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Sunday, January 27, 2013

A Glass of Finally


Cue A Glass of Finally by B. Slade. I don’t care what y’all think about him, the man is one of the baddest singers of all time. ALL TIME, that’s what I said.

This blog literally came out of nowhere. It was during altar call at church, 1/27/13, and I was a little miffed at the patience of some folks, but either way, I was standing at my post, and all of the sudden, the song A Glass of Finally hit my head. I liked the song when I first heard, it but then the lyrics started speaking to me in a sense, and giving God a Finally Praise just hit me. Before I go on, I’m not saying B. Slade was going this direction in the least, but it’s the way I’m going with it.

You’ve heard the song, After This by Youthful Praise, talking about the Glory after whatever you’re going through. Ever get that feeling though like after your miracle, like that finally! “It’s been a long time coming, but I’m finally me. It’s been a long time coming, but I’m finally free!” I feel like once we get that break through, of whatever it is, we should just praise God like we’re loose. The problem is we’re bound by what’s not even there. The storm is over; praise God like it’s over. Some of y’all need a glass of Finally to wake you up. You are free.

A song I attempted to sing some Sundays ago goes, “After while, it’ll all be over/After while the sun will shine.” The sun is shining for some of us, and we’re still stuck in the darkness. Walk in the light. Walk in the Word. One of the first Bible verses I’ve ever learned says, “Thy Word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path.” The Word says you’re free. The Word says you’re healed. So, what’s the problem? Vickie Winans says, shake yourself loose. The chains are already unlocked for you to be loose, just walk in it, believe it, and go wild.

I know I got to do better. I’m not a dancer, and never will claim to be. It was this past Sunday Night, 1/20/2013, and I was a little light in my feet.  The anointing was so strong in Zion Tabernacle COGIC. And I didn’t do anything. I just let it pass. That could’ve been my night. That could’ve been my glass of finally. I was worried about what people would do. How people would act. How people will respond. This probably comes from watching church folks act the same way my whole life. When that glass of finally comes, when that breakthrough comes, don’t let it pass by. If you got to jump, jump. If you got to yell, yell. Don’t let the looks of jealous people affect your praise. They don’t know what you’ve been through. You’re finally free. Celebrate. It’s been a long time coming. A real long time coming for some of us, so when you’re finally get made free, why not celebrate? Let loose. Forget the jealous folk. Forget the judgers. Get yours.

Now, I’m not saying the next time I’m light on my feet, I’m going to go crazy, but I’m just saying what we should do. They say praise God when you feel like and when you don’t feel like it. Do we?

Continue to pray for yours truly and I’ll continue to pray for y’all. I pray that you got something out of it. I hope you feel free to share this around to your peoples. And if you got something to say, you’ll comment the blog.

Stay Saved/Get saved,

Big Dusty aka Daniel Richerson
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Thursday, January 03, 2013

BLOG FOR THE DEPRESSED AND STRESSED


Cue That Ain’t Nothin by Fred Hammond. Double negatives…nothing negative about the song though. BLOG!

Some of us are just waiting for that release that Donald Lawrence talking about. Stressed and worn out because of the job, family, and/or church. Proverbs 16:3, “Commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established.” I’ve been saying this for years on podcasts and on these blogs. Let Go and Let God. The holla you feel like doing. That dance you feel in your feet. Let go. That might be your release right there. I don’t know about your church but when I go to church my pastor always tells us to praise like we lost our minds and we give God a clap. And a quiet, “Hallelujah.” Yeah, that’s losing your mind. We are all going through something. So we have no right to judge your praise. I have no right to judge your praise. If I ever truly let go I probably wouldn’t be in half the pickles I put myself in. Matthew 11:28, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”  When you hear folks say Give it to Jesus, it’s more than a good saying. It’s a command to help you get out of that depression and to relieve that stress. I heard Marvin Sapp say one time that Praise is a stress reliever. We continue to give God what we call praise and wonder why we’re still stressed and depressed. Let Go and let God.

1 Peter 5:7, “Casting all your care upon him, for he careth for you.” If nobody else cares, God does. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a time where the Saints of the most high God be so stressed out and depressed. What if we tried to cast our care upon Jesus? What if we tried to praise God like we lost our minds? Song says, “Have you tried, Jesus? He’s all right.” You try drugs, late night YouTube videos, alcohol, or whatever else you think lightens up the pressure of the world, yet we put Jesus last. Why? Try Jesus first some time. You may be surprised. He just may work.

Don’t be ashamed to be saved. Don’t be ashamed to be a church boy or church girl. Don’t be ashamed to be a Jesus fan. If you’re like me, you’re around dirty talk all day. And you feel like I can’t live saved around this. I can’t live right around that. I can’t stay saved in this environment. Song says, “Though trials come on every hand, I feel like going on.” Test and trials come to make us, what? Strong. The more you hold on and stay saved, the stronger you become. If Steve Harvey can try the Word of God and have it work for him…what’s your excuse?

I may never make it as a YouTube celebrity. I may never become a bestselling author. I may never record a Grammy worthy single or album. I may never learn how to play a lead guitar or organ. I may never get married. I may never be skinny. I may never be somebody’s love interest. I may never get another comment on these blogs ever again. I may never get another pat on the back. I just know that after all the stuff I’ve done in my life, I’m still here. I just know that God cares for me. I just know that only what I do for Christ will last. I just know that I have a purpose because if there wasn’t a purpose for me, I wouldn’t be here typing this blog. I’ve been depressed and stressed over stuff that doesn’t make any sense. I’m just telling what I know. I’ve been lonely with family around me. I’m a child of God. God is the king of kings and Lord or Lords. God is ruler over everything. He said that He’ll never leave us nor forsake us. So if my dreams never become fulfilled, I got to know I’m living to please God. I’m living for that well done thy good and faithful servant. I’m living to serve.

Don’t get me wrong. I want some of those things listed above to happen in my life, but it’s not the end all be all. I don’t know if I’m right on any of this. I may be wrong. I may be out of my mind. John 16:33, “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation:  but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” That was Jesus talking.  Somebody asked me at work what do I do on my spare time, I told her about the blogs, and she asked me about verses in the Bible about overcoming stress and depression. I didn’t know how to answer, but this gay guy that says some of the dirtiest stuff I’ve ever heard spat out some verses. I guess if God can use a donkey…either way. I guess this blog is just my response to her and to anybody else that may be going through stress and or depression.

Stay Saved,
Daniel Richerson
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