A personal invitation to Follower’s of TiAja’s Blog

Hi everyone. If you are currently following TiAja’s blog but have not received your personal invite to follow the new blog for 2010 consider this as your formal invitation. If you have already received and accepted your invite please ignore this portion of the message.

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New Blog site for 2k10!

Dearly beloved,

Thank you for taking the time to read and distribute my blog to others in 2009.  It was my humble attempt to share thoughts, to stimulate conversation, to inspire a thirst for the inner journey, but more importantly it was a small glimpse into the heart of God — how He views us — how He ‘so loves’ —us! I realize 2009 was filled with personal success as well as personal tragedy, with monumental highs and unexpected lows! Many of you reached your mountaintop in 2009 even as others had their hopes dashed and retreated to the shadows in anticipation of catching their second wind. But make no mistake; God is calling you to fulfill His promises for your life. You may think your gift is insignificant but God never consigns gifts without the expectation for them to bear fruit for your life. Listen carefully… 2010 is the year of fulfillment! You are running out of time and as it was with Jonah God is running out of patience. This is because your gift solves a world problem. Your gift unlocks someone else’s blessing. In fact, someone is going to give up on life in 2010 if you refuse to step into your destiny. This is why I have been led to create another blog simply titled: Expect2bBlessed! This blog will be solely dedicated to each and everyone’s personal success. It will have a “twitter-type format so that we all can have a voice in the effort to support and encourage one another as we move from the comfort of the couch through the doorway of destiny. Success never happens in the middle of the night, it happens in the light of day. 2010 is your year, our year. It is my sincere prayer that twelve months from now we will look back on 2010 as our own special “leap year.” Expect2bBlessed!

Happy New Year!!!!

“Where the Two Worlds Touch…”

Today, like every other day, we wake up empty and frightened. Don’t open the door to the study and begin reading. Take down a musical instrument. Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.

The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Don’t go back to sleep. You must ask for what you really want. Don’t go back to sleep. Rumi

It is your season of light in the middle of your season of darkness. It is your spring of hope in the midst of your winter of despair. It is paradise in your heart accompanied by the paradox in your soul. It is heaven in your prayers along with the hell in your practices. We have Face book but no face time. We communicate more efficiently but not more effectively. Modern medicine has extended life but has not increased its quality. Women have greater rights but possess no greater righteousness. Men possess greater power but have less strength. Our children have greater access to information but lack common sense and wisdom.

This is where the two world’s touch… where one age ends and the promise of another begins. But this world cannot afford another decade like the one we are so quick to leave behind. It cannot handle the birth of another 9/11 without first giving balance to the world through the life of a Mother Theresa. It can ill-afford another Katrina without offering humanity another Dr. King. It cannot endure another Sudan without humanity foremost embracing its Savior.

Today… Take down a musical instrument. Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.

Take down your musical instrument and play a love song to a lonely hurting world. Let the beauty of what you love become what you do. The world is waiting for your gift. God is waiting for you to embrace His guarantee. He has sped up time in this dimension for that reason and now you must keep pace with the times or fall further behind your own promise. You do not need a New Years Resolution; you need to wake up from your slumber and become what God has called you to become. You must no longer inhibit the anointing on your life by walking with those who fellowship with darkness. Ten years have passed without your involvement. Ten years have passed without your voice being heard. Ten years have come and gone like a breeze with secrets to tell you. Where will you be ten years from now? Are you where you said you would be ten years ago? And what do you really want? Awake from your decade long slumber and move boldly into your destiny where the two world’s touch. There are truly hundreds of ways — to bless —to kneel and kiss the ground.

Happy New Year!!!

Train Up a Child…!

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Train a child in the way he should go, and even when he is old he will not turn away from it. Proverbs 22:6 GWT

My God! What have we done? What are we doing? Our children are dying mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually, and our only prayer to you Father is for a bigger house; a larger storeroom. Is this why we blindly drive by the public schools in our neighborhoods everyday in our new cars with the license plates that arrogantly boast about Your goodness, mercy and grace? Meanwhile the majority of the children in those schools don’t know You. And so, they instinctively re-enact the scripted training the public schools, the social engineers, the commercial media has taught them.

Script #1: Kill or be killed!

Script #2: It’s a jungle out there!

Script #3: It’s a dog eat dog world!

Script #4: Survival of the fittest!

And so, our children try to survive by any means necessary. Which essentially means that if I need to sell drugs in order to get that new car with the 24-inch rims then so be it!

If I can’t afford those Jordan’s you’re wearing then it’s okay for me to kill you for them (the street credo)!

