Their World Isn’t Mine

Harriet TubmanYesterday I was in a part of Denver I rarely pass through but my cousin wanted me to go with her to Downing Supermarket [that nasty place].
I’m not sure why my cousin won’t go to a meat market in our area and order smoke neck bones and frozen greens but she doesn’t.  I think she likes hanging out from time to time with the roughnecks of the world.  Not me.
 
Well, anywhohow, I was waiting at the meat counter with my cousin for her turn to be helped.  As I was standing there my nose was wrinkled at the unappealing meat in the display case.  It looked nothing like the meat I purchase at the local supermarkets nor at meat markets.  So, yes, inwardly I question it and its origin.  
 
Thinking to self I said “I wouldn’t purchase this meat.”  Well my thoughts weren’t savory.  Knowing me, I had a few cuss words somewhere in my mental thoughts.  But, don’t worry, I’m asking God to help me with my cussing.
Anywho, a pre-teen was bouncing around the customers.  Her parents said nothing to her about her early adolescence behavior.  So she moved from here to there and then she bounced herself face to face with me and we locked eyes.  Our encounter was brief but the eye to eye contact made her uneasy.  Unbeknown to me, she conveyed her feelings to her parents.   
 
So minutes later I walked back from an area closest to the meat counter and saw a sign about fresh eggs. I stood reading it.
 
When I turned back towards the meat counter the little girls dad said, “Hello.” I exchanged what I thought was pleasantries. Not! The next thing I knew the man says, “Why are you looking at my daughter.”
 
I was truly caught off guard. So I said, I wasn’t looking at your daughter, I was reading that sign but I can look at her if you want me too!”
 
I guess my response caught the young man off guard as his insulting question initially caught me off mine.
 
You could tell he wasn’t easy about me being around his daughter but his feeling were fuel by paranoia that is feed by the community within they live.  It was clear to see from my behavior his world wasn’t my world.  
 
Until now, I was oblivious to his world. I was passing through and had no plans of returning. So the people within it really never mattered.  I thought!  But!  God works in mysterious ways.
 
I praise God for keeping me safe because that young hotheaded gang member could have killed me. I praise Him for allowing me to see the need He has prepared me to assist Him in fulfilling. I praise Him for the avenues He’s going to open for me to help His people. I praise Him for just being God!  My Heavenly father and redeemer!  Amen!

My Prayer Was Answered: April 7, 2018

swarming locustNo sooner than publishing my post “I Need A Life Sustaining Nugget from God” my phone ranged. It was my middle son. He was returning my call from a few days ago.

Seeing his number on caller ID made my day. As I viewed who was calling I deliberated should I tell him about my painful decision.

He lives hundreds of miles away. He’s happy with his relationship choice. He enjoys his job. He views life as it should be lived. One day at a time. He dislikes drama and avoid making comments when I’m in-raged about his older brother. So I wanted to stay clear of upsetting him.

He could tell something was wrong. I told him what happened. He was disappointed it came to the decision I made. He said something like this: “Well, mom, my brother must live his life. The loaning of this money is a lesson to everyone. If my brother doesn’t get the lesson, the lesson will continue to visit him until he gets it.”

Nugget from God:

It’s a good thing to help others that are in need. If they abuse the resources God sends or sent their way then life lessons will continue until they learn whatever they need to learn.

Prayer:

Lord each time I write or speak of the money that my son’s girlfriend refuses to repay I become upset. Today, Lord, I’m asking for God’s peace on a good deed that went bad. I want to move on. Help me find ways to replace what the locust have eaten. Amen

The Prayer’s of Black Women: Sad and Lonely

Artist: Henry Lee Battle

Artist: Henry Lee Battle

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us today our daily bread.  Forgive us our debts as we also have forgiven our debtors.  And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from the evil one.  Matthew 6:9 – 13

Heavenly Father thank you for this day we have never seen before.  Father God it’s Sunday!  Someone will wake up sad because they are lonely.  Can you please give them your joy by filling their hearts and minds with your perfect love and perfect peace.  Amen

The Prayer’s of Black Women: Healing for Mournful Parents

Artist:  Henry Lee Battle

Artist: Henry Lee Battle

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us today our daily bread.  Forgive us our debts as we also have forgiven our debtors.  And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from the evil one.  Matthew 6:9 – 13

Heavenly Father thank you for this day we have never seen before.  Today can you please help the mournful.  Please give special attention to parents whose children have died by giving them your strength to continue their life’s journey without their loved one.  Amen

The Prayer’s of Black Women: Forgetting to Pray

Artist:  Henry Lee Battle

Artist: Henry Lee Battle

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us today our daily bread.  Forgive us our debts as we also have forgiven our debtors.  And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from the evil one.  Matthew 6:9 – 13

