Terrorism…Thank you Lord!

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Thank you Lord for your protection!!!

Thank you Lord!

This week’s terror attacks were not successful and I thank the Lord for answering the prayers of protection. I have and I’m sure many intercessors and people have been praying for safety for our country. Even though some people were injured…nobody was killed. It was said from the media that there were a lot of “lucky things” that happened where things planned from the terrorist were thwarted.

I know that God answered prayer! We must continue to pray! We must not be afraid but boldly go before the throne and ask God for His protection. We must stand up for what is right and humble ourselves so that God will hear our prayers.

I just want to thank God today for people and the police finding so many bombs. I thank God for the 2 policemen not being seriously injured. I thank God that they found the suspect before he could do anything else. I thank God that nobody got killed in New York, New Jersey and in Minnesota.   I thank the Lord for protecting us all every hour of every day. Thank you Lord! Thank you!

Deuteronomy 31:6 Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”

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Boasting about my infirmities

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Yeah right! I’m supposed to be happy about all the mess I’m going through and then brag about it? How the heck can that happen? I‘ll share with you what God has taught me.

Recently I had to consider my life during a very difficult and frustrating situation and I had to find my peace in it. So I wrote a blog…”I suffer from a chronic illness”. I had to figure out what to think when God says no or wait to a prayer request. I’ve learned through my situation that I truly love God like mad even in my pain and suffering and delayed answer to prayer!!!!

 

God’s blessing has to be able to fit everyone’s weakness across the board. You can be blessed in whatever economic or physical situation you may find yourself in. When we find ourselves in these situations are we feeling blessed in it? This is why Paul felt at peace in prison. I know we can feel peaceful when all is well with us but can we all find peace in our prison time? Can we find the strength of endurance and a place of contentment during hard trials or tragedy? Our answer should be yes. The Gospel works for all of Gods children at all times every single day of the year and in all situations!!!

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Happy times and bad times God made them!

 

God can and does perform the most incredible miracles and I’m always hopeful and thankful for those blessings. But we must consider that God ordains the good and the bad in our lives. It says in Ecclesiastic 7:14 When times are good, be happy; but when times are bad, consider this: God has made the one as well as the other. Therefore, no one can discover anything about their future.

I’m a soloist and my favorite song to sing is…“It is well with my soul”. I sing this song with great faith and because I’m happy in my spirit regardless of my current my situation. I know that Jesus lives in me and so everything’s alright.

If you are not able to sing that song with assurance…

  1. You must study God’s word more deeply
  2. Pray more intensely and really abide with God
  3. Expect some good old fashion trials/weaknesses from God to get you to the place of trusting that His promises are true and to bring Him glory.

EVERYTHING that goes on in our lives…God knows all about it. Joseph in the bible was thrown into a pit, sold into slavery, lied on, but in all he went through he remained steadfast in his God. So did Daniel and, Meshach and Abednego! All of Jobs kids died, He lost everything including his health. God ordained all these weaknesses and Gods glory shone brightly through each and every one of these saints! These men all remained steadfast in there weakness.

Steadfast means staying firm and unwavering in the core of your being or soul no matter what the circumstances. 1 Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.

The Apostle Paul was severely beaten, robbed, shipwrecked, starved and went through a whole bunch of other dilemmas.

2 Corinthians 11:30 If I must boast, I will boast of the things that show my weakness.

                             WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?

I can give my testimony about my troubles because in doing so I’m exposing the greatness of God. It reveals how the Lord bought me through my circumstances and for all the victories He’s given me. So it’s not about me it’s about Gods awesomeness!!! Not my shortcomings but Gods overcoming’s!!!!!!

This is the meaning of – 2 Corinthians 12:9 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

 

I’m not going to say…”bring on the weaknesses so I can give God glory” but when trouble comes…I will make good use of it and I will never fail to give God the glory He deserves when He sees me through it.

 

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Jesus trip to earth was no vacation!

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So… this is a kinda of strange blog today but there is a point to it so bare with me here.

