The Process is Singular

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So when God gets ready to use us, he might strip us away from some things and some folk. Don’t let it alarm you if you find yourself with no friends , no family (around) , no boo. It’s all apart of the process. “We must respect the process.”

Man God is a jealous God. Scriptures says in Exodus 34:14 Do not worship any other god, for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God. So with that scripture it tells us to not worship any other gods. And folk gotta realize that when it says any other gods its not only meaning like other religions kinda god like Buddah or whatever other gods some folk worship. There are other gods that we tend to worship. And some of those gods can be money, people(significant others), items, etc. And God wants to be first. So if there is anything that we are giving more time and energy too than God he will either take it away himself or he will ask you to sacrifice (give it up to him) like how he told Abraham to do with Isaac.

Like i’ve said this Christian walk isn’t going to be easy. It’s literally going to cost you some things. But i’m going to tell you right now if you just trying to stay comfortable you might as well plan to just stay exactly where you are at mentally, physically and spiritually. We are to grow daily, monthly, yearly. Folk should see growth with you continuously. So when you have trials, and tribulations, more than likely God is bringing you through the process of growth and maturity. I like to call it the Pruning Process.  I like to call it that because if you go over in John 15:2 it tells you that He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. So that being said, God will examine you and if he finds branches that isn’t producing fruit he will cut them off. So in the natural; That attitude you got, thats not producing fruit; he cuts it off. That promiscuity ain’t producing fruit; he cuts it off. That PRIDE ain’t producing fruit; he cuts it off. So he cuts off those branches when you pray and ask him to and for the branches that are producing fruit he PRUNES them so they can be even more fruitful! So if you have patience, he prunes/enhances your patience. If you have the fruit of gentleness he prunes/enhances that! So you can see where i’m going.

The part that folk gotta realize most of the time during this process, God wants it to be just YOU AND GOD. God wants you to give him everything you have, and then most importantly he wants you to give him YOU. People follow all of his instructions, such as letting go of folk they in relationships with, letting go of jobs, letting go of stress, letting go of friends, but then they say well God i’ve given up EVERYTHING. And God is like no you haven’t, “You haven’t given up yourself,– you haven’t trusted me with you yet.” God is waiting with opened arms to walk with you down this narrow path. He says that the path will be narrow and only a few find it so it’s not like you are going to be of the world were everyone is living how they wanna live. This narrow path that its speaks about over in Matthew 7:14 will be worth the walk. God is right there holding your hand throughout the whole process. Let him prune you.

You must walk this process alone. You can’t be trying to have someone help you and enable you. Some folk are scared to walk the path alone because they want someone else to be there holding their hand, not knowing that God is already there holding their hand. People don’t want to get out of their comfort zone, not knowing that that is the best part of the process because it produces a lot of growth and perseverance.  I’ve had to realize in my life that the pruning process is singular. God wants to clean me up, and he wants to clean me up with nothing in my hands that I am holding on to. I got to give him EVERYTHING. Even when it hurts, even when it don’t feel good. Tears in your eyes because of the frustration and pain you feel in your heart due to the unknown. The unknown of thinking “Okay God, If I give up all this stuff to you and what if you don’t come through on my behalf?” And this is where we must TRUST IN HIM. As it says in Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. I realized that God has to get me right first before I can even offer to help anyone else out. Folk will come to you and say they want to know God and get closer to God but they want your help–I have to say “hold up sister/brother I’m battling that same issue, before I can  help you, God gotta deliver me and help me. But I sure am going to pray for you” — this process is singular. Give them to God and pray for them earnestly.

During the journey its going to be LOTS of tests. Satan now sees you as a threat and he wants to throw you off the narrow path doing any and everything he can come up with. For example; you’ve been impatiently waiting and seeking for a new job because its not comfortable anymore at the one your with now and you want to just bounce. Satan might try and distract you with a job offer and you knowing God told you to stay where you were but this new job opportunity seems a lot easier and more comfortable — you won’t have to deal with the people that you working with now that are giving you a hard time etc. Just when you quit and take the new easy job thats when your boss tells you that they were just about to promote you make you Manager over all the folk that been giving you a hard time.  So Stand Still. The devil is a liar. To single folk, he might put in your path that finnnnneee brotha/sista that you been praying OUT LOUD to God about, not knowing that this is one of satan’s demons trying to take your soul and make you loose all your salvation. Have you doing things you told God if he delivered you from this or that you wouldn’t do it again. Demon would have you compromising with God and doing what makes you feel good at the moment. Don’t risk it. Stand Still. Satan might even put in your head that you need to pick up and move to another state because you tired of the place you live right now and you tired of this or that.– You not knowing that God is about to bless you with a better situation that you will enjoy and be content where you are–but you must Stand Still. Man it actually should give you encouragement to know that Satan is after you because that means you are going in the right direction. When your getting tested, when you having all types of thoughts about this or that, you GOT TO be close to your harvest because Satan wants to get you off track so you can’t get all the good and perfect gifts from the Lord.(James 1:17)

