Chosen Daughter of Zion


Susie walks into Goodwill Thrift Store with a goal to find a matching living room chair for her burgundy set. Walking around the store for the 5th time, she ends up in front of the dirtiest chair on clearance for $9.50. Susie stares at the chair and smiles. “Upholstery”. She thought. She grabs it and walks to the register. As she waits in line, customers and employees walk by looking at the chair and Susie in a funk, and then back at the chair. As Susie walks to the register, the cashier mumbles under her breathe, “that chair is filthy.” Susie chuckles and says I think it’s beautiful. It has a lot of rough areas but I can put some work into it and make it brand new. “Whatever.” expresses the countenance of the cashier. The manager comes to Susie, overhearing her and says we have more of those same chairs out ready for trash tomorrow. Would you like them for free? We don’t want them. Susie agrees to see them. And when she does, she jumps for joy because it was the exact number she needed for her dining set. “I’ll pay $20 for them all. Thank you thank you thank you.”
FAST FORWARD

When Susie has family over for Sabbath service, they praise the chairs and Susie for them. “Oh, Susie, I just love coming here and sitting in such comfort.” ” Susie these are ONE of a kind, beautiful and rare.”  Those are the things they say.

Daughter of Zion of Israel, I would like to say, The Most High thinks the same for Israel. When we were chosen, it was not because our ancestors were off the chain, but it’s because we were few. (Deuteronomy 7:7). It’s nothing we did and nothing we could of ever done.


We played a whore, was rebellious but The Most High still dealt with us like a faithful Husband He is.

Daughter of Zion, you were chosen to leave your own life to walk the life that Yahweh has for you. That is in Holiness and obedience. We ought to act like it. Don’t sell yourself for short. Invest in yourself. Being set apart is far from being average. Be great and love to be great. Understand that you were bought with a price by the Most High Almighty Elohim (what!) and are being made new daily. Remember? Upholstery! That’s us!  We are not that old chair anymore. Sisters, I urge you, to walk in obedience to ALL of Yahweh’s law. Seek perfection and strive to please The Most High first in all your doings. I leave you with this:

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: according as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:” Ephesians‬ ‭1:3-4‬ ‭

“For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.” ‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭6:20‬ ‭


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Trust Yahweh and Let Him in.

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Shalom sisters, man has it been sooo long. I desire to write so many blogs but fail at completing them. I truly am not going to make an excuse and say I don’t have time. I haven’t prioritize this blog as I should. BUT. Now that I’ve told you (especially myself) that, I will be working on more frequent posts.

I don’t celebrate my birthday but I am a year older, and prior to this time I reflected a lot about my life and where I was with myself and Yahweh. I reflected on where I am and where I want to be or more so where Yahweh wants me. And I realized something. I’ve spent 20+ years trusting myself and have gotten nowhere. Jokes on my flesh, right? I live with my parents rent-free, college graduate, Master of Social Work candidate, working a job with great pay, “self-sufficient”. This is everything that “I” did because I always wanted it. This is what I defined as success. Independent black woman, right? please. I realized I spent the majority of my life trusting myself, and yes I climbed up WORLDLY ladders. But let’s be real, my self esteem was crazy low, I did not have a prayer life where the enemy knew he couldn’t mess with me, unless someone was lifting me up in prayer, I was not in peace, did not have a sound mind, bitter, mad at soo many people and myself. I mean, what wasn’t I dealing with? And it’s all because I did not Trust the Elohim Almighty. For many women in the world, this may not hit them/you (maybe) hard, if it doesn’t maybe you need to re-evaluate yourself. Seriously, do it.

Being the driver of my life for so many years, the Most High BROKE me and humbled my derriere. I truly thought I had it together, but I didn’t even have Him! WHAT?! Have mercy!!! DANGEROUS!!! Yes ma’am He humbled me cause I couldn’t do it myself. I am not going to be prideful and say I got tired anyway, because it’s nothing I did ( tearing up). If I wanted to, I could of drove my life some more, but HE helped me realized I was not going anywhere. Oh how the heart is wicked. But when the Most High chooses you, you can run as far as you want, but you have to make your choice if you will obey or be condemn. I made my choice.

The point of sharing all of this is to say: STOP trusting yourself. You know nothing. You know some vocabulary, proper English, some math, some history. That’s cute. Good job. But do you have applied knowledge, any spiritual gifts, a relationship with the Most High? Can Yahweh call YOU a friend? Are you at peace in the midst of the storm? Have inner joy? Have a passion in pleasing Yahweh? I don’t know about you but it’s recently I realized WHERE JOY was. DUH! in Yahweh! not me! Without Yahweh, I am foolish and without. NOTHING! UNWORTHY!

“Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6

“Blessed is that man that maketh the LORD his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.” Psalms 40:4

“Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength” Isaiah 26:3-4

Set thy heart upon thy goods; and say not, I have enough for my life. Follow not thine own mind and thy strength, to walk in the ways of thy heart: And say not, Who shall controul me for my works? for the Lord will surely revenge thy pride. Ecclesiasticus 5:1-3

Purpose your heart to be set apart for the Most High and watch how He will take care of you. I love the back seat. Because I know that Yahweh has a better route for me then I EVER would’ve chosen for myself.

Be at peace sister. 🙂