I haven’t posted in a week. Let’s just press rewind so that I keep you all up to date starting from last Friday night. You can also follow me in my instagram (cryssieme) as I have updated photos and videos of last weekend and this week.
I attended One God United’s Christian Spoken poetry event, Spoken Revolution. There were a few well known poets as well as singer, Giel. I walked in not knowing what to expect and I left with my mind blown for two days. The Lord was in the house as we worshipped the entire time. This was no ordinary spoken word event. You can follow One God United on both instagram and Facebook for more pictures and videos. They have a website as well, just click here to be directed to that site.
Jackie- Hill Perry was one of the first poets that I was introduced to years ago when I began to watch spoken word. I remember one of her poems, Only the Good Die Young. My favorite line from that poem is “Wake up, because your ignorance is committing your suicide.”
Ezekiel definitely turnt up the place! We were hollering Jesus is amazing and then his poem about his wife blew us away! You all might be familiar with Janette…Ikz ‘s poem, I Will Wait For You, that she spoke to her husband on their wedding day. She performed that poem and I couldn’t help but to squeal!
Joseph Solomon stole all of the women’s hearts that night… I can’t give everything away. You all have to see it, One God United on both instagram and Facebook… go!
This Sunday, my youngest aunt went to be with the Lord. I’m mourning her death as this was unexpected. She was more than just an aunt to me. I don’t handle deaths well, and I feel like I lost a part of me. The women in my family are all strong. She loved making others laugh and I’ll never get the images of her always smiling out of my head. She was a beautiful woman inside and out that unfortunately suffered from seizures. However, because she suffered from them this is a cover up for her death. Currently, there is an investigation and I am just heart broken with how someone can allow jealousy to take one’s life away. But, I know the Lord is with my aunt and she is free from pain. See you soon, beautiful.
Monday evening I went on a nature walk so that I can spend some time with the Lord in the quiet. My house have all these children that are like the energizer bunny so, it’s never quiet here. I went to Tree Tops Park in Davie, FL. I prayed a few times and had a one on one with the Lord. It was our time and I desire every moment with Him the more our relationship grows. Your relationship with God shouldn’t be boring and if it is, maybe you need to work on your relationship and see where you’re going wrong. I’m currently recording my time that I spend with Him so that I can help those who find it hard to be content with the Lord. It’s at a point where I’m able to hear His voice even more. While walking, He guided me through the paths. I would ask left, right, or straight and His voice is so clear that it shakes me at times. It’s something I find comforting and I trust.
This park is beautiful! You have the option to go on a horseback riding trail, walk on a few nature paths, (One of them lead to a butterfly path… which was a no no to me. I stayed far away because I do not do anything that have wings. Lol) go biking, fishing (but you must release it), go on the observation tower, play in the soccer or volleyball fields, and children can enjoy either of the two playgrounds. Here are a few of the pictures of my nature walk:
On Tuesday, I thought it would be nice to take my siblings to the beach. So, I learned that a four year old boy that only wishes to destroy things won’t enjoy the beach for too long.
It was his first time and after having fun while splashing around in the water as well as making sand castles, he was over it after an hour. We even tried going on the playground, but it wasn’t big enough for him to be entertained. I made sure to bring his tablet and food because I knew he would be bored in an instant. He threw a temper tantrum because he wanted to go home and shower. I’ll stick to bigger playgrounds and places where children run around as if they’ve lost their heads, haha. Possibly Disney later on this year. I’m such a great big sister. :p
While 2/3 of my siblings were making sand castles, I advised my younger brother to go for a walk since he needed the exercise after his accident. I was left alone to relax and enjoyed my lunch. I had a salad with tofu, vegetables, lemon juice, and Italian dressing.
As I look back on the conversation I had with the Lord last month, I knew there was a reason as to why I would have more time on my hands outside if work. I need to learn how to relax more, spend more time with my family, and build a stronger relationship with Him. I also needed to learn how to not depend on materialistic things, including praising what is in my bank account. I made too much money before, so my vision was clouded. I needed to learn to not chase money. Instead, my focus is chasing God.
1 John 2:15-17.
I’m not sorry for talking about my relationship with Him so much. I finally filled in the voids that I seeked after for so long.
This is love.