Trust He’s All You Need

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I know in life some days are easier than others. If anyone says everyday is great, they are lying. We all have good and bad days, but in the midst of the bad days, God is still good! Many people add to their problems by the choices and decisions they make. There are a lot of people who are broken and sad. Many of them want to give up, but I encourage you to hang on in there.

Although His time isn’t ours, He doesn’t think like us, He’s still an on time God. He doesn’t always come when we want Him, but He’s always on time. He didn’t say he will supply our want’s but He did say He would supply our needs. A lot of people don’t know what they want, they continue to make bad choices and decisions, but God and His Son Jesus knows what we need.

God gave His only begotten Son Jesus and He’s everything we can ever imagine or think we need. He’s love when we feel no one cares, because many don’t have support or people to love them, He always loves us. Man’s love is conditional, however; the love of God and His Son Jesus is unconditional. He’s shelter in the time of storms, which doesn’t necessarily mean physical shelter, but it means spiritual shelter/protection. He’s our water when we are thirsty, this doesn’t necessarily mean running water, but the water of life from the depth of the well of water He supplies so we thirst no more.

He’s a friend to the friendless, a mother to the motherless, father to the fatherless, and so forth. He’s our first, last, beginning, and end. He’s our all and all. He’s our wisdom, knowledge, understanding, and many great things we all need. He’s a healer in our times of sickness, He’s our Comforter through the Holy Spirit. He’s peace when things seems a little much, He’s joy, that’s why you should never let anyone take from you what they never gave you in the first place. Many people feel lonely because they get all into their feelings, but we don’t ever have to feel this way because we aren’t ever alone.

I can go on and on, but I hope you understand what I am trying to relay. He is everything we need. It is up to us who say we believe to trust, lean, and depend on Him. Everything we ask for isn’t necessarily what we need, trust that Jesus knows what’s best for you. Stop getting angry with Jesus, because when you do you’re allowing the flesh to lead. When you’re angry with Jesus you’re allowing the devil to steal your joy. Believe Jesus to be “the Great I AM, because that’s exactly who He is.

No one ever said when you live for Jesus your life would be trouble free. We still go through, but instead of trying to fix your situation trust and believe Jesus got it! He can handle it if you turn it over.

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He Knows all About So-Called Saints

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If you read this and get mad, fine; it only means there’s something you need to work on. I sit back and watch many people playing with God. Some are so holy on Sunday’s but the rest of the week they’re living like hypocrites speaking, doing, and acting in ways that are against God.

Jesus isn’t pleased with your eloquent speech on Sundays. He’s not pleased with you teaching or attending Bible study. He’s not impressed with you never missing a Sunday service. He’s isn’t impressed with how well you get along with your church family. He isn’t impressed with how you shout His name during church service, how many times you lift your hands, or say amen. He’s not impressed or happy with how good you are at mocking and mimicking the Holy Spirit. He isn’t impressed with you serving on the usher board or in the choir. He isn’t impressed with you faithfully paying your tithes. He’s not impressed with the many titles before and after your name. He isn’t impressed with the many words you speak during prayer. He isn’t moved by how well you sing, preach, teach, or prophesize. He’s not impressed with how big the church you attend or how big its congregation. He isn’t impressed with how nice you look on Sundays. He’s not impressed with your fame, fortune, glitz, or glam. He knows the relevance of it is NONE and He knows you’re not what you say you are!

In other words He’s not impressed with the many things people do when they are doing it to obviously please man and not Him. Those who live doing things that are against Him are certainly NOT on His side. You can talk it all day it doesn’t make it so. You can look the part, it means nothing. You can act the part, it has no relevance. Jesus know your hearts and your true intentions. You can say you mean well all day, He knows the truth. It doesn’t matter if a person does good when their true intentions are wrong.

