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. 🙂

 

Healing

Shalom viewers. Tonight, I was posted up on my bed and I was moved to share the healing of Yahweh. I pray this blog post encourages at least one viewer to seek healing from Yahweh. I pray that you understand that you cannot shut your wounds without the help of the ultimate Healer. For many years, I believed that time healed. All you have to do is move on and you’ll get over it. But what the Father taught me is that only He can heal. What time does is sweep and hide the wounds deep in the inner bellies of our beings, but truly they are never gone. The cure to all hurts, diseases, pains, grief, bitterness, hatred and much more is healing from Yahweh alone.

What Christianity teaches is that once you ask for healing, you receive it. Boom! it’s yours. But in actuality, healing does not work that way. Yahweh is not a Elohim whom you go and rub on and ask for assistance, and then He just provides it. In order to receive healing, we must meet Yahweh’s condition.What are His conditions?

And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee. (Exodus 15:26)

Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil. It shall be health (healing) to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones. (Proverbs 3:8-9)

To meet Yahweh’s condition we must fear Him and be obedient to His laws, statutes and judgments. We must rid ourself of sin  and turn to Yahweh.

I spent the first couple of months as a Hebrew Yisraelite, holding on to hurts, bitterness and unforgiveness towards others and myself.  I thought once I didn’t see the people who hurt me anymore, I was healed. Moving on… Good! Not the case. I ask Yah for forgiveness of being bitter and unforgiving but I truly didn’t forgive others even myself. I spent my life holding on to pain and “acting” like I was alright. But in reality I was building up strong walls around the hurt and not allowing Yahweh in. I proclaimed I loved Him, but how could I, with an unforgiving heart. I was not meeting His conditions.

It was not until I forgave myself (still in the process) that I realize, I need to forgive others and move on. Who am I to choose who to forgive when the Father freely forgive those who ask? I cast down that pride in the name of Jesus. But healing is not done in an instant. It truly is a daily process in letting the Father in, and trusting (knowing) He will do an excellent work in you. HalleluYah. I look forward to being completely healed so that I can share a concrete testimony as His witness.

 

 

Chastisement from the Father


I haven’t written for two weeks and there is a reason. Sis, be mindful I actually am filled with topics and ideas as I usually share on Instagram. But let’s just say my Father has been disciplining me and I’ve been listening and obeying His voice.

I praise Him for the chastisement because He told me:

“My son, despise not the chastening of the Lord; neither be weary of his correction: for whom the Lord loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.”‭‭ (Proverbs‬ ‭3:11-12‬)

“And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him: for whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not? But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.”‭‭ (Hebrews‬ ‭12:5-8‬)

“As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.”‭‭ (Revelation‬ ‭3:19‬)


Because of His reproof, I know HE LOVES ME. I am grateful, cause my heart doesn’t deserve love, but because He loves me, I love Him and I must obey Him.

Okay.

I want to remind my sisters who read this blog that I am a babe in my walk. Literally, more like an infant crying for mama and her milk (The Word) in desperate need.  Which means the things I share are things I’m convicted by in my own life and what I’ve gained understanding of BUT is very little. I practice it in my walk but I still have a way to go. I’m not better. I don’t have it together. It’s the Father that’s keeping me together. For real, for real!

To end, I beg you to understand that again: I do not know a lot. If anything, I’m ridding myself of some knowledge I thought was my truth. This walk can be overwhelming because I thought I had it together… BUT Yah. Man oh man He fixed me. He is breaking me and reforming me into His own. Hallelu Yah.


This blog reflects my walk. It does not reflect my knowledge, for there’s nothing I can boast about. What I know comes from Yahweh, my Father. And this blog is a public statement to encourage other sisters to walk towards the Father on the strait and narrow way. Few will find it, few will have ears for what they hear but the path IS there.

I pray that this blog continues to point you to the Father and not my walk. I’m not important here, becoming better for the Father is what is important. As the Father works with me understand that my uploads may decline. I will share only what my spirit moves me to share. Not what I learned and have studied. There’s a difference. Shalom and blessings to you.
“My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation. For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.”(James‬ ‭3:1-2‬ ‭KJV)

Short Christmas Post: Come out of the World


As I write this post, I can simply begin to think how many may turn their hearts from the truth, but I think it’s best I share it regardless. The truth is the truth and it’s what the Father wants us to dwell in.

