Following JESUS and not the world!

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It is very hard to stay on the road of righteousness with all of the temptations  lurking about  the face of the earth when you WANT to stay on the right track. But our JESUS was tempted too for the times when He fasted and the evil one bothered Him too. Ask any Christian that loves the Lord , and they will tell you the very same thing. For we take up our crosses to follow JESUS, and sometimes it gets too heavy and JESUS is right there to take the load from you.

Luke 9:23  KJV

23 And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.

For me , having the LORD in my life, to love GOD and His son JESUS is a comfort to my very soul. For this kind of comfort only comes from GOD the creator of all living things here on this planet. All of us who do well and want to see the #Rapture and wait for JESUS, find comfort in this to know we will see the face of GOD and to live with HIM in HIS house..

Matthew 16:24

“Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

No more pain, suffering  or torments. No one to lie to you and cause harm. Joy fills my heart to know that I will see all of my loved ones who have gone before me I will see again in GODS house. And for those new people I meet, I want them to know the good news as well too, I tell them about the  LORD so they can have the same wonderful feelings I do right now because I do care about every soul I met. I wonder if they know the LORD too?

Mark 12:30-31Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

30 and thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. 31 And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.

Many people who love the sin that they are in, will not want to listen to you, but they listen to the evil one instead. For he will lie to people as hard as he can. He was kicked OUT of heaven and he surely does not want ANYONE to go the heaven and be with GOD. This is why many will laugh and call every loving Christian a false rude name because they are lied to and have taken the sinful habit and cling to it. Meanwhile those of us who hate sin press on to be right with GOD , both side are by choice. But who in their true love in their heart for all mankind wants to see anyone suffer for all of eternity, or even while they live here on earth? #Google what it says about #persecution in the Bible. Secular people think that Christians don’t have problems at times, but we do through persecution.

Use your computer , and #GOOGLE all of the scripture you need for comfort and print out and copy what you need to refer to your Bible. Keep your Bible by your bed. I have used the site:

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Bible-Verses-About-Persecution/

to get these verses to share with you. This way you can click on this site and read about the word no matter where you are on tab, laptop or your phone. Even your TV if you have an # Gamebox to hook it up to.

2 Timothy 3:12 – Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution

John 15:18 – If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before [it hated] you.

Matthew 5:44 – But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

1 Peter 3:17 – For [it is] better, if the will of God be so, that ye suffer for well doing, than for evil doing.

1 Peter 4:12-14 – Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:   (Read More…)

1 Peter 3:16 – Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ.

1 Peter 3:14 – But and if ye suffer for righteousness’ sake, happy [are ye]: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled;

1 John 3:13 – Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you.

Luke 6:22 – Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you [from their company], and shall reproach [you], and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man’s sake.

Matthew 5:10 – Blessed [are] they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

2 Corinthians 4:8-12 – [We are] troubled on every side, yet not distressed; [we are] perplexed, but not in despair;

Hebrews 12:3 – For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.

Romans 12:17-21 – Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.

Still we hold on to the cross for we know that we can trust in the LORD to take what we can not bear any longer. Many times I have called on JESUS for help and he answered  me, many, many times! My faith keeps me going. For I do not bare this cross alone, ever! May everyone who reads this post get a blessing and be saved in the name of JESUS! Thank you JESUS!

Matthew 28:20

Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world.

                                                                          Amen.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

God’s everlasting wonderful light!

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image credit NASA/Hubble

 

How beautiful is the wonders of the earth that was formed by GOD’s hand. I am in awe of what GOD has made for our universe! I look up to the heavens…as to see if JESUS was returning to bring all of us who do love Him with in in the Rapture. But then when looking at the stars in the sky on a clear night those stars look like diamonds sprinkled all over the  evening sky! If you think about it,  they have been there since before all of mankind was created and formed to walk God’s earth.

Genesis 1:3

“3And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. 4And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. 5And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.”

 

These stars are the same ones that JESUS our savior did see as he walked the face of the earth as a man….and they were the very same ones he saw being formed by  the hands of GOD our creator as well. So in a way we can say we are looking at what our JESUS did see back then!

I had always wanted to walk the same paths he walked here on earth in some cities, touching what he had touched and knowing that it still withstood the test of time! This has always made me feel comforted to know that what the Bible said is so true, these customs and way of dress has not changed much there in the Middle East. And that is a good thing, for to hold on to GOD and the paths He leads us all to is never wrong.

