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What If You Allowed GOD To Do The Mending

"A thief has only one thing in mind—he wants to steal, kill, and destroy. But I have come to give you everything in abundance, more than you expect—life in its fullness until you overflow!" - John 10:10

Sometime ago I came across the art and concept of Kintsugi online. Kintsugi is the practice of repairing broken objects with Gold. The flaw becomes a unique piece of the objects history, this adds to it's beauty. 

This goes to show that anything that's broken can be mended. Allow the Holy Spirit to piece you back together and mend Every broken place. Your life is filled with purpose. You still and always can be used by GOD.

We can literally be "Beautifully Broken" before GOD. When The Lord repairs us our value will increase.

You may have been dismayed or disheartened when you faced certain trials. It might be true today, but take heart because GOD's got you. There is no depth or brokenness that you can't be recovered from. There is no place that you can't be healed by the Holy Spirit.

Your struggle increased your value. May you allow GOD's power and the in dwelling of the Holy Spirit to fill you. 

I pray for myself and for you as well, that every crack, every crevice, every broken place be filled by the Holy Spirit.

May you continue to grow as you know GOD and the awesome power that resides in you!

Many Blessings!


Royalty, Restoration, and Repair

a crown of thorns. photo credit: Samuel Lopes

"When I was a child, I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child. But when I grew up, I put away childish things." - 1 Corinthians 13:11

I heard someone say that the Author who wrote that verse in Corinthians "Intentionally" put away childish things. It was not by accident or by chance, but by choice.

The decision to put away childish things and "renew our minds" goes along with the intentional act of surrender. Surrendering our will to GOD's will, surrendering our thoughts to GOD's thoughts for us is where real transformation is.

After so many years of getting hurt by ego and my own will and outlook, I'm grateful to realize how essential obedience and surrender are. While they are sometimes not easy, they're necessary for our life's journey.

Surrender is required for growth. From a child to a man, from a man to a royal, obedience has it.  As I celebrated a birthday and personal new year, I realized a few things and was given the revelation that I'll move forward with:

"Surrender is a process, but surrender is what makes you royal."
Jesus was on earth as a man, but he rose as a King. Jesus had to surrender to ascend. Sometimes It wasn’t easy. We see it when Jesus has his “Mountain top” experiences that prayer, wisdom and surrender were fully required.
Satan tempted Jesus on a mountain, but truth prevailed.
Jesus prayed on a mountain:

Father not my will but your will be done.” - Luke 22:42
The journey requires patience, process, and surrender.

Without having an elevated view, we can’t see things how GOD sees things. Intentionally aiming to see them how GOD sees them is surrender. . . It’s the stuff Kings and Queens are made of.

Dr. King literally said “I’ve been to the mountain top”. Great vision comes from a high view. . . The Most High’s view to be specific. A lot of people declare a certain age to be their “Jesus Year”, but I proclaim this year as my “Queen Year”.

  • This is the year that the only validation I seek is GODs.
  • This is the year that GOD’s kingdom for me will be established through me.
The greatness of Jesus' story is not that he died, but that he was revived. I’m grateful that life's journey requires daily refreshing and surrender. As long as my soul is restored I can live and I can continue to rise.

We have to submit our mind, body and soul to the Lord in order for them to be restored. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.” - Psalm 23:3

A Queen is not afraid to fail” As I continue to surrender to love, I know I never will.

I am embracing my Queen Year! Cheers to the Divine Royalty within us.


Kelontae Gavin, Ted & Sheri, And More To Perform At Mother's Day Virtual Gospel Event

The ASCAP organization is continuing their #ASCAPRealSounds series. Sunday, May 9 2021 Gospel Artists Ted & Sheri, Kelontae Gavin, Brandon Camphor & Oneway and DJ Camper will be featured in the virtual concert event, which will include pre-recorded musical performance videos and interviews with the chart-topping artists.

Additionally, there will be a brunch cooking demonstration with chef Andrea Hamilton, who will show viewers how to prepare French toast.  The ASCAP "Sunday Inspiration" Series has previously featured gospel artists such as: Brian Kennedy, Kim Person, Mali Music, Brian Courtney Wilson, Y'Anna Crawley, Casey J, Anthony Brown, Jekalyn Carr and others.

You can tune in via YouTube and Instagram via @ASCAP and @ASCAPUrban
Sunday, May 9, 2021 at 2:30pm ET/11:30am PT

You're also invited to join the conversation using the official hashtags #ASCAPRealSounds and #ASCAPSundayInspiration.

Stay connected with and @BOLDJournal on social media for the latest updates and inspiration.


