Worldwide News: “WORKING IT OUT!”

The BIBLE says,  Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.  For by it the elders obtained a good report.  Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of GOD, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear…Without faith, it is impossible to please GOD for he that cometh to GOD must believe that HE is a rewarder of them that diligently seek HIM.”  (Hebrews 11:1-5)  Perhaps yesterday or last week, you were miserable and ready to throw in the towel.  But something happened and you decided to press your way – hoping for a change.  Well, here is the change  and thanks be to the Lord GOD as HE is,   “WORKING IT OUT!”

BRING IT DOWN ON HOME:

Why is it so hard for us to believe there is a Higher Authority over the extended Universe?  We are all peons (laborers in the vineyard and some of us are wayward laborers) who from time to time get off the right pathway.

Honey listen to me!

(1)   Now faith:

The  meaning of this word is apparent as right now and/or immediately you are looking for something concrete to happen.  Whatever your expectations, the substance is hanging in the balances somewhere between Heaven and Earth.  Do you want blessings from the Lord GOD?  If so, you’ve got to change the way you look at thangs!  If you cannot understand this, take a look at the ancient people in the Bible who persevered through heavy, heavy, heavy trials and tribulations.

Like many of the ancients, we get mad and stage tantrums as if we are two years old!  We hurt others who love and mean us well….we say things which pierce the hearts and souls of people who care for us.  When we do ugly things, the Lord GOD retrieves His blessing which are on the way to us.  In other words, HE calls back that job, financial blessings, better housing, new car, healing, life partner, new girlfriend or boyfriend, or whatever your prayer request is!  After we behave as fools, old man guilt sets in and look out (my sisters and brothers), we cannot look in the mirror at ourselves.  Then we say, “…why did I do it…the devil made me do it!“   

(2)   Without faith:

It is impossible (without trust and faith)  to please GOD.  This speaks for itself but let’s look at an example.  If a man marries a woman, he is saying, “I love you, Baby, and I want you to be my soul mate!”  The wife expects the man to be true and the man expects the same.  If the man or wife cheats on the other, the marriage is compromised!  Frankly, their relationship may never be the same again.

Without love and commitment, there is no marriage and the Lord GOD is married to us even to the backslidder.  Likewise, GOD says,  “…without belief and trust, you cannot please ME….”   If you do not believe the Lord GOD, then, why pray?  If you pray, then, BELIEVE in HIM for the things you’ve asked of HIM.   How can you work something out if you don’t have the right plan?  Your plan is not like the Lord GOD’S plan of action.  You may destroy a soul and his/her blood will be required on your hands!  For this reason and so many more, you’ve got to trust in the Lord GOD and do not lean to your own understanding! 

SUMMARY: 

GOD does not expect us to be perfect because we are humans but we must obey His Word.  However, we live, move, eat, sleep, work, dream, play, run around (etc.) and exist in HIM.  Whether you realize it or not,  “Without HIM, we are nothing!”    For all these reasons (especially on Judgment Day), we’ve got to get right and stay right.  How is this done?  We must put ourselves under the Wings of the MASTER because HE is “WORKING IT OUT!”  for the good of them who love Him (according to HIS riches and glory)!  Perhaps you may be rich but you are not as rich as God!  And for sure, you ain’t got no glory as it all belongs to the Lord GOD! 

Let the Lord GOD iron out the kinks in your life and get away from the people who are causing you turmoil (through various temptations and lusts).  When you put the Lord GOD first, He will move on your behalf! 

Have a Blessed Day!  

Worldwide News: “WHAT MORE CAN THE LORD DO?”

The BIBLE says,   And He [the LORD GOD] fenced it and gathered out the stones, and planted it with the choicest vine, and built a tower in the midst of it, and also made winepress therein: and HE looked that it should bring forth grapes, and it brought forth wild grapes. What could have been done more to My vineyard, that I have not done in it?”   (Isaiah 5:2, 4)    Don’t look at yourself as an isolated incidence or blemish on the face of the Earth as you mean a great deal to the LORD. This is the same problem we all face because we let ourselves down!  If you are reading this Blog, you are just as guilty as I!   We’ve all been blessed and we’ve all had people and things taken from us. Now, we need to accept our own faults and failures.  “WHAT MORE CAN THE LORD DO?” 

