MY LIFE IN THE SUNSHINE! (Bio)

RELIGIOUS FANATIC Strength through Praise

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I was recently called a religious fanatic.  Swiftly, I pondered from where this saying ascended, and I began to pray, but nothing came out.  I just thought quietly in my heart of all the things I’ve been through during my life on Earth.  Picturing from where this saying emanated, I began to think that this person was not there when my mother raised me and my brother as a single parent.  They were not there when I was protected as a child.  They were not there the  times when I was shielded from dangers seen and unseen.  Yet, God was there protecting me and giving me hope and everything I needed.  Therefore, I don’t mind lifting my voice and saying thank you Jesus for all that He has done, I do not mind sharing the joy that I have, I don’t mind flashing a sincere smile.  I can not restraint my praise, for the  comfort of another.  I believed once I heard since the 90’s that it is intelligent to praise God and now I understand the essential vitality that goes along with praising God.  I will do it with wisdom, knowing that my help is not derived from the arms of flesh or the power of horses.  So if they call me a religious fanatic it does not matter.  (12/22/11)

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TRANSPORTATION WITH GOD: Huntsville, AL (June 2009)

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MOTHER WILLIE MAE DRAPER at Hughes Wedding Reception
is usually the first person in church and the last to leave. She made sure I was in church she gave me a ride to church when I had no way, and modeled holiness in maturity.

I am a firm believer that a person should not stop going church or avoid church altogether because of a lack of finances, clothes; or because of not being delivered from bad habits.

Despite not having a car I was able to make it to church every Sunday.  I can go to church with no hindrance days and nights including Wednesday night service every week.   I thank God.  Despite being over 5 miles from church and having no buses that ran on Sunday, I was able to make it on time for Sunday School every Sunday (one of my favorite parts of service because I have always loved to learn and the interaction with others concerning the things of God is incomparable).  Many negative voices may come and say things like, “stay home you don’t have any gas money or an offering,” or say, “stop calling them to pick up they are tired of getting you.”   Nevertheless, when I make it to church God always blesses me, in a great way, and I am always glad that I did not miss out.  I believe that even though I did not have a permanent job, that God would provide and He did.  This is my covenant with God: If I do what I am supposed to do, He will take care of me.   

POSITIONED BY GOD

I serve God in spirit, soul and body with praise, in worship and with my time and substance.   I render all to Christ and abide obediently under the leadership of our local assembly.  My prayer for my Pastor is that, God give him strength to lead his flock in adverse times and seasons of lack into more prosperous times and away from our enemy.  Satan has been bound concerning the souls that belong to Christ and the Spirit of Increase being released into our lives.  Saints are given true promotion, but along with that came persecution.

Be released – Be released – Be released.   Satan the blood of Jesus against you repay exponentially of that which you destroyed.  With praise in my spirit, I pray continually for the next thing to break like the wind that rushed in at Pentecost or like the bursting forth of great waters causing breakthroughs deliverance is imminent.  I won’t complain but will thank God for dispatching His angels of war, to bring everything that enemy to my feet and all he has taken: until relationships, credit, rank, place, seed, fruit, provision, resources, stamina and strength restored.    Restoration is now in season in the name of Jesus.  It was all a setting up for my season of restoration.  So as God judges the quick and the dead let us render our selves fellow laborers to one another with this one thing in mind God is going to save his people.  “Fret not yourself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity . . . trust in the Lord, and do good . . . . And verily thou shall be fed,” you can make it.

Dedicated to Ma Draper and everyone who ever gave me a ride to or from church?

Thanks Brother Reggie

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