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

Friday, July 6, 2012

GUARANTEED BENEFITS

 Guaranteed Benefits
Psalms 103:2
. . . and forget not His benefits.  

      What do you need ?
 Have you ever stopped to asked yourself this question?
 Most the time you are so busy meeting the needs of others that you don't ever pause for the answers.
 Yes plural, answers. Multiple. Numerous
Do you realize whose you are? 
And do you know what your desirability really is? 
Fortune Five Hundred listings can't list all of the individuals who have benefited from such success. 
 The ING Group, Edward Jones, neither Charles Schwab Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, Merril Lynch, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, UBS Ag, can neither top the investment that has been measured into you and your families. And do you have any idea who does the investing, share holding etc ? Only if you knew, shaking my head with disbelief. I want to give you a eagle's eye view of how you should be viewing yourself.

The value in you is so magnificent so incredibly awesome that it has to be concealed until the time of the GREAT reveal.  What you do is kind for people. But there comes a time when you have to pause for self assement. When needed you can get fully dressed for an occasion and look the part of "pulled together".  But you are not fully convinced that your hands have actually touched the reality of who you really are. You are still playing the guessing game. You are sort of wondering.
(you name here) You are so important that a special group of people have been organized for your benefit. They are well trained to ensure that you are well taken care of . You have hired agents to manage everything that you need or want, to help keep the pestilence and robbers away.  You are surrounded by security; warring angels, who don't take no for an answer.  There is a handbook that has to be read and understood by everyone that you are involved with, because they must to speak the language. There can't be no misunderstandings when it comes to how you are treated and spoken to. 
And all of those 401 K's, Insurance, Degrees, Policies of various types, Stocks, Home Equity are only tips of the iceberg of what you own as a family member and what your true market value really is.  There is an Executive that has put His All on your behalf.  He already knows that you are victorious, and that you have won. He knows that there is no good thing that he will withhold from you, as you continue to walk as circumspectly as possible. He genuine loves you and has set up funds and properties for what ever you want and where ever you go. Just ask but you have to include His son's name, because everyone has to acknowledge His son, JESUS.
There is no need to try and determine if you are eligible, qualified, justified, or worthy of all of his special gifts and kindness, because you aren't. But know that you are so blessed to be a part of His Superior Corporation, and that even if you could think it, it has already been managed and provided.
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Equally all of your iniquities are forgiven;  diseases are healed ; your life is saved from destruction; you are crowned with loving kindness and tender mercies; your mouth is satisfied with good things from the best; so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's. When you need righteousness and judgment it is executed for your oppressed moments, satisfied! He made known His ways unto His Most Trusted Executives Moses, Isaac Jacob Abraham, and His acts to the children of Israel.
Your Investor is so merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy. He will not always scold: neither will he keep His anger forever. He has not dealt with you after your sins; nor rewarded you according to our iniquities. He is not trying to pay you back for all of your mistakes, but He is kind like you wouldn't believe. For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is His mercy toward them that fear Him.  As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from you.

God is your redeemer, your Father, your guide, your friend, your Provider, your very present help in the time of trouble. He gave His only begotten son who came from Heaven to earth.
Born to die leaving us as HIS Guaranteed benefactors, He will richly reward those who desire to identify themselves and stand up to receive their heritage from the King their Father.


By Alethea J. Brown 



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