People of God, God fearing folks, Marching Saints, where is your voice, your righteousness indignation?
Aren’t we leaders and ambassadors?
How often has it been that the church is the last in setting the standard on moral treatment, while raising the highest rant on immorality?
Disclosure; I love the church and the people of God as well as all others. However, I do think we need to set the bar higher on indignations worth speaking to.
There seems to be a smorgest board, to pick and choose from.
Well, this me too movement is one to pick, and I could name some others, but I’ll begin with this one, (It’s easier for some).
Many are coming out, many are wanting to tell their story, it’s not a story just for the elite to tell, you know. There is so much displacement of blame, some blame themselves, some blame their victimizer, some blame their caregivers and so on. But now is the time to close the gap on respect and equality.
Mother, daughter, woman, ladies, it’s time to commend your sister or sista for enduring the fear & shame, for conquering the intent of the enemy to demoralize & destroy, for overcoming with intention & tenacity and finally for the hope of the next generation, be open and vulnerable.
I challenge you to tell your story, listen to another’s story, cry together and comfort one another. It’s time for this……
A defining moment in history took shape this year in the form of the #Metoo movement. Across the nation women took a bold stand and spoke up against the sexual misconduct and mistreatment they endured unjustly and for far too long. The impact has been felt everywhere, from businesses, to churches and beyond. In this session we look at the problem, how we can address it, and how we can support the victims.
Now is the time to recognize women manipulated by impulsive lust, time to accept women preyed upon for ill gotten gain, and to unite with women of abuse and shame due to wolves in shepherd clothing, who only had one goal in mind. Some ladies may need to forgive themselves for what was too painful to admit. We have judged and punished one another for having the same wants and needs that have led us into the market place unprepared and unprotected while looking for love in all the wrong places.
People, it’s time to clean up, in order to glow up, turn up, & start up.
Get your body moving with stretching, meditation, & exercise. 15 minutes of stretch while taking deep breaths gets the blood flowing, and resets the brain. Time is your friend, time is your savior, time is something your are never without. We all get the same amount of time and we get to chose what we’ll do with it. Take your time, own it, make it work for you. That being said; include stretching for 10 – 15 minutes, take some deep breaths, and listen to the in and out breaths, give these breaths your full attention.
Meditate, Meditate, Meditate! Do it with your 24 hours given. Give some of it back to God and to yourself. 10, 15, 20, 30 minutes, you got it and you need to use it to meditate. Just sit quiet, listen, and breathe. Your mind, body and spirit may resist but be determined, make it a ritual.
Let’s talk about eating,
Eat healthy by starting at the least with reducing and adding. Reduce sugar, preservative preserved food made to last long on supermarket shelves, it comes packaged in jars, frozen cartons, and zip locked bags. LET IT GO, to add lengths of days to your life, for longevity, and to experience some adventure.
Add more, vegetables, fruit, water & herbs. Lightly cook, steam, bake but raw works too. Think, if it grows, it flows, in the body.
Your body is your temple, what does that mean to you? Why don’t you think about that and write what it means for you to have health & fitness?
Spring into summer with a new sacred temple that is mentally strong, physically fit, and with spiritual fortitude.
Finally, let me suggest Galatians 5:22 to really shine. We’ll focus on this next week!
The Reid Connection is presenting the 4th & final piece to the success formula revealed to us, that we submit to you in hopes you will apply it as you move towards success. Week 4
Clarity is a topic that has many layers for defining it’s meaning in our lives. The question is how do we get to a place of clarity?
There were times when I questioned why things were happening or not happening in my life. My disappointment with what I was having or experiencing led me to ask for more understanding, and to declare what I was believing / thinking or doing to make things better for myself. What I discovered from this is I had two ideas of thought. There was a conscious thought and an unconscious thought within. This is what is called wavering. James 1:6-8 tells us a wavering man shall not receive anything. Two thoughts going on within is considered being double minded, meaning you are tossed from one idea, conscious thought and another, unconscious thought, which is considered to be unstable.
To have success in a certain area of life or in a certain way requires we become very definitive.
Vacillating ideas: Having faith and unbelief at the same time!
