HE IS HERE, HE HAS RISEN, HE IS ALIVE

Today, is Easter Sunday and I have a jammed packed agenda, before I even had my cup of coffee the Lord came to me in a still, soft voice and spoke with me saying, it is NOT by our Will but it is what HE wants…. As of late, my walk with GoD has gotten stronger and it is funny because I have been asked questions like, “How do you know HE even exists, why do you go to church after ALL you have been through, if GoD truly is here then why is there so much pain, suffering and violence around the world??”

I have tried to answer different questions but often share that HE gives us Free Will.. 

See friends, this morning when I felt HIM with me it made sense that if HIS Son Jesus couldn’t just NOT do what the Father wanted, then none of us are different…..When I am asked those aforementioned types of questions; I sit back and recall a time my own Faith had been shattered, I recall a time I started to NOT believe and when I sat in my quiet room and prayed directly and asked HIM to please let me know if HE was with me and furthermore, I asked HIM for HIS help as I couldn’t even believe on my own at that point!! HE showed up in my dark room and comforted me but HE also left me with an everlasting peace that I have had since….. Have I been through a lot in my L.I.F.E, yes I have but do I have a GoD whom will NEVER leave me NOR forsake me, yes I do have that too!!

If you do NOT remember anything in this post, please remember that ANYONE who gives their L.I.F.E to Christ will be #Blessed for Eternity….. How do I know, because I once was where you are today!! I once was on the fence, I once didn’t have anyone to speak to about how I was feeling and I once was a sinner and NOW I am saved by HIS grace..

If you have NOT received Jesus and feel the NEED to know HIM Better, say this prayer today: “Father, in your name I come. I desire to know you better, I am sorry for ALL I have done that has been against you and I ask you to come into my L.I.F.E today…. I ask in the name of your Resurrected Son Jesus that you heal me, deliver me, set me free, keep me, wrap your arms around me and Jesus I ask that you save me from my own selfishness, my issues, my sins, my bad habits and please just save me from myself….. I NEED you today and I LoVe You!! Thank you Jesus for Saving Me.. In your name I pray!!”

If you have said that prayer and meant it, know that you are Saved; now it is time for you to find those who are Saved, Sanctified and full of the Holy Ghost so you can learn and grow.. Last thing, alot of people who say they are saved are still battling with many issues so please be cautious out there….. If you NEED a friend, a prayer partner, someone to listen to you….. Feel free to write to me at: prayedforfreedom@gmail.com or connect with me via FB: AniYa A Period and I will help you though prayer of course but also connecting you with others, I will share churches that I know will be a blessing as well as share scriptures that I know will encourage and motivate you !!

May you ALL Be Blessed on this Amazing Day….. I feel chains are being broken and I will receive a Salvation Testimony very soon, I am praying for each of you and know that you are loved..

Your Sister in Christ,

AniYa A.

P.S. ‘Never Be Bound Again’ by Bishop Paul S. Morton is the song for you today!!

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Feeling inadequate —— DON’T!!

This message is for someone feeling down about their lack or giftings….. I am here to let you know you are somebody incredible and don’t you ever forget it!!

Several days ago as I was trying to make up my bed in a perfect manner, I recalled my aunt, the perfectionist whom always made her bed in this particular manner and how I could NEVER do it the way she did, that morning, I tried it over and over and over again in an attempt to get it as perfect as my aunt did; then the Word came to mii!!

“You are NOT your aunt and you have are good at many other things………..”

Wow, I thought, that’s right I am good at many things and making the bed the way she did it was just not one of those things I could master and it was ok!! Friends, I stopped what I was doing and reflected on the other things I wasn’t great at like tying pretty bows when I was in the wedding planning business (special shout out to Marina S. for always laughing at mii but helping mii in the process as we worked on those bows together) or being on time for every event, meeting, doctors appointments etc… Before I could continue to go down the list, the Spirit moved within and reminded mii that I couldn’t even list every good thing about myself plus GoD NEVER created mii to be nothing less than HIS Best!!

