My Aunt Anna Belle’s Eulogy of Love

1425538_10202999398451091_1653243734_nThis is the Eulogy I had prepared for my Aunt Anna Belle but the Holy had His way and it was changed. I wanted to share with you all what she meant to me. So here is what I had prepared for her in love and in the joy of being in her life. . .

I was asked to do my Aunt Anna Belle’s Eulogy, it brought a flood of memories. . . good life altering memories. Memories that changed my perception of life and the role I was to play in life. I knew her as ‘My Aunt Anna Belle’ stern but gentle, kind, truthful, loving and watchful. We are here to celebrate a life deserving of a celebration. A celebration of a glorious life full of hope and trust in God. She always said God could do anything but fail. She knew her limitations, but her determination to go beyond that and succeed was found in God!

How do you measure a life? How do you value a person’s life? By the moments created through time!…

The measurements used to value a life are often equated with success, riches or fame in this world. I measure the value of life by the moments spent with/in God, family, friends and even strangers; they are like pearls strung across time. We sometimes miss the moments and opportunities to string memorable pearls of memories.

My Aunt Annabelle did not miss an opportunity to string her pearls. She created memories with all of my siblings, which is a great feat in itself because there were eight of us. She made life feel adventurous with her stories. She seized the moment to invoke a change of mindset, which caused a voluntary change in behavior and attitude. This is known as repentance in the Word of God! She knew how to make you love God greater than anything in the world.

Mark 12:30-31Amplified Bible (AMP)

30 and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul (life), and with all your mind (thought, understanding), and with all your strength.’31 This is the second: ‘You shall [unselfishly] love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”

Aunt Anna Belle taught by example! She lived the life of Love. Granted, she had struggles and they were many, but through Jesus Christ she overcame and made peace with her sorrows. . .

Memories help us to direct and correct the present as we learn to respect the future.

Deuteronomy 4:9Amplified Bible (AMP)

9 “Only pay attention and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things which your eyes have seen and they do not depart from your heart all the days of your life. Make them known to your children and your grandchildren [impressing these things on their mind and penetrating their heart with these truths]—

Aunt Anna Belle told me Jesus loved me and that I could be great in God. Yes, my Mom and had instilled this in me at various times in my life. But she kindled the fire and kept it burning when my Mom and Dad transcended to heaven. She kept hope alive with her calls to check on my girls and me… We prayed and sometimes cried. She would call me to pray for others and had me call them to counsel and pray for their healing. She would say to me afterwards, ‘I knew you would know how to handle it.’ Her words of encouragement helped keep me focused on serving God and others.

I will forever be grateful for the confidence she patiently built in me through her persistence. I am fond of the memories we shared praying to positively impact the lives of God’s people. I cherish the relationship we had building each other up and serving God. Her love and concern for her family guided her relationship with us and I am thankful for her steady watchfulness and prayers.

She lived a glorious life, sharing so many precious moments with her beloved family and friends. Each of us holds her memory in our hearts and together we are the pearls strung across time, which she diligently placed through her nurturing love. As we gather together to celebrate her life, we see the passion she had for God’s people. We can rejoice in the success of her life’s journey because each one of us treasures a piece of her memory. Our memories of time spent together with her reveal to us that we were her life’s work and calling. Her love for God is reflected in her steadfast love for us. So we celebrate and love on one another, today as we remember the glorious life of Anna Belle Brady.

God is Love, Love conquers and covers it all….

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Perception! How You See Your World

Perception! How You See Your World
Perception! How You See Your World

From my heart to yours:  Today, make a concentrated effort to enjoy life. No matter what comes your way, step back and see how it is shaping your life. Do not jump in right away; stop and pause and think about how it can make you a better person. Life is good! 

 

Your response to life has made you what you are… good, bad, indifferent, loving, hateful, kind, gentle, mean, resentful, vengeful, etc. Your response will determine your outcome. Your response is formed by your perception of your life and what it is doing to you. How you see your world will be how your world treats you–thus, this will be how you live. 

 

James 1:2, tells you to be joyful… In the Greek (the original text) it means to reason ‘it’ (situations) joyful because you’re working with the situation, which gives you the opportunity to create insight into the situation joyfully. In short cooperate with the situation till you get a handle on it to make it into the best scenario possible for you.