God asked Jesus to do something for Him. It would be and understatement to say this was a really big request.  Jesus agreed to do it because He had seen the future. Jesus saw you and me and our need for salvation. His love for us and obedience to His Father was His motive for His earthly trip.no vacation 1

Jesus was conscious in Mary’s womb. He knew where He was and He knew why He was there. Jesus suffering began when He was in that womb. He had been glorified and was at His Father’s side and now here He was in a human woman’s womb. Jesus was in the body of a sinner in which He would in time save her from her sins. This ordeal of being born was a little humiliating for the Son of God. But Emanuel came!!!

Jesus spent 9 months a dark place in this woman’s body and then one day He was squeezed out, cleaned off and introduced to the world in a dirty barn wrapped in rags. He had to receive nourishment the old fashion way! (And you know what I mean)  The Son of God! A no vacation 7king! He had to have His diapers changed…well it wasn’t a cute little Pamper… it was more rags! As a little boy and He may have ran and fell, maybe skinned His knees. Maybe He got stung by a bee. And oh yeah… He did have to get potty trained too. Yes…Our wonderful Savior…the King of Kings!

As a kid I’m sure Jesus had chores to do and ran errands for His earthy parents. He even got into trouble with them once and got scolded for running off to church without telling anyone. Yup…the Messiah! I wonder what Jesus thought about all these very humbling experiences? After all He was God! Was this uncomfortable or embarrassing for Him to endure? And this wasn’t even the worst part of His story yet.no vacation 4

Poor Jesus was led to go on another trip out to a desolate place for about a month and 10 days with no food!!! There was no Dunkin Donuts or MacDonald’s anywhere in the area! Not even a goat or a well! Can you imagine no refreshments for miles around?  Jesus no vacation 3went through this for many days. I wonder what He did every day. What did He think about? He had no Wi-Fi…no TV and no one to talk to except the nastiest creature in the universe to talk to and be bullied by.   My Lord!

Jesus healed many people but He cried when He saw that even though He performed many miracles people still doubted Him. People didn’t really take Him seriously. He also saw people trying to jack up His Father’s house and He got really emotional about it!  Jesus had to go buck wild on them! He experienced people lying on Him and was talked about by back stabbers. Many people kissed up to Jesus just to get something from Him. They weren’t interested in being His real friend. Thank goodness He had His own crew but even they were shaky at times.  They had to be His friend on the down low! When the mess hit the fan they all left Him high and dry!  Jesus was all alone…no earthy support! They dissed the Messiah!!!

Then the whole thing with the plot to kill Jesus and the actual murder! That was “breaking news” all over town. Jesus got no justice at that time!! If that was today that would have been on CNN and blown up all over Facebook for sure!! Oh the Prince of peace!

I bring all of this up because Jesus didn’t just suffer on the cross. He suffered the entire time He was away from heaven and down here with us. Jesus suffered for 33 years! His whole earthly life.  After He was almost finished His work here on earth He asked the Father to give Him back His glory. He didn’t even wait until He got back home.Can you blame Him? Why would the God of the entire universe reduce Himself to a human form? That alone had to be a hard pill to swallow! I just can’t imagine how hard this all was for Jesus…Emanuel… God with us.

When I meditate on why Jesus did this….it just lets me know just what kind of God He is! No other god could or would do what He did for humanity. God is holy and things down here on earth are not. He wanted to come this unholy place and do this for you and me. Do you know how special that makes me feel? I can’t even express to you what I feel in my heart about it. Just know as I write this that tears are flowing down my face and I just have no words. I will personally try to show Jesus, God and the Holy Spirit how grateful I am with my body, mind and spirit. I will make myself a living sacrifice and try to tell people, show people and sing about God’s goodness and love for us.

I know Jesus had some good times and some great memories here on earth, but I know He suffered just having to be down here and I will take my communion often and I will never forget all the mess He went through for my benefit… and yours. The big take away here is that….GOD LOVES THE MESS OUT OF US!!!!! For real!!!!!! Meditate on that today and see how you feel after you’ve chewed on that for a while. You’re Gods girl!….You’re Gods guy! You are Gods Child! You are so loved!