The Bible says those who know right, yet chooses to do wrong will be charged even more. Those who have a hand in leading people astray will be charged far worse. For those who don’t claim Him and choose to do what they want; they too will be charged. No one is exempt, no one gets away. Unfortunately many who are getting by think they’re getting away. You’re definitely NOT!

Any person who does ANYTHING against Jesus is doing it against their very soul. We all have to answer for what we do. If people don’t change their ways the choices they make now will follow them into eternity. If those claiming to love Jesus don’t stop playing church they will lose their souls. Everyday we live is another chance to get on the right side. People continue to straddle the fence when there is no fence to straddle. You are either on His side or NOT!

All of the sexual immoralities such as homosexuality, infidelity, adultery, fornication, sodomy, incest, beastiality, swinging, molestation, rape, etc. etc going on by so-called Saints must stop. All of the lying, backbiting, stealing, hurting others (mentally, emotionally, physically), and mimicking/mocking God must stop. All of the many addictions such as drugs, alcohol, sex, food, gambling, etc must cease. Idolatry, envy, jealously, greed, etc must stop! Some so called Saints party hard and shake their butts on Friday and Saturday; and then put on a form of holiness for Sunday. This gets you nowhere but hell bound. Those claiming to love Jesus yet are not loving your own family must stop, because it’s NOT possible. You pick and choose what family and friends you want to love. You pick and choose other people you want to love. You must love ALL people. Some of the very people who are leading flocks are committing these very acts. Many sitting in the pews Sunday after Sunday claiming they are Saints; are committing the very acts.

Leaders of the churches aren’t teaching the right things in their services. They are not telling people how to get saved and stay on the Lord’s side. They aren’t inviting people to Christ these days. They aren’t teaching how to get off of the Milk and start eating the Meat (the Word of God), for substance and spiritual growth. Instead they are only teaching material prosperity. They are too busy choosing fancy words and closing their eyes to the truth. Some churches are so commercialized they look like lounges and worldly venues instead of sanctuaries. Leaders are accepting any and everything into their sanctuaries when the Words says separate yourselves. There should be distinction and a peculiar way about Saints, but there isn’t, because too many who are claiming to be Saints are still in the world to INCLUDE many of the leaders.

I’m not trying to bash or judge, I’m trying to help someone get it right! Saints must put down the facades and pick up the “full armor of God.” We are living in evil times. If you’re faking it Heaven has no place for you!

So-called Saints are still doing things behind closed doors that are against God. They are still tipping, dipping, ducking, and dodging from man when God sees every single thing done! Many don’t want to stop what they are doing and do right because it means they will be responsible and accountable. Duh!!! You’re responsible and accountable period; no matter if it’s a right or wrong choice. Problem is many fake folks pick and choose when they will do right or when they do wrong. They do right to look good in the eyesight of man and then choose wrong when they think no one is watching. Truth is if you’re doing right ONLY to please man, then it’s still wrong! If you are on the side of Jesus you shouldn’t be so quick and easy to do wrong. You should turn away from the ways of the world, period!

Drained

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Many are walking around mentally, spiritually, emotionally, and physically drained. Believe it or not to be this way is a personal choice. I’m sure some of you won’t agree and you have that right, however it’s the truth. Whatever power a person give to people or things determines how it affects them. If a person allow people or things to drain them, it WILL happen! This ultimately causes problems, because everything works in sync and when person is torn down in one of the areas (mind, body, spirit) there’s disruption in that individual’s life. It changes a person and most time not for the good.

RELATIONSHIPS – Far too many people give too much of self to things and people. A lot of times some people don’t love themselves yet they pour all they can into trying to give and receive love from someone else. They will take all kinds of foolishness in order to receive some type of love. In their heart of hearts it’s love they seek and they will settle for a little something rather than having nothing at all. These people end up lonelier than when they began and normally filled with regret and even more sadness.

