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

 

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.

Part 4, in God’s Remnant…Never A Majority…A Ram In The Bush… My Friend Tom

If you are unaware this is Tom Muller’s 3rd installment of his amazing response from the latest 2016 Presidential Elections.  His response is designed to unify us through dialogue and listening to one another’s grievances and the acceptance of us all being equal… There is no ‘you’ or ‘me’, it’s ‘us’. It’s we the people…
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Featuring Tom:

I am not here to stump for Bernie though. I am seeing a whole lot of fellow Berners throwing around talk of a landslide had he been the Democratic nominee. I love Bernie. To me, he is a principles based person who has been on the right side of things for a long time. He is a good caring, honest person. I have loved him for a long time now and love him more and more each day. But whether you feel that, “socialist” is a fair label or not, it most certainly would have been thrown around 24/7 in attack ads. While a whole lot of my Republican friends refused to vote for Trump, they almost certainly would have voted for Trump had Bernie been on the other side. There is also the whole atheist/Jew deal as noted above. Liberals played that angle. You think everybody else wouldn’t have? Hell, Trump played the whole Star of David angle with Hillary and I’m pretty sure she’s a Baptist and/or Satanist depending which emails you read.

As an atheist myself, I can tell you that this country is not ready for all that. This country thinks less of atheists than Vegans just to put this into perspective. And if Jewish people were truly respected in this country, we would not have horrified them all by supporting a nominee, now President elect, who treats Muslims the way he does. Jews know how that ends up. So we should be honest and appreciate that right or wrong, Bernie would have had a really tough time winning too.

I think that is a war I would have proudly fought in though. I think we would have had the highest voter turnout of all time had that Bernie vs. Trump election ever happened. I think that would have been incredible. I just cannot say honestly that we would have won that war. I have lived all over this country and we are far too in love with neoliberalism and crony capitalism to know how it would have shaken out. He would have probably done much better than Hillary in Middle America though. To end this thought on a positive note, the youth get it. The youth love Bernie and the 18-25 group even painted Hillary’s America blue yesterday.

If the Democrats want to move forward together, they need to acknowledge all of this. They need to stop blaming one another. I see this going both ways but what blows me away the most are all the Hillary supporters who have been blaming Bernie and us Berners for over a year now. The irony is not lost on me when a whole bunch of liberals who love to throw around the word, “privilege” constantly talk down to our grassroots movement that raised a quarter of a billion dollars without panhandling to big money groups. We paid for our pick. Who paid for yours?

I see Hillary supporters who blame Bernie for not doing enough. This floors me. After the total screw-job the DNC gave him, he took the highroad and STILL went out there campaigning all over the country and doing his part for Democrats and Hillary especially. You want to talk about him not doing enough? Where the hell was Hillary? She sure as hell was not in Wisconsin. She didn’t even bother to visit the state once after the primary. Not once. Say what you will about Trump, and I was most certainly wrong about this myself, but he definitely out hustled Hillary. She had ads mocking him for sitting up in his tower and not talking to regular people. Take a look at the blue states he flipped and count up each candidate’s visits. If there was anybody sitting up in an ivory tower, it was Hillary.

But Berners, as much as I do not like Clinton or want to reward the DNC for their dirty ways, I have to wonder what we were thinking letting Trump win this one. Bernie negotiated most of his platform onto Hillary’s. You can say that you do not trust her to execute it but I disagree. I think that a politician’s top priority once elected is to get re-elected. I think that she absolutely would have had to implement most of that platform knowing that if she didn’t, a fractured Democratic Party would break and she’d be easily defeated. I would add, easily defeated to somebody other than Trump.

Yet, a whole lot of us ignored Bernie’s warnings. We love Bernie because he is a protestor through and through – from civil rights in the 60’s to Standing Rock today. He is honest and he cares about us. But when Bernie, who is out there and knows where this country is better than any of us, told us, hey, this is NOT the time to protest, we left him. Now, we have a whole lot of social issues back on the table waiting to potentially get axed with Pence in the mix. Social issues, like equality are sadly seasonal in this country. To say otherwise is naïve. We really let down a whole lot of good people yesterday. Liberals arguing over finer details while completely ignoring the bitter white storm that was out there brewing waiting to crush most everything we have fought for over these past 8 years. Trump and Pence are in the White House now. That happened. We need to own our part of that.