John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

 

 

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Lord help us to understand the depth of your love for us!

I suffer from a chronic illness

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I’ve always known that I was…”different”.  I was born…”tired”. I could handle it as a child because I had regular youthful energy but everything always took a great deal of effort. By the time I was 12 years old I started having various aches and pains. At 18 I couldn’t keep a job for long because of the fatigue. I’d gone to numerous doctors for help about the fatigue and various pains but to no avail. They all said…stress, depression, hysterical syndrome, conversion disorder, PMS, menopause and panic disorder. Pills and counseling were the doctors’ orders so I did that.

In 1989 I lost 100lbs and gave up sugar to which I was so addicted to and all hell broke loose in my body. I was watching TV with my kids when I felt like I was going to black out.  I felt like I was having a stroke. I went to the ER that day in an ambulance and they said it was allergies. Next ambulance trip to the ER they said it was panic disorder. I’ve lost count at how many ER’s and hospitals I’ve been to. I’ve seen at least over 100 doctors and specialist. I had major surgery to fix the problem and 27 years later I’m still having these very frightening and horrifying episodes. They have caused me to have permanent muscle weakness and constant pain from suffering with this for so long. I was diagnosed with a rare disorder called Periodic Paralysis about 8 years ago.

Have I prayed about this? Heck yeah!! I’ve had many people praying for me and I pray constantly for myself. So today I thought I would write a blog on how it feels to be sick for so long and praying for God for help yet still no healing. Just to let you know in advance the ending to this earthly story has not happened yet but my heavenly ending has been written so I can say it is well with my soul.

When the first episode happened to me I fervently sought the Lord. I have never stopped asking God to heal me. So today I’m sitting here in my bed typing this and I’m wondering how can I still be going through this for all these years? Almost every day feels like my last because of the severity of the symptoms. God has NOT given me an answer or explanation about what’s going on with me and He doesn’t have to either.

So where does this leave me? I can tell you that I’m not mad or angry with God for me still being sick. How can this be? Because before I got sick I had developed a really great relationship with Father God through deep prayer and bible study. I KNOW that my Father God knows what’s best for me. I have to admit though that I truly don’t understand the very long delay in the manifestation of my healing. I’ve asked for help and I’ve gotten the same answer every time. The answer is “my grace is sufficient for you”.   When God first revealed this answer to me early in my illness I was like “that ain’t working for me Lord… give me some more info!”  As I matured in the Lord, I realized that this is the greatest answer and I truly get it from Gods perspective. Without God’s grace I would have truly succumbed to my situation physically and emotionally.

Still as I feel so sick even as I’m writing this never knowing if these are my last moments on earth I ask myself if I’m alright with this? I’ll let Jesus answers this one for me: “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.” Luke 22:42. I’m truly with Jesus on this one!  I’m surely NOT comparing my suffering with Jesus suffering but God included this scripture in the bible of Jesus prayer in anticipation of the suffering He was about to face. Even when Jesus was in the midst of His many hours of tremendously painful suffering He cried out this to His Father: …“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?Matthew 27:46  Jesus was in such great agony emotionally and physically. God didn’t have to reveal this very vulnerable time in Jesus suffering but He did. God knew that I needed to know this!

Now I want to say here that God has healed me many times over. I thank the Lord for all the healings that basically happens every day as I suffer daily.  I get the victory and another day to give Him praise and glory through my life of total devotion to Him.  God has healed me of many major illnesses also including cancer.  I want you to know that I always give a testimony about how God is bringing me through this thing called…suffering.  I’ve made pamphlets on the different illnesses and trials I’ve suffered through and I describe how God has bought me through each one victoriously.  I give them to everyone I meet and leave them everywhere I think someone will read it.  I’m trying to work for the Lord anyway I can.  Use me Lord even in this condition!

If God is allowing me to still suffer from the rare disorder that I have, then I too say what Jesus said “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.” I don’t like being sick and the way I’m feeling right now…I’m human…this hurts….it’s uncomfortable and it’s really scary!  There are many biblical examples of people who have suffered greatly including Jesus Christ. But in the core of my being…I know that God has His reasons and purposes for all this suffering. I trust Him no matter what! And boy do I have the “what”!

