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Psalm 139:14 (NIV):  “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.”

To the one that needs this right now as God impressed upon my heart:

Quit worrying about what people say or think about you. You are “fearfully and wonderfully made” and unique for God’s design and purpose for your life.

Never relinquish the power of knowing that Bible teaches us that you are a beautiful, child of God. The devil wants you to focus on these “battles”…God wants you to realize that HE..thus YOU as His child has already won the war.

Start praying for the people that castigate you instead of fretting over them.

Having been castigated, made fun of, and criticized for most of my life I now look at people who are trying to get my goat and think to myself…”Wow!!!! I need to really pray for this person because I’m getting upset and he/she obviously needs prayer since they are so easily being led by satan to do harm to me and/or my Spirit”.

Be blessed beautiful child of God whomever you are!

Ron “Big Black” Garrett

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Stop “tripping” and simply start “sipping” from His life-giving cup. His perfect love is awesome, time-enduring, and definitely more than enough.

Too many of us run around consumed with the “things of this world” which leads to much doubting and worrying, when we should simply be guided by His Holy Spirit, worshiping, praying, and serving.

So “choose you this day whom ye will serve” for I know whom I will. I’ll serve the God of Jacob, of Isaac, and Abraham and not allow my flesh or the enemy to steal,

my joy, my faith, or my desire to praise and worship the one and only true King.  His Name is Jesus, He is my Savior and my eternal everything.

By the hand of your servant,

Ron “Big Black” Garrett

Fear creeps into the edges of my mind because of all of the desolate darkness that surrounds me my Lord.

Evil is afoot no matter which way we turn and Your people, the ones that You love are being killed left and right without mercy by their adversaries.

They that oppose You say that You no longer hear the cries of Your people and that You are long dead and gone.

They callously and un-mercilessly put boots on the necks of mere children and even cut the heads off of them as they march onto their purported victory.

They say that You cannot help us my Lord, that You have abandoned us, that You have forsaken us, and that You have left us to be slaughtered like the proverbial lamb.

BUT….they don’t know You they way that we Your people do sweet Jesus!

We know that in this whisper of a moment of eternity that we on earth call life that You are solidly and always in our corner having already fought and won an eternal victory that all that call upon Your Holy Name as Lord and Savior will recognize if they do not fall faint away from You.

You are our mighty warrior, our mighty champion, and we are Your “bride” that You can never forsake nor abandon because of Your great and unfailing love for us.

You have established and maintained a perpetual fountain of love that fills the cup of all that belong to You.

You proved this great “love” for us when You payed what You deemed the terrible yet necessary price when You endured that horrible, gruesome death on a “tree” on lonely hill so very long ago just to redeem Your children from “hell, death, and the grave”.

Though in this life we must endure these temporary pains, heartaches, grief’s, tortures, and yes…even death we live competently and confidently assured that because of You we have already won the victory and we march on towards eternity with great expectation for the next chapter of the story eternal that You authored from the very beginning of time.

We honor You!

We love You!

We worship You!

And we praise You our Lord!

May we bless You as a sweet fragrance with all that we do today and always sweet Jesus, Lord of Lord King of Kings, and our only way to the Father of all creation.

By the hand of Your eternal servant,

Ron “Big Black” Garrett

Lord you gave me sight…so now I see your word.

You are my daily bread…so now I eat your word.

You gave me ears to hear…so now I hear your word.

You gave me the sense of touch…so now I feel your word.

Build in me a countenance so strong that the children..your children that you have blessed me to minister to will feel safe to learn about your great and awesome love.

Your servant will rest well tonight in the knowlege that you have done and will continue to do awesome and mighty things for those who call upon you by your mighty, Holy and glorious Name.

I love you sweet Jesus…Master over all that I am and ever hope to be!

By the hand of your eternal servant,

Ron “Big Black” Garrett

Yes…I know that you don’t care for me because of the “God” thing that you see in me every day.

You wonder why someone like me who you treat with such disdain can still be so nice to you though you surmise that without this “Jesus” thing I’d probably knock your head straight off of your shoulders into the next county (trust me..not long ago I would have…but..God!).

I’ll tell you my secret my friend…it has nothing to do with me but everything to do with HIM.

It’s the JESUS in me and what He has done for and in me that makes me smile at you when you scowl at me.

It’s the Jesus in me that allows me to speak kindly towards you when your words are venomous towards me.

It’s the Jesus in me that you bear witness to when all “hell” breaks loose around you, I, and the rest of the world that I can remain peaceful and calm.

