Reaching the Unreachables

https://www.paypal.me/Anecessarypain Finishing what I started is mandatory these days and I’m keeping it that way but I need your help. I’ve been given the assignment to use writing to spread the Good News, that is the gospel of Jesus Christ to the hurting in my hometown, Baltimore City. Fundraising, benevolence, and networking is not my…

Release and Receive

In the name Jesus, I’ve carried totes, suitcases, and shopping bags of useless weight for years, decades even. My back is bent from struggling with this load so long; however, I’ve often refused to put it down. In the natural when I am carrying something that exceeds my strength, I may grin and bear it…

REDEEMED

Rhyming in tongues, ran out of words to say There are not English words to convey The gratitude in my heart, I’m out of my way Fighting on my knees, praising anyway For God has raised me, I got my fire back I conquered before, my faith is intact Lord help me pray this time…

Get Up or Lay Down

When a situation or a series of situations are so painful that you go into emotional shock, they seemingly only offer two options: Get Up or Lay Down. Why not just collapse, falling face first into the myriad of broken pieces of your life? What is the use of holding on? Not just holding on,…

The Door is Ajar

Today, I was tempted My pain whispered Agony uttered Forget about God and His plan Besides, It’s just too hard Itemizing all the demands Until the Spirit reminded me The last time I fell for this trickery Slowly fading, dying quietly Spiritual death came quickly So I rebuked the voice And peace filled the space You…

From Prison to Purpose

Meandering through life, self-destructive at best, I was sentenced to 5 years in prison. When I arrived at MCIW, my mind was under tremendous attack; I was bound by the defeatist perspective that I was hopeless and beyond reach. Belligerently sinful without remorse, I was convinced that my name was Sunshine until God began to…

Penetrated with Glory!

The conception was the day I was born Penetrated with glory, Impregnated with purpose Enough! Futility and madness must adjourn Cognizant, Fully aware of what’s inside of me Flesh, listen, I’m fleeing vain pleasures Barefoot and tired, I’m chasing my destiny A long time coming, surely it’s about time No turning back, this baby must…

Gripped, Flipped, Shaken, and Poured!

To get the most out of a container, it must be gripped tightly, flipped upside down, sometimes shaken, and poured out. Interestingly, believers who desire nothing more than to be mightily used by God,  go through a similar process. Have you ever prayed that God would use you? Perhaps, you have questioned your purpose, focusing…

Petition to Break the Cycle

I don’t really understand myself, for I want to do what is right, but I don’t do it. Instead, I do what I hate. Romans 7:15 Lord, I am well informed on what to do to improve in this particular area of my life, yet it remains unchanged. I know I should stop this and…