In order to stay encouraged and in the right frame of mind I keep these two scriptures very close to my heart and mind:

  1. Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
  2. 1 Peter 5:7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

I’m so comforted to know that even when I don’t know how to pray for myself Holy Spirit will get a message to God for me.   Let me tell you He does it a lot for me too!  Romans 8: 26-28 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God. And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

I’m gonna be real honest here…I don’t like this kind of suffering and I just don’t understand it! I do understand receiving grace to get through it. So since I understand about grace …when I receive it I will hold on to my grace like crazy!  I will remind myself that the Holy Spirit is inside of me and is helping me to overcome my difficulties. I know the advantage of being a Christian is that supernatural strength is available and is given to me so I can bare up under this kind of heavy suffering. Not everyone is going to suffer to this degree and there are many who will suffer much more than me…but if you do have to go through this my advice is to know God intimately and know His word!!!! Nothing else that I know of can help you get through an extremely painful and debilitating medical condition or any kind of heavy trial for that matter. Some people are just strong by nature and can make it through, but many more are not and need divine intervention.  Oh God have mercy on us! Please!

Many years ago my baby was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. He was completely disabled. God told me He was going to give me a miracle if I would trust Him. I told Him that I would but it was not an instant healing. It took 18 years to complete. Sometimes God is slow in answering prayer and sometimes He heals instantly. So this is the big take away here….Never  ever give up hope!!!   

We have choices in the matter of being sick and needing a healing. We can choose not to be bitter, pitiful and completely bombed out about our situation to the point of losing our will to live or we can endure with Gods help and strength.

Let me tell you about 2 godly women who through their great physical suffering endured with grace. They were my mom and mother-in-law. They both suffered from different debilitating illnesses but I witness them praising God to the end. My mom was in so much pain her last year of life and all I heard her say was how much she loved Jesus. As she was being rushed to the hospital on her last day on earth she told our family to take care of each other. She was in great pain and was suffering from a massive stroke as she managed to mouth those precious words. My mom read her bible and talked to God every day!!! She served others in every possible way and was always giving people money and things. When she needed God in the greatest time of suffering God was there for her and she knew it. She moaned a lot in pain but God through the power of the Holy Spirit gave her the grace she need to make it though to the end.

Nobody gets an easy pass in life for suffering! Yes some people have very little suffering in their lifetime and others endure tragedy after tragedy. The way that Jesus was killed and the way that the apostle Paul was killed was so horrendous. Who can ever figure out why God would ordain this? We definitely won’t know in this lifetime but we will know for sure when we get to heaven. Do not be afraid of what you are about to suffer. I tell you, the devil will put some of you in prison to test you, and you will suffer persecution for ten days. Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you life as your victor’s crown. Revelation 2:10

For right now we need to be secure in this fact: And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying: He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” Revelations 21:3-4

So now that I’ve written this blog today because of my own suffering…I have to say I feel much more encouraged. I needed to write this and I know I’ll go back and read it again and again. I needed to write this blog for me!!! It’s my private struggle with suffering from a chronic illness but I wanted to share my struggle openly because I know I’m not alone in this battle. Maybe you might want to share a scripture that has given you strength or something that really gave you encouragement during a great time of suffering. Feel free to comment below.

“Father God…I thank you for my life and for reaching out to me to accept your gift of salvation. Thank you for all the healings you give me every day and that’s why I’m still here. God I need a healing from this disease that I’m suffering with right now. My hope is in you oh Lord! I’m also asking for a healing for anyone who is reading my blog today. Oh God we need your grace and we need our bodies healed. God we truly thank you for Holy Spirit who is there when we can’t even speak or pray through our pain and He lets you know the cries of our heart. Lord as we study your word help us to hide it in our heart and so we can be strengthened by it daily.

