking you all to continue to stand in the victory that God have given you over the addiction that he is delivering you from.  Remember this is your Season of power and prosperity just don't stay in the devils workshop and slip back into that trap that we call addictions.

                                                                        AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, March 7, 2011

A Black Man

They come in all colors and shades,
they have Afro's, cornrows and low-cut fades.
Dreads, waves like back in the day,
A Mandingo warrior some might say.

He might be five feet or six nine,
A muscular body, and he is fine.
A walk and a look some don't understand
that’s the uniqueness of a black man.

Caramel brown, or dark chocolate dipped, with sexy eyes,
Some with bald heads, and sexy thick thighs.
Some are laid back, and going with the flow,
some have found their way, and some still don't know.

A black man that will keep food on the table,
doing what he must, when not physically able.
Standing by your side, holding your hand,
I love you my brother, the black man.

Remaining faithful, and suppressing your urges,
knowing how to pray when your fear emerges.
You put your faith in God and feel renewed,
Oh!!! Black man I truly adore you.

My black brother you are a shining star,
you have a mighty presence whenever you are.
You walk to the beat of the African drum;
Sister's know where I am coming from.

Know that I am your sister...your Queen;
you are a masterpiece, that invades my dreams.
You mesmerize me and I'm coming undone,
your eyes burning into me, makes me warm like the sun.

Black man, you like roots you keep growing,
I love you my brother, and keep knowing.
Like a tree planted by the water you shall not be moved,
Black man you are beautiful, and have your own groove.

Know that I am proud to walk down the street and hold your hand,
from your rib I came, and understand.
We are like Ozzie Davis and Ruby Dee,
That's the picture I would love to see.
I will give you my very essence, as much as I can,
Know that you are
loved my brother "A Black Man".

An Entrapment of Love

An Entrapment of Love
By Elizabeth L. Brown

My love, I have tried with all my being
to grasp a form comparable to thine own,
but nothing seems worthy;

I know now why Shakespeare could not
compare his love to a summer’s day.
It would be a crime to denounce the beauty
of such a creature as thee,
to simply cast away the precision
God had placed in forging you.

Each facet of your being
whether it physical or spiritual
is an ensnarement
from which there is no release.
But I do not wish release.
I wish to stay entrapped forever.
With you for all eternity.
Our hearts, always as one.