“I Can’t See It”

A bunch of whooie! This is usually our reaction when others tell us that there’s a blessing on the way and we don’t see it. Do we have to see it for it to be true? No. Gods word tells us that, “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Heb. 11:1. As well as, “For we walk by faith, not by sight.” 2Cor. 5:7.

What is it that we are ‘looking’ for to be our blessing? More than likely it isn’t what God has prepared for us. We look and search for our desires. What we believe we deserve. God is giving us what we are in need of for our journey to our next test! With each test and trial we are being matured and cured for the Kingdom of the Most High God. Will we receive our hearts desires? If it is within the will of Gods purpose and plan for us, we will. Will it be given to me when I want it or need it? Gods time is not mans time.

When I felt I should have received that so called man and didn’t get him? I was angered and felt that I had been cheated out of my destiny. Years later, I would find out that he had always been an atheist. A number of his siblings were gay. He was horribly verbally abusive to me. It was literally a hidden house of horrors. God did not want that for me. I certainly don’t need that for myself! THANK YOU, FATHER FOR EYES THAT SEE WHAT I DESERVE!

When we can’t see our blessings, needs or hearts desires…begin to pray for patience in His silence. Humility among the chaos of your trial. For each season only last so long. As spring turns to summer, so shall your tears and patience to rejoicing and praise. Be strong and courageous-are the words God told Moses and Joshua. Allow these words of God and many more within the Holy Scriptures be the Balm of Gilead for your spirit.

Know that your are deeply loved and highly favored, my Sister Handmaidens.

Blessings Always….                                                                                                                                

Alicia

 

 

“RESURRECTION SUNDAY”

pexels-photo-417045.jpegToday was so much more than the secular image of Bunnies laying spectacularly decorated chicken eggs. Or, what about the commercial for chocolate bunnies? The one with the lion wearing rabbit ears roaring during his audition for that special bunny! As children…it was, hmmm…ok. We knew better. Our Mother taught us the Bible. We knew just what ‘Easter’ meant to Christians. 

What does it really mean today? I question this as my daughter and I ventured into our local Target. It was more congested with Mother’s and their children than around Christmas time. The fuss and fight over that perfect dress or suit for them. Yes, I was guilty. I still questioned motives as I passed their carts full of the frills for a eagerly awaited sugar ingested stomach ache. I sighed. Lord where are you? My soul asked. Awaiting our cab, my daughter commented on what we had fought so hard to escape. Yes, was my answer to her question, “Momma, was I a dressed up baby?” Not only because it was a holiday. Because, we were going to Church to worship God. We put on what our Elders called our ‘Sunday Best.’

So, with that in mind, we had no urgent need of new clothes for Easter. We already have them! Because we frequent Church to honor God. Not to say that Resurrection Sunday is the same. It’s not. We honor God for fulfilling his promise of salvation by Jesus arising from the tomb after his crucifixion. We have hope fulfilled! 

It’s fine to do the bunnies, egg coloring and clothes. As long as we Parents give them the education of the cross. This will last them an eternity versus a few minutes of a melting chocolate bunny! Ok, ok….I’ll let the bunny alone!!

I pray your day was reflective one., Sister Handmaidens. As Always, you are loved.

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