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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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 Meets Weightloss Goal

This is a video of my excitement after I found out that I met my initial weight loss goal after a year and a half of hard work! I say initial because I want to continue. To my Haitian mother: don’t trip, I’m not trying to disappear, I just want some abs before I have babies!

Watch on Facebook here: 1377239295634306

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