May The Fourth Be With You | Divine Victory Is On Your Side

 May The Fourth has become known as "Star Wars Day" because the U.K. Conservative Party wanted to encourage someone named Maggie.

I love it because it's cute and I've inadvertently developed somewhat of an infatuation with Baby Yoda, because of his picture on a T-shirt that I saw, which was also an encouragement that read: "You're stronger than you think." Which also happened to be encouraging words from The Spirit prior to me seeing the shirt.

Anyhow,  since we're in the vein of encouragement, I think what people are really saying when they say "May The Fourth Be With You" is: "May victory be on your side."

The political party decided to reference the quote from Star Wars: "May The Force Be With You" in a clever, well timed way, because the declaration was for victory.

The pun was clever enough to stick and it's still trending years later. It was their way of saying congratulations. which absolutely and completely speaks of victory.

When I think of the deeper meaning. of may the force be with you I think of the most powerful force. What is the most powerful force to me? GOD is. So when I hear may the force be with you. I consider it to be: May GOD be with you. Like: "GOD speed."

Another good salutation comes to mind when I think of all this encouragement.  3 John 1:2

Listen to the full podcast episode here

Grow Some Faith and Stop Being A Wimp

"The Lord is not [slack] concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance." - 2 Peter 3:9 

When I think of "slack" I think of lazy, low energy, some versions even call it "slow". Wimpy can also be included in these characteristics. Have you ever seen a wimpy person just with no strength or drive, just wimpy all around. Might or power can't even be mentioned to describe them. They're slack.

I've recently become more mindful of not giving The Spirit a wimpy praise, or presenting a wimpy worship that's half-hearted, no strength or not going fully in. but to walk in power. More power, no primp.

The word says GOD is not slack concerning His promise to us, so why should we be slack in our commitment and service toward Him?  

The same verse says GOD is waiting for us to come to repentance, not wanting ANY one to perish. Literally wanting to give us life. speaking life and causing us to come alive in every way. Even possessing the might power and authority we need. The Spirit is actually quick to give us compassion, meaning that this is a powerful action

"Therefore the LORD longs to be gracious to you; therefore He rises to show you compassion, for the LORD is a just God. Blessed are all who wait for Him" - Isaiah 30:18

The Lord rises, makes moves to show us compassion. This is a lead we should follow. Rise up to make a move to honor GOD's love. The more we honor GOD the stronger, less wimpier we become. 

The inner strength we need comes from the source, It's found in the Lord. Tapping into this source starts with acknowledging The Lord's purpose for our lives. 

If you need inner strength tap into the source. Here is a prayer that may kick start your journey:

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A Filled Heart Causes The Transformation

Transformation comes from a filled heart. When we become obsessed with the will and love from GOD enough that our hearts our filled, no other thing, nor darkness can penetrate. We are renewed and refreshed in our mind daily, when we pray without ceasing and choose to put GOD's will first in our lives. 

When our hearts our filled there is no room for anything else. We are "Made new" in the Lord.🙏🏽 Fill our cups Lord, let them run over with your love. 

Renew Daily!

The Seed You Need

We are seeds. Today I saw a heart shaped seed. The shell was opened and the soft inside was exposed. It made me realize that as beings we are each a seed to someone's life. GOD produces us as seeds. We are here on this earth for people to benefit from our goodness. not to feel the wrath of our pain. Any hurt held in is what makes us bitter and toxic to ourselves and to others. To truly avoid this, it's VITAL that we intentionally stay prayed up.

Intentionally put ourselves in a position where we're being watered and fertilized with the Word of GOD. Allow yourself to be cultivated. It's the Lord who tills the land. Let the Holy Spirit till you. Like a seed things may be rough on the outside, but keep your goodness. Keep your softness. All the goodness, joy, and love inside of you, it IS your power. 

The goodness that's inside of you has only been placed there by GOD, and it's been cultivated by every great experience and miracle you've had. Every kindness and generosity that you've experienced.

If the enemy tries to detract you from the belief in the goodness of people, think about all the ways different people have helped you throughout your life. There is definitely something even if you don't recognize it. Think about all the different ways people have helped water you. When you think on this, it will help you be more graceful and more loving, and in turn receive more water and more light.

The word shares not to put our trust in people, but it absolutely says "Love one another." It even says love others as yourself. You can't love yourself good if you're not treating yourself good. One great way to start treating yourself good is to choose to worship. Choose to come before your creator with rejoicing, because when you do goodness and mercy, and glory shines on you. You will be restored.

The Lord is a good Shepard.

Psalm 23

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.