Sunday, January 29, 2012


Job 22:21, "Now acquaint yourself with Him, and be at peace; Thereby good will come to you."

In times like these, we all need someone who is stable, consistent, and brings forth peace from simply knowing them and being around them. I would like to recommend you to the Lord! Malachi 3:6, states "For I am the Lord, I change not." God doesn't talk just to hear Himself talk, when He opens His mouth to speak it's nothing but the truth and it comes straight from His heart. We are often quick to mingle and introduce ourselves to people we don't know and it often develops into drama. But when we take the time to acquaint ourselves with God and develop a relationship with Him, peace automatically comes with the territory. According to Isaiah 26:3,God will keep those in perfect peace who keep their minds steadfast on Him and trust in Him." If we acquaint ourselves with God, it hinders the drama from having access into our lives because God's Word will cut it into pieces like a two-hedge sword. His Word says He is the Prince of Peace and we are to be peacemakers, not peacefakers! According to God's Word, the more we get to know Him, the more peace will come to our lives and good will come to us. When you get into relationship with God you can't help but have good people and good things overcome you. When we stay in the peace of God, we have the power to change the settings and the atmosphere we dwell in. People may be acting a fool, but when you walk in they automatically stop gossiping and get in order because the peace of God within you strikes a chord in them. Stress will age you before your time and make one mentally and spiritually sick. I encourage you to acquaint yourself more with Jesus and position yourself in expectancy mode for peace in every area of your life. It's much more beneficial to be in relationship with a peacemaker rather than a peacefaker.

Friday, January 20, 2012

"It's a Girl" !!!!!!

Proverbs 31: 29, "Many daughters have done virtuously, But thou excellest them all."

On March 17, 2006, Jason and I at the tender age of 20 went to our doctor's appointment to determine the sex of our first child. I secretly wanted a boy and Jason wanted a girl. From my standpoint at the time, it would be much easier to raise a son because I wouldn't be primarily accountable for how he turned out in terms of manhood. I knew that I would have to make major changes and embrace womanhood COMPLETELY if it was a girl. To my surprise, it was a GIRL and I immediately aborted the "GIRL IN ME." I knew without a shadow of a doubt that I would have to terminate the "girly Krystal" and embrace the birthing of my GROWN WOMAN. It was a process, but change doesn't come until one is willing to change. As Daughters of the King, we have a spiritual and moral obligation to equip our daughters with the Word of God and that starts by being a doer of His Word, not just a hearer. There are far too many young ladies having babies without the slightest clue of how they are to conduct themselves. It is disheartening to see so many young girls investing more time on "facebook" rather than in their child's "face."  As a society, many have taken the approach of "it's her baby, let her learn the hard way." Why do we allow them to learn the hard way? Wouldn't it be more practical to share our stories and challenges to lighten their load? Accountability and judging are separate entities and our daughters thirst for accountability in spite of their cries against it. As Daughters of the King, we have to focus on becoming the virtuous woman mentioned in Proverbs 31 and excel the misconceptions that our generation has transformed into a standard. God's Word is the standard and the measuring stick we should utilize to determine if we measure up. Be Blessed and Encouraged!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Do you have a Dream?

Monday, January 16, 2012, our nation will celebrate the life and tireless efforts of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a man of God who devoted his life to fighting for inequality for not only African-Americans, but for humanity and the disadvantaged. As we reflect on the dream that was revealed to him by God, let us meditate on the vision that God has placed in our hearts and how we plan to bring them to fruition. We have to use our spiritual eyes and incline our ears to Him to ensure that we are fulfilling our personal call. The dream has been established and there is much work for us all to do to ensure that Dr. King's dream doesn't become a nightmare. Our youth are falling by the wayside and it is up to us to hold them accountable and display compassion. God, family, education, and common sense is the foundation for any man's success and we have got to get back to the good ol' days when men maintained jobs, attended church, provided for their families out of love-not because the Department of Human Resources mandates it, and were active participants in their households. Black Men used to be prevalent in the field of education and many attended college to become teachers to serve in their communities. My grandmother's generation were women who walked in integrity and served the Lord with gladness, maintained the spirit of peace in their households, and they wouldn't be caught dead in clothes that didn't cover them. We all have the spirit of excellence abiding within us that has transcended from generation to generation and I am confident that we too can become a generation that will be known for Restoring the Dream and Destroying the Current Nightmare. Be Blessed:)

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Bring em' Out, Bring em' Out !!!

John 8:10-11, "When Jesus had  raised Himself up and saw no one but the woman, He said to her, "Woman where are those accusers of yours? Has no one condemned you? She said, "No one, Lord."And Jesus said to her, "Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more."

