After the earthquake came a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper. 1 Kings 19:12
Backstage at Redress Raleigh Fall Fashion Expo, I call it the Designers Lounge. Where we prepared our looks on our Models.
I can’t help but praise HIM! It’s amazing how GOD can turn around a situation and make it better than it would of been. I’m so excited to see what GOD is doing. Thank you Jesus!
I took some pictures of the Runway, This was the Vintage Show. The beginning to something Great!
Sure I make mistakes, I’m not perfect and I never said I was. I hope to be humble and stay humble. I just know that I can’t do anything without Him, seriously.
I decided to dress in Black and white. To be honest these colors are always my go to colors for a big event. Baby sis did my Makeup.
I know it’s been a while and it may seem as though I took a bit of a sabbatical, or so for me it seems like it. I’d just like to say, thanks. Thanks for your patience for the follows and for the ones who truly do look forward into reading what I write. Thank you.
My Son also dressed up! I got this outfit specifically for this event. He’s a born baseball player hehe. (Googly Moogly He’s so cute!)
On Saturday November 16th God had given me the grace and opportunity to do my first ever fashion show. It was amazing and at the same time I was nervous. Looking back I have no idea why I was so nervous. It’s the type of nerves that just comes out of nowhere that you really can’t control. It didn’t hit me the day before, or when the models where getting ready. It hit me back stage lined up ready to get on that Runway. That’s when it hit me, “This is For Real!“.
This was the vintage Show which had started before the Designer show case
I was at an event called Redress Raleigh Fall Market & Fashion Expo.
I’ve written a few times about it. (If you’re new you can go ahead and search it on the right hand side before all of the pics 🙂 )
God hands us opportunities.
It’s up to us to acknowledge these opportunities and try with all our hearts and might to meet the deadlines that GOD sets.
I don’t think my self as owner, founder or even a boss which that’s kinda boss. hehe, I’ve always had and still have in my heart that Jesus is my employer. Jesus is my Boss. Amen.
(This is Mouna She was one of the make-up Artists who got my look down in what I wanted the models to Rock along with my accessories. Loved working with her!! You can follow her on facebook: Faces By Mouna She had come all the way from Fayetteville to be part of this event! God Bless her!)
She had done 3 models Make up for the Runway, and By the Grace of God Redress had partnered me with, Paul Mitchel The School to do all hair and the rest of the Models make up! It was Amazing! And so was the atmosphere.
I’ve learned you can’t depend on people, not for a job, not for self assurance or any of that, I mean you can but I’m telling you. People will inevitably, disappoint you. (No one from the show disappointed me I’m writing in general 🙂 ) But that’s not the reason why we shouldn’t depend on people. The reason is, you need to have GOD as your Top, you need to have GOD as your assurance as the one you are depending on for anything and everything because when you do things for people (For the flesh) you will run out of energy, you will feel unappreciated, you will feel so many other negative emotions it’s not even funny.
And that’s where we make our mistakes. We want to please our families, we want to do things for our children and leave a legacy, we want to do things for OURSELVES. I’m not saying your selfish, but if the shoe fits. hehe, I Kid, I Kid…
Basically, Reassess why it is your doing what your doing.
For everything in the world–the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life–comes not from the Father but from the world. 1 John 2:16
All the Models where lined up to take white background shots of the Models, side note: this was the photographers who’s equipment was stolen (Sadly after the event a photographers car was broken into and equipment was stolen along with these amazing pictures 😦 Silver lining, we’re doing a Re-shoot and the Runway footage is still intact. HALLELUJAH!. Join my Newsletter to be in the know with side notes and other what nots: http://mad.ly/signups/56068/join
I heard a sermon about LUST & LOVE. (Get your minds out the gutter people! Lust doesn’t have to mean sex, fyi) A person in Lust does the same thing as a person in Love the only difference is that a person in Lust will get bored. While a person in Love will always thrive.
You can’t help but look fabulous in Natural True Beauty accessories. There should be a warning label. CAUTION: May cause unnecessary Awesomeness and Fabulousness
Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. 2 Peter 1:4
Some of my Models practicing their walk and stance. Amen
When you place your dependence on worldly things, you are placing your heart there also because,
“For as he thinks within himself, so he is. He says to you, “Eat and drink!” But his heart is not with you” Proverbs 23:7
You know after my event I felt like the prophet Elijah who after doing something immensely powerful for GOD had gone into the wilderness and wanted to die because he was afraid.
Elijah was afraid and ran for his life. When he came to Beersheba in Judah, he left his servant there, while he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness. He came to a broom bush, sat down under it and prayed that he might die. “I have had enough, LORD,” he said. “Take my life; I am no better than my ancestors.” 1 Kings 19:3-4
Yup that was me, Elijah I totally know how you felt. Like really. I don’t believe Elijah was afraid at the one who threaten his life, I believe he was fearful of the unknown. Fear just came over him.
But one verse that kept whispering into my spirit was
And, “But my righteous one will live by faith. And I take no pleasure in the one who shrinks back.” Hebrews 10:38
After all the hype, the show was done the music and all that jazz…
I wanted to give up, I wanted to say “That’s all Folks” The End! I still had my etsy shop to build and I still had, and have so much on my plate it is
rediculous, redonkulous, crazy, ridiculous. Especially in the degree that I should do it. And that’s with my All.
I don’t believe Elijah shrunk back, on the contrary I believe he then started searching for GOD.
Jesus has given us great power to do amazing things and sadly many people just stop at a certain point. I believe it’s because they have placed their dependence on things that fade away.
Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away. Mark 13:31
I wonder what Jesus meant by saying this?
Lined up and Ready to Hit the Runway!!!
As my father likes to say to me at times, “It’s for me to know and for you to find out!” Haha. I pray that GOD grants you Revelation and Grace, In Jesus name! AMEN!
Don’t stop when you only just begun.
Until Next Time. Ciao!
Music of the day: Lord of All (Yes you Guessed it! This was the song my Models walked to at the Runway, it was AWESOME!)