Don’t fall for his tricks! You are too close! You can’t run away from the process, You MUST go through it and GROW through it. The word tells us in Psalm 23:4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. Notice that it doesn’t say though I SIT through the valley of the shadow of death. It says I walk through the valley of the shadow of death!  So you will be keeping in moving through all the trials. And you will fear NO EVIL , because God is with you. God reassures us many times in the bible how he NEVER leaves us. So during this season where we must go through the process to prepare and get disciplined for what God’s has for us to do– we gotta know that he is there with us keeping us in line. The rod is for the disciplining, keeping us in line. When the sheep would get out of line they would use the rod to push them back in line. So thats exactly what God uses his rod for as it states in Psalm 24:4. The staff would be there for the sheep when the big bad wolf would try and come and eat the sheep. But in the natural God uses the staff to  protect us when the enemy comes to try and kill, steal and destroy us.

Stay encouraged guys, you are closer than you think! Fight the fight! This war is spiritual not physical. Don’t quit! Keep your eyes on Christ and STAY THE COURSE. Be patient and know that All things will work together for your good. (Romans 8:28) It’s just a matter of time before you really see that this was all worth the process.

Be the light loves,

Jasmine

Be careful–Satan hears our prayers 

So I had no idea that satan could hear our prayers until a few months back. The bible says in Ephesians 2:1-2 how Satan is the prince of Air. Meaning he is all around you like how the air is around us! That being said, when we pray out loud or even in our thoughts satan can hear those prayers and those cries out to God!

So you must be careful and know What’s of God and what’s of Satan. You crying out to God that your family needs help and to save your mother or brother. Satan will use that prayer request and Test you in that very area! It never fails!!!! Every time I pray for something .. Well most the time– specifically I will get tested on it! For instance , the other day I was praying for my family . Lord save us and keep us saved , Let us be on ONE accord. My WHOLE FAMILY.  So Satan is right there listening to. Ready to come attack me on the very thing I need God to help me with!  Satan is evil and his purpose is the KILL , STEAL, and DESTROY. –if you allow him. That’s why we gotta stay prayed up , we gotta wake up and shake up our spirit , drop to our knees and pray that God keeps up throughout the whole day! Protecting us with his protective ARMOR. Because the closer you get to God and the more you start to change your life around , Satan sees you as a threat! He didn’t see you as a threat a few weeks back when you was cussing out everybody on the job and having sex with your little boyfriend/girlfriend. But now that you have picked up the card of salvation and wanna do right, Satan wants to bring you back! But trust me sister or brother This is not the time to quit and throw in the towel. This is actually the time to put your boxing gloves on and get in your fighting stance.

 Let’s fight! My uncle told me a few weeks back about this “Fight or Flight” mentality. You either going to Take Flight and Give up and stay where it’s comfortable and not try and go through this much needed process that’s going to give you perseverance, or you going to Fight and see that the Lord will be right there holding your hand walking through the pain and suffering and hurt and all the rest that comes with growth. Man if you don’t feel no pain, struggle or some sort of suffering– life might just be sitting still for you. Or this just ain’t your season for that! But like I said in my last post about Its seasons to this, everybody gotta go through them! Rance Allen (One of my favorite groups) says in a song Lifes got ups, just like its got downs, Lifes got smiles just like it’s got frowns”.  Man look at Romans 5:3-6  Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4 perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. So during our trials and hardships, man we might look at it as being TERRIBLE and unbearable but this is maturing us! Building character, and giving us HOPE! Who don’t wanna grow? So I know when I’m hurting and tears are running down my face and it feels like my heart has been ripped out of my chest, I know God is strengthening me. I know God is setting me up and preparing me for the next season.

