Lifting Someone Up

Helping someone

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. ūüôā 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,¬†‚ÄúI 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. ūüôā

I Have Love For My Brothers and Sisters

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1 Thessalonians 1:4-10 (NIV) is a needed and an important reminder and message that we, on earth today, should be grateful for and appreciate to have. It reads: “For we know, brothers and sisters¬†loved by God,¬†that he has chosen you,¬†because our gospel¬†came to you not simply with words but also with power,¬†with the Holy Spirit and deep conviction. You know¬†how we lived among you for your sake.¬†You became imitators of us¬†and of the Lord, for you welcomed the message in the midst of severe suffering with the joy¬†given by the Holy Spirit.¬†And so you became a model¬†to all the believers in Macedonia¬†and Achaia (regions).¬†The Lord‚Äôs message¬†rang out from you not only in Macedonia and Achaia‚ÄĒyour faith in God has become known everywhere.¬†Therefore we do not need to say anything about it,¬†for they themselves report what kind of reception you gave us. They tell how you turned¬†to God from idols¬†to serve the living and true God,¬†and to wait for his Son from heaven,¬†whom he raised from the dead‚ÄĒJesus, who rescues us from the coming wrath.”

Just because we all may be physically, socially, and spiritually different DOES NOT MEAN that I could not appreciate you and love you in my life. I love my family, but that does not mean that because you do not own my family’s last name DOES NOT MEAN that I don’t love you and appreciate you as my sisters and brothers, in Christ. This picture above proves how close and how much we love each other and how we should continue to pray for one another, despite of what is yet to come.

Nowadays, more than ever, I hear about how my brothers and sisters are in pain, crying, and even shouting out loud to be heard, which pains my heart. Just as my picture up above, I will pray along with you, for you, and will forever love you as my own sister and my own brother, in Christ. Imagine that in that picture is all of us holding hands together and praying and calling on the Lord to help support and ease the pains and wipe away the tears off of our fellow members.

There is no such thing as you being exiled out of my family and out of my life… because THERE IS NO LEGITIMATE REASON for you to be. Together, under God, we are much stronger than the enemy’s idea schemes on how we ‘ought to’ or ‘should be’.

I will eternally love you within the depths of my heart because we ALL are family.

His Word Is Our Spiritual Instructor

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In 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NIV), it says “All Scripture is God-breathed¬†and is useful for teaching,¬†rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,¬†so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

We hold a mighty book in our possession and within our homes. Let’s say that you are someone that doesn’t own or have a bible within your hand or your home that is not within your grasp. As substitutes, there are many bible platforms and study resources that are available to you. One site I use is Bible Gateway. I will admit that I was referred to this site by a close friend, who also was the one that taught me about Jesus Christ and why I should always stay in prayer and have faith in Him. She is my Sister in Christ and she also bought me my first bible.

I bring all of this up because not only do we have biblical resources (bible, internet, friends, family, bible study groups, etc), but what we have even closer is being able to ‘hear’ God’s messages, the tool to teach others, and we can begin to let it bloom within our brother’s and sister’s hearts as that of a mere seed that needs to sprout. In Matthew 17:20 (NIV), it mentions “He replied, ‚ÄúBecause 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, ‚ÄėMove from here to there,‚Äô and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.‚ÄĚ

It is not impossible for us to share, talk about, and teach others of God’s Word. It is not impossible for us to slow down our busy days, take a moment to relax, and to seek peace within our spirits that came from God. It is not impossible for us to also learn something new and our students are learning something new as well.

In our hands, online, or on paper, we have notes that spoke of the most powerful Words that came from our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ, the Son of God who came down to earth and is known as the human form of our Heavenly Father.

I will assure you that every time you read of His Words and what He has done, it is as if there is always a new lesson, a new story, and a new verse that is always teaching us something new that we never had paid attention to the first time we have read the same sentence. It will be all worth it in the long run.

