This morning I thought…

Posted: May 22, 2017 in Uncategorized

How in the world do I let so many things take me away from You?

Nothing, and I mean nothing feels as overwhelmingly special than the touch of you!

When I think of Your love and our love everything stops for me. I get stuck in the thought of Your strong embrace. It restricts the movement of my body and sends the rush of my heart into overdrive.

I find myself wanting to cry, stretch, inhale You and breathe out everything not like You.

I’m so full of You that I never want any interruptions of our embrace.

Thank You! Thank You! Thank You for never giving up on me and always coming back to me. Its times like these when your love for me is reassured. Just when I feel like my heart has stopped all of its movements, functions and purpose, You press the start button and our love picks right back up from the first time I fell in love with You.

Thank You my Love… My Lord…My Father

 

Tears,

Kathy

Go Live

Posted: June 27, 2016 in Uncategorized

keep-calm-and-go-live-68As I prepared to fully wake this morning, my mind was flooded with so many ideas. I had this overwhelming feeling that I wanted the world to know what transformation looks like from my perspective and from my experience. I wanted to literally create a song and dance to express my love for God.

With my eyes still closed, I visualized all the details from start to finish. As I was going through the motions in my mind I could actually see colors, movement, people, and hear the sound of the event. I even recited everything I wanted to say. But as I lay there, still with eyes closed, what was once excitement now turned into reasonable doubt. I thought things like, “o that’s too much, where would I get the…, and who will help with… and how could I…” and on and on it went. The vision was happening so fast that it started to feel like someone pushed the fast forward button and the rewind button of my mind at the same time. So for 2 short seconds I got a little frustrated because I started thinking about all the other million ideas I usually have but never bring them to life. So I thought, man God, why would you give us the ability to have such an active mind without the ability to do it all. And He immediately replied, “who told you that?”. He went on to say, “the dreams in your head can easily be manifested on the outside. I will not stop what I have already designed and that is your ability to see and be”!

So I prayed to the Lord, “please give me creative strategy, wisdom and courage to manifest all that is within me”. Yep just that simple of a prayer. And immediately I was reminded that the social media medium Facebook has a component called Facebook Live where you can post events that are happening in real time.  All of a sudden, I heard the Lord say take those same dreams and go live…

For me, this short but profound moment meant that if God gives me the ability to see and dream, He also gives me the ability to bring those things to life. So I’m taking limits and time constraints off. If I see it, IT will be!

That’s all I have for you…

Go Live

Kat~ An excellent day is waiting for you to have, so have it and See HIM only!

I Do!

Posted: March 23, 2016 in Uncategorized

ringsTwenty years ago today, I made one of the most valuable decisions of my life.  This day I married a young man who loves Jesus more than anything and anyone in the world. I married a man who from day one always shares the Word of God with me and encourages me daily to seek and trust the Lord in everything I do. In the beginning years of our marriage, I left the relationship with God part up to my husband because I thought he did it so well. I figured it was working for the family so there was no need for me to get that intricately acquainted with “his-our God”. As time went on I desired a similar relationship with “his-our God”. Let me tell you my husband is a great student and expositor of the Word. He breaks the Word down in such a way that really makes you think on another level. I must say that much of my growth in the Lord was propelled from dialogue with my husband.

My husband is not just a staunch churchgoer, (he grew up COGIC- Church of God in Christ, so you know they go to church eight days a week), but he is committed to the Kingdom. He is full of faith and wisdom beyond his years. He really does love me as Christ loves the church. He is an excellent father to our children. He makes, sorry, made some very gorgeous children too! We have been in our home for 20 years. Never threatened foreclosure!!!!  My husband keeps us protected, fed, and covered in prayer. He is a very fun, outgoing and passionate person. He is kind and he is very intelligent. He is extremely, supernaturally, musically talented and anointed. I am his biggest fan. I believe with all my heart that he is the greatest singer of all times. He thinks I say that just because I am supposed to but I say to him all the time, “I don’t have to do anything I don’t want to”. I mean it from the depths of my soul. Every time he opens his mouth to sing, I am mesmerized and captivated by the anointing of God released through him. I could go on and on forever and I will…

One of the problems I see in relationships is that people focus too much on the things that can be fixed instead of focusing on the things that are important. When I say things that can be fixed, I mean like money, clothes on the floor, appearance, not seeing eye to eye about kids, etc. All those things with prayer, good communication skills, wise counsel and resources can be worked out. Listen, the enemy is not after those material things. He wants your soul, your relationship with each other, to destroy your faith in the institution of marriage and ultimately your faith in God.