So when you pray, know that Satan hears all that your saying to God and he is going to throw everything towards you that will cause you to go back to your old ways, and cause you to fly off the edge.  So be careful to stay Conscious of your life after praying. Ladies, your praying “God send me a husband!! Hurry God because i’m lonely” — Sure enough Satan can hear your prayers and send you (test you) and bring somebody that will destroy your life and you ain’t even know it because you was too blinded by the good looks and the nice body bru-man was working with.  Satan  is so evil he comes at you at your current situations just ready to test you and destroy everything about you! — Only if you let him. Wait on the Lord. And pray that God will strengthen you. Look at 2 Corinthians 12:10 That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong. In time of despair, You can say “okay Satan, I know you heard me pray to God about helping me with my attitude and my self control– so this woman that just stepped on my foot and mean mugged me — I ain’t gone trip. Because God gives me peace and joy and self control and kindness ! ” 

We must Recognize satans attacks. Your so close! God needs you to stay in this fight! This Christian walk isn’t going to be easy, it’s going to cost you something.(LITERALLY) Just know that God has never left you, he wants you to totally depend on him. You can’t do it on your own! Our flesh isn’t strong enought! But God will strengthen you if you ask! He will deliver you, if you ask! He’s waiting on you. You need his almighty strength.

Keep praying for love, joy, keep praying that God will soften your heart, keep praying for the fruit of the spirit

 it’s just a matter of time before God turns those situations around! Prayer works.

Be the light loves,

Jasmine

It’s Seasons to this

So this was the first topic that was on my heart to really start my blog with. Soon as we realize that there are seasons to everything we experience in this life we will be good! I mean everything will be gooooood! So say your happy, and it just seems like God is just showing you so much favor. And then all of a sudden that time goes sour. Life gets uncomfortable, your now facing anxiety, you’re in pain, you’re in a state of depression, you’ve gotten disappointed and ALL THE REST!

BUT AS SOON as we realize that this is ONLY TEMPORARY and we must rejoice in this time! We must recognize who is in control.  Let me give you some scripture on these seasons i’m talking about.

Ecclesiastes-splash-400x400Ecclesiastes 3 King James Version (KJV)

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;

A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;

A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;

A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

I want yal to really dissect this scripture and I know each and everyone of you can relate to one of them times. Okay so first we all was born, and we all must die…

Lets look at verse 4 .. A time to weep, Lord knows we’ve all done cried. But wait look what it says after, a time to laugh. So we’ve seen those good times and them sad times. Some folk have seem more sad times than happy.

Man back when I was running wild like a plum fool, I saw a lot of weeping seasons. Those times were due to getting connected with folk that should have never went past Hello. Man I stayed having somebody in my chair beside me. And when I say “stayed having someone in my chair beside me” meaning I always had a boo, always had somebody I was dating/messing with whatever you wanna call it. And that being the case I never gave God the opportunity for it to just be Him and I. I always was running, searching for men to fill the voids that I had. And I ALWAYS came up short and feeling empty! Never having joy, never having peace, never satisfied! But the good thing about God is that he will deliver you from situations on the low and you will be like dang how did I even get out that mess? I mean God had a way with saving me from total destruction that I was leading myself to! It would be times I would be messing with a guy, talking to a guy and then all out the blue he would just get ghost. I would be like “dang why Joe/Sam/Eddie ain’t texting me back, why he ain’t Call me back” I mean it wouldn’t be no words exchanged on anything. The joker would just get ghost and that would be the WORST because in the back of my head i’m like “dang was it something I did? or was it something I didn’t do?” Knowing good and well there wasn’t too much that I didn’t do. smh(Transparent) But anyways to say all that is Ladies and Gents, we got to recognize when God closes doors! When he allows these seasons to be done with!

Some folk will come into our life JUST for a season. And it could be a mighty good season. A season of personal growth, with the help of that person. It could be lots of reasons why that person was sent to your life at that specific time to help you get to where you needed to be for a season. But when God starts tugging at your heart saying “Okay Love, This season is over– time to let Joe Joe or So So go”. Its one of the hardest things to do. But once you do it God rewards all his children for obedience. I’ve had to let go a few great people that where placed into my life JUST FOR SEASONS. I mean it would be the hardest thing I THOUGHT I could ever do until I would pray and cry out to God to strengthen me. It’s just crazy because the folk you would have to let go of because the season was over, they would hurt just as bad as you hurt and would never understand. But somewhere deep down in their hearts if they prayed and Asked God, I know without a doubt God would let them in on the secret and tell them “It was only for a season–proceed son/daughter”. I’ve had to trust in the Lord a many of times due to this. I be like DANNNNG Lord, why this season gotta end? I luhhhh this man.(Most of the time it was Lust because we would have had built the relationship on physical and lusting each other), He so good to me. He/she this or that. But at the end of the day you can’t argue with God. He lets you have FREE WILL to do whatever you please but when you don’t do what he says, you find yourself having no peace and just up and down with emotions all the time. Stringing that person along this ride of discontentment is selfish and not fair to that person. I would always hear The Lord softly saying  “I know this wont be easy but trust me, I have what’s BEST for you.” There would be times I would just lay flat on my face crying out to God-praying with the carpet soaked from my tears from having to let go of folk. But once I really let go and honestly let Go with all my being, God would literally FILL ME UP with an unexplainable joy that words couldn’t even express! And it would be even more confirmation that I did the right thing–TRUST HIM.

