🌺WRITE THE VISION🌺


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Everything was created for a purpose. When people invent things, they invent them with a purpose. Before any inventor creates a product they must first have a VISION, right? Everything started with a vision to fulfill a purpose. I want you to realize that God created YOU for a purpose. If things are created to serve a purpose, how much more you? God actually said in (Jeremiah 29:11) “I KNOW THE PLANS AND PURPOSE I have for you, declares the Lord; plans to prospers you, not to arm you but to give you a future and a hope.”

Dear ones, God has a plan for your life. You weren’t accidentally conceived, God had a purpose. He allowed you to be born to fulfill an assignment. So we have no time to waste. You don’t have another year to waste and you don’t want to keep repeating what you did last year. You should always desire to come up higher. Go ahead a set some life-goals instead of setting New Years goals. But first you need to start with your imagination, that’s where everything begins. Everything begins with your ability to dream, to think, and imagine.

Habakkuk 2:2 🍃”And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.” Go ahead and write down your dreams, your goals, and your ideas; and keep it before your eyes until you can actually see and touch it. Seek and put God first and place your dreams and visions in his hands and they will not go unfulfilled. Proverbs 16:1🍃
“People make plans in their minds, but only the Lord make them come true.”Sleep well lovelies.💕
#KINGDOMLIVING #SEEKINGTHEKINGDOM #KINGDOMMIND #PURPOSEDRIVEN #ROYALACADEMYFORSINGLES #KINGDOMSINGLES #HOLINESS #FEAR #RAPTURE

your sister in Christ💕

🌺FIRST THING FIRST🌺

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Seek Him first.🙏🏽Always let him set the precedent for the new year and for your future. He always has a plan and all you need to do is to TRUST Him to guide and lead you. Don’t panic, don’t give in, and don’t succumb to fear. I find that I never worry about the rest of the year once I place all my plans in his hands from the very beginning. SEEK and TRUST and “DEPEND ON THE LORD IN WHATEVER YOU DO, AND YOUR PLAN WILL SUCCEED.”(Proverb 16v3) Sleep well my lovelies💕

🌺My Petition Granted🙌🏿


❤️Can I say how much I love this guy.

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Sometimes I look back on memory photos of us and begin to marvel at God’s love towards someone like me. This person standing next to me is my very own husband of two years. I’m reminded of Esther’s petition: Esther 5:6 >>

🌺And the king said unto Esther at the banquet of wine, What is thy petition? and it shall be granted thee: and what is thy request? even to the half of the kingdom it shall be performed.🌺

King Xerxes was just a mere man, and a man of great wealth. There he was offering this young woman, whom he loved half his kingdom. I think of this scripture in parallel to Philippians 4:6 >>

🌺Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.🌺

I’m saying all of this to remind someone today that God wants to give you more than half his Kingdom. He wants to give you life and life more abundantly!

Beloved, I love to go back to God’s words and remind myself of the promises that were made to me on a daily basis. Let me remind you of the precedent of  John 10:10

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.”

Whatever you’ve prayed for, whatever you’ve asked God for: wait on it. Be patient. I prayed, and made supplications before God for thirteen years for this guy. He only just arrived in my life two years ago. Keep faith alive for God hears and answers your PRAYERS.🌺💕

2 Peter 1:11 >>
🌺For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.🌺

I love you dearly,

Your sister in Christ Jesus💕

~KingdomMindset~Holiness~Fear~Repentance~Get Ready the rapture is near!

🌺The birthday saga part 2🌺

🌺A GOOD SET UP🌺

Well beloved, after Friday night birthday romance I though that was it. But then comes Saturday. Wow! Well, I woke up to breakfast in bed.

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I most certainly thought that was it. But I was told that we are also going into the city.

Five hours later we’re in the city. He made parking arrangements prior. The first garage was full so I started to panic. Then the honey said “Don’t worry, I have a back up plan.” We finally parked at plan B. We started walking and we walked and no destination in view…. I was looking birthday fancy but my poor feet were in pain! The honey said we needed to get there by 4:30 exactly, and at this point it’s 4:23😳 And I totally went ballistic at my husband. I’m complaining all the way because my feet hurt from him having to literally pull me. I honestly couldn’t run anymore and I’m out of breath. I can’t see nor have any clue as to where we were going.