People are so consumed with finding love they fall for anything. People are trying to save folks who are oftentimes so toxic or tainted until they become like the very people they’re trying to save. They develop mental health issues trying to save someone they love; and lose themselves in the midst of it all. I’ve seen this over and over. You can’t change anyone unless the individual wants to change his or her life. To try and do so is a personal choice. People are in this saving or fix it mode because they’re fueled by what their thinking and feeling about a person versus the truth of the situation.

EMPLOYMENT – Some people put everything into their jobs never receiving recognition or any gratitude in return. I believe we should always put forth an effort to be the best we can be. However, kissing someone’s butt (brown nosing as they call it) is not the way. For many individuals this is their way of life to get through life, they kiss up to everyone; especially at work. Some of these individuals get talked about and still never make it to the next level. They are left feeling bad and sad. In reality they think more of what the people around them or what their employers think of them, then what they think of themselves. It’s a very sad way to be. It’s depressing and draining.

Then you have those who give all of their energy and time to their jobs, because they are workaholics. They put their loved ones on the back burner until they realize it has caused separation in their relationships. People must understand they go to work for a reason and then they go home. Home is where you lay your head, if things aren’t right at home there will always be a riff in the relationship. People shouldn’t put their work before their loved ones. Stop allowing your work to drain all of your energy or take all of your focus, then you have nothing left for your loved ones. It’s not fair to them! If you’re blessed to see another day the job will be there. Learn to better manage time and most importantly always have time for your loved ones. It’s insane to work like a mad man (woman or man) to get ahead, but have no one to share it with, because you’ve pushed them away.

THE DARK PIT – I could of list many other things, but the reason people are this way is because of things they’ve previously endured. People don’t understand the core of who they are lies within them. It’s a dark pit that contains all of the mess they never got over. People carry so much unnecessary baggage around which causes them to act or react to situations in their lives based on thoughts and emotions.  This leads to bad choices and decisions, because they seek approval, comfort, and gratification at all cost. People are sponges taking in everything from everyone until becoming drained is all there is left. Think about a sponge it can only hold so much water before it begins to leak. This is what happens to people, because they give and put so much into people or things they become drained emotionally, spiritually, mentally, and physically. It affects them as a whole.

My prayer is people honestly face their issues, deal with them, and move on to become stronger individuals who understand that it is a choice to give people their power, peace, joy, and happiness. I pray people learn to stop desperately seeking approval from others, because once you do your best that’s enough! Either people will accept it or not, if they do great, if they don’t great! Most importantly I pray people understand that no matter how much you love a person, you must love yourself first.! Love you; first; when you do you will NOT allow anyone or anything to take the power that belongs to you!  No one or nothing will have to the ability to drain you.

 

 

Miracle of Life

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I understand many people don’t believe, that is your prerogative and I’m not here trying to push anything on you. However, it is my duty to write what I am writing.

When I think about how people don’t believe, to me that’s unbelievable. To think about life and death, that in itself is enough to make one believe. Think about it, scientist have been trying to figure out the miracle of life  and many workings of the universe for years and years. They can’t and they never will. It’s simply not meant to be known by man. That is just the way it is. All they can do is speculate, postulate, estimate, theorize, hypothesize, etc. etc. They will never ever know the truth. If it wasn’t something to it all, don’t you think by now there would be some concrete answers?

It takes a man and woman to conceive and form a fetus. Scientist may clone, but they can’t produce a fetus from scratch, it will always take a egg and sperm. I’m sure they can form something, but it won’t be a fetus that grows into an infant, with a life system and is a breathing, living being. Something will be off, because it’s not the ability of man to create life. To see something so tiny grow into life, that is able to survive in amniotic fluid for nine months without drowning is nothing short of a miracle. A fetus is attached to a mother’s umbilical cord, where it gets all it needs to survive its time in the womb. I think it’s amazing and definitely a miracle!

We are born vibrant with bright eyes and then we will age and our eyes don’t look as bright anymore, they begin to get dim looking or grayish (something). Our bodies won’t stay the same, we change and sometimes look different as we grow older. Our senses become dimmer and our footsteps are a little shorter and slower. I don’t care how much plastic surgery a person gets that body will age. This is a miracle!