My encouragement to some of you today is: STOP looking at your faults, STOP trying to do what others have gifts in, STOP playing the victim instead BE VICTORIOUS, BE GIFTED, BE FLAWLESS because ultimately GoD made you PERFECT THE WAY YOU ARE..

I LoVe You ALL and I am rooting you on, if I can root you on; shouldn’t you be rooting yourself on too?? #Smile

A Woman's Intuition  (SN: friends, I actually NEED help re-publishing this piece as well as my novels.... Please message mii ASAP as it is my desire to see my work in print and circulating again --- Thanks a Mil --- XO)

A Woman’s Intuition
(SN: friends, I actually NEED help re-publishing this piece as well as my novels…. Please message mii ASAP as it is my desire to see my work in print and circulating again — Thanks a Mil — XO)

Thinking to myself, what a long day I have up ahead of mii!!

Thinking to myself, what a long day I have up ahead of mii!!

This man is one of the reasons I own my small business now..

This man is one of the reasons I own my small business now..

QUIET ON SET

QUIET ON SET

When you get every Lead role you audition for, you start to think that maybe this is of GoD but then your Purpose says you have more to do!!

When you get every Lead role you audition for, you start to think that maybe this is of GoD but then your Purpose says you have more to do!!

My Purpose has more to do with the BiG Screens and different characters I can play on and off TV!!

My Purpose has more to do with Ministering to others than the BiG Screens and different characters I can play on and off TV!!

When you are created for a Destiny Bigger than yourself, you will step out into many worlds and experience what others think they cannot!! Each One - Teach One

When you are created for a Destiny Bigger than yourself, you will step out into many worlds and experience what others think they cannot!! Each One – Teach One

“Prayers on Reserve!!”

“Good Morning, it’s AniYa A.!!” this is the way I pick up my phone, my greeting changes with the time of day so if it is afternoon, I would say Good afternoon, it’s AniYa A. well you get my point!! Today is the 21st of October, exactly a day before my Bday and my L.I.F.E was changed less than 48 hours ago..

I had the opportunity of speaking with Tico Armand, after I kept seeing a vision, for a couple of weeks at least, of her and this vision also included seeing her beautiful face on a flyer that I wasn’t sure what it would be for.. Then on Oct. 17, she posts on her FB page this remarkable testament of how powerful visions can truly be when she shared that #AliciaKeys had just re-posted one of her modeling photos on IG which included the following depiction: “Absolutely gorgeous!! #Stunning” and then came the confirmation!!

How funny was it that Tico and I had been friends on FB for years, I am presuming, and NEVER had a convo, but what was more inspiring was the fact that I really didn’t know much about her except she is Haitian, she is Beautiful and she has a BIG Heart (I can tell that part from her posts and esp. what she says about others).. Taking a second out of my busy NYC day, I send her a message via inbox and ask her to call me or let her know if she wanted me to call her, I could do that as I never want to impose so I give people the leisure of making contact etc.

When Tico called, I was illuminated with joy as I could tell instantaneously that the energy she portrayed on her pages and throughout the web is accurate of her bubbly personality, so this is why I am writing about her today.. Not only does Tico have an amazing personality but she is deeper than just pictures, photo shoots and hosting events!! Tico is like an Amazing Soldier on the Battlefields for GoD but through #Entertainment..

I thanked her for reaching out and let her know about my visions but also asked if she would possibly be interested in helping me with an event that I have upcoming in The Treasure Coast, I recall stating, “Tico, I have to share that you have been on my heart too because though I do NOT know your story, I know you have one and many people to NEED to hear it!!” More confirmation came when she said, “I do have a story, I have been through a lot and I am Unbroken!! I have posted it before, have you not seen it??” To my astonishment, I had not and though I was a little embarrassed that I hadn’t seen her story on YouTube, I said, please share it with me!!

