Our Father, God in heaven, is the ruler over all the earth and as His children, adopted into His royal family through our faith in Jesus Christ, the King of Kings, we are all royal heirs to all of God’s promises.
We were designed by our creator to be the glory of men and the mothers of all living things.
At the end of creation, we were the final “cherry on top” as I’d like to say to the problem of loneliness in mankind.
Why, I repeat, why have so many of us women allowed ourselves to fall from that place of honor and esteem?
It grieves me to see women hiding in the shadow of their churches, shamed and saddened by secrets that they wish they could conceal from their past.
Christian women should be restored to their place of wholeness. Their place of dignity, quality and honor before God so that their testimony may be a true blessing and will draw all women back to the Lord.
Unfortunately, many Christian women are still hiding, still carrying heavy baggage’s of hurt, fear, guilt and shame.
They go about their daily routine concealing their true royal identity, pretending not to notice their filthy condition.
Their light isn’t shining, and no one can see the Queen within them whom their Father created them to be.
All signs of their royal inheritance have been covered with the degradation of abuse, mistakes and unfortunate incidents that happened sometime in their lives.
See my previous article Smooth Criminal/Love the way you lie: Traumatic Bonding
Love is Magnetic
Love works like a magnet since everyone wants to be loved. Jesus shared a big secret with His disciples-the secret to winning more souls for Him. When Christians love one another, anyone who sees them will want to join them because everyone is looking for love.
When they find it, they will want to stay there. This is the very thing the enemy hates!
The devil and his cohorts of darkness will do everything possible to put confusion in the midst of those who love one another. This is why the church should be on the look out to identify the strategies of the devil when members who once loved begin to do otherwise.
The devil will want to use talebearers, backbiters, and critics to cause love in the church to fade away. These groups should be identified and prayed for as well as counseled so that the love in the church can remain active.
Charity within the church must also be encouraged as it encourages kindness. When we back up our love with action, those in the world will find it easy to accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.
How do You identify Yourself?
How do you identify yourself? Are you just a boy or girl, or do you see yourself as a Queen or King?
Your gender identity is a deep-seated, internal sense of who you are as a gendered being.
It is the gender with which you identify yourself.
The National Geographic(www.nationalgeographic.com) has done research on what’s being called the “gender revolution”.
Some people identify themselves as LGBTQ an acronym used to refer to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer individuals in our community.
Affirming pronouns however or the most respectful and accurate pronouns for a person as defined by that person.
It’s best to ask which pronouns a person uses to avoid offenses.
Gender Identity in Children
Once young children learn to talk, most will declare a gender identity, boy or girl, that aligns with their biological sex.
According to research drawn from www.HealthyChildren.org around two years old, children become conscious of the physical differences between boys and girls.
By age four, most children have a concrete sense of their gender identity.
During this same time of life, children learn gender-role behavior-that is, doing “things that boys do” or “things that girls do” when they choose toys, clothes, activities or friends.
There are many paths to becoming a woman or a man.
The History of Miss Universe
In 1952, Catalina established the current Miss Universe as we know it. The first competition was in Long Beach, California. It was an instant hit.
Armi Kuusela of Finland was the first winner. Before her reign was over, she had to give up her title to get married to a Filipino tycoon, Virgilio Hilario
The Miss Universe beauty pageant has come a long way since 1952, but its ethos has remained the same:
Finding the most beautiful woman in the entire universe.
Who was Catriona Gray, Miss Universe 2018?
According to Rappler.com, The Miss Universe 2018 coronation night on December 17, 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand saw fan favorite, the Philippines’ own Catriona Gray bringing home the coveted crown.
Catriona Gray, succeeds 2017 titleholder Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters of South Africa, and is the fourth Filipina to wear the crown. Even before her pageant run, she has been advocating for HIV/AIDS awareness, and education, particularly for impoverished youth.
See my previous article: https://teneishajohnson.wixsite.com/dream/w-h-o-is-it, in this article I highlight HIV/AIDS, the World Health Organization and the Cayman Islands Red Cross.
Tyler Perry Studios
This year, the Miss Universe will be held on December 8, 2019 at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia in the United States.
Catriona Gray of the Philippines will crown her successor by the end of the event.
The pageant will be hosted by Steve Harvey in his fifth consecutive year as host.