BRING IT DOWN ON HOME:

Prophet Isaiah was speaking to the Children of Judah but this Word is for us today!  Actually, Chapter 5:1, 3, 7 begins with,  “Now will I sing to My well-beloved a song of My beloved touching His vineyard.  My well-beloved hath a vineyard in a very fruitful hill….And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem and men of Judah…What could have been done more to My vineyard that I have not done in it?  For the vineyard for the Lord of Hosts is the house of Israel and the men of Judah His pleasant plant…”   Can’t  you hear the LORD GOD’S song of sadness to HIS people and to you.

Like the LORD GOD, you may have done many things for others – especially for your family, friends, and children.  For example, you may have purchased an automobile or house, bought food, clothing, or medicine, or paid outstanding bills and that person was so thankful but he or she continued on his irresponsible path.  And so, he/she lost the car, the house, quit college, and/or  didn’t pay their bills with the money you provided.  Now, you are saddened (like the LORD GOD) and your soul and spirit is grieving because you tried to stand them up to be responsible and they are not. 

Moving on, the LORD GOD gives rightful warnings to Judah/Jerusalem and to us for our sins,  I will tell you what I will do to My vineyard:  (1) I will take away the hedge and it shall be eaten up;  (2) I will break down the wall and it shall be trodden down;  (3)  I will lay it waste and it shall not be pruned nor digged;  (4)  I will allow briers and thorns to come up in it;  and (4) I will also command the clouds that they rain no rain up it.”  (Isaiah 5:5-6)

We can take GOD’S Word at face value as many of us have ruined our own talents, skills, joy, inheritance, and squandered the blessings bestowed on us from the LORD GOD.   In truth, we can’t blame anyone except ourselves!  We wonder why our hair and teeth fall out…We wonder why we look old and age before our time…We wonder why our bodies are breaking down…We wonder why we have so many ailments…We wonder why our houses are tumbling down and not repaired for the winter…We wonder why we’ve lost our jobs and monies…We wonder why the kids are cutting school and doing drugs…We wonder why we’re alcoholics and strung out…We wonder why we die so young…We wonder this and that….YET WE REFUSE TO TURN BACK TO THE LORD GOD!

LET’S GO BACK (with a REPENTFUL HEART, SOUL, and SPIRIT) TO THE LORD AND HE WILL RESTORE US ACCORDING TO HIS MERCY, GRACE, GLORY, AND RICHES!   Really,  “WHAT MORE CAN THE LORD DO?”   He did not leave us; instead, we left Him!

Have a Blessed Day!

Worldwide News: “TRUE LOVE is Wide, Long, High, and Deep!”

The BIBLE says, “That CHRIST may dwell in your hearts by faith;  that ye being rooted and grounded in love.  May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, length, depth, and height….And to know the love of CHRIST, which passes knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fullness of GOD.”   (Ephesians 3:17-18)  Today, the majority of our problems stem from people letting us down. You see, we put our trust in mankind and mankind is full of sin, errors, and loopholes.  You do not have to be in love with some one to trust them. But once you lose that trust in them, it gets harder and harder to trust in them again.  When love wounds you, it pierces your heart, mind, soul, and the lining of your stomach – you can’t even eat!   It is natural to love very deeply but sometimes we love the wrong people (that is people who are users and ungrateful for the love bestowed upon them).  Let’s get real and call  unfaithful people, users!  When you cannot find love, there is One who loves all (especially sinners) and His name is JESUS and HE is the personification of LOVE –  as “TRUE LOVE is Wide, Long, High, and Deep!”  

BRING IT DOWN ON HOME:

Apostle Paul advises us to be strong and vigilant in our walk with the Lord.  In fact, he said,  “I desire that ye faint not…”  (Ephesians 3:13)  In other words, don’t get dizzy and confused about your beliefs, principals, and constitutions which (by now) should be rooted and grounded in CHRIST JESUS!  Stop swaying from right to left and left to right!   No matter where you live, work, or travel, there is no body who will stand by your side, except JESUS CHRIST. But many people have rejected the LORD and they have chosen substitute remedies in bottles labeled, 100 percent proof.  One of these aides is Johnny Walker  (JW) – packaged in whisky!  When Big Johnny comes out, you ain’t there no mo!  Your personality is hidden in JW.  When JW steps out,  the liquor does all the acting, talking, and thinking for you!  

