Friday, April 18, 2014

The Cross

When I look into the world I see so much evil and a lot of pain. It seems everyday the devil is working hard to destroy marriages, break up family's, ruin friendships and take away peoples joy.The devil seems to have a lot of people helping his cause. He has ex-husbands, ex-wives, husbands, wives, best friends,children, the media, politicians and even men or women of God spreading untruths or lies.Then some of them are even committing crimes or murders and sadly enough killing or raping our kids. He has family members being envious or jealous of each other and others are hateful even to their own children or spouses.Some people aren't happy unless their spouses or children are suffering or need them for help.These family member are the ones who talk about about their own children, mother, father behind their backs and while others stoop so low that they will talk about their cousins, grandparents or friends. The devil has been real busy seeking or destroying peoples lives, so much so that he will not stop at nothing, until the world or people of God start serving or believing in only him.

When I think about all the bad that's going on in the world today, all I have to do is think about someone very special who died on the cross for you and me. His name is Jesus! Thank God, for the one who can make the devil hide, then grant me the wisdom to have both peace and space. How do I achieve this peace and rid myself of the devil you may ask?  I look to the cross and then seek my salvation. When I am trouble or even feel the presence of evil or the devil, I invoke the mighty name of Jesus and Satan flees. If you are wearing a cross today or even have one in your home, remember this it is more than jewelry and its not decoration! Its is a symbol or a reminder of that great sacrifice,when Jesus Christ(God's son) was crucified , then bled so that we all may live and be forgiven for our future or past sins. God loves you and I. He wants all of us to rebuke the devil, to turn away from evil, to have faith when times are hard and to trust only him to get us all through it. When there are times ,when there seems to be no hope and you need an answer to your prayers. Look to your cross, then think about the great sacrifice that, Gods son Jesus made on our behalf's. Because after that great sacrifice, Jesus Christ rose from the dead three days latter. He declared victory over the devil and he conquered death. Our Father in Heaven and his son Jesus Christ have all power in their hands. They will deliver all who are faithful and true ,from the clutches of the devil or evil. No matter what happens in your life never loose faith and always hold on to the Cross.
May God bless you and have a blessed Easter,
Charles
Philippians 2:8
And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death--even death on a cross!
 Corinthians 8:9 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sake He became poor, so that you through His poverty might become rich.


Monday, March 10, 2014

Yesterday

One of the wonderful things about raising children, is that sometimes they can make even the best parents aware of their own mistakes.What made me realize my own , one day after chastising one of my children my youngest son made me aware that I was still holding on to his past mistakes, while I was trying to correct him for his current one. It went something like this, Dad I did that last year, why are you still reminding me of what I did in my past? After I cooled down then, thought about my son's comment, I determined that he was right and that I was still holding on to his past mistakes. As a Father I knew it was my duty to apologize to him for doing that and to also make him aware that I was only human still very capable of  making mistakes.So I went into my son's room, then said, Marcus remember our conversation we had the other day? He said, yes (expecting me to say something negative). Then I said you were right and I was wrong about bringing up your past, please forgive me. My son looked up at me,(surprised) then said Dad I am right? I smiled then said yes Son you are and I am sorry.

 After I  apologized to my son, I started to think about the mistakes I have made and why sometimes some relationships, marriages, friendships or families have problems. The big reason why is because even those of us that have a strong relationship with God, have a problem with getting over yesterday , letting go our past and forgiving others, when they have done something wrong. Many of us are to stubborn, selfish or set in our ways to admit it when we are wrong or sorry. That's why so many arguments or problems never get resolved and why some people break up or get a divorce. Its because every time there is a disagreement or an argument the past is brought back up or thrown right in their face.Doing so causes some to defend themselves from the attack and in turn they bring up the others past mistakes or sins. Its a big problem with men and even a bigger problem with some women. It seems people never forget your bad deeds, mistakes or sins, but if you do something good or help them in some way that will be forgotten tomorrow. Then you may think or say to yourself wasn't it yesterday that I said I was sorry and when you supposedly forgiven me for my sins? Why won't some people let things go, then look forward towards tomorrow?I am so grateful that our Father in Heaven is far greater than man, because what happens today or yesterday has already been forgiven, by the blood of his son Jesus! Thank God for yesterday, allowing today to make a way for tomorrow.
Have a blessed day,
Charles

Job 8:9 (For we are but of yesterday, and know nothing, because our days on earth are a shadow:)
Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.