If I‘m not motivated to learn then nobody’s going to learn!

If you don’t give me what I want then I don’t want anything to do with you!

I don’t have to respect you just because you’re an adult; you got to give respect before you get respect.

Everybody’s cheating and breaking the rules!

I’m not a snitch. Stitches for snitches!

Can you see the results of this scripted training? Do you hear our children’s conversation? On You-tube, My-space and Face book? Have you ever read their text messages; how they talk to one another? What they talk about? Our children are receiving training one way or another. Our children are getting an education one way or another. The question is whose training and whose education are they receiving? The recent murder of an innocent bystander Derrion Albert in Chicago has received a lot of media attention but soon his senseless death will fade from the headlines and from our personal consciousness and regrettably from our collective conscience much like the other 36 homicides in Chicago schools alone, which have received little or no media scrutiny.

In the next few days, we’re going take a serious look at the training of our children from a biblical and world perspective. Somewhere . . . somehow . . . we lost sight of the charge God has given each of us to train our children. Not just our biological children, but also all children. What is imperatively clear is that our children need us. They so need us. They are like orphans without a home who are circumnavigating this life without a moral compass. They are stepping into their future while being completely ignorant of their past. Who does this to someone they profess to love? What manner of people allows their children to abort babies without ever ascertaining the spiritual cost? What manner of people watch with almost abject indifference their children gambling their health away by not exercising, over eating, and consuming cocktails of over-the-counter medications and illicit drugs? What manner of people are willing to fill up town halls and express outrage over health care yet sit eerily silent while our children kill one another in our public schools? What manner of people allows their children to drop out of school at an alarming rate of 50% per many local school districts? Parents what have we done? Church what are we doing? Public school administrators in what direction are we going? Mr. President, State Senators, Local and State Congressional leaders where is this political bus taking us?

Is there still time? Does any one out there still have hope? Does any one out there still believe God is bigger than our precipitous problems? Does anyone out there still believe God can fix our nation? My God! I pray so.

To be continued…

Now what?

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“We are very near to greatness: one step and we are safe; can we not take the leap?” Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is a dream inside of you. You don’t remember how it got there because at this moment it seems more like a distant dream than a desire. There was a time you inspired others with it. There was a time when you anticipated the new day with childlike excitement because of it. There was a time when your dream spilled into your conversation and escaped into your vocabulary. There was a time when everyone admired your boldness and courage for living your dreams. There was a time your eternity was vertical.

Now you live life horizontally. Where the higher force is absent and dreams disappear from the world. All the dust you have gathered is gone; your dream has become one of the forgotten languages. Thousands of books have been written to reconnect you to the vertical but your mirror remains completely uninfected.

Now what?

You weren’t meant to live a life from paycheck to paycheck. You weren’t supposed to blame everybody else for your failures. You were the one who was going to read more. You were the one who was going to love more. You were the one who was going to smile more. You were the one who was going to give more. You were the one who was going to achieve more. You were the one who understood. You were the old soul. You were the one who was curious. You were the one who participated in everything. And certainly no one or anything could stop you. You became the great attraction, the unending journey. A wonder of wonders. Unique. Unparalleled. Unprecedented.

But now the inner flame is hidden and your next moment is coming out of negative emptiness. Now there are days and nights of dreamless sleep. You are very near to greatness. One step and you are safe. One leap and you are there. Hesitation is natural. Your dream is such a big declaration and you feel so small, but you cannot keep it within you. You cannot hide it. You are just like a pregnant woman – how long can you hide your pregnancy? One day you are going to give birth to your dream. Each flower declares it! Millions of stars declare it! Each morning the sun declares it! You cannot hide Truth or beauty or what is good. For these are the fundamental trinity of existence.

Now what?

The Human Race (Part 6)

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When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him? You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor. You made him ruler over the works of your hands; you put everything under his feet: all flocks and herds, and the beasts of the field, the birds of the air, and the fish of the sea, all that swim the paths of the seas. Psalms 8: 3-8 NIV

What is man that God is mindful of him? The Holy Bible teaches us that man was created “a little lower than the angels”. 

However, this is the ancient Greek translation. . .

