Trusting or Tripping?

10475013-sad-womanThis is a good question to ask yourself. Am I trusting in God, or am I tripping?  Everyday we wake up and the enemy is ready to attack us. We face all types or tests and trials, and sometimes we just get sick and tired of being sick and tired.

Life throws us all types of challenges, but the thing is- how are we reacting to the challenges? Are we getting all bent out of shape, worrying about how we gone do this or how we gone do that? OR are we keeping our peace and Trusting God knowing that he is going to work everything out.

“Life is 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent how you respond to it.”

I think that quote is so befitting to what I’m trying to relay to you guys. Are we going to choose to Trust in God and know that he is going to make a way out of no way, Are we going to Trust in God and know that he is going to provide for you when you don’t have any money left. Are we going to Trust in God when a family member dies and we feel like the world is over, Are we going to Trust in God when we loose our job and only have a few bucks in the bank, Are we going to Trust in God when God says to WAIT on him but everything in your mind is saying MOVE AHEAD of God. The choice is yours. God gives us absolute FREE WILL to make our OWN decisions. Sometimes we don’t want to be patient and wait on the Lord, and obviously doing that shows that we don’t TRUST in his timing so we move ahead of him and end up getting into something that God never intended for us to get into.

It is vital that we TRUST in the Lord. When I think of the word Trust, I think of being able to count on someone, being able to know that they have my back. Trusting someone means to feel safe with someone, feeling of comfort knowing that the person will not hurt me, not let me down. Sometimes we put more TRUST in humans than we do the Man who gave us LIFE. Now does that make any sense? We will put Trust in total strangers, and folk that we have no idea about- than to put Trust in Someone who Loves us and never leaves nor forsakes us. God knows us, he knows how many hairs are on our heads, he knows what we like, don’t like, but we still find it so hard to Trust in someone who knows the beginning and the end of our lives. God has the BEST plan for us. He knows exactly what we need, when we need it. So why Trip, and get ahead of God and end up worse off than you already are just because you couldn’t wait and Trust in him?- Sit down and Wait for the Lord.

I find myself all the time trying to getting ahead of God due to lack of patience. But in the past I have found out getting ahead of God will only set me back and keep me from his BEST! So i’m learning to wait patiently on him. What’s the rush? You will not miss anything that God has for you, Because he even says “What’s for you NO MAN can take away! What’s for you will be YOURS! NOBODY ELSE CAN HAVE IT!” But you must wait for HIM to give it to you and not TAKE it. I’ve found myself taking some things that God never wanted me to take. Or indulging in somethings that I should have never indulged in. But God is so GOOD that he will wait for you and ALWAYS come meet you where you are, and simply ask “Are you ready for me to handle this thing, because you can not handle this in your own strength?” Lord Thank you for always showing up! There has been times where I have cried out to God and just said “I SURRENDER GOD…I GIVE MY WORRIES AND CONCERNS TO YOU..I’M DONE TRYING TO FIX AND HANDLE THIS SITUATION ON MY OWN!” And sure enough that enables God to SHOW UP AND SHOW OUT on our behalf.  Recently the Lord has been showing me that I’m going to need patience in this world. Ain’t nothing worth having going to come in a few seconds with out some time. I’m so proud of the growth that I have had recently with having patience on my job, and with dealing with people everyday in the world, relationships with people God sends my way, and with my family. Everyday we should tell God that we want to Trust him, and that we want to wait on him and have patience. Ask God to help you. He will!

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As soon as we get out the driver’s seat, and Let the Lord take the wheel, thats when we will be alright. I’m tired of trying to drive this big ol 18-Wheeler Tractor Trailer that I have no experience in driving, so yes Lord…take the wheel! Let me get in the passenger side, or matter of fact, let me get in the backseat so you can watch me from the mirror and make sure I don’t move! I trust you! God knows where he’s going– His plan is way better than ours! Let him blow your mind with just simply giving all your worries and cares to him! That’s why Jesus sent the Holy Spirit down for to be our Helper! We have help, we don’t have to do this on our own!

Awww man i’m so glad I got to write today, I’ve been so busy with working, helping out the teens and trying to get ready for school! I love you guys.. you guys are awesome and God is getting ready to really show up and show out in your lives! You just gotta stop Trippin’ and start Trusting!

