Do Something


Rioting. Shootings in schools.  Divisions in homes, churches, and on the streets.  Wars and rumors of wars.  Sickness.  Bankruptcy.  Sex trafficking. Routine killing of unborn babies.  No big deal, just another procedure like the removal of a wart or something.  What is America and this world coming to?

Hurricane Matthew is plowing through the east coast right now.  The entire southeastern seaboard has evacuated inland.  Think God is getting our attention?

The more I dwell on what’s happening in our country, the more nauseous I get.  It’s probably a good thing for it to make me sick.  The sicker we are, the more likely we are to do something.

I want to encourage you today that none of this is a surprise to God. He’s still on His throne.  He sees it all.  He is able to change the direction of things, to do a course correction.  But we have choices that will affect our direction.  Our choices have consequences and may or may not always align with His will.  We CAN partner with Him to do something.  We can be a part of changing the course of direction for our homes, cities, and country.

We can push back the forces of darkness and evil with prayer. Invade heaven with requests and petitions. He tells us to come boldly to the throne of grace in time of need.  Don’t hesitate to talk to Him. He loves you.

We can show God we’re serious by fasting. God responds to our desiring more of Him than food, or anything else. It doesn’t have to  be food.  Anything that would be difficult to let go of, for example, social media.  Spend that time with Him in intimacy.

We can praise God in the midst of these storms. He is able. When things seem hopeless, He’s the Hope. With God the impossible is possible. Thank Him and praise Him for the good in our lives.

The thing Americans are most fixated on right now is the coming election.  PLEASE VOTE.  One of the worst, most irresponsible things we can do is not vote at all.  Our country was founded on religious freedoms as christians.  It was founded on covenants and promises with God. It was founded on freedoms to be governed under the authority of God.

“In God We Trust” is going by the wayside while we play fantasy football and get our nails done.  Seriously!!!  We have responsibilities. Adult, grown up responsibilities. Let’s wake up and get to them.  Government was created to keep America free.  We have to do our part to maintain those freedoms by voting for people who are aligning themselves with the will of God.

“Now, more than ever before, the people are responsible for the character of their Congress. If that body be ignorant, reckless, and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness, and corruption.

If it be intelligent, brave, and pure, it is because the people demand these high qualities to represent them in the national legislature.

If the next centennial does not find us a great nation . . . it will be because those who represent the enterprise, the culture, and the morality of the nation do not aid in controlling the political forces.”  James A. Garfield- (20th US President)

Those words were spoken over 100 years ago.

With that said, here is a link to voter registration.  If you haven’t registered yet, please do so right away.  The deadline to register is October 14, 2016.  It’s right around the corner.

Do something. Love, love, love. Shine the light of Jesus. Whatever fires you up is more than likely the thing you’re called to. Take steps with the guidance of the Holy Spirit to be obedient in the things God is asking YOU to do.

If we each do our part, we can make a difference.  We can make this world a better place.

Righteousness exalts a nation,
But sin is a reproach to any people. ~Proverbs 14:34

The Color of Love

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I have to be honest.  I don’t understand it. All this fighting. I have so many friends who are dear to my heart who are a different color or nationality. I love people, and I’m so sorry for the racial tension in this country.

I just did a little research.  We have about 25,000 genes that make up the blueprint of the human body.  Only 2 of these genes determine color.  This means we are divided by .008 percent.  WAY less than one percent of our genetic code determines the differences in our color.  REALLY?  We are all basically the same, yet we allow 2 little genes out of thousands to cause such hatred and division that it costs people their lives.

We have a real dilemma here. These outbursts are not the real problem, they are symptoms of a deeper issue.

I ask God lots of questions. This morning was no different. As I cried out to Him for answers and solutions, I felt His heart for America and I began weeping. He loves this country and the people here.  He wants the very best for us, but largely we have turned our backs on Him.

Though we want to make this all about color, the real problem is a heart issue. We don’t know how to love. Why?  Because we don’t know Love. There’s so much hurt.  Bitterness, rejection, anger and fear are running rampant. Many have believed lies. People are hopeless and responding from a place of brokenness. This doesn’t condone irrational behavior, but it does explain it.

We all come from different backgrounds.  I don’t know what it’s like to have never known my earthy father.  Maybe you do.  You may not understand the pain of walking through infertility.  I do. We all have different colored glasses, don’t we? We see through the lens of our own experience, which makes it difficult to understand others.

We ALL have a story. On this we can agree. We all have a choice to make too. All our choices have consequences.  At the end of our days, we’ll look back and our lives will be made up of the sum of these choices.  Will we allow the things done to us define our actions? Will we choose the higher road or will we choose to lower ourselves to our circumstances?

Quite honestly, my love for you has nothing to do with whether I understand you. It’s all about my choosing to love you.

Love in it’s purest and most basic form is love that has chosen to do so. 

Did you know love doesn’t have a color? Love doesn’t see in color. Love doesn’t even see in black and white.  The color of love is having the ability to see people with a clean slate.  It’s seeing past who they currently are to who they can be.  Who they were created to be.  It’s seeing others the way Jesus sees them.  The way He sees us.  That’s a problem too.  Too many of us don’t understand how He sees us.

The fact is, none of us deserve love.  We are all guilty.  But Jesus came to love.  He came to teach us about real love.  He came to reconcile and restore what was lost.  WE are all lost without Him.  WE’ve all sinned, but He made a way for us to be reconciled to our Heavenly Father.  (Who, by the way, is better than any earthly daddy ever had time to be.)

Jesus. He’s really the answer. HE IS LOVE. He demonstrated it perfectly on the cross. He’s in the business of healing and restoring.

We need reconciliation on every level in this country: races, sons to their fathers and fathers to their sons, mothers and daughters, marriages, male and female, generations, denominations.  What we have is a mess, and we desperately need God to restore what’s been broken and lost. He’s the only One who can.

We have to realize we’re in the battle of our lives.

“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”  Ephesians 6:12

WE can fight AND WIN!!! But we have to pray!!

And choose above all, to LOVE.

CHARLOTTE, NC: Don’t forget you’re a queen. You are the Queen City. People all over the world watch and fall in love with queens and their royal families. RISE UP Queen City.  Remember who you are and that you have been appointed by God to lead in love while the eyes of the world are on you.

“…Clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another…  And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.”  Colossians 3:12-14


BE blessed,