💁🏽It was honestly my fault though, I made us late. So finally, we arrived at our destination.

I put my hand at my mouth and burst out in repentant laughter. Lovelies, serving God pays. We when just met back in 2013 and he was pursuing me we talked about things we liked. I mentioned to him that I would like to go ‘Cirque Du Soleil’. He remembered from our very first date you guys. I must admit I apologized in tears……and repented for my emotional outburst.

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As the evening comes to a close I was chauffeured  to a very fancy Resturant with a dreamlike atmosphere.

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He knows how much I enjoy fish so I was elated he picked a seafood restaurant. He likes fish but I love, love fish. I’m a fan.🐟
I’m very intentional to share what God has done and what he’s doing in my life. No matter how minuscule it may be. Because I want to encourage all of you to have faith and hope continually.

~1 Peter 2:9~
But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light:

 

I love you💕
Your sister in Christ Jesus!

🌺 Birthday Saga Part 1 🌺

🌺Part One🌺
So recently I celebrated my birthday and it was pretty awesome! I’m pretty sure Paul was referring to somethings far deeper that what I can comprehend when he wrote this verse but I feel like it’s about me!
1 Corinthians 2:9
“But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.”

🌺Beloved, I’m telling you the blessings that have been coming my way are not just ordinary blessings. I really feel like God has good gifts to reward us with right here on earth. The way that this man loves on me I sometimes feel like I’m  experiencing  ‘A celestial fix’! I’m pinching myself just to make sure I’m in my dirt body. (Imagine Cinderella dreaming about wearing a glass slipper, a beautiful ball gown, driving in a beautiful carriage and finally holding hands with her fair prince. She’s awoken from her dream, she clicks her feet and it’s really happening)😳 Guys I’m experiencing beyond that!
Okay come on back to reality, but seriously though, for some of you it’s a dream, but this is my reality.🤓😇

🌺Let me tell you what he did. So first of all my honey took the day off from work and then insisted that I should go to work. While I was away, I wondered what he was up to every now and then. You have to understand that before him I had no one that waited on me ‘hands and foot.’ So everyday I feel like I’m in ‘Love heaven’ literally! I’m used to quoting ‘Cloud nine’ but that’s too close to earth. Smiles… okay let me get right to it.

🌺I finally got home and the house smelled like ‘Outback Steak House’, everything is nice and neat. I was like wow! Tears. He had this bouquet of flowers for me.❤️

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Dinner is served. He baked ‘Cordon Blue Chicken’ served with mashed potato and veggies and sparkling grape juice.💜

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Birthday gifts and a drum roll for this you guys🎼 He had the record player on, with Frank Sanetra playing softly in the background, “This love of mine.”🎼 hey💞💏

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My hubby really do love me like Christ loves the church and died for it.
Ephesians 5:25
Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;

Lovelies, it pays to serves the Lord. I encouraged you all to continue to:
Matthew 6:33 >>
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you, according to his will.

