Watch What You Eat!

In honor of the start of a new program, I decided to chat about what we eat! We must be concerned with what we are consuming, not just physically but spiritually.

Mark 7:15;18-19

15Noting outside a person can defile them by going into them. Rather, it is what comes out of a person that defiles them. 18Are you so dull?”He asked. “Don’t you see that nothing that enters a person from outside can defile them? 19 For I doesn’t go into their heart but into their stomach, then out of the body.” (In saying this, Jesus declared all foods clean.)

 

Matthew 15:17

17“Don’t you see that whatever enters the mouth goes into the stomach and then out of the body? 18But the things that come out of a person’s mouth come from the heart, and these defile them.19 For out of the heart come evil thoughts – murder, adultery, sexual immortality, theft, false testimony, slander.20 These are what defile a person; but eating with unwashed hands does not defile them.”

 

Jesus had to keep setting the Pharisees in their place! They knew their bible but they were always trying to ‘catch Jesus slippin’ on some law, any law. They didn’t want Him to heal on the Sabbath, they asked him hard questions, they were basically questioning everything He did to cross check it against the law. The Pharisee were pretty much the people that would be happy to call you and I a hypocrite today. They wanted any reason to say that Jesus wasn’t doing it right. Time and time again, Jesus has to remind them that they were not to live by these laws alone.

We must watch what we are feeding ourselves. Many times, with the mindset of getting that summer body beach-ready, we begin to eat healthier choices (fruits and veggies) and stay away from the food choices that go straight to the gut (fries, burgers, soda and chips). But have we considered our spirit man? What are we feeding him? Our bodies are a temple. And this temple (like our physical body) can easily get out of shape depending on what we’re feeding it (or even if we aren’t feeding it at all).

1 Corinthians 6:19

19Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not to own; 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore, honor God with your bodies.

The bible instructs us to remember that we were bought at a price and now these temples aren’t for us so we must honor God with them. Not only by taking care of what we feed them through food but also with the information we send to them. Believe it or not subliminal messages are everywhere. We have ear-gates, eye-gates, smell, touch, etc. There are signs that our brains catch that we may not catch right away.  For example the original coca-cola commercials used to be shown in movies just to get people to purchase drinks during the movies. Something so simple, was able to convince (subliminally tempt) people to buy the product.

Now lets look at what we feed ourselves today. Music. Ratchet TV. Regular everyday drama/gossip. These things can easily consume us and give us feelings that we didn’t begin the day with. For example, turn on a certain song, and all of a sudden your head is bobbing and later on you’re supper turnt and cant get it out of your head! Or if you play a sad love song, then find yourself still heartbroken about an ex-boyfriend/girlfriend from a year ago! Watch what you are feeding your ears. They will find their way to your heart. Ratchet TV… gosh did I love my weekly fix of Bad Girls Club! After a few seasons, I realized that this was feeding my ratchetness. I learned new ratchet behaviors and started adding to my ratchet vocabulary.  Lastly, daily drama amongst our friends is the same as ratchet TV, just the live version. Be careful what type of people you let stay around you… they will shape you! Pastor Shipman of Winners Church in Florida says this to his congregation every week, “you are who you hang around. If you hang with thieves, you will soon become a thief. If you hang with people of God, you will become a person of God. “ Essentially, the people around you will shape you. They will teach you their habits, without really sitting you down with a notebook while they write on the chalkboard. You will just pick it up. Ever notice when you can guess your closest friends next move just because you ‘know them?’ The same way you grow to know someone without them teaching you their ways, you can simply learn their habits. It’s almost contagious. So watch your temple! You don’t want to feed it bad things. Just like its easier to gain weight than to lose it, it is also easy to just feed your temple things that (temporarily) feel good rather than to feed your temple what is good for it (daily bible study, prayer, fellowship with other believers, etc). So lets get on a spiritual diet. Watch what you eat! Be intentional. Scrolling down your timeline out of boredom is a great way to waste time but will not help intentionally feed your spirit man. Use that time to read a verse bible verse (and study it) or pray for someone around you. We have to be intentional with our time. It is serious! I heard from Dave Ramsey that if we don’t tell our money where to go, we won’t know where it went. I believe that the same is true with our time. Lets plan out our days. (Like meal planning) Then we will know exactly what we are doing in our 24 hours and we will get more things done. For the glory of the Lord.

Welp, That’s all folks! 

Until next post… God Bless Y’all!