I pray that women allow God to place His chosen man in their lives. Do we have choices? Sure we do. But there are some key ingredients that should be in “the one”.  No, don’t go looking because as a wife you must be found. However, when he finds you, you must be able to identify him by God’s fabric and design. For those of us that are married, fight for it. God is able to do exceeding, abundantly far above all we can ask or think. With Him, ALL things are possible.

God and I had a conversation once that changed the course of my thoughts concerning my marriage. As we all do sometimes, when I would get mad, I would say I want out. But one day God asked me this, He said, “if everything was favorable and going your way would you still want out?” Whoa! I said of course not. He said so stop saying you want out and ask me to show you and help you see you first, and then see how to make it work.  After that I stopped rehearsing the problem and began praying and thanking God for a wonderful marriage! Ya’ll can pay me for that later…

See I didn’t just marry any o man. I married the lover of my soul, the husband of my youth, the priest and head of my home. One who loves me unconditionally, fineness, flaws and all. He’s not my baby daddy. He is the man that my daughters aspire to find one just like him. I absolutely married my best friend, my confidant, my prince turned king.  I married one of God’s favorite creations.  Each year I ask myself, jokingly of course, do I want to do this another year with this man? Til eternity, I do!

Kat~ An excellent day is waiting for you to have, so have it and See HIM only!

Happy Anniversary Bayb!

Don’t get it twisted

Posted: March 8, 2016 in Uncategorized

Don’t lose the irreplaceable to someone or something replaceable- K. Simond

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In my opinion, family is first and most important over anything else. I am angered when I hear comments like:

“my wife doesn’t want me speaking to my mom or she’ll be mad”

“his momma makes me sick”

“the people I kick it with have been more of a brother or sister to me than my own”

“I’m not speaking to my family because…”

I’m not foolin with his/her family”

And the list goes on…

In any case, I take issue with this because it is ridiculous how families are treating one another. I understand that the family dynamic can get real interesting, and yes there is plenty dysfunction in all our families. My point for addressing this issue to encourage families to take a better approach at working through their problems and start establishing a greater level of loyalty. I don’t dishonor or disregard the “spouse” or the “long time- loyal- been there through it all friend”, but what I am doing is trying to recalibrate the original design for the family.

We all make mistakes and will continue to do so until the end of time. But it gets real scary when you turn your back on your own blood for the sake of someone who can ALWAYS be replaced. More times than not, that same person will end up leaving and forsaking you, causing you to eventually have to depend on the family you once rejected. So work things out!!

To the married woman who is in whatever kind of conflict with your mother and/or father in-law, more commonly, the mother in law, pray for your husband’s mom. Pray that the relationship between your spouse and his parent(s) heals, grows and is strong. A wife and the mother in law or the wife and the in-laws are more help to each other than against one another. Quiet as kept, no man wants to have to choose between the two women that are the most important in his life or his family and the woman he loves. Take that mess off his list of things that he already has to be concerned about.

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And yeah I get it, “leave and cleave”, right! That is not what I am talking about though. Can you image the power that occurs when two women link up and pray for the one man they both love! Get it together ladies. That is his mother. You really can be replaced, she can’t. Put yourself in her shoes and settle down. There should not be a fight in this area. If you have sons or want a son one day, think about how you would feel if the shoe was on the other foot.

(Singing): Don’t you ever for a second get to thinkin you’re irreplaceable-Neyo

The bible states in so many words that we can have a whole lot of things but if we don’t have love, we have nothing. Let love be your driving force to reconcile differences with family and in laws. It does not matter who is right or wrong, find the happy medium. And I don’t mean ignore each other or move to different states or countries so you won’t have to deal with each other…LOL!

Make it work! Love over everything!

Kat~ An excellent day is waiting for you to have, so have it and See HIM only!

1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. 2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned,[a] but have not love, it profits me nothing. 4 Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; 5 does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; 6 does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 1 Corinthians 13

 

Where am I?

Posted: February 26, 2016 in Uncategorized

Damsel2                                      Have you ever felt confined, stuck, captive, stagnant or trapped?

Sometimes we either put ourselves in unfortunate situations or God ordains what I call “Down Time”. One things for certain, you won’t always be in that place as long as you seek the Lord. I will be the first to admit that sometimes my attitude and faith level in these moments suck! It does not feel good and depending on the severity of the situation, I almost want to quit. 

