Where is my Boaz?!


Boaz replied, “I’ve been told all about what you have done for your mother-in-law since the death of your husband—how you left your father and mother and your homeland and came to live with a people you did not know before. May the Lord repay you for what you have done. May you be richly rewarded by the Lord, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge.” (‭Ruth‬ ‭2‬:‭11-12‬ NIV)

Seem like everybody is screaming and posting about their Boaz showing up. Which is perfectly fine, I mean who doesn’t deserve a husband? But first you must realize Boaz saw some thing’s in Ruth that he didn’t see in the other women. So while you’re screaming my Boaz is gone come, make sure you have some qualities that set you apart from the rest.

See Ruth abandoned everything she knew and everybody that was familiar to her. She entered into unfamiliar territory on Faith trusting that God had her back. What does this mean to you? You may have to abandon some places. You can’t be in the club Monday through Sunday, drunk and falling out!!! You may have to abandon some toxic people. Remove the gossipers, haters, doubters and unmotivated people out of your life. Your Boaz is not in the mist of those things.

Ruth submitted to Naomi making sure she had everything  she needed. What does this mean to you? Submit your life to God and he will give you the desires of your heart. Have a relationship with God, how can you expect him to give you a Godly man when you don’t even know who God is for yourself?

Ruth was a hard worker. A Godly man does not want a woman that’s not about her business. Whether it’s going to school or working a career. Have something to bring to the table besides a wet butt. Any woman can give a man that. Be prayerful and purposeful in all situations.

I know we all want the dream wedding. Beautiful gowns and dope Suits. But let me be the first to tell you the wedding is the easy part. After all the excitement is gone and y’all return home real life kick in. I remember telling my mother a couple months after my wedding  ummm what did I sign up for!!! Listen, when you are married even if you are mad you still have responsibilities. You still have to pray for your husband, support his visions and anything else. It’s not about you anymore(wake up call for me) it’s about the unit. 

Just because you said I do does automatically make you one flesh!!! To become one you have to go through some challenges and they all aren’t pretty. I’m not saying any of this to discourage you from being married because it is a wonderful thing with God as the foundation. Just take your time and work on yourself while you’re single so that when Boaz show up you are more than ready to be his helpmeet. 💞



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Men of Honor Monday!! 

Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her (‭Ephesians‬ ‭5‬:‭25‬ NIV)

Most of the time you hear the woman’s perspective on marriage. We are very Vocal about how we feel about things. But you never really hear how the man feel or what his outlook on marriage is. Well today we get to hear from my Friend Kevin Brooks as he discuss his interpretation of Ephesians 5. He has been married 20 years so I think he is qualified!! Read below 👇🏽

Husbands…show your wife what unconditional LOVE looks like. Wives…show your husband what unconditional RESPECT looks like. Neither role is any easier than the other. Neither is predicated on the actions of the other. If we do these from our hearts and not just in deeds marriage will work..The reason I say “from our hearts & not just in deed”,  is because we often try to mimic the actions we think “look like love” or “look like respect” without actually seeing or viewing the person(s) in a loving, respectful, honorable way. WE CAN’T JUST “DO” DIFFERENT,  WE MUST “VIEW” DIFFERENT! 
Marriage isnt a chore or duty. Its a privilege! 
God download’s HIS heart about a person into the heart of another. He chooses the recipients of HIS heart to be THE ONE that gets the opportunity to showcase GOD’s heart to their spouse for the rest of their lives. They have the responsibility to show the other how God feels about them. Anytime the husband is disrespected…or the wife is not loved, its because we have disconnected from the constant feed from heaven that gave us GOD’s heart for them from the beginning. The spouses are not seeing each other properly…and sometimes they’ll try to do what “good spouses” do because we wanna be able to say “we did our part”…but this is a failed or soon fizzled out effort if we’re  attempting this while looking at them through our own eyes. It can only be accomplished if we view each other through God’s eyes. “Disrespect” to a man and “withheld love” from a woman is simply because “for that moment” the spouses have lost sight of who the other really is…marriage becomes a chore when continue to go thru the motions without changing how we view them. 

 

You can’t dispute my experience!