Lord some of us are so sick and weak so we lift those precious people up in prayer right now. For those of us who feel like we are going to faint….strengthen us. Lord please lead our friends and family members to be patient, gentle and encouraging towards us as we wait to be healed. Father God… as defeated as we may feel at times we are still looking to you for our help. Those of us who need to see doctors and specialist please guide all medical staff to be kind to us and disperse the right treatment for our care. We all thank you for giving us daily victories and we look forward to the day that you deliver us completely from our pain and give us the greatest reward of seeing your face and being in your arms forever. In Jesus name Amen!”

2 Corinthians 4:17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. There are GREAT things planned for our eternal future!!! Be encouraged today!

 

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The Lord is My Shepherd! I depend on Him when I’m sick! I know He’ll see me through! Thank you Jesus!

 

 

 

Forgiveness

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Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.”

 

 

Matthew 6:14-15 For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.

Ephesians 4:32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.forgiveness

A friend of my husband and I wrote a poem that really touched me. He wrote a poem about his x-wife that he divorced many years ago. He said it took time to get to this wonderful place of forgiveness. I myself had to learn this lesson of forgiveness for my x-husband. Dave’s poem just really puts it all into perspective for me.

Still …after all the lessons and trials God has allowed me to go through to teach me about forgiving others…I still struggle with instant forgiveness. I have to keep my eyes on Jesus and lean hard on the Holy Spirit to assist me until I can experience the freedom for my soul and mind for the situation I found myself in. I think I’m not real good at this because I keep getting lots of these type of lessons LOL! forgiveness 2

How many times do we need to forgive others? Matthew 18: 21-22 Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?” 22 Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times. That’s a whole lot of forgiving. Well let me get a head start for my next test! LOL!

 

The Wife of My Youth

I lift up the wife of my youth
the mother and nurturer of the
Children she’s borne
she is singularly precious to me
Even though from each other
our hearts have been torn

For all we have shared in the past
the memory of which will always last
I bless her in Jesus’ Name
for His grace and His mercy
have embraced all the pain

The separate lives we now live
Devoid of the chaos that strife used to give
are His to lead and to guide
For in His loving-kindness we
chose to abide

In His presence, His joy is my proof
and I lift up the wife
of my youth                              

David C. Ridgeway

 

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Ask God for anything… Really?

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John 14:14  You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.Joni-Eareckson-Tada

We should pray with faith believing that God can do the thing we ask for. We MUST pray in God’s will. All answers to prayer will bring God glory. Gods will for us is what God thinks is for our good….in our best interest.  Joni Erikson Tada has been paralyzed for most of her life. In spite of her illness she has done tremendous things for God. If she had not gone through the accident that caused her paralysis, I really don’t think her life would have bought God as much glory if any at all. A second benefit of her illness is that in heaven she will be greatly rewarded for all she has done and for all she has had to endure and yet kept the faith. Her suffering has benefitted her greatly in ways that we can never fully understand in this life. Philippians 1:29 For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe in him, but also to suffer for him,

An Oswald Chambers quote – “If you are going to be used by God, He will take you through a number of experiences that are not meant for you personally at all. They are designed to make you useful in His hands, and to enable you to understand what takes place in the lives of others.”

Romans 8:18 I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. 

Knowing that all things work together for our good and knowing that what God has planned for us in heaven is so mind blowing, I think Joni got the better end of deal. What God has planned for her eternal future far outweighs her present pain. You see…we don’t really get God and we really can’t. One day we will completely understand and until then we must press on in this life and we must endure no matter what.

I told God one day that I think that He is a little strange because with God pain and suffering is good and we are to count it all joy. This is a hard concept to process. I said to Him if I was God I would give everybody everything they wanted. But I had to think about myself with this line of thinking. I raised 6 children and I didn’t let my kids have everything they wanted because I didn’t want them to turn out spoiled and narcissistic. God is a far better parent than to let that happen to us!! So what is praying in God’s will? Joni-Eareckson-Tada2When you know His word and you have abided in Him you know what His will is. My kids knew better than to ask me for $200.00 for a pair of new sneakers. I know better than to ask God for a Rolls Royce! Know God, know His word, know how to follow the lead of the Holy Spirit and you’ll have a better chance of praying in God’s will.