( Please find the link here for her story:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufZr05Or8q8 )

Within a few minutes, I was in tears; she comforted me and told me NOT to cry but I could NOT hold back the tears at that point because truth be told, I was also molested and our stories were quite similar, hers though was much more painful to listen to but that did NOT take away from the fact that she is “Unbroken” in every way.. Tico Armand coming from Haiti at an early age was taught many lessons as I was though I was born in America, I am still a first generation born American to Haitian parents and if anyone knows anything about Haitian families, you will know we carry a lot of burden upon our shoulders as we have it very difficult pretty much from the start but you know what fam, I am sharing this message because there is H.O.P.E (Hold On Pain Ends) – you have a way out of your situation, you are beautiful from the inside out, I am writing this and I am NOT shedding a tear and this is a major step for mii – I was sure I would be balling by this point but our conversation just 2 days ago was a moment of Freedom in every way!! Tico and I, NOT only shared our stories with one another but we also lifted each other up in prayer..

We both could have ended up in less than positive places in this world, utilizing our past hurts as a way to behave out of control but here we are 2 young ladies going forward as we share that we truly care!! If you notice the subject line, you will see the phrase, “Prayers on Reserve” the reason is Tico shared this statement with me that I will hold on to forever..

Here is where I wrap up, while we were in the middle of Praising GoD {together}, Rejoicing in HIS goodness as I was shouting Amen’s on Jamaica Ave in Queens, New York (trying hard to be respectful of the passerby’s – but heck, I couldn’t keep it in as even GoD isn’t a respecter of man – LOLOL), Tico said, “Girl, I thank GoD I have these prayers on Reserve!!”

I stopped and said, “Can you please repeat that……..”

She said sure, “I have Prayers on Reserved for those days I can’t pray, for days I am being attacked and can’t even worship, I have prayers in a vault somewhere that GoD will give me as HE will recall Everytime I Praised HIM and Prayed like we are doing NOW!!” Well, what else is one to say except – Thank You Lord.. We ended our convo with the typical good byes, stay in touch and what have you’s but there was really nothing ordinary about the beginning to the ending of our chat as it was ALL Extraordinary in everyway as is my Sister Tico Armand!!

For more on Tico – Google her: Tico Armand – YouTube her or her powerful poem: “UNBROKEN” – Follow her on FB: https://www.facebook.com/TicoArmand?fref=ts or IG her: @iamtico

Have a Blessed One,

AniYa A.

One individual with many looks..

One individual with many looks..

"As a kid you can make believe to be anything in this world and I, I wanna be #Happy" by Tico

“As a kid you can make believe to be anything in this world and I, I wanna be #Happy” by Tico

It’s Vintage!!!!!!

Recently, I bought a wallet and was pleasantly surprised when I got home to find a little bitty change purse in the package as well.. To many it may just look like an ordinary change purse but instantaneously I was taken back in time to when my grandmother would carry around her little change purse then I started to feel like an old lady and thought I would look foolish carrying this around, though my favorite granma never did!!

A few days later, while picking up a few items at The Coach Store on Madison Ave., my sales guy and I started discussing different types of prints as well as the type of leather utilized on my Coach bag, the funny thing about that is ALL this time I was carrying around real crocodile on my arms and didn’t realize it as it really never came to mind until that very moment; I proceeded to share that I just got my wallet as well and Mark agreed that it looked like I was enjoying reptile prints very much, we both laughed at this and I concurred that he was right..

Before leaving, I looked down at my little coin purse and I became conflicted and said, “Mark, you are an expert with these things, do you think I will look silly taking out my little coin purse, I fear I may look like an old lady or something!!” (NO disrespect to any beautifully seasoned women out there, you know how much I ❤ you ALL  #Smile) Then Mark turned to me and said, “Honey, NO, it is NOT an old lady looking coin purse; it’s Vintage….”

I close with this, we sometimes have fears of how others may perceive us, we sometimes shrink down because of our ridiculous insecurities or because of issues that haunt us from our past!! I was bullied a lot growing up, especially since I was moved from the North to the South at a very young age where I experienced quite a few problems with peers etc. so today I sometimes worry about what others may think.. As Mark smiled at me and gave me the confidence I needed again, the words played in my head for days..

