Hello out there to all my Beauties and Cuties, this is Mrs. Ci Ci at KingdomBeautie.com, thank you so much for joining me.
It is time, for us to get some Spiritual Beautie, here on the blog today.
DISCLAIMER: This word came to me by our Gracious Lord and Savior. Therefore this post is not intended to offend ANYONE. This is a word from Heaven to propel us (you and me) into our destinies. Now, if you begin to feel offended by this message BE CAREFUL that your feelings are not true conviction being covered up by offense, which will ensure you miss the purpose and remain unchanged. Open those beautie-ful eyes and see what the enemy is trying to do. With that being said, LET'S BEGIN!!!
Message Topic: Are you operating in an unsatisfied spirit?
Bible References (Amplified Version/AMP) : Proverbs 27:20, Philippians 4:11-13, Philippians 2:14-16, Jeremiah 29:11-13
Message: Do you remember the grading scale used in Elementary School? There was E-excellent, G-good, S-satisfactory, U-unsatisfactory and NI-needs improvement. No one ever wanted to bring home a U or NI to their Mama, lol! For some of us, we already knew there would be consequences to face. Well, I have been charged today to tell you, many of us are placing God on a grade scale. We are constantly rating Him unsatisfactory and needs improvement in the areas of our lives that we are not happy; instead of praising and exalting Him in every area.
See, we get to a place in life where we feel it is God's job to grant us every vain, selfish, prideful request that we throw up in prayer. We want more, more and more; only being satisfied for a short time with the requests that God does, so graciously, grant.
(Please click scripture Proverbs 27:20)
Yes, our God does care for all things concerning us! Hallelujah. BUT, what God is not pleased with, is His people operating day to day in Unsatisfied Spirits.
Please, allow me to explain the term Unsatisfied Spirit. An Unsatisfied Spirit is a spirit that is never content. This message is in no way telling you it is bad to strive for greatness in your life. Please do not misunderstand. We should always press to do better and have better, however when will we learn to be content until the next come up? When will we be those people to praise God and give Him thanks in EVERY situation, trusting Him?!!! (Please click scripture Philippians 4:11-13)
In Philippians 4:11-13, Paul was saying no matter what situation he is in, he has learned to live peacefully, happily praising God and doing the will of Christ, through the empowerment of Christ!!!
Some of us want and want and there is never a time that we don't want or wish we had. We MUST get to a place in our journey with God where we can finally say, "Lord, no matter what, You have taught me to say IT IS WELL". "If this is where I am for now, it is well. If this is where I work for now, it is well. If this is what I drive, wear, look like for now, it is well". Amen?
We need to be delivered from the complaining. (Please click scripture Philippians 2:14-16) I want us all to get to this place. Please do not think that I think I am perfect, I am just the messenger, because I have lived with an unsatisfied spirit before, and so now that I have learned to be content, I am charged to share with you how to strive and reach for your goals with a spirit of thankfulness for the things you already have, and where you already are in life. Amen?
Let's trust God and live in gratefulness. He has a plan for our lives, a better one than we could ever imagine. (Please click scripture Jeremiah 29:11-13)
We are the one's that think we know what we what, but really have no idea. God knows what we truly want and has the power to give it to us, if we obey Him and praise Him. A wise man, who I call Daddy Bishop, (Bishop Michael Cook Sn, New Grace Temple Ministries, Florence, SC), once told me "the enemy will always TRY to make you THINK you NEED things, you really DO NOT need". To this very day that wise man was so right LOL. I have felt I needed things so desperately and could not tell you where they are today lol.
In conclusion, declare daily over yourself and your family, "With the simple things we have today, we will change the world". Then thank God for all you have from the tall to the small and believe God for the more with a grateful heart. Let's give our God praise, Amen? AMEN!!!
As always I love you, God loves you, so love yourself.
<3Mrs. Ci Ci<3
Post#4: The Mrs. Erica Campbell: Kingdom Cosmetics
Hello Out there to all my Beauties and Cuties,
Thanks for joining me again at KingdomBeautie.com. Today's post is all about Cosmetics!!! YAY!
Hold on, wait just one minute. Before you lovelies start throwing the confetti and getting all excited, let me let you in on a little secret...We are going to be discussing Kingdom Cosmetics. No, not my makeup line, yet :). We are talking about the cosmetics we should be putting on before we put on anything else.
First Lady, Erica Campbell (Mary Mary's very own), of California Worship Center, preached one of the most effective messages of our day, especially for our young women. Let me go on record to say, I have been a supporter of Mrs. Campbell, her sister, their families and their endeavors for most of my life, so this was an honor to have heard her preach. I am urging you to listen to her message that will be posted below, subscribe to their church channel and those of you Beauties and Cuties out in California, GO AND VISIT, California Worship Center. The information can be found on their website californiaworshipcenter.com
I now give you, California Worship Center's First Lady, Mrs. Erica Campbell...(applause)
Allow your soul to be blessed Beauties and Cuties of God's Kingdom!
And remember I love you, God Loves you, so love yourself!
Post#3: OFFICIALLY, OFFICIAL!!!
Good Evening Beauties and Cuties,
I have a very important announcement. We have officially become official here at KingdomBeautie. In case you have no idea what I am talking about, allow me to explain. KingdomBeautie now has her own domain name, (www.kingdombeautie.com), I also was blessed with beautiful mugs that will be featured in the near future. New ideas are coming to life, in Jesus' Name. OFFICIALLY OFFICIAL!!!