Your sis in Christ💕

~~~~~~~~Kacey M. Nimocks~~~~~~~~

P.S. The saga continues in part two.

🌺MY BIRTHDAY GIFT FROM GOD🌺

There’s something interesting and special about my birthday.
When I was a child growing up with my siblings our birthdays were never celebrated. Not because it wasn’t of importance but because we all grew up impoverished. I look back and laugh out loud because not only was my birthday never celebrated, but our mother had this tendency to sometimes forget or mix our birthday months and years. It was hilarious but that’s what happen when you’re a single parent with a quiver full. God bless my wonderful mama!

The funniest thing is, not so long ago I took a good look at my birth certificate and noticed that the “year I was born” was not the same “year I was registered”. Very odd, right? I called up my mama who clarified the matter. She told me that back in her day she was unable to get me registered because she didn’t have the money to pay at the time for my registration of birth. That’s due to the fact that I was born at home. As it so happens, I was registered two years after I came of the womb. I laugh whenever I think on it, because sometimes I think God wants to humor me. When I think about the many ODD things about my life, I praise God for them. He knows best.

With that said, as I got older, deep down inside, I would desire for and hope for my birthdays to be celebrated. But the fact is I was away from home and had no one to truly celebrate with me. Which brings me to the point of why I wanted to share this birthday story of hope with anyone who ever had a desire or a hope buried deep down. I encourage you to keep hoping and praying, don’t give up!

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One day in January of 2002 I wrote down my New Year’s goals and my dreams. I was reading of how The Lord instructed Habakkuk to write down the vision (Habakkuk 2:2)
“And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.” So, I decided to write mine as well. One of my dream was to receive a HUSBAND as a birthday gift. Crazy right!? I wrote it down and I started to pray and make preparation to receive my birthday gift.

Come October every single year from 2002 I’ve being expecting my gift to arrive. On my birthdays every year, if I was home I would wake up and thank the Lord, get dressed, go to the photo studio and take some pics. Then I’d go to one of my favorite restaurants like Applebee’s; buy myself a nice meal “while I wait with expectancy”. I made sure to look my very best; after all, I didn’t know when God would decide to send my present. When I get done, I would walk down the street with a big infectious smile on my face. Once I got close to home, I’d go to my favorite flower shop and buy myself a nice bouquet of flowers. I got home and vase it and I’m still smiling because I believe that God has not forgotten his daughter’s birthday.
Please note I did this for 13 years. The 12 years I waited God was preparing for one of the best birthday present I’ve ever received. So if there are things you’ve being praying and believing God for don’t give up on them because God has not forgotten you my dear ones.

In 2012, God had made special arrangement for me to receive this special gift but I still wasn’t completely ready. The package was hand-picked and ready to be delivered but He had to make sure I was completely whole and completely ready to receive it.

In January 2013, I wrote down my goals and dreams, as usual, and continued to pray and exercise my faith over them. And drum roll everyone… On April 7, 2013 at 6:20PM to be precise, while I was sleeping I was awoken and nudged by my heavenly Father who instructed me to go and receive my birthday present in the person of Jacob Nimocks! He was well packaged, signed, and delivered to Kacey in New York. Full story coming in my book.

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Dear ones, dearly beloved, God can do anything. Do you believe he can? He knows where you are and what you have need of. TRUST IN GOD AND TRUST AND WAIT. He’s faithful.

Please remember that, “The Lord will perfect that which concerneth you: thy mercy, O Lord, endureth for ever: forsake not the works of thine own hands.” (Psalms 138:8).

Your sister in Christ.💕

                  ~~~~~~~~~Kacey Nimocks~~~~~~~~

P.S. by the way guys, the gift came six months early but right on time.

 

🌺ARE YOU A GOOD THING PART ONE🌺

~~~~~~~~~~~PROVERBS 18:22~~~~~~~~~~~~

Dearly Beloved, according to author of Proverbs,

“Whoso findeth a wife finds a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the Lord.”

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LET HIM FIND YOU

I wanted to encourage your hearts on the matter of “Are you a good thing?” The word of God clearly states he who finds a WIFE not a HUSBANDS (don’t get me wrong, a husband is a good thing too😉!) finds a good thing. Therefore, you shouldn’t be out looking or searching for Mr. Right. Doing that, my friends, is backwards.

In Genesis chapter 2:24 and Matthew 19:5, “Therefore shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife.”My precious lovelies, I want you to notice the pattern here; as you can clearly see that God is the one who gives man that responsibility, function or impulse. The code of decorum is for Man to make the first move.

He will find you wherever you are. God will allow your path to intertwine. I promise you that He will permit it. I’m a living testimony…….. Wherever you are on this planet God will allow both of you to cross paths, and often time in the most extraordinary ways. It makes me smile as I reminisce about how it all happened for me. Praise the awesome power of God!

Lovelies, this will happen because its innate; It’s a built-in natural instinct. It’s part of man’s characteristics; It’s wired in man’s DNA to be HUNTERS.img_1623

YOU’RE NOT SUPPOSED TO FIND HIM

Recently I had the opportunity to sit down and chat with some single women and I find that every one of them either starts or ends each other’s sentences the same way, here we go! “I can’t FIND nobody, I just can’t FIND anyone.”This right here is where the problems lies. When I was single, I can remember talking to the Lord out of ignorance and saying the same thing, “LORD I CAN’T FIND ANYONE”! He never gave you that responsibility to find someone Ladies, NO!