My question is how wide, long, high, and deep is TRUE LOVE?   Well now, Apostle Paul suggests that  GOD’S Love is incomprehensible. As humans, we have limitations.  Frankly, I don’t believe we have enough tape to measure the depth, height, width, and length of GOD’S Love.  One Biblical writer said that the space between Heaven and Earth will fill up the great deeds and miracles performed by JESUS CHRIST!  Man will never be able to completely understand the mind of  CHRIST (as our brains are not equipped to understand supernatural and infinite powers).  Instead, man was created to worship and fellowship with his Creator!  Furthermore, TRUE LOVE will never leave or forsake you!

No matter what your sins are (with the exception of blasphemy against the Holy Spirit), you can receive forgiveness  – if you repent!   YOU KNOW YOURSELF BETTER THAN I!  In fact, you don’t have to confess to a priest or anyone, except JESUS!  Just get down on your knees (anywhere at your residence) and ask HIM to forgive you for every unclean thought, word, deed, and action. Consequently, JESUS will toss your sins into the sea of forgetfulness and HE will wipe your slate clean.

In conclusion, Apostle Paul says,  “Now unto HIM that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us…unto HIM be glory in the church by JESUS CHRIST throughout all ages, world without end, Amen.”   (Ephesians 3:20-21)  I know the LORD is able and HE is speaking to your heart.  So, let HIM in!

Have a Blessed Day!

Worldwide News: Part Two: “Don’t FEAR Man – LIVE WITHOUT FEAR!”

The BIBLE states,  “The LORD is my helper, I will not FEAR what man shall do unto me…”  (Hebrews 13:6)   Hopefully, this Blog will provide more explanation for those who are looking to make changes in their lives!

BRING IT DOWN ON HOME:

What is the most important thing in your life – eating, drinking, enrichment, the body, your eyes, your hair, your looks, MONEY (the root of all evil), prestige, hobbies, mountain climbing, or the approval of men?  Naturally,  “…we are individually and wonderfully made…”  –  as king David put it!  But, we were not put here for our own glory as we DO NOT have any.  Instead, we were put here to worship and to glory GOD!  HE IS OUR CREATOR!

JESUS IS COMING BACK AGAIN TO CLAIM HIS OWN, JEW AND GENTILE!  The LORD is not coming back for the White House as HE is not concerned about man made buildings (whether they are plastered in precious or semi-precious jewels).  The LORD is coming back for you and I and all the people of the past Ages and Dispensations.  All of our deeds and accomplishments will be tried by GOD’S Fire.  If you are saved (through the Blood of JESUS), your name is written in the Lamb’s Book of Life.  Yet, your works will be tried by fire and some of your works will be accepted and some will not!  However, you will inherit Eternal Life because your name is in THE BOOK.

There will be no free passes or un-allowed entry (for the rich or poor) into GOD’S Kingdom. There is only One Door, JESUS!  Through HIS Blood (as there is no other way), you will be allowed everlasting life!  Thus,  WHOM SHALL YOU FEAR DOWN HERE ON THIS WICKED EARTH!  The WORD says,  “…let NOTHING separate you from the LOVE of GOD…”  If an angel knocks on your door tonight, do not let him turn you from serving the Lord GOD.  If your devoted partner, family,  friend, boss, co-worker, teacher, doctor, or whomever you trust say,  “Go this way or that…”  and the advice is contrary to the LORD’S Word, do not follow!  Never put explicit trust in men as THEY ARE HUMANs AND HUMANs MAKE ERRORs!

As humans, we have no power except that which is given unto us through the LORD!  You may have 15 million dollars and with it you can buy all the medical help you need,  but that money cannot save you from terminal cancer or another dreadful disease!  WHEN THE DOCTOR CANNOT SAVE YOU, JESUS CHRIST CAN HEAL YOU!  Doctors have given up on many, many, many patients and some of those patients believed and turned to the LORD for their healing.  In some cases, the doctors died before the patients and the LORD healed the patients.  So, you see – the doctor may say,  “…terminal case…”   but THE GREAT PHYSICIAN makes null and void the doctor’s verdict and says,  “No, not this one as he/she belongs to me!”   Thus, WHOM SHALL YOU FEAR DOWN HERE ON THIS WICKED EARTH (which will be destroyed by fire)?

Naturally, you know about “Blanket  or Umbrella Coverage”  on your life, home, and auto in the event of certain losses –  correct?   If you are saved, you have dual citizenship (in Heaven and Earth); so what your Earthly policy cannot provide, your Heavenly Father can!  HE is the only PROVIDER who supplies this coverage and the coverage is free through,  JESUS CHRIST the LORD!  Therefore,  if the LORD is your HELPER – whom shall you fear?   So, DO NOT be afraid of man who can only kill the body; but rather fear HIM (GOD) which hath POWER over life, death, hell, and the grave!   Just get on the winning side and with the LORD who has ALL POWER!