God the Father is comforting, Jesus His son who represents GOD is comforting . Just to know that how powerful GOD is, yet to make such wonderful things is way far beyond a humans understanding. And this is good, we do not need to know everything and to even think we can be on the level of God is not right, for we are the created…not the creator.

1 John 1:5

“This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.”

 

I do love GOD with all of my heart, mind, soul and strength. I am sharing this with you so that you will be able to know about this joy and make the choice to follow the light or not.  I do thank God for Jesus every single day too. Because to see that God is this powerful and has made all that we see in nature, how can we not have faith? Those stars are in the sky looking down on the earth to give us light in the night. The sun light and warmth in the day. God’s night light! Let us always follow God’s light and stay on the path to Him.

 

Psalm 136:7-9King James Version (KJV)

“”7 To him that made great lights: for his mercy endureth for ever:

The sun to rule by day: for his mercy endureth for ever:

The moon and stars to rule by night: for his mercy endureth for ever.

 

The next time you see the stars in the sky, looking up thank our ever loving GOD for His son Jesus. For all who do believe in Jesus will be on the other side of those beautiful stars and live in the house of GOD, His beloved son Jesus and all of the angels there with GOD.  Be and stay in prayer and communication with God at all times. This is a fallen world and it is very easy to be distracted from communicating with GOD, it is good to build and keep a positive relationship with GOD and Jesus at all times.

Be blessed and a blessing to all who read this to be saved by Jesus the son of God.

 

John 1:7

“The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.”

King James Version

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Following GOD’s light!

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Praise and Glory be to GOD at all times now and forever!

What the Lord our GOD made as for plants , flowers, trees has always amazed me leaving me just to look how beautiful they are! Above all how creative loving HE is! With all of this going to mind , seeing GOD’s power, patience, and wisdom I am still so grateful for HIS Son Jesus! I am a follower of Jesus Christ and I am no ashamed of it. Grateful for what GOD did according to John 3:16

King James Version (KJV)

16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

See, I have read according to the research I have Googled on line and elsewhere that the sunflower follows the rising of the sun everyday from the east to west then back to east. Then finally they will hand their heads east in the end of their lives. This is so interesting to me to me how this large , beautiful, happy, majestic looking flower follows the Lords light! I have always loved these plants, and even more so as I watch how they grow. I am sharing a picture of one I have grown in my garden.

The one you see in the picture is the variety that will grow well over 7 feet tall with the best nourishment…feeding of their “souls” as they follow the sun. The more they are feed this nourishment of compost they get stronger and taller and able to withstand the strong winds and rain. Like when we pray and read the word of GOD. This is what will feed our souls and give us comfort.

Matthew 6:28

And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:

Their bases are solid into the ground, depending on what the Lord will naturally provide for them too. And like them, our base and our rock is Jesus. For well will not fall with Him…He holds us up! I have seen these flowers not budge during a hard rain, all they did was to grow even taller and their roots settle even deeper into the ground with the width of their stalks widen. Getting more secure into the foundation in the ground. Jesus and reading the word will do the same thing too for us all.

Psalm 18:2

The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.

This is what I see for all of us who do believe in GOD and know that Jesus is HIS only begotten Son sent to earth to save us all from the sins that we all have done our whole lives long. The sacrifice that was made on that, so many years ago….the suffering that our beloved Jesus went through because of love was totally unconditional love. Jesus sent by GOD the Father of all creation, to save us all and to be able to see the face of GOD when we die is so humbling for me.

If you think about it like this, we should follow the SON like the sunflower does regarding the SUN. Follow Jesus from the morning of our wake, to sunset of the day to night and the rising of the SON from to the day when Jesus will returns to take us all home again to be with Him and to be able to bow and humble ourselves and see the face of GOD!

GOD is good, from the beginning of all time and to the end when we all face “east” and it is our last day on earth. And if we have not died before Jesus does return, we want to be ready. Not getting caught up in the ways of the world that is a distraction in the connection with GOD and Jesus. That is what the evil one is doing, trying to cause a break in the love connection with our GOD.

Think about this, in this way as we could compare ourselves to this wonderful flower that the LORD created to share with us all. The sunflower does not waver its connection with GOD’s light when there are no distractions blocking it from the sun such as trees, buildings and bushes. The grow straight and tall, all they want to do is to stay focused on HIS light from day to day until their end of life.

When you see a sunflower, remember how they follow the sun and how we all should follow the SON of GOD.

Hebrews 12:2King J354ames Version (KJV)

Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Praise GOD at all times!

Have a blessed day and peace!

 

 

 

 

My Artwork Displayed In An New Art Gallery Experience!