Question: as the world celebrates Christmas, what will you do?

  1. participate in the holiday “spirit”
  2. isolate myself from the world
  3.  keep silent
  4. Share the truth behind Christmas
  5.  none of these above

FACT: Christmas has nothing to do with Christ. The cutting of a tree, the placing of ornaments on a tree, the exchanging of gifts, etc are all practices of the Egyptians way before the Flood Days.


History traces Christmas back to the days of Nimrod’s where December 25 was his birthday. Who was Nimrod?

Nimrod is a descendent of Ham (Noah’s son). READ: Genesis 10:6-9

Here’s more about Nimrod:

The Bible does not identify Nimrod’s mother, or his date of birth, but Egyptian and Babylonian antiquities identify his mother as Semiramis, and his birthday is celebrated on 25th December. Sometimes Semiramis is referred to as the mother of Nimrod, and sometimes as his wife, leading to the belief that Nimrod married his mother.

The Biblical reference to Nimrod as a “mighty hunter” is important because he was seen as the Saviour of the ancient world for that very reason. People were living in small, scattered villages with little protection from wild animals. Nimrod was more than just a hunter, he was also a charismatic figure who could gather people together to build walled cities where they could live in safety. They were obedient to him as their leader, and considered that their loss of independence was a price worth paying for the safety that Nimrod and his kingdom offered.

There is nothing in the Bible about the death of Nimrod, but the ancient traditions suggest that he died a violent death. One tradition says that he was killed by a wild animal. Another says that Shem killed him because he had led the people into the worship of Baal.

His wife-mother, Semiramis, who had risen to greatness on his account, was not going to disappear into obscurity because of his death. Instead she pronounced him to be a god, so that she herself became a goddess. She produced another son, and proclaimed him to be the resurrected Nimrod. This was not difficult, because she was so promiscuous she produced many children whose father could not be identified. She proclaimed that she had gone down to the world of the dead, rescued Nimrod and brought him back.

Thus began the worship of Semiramis and the child-god, and the whole paraphanalia of the Babylonian religious system.

(Source:http://www.annomundi.com/bible/christmas.htm)

Wow.

I want to keep this short: There’s so much to prove that Christmas has NOTHING to do with Christ, yet those who claim to be in Him are actually in Christmas.

As the world/Catholic Church celebrates Christmas reflect on these scriptures:

  • ‭‭John‬ ‭15:19‬ ‭
  • ‭‭John‬ ‭17:16-17‬ ‭
  • Romans‬ ‭12:2‬ ‭
  •  ‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭10:1-5‬ ‭
  • Amos 5:21

If your church celebrates Christmas, question how much of the truth it loves, or even knows. If Jesus askes us not to be of the world, why would He find it okay to celebrate “His” Christmas day?

Also take note, prior to leaving earth, He made it clear to remember his death. Read: Luke 22:19-20

But He never reminded us to remember His birthday. Hm.

“And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.” ‭‭Revelation‬ ‭18:4‬ ‭‬‬

I pray as the world celebrates its holidays, you make a wise decision. Some may think 1) everyone’s doing it 2) the holiday “spirit” is really loving 3) my friends celebrate it and I won’t reject them but just participate. If you’re saying the following I pray that you learn to put Yahweh before the world, your friends and yourself.

As for me, I take no parts in holidays!

Come out of her!

Hard Work makes the Dream Work

Hey there Daughter of Zion!!

I simply wanted to share a small thought on the title.

I am 24 years old, working full time, in school for my masters part time, living for Yahweh full time (not just on sabbath), while trying to stabilize a side gig at least part time.
It’s a lot. On most days I wake up like:

Now if I feel this way, I can imagine how much you may be working and feeling tired on most days. Yet, you know you’ve got a long journey to walk to get where you want to be. I just wanted to encourage you and say, don’t work to be seen. Continue to work hard and stay committed. In today’s society, rarely anyone works for what they want sis. But you and I, we’re going to sweat this out, set our goals and we are going to work those long hours to accomplish them. Below are some scriptures to encourage you:

“But you, be strong and do not let your hands be weak, for your work shall be rewarded!” II Chronicles‬ ‭15:7‬ ‭

* Yahweh was talking to His people, which are those who abide by His Laws. Which also means, do not expect a reward from the Father if you’re not living for Him.

