Category Archives: faith

Hands Down!

Have you ever been unfairly attacked? Have you ever had untrue rumors circulated around about you? Have you ever had those that you thought were your friends turn on you?

Live long enough and it probably in some way, shape or form happens to most of us. The real issue is not what others do or say, but how we respond to it.

There was a time in my life when I found myself at what was prehaps the most terrible time I’ve ever gone through, but it did not kill me, even though there were moments that I wanted it to. It did without doubt make me stronger and I think maybe a little wiser in the process…

Many years ago, I had a story to tell but chose to listen to the Spirit and keep it to myself. Many times since, I have been tempted to share my side, but have chosen again and again to listen instead to the Spirit. It was hard at first, not defending myself, not confronting the lies, not revealing the hypocrisy, but over time, I began to learn that my life is a work in progress and that learning from my mistakes, sins, and failures are the most important thing I can do with my time and the greatest way for me to give God glory and others hope.

I have never been a perfect person, but I am in a far better place today than I have ever been and it is because I have a God, Who loves me, family that walk with me, and friends who stand by me. I am not the past that others created and I am not the past of my own creation. Today I am who and what God created me to be at this time and place and so the best thing I can do, is learn from my past, enjoy my present and grow toward my future.

“Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:13-14

My life today is full of blessing, peace, love, learning, laughter and grace. I still have such a long way to go and I am enjoying the journey more than ever before. I share this with you, because I want you to know that with God all things are possible, regardless of what anyone else says or thinks. Keep your focus on Him, your heart connected with His and your life will unfold to reveal amazing blessings…

How To Overcome Your Identitiy Crises…

We are in this world, but not of this world. This is a very important fact to remember as we are living our lives and seeking to grow into all we were created for. Our failure to recognize that we are a part of Divinity, that we were created by and in the image of God, often causes us to miss out on utilizing the supernatural power that we have at our disposal and therefore live with struggles that should be our strengths.

We are eternal, spiritual beings with a soul. We were created in eternity and for eternity, a thought that we cannot even begin to wrap our little earthly thinking minds around. This world that we live in is temporal, it will not last forever. In fact, if you look around, you can see that it is sick and dying. We often become affected and infected with the same disease, but it does not have to be that way, because we are not of this world.

“Beloved, I urge you as aliens and strangers to abstain from fleshly lusts which wage war against the soul.” -1 Peter 2:11

Our failure to understand and tap into our Divine heritage often causes us to get lost in confusion and misunderstanding, which leads to a life of aimless wandering from one frustration to another. We were created for so much more and so we need to know who we are, what we were created for and where we come from.

You are God’s creation. You were created to be blessed so you could bless and give glory to the One who created you. You come from the heart and mind of the Almighty. Let this knowledge inspire and motivate you to live the higher life you were created for and you will be amazed at how things begin to line up and change in your favor…

The Next Best Thing!

Life has this incredible way of offering us unlimited opportunities if we will get out of the blindness of our procrastination, open our spiritual eyes and see all that God and His Universe has to offer us.

This year, my younder daughter and I planted some corn. We plowed the ground, dug the holes, planted the tiny kernal of corn, watered it and waitied for nature to do her thing. Before long the seed turned into a blade and broke through the ground looking for the sun up above. Through the days and nights, it grew into a stalk and eventually the stalk grew ears, which we eventually picked off, shucked and silked to reveal a cob full of corn kernals. My daughter proclaimed: “I can’t believe that all of that came from that little kernal (seed) of corn that we planted in the ground???”

“Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” -Galatians 6:7-9

This is the way life works! Life is designed so that when it is working the way it is supposed to, it is always creating more of itself. Stop and let that thought sink in. God has created the Universe, so that it is always looking for ways to recreate and heal itself, by setting up opportunities for us to love and be loved.

It does not matter what mistakes you may have made in the past, because the present is always a new beginning with the possibilitiy of something better. Our Creator has arranged time, so that we may learn from the past and grow in the present as we live and love into the future.

The best way I know to make sure that we don’t miss it is by opening ourselves to God’s unconditional love and allowing it to flow into and through our lives, so that we then might be able to share it with others. Let the love flow and see how creation takes care of itself by offering you more than you can dream or imagine…