Now that you know what's up, I must give honor to whom is responsible for this overwhelming blessing. I want to take tonight's post to shower my love and appreciation for my husband, Michael Cook Jr (www.michaelcookjr.com), who is the king of our castle, head of his wife (ME!), and leader to our son and community. This man is the purest definition and form of what a "man" is to be. He is strong, passionate, and wise. Everything he does, he puts his whole heart into. He is never slack or slowful and on top of all that, he puts up with me. LOL, yea I admit it, I am not the most perfect of the flowers in the garden, but nonetheless he continues to choose faithfulness and dedication to me, everyday, for the past 4 years!
Here's the 411, hun. If you have to wonder about your man and his dealings, he is not the one you need to be marrying; if you're already married to that kind of man, hope is not lost, prayer is your ticket to peace. So, please ladies and gents be encouraged. There are still great people out there. Beautiful men and women are out there with sincerity and purity looking for someone like you.
However, if you happen to be the dishonest one I am advising others to stay clear of, then let this be a warning to you, there is someone out there waiting on what you have! I have not been married all my life, so that means some dudes missed out. If you are the one who is about to be missing out, TIGHTEN UP BABY, because, ain't nobody got time for that, OH KAY!!!
That's all she wrote, just remember,
I love you, God loves you, so love yourselves
Post#2: Judge Not, Or You Too Will Be Judged.
This is an important message coming to you straight from the desk of, none other than the, Mrs. CiCi of KingdomBeautie.
While eating breakfast this morning with my amazing husband we began to have one of our, what we like to call, "tea with Ci" talks. "Tea with Ci" is simply when I go on a ramble, for lack of a better term, about things that take place within the church of Christ. By the way, the Church is not a building, it is everyone who follows and confesses Jesus as Lord and Savior.
WE INTERRUPT THIS MESSAGE FOR A BRIEF DISCLAIMER:
I am a member of the family of the Lord Jesus Christ, so I am by no means "bashing" Christians in any way, shape, or form. Let's just get that straight right now! Ok you may proceed...
Today's topic was Judging. It all started when a great song by one of the Mary Mary sisters started playing. I think the song is executed in an awesome way to reach the young people of today that may not enjoy Gospel music or even know any. We all know how important music is to me and my little family.
(Quick! If you didn't catch my last post on music run over to it now on the Beautie-fy your soul page.)
So, I got to thinking about how the chorus of the song is not the best it could be, no offense to the beautiful Mrs. Erica. I just felt it could be better. So from that point I immediately had to think of how some of her long time fans would react if she had not made the chorus so "typical". My realization of how we long-term Christians treat Gospel artist is how my "rant" began.
Listen up people of the Most High God. We have got to stop judging others based on things we know nothing about. Now when I say "things we know nothing about" I mean EVERYTHING. The Lord is the only One who can look in the inward part of man. NOT US. With that being said, Jesus already knew what we would face in life from the beginning of time until His return. This is why He left behind His teachings. Where am I going with this?
There are many of us that feel "judged" by others for every little thing because we proclaim Christianity. As Christians we are always talking about how people expect us to be perfect and how society is always forgetting we are humans too.
While all this is correct, did we ever stop to think for one moment why we are so badly judged by this lost and dying world? Could it be because we ourselves do a lot of JUDGING? Especially us Christian women. We need to STOP THE MADNESS. We are breaking the code and then acting all victimized and confused about why we are treated the way we are. The Bible declares "Judge not lest ye be judged..." or in US English...
Pray don't Judge is my Spring 2016 campaign. Join me Cuties! Let's PRAY and cease all judgement, this way we will not be judged (as much lol).
I love you, God loves you, so love yourselves.
In love, spirit and truth,
<3Mrs. CiCi<3 MUAH.
Post#1: Why Praise?
Have you ever noticed that music is tied to your emotions? Just think about it for a minute. When you hear a song from the past, memories of that time, whether good, bad, beautiful or ugly begin to flood your mind. Visuals of events, sounds, words spoken, places, and especial people just surround your brain. You begin to re-live feelings; anger, sadness, love, anxiety or happiness. There are not many songs that you can listen to and feel or think nothing at all. Why is that? Could it be perhaps music is spiritual? No way. Music is just music; or is it?
For all those that do not know, I am a strong believer in Jesus Christ. He is my Lord and Savior, Master of my destiny. With that being said allow me to answer my own question. Music is Very spiritual. As a member of the Praise and Worship team at my church, I begin to dig a little deeper into music and its relationship to the Spirit. The revelation God gave me was inspiring and profound. So here it is.
The Holy Bible, in the book of Joshua, chapter 6, tells of an event in which the Lord God of Israel instructed Joshua (the leader after Moses) to take his army and go overtake a city protected by a mighty and strong wall. However, God did not want His people to attack this city as any other army would. God had a divine plan, a plan that would place music at the forefront. Don't take my word for it read it for yourself:
(This excerpt is brought to you by biblegateway.com in the New International Version)
After reading this I began to think about the act of praise and worship. Praise is to express approval or admiration of someone. Worship is to express reverence and adoration for a deity. Why would God place instruments of music and shouting as the hero? The answer is...the music is not the hero, God is the hero. He knocked down the wall as His people showed their worship and praise of Him as their God.
When you are faced with a strong obstacle, such as the wall of Jericho, if you would just shout to God with a voice of triumph instead of complaining, if you would just dance and sing instead of crying and whining about how bad things are, it would show God that you trust Him to handle it. It shows that you have the fruit of self-control because regardless of how things are playing out around you, you are poised and victorious in faith before He has manifested it in the natural. Now that is some serious trust! God honors that and most of all He loves it.
In conclusion, when life has your back against the wall, keep calm and just praise!
I love you, God loves you, so love yourself.
Mrs. CiCi <3