 

This is how you grow spiritually not physically. Your physical self (body) is getting its cues from the accessories of your soul. Your soul comprises your mind, your will, your emotions and your intellect; the heart of your soul is the mind and everything else are the accessories. When you take advantage of the situation by being joyfully constructive, it’s like dousing water on a fire, giving you the chance to build what you want out of the ashes… This way you grow stronger in your resolution of who you are in faith through endurance and steadfastness and patience.

 

James 1:2-3Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)

 

2 Consider it wholly joyful, my brethren, whenever you are enveloped in or encounter trials of any sort or fall into various temptations.

 

3 Be assured and understand that the trial and proving of your faith bring out endurance and steadfastness and patience.

 

#GodIsLove

#LoveConquresAllAndCoversAll

 

From My Heart to Yours -WE

img_2886Today, everyday for me, begins with prayer for my family, friends, country and world. You have to begin each day outside yourself with compassion and thankfulness of life. Life gives you an opportunity to change what is and what was. Everyday of life is a breath worth taking and giving back into the world from which you drew it.

You matter to us ‘all’ and ‘all’ should matter to you. When we get it, human life exists for every human being born on this planet we see purpose in/of life. Selfish ambitions are the black holes you create in your world. It sucks the very life out of you and everyone around you… Life does not begin with you… but it will end with you… Life begins with us. The human race is one race and we need to love and care about ‘us’ together before it’s too late… Remember ‘I’ is the ‘you’ and the ‘you’ is the ‘we.’ #GodIsLove #MuchLoveMuchHopeMuchPrayer

Genesis 4:9 Amplified Bible (AMP)

Then the Lord said to Cain, “Where is Abel your brother?” And he [lied and] said, “I do not know. Am I my brother’s keeper?”

 

 

 

 

God Sanctioned, A God Blessed New Year!

new-yearI wanted to say more than ‘Happy New Year’… I waited to reply thinking, ‘Lord what do I say?’ The word Happy is so fleeting, so temporary and it has little to say about what the New Year will bring. I was perplexed at a crossroad. I know this year will be like no other year but I know you were chosen to be here at such a time as this. You are the remnant which the bible talks about; you are the strong, the steadfast, the unmoving, and the always abounding in the Lord… You are God’s people in whom He Loves and will lead us out of every situation that will occur.

 

How then do we proceed in this New Year? We proceed in the same manner in which we have always proceeded in every New Year. This manner in which we proceed in is Love… Love over comes. It has never been overcome. Its resolve has always been the same… that is to love. Love is not the least but the greatest position we can take. As we Love God with our all it reaches the tangible state beseeching us to love our neighbors, as the Love of God possesses us to love our selves.

 

2016 unveiled the evils that were festering in every domain in our society. They were always there. God said judgment begins first in the house of the Lord. Man has always used in the name of their God to do their worst in every religion. So we are here now… the darkness has encroached upon us as the Prophet Isaiah said in Isaiah 60:2.

Isaiah 60:2 King James Version (KJV)

For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.

What are we to do with this darkness? Look at Isaiah 60:1.

Isaiah 60:1 Amplified Bible (AMP)

A Glorified Zion

“Arise [from spiritual depression to a new life], shine [be radiant with the glory and brilliance of the Lord]; for your light has come,
And the glory and brilliance of the Lord has risen upon you.

 

Whenever it grows darker the light will always appear brighter. Darkness cannot overcome light. Light will always overcome darkness. Light has its advantages. Light brings clarity, direction, and revelation. Light uncovers the darkness. It refuses to allow darkness to exist. This Light will strengthen us! The Light was spoken in the beginning of our time when the world was dark. It is the light that will strengthen our faith to arise and shine. Genesis 1:2-3 and Isaiah 9:2 is where this is found.

Genesis 1:2-3 King James Version (KJV)

And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

 

Isaiah 9:2 Amplified Bible (AMP)

The people who walk in [spiritual] darkness Will see a great Light; Those who live in the dark land, The Light will shine on them.

 

Who is this Light? Look at John 1:1-5.

 

John 1:1-5 King James Version (KJV)

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

The same was in the beginning with God.

All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

In him was life; and the life was the light of men.

