I’m Sorry if I’m Asking Too Much

I’m sorry if I’m asking too much

But in a world filled with insecurity, coldness and isolation

I just want something real

I want to know you’ll be there

I want to know you want me too

In a world that has made people disposable

I want to know that I’m indispensable to you

I want to know that your heart beats faster when I draw near

I want to know that you’ll always be here

I need to feel that you feel me

In the innermost part of your soul

The part you can’t control

I want to know that you’ve never met anyone like me

I want to know that I make you think of impossibilities

I want to know you know me

In the innermost part of my soul

The part I can’t control

I’m sorry if I’m asking too much

I just need to know you crave my touch

That you want me as much as I want you

That you know, to you, I’ll always be true

I need you with the part of me

That no one ever sees

The place where my feelings go to hide

The place my pride has gone to die

I’m sorry if I’m asking too much

If it’s not passion set on fire

I don’t want it

So many things are mundane

Mediocre

Just getting by

My love can’t be

It will be an inferno

The air will be set on fire

Ablaze

Whenever I say your name

Can you feel me?

Somewhere between sleeping and wake

The purge

Sweet release of utterance

I’m sorry if I’m asking too much

Too soon

 

 

 

 

 

Staying Power

I’ve had several conversations with people regarding this topic – the ability to stay involved and work in a relationship. Two universal truths were apparent:
1. Not many people in this day and age want to work.
2. There are too many options.

Unfortunately, in our microwave society where people have become disposable, people aren’t forced to tough it out. The option to not work it out is far more appealing – because “I can have another you in a minute. Matter fact, he’ll be here in a minute. -Beyonce”

A person could have all the qualities you want in a person and you’ll dismiss them because of one slight annoyance.
This leaves me to ponder the question…
Is anyone worth anything to anybody anymore?

When you decide to like someone and pursue something further with them, do you practice sticking it out now?
If you don’t practice forgiveness and sticking it out now with a person what makes you think you’ll automatically be able to do it in a marriage?

You need to forget what the world is doing and gain your own happiness. Look around. The world is miserable. Society now is heading into the direction of disposable people. People have become disposable in friendships and in relationships.

Back in the day, you argued but you made up and continued on with life together. How can you stand the rain if your run at the first sign of drizzle? Are you a fair weather friend? Are you a fair weather lover? Is your capacity to love ONLY in ideal circumstances?

If so, you’re going to be alone or in and out of relationships for a very long time. People are human. People are flawed. They are going to hurt you. I say that all to say that even though that is the case – getting past those obstacles strengthen your character and gives you the opportunity to practice forgiveness.

I want to urge you to practice your staying power.

You can do it.

I believe in you.

~Aisha Antoinette

Morning Thoughts 5-24-14

I always want to write but never quite know where to start. A friend advised me to just start writing – any and everything that came to mind.

Quite frankly, what’s been on my mind as of late is this issue in Nigeria #BringBackOurDaughters. It boggles my mind that over 250 young women and girls could be abducted the way they were in this day and age. I’ve also started to watch the show Game of Thrones and it reminds me of something that could happen in that show and not in real life. Why is this still an issue? Why are human beings so violent? Why does it seem that every new series, movie and television show begs the answer to the question: Is man destined to destroy himself?

As I sit here, sipping my coffee and pondering this question, I thank God for the hope I have in Jesus Christ. Being inundated with horrible news stories and minute after minute accounts of murder, rape, and plunder (again – are we in Medieval Times?) it’s so easy to become disheartened and even depressed.

I just opened my email and received a Mashable article about “10 Wildlife Adventures You Have To See Before They Go Extinct.” Why is that even happening?

