A young lady prophesied to me on campus, invited me to church and The Lord encountered me. Life has never been the same.
Oh Tumblr, how I’ve missed thee. My mind is clouded with thoughts and stuff and more stuff. 2014 is going to be a year of conforming and change. Forced change for accommodation, but it’s all going to be worth it I suppose. The process is always a headache, and the stimulus that CREATED the process is a migraine. Oh Lord. Its like a painful exposure to whats hidden beneath the cracks, but like i said, it’s all going to be worth it in the end. Change is good.. That’s where you will find progress.
Why does apathy always seem to find its way knocking at the door when things go wrong? Whats your response? Seems like everything in you wants to open up that door until you remember how much DAMAGE was done the last time you let apathy in. Apathy wipes your memory clean of what means the most to you, and it gives you permission to do every and anything you wouldn’t normally do under stable conditions. Its always the worst when its coupled with anger, because now you’re on the offensive. Bad combination. Apathy is trying to creep up right now.. don’t think I’m going to let it in, but for some reason, I’m looking at it from a distance. It looks like the easy way out. The way that allows your heart to be calloused to emotions. Naw. Thats not what we want. Easy can be dangerous..
1 Truly God is good to the upright,*
to those who are pure in heart.
2 But as for me, my feet had almost stumbled;
my steps had nearly slipped.
3 For I was envious of the arrogant;
I saw the prosperity of the wicked.
4 For they have no pain;
their bodies are sound and sleek.
5 They are not in trouble as others are;
they are not plagued like other people.
6 Therefore pride is their necklace;
violence covers them like a garment.
7 Their eyes swell out with fatness;
their hearts overflow with follies.
8 They scoff and speak with malice;
loftily they threaten oppression.
9 They set their mouths against heaven,
and their tongues range over the earth.
10 Therefore the people turn and praise them,*
and find no fault in them.*
11 And they say, ‘How can God know?
Is there knowledge in the Most High?’
12 Such are the wicked;
always at ease, they increase in riches.
13 All in vain I have kept my heart clean
and washed my hands in innocence.
14 For all day long I have been plagued,
and am punished every morning.
15 If I had said, ‘I will talk on in this way’,
I would have been untrue to the circle of your children.
16 But when I thought how to understand this,
it seemed to me a wearisome task,
17 until I went into the sanctuary of God;
then I perceived their end.
18 Truly you set them in slippery places;
you make them fall to ruin.
19 How they are destroyed in a moment,
swept away utterly by terrors!
20 They are* like a dream when one awakes;
on awaking you despise their phantoms.
21 When my soul was embittered,
when I was pricked in heart,
22 I was stupid and ignorant;
I was like a brute beast towards you.
23 Nevertheless I am continually with you;
you hold my right hand.
24 You guide me with your counsel,
and afterwards you will receive me with honour.*
25 Whom have I in heaven but you?
And there is nothing on earth that I desire other than you.
26 My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength* of my heart and my portion for ever.
27 Indeed, those who are far from you will perish;
you put an end to those who are false to you.
28 But for me it is good to be near God;
I have made the Lord God my refuge,
to tell of all your works.
There’s something about B&W images that inspire me. hmm idk. When I find out what it is then I’ll write a blog post about it. =/
I AM A FIRE had an excellent day in NY. Everything I learned at Metro Fire SA was exposed. Praying in the spirit was innate; it was like breathing and I couldn’t stop. Apostle always tells us to pray in the spirit, and I can definitely see why! The atmosphere was thick and it honestly affected me in a sense where I was a lot more blunt and rude without care. Maybe my heart was being exposed idk. But anyway, as we took the train station in Brooklyn to the one in Manhattan, you can definitely feel the atmosphere shift. The atmosphere on Brooklyn was a lot more heavier, and it’s as if the people in the train station we’re spiritless, but as we rode further towards man Manhattan you could literally feel the atmosphere shift. Another observation I noticed was in their expression, especially in fashion. In Houston’s (where I’m from) African American community if you don’t wear what people expect you to wear, then they will most likely make a judgement on you or even make you seem as if you don’t belong. Here in NY, I see a freedom of expression to wear and BE who you want to be without ANY judgements. I’ve seen the hairstyles, the piercings, the fashion, the this and the that. It’s an eye opener o.o. Another thing to note is the “I have a word for you” approach to people has not failed us out here; our estimation is that we will probably need to minister the presence via personal prophetic ministry as well as through sound (prophetic worship). It seems like everyone is jammin to music in NY, and since its already a tourist attraction, if you sit somewhere and worship then someone is bound to sit and watch. One person watching will attract two people which will then attract 4 and so on.. Until there’s a huge crowd just encountering the presence through sound! Idk. I’m still strategizing as I write this post but I feel tomorrow is going to be really good. If you’re in NY and you want to meet up, please let me know!… We will be in Time Square and central park tomorrow! Too Ready.
Hmm. What else.
Before I came to NY I would tell my peers that I feel a strong tug in this city. When i woke up, in my spirit, it felt like Brooklyn was home, even though the area was appeasing to my eyes. I couldn’t help the fact that it felt like I belonged there. Idk maybe I’m called to live there 4 or 5 years from now.. Who knows. Apart from that I’m really excited about the next few weeks of this tour and I’m excited about what God is going to do in the different cities. Please like the page on Facebook! Facebook.com/Iamafire.