I Am Who God Say I AM
My Trials keep me Strong,
Sorrows keep me Human,
Failures keep me Humble,
Success keeps me Glowing,
But ... Only God.......
Keep me Going !!!
God Bless my sister and my friend , in 3 days God is going to show you a vision and just like david when he came from the cave of Aduullah you too will know just wat to do...you are an asset to the body of christ, your price is far above that of rubies, everyday wake up knowing that somebody needs me today! and i must persevere
I pray that every heart is focus on God. that everyone has seek him for direction for there days It is praying time pray for one another and help one another don't watch your sister or your brother die, build someone up everyday,for we are in a repositioning time, It's just not about yourself but other as well so lets pray for each other.
Just rest for a moment. It's OK. Yes, things are crazy, yes, the world is going nuts. Yet, deep underneath the stormy waves, there, in the core of your being, there is pure silence, pure love. And ... it's ... just ... OK.
WHERE DID WATCH NIGHT COME FROM
During the church service at a Negro church in Heard County,.. by New York Public Library.
Many of you who live or grew up in Black communities in the United States have probably heard of "Watch Night Services," the gathering of the faithful in church on New Year's Eve.
The service usually begins anywhere from 7 p.m. To 10 p.m. And ends at midnight with the entrance of the New Year.
Like many others, I always assumed that Watch Night was a fairly standard Christian religious service -- made a bit more Afro-centric because that's what happens when elements of Christianity become linked with the Black Church .
Still, it seemed that predominately White Christian churches did not include Watch Night services on their calendars, but focused instead on Christmas Eve programs.
In fact, there were instances where clergy in mainline denominations wondered aloud about the propriety of linking religious services with a secular holiday like New Year's Eve. However, there is a reason for the importance of New Year's Eve services in African-American congregations.
The Watch Night Services in Black communities can be traced back to gatherings on December 31, 1862, also known as "Freedom's Eve."
On that night, Blacks came together in churches and private homes all across the nation, anxiously awaiting news that the Emancipation Proclamation actually had become law. Then, at the stroke of midnight, it was January 1, 1863, and all slaves in the Confederate States were declared legally free.
When the news was received, there were prayers, shouts and songs of joy as people fell to their knees and thanked God. Black folks have gathered in churches annually on New Year's Eve ever since, praising God for bringing us safely through another year.
It's been 145 years since that first Freedom's Eve and many of us were never taught the African American history of Watch Night, but tradition still brings us together at this time every year to celebrate "how we got over."