 

Beloved, one of the real reason you get so tired, frustrated, worn out, discouraged and defeated is because you’re out there looking. Yes, I said it! Sorry, but I’m not going to sugarcoat what the truth is. When you set out to do the FINDING or the LOOKING it goes totally against what the word of God teaches.

 

That is just backwards sisters. And I know you’ve heard this a hundred times over. Yes, it might sound antiquated but it’s still true and relevant. Yes, it might seem like a beauty contest out there where everyone is putting themselves up to be marketed on the altar of compromise. They are flaunting it all to prove who’s a better grab. But while waiting on God, dear ones please don’t ever lower your standards or values if anything bring them much higher. All that I want you to bear in mind is this one thing, “GOD MADE MAN IN IS OWN IMAGE AND LIKENESS; THEY ARE STILL WIRED TO BE THE HUNTER” Yesterday, today and forever.

 

It doesn’t matter how much society dictates to you ladies that the “role is now switched” whereby signifying that it’s now okay for you to become the hunter. Real women never chase; what real women do is get so lost in God that any man who desires to find her is going to need a spiritual GPS; you will not do such a thing. Sadly, a whole lot of women have made up in their minds “I’m just gonna get out there and find me a man.” But ladies please be reminded that this order will never work. Men are wired to hunt, chase, and protect their families from the beginning of times. So pretty please let’s take a step back and wait. Again I say wait on the Lord and let the man he has ordained for your life have a chance; let him SEEK and HUNT you down. It’s still the best and most romantic way, Wink wink!

Here’s what you should be doing: becoming a good thing. Stay tuned for part two.

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I love you

Your sister in Christ💕

 

Strengthen the things that remains: Rev. 3:2

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Kacey Nimocks~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 

🌺LEARN TO LOVE YOURSELF🌺

Yesterday I got tearful and a bit angry while I watched the news. The way that society and media dictates what real “BEAUTY” is,  what makes one “PRETTY”, or how you should look or dress in order to be accepted into a job or even a good school. The whole thing just makes me sick to my stomach. But on the other hand, who can blame the media or society for making us feel so insignificant and seemingly ugly? We can’t allow ourselves to keep on believing the stereotype when we know the truth.

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We constantly bleach our skins, wear blonde wigs, wear makeup, and keep on teaching these lies to our children. We are the ones who willfully refuse to break the cycle. We refuse to change the channel. We refuse to spend our money to educate ourselves to know the truth about the most fundamental questions of who we are, what we believe and how we got that way. Yes, we refuse to change our mind set. So instead we live a lie and refuse to look within.

 

For almost three and a half decades I watched little black girls and young woman try to fit in to the status quo. I grew up around girls crying to their mama, “So and so said I’m ugly because of my hair” or it was the cry of, “So and so said I’m ugly because I’m a bit darker in color.” But not many parents sat down their children and declared their beauty to them.You hardly ever hear those words, “You’re are beautiful” coming from our parents either. 95% of the time our parents felt inferior because they too, were never taught or told that they were beautiful. And so their children now feel the harsh pressure to fit in with their self-identity.

 

I don’t remember any of our teachers in school instructing us as little girls anything from the curriculum about our beauty. I don’t recall any of them telling us that you’re beautiful and you’re filled with self-worth and values.  The fact is they themselves were never taught nor told they’re beautiful. How can someone teach something to someone else when they themselves were never taught to believe that way?

 

In Jamaica what was taught to us from the curriculum was written for us but by not by us. Our colonist society and superiors had created what I called the inferiority chart. I was taught from a system which had a hierarchy dependent on your skin color. The esteem was based on five Grades of color:  Mulatto, Sambo, Quadroon, Mustee and the Mustefino. You can read more about this in the following link: Defining Skin Colour – The Jamaican Colonial Experience  So you’re either accepted as pretty or ugly. I remember studying this inferiority chart because I loved history. I’ll never forget looking at the chart and realizing mulatto were considered good looking because of the lighter color skin and the darker skin was considered less desirable. I still remember looking down on my skin to see if my color was anything close to that of a mulatto. Since the mulatto were given more privileges because of the lighter color of the skin this would mean good for me. The saying goes like this, “Yuh black stick, yuh brown stay around, yuh white it’s alright.”