“The plans of the diligent lead surely to plenty, But those of everyone who is hasty, surely to poverty.” ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭21:5‬

“Prepare your outside work, Make it fit for yourself in the field; And afterward build your house.” Proverbs‬ ‭24:27‬

Do not give up.  On your worst day, simply work your hardest. And watch how what you’ve beautifully sown, reaps beautifully. Stay encouraged sisters. Shalom.

Confession: I’ve murdered. 

As much as this blog is to help sisters become better in Christ, this blog is also to help me.

There’s a lot I still can’t share because there’s a lot I’m still working on. And I’m not a believer in telling a sister what to do when I haven’t searched for that spot in my eye (Matthew 7:3-5).

So to start: I’ve always thought I had one commandment together which was “You do not murder” (Exodus 20:13). But as I was studying my Word I found this sisters:

“Do not marvel, my brothers, if the world hates you. We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brothers. The one not loving his brother stays in death. Everyone hating his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has everlasting life staying in him. By this we have known love, because He laid down His life for us. And we ought to lay down for the brothers. ” ( 1 John 3:13-16)

How often do we love our brothers and sisters? And what are some ways we present our hate for our brothers and sisters?
I think as women and growing women (for those transitioning), it is really vital as daughters of the King to watch our thought process. Our thoughts reveal our hearts. And sister even scripture states that the heart is wicked (Jer. 17:9).

THINK: Have I said mean things intentionally to hurt my sibling because he/she hurt me? Things like: I wish you were never born, you’re so stupid, etc.  Or even in my actions, how have I showed love. Did I suck my teeth when your annoying coworker had a lot of bags in their hands and were walking too slow in front of you? Did you roll your eyes when the sister filled with happiness came around to hug you? (Is that normal?!)

Spend a lot of time examining how is it you choose your words /actions and why is it you slander those the way you do. Have they hurt you? Do they offend you? Why haven’t you seeked Your Father’s face for healing instead of telling the other sister about herself and how she hurt you?
REALIZE: The Spiritual war is not between man. What a Spiritual war this would be if we all realized we are distracted. How easy is it to forget that the war is between good and evil. Realize we waste time murdering each other when we just got to murder the enemies’ kingdom. He’s the enemy, he’s the liar, he’s the murderer! Not your boss!

Just to relate, if you personally know me, you know I am quiet-spirited for the most part. But when it came to someone trying to throw me under the bus, or disrespect me?! Oh, your girl was quick to let them know, I am not the one! And I was also quick to let them know they’re wrong and that they were this and  that.  I didn’t want to be around them or even look in their eyes. Ouch. But little did I know, it was also bitterness in my heart that didn’t allow me to love them when they hurt me. The same tongue I used to praise Jesus with, was the same tongue I used to say the nastiest thing about someone else. Oh man, who does my tongue serve?!

In becoming better, I encourage you to join me in following God’s commandments. Murdered your hater today? Ask the Lord for forgiveness. Truly, pray for your hater. They’re also fighting a fight. Murdered the girl that tried to talk to your boo or ex boo? Ask the Lord for forgiveness and to remove the spirit of bitterness. Words hurt. They hurt the Father when He hears your words too. Speak and practice acts of love sis!

The Pumpkin Pie Recipe 

 Hey there sisters!! As promised on Instagram (@abetterwomancafe), it’s Sunday and my pumpkin pie recipe is up for my foodies!! 

 

The ingredients I used are as followed (every ingredient is not found in the image above):

  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cans of carnation milk
  • 2 tsp of ground cloves
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 tsp of sea salt
  • 1 tbsp of ginger 
  • 1 tbsp of cinnamon
  • 1 tsp of ground nutmeg
  • 1 can of Libby’s 100% pure pumpkin or half a pumpkin (boiled soft)
  • 2 pie crust 
  1. Preheat the oven at 425 degrees for 15 minutes.
  2. Mix the eggs, milk, ground cloves, brown sugar, sea salt, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and pumpkin into one large bowl. 
  3. Mix until it is smooth in texture.
  4. After 15 minutes, put the oven on 325 degrees.
  5. Pour mixture into two pie crust.  
  6. Place in oven until mixture is golden.
  7. To test: poke a knife at the middle of the pie to see if the knife will have pumpkin reside.
  8. Once you past the test, leave pie out to cool off.
  9. Enjoy (try it with some vanilla ice cream while it’s still warm out the oven 😩😋) 

So I was greedy and didn’t get to take a picture of both pies but rather started eating one. But here’s a picture of one straight out the oven :

  

    Salsa, salsa, Salsa! 

