Gifted Songbird, Whitney Houston Dead at 48?

The media tells us so, her ex-husband confirms it. Bobbi Kristina being rushed to the hospital affirms it. Dead at 48? No, it can't be. 

Because of an addiction she couldn't shake? Wow.

Gifted Songbird, Whitney Houston: Dead at age 48
The news came to me as I was praying right before I turned the keys to my apartment door that my struggles would not overtake me & cause me to disobey God in my fallen state. I opened the door glanced across the TV screen and BAM! 


What? No, that couldn't be! Didn't she have a movie coming out? Wasn't she getting better? I let out a loud wail, heard from the entire sector of my apartment building i'm sure. I just couldn't believe it. Lord why? I asked. Then I got my revelation. 

"Revelation: If you don't turn away from sin, you will die before you ever had a chance to LIVE..." 

Tears start scrolling down my eyes profusely.  I thought about my own life. It was as if God gave me a peek into my future if I were to continue trailing on the path that I was on. Allowing my struggles to triumph the truth and Sovereignty of God. That's EXACTLY what I was doing. My tears were bittersweet because on one hand i'm mourning the loss of someone who had "potential" to do great things for the Lord and on the other, I am faced with a realization of my own shortcomings. Saturday night was a direct reflection of the beginning and ending of a story. Irony of it, the ending of herstory impacted the ending of mine. the ending of herstory gave way to the beginning of  a new chapter for mine. The fact that I prayed right before I turn the keys and just like that He answered me? 

I am in awe of my Father's love. 

He reminded me yet again that He LOVES us too much to keep us the way we are. That's Relentless LOVE!  He showed me how much He cared by giving me this bittersweet warning sign. Like, "this WILL be YOU if you don't stop!" You may not be physically dead but spiritually and that's just as bad, if not worse. To walk around like a living zombie, not a being because you allowed those temptations, those thoughts to win the battlefield over your mind that's a sad situation that I don't want to take part in. Satan doesn't cause you to sin, He only suggests. Whitney may have went to rehab and people assumed she did the "whole nines" but questions that arise in my mind are what about people holding her accountable? What about being around like-minded people and staying away from people who may cause you to stumble?? Was she part of a 12-week program? Was she that full of pride? Once again, I thought about my own life. Have I sought help? Do I think my problem is that "minor" that I could fix it? Have I taken the necessary measure to make sure I don't stumble? Did I make any lifestyle changes?

English Standard Version (©2001)
Therefore let anyone who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall.

I was looking for something to post for Music Monday and though "Greatest Love Of All" or "I Will Always Love You" would have been appropriate for #FebruaryLOVE, I believe that this song sets the tone in pursuit of victory. In order to win the battle, you MUST believe and  have FAITH that you can win! 

"There can miracles when you believe, though hope is frail, it's hard to kill..."

The promise:
English Standard Version (©2001)
No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

What is God asking YOU to lay down today? Be EnCOURAGEd.

#FebruaryLove Resolution: I resolve to work through my struggles and love myself enough to change~Miss Dosso