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. Jeremiah 29:11

This passage of scripture has resonated in my ears and in my spirit almost every week for the past month. Most people focus on this particular verse instead of reading and understanding the circumstances surrounding the entire chapter. See we want to hear the upside to life but we often overlook or ignore the downside to the process we must go through. As most of you know, every promise has a process! “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28

In my reflection of this chapter, Jeremiah’s letter to the captives is a picture of God’s promise to restore good to a bad situation. Three things are evident in either a God ordained or self-inflicted situation.

#1. God is always aware of your captivity

#2. God will give you strategy on how to survive and grow in those situations

#3. God will always confirm His plan for your life; His plan to re-establish you

For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, 2 Corinthians 4:17

God will indeed bring you out.  Seek him and you will find him. Search for Him with all your heart, in both good and bad times. He will be waiting for you with His arms wide open. I am not always certain on the circumstances in my life but I am confident that I am right where I need to be! God’s timing is perfect!

Kat~ An excellent day is waiting for you to have, so have it and See HIM only!

The Power of 3

Posted: February 22, 2016 in Uncategorized

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For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” – Matthew 18:20

Mommy, Tee & Me –Lately I have noticed something specific about the pattern 3. It all started when my mom and aunt got together the past thanksgiving holiday (2015). It was decided that we needed to link up and pray for the men (Leaders) of our family and our family overall. There was a sense of urgency, a mandate that we pray together. So we scheduled a Saturday conference call at 10 AM. Prior to the call I decided to call my Pastor to get some wisdom on prayer time with the family.” Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety” Proverbs 11:14.  My Pastor prays with her two sisters on a regular basis. They all live in different states so phone conference is the best way for them to connect. My Pastor is a mighty general in the area of praying and confessing the Word of God. She is a woman of faith and EXTREMELY disciplined in prayer and study of the bible. So needless to say I called her to let her know what I and my family were planning to do. She gave me some very important advice and as of date we have kept to our prayer call. We pray every Saturday and we have seen some tremendous growth and victorious results.

Jesus, J & Me –  On the day of my wedding I remember saying, “Lord, I love this man and I really want to spend my life with him. However if you do not speak and speak loud to assure me that I am doing the right thing and that you are with me, I am not going to this ceremony.”   I was taught that you do not enter into marriage lightly and you don’t toss around the word divorce every time things don’t go right. So I was trying to make my calling and election sure. As I sat on the edge of the bed feeling like I was about to give my whole life away, I heard the lord kindly say, “two are better than one and a threefold cord is not easily broken”  Ecclesiastes 4. He went on to say, “If you seek me, I will be there with you and your husband every step of the way. The three of us are more powerful together than we are apart.”  20 years later, the three of us are STILL together. Glory to God!

AJ, T & Me – I have met many people in my lifetime and I am sure more will come. God has shown me that a friend proves themselves not only in word but in deed. ” A man who has friends must himself be friendly, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother”  Proverbs 18:24. God has allowed me to be the big sister to two of the most incredible ladies on the planet. We are friends but greater we are sisters. AJ and T!  These girls support me silently, in a way that no one will ever understand. They cover me, pray for me, keep me accountable and they love me unconditionally.  We have a secret society we belong to, just the three of us, lol, but  we open up ourselves up to help women all across the globe. We pray for one another without ceasing. We get together just for ice cream, candy or hot chocolate! We can literally sit and talk for hours on end. We know each others propensities, looks and habits. This friendship is one the will last until the end of time. I think we will be sitting next to each other in heaven!

Pooh, Toonie & Me -And then there are my babies! My daughters are gifts from God. My daughters are constant reminders to me from God that I am loved, I am gifted, talented unique, one of a kind and favored. When I look at my children I see what God sees in me and about me and I smile. Before they both turned 18, the age when the child-parent relationship redefines itself, the three of us were always together. My girls would say “mommy do you have any friends”, and I with my one hand in the air would say, “yes”. They would say “no you don’t, we are your friends”. I would laugh but I was absolutely okay knowing that if no one else in the world cared about me and protected me, my babies would always hold me down no matter what. They grown now ya’ll, but we are still friends! 🙂

I wanted to highlight in this post the importance and the power of unity! Three is not the limit on prayer groups or friends. But I have noticed the repetition in the bible concerning the number three. In fact we are all created in the image and likeness of Father God, Jesus the Son & Holy Spirit.  The bible notes, “and God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth” Genesis 1:23.

