Racks on Racks on Racks

Racks on Racks on Racks. 

All I do is win, win, win.

Who run the world? Girls. Bey.

Can’t wear skinny jeans because my knots don’t fit.

Money in the bank, shawty what chu drank?

There are millions of songs that talk about having wealth, riches, the “good life”, and how singers/rappers live this life everyday (when they’re not frontin’, of course). They speak the “good life” over themselves in every song, every lyric, and many times, this is truly the life they live.

So why not for the believer?  Continue reading


I don’t take any occurrence in my life as happenstance or by coincidence.

I believe that everything that I encounter is a result of divine purpose and intervention.

I’m not a religious freak that gives a “God bless you” after every sentence, but I do believe that nothing my friends, is by chance.

Today, I took Ashli to the movies to see Gnomeo and Juliet (great flick, BTW) and as we were leaving the theater, Ashli yelled, “mommy! There’s a $5 bill!” I took a few steps back and sure enough, there was a $5 near the bushes.

A few paces later, I spotted a $1 bill on the ground.

Considering the wind was at a high gust, it was surprising that those bills were lying there, undisturbed, seemingly waiting.

In usual “I’m addicted to social media” fashion, I tweeted our finds to the World Wide Web.

Someone suggested that I look up the biblical meaning of the number 6. So I did.

The number 6 is the number of man; man was created on the 6th day (as was Satan), it is the human number, the number of human labor (devoid of God’s assistance).

After reading that, I thought, I don’t know if I like that. I decided to look up a set of numbers that make up the number 6: 5 and 1.

The number 5 is the number of grace. Grace = favor. Favor to the unworthy (undeserving) = Grace!

The number 1 is the number of independence, the beginning, God is solitary, needs no help.

What, then, does this mean?

In my walk with God, I’ve done a lot of the work. I’ve toiled, labored, hustled, manipulated to manifest what I needed to happen. Whether that was to pay a bill or get an opportunity, I *cough* unnecessarily put myself to work to get things done. I’ve been “sixing”.

Lately, I’ve been faced with trials, been in need, believing God for some things that, in a former life, (you know, when I was a Sixer) I would have been on my hustle trying to make happen myself. I realized today that I’ve been operating at a 5 and 1.

I’ve received favor from God that I didn’t deserve. I decided to take my hands of certain situations, not revert back to bad habits and allowed him to work in solitary.

There’s someone reading this who is a Sixer. They’ve been trying to make things happen on their own for the longest, and while they’ve gained some ground, they haven’t been as successful as they’d like to be.

Stop working under man’s number. Stop “sixing”. Become a 5 and 1.

God’s grace and favor is there, waiting for you to take your hands off it and let Him work alone.

You may say, “I don’t know how to do that. I don’t know how to stop worrying, stop hustling. I’ve been doing it so long, that stopping my work to let HIM work seems backwards.”

His command his simple: Casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully. –1 Peter 5:7

Just do it. Be carefree in Him. Doesn’t mean you neglect responsibility and put your best foot forward, but let Him do the work. He doesn’t need our help or assistance and if you mess up, His grace is sufficient. (2 Corinthians 12:9)

On the Chase of 5 and 1,

Alisha L.

I’m Not Looking At You…

This is overdue, so to those who this is really for, I apologize for my disobedience… Even delay in obedience is disobedience, ya heard?! 

Satan, get some Lasik.

I was talking to my good friend a couple of weeks ago about how she was feeling the heat in her finances. She was getting attacked from each and every way; unexpected repairs on her home, a student stealing money from her, even an ex boyfriend leaving her house with some money in his pocket that didn’t belong to him. 

It seemed as if every time she turned around, Satan was in her back pocket doing what he does best: steal, kill, and destroy. 

After chatting it up for a while about how that lil’ hussie stole money out of her wallet at work, I came to the realization about something. 

Satan has really limited vision. He can’t see past the current, the right now. Every time he attacks us, whether that be through our money, our bodies, our relationships, our careers, anything, he operates on a “right now” time frame. He can only see as far as what kind of pain or anguish it will cause us right now

But what he fails to realize, you see, is that everything he does causes us to (if we faint not Gal. 6:9) reap a greater reward than anything that we lost in the first place. 

Satan can’t see the other side of things. His view is limited. It’s like he’s sitting at the bottom of a hill throwing stones up at us on top of the hill. If he throws hard enough, a stone or two may hit us. May even knock us down if that stone is big enough. But what he fails to see that behind us, God picks up every stone and is placing it strategically, storing it up, multiplying them so when Satan is done with his futile attack, we can turn around and turn those stones into immediate rewards for our ability to stand. 

WHOA. That was good! 

So don’t be discouraged when the tough times come. When things are hitting you, one after another, know that Satan is only doing them with a limited view. He can’t see that his antics turn into rewards behind you on the hill… 

Ay yo, Lucifer, Beelzebub, Satan, L-O-S-E-R… get some Lasik. 

We’re not looking at you, we’re looking paaaaaassst you… 

On the Chase, 

Alisha L. 

“But as for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good…” Genesis 50:20 NKJV