Let not your heart be troubled

In the book of John chapter 14, verse 27, Jesus says, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. Not as this world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.”

Free will is the freedom we have to will the will of God the father here on earth. Anything outside of that is simply no longer freedom. Part of living in peace with oneself and another, is to be able to will the fruits of the Holly Spirit here on earth.

The daily practice of peaceful living requires the daily understanding of what free will is. Christianity is the daily practice of what it is to live a Christ minded, God centered life. Life in abundance happens when we practice the wealth Jesus Christ teaches us to practice.

However your life is right now, is ok. If you go back to the place of disconnection and allow the peace of God to re-tell that story, you can now become a witness of what His love and grace can do.

May the blessings and mercies of God be multiplied unto you, and may His grace abide in every point of disconnection making everything possible to you.

Prayer:
God thank you for the peace you have given us through Christ Jesus. Please renew your love into our hearts and allow your peace that surpasses all understanding to be present in all that we do and everywhere we go.

When Heaven Speaks

The words we practice speaking in our daily lives creates. Every second of the day we create something, or someone. Last week I wish I had re-created my life, some people, and some past happenings.

I soon realized that my life is a gift, some people are a manifest and the happenings a story. In order to co-create anything the divinity of God must be present. How encouraging would it be if everyone we have conversations with, would speak from a divine place?
Where is divinity, that you are?

What is the space you find yourself in, and is it that you want to create?
In John chapter 1, verse 3, it is expressed, “All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.”

When we allow the heavens to speak to us, things are made new. Who’s Spirit have you received?

If all things are made through Him, then everything that is true is all that we co-create with the wisdom of God. Not simply the knowledge of men. Therefore only what is actually true is what is real. One is to master his or her reality in order to discern what is of God for his or her life and what is not. We are to also develop spiritual eye-sight. At times people have eye-sight, however do they have vision?

When we allow a space for heaven to speak to us, we are able to co-create with the wisdom of God. God continues to create and all that God creates is perfectly and wonderfully made. I hope you are encouraged today to co-create all that God has for you to be.

Prayer:
God, please gives us wisdom according to your word to co-create with you all that we are to create today.
Please give us spiritual discernment to see what is truly from you for our lives.

in Jesus name,

When people taste like cabbage

Have you ever come face to face with a person that tastes like cabbage? It’s not even that good for you, however you are forced to deal with as if the love of God depends on it?

Keeping the faith is a must and self-control is an even bigger must? A while ago I came face to face with a cabbage like person, and it was if my whole day went sour.

I try to keep a God perspective in everything I do, and sometimes I succeed. I often ask of myself three transformative questions:

What does the word of God say about this? What does the love of God look-like in this? How can I apply my faith in this situation?

Theses questions are quite precise when dealing with the truth of God in who we are to be in our day to day lives. In Ephesian chapter 4, verse 31, the bible instructs us; “Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice.”

At times the word of God, love of God and faith in actions is towards our wellbeing also. Holding on to bitterness and anger can obscure who we are to ourselves as well as to other people that could be a blessing to us.

I know this is basic, however it is necessary that we discover who we can be even in moments of upset and anger. For instance, holding on to bitterness can defile us according to Hebrews chapter 12, verse 15.

Would you want to facilitate the power to someone to be able to defile you? To defile is to spoil, desecrate, profane or violate someone or oneself. In other words, this could be seen as giving the power to someone in order to allow you to incline you to live in anything other than what the word and truth of God says about you.

If we can simply keep a heaven perspective in all we do, even when meeting the cabbages of this life; It is possible that we could walk in a much more abundant life.

It is easier when we acquire the understanding that people are acting also upon ideas they have identified with as truth, therefore they simply want to do what in their minds are held as that idea of truth.

Prayer:
God allow us to know your truth, live in your truth and not be defiled by others through bitterness, anger, malice or misunderstandings. Please instruct us to live a pure life. Give us clean hands, a pure heart and a life that is dignified of you.

In Jesus name Amen


Opportunities during Covid-19 quarantine

Unlike any other time in history we are having to deal with everything that confronts us. Never in history have we dealt with this situation we are all in. This outbreak does not discriminate against social class, gender, color, religion or personal abilities.

We are all in this together, having to deal with being quarantined alone or with family members. Some that we haven’t seen in a while, some that may be elderly, some that we may not get along with so well, and ourselves through the process of simply being indoors for a bit too long.

I have dealt with not having an organ since two thousand and nine, and consequently I have suffered from physiological depression for about eight years. Sometimes I feel afraid of this outbreak that seams to bring so many uncertainties.