2 Timothy 2:14-16 ERV…Keep on telling everyone these truths. And warn them before God not to argue about words. Such arguments don’t help anyone, and they ruin those who listen to them. Do your best to be the kind of person God will accept, and give yourself to him. Be a worker who has no reason to be ashamed of his work, one who applies the true teaching in the right way.   Stay away from people who talk about useless things that are not from God. That kind of talk will lead a person more and more against God.

There are people out here who will try and give you all the reasons that you should not serve God. They have studied and they believe they have valid  reasons about the bible,  how it can’t be accurate,  how you can’t love soneone/something you’ve never seen and  how we (Christian’s) are being brainwashed.  I say good for them,  if they have a reason for what they believe,  at least they believe something.  However, I still get to believe what I believe. 

I was talking to my barber yesterday  about this very thing and she hit me with a truth so true I stopped breathing for a heartbeat. She said,  “You can have that book and everything in it,  you can dispute every incident in there but you can’t take away  MY Experience with God.”  I may have improvised a bit but you get the meaning.  Her words reminded me that there are some things I find true about My faith.   You can’t take away the fact that when I had nothing and I got down on my knees and prayed to God he answered.  You can’t take away the peace I get I when I pray or the joy I get when I worship. You can’t change the fact that when I fasted and prayed for my marriage God held me,  kept me and restored me. I’m still married and I know it was God. You can’t change my experience with God,  my faith or my joy.
Isaiah 12:2 KJV …..Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the Lord Jehovah is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation.

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Don’t eat the Apple Eve!!

“You will not certainly die,” the serpent said to the woman. “For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. (‭Genesis‬ ‭3‬:‭4-6‬ NIV)

I know for a fact every woman has said something like “When I get to heaven Eve and I will have some words, because if she didn’t eat that apple we wouldn’t be going through this.” The last time my friend and I joked about it I started thinking… Eve did eat the apple and caused a lifetime of pain for all woman. But how are we any different from her? How can we be mad at her every month when we eat apples every day that cause a lifetime of pain to someone?

I’m not talking about your apples from the local grocery store. I’m talking about the apple of Gossip, which cause people to look at other people differently. Causing them to draw an opinion of someone they don’t even know due to something you said. I’m talking about the apple of Lust, that’s causing men and women to have sex with married people and their friends mates which in return ruin families and friendships. Then you have the apple of attention seeking which is causing people to do any and everything for someone to pay them some attention.

Let’s not talk about the apple of Money, causing Women to sleep with men to have their bills paid or to buy the latest pumps and purses. Which down the line cause brokenness, emptiness and soul ties to a bunch of men who could care less about them. Men selling drugs to people and causing families to broken and possibly a generation of drug addicts.

The devil is the same today as he was back in the Garden of Eden. He want to destroy you. He know what you struggle with, he know what you love and guess what?? He will make those things so available to you that you will feel it’s the right thing to do. WRONG!! According to( Jeremiah 35:5 NIV/TM) we must turn from our wicked ways and reform our actions. That mean we have to stop doing foolish things. Yeah I know we have grace but that does not mean we can continue down the path of self-destruction. So the next time you are ready to be angry at Eve for eating the apple, make sure your fruit basket is empty💞

Hometown 

Coming to his hometown, he began teaching the people in their synagogue, and they were amazed. “Where did this man get this wisdom and these miraculous powers?” they asked. “Isn’t this the carpenter’s son? Isn’t his mother’s name Mary, and aren’t his brothers James, Joseph, Simon and Judas? Aren’t all his sisters with us? Where then did this man get all these things?” And they took offense at him. But Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his own town and in his own home.” And he did not do many miracles there because of their lack of faith. (‭Matthew‬ ‭13‬:‭54-58‬ NIV)

Have you ever wonder why the people you grew up with, family, and even close friends don’t support you? I know I do!! At one point I got discouraged like man what is it?!?!? You expect the people that’s around you all the time to be right there with you. Tuhhhh think again!!! They are the first ones to look at you sideways. The first ones to not buy your product or come to your events. Won’t even take the time to read something you wrote.

The problem is they can’t get past the old you. They still want to hold you accountable for something you did in the 6th grade. They want to keep bringing up the people you slept with. The parties you attended. The drunk nights. The fact that your mother or father wasn’t nothing so you can’t possibly be anything.  The fact that you had a child before marriage so they feel your life is completely over.

