I remember when I first learned to speak to GOD, it was now I lay me down to sleep I pray dear Lord my soul you will keep, and if I should die before I awake I pray dear Lord my soul you will take. Grandma hand me to get on my knees every night as a child to whisper that conversation to GOD. There were nights I looked forward to it and others I would have rather went to sleep. But As I look back and remember those prayers or child hood conversations with GOD, I see that they were insurance policy's not just for the moment but for times in my life when I forgot to pray. I remember as a child climbing trees and looking for miles at the tops of houses, I remember when Grandpa got sick because of a hole in his heart and the doctors gave him a year to live, I remember begging GOD as a child please don't take daddy away (Grandpa), and he lived until I became a physical man (21). I remember Daddy teaching me to respect my elders and to be a southern gentleman. I remember now & later candy (mystery mix) and being called in the house when the street lights came on. I remember my first kiss when I was in Jr High, and I remember my Grandfather standing by the bleachers when my name was called to receive my diploma. I remember my Grandfather dieing two days after my birthday and my grandmother dieing on valentines day. But years after their death I remember that every good and perfect gift comes from GOD. So whatever good I remember and even that which was bad yet good still developed, GOD was right there smiling. I remember Grandma and Grandpas eyes, and I realize something that it was never them looking at me, well it was but that beauty that was behind the look was GOD staring right at me and I'm so blessed to remember those days and the days that are present now and those that will come. Sometimes we have to sit back and remember the awesome hand of GOD in our lives through the people and places and things He has allowed to cross our path. Do you remember?
I Remain Bro Titus Inspired
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Often people live their whole lives waiting to get to heaven in order to see GOD, not understanding that GOD is always present if one would just look. Consider if you will the breath of GOD, it can be seen when the wind blows and the trees appear to dance. Have you seen the smile of GOD it can be seen on the face of a small child when there just laying there then suddenly they smile. Have you ever felt GOD hug you, it often happens unexpectedly, and you can always tell because it will be given by a child or someone GOD has placed in your life and the hug feels so safe. Have you ever heard GOD say I Love You, it happens every moment you are able to inhale and exhale, every time, when life seeks to beat you down, yet you feel that push saying it's not over yet. The one true place to find GOD is within yourself, look in the mirror and look into your own eyes and see that there within you is something so awesome, so great and so out of the control of another persons opinion. Within you is potential and not just a conquer but more than a conquer. You are designed by the awesome hand of GOD, and despite where life finds you, whenever you look at your self you should see past the pain, past the material success or lack there of, and see that in you is heavenly DNA, and if you tap into it there is a success that the world can't give nor take away. I dare you to find your Heavenly Father in you and then move through the rest of your life with the confidence that comes with knowing whom it is that lives on the inside of you. Jesus knowing whom he belonged boasted, no man takes my life I lay it down, The word of GOD boast in 1 John 4 that greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world. Jesus said I can do nothing outside of what my Heavenly father tells me. Jesus before leaving the earth encouraged us by saying the things I (Jesus) have done you will do these things and greater. But this dear one can only take place when you know whom you belong to. I Remain Bro Titus Inspired.
What is it that you want from life, their are those that will speak of all the materiel things they want and the relationships they want, and more. But I have a question what is it that you need? Be careful how you answer, because there is a big difference in needing and wanting. For instance you need oxygen to breath, and you need your heart to beat so your blood will flow and you intern can live. But who or what is it that you really need. Before July 19, of 1995 I felt I needed to walk to be able to be considered a person, but boy it's been 14 years since that day I was shot and I have found that walking doesn't define an individual but having your needs in order matters. I thought I needed that BMW, and all of the drug money, I thought I needed to have all those females. I thought to be respected in the streets was what I needed. Yet when my friend set me up to be robbed and my ability to stand escaped me, and friends left me. I found I needed GOD, not just on Sundays and on bible study nights, but everyday in every part of my life. I found that friends were cool, but what good are those relationships if GOD is not in the middle of them. Don't get it twisted, I'm not suggesting all you talk about is scripture, but rather have those around you that have an understanding of GOD and the importance of having a relationship with Him. I found that there is a true beauty in needing something, because when something is needed one will do everything to pursue it and go after it. Because a person can sit at home and want something, but needing causes movement to posses the thing desired. When times are hard I need GOD to be there, when times are good I need GOD to be there. I have found that GOD will show up not only in a manifested blessing, but also through those He has purposed to place in and around your life. I grew up in church full of wants, but it wasn't until I lost something that I thought I needed that I found what I really needed, and at the end of the day we all have a need and that need can only be filled by GOD. I leave you with a question what is it that you really need, and please don't let tragedy strike to inform you. You have been warned.
Bro Titus I Remain Inspired
Bro Titus I Remain Inspired