And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

 

This divine Light is Jesus! Jesus is your peace, your joy, your faith, your hope… and your resolve…

 

So have a God sanctioned, a God blessed New Year!

 

 

 

Part 6, in God’s Remnant…Never A Majority…A Ram In The Bush… My Friend Tom

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Are you in the ‘Race’? What race? It is the race of life… the entire Human Race… We are running side by side to pass the baton to the next generation. A baton of love, respect, and unity…

Well, this is the conclusion of Tom Muller’s response to the 2016 Presidential Election. He may not talk like you but he is deserving of being listened too and respected for what he has to say. I pray Tom’s candid response has broaden your sense of reality; diversified your thoughts and empowered your voice of reasoning to speak against all injustices toward all the peoples of this United States of America. In short, I hope your resolve is to make America a better place for all… all Americans.

My Friend Tom Muller:

 

How could you spew such hate at the scandal free Obamas for 8 years and then elect this family? You fucking hypocrites. How do you think y’all would have spun it had Obama showed up with five kids from three different mothers? Y’all picked on Michelle’s physical appearance (and she is freaking beautiful) while completely ignoring the fact that she is the first first-lady to go to Ivy League school for both undergrad and law school and then you nominate a nude model trophy wife for first-lady? That’s a far cry from Nancy Reagan or Barbara Bush. There is a line in the Republican bible, Atlas Shrugged, which like the real bible, most conservatives love to cherry pick from but have never read in its entirety, that says, “You can tell a lot about a man by the women he spends time with.” It is a heterosexual favored line but it still hits pretty hard. Trump sees women as trophies and objects. He would consider most of you women who voted for him fat pigs. Think about the message this election sent to women and girls all around this country and all around this world. Y’all should be freaking ashamed of yourselves.

So I need help here. I need true conservatives to get back to the basics personally but leave religion out of politics. Look at where Gary Johnson stands. That’s where the GOP should be standing. Freedom of religion is already in the Constitution. When Pence goes back to pushing this “religious freedom” to discriminate against gays shit, shoot it down and make it clear that we never want to see that again. Vote people out when they propose that trash. When black people stand up and simply say, “Hey, stop killing us” listen to them. Black people aren’t just making this stuff up. They have no reason to and nothing to gain from this race card that people keep accusing them of playing. Don’t try to drown them out with ALL lives matter or BLUE Lives Matter nonsense. Besides, we missed y’all last week when that white dude shot those cops. Where were ya? When the KKK walks around in sheets, understand that this is a threat to Americans and not ok. Start fucking looking out for people who don’t look like you and start speaking up.

Liberals, get off your damn high horses and look at the elitist sellouts you have running your Democratic Party. Nobody trusts them. You shouldn’t either. Being right on the social issues is important but so is having a vision for this country and having the character and integrity necessary to make people believe in it and you. When you say all the right things but don’t practice what you preach, you’re no better than those religious hypocrites on the Right. Talk is cheap. If you truly care, get the fuck out there and help people. While you’re out there volunteering, you’ll come across lots of good church folk doing the same. You’ll see a religious person living their values and they’ll see a liberal doing the same. That’s how we can start getting things moving again. Actually putting in work together and earning a mutual respect that helps us listen to each other for once.

Both major parties have hit rock bottom. My hope is that we can all rebuild these parties together and do so with our commonalities in mind. Let’s develop principles that we can all agree on and build on those. There will be disagreements and that is fine. But if we take this opportunity to start fresh, I think we will find that we are all sick and tired of the constant fighting. We will finally clean house and rid ourselves of all the forces that keep us fighting while they profit from it. Let’s get rid of biased media. Let’s get rid of politicians making millions of dollars selling us all out. Let’s get rid of neoliberalism and finally wake up to the fact that we have been going 8 years back and forth between these two parties for half a century and a handful of people still own everything, including those two parties.

I will never root against this country. I hope that I am wrong about Trump and the types of behavior that his election will empower. I hope that the spiteful side of Trump really digs into this Presidency so he can say, “Fuck you. I told you I could do this.” But no matter what, I hope that we can all start loving one another for once. We can’t make America great again because it simply has never been great for all groups of people. Hillary was just as clueless when she said that America is already great. The voters thought otherwise Hillary. The truth is that greatness still awaits us. I believe that we can get there. I think that most people are awake now thanks to Bernie and Trump. I think that when the dust settles and everybody is done blowing off steam, we will come together like never before. I think we have to. I think it is our only choice now.