No one cares enough to do what seriously needs to be done. There is too much red tape in this day and age. We have red taped ourselves into a Global Warming crisis. No matter what we do now we can’t reverse this. Why aren’t there protests in the street? We have effectively killed our planet. This makes me so sad. This is why we (human beings) can’t have nice things. We destroy things. Why? The evil that is running rampant in the world. You may not believe what I believe but this is my explanation for all the strife, anger and violence in the world. The enemy is here. Polluting minds with greed, envy and lusts. I took Josh to see X-Men yesterday and before the movie came on a full trailer for the movie “SEX TAPE” was shown. The premise of the movie depicts a couple who’s sex life has gone south and they try to spice it up with making a sex tape that inadvertently gets sent out to all of their friends and family and they go through great lengths to get it back. But why did my 11 year old son need to see that? SEX has been become so perverse. Nothing sacred about it at all anymore. Kind of like in the Game of Thrones… I would like to point out here what happened to Sodom and Gomorrah. These cities had come to the height of sin, if it can even be measured. What’s described in the bible is taking place now. How soon can we anticipate God’s literal interference? Soon. Will you be ready?

I do want to point out that I absolutely have hope and faith in God imparting His Spirit into man’s heart and making him new.

What do you think?

 

Morning Devotional – Living Life Abundantly

9to5 just to stay alive…

9to5 just to stay alive…

9to5 just to stay alive

Just to stay alive

Just to stay alive

Just to stay alive

Do you go to work, go home, sit at the tv, eat, pass out and then wake up the next day and do it all over again?

Have you ever sat in traffic or waiting for the train; bus; taxi cab, and wonder…isn’t there more to life than this?

I have good news! There IS! Jesus gave His life for you…to give you life and not only that, He came so you would have life more abundantly.

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. -John 10:10

When wondering if there is more, ask yourself what your gifts are? What is your passion? What do you enjoy doing? It may have nothing to do with the job you are in now but what if you were able to use those gifts and talents where you are right now? It only takes some creative thinking. It’s so easy to get in a rut in the day to day hustle and bustle. I urge you to never lose sight that you have a greater purpose and life propagates new life. Life has untold capacities about it – beauty, fragrance, strength, growth, variety, reproduction, resistance to death, continuity, eternity.

There is so much more.

My prayer for you:

Father God, I pray that the person reading this is filled with Your Holy Spirit. I pray that You touch them and open their eyes to new insight into what You have purposed them to do. I pray that you renew their faith, their hope and their spirits. I come against any schemes of the enemy that try to trip them up and make them think they are any less than what You have called them to be.

In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

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Morning Devotional – Spur One Another On

I was spurred on yesterday and it was so refreshing.

I find that in our Christian walks it is imperative to surround ourselves with like minded people. Not so that you are a part of a clique, not so you can gang up on others, not so that you can find value in them, but, so that they can spur you on in this walk.

Paul states in Hebrews that this is something we should consider: “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds,” Hebrews 10:24

The definition of consider is – to think carefully about, especially in order to make a decision; contemplate; reflect on

This was so important that Paul wanted us to carefully think about how we could spur each other on toward LOVE and secondly GOOD DEEDS.

I don’t know about you but sometimes I just don’t feel like it. I’m stressed from work, home, and everything in between and I just don’t feel like being loving much less doing a good deed… Have you felt that way before?

That’s why it’s so important to have others around you spurring you on and in turn, when you are filled, can spur them on.

Have you spurred someone on lately?

Do you have people in your life that spur you on?

What good deed can you do for someone today?

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Passion

Like the waves to the shore

My love for you is a rush

Of intense burning

Feeling

Needing

I never want you

To stop hearing the incessant melody

That is you and me

You’re my heart beat

You’ve got the best of me

The only part of me

I dare show

Exposed

Open

Our love is golden

Tender to the touch

I want you so much

Melt into me

Become one with me

Me and you

This can’t be undone

You make me free to release

Unleash

Everything inside of me

So true

Me and you

Ecstasy

Epiphany

Ethereally

You

And

Me

 

~Aisha Antoinette

I’m back!

Oh, blog…. I neglect you so!

Well, I’m back and I want to share my life, health tips  and spiritual journey with you all!

So, stay tuned!

I will leave you with an awesome water detox recipe:

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Ingredients:
2 lemons
1/2 cucumber
10-12 mint leaves
3 quarts water

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Chill Time: Overnight or 8 hours
Yields: 10-12 glasses

Method:

1. Slice cucumber and lemons.  Place in the bottom of the pitcher.   Toss in mint leaves. Add water

2. Chill overnight or for at least 8 hours.

Check out Heather’s blog over at http://www.asweetsimplelife.com/ for more tips!

Be blessed!