Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year!!!

If you are reading this at this particular moment, there is are a couple of things that you should be doing. First you should  be shouting, then you should be praising and after that you should celebrate! Why? Because God our Father in Heaven has blessed you with an opportunity to go into another New Year. Think about this for a moment, the dead can't move on, they can't feel sorry for themselves, they can't change their lives for the better and they don't have the opportunity to leave their past behind. But you, that's right you the person that's reading this does have that opportunity. You can move on, you can be better a person,friend, father, mother, parent, husband or wife and you can change or improve your life for the better. All of your past troubles, issues or problems are now behind you and you now have that opportunity to start fresh, over or anew. Don't wait until tomorrow to change or to improve your life, start doing it right now! Get rid of  the old things, stay away from hateful or negative people and begin it with something new. Right now you should have a new attitude, a new perspective, a new way of thinking and  you now have the opportunity to change your life. Begin this New Year ,by  praying and then latter celebrate! This up coming year, take this advice, as you advance into a New Year, by leaving your past behind you and beginning it with something new. Celebrate 2013, then rejoice, praise God for giving you this tremendous opportunity and please take advantage of it because its here. May God continue to bless you and your family. May you all have a very blessed New Year!!
Happy New Year!!
2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
2 Peter 3:13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.
Isaiah 66:22 "As the new heavens and the new earth that I make will endure before me," declares the LORD, "so will your name and descendants endure.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

From Trash To Treasure

Have you every been in a bad relationship or marriage? Did your ex-husband , ex-wife ,ex -boy friend or girl friend hurt you so bad that you are afraid of getting into another relationship or marriage? Are you scared of giving your heart to someone because of your past experiences? Have you every been treated so bad that you feel worthless or even unworthy of love or affection? Did you ex-husband, ex-wife leave you for another man or woman? Do you feel unwanted, unloved or sometimes feel like trash? Have you heard these very words from someone who you used to care and love you. ("I don't love anymore and you are not worth my time or effort"). Have you ever been judged, just because you happen to be to short, to tall, black or white, over weight, skinny or tall?Or have you been accused of being to smart or even too good to be true? If you have said yes to any of these questions, I just want you to know that you are not alone and that God loves you . I also want you to remember something that my mother told me as a child. She would always talk to me about why it was so important to have confidence in myself , to always remember that everything God created was beautiful and God made me that way I am.
 As I think back on my childhood I thank God for blessing me with a mother who loved me and a mother that was understanding enough to prepare me for the outside world. She would say to me that people in the outside world would not always view me the way she does. She would say Charles I love you and in my eyes you will always be a very handsome man. But one day you will meet a woman and fall in love. She first will love you and view you like I do, she will think that you are very handsome, smart and kind. But because of her unrealistic expectations of you, she will discover your flaws and find out that you are not perfect. Then her attitude will begin to change and that woman you fell in love with will not view you the same. Now in her eyes you are unworthy to be loved and now trash. You are unwanted and what ever good you have done is now unappreciated.
 After my mother finished with her sermon, I said," wow"!! Mom is this what I can expect when I start dating or even when I get married? Then I went on to say why put myself through all of this when I will only get my heart broken or better yet get used or abused?Then she smiled and said, because honey everyone needs to be loved and sometimes you have to go through the bad to get to the good. She went on to say suffering, heartache's, ups and downs are just a part of life, but you shouldn't get discouraged. Because one day you will meet someone who sees you just like I do and you will also meet someone who has the love of God in their hearts. She went on to explain God loves us all despite our flaws or even our short comings. He knows that we are all sinners and he loves us no matter what. In other peoples eyes you may be trash, but in Gods eyes you will always be a treasure.One day you will appreciate and thank God for going through all those bad and ungrateful women. Because having those bad experiences will make you a better man and it will also make you appreciate that good thing that God our Father says all men should find( A wife). In her eyes you will not be trash, you will be a treasure that she will praise God for as long as she lives. My mother was very wise and that is why I wanted to share this with the rest of the world. If you are hurting or feel unloved, do not be discouraged and do not give up on love. Because, God has that perfect man or woman out there for you and in their eyes you will never be trash and always a treasure. Always remember this someones trash is always someones else's blessing and treasure waiting to be found.
Have a blessed night,
1 John 2:1 My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have one who speaks to the Father in our defense--Jesus Christ, the Righteous One.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Three Sixty-Five

One of the greatest things about growing up or then getting older, is the lessons we all learn along the way. Life can sometime be very difficult,without our parents, teachers, Pastors, Priest, Mentors, God's Angels and our many life experiences, many of us would be lost. That's why I thank God everyday, three hundred and sixty-fives days of the year, for my many blessings. I not only thank him for my many successes, but also for my mistakes or failures. Why? Because those mistakes have made me stronger, wiser, and they also helped me grow. Now that I think back, I often remember what I first learned as a child. Some of us learned our alphabets, while others learn how to count or their numbers. But for me the mistake or failure were my most valuable learning experiences. I remember being in Kindergarten, trying to learn how many seconds were there in a minute, how many minutes in a hour, how many days in the week and then finally how many days in the year. It was there early in school where I learned from my first mistake in school and also who Jesus was. As a child I was very eager to answer any question the teacher would call out. Back then I thought I was so smart and I felt that I didn't have to study. Even though my mother would always insist that I should study before I attempted to take a test or exam. I can still hear her words still ringing in my ear, even as an adult in my late forties, when she would say," Charles never stop learning or growing and always pray and you should always do these things, three hundred sixty-five days of the year for as long as you live".

Its ironic that is the question, my teacher asked that I failed to answer. Everyone in classed laughed at me when I said, there are sixty seconds , instead of three hundred sixty- five days of the year. After that mistake I learned to pay attention more, not only to my Mother, Teacher or Pastor, but to everything or everyone around me. I learned to take my time , learn from my mistakes and not to make the same mistakes over and over again. I also learned to study and also to learn from others, so that I could be a better, smarter, wiser or stronger man. Also to praise God daily for my blessings, not only a few days of the week or on Sundays, but all through the year. Why? Because without him I couldn't  learn anything and also because he is not only my provider, but also my greatest teacher. I have learned a lot from our Father in Heaven since I became a Christian. I learned to trust him with my troubles, not to worry when when things go wrong and to always have faith three hundred and sixty-five days of the year, no matter what I go through. That's why I praise him, because he is not only good to me a few days of the week or the year, but also although the year, three hundred sixty five days of the year or always. For God is good not  just good ,some of the time, but all of the time! Sixty seconds of an minute,twenty four hours of the day, seven days of the week, three hundred sixty-five days of the year and always!
Have a blessed week,
2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
James 1:12 Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.