Monday, August 31, 2015

The Blame Game by DeVonne Reed

The Blame Game
By: DeVonne Reed
8/31/2015.

Isn't it true, that people do just what they want to do?!

Whether it is right or whether it is wrong!
There are choices to be made.
It is all good when the right choice is made.
But, let that same person make a WRONG choice...JESUS! Lord have mercy!

They will blame their cat, their dog, their goldfish, and if you are close enough to them they will blame you, too! They will try to pin the blame anyone, except themselves. When in fact no one helped them make their decision to do what they do!

Does anyone have a mirror? Hand it to them! Tell them to take a long look in it, at themselves! There it is! There is the problem! There is your problem!
It is YOU!

We all know this is true, also! "To every action there is a reaction!"

Every choice that is made, it will either serve you with good benefits or the consequences will prove your character and the price you will have to pay will be horrific! In the end, it will end up costing you more than you wanted to pay.

Remember, you and I do not possess enough power over others, we cannot make another person do one thing! Unless you are a master manipulator, then possibly you could make someone do something!
 But, most people choose their own behavior.

If folks, husbands, wives, parents, best friends, sisters, brothers, if we would would stop taking responsibility for these people and their behavior and we would stop enabling them and finally call them out, and hold them responsible for their own actions, then possibly things could change!

No, Things Would Change!

Choose wisely!

Choosing to sow good seed and doing the right thing, in the first place, is always good! You will reap that which is good!

THERE IS NEVER A WRONG TIME TO DO WHAT IS RIGHT!

In doing the right thing, it will cause you to prosper, and there will be peace in your life!

If you don't like all of the bad things you are reaping, STOP sowing your evil seeds.

For goodness sake, stop playing the part of being the victim, especially when you are the one who has caused it! You do it to yourself, all by yourself!

Stop playing the blame game!
Quit blaming people!
Quit blaming the devil!
Quit blaming GOD!

#TAKEOWNERSHIP
#GROWUP
#BeRESPONSIBLE
#ALWAYS #ALWAYS
#DOWHATISRIGHT

Much Love, DeVonne.
D's Heart <3

Thursday, August 27, 2015

DOORS ~ DeVonne Reed

DOORS ~ DeVonne Reed
August 27, 2015. 6:00 am.

In my life, many times approaching the "right door" that GOD has opened is a bit of a challenge for me. Only because, I am a creature of habit.
Isn't it true, we all love what is familiar and comfortable?

At times, even after praying and believing for Gods perfect will to be done in my life, sometimes, I still question and I have found myself standing in the hallway, halting, in a valley of decision.

You know, you do it too! LOL :)

Well today, GOD has a new door for me!
I am placing a seal over ALL of the closed doors in my life.
I am making a sign that says, "CLOSED! NO ACCESS GRANTED!"

I am standing at the threshold of the new door that has my name written on it.
Not only is it opened! LOOK! GOD has taken it off the hinges just for me!

#IamgoingINSIDEnow!

Much LOVE, DeVonne.
D's Heart <3

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

My Memoir of My Momma's Last Night On Earth ~ DeVonne Reed

My Memoir of My Mommas Last Night On Earth ~ DeVonne Reed
8/19/2015.

Three months ago, I was at the hospital along with some of my family members, we were there with my momma, the most beautiful girl in the world.
I knew her time was drawing near, but little did I know she would make her transition on May 19, 2015 at 8:00 am.

May 18, 2015
I kissed Momma and I told her, "I love you the most, the longest, always and forever, and momma you have had a lot of visitors today!"
If you know my momma, she dislikes being alone, very much! She would not have it any other way, but to have her room filled with company!
Her house is always a gathering place for her family and friends. She lives and loves to be surrounded by people.
Even though today she is not responding to anyone, I believe she still knows all of us are here with her!

Today marks the eighth day I have stayed with my momma. I am tired. But, I cannot leave her, because I see the changes that have taken place in her. I feel as though she will not be with us much longer.

3:00 pm.
I am going to take a nap, so I will be able to sit with momma and stay awake tonight.