    In becoming a better woman, it’s important that we become better at our future roles as a wife to our husband and a mother to our child(ren). And though the American society doesn’t believe it, cooking is a woman’s role in the Bible. Proof? 

    Proof. “the older women likewise, that they be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things— that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed.” (‭‭Titus‬ ‭2:3-5‬ )

    “So I want younger widows to marry, have children, and manage their homes so that they won’t give the enemy any reason to slander us. ”‭‭1 Timothy‬ ‭5:14‬ ‭

    Side note: if you disagree, take it up with God in prayer sister.

    So today, I learned to make salsa from scratch.  Yes ma’am. 

    Here are the following ingredients I used (I used 1 tomato, a 1/2 of white onion and a 1/2 of red onion):  Above photo: tomatoes, jalapeño peppers, limes, white onion, red onion, cloves of garlic.  (I detox the produces with activated charcoal in water for about 3-4 minutes to remove toxins) 

     Above photo: so I squeezed the 3 limes and got lime juice. I added 1 tsp of cumin, 1 “cup” (not accurate measurement) of cilantro and 1 tbsp of chili pepper.
    So I used:

    1) 1 tomato but use more to reduce the “hot spicy” taste 

    2) 2 3/4 jalapeño peppers

    3) 1/2 of a white onion

    4) 1/2 of a red onion

    5) 5 cloves of garlic ( used mortar and pestle to “mash it” with 2 cloves and desired sea salt: but be careful with the sea salt, you cannot take away)

    6) 1 cup of cilantro (that’s a lot I used less than that)

    7) 1 tsp of cumin

    8) 1 tbsp of chile powder 

    Cut all the ingredients to desired size. Use food processor if you want to get the produce really small. I made my own chunky but wish I chopped up my onions a bit smaller. Pour all the ingredients together into a jar and let it sit in the fridge. 

     And just like that I made salsa: 

     
    I prepared rice, turkey meatballs, salad,  plaintains and added salsa on top of my dish: Delicioso
    Enjoy!! 
     

    Validation? But From Whom?


    Validate (verb) : to authorize, ascertain the truth (Dictionary.com)

    Some of you are familiar with this..
    I can’t make this move until I make sure so and so approves. And if he/she goes “ehhh…. I don’t know about that “maybe I should reconsider because I value their opinion to the point I idolize it. Or I’ll just let it go because if they don’t approve, they won’t support this (I NEEED them even if God approved this already) thus, it won’t work. Easypeasy!! (My nieces say this)

    Or this may be more familiar…
    Man. Everyone seems happy with someone besides them. Maybe if I get me a side thing, I will feel valuable and i can post about how much I’m happy with him (probably a lie). And who knows, though I claimed him as a side thing I can SEE him being my husband. But for now, I’ll just try it out cause I’m tired of being single. Yes, I may have to lower my standards and break God’s law but I NEED him to make me feel happy. 

    No sister, NO! Brethren, watch out now!

    Why have we made man god over our life?!

    I’ve experienced both scenarios above in different times in my life, more than once. And sure it worked out…but temporarily. I’ve always been filled with ideas but I grew up in a habit waiting to hear a yes from man or a “it’s okay” or a “I forgive you” to feel better about myself. But I’ve been seeking the wrong validation for too long.

    I remember shutting off ideas & telling myself it won’t work merely because other people shut them down….

    “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.”‭‭ (Matthew‬ ‭6:33)

    Point blank, I should’ve seekers God and brought my ideas and EVERYTHING before the Lord in prayer.

    “I sought the LORD, and He heard me, And delivered me from all my fears.”‭‭ (Psalms‬ ‭34:4‬)

    He listens to our prayers, 24 hours 7 days a week.

    I have questions. Did man place your idea to help the homeless in your mind? Why not bring it before God the Father. Feeling unhappy? Trust me! I know, BUT take this advice: give your heart to Christ. POUR it out. For “blessed are those who keep His testimonies, Who seek Him with the whole heart!”‭‭(Psalms‬ ‭119:2‬)

    Think about it, a sinner can and will never fill another sinners heart.

    Man cannot fill man up.

    Man cannot complete you.

    Man cannot provide you with eternal gifts.

    And at any moment man makes you “feel” good temporarily, you should think about how this betters you.