Think about something as simple as sleep. We have to sleep at some point or another, if a person never slept they would go insane. Why is this? It’s because that’s how God created our bodies. We have to rest or we will break down. It’s a miracle most don’t think about. It’s not by chance that we get to a point where we have to close our eyes and get some rest.

When you look at the sun, moon, and stars; how they hang  perfectly without crashing down killing us. It’s a miracle. Scientist can theorize and hypothesize as to how and why, but that’s all it is. They don’t really know! They never will! That is the way it was meant to be. All of the space is our universe is there for a reason, but it’s unknown to man.

Death is something to think about too. We are housed in this shell and then one day we are gone. Everything we worked hard for and have accomplished no longer has any meaning to us or for us. To me that is so deep! Our organs stop working and our life is gone from this earth.

God is real and He shows Himself to us every single day. He doesn’t beat us over the head to believe, but he hopes that we would believe. He loves each and everyone of us and has no respectable person. The choices we make are the choices we make, but with our choices and decisions are consequences. May you have peace in your life!

 

 

 

EVIL EXISTS WHETHER YOU BELIEVE IT OR NOT

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(Ephesians 6:12-13) For we wrestle not against blood and flesh, but against principalities, against the powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against the wicked spiritual wickedness in high places. If the fight isn’t against flesh and blood, it means it’s spiritual.

The Bible tells us these things will happen. If you don’t believe or you’re not in the Word, you won’t understand what’s happening. What I’ve found to be true is the fact that the world doesn’t want to touch on the subject of EVIL. People don’t want to touch on the subject of the supernatural realm. These things are scary to many people or people don’t believe it exists. It does and it’s just as alive as you are breathing. We are constantly fighting against these things.

Things are trying to trip us up at every turn. If we stand firm in full armor we can withstand anything. Evil exist through spiritual warfare that is constantly attacking us. It attacks us as individuals, but it comes in many forms. I believe because people don’t understand what is happening many will fall prey. It affects both the body and the mind. This is why you see parents killing their children, children killing their parents, people molesting their own children and other people, people killing for no apparent reason, suicidal victims, and all of the other horrific things we hear about. It causes people to be trapped by their own minds in unhealthy states of mind. They are depressed, drowned in alcoholism and drugs, doing nasty filthy sexual acts, trapped by their minds in memories of their pasts, unfaithful, liars, and doing all kinds of immoral things that are against God. It is only going to continue whether people understand or believe it’s happening or not.

It doesn’t happen to only some people; we all experience it because we’re all fighting a spiritual battle between good and evil. People are afraid to talk about what is happening; fear of being ridiculed . Although many are confused about it or engulfed by darkness; many will keep it to themselves until they’re driven to the edge and eventually over.

I believe if a person don’t truly know God and have a daily relationship with God this warfare can push them to the brinks of destruction. I’m so thankful for all of my experiences. I know the spiritual world is alive and well. If it weren’t for me knowing what side I’m on, developing a real relationship with God, and connecting with Him on a daily basis I probably wouldn’t be here today. If it wasn’t for the fact that I understood that His love conquers ALL fear, I probably wouldn’t be here today. If I didn’t understand in whom my strength lies, I probably wouldn’t be here today. When I was physically alone, I realized that I wasn’t alone. I knew God had me covered, it is what kept me and brought me through unscathed and strong as ever. I had to completely rely on God, His Son Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. I was strengthened where I was weak and built up where I was torn down. He gave me the ability to see things through my spiritual eyes and not natural.

When you speak or write about these things, people think you’re completely nuts. It’s okay! This is the norm for those who don’t understand or believe spiritual warfare and God exists. They think things happen by chance when NOTHING happens by chance. Many shrug their shoulders and shake it off until the next thing happens. People struggle daily with the affects this warfare has on them and others.