I know believers possess a supernatural authority and dominion here on earth. We can decree a thing and it shall be established. We can speak to mountains and they be removed. We can have whatsoever we say, asking in Jesus’ name and it shall be done.  Families, siblings, cousins, friends, link up, pray, talk to one another, love, laugh and have fun in the presence of the Lord. You don’t have to be deep, in prayer all night. Come together via phone or in person. Just synchronize a time when you all can be on one accord to hear what’s on God’s mind and heart concerning you, your family, your friends. Your life depends on it, your community, this nation. You are not alone. We all need a good support system. A safety net, a place of refuge. That place is first in Christ and then… even in the the Power of 3.

I’d be interested in hearing about any of your symbolic number patterns or any interesting patterns you have noticed!!! images 

Kat~ An excellent day is waiting for you to have, so have it and See HIM only!

Feature Friday

Posted: February 19, 2016 in Uncategorized

Word Based Letters highlights the talent and physical, mental and spiritual fitness of my  beautiful big sister since high school, Ms. Erika Maxie, affectionately called E!

As the founder of C.O.R.E. Fitness, Erika provides a plethora of knowledge and training to educate people on the benefits of proper nutrition and exercise. Erika does not just haphazardly teach, coach and train, her expertise is actually the CORE of her own Life Stlye!

Please check her out and get your mind, body and soul ready for change. She looks like a barbie right!!!!

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Welcome E!

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Kat~ An excellent day is waiting for you to have, so have it and See HIM only!

 

Shhhh!!!!

Posted: February 16, 2016 in Uncategorized

lion-of-judah-for-blog_edited-1Just had to post this short note!

The statement I am about to release is the second time the Lord has brought this to my attention. The first time I heard it I said “wow that is a powerful statement”!

As I heard it again today, it pierced through my soul and released an applause and a peaceful praise in my spirit that everything IS already alright!

I felt the powerful strength of a father securing his child. It’s like when something goes wrong and daddy or momma or whatever person you have in your life comes to your rescue. You feel like you’re the biggest, tallest, most indispensable person on the planet because you have the biggest, tallest, most indispensable person guarding you and keeping you covered.

It might be miniscule to some but for me it’s huge. As I say all the time, I ABSOLUTELY love Jesus and this is why…

He said to me: “Your quiet trust in me in difficult time is a powerful statement in spiritual realms”. In other words, demons tremble and the plans of the enemy crumble when you remain calm and in peace in the midst of it all!

Glory to God,

Kat~ An excellent day is waiting for you to have, so have it and see HIM only!

“And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me”. 2 Corinthians 12:9 King James Version 

Visual Obscurity

Posted: February 12, 2016 in Uncategorized

When, after so many years, so many circumstances you still cannot clearly see the manifestation or full articulation of who you are in action…close your eyes!- K. Simond

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I remember many times wondering, “Lord, who am I? Why am I? How will I? Time has moved on and I am clear on who I am, why I am but the “how will I” still eludes me. I sometimes wonder, am I growing, am I learning and am I developing or maturing into exactly the person God created me to be. Granted, there are some natural things we can do to grow and develop such as eat right, exercise, further our education, so forth and so on… But then there are some things spiritually, emotionally that seem stagnant and sometimes obscure. There are points in my life where I’ve felt inadequate, stuck and even worthless.

So the other day I was meditating, supplicating with the Lord. I was feeling overwhelmed and under accomplished. At that moment, I closed my eyes and allowed the Lord to speak to me. And instantly He told me to do something a little out of the norm. Besides I was at work so I was a little apprehensive. However, at that time I felt like my life depended on it so I went for it.  I closed my eyes, began to declare to the Lord how much I trusted Him and then started to thank Him. Before I knew it, I was in tears. There was such a peace and comfort on me that no more worry, care, concern or feeling of inadequacy remained.  In that moment I experience the loving touch of a concerned Father coming to see about His child. The bible surely tells us that God delights in every detail of our lives. Nothing is too small or too big for God to fix.

The moral of the story is that we are ever evolving, growing and becoming. Just because you don’t see where you are going or feel like you are growing doesn’t mean you are not. In fact, every moment, every experience and every encounter is laced with growth and development. Take some life measurements. Look back at where you were and then look where you are now. I guarantee you are not the same. You may want to see more and that is where vision and dreams come in to play but you are indeed maturing. Be patient, time will reveal you!

Here is the life changing activity that had me in tears. I am so confident that it works and helps that I wanted to share it with you.

Read this one time and then go back and follow the instructions.

  1. Take a moment and close your eyes.
  2. Think about all the things you are believing God for; your dreams, desires and even your wants.
  3. See yourself doing and being ALL that God has for you.
  4. Keep your eyes closed and literally declare out of your mouth your trust in God.
  5. Eyes still closed, repeatedly tell Him “Thank you”

Do that for about one minute.

