Monday, July 27, 2009


Last week I had a dream about my mom, Patricia. The dream was really clear and I believe that there was a message that the Lord is trying to convey to me. Patricia is my biological mother Carol's sister. Patricia adopted me and raised me after my mother was killed over 33 years ago. Although I talk with her often, I haven't seen her in about 3 years as she lives in New Mexico. (If anyone wants to buy the girls and I plane tickets, Yes we accept.) So here is my dream:

I was in the ladies room at the house of some other family members and I was in the process of getting dressed. The other family members had some clothes that they had laid out for me and I was about to put them on. Then the door opened and my mother came in with a bag full of beautiful clothes for me. In the dream I was really surprised to see her and we began to talk. I asked her about the clothes and she said I brought you some clothes to wear and she began to show me the things she had chosen for me. As I began to protest, because I already had some clothes and she insisted that I wear the clothes she brought. Now in the dream I was thinking, I am too old for her to pick out my clothing. So I kept asking why she brought me all this stuff. Then finally she said, "I don't want you wearing those clothes that they are trying to put on you." And I woke up.

All that day I tried to figure out what this dream meant for me. What was she trying to say? What was God trying to convey? I called my mother, who as I was calling her, she said she was just thinking about me. She wanted to talk with me and will be coming to MI soon. Yay!!!!!

This dream is still so vivid in my mind. I prayed several times for my mom and also for those who were in my dream. But I couldn't put it together. I am not an interpreter of dreams but when I have one that sticks with me, I know that the Lord is trying to say something to me. The last time I had a dream that was so real, within days the Lord prepared me and revealed to me what was taking place. I often tell people that the reason that the Lord speaks to me in dreams is because I won't be quite and still long enough to hear Him speak, so He waits until I am knocked out to talk.

Anywho, back to my dream. As I continued to rehearse this dream, I believe that my mother represented the source of provision for me and that as the source, she had everything I needed. She has brought a multitude of clothing for me, chosen for me, but I was too eager to just wear what someone else had for me. I was ready to put on things that didn't belong to me, that didn't fit me and wasn't really chosen for me. In the dream I was willing to take whatever, but I my mother had other plans for me. Actually I had no idea what I was getting, I was just satisfied with it. And when something better came along, I tried to deny it. In reality, I see that the Lord only has the best for me and I cannot settle for less than best. He gives me a glimpse of my future and I cannot stop short of what He has planned for me.

Sometimes the trials are difficult to overcome but I make it through and sometimes I overcome easily because I have so great faith. The Lord has shown me that in any given situation, He is right with me and that He is protecting and keeping me. He is building character and integrity in me. He is given me knowledge and wisdom, things I have asked for and He is providing for all of my needs.

Ladies, I believe that the Lord has so many great things for us but we must willing to receive them because are assured that He is giving His best to us. We cannot be reluctant to accept some things that we know are of/from the Lord. We know that He is looking out for our best interest and teaching us how to use the gifts that are within us. We know that He is the source of everything and no good thing will He withhold from them that "Walk" uprightly.

As I take some time to meditate on His word and ponder His goodness, I choose to receive everything that He provides and I am grateful to have a God that loves me so much.

Keep Walking,

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Monday, July 20, 2009

Continue in the Faith

Acts 14:22

Confirming the souls of the disciples, [and] exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.

I am still walking in faith although this week I feel like there has been sooooooooo much tribulation on this side of the Kingdom of God. Mind you my tribulation has not been unto death, I haven't lost anything but time and I am still healthy, alive, and breathing. It is an inner turmoil.

As I review the ups and downs of my faith walk, I have had some great times encouraging, exhorting and edifying the ladies as I bear my soul. But I also have some times like Elijah when I have to run and hide in my cave, be fed by the Lord and return to the fight.

I started the month on cloud thirty-9 because my bling shirts were done and all I needed to do was get them out there. Put them in the hands of the people. Wear it around town. With all good intentions I took a picture in the bathroom of my home and then got the response that I needed more professional pictures. Okay, no problem. Well I have do have a problem. I didn't think this thing out. Where am I going to take the pictures? My hair is not done. I feel fat. Never mind the pictures, I'll set it up on paypal, yeah that's what I'll do. Okay, I'll contact my shirt designer and I'll get the specs. Okay done. Yeah. Wait, still need the pictures. Okay, got my hair done but do I want this on my pictures. Plus I want to wear my PZI Jeans, so I have to get my self together. Let me make a date to get it together. STILL WAITING!