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This color privilege is too real and still has recent ramifications. My father passed away two months ago and my mom called me from Jamaica and we were chatting. I said to her, “Mama are you still sure this man was my father?” and she reassured me like the many other times I’d asked. I told her I couldn’t imagine why he didn’t want me. She quickly said, “Give Massa God thanks that he was your father anyways, because you get one good thing from him, your color. You better believe that your color helped you to get where you are today. You had good a complexion and nice hair.” She went on to describe how my color has helped me along the way because people accepted me and I didn’t have to bleach my skin like many of the women are practicing now. It’s amazing what people will do just to look pretty and feel accepted.

 

This caused me for the first time to think of the color of my skin in a different way. I listened to my mama, who was born in the 1940s, discuss how she was treated terribly but had just a little bit more privilege because she had brown color. Complexion was a real symbol of position within society. Grades of color were a social marker because your color puts you in a class, whether upper or lower. My mother’s words sunk in deep that day and my mind goes back to a scripture I’d discovered when I was only 9 years of age that practically changed my concept about myself. It was not my mother explaining the social status of her day, but rather the validation of my self-identity I gained from the word of God. I believe and agree whole-heartedly with (Genesis 1:26).  We were all created equal in the image and likeness of God.

Ladies, when I discovered (Psalms 139:14), “I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well”.  Discovering this gave me self-worth, self-esteem and self-concept. Since taking those scriptures to heart, nobody could call me names and I believed it. These names were things like, ugly gal, dry head gal, picky picky fowl head gal. I just refused to believe in what was said about me. Ladies/young women/girls, let me encourage you today; don’t ever judge your destiny by the location of you birth or your race. The color of your skin and your hair don’t define you. Martin Luther King Jr. said it well “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”

So, I encourage you to stop feeling negative about yourself; stand up straight, square your shoulders, FALL IN LOVE WITH YOU, learn to love your very own AFRO KINKY HAIR. Throw away the wigs, weaves and extensions; stop burning your glory with perms and chemicals. Take back your self-validation NOW! Embrace the natural you for once! Throw away the curriculum written by society and embrace the curriculum about what your manufacturer, God, wrote about you. The passage in Psalms reads “I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.” Its a bold declaration from God, that we are good enough just the way we are. Let us teach the younger generation that they are beautiful just the way they are. Makeup doesn’t make you beautiful because it only covers up our flaws, when you remove your makeup and look in the mirror YOU should still love the person looking back at you. True beauty comes from within; it comes from a core place deep within where no one can diminish it but you. True beauty is a reflection of our free spirit and soul. Nobody can take away your self-image other than YOU .

 

Learn to love and accept YOU for who you are. 💕You are BEAUTIFUL, FEEL THE CONFIDENCE ABOUT YOUR BEAUTY BECAUSE GOD MADE IT VERY CLEAR THAT YOU ARE.💕

 