What they fail to realize is God will come and grab you from the slums. According to (‭1 Samuel‬ ‭10‬:‭6‬ NIV) The Spirit of the Lord will come powerfully upon you, and you will prophesy with them; and you will be changed into a different person. What are you saying TaWanna you ask? Im saying that no matter what you been through, no matter what your past or your parents past look like you can still be successful!! You can still be blessed. God can still use you to better the kingdom.

So don’t be bothered if people don’t support you. Jesus couldn’t preach in his own hometown because of the haters(my own words) but did that stop him? Heck no!! If God gave you the vision for your business, your task or your event, trust that he will send the people you need. You don’t have time to be worried about who didn’t. You just keep doing what God placed in your heart and know  without a shadow of a doubt that he will provide for you and somebody, somewhere will be impacted by your works.😘


I’m not Dead!!

While he was saying this, a synagogue leader came and knelt before him and said, “My daughter has just died. But come and put your hand on her, and she will live.” Jesus got up and went with him, and so did his disciples……When Jesus entered the synagogue leader’s house and saw the noisy crowd and people playing pipes, he said, “Go away. The girl is not dead but asleep.” But they laughed at him. After the crowd had been put outside, he went in and took the girl by the hand, and she got up. (‭Matthew‬ ‭9‬:‭18-19, 23-25‬ NIV)

How many of us are dead(not literally)?! But Trying to maintain Dead relationships. Dead friendships. Spiritually Dead.. Working Dead end jobs because we allowed dream killers to Dead our dreams. Living in Dead cities trying to function around other Dead people!!!

Like the girl lying dead in that room we need Jesus to reach out his hand over life!!! We need him to touch every Dead situation we are going through. It’s time out for contentment. Time out for just getting by and barely making it. Staying in situations because it’s convenient.

It’s time to cry out to Jesus just as that Father did!! Not that pretty praise. But Lord I can’t make it another step without you praise!!! According to (‭John‬ ‭15‬:‭7‬ NIV) If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. That mean no matter what you are going through, no matter how dead your life is Jesus can bring it back to life!!!

He will speak on your behalf, he will quiet all naysayers!! He will shut up all doubters by simply showing them you are not Dead!!!! You were sleeping and he is about to lay his hand and awaken something in you that they will not be able to handle!!! (Insert a shout right there🙌🙌)

All you have to do is believe!!! When he lay his hand on you just say Yes Lord and he will take care of the rest!!!! 💞

I can’t stand Church People

Church people had turned me away from God. Has that ever happened to you?  They forget what the bible says about respecting each other.

Ephesians 4:2-3 ERV
Always be humble and gentle. Be
patient and accept each other with love. You are joined together with peace through the Spirit. Do all you can to continue as you are, letting peace hold you together.
Titus 2:7 ERV
You should be an example for them in every way by the good things you do. When you teach, be honest and serious.

I used to go to church and when we got home some family members would talk about the people in church like dogs.  I mean demean the way they dress and/or talk about thier situations with a mean spirit.  I would look at these people and think, if this is what church does for you,  I’m good.

I had a girlfriend who went to church every Sunday,  went to bible study,  was always talking about God but she was the most cunning,  conniving,  mean spirited person I ever knew.  She invited me to her church,  I said “I’m  good”.  All I could think was if she was an example of what church did for people, I’m good.

You ever go to a church or meet church folk who can tell you all about your sin, all about what the old testament said about what to say,  how to dress and how to behave and totally ignore Jesus and what he died for?  Those people who can tell you everything about the bible but can’t show you where it is in the bible?  I’ve met them too, they are gently asked to show me where it is so I can go to God for his revelation for me,  that shuts them up usually. This is what I needed to know.
Romans 8:2 ERV
That is because in Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit that brings life made you free. It made you free from the law that brings sin and death.

I could go on and on but I think you get the picture.  These people were in a position to show me the true and living God but I don’t think they knew him,  I think they knew church because they went every Sunday as kids and it was something they had to do. They knew the rules,  don’t walk during prayer and scripture, they knew every usher hand sign but they didn’t know God. They knew scriptures and songs but no idea who God is. I know God, and I hope when you see me,  you see something of God in me.

Ephesians 5:1-2 ERV
You are God’s dear children, so try to be like him. Live a life of love. Love others just as Christ loved us. He gave himself for us—a sweet-smelling offering and sacrifice to God.

Sheveze