Tomb Raider…

Tomb of the Gadarenes, I live there; amongst the dead. The “hood” is meant to memorialize dead hopes, dreams and expectations long since forgotten; cutting myself from the incisions of both harsh words and deeds inflicted by my own hands, as well as what I’ve allowed others to speak and to do.

The chains that bound me were placed by others, as well as myself, it was done for generations; supposedly for my our own good – And everytime I broke free, the tomb itself was still a boundary that I found an insurmountable foe.

It’s hard pressed to find anything living; people reside in other areas around town but they’re tending to their own business; commerce has always “trumped” the well-being and personal investment into others; folk will give up on you, cast you aside and out of sight.

In the tombs its silent, nothing but old skeletons that haunt the annals of the mind and tomb stones giving a roll call of those that were, offering no words of comfort, and the silence deafening…

The catacombs of religion, and not a relationship with God causes the underworld to be the only existence that we encounter.

In comes the “Tomb Raider” Jesus Christ, the one who makes our quest for exceeding and abundant life possible to achieve – Both in and outside of the tombs.

To be clothed and in my right mind… It made me follow Him.

He has a resume’ of calling forth the dead and asking that we only loose those that are bound, ask a previous client Lazarus and his sisters Mary and Martha for reference if needed.

Thus where I come in… Call me Lara Croft, criss-crossing the world via social media in hopes of liberating the minds of others.

“A famous explorer once said, that the extraordinary is in what we do, not who we are. I’d finally set out to make my mark; to find adventure. But instead adventure found me. In our darkest moments, when life flashes before us, we find something; Something that keeps us going. Something that pushes us.”

That something, that great adventure is our walk with Christ and our quest for the Promise Land.

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And The Beat Goes On…

Listening for the cadence of God’s heartbeat, so that I follow His lead.

Many of us are marching, but to what beat? Timing is everything and the beat of God’s heart will lead us on the right path, but we have to tune our ears to hear it by listening with our heart.

A heart that beats in tune with God’s is one after His own heart… David gave us his secret, now start marching to the beat.  Jesus is the Drum Major! Follow His lead and Keep Pressing!

If you step out of tune because of a stumble, don’t fret, it happens to the best of choreographers, but God just makes it part of the dance of life. Allow Him to take the lead and He’ll make you look like a professional at this faith walk.

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The Land of Oz…

I have started meandering around the yellow brick road to my destiny. Wandering in The Land of Oz, in my past with Scarecrow, Tin-Man and The Cowardly Lion was getting old!

My ruby slippers are on tight and I am off to where God has predestined me to be.  I will arrive right on time!

No Wicked Witches, Wizards, Flying Monkeys, or Twisters are going to hinder my forward progress!

Many of us are living a life in a fairytale state of mind and we have got to come back to reality to realize that without God we are lost!

Where’s Toto? It’s time for us to get up outta here! I’ve been dreaming long enough…

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Cheers… I’ll Toast To That!

“Making your way in the world today takes everything you’ve got”.

Kim Jong Un, Vladimi Putin, Donald Trump, Sam, Norm, Carla, Cliff, Diane, Rebecca, Frasier; and both you and I. People are all the same... We all want to go to a place “Where Everybody Knows Your Name”.
God says that one of the benefits of Salvation is that our name would be written in the Book of Life.
That’s where our society has gone; bellying-up to the bar of the watering hole of the cess pool of social media.
Everyone isn’t going to have the rivaled careers of a Ted Danson, Woody Harrelson or Kelsey Grammer; many will live lackluster, unacclaimed lives. Sitcom royalty the likes of “Cheers” come around ever so often.

“Taking a break from all of your worries sure would help a lot”. And some will need a drink from chasing an existence that only knows your name, but nothing of substance about YOU; only the superficial, and you find yourself incarcerated and relegated to only being cheered on in an underground misery. It’s cozy, comfy, familiar, but it only offers company – Not Deliverance to rise above your situation.
Only once or twice a cast member is granted the privilege to ascend to the upper level; that’s the life left written by others. You can write your own reality.
Come to know Salvation in Jesus Christ as Lord, and God says that He will not only call you by name, but all of Heaven rejoices over one sinner. They’re always glad you came…
The only name that we should concern ourselves with being called out is “Jesus”. He is the Living Water from the well that never runs dry.
“I’ll Toast to That!”

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BEST BUY

As Christians we are so ready to accept the sufferings associated as being a believer of Christ. Why are we always so ready to accept the negative?

It would then seem that our Lords’ word contradicts itself and stirs controversy because His words says that we have Peace, Joy, Grace, Victory and Love that are to abound in our lives.

Gods’ word is true and gives Liberty! Faith and Favor are the bridges that carry us over the troubled waters.

Believe God for His best, even through what appears to be the worse, He is still the Best Buy!

Keep pressing!

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Punch Drunk… The Original Heist!

I have been in such a weird place lately, just suspended in some kind of warp dimension of being pushed to my spiritual limits and tested to the point where I could not think to give up on God and His promises; because what else do I have? What else is there to go back to? I ‘ll answer that (no where and nothing).

Maybe the latter church is going through a martyrdom of the spirit wherein the earlier church had to suffer persecution physically– either way, none of else will leave this world unscathed and not having suffered in some way, shape or form for what we proclaim in the saving grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Most Christians are punch-drunk from being beat-down financially, emotionally, physically, and even spiritually. MMA fighters have no comparison to what we are battling just from day to do; we are being tossed, thrown, kicked and karate chopped and it is all happening on the inside and we have to walk around bruised and battered but no one can see the scars, so no one is aware of the dire straits we are facing spiritually– But God.

If we are to reign with HIM, then yes we must at times suffer– because therein is where the strength and faith are cultured and the dross is removed as we make our way through the fiery furnace.

Jesus didn’t suffer for us to have a cake-walk through this life but to learn to see God and His sacrifice– Salvation is free– Discipleship cost more than I could afford and that is why Jesus paid the cost. So, as I wait until my appointed time, I take comfort that I really live debt free.

Mayweather and McGregor stole money but Jesus performed The Original Heist.

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