He Overwhelms Me With Gifts – Poem

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To wake up and feel your warmth from the Sun you created,
to every morning's beautiful nature; I am ecstatic and elated.
You never stopped believing in me whenever I wanted to quit, 
but You've continued to send me more blessings that weren't a little bit.
Lord, I am choking up because tears are still flowing from my eyes
due to one of the greatest gifts You could ever give me as a surprise.
I praise Your Name, Lord, more than once... more than twice,
for blessing me to hug my niece for the first time in my life.
To me, it was one of the greatest gifts I couldn't stop from shouting out.
My love for You GREW, where it's You I cannot live without.
It's You that can make my saddest days into something of light.
It Is You who can turn the earth's gloomy days into something so bright.
Praising Your Name, Father, always and forever more.
Praising Your Name while I yearn to walk through Your Light of open doors.
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Craving The Pure Milk of His Word

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In 1 Peter 2:2-3 (NIV), it says “like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.”

I remember the first time when I was studying and learning about the Word of God and the Lord with my job supervisor, who soon became my spiritual mother, a decade ago; I was 18-years old and just graduated from high school. At the same time, I wanted to learn more, read more, and hear more about the Lord… for some strange reason. Our studies even went for so long as to ending about 3 am in the morning, even with us knowing that we both had to get right back up at 5:45 – 6:00 am that morning for school (me) and for work (supervisor). I craved to want to learn more about the God so much that, while attending college, in my spare free time, I visited different bible study groups that were in sync with my schedule. On my 19th birthday, as the greatest gift I could ever receive in my life from anyone, my spiritual mother gave me my first bible; not the giant-sized bible but a personal one. In turn, I studied more, learned more, read more, and it felt as if I had experienced my own form of ‘ADDICTION’ for the first time in my life.

I say all of this to say that I had moments and days when I was afraid to ask questions, and to read about the creation of the world, Jesus’ time on Earth, and what he experienced, I felt bad for what He went through and even those described within the book. After just reviewing a scripture or attending church services with my grandmother to listen more, I soon heard, from my spiritual mother, that it was a form of “opening my heart and accepting His Word.”

My ‘ADDICTION’ was my ‘spiritual addiction’, and my bible became my medication. As I remember those first years of learning God’s Word, I was a ‘newborn baby’ learning, hearing, and listening to sounds, gospel music, and the like. There was no negative side effects to it, but rather, I felt safe by reading His Word, just as a child feels safe in their parent’s arms for the first time. That sense of feeling ‘safe’ is what God wanted us to understand and know, is that the more we believe, rely, and walk with Him, we can fully understand and learn that He is safely protecting us under His Wings. All of your answers to the questions you may have are all found in His Word for one reason: For all of us to learn, to know, and to spiritually grow.

I Am Strong… And So Are You

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Regardless of what challenges we face, always remember that you are strong. I recently ordered this bracelet from an Avon representative that I could not stop gazing on one of the page’s brochure. This bracelet meant a lot to me, instead of it being for fashion.

Instead of giving up on our dreams and giving up on helping our societies, our families, and our friends, “YOU” can affect and make a difference in this world, whether you believe me or not.

In Matthew 17:20 (NIV), the Lord made a statement on the topic of what it means to have faith in Him. He said “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”

No amount of challenges can overcome you. When I think of ‘Faith’, I think of another word that I enjoy living by: ‘Bravery’. I have ‘faith’ in Him so much so that it causes me to feel ‘brave’ over my challenges and I can quickly sidestep and brush off those days of being overwhelmed with pain.

You might be asking “What does your testimony have to do with what the Lord has quoted in the bible?” My answer: One thing I always  gain whenever I read a quote, a prayer, a song, or even the laws within the bible is an increased Faith within my spirit. My faith and continued trust in our Heavenly Lord, Jesus, is what gives me that nudge and push to keep on fighting. The enemy of God is trying his hardest to tempt me and to force me to turn away from the Lord in any way that he can try to get hold a foothold on my spirit. Ephesians 4:26-27 (NIV) says “in your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold.”

I imagine the enemy as being my home’s rug mats that I would use to wipe my feet. I believe in the Lord and I know that despite us not being able to physically see the enemy, God is spiritually taking care of all of all of us that continue to believe and have faith in Him.

I will not yield or stop moving because of what the enemy expects for me to do. I will keep on moving, staying strong, and keeping my faith in Christ.

Lifting Someone Up

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I came across a scripture for the day, on the ‘Bible Gateway’ site, and I am thankful that I have. The scripture was in James 1:22 (NIV) that says “Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.”

Whenever I share my posts, messages, or replies with all of you, I am being honest with all of you about whatever topic that is mentioned; even if I just give you a simple “Like” with no comment to follow behind it. It’s not because I believe that the “Like” was enough, but on the other side of this blog, I tried to remain strong and focus on writing instead of worrying about my outside troubles, pain, and noises. For example: I made a previous post about overcoming fears, when in fact, I was dealing with my own personal forms of fears. One fear was that, since I have Multiple Sclerosis (MS), when will I die and how will I die? Am I taking the right medications and am I on the right injection (Rebif helps me) to help combat my MS? By my family and I just recently dealing with a massive of family losses in 2016 and ongoing through this year, the nerves in my body isn’t as settled as it had been before.

Now, I’m not writing this message to point out my pain, but rather, it’s a message to aid me and help me whenever I feel bad or feel like giving up on things in my life. Whenever I reply a good message to anyone or even give you a “Like”, that is a reminder for me to come back and reread all of your messages and words again ‘FOR MYSELF’ because I need to. I need to read those messages and listen to your messages and share with you whatever message I may have. At the same time, I, too, need to revisit and review my messages as well to help keep me in line and the direction God wants me to follow and pursue.

Little you may know is that you all have been helping ‘me’ to climb over my stockpile of trouble in my life, and I am truly blessed and grateful to all of you. I needed you in my life, despite the fact of how far I am physically away from all of you, but spiritually is a whole new different ballgame when it involves Jesus Christ. 🙂 So again, THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP!!

You Are The Light of This World

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John 3:16-17 (NIV) quotes “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.”

Luke 19:10 (NIV) explains Jesus’ mission on earth being “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”

Matthew 5:14-16 (NIV) says that “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”

John 8:12 (NIV) – “When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.””

I needed to take some time and think about the question: “Who is the LIGHT of this world?” Ultimately, as mentioned in John 8:12, Jesus spoke that “He is the light of this world”, which is true. He is the Son of God, a lineage relationship that can never be broken away from our Father (God) in Heaven.

Question: “But if that is true, then how can I, a human being living on the plains of this earth, be a light?”

Inside of each of us is a spirit, a spirit full of energy and light that urges to break out and share God’s Words and urges to connect with everyone and anyone that needs to be helped. Your own spirit is a light onto this world that truly needs to be shared. How? Do what you love to do. Example: If you are an instrumentalist and loves to play music, use your blessings to, not only play for your friends and the community, but play it for God. The Head Man that is always blessing us with gifts that we don’t even deserve to have. Whatever your skill or talent may be, think of Him at the forefront of your mind, because (to be honest) we will not be here today without Him.

Yes, Jesus is the Light of our lives, but at the same time, it felt as if He has passed the baton to all of us. He wants us to love one another, help one another, and to even pass our knowledge and our words down for generations. I love to write my poetry and inspiring messages so that I can at least encourage a soul and help someone who may need it most. This… is my spiritual gift that I love to do and share.

We all are lights in this world in our own way and can inspire to save a soul from being immune to darkness and believing that their lives aren’t worth living. The truth is that it is and we can do something about helping them to replace their broken light bulbs. 🙂