Thursday

Joseph's Administration Skills #Goals


Joseph's Administration skills are so Inspiring! First he managed potiphar's house excellently, then even the prison warden put him in charge worry free! When Joseph was on the Job, his Director's knew it would be handled! The words repeatedly express the favor Joseph had with God. What a great blessing!!

may we be skilled, helpful, and humble like Joseph!

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Tuesday

The Parable Of The Wasted Oil


A few minutes ago, I messed around and spilled some oil on the asphalt. this is one of my favorites.

I love it so much I wanted to save the amount that was wasted from off the ground.

at the very moment of me wanting to dive into the asphalt and risk it all, I thought: "this must be how God feels when we don't use our talents."

Of course I can say so much about wasted oil and wasted talent. I can make mention of the anointing, our divine purposeful calling we each have on our lives, talk about the parable of the talents where the foolish servant did nothing with his, and had no growth or prosperity.

Much can be said about wasting the beauty and gifts of life that God has given us, but I would love to have some encouraging feedback.

What scriptures, proverbs, or wise quotes come to mind when you think about wasted gifts, talents, and using them toward divine purpose? Share your thoughts in the comments.

Is Ambition Godly?


This world encourages us to act on ambition, and many wonder if ambition is or isn't Godly. The short answer is - it depends. We just need to know the difference between Godly ambition and selfish ambition. 

Selfish ambition destroys, but Godly ambition is life-giving. 
Selfish ambition seeks to please man, but Godly ambition seeks to please God. 
Selfish ambition is short-sighted, but Godly ambition thinks long-term.

Godly ambition builds the Kingdom and furthers the cause of the Gospel. 
As you lead and influence those around you in the coming week, and pursue your ambitions, continually evaluate and bring them to God. Ask Him to bring your ambitions into alignment with His purpose. 

It will always lead to something better than anything you could ever ask, think, or imagine on your own!  

Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails. - Proverbs 19:21

Post by Christine Caine

All things are lawful, but not all things are profitable. All things are lawful, but not all things edify. - 1 Corinthians 10:23
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Monday

Black Excellence Evolution: BET Awards Inspiration


I usually could care less about watching the BET Awards, but I’m glad I caught it this year. It was inspirational, and shifting more toward substantial. There was a noticeable difference in what exactly black excellence is, beyond the flashy lifestyle and the glam.

A few things I picked up were some artists primary honor of the most high beyond the cliche. Some of the S/O's to God may have been generic, but I could tell a few of them were hard learned and sincere This time around the enlightened, efficient use of platforms to glorify more than the next project, but call for revolution and bring awareness to pressing cultural issues was also inspiring. There was a noticeable difference between which artist are more intrinsically liberated and naturally gifted. but instead of getting into the politics of it all, I'll just share a few of my favorite moments, because we all just came here to have fun anyway.

Big Sean's tech powered performance with the digital background highlighted to me the importance of "Black Excellence" aka "us" in STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) I was really feeling the multiple Big Seans and the automated pixelation he had going on. The lit part about it is not Sean by himself, but the engineers and scientist who know how to do all that. S/O to the people who we don't see working behind the scenes. STEM, not necessarily "cash" plays a major part in ruling everything around us, It's S.T.E.A.M. especially in this digital age, it's imperative to be familiar with it. STEM knowledge can help one "magically" manipulate the game in there favor, see "Sleight" but Big Sean had a pretty good STEM reference..." I'm all charged up and God is my source"...deep.

The elevation of Black Girl Magic is a game changer. The glow of Chloe and Halle, Yara Shahidi, and Egypt Ufule, the 12 year old fashion designer featured in the Ford ad is the fruit of self-confidence and empowerment that's been sewn by the conscious matriarchs of our culture.

From Michelle Obama’s tribute to chance the rapper to Chance the rapper... being Chance the rapper. Yes, let's "gas him up"!! I was for the most part unaware of his humanitarian work in the community. It was great to see the work being highlighted and him intentionally honoring the call to action in his path. It was reminiscent of Jesse Williams who adamantly used his platform to speak up at the previous BET Awards. Those dreamy eyes were looking up in respect as chance spoke. Solid!


Initially the aspect of Leslie Jones hosting the show drew my respect for this year's show. I caught it mid-way to find that yes she was loud, but had skits to emphasize what it’s means to work hard, not give up and go from zero to shero. Refreshingly, Leslie Jones is not the typical "Hollywood beauty" but owns her skin and knows how to be terrific in it. We saw, let's market that dynamic more, and "Lil Yachty in the yacht"!!! Very impressive.

Another thing is that as controversial as it sometimes is, in my coming of age is my recognition that weaves and lashes are a flyy girl rite of passage in some sense. "It takes money and time to be fly as a mutha" word to Daya. Who are we not to be flyy? As expected Lashes were everywhere even Michelle Obama was in on the action. Apparently blonde hair is trending everyone from Karrueche, to tiny, to tamar had platinum strands? Whether we're embracing our own beauty or trying on different ones, were just fly. Shout out to "My Black Is Beautiful" for giving all that grant money to worthy causes.


To overcome and excel, was the sentiment I walked away with from the show this year!
A vision black excellence peaking through and showing the ability to evolve in to something even more momentous is something I can be here for.

What was your favorite part of the BET Awards?

Saturday

Hillary Scott & The Scott Family - Thy Will

Created to praise God - Inspiration 3/4/17





Have you ever asked yourself questions like: What were you created for? Why are you here? and What are you doing?
Everything we do should be for the glory of God. Ultimately, we were created to praise God and progress in excellence.
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. - Phillipians 4:8
Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.
-Proverbs 4:7

Friday

Still Gonna Pray by: Charles & Taylor



"I'm still gonna pray, when things and when things don't go my way. I will be strong no matter what I go through cause in the end I know what my God can do."... this song just gave me so much life!