Friday, December 28, 2012

All Dressed Up And No "Power" To Go (SPIRIT)



All Dressed Up And No "Power" To Go ( SPIRIT)
  For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. 
Romans 8:5
 God Takes The Foolish Things To Confound The Wise 
I Corinthians 1:27

Right in the middle of Paul's own writings, God shows how He (GOD) can take the foolish things and confound the wise,  I Corinthians 1:27.  Within just a few chapters in II Corinthians, Paul is found defending his person or ministry if you will. How can Paul the writer of Corinthians and many other expository books of the bible be considered a "timid" man? Remember Paul was the man blinded, a destroyer of God's people.  If we look at his writings we can believe the very opposite. It is as though he was a Christian all of his life, with years and years of experience. In fact Paul is known for being a prolific writer of many books of the Bible.  And he is known for his very powerful, explosive and weighty letters. And yet when people meet him they aren't impressed and is almost repulsed by the man that they meet.
 How could this be?  
Do ye look on things after the outward appearance? if any man trust to himself that he is Christ's, let him of himself think this again, that, as he is Christ's, even so are we Christ's.
For though I should boast somewhat more of our authority, which the Lord hath given us for edification, and not for your destruction, I should not be ashamed:
That I may not seem as if I would terrify you by letters.
10 For his letters, say they, are weighty and powerful; but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech contemptible.
In the scriptures II Corinthians 10: 7-10
 Can you believe the word "contemptible" was used to describe Paul's speech and the word "weak" was used to describe his appearance; no energy?  Paul the Apostle. I'm sure you have met a person like this.  You listen to them speak and wonder how in the world could this be the person that is representing this large Fortune 500 company. They could barely even get their words out or when they did you  barely understood it or could even tolerate it. They are poorly dressed, shoulders bent over and tattered appearance, sort of broken down.  But isn't that just like GOD and HIS Awesomeness. He took a man that didn't look the part, that didn't act the part or could even be the part and made him who He (GOD) wanted him to be. He basically made Paul over and yet it wasn't visible to the eye or ears for that matter. We always make it seem as though GOD does a @MTV or @TLC What Not To Wear makeover. Or we want them to live in our gated communities, join our clubs, or shop the same boutiques.  And GOD does just the opposite in many cases. It is the "internal" man that GOD changes. And the changes are made obvious in the POWER of the DELIVERY of the GOSPEL.  We have shiny new Christians dressed in @Armani @Prada @Marc Jacobs etc., and there is not an ounce of GOD's POWER present.  And yet some have the gall to not interact with others who are not visibly able to afford the fine clothes or have a college degree who do. This is a valuable lesson for us Christians who are fortunate.  Some of us have been so blessed and are doing exceptionally well, praise GOD.  But please be very careful that you are not in the presence of God's angels unaware. Hebrews 13:2 (NIV) Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.
There are people are suffering because of the very manner that you treated them. Can you recall an instance that you weren't so sweet to the sister or brother that visited your church or said hello ? You looked at how they appeared and were reluctant to even smile at them. You were afraid that you would have to entertain them further. Or you assumed that they would want to be a part of your clique and you might have made a very big mistake.  You are wise but God is wiser
Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal
I Corinthians 13:1 

Can God use you ? 
Are you available ?
Do you even hear Him ?

You look good but . . . 
Where can you go in the Spirit?
 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. 
Romans 8:5



Lovingly Submitted, 
Alethea J. Brown  
 




Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Beauty Rest

" B E A U T Y  R E S T "

B. ecoming
E. ndearing
A. micable
U. nforgettable
T. enaciaous (forgetting)
Y. esterday (to be)

R. esilient &
E. ncapsulating
S. ensation (becoming)
T. imeless

"My woman needs rest in order to reach." ~ Alethea J. Brown, Author, Blogger and Mother

Isaiah 61:1-3 (NIV)
 . . .  beauty instead of ashes


Monday, October 22, 2012

Obey them that have the rule over you


 Obey them that have the rule over you
 Hebrews 13: 17 

17 Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you                    .
Hebrews 13: 17

