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One small but yet powerful word, FOCUS. Focus is defined as a center of activity, attraction, or attention…we usually focus on something or someone. What has your focus? As this New Year has begun, my focus has taken an unexpected shift.
Let me go back a few hours.
December 31st, 2012: 7PM Watch Night service at New Mercies CC, the theme for the year FOCUS, the message for the evening FOCUS. Pastor Curney preached from Matt 14:22-33…how ironic. 4-7 hrs prior, this same message of Peter walking on water and losing his focus was twreached (twitter preached) God works in wonderful and mysterious ways. Ole up to no good Satan and his minions are ALWAYS paying attention.
For those that are not familiar with the text, Jesus commanded the disciples to get in a boat and meet him on the other side of the sea. As the disciples were making their way, the waves began to roar, there was wind and rain. The disciples that they saw a spirit of Jesus but he let them know, it was him, be not afraid. Peter said, Lord if it is you, have me to walk on the water. Jesus used one small yet powerful word, COME! Peter can to walk on the water but when he lost his focus on Jesus and started to pay attention to the wind, rain, he began to sink. He cried out for Jesus to save him and immediately he saved Peter but stated O ye of little faith, why did thou doubt me?
There are 3 points that I would like to share
- In order to focus, remember who sent you VS 22-24
- You must focus on Jesus to keep from sinking VS 25-27 and 30 Part 1 of the verse
- If you are sinking, refocus your attention on the Savior VS 30 Part 2
You see; Lucifer, Satan, The Devil or whatever you want to call him is a busybody. My day was going well, I was looking forward the above message and then here comes trouble. I received a message that totally took me by surprise. Why on this day and at this time? Why right after this amazing message did I have to hear those words. One of my favorite passages in the Bible is 1 Corth 10:13…I followed my temptation but it’s nothing that I can’t bear and it’s nothing that I can’t escape. I have to refocus, like Peter, in this moment my faith was weakened. 2013 hasn’t gotten in good yet and I’m already in need of refocusing. I’ve been distracted before and have stayed in a distracted state for YEARS, yes YEARS. TIRED of being distracted by the wind, i.e. what I think other people have, coveting what appears to be the good life, looking at my current situation, looking at my past situation, not living my life to the fullest because of what people have told me, listening to the lies and believing them, not thinking I’m good enough. Chile, enough poison to kill Snow White! ALL these distractions were taking me away from my purpose and the assignment that has been called on my life.
Peter and his homies weren’t in trouble, they were in the midst of trouble. I brought myself into the midst of trouble, seeking and finding. It’s time to refocus and go for what I know, go for want I want and most importantly go for what’s already mine!
TODAY COULD BE THE DAY
Have you bought your lottery ticket? Tonight, one or more might become an instant millionaire. The 500 million jackpot is a record for Powerball…what would you do with the winnings? We’ve all seen and heard the horror lottery stories, from people being broke in less than 5 years and even death.
Play on America and good luck! 🙂
Rumor has it…well it’s not quite a rumor. Jessica Simpson is expecting baby # 2 with fiance Eric Johnson. The couple are proud parents of 8 month old Maxwell Drew Johnson.
With Christmas less than a month away, this is an early present for Simpson…Us Weekly exclusively confirms. Simpson gave birth to baby Max this past May.
A source reveled to Us, “It definitely wasn’t planned. But yes, Jessica is pregnant again.”
I wonder what Weight Watchers is thinking, Simpson slimmed down the 60 of the 70 lbs she put on with baby # 1.
This will definitely be a Christmas to remember, congrats Jes!
1As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, so honour is not seemly for a fool.
2As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse causeless shall not come.
3A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, and a rod for the fool’s back.
4Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him.
5Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit.
6He that sendeth a message by the hand of a fool cutteth off the feet, and drinketh damage.
7The legs of the lame are not equal: so is a parable in the mouth of fools.
8As he that bindeth a stone in a sling, so is he that giveth honour to a fool.
9As a thorn goeth up into the hand of a drunkard, so is a parable in the mouths of fools.
10The great God that formed all things both rewardeth the fool, and rewardeth transgressors.
11As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly.
12Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him.
13The slothful man saith, There is a lion in the way; a lion is in the streets.
14As the door turneth upon his hinges, so doth the slothful upon his bed.
15The slothful hideth his hand in his bosom; it grieveth him to bring it again to his mouth.
16The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit than seven men that can render a reason.
17He that passeth by, and meddleth with strife belonging not to him, is like one that taketh a dog by the ears.
18As a mad man who casteth firebrands, arrows, and death,
19So is the man that deceiveth his neighbour, and saith, Am not I in sport?
20Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth.
21As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire; so is a contentious man to kindle strife.
22The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.
23Burning lips and a wicked heart are like a potsherd covered with silver dross.
