I’ve been enjoying your blog and posts so far and I can’t wait to see how it grows, but I’m curious; what made you pick a blog about God? From what I remember about you, you were obsessed with entertainment and celebrities.
I’m screaming because of the fact you remember that and because of how far I’ve come. LOL. Yessss… I was obsessed with pop culture and music. My dream was to honestly either work for E! News or be a radio DJ like Angela Yee. I wanted that dream so bad that I literally ate and breathed that lifestyle! One day I will go more into depth about my journey in a blog post, but to answer your question, God put in a position where I had to wake up. And when I say ‘wake up,’ I don’t mean that he refused to bless my dream, I mean ‘wake-up’ and realize that He had better things in store for me. To be honest, the current state of 50 Shades of Raee, is the THIRD go round’ of me launching this blog. The first two times centered on that pop culture lifestyle and it proved to be non-authentic for me. So I took a 6-month break and during that break, I did a lot of Bible and reading and praying. In the end, I prayed over blogging and if it’s something I should do, and I got the answer of: ‘focus on Me.’ I knew what I had to do, and that’s how 50 Shades has become what it is today.
I really enjoyed the shopping post that you made around Christmas time, especially the boot listing for us wide-calf girls out here. Will you be doing more clothing posts in the future? I like them.
Well, thank you so much! I’m glad you enjoyed that post! And isn’t such a struggle to find boots that fit for us?? I’ve thought about including more clothing posts, but didn’t know how my audience would react towards it – I didn’t want to throw TOO many things at you all at one time or overwhelm myself with too many ventures. I would actually love to do more clothing posts – maybe like a style guide of sorts? What do you think?
How do you balance being a Christian in this world? Do you still party at clubs and drink?
I think people have this misconception that as a Christian, you’re cut off from enjoyment and living life how you want to! Being a Chrisitan in this world isn’t hard at all, it’s the desires of the flesh that make it hard. So although I’m a Christian, and I love my relationship with God, I’m still learning and growing, so at times I do struggle with being of the world. I still listen to secular music, I sometimes go to a bar that turns into a mini-club later that night, and I still frequently visit happy hours. In NO way am I the perfect Christian. I am still learning and living every single day and praying that God removes that lustful and worldly spirit from mine. I can say however, that the more time I spend with God and the deeper I go in the word, the more my desires for those things decrease!
Do you read your bible daily? If so, what is your favorite book of the bible and why?
I may miss one day here and there, but for the most part, I do read my bible daily. I usually have Jesus time in the morning before I get ready for work, so that I can set the tone for my day; but if that doesn’t work, then definitely at night before bed. As far as the Bible, the New Testament is my favorite part. My favorite books, however, are Ephesians and James. I love Ephesians because it’s built on themes of renewal as Christians and how to live in the light! I enjoy James because it teaches how to not live in the world. As my bible states: “if a person claims to be a Christian but is no different from an unbeliever, what benefit is that to anyone, much less to a world in need of truth?” I love that statement because as a Christian, we are constantly fighting our fleshly desires. So whenever I’m feeling weak or wanting to be in the world, I pop open James, read it, and calm my spirit.
***Thank you to those of you who sent in questions for my very first Quick Chat! This was so exciting and I can’t wait to receive more questions, comments, and prayer requests from you guys! Remember, 50 Shades of Raee isn’t just for me – it’s a community, so I definitely want to hear from you guys!! I hope you guys have a great and blessed week and remember, Jesus loves you!