          Kence

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My Style of Nigerian Asaro (Yam Porridge)

Ingredients 1/2 of a medium sized White Yam (cut in Cubes)

1 medium sized Onion – diced

1/4 Cup of fresh Palm Oil

3-4 Scotch Bonnets (based on spice preference)

2 Tablespoons of Crayfish

Dry Shrimp

Tomatoes

Tomato Paste

Optional Additions:

Garlic

Shrimp

Scotch Bonnet Sauce (by Grace)

Haitian Epis

 

*The Sauce Mixture (a blend of peppers, peeled tomatoes, tomato paste and Onions, Maggi,  Haitian Epis 1 tablespoon of Crayfish powder, & dry shrimp)

Instructions:

Step 1: Peel and chop Yams into cubes (place in water so they don’t brown)

Step 2: Blend the Sauce Mixture

Step 3: Boil Yams (not too soft) about 15 minutes. I added salt and Maggie for flavor!

Step 4: Once Yams are soft, drain them.

Step 5: Add Palm oil to pot. (Add Haitian Epis) Fry onions and shrimp for 1-2 minutes. Add the drained yams and the Sauce Mixture. Allow to boil for 10 minutes (until yams are soft).

Step 6: Mash 60% of the Yams (leave a few chunks). Then boil for 10 minutes.

Step 7: Serve and love the meal!!!  

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Having Fri-enemies is Normal!

Matthew 13:57- ...”a prophet is not without honor except in his own town and in his own home.

It’s normal not to be accepted by the people you expect to receive acceptance from.  Jesus went through this when he got back home (to Nazareth) after speaking in parables and doing miracles.  The people from his hometown did not accept him.  They ridiculed him bc He was one of them. There was ‘NOTHING special about Him.’

Haters will not want to see the change in you. They will expect you to look like them since y’all come from the same place.  But your image is in Christ.  You shouldn’t look like anyone else! You must look like Him! You’re true identity is Royalty!! They want you to be ‘bumming it’ but you were called for more!! You were called to do something different! They don’t like the change. So they mad?!! You’ve got to remind people who you are!!! Even back ‘home’ you’ve got to tell them you’re not like them!  Even your siblings or your family.  

 

 

 

The Bible says in Matthew that the prophet is not without honor except in their hometown or their own home.  So clearly,it’s expected that the family and friends will not believe in the work you are doing like others! Even when the people asked Jesus about his mother and brothers He said that His only brother and mothers were those that did the Will of Our father in Heaven!

Matt 12:48-50 (NIV): 47Someone told him, “Your mother and brothers are standing outside, wanting to speak to you.”

48He replied to him, “Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?” 49Pointing to his disciples, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers. 50For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.”

Our real family is those that do the Will of God. That’s who ‘gets’ us!! They know how we feel.  Why we do what we do.  No extra explanation needed.  Don’t you hate repeating yourself for people to ‘get the joke.’ No need within this family.  It’s real!! They get it!! 

So my charge to you is to take courage and Keep on doing what you’re doing! Even if the people around you do not support your calling, don’t stop doing what you are doing! They won’t get it! But surround yourself with other believers (your real family) and iron will sharpen iron. Seek the Lords guidance as you ‘do what you do’ and He will perfect your ways and you will gain acceptance from who you are supposed to while gaining the favor of our Father in heaven. 

Until next Post,

-Kence

 

 

 

 

 

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Success in Singlehood

Isaiah 40:31: Those that wait on the Lord will have renewed strength. They will soar on wings like an eagle; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not grow faint.

While you are single, you should set and KEEP your standards, Be patient in the singleness stage and embrace you season of singlehood!

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Sunshine in the Sunshine

See the video of what Kence Possible was doing in the Sunshine State. Spent Christmas 2016 and Brought in the New Year in Florida

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Are You a People Pleaser?

We can easily be people pleasers. Many times we worry about what people have to say and make that the influencer of our decisions. It is time that we stop people pleasing and simply aim to please God in whatever we are doing. So lets stop worrying about what people are thinking or what they may have to say and lets do what we KNOW is right according to the Word of God!

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Leaving the ‘Good Man’ in pursuit of God’s Best Match

Having faith is hard! The Bible says in Hebrews that Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. The NIV translation says it’s CONFIDENCE in what we hope for and assurance of what we do not see! (Hebrews 11:1)

It is tough to defend your faith to those that don’t have faith the way you do. I once had what people would call a ‘good man.’ (Let’s call him, George) He was friendly and charming to everyone he met. But he wasn’t what I was praying for. George was nice and patient.  He was friendly to the people he met.  So naturally when I decided to leave, everyone including him was confused. They then turned to say things like, “You’re too picky!” “You don’t know what you really want!” “You’ll never find a man because you’re looking for perfection.” These comments are those that stem from people who don’t understand my faith! 
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I decided a few years ago that I would be celibate and wait on the Lord to bring me my Husband. I had a really detailed dream back in September 2013 and the Lord basically told me that I better take heed to Matthew 6:33 (But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.)