What we think is best for us might have a negative outcome and could really be bad for us in the long run. God’s best for us might seem like a negative outcome especially if it involves some form of suffering but He always has our best interest in the forefront it will have an excellent outcome for sure! We should remember that we can ask God for anything at any time.  In this way we let Him know that we trust our Father God and look to Him for our support and help. It also keeps us stay encouraged knowing that a supernatural God is responsible for ALL that concerns us and He will answer when we call on Him.

 

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Racism…my thoughts and prayer

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Color is made up of a pigment called melanin and without this humans would all be the racism 9same color. I’m black and 64 years old.   Because of aging I have developed many very dark brown spots on my skin. I also have some spots on my skin where I’m losing melanin and I have spots of completely white skin. I’m amazed at the very dark spots and very white spots because it shows the contrast in different skin tones.

 

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Skin only makes up about 12% of a person’s total body weight. People are losing their lives and fighting over 12% of who they are. Underneath the 12% of our skin we are all the same. Everyone’s blood is red, our organs are the same color and the tissue under the skin is the same color.

 

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Chicken eggs come in white and brown. The shell is a small part of the egg. Once you break that egg open it’s the same. It contains a yoke and an egg white. No difference in taste or make-up.

All humans come from God first and our souls are sent down to earth and are produce through man and women’s union. The parents you got is what you got. You could be any color but you are who are.

When I was a little girl I thought people got their color from a unique way. I thought…God has big tubs of skin colors and when a baby was born God took the baby and dipped him in the color that matched the parents color. Then He put them on their hands and feet to dry that’s why our hands and feet have less color. Only in a childs mind! LOL!

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I was born at a time when a person’s dark skin was a problem in society. My father and mother came from the south and lived in times of segregation. My parents told me stories of what they went through and what their parents endured.  My dad even  saw a man who had been lynched.  I saw a lot of racial occurrences on TV and have experienced it for myself in various ways. I got to the point as a child that I didn’t even want to be black because I thought black was bad. It has taken years for me to learn to be grateful for who God designed me to be.

To see that skin color is still an issue today in 2016 is not surprising to me. I do know this is not what God wants for humanity. Jesus sums it all up in this verse. John 13:34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.

Dionne Warwick sang a song in 1967 called “What the world needs now”.

What the world needs now is love sweet love, It’s the only thing that there’s just too little of. What the world needs now is love sweet love, No not just for some but for everyone.

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The world really does need love… but most of all the world needs Jesus Christ! This is the way to spread that kind of powerful love.

The Bible says this: Acts 17:26 From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands.

Adam was the first man and then all  humanity came from him. Over time God allowed different features and skin tones to develop. We all came from one man and we all are the same internally.

The government cannot make us all get along, community groups can’t make us get along and religion can’t make us get along. There is only one person who through His example and teachings can that can accomplish this and that is Jesus Christ. And that is only if we obey what it says in the book His Father gave us to follow… the Bible.

This is my personal plan about how I deal with racism:

  1. Forgiveness is what is always in the fore front in my mind for anyone who has any negativity against me, my family and friends for any reason.
  2. I will pray continuously for peace, love and unity. I will pray for any kind of violence to stop. I will pray against senseless killings of any kind for any reason. I will pray for people who hate.
  3. I will let my light shine on anyone I come into contact with to show the love of God. In this way I can spread Jesus love on others. I will try to do random acts of kindness on others as much as possible.
  4. I will be bold in my witness to anyone I come into contact with. The more people who know the gospel of Jesus Christ the more love can be spread.
  5. I will look for opportunities for fence mending. I will try to make a difference where I can.

I live in the real world and know that there are many who may not want to sing Cum-ba-ya with me…but if I can affect one person and others can affect one person then we can have a powerful affect in this world.

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As I said this is my personal plan. I know racism is a huge problem and it will take a lot more help than my little personal plan but if everyone can do their part…. Racism has been around a long time and it runs very deep. It can take generations to overcome just some of it. But if each generation pitches in… it can help it not to be as explosive as it’s heading for.

Mathew 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.

Luke 6:27 “But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,

 

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