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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“Learning Patience While You Wait..”

It’s presently 1130pm and though I have a ton of things to do and emails to get back to before I start my day tomorrow, I had to drop everything to write this……..

So, though 2015 started off rocky – I made it and to mii that is NO small feat!! As I began to finally get my footing, started a new gig, working on new events for the young people through my small business, Freedom Entertainment Group, I became overwhelmed (in a good way obviously) with gratitude towards GoD that in everything I was going through, HE totally kept mii.. Then it happened, yup more people around mii were getting engaged and/ or getting married and that also meant babies were popping up like weeds too!!

Sure, I had been proposed to many times in my day, but I always knew that the one GoD had for mii would be different from everyone else.. What is funny, is even as of late there have been guys tryin to “Hooollllaaaaa” and I have turned them down because they too were NOT right!! I wasn’t worried about a date or having someone for my bday in October, spending Christmas or New Years with that “Special Someone” but for some odd reason, I spoke with GoD and practically told HIM that I wanted to be with someone special for Valentines Day and that would be that….. Oh Boy was that the wrong thing to do, first of ALL we CANNOT tell GoD what to do because HE is GoD ALL by HIMSELF and for 2. what was it that made mii want to ALL of a sudden be with someone for that day and NOT for the rest of my L.I.F.E??

See Fam, with the media perpetuating love, sex and relationships whether good or bad in our faces constantly, it makes it rather difficult for someone who is trying to wait on GoD to physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually  and literally wait on HIM.. I, for one have NEVER really seen good examples of Christian relationships growing up, so everything I have been learning in my adult years has been through reading the Word and trusting GoD while I learn to be patient because HE is my Father and cannot lie to mii….. I cannot discredit many leaders I listen to and watch such as Bishop TD Jakes and First Lady Serita , the Obamas, Joel Osteen and his lovely wife and many more!!

I say ALL this to say:

If GoD has promised you something, know that you will receive it.. It doesn’t matter whether or NOT you know where it is coming from NOR if it doesn’t come when you want it to, just have the Faith (Hebrews 11:1) to know it will come in due season as there is a time for everything (Ecclesiastes 3)…… Today, though I do NOT have that special someone in my L.I.F.E, I am thankful in the Waiting Experience because the more I wait is the more I learn to Trust HIM and I know that HE is preparing my soul mate as HE continues to prepare mii!! Love should NEVER be rushed and to be honest, there is NO rush when we are in GoD; I know HE has called mii to study the Word, Minister to the broken souls around mii and ultimately HE is allowing mii to go through many trials too because I used to think L.I.F.E was very fun, easy going and care – free while I selfishly did what I wanted to do, when I wanted too…… If you are in the Waiting Process, I suggest you continue to pray, wait, trust and believe that though you (insert laugh out loud here) didn’t have someone for these past holidays, like mii that the person who is for you, is waiting for you two to be together as well!!

To my Future Hubz, I am kind of glad we haven’t linked up yet because trust mii, I would have done something foolish already and you would probably be running for the hills; I thank GoD that HE is preparing us both and I pray that you are praying for our Future just as much as I am praying for it too..

Jesus, thank you for preparing us both as you already know each of us and what we are capable of but also what can hinder us from the destiny that you have spoken for us (Jeremiah 29:11) – to anyone reading this who has been struggling with Waiting, begin to pray about it and ask GoD to truly Help You!!

Your Praying and Waiting Sister,

 

AniYa A.

Blessings to you ALL 

 

“The Man Curse” by Raqiyah Mays

Do you think you are cursed in your love life? Or have you had some strange issues happen in your family and you’ve never been the same since? Well, stop everything and read the following:

The time has come and it is an absolute pleasure and honor to write this blog about none other than Ms. Raqiyah Mays who is doing so much and it is a blessing to know her. In the following you will see photos of this Leader from her latest photo shoot where she was one of the women selected for The Limited’s “The NEW Look of Leadership” campaign but also you will learn more about her NEW book which is hitting the world wide web on November 16th and you can support her by buying her book at the following: themancurse.com, barnesandnoble.com, amazon, ibooks, and at Google play.

WHAT IS THE MAN CURSE?
The Man Curse is a self-help fiction novel that explores the phenomenon of generational curses and cycles in families as told through the story of Meena Butler, a professional woman working to break the man curse and become the first woman in her family to marry. Is she cursed? Or is it all in her head?

When Raqiyah and I first met, she had just spoken to a group of women at a Domestic Violence event (it was one of the most amazing ones I have ever been too, there will be another one in May, if you would like more info or to be connected as a vendor, sponsor, to just attend etc. let me know and I will put you in contact with organizers) and that is where I learned of “The Man Curse” as well as her being a Leader for the campaign she is apart of now! What I admire the most about Ms. Mays, who happens to be WBLS‬ 107.5 FM Radio Personality, an Author, Journalist, and an Activist, is her boldness to share what is on her heart as well as on her mind. Friends, I have read the first few pages of her book and I am here to let you know I cannot wait until I get my hands and eyes on the rest of the book which comes out tomorrow!

