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What a day! I am so hyped up from it all I don't know how to contain myself! I'm feeling reborn, re-energized, re-everything! My day started like any other day, me in the bed until the last minute, I know, I know, I said I would start running in the morning and blah, blah, blah.... I didn't, I'm a lazy lima bean! Anywhoo, enough about my short comings, I woke up and did my laundry, then I was supposed to meet my bestie for some fun wedding stuff and then off to work but that didn't pan out so I went straight to work. Babysitter issues gets you all the time!
Work was work as usual, I enjoyed the people and my co-workers. After work I was slated to sing but I got off too late and missed my opportunity, talk about a bummer. I was so looking forward to singing, anyway, I got to the church just in time to hear my girl April Brown singing, scratch that, she was tearing up the church! I walked in an everybody was shoutin', including April! Yep, she was shoutin' and sanging! Sanging and shouting! Tore me up walking in, shoot! The anointing does make a differ-ance!
After she was done singing the preacher of the hour took the mic and boy did he preach! What was the message you ask? Great question! I don't remember, but I will tell you this, he preached that thang! LOL! Just kidding, he was talking about giving God the praise regardless of your circumstances, being able to shout through your storm, then he referred to singing in the rain and how the man was so in love that it didn't matter that it was raining, he just opened his umbrella and began singing and dancing, he was so in love that no matter what was going on around him he continued to sing and dance, nothing phased him. That is exactly how we should be, praising God through our circumstances, the good and the bad! He gave us a fabulous illustration that changed my life. I didn't realize it at the time but by the time I got home, guess what I was doing! Changing my clothes so I could go running! YES!!! I KNOW! Me! I went running ya'll! Put my sweatpants on, my hoodie, my headphones and off I went with Eddie James in my ear singing FREEDOM, NO MORE SHACKLES, NO MORE CHAINS, NO MORE BONDAGE I AM FREE...
It hit me, I am free! Free from laziness, free from procrastination, free from all that the enemy has done to try to keep me from living on purpose! No more, I'm done with that life, it's time to TURN UP! LOL!!!! I'm Turning Up for Jesus! Hey that's my next single lol! Get Turnt Up for Jesus! Who is with me? Who wants to get Turnt Up for Jesus!
My fingers are on fire, I just want to write all night, but I won't, I will keep it short. The point of this post is to encourage all of you who are struggling to live on purpose because life just weighs you down everyday to the point where you can't move, I charge you to just get up an run! Whatever it is that is holding you back, let it go, give it to God and run! Don't be afraid to go, God will not let you fall. He tells you more than once in the Bible... I am with you always! So no worries friends, take him at his word an live! I choose Life! I choose God! I choose me!
Freedom is a beautiful thing and I am so grateful that I have it! You can have it too, just trust in God and know that He is the way, the truth and the life. Ask him into your heart, into your life, thank him for sending his son to die on the cross for our freedom, his blood purchased this freedom just for us! Don't fall back into self-bonage because of your situation, just begin singing in the rain, begin dancing through your storm, begin giving God the glory and the praise and watch how you come out! You'll be shouting look at me now! Trust me, he will do it!
Ok, ok I said I won't keep writing so I am done! Until next time...
Love you and remember to be a blessing to someone else!
Keisha Natalee Cole
She Speaks I She Writes I She Lives