You’ve Been There For Me

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Despite the times
when I believed that everything was fine...
You've been there for me.
When I was a kid, too afraid to go to sleep at night; 
under the covers, I felt safer when I hid,
then you've played a jazz tune on my radio... a song
which has proven to me that you've been there all along.
Why did I reach up to you,
at age 13, before going into a hospital's surgical room?
It was as if, although I couldn't 'see' you, I 'knew' you were there.
Easing my emotional uneasiness, making me feel calm, at peace, and fair.
I can't believe how long it took me to recognize You;
the Lord of my life, the creator of my life,
preparing me to become or continuing to be to my husband a perfect wife.
I know that I would love to have that super car...
but You supply me with the things I Need, which is Your Love by far.
I can go on and on
because I want to shout out my deepest appreciation
for life and the lives of others that are here with me
all across the world and among many nations.
You are my teacher, leading me to help and teach others about Your Love.
Thank you Jesus for I feel extremely blessed sharing my spiritual care  
before my life's final flight of my spiritual dove.
Thank you, Jesus... Thank you.

The Lord’s Prayer For Us To Remember

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In Matthew 6:9-13 (King James Version), it quotes “After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.”

Before my walk with Christ and understanding what it means to connect with an invisible God, I had so many misinterpretations of Him within my mind. When I was a kid, I remember my grandmother one day teaching me of the Lord’s Prayer… and to (of course) repeat what she said while we were on our knees and turning into bed to rest. As I had grown through my teenage years and into adulthood, it felt as if I was still affected and impacted by this prayer somehow. My curiosity finally got the best of me because that was a time when I had too many questions about ‘who is the Lord’ and ‘why was His prayer so significant in my life? the image of me praying beside my grandmother stuck within my heart for so long. I was soon blessed, within my life, with a grand amount of new friends that were supportive, including my family and home church members, about how valuable, important and precious this prayer is: the Lord’s Prayer that grabbed and held onto my heart.

Whenever you pray, you are having a personal talk, a moment, and growing a spiritual connection with God and are speaking to Him. In turn, you are growing and showing that you have Faith in Him and Believe in His Words. Perhaps He may not be physically standing in front of you on earth, but what if Spiritually is comforting you before I even made this blog entry. Have Faith, stay strong, and believe His Words in scriptures because He hears our prayers, He hears our cries, and He hears our voices, our hearts, and our spirits within us whenever and whatever time we want to speak to Him. ūüôā

 

Exchange Good for Good For God

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In Proverbs 20:22 (NIV), it quotes “Do not say, “I’ll pay you back for this wrong!”¬†¬†Wait for the Lord and he will avenge you.” Similarly, in 1 Thessalonians 5:15, it mentions the same lessons to keep in mind to “Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong,¬†¬†but always strive to do what is good for each other and for everyone else.”

Too often, and too much, we would either see or hear someone bringing up or speaking about some kind of idea of ‘Retaliation’, but not in a positive way as it should be. No, I cannot imagine the pain and hurt that you currently feel or had felt in regards for losing a loved one due to an action that could’ve been avoided; I have no idea of your experiences. However, I still stand and agree with the Lord on this subject: I will wait on the Lord because He is my avenger (Prov. 20:22).

It’s true that situations happen that can be too painful to bear, especially when losing a loved one, but at the same time, God has never abandoned us, despite how long Satan has been trying to gain the power the Lord has over us; the lost sheep. It pains me hearing about how many believe that a physical weapon is stronger than the Word of God or Prayer, which in truth, it isn’t and never can be.

A gun for a gun isn’t right. The Word of God is. Threatening and seeking retaliation against one another isn’t right. Believing in the Lord and His Word is. Hearing the news about how children are playing, firing, and harming someone or themselves with a loaded gun DOES NOT SOUND AT ALL RIGHT. Praying with our children and raising them to live and be the best that they can be is. To, at least, be given the chance to witness your child walk across a graduation stage or be promoted up a grade in school or even learning how to count is a miracle and more ¬†amazing and precious than discovering devastation to be in their future.

If we are adults, lower guns quicker than firing them at one another; at least make the sacrifice for the Lord Himself. It’ll be worth it in the end.