Wednesday, February 12, 2014

In A Blink Of An Eye

Have you  ever noticed how fast things change, how fast time flies or how fast things happen?One minute driving ,on your way to work and the next you are in an automobile accident or lost your job.Or one moment you are saying goodbye to a love one and the next they are gone away.That's how unpredictable life is or how quickly things change and sometimes in  certain situations in a blink of an eye. The question is are you prepared as a parent for your children to grow up or older? Are you also prepared  for the unexpected when life changes or when death comes calling? Have you spent the proper amount of time with your children, friends, family, spouse or love ones? Have you told the special people in your life recently that you love them? The reason why I have asked these questions is because, many of us take life for granted and don't realize how short life really is. Most of us haven't yet realized that all life changes, with a Blink Of An Eye.

Even the bible touches on how quickly life can change and it also explain why we should embrace every moment or breath while living our lives as if there was no tomorrow. Ecclesiastes 3:19 For that which befalls the sons of men befalls beasts; even one thing befalls them: as the one dies, so dies the other; yes, they have all one breath; so that a man has no preeminence above a beast: for all is vanity. Which means even though many of us will do allot of things to prolong our lives, in time death shall claim us all. That's why everyone should live their lives to the fullest, while enjoying their love ones while they are still living. If you happen to be blessed enough to read this, enjoy every moment of your life, then have fun, spend time with family or friends travel and see the world. Never let anything or anyone, get in the way or keep you from achieving your dreams. Don't allow old hurts, grudges or pain keep you from getting your blessings or from being happy. Never take your life or the ones you love or those you may love for granted. After all one only has, one life to live and life can end, In A Blink Of An Eye.
Have a blessed day,
Charles

Ecclesiastes 9:9
Enjoy life with your wife, whom you love, all the days of this meaningless life that God has given you under the sun--all your meaningless days. For this is your lot in life and in your toilsome labor under the sun.

Ecclesiastes 6:12
For who knows what is good for a person in life, during the few and meaningless days they pass through like a shadow? Who can tell them what will happen under the sun after they are gone?
Ecclesiastes 8:12
Although a wicked person who commits a hundred crimes may live a long time, I know that it will go better with those who fear God, who are reverent before him.




Monday, December 30, 2013

Happy New Year!!!


I would like to wish, all of my friends, family and readers from around the world a very Happy New Year! Never forget the way you bring in a New Year is the way you will end the next one. Start this one off positive and leave the negative behind. Take risks because life is about taking chances, go after your dreams or desires and live a life without regrets. If you want something or need something pray for it and give the rest to God. Always remember if God has blessed you to live another year, your dreams, goals, desires or purpose hasn't yet been complete and your time is now to make that happen.Think to yourself that 2014 will be a great year and it will be. Then get on your knees New Years Eve, praise God for your many blessings and for the new ones to come. For God our Father in Heaven is worthy to be praise and good all the time! Happy New Year!!
M.O.G.

Hebrews 9:14
How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the living God!






Wednesday, December 18, 2013

To Good To Be True!



If you happen to be reading this, let me ask you this question, have you ever prayed for something like a car, house, new born baby, money to pay a bill or even a spouse and the next moment,second, hour, day or week it happens.What you prayed for or asked for was right there for the taking. Sounds too be good to be true right and it can't possibly be from God? If you have said this or thought this way, I have another question to ask you. Isn't God or hasn't he been to good to you to be true? Hasn't he provided for you, gave you what you asked for, then blessed you over and over again, gave you chance after chance when you know you didn't deserve it? If your answer happens to be yes, then the next time you get an unexpected blessing, stop questioning it and thank God for it. After all wasn't it you on your knees that day or night asking and praying to God for those things or blessings? Yes, God is too good to be true, because God our Father in Heaven is good all the time and worthy to be praised!