Please start looking out for one another. We’re not nearly as different as they try to make us feel.

I love you all very much.

Racism… How Christians Handle It

racismI was conversing with a fellow christian regarding racism and how we as Christians should respond. Here is the following dialogue between us.

XXX XXXXXXX: I wish race wasn’t constantly talked about. To me, it creates more problems. We are all Gods children created in His image. Period.

My response to XXX XXXXXXX: I love you and I’m proud of the growth you have in the Word of God. You have to grow more baby. You are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus! My momma taught me that ‘God’s Righteousness’ is not convenient because it will always put you in places of unrighteousness. Why? The world will never see righteousness till someone stands for it and the world will never see Jesus till they see Him in you. She would stop the car and break up fights and lead men to Christ. She would risk her life (mine too, I was with her) to save men that were left for dead. She was 4′ 9”.  And she didn’t carry a weapon even though she stopped those who did. She had Jesus… that’s all Jesus…

 
Romans 3:22-23 Amplified Bible (AMP)
 
22 This righteousness of God comes through faith in Jesus Christ for all those [Jew or Gentile] who believe [and trust in Him and acknowledge Him as God’s Son]. There is no distinction,
23 since all have sinned and continually fall short of the glory of God,
 
God does not see color nor does His Children (the real ones, not the ones still with the world’s mindset of racism.) You and I are ambassadors for Christ. The light of the World.
2 Corinthians 5:20-21 Amplified Bible (AMP)
 
20 So we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making His appeal through us; we [as Christ’s representatives] plead with you on behalf of Christ to be reconciled to God. 21 He made Christ who knew no sin to [judicially] be sin on our behalf, so that in Him we would become the righteousness of God [that is, we would be made acceptable to Him and placed in a right relationship with Him by His gracious lovingkindness].
 
I understand your need to feel comfortable. But the real reality of feeling uncomfortable is to evoke change. Real sin should and does make people feel uncomfortable and they repent. Repent meaning they change their minds… their mindsets and go another way. The way is Jesus and having His mind… the mind of Christ.
 
1 Corinthians 2:16 King James Version (KJV)
 
16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? but we have the mind of Christ.
 
If we truly believe that God is Light then we have to believe and trust Him when He sheds light on a subject. This subject is race. And God has designated this dispensation to deal with it.
 
John 1:4-5 Amplified Bible (AMP)
 
4 In Him was life [and the power to bestow life], and the life was the Light of men. 5 The Light shines on in the darkness, and the darkness did not understand it or overpower it or appropriate it or absorb it [and is unreceptive to it].
 
You said,’To me, it creates more problems.’ Yeah! It is suppose to. Just like the Christian Jews who did not want to accept the new converts (gentile Christians) into Christianity without first being converted to Judaism. Remember Peter’s dream (Acts 10:9-16?) There are other stories too. Even Jesus said He came to divide (Luke 12:51.) You don’t think that causes problems?…
 
You are the light that shines in the darkness. Racism is darkness and you cannot (you really can if you want to) hide your light like it does not exist. 
 
Matthew 5:14-16 King James Version (KJV)
 
14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
 
15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.
 
16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
 
Look at verse 22 below…
 
Mark 4:21-23King James Version (KJV)
 
21 And he said unto them, Is a candle brought to be put under a bushel, or under a bed? and not to be set on a candlestick?
22 For there is nothing hid, which shall not be manifested; neither was any thing kept secret, but that it should come abroad.
23 If any man have ears to hear, let him hear.
 
If you do hide your light you deny Christ Jesus.

Matthew 10:33 English Standard Version (ESV)

33 but whoever denies me before men, I also will deny before my Father who is in heaven.

