Thursday, January 19, 2012

Armor of God

The Whole Armor of God

10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age,[c] against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

14 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; 18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints—

Part of the ministry I am so joyful that I get to be a part of is Kids Rock.  It's a wonderful team of leaders who take church to an area of our city that is in poverty and filled with crime and forgotten.  The kids there are so joyful that they get to learn about God thru games, songs and skits.  This recreation of the armor of God was in part of the upcoming Arise Woman's conference.  The idea behind it was "Princess Warrior" and with Kids Rock, we had a recent graduate of the discipleship program with the kids.  We had our first little girl graduate, Charity, who was chosen to be photographed with the pink princess recreation of the armor.  We are very proud to have her, she has shown herself very bright and helpful and even brings others out to partake in the Kids Rock ministry.

Kids Rock has been a vital part of this community and I know because of God, He will shine His light in this forgotten area. 

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Playing Tourist

The beginning of the year is always an exciting time. The newness of it even smells fresh and new.

Today was my first day of Physical Therapy and I'm so super excited about walking again! This morning as i was leaving, my mom noticed it too, she said "you're walking nice now." Nice!!! Thank You, Lord! <3 That made me feel awesome. Then I walked out only to watch my bus dive by...but it's all good because I can WALK! Even in my boot it's gravy. One of my FaceBook posts stated "that's my pimp walk, my gangsta stroll...don't make me Jackie Chan yo a** with my boot!" lmao... My Dr is hella cool and smart! It was super cool to hear that he wants me off my boot in a month! Yay! After my PT visit, I got to play tourist at the state capital. It was really educational and I was hoping to shake hands with our city's representative-I graduated with him! I got to Sit on the the governor's chair and rub elbows with a super cute state capital guy, good thing I looked cute today! ;p Playing tourist on our beautiful island is the best, I think imma do it more often! <3

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Hello 2012

Hello 2012....

Looking back at 2011 wasn't all that exciting until the tail end of the year. It really seemed like the longest year ever and yesterday,as I celebrated the new year, it seemed like an ordinary day.

The beginning of the year I was severely depressed, even suicidal; I don't know why I felt like that. Only God knows why he allowed that dark time to happen. I lost my job in April and I've been completely depended on His provisions, grace and mercy. In August, I was accepted to New Hope Christian College in hopes to gain a deeper knowledge and understanding of my Heavenly Father.

This first semester has stretched me and I've had the pleasure of going thru a deeper level with Him. I've never done as well in school as I have at NHCC. For the first time in my academic career, I received 3 A's and one B. I was shooting for the straight A's but I failed to do the best I could in my Character Formation class. I hope this sets the bar as far as grades are concerned. The lessons I've learned and I know I will continue to learn are the most valueable. I had a chance to Critically Think past superficial topics, write my fairy tale in my Art of Story class, really understand the heart and art of true worship, and know that it's a continual process to form my character using the mind of Christ as an example.

For the upcoming year, scholastically I strive obtain straight A's; to continue to cultivate relationships in school, church, friends, and the new people I will meet this year; and continue to depend on His ways in everything I do. This can only happen through continual prayers and fasting. In Jesus Name, here's to an outstanding 2012!!!!