If no one is exempt (and no one is); think about the affect it can have on people of this whole world today. Millions and millions don’t have a clue as to what they’re dealing with and why they’re dealing with it. All I’m asking is for you to get educated. It cost you nothing to sit and get educated. There are tons and tons of information available free of charge. You have a choice to whom you will serve. Of course I will always recommend God and His Son Jesus, but you have the choice to choose whom you will serve. Regardless of your choice; get educated about the spiritual realm, which involves both good and evil.

Evil exists and it’s seen when we see people doing the unthinkable. Reality of its existence is seen every single day. The world wants to always call it mental illness. They NEVER want to say anything about evil, spiritual darkness, spiritual realm, paranormal, etc. They label everything as mental illness. IT IS NOT! Millions do suffer from mental illnesses, but it’s not always something passed down. It’s often the result of this spiritual warfare. The affects causes people to have the characteristics of mental illness. People not only question their sanity, they also question the sanity of people like me who speak about it. Well I assure you I’m sane. I’m covered under the Blood of Jesus. I’m only here trying to help someone.

People don’t want to entertain this subject. They want to dismiss it or ignore it altogether. The world will tackle science and medicine; which are two things they will NEVER know everything about. Yet they’re too afraid to deal with the supernatural world that is alive around us.

Many don’t don’t believe in God, because to them they can’t see, feel, or touch Him. Therefore in their eyes if He’s not tangible; to them it means He’s not real. I assure you He yet lives! He can be seen and He is tangible through His wondrous works and His Holy Spirit. However, if a person don’t believe then they won’t receive it and therefore cannot see it. This is why many are lost and losing the spiritual warfare battle. A battle that has really already been won, if we believe!!! God’s death on the cross was for all of the transgressions that exists today. A person can’t understand if they don’t understand the Creation and the Creator.

Boundaries for A Peace of Mind

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It seems there are many people who really don’t understand what setting boundaries in their lives mean and how empowering they can be to your life. Individuals allow others to invade and dominate their space and lives. I believe boundaries should be set between an individual and everyone that is involved in their life despite of the extend. If you don’t set boundaries sometimes people have the tendency to do whatever they want to you or at least they will give it a good try. I firmly believe in “nipping things in the bud”, not later, but right away.

This is my belief and what I think helps keep me grounded. We must have sense to learn how not to allow others to cause us unnecessary stress. This means husbands, wives, children, the job, friends, family, and any and everything. DO NOT RELINQUISH YOUR PEACE. Learn how to step back and away when it seems you’ve allowed stress to take up too much space.

Boundaries Against Your Children

My mom always said, “toddlers steps on your toes, but teenagers and adult children steps on your heart.” She sure didn’t lie about that! In saying that, it taught me that I had to build a boundary where my two adult daughters are concerned. I’m not saying they’re not good children, but they have their own lives and sometimes it doesn’t include me. I had to grow tough skin when it comes to that fact.

I initially built boundaries when they were little ones. I had to let them know who the parents were in the household. Sometimes children will try you, so you must lay boundaries and do not let them cross those boundaries.

Some parents have no control in their homes or over there children, because they have no boundaries, discipline, or structure in their homes. The children invade their space and privacy at will and they basically do what they want. Children play parents against one another and they can sometimes be quite manipulative. SET BOUNDARIES while they’re young and it will teach children about tolerances, limitations, respect, boundaries, and a host of other good attributes.

Boundaries Against Significant Others

Sometimes our significant others try us too. They want to see how far they can go with certain things. Boundaries must be set with them too. Sometimes they want to push you into things you don’t want. They may do things to you that is uncomfortable. You have every right to “nip it in the bud.” In setting boundaries in this area you can’t act as if you’re good with something today and tomorrow you have a problem with it. You have to set boundaries and stand firm on them and be consistent.