Let’s Pray,

Lord Jesus, Thank you for Speaking directly to me, I know I need to stop tripping and start trusting in you. You have NEVER failed me before, I pray that you will give me strength to hold on to your promises, I pray for PATIENCE, so that I can wait on you to show up in my life, I pray that you will give me more of your spirit so that it can direct my path and comfort me and counsel me in time of distress. Lord I thank you for always meeting me where I am, and taking me by my hand. Lord forgive for me ever doubting you and getting ahead of you. I want to thank you in advance for the blessings and rewards for obeying you and trusting you. Lord I love you and I thank you for just being you. In Jesus name, AMEN.

Be the light loves,

Jasmine

We are Undefeated

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We are children of the most high God. We will always be undefeated! But we must know that.

So everyday we are tested. If it isn’t right when you wake up with your thoughts, or throughout the day on the job when folk get on your nerves or whatever the case may be, we get tested. The good thing though is that we are in total CONTROL. Satan comes along and makes you think that HE is in control, he is only in control if you let him.

For me, I literally have to wake up and spend time with God because the enemy attacks me in the morning, right before I start my day– he wants to get in my thoughts and fill my mind with lies and all types of imbecile ideas that will set the tone for my day. So I put a stop to that ASAP. I’ve found that spending time with God in prayer, reading the bible as soon as you get up, listening to a sermon online [I love Charles Stanely] – all these things help. We can’t be too busy for God because you will end up finding yourself in a situation during the day all messed up and wandering why your feeling off and can’t quite get it together. You didn’t have your cup of Jesus this morning, instead you had a cup of grits and hit the road.

We gotta start making God a priority and not just an option. We sure do make him a priority when we need something. Coming to him non stop asking him for more money, better job, fix this Lord, fix that Lord. And its like dangggggg you only call on him when you need something. God wants to spend quality time with you. He loves you, He longs to hear from you – He wants to spend some JUST BECAUSE time with you. Not only when you want something, or need him to do something for you.

Back to the In control topic– Satan has already been defeated. But he still comes to his us wanting us to think that he is in control of our lives and we can’t defeat him. But honey the DEVIL IS A LIIIIIAAARR because He will not control my thoughts , he will not control my actions, I have the spirit of God that rose Jesus from the dead living on the inside of me and so do you!

Jesus sent down the Holy spirit as a GIFT and a Helper to us. When we are FILLED with the Holy spirit, it will give us direction, it will give us strength and when we are attacked, the Holy Spirit will remind us of scripture that will reassure us that we have the victory! We will not be held captive by Satan! Its very important to read the bible. Its our sword to fight the devil with! When we are at war, Spiritual war that is, We have armor that we use to protect us.

Protective Armor 


1. Helmet of Salvation ( So the enemy don’t mess with my mind and lie to me, and put all types of evil thoughts or lustful thoughts in my head

2. Breastplate of righteousness (Protecting your heart)

3. Shield of Faith ( Line yourself up behind this shield and keep your faith charged up)

4. Sword of the spirit (The word of God, Know scripture and be able to Give satan scripture when he lies to you)

5. Belt of Truth ( Wear the truth and not only just know the truth)

6. Shoes for spread the good word of the gospel (Carrying the word to others, sharing the word to others)

Brothers and sisters, I would suggest that you wake up every morning asking God to protect you  by covering you with all the Protective Armor ! Because throughout the day you will be tested, tempted and tried! So you need to stay READY so you ain’t gotta get ready. Because best believe as soon as you walk into work, into school, into where ever– there is going to be something or somebody there with one of satan’s demons in them ready to attack you. So be ready! But love, you are in Control! Let that demon know that you are COVERED! You are Protected! You are one of God’s soldiers and can’t nobody mess with you! — And when Satan hear’s that, just like scripture says – Resist the devil and he will FLEE. Satan can’t stand a strong Christian, he fails every time! We know your tricks Devil. They are olddddd. We have our Armor! We ready!

Oh yea, when the devil tries to remind you of your past, Remind him of his future!

Praise God. I love you guys, sorry it’s been some days since I last posted, been working crazy long hours, But hey I got a Job and God is able-can’t even complain! I encourage you guys to don’t let the enemy defeat you, we have already won and got the victory! Don’t let him take control over your life ! We have the spirit of God living on the inside of us- We can do ALL things! [Phil. 4:13] And God will not give us anything that we can not bear! Trust him! Fight the fight! It’s preparing you for the next Season! I love you allllll!!!

