I’m expecting something……

Are you listening God, I really need to talk with you….

God, I haven’t been on my best behavior. I haven’t done all that I was supposed to do without adding my own ideas.  I haven’t talked to You early in the morning or late at night like I used to. I’ve been on a whirlwind and lost focus. I’ve done nothing but make myself feel condemnation. I know this is not of You but my own doing.  I wish to forgive myself and stay in Your perfect will but it’s not as easy as I think.

unwrappedThumbnail-1Tracy, what are you expecting in life? Good things, bad things, big things or little things? Or you expecting anything at all? I need you to get your hopes up. You can’t have faith without hope first. Your expectations set the limits for your life. If you never expect it then don’t expect to receive it. I will meet you at your level of expectancy so expect to overcome every challenge you face, expect forgiveness, expect Me to bless you beyond your wildest dreams. There is now no condemnation, only faith.

I’m raising my level of expectancy knowing God will do exactly what I expect!

Much Love,

Tracy B

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He promised it and I’m walking in it……

images-65Good morning my favorites. I pray everyone has a great spirit and smile on your faces.  I just wanted you to know that this is the day the Lord has made and we should be glad in it. In fact, I will rejoice for He has made me glad. I will praise Him for He has done marvelous things.  I will lift up my voice and heart so that my offering of worship will be as a sweet-smelling incent to His nostrils.  The things God has done, the secrets He has revealed, the love without limits, the joy without sorrow, the peace without pain is all part of His divine works so that I may have the life He has promised and purposed for me.

God has set me apart from the rest. He has placed my feet on solid ground. He has given me purpose and peace for the mission. God has blessings, favor, abundance, and long life just for me and no one can take it away.

Walk in the promise God has over your life and be not discouraged. What He has destined for you is just for you!

Much Love,

Tracy B

It’s never to late to start over…..

Flame is the new King of gospel rap!

I was feeling mighty bad over the events of the weekend prior to my Family Awards and it had me in a bad head space. I was begging and pleading with God to not make me have certain consequences for my actions. I cried, I prayed, I sighed, I begged and anything else I could think of that would make God say something. Well I heard him say “No condemnation Tracy, I knew what you were going to do before it even happened and I still breathe life into you. This will not stop you or deter you from the road of blessings I have prepared for you. The only thing that will stop you is condemnation. I am not about that. I’m about forgiveness, compassion, mercy, grace and favor. Faith is now and I need you to start over!”

This song blessed my spirit and I pray it does the same for you.

Don’t trip off the mistakes of yesterday or even seconds ago. God has mercy, grace, favor, compassion and forgiveness for it all.

 

Much Love,

Tracy B

It’s a love thing and it keeps spreading……

2nd Annual Family Awards  – It’s been a long time coming but the day has come and gone and all that remains is love.

What’s Family Awards you ask? It’s an idea I dreamed of back in 2005. I remember being in the back of this room full of gray padded chairs with slender back, fancy cream-colored table cloths and a freshly stained podium. My mother, father and aunt were in the room with a host of family members spread throughout. I heard someone being honored so I walked into the room more.  My aunt Ruth got up and received her certificate along with a beautiful red rose. Her  face lit up. She was excited to receive such an honor. I jumped up out my sleep and began writing it all down and magic happened. I decided it was time to celebrate the family and so I did. The first Family Awards was more so honoring the older women and men of family. The turn out was great. We had food, fun and laughter.  Once I moved to Georgia I stopped and only mentioned it in conversation.  Then life happened and our family experienced so many deaths I felt it was my purpose and duty to put this dream back into reality. I called up my little cousin, who is more like a little brother, and we began planning things out. The idea got larger and we added categories, dj, home cooked soul food, entertainment and a way to incorporate all to be honored for accomplishments. We added trophies, laminated certificates, red carpet walk with a poster board of deceased loved ones to take your picture next to. Of course we suffer from dysfunction, some hatred, some bitterness, some clicks within the family but that’s fine with me. We’re not perfect but we spark and that’s worth being celebrated. Family Awards is about being recognized by all within the family to brag about, celebrate and support. yj1-2

Of course there were some hiccups along the way but that was to be expected. The enemy comes to steal, kill and destroy so I was expecting an obstacle or two. However, I know what God has purposed for me will be fulfilled just as He purposed and promised. See, God came so that I may have life and He desires my life to be in abundance, not lacking anything.  The abundance of peace, joy, purpose, love, money, patience and much more is His desire for me. The day came and the family arrived. The room was filled with apprehensions and a little tension but God! All that remains from the event is hearts filled with love and eagerly anticipating the 3rd Annual Family Awards. I will have some pictures for you soon 🙂 Do you think it’s something you would want to do with your family?

I found my purpose and its to spread love through celebrations that will challenge the multitudes to do the same.

Much Love,

Tracy B