April first, I started a prayer and gratitude journal. I requested of myself a difference and that difference to me only arrives through the practice of gratitude.
In Phillipians chapter 4, verse 8, the good book tells us how to overcome any situation; ‘Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.’

Some things are not God prescribed, however they will always be God used. He can cause all things to be utilized for the good of His people. We as His people still have the process of discovery to be responsible for throughout this happening.

We have a challenge in hands, one that requires us now to deal with uncomfortable situations. We never know when it is the last time we may be speaking to someone, or what is going to happen in regards to the cure.

Humanity is in fragility and we are all in this together. Together brings about opportunities. How about about writing that person you haven’t spoken to in a while, and letting he or she know how much of a difference this soul is in your life?

How about having a conversation for resolution with that family member that has not been a favorite. How about saying thank you to everyone in your in your life that has ever been there for you?

If we find whatever is whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, and whatever is admirable in daily routine and in everyone around us, this may just be the opportunity we have to turn things around.

Prayer:
God please instruct us as to how we are to discover whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable in everyone, everything and in all moments of life including this one.

Give us the grace to accept your ways for our lives and the courage to superimpose faith over fear in all circumstances.

In Jesus name Amen

Celebrating the Resurrection

In the remembrance of the one gave his own life to rise us out the ashes into the light, we often celebrate Jesus’ death.

I used to do the same to the point where I spent most of my adulthood attempting to understand this concept. Until I had a honest conversation with God about what is is to relentlessly love in order to resurrect someone. I started then focusing on the resurrection rather than the death.

” In 2 Corinthians chapter 5, verse 8, ‘ We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.’

In the spirit of the one who came to give us life in abundance, died for us to live, and resurrected so we could also be able to be a part of the Kingdom; I wonder at times what it means discover to be like Jesus.

” In John chapter 14, verse 12, ‘ Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth in me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.’
When Jesus set us free to live the abundant life, I wonder what this life would look like if we christians truly lived in the power and true authority he gave us; even the one noted on the verse above.

According to this passage in John; we can now do even greater works through the Holy spirit of Christ Jesus. What would this mean to Christians when faced with trials and tribulations?

What would this mean for the healing community, for the church leaders? Why have we kept ourselves small?

God sent His only son so we would not perish in the mere understanding of smallness. What would it look like to live in the wisdom that through the Spirit of Christ we can.
I am truly out to discover what it is to live a Christ minded, God centered life and in celebration of Easter, regardless of what we are all going through; I hope and pray we are able to experience the true power He resurrected for us to experience.

Prayer:
Jesus I thank you for dying for us all so we could experience your Holy Spirit,
thank you for your love, and thank you for resurrecting so we could live.
Please instruct us on how to walk in your power, live in your grace, and discover what it is to live a Christ minded; God centered life.

Amen




Spiritual Coherence in fellowship

I have learned that many people live in a quiet desperation. I myself have experience the space of what is to be around people and feel alone.

There is a spiritual coherence that is built when fellowship is present. The atmosphere changes, the space feels connected and often times it is how the spirit of Joy abides.

Spiritual coherence is a balanced state of harmony that occurs when mind, body and soul are present and fully connected to a higher dimension (God).

This connection is built when we are in fellowship to one another as the bible often instructs. We aren’t meant to do things alone or be alone; as it is not how God has designed us to be.

I would like to encourage you to strive for fellowship and seek this coherence with like minded people that are Christ centered and spirit filled so that you may experience the joy of what is to be in the space of togetherness.

Prayer:
God I ask you to grant me a space of fellowship with people that have been designed by you to be with me in this togetherness.
Grant me the ability to be a blessing to them and receive blessings from them.
Thank you for allowing us all to re-discover what it is to be like you in these spaces and give us wisdom to know how to edify one another.

Amen

Feels like Home

Christmas season is a wonderful time to cherish and re-discover Jesus.
The birth of Christ transformed the world forever.

Whos is Jesus Christ and why should we celebrate?
The Word became a human being and, full of grace and truth, lived among us. We saw his glory, the glory which he received as the Father’s only Son. (John 1:14)

The glory of the father made known on earth through ultimate redemption by the son.
His grace covered us in love and His truth gave us redemption.

He allowed us to know what is possible with God, became the way, the truth and the life and the sacrifice to atone us for our sins. The love that made us possible.

The love that brings us home.

Prayer:
God thank you for Jesus Christ and for all things made possible through Him.
I ask you to reveal to us who Jesus is day in and day out, and reveal your love to us so that we may experience your glory on earth as it is in heaven

Amen













Have you heard

Have you heard yourself and felt like you had nothing different to offer?
Nothing that had not been done before or created before?