Did you know that our lifestyles can have an effect on our Pastors and leaders ? They would like to serve us with Joy, otherwise his/her work can become fruitless and we don't get what we need.
Imagine the way that you operate in
. . . your marriage (wives your husband has Godly rule)
. . . your kids          (kids your parents have rule)
. . . your job           (employees your bosses have rule)
. . . your relationships   (singles God have rule)  etc.,



17 Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.
Obey for this is the Will of God . . .
Exodus 19:5
Deuteronomy 11:1

Monday, August 27, 2012

Simulate My Mind With Your Mouth !


 Stimulate My Mind With Your Mouth !  

Do not be quick with your mouth, do not be hasty in your heart to utter anything before God. God is in heaven and you are on earth, so let your words be few. 
Ecclesiastes 5:2
 
SPEAK LIFE, 
create
 otherwise you are a killer like the enemy by choice. You may even be destroying your self.
But by operating as our Father we can create and recreate daily.  We can life
 HE says WORDS like 

Be encouraged
Don't Worry
Lo I am with you always
Trust me 
You are blessed and highly favored
Look unto me the Author and Finisher of your FAITH
They that wait shall renew their strength
With me all things are possible 
They that keep their mind on me will be in Perfect Peace
If it had not been for me on your side

 
 God knew the importance of GOOD WORDS were so important.
Its part of our being.


WORD ART
STIMULATE: (verb) stim·u·late/ˈstimyəˌlāt
   1.  Raise levels of physiological or nervous activity in (the body or any biological system).
   2.  Encourage interest or activity in (a person or animal): "the reader could not fail to be stimulated by the ideas presented".







Sunday, August 26, 2012

"GOD Is Watching Over HIS WORD . . .(you)!


"GOD Is Watching Over HIS WORD .  . .(you)!
 Jeremiah 1:12,12 

By Alethea J. Brown

I heard a minister refer to this scripture and it exploded on the inside of me. 
 1. When the Word of God would come to Jeremiah God first asked Jeremiah what did he see, (HE wanted to know his perception or know if Jeremiah's vision was clear).  And then HE told him yes you have seen correctly. God confirmed Jermiah's sight and understanding of GOD's WORD.

2. And then God told Jeremiah that HE wanted him to prepare (get ready, stand up) because HE wanted to give HIM WORDS to speak. GOD could trust Jeremiah to say what HE said and how HE said and when/what HE said.
 
NOTE : 
GOD already knows what is on the inside of you. Because HE formed you.  
Jeremiah 1: 4,5,6
4 The word of the Lord came to me, saying,
5 “Before I formed you in the womb(G) I knew[a](H) you,
    before you were born(I) I set you apart;(J)
    I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.(K)”
6 “Alas, Sovereign Lord,” I said, “I do not know how to speak;(L) I am too young.
 
NOTE : 
But HE tried it before HE used it officially
Jeremiah 1:11,12, .
Then the Lord reached out his hand and touched(R) my mouth and said to me, “I have put my words in your mouth.(S) 10 See, today I appoint you over nations(T) and kingdoms to uproot(U) and tear down, to destroy and overthrow, to build and to plant.”(V)
11 The word of the Lord came to me: “What do you see, Jeremiah?”(W)
“I see the branch of an almond tree,” I replied.
12 The Lord said to me, “You have seen correctly, for I am watching[b](X) to see that my word is fulfilled.”

Friday, August 17, 2012

"Don't profane Your DOMAIN"


"Don't profane Your DOMAIN"
By Alethea J. Brown

25 “Be quiet!” said Jesus sternly.
Mark 1:25

Satan Wants You To Speak The Profane(ity) but instead you should speak GOD's WORD over your domain. 
Take Dominion !

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Overall Overhaul . . .