You also said,’We are all Gods children created in His image. Period.’ If you believe what you said then make it known and stand for it!!! I was taught this in Sunday school at the age of four. I didn’t have the verbal capacity to explain this to my mother. I was spanked practically everyday because I would hunt down people, mom called these people strangers but to me they were images of God. I thought if I could see every human face, the drunkards, the homeless, the drug addicts, the sick, the rich and the poor I would see the Face of God. Now you see why my mother was concerned. I never saw the people’s status or color, I only saw God. Mom would tell me if you don’t stop running up to strangers and grabbing them, ‘I’ll spank you.’ You don’t need to tell everyone, ‘Hi.’ My response was I’m seeing God, I have too. What happened? I was spanked by the one I so dearly loved every time… I paid the price, I didn’t care. I loved God more…
 
Besides I was just like my little momma who cared more about God’s Children then she did her own life. So baby girl, you do what you have to do and I will pray that God will lead you… This is your Journey with God.
 
God is love, love covers and conquers it all…
#MuchLoveMuchHope

Everything…

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Hold onto Life it is your gift…

Everything you always wanted was within your grasp, within your hands…it wasn’t as if God didn’t give it to you… He did… you stopped holding onto it…which would have made your dream a reality…

Ecclesiastes 3:1 Amplified Bible (AMP)

A Time for Everything

There is a season (a time appointed) for everything and a time for every delight and event or purpose under heaven—

 

God is Love, Love conquers and covers it all…

#muchlovemuchhope

The Ending of 2015… Is The Start of 2016 (Part 2)…

new youIt would behoove you to read Part one of ‘The Ending of 2015… Is The Start of 2016’ that being said let’s move on to where we desire and need to be in 2016?

We left off with God is always making things new, Revelation 21:5. He is a God of Perfection. He rights the wrongs in our lives and it takes the time, which translate to the process.

I said previously, I don’t throw people away. I let them hang on till they let go unless God tells me to let them go. Why? I studied art. The creation of any masterpiece begins with a thought, which is replicated in some form of medium to be the image of the original thought. Take for example an oil painting. You have the preparation gathering all the materials, and then placing that thought onto the canvas of the artist choice. For me there was a communication from my creation or painting which made me adjust what I was creating. Some colors didn’t’ work well together so I would have to add or take away pigment or brush. The canvas spoke back to me and I answered with more or less color, changing brush strokes, defining definition, more or less shading or whatever it needed to look like the original thought. You get the picture. The Painter was in control not the painting. The painting belonged to the Painter.

This is why I don’t get rid of people in my life. It’s God’s decision. People will bring out the best or worst in you and vice versa. They might be in your life to refine some of those crude ways of yours. They could be in your life to toughen up those unusual soft parts, the underbelly, so you can save someone’s life or your own. You might need them ten years from now but you cast them aside or out before the need presented them to you. You didn’t let the relationship mature, or set, allowing time, the process making you and them perfect. Now you are flawed and they are broken. Due season has come and you are left wanting… Remember it’s the Painter’s discretion when to blend, when to add or when to take away. The Painter is the one with the best vantage point of sight. He stands back and looks at the painting. He judges. The image can’t judge. It’s an image it’s void of the substance or the original thought. That’s why some people are seasonal they just didn’t blend well.

I also said I repelled a lot of people. I just don’t fit in with misery. My love, overly joyousness, enthusiastic, optimistic disposition contradicts their self-loathing, discontent, mean attitudes and prideful dispositions. Why? God, the Painter said I was made in His Image, after His Kind. What image or Kind is that?

Genesis 1:26-28 Amplified Bible (AMP) 

Then God said, “Let Us (Father, Son, Holy Spirit) make man in Our image, according to Our likeness [not physical, but a spiritual personality and moral likeness]; and let them have complete authority over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, the cattle, and over the entire earth, and over everything that creeps and crawls on the earth.” 27 So God created man in His own image, in the image and likeness of God He created him; male and female He created them. 28 And God blessed them [granting them certain authority] and said to them, “Be fruitful, multiply, and fill the earth, and subjugate it [putting it under your power]; and rule over (dominate) the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and every living thing that moves upon the earth.”

In Genesis One verses one through three we see the beginnings of the image of God.

Genesis 1:1-3 King James Version (KJV)

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

In verse one above we See God is a Creator. Verse two God is a Spirit. Verse three God responds, speaks positive change into His situation or creation (like the Painter and His painting) with corresponding results. So, you are a creative spirit with the ability to respond positively to your situation evoking change, revelation, clarity in your life and the lives of others.

This is why God cares more about how you respond to any given situation than what the situation is or doing to you. He can handle what is being done to you.

Psalm 55:22 Amplified Bible (AMP)

Cast your burden on the Lord [release it] and He will sustain and uphold you;
He will never allow the righteous to be shaken (slip, fall, fail).

You are made in God’s Image the situation shouldn’t break you it should make you. The earth being dark and void didn’t break God. He said what He wanted and He received it!!! Some of you have spoken the destruction that has destroyed you and you are still speaking it today. It has left you sick. You see when you squeeze an orange you get orange juice. It stands to reason if you squeeze a Christian you should get Christ. You are where you are because you didn’t speak what you wanted you spoke what was there. You are continuously having and living what you don’t want because you are saying what you don’t want.

The other Image of God is found in 1 John Chapter Four.

1 John 4:8 Amplified Bible (AMP)

The one who does not love has not become acquainted with God [does not and never did know Him], for God is love. [He is the originator of love, and it is an enduring attribute of His nature.]

God moves and does everything out of Love because He is Love. .. To be continued…

God is Love, Love Covers and Conquers It All…

#muchlovemuchhope

From Mourning to Dancing…

‘Worthy of the Dance’

I wrote this for a person whose parents had passed away. He felt he had lost the joy associated with them during the holidays. I am sharing this with those of you who have lost a loved one but still want to have joy in you life around the holidays. I pray that this will enlighten you so that the ravages of guilt, hurt and shame will not consume you. I pray the following will enlighten you:

I prayed for a response to your post about going back home for the holidays. Here it is: GO! Go to the places and the relatives that your parents went to, love, laugh, have fun and praise God!

This is why you must go: you are the fruit of your parents. This is a time of celebration of what they put in you. For example, in life a tree/plant will produce a fruit that produces a seed. We eat the fruit and enjoy it, giving praise to what produced it. You are that fruit that proves that your parents existed. (Remember you are also the fruit of Jesus and you have to bear His fruit John 15 )

At my Mother’s homegoing service, I was so over joyed with what her life had accomplished through Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit hit me and I began to dance (though not wanting to dance, I wanted to mourn.) I asked myself, why am I dancing? and the spirit replied, ‘because she is worthy of a dance.’ The angels in heaven are rejoicing at her entrance so why should you do anything less?’

Matt 6:10 Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

2 Peter 1:11 For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Hebrews 12:22 But rather, you have come to Mount Zion, even to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to countless multitudes of angels in festal gathering,

Luke 15:7, 10 I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance. 10. Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.)

 

As I danced the entire church erupted in dance and rejoicing. The joy of who they ‘ARE’ (your parents) should well overcome the sense of loss. The ‘who they are’ is the life they built and the joy it brings is sponsored by God.

Nehemiah 8:10 Then [Ezra] told them, Go your way, eat the fat, drink the sweet drink, and send portions to him for whom nothing is prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. And be not grieved and depressed, for the joy of the Lord is your strength and stronghold.

Why? You cannot be in 2 places at once. If you are in Joy then there is no room for grief and depression (Oh, grief and depression travel together, you have one you have the other)

John 15:11. “These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full.

How do you arrive at this point? You make a decision that they (your parents and your life) are worthy of celebration through your living life abundantly (John 10:10) rather than in grief. You owe them that much; a song, a dance and yes, joy. Now, how do you arrive at that point? You recount all the good that they did.

Here is a biggy. You might have to believe God for a revelation on this. (James 1:5 and Eph 1:16 – 23) As a Christian you do not posses anything or anyone, it all belongs to God. You are a steward and it is your master who has the ability and right to lose or have losses . If that’s the case, it is Jesus who takes the loss, but there are no losses in Christ Jesus.

Luke 19:10 For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.

His job was to recover all that Adam and Eve lost, restoring us back to God’s orignal plan. We are in a perpetual recovery mode when we live in the vine. Being in Christ Jesus (Jesus is the hardware – John 15:4) and His word in you (John 15:4 – the Word of God is the software) enables you to live out His life. (You have the hardware and software, now run the program Gal. 2:20) This supernatural recovery is from God to you and used in every area of your life such as health, finances, protection, deliverances and blessings. Don’t just read this; study it out and make it yours until you are able to preach it!”

 

GOD IS LOVE, LOVE CONQUERS ALL... 
Much love, 
Pastor Harris
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