Two things will happen:

  1. You will dispel all doubt, fear, unbelief stress, pressure, and worry
  2. You will be in a perpetual state of praise and thanksgiving (it’ll get reeeeaaaal good to you!)

By this time you will feel better! smiley  Repeat this exercise as many times as possible.

Let me know if it works. I really want your feedback!

Kat~ An excellent day is waiting for you to have so have it and See HIM only!

 

Therefore we do not become discouraged [spiritless, disappointed, or afraid]. Though our outer self is [progressively] wasting away, yet our inner self is being [progressively] renewed day by day. 2 Corinthians 4:16 Amplified Bible

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11New King James Version

Your eyes have seen my unformed substance; and in Your book were all written. The days that were appointed for me, when as yet there was not one of them [even taking shape]. Psalm 139:16 Amplified Bible

But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. 1 Corinthians 2:9 King James Version

And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them. Isaiah 42:16 King James Version 

Judgy Jaws

Posted: January 30, 2016 in Uncategorized

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I had a dream recently and right before I woke up, Matthew 7 was illuminated to me. I woke up around 7 am that morning and read the scripture. When I read it I was absolutely confounded because I thought, surely this is not for me. As I continued to read the entire chapter I remained perplexed. I wondered who the Lord wanted me to pray for regarding this passage of scripture. By this time I had to get on my weekly prayer call with my mommy and my auntie (Hi Mommy, Hi Tee Tee). Before we begin prayer, we always ask if anyone has anything specific to share. My mom then says, “wait, this just came to me” (mommy still says that which technically means this is what the Lord just told me).

She went on to say, “read Matthew…” smiley phone but before she could finish, I stopped her and said, “ma, please don’t say Matthew 7!” She said “yes, the scripture that talks about not judging people.” Let me give you a brief background about me. When I was a child I used to dream all of the time and I still do to this day. When I got older, got saved for real: you know, no more walks down the aisle every other Sunday to rededicate my life to Christ each time I decided to give up turnin up! smiley turn up I began to become aware of certain gifts I had. One of the most prevalent gifts was dreaming prophetically and being able to interpret dreams…as the Lord allowed.  Read Daniel chapter 2

Fast Forward⇒ So when my mom said, “don’t judge others”, I almost hit the floor. I told them about the dream and I was almost shaking. I am used to dreaming and receiving interpretation or revelation however, never have I had a witness to substantiate the validity of the dream so fast. For me, this meant that the message was urgent and of the utmost importance to the Lord. 2 Corinthians 13-This will be the third time I am coming to you. “By the mouth of two or three witnesses every word shall be established.” Needless to say, we all began to reread the passage together. Still perplexed and partly in denial, I decided to look up the definition of the word Judge. I just knew in my heart that I don’t judge people, so I thought!

Side Bar: For a while now, my husband has called me “judgy jaws”. I hate that phrase. He would say things like, “okay judgy jaws, or careful, you might be judging!” Well here is how I felt. I don’t point the finger at or turn my nose up at anyone. I understand we all are flawed, make mistakes and will forever “miss it”. All I ever want is the best for people. I just couldn’t understand why people did or do what they do.

So I am looking up the definition of judge and in essence it read “to form an opinion of or to draw a conclusion”. Hum!! It hit me. Though I was not intentionally judging others, I was still guilty of judging smiley sad. I now realize that even if no fingers are pointed, no nose is turning up and no belittling is taking place, I was still forming an opinion of or drawing a conclusion about someone or something.

The moral of the story is that no one knows the real intent or heart of a person. Greater than that, it is absolutely none of my or your business!! When we draw conclusions about or form opinion of others it is simply called “minding other folks business” and wasting valuable time we could be spending on our own business. Whoa! So mom, auntie and I repented, prayed and vowed to only love and pray for others sincerely.

Takeaways:

Repent (turn away) from any judging you have done knowingly or unknowingly, lest ye be judged.  Matthew 7- 1 “Judge not, that you be not judged. For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you.

Pray for others without the 5 W’s:

Who did it?

What happened?

When did it happen?

Where were they when it happened?

Why did they have the nerve to do that?

How in the world could they…?

Always ask yourself:

Am I pointing the finger people?

Am I turning up my nose at others?

Am I drawing a conclusion about someone?

Am I forming an opinion about someone?

Am I minding my own business?

My name is, was “judgy jaws”, but now I am free! lady

Kat~ An excellent day is waiting for you to have so have it and See HIM only!