Be the light loves,

Jasmine

Scripture of the Day|Devotional

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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. 

God is so good that he has some great things in store for his children. He tells us plans to PROSPER, and not to harm you. Who doesn’t want to prosper? The word prosper has a few meanings behind it –flourish physically; grow strong and healthy or succeed in material terms; be financially successful. God wants to do that for us.

God wants to give us hope and a future.  And the only thing he is asking us to do is TRUST HIM. Trust him no matter what the circumstances are looking like. We may be in a bind right now, but trust him because he says he has plans for us to prosper and not to harm us!

God never intended for us to do everything on our own and to figure out things on our own. Thats why he is here. Philippians 4:13 Tells us that We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us! So thats who we depend on!

Give all your worries to God and Trust that he will make a way out of no way and Trust that he will make that circumstance your in turn around and be for your good! If God brings you to it, he will bring you through it! Trust in the Lord.

Be the lights love,

Jasmine

Living with Purpose

c35bf80de74ad14083f5f4a3eb6a7615Everyday we should wake up and ask God to use us COMPLETELY . We are here with purpose and God has given each and everyone of us a purpose and plan to pursue that purpose. I have made up my mind that I don’t want to waste time anymore. I only want to purse things WITH PURPOSE. If It ain’t got no purpose to please God, then I ain’t messing with it.

If your not sure what God is calling you to do, spend more time with him. Pray to him earnestly. Ask him to reveal what it is that he wants you to do. He will tell you!

There are many of us wandering like “what in the world am I here to do in this world?” And don’t have a clue. So that being said, we do all types of things that are out of line with God’s will for our life. We spend thousands and thousands of dollars in Student loans, be move all over the place trying to find peace and direction, spending months/years at jobs that we do that God never intended for us to get into- and the only thing you find is yourself wasting time and energy. We must be God Led. Let God order your steps like he says in Psalm 37:23.

We must also be in position. Now when I say that, I mean as be in the position for God to speak to you,–For God to use you like he wants you to. We pray and pray and ask God for direction but we over here living any ol’ type of way thinking God is going to bless us with direction. God is far from the sinners. He moves further and further away from us when we are living in sin. So when we are asking God to do this and do that for us we may not hear him, we may not feel him. We may not have any response. And we find ourselves saying “God ain’t listening to me”.  You no longer feel Gods presence. Scripture says We know that God does not listen to sinners. He listens to the godly person who does his will. John 9:31 — God ain’t gone bless no mess. So when you out there living any ol’ type of way, be ready to not feel God– God ain’t listening to your prayers unless they are asking for forgiveness and repenting out of the things we are doing. Soon as we get into position, and Repent(feel or express sincere regret or remorse about one’s wrongdoing or sin) God is ready to answer our prayers.

God is so good that he will forgive us and then carry us to where he wants us! Doors will start opening, divine interventions will start occuring, you will start meeting so many people that God placed in your path to help you get to where he wants you to be! Once you start praying and asking God what he wants you to do, you will literally get confirmation on what he wants. He will either speak to you directly (Like he does with me) or he will send people in your path and he will speak through them giving you suggestions that line up to his(God) will. But the most important thing is to hear from God. By hearing from God and knowing that its his voice is spending time with God. Ways to spend time with God are Praying, speaking to him, acting like he is standing right in front of you. Reading the bible daily.  The more you spend time with him, the more you get to know him. Its truly amazing to know that HE IS REAL. I literally hear God’s voice. I can ask him a questions and he will either tell me straight out and I hear his voice audibly or Someone usually at church will randomly come up to me with the answer from God. Its just amazing how Our God works!

So get in position Saints and let God use you! Let him show you what you are here to do. And if you already know what you are here to do, keep that relationship TIGHT with God so he can open MORE doors for you. So he can bless you ABUNDANTLY! God isn’t a god of Mediocrity, he wants us to get out the box! He doesn’t want us to be average. The beautiful thing about God is that he wants to give us all the desires of our hearts and MORE! You will find peace in your purposeStay in position.

Be the light loves,

Jasmine

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.

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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