Often times, Vintage is referred to as an item that is old and comes back into style from years past, but here is  the definition I found after a simple search on http://www.merriam-webster.com: a season’s yield of grapes or wine from a vineyard (2) :  wine; especially :  a usually superior wine all or most of which comes from a single year!!

When you read this last sentence, what does it speak to you??

To me, it sheds light on the fact that yes something can be old, not in perfect condition according to some peoples standards, but when you examine what is truly in front of you, you will see how superior it really is.. I have had to stop worrying about others perception but also value myself and realize that I am ME and that is the Only way I can BE!! Friends, embrace yourselves, know that you can use what has happened in your past and turn it into something fabulous, to Granma, I LoVe and Miss You, your style and carefree nature, to Mark, Thank You for helping me realize the beauty in something so uncanny and to the World, Be Blessed and Remember “It’s Vintage!!”

Studying

Studying, Studying, Studying

This morning as I was preparing myself for a day which I knew I had so much to tackle, the word came and I couldn’t be more pleased.. See, when I have a lot on my mind, I sometimes zone out and daydream of a better world, a better place, a much better outcome!! I guess it started many years ago as a child and I recall getting in trouble in school especially because I was always zoning out and often times I believe that my teachers may have thought that I had an issue with attention or something like that..

Truth be told, I was frustrated with what was around me because I envisioned a better L.I.F.E, then confirmation came when I received a word from an older Jewish man whom shared that I would be somebody one day!! I will write out the entire scenario again and blog it, in the interim, I have the following that I had to share today..

See, Mr. A. told mii at the mere age of 12 maybe 13 that I would endure alot and I would be labeled as a “statistic” in the future and that I had the power within to overcome my trials and tribulations!! He also went on to say, if I educated myself and kept going forward NO matter what many doors would open and I would become whomever I wanted to be…….. By the time I was 15 my Guidance Counselor Mr. M. shared that I had enough high school credits to graduate by the time I was 16, but he gave mii the option of staying back and spending the year with my graduating class or going forward and skipping my Junior year of high school.. I thought about what that would mean and whether or NOT I had the ability to become someone, I stopped and wondered how I would be alone without any friends or relatives to make mii smile or piss mii off, I stopped for one more moment and recalled that I would be losing out on a whole lot because even at that age (15) I knew that opportunities did NOT come multiple times!! Though Mr. M. told mii to go home and think about my next step, I ran back to his office after taking a few steps into the hallway, headed towards the exit and said, “Please tell mii what I need to do to Graduate…..” The tears escaped their holding place and I recall my heart beating rather quickly as I made a decision that I could NOT take back!!

Today, I have gone through many ups and downs, I have had many strange battles to fight, I have been pushed to the max and back but friends, the thing I know to be true is if you are persistent you can and will make it!! The Word was soooooooooo powerful today that I couldn’t think about doing much more other than sharing it with you because NOT only have I studied to show myself approved (2 Timothy 2:15) but there are many of you who wonder whether studying, working hard, going forward towards the unknown is even worth it; I am here to share that it is.. Take a step in FAITH today (Hebrews 11:1, 1 Timothy 4:12, John 6:35), do what your heart tells you!!

I end here, I left the high school I was at only to return to the Christian private high school I had attempted to run away from a year or so earlier, under the teaching of a phenomenal teacher Mrs. S. who also happened to be a Pastors wife, I learned many lessons and though I had a long journey ahead of mii, I recalled certain Biblical principles she shared including but NOT limited to my favorite Bible verse, Ephesians 6: 10 – 20 and much more to this very day!!

Know this my friends and brethren, ALL is possible when you believe, I have a really impressive resume as I have accomplished many great things in my day, but I ask thee would I be able to share any of my accomplishments had I NOT Studied, Studied, Studied and also worked very hard……… Continue to follow your hearts, work hard and don’t forget to say a prayer or two every now and then..

Blessings to You ALL,

Your Sister in Christ