Pictured Above: Dianna Hobbs and Actor/Singer Greg Kirkland Jr. from Madea Gets a Job after his performance at The Niagara Center in Buffalo, NY. May 18, 2012 PHOTO CREDIT: Joseph Tyson
My sweet mom, Annie, cooked a mean soul food meal at midnight, just for him. And our family gathered together to celebrate Greg Kirkland Jr., a longtime family friend, whose ministry God has greatly favored.
My brother-in-law Joe snapped the above image of the two of us at nearly 2:00 AM. We all had eaten way too much, way too late, and had way too many laughs.
It was a blast.
Greg, whose grand midnight feast is the reason I am absolutely delirious today, is a gifted actor and singer who tours with Tyler Perry’s hit stage play, Madea Gets a Job. Although I didn’t get to make it to the show last evening, for which Greg endlessly ridiculed me (Sorry!), I sure was up in the house to enjoy that ANOINTED fried chicken, homemade macaroni and cheese, collard greens, candied yams, and dinner rolls mama whipped up.
My, my, my… I’m getting hungry all over again just thinking about it.
By the time Greg said goodbye to everyone, he knew he was loved and a bona fide member of our big old family.
My sister Shavette even told him he could call me by my nickname, Bookie—a privilege he instantly began abusing.
It was wonderful to share in the joy of this season of ministry for Greg, because he has had more than his fair share of disappointments, frustrations, and setbacks.
That’s why I want to share the audio of the interview I conducted with him yesterday on my nightly radio show, CROSS CULTURE IN HD on WUFO 1080 AM. Those of you who listen to the show via radio, online, or on your smartphone with the Tune In Radio app, have already heard it.
He reminded my listening audience that God will restore the years they feel like they have lost. And that word is for you today. The Lord will bring things full circle in your life.
To remind you of this truth, I’m stirring this interview into your cup of inspiration, along with a portion of Joel 2:25 KJV which says, “And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten…”
When you drink down the contents of your cup, you will be reminded that God has a plan for your life. No matter how much time has passed and how things look right now, He will bring His word to fruition.
Just hold on.
Listen and be blessed!
Now let’s pray.
Father, I thank You for this reminder that things will come together in my life and You have not forgotten about me. I glorify You for all that is yet on the horizon and I will hold fast to Your word that says in Psalm 126:5 that, “They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.” Thank You Lord in advance for what’s already done! In Jesus’ name, Amen.
As always, thanks for reading and until next time... may today's cup of inspiration uplift, encourage, and empower you!