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It doesn’t hurt to ask

You know what’s funny..we roam around in our daily lives with certain areas where there’s trouble and struggle or maybe just a random want we have and we just continue to DEAL with it.

We pray about the big things like “thank you for today” and “I pray so and so gets healed” or “please protect my children” ..

All the other billion things that happen during our 24hrs (or wants) that pop up, go without mention because something tells us, “It’s not big enough to take to God” or “He has too many other things to take care of, why would He want to waste His time on that” πŸ˜‘

The whole “God is good, all the time” statement may have been used a lot to where it can come off like another famous saying, but it is TRUE!

He is a GOOD Papa! He cares about you!

Let’s use “reality” for a second to drill this in..
How would it look if my father told me when I was little, “Mija, I love you very much.. But don’t come asking me for anything that isn’t an emergency need, or tell me about things unless you’re bleeding. Even then, put your own bandaid on it. I just don’t like to be bothered with your stuff, I have so much more to be worried about. Mmkay?

Uhh…it would look like a CPS case!

My father isn’t like that thank God, but I do know some of us haven’t had the opportunity to have a great dad. And maybe he didn’t do things you needed him to or he said things like that above.. And I’m sorry for that. I’m sorry you felt like you weren’t worthy enough of time or attention.
Honey, sometimes our daddies grow up with the same stuff missing as you did.. Because his own father didn’t give it to him. It’s like: if you needed five dollars, and I didn’t have five dollars, I couldn’t give you five dollars on account that I don’t have it. (Get it?)

It’s like that with our daddies (mommies too) they probably weren’t able to give you those certain things you needed (patience, hugs, words of encouragement, nurturing when we got boo-boos, etc.) because they didn’t receive it when they were little.. They simply don’t know how. πŸ˜•

The good news in all this is.. Our Heavenly Papa is NOT like that. Nor would He have ever said that too me. He isn’t neglecting, too busy, or unloving. You can’t even think about your good dad and times that by a billion to think that’s what Papa is like because He’s out of this world! Completely within His own category.. He loves differently!

Not only does He love you, He LIKES you too! That would hint to the fact that He also likes your voice.. Audible or not.. You’re ALWAYS on His radar.. And no one could ever flick you off it. πŸ˜‰

I’m just saying, you don’t have to silence yourself in prayer and only talk about the “bigger” more “important” things in your life that you’d rather “bother the Lord” with.. He wants to give you the desires of your heart! (Yes..every one..andddd you never bother Him!)

For example:
The hard working wife/mother who labors long hours in the day to take care of her household and her family.. You go ahead.. And pray for those shoes girl! It’s not too little or too shallow to ask for.. You want them? Ask Papa for the money! You DESERVE it.

Nothing is too little.. He cares about every part of you. Because He delights in your existence-Psalm 37:23 (NLT)-Period.

(Of course not every desire is material,
But every desire IS worth communicating to Him..)

In Matthew 7:7 it says, β€œAsk, and it will be given to you seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.”
It didn’t say, “Ask for only the important urgencies in your life, and it will be given to you…”

It just said, “ASK

Remember:
Wants are not needs. He isn’t limited or surviving paycheck to paycheck.. He is ABUNDANCE. Needs of course should be communicated, but your WANTS are important to Him too.

So what do you want?
What. do. you. W A N T?
(Sky is not the limit..to a limitless God)

Shush the discouraging thoughts trying to cover your mouth and just Ask. And have faith that He will give it to you. 😊

Papa I thank you for just how Great you are.. The fullness of your spirit and your generous heart. You loved us so much you GAVE.. I pray we would be more aware of that part of you and not to be timid in asking you for the things us as women desire.. Teach us how to pray and ask like a DAUGHTER.. Knowing you’re such a good good Papa. In Jesus Name, amen.

Loving you,
Tanisha Poni πŸ’œ

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White butterfly kisses

Grab a cup of coffee or tea if you’re like me and have a seat cause I just want to share something significant with you today.. Just lady to lady.. To let you in the world of Tanisha for a few minutes.. Alrighty then let’s start!

There has been more than a handful of moments in my life where I needed that extra ounce of hope, encouragement, joy, love, or reassurance that everything was going to be ok.. (Because sometimes life has tough spots!) and in those moments I did what I knew to do..I cried out to Papa. Every single time, out of no where, a white butterfly would make its presentation in my view..it would dance around me for a bit and then flutter off. (😍) Now I know this may seem odd but I would cry, (yes, every time it happened) because I felt the intentionality of Papa’s heart for me in that instant. And everything I needed washed over me..

Now, these moments have continued to pop up in the various seasons of my beautiful life and I have begun to call them Kisses. Because I fully believe that’s what they are.

Kisses from Heaven.

You know that, “Stop and smell the roses..” saying?
it’s supposed to get us to.. well, stop and smell the roses.. instead of being absorbed by the million other things that tug at our attention during our daily lives. To take a moment and breathe. Right? Well although that’s true and great advice, to me its been given a whole new meaning..

Stop and smell the roses. To encounter the beauty they hold, the fragrance they leak, and the reason they exist in the first place.. to come into greater awareness of just how much our Creator loves us. Doesn’t it look more like a kiss to you now? I mean how romantic is that?! 😍

Roses have become clichΓ© thanks to the use of them mostly being apology aids for our beloved men species..( sorry guys start asking the Holy Spirit for creativity in that areaπŸ˜„) But clear all that out to revive the purity in them.. It doesn’t just stop at roses anyway..

