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.