Thinking that money is needed, but it is evil. Money is wanted but it gets in the way of us loving God or family or community. Money is useful but it will change us into someone not likable.
Wanting to go to school but thinking you’re too old to reinvent yourself. Becoming a sales person for the big earnings you know are being made, while thinking you don’t have what it takes to sell. Wanting more but thinking you’ve done too much to deserve something good to happen for you. Wanting more but thinking you cant make changes. How bout, you should be earning more, but not willing to seek or ask for more.
These vacillating ideas of thought are working in a way that creates a barrier to the success wished for.
You must definitively decide:
what you will and wont do
what you do like and do not like
What gives you joy and what does not
WHAT IS CLARITY?
Clarity is your awareness of your barriers then moving past the barriers. The self help gurus all agree you must focus on your “WHY” for your desires to be manifested], creating clarity. I’ve heard, where focus goes, energy flows.
Clarity allows for choices that are in alignment with who you are. It includes understanding your purpose or calling so much so that everything you do is to fulfill it. When you are moving in clarity you are on purpose, doing things with purpose, not overly focused on the challenges and whatever difficulties. Clarity makes us commit or not commit, it allows for our creativity and will keep us in the processes we must go through. Clarity puts us on the path best for success, confirming we stay the course until our goal is manifested. Being clear keeps your faith in action, being clear pushes you forward despite any fears.
HOW IS CLARITY ACHIEVED?
This kind goes out with prayer & fasting. Clarity needs to be sought.
My additional suggestion is meditation with prayer. Meditation has advanced my awareness, promoted humility, increased gratitude, and YES clarified my next step. All of this prompted a more faith filled prayer about my desires and surrender to my greater good.
Now, instead of prayer about a bunch of WHYS & WHY FOR, I made specific request with excitement and trust.
STEPS TO CLARITY
To become clear for success; I propose setting aside time to sit still, do meditation and then pray.
Lets get clear, lets be on purpose about things that really matter to us. Let’s get on with the people that are of divine connection for us. This is clarity that leads to a life fulfilled, a life complete, and success.
I’m praying for this list, the formula for success in my life and I’m praying for this list for your life: Healing – Deliverance – Love – Clarity. If you are inspired to pray for me, pray this success formula list.
It is my accepted belief that by Divine revelation, this is what will guarantee success that will surprise you.
The Reid Connection is presenting the 3rd piece to the success formula revealed to us, that we submit to you in hopes you will apply it as you move towards success. Week 3
Most people can think back on a moment when you get something desired and look for a person you have a love connection with, to enjoy the moment and that person is not there. It is at that moment when the significance of love is clear.
When we come face to face with the absence of love for some reason, we get
more clear about the importance for love.
Showing up or not showing up for someone who really needs you in a crisis enforces the value love has.
Love is a requirement for real success. Without love most everything will be only a momentary joy. Love begets love, just as hate begets hate. We tend to look for love in all the wrong places because our conscious and emotions do crave love, so we go about reaching for it on a sub conscious level, sending signals and signs with our body language and conversation to attract what we are begging others to give to us. We seek and search for love with our style, behavior, toys, and trinkets. We go about being seductive or suave to elicit and entice people and things for our possession. Love within our being protects us, it sets boundaries, and it will overflow. Love starts with ourselves, then it extends. Love for ourselves helps us to maintain our health, promotes our self-care from doing too much that causes neglect to ourselves, love connects us with others who will reflect our love for ourselves. We can mirror love to all others no matter what their status and circumstance because love flows through us.
This is a good time to promote reading 1 Cor 13, where the definition of love is more defined.
Make a list of what love is / is not and for each character of love rate where you are from 1 to 10, 10 meaing doing well, 1 meaning doing poorly.
Love should be the controlling factor for our behaviors, tolerance, patience, and support. We should begin and end everything with an attitude of love. Having and feeling love will without a doubt assure success for each of us. Having all we desire, reaching our achievements, and living in luxury means nothing without loving yourself well, as well as having a spouse, parent, child, or sibling to share with.
Pray to be more loving and for the power of love to be at work within you. I want to emphasize that we all must learn what live does to recognize it’s force and affects.
I stand firmly in concluding success can not be materilized without love.