I can’t tell you what particular boundaries you should set against your significant other, but I can tell you if you don’t at some point something will happen that makes you uncomfortable and it’s because you never set a boundary against it. You must make it known what things can’t be crossed.

Boundaries in relationships are set according a person’s individual need. I think everyone should have a few.

Below are boundaries I believe are important to set against everyone in order to keep your peace and joy. I added them to a book I wrote and thought I would share some of what I wrote about with you.

Physical Boundaries These are boundaries we should set up against other people (everyone). If not, people will easily invade your personal space. When you have physical boundaries set and someone crosses them, if you correct a person right away, everyone will know exactly what you will and won’t allow. Some things you may let some people get away with while others you won’t. That’s normal, but regardless you should have them set with everyone.

Simple examples are:

Some people get too close to you or touch you (while in contact with you). This may be something that makes you uncomfortable. For some it’s a habit for others it’s a test to see how far they can go. To avoid any issues from it, set physical boundaries.

You may have friends or family who comes to your house and they go through your things, eat your food, use your things; etc. all without asking, (this happens with co-workers, etc. as well). If you have your boundaries up they will no that behavior won’t be tolerated by you. This boundary should apply to everyone you come in contact with. If not you make everything about you free game when it shouldn’t be.

Friends or family who like to be too chummy with your significant other or vice versa. You have to set boundaries in your relationships with friends and family by letting them know just because they’re friends and family some things you still won’t tolerate from them.

I think you get the idea. Setting boundaries can prevent or eliminate conflict that surrounds this issue in your life.

Mental Boundaries are boundaries you set against others to prevent you from becoming stressed to a point of dysfunction. Many people allow the problems of others along with their own issues to weigh them down to a point of disturbance in their mental states. This is a bad way to cope.

You can’t take everything in and hold it in. You have to learn how to relax and calm your mind. Problem is too many people in this world carry too much on their shoulders. They take and take. They give and give. It becomes too much for a person to bear. Then it causes dysfunction. People end up on medication to help them function day to day.

You can’t live life for anyone else. Life was designed that you live your own, I live mine own, and the next person lives theirs. When a person tries to fix everyone else’s problems, they end adding more to their very own. It’s great to be there for people, but when it comes down to it, each of us has to take ownership of our own individual lives.

Trying to do it all for everyone becomes exhausting and overbearing. When it becomes too far gone it can cause mental imbalance. Learn to set mental boundaries in your life so you do not lose focus and/or your mind. Some people have let it go too far and now can’t go day to day without taking medication. It is unhealthy state of mind.

Emotional Boundaries these are boundaries that can help you to stop getting so emotionally involved and drained over everything you see and/or hear. I believe when people are always going off of their emotions it is what leads to mental breakdown. It’s too much stress and strain on the body to constantly have emotional melt downs over any and everything.

People must learn how to take things as are and as they come while understanding life is designed with good and bad. We will have good days and certainly bad. Good things will happen and so will bad. No matter what we go through we mustn’t constantly give into our emotions in a negative way.

Both Emotional and mental episodes affect the mind. If the mind isn’t healthy nothing else is. It’s my thought that an over abundance of emotional instances lead to a broken mental status. This can be avoided by learning how to control your emotions and not allowing them to control you.

Spiritual Boundaries these are boundaries set against those who want to trample on your beliefs. I can’t tell you what you should believe. It’s your right to believe whatever you choose. Don’t let anyone shake your faith. We’re living in very trying times and our faith is what keeps us standing.

Your faith may be in something other than God. I recommend Jesus to all. But the bottom line is, it’s your choice as to what you believe. Be true to you. I can’t beat my faith into you, it wasn’t beat into me by anyone or God. However, I stand firmly on it. People around me can say and do what they want, it doesn’t shake my faith. I live my life for me and no one else.

We must have a wholeness about us. That means we must be healthy in mind, body, and spirit. When one domain is disturbed is affects the others in some way.

Stay strong and stay encouraged!!