Have a Blessed Day!

Worldwide News: “Why is there- DIVISION IN THE HOME?”

JESUS said,  “Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth?  I tell you, NAY;  but rather division.  For henceforth there shall be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three.  The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father;  the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother;  the mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.”   (Luke 12:51-13)  Seasonally (every Christmas), we depict JESUS as a little baby and we put HIM back in the manger.  But JESUS CHRIST is no longer on breast milk!  Instead, HE is our Risen LORD and HE is in HEAVEN with the Father, GOD!  The Question is:  “Why is there – DIVISION IN THE HOME?”   The Answer is:  “Jesus did not come to bring peace in the earth and/or in the home!”    Please read on.

BRING IT DOWN ON HOME:

Every thing is not howdy-howdy in the home and neither is it in the Earth!  For now, I do not wish to talk about the Earth’s problems as they are overwhelming; so let’s discuss home life.  We are all born and shaped in sin; thus we are all born with bad behavior!  Make no mistake about it – YOU ARE NOT PERFECT and YOU DO NOTLIVE IN AN IMPERFECT WORLD!  In this life, there will be many, many times you intended to do good but evil was present because it co-exists with good. As you already know, there is a constant war going on:  (1)  good vs. evil;  (2)   right vs. wrong;   and (3)  God vs. Satan! 

(A)   The LORD said, “Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth?  I tell you, NAY;  but rather division..”   Can you imagine, JESUS spoke these words over 2000 years ago!  Today (as never before), we have blended families and everybody is do their own “thang.”   Everybody (including the baby and toddlers) has rights and civil privileges,

Most elementary children have their own cell phones and tablets (naturally, the parent pays for these toys). I hope that wise and hipped  parents put restrictions on these gadgets and they police these phones and check messages and texts on a regular basis to see whose calling.  If not, I urge you to do so!  Jack-the-Ripper may be stalking your children and teens!  By the time these teens reach high school they are hopeless (if gone unchecked) and the parents will have enormous problems with them.  This goes back to the early childhood of little Johnny and Susie as the parents thought them too cut to scold and to put them on punishment!   After all, the television shows, movies, and the Internet is the New Age baby sitter in most homes as the parents are too busy at work, play, or w-h-a-t-e-v-e-r.  

(B)   The LORD said, “For henceforth there shall be five in one house divided: three against two and two against three…”   For many reasons, Jesus forewarned us there will be “…division and fighting in the home…”   And,  it is so!  As the LORD said (paraphrasing),  “…there will be standoffs in homes and the votes will be unequally split…”   Good luck!  I hope you are on the winning side!

(1)  Children, teens, and young adults are extremely rebellious, mouthy, insulting, and disobedient towards their parents and all adult authority, inclusive.  YOU CAN’T TELL THEM NOTHING BECAUSE THEY KNOW EVERYTHING!  Back in the day, an adult (teacher, family member, or neighbor) could correct a child giving him/her advise to behave himself.  Now, a teen will curse you out or shoot you (may the Lord forbid)!

(2)  The adults in the home are full of themselves!   There is deep animosity between parents as well as fathers vs. son (and vice versa),  mothers vs. daughters (and vice versa), and mother in law against daughter in law (and vice versa),  You can take this on down the line to all the relatives in the same family.  Sin has no preference to its victims!  Perhaps, there is a  program which defines this problem:  “Family Feud.”

(C)   JESUS said,  “I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance…”  (Luke 5:32)   Since we are all sinners, we are all SICK and we have need of a PHYSICIAN.  If you are not sick, then, this Blog is not for you!

However, if there is anything in your life which needs to be fixed, you need the GREAT PHYSICIAN.  Do not continue (day after day, year after year) as if everything is honky-dory until your life is one big, big mess!  Be honest,  if there is DIVISION in home, your house is divided.  If there is SIN in your life (as it is for all of us), you are SEPARATED from the Lord JESUS CHRIST.  In other words,  good and evil cannot dwell in the same temple and we serve a holy GOD (who will not put up with evil). Either your house (your body, spirit, and soul) belongs to the LORD or it belongs to the devil!  You cannot serve two master as you will either love one and hate the other!    My prayer is for all of us to get right and stay right!

