1 Billion Rising for Justice is a movement across the world bring awareness to violence against women and fighting for the rights of women. Each year on Valentine’s Day 1 billion people rise across the world. This year we a dancing for justice. Join me in learning the choreography by Debbie Allen (the second link) to the song “Break the Chain” (the first link). On Friday I am going to post a video of me dancing for justice!
So this post is going to seem disjointed, but stick with me and it will come together in the end.
Everyone knows that I am making a lifestyle change that includes weight loss. I have some amazing in person supporters as well a several online support groups. Over the past week one of my online friends has been struggling. She has lost a lot of weight and looks gorgeous. In fact I consider her to be one of the leaders in our group. She had an upcoming event and brought this amazing blue dress. She tried it on, but when she looked in the mirror all she saw was the old her with the weight. We all gave her encouragement, but she struggled the whole week. I am happy to report that she stated she felt beautiful on the day of the event at the end of the week.
A couple of days ago I asked my mom to pick me up some bar soap. I usually get Ivory, but she said I am going to get you Dove because it does not leave residue like the others.
Today I am tired. I have worked 6 days for the past 3 weeks and ended up working well over 40 hours this week even though I only worked 5 days. My body has been pushed and I am tired. Despite this I was determined that I was going to church today! I was late, but I pushed through. God had a deliverance waiting for me! Prophetess Meshell Lavergne spoke this morning on not accepting the role of victim that society tells us that we are. She encouraged us to take on the description of VICTORIOUS and OVERCOMER! There was a powerful move of God.
I found myself being led to intercede while people were coming down to the alter. Apostle Mark Jones did one last call and said there is some of you all who have residue left from divorce. I don’t remember what he said after that. All I knew was while I thought I had cleared out my baggage and was busy praying for others, God tapped me on the shoulder and showed me I had some residue to clear. I thought I had worked through all my issues regarding my divorce and nothing wqas left. I realize there are times when I feel like I will never find my husband and I am destined to be alone. I often wonder will I ever have a biological child? There are thoughts that creep in about being good enough though I know for a fact that I am. I struggle with these insecurities at times. This is the left over residue talking. But today I washed the residue away!
So what does this have to do with the other two stories? We all have things that we have been through that we thought we had dealt with and no longer is an issue. For my online friend she is still struggling with some body image issues even though she is not that person that she used to look at and did not like. For me, I had left over residue from a marriage that I know I was never meant to be in. I did not even realize there was residue there. I thought I had dealt with that issue and let it go. How many of us are walking around with left over residue we don’t realize is there? This morning my Dove soap came in the form of a word delivered through a message from Prophetess Meshell, a hearing of the Holy Spirit from Apostle Jones, and a powerful prayer by Michelle Guess, ultimately from God. I encourage you to find your Dove soap and wash off the residue of your past issues!
Tomorrow, February 4th, is World Cancer Day! This year’s initiative is about encouraging people to talk about cancer, to learn early warning signs and early detection, engaging in prevention behaviors, and fighting for people’s rights to have effective treatments on equal terms. The American Cancer Society has teamed up with Chevrolet this year to for cancer awareness. For every Facebook and Twitter profile that is “Purpled Out” on 2/4/14, Chevrolet will donate $1 to the American Cancer Society. Visit http://www.chevrolet.com/purple-roads-world-cancer-day.html to PURPLE OUT your profile. There are also events taking place across the world that you can participate in on tomorrow. Visit the World Cancer Day website at http://www.worldcancerday.org/events-map to find events in your area. To find out other ways to help or donate, visit the American Cancer Society at http://www.cancer.org. I have already changed both of my profiles over and will wear purple tomorrow. Join me in making a difference.