    “Hell and Destruction are never full; So the eyes of man are never satisfied.”‭‭(Proverbs‬ ‭27:20‬)

    Seek validation from where abundance comes from. Not validation that lacks.

    “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”‭‭(John‬ ‭10:10‬)
    If you’re reading this, you are most likely interested in becoming a better woman. So I encourage you in love to seek your validation from God. He already has. He sent His only Son to die on the cross for you and I.

    Here’s how I see it, man don’t have facts. We have opinions. In what manner does one have the right to place his/her opinion on you?

    Allow the Word to build you up. Cause when a storm comes around, you’ll stand firm in God knowing you’re on solid rock.

    If you seek to be filled by man, stop. You’ve already have a chance in God. Choose Him and you won’t ever regret it. Man can deny you, and even hate you. But fix your eyes on Jesus and you’ll have peace pass any man’s understanding.

    Gossip 101- The Truth Behind Gossip

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    Gossip (noun):

    (a) idle talk or rumor, especially about the personal or private affairs of others: (Dictionary.com)

    (b) information about the behavior and personal lives of other people (Merriam-Webster Dictionary)


    “Gossip need not be false to be evil- there’s a lot of truth that shouldn’t be passed around.” – Frank A. Clark


    In our culture, gossip is normal human behavior. Truly, it is. In any institution we have a role in (home, school, church, work etc.), gossip is so normalize sometimes we do not know that we do it. As the above definitions stated, gossip is “information” about another person’s life. Therefore, it’s also human behavior to judge and label the person that is the topic of discussion. But my friend, gossip is beyond that.

    We must shift our mind and remember gossip is sin.


    “Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace for the hearers.” -Ephesians 4:29


    What is sin? “Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.” -1 John 3:4

    Therefore, when we gossip (whether it is truth or not), we go against God’s Word/Law and pull away from Him entirely. We lessen our chance to enter the kingdom of God. Thus, the question now becomes: when we gossip, what does it say about us?

    Sister/Brother, when we gossip our intentions are never good. We become talebearers and often slander our brother or sister even if the gossip is true. We present ourselves as unloving and destructive. So what you say about Sister Sally says more of you than of Sister Sally. The same breath we use to gossip about Sister Sally, is the same breath we can use to pray for Sister Sally.

    In order for us to become better woman, we must change our mindset and realize gossip is straight up ugly. Gossip is foolish, mean and simply evil. And if Christ ask us to love our neighbors as ourselves, how then do we practice loving ourselves while destructing our fellow brother/sister?


    “If God so loved us, we also ought to love one another….if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.”- 1 John 4:11-12

    Ironically, gossip can be a struggle. When you’re sitting around with your girlfriends or homies and information leaks, our flesh wants to hear more. Omgsh, she slept with who? I knew she was no good?  And she got an abortion? That whore! And he’s with who? He is dead wrong (who are we to judge and label: this is not reproof). Trust me I know. But we have to evaluate and realize that we must not dwell with talebearers and worst of all, be a talebearer.


    “He who goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets; Therefore do not associate with one who flatters with his lips.” – Proverbs 20:19

    Sister/Brother, the Word is clear. If we associate ourselves with a talebearer, it is also sin. Clearly whatever the Bible instructs us, if we disobey we are trangressing. Therefore evaluate the life you live. What words do you release, what do you allow within?

    Sister/Brother, let us aspire to live righteous and away from gossip. When we hear gossip, let us remove ourselves physically and/or stand up for the sister/brother in love. Trust me, that will cause some folk to dislike you but it’s important for us to do the will of God, not for other to like us. Approach the person that is being gossip about and share encouragement, or if you’re not moved to do that, pray for them and pray that you love them.  Prevent your name from being removed from the book of life. Love on a sister or brother, especially if she/he is your enemy. Love on them. And automatically, when you love on them, you love on you, but you also love on Christ. Let us not only be beautiful in our appearance, but let us also be beautiful in our hearts and minds.

    Additional scriptures on gossip: Proverbs 11:13, Proverbs 18:8, Proverbs 26:20, Leviticus 19:16, Psalms 50:20, Exodus 23:1, James 4:11, Proverbs 16:28

    Additional scriptures on love: 1 John 4:20-21, 1 Thessalonians 5:11, Mark 12:31, Philippians 4:8, 1 Corinthians 13:4-8