In the contrast of all that resides around us, at times, I have. I have had the experience that all I had to offer had been done before. In other words in my search for autonomy not independance; I have manifested to fulfill spaces of creativity with desilusion. I have reduced my power for the sake of accomodation.

This brings me to remember Jesus; as a man one that I admire and often read about. In three years he transformed the world. His writings lives through today and in my life he lives as a daily inspiration because I am present that the only unique thing I have that transforms is the love I have to offer.

Discovering love in unique places and spaces is something that intrigues my understanding. What would it look like to discover love instead of desilusion?
What would it look like to discover what love is in creativity?

Jesus allowed for discovery and offered his love everywhere he went, in spaces of confrontation, darkness, sickness, loss, death and life. He became a space where love could exist and transform.
What would it look like to become a space where love can exist and transform like Jesus did?

He loves us so much that he did not simply die for us but resurected for us. What would it look like to resurect for something or someone you belive in or love?
Are there spaces in your life where the dry bones are to be comanded to walk again?

Only love can fill the empty spaces and transform. I would like to encourage you to discover love in every space of your life and to bring love to every space where love is to be present.


Prayer:
God help me to discover love in every space where love is to be present.
Reveal to me your love and transform my life according to the blessings
you have for me so that I may be blessed by you.

Amen

Touched by Grace

Where wisdom is present grace abides. I had hopes for my life that often translated as misfortunes. Nothing went right and all had failed. I found myself in a space of nothingness; nothing went the way I hoped for myself to accomplish.

Have you ever found yourself in a place where you just did not know?
This space occupied my life for sometime. I did not know why certain things had happened, why I lost my grandparents, why what looked so easy for others to accomplish was so challenging for me and what was easy for me is so challenging for others. One thing I was certain; where wisdom is present, grace abides.

I prayed for grace in the morning and in the evening. I asked God to fill the empty spaces in my life and plant seeds of hope and grace in my heart. In the quest for understanding I realized that some things are simply to be experienced rather than understood. The will of God will never take you where the grace of God cannot keep you. I had a desire to be kept, and in many ways we all have a desire to be kept by grace rather than misfortunes. I would like to encourage you today to plant seeds of grace in your life so that you may see the bright hope and future God has for you.


Prayer:
God I ask you to plant in my life seeds of grace and hope,
transform all the mundane experiences into spiritual ones
so that I may be blessed and made perfect in your love

Amen

When the wellbeing of another is essential for your own.

Something to have, something to keep and something to hold. That is most known of love and of what love is. Someone asked me once what I had that love is; my answer was very simple. I responded by saying, ” Love is when the wellbeing of another is essential to your own.”

I often think about the words of Jesus when He expressed that we are to do to others as unto ourselves. I have seen many passages in the bible where He has gone out of His way to heal people, set the captive free, give water to the thirsty, food to the hungry and hope to the hopeless.

He started by doing this to His neighbors and to those around Him, which brings me back to; ” what am I to my surroundings that I can be for him? “

Everything is to be from the Divine (God) to the outside of myself. In a relationship, I am no different than this.

I have served in church since I was six years old, and have been of service to communities since I was about 10. I helped start orphanages, a recreational center, served in music ministries, thought Sunday school and I also flunked a pretty big relationship in my life. This brought me to the realization that I needed to lose myself in order to gain it. So I did.

I needed to lose myself in anything and everything I did in order to become the love I wanted to attract. I lived in the world of service, it’s what I knew and it’s great; however; it can very much exhausting to a person.

I then decided to shift my world of serving others to being of service to God even when serving others. I have since then experienced freedom. Freedom in love, freedom in being, freedom in service and freedom that surpasses the common understanding of reason.

“In Colossians chapter 3, verse 23 ‘ And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men. ‘

It is no difference in relationships. People often have a hint of expectations when serving or giving unto another, How is that freedom?

When looking from the perspective of affluence and influence, I see how Jesus created that in such a humble and free path that it is rare in the world of today. He gave and freely gave and He became and so He is.

What if we can do the same in everything we relate to? What if we are here to love and be loved and simply experience and expand in love as human beings?

In this thought, I hope you have a great Valentine’s evening and that you are of the outermost service to you also and to others from a Jesus perspective instead of a self-inflicted reality. We are just passing through.

Prayer:
God fill me with your  love and instruct me to love as you love, Fill me with your  truth and allow me to be more as you are

Amen