Always On Time

Oftentimes, when we are going though a drought (lack of finances, relationships, health, wayward family member, unemployment, etc) we turn our faces upward, expecting to receive rain from Heaven. However, God may be positioning you to receive water without rain. He may have a spring coming up from a rock; your answer from an unusual place. Someone you don’t know may place a few dollars in your hand. Your name is selected for a job for which you were only partly qualified, a check in the mail, your child/mate/family member calls home. When you are seeking an answer, never limit the way in which God can/will/may bless you. He may not come when/how/as you are expecting, but He is always right on time!

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My interview with Joseph Bonner

I had a great time chatting with #Joseph_Bonner and of course, Princess Hoku had to get in on the action towards the end.

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https://www.josephbonner.com/podcast/episode/782845a7/never-give-up

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Did You Hear?

Them: “Did you hear…?”
Me: “Nope, but God did. And when He answers then I will listen!”

In today’s society, there is so much noise! Words being hurled like weapons of soul destructions! People with deadly agendas, some wrapped in torn pages from the Bible resulting in division, disparity, hatred, and corruption. God says where sin is grace thrives! We have a choice, we may be reactionary (leaning in, recoiling, diverting every word spoken), OR rooted (lean in, take root, comfort, solace, and thrive in the Word of God). I have decided to be ROOTED! This is what I know, Earth is NOT my final home, I am destined to a greater place. I have decided to live like I believe there is a Heaven AND a hell. My suggestion is that you too live as you believe. Blessings

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Watch where you plant.

Be mindful with whom you cast your vision. Not everyone is good soil in which to plant dream-seeds. Some friends only help you eat. Both are beneficial; you should know the difference between the two.

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Not for debate, just food for thought

Not for debate, just food for thought

What if? Before birth YOU actual chose the life you have? That your spirit knew every challenge, trial, difficulty, opportunity, advantage, level of poverty, and wealth.

What if in knowing this, your spirit knew the blessing, the true prize, that would result at the finish line; that the trying of your faith would result in gold, brass, precious stones and not wood, hay, and dust.

What if, your spirit knew, with wealth, good health, and advantages, YOU would be a change agent on the planet to bless, love, support, encourage, stand in the gap, and raise awareness to areas of lack, and disproportion?

What if your spirit knew with each challenge, disadvantage, lack, hardship, abuse, neglect, trial, you would receive the prize only awarded to the overcomer? That your life would be that beacon of hope, love, joy, salvation, and victory! That by overcoming this life, you would receive a crown of life.

How differently would you live your life if you didn’t view it as an accident or happenstance, but as a choice. What if, you silenced the noise long enough to hear your spirit speaking to you, reminding you of from Whom you came and to Whom you will return and that this moment we call life is but a pass-through! What if?

What if?
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A Cautionary Tale…

I share this as an example of how the power of God can disrupt our lives in such beautiful ways! I woke this morning with the intent to put in my two-weeks’ notice. I have been feeling like I am in autopilot (doing more BUT being less) and this is never a mindset that I allow.
While on break, sitting deep in thought, I receive a request to contact a Veteran to give my “special touch”. I immediately pick up my receiver and dial. As I am speaking with a frustrated hero, after much discussion we reach a resolution.

 

As I am going over my due-outs to him, sharing I will follow up shortly, he says, “I want to share a cautionary tale…I once knew an amazing advocate. She was the only person to truly hear me. She came to me when I was at my lowest point. She listened, brought resolution, and always had time for me no matter what was going on. Her office was such a beautiful place to just stop and rest. It had a special artistic touch. She is an African-American female in her early 40s, who cared for everyone. I only had her in my life for 18-months then she disappeared! No one could tell me where she went. I knocked on her door, and all the beauty was gone. She vanished! I have written dissertations on her caring spirit, and I pray each day that God brings her back to me. Please forgive my pontifications, you just do not know how very much she saved me by caring for me… not just me, but…..Oh, how I pray I could just find out where she went…”
 
As I am going over my due-outs to him, sharing I will follow up shortly, he says, “I want to share a cautionary tale…I once knew an amazing advocate. She was the only person to truly hear me. She came to me when I was at my lowest point. She listened, brought resolution, and always had time for me no matter what was going on. Her office was such a beautiful place to just stop and rest. It had a special artistic touch. She is an African-American female in her early 40s, who cared for everyone. I only had her in my life for 18-months then she disappeared! No one could tell me where she went. I knocked on her door, and all the beauty was gone. She vanished! I have written dissertations on her caring spirit, and I pray each day that God brings her back to me. Please forgive my pontifications, you just do not know how very much she saved me by caring for me… not just me, but…..Oh, how I pray I could just find out where she went…”
 
The way in which he was speaking, I could barely get in a word… when he paused to take a breath, I simply said, “Sir, it’s me! I came back!”
 
He immediately began to cry, sob! He said he has been praying, asking God to bring me back. Not just for him, but for all the Veterans who are in need of someone who cares. This completely broke me down to tears. We both sniveled and snotted!
 
As I ended the call, several more came in like it. Not to the point of tears, but the same sentiments. My take on this day, “I woke with my own agenda for the day. God allowed me to walk through His. Man plans, God laughs! I cannot say I won’t wake tomorrow with the same thought, but should I, I will pray the Father sends me His reasons for why I am where I am and I will lean upon His grace.
 
P.S., you all know I wanted to go back to that “in her early 40s part of his comments and pitch a tent!!!”
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Join me for a surprise book reading from my book, “Adventurous Olivia’s Alphabet Quest. You may purchase your copy anywhere books are sold online and my website, https://www.florenza.org

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Join me as I read the first chapter of my book, “If…The Story of Faith Walker. You may purchase a copy on Amazon, Walmart, B & N, or my website, www.florenza.org

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Watch “LIVE reading from, The Tail of Max the Mindless Dog, A Children’s Book on Mindfulness” on YouTube

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The Promise Before the Silence

I love the book of Malachai; it is packed with such hope. There would be 400 years of absolute silence from God. No one would hear a fresh word from Heaven, a on-time message; can you imagine? And as the book is about to close, God addresses their deeper, innermost concern (Mal 3)-

You have said horrible things about me, and yet you ask, “What have we said?”

Here is what you have said: “It’s foolish to serve the LORD God All-Powerful. What do we get for obeying God and from going around looking sad? See how happy those arrogant people are. Everyone who does wrong is successful, and when they put God to the test, they always get away with it.”

They were looking outward and around at what others had and got; God wanted them to look upward! His response is filled with such hope, live, and promise!

“All those who truly respected the LORD and honored his name started discussing these things, and when God saw what was happening, he had their names+ written as a reminder in his book.
Then the LORD All-Powerful said:
You people are precious to me, and when I come to bring justice, I will protect you, just as parents protect an obedient child. Then everyone will once again see the difference between those who obey me by doing right and those who reject me by doing wrong.”

400 years of silence was preempted with a promise – I have recorded your name in the Book of Life! Let this powerful promise resonate in your soul not just today but every day!

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