Heavenly Father thank you for this day we have never seen before.  Father God it’s Thursday!  Most people will wake up and rush into their day without prayer or meditation.  Lord, can you please guide them by focusing their rush souls.  Can you please give them your joy.  Today, Lord, someone among them will be given a life’s dilemma.  Can you please give them your insight by turning on their spiritual lights so they can see how to handle the situation.  Amen

The Prayer’s of Black Women: Praying for Traveling Grace

Artist:  Henry Lee Battle

Artist: Henry Lee Battle

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us today our daily bread.  Forgive us our debts as we also have forgiven our debtors.  And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from the evil one.  Matthew 6:9 – 13

Good morning Father God.  Thank you for another day.  Lord this morning I’m asking for traveling grace for those that are going on vacations or returning from vacations.  Amen

The Prayer’s of Black Women: How To Use Coupons

Artist:  Henry Lee Battle

Artist: Henry Lee Battle

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us today our daily bread.  Forgive us our debts as we also have forgiven our debtors.  And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from the evil one.  Matthew 6:9 – 13

Heavenly Father thank you for this day we have never seen before.  Father God it’s Tuesday!  It’s the last day for last week sale items at Kroger/Kings/Dillons.  I’m praying for those that can’t afford to buy groceries and make too much to receive government help.  Lord, I’m asking that you allow the light-bulb for using coupons click on in their minds.  I’m asking that they conceive how to use coupons and will use coupons to feed them and their loved ones.  Amen

The Prayer’s of Black Women: Turning On Spiritual Lights

Artist:  Henry Lee Battle

Artist: Henry Lee Battle

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us today our daily bread.  Forgive us our debts as we also have forgiven our debtors.  And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from the evil one.  Matthew 6:9 – 13

Heavenly Father thank you for this day we have never seen before.  Father God it’s Monday!  Most people will wake up with a spirit of blue funk.  Can you please give them your joy.  Today, Lord, someone will be given bad news.  Can you please give them your insight by turning on their spiritual lights so they can see how to handle the problem(s).  Amen

The Prayer’s of Black Women: Praying Mental Burnout

Artist:  Henry Lee Battle

Artist: Henry Lee Battle

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us today our daily bread.  Forgive us our debts as we also have forgiven our debtors.  And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from the evil one.  Matthew 6:9 – 13

Lord for many people this has been a stressful week.  And I know one of those people personally.  She is the reason for this prayer.

Her name is Sandy.  My friend Sandy is mentally tired.  She has a few medical issues; and, Lord, despite her health challenges she continues to try to work in your vineyard.   She has done more than her share in making sure the women in the group get coupons each week.  She made sure we knew what stores had the best deals.  Lord, she updated her email “free and cheap list” to us everyday!  Lord, she made sure to update the coupon log week.  And with all that she was doing no one could send her photos of items on sale.  She didn’t ask much of us and she gave more than people were willing to give.  Please heal her from the spirit of burnout.  Give her a second wind of breath for our coupon ministry.  Show her you are walking by her side and she is not alone.

Lord this week Christy has decided she would not help us get coupons for our ministry.  Christy’s decision is weighing heavy on Sandy’s heart because it has come when our ministry does not have another avenue to collect coupons in abundance.  And Sandy is trying to mentally and emotionally accept the door being closed; therefore, in her efforts of accepting our groups fate she has realized she has neglected her professional and personal duties.

I’m not sure why Christy will no longer collect coupons for our group but you do.  And when it comes to Christy, Lord, I pray that you bless her for being a wonderful blessing to us.  I pray your protection over her newest adventure as I wish her well.

Lord I ask that you help us to keep the group together by opening up avenues for us to get coupons in abundance.  Your word says, “Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.”  Malachi 3:10

Lord, I believe in your ability!  I claim the coupon blessings in your Holy name!

Lord, in closing my prayer for this moment, I humbly ask that you please help Sandy and others like Sandy to find a balance between ministry work, professional and personal responsibilities.  Amen

The Prayer’s of Black Women: Praying for Foster Care

Artist:  Henry Lee Battle

Artist: Henry Lee Battle

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us today our daily bread.  Forgive us our debts as we also have forgiven our debtors.  And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from the evil one.  Matthew 6:9 – 13

Heavenly Father thank you for this day we have never seen before.  And thank you for reminding me to pray today.  Lord please protect children that are in foster care.  Please give foster care parents spirits needed to raise, love, and teach children that have been entrusted to them.  Please give the parents and once caregivers peace in knowing their children are in safe and in loving homes.  Please give those parents and once caregivers the spirit to change how they took care of the children taken from them.  Once these parents and once caregivers have made the necessary changes and can prove to the courts they can again provide for the children they love, please give them favor throughout the legal system so they can be reunited with the children they love and the children that loves them.  Amen