When you have gone away from something that you loved to do, it is just a shock at how much you have missed it. It was fun, challenging and it kept my aware of nature and what GOD has made within the whole earth.

I am talking about a talent to draw and to be able to have it show cased in an Art Gallery and have people tell you how wonderful your work is. To be able to see your artwork on display again gave me the courage and ambition to go and pursue it even more again!

You see, I have been trained to do Fashion Illustration along with sewing , tailoring and to make custom made clothing from college in New York at THE best college….F.I.T. ( I will call it the best because I favor it). I really enjoyed going to this SUNY, I had the best times there. My favorite teacher was Mr.Basil my art professor. All of my professors were great, but you know how you have one that will say just the right thing to you to make you feel encouraged? Well he had done that for me.

When I decided to go back into the Art Gallery Experience, I searched on Google and Yahoo. These place that I were a bit too pricey for me. That is something I can not do now until I can get some notice. Struggling Artist sort of thing.

I have always loved to draw, and ever since I had seen my Aunt sit in front of her easels and work on her oil paintings….I was in so impressed that I wanted to draw like she did at 4 years old. She sat me down next to her and I tried to copy what she did color for color, line for line. My beloved Auntie got me going, I have been bit by the illustrator bug and it was wonderful! So from then on I made a living from the talents I have and love.

Last year I came across an Art Gallery that I had always admired and wanted my Art Work displayed too! I pursued to see who was in charge ands went at it to see what I needed to do to get myself out there. GOD lead me to this kind woman who was in charge. I will not mention her name due to I do not know if she would want her name all across the interne

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I drew a picture of Rihanna because she is popular and I wanted to see if people could tell who it was that I have drawn. This was done on art paper and with pen, pencil and marker. I then framed the drawing once I had thought it came out to how I wanted to.

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My Mom took some convincing to send me a photo of her once I had told her what I was doing. She was not sure if she wanted her picture hung up as well. But because I am her child she let me, So her portrait was going to be next for display.

Michael Jackson 2013

 

Michael Jackson was and still is one of my favorite music artists, and I had this illustration on display there as  well. When I was hanging up my artwork there, a couple of young boys came by down the hall and was looking at all the artwork I had done. “I like this one the best!” One said and the other agreed.  They knew who he was, and could see that this was Michael Jackson! To me that was a very nice complement. And made me smile. This man was so famous in so many generations of people across the globe. I miss him and his talented music, I do not know of any artist that was like him.

Grandma,MJ and Model 2014

Here is Michael Jackson on display in Upstate New York along with my other drawings next to it. One is a fashion illustration and the other is of  my Grandmother in the largest frame. To me she was the best Grandmother in the world, and I tried to honor her there in the gallery.

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Here is one of the walls were I had put my Artwork on to it. In order from the left is Tome Cruise, my Auntie who tought me how to draw, my Mom, Aden Smith from after earth, and then Rihanna. You cannot see the drawings as well as how I would have liked in these shots. I wanted to make a record of them being up mostly.

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When I went to hang up my work, my husband went with me to help. He was very proud and was doing his best to make sure that the nails and all went in to the bill board nice and neat.

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There is Johnny Depp, a Proud Native American Chief, a beautiful Native American Woman on the next wall panel.

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I drew all of these from a photo. It is very hard to for me to get models or people I know that would sit still for me to draw them. And anyone who did not know I was able to draw like this, did not believe I could and shrugged it off. I was only because of circumstance in life that I had stopped only for awhile at trying to do something with my talent. My family comes first so the issues of the day then needed my attention. Now thank GOD of all Heaven and earth I am able to get back into one of the things that I love to do. I leave things in GODS hands as to show me how to get going again in the right direction.

Keeping the faith 2014

Keeping the faith and moving on with the inspiration I get from positive people and things about me. I have done most of this collection of work in pen, colored pencils, and markers. I have  used other medias such as water, oil and other paints. But for right now I am feeling this, I wanted more of a fashion type illustration done for this display.

I am working on my next display for this same gallery, and I am seeking other galleries to  have my artwork displayed there.

Ms. Latrenia Bryant

I find people who interest me who I am familiar with , such as fashion bloggers who have the same interest that I have as well. Such as Ms. Bryant who is also a natural hair woman like myself who enjoys  wearing her hair natural and in a natural hairstyle such as  Locs (Nubian Locs, Dread Locs, or Natural Locs.)

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Here is a man who is a football player praying! These last two are the next two will be displayed in the next scheduled Art Gallery display. I am having fun coming up with new topics and things to draw.