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Flying blind… 

Two nights ago I was on a plane, there was turbulence and the only thing I could see out the window was darkness and clouds. Yeah, get ready for the really deep synopsis of my experience because it’s coming! 

But first, on the plane my first thought was to pray. Ironically enough I was reading a book that speaks of faith “The battle belongs to The Lord” by Joyce Meyer. Before I get all deep and profound on you guys – I was scared. 

I was on a plane much smaller than I’m used to. Everything indicated trouble, from the rattling of the plane to the rain splashing against the window and the looks on the faces of my fellow passengers but I prayed anyway. 

This pilot, some Middle Aged guy with a quaint smile that nodded at me as I entered the plane now held my life in his hands – like dude, I don’t even know you that well. So here I am, doing what I do each time I fly – trusting. 

We don’t know who our pilot is when we hop on a plane but we fly anyway. We do however; as believers, know God. We may be flying blind, but dang nabbit Richard (no idea who Richard is) we are flying with an almighty God that sees and knows all things! 

I’ve learned to fly blind and not think twice about it. I may not know the weather conditions, I may not know the state of the aircraft or the fuel levels but I know God is the pilot of my life and as long as He’s in charge – I don’t mind flying blind! 

“But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”

‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭40:31‬ ‭KJV


Live a little, love a lot, be a blessing! 


Featured image credit: Free Bird Diaries

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Beautifully broken … A little deeper ( Day 57 – 100 Days of Singleness)

I had this really powerful message to deliver to you guys… But what I’m led to share with you is something a bit different than usual.

I speak to you, not as a spotless woman of virtue. I speak to you as a broken vessel. Repaired and redeemed by the one true living God who saw it fit to love me when I had deemed myself unlovable. I had counted myself out and saw me worthy of nothing more than the stolen moments of affection I had begun to settle for.

When I gave my heart to God, I was so broken and confused that I didn’t even expect Him to love me fully. After all, who could love a mess like me? Who could possibly love me knowing all I had done and how could anyone love me when I could barely manage to love myself? How could this perfect God ever see anything good in me? Those prophets had to be wrong, those promises in the bible sound good but they weren’t for me; they don’t know how messed up I am!

The nights I pictured the world without me and envisioned it to be better that way. There were days I hated everyone around me only because they reminded me that I existed. And even when I was foolish enough to like me, along came a reminder of how unworthy I was of love.

BUT God!!!!

He had a plan for me when I didn’t even want to exist! God kept me, literally. I’m not speaking hypothetically, I am talking about times when I should have and would have been dead. I’ve been held over a railing, had a machete held to my throat and raced down a dark highway pleading for a life I wasn’t really sure I wanted.

God loved me so much He forced me to love myself!!!! I had to love me because He did and in my intimate times with Him, He left no room for my self loathing. I’m not who I was, I do not accept what I once did. My redeemer has reconciled me to Himself and shown me the truth about me when I had bought into the lies of the enemy and those that despise me. God began pouring Himself into me and flushing out the darkness I once was familiar with. I speak to you with the authority of Jesus Christ who calls me His own and I am telling you that you are worthy, you are magnificent and you are planned! Every detail of your life is important to your creator and there is no room for you to continue to hate the beautiful being He created you to be!!!

Let love reign!

I know, the pain won’t go away right this moment. But I am a living testament that it will go away, in His presence there is fullness of joy and the more time you spend with Him… The less you spend in despair.

Try Him, try the savior that changed me. Try the God that loved me into loving myself. Try this Holy Spirit that comforts me and leads me.

Just try.

I love you, God loves you – even if you don’t love you. You can learn to. God will show you how!

– Shakeisha M.

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Sacred speech…. or secret sabotage??? ( Day 13 – 100 Days of Singleness)

I’ll let the scripture speak….

“…..For I have heard the whispering of many, “Terror on every side! Denounce him; yes, let us denounce him!” All my trusted friends, Watching for my fall, say: “Perhaps he will be deceived, so that we may prevail against him And take our revenge on him.” (Jeremiah 20:9, 10 NASB)

Meditate on this scripture and if you haven’t already, check out Fire by Michelle Williams, it’s what brought the scripture to mind.

There are many that look and you and think you are unworthy, and even you may feel that way. You’re right! You’re not worthy, none of us are but we have been redeemed and as long as we are under the covering of our savior we are a royal priesthood. Don’t let the noise in the marketplace silence you or confuse you! That’s what most people are hoping for.

Not everyone will be on your side but what does that matter? God is!

Challenge (approximately 15-20 minutes)

Repeat this prayer and remain in silence before The Lord, allow Him to reveal some things to you.

Most Holy and gracious God, creator of heaven and earth and all who inhabit it; search my heart. Bring to light everything hidden in the dark places and heal all I’ve hidden from myself, for nothing is hidden from you. Help me to examine my motives and the meditation of my heart and show me the error in my ways that I may correct them. Show me the heart of those that surround me. Give me your eyes that I may see beyond smiles and pleasantries into the heart of men, that I may know who lay in wait for my demise; that I may effectively seek your protection! Keep me in perfect peace as I keep my heart on you, make your ways plain to your servant, your lamb, your child. Open my ears that I may hear, my eyes that I may see, my spirit that I may know and my heart that I may understand. Discernment and wisdom are my prized possessions, I thank you for them now.

In the name of your precious son Jesus Christ I pray. Amen.

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