I haven’t been to school in a while but I’m still learning. It’s been about a year since the global shut down began and we became aware of the Covid-19 outbreak in our country. We are now remembering the lives lost and the lessons learned during this pandemic while figuring out different ways to move forward. I’m praying that we will remain teachable in every season. My prayer is this, Lord teach us your ways whether we are sick or well. Whether the doors are open or closed, the gas prices go up or down, the masks are on or off and whether we gather in person or online we can still learn. Lord help us lean in, listen and learn. Amen
It’s tough sometimes to seek God. I mean, really look for Him in my daily activities. If you’re like me, you may just be going through the motions at times and doing the same old, same old things. As I reflect on scripture this morning I am asking God on purpose to help me see what He sees in me. I was created by God to do something. In me is a purpose that God has assigned just for me, a unique quality that makes me beautiful. Do I tend to pray by looking and listening? I mean look to God and listen to what He says in scripture? Well, no not really. Most times it’s a listing prayer. I go right to talking about my list of prayer requests. I am learning that my seeking starts with seeing. God has a better angle. His view is always better than mine. He can see farther. God doesn’t need glasses like I do to have better vision. It’s clear to me, when we look at things from God’s perspective things start to look differently in our lives. Now that’s what I call living on pitch.
My Pastor preached a sermon on giving, I had just read a lesson from a book on being generous and I talked to a family member recently about finances and getting their house in order. Coincidences??? I don’t think so. God’s timing is so perfect. I needed to know more about giving and I needed a reminder to give more intentionally. I learned I will continue to have a losing streak trying to beat God giving. My little doesn’t compare to His lot and my small doesn’t measure up to His great. When we give a little God is the one who makes it grow and He is the one who makes it great. We win only by giving more to God simply because we can’t out give a giving God. Give a little more time, more love, more patience, more honor and respect, more prayer, more commitment and watch what happens. Try focusing this week on giving more, you’ll find more to give as you keep on giving.
Prayer: Lord help me give more today than I did yesterday. Amen.
To hear the sermon from January 21, 2018 called, It’s Time To Give click the link Mt Sinai Church
I don’t get sick too often but when I do I’m usually down for the count. There have been a lot of people getting sick with colds and the flu this season. I recently got a touch of a cold and it had me up and down. I received all kind of advice from gargling to purchasing the medicine ball drink from Starbucks to get rid of my symptoms. I did a few of those things but the best thing I could do was rest. I rested my body. Sometimes I was feeling alone as I ached, and my throat hurt, but God was there to comfort and soothe me. I’ve learned, no matter how I am feeling I must trust God to do the healing. We must rest in Him during our weary and well doing seasons. When your heart is hurting, lonely or even angry seek God’s face for extra strength and trust He will take care of you. God is a Healer. Cold and flu seasons are serious. Life is serious. God’s caring is serious. I thank God for allowing me to get back on my feet. I pray you too will be well and take care of yourself physically so you may keep living on pitch. Let not your heart be dismayed, God will and He does take care of you.
Oh Give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good, for His mercy endureth forever.
1 Chronicles 16:34
I am thankful for you all who subscribe to and read my blog. Have a blessed Thanksgiving and keep living on Pitch.
I’m glad it’s almost time for the weekend. I have had a busy week and I’m often told I am such a busy person. I realize being busy a lot has its ups and downs, which makes me think sometimes about how busy I am but God isn’t. God isn’t trying to get it all done in a week or even 24 hours. It’s already done. God isn’t trying to meet deadlines or deal with crunch time on a project like me. He is not limited by time. One day is as a thousand years to God.
God isn’t trying to make up his mind about what to do first. Priorities are never an issue. He’s the same God yesterday, today and forever.
God isn’t waiting to see what the future holds because He holds the future in His hands. I can cast all my cares on Him.
God isn’t busy being too concerned about financial freedom or watching what happens in the stock market. He’s already invested in me. I am free because He is my Provider and the Supplier of all my needs.
God isn’t busy saving up for rainy days. He controls both the windfall and the rainfall of my life.
God isn’t busy in the sense of how I see myself being too busy or others may see me. This daily walk with God has shown me God is busy working on me and He is always at work in my life.
One thing I’ve learned is this, God always takes care of business as He takes care of us.
Today I choose to remove my cape. You know the one I’m talking about. The Superwoman cape. The rescue and relief cape that says you can do it all. I have learned to be more aware of how to experience the joy of the Lord. If I am to be joyful and know that God is the source of my strength, I can’t be weighted down trying to please and save everyone. I declare today I am not a superhero and I choose to leave all things super to the One who is able to do the supernatural in my life, supersede in every situation , and supervise the daily decisions I must make. Having a relationship with God gives me great joy. I can remove my superwoman cape and let go today. I won’t try to do it all, save it all, or know it all because God is able to handle it all. Now that’s what I call living on pitch.
This was a busy weekend for me. It was busy and beautiful at the same time which sounds a little crazy to me. I was surrounded by beautiful people and beautiful things all weekend long. Over the weekend I discovered my love for music again. I found myself lost in several songs, jamming to beats I heard before and some I had not heard. I thank God for allowing me to take time to slow down and appreciate so many of the gifts all around me. Gifts of being loved and sharing God’s love, spending precious time with family, meeting new people, and watching beautiful waves crash against rocks. There is so much beautiful music in my life and I must slow down to hear it, appreciate it and love it. Listening to music and singing, always lifts me so I lost the busy and found the beauty. I discovered I must not get so busy I can’t sing a song or sing along. My love for music runs deep within my heart. God’s beauty surrounds me, and I could sing of His love forever. What song might you sing to encourage yourself in the Lord today or make someone’s day beautiful?
I’ve heard many people declare someone was acting high and mighty and were extremely irritated by their behavior. A high and mighty attitude will bring you low real quick. This is not the way I want to act as a believer. I must be careful of not coming off as too high and mighty in my speech, my walk with God or my attitude in relating with others. The Bible tells me the only one who is high and mighty is our God according to Psalm 89:13. This scripture grounds me and reminds me of who God is. There is no comparison to my God who is strong, high and mighty.
Prayer: Dear Lord, help me remember who you are. Your arms are mighty and your hand is high and strong. Keep me humble and grounded where I truly belong.
As I start to focus on this year ending I am reflecting on various things such as being a little off track. I don’t like being off track so getting back on is always a good thing for me. I realize sometimes I messed up. I’ve made mistakes and I felt bad because I have missed the mark completely. I may have gotten off track, lost focus or lost my balance. Sometimes it happened at work, sometimes it was at home and other times at church. I’ve set spiritual goals, personal goals and life goals trying to be both purposeful and intentional. I start off good saying I will read and study more, pray more, watch what I eat, give more, serve others more. I will take time out for God, take time out for me, take time out for others and so forth. Each time I ‘ve gotten off track I learned a lesson about living on pitch. When I am off track on the job, off track with my health and wellness, off track with my relationships I must check how I am living and how much I am giving. I have learned my mistakes & mess ups are all based on the issues of life. I’ve learned a few lessons this year from the issues of life unfolding. For me, living on pitch involves full-time commitments, devotion to God and discipline. It doesn’t mean perfection. It doesn’t mean I won’t ever fall off track or lose focus at times when life happens. It just means I thank God He restores my soul. It means I thank God for brand new mercies every morning. It means I do not lose heart. Now that’s what I call Living on Pitch.