Your sister in Christ💕

 

~~~~~~~Kacey Nimocks~~~~~~~

~~PERMANENT RARITY ~~

~~PERMANENT  RARITY ~~

The other day my sister said to me “You’re so different, why do you dress this way; you look like a woman that came out of a book.” She really couldn’t describe or compare my style with anyone else that she was aware of, except she made a comparison to women from long ago. She said I didn’t dress my age and the clothing made me look much older. She made mention of the clothing she liked and the ones she didn’t. However, I don’t need her opinion or that of others to give me validation on how I should or should not dress. I took it as a compliment instead. I never intend to dress to meet the expectations of others.

There is no one else like me on the planet:

  • I am different
  • I am an original
  • I can’t be duplicated

I told her that I was very confident about who I am. My style is different because I am unique. I don’t want to imitate anyone else because imitations are cheap. I value myself high above what anyone may think of me. I have found Proverbs 3:15 & 31:10 to be very compelling. “She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her. ‘Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies”.

 

When I was a little girl I loved to read and the only book we had was a Bible. So, when I became a better reader,  I would read every chance I got. Every ounce of confidence and boldness I got I gather from reading the Word and some from my mother of course. I believe the word of God. “For the word of God is quick (alive), and powerful (active), and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart” (Hebrew 4:12).

My confidence is found in the word of God, the BIBLE:

  • BASIC
  • INSTRUCTION
  • BEFORE 
  • LEAVING
  • EARTH

I was so very poor, the poor of the poorest, but I had more confidence than one could find counting stars. My poverty didn’t get a chance to limit my confidence nor to cripple the value I had placed on myself. I had seen the error of my mother’s mistakes, although looking back I would call them purpose. God made the decision long before I was conceived that he wanted me to be PERMANENTLY RARE and that I should not lose my value.

RUBIES, DIAMONDS AND ROCKS, WHICH ARE YOU?

HOW DO YOU VALUE YOURSELF?

Okay Ladies, lets put this into perspective. A few years ago I met a young man who befriended me because “I looked like a Christian, but talked and acted like a virgin”. He was very eager to know me I might add. Regularly, he would tell me “I’ve never met a virgin before, neither have I ever had sex with one. You are the first virgin I’ve ever met in all my life.” He was so interested in me for this reason, and every single conversation we had he would ask “How is it that a girl like you never had sex before? I know that you’re a Christian and all but I’ve met many Christians who I know are not virgins. Please tell me how a 26-year-old woman like yourself hasn’t had sex? Please tell me how!” He would ask anxiously, and this was my conversation with Neil every time he had a chance.

 

Ladies my response to Neil was simple, “I am currently involved in covenant relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ and I simply have no desire to break or violate the term of agreement in the contract. This contract has clauses that I have personally committed myself to follow. I said I can name a few but here’s one (2cor 2:16)  And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God. As God has said: “I will (dwell) live in them and walk in them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people.”

 

My temple (body) belongs to God, so I chose to live righteous and holy before him. I chose not to have sex until I’m married to just one man, the right one chosen by God for me of course. He said to me “I believe in God just like you so that should make us equal right?” I said, “N-O-P-E!!! we are not at all equal. Neil, I have repented of my sins. I’ve been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and I’ve received the gift of the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking in tongues according to Acts 2:38. Have you had this experience since you believe?” He said no!

 

To make long story short, one day this young lady showed up where I was working. She introduced herself as Rose. I said “Hi Rose, can I help you?” She said, “I’m Neil’s girlfriend.” I said, “Okay, very nice to make your acquaintance.” Then she asked if she could please talk with me and I agreed. She said, “Neil told me about you and ever since he met you he’s acting like different person.” This is a list of what he said to her about me.

  1. He said he wants to be saved
  2. He’s talking about going to church with you
  3. He said you are very strong in your belief
  4. He admires you for still remaining a virgin until you marry
  5. All he does is talk and talk about you
  6. He said you are RARE

And then the tears started rolling down her eyes. She said, “He told me he was in love with you and wanted to marry you, and that’s why I’ve come to talk with you. He told me you don’t like him like that and that you don’t believe in being unequally yoked(2cor 6:14) So, I felt safe to come and talk with you.” Then she said “I’m a Christian too, but I guess I’m not living like I should. That’s probably why he prefers you over me, I guess.” I said to her, “are you really a Christian?” She said yes. “So why then are you sleeping with him when he’s not your husband?” She responded, “Because I love him. Moreover, we’ve been together going on three years and he never said anything about marriage to me. Please tell me why; what’s so different about you?”

I hugged her tightly and gave my response.

“Rose, I value myself way too much and I won’t settle for just any man. I need to be in the will of God, and He whom God chose for me will also be in his will.” I said “Rose, if you don’t value yourself no one else will. Men adore women who value themselves! When I read Proverb 3:10 and 31:15 it empowered me as a woman to believe that I cannot be bought or sold.” “She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her. ‘Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies”.

Afterwards, I asked her the question, “Which are you Rose, RUBY, DIAMOND or ROCK?” And she hesitated to answer finally, she said “I chose DIAMOND.” I told her diamonds are good. Then she asks me which one am I, and I said “NONE OF THE ABOVE!”

She asks why and here is my answer.

Many-colored gemstones are much more valuable than diamonds even though diamonds are rare. It depends on the quality as well of course. A ruby is generally rarer and more expensive. Rocks, on the other hand, are extremely cheap because they’re very common and can be accessed easily. They’re lying around everywhere, they are the mountains, the canyons, you dig them up in your garden, you sit on them, there are everywhere.

Unfortunately, many women and young girls today are missing the mark. They have subjected themselves to the mere value of stones. Some of them think RUBIES & DIAMONDS cost way too much so they’ll just settle for any type of STONES or any guy who says hello! You should choose and put the highest value on yourself because you have GREAT WORTH. According to the word of God our value is far, far above rubies(Proverbs 31:15). So despite how precious and valuable these gems are I value myself far above them. My worth is not based upon mere stones, but on my relationship with my creator. The most important thing is to be yourself and love yourself. Tell yourself today and always, “I’m an original, I love me, and I value myself.”

THE MORAL OF THE STOR:

You shouldn’t value yourself on any scale because you are PRICELESS!

 

Your sister in CHRIST………

 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ LOVE KACEY~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 