But to be fair, Trump would have carried exactly zero states running his scare tactic, scapegoat, bullying campaign through the DNC. Liberals are disgusted by that behavior. And what is most disappointing to me is that conservatives are not any more. They embrace it. You can disrespect everybody now and still win over what used to be a pretty religious base. When Trump got a pass for mocking a POW for being captured, I spoke up about that. I said that nobody in the GOP I grew up in could ever get away with such a thing. I knew there was more behind it. I was ignored and told that Rubio was going to win big and become the GOP nominee. But that never even came close to happening. Do I think there is a racial reason for it? I did and still do.

Look at what put Trump on the map politically. He called for our first black nominee with a real shot to win the Presidency about his birth certificate. I cannot recall that ever happening before. Even now, years later, after almost all of us can admit that it was pretty fucked up, Trump brags about it. He brags about getting Obama to show it. In fact, if I asked you Obama’s middle name, you’d probably know that cold. Think about why that is for a second. Trump also questioned Obama for getting into Harvard. He wanted to see his transcripts. Think about that too, especially all of you that just nodded. A man with a 200-word vocabulary whose father most certainly bought his way into the Ivy League is calling out a guy who was the President of the Harvard Law Review? Really? And now he has to hand over the Presidency to this piece of shit. Great job America.

Part 3 in God’s Remnant…Never A Majority…A Ram In The Bush… My Friend Tom

My feature blog today is written by Tom Muller who rose to the occasion following the elections expressing his poignant opinion. He is a straight forward guy, no holds barred. He’s kind and he has a good loving heart. This is his 2nd installment in a 5 part series.

Here’s Tom:

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I think the only way for us all to finally come together is for all of us to acknowledge where we are and be honest about the bubbles that each and every single one of us live in. There are studies out there that show that the average person only processes 1% of their surroundings. Think about how much we all constantly miss. Have you ever noticed that when something clicks, you suddenly see it everywhere? We often mistakenly think that this something is something new but that is not true. In many cases, it has always been around us, we just missed it. For me, that is one of the best experiences in life. Eye opening moments like that are what I live for. I love the short term discomfort followed by long term perspective. It can be like being born again. But I fear that too many of us avoid those moments like the plague. We don’t want to rethink anything or have to admit that we might have spent most of our life wrong about something. My hope is to push myself and others now through this write up.

So here we go…

I am going to start with the Democrats. Democrats can pretend that the only problem is that a bunch of idiots voted for that idiot whisperer, Trump. Well, as a party, you nominated one of the only people who could still lose to Trump. A more accurate statement is that the DNC crammed their establishment pick down our throats. If the DNC did not want Bernie to run in the Democratic Primary, they should have simply told him no. After admitting him, if the chairs of the DNC could not remain unbiased and treat all candidates fairly, they should have simply stepped down as Tulsi so honorably did. They did not do that. Instead, they conspired against Bernie and did major damage to their party. They also lost millions of voters like myself who only even considered their party because we felt that Bernie was a once in a lifetime candidate. If you just rolled your eyes, pace yourself, this whole section is dedicated to you.

I am not so worked up over the debate questions being leaked ahead of time to Clinton. I do not think Bernie was caught off guard by any of the questions anyway. In fact, as DNC emails have shown, even when they gave Bernie tougher questions, meant to sabotage him, he knocked those questions out of the park too. One such example is when the DNC thought it would be good to push him on whether he is an atheist or a Jew because a lot of Americans would not care which he was and dislike him either way. He gave one of the most spiritual answers most of us will ever hear. It was beautiful. The DNC’s treatment of Bernie was downright ugly.

I am not here to stump for Bernie though. I am seeing a whole lot of fellow Berners throwing around talk of a landslide had he been the Democratic nominee. I love Bernie. To me, he is a principles based person who has been on the right side of things for a long time. He is a good caring, honest person. I have loved him for a long time now and love him more and more each day. But whether you feel that, “socialist” is a fair label or not, it most certainly would have been thrown around 24/7 in attack ads. While a whole lot of my Republican friends refused to vote for Trump, they almost certainly would have voted for Trump had Bernie been on the other side. There is also the whole atheist/Jew deal as noted above. Liberals played that angle. You think everybody else wouldn’t have? Hell, Trump played the whole Star of David angle with Hillary and I’m pretty sure she’s a Baptist and/or Satanist depending which emails you read.

As an atheist myself, I can tell you that this country is not ready for all that. This country thinks less of atheists than Vegans just to put this into perspective. And if Jewish people were truly respected in this country, we would not have horrified them all by supporting a nominee, now President elect, who treats Muslims the way he does. Jews know how that ends up. So we should be honest and appreciate that right or wrong, Bernie would have had a really tough time winning too.

