October 10, 2017

5:29am

Proverbs 10:7 The memory of the just is blessed, but the name of the wicked shall rot.

Proverbs 10:19 In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise.

Proverbs 10:25 As the whirlwind passeth, so is the wicked no more: but the righteous is an everlasting foundation.

Proverbs 10:32 The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable: but the mouth of the wicked speaketh frowardness.

5:48am

It’s almost that time [work]… the weather is ‘muggy’… mom used to say that all the time when we [kids] were younger… The ‘mugginess’ has certainly made for the best slip’n slides at work. (Mud everywhere). The jobs going to get done, today, God willing… Class at 6pm- today is going to be awesome. Thank YOu Lord for Your covering- Your armor and safety… discernment and wisdom.

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October 5, 2017

5:20am

Psalms 5:12 For thou, Lord, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield.

Proverbs 5:7– Hear me now therefore, O ye children, and depart not from the words of my mouth.

God, You’ve been so so good to me… Thank You for showing me the way and lighting the path… helping me remain excited and motivated each day to be willing and having my salvation exercised on the daily.

9:32pm

All in all this week has been great… adjusting to my new job has been great– learning new things has been great… no Joke… I haven’t taken any pre-workout for a lil’ while my new schedule doesn’t permit for a whole lot of tripping to the gym, (that’s the only time I half-think bout’ taking pre-workout) but no joke…that stuff is for the bleep’in birds… and I don’t have any kind of peace about it that would allow me to continue using it… those who know what I’m talk’in about, ‘know’…and those who don’t … well– to each his own… stuff just isn’t for me…. thank You, Lord, for Your love, care, protection, and guidance.

October 3, 2017

5:14am

Proverbs 3:7 Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the Lord and depart from evil.

Proverbs 3:11 My son, despise not the chastening of the Lord; neither be weary of His correction.

Proverbs 3:17 Her ways are ways of pleasantness and all her paths are peace.

Proverbs 3:26 For the Lord shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken.

Thank You Lord for love, grace, and mercy… helping me live honorably… with integrity.

8:15pm

Made the best decision I knew to make concerning an individual that was invited over by another man in the house… a man, who I might add, consistently attempts to play dumb and play me for stuppider when I hold him accountable- then I tote around the weight that I was never intended to carry… sometimes, God forgive me, and Lord knows I’ve tried to just turn a blind eye to some of the things that happen sometimes, but that’s ASS- backwards- cowardly and pits me just as effed up as the ‘perp; individual committing the offense. Maybe, tomorrow I’ll draw more from this.. but as for now… it’s time to rock the cradle… this baby is sleepy and the a.m. comes quickly… thank You Lord for your love and tender care.

September 18, 2017

First of many firsts…first day of new career.

True to the nature of “blog”. Today is the first day of new job. Sitting in parking lot (employee)… patiently waiting for contact to arrive. Spoke with two crews before he got here just to be sure I didn’t miss him. Telling myself to relax. I don’t feel unrelaxed, I just have general sense of reminding myself that this is all ordained of God. Contact arrived and he asked me to sit tight and pretty much wait in my car while he does paperwork and then we will be leaving and I can follow him to jobsite which is heading toward Columbia. I’m extremely grateful for having fought the urge to be cheap last night and putting money in the gas tank.

Lord, thank You for wisdom and understanding today and grace… and mercy. Your will, Father, and souls… Your will and souls.

8:24pm

Holy Spirit! I don’t want to leave anything to chance… “Yes…” I’ve gotten everything ready so I can walk out the door (in the morning) I’ve also proven to myself that with Your help I was able to launch myself into action this morning and go to work… even with it being so early… there was something to waking up and being alone with You this morning and time and time again I’ve given up that opportunity to spend my waking hours with You… but seeing what is ahead of me and where I will be, Father, I need You more than ever!

without You, there is no hope, no chance, no shot… I recognize and agree that- it may be one da7y, one week, one year- but I will utterly lose everything were it not for You… Your guidance- thank You for a heart to keep the faith- thank You for fortifying my faith… thank You for strengthening my hands and knees… to do and say what You would have me do and say… sanctify me as Your vessel. Direct me and launch me… lead me… may my heart not resist the truth. You’ve made my way prosperous, Father, and would I now forsake the truth? and uphold waywardness, unruliness… rebellion? God forbid that I be ignorant of the enemy’s schemes… empower my existence to the profiting of the forthcoming Kingdom, in Jesus’ name.

September 8, 2017

5:51pm

Tell the truth…

wait– patience– let it marinate-

quit living under the pressure of gnats that pump that fake blood-

like their worthy to interrogate your motives-

none are worthy but One-

and He’s not holding You under the gun-

His voice is far from condemning-

isolation is the result of sinning-

even amid the crowd-

no one’s got your back when the resources run out.

Today is Friday

and the static in the air is steadily increasing-

everyone on the coast has the demeanor

that accompanies a bee’s sting-

or one steadily buzzing-

in the vicinity-

Irma swirling, whirling,

countless peoples watching-

the unknown impending-

clouds darkening-

and where is hope-

where is life, where is light-

could I borrow some of Yours…

or here, you could have some of mine…

or did you owe me a dollar or some time?

 

September 3, 2017

2:57pm

Okay, ‘you caught me’… I’m sitting in the new Crown Vic’ aka ‘the Cloud’, and fitfully so… while writing this entry… The mentor who seen fit to don me with this vehicle is a generation and 3/4 my senior… (though he drives considerably faster than I do. Ha!) so in many ways he’s the best kinda’ old school… for real for sure, You can’t beat Old School values with a bat… the way he’s taken care of the car, certainly reminds me of my own grandfather (Opa)…

So, yea’, I’m sitting in the car– ‘cak’in’ on a Sunday… a/c is cooling the interior down, (I’m sitting here sweating, looking crazy, maybe, but I’m blessed, highly favored, and excited bout’ my ride… pshhh… I’m sitting on a cloud 😛 )

Thank You, Jesus, no joke no joke… and yea; I might be sitting in the ‘whip’ but don’t get it ravelled… my solace is in the Lord… Father… I mess up and say things I shouldn’t, I think things that are inappropriate… and pretty ghastly to say the least… thank You for deliverance… and the reality that… yea, I may be sitting in the sun in ‘my’ car… but yea’- may the car be sanctified, consecrated to Your work, and the fact that this devotional, and Bible are sitting right beside me never change.

Thank You for Your forgiveness, and sending the man to me, today, who shared with me a good report of that which he’s observed of me (as a young single man)… that inspires a rekindling in his own ministry…

Thank You Lord for Your kindling.

September 2, 2017

7:59am

The idea behind the act of writing is not one of complexity… but the expression of the hope I have, and not a hope that is lacking… my written word is testament and proof of the Word that was given to all men and women that they also may have this hope. Hope in the return of the King… who asks of them nothing, but that they would believe on His name; the name of His Son.

Everyday is not a ‘good day’ but the day was indeed made good… and everyday we experience… with breathe in our lungs, is indeed a ‘new’ day that we have an opportunity to cultivate, introduce, and meet with our Creator on a personal- level.

God cares for us as individuals… and, yes, I’m borrowing this quote, but God wants our fellowship and relationship so much… He wants us to be part of His family so much that He sent His son to die for us. I used to think God was a punisher… that He was responsible for telling us the do’s and don’ts… amid other distorted trains of thought, but God wants to love us all on an intimate level… answering the ‘phone’ has been the best decision to ignore You today, but spend time with You.