24He that hateth dissembleth with his lips, and layeth up deceit within him;
25When he speaketh fair, believe him not: for there are seven abominations in his heart.
26Whose hatred is covered by deceit, his wickedness shall be shewed before the whole congregation.
27Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein: and he that rolleth a stone, it will return upon him.
28A lying tongue hateth those that are afflicted by it; and a flattering mouth worketh ruin.
The “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star, Kim Zolciak, revealed to Life and Style that she is expecting her second child with husband Kroy Biermann.
“Kroy and I are so excited,” Zolciak, 33,(wayment, hol up…she is not almost 3 or 4 years older than me. I refuse to believe that lie) told Life & Style. “To decide we wanted to get pregnant again and have it happen so quickly was such a blessing.”
The outspoken reality star, who also has two daughters – Brielle, 15, and Ariana, 9 – from a previous marriage, is four months along into her pregnancy. She proudly shows off her growing baby bump in the pages of the magazine, on newsstands Wednesday.
“People are going to be shocked, because nobody knows,” said Zolciak, who has yet to find out the sex of the baby.
Whether the bun in the oven is a boy or girl, the part-time pop singer said she’s “so excited” for her young son to have “a little buddy” to play with.
One of the above two people are not being truthful!
According to TMZ, Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries will agree on an annulment BUT only if one confesses the marriage was a sham.
Sources connected to the former couple tell TMZ … Kim would be happy to annul the marriage, if Kris will admit he defrauded her by promising to live with her in Hollywood and then demanding that she move to Minnesota — something we told you about last October.
Kris wants Kim to admit fraud — that she never had any intention of making this a real marriage … something Kim has adamantly denied.
He is also demanding $7 million from Kim — something Kim thinks is absurd since he MADE money off the wedding and the reality show PLUS they have a prenup which gives Kris a minus zero.
The mother of NBA star Dwight Howard‘s son wants the judge in their custody case removed stat … because she claims he has it out for women who have children out of wedlock with NBA stars.
Royce Reed is battling Dwight in court in an effort to retain primary custody of their son. Dwight filed docs earlier this month to try and wrangle custody from her … claiming she interferes with his relationship with their son and makes it difficult for him to see the boy on his scheduled days.
The “Basketball Wives” star came back this week with a motion of her own … to have Judge Tim Shea taken off the case. She claims he has a bias against baby mamas and she fears he may side with Dwight because he’s a local celebrity.
In her filing, Reed claims Shea wouldn’t let her present her side during a court hearing last month. Reed’s lawyer also filed an affidavit saying that during the hearing, Judge Shea said he would award Howard custody, then decided to delay his decision … despite the fact no evidence had been presented.
Reed also claims there might be a conflict of interest since Shea’s own website lists one of Howard’s lawyers, Mayanne Downs, as one of his endorsers (see below).
Everyone questioned Rihanna’s judgment when she picked ex-boyfriend Chris Brown to be featured on her “Birthday Cake” remix and in a recent interview with Ryan Seacrest, Rihanna explained why she chose to collaborate with Chris Brown.
“The first song that came about was ‘Birthday Cake.’ I mean we ended up recording them at the same time and executing them together, but I reached out to him about doing ‘Birthday Cake’ because that’s the only person that really–it made sense to do the record. Just as a musician despite everything else that was going to be the person. You know I thought about rappers, and I’ve done that so many times, and the hottest R&B artist out right now is Chris Brown. So I wanted him on the track, and then in turn he was like ‘Why don’t you do the remix to my track?’ and it was a trade off. We did two records. One for my fans. One for his fans, and that way our fans can come together. There shouldn’t be a divide. You know? It’s music, and it’s innocent.”
To hear the rest of the interview here
Yeah, Rihanna, I think you’re right…only Breezy could be the only one to speak these misogynistic lyrics laced with profanity.
Legggo Girl I wanna fuck you right now (right now) Been a long time, I’ve been missing your body Let me-let me turn the lights down When I go down, it’s a private party Ooooh, it’s not even her birthday But I wanna lick the icing off Give it to her in the worst way Can’t wait to blow her candles out I want that cake, cake cake….
Ooh baby I like it, it’s so exciting Don’t try to hide it I’mma make you my bitch
Cake cake cake cake….
Ooh baby I like it, it’s so exciting Don’t try to hide it I’mma make you my bitch
Cake cake cake cake….
Doggy want the kitty Give me a heart attack and throw it back Now watch me get it And I knew thiss but you the shit Damn, girl you pretty Blowing out your candles, let me make a couple wishes
Can you come up with 26 words/phrases that describe you?
A: Addicted to truth
C: Cynical at times
G: God’s Child
K: Keeper of calendars
N: Nature is overrated
Q: Quite Limitless
R: Risk taker
T: Twitter fanatic
U: Universe listener
V: Very bad with being on time
X: Xenophobe I am not