 I like to call this dream my #Bobby dream. (Bob, Like Bone of my Bone 😉) Shortly after the Bobby dream, I wrote down very vague qualities for “Mr. Right.” It said Patient. Friendly. And something about dealing with my nasty attitude. Sometime after, I met a ‘good guy’ and I just wanted it to work so bad. Perhaps because by then I was tired of seeing my friends get married, have children and leave me behind. So I desperately accepted the attention. My justification: it wasn’t like I was dating a ratchet thug from the streets of Miami, FL or Newark, NJ. The George’s I’ve dated were kinda Christian (go to church when it’s convenient and believe in God). Pleasant. Fun to hang with and talk to. But not what I needed to sustain a family of 8. I know (now) that I need a patient Man of God that recognizes that we are children of the King and have a standard of living. (Kreole: Gin yon Jan pou’l ye!) We’re set apart. We should not be ‘dating’ like others.  We shouldn’t be living like others. Things should be a little different for us. Even if they deem us a misfit, it’s ok!! We’re #KingdomApproved. 👑

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 2Corinthian 6:14- Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness? Being unevenly yoked isn’t simply for unbelievers and Christians. It’s also with people that are in different places on their faith than you.  My convictions may be different than the people that have been around me for years. I’m growing! They may be growing at a slower pace or they may even be stagnant.  It then becomes my responsibility to lead and be the example. (Which can become tiring because the Man is the Head of the Home). 

So while I was with this George, I sat and wrote a DETAILED list of must haves for #Bobby (Kindhearted Man of God led by the Spirit that can gently correct me when I’m wrong. Praying man who isn’t afraid to express his love for the Lord, even if that means shedding a tear during praise and worship). Not meaning the past Georges were mishaps or screw ups.  George was just an eye opener for me!  I have gained friendships with all of them but have decided that I can’t stay just because he’s a ‘good man’ according to people. George was/is a good man, he’s just not what I have been believing God for. I am confident that although the Bone of my Bone (‘Bobby’) isn’t here yet, he WILL come. And the Lord will fulfill my heart’s desires (Psalms 37:4-5) as I trust in Him and wait patiently for Him to come through!! 

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To my single sisters dating a ‘good man’ but your gut/heart isn’t settled.  Keep praying and seek the Lord’s Will/purpose for your life. Being single is a beautiful thing. But it may get lonely. That’s when you lean on your fellow single sisters until the Lord sends you you’re BOBby! He will be serious and want to court you the right way. There will be no second guessing. He will take your relationship seriously and treat you like a delicate flower.  He will love you like Christ loved the church. He can only do that if he KNOWS himself how much Christ loved the church.  Be sure he is equipped to lead your home, because you’ll need to submit to that man! I hope this encourages someone that it’s ok to leave the ‘good man’ in order to pursue the Lord’s Purpose for your life.  Trust what you know! Believe even if others don’t see things the way you do. 

Until next post,

May the Lord Bless y’all!

– Kence 

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Victory Over Death

 

 

1 Corinthians 15: 54-57

54When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.”
55“Where, O death, is your victory?
Where, O death, is your sting?”
56The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. 57But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

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Fun Facts about Kence

Hey everyone!! Check out this video that will reveal 10 facts about me. I hope you enjoy this fun video. Be sure to share! Let me know if you have any questions.

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Kence Possible Blog Launch Remarks

 

Thank you to everyone that came to the Blog Launch! I am so overwhelmed by the response. I’m so happy that you all believe in my vision and are all on board to watch as this journey unfolds for the Glory of God. I hope you all enjoyed the performers and the vibes that night. A special thank you to my staff that helped me put together the show and pull this thing off! I love and appreciate y’all!  

I hope to post something every week, so stay tuned. Be sure to sign up to be apart of the email list on the ‘Home Page’ so you know when the latest posts come out. Below you will find a few images from the party. You can see more on the ‘KP Launch Gallery.’

 

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My cousin 'Black'

My cousin ‘Black’

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Carl

Carl

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Wonu Owo the Diector

Wonu Owo the Diector

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My MC, Derick & his beautiful wife Zeezy (TheRealFelicia!)

My MC, Derick & his beautiful wife Zeezy (TheRealFelicia!)

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