Have a Blessed Day! 

Worldwide News: “Don’t FEAR Other MEN!”

The BIBLE statesI will not fear what man shall do unto me… because …the Lord is my helper!”  (Hebrews 13:6)   The Bible says be not afraid of them that kill the body, because (after that) they have no more ability to do anything else. Although they may kill the body, the spirit and soul lives on!  Question:  Have you ever seen a spirit, soul, or Jeannie  trapped in a mayonnaise jar or an ancient vessel?  Answer:   No because nobody has this power except,   GOD!    Therefore,  “Don’t FEAR other MEN!”  

BRING IT DOWN ON HOME:

However, we do fear others and this fear is displayed through our actions as we make so many changes (via the way we dress, live, work, think, eat, drive, read books, study the arts and sciences, allow for surgical transformations, and whatever else) to please people who have no control over our eternal destiny.

I’m talking to somebody out there who is afraid of what others will do, say, or think  about you, your beliefs, and the changes GOD is making in your life.  You really must read this Blog because it will help you,  make you re-think your life, or make you so angry that you will SPAM my Blog!  As Jesus said,  “His WORD is a two-edged sword – dividing asunder…”   Take a minute to sit down and breathe deeply because I’m fix ’in to tell you something important!

(1)   The Bible says,  “There is nothing covered that shall not be revealed; neither hid that shall not be known.  Therefore, whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.”   (Luke 12:3)

Along with all of the deceased  from all Ages and Dispensations (whether their souls are in Heaven or Hell) and the living, you and I will be standing in the Judgment Line (either with the sheep or the goats).  Can you imagine this scene?  The living will be standing with the dead (people from the past raised in their ancient garbs, robes, gowns, rags, or burial dress) before GOD the FATHER You, I, and thems will give an account of everything we’ve said, thought, done, imagined, contemplated, and freaked to do on this Earth (whether it was socially accepted, done undercover, done in the open,  thoughts of  the heart, premeditated, or babblings written in ink, on paper or toilet tissue, books, pamphlets, or via the Internet). 

Whomever you fear or feared (Ned, Fred, Betsy, Jane, Tom, Harry, Linda, etc.) will be standing besides or behind you before The Great White Throne of GOD!   Like you and I, they will be shaking in their boots or sandals.  In fact, ain’t nobody gonna be looking at the other person’s funny looking (ancient or modern) shoes, clothing, jewelry, or crazy hair styles!  Instead, folks gonna be looking at that blazing Lake of Fire turned-up so high they’ll be looking like a burnt Krispy Cream donut!  You know what?  Race, kindred, creed, color, and/or whatever else WILL NOT matter! Everyone will be hollering from the top of their lungs to the soles of their feet!  

(2)   There is only One (GOD) who knows all about us!  Doctor Luke says,   “…even the hairs of your head are all numbered…” (Luke 12:7)  We’ve all passed many wig shops, make-over salons, and surgical transformation facilities to know that everybody (especially Hollywood) is made up to be something thems ain’t!  We use make-up, cover-up-creams, inject our lips and buttocks with Botox, wear false eyelashes, allow doctors to perform surgeries to make genital changes to our bodies, women allow surgeons to stuff silicone in their breasts to make larger cups, men overdose on Viagra (to impress), folks swallow diet pills and wear tight workout clothes (to impress), as well as we do many unspeakable thangs to ourselves!

However, GOD has pictures of the real McCoy (YOU) as well as your before and after pictures and GOD will say to many, “…what you is now ain’t what I made you to be before I placed you in your Mama’s womb…”  

(3)   No matter what mankind does to you GOD is greater and through the LORD JESUS, your situation will be turned around – but you must provide the faith and believe that your  crooked path will be made straight. 

If you have been victimized like Prophet Job (who believed GOD), your end will be better than your beginning.  This does not mean that your deceased son(s) or daughter(s) will be raised from the dead because Prophet Job’s sons and daughters were not.  Instead, Prophet Job was given new sons and daughters (and like their brothers, the daughters had special rights of inheritance).  This does not mean that your old boss will rehire you, but GOD has a better place of employment for you.  This does not mean that your ex-husband or ex-wife will come back to you, but GOD has a better, faithful, and truer mate waiting for you.  This does not mean that you will get your foreclosed home back, but GOD has another residence for you.  Just because you lost your standing in the community, GOD will reform your life and people will see the change.  Whatever your personal situation is, GOD knows all about it and HE is still on the Throne!   Remember?  One of my previous Blog states,  “Heaven is not cLOSED!”   GOD is there 24/7!

