On July 24th, my oldest son was killed. He was only 20 years old… his name was Asante McCoy.
He was my baby… he looked like me, was much taller than me, yet he was still my baby. The streets took him away from me and with that so much of who I am left with him. I do not write this for sympathy, but for prayer from those of you who may read and enjoy the messages shared here.
Right now, I am planning a memorial service to be held for him in Illinois and in California, where he was born to which I will be laying my son to rest. This will cost us, yet I have hope in God that He will make a way.
We set up a Gofundme site to give opportunity to those who would want to help us raise what we need to make this possible. It is only a part of the journey… learning to live without him with me is the one that will last forever.
The site address is http://www.gofundme.com/AJJourney Any help no matter the size will be a great step on my journey for my son. If you do not have, then prayer is also greatly accepted.
May God bless you and keep you, always.
This song, to me, many can relate to. It signifies our weaknesses in our spiritual journey by facing the fact that some of our fallings and failings have not just happened once, but many times. It doesn’t signify that God has left us, it usually means that we have fallen into the trap that the enemy sets that fools us into thinking that we are on our own; so we then try, and try and try and try, to no avail. Our best option? Seek God… even it is more than once.
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Originally written by Annie Hawks and Robert Lowry in 1872… I wanted to share my rendition of a song that walked with me through the darkest times of my life and testifies to my need for God at all times. I hope you enjoy it.
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Through Christ we succeed.
Some of us have a deep, intimate, relationship with the bible. We study extensively the chronology, history and validity of the people, and places mentioned within its pages. We become experts in biblical vernacular, scriptural location, and apocryphal and canonical aspects of the different writings, religions and beliefs. We perform this action for many years of our lives, some of us becoming respected theological scholars and provided degrees of high stature to signify our mastery… and that’s it.
Some of us seek a deep, intimate relationship with God; even though our theological education may be almost non-existent to the rest of the world and we can barely remember what the Word of God says, yet prove what IT DOES IN US AND FOR US through our actions and treatment of others, we get all we need, when we need it.
(Matthew ch.6: v.33, Luke ch.12:vs.32-32)
We do NOT praise the trumpet, nor the piano, nor the drums after they have been professionally played in a concert. We do NOT give recognition to the dump truck, nor power tools, nor blueprint for their roles in the construction of a building. We do NOT interview the scalpel, suture, nor x-ray machine in the roles they played in saving a life… for they are the instruments. Yet many desire these things when they think they’re doing God’s Will by preaching, evangelizing, singing, etc…. this is an illusion of power sought yet never found.
We are but instruments in ministry. Even Christ acknowledged this. He IS the path that leads to God, the proof of God’s truth and the life everlasting, yet in all of this, He knew His place.
(John ch.14:v.6, Luke ch.18:vs.18-19)
For years we have been told that in order to succeed, we have to be hungry, or have a hunger for the success that we desire to achieve.
In my maturity, I have found that that advice can be misleading because in many cases, the more hungry you are, the more likely you are to eat anything.
In other words, in life, be mindful of your appetites.
The hell that we ENDURE will NOT change our Divine value.
The hell that we CAUSE is another story altogether.