I am in my cave. I see all of the activity around me but I feel like I am on the proverbial treadmill. Runnin', runnin', runnin and going no where.

But I had the "For Real?!" moment. MiVida have you written the vision and made it plain? Do you have a vision? What outcome do you want from you input?

Ladies, today take some time to focus your vision and then write it and make it plain. If you want to continue in the Faith, you must know what you believe and believe what you know the Lord has given to you to accomplish. There will be tribulation but your patience is being worked. I know that tribulation is working for my good and making me into what God's has made me to be.

Continue to walk in the hard places, continue to press towards the mark and continue to exhort others to keep the faith. I tied the knot back on the end of my rope because there is so much more to do.

Keep Walking,

MiVida es de Oro!

My Life is Golden!
Shoes by Steve Madden

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

What Does It Cost to Turn?

Life is really coming at me fast. So many things are transpiring at one time, it is hard to keep focus on the main thing. Jesus Christ! He is the only reason I am here today and to Him I owe it all. In my efforts to make it happen, I have gotten a little weary in well doing. I untied the knot at the end of my rope and I was waiting to slip off. Not out of salvation but into complacency.

This week, two powerful words came to me and I know that the Lord is trying to wake me up, encourage me and challenge me to pursue the promise. The first word I received is found in 2 Samuel 24, this is when David numbered the people and the Lord was upset. The verses that we focused on are 15-25. Here we find that David pays a price to worship the Lord. Our assistant dance instructor encouraged us to take our level of worship a little higher. We need to make a sacrifice and that sacrifice will cost us something. WOW!!!!!

And the second word is found in Deutoronomy 2:3. Our Pastor, Joseph Hewitt, taught us that it is now " A Time to Turn". When we have been doing the same thing over and over and haven't seen the manifestation, it could be a time for us to make a turn. Pastor said that everything we do repetitively is not bad but at some point we have to make a change (turn) in our lives. We do have take the risk to get what the Lord has promised us.

As a daughter of the King, I am trying to make Godly decisions concerning my level of sacrifice and commitment to Him and to His people. It seems that I have been shuffling things around to squeeze in a little time here and there to be with Him alone. I have fatigued myself in trying to be everything to everyone while forgetting that He is my everything, when I have no one. I have acknowledged to Him that I recognize that He is my refuge, my fortress, my confidant and my peace (among a million other things). This recent revelation, showed me that I would have to pay a price to worship. That true worship costs me something and I had to examine myself to see much I want to enter into the Holy place.

As a sister in the Lord, I have to use Godly wisdom to help myself and others grow in Him. I have to speak the truth in love and use much grace and salt as I exhort, encourage and admonish others. I have to be true to me, cause when I die, I die alone. I must be forgiving at all times, even when hurts are deep and I must love others like He loves me. This is hard to do but as I have said before, it is necessary. What good does it do to you or others to hold unforgiveness and yield it like a sword? The only sword we are to yield is the Word of God. I have often heard this quote, "unforgiveness is like taking poison, and expecting the other person to die." No good can come of this. Live your life fully and let God handle the other stuff.

As a mother in the Lord, I have to set a positive, Godly example for my children. I cannot love the others more than I love them. I must at all times show myself "Full of Faith" and standing on God's Word for our household, finances and protection. I must always conduct myself as a woman of God and remember that everything that I do, they will do. I must be transparent and real enough for them to talk to me, trust me and believe with me. I must love them unconditionally but be able to call them on their mess. I must admit my mess, yes I got mess. I must put them first (after the Lord), because they need me now more than ever.

As a businesswoman, I must seek the Lord in every decision, no matter how small. I have to take that "Leap of Faith" and see where the Lord plants me. What I envision, may not at all be in His vision for me, but I will never know, just waiting for it to happen. I have to continue to pursue the promise and allow Him to make it happen. I have to be diligent in what He has for me to do and not become weary and tired when everything does not work out like I imagine. When He says go, no one can say no.

Today is a new day for me. How I choose to use it to the fullest. I AM living my life like it's golden, because He has tried me and He is still trying me, so I am letting my pure gold shine through. It will cost me something to make this turn in my life but I know that it will be well worth the price I have to pay.

Keep Walking,

MiVida es de Oro

My Life is Golden!!

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