Overall Overhaul . . .
( a made up mind to manage the things of God with a whole heart)
By Alethea J. Brown 

Are we willing to keep taking things off for God to become your very best ?
When is enough, enough in His Holy Presence ?
Is there a limit?
Should there be a limit in our transformation process ?
What aren’t you willing to part with ?
And will it interfere with your final results?
After all renewing is stretching, bending, reshaping, pounding, banging and forging in fire bringing us to another stage in our make-up or existence. 
Can you stand the pain  ?

Monday, August 13, 2012

WORDS . . . LIFE SAVeIOR

It Is Written

WORDS . . . LIFE SAVeIOR
John 8:1-11
and Psalms 63:3,4

Written By Alethea J. Brown 

We can be just as effective even if we don't say one word. 
Many times we are tempted to respond to ignorant people and end up in places we don't desire. It sure has been a struggle for me. Especially when we are in the midst of a group of people freely giving their own opinions.  But if we can get to the point and bridle our tongues, write some things down we can avoid misrepresenting God.  Even though He understands after creating His son Jesus's, desciple named Peter. Peter was a strong, vigilant personality and sometimes the words just didn't get to the paper for editing,  they blurted out.  Effective? Sometimes and in some cases he was even rebuked. But Peter was also well known for still being very effective in preaching in God's ministry.
 I am by no means condoning or encouraging poor behavior in the community of Christ, there should be accountability and discipline. We should hold one another to a standard.  As God's Word encourages us to be HOLY, and to be an example.  First for Him out of respect and honor, and then ourselves and one another. We should strive to be better at being whole respresentatives of Christ.  We ought to try and be perfect, holy, and blameless exhibiting the characters of the Fruit of The Spirit. In spite of pitfalls that we will experience on this journey of KINGDOM building we have to try to be consistent.
Think, what if you were pushed away because of your idiosyncracies.
Let us be careful to condemn, to push away and to even ostracize people because of our self righteousness. 
We are to display love. The Word of God  says that Christians should be known for their LOVE. In the scripture John 8, Jesus already knew the people that he was dealnig with. They were opinionated, mouthy, loved to gossip, and were always in the crowd of those condeming.  So he stooped twice to write avoiding the argument that he as God had alread perceived. He knew that that here was going to be a long drawn out mess of a discussion that would be futile. Read further in the chapter to see how they debated with Jesus.  And they probably didn't spend that kind of time reading and worshiping God and wanted to give their opinion about about this womans life.  She was caught in adultry and some of the stoners were adulters too, but they just weren't caught. They wanted to stone her and kill her. How tipical of some of the "Christians" or the "Saints". Who are willing to cut down the sin instantly with a brutish energy and we have bags of stuff to be unloaded, a semi truck load if you will. Jesus stooped and wrote twice.  What was he wrting . I believe that Jesus was writing his own WORD, "It is written." Demanding Satan to  submit to His authority, Jesus Lord.  Because had he said it, those observing would have had something to say about that too. And so he stooped. And as he arose the second time the enemy and his camp had packed and left. What a powerful moment in the history of the gospel  We often want to preach, sing be heard, and sometimes our silences is equally as powerful in the SPIRIT. 
 Jesus couldn't get involved in speaking idle words, because they can be as effective as the POWER of HIS WORDS, written or spoken. That's why it is written in Matthew 12;36, that people will be held accountable for every idle word. And also the word says Matthew 4:4, we should live by every WORD that proceeds out of the mouth of GOD. Because of the LIFE giving SOURCE of the WORDS of GOD.


WORD ART
futile: Incapable of producing any useful result; pointless.
vigilant:  Keeping careful watch for possible danger or difficulties: "the burglar was spotted by vigilant neighbors".
idiosyncracy: A mode of behavior or way of thought peculiar to an individual: "one of his idiosyncrasies was always to be first".