ηλαττωσας αυτον βραχυ τι παρ’ αγγελους δοξη και τιμη εστεφανωσας αυτον Psalms 8:5 Greek OT: Septuagint

But in the original Hebrew it translates:

For thou hast made him a little…

m`at  (meh-at’) Almost (some, very) few(-er, -est), lightly, little (while), (very) small (matter, thing), some, soon, very.

lower…

chacer  (khaw-sare’) to lack; by implication, to fail, want, lessen — be abated, bereave, decrease, (cause to) fail, (have) lack, make lower, want.

than the angels…

‘elohiym  (el-o-heem’)
angels, exceeding, God (gods)(-dess, -ly), (very) great, judges, mighty.

and hast crowned…

`atar  (aw-tar’)
to encircle (for attack or protection); especially to crown — compass, crown.

him with glory…

kabowd  (kaw-bode’)
weight, but only figuratively in a good sense, splendor or copiousness — glorious(-ly), glory, honour(-able).

and honour…

hadar  (haw-dawr’)
magnificence, i.e. ornament or splendor — beauty, comeliness, excellency, glorious, glory, goodly, honour, majesty.

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If we take the liberty to extrapolate from the Hebrew translation it would read:

What is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him? You made him a little lower than Yourself . . . Elohim (or God). . . and have encircled him with your divine protection, copious splendor, beauty, magnificence and glory. 

Thus, the truth about humanity is . . .

Temporally, we have been wonderfully crafted in God’s image.

Positionally, we are just a little lower than God Himself. 

Exponentially, we have been given stewardship over all creation.

So how have we wandered so far from our original design? With all the hundreds of religions in the world why is humanity still living so far beneath its privileges (or position)? Violence5

 

 

 

How does racism and prejudice penetrate a human heart which is`atar  (aw-tar’), encircled (for attack or protection) from evil? Is it like a cancerous cell already indigenous to the body but is sparked by a free radical cell revolt? Violence

And why would human intelligence ever defer to evil? 

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How could humanity enslave and kill and judge members of its own family? 

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Why would humanity dishonor what God has hadar  (haw-dawr’) with magnificence, i.e. ornament or splendor — beauty? Violence2

 

 

 

Why is God so mindful of us? Violence6

Could it be because at our best we are ‘elohiym  (el-o-heem’) angels, exceeding, God (gods)(-dess, -ly), (very) great, judges, mighty?

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The Human Race (Part 5)

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Race is the least important aspect in determining character, yet it is often the most significant factor in how we are perceived.

Biologically, we are brothers and sisters. Genetically, we share a common mother and father. Ancestrally, we are one family. Spiritually, we are all children of God. Our variation in skin color is merely adaptation. Our variation in genetics is hereditary. Our variation in culture is learned behavior. Our variation in intelligence is environmental as well as individual. Our variation in perception is experiential. Our variation in our capacity to love is metaphysical.

We are not born hating. We are not born racist. We are not born conservative or liberal. We are not born democrat or republican. We are not born Christian or Muslim. We are born human.

So what does it mean to be human . . .

What does science say? 

We are blessed with the ability to know our mother. We are conscious of more than our selves. And just as a child sees a mother, the species’ vision clears and sees mother universe. We are getting glimmers of how we are related to space and time. We can ask, what am I? What is this place? And how am I related to it? Physicist Jim Gates

The critical unique factor is language. Creativity. The religious and scientific impulse. And our social organization, which has developed to a prodigious degree. We have a record of history, moral behavior, economics, political and social institutions. We’re probably unique in our ability to investigate the future, imagine outcomes, and display images in our minds. I like to think of a generator of diversity in the frontal lobe
– and those initials are G-O-D.  Neuroscientist Antonia Damasio

What does religion say?

Humans are the creatures towards whom God turns special attention. Humans have the capacity to control and dominate other creatures; The question of human identity is connected somehow with our unique relationship with God. Reverend Dr. Llewellyn Smith

Though we are made of dust we are nonetheless made for God. The Veritas forum – University of Virginia

What does politics say?

The capacity of rules to make people safe has diminishing returns. In the end, each additional rule adds very little and may take away more than it adds. But the developing and deepening of human potential, through education, habituation and the experience of freedom, is limitless. It is what human beings are designed to do. Humanpolitics.org

What does the global human consciousness movement say?

There is, of course, no end to the magnificence and horror in the human drama. Across the continents, humanity rises to every challenge, sinks to any depth. We cherish each heartbeat and murder at will. We bless nature’s miracles, yet trash the hood.

We accept this polarity as human nature and we move on in our ‘glassy essence’. All the while our righteousness lords over other life; yet we beseech gods for mercy. Our angers flare to violence and we demand justice. We covet ceaselessly, give generously. Our wallowing is legion, yet we take art and science to Olympian heights. Tony Balis 9/11/2001

So what is the Truth?

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