Roses, daisies, tulips, lilies, snapdragons, sunflowers, dandelions, autumn leaves (especially the heart shaped ones), twinkling stars, the first rain, the first snow, morning dew, sunrises, sunsets, ocean waves caressing the shore, the way the sun rays peek through anything they please, the wind as it wraps all around you.. Etc. It all reveals His glory..

Now before you think I’m getting all new agey and “one with the earth” on you, read the truth behind it..

“Ever since the creation of the world His eternal power and divine nature, invisible though they are, have been understood and seen through the things He has made. So they are without excuse.” Romans 1:20

Isn’t this amazing?!? Part of His divine nature is being a LOVER!

So Tanisha.. What are you saying?

Thank you for asking..hah ( I will get all over the place often so try to stay with me πŸ˜„ )

I’m saying don’t miss the kisses.
Pay attention.
Open your beautiful eyes and catch them.
(The kisses He sends you may not look like mine but they’re there I promise!)

Every time that white butterfly flutters by I imagine Papa blowing a kiss to me and that kiss taking off as that butterfly. And hence, “White Butterfly Kisses.”

Haha I can’t contain my heart even thinking about it! πŸ’“

Ladies, I know the dreadfully misnamed “cuddle season” is approaching and all.. and some of you may be in your glorious single season (by the way, you better embrace it now lovely you only get one..and in a righteous way don’t be gettin cray-zy hah πŸ˜‰) but, don’t think for a moment that you’re forgotten or give access to the lies of the ” I need a relationship” syndrome to entice you to “act now!” to get into a temporary thing. Allow the LOVER of your soul to love you! To romance you. To reveal just how much He wants you to be showered with His splendor. PERMANENTLY. Because you’re worth it to Him.

He can love you more in a moment, than any one could in a lifetime..😊 (if that didn’t make you feel all warm inside read it over!)

So amazing one, go take a walk.. quiet your mind.. be all there.. listen.. look.. take it all in. Oh, The kisses! πŸ’— I shall exit in song…

“… And heaven meets earth like a sloppy wet kiss.. And my heart turns violently inside of my chest.. I don’t have time to maintain these regrets when I think about the wayyyy… HE LOVES US..” (How He Loves Us- Kim Walker Smith) 😌

Loving you,

Tanisha Poni πŸ’œ

That please isn’t pretty.

Isn’t it relieving to find out you weren’t made to please everybody?

Oh..I’m sorry you probably didn’t know that.. Well let’s get to it then. πŸ˜„

Ahem.. “You weren’t made to please everybody.”

Somewhere along the way we got the words LOVE and PLEASE mixed up.

We weren’t asked to please everyone we were asked to LOVE everyone. (1 John 4:7-8, 1Peter 4:8,etc)
We were created to please ONE. I’m sure by the boldness of that you know who the “one” is, but just in case it’s Papa, God, Jesus, or whatever you like to call Him.

In Galatians 1:10 it says,
“For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.” Yikes. Pleasing and even trying to please man would demote us from serving just Jesus. And I’ll tell you right now you ain’t got the time for all that work just to be demoted from your true heart’s desire (to please HIM)

But let’s get another scripture in there for back up in case it’s needed.

Colossians 3:23 reads,
Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men”
NOT men. Whatever you do, do it well yes, but for THE LORD and The Lord only.

Man doesn’t give us validation to keep on living (or doing what we do) so we shouldn’t strive to get it from someone that doesn’t even have the right to give it.

Everything you do is and should be for the audience of ONE.

People around you get to witness this and yes it may provoke transformation or curiosity or whatever else but people are not whom we need to try and get happy or satisfy.

You are NOT responsible for someone else’s happiness or satisfaction. You can always ADD to their happiness or satisfaction but it’s not required nor necessary to strive to do so.

R E L A X. (I love that word so you might see it often πŸ˜„)

You can shake off the lies that try and taunt you with having to be perfect for everyone else, to do whatever it is you do well, just so the people witnessing can be content with you.. Yea..Nah!

You be YOU for HIM.

Cease striving.
Cause honey, people are never quite satisfied by anything other than Papa sized satisfaction. Period.

So shake more off.

I’ll let you in on another truth…

He is ALREADY pleased with you. Right now. 100%. Right where you currently stand. You please Him. He couldn’t be a prouder Papa, He is in awe of you so much so that you’re all He sees when He looks at you! (Deuteronomy 32:10 – sub in “her” for “him” πŸ˜‰) And you did NOTHING. Not one single thing.

Now let that one sit and soak for a bit..

Haha wow how refreshing it is!!

Your Creator is pleased with you as His creation.

Your Papa is pleased with you as His daughter.

Your Friend is pleased with you as His friend.

Your King is pleased with you as His princess.

Your God is pleased with you as His Worshiper.

Rest in that truth today.. You are released from that slave lie in pleasing everyone. If they aren’t pleased with you they better go somewhere with all-a-that! Cause it’s NOT going to effect how you operate and continue to please Him. πŸ’(#shoooot)

Now… Back to my first question,
Isn’t it relieving to find out you weren’t made to please everybody? πŸ˜‰

Loving you,
Tanisha Poni πŸ’œ