7:00 pm. Shift changed. I am awake, now. How refreshing, only four hours of sleep and I feel rested. Thank you Jesus!
(Lord, how did I sleep through all of the noise...lol)

10:00 pm. There are still so many people in her room. Some are sitting on the furniture, some are even on the floor and some are standing.

11:00 - 11:30. Most everyone has left for the night, except the few of us that decided to stay with momma. We are still sitting around and talking quietly. Everyone is tired, and winding down now. They all decide they are going to lay down to try to get some rest.

Since I took my nap earlier,
I am sitting in the chair next to mommas bedside.
All of the sudden everyone is sleeping, it becomes quiet.
There is no noise, except for the television, it is on and playing soft music.

The minutes are ticking away... I am crying. I am talking, singing and praying for momma.
Before I know it time has slipped upon 2:00 am.

Exactly 2:29 am The Holy Spirit had a dear friend of mine send a message to me. HE Spoke and told me to prepare my heart because mommas time here on earth was almost over. All I can do now is cry some more. I want pray that God will raise momma up. But in my heart I know that I must accept GODS WILL.
To be continued...

Much Love, DeVonne
D's Heart <3

Sunday, August 9, 2015

The Night Is Far Spent ~ DeVonne Reed

"The Night Is Far Spent"
~ DeVonne Reed
August 9, 2015.

Awakened very early again this morning. Sitting here in the presence of the Lord. Doing what I love to do the best, reading, and studying GODS WORD.

In the stillness of the moment, HE began to speak. In the silence I am listening.

Remember SILENT and LISTEN are spelled with the same letters.

This is what HE spoke and told me,

"For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted."

He instructed me to read the entire chapter of Matthew 23. ALL 39 verses.
(Emphasizing bold lettering is mine.)
My, my, my!

What a chapter indeed! RED LETTERS! JESUS SPEAKING.

Matthew 23:1-7.
1. Then Jesus said to the crowds and to HIS disciples:

2. The teachers of the law and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat.

3. So you must OBEY them and do everything they tell you. But DO NOT do that they do, FOR THEY DO NOT PRACTICE WHAT THEY PREACH.

4. They TIE UP HEAVY LOADS and put them on men's shoulders, but they themselves are NOT WILLING to lift a finger to move them.

5. EVERYTHING they do is done for men to SEE: They make their phylacteries wide and the tassels on their garments long;

6. They LOVE the place of honor at banquets and the most IMPORTANT seats in the synagogues;

7. They LOVE to be greeted in the
marketplaces and to have men CALL them "Rabbi."

JESUS! The more I read, the more I see. This is exactly what is WRONG in the church, today!

It is time to shake ourselves! Wake out of sleep!

I only shared seven verses! If you want to see why the church is in the fix it is in, go read the rest of the chapter for yourself.

Very powerful WORDS OF WARNING. JESUS SAID, "WOE TO YOU."

YOU meaning: preachers, teachers, hypocrites, teachers of the law, blind fools, blind men, you snakes, brood of vipers, etc. Remember this is not just a man speaking here this is JESUS calling these folks out.

Verse 23.
"WOE" to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You give a tenth of your spices-- mint, dill, and cummin. But you have neglected the MORE IMPORTANT MATTERS of the law--
JUSTICE, MERCY, and FAITHFULNESS. You should have PRACTICED the latter, WITHOUT NEGLECTING THE FORMER.

JESUS have mercy!

HE spoke:
Matthew 7:15.
Beware of FALSE PROPHETS, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

JESUS WARNED about these false prophets, they may even do signs and wonders so great... that IF IT WERE POSSIBLE... THEY  WOULD BE ABLE TO DECEIVE THE VERY ELECT.

* If you do not read the WORD for yourself how do you know if what you are being told is the truth?

* My Daddy would always say to me, "Bunny, don't you ever take anyone's word over the WORD of GOD! READ IT FOR YOURSELF, and that way, you will know it,  and you will be assured and you will not be deceived."
Thank you Daddy for your love, and your deep wisdom! I am happy, I sat at your table to learn!

