When we mourn our lost loved ones it is our spirit that has realized we have been left behind and that another has returned to the Father. When they pass we miss and grieve them, it’s normal, but it still hurts. We have to remember that when someone passes they DO NOT die, our souls are from God and therefore Eternal. So, if we think about it, our loved ones have gone to be with our Creator in the heavenly realms. We should be celebrating that they are with God and remember them, the good times and the bad times we had with them, think about how one day it will be our turn.
If you do not believe or have not been told, “Jesus came to earth to make a way for us to be forgiven and to be able to come to the Fathers presence”, all you need is to believe in him and what He did (died for us), put our Faith in him (Trust in Him), and repent of our Sins (Turn to Him). When we do this we begin our relationship with Him anew with a clean slate. The Bible is filled with things that can help us to understand God but we have to take that first step of surrender, let go of the material things and worries (Distractions) and don’t let the world take our focus from God.
When man first sinned it was by being disobedient to God, and turning away from Him, once that happened it created an opportunity for the enemy to capture peoples attention and further distract us from God. Things have gotten so far from what God originally created that a lot don,t realize that we don’t know anything no matter what our IQ is or how many degrees we have. We live in a World full of lost souls being lied to by everything around us. The world is everything that is material including our bodies. God is so great that He is all and in all but not visible to our physical eyes. That is where our Faith comes in as we believe in things that we can not see, feel, or hear. Talk to God(Pray) daily and always, but most importantly, listen for His voice and wait for His presence. Ask God for the Spirit of discernment of Truth to find It and never limit yourself or where you search. If you let GOD lead you, He will show you so much that you will want to shout it to everything, but we have to be bold and step out in Faith and do what He asks of us so we can see the Truth of his Love for us.
The bible is not a book that tells us what to do and not do. It is a guide that tells us how we should live. Today a lot of people look at Christians and think that we are all about what is right and wrong and how living a certain way is not of God, etc. Well I want to let you know that the Bible is only about us having a one on one relationship with God and treating the people around us with love. The old testament has a lot of things that we should and should not do but we no longer need to set our attention on those things as long as we focus on the teachings of Jesus.
When Jesus was here his whole ministry was about us being able to have that relationship with Him and that if we follow and believe in him then we are no longer men and women, but we are children of God. When we fully realize what that means we can move in the spirit of God and begin to heal ourselves and those around us.
The world and the enemy puts distractions in place to keep us so busy that we forget to focus on God and we miss out on all that God has for us. All those bills, car repairs, angry people that we come in contact with are what keeps us at a distance from God by making us think more on our problems and responsibilities then on what God has for us and what he will do for us. The world makes us believe in things that are not of God by bombarding us with ads that cause us to think about the world in a black and white sense. This causes us to miss out on the blessings that are before us.
When we see someone that is homeless, looks like a gang member. or is on drugs we should not steer away. Instead we should approach them in Love as Jesus would have done, because we can not know what that person is going through or what lead them to the place they are in. They are the ones that Jesus tells us that we should be reaching out to and sharing the Good News of what he did for us and how he is available to them. The enemy would have them believe that what ever put them in that situation is bad or wrong and that can keep them from God and what he is capable of. Never tell someone what they are doing is wrong or not Godly but instead show them what Jesus says about how we are to treat each other in Love and without judgement.
One thing that God has shown me this year is that no matter how smart we think we are, how good we think we are, or how right we think we are, that we as humans do not know Gods way and that we can not begin to imagine what is right or wrong and that we should not think on these things that cause us to judge others. As the Bible says in Mathew 7;3 Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Just because man makes laws and says a thing, does not make it of God, so please when you have thoughts of what another is doing then please take a look at yourself and think, what do i do unknowingly that God does not agree with. None on earth can know what is good for another or even themselves but we can be there for each other as a help to get through it all. 1 Corinthians 1;25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
1 Peter 5:7 Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.
If you are like most people today tired of being told what to do, where you can go, and who you can see you’re not alone, even if you live alone. The Bible tells us that God is everywhere and in everything so why would we ever feel alone at any time? Jeremiah 23:23-24 “Am I a God at hand, declares the Lord, and not a God far away? Can a man hide himself in secret places so that I cannot see him? declares the Lord. Do I not fill heaven and earth? declares the Lord. So if we do feel alone it is not because we are but because we choose to turn away from God or we have let something distract us from the Truth that we are never alone.
We can often look at our situations and think how can God let this happen to me, why am I going through this, or where is God during the rough times. If you have ever felt this way and got through it then you probably learned something, experienced something, or changed something in yourself or even in someone else. If you think back on past trials in your life and ask God for understanding you will begin to see how the hard times helped you to become who you are today. He will show you how He was there for and with you. Don’t let anything distract you from the Truth of Gods Love. Romans 8:35-39 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? As it is written, “For your sake we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.” No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
The Pandemic has brought a lot of things to light and people are beginning to wake up from the sleep that the Devil has put us in. All you have to do is read about how through all the turmoil throughout the year of people losing Loved ones, Jobs, and even Homes there are other that continue to help. Charities that receive less are still working other are able to do more. People are starting to help each other more because the need is more. Why did it take a Pandemic to get this started? Because a lot of us were asleep to what was going on around us. We were too worried about ourselves and those closest to us and we stopped looking out at the world around us. By doing this we couldn’t see that there has always been a great need and that what the Virus has brought to light was always here in the dark. So let us move forward in the light of God by Loving each other as we would Love God. Ephesians 5:8 For at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light
For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.
God doesn’t want us to do good things for him but because of him. We can not earn or work for his forgiveness, it is something He gives us because He Loves us. Anyone can do something for someone and say, look at what i did. This is how we keep ourselves from God’s Love for us. Instead He wants us to accept what he has for us freely and follow his example. By helping one another we honor God’s will and His sacrifice for us.
When we do for others out of Love and give credit to God we are not looking for recognition but instead giving thanks to God for what he has given us. Selflessness is key to becoming closer to God, let us provide for others at all times to be examples of what God has done for us. Philippians 2:4 Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. True Love doesn’t pick and chose who to Love but shows Love to all for Love’s sake.
Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.
Love begets Love, hate begets hate, etc. Can you see how what we do and share determines what we get in return? Jesus said to Love God above all else and to Love your neighbor as yourself. Well try Loving your neighbor as you would Love God and see how it feels. Treat everyone as if they are God in the flesh and how can you not do what God is asking. This means to humble yourself to everyone and give your all expecting nothing in return. Think about the things and actions of Jesus and follow His ways and we can show God just how much we Love him.
We are begining our organization to help those in need and would like to invite anyone that is interested to lend a helping hand. What we need is donations of food, clothes, blankets, and anything that someone may need to help get them through the day.