TO BE CONTINUED…

God’s Remnant…Never A Majority…A Ram In The Bush… My Friend Tom (2)

I would like to introduce you to my friend Tom Muller. He is a great guy. What makes him great? His heart, his love for people and his sincerity with that love toward those that don’t look like him. He has a heart of gold. I have not censored his writing to do so would be an injustice to his soul.

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Keep smiling…

Here’s TOM…

This one is going to be long, very long. I am not even sure if Facebook will allow it to post. But I am asking that you take a few minutes to read this sometime this week. I want to go back to writing jokes but I need to get this off my chest first. I have friends who need to hear a lot of this being said and I am going to speak up for them. They need to know that people still care about them. They need to know that I and others are not going to sit back and watch their lives be pushed aside yet again. I am not going to pretend that this election has not put a whole lot of my friends in danger. It has. It really fucking has.

I stayed up very late last night trying to process this election. I think I was in shock about how much I wasn’t in shock. I’ve seen and felt this bitter white storm brewing for a long while now. Well, here it is. I thought that on Election Day I had overreacted and that our country would rise up and do not the right thing but at least the best thing given the circumstances. We didn’t.

This write up is not going to be properly framed. I’m not going to ask questions and talk about things carefully. I’m going to make what most people will consider broad sweeping generalizations when they hit them and hard hitting truths when they hit others. This piece should have something in it to piss off each and every one of you reading it. It is pissing me off writing it, so we’re even. I am writing this because I truly want to help us. I believe that you and I are connected. Anything I do that that hurts you, hurts me. Anything I do that hurts me, hurts you too. We all live, love, and hurt together whether we think so or not. We are all connected. So this is as much me talking to various versions of myself as it is to you. I am not perfect. I have most certainly played a role in all of these issues I am about to talk through. I am taking ownership of everything in this. I am 100% part of these problems too.

As you read this and get uncomfortable, I am asking you, as a friend, to keep reading. I might be wrong. Hell, I am wrong more than most people I have ever met. Being wrong so often has helped me keep learning and growing so I’m not going to stop now. However, here and there, I am right. I called a whole lot of what was unfolding over these past 18 months. Unfortunately, I saved my major wrong for the end where I tried to pick the winner out of two losers.

I think it is time for some honesty all around. A lot of this honesty is not going to be nice. It is going to seem like I am trying to break us all into groups and divide us when the truth is, WE ARE ALREADY DIVIDED. We need to stop calling everybody else divisive if they speak up about their problems. Talking about racism IS NOT RACISM. We need to quit trying to make every damn thing about ourselves. Shut up and listen. Treat them as a fellow human being instead of only listening long enough to decide which bucket to callously throw them into. Give people a minute to get through their thoughts. We all have that minute. We waste years and years, generations and generations, fucking people over because we all refuse to take a minute here and there to hear each other out. This has to stop and it has to stop right now. People’s lives are being ruined. They are not getting a fair shake because we don’t want to break up our routine. We need to break out of this and show a damn sense of urgency before it is too late.

TO BE CONTINUED…

 

There Is A Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing

gena To those of you who have questioned my faith and challenged my beliefs I respectably respond. I have a calling on my life that is bigger than me, than what I can even imagine. I don’t ask that you follow me but follow Jesus Christ and His teaching even when it challenges friendships and what people think of you. You are probably wondering what is this is about? In short it is about Donald Trump who has trumped the faith of Christians. The Word of God is my foundation and the foundation of all followers of Christ. I do not support Donald Trump and I still follow Jesus Christ.

 

I prayed in regards to Donald Trump when he first made a decision to enter into the     Republican race for its nominee. Unlike many Christians I allow God to make my decisions. I was quite concerned when a video surfaced with well-known Christian evangelists praying over Donald Trump for president. My concern was why were they not praying for this man’s soul salvation rather than the presidency? Was he not worthy of God’s Love, and salvation? Why would such men and women of God ignore this and not address his great issues and how could you let this go unchallenged? Well, this is what I received in prayer. Some of God’s people wanted a man/puppet that they could control. They wanted to make themselves known and God did not give them Donald Trump; they chose Donald. Just like the children of Israel who wanted a King and God said He wanted to lead them. So God allowed them to have Saul. They chose Saul out of his worldly appearance rather than his relationship with God. Well, we know Saul fell and David a man after God’s own heart was chosen by God to be King.