~~~~~~~~FAITH ACTIVATED (Testimony 2)~~~~~~~~~

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Faith, as you know, comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God. (Romans 10:17) I listened attentively as pastor Stanley Watson preach from the podium Sunday after Sunday. This particular Sunday it was the subject of faith. “Have faith in God,” he proclaimed! I pondered those words in my heart. Since I received the Holy Ghost I became quite fascinated in studying and learning the word of God. So I asked God to help me learn about faith. You will soon discover my entire life was contingent on one significant word, FAITH!

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Similar to most people, dealing with the problems of life doesn’t exactly bring me great joy. In today’s modernized world we are faced with a variety of dilemmas—a lot more than anyone should want—and all the fear that comes along with them. But like all problems, no matter how big, elusive, or frightening they are, there is always a solution.  For instance, take the fact that I was born poverty-stricken; how do I raise myself out of this obscure and bitter condition? Exactly how will I beat the odds? The answer for most people is an education. But my faith was put to the test when my mother approached me that Wednesday morning in July 1994. Before she took off to her farm she said, “I don’t know if you’ll get to go to high school because I don’t have the money and besides remember you have no father.” Immediately I could see the tears welling up in her eyes as she quickly turned away…. at that instance, I had one coherent thought: I uttered in a soft, languid tone “Mama, have Faith in God! He shall provide!”

When I was certain she had left I knelt down hurriedly by her bedside and I wept uncontrollably. Her words echoed over and over in my ears. Yes, what my mother said was the “truth”, but it’s only her perspective. I refused to accept the status quo! The only thing I knew how to do was to pray and read my bible. Reading the word of God was that one thing that set me free, gave meaning to my life, and transformed my pattern of thinking. That morning I reached for my bible, flipped the pages, and buried my eyes in reading….

I remembered reading “This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.” (Psalms 34:6) I began to cry out unto the Lord. I continued reading, Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” (Heb. 11:1). I read it over and over and but just couldn’t comprehend it; yet I was so intrigued I kept on reading to verse 6. But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.By the time I was done reading through the 13 chapter of Hebrews something astoundingly fierce had happened in my spirit. I was blown away by all the hardship those HEROES OF OUR FAITH encountered; yet enduring the cause by simple acts of faith.