IN SUMMARY:  My question to you is, “What justifiable explanation can you give God for not serving Him as He has done so much for you?”   GOD will supernaturally strip away our MADE-UP looks (wealth and poverty) and we shall appear as the real McCoy, which HE made us to be.  If the hairs on your head are already numbered by GOD…and…if you cannot lengthen your height, put strands of hair on your head (without surgery or adding extensions or braids or plugins or via other artificial means), then, why worry about what men think about you?  Exclusively, Dr. Luke says,  “But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear:  Fear HIM which He hath killed hath power to cast into hell…”  GOD has the Supreme Power over death, hell, and the grave as HE proved so many times – especially through the Resurrection of JESUS CHRIST!   Therefore,  “Don’t FEAR Other MEN!” 

Have a Blessed Day! 

Worldwide News: “Put the NEEDS of OTHERS before yOURs in CHARITY!”

The BIBLE states,  “For ye know the grace of our Lord JESUS CHRIST, that, though He was rich; yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich…”  (II Corinthians 8:9)   Apostle Paul is telling us that JESUS CHRIST took off His Royal Robe, Super Glory, and Wealth to come down here to this filthy Earth to save us.  For our sakes, JESUS became poor, died the death of a criminal, but HE GOT UP out of the grave! Unlike CHRIST, mankind’s first rule of life is self-preservation but no man is an island of himself.

At some point, you will need help from another person and hopefully he/she will help you.  If you pass out, you cannot drive yourself to the hospital – that’s for sure!  Neither is Apostle Paul’s  telling you to give away all of YO money to the poor because  “Though you speak with the tongues of men and of angels and have not charity you are as a sounding brass or a tinkling cymbal.  And though you have the gift of prophecy and understand all mysteries, all knowledge, and have all faith so that you can move mountains and have not charity, you are nothing.  And though you bestow all your goods to feed the poor and though you give your body to be burned but have not charity, it profited you nothing!”  (I Corinthians 13:1-3)

In essence, the Spirit of Christ (LOVE) commands you to “Put the NEEDS of OTHERS before yOURs in CHARITY!”   The LORD will bless you above and beyond all that you can ever imagine.

BRING IT DOWN ON HOME:

Today (more than ever) life is not what it used to be.  Back in the day, a family of six could make it on the Father’s modest income.  In fact,  a loaf of bread was under 50 cents and today it is $2.89 to $4.39 depending on the brand.

If you are feeding six mouths, you can forget about taking a vacation this year.  Don’t forget summer is almost over and it’s back-to-school time.  If you have kids and teens, you’ll need to start each day with prayer because Youse gots to buy multiple school supplies (everything except the forks, spoons, and the cafeteria trays)  for each child as the school only supplies the buildings, teachers, and books (with the help of your tax $) .  

No matter what,  you will need something stronger than liquor, booster shots, and hard core drugs to get you through the rest of the year!  So let’s ask Apostle Paul who wrote about a special Role Model – JESUS CHRIST!  The generosity of CHRIST’S Spirit continually lingers over  this World and the entire Universe.  My Mama use to say,  “If it wasn’t for the Lawrd, where would I be?”   Because of HIS Grace (unmerited favor), we are here today and because of HIS Mercy (compassion),  we have an Advocate to GOD the FATHER! 

If it wasn’t for the LORD, where would you be?  Life is not all about you and we are no longer children praying,  “Now lay me down to sleep….if I should die before I wake, I pray the Lord my soul to take…”    Honey-baby-sugar, life is so hard and you can’t make it on a child’s prayer!  As you become more and more like JESUS, you will take on His characteristics.  In time (if not already), you will absorb the spoken and unspoken requests of others through the Spirit of Christ!  You will  do  one  of two things:  (1) you will help others spiritually, physically, emotionally, or mentally;  or (2)  you will avoid the needs of others at all costs.  The awareness and strength of your  Christian beliefs will dictate your involvement in the lives of others around you.  Don’t worry you ain’t got to take them home with you, but you can buy a meal, clothing, shoes, pay a utility bill or do something to help them get through hard times. 

Whatever you do, “Put the NEEDS of OTHERS before yOURs in CHARITY!” 

Have a Blessed Day!