Daily Archives: July 17, 2016

KEEPING THINGS POSITIVE

I find my “SELF” drawing nearer to God amidst the recent, current, and on-going turmoil in today’s world.  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

BAM!!!  Drawing nearer to God.  Turning to God.  Submitting to God.  And praying to God were a few of the bullet points from Pastor Walter’s sermon this weekend about “FASTING”.  Pastor Walter even said to “prepare for the BIG STEPS of FAITH” during times of crisis.  Hhhmmm…I tried to blog about the sermon last evening, however did NOT feel the “PULL” to do so…UNTIL TODAY, 7/17/16.  ON THIS VERY DAY. 

The event, “TOGETHER 2016” just occurred YESTERDAY…in Washington DC.  I watched and listened to portions of a taped live stream web-cast of the event while chillaxing in bed this a.m.  One of the speakers encouraged folks to go out.  “GO OUT” into communities.  I was getting “PUMPED,” folks!!!  And the moment he said to “GO OUT” into  our churches…???…???…???… WELL, I was up and in the bathroom readying my “SELF” to head RIGHT over to church.  Right Here.  RIGHT NOW.  (Pppsssttt…and yes, I made it to the church on time)  😉  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

WHY… should I go there “NOW”?  WHAT… will I do or say when I get there???  WHO… will I speak with???  I did NOT know, folks.  BUT… I went back over to ABC (Anastasia Baptist Church) here at the island campus in St. Augustine, FL… where I had JUST attended that very same service last evening.  And “I”…am so, So, SO glad I went there, folks!!!

I began “MEETING & GREETING” teammates at the entrances/exits.  I was MEETING & GREETING teammates in the lobby.  MEETING & GREETING teammates in the parking lot.   MEETING & GREETING teammates EVERYWHERE as I handed out “numberoneteam.net” business cards.  BAM!!!  GOD IS so, So, SO GOOD, folks!!!  I MET SOME AMAZING ABC family members during this little “MEET & GREET” excursion, prompted by that “TOGETHER 2016” rally in Washington DC!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  THANK-YOU, JESUS!!! 

Upon arriving home, HOWEVER, I was socked squarely in the stomach with news of more police shootings/deaths in Baton Rouge, LA.  🙁  OUCH!!!  I said to my SELF, “SELF!!!  THIS canNOT be happening!!!”  And then I went right back out into the community to MEET & GREET more community members with business cards-in-hand!!!  “I”…was a “CRAZY” woman-OUT THERE IN OUR COMMUNITY– on a mission, folks!!!  “CRAZY”…in a “NOT-SO-GOOD” way.  :/

I later returned home.  Aching ALL over and quickly shouted:  “BACK OFF, SATAN!!!  MY GOD’S GREATER THAN YOU!!!”  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  Just as God was telling me to  “SIT  AND PRAY, JILL”.  I did.  And as I prayed God reminded me how important it is to “HANG ON TO HOPE”.  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

Hanging on to HOPE is tough when being constantly bombarded with “HATE” via the news media.  OUCH!!!  And I am now including MY “SELF” among that group as I realize that MANY of my blog posts have focused on “NEGATIVE” news, NOT positive.  Forgive me, Father.  I am messing up … RIGHT and LEFT in a deceptive manner.  Especially in thinking I MUST physically go out there and DO something to make a difference “MY” way… according to “ME”!!!  BEFORE praying and seeking God’s guidance in the matter.  OUCH!!!  🙁

My head is hurting, folks.  I REALLY need to spend alone time with God to clear away some cob-webs.  Right Here.  RIGHT NOW.  “ALL IS WELL,” though, as I continue moving forward.  At least I’m “STILL” learning.  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  At numberoneteam.net…even if the pace is painfully “SLOW”!!!  “TURTLE SLOW!!!  DOUBLE OUCH, OUCH!!!  🙁

GOD IS GOOD…ALL THE TIME!!!  ALL THE TIME…GOD IS GOOD!!!

GO TEAM!!!  WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!

P.H.P., folks.  People Helping People.

Give the BEST of yourself for “JUST” today…“EVERY” day!!!

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

 

DO NOT TAKE THE BAIT!!!


My heart aches AGAIN, folks.  I just scrolled past a hate-fueled Facebook  post regarding a protest of angry individuals blocking a highway in Baltimore.   OUCH!!!   Satan is working OT, ATT(Over-Time, All The Time) “BAITING” hooks with ANGER…HERE IN AMERICA…using the “RACE” lure…AGAIN!!! 

PLEASE…do NOT bite, folks.  “DO NOT TAKE THE BAIT!!!”  Satan is so, So, SO tricky!!!  He uses life’s difficulties to create negative/EVIL situations.  I repeat:  “DO NOT TAKE THE BAIT!!!”  JUST SAY “NOOOoooooo”… to RACE “BAITING”!!! 

“WE SHALL [ALL] OVERCOME,” folks.  We ALL have “ISSUES” that Satan uses while seeking to “BRING US DOWN,” literally, into the fire-pit of HELL!!!  The “RACE” bait is one of Satan’s favorites as he fishes for his victims.  SADLY…there are MANY biters of different colors.  🙁  As is the case with ALL other “ISSUES,” as well.

“D-O   N-O-T   T-A-K-E   T-H-E   B-A-I-T…from either side of this “ISSUE,” folks!!!  Or…SPIT IT RIGHT BACK OUT if/when that unyielding “HUNGER” for “SOMETHING” allows you to bite!!!  And then fill that empty place with “LOVE,” folks.  “GOD”.  He will “FILL ME[YOU] UP TO THE TOP”!!!  AMEN.

GO TEAM!!!  WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!

P.H.P., folks.  People Helping People.

Give the BEST of yourself for “JUST” today…“EVERY” day!!!

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.