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I remember crying bitterly and praying earnestly to the Lord and, saying “Lord Jesus I believe in you with all my heart, Lord show me and teach me how to exercise my faith in you.” I said “Lord you are the hope and help of my countenance (Psalm 42:5).” Next thing I know the Holy Ghost began to lead me through the word of God and I came across, “And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you. Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.  (Matt 17:20-21) I was also lead into the book of John: If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it. (John 14:14) This scripture was a pivotal key. On this discovery I decided to fast. I always prayed but I’d never attempted to fast until now. The only way I knew how to pray was to pray my situation and pray his words. So, as I started to worship and magnify God, I begun to pray my situation:

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Dear Jesus, my mother just informed me that I won’t be attending high school because she has no money, and besides I have no father. Lord Jesus the Psalmist David writes, “I have been young, and now am old; yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.” (Psalms 37:25)

With tears streaming like a river down my face and with my knees bent against the cooled floor, I cried…

Lord, I have NO father, he has disowned me, but you said in your words, “When my father forsake me, then you will take me up”. (Psalms 27:10). Lord Jesus you’re my Jehovah Jirah! You’re a father to the fatherless and I’m fatherless! (Psalms 68:5) Hearken unto me, your humble servant. I extend my faith to thee, I believed in your words, I ask you to provide my needs, in JESUS NAME!

As I continued to invoke his name in worship and thanksgiving, I could suddenly feel the atmosphere around me changing. The presence of the Lord came down so richly and then the Lord spoke to me and said, “Get up go down the street.” I lived on a hill and I was scheduled to do someone’s hair that day. So I got up without hesitation! I was light headed and a bit weak because I had nothing to eat all morning and it was about 4:00 PM in the evening. So I acted in obedience and cantered down the street. My eyes detected something in the distance and as I hurried closer to the object I realized it was a tiny pocketbook. I looked up, down and across the street and no one was in view. I picked it up and put it in my pocket and ran off to my appointment. But while I was there I couldn’t keep still because of two reasons. First, I knew this was the answer to my prayer. But also, having my very own pocketbook would be luxurious! The thought of what was inside the pocketbook was quite distracting while I worked on the hair. Finally, I excused myself and sped into the outside latrine to check. “Lo and behold” as my mother would have said, it contained MONEY, MONEY, MONEY! In that moment I believed I suffered a brief stage of amnesia. Upon dashing home like a lightening bolt to go and tell my mother, I had completely forgotten about what I was doing and where I was.

When I got home my mother had just arrived from her farm. I tried to tell her but I was out of breath and overcome with tumultuous joy! I gushed out with stammering lips, “Mama, mama, mama, oh mama! mama ………I…..mama……luk wat mi found wah Purseeeeee!” (I found a purse). My mother reacted with astonishment, “Weh yuh get dis a?” I finally catch my breath and gave her a succinct account of the whole story. She was a God fearing women who questioned me to make sure. She asks if I had seen anyone? I said no. I was thirteen years old and I acted on faith and I made it very clear to my mother that no one will be claiming this purse because I’d prayed and fasted for it for over seven hours. (It felt like 7 days!) She said, “We’ll wait to see if anyone claims it.” She was wavering but I was optimistic in waiting for the most favorable outcome because of my faith.

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Time passes and no claims were made for the missing pocketbook. The sum of money was enough to pay my school fee, book rental, and fabric to construct my uniform. I even had enough left over to cover my transportation cost for an entire year! Now try to tell me that faith in God and His word can’t move mountains! Some of you today are faced with uncertainty, situations so rough, circumstances so ugly and terrifying that your faith is stifled, but have faith in God! Just have faith. What God did for me yesteryears he can absolutely do for you right now! You might be feeling hopeless but have faith in God! Don’t allow hard times and poverty to annihilate your faith. Life is hard but God is still good! Remember, we will encounter difficulties in living for God. Living for God doesn’t insulate or isolate us from hard times and troubles. Just have faith no matter what the need because HE promised he’ll never leave nor forsake his own.

 

P.S. Praying was commonplace for me but not fasting. Learn how to seek God through prayer and fasting and see him move mountains in your life. Faith can turn impossible situations around. It is so easy for you and I to stand at what seems impossible and get frustrated to the point where we lose our faith and get ahold of fear. No one likes things that are impossible so today we need to believe that God is still able to heal, deliver, and save. Nothing is too hard for God. I encourage you to ACTIVATE your faith or if your faith lies dormant RE-ACTIVATE it now. Sometimes we just need to look back over our lives and see the situations or circumstances the Lord has brought us through BEFORE and just learn to trust him again. He will honor our faith when we direct it towards His purpose and path. I dare you to step out on faith today.

~~~~~~~~Kacey Nimocks~~~~~~~~

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