Thursday, August 9, 2012

"For The Healed, There Is Work To Do . . . Jesus Assigned"

"For The Healed, There Is Work To Do . . . Jesus Assigned" 
Mark 5:18-20
Written By Alethea J. Brown 
I have read this story Mark 5:18-20 . . . and heard it many times but let me share what the Holy Spirit revealed after a recent message that I heard. I try to always go back and reread for further inspiration after hearing a sermon. And this is what I got :
"For The Healed, There Is Work To Do . . . Jesus assigned"

Jesus
was leaving the city getting on the boat, and the man ( who Jesus had healed from demons) begged to follow Jesus.
He begged. hmmm
But Jesus encouraged him to stay home and tell his own people and the people of Decapolis (The Decapolis "Ten Cities"; Greek: deka, ten; polis, city) about what he had experienced. This man had been healed from demons, and Jesus had work for him to do. GO and tell ! And I'm sure it was a Powerful Fresh WORD to be heard. Jesus SPOKE and healed him and in an instance, he was delivered, and people were amazed. And man is in His right mind, he is a follower of CHRIST and on assignment to tell how good God is. (THE GOSPEL) WOW
 
Take a moment and ask Him who what when where what time how. HE has a WORD.

The scripture, Mark 5:18-2018 As Jesus was getting into the boat, the man who had been demon-possessed begged to go with him. 19 Jesus did not let him, but said, “Go home to your own people and tell them(J) how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you.” 20 So the man went away and began to tell in the Decapolis[b](K) how much Jesus had done for him. And all the people were amazed.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Mom's Bath Time Blues

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                                          Empowerment Reassurance and Encouragement for the Single Mom
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Monday, July 30, 2012

Favorable Dysfunction

    
   



Favorable Dysfunction
(approved failure)
 Hebrews 10: 35 -37 So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded 36 You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised. 37 For, “In just a little while,
    he who is coming will come
    and will not delay


The story says that Job was an godly and upright man. And things started to quickly unfold incredibly in his life. All because Satan wanted to try Job's faithfulness to God.  Job experienced heart ache, friends walking away, marital problems, death and loss and financial status was even put to the test with the loss of possessions. Let me not forget to mention the physical body was even tried.  And even after such harsh conditions and failure one thing following the other, Job stood still in his faith and trust in God. Speaking what he remembered in the WORD of God. What an emotional roller coaster he must have been experiencing. It is almost unimaginable that an “upright” man would have to face such difficulties. 
Why would God step back in all of His Glory and say that it is okay for Satan to go against His man of god with all that he had?
 Isn’t God supposed to be compassionate?
 Doesn’t he care about His men and women of God?
Just imagine if Job had no clue who Jesus was, how could he bear it  all?
The magnitude of the test alone could have smashed Job completely. But instead the Majestic Power of God under girded him in all of dysfunction’s furry to utterly destroy him and everything around.
Favorable dysfunction sounds contradictory. Where is favor in all of this madness, chaos and confusion, dilemmas and disillusion? God don’t you love me ? You said in your Word that You would never leave me nor forsake me. 
And you don’t hear a word from God.
The nights come and go eyes filled with tears heart broken no one to talk to because they all believe that you brought it on yourself and that you are the very cause of all of your own problems.  And you even hear so called inspirational messages that suggests the same. You are the reason that you are going through these things.
 Where do you go from here ?
And you begin to ask the relevant questions that could find possible answers to lead you to a better place than you are. And there is nothing.
No there isn’t any emails, no postcards from friends traveling, no calls, no visits. You are all alone hurting with God’s words still on your lips because he promised that he would come. He said that all things were working together for my good.  He further said to not be unequally yoked with non believers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?
And you feel like you’ve been ambushed by an army of Satan’s best imps. Still repeating God’s Word to yourself, as you try to continue to walk and see some light.  Nothing is right anymore. Painful truths and heartfelt untruths pounding your head as you try to discern exactly what in the world is God doing ?  Is it you God ? And what am I to learn in such harsh dysfunctional circumstances. How can there be any good that arises out of this pile of rubble left from the inferno of Satan’s hellish trails throughout my life. He has given me hell in every area of my life and without a care seems to want to take me out.
But here is where the story gets good. You see at the beginning when he asked God for permission to test the servant named Job, God gave Satan instructions.  He told him specifically that he could touch everything, but he couldn’t have his soul.  Favor?
 It was there all alone. FAVOR was written in the fine details of Satan’s contract to take you out. Although you thought hell had moved in and redecorated your life. God had his hand on you all the while.  What profit a man to gain the world and lose his soul ? What fellowship has darkness with light? Satan desired to sift you as wheat but be encouraged I have prayed for you. Though they slay me yet will I trust. His mercy endures forever. He will keep you in perfect peace those that keep their minds stead on him. 
Daniel in the lions den knew that God could.  Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego believed God to be Awesome,  and understood that if he didn't show up and do what they believed or wanted He was still ABLE.  Forever and ever and ever He promised lo he will be with you for always until the end of time.
Don’t let go !
 The race is won but you have to finish ! The reward awaits you but you must be present to receive it. If it had not been for the Lord on your side where would you be when Satan is allowed to reek havoc in your life and that of your family’s.  Favor aint fair is the phrase some use, but it goes both ways When favor has been given don’t expect a simple happy road always. You may not have to fight but you will have to be filled. The Holy Spirit will sustain you if you faint not. Because God will do everything that He promised some 100 fold even double for your trouble for those who dare to believe. Some say if you see crazy cross the street. But it is clear that crazy may be the beginning of a phenomenal event that is about to take place in your life.  