Finally, it’s the Jesus in me that allows me to love you though you are against me because He loved me when I was against and in rebellion against Him.

So you see…it never has been about you and me.

No! It has always been about the One who created and loves the both of us so I choose Him, His ways, His love, and His purpose over my own and it is because of this…this “great Love” that He has for me that I love you and always will despite your desire to make me your enemy.

So know that as you curse me I pray for you.

As you hate me I love you.

As you speak death towards me I choose to speak life into you.

So no matter the cost I am determined to show you through me how much He loves you for He is no respecter of persons so if He loves me in this “great” way He has the same “great” love for you.

By the hand of this servant of the Lord Jesus Christ who saves all that calls on Him by Name,

Ron “Big Black” Garrett

I’m surrounded on all sides by you my Lord!

When I try to run away you relentlessly chase me, outrun me and overtake me with your unmerited and awesome love!

When I turn to the “left” you are “right” there.

When I turn to the “right” you have never “left” or forsake me.

When I venture straight on the road in front of me you stand in the center of my path showing me the “Straight and narrow” way forward.

You never let me turn back onto and dwell on the road of my past because your mission for me is to keep me moving onward toward my purposed destiny.

Thank you for guiding me along the perfect path that you have ordained for my life.

Thank you for allowing small hills to be placed in my path along this road of life because as I strain to climb over them I gain strength for the mountains that I will surely face further along the path.

Thank you for the brothers and sisters that you’ve allowed me to ride with as we sojourn on the highway towards eternity with you for they give me strength, provide me with laughter, give me a shoulder to cry on when I’m sad, and provide me encouragement that comes from you through them as I do the same when they need it.

Most of all sweet Jesus I thank you for who you are and not just for what you do.

I seek your face today and not your hand.

I seek your heart and not just gifts from you (you are my gift).

I seek your wisdom in all things and I eschew the tainted knowledge that this world has to offer.

I praise you today, I honor you, I worship you, and I do so with the very life that you breathed into me as you formed me while I was in my mother’s womb.

I love you my Lord and I pray that all of my brothers and sisters have a Jesus-filled day!

By the hand of your eternal servant,

Ron “Big Black” Garrett

We are the canvas and you are the painter Dear Lord.

We pray that you paint the picture of our often dysfunctional lives the way you desire for them to look.

Men often praise men and put staggering prices on artwork that they deem priceless yet none can ever compare to your delicate detail as they have no access to the colors that only you and Heaven bear witness to.

They treasure the works of names like Picasso, Uccello, da Vinci, Cezanne, and Rembrandt van Rijn and hold their work in high regard as masterpieces which shows their lack of wisdom for they can only paint what you would have them paint and what they see is a mere glimpse of what you see.

I’m confused by this because I with the wisdom that I’ve gleaned so far while sitting in your presence have learned that these “pieces” can not be masterpieces if they are not done by the only true Master that is you and only you.

Can they recreate the sunrise in all of the glory that you made it?

Can they perfectly recreate a sunset in the entire Heavenly splendor that you made it?

Can they, these great painters, use one brush stroke to change the darkness of a man’s heart into light?

No…they are not capable of these things because they are not you so they can only mimic what they see that you have done or recreate what you have already made.

You use hues and differing shades to complete our past, our present, and our future yet you never err in a single stroke and your artwork is always perfect in every way.

You’ve shown us through the years of existence through the many other “life” paintings of your disciples, apostles, messengers, and most importantly in the perfect portrait of your beautiful Son Jesus Christ how great and unending your love is for us.

It is through this great love that we now have a family filled with believers who have taken on the same name born together by Spirit, bonded together by your awesome might, and cemented together with your perfect love.

So now I pray sweet Jesus that you teach us how to paint as you do, how to say what you say, how to live as you live, and how to love as you love.

It is with no regret that we follow you O’ Sovereign One and our reward which is the only reward that truly matters will be to someday on a day of your choosing walk hand in hand with you throughout eternity as you complete the greatest portrait of all time.

We love you today, forever, and always my Lord!

May your face shine on all of your people in all that we set our hands to do today and in these things may we be a living vessel that brings you the glory that you deserve.

May we realize that your countenance is not downcast at us for the mistakes that we made yesterday.

May we, your people realize that you have already paid the price for those mistakes and every one that we will ever make if we would only receive that price that was paid for by the blood that you bled on a hill named Calvary so long ago.

We thank you for this and all things, we praise you for it and all things, and we your family honor you today on this beautiful day that you have made.

By the hand of your faithful servant,

Ron “Big Black” Garrett