During these Seasons, Good or Bad–Satan has to ASK GOD can he test us! If God approves it, its up to us if we will pass or fail! You see how satan came and tempted/tested Jesus while he was out in the wilderness. Or what about how Satan told God that Job would curse him if God took all his family, harvest, health away. It’s up to you if you pass or fail the test of satan. It will come a time where I feel after many tests failed, satan will be like “man i’m tired , she too prayed up- let me move on.”

So all in all guys we got to make sure we don’t allow the seasons to knock us off our Faith game. And its totally up to us how long we will allow fear, and doubt and any other attitudes towards whatever season God is allowing us to go through. Its how we react and respond to them! So if right now you are in a lonely season, make sure you are speaking life! Stop going around saying “Man i’m so tired of being lonely, I’m going to be single forever” waaaaa waaaaa waaaaaa ! Stop with the pity party. God wants to know that you are just fine AND content with just You and him! Matter fact I personally think all you doing is prolonging the process. You keep going back to old flames that God delivered you from just to have somebody to talk to etc, You keep going to the clubs looking for somebody you can get to talk to, you keep going to the gym hoping you gone meet Mr. Right. I’m going to tell you right now, until you be content with just YOU AND GOD, you gone always have voids, looking for Sally Mae, Jessica or Adam, or Stan to try and fill. And they will NEVER be able to fill your voids like the Lord can. So start speaking life — “Lord I have no idea when you are going to send me my Ruth, or my Boaz, but as of right now I’m content with just you and me” “Lord, I love you so much and i’m so glad to have you because You say you will never leave more NOR forsake me” Think about that, God won’t do you like how them jokers did you in the past, he LOVES at all times. He will never leave you. He sent his son to DIE for you. I don’t know about you but I ain’t never had no man tell me he would die for me. Lord Jesus–Now thats somebody I NEED to be with, forever.

Enjoy these seasons. Because to be honest every season has a PURPOSE AND A PLAN behind it! Let God take the wheel and know that he is working behind the scenes on your behalf! So it don’t matter if its a dry season where you don’t see any break throughs or big promotions or more money coming in or if its a Lonely season where you feel like you aint got nobody to court/date spend time with, man spend time with God. Get to know him! Love on him! And in that time too he will be letting you know yourself. Love on you too. Get to know YOU. I can remember how I use to always just have to have somebody to be texting or hanging out with. And it came a time where God put me right by myself and was like basically “girl you about to get to know Jasmine and what Jasmine Like and dislike etc.”

Know that God is still right there just orchestrating things for your good. This is the time to stay connected, prayed up and TRUST IN HIS TIMING. 

Romans 8:28 states:

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

Be the light loves,

Jasmine

Welcome- Be the Light- Transparent

Hello! My name is Jasmine King,

I’m so excited to start this new blog! God has been giving me so many different avenues to spread the good news! I’m so thankful that God has brought me this far! Lord knows he has to have a plan for my life! He is orchestrating so many things in my life, RIGHT NOW its amazing! We are here on this earth to BE THE LIGHT in this DARK DARK world. So thats what i’m here to do! So i’m going to let yal know right now i’m going to be as transparent as I can be. I’m not here to sugar coat anything, i’m not here to hide anything. Some of yal Perfect Christians might look at my side ways when I speak plain and be transparent with yal. But its all good, I know they got some young women, young men, grown folks that have been through the storm and been through some UGLY mess like I have and my stories and my testimonies will be able to help them! They gone be like “man I Knew I wasn’t the only one who went through that!” Folk gotta realize that our testimonies are MEANT to be shared! You never know what your story is going to do for somebody else! You could win a soul to Jesus by just letting them know what The Lord did for you, how the Lord healed your body, healed your heart, delivered you from this or that!

handscuppinglightlrgThis is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. 1 John 1:5