Shortly after we met, she asked me if I could share my story in a tv interview that we would both take part in, I agreed that it was time to let people know that my favorite cousin, Sandy Jeanty, was murdered by her fiance’ over a decade ago and the pain is still deep, I say that to say, what is so different about Raqiyah is she is helping so many heal. She has taken parts of her story and life and turned it into a piece of literature that reaches the soul! I, for one, have seen so much D.V in and around my younger years growing whether it was via my aunt whom was stabbed by her spouse or again when my cousin was murdered by someone whom was supposed to love her, marry her and live happily ever after with her! To be honest friends, I almost gave up on love and have ran away from many men as I believed that I would be hurt, demonized or even killed. Today, I am taking control back and saying that though there may have been a Man Curse surrounding me and my family, I, you, we can overcome and be happy in love with whomever God has for us.

I close by sharing that I am finally able to open up about some of these deep seated issues I have hidden for many many years, people like Ms. Mays shares these messages in her work because she knows people like me and you need to be freed from these invisible chains of oppression which bound us for way too long! Friends, if you are in a Domestic Violence situation, whether it is verbal, physical (this one is HUGE), emotional, monetary (sometimes your abuser will hold funding and monies from you as a way to hold you as a prisoner), spiritual and more it’s time to GET OUT. I am speaking from experience and I will never forget one of the last phrases I utilized when finally speaking up about losing my own cousin at the aforementioned event, “Remember fam, you are NOT the only ones whom are affected when you are in these abusive situations as you have cousins, aunties, grandparents, uncles and friends whom love you very much besides your children and parents.”

Be safe, love yourselves, reach out to those who love you, or seek help from abuse centers which the police stations near you can escort you too and turn this thing around! Don’t forget to check out the following for ways you can hear Raqiyah Mays speak and see her LIVE.

If you are in these areas, please see the dates and plan on meeting Raqiyah Mays at one of these venues

If you are in these areas, please see the dates and plan on meeting Raqiyah Mays at one of these venues

“There hasn’t been an author in 20 years, since Terry McMillan, to fully express the experience of black women in love and romance. I believe Raqiyah Mays can fill that void with The Man Curse.”
*Karen Hunter, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, best-selling author, publisher, Sirius/XM host of “The Karen Hunter Show”

Raqiyah Mays was selected out of thousands of women to be one of the women chosen for The Limited's new campaign here in the Tri-State area, doesn't she look great??!!

Raqiyah Mays was selected out of thousands of women to be one of the women chosen for The Limited’s new campaign here in the Tri-State area, doesn’t she look great??!!

GoD Bless You ALL,

AniYa A.

Freedom Entertainment Group

President & CEO

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

The End Result

This evening as I was taking the long ride home from spending the day with my great aunt, caring for her after she had surgery, I looked up and I watched how people ran on and off the platform attempting to catch their trains. Within seconds I recalled two amazing Blessings that I have been longing to share!

Before I do share though; I have one question for you:

What does “The End Result” mean to you when you read it?

It can have many meaning as that is how L.I.F.E works, we each are the master of our own perception.

Instead of talking about the things that have been happening in my world lately, I am taking this time to share two amazing stories of people I highly regard as they waited for “The End Result!”

One was preparing for marriage and the other preparing to become a mother. I watched from a distance and prayed for the Best for them, there were days when one’s situation did NOT look as promising with negative reports coming from doctors and though she did NOT show a bit of negativity I am sure there were days when doubt settled in. She was true to GoD and stayed on HIS Word day in and day out saying, “I know what GoD Promised mii and that is what I will Trust Him For!”

WOW, IKR……. Talking about some powerful Faith (Hebrews 11:1)

I had close contact with the mother to be so the aforementioned in parenthesis were her actual words. The wife to be was quite a distance away but thank GoD for social media and other facets of communicating because I was able to witness how GoD took a beautiful hard working executive and turned her into a beautiful hard working executive and wife. She wasn’t only hard working on her daily job but this Woman of Virtue continued to prove daily that her walk got stronger daily as the date for her marriage approached! Friends, let me tell you, by the time the beautiful couple got married, I felt as though I wasn’t just watching the preparations for marriage rather GoD was also preparing mii for “The End Result” as well.

See, I have been through some rocky situations, well who hasn’t right? But what is amazing is I never thought it were possible for my mindset to change in regards to these two very touchy issues, you know like Marriage and Babies and stuff – LOLOL (sorry had to laugh here). A lot of young girls grow up playing with dolls connecting with magazine clippings, fascinating about their dream guy for their special day but I was totally different as it really didn’t occur to me that the whole marriage and building a home thing should be on the list I should be striving for. I was the oldest of 6 – where my oldest siblings at who wanted nothing to do with children because of ALL the brats.. (LOL again – J/K)

Well, I am finally at that point where I understand things much more differently and after seeing what these women accomplished practically simultaneously, in two completely different parts of the US, from different backgrounds but what they had/ have in common is that Faith – Unshakable Faith and that is more than incredible.

The Mother to Be has her Babies – Yup, got GoD’s Promise – she got her beautiful healthy fiesty little twins!

The Wife to Be has her Husband – she has GoD’s Promise – and she has a successful career but the additional blessing is that her and husband also running a franchise together!! #Hmmmmmmmmmm

I close with this simple statement: Both remained faithful to GoD and kept HIS will for their lives. They got The End Result, will you??

Best Regards,

AniYa A.

Proverbs 31 * Hebrews 11:1 * Psalm 33:9