 

1 Samuel 8:4-9 (AMP)

Then all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramahand said to him, “Look, you have grown old, and your sons do not walk in your ways. Now appoint us a king to judge us [and rule over us] like all the other nations.”But their demand displeased Samuel when they said, “Give us a king to judge and rule over us.” So Samuel prayed to the Lord. The Lord said to Samuel, “Listen to the voice of the people in regard to all that they say to you, for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected Me from being King over them. Like all the deeds which they have done since the day that I brought them up from Egypt even to this day—in that they have abandoned (rejected) Me and served other gods—so they are doing to you also. So now listen to their voice; only solemnly warn them and tell them the ways of the king who will reign over them.”

 

People are putting their trust in Donald Trump rather than God. Verse 7 of first Samuel ( The Lord said to Samuel, “Listen to the voice of the people in regard to all that they say to you, for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected Me from being King over them.) God said there were two kingdoms on the earth, His Kingdom of God and the world’s kingdom. Look at the following verses to see the dual kingdoms on the earth.

 

Luke 11:20 (AMP)

20 But if I drive out the demons by the finger of God, then the kingdom of God has already come upon you.

2 Corinthians 4:4 (AMP)

among them the god of this world [Satan] has blinded the minds of the unbelieving to prevent them from seeing the illuminating light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.

 

God’s people have been blinded by the world and it’s corruption of hate, greed, racism, and pride.

God has made provision to save the world and it is His Son Jesus! Donald Trump is the wolf in sheep clothing. Donald Trump says he does not need forgiveness of sins. He has created an alternate pathway to God and he is leading people astray. Salvation is through the work of the cross through God’s Son Jesus; we receive/accept the forgiveness of our sins. The death/burial/resurrection on the cross was for the debt of our sins so we can have the righteousness of Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians 5:21.) This changes a person’s mindset, how they believe and how they conduct their life.

 

Donald said this about his sins, “I am not sure I have. I just go on and try to do a better job from there. I don’t think so,” he said. “I think if I do something wrong, I think, I just try and make it right. I don’t bring God into that picture. I don’t.” This is found at http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/18/politics/trump-has-never-sought-forgiveness/ Do I blame Donald Trump for his words? NO! I blame the ones who spent the time praying their will over him instead of leading him to Jesus Christ and what that entails.

We are so concerned about the great falling away in the last days; it is here many of you have lost your faith…

 

Matthew 24:8-13 (KJV)

All these are the beginning of sorrows.

Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.

10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.

11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.

12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.

13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

 

Am I judging Donald’s behaviors? Yes!… I’m judging his fruits (Luke 6:43-45 (NKJV)

A Tree Is Known by Its Fruit

43 “For a good tree does not bear bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit.44 For every tree is known by its own fruit. For men do not gather figs from thorns, nor do they gather grapes from a bramble bush. 45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.

 

James 3:14 (KJV)

14 But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth.)

 

Does Donald act like a follower/disciple of Christ?… because you are following him… The real answer is found in this verse. If you are following Donald you are not a follower/disciple of Jesus Christ!

 

John 13:35 (AMP)

35 By this everyone will know that you are My disciples, if you have love and unselfish concern for one another.”

God does not make mistakes…people make mistakes…

God is Love, Love Conquers and Covers All…

Pastor EuGenia Harris

Presence of God Ministries

 

 

 

 

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

My Daughters…

daughter My daughters are many. They are not just the ones I’ve given birth to but also those who birthed the nurturing in me to yearn to be their mother in that moment. They are the ones that detoured my journey in life giving me birth to love, unconditionally their lives…

I was driving my daughters to school one day. I remember abruptly making a ‘U’-turn and putting the car into park because I could hear someone crying. My daughters asked, “What’s going on?” I shouted back that I could hear someone crying; it touched my heart. I had to find them. My daughters shouted, “Where? We don’t see anyone?” I quickly turned on my hazard lights and went searching for the cries.

I found her behind a row of hedges. She was about 15 years old. I got down on the ground with her and told her that I heard her cries. She looked at me in bewilderment and we both started crying. The young girl said she had just prayed and asked God, “If you are real, God, then show me.” I held her in my arms as my daughters watched in amazement. They whispered, “How could she hear her cries? Above the traffic, above the music in our car, above our singing and talking.” I looked up at them and said, “God heard her cry…”

I asked the young girl what was wrong. She had a big fight with her parents. We talked it out. She had planned on running away. We cried some more. I seized the opportunity to lead her to Christ. I gave her my number. She said she would be okay because God was with her now and she knew it. I had proved that to her. I’ve always keep her in my heart… in prayer… My unnamed daughter…

Joshua 1:9 King James Version (KJV)

Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.

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 is Love; Love conquers and covers it all…

#muchlovemuchhope