Random Rantz by ~Q
Ask, Seek, Knock

Matthew 7:7-12 (NIV)

Ask, Seek, Knock
7 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

9 “Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? 11 If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! 12 So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.

Ok. I’ve been Ask’n, I’ve been Seek’n, and Lord God You know I’ve been Knock’n. So, what am I miss’n?

Am I not “Ask’n” often enough, long enough, hard enough, for the right thing(s), using the right terminology?

Am I not “Seek’n” the appropriate thing(s)/people out, the right answer, in the right place(s)?

Am I not “Knock’n” on the right doors? If I am at the right door(s), am I not “Knock’n” hard/loud enough, or simply not standing at the door long enough to receive a response?

I know that the whole concept behind Ask, Seek, Knock is concerning my prayer life of lack of a proper one but, what am I miss’n?

Lord?

OK! Now I’m pissed!

Question: Who in the hell convinced black folks that do’n the “Black-out” challenge, the “Fire” challenge, “Hot Chip” challenge, “Winter” challenge, and ALL these other IGNORANT and obviously DANGEROUS to any creed of people challenges is ok?

You don’t have to answer! It’s a rhetorical question. DUH!

But, now we got this new challenge out. Tell me if you’ve seen it and what you think of it… The freak’n “Black Parent Beat’n the Hell Out of Yo Kid and Put It On YouTube” challenge!

WHAT THE HELL IS THIS BULL-CRAP?!

Are you freak’n kid’n me?! As if half of white America ain’t already regretting the abolishment of slavery! Y’all fools bout to set us back 400+ years! Stupid!

In the past year I have, unfortunately, seen dozens of these humiliating videos going viral on the web of black parents making a so-called point by whoop’ the crap out they kids and post’n it like there won’t be any repercussion!

ARE Y’ALL FREAK’N RETARDED?!

Don’t be surprised if CPS, HBO, or even ESPN come knock’n at your doors! Yeah, I said ESPN! Since y’all seem to be do’n it for doggone sport and got your camera crew film’n it, instigate’n the abuse! Only thing you miss’n in your video is a Ku Klux Klan member slap’n you on the butt, hand’n you a towel to wipe your face, and a freak’n Gatorade dummies!

I know I can be hard on my kids sometimes and yes I have spanked my kids when I personally felt it was called for but, I’ll be doggone if I would deliberately set out to punish and humiliate my kids they way I see y’all do’n! Oh yeah, I got PLENTY of whippings grow’n up so don’t even challenge me in that area!

I will say this. Your ignorance has actually motivated me. Your ignorance has motivated me to be a better parent to my kids.

Why? I’m glad you asked Stupid.

Because my kids deserve to know that I love them and will go above and beyond myself to ensure that they have the best possible upbringing. They also need to know that as they grow up, I will NOT be the one crushing their self esteem. They need to know that I will protect them with my last dying breath. They need to know that I will love them like Christ loves the church and build them up in the same manner my Heavenly Father builds me up… Even when I do screw up from time to time.

Do better people. Do better.

I’m go’n to bed.

A Call to Build the House of The Lord

Haggai 1:1-15 

In the second year of King Darius, on the first day of the sixth month, the word of the Lord came through the prophet Haggai to Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua son of Jozadak, the high priest:

This is what the Lord Almighty says: “These people say, ‘The time has not yet come to rebuild the Lord’s house.’”

Then the word of the Lord came through the prophet Haggai: “Is it a time for you yourselves to be living in your paneled houses, while this house remains a ruin?”

Now this is what the Lord Almighty says: “Give careful thought to your ways. You have planted much, but harvested little. You eat, but never have enough. You drink, but never have your fill. You put on clothes, but are not warm. You earn wages, only to put them in a purse with holes in it.”

This is what the Lord Almighty says: “Give careful thought to your ways. Go up into the mountains and bring down timber and build my house, so that I may take pleasure in it and be honored,” says the Lord. “You expected much, but see, it turned out to be little. What you brought home, I blew away. Why?” declares the Lord Almighty. “Because of my house, which remains a ruin, while each of you is busy with your own house. Therefore, because of you the heavens have withheld their dew and the earth its crops. I called for a drought on the fields and the mountains, on the grain, the new wine, the olive oil and everything else the ground produces, on people and livestock, and on all the labor of your hands.”

Then Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, Joshua son of Jozadak, the high priest, and the whole remnant of the people obeyed the voice of the Lord their God and the message of the prophet Haggai, because the Lord their God had sent him. And the people feared the Lord.

Then Haggai, the Lord’s messenger, gave this message of the Lord to the people: “I am with you,” declares the Lord. So the Lord stirred up the spirit of Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and the spirit of Joshua son of Jozadak, the high priest, and the spirit of the whole remnant of the people. They came and began to work on the house of the Lord Almighty, their God, on the twenty-fourth day of the sixth month.

So Tired

Oh how I long to be with The Father. Dealing with this same ol’ bullcrap world system we liv’n in just… gets… old. I aspire to be more than just a freak’n robot.

You know:

1) Wake up.

2) Go to work at some dead end job that don’t give a crap about you, just their quotas and numbers.

3) Try your damnedest to NOT get fired from the very job that you really don’t want to be at anyhow because you have to pay your freak’n bills, bills, and MORE DOGGONE BILLS!

4) Come home from work and try not to bring the job home and find a way to smile at your loving family so there’s no tension in the house… Now that’s work, HA.

5) Try and enjoy your family before bedtime, yet when you manage to crawl into bed only a couple hours before your alarm goes off to

6) Do it all again and again and again.

I’m exhausted, I’m wore out, I’m drained, I’m so tired. I’m so tired of knowing what to do and not doing it. I’m so tired if knowing what to say and not saying it. Im so tired of searching for jobs and applying for jobs that don’t even have the decency to tell me I don’t measure up. I’m so tired of going to job interviews that wanted me when they read my resume but met me in person and decided I’m suddenly “not quite what we’re looking for”.

Is it cause I’m black?! Equal opportunity my black behind!

Im so tired of taking my family for granted! I’m so tired of being on fire for The Lord and then hit hard times and fall off as if I never experienced His goodness or witnessed His miracles! I’m so tired of trying to “keep it real” until it feels fake!

I’m so tired!

I do realize that what does matter is:

1) I have a solid relationship with The Creator of the Universe through His son Jesus the Christ.

2) That I live and cherish my wife and my children.

3) Care for those around me and help when I can and point them to Jesus so they all have salvation.

4) Most importantly in relation to 3, walk it out so people know that my walk is real and not just repetitive, religious, robot nonsense.

At this point I’ve realized that I’ve accomplished nothing really. My college degree and certificate mean nothing. Having good credit means nothing. Paying my debts and bills, ultimately, mean nothing. None of my Earthly pursuits mean squat to God if they don’t line up with His plan for my life. We can keep try’n to fool ourselves into believing that we can do great things without God’s hand in our lives if we want to but, we know that we have all experienced something in our lives that was unable to be explained with science or logic.

I surrenders my self centered self to Your guiding hand Lord. Grant me the wisdom to do the things I know not how to do and to know the things I know not. Grant me O’ Lord the discernment to know that it’s you and Your Holy Spirit moving in my life and not a deception of the enemy. Strengthen me O’ Lord for the days ahead to be who You have purposed me to be.

In the saving name of my Lord and Savior Jesus the Christ, Amen.

Little dog syndrome, lol!

Little dog syndrome, lol!

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