God can use anything or anybody, just seek His face for His Will.


Dysfunction - failure to perform its function properly: a disturbance in the usual pattern of activity or behavior a characteristic dysfunction of petty officialdom

Favorable - approving: expressing approval or admiration a favorable reaction
 approving, positive, constructive, good, sympathetic, encouraging, complimentary, flattering, kind


      
     

Thursday, July 19, 2012

"Chocolate Flow . . . I Aint Got None"

"Chocolate Flow . . . I Aint Got None"

I need yall to feel  me . . . . alright
bring the beat up ! . . . .
yeah ! . . .
let it flow like awwww
I'm feeling love created in layers and drizzled like the falling rain . . .
yo love so craze sweet it eases all of my cake cravings & soothes the sweet tooth's pain 
. . . yeah
let me touch you like I've never touched you before . . .
and when I'm done I hope to be back and begging you for more . . . . yeah i"ll be begging for more
yeah with the strings and bass begging for more

snapping      snaps        snapping      snaps

http://www.thechocolatebarshop.com/products/Uncle-Daryl%27s-Chocolate-Cake.html

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

"It's Really Not My Usual, Eccentric"

"It's Really Not My Usual, Eccentric" 
By
Alethea J. Brown

ECCENTRIC : deviating from an established pattern or from accepted usage or conduct. —ec·cen·tri·cal·ly \-tri-k(ə-)lē\ adverb ...

"It's Really Not My Usual, Eccentric"

I felt like a opulent glass of imported wine from a field of exotic ripe

grapes; taste test.  The moment

 my mouth reached the rim of this stylish and

sophisticated wine snifter, I had to

encounter it over and over again. Every sense

embodied its presence. And as I breathed its

fragrant aromas, the essence of the moment

swirled through the glass. I sensed that it was a

gift of wisdom infusing experience.

S. A. L. E. (What are you really getting for low cost or free? And what will its real cost be in the end ?)

S. A. L. E.
 
S - Stale
A - Anxious to rid of
L - Limited Selection
E - Eliminated 

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Wisdom Weighs Nothing

My Response To Oprah's Article About Cheryl Strayed

This article (Oprah. com) is especially for me where I am right now. I felt like i was being tutored on every thought, idea and word. And that somehow they (thought idea and words) were being manifested in the physical as well. But now with hindsight, yt was absolutely alignment happening at its best. As I already knew God and had a relationship, I just needed to be nudged back to a closer walk with more trust and deliberate obedience to HIS PERFECT WILL for my life daily. Thanks for sharing and do hope to read the book. Alethea J. Brown author of I Don't Want To Be A "Mom" Today : Empowerment Reassurance and Encouragement for the Single Mom.
http://idontwanttobeamomtoday.blogspot.com/

You Fill Me Up

You Fill Me Up

And what exactly does that mean?

Fill up :: means to engage or occupy completely; make full.
Don't we all want to be more, full
or be engaged with?
You may otherwise think that there is something wrong.
We meet new and exciting people all the time. And now with the social media
we are only a keystroke away from a new "friend" or "buddy".
I don't necessarily like this process to meet someone, because I enjoy the actual greeting and meeting with others; connecting.

I don't get to do it as often as I'd like.

Connecting with people
is essential to our growth and development.

To me it's like comfort food
or sunbathing. We need that connectivity on a daily. It's also like having a massage.
When each part of your body is
given a gentle touch or gesture of fondness, tenderness
or love it's soothing.

And so is
being filled up with the energy of genuine, positive, loving human connection.
How do you fill someone up?
And
what do you fill them up with?

What does a person feel
like when you show up?

Love,
Alethea


Friendship Is Real Love

Friendship Is Real Love
I never knew love like this before, now I'm lonely never more since you came into my life.
You are my love like this I know and I'll never let you go
you my all you are part of me
Once I was lost and now I'm found and them you turned my world around when I need to call your name
cause I never knew love like this before; opened my eyes cause
I never knew love like this before; what a surprise
cause I never knew love like this before
This feeling so deep inside of me such a tender fantasy you're the one I'm living for
you're are my sunlight and my rain and time would never change what we share forever more
. . . Are the words that we sing
unashamedly when we meet "Mr. I Think He's Right". So quickly the tune changes drastically when the fantasy, party or honeymoon is over. He didn't do what you thought he should or you didn't say what he wanted you to say, because you were caught up in the wrong rapture.
Friendship is so very important between a woman and a man who are trying to establish real love. The friendship will be a solid foundation to stand on and when the hard times come, you won't be ready to quit; you can persevere.
Practice makes perfect.
If the first you don't succeed try and try again.
Find 1 billion ways to create a loving environment.

Love
,
Alethea J. Brown

Serving Isn't Easy But Rewarding

I am listening to T D Jakes Sunday service. I have been on and off since early this morning. And I just heard the heart of the message about serving, it is so significant for me right now. I met a lady that God brought into my life years ago and asked me to pray for her (she struggled with drugs and stuff walked the street).(I shared my book "Woman Thou Art loosed" by T D Jakes with her and she said she loved it. When she saw me the other day, she leaned in and whispered in my ear and said "I'm still drug free". (she was dressed and holding her head up smiling). She thanked me for stopping to speak and hugged me. But I wanted to thank her for reminding me "why" I was on the journey. Because it got hard, people were cruel, people threw stones, tears flowed many nights and I didn't want to encourage another soul . . . but "None the less not my will, but thine God." The journey isn't for us and it ain't about us. Although people make it seem that way these days. One note :: People say you have to love you to love someone else, I say, You have to Love God because everyone that He chose were not very ambitious, confident, or eager to go. He encouraged them or sent someone to the scene to remind them that they were capable.
Thank God for Jesus because it could have been me.

Enjoy your day FB

Remember whatever you put out it will return. Sometimes it is the least of them.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSzK9MfVUFM

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Do The Pretty Girl

Dangerously Swerving Into Your Destiny . . . Acts 9:11



Dangerously Swerving Into Your Destiny . . .  
Acts 9:11
The Lord told him, “Go to the house of Judas on Straight Street and ask for a man from Tarsus named Saul, for he is praying.

Are you swaying and swerving back and forth like a drunk in life ?
Mesmerized by all of the exciting activity around you, so much so that you cannot seem to get it together or even focus?
 When you finally stop to access your life to determine your distance and speed
 what will your results be ?
In your  relationships,
 family and friends,
marriage,
personal life,
Financial status,
Spiritual,
child rearing,
mental capacity,
Physical endurance  
How can Saul keep doing "crazy" and actually believe that
 he in a right alignment?  He has even gone to the High Priest
 asking for letters to go into the synagogues in Damascus to find
prisoners to take captive. And all in the same breath and he was speaking
out murderous threats against the Lord’s disciples.  He was certain that his
lifestyle was on course or even acceptable; Cussing and taking God’s people as his prisoners.  But he was going about it all the wrong way and thought things to be business as usual.  He was really in the middle of a 9 1 1 situation and didn't even recognize it.  He was the one who needed to be apprehended and taken captive. This man "Saul" had a following,  he was actually among people that were going along with him in his madness. Who didn't have love enough or bold enough to say, "man I think we are lost."
 Isn't it just like people to tag alone while the getting seems good, but as soon as trouble comes they become silent or say something like "I told you". When in fact they haven't said a word, but they were taking everything in so that they could have
 the story right. They'd tell their friends on Facebook and Twitter and they would upload a video or picture to show the world how sad you are. The entourage was silent, speechless as everything began to happen to Saul. Saul didn’t know what had hit him, he couldn’t see, walking blindly.  He had exhausted all
of his knowledge, his money, his mental capacity, his physical person no longer respond like it use to.  Saul had been broken down. He was lost, stuck. He couldn’t find his way if he wanted to with the condition that he was in. He was wrecked from swerving at a high speed going down hill and now blinded on the descent.
 As Saul drunkenly neared Damascus road a radiant light surrounded him beaming from the heavens and he immediately fell to the ground.  In his bewilderment
Saul could hear a sound.  It was a voice speaking to him.  Saul looked round puzzled as the voice asked him, “Why do you persecute me?”
You see even in our efforts to do good or right we can be torturing God’s people and in some cases unknowingly.  We are pressing in pursuit of everything on our agenda in the name of God and never even scratch the surface of HIS PERFECT PLANS for our life.  We mow over our friends family neighbors and co workers in a mad dash to the houses of prayer or to do duties that we believe are necessary to be called worthy.  But the plan has other instructions that we haven’t paused to listen for or read; running aimlessly swerving at a dangerous high velocity.
What are you really in pursuit of ? Fame, Fortune ?
 What are you chasing anxiously? And  is it seemingly taking you in the  opposite direction of the street called Straight, the house of Judah? This is the sane place of meditation, quiet and peace to hear what thus says the Lord.   If you are not going the direction of prayer and praise you are going in the wrong direction. But don’t worry when God is summoning you, you wont need GPS because HE is the ultimate.  HE will use whomever he pleases to get the message to you. Even his God fearing messengers are leery of interacting with you because the sights and sounds that you are putting off as you skid downhill, screeching and braking trying to get “there”. They don’t even want to touch to lay hands or talk or even look at you.  Some are even afraid of you. God has to speak firmly to them, ”Go and help this man or woman, because I have a plan for them to proclaim my gospel to my people.”
Can you imagine being a spectacle and then He turns it all around and then uses you, the same person for Glory. The person (you) become historically significant with the same skill that people doubted you for. Are you doing it ALL for HIS GLORY or for your own personal story?
And as we look at the scriptures, Saul is seeing again in about the 18th verse of  Acts, after  the man of God went as he was instructed and laid hands on him.
The Word says that it looked like scales that feel from his eyes.  I suggest that it was a physical manifestation of that he naturally wanted to see falling away.  But now there is a clearer point of view  of what God has in store.  You will be an astonishing site, the incapability will no longer be from your point of view. But it will be by those who doubted, laughed, pointed fingers lied , tricked and spitefully used you.
The word of God says that He takes the foolish things to confound the wise.
You’re getting there and you no longer have control of the wheel, the speed, or your destination. Humble yourself under the MIGHTY HAND OF GOD and HE will exalt you in due time.  You might as well let go and enjoy HIS PROVISIONS. The swerving is over and you can walk into your wealthy place in the house of Judah  on a street called STRAIGHT where healing, deliverance and blessings are overflowing.
Hallelujah


                                                            

    Notes:  
1. And began to proclaim (preach) the gospel immediately.
2. Don't call 911 yet, help is on the way
3. swerve -  Change or cause to change direction abruptly

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