Jam Session: Thursday, June 23, 2022

But God.

God has been revealing to me that He’s strengthening my spiritual gift of knowledge and discernment, and has had me reveal these truths in some interesting ways over the past week.

Perhaps the most interesting revelation of my gift of knowledge happened on Tuesday – a particularly long calendar day, where I was moving from one appointment to another without so much as a break. My therapist expressed she’d be late for my appointment, and asked if we should reschedule. Given the fact that I had an upcoming retreat that wasn’t sitting easy on my Spirit, I asked her to please grant me a 1/2 hour appointment. She obliged, and I took an extra 10 minutes from my former church’s leadership meeting.

“Hey Jamila, our brother has some great news to share!”

I let a half second go by before I said, “His wife is pregnant.”

The doubt presented itself immediately. “How’d you know that?” “She must have texted you.” “Someone told her before the meeting.”

“No one told me a thing – I just figured it out – okay, well God has been working on helping me develop my spiritual gifts lately – I can’t explain it – I just know.”

Perhaps God is also revealing something in you about your gifts, purpose, or calling. Are you listening to the messages he’s sending? Better yet, are you listening to the messengers? Sometimes I find that it’s not our unwillingness to listen to God, but the inability to hear the message from a particular source that does not match our expectations.

God shows up in seven billion different ways, and even more that we’re unaware of – don’t get caught up in your limitations and miss the blessings.

I love you.

A Prayer

Father God,

Thank you for revealing your spiritual gifts at work within me. Lord, as I continue to come confidently and boldly before your throne in prayer, I ask that you keep refining me to be a clear vessel from which your message flows. As I continue to cast my cares and anxieties upon you Lord, I am grateful for the freedom under which you allow me to operate, as I am not a victim to my own thoughts. Bless those around me Lord who may not be able to see my divinity at work, and Lord, may you continue working on my gift of discernment which will guide me to the right spaces and places of acceptance.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Mood Music

Sometimes, God has to take everything away from your life in order for you to appreciate him better. My non-believers may see this as an unloving act, but me? I see it as the highest form of love. Have we made idols out of our material world ownership? What would happen if everything in life was stripped away from you? Could you still love? Could you still live? Would breathing stop? Or your heart?

As long as life pulsates in our body, we can always rebuild. Remember, no matter what, God has the final say.

And since you already know that truth, rejoice! And Dance your pain away. We already knew you had problems.

Until Tomorrow.

Jam Session: Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Be Honest.

Being honest, it really really sucks how WP can never find the OP after an update. It has cost me many many words, and hours as well.

Sometimes, I compare these updates to a reminder that these are just going to be the problems of being a creator and working on the computer. These are the type of technology woes that make me feel like the first place I am going to be writing my posts will happen in Google Docs or Microsoft Word. Sooo.

With that being said…I still have my life. I am well-loved, and the last of my issues should be the fact that I don’t have a post that reflected a previous day. All is well.

I love you.

A Prayer

Father God,

Thank you for your goodness and mercy. Father God, I thank you for not only teaching me how to be content in every circumstance, but that you allow me to approach you confidently and boldly with my requests in a way that only you can make things happen in life. I thank you for your surrounding me with love and support and the gift that you give to all of us to move in the same energy with one another here on Earth, as it is in Heaven. May your light shine so bright within me that it encapsulates all in my presence.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Mood Music

There’s something about the song Jireh that motivates me to be bolder and more confident. Sometimes, it feels like we doubt what God can do in our life because we have an over-reliance on our own power, and we doubt what more we can do when we move with God, and rest in His goodness and not in our own power.

Sounds tricky when I read it back. I am more confident and bold because I know that God can do anything in my life? But aren’t those also my own character traits as well? Yes – so in God, with God, for God, because of God, I have the confidence in knowing I will always be okay, and that is enough for me.

Just like my Jehovah Jireh.

Until Monday.