Holy Spirit instructed me to speak:

"To OBEY is better than sacrifice. It is time to shake yourselves and wake out of sleep, for the night is far spent cast off your darkness and walk in the LIGHT.
Seek ME while I may be found, CALL ON ME, and I WILL HELP YOU. FORSAKE doing THINGS your own way, for there is a way that seems right to you, BUT, Seek MY WAY. Seek ME, SEARCH OUT the old paths, and walk in them. Seek MY face, Read MY WORD for MY THOUGHTS are not your thoughts, neither are your ways MY WAYS, saith the LORD. Let no man DECEIVE you with vain words for because of these things COMETH the WRATH of GOD upon the children of DISOBEDIENCE.
LET NO MAN DECEIVE YOU by any means: for that day shall not come, except there  come a great falling away first. Be NOT SHAKEN in your MIND, or TROUBLED in your SPIRIT, for THE DAY of CHRIST IS AT HAND."

Much Love, DeVonne.
D's Heart <3


Monday, August 3, 2015

DELIGHTED ~ DeVonne Reed

Delighted In The LORD
~ DeVonne Reed
8/3/2015. 4:00 am.


Thank YOU Holy Spirit, for touching me, nudging me, and gently speaking to me early this morning. 
I love YOUR WORDS, "Arise and spend a little time with ME."  
My response was, "I am DELIGHTED!"
I love YOU JESUS! <3 I LOVE YOUR NAME! <3 I LOVE YOUR PRESENCE! <3

Psalm 37:4-9 KJV
4. DELIGHT thyself also in the LORD ; and HE SHALL GIVE thee the DESIRES of thine HEART. 

5. COMMIT thy WAY unto the LORD ; TRUST also in HIM; and HE SHALL BRING IT TO PASS. 

6. And HE SHALL BRING FORTH thy righteousness as the LIGHT, and thy judgment as the NOONDAY. 

7. REST in the LORD , and WAIT patiently for HIM: FRET not thyself because of him who prospereth in his WAY, because of the man who bringeth WICKED DEVICES to pass. 

8. CEASE from anger, and FORSAKE wrath: FRET NOT thyself in ANY WISE TO DO EVIL.

9. For EVILDOERS SHALL be CUT OFF: but those that WAIT UPON THE LORD , they SHALL INHERIT the earth.

I am IN HIM! 
I am DELIGHTING, COMMITTING, TRUSTING, RESTING, WAITING, NOT FRETTING, CEASING, FORSAKING, NOT EVEN THINKING AN EVIL THOUGHT! 

Thank YOU JESUS!
I have an INHERITANCE that is out of this world!

Much Love, DeVonne.
D's Heart <3

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Treasured Memories by DeVonne Reed

August 1, 2015. 8:00 pm.

Treasured Memories
by DeVonne Reed

Momma and Daddy, I miss you. I value the special bond that we shared, all of my life. I treasure each and every moment of time that we spent together.
Even though I have many, many memories of you...sometimes it seems they are all too few..
Truly every one of them are precious indeed, to me!

If you are still blessed to have your parents, go spend time with them, take your children to see them...allow your children to sit and listen and learn from their grandparents, they have so much wisdom to give.
Ask your parents to tell your children about themselves and of their experiences and their life stories. Enjoy your family while you still can.
Hug them, kiss them, tell them that you love them, send them a card, visit them, call them, buy them flowers, take them out to dinner, do something for them, just because you want to! I promise, you won't regret it!

So, I guess, what I am really trying to say in a nutshell is this, don't take anything for granted...don't blink!
You just might miss something very special!

Make memories in your lifetime, for surely one day these wonderful, special people, these people that you call your mom and dad, they will pass on and your memories..yes, your memories will be the only treasure that you have left of them.

Exodus 20:12. KJV.
12. HONOUR thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy GOD giveth thee.

Time is a gift that you give!
Here's to making LIFE count!

Much LOVE, DeVonne.
Thoughts from the depths of D' s Heart <3