One thing that I have discovered in this walk with God, is that sometimes after we get a word from him, some of us may think that its done or that the lesson has been completed. But what I have began to realize is that we are all a work in progress and until our imperfections are driven completely out of us, God's work with us will never be done.The old saying is," Be careful what you ask for because you just may get it".While you are on your knees praying to God, always remember, he hears your prayers and in his time he will answer your prayers.
Have a blessed day,
Charles

Psalm 143:10 Teach me to do your will; for you are my God: your Spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness.
Psalm 25:5
Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.
Psalm 119:12
Praise be to you, LORD; teach me your decrees.
Psalm 139:24
See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
Psalm 1:1
Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers,

Monday, December 16, 2013

Christmas

Have you noticed, over the years people perception of Christmas, has changed ? The media, claiming that Santa Clause is the reason why we celebrate it, while others only used this particular day, as a reason to get gifts, money or presents. It makes one wonder, where did the ideal of Christmas come from? We all know that the birth of Christ is the real reason why Christmas Day was created and its also the main reason why Christians celebrate this very special holiday.The question still remains, why was this day created and what does Christmas really mean? What does the star that rest on top of the Christmas tree really represents or symbolize? What about the beautiful lights,ornaments or even the presents that sit below the tree? I know you may be saying to yourself I know what my parents say, my Pastor Or Priest may say and the media who can believe anything that they may say about Christmas or any other holiday? Christmas what does this holiday really mean?To answer these questions all one has to do is to read their Bible, use a little common sense and then its very easy to figure out the true meaning Christmas.For those who may have trouble comprehending or understanding the real meaning of Christmas let me explain.

Long ago before the birth of Christ, the bible the word of God proclaimed the birth of a Savior will be born.( Luke 1:32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David,) Wise men from the east used a bright star to guide them to Bethlehem of Judea, where Christ Jesus was born. On this particular night the dark skies were lite up brightly with thousands of stars and planets but out of all the stars there was one very big star shinning brightly.This big star was directly above a barn where Jesus was born. When the wise men arrived they saw Mary, Joseph and a beautiful baby boy laying in a manger. There they presented gifts before Mary and Joseph to the newly born King, Jesus.( Matthew 2:10-11…10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy. 11 After coming into the house they saw the Child with Mary His mother; and they fell to the ground and worshiped Him. Then, opening their treasures, they presented to Him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.) After reading these verses one can easily determine that Christmas is the celebration of the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The tree symbolizes life, while the lights and ornaments surrounding the tree represents the million of stars or planets that reside in the universe, that light up the skies.The big star above the tree is a reminder to all that, Jesus Christ our  Lord and Savior, Gods only son was born.The gifts below the tree are gifts belonging to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Yes today in our time these gifts are for the children and some adults, but even the wise men back then knew that it was better to give than to receive.(2 Corinthians 9:7 Every man according as he purposes in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loves a cheerful giver.)
As we celebrate Christmas never forget that Jesus, is the real reason for the seasons, God greatest gift to man. Have a wonderful and blessed holiday season.
Merry Christmas,
Charles

Song of Solomon 3:6
Who is this coming up from the wilderness like a column of smoke, perfumed with myrrh and incense made from all the spices of the merchant?
Isaiah 60:6
Herds of camels will cover your land, young camels of Midian and Ephah. And all from Sheba will come, bearing gold and incense and proclaiming the praise of the LORD.
Matthew 1:18
This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit.
Matthew 2:10
When they saw the star, they were overjoyed.








Monday, November 25, 2013

Always On Time!

How does one gain favor, get blessings or their prayers answered by God? By believing in Gods promise, having faith, being patient, trusting in only in him and waiting for God to answer their prayers. For God may not come or answer you when you want him too, but when he does its always on time! These days its very hard to be patient and watch others prosper while you suffer. Its very easy to become envious or even jealous of those who make their living through criminal or illegal ways. Some of these people engage in those ways seem to always be blessed, happy, always have money or material things and most of them pretend not to have a worry in the world.When in truth or behind closed doors they always have to look over their shoulders. For even the sinner knows that their days are numbered and they also know that the life of crime will not last forever. For those who are patient and are willing to wait on God, when then time is right the blessing of the lord will always be on time. For the word says Psalm 37:34 Wait on the LORD, and keep his way, and he shall exalt you to inherit the land: when the wicked are cut off, you shall see it. In other words, don't worry about today, because God always will take care of your tomorrow's. Keep praying daily, because he might not come or answer you when you want him to, but when he does its always on time!
Be blessed and have a wonderful Thanksgivings,
Charles
Psalm 25:3
No one who hopes in you will ever be put to shame, but shame will come on those who are treacherous without cause.
Psalm 31:24
Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the LORD.
Psalm 37:34
Hope in the LORD and keep his way. He will exalt you to inherit the land; when the wicked are destroyed, you will see it.
Psalm 40:1
I waited patiently for the LORD; he turned to me and heard my cry.
Psalm 62:5
Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him.
Psalm 130:5
I wait for the LORD, my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope.