Good morning friends and Happy Sunday,
Well I took a brief break yesterday from my normal faith based posts to post about another great love of mine, the Miami Dolphins. As I write these blogs you will probably notice from time to time I will switch up topics just to keep things fresh. Also as you will all see I’m sure, there are many layers to yours truly so I like to write about them all. 🙂
Today I came across this verse out of Ephesians and knew I had to share it. We have an Enemy that loves to make us think we are unworthy, unloved, and unimportant. He goes to great lengths in which to do this using all means necessary to impose these feelings into our lives. The thing is that he couldn’t be further from the Truth. The One that created us loves us more than you can ever imagine! The problem is that we have pushed Him out of our lives and out of our hearts and when the Enemy sees an opening in our hearts he takes it. He takes that opening we have given him and makes us feel unimportant, unloved, and alone and after a certain amount of time we start to believe that lie. Remember, our Enemy is THE deceiver folks and he very much exists….
So what can we do? Simple! Don’t let him in! Fill your heart every day with the Truth that our Creator loves you and loves you in ways we can’t even imagine. We must know that even when everyone in our lives lets us down, God never will. He will always be there with you; always has been there with you; and never will foresake you. He loves you so much that He made the ultimate sacrifice so YOU and I wouldn’t have to; He paid for our sins and allowed us to make the choice to follow Him and live with Him in Paradise forever. It does come down to choice though; as a pastor of mine used to say, God is a gentleman, He wont force His way into our hearts. We must ask Him and keep that space open for Him at all times….
Friends, I know there are those that are out there that can relate to this verse; do yourself a favor and mediate upon it. Memorize it and place in firmly in your heart where the Enemy can’t steal it. You can feel this love right NOW, its up to you whether or not to accept it. Will you?
Love and Peace,
Good afternoon friends,
Nice to see some activity on my blog today. Hopefully my insights are helpful and will catch on; if not well, if even one person is helped right?
Today has been (so far) a much better day than yesterday. Actually had a good day at work and no tragedy’s happened. Amazing how the bar can be lowered when things are going bad huh? I mean, the world gives us all these expectations of how our lives should go and what a “good day” should look like that sometimes it can be confusing. At the end of day, everyone I left at the house when I went to work is still here and in good condition, so praise God for that! With that said, I have this thought (that I unapologetically stole from The Shack) but has become more prevalent in my life; what exactly constitutes good and evil? I mean the world teaches us one thing but maybe its different? Hear me out….
For people that have given their heart to Christ, why is death considered a bad thing? Let’s be real, we will ALL die. There is no getting around it, it is going to happen. So instead of mourning people, why do we not celebrate? We WILL see them again, its like they have simply gone on a long vacation. Do we not believe that God makes all things new and can make good out of anything? Now if someone has rejected Jesus as their Savior, then I can see the mourning and frustration. What awaits those that reject the Savior is, well, a topic for another blog post.
Another thing, what actions do we consider to be evil and/or good? Are we the judge? Do we know God’s ultimate plan for us and what HAS to happen in order for that plan to be fulfilled? I think I have the answer and with most things Spiritual; its a simple one. The Enemy wants to keep us miserable; period. As Christ-followers we are supposed to live a life of Love and Light; how can we do that when we think every single thing that happens in our lives is bad or evil. (I blame the church as we know it now, but again that is for a different post). Guess what folks, ITS NOT ALL BAD!! Sure there is evil, always will be until God restores all things, but most of the time what REALLY is evil is our responses to what happens to us, not the action itself…
Friends, I need to take my own advice I know. I fail miserably in this area and this is a huge area for me to work on but do me a favor. Stop focusing on FB, Twitter, and all the other media that Satan manipulates to make you think all is lost..its not. There is a world of beauty out there; more importantly with the Spirit in your heart, there is pure beauty right in the mirror. Thanks again everyone for your support and hope to hear from some of you along the way.
Peace and Love,