The story of the adulteress and Jesus is a powerful interaction that we should apply in our personal encounters on our daily walk of faith. The Scribes and Pharisees brought the young woman to Jesus after catching her in the very act of her sin and they used her sin as a means of  testing Jesus, it wasn't about the woman primarily. The Bible says, they brought up the law of Moses so that they would have something to accuse Jesus of-not necessarily the woman. When folks come at you, be wise and understand that you are only the vessel and that they are attacking the Christ in you-not you and God will handle them accordingly. When people come at you with something they feel doesn't fit their protocol or standards, don't say a mumbling word and allow Jesus to come down to their level to straighten them out, but more importantly bring em' out! The Bible says, Jesus stooped down and wrote on the ground with His finger as though He didn't hear them. Jesus ain't thinking about nor listening to the foolishness people have to say about you and neither should you. The adulteress was wrong, but it wasn't for man to judge her, if Jesus finds fault with you, He will address you privately, men do things in public. Jesus is a gentlemen and He doesn't operate in foolishness!  When Jesus got up, her haters went down! Nobody was there but Him and the woman and He dealt with her one on one. The same rule and lesson is applicable in our lives, when we have given our sins to Jesus, leave them there and go forward with expectation of not repeating the same mistakes. You have nothing to prove to man, Jesus told her to go and sin no more, that meant she didn't have to go and explain herself to anybody, she simply needed to get it together. Always remember you may not have it all together, but all things work together for the good of them who are called according to His Purpose! Be Blessed and encouraged!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

"Good and Full"

Ruth 3:3, "Therefore wash yourself and anoint yourself , put on your best garment and go down to the threshing floor; but do not make yourself known to the man until he has finished eating and drinking."

The story of Ruth and Naomi is a classic story that is often used as the foundation for how we are to position ourselves to be in alignment to receive our blessings from God. In Ruth 3:3, Naomi's instructions to Ruth were to prepare herself spiritually and physically for the blessing God was positioning her for. The first order Naomi gave Ruth was to wash and anoint herself. When we  are seeking our breakthrough from God, we must first ask God to create in us a clean heart and renew the right spirit within us, which is Christ. God moves swiftly on our behalf when we are open clean vessels, this clears the way for God to show up and show out! Anointing oneself is a necessary process when preparing to receive your blessing. Anointing one's self simply means getting under the submission of your First Husband and asking God's anointing to fall upon you and cover you from the devices that are not of God.  Secondly, Naomi told Ruth to put on her best garment and go to the threshing floor. When you are seeking God for your blessings, whether it is a spouse, new career, new baby, etc...we have to prepare ourselves as best as we can to go boldly before the throne of Grace in prayer. A threshing floor is a flat surface area where farmers thresh the grain harvest and winnow it. A threshing floor is also positioned near growing areas. When we are seeking favor and blessings, we have to allow God to take us through refinement and move things that are hindering us from growing in the areas that He desires to see us prosper. The last instructions Naomi gave Ruth was to not make herself known to the man until he had finished eating and drinking. Basically, don't pour yourself into someone or place yourself in a position with any human being until you have received confirmation from God concerning them being "Good and Full" meaning they are feasting off His Word and have drank of His goodness. Be Blessed!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

"Excuse Me, I Believe That's Mine"

Numbers 27:4, "Why should the name of our father be removed from among his family because he had no son? Give us a possession among our father's brothers."

Numbers 27, discusses the 5 daughters of Zelophehad who made their petition to Moses concerning their inheritance. It was custom during their time for inheritance to be carried down from male to male, however under the law that God had entrusted to Moses, they were rightfully entitled to their blessing according to the Word of God-not the words of man. Because the daughters came boldly to Moses with what the Word of God promised them, Moses was moved to present their petition to God. God told Moses that the daughters spoke rightly and ordered Moses to give them a possession of inheritance among their father's brothers and to ensure that the inheritance of their father was passed directly to them. The same protocol is applicable to us as heirs of the Kingdom of God. The daughters didn't come at Moses acting a fool nor did they curse him out. They brought the facts and requested what was rightfully theirs according to the Word of God. As Daughters and Sons of the King, we have access to our God through Jesus Christ and He is sitting at the right hand of our Father interceding on our behalf. Go boldly to the throne of grace and bring back to God's remembrance what you are entitled to as His Big Girl and Big Boy. The Bible says, no good thing will he uphold from those who walk uprightly in Him. We have to be in order and be confident in going forward to receive our blessings from God. Know that seeking God and your blessing is a process and you may have to wait on others to go before you, but in the end God will ensure that people are aligned to provide you with your provision directly. Be Blessed and Encouraged!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year !!!

Happy New Year !!! God has blessed us to see another year that was not promised to us! As we enter a new year, we should grasp those lessons that God equipped us with and apply them to our 2012 trials and triumphs. The circumstances and situations we had to endure were spiritual checkpoints that were essential for our growth. God keeps us at stand stills until He is sure we understand how we got ourselves into the problem, we recognize the affects of it, and to teach us that we are to lean on Him and not our own understanding. Don't grow discouraged when 2011 enemies and setbacks come at you, the Bible tells us in James 1:2, to count it all joy when we fall into various trials. In this New Year, expect God to throw you into pit stops. Walk by your faith and not by your natural sight so that when the various trials do occur, you are already equipped with the whole armor of God and His Word to bring you out of each trap the enemy sets for you. God assures us that He will bring us through and out of every trial. Secondly, it's never too late to separate yourself from people who don't have your best interest at heart. The Bible says from the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks. Take what others say to you and about you at face value and be mindful of whom you give access to in 2012. Focus on the quality not quantity of friends. We only need 2 or 3 people in agreement with us for God to move in our lives. When Job faced his affliction, he had 3 friends who came to see about him and the Bible says they had an appointment together to come see Job. The friends' appointment represents they were "in order" and weren't coming just to be nosey. Ensure your inner circle are in order and are on one accord in terms of your well-being, your situation, and are willing to go the extra mile for you when you have to endure. Lastly, simply trust God in this New Year! The provisions have already been made and He is not slack concerning the promises He has for you. Be Blessed!