Monday, January 21, 2013

Peace Of Mind


If you are reading this, ask yourself this question, don't you just sometimes get tired? I mean tired of all the bad news ,tired of  hearing about all the crime, the killing, the constant arguing or fighting, with your children, family members or friends. And for those who happen to be married or in a relationship  aren't you just  tired of the drama, jealousy or pain? I don't know about you, but there has to be more to life, than this. It seem that no matter how good you are or how good you may want your day to go, something bad or negative always comes your way. Even if God blesses you with a stress free day at home or at work, all you have to do is pick up the paper or turn on the local or national news, then your whole day is ruined all over again. You may say to yourself (just as I do) Lord will there ever be peace or when will people just learn how to get alone? It seems, that even our elected leaders or politicians argue then bicker like children and can't get alone. If you think there will be peace in church where most of us worship,well think again ! Because,even there in the House of God ,are people that  don't act like they are suppose to. Some start their day of worship off, by watching  to see what type of clothing  you are wearing or what type of car you are driving. Then some have the nerve to have conversations in church ,while others are talking or texting on their cell phones. It makes me want to ask them these questions, don't you know or realize that this is the house of God? Where is your respect or manners? Why aren't you paying attention to the Pastor or Priest that is preaching on this Sunday? Then you may want to say, That message or sermon my friend, brother or sister, may be written or spoken with just you in mind so please pay attention.
With these thoughts racing through your mind, it may have you asking God a couple of questions while in prayer. Lord when will these people stop killing, stealing, raping our children or our young women and ruining peoples lives?When will all of this misery end? Or where can I find peace, a perfect peace or state of  mind? To answer this questions, all one has to do is go to the Bible and read this verse.( 2 Thessalonians 3:16 Now the Lord of peace himself give you peace always by all means. The Lord be with you all.) Which means if one seeks out the Lord and surrenders all of their burdens to him, then God will bring them peace. He will clear the way and remove anything that gets in your way. To further illustrate Gods love, please read this verse, ( Thessalonians 3:11 Now may our God and Father himself and our Lord Jesus clear the way for us to come to you.) In other words if one truly seeks peace, a world without, stress,worry or pain, then all that one needs to do is seek God.( John 14:1 "Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me.) In Gods hands one shall find peace, a perfect peace of mind.
Have a blessed day,
Charles

Ephesians 6:23 Peace to the brothers, and love with faith from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
 John 16:33 "I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world."
Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.





Friday, January 11, 2013

Power


I know to some of my readers when they would first read this title( Power) they would think that I am writing about the power of God. In a way I am writing about Gods awesome power, but I am also writing about the power we all allow other people, spirits or beings to have over us or our lives. Before I get into this subject, I have long discovered that men and women are truly different. Most women wear their hearts on their sleeves and carry their emotions with them. In other words when a woman gets hurt, used or abused it usually takes them longer than men to get over it.Some hold onto their hurt or what ever that has happen to them in their past for many months or years. Its a known fact that some women have been known to carry their hurt or pain through out their entire lives. Men on the most part hurt to, but get over their feelings or emotions quicker.Most men accept what is and move on. When God first made man he put that particular strength into the male D.N.A or genes. Men were created to be strong and women were created to be their helpmates.The thing that both share or have in common is that the devil doesn't care who is strong or weak and he will seek to destroy whoever crosses his path. He will exercise his power and use who ever he chooses just to get the job done. That is where the power of God our Father in Heaven and his son Jesus Christ comes into play. If we trust only in him through prayer no man, woman, demon or devil can ever have power over us again.

For some who may think that the devil, his demons or other people don't have power over them, please answer these questions honestly. Is your life perfect, without stress, drama or pain? Does your family members, friends, ex-spouse or co-worker tell you, sometime tell how you should live your life?Do you sometimes allow them to make decisions for you, even though you don't agree with their choices? Are you even close to your own family or friends? If you ever been divorced or in a relationship, ask yourself this question, Are you over the pain, the suffering or do you still carry some of the emotional baggage that brought you so much pain? Before you answer this last question, one thought should come to mind, if I am really over him, her or my past why am I still talking it or thinking about my past relationships? Why am I still discussing what happen to me with a family member, friends and even the person that I am interested in? The reason why I ask these questions is because many of us fool ourselves by thinking that we are ready for something new and not realizing that some of us aren't really emotionally healed.

 The reason why is because some of our issues are not only with our past relationships or marriages, but also with our own family. Many of us still hold grudges, won't speak or even want to be around our own family members and as much as many of us would like to think ,our minds are not at peace because of it. No one can be truly healed, have peace with themselves or with God until they get over these issues. Why because we allow the enemy or others to have power over us.We don't deal with our problems or issues right away, instead carry our burdens with us without releasing them and leaving them in the capable hands of God. This is how the devil or others gain power, because we allow them to have that over us. We don't forgive those that have hurt us and some of us still allow our ex, husbands, wives, girlfriends or boyfriends to have access to our lives. That is why I am encouraging anyone who is blessed enough to read this, to release their burdens and allow the Power of God to flow through their lives.Imagine this strong God fearing families and married people that love God working together as one, using the power of God to ward off their enemies. If they did then no man, woman, child or devil will ever have Power over them or their families again.
May God continue to bless you always,
Charles

Romans 1:4 and who through the Spirit of holiness was declared with power to be the Son of God by his resurrection from the dead: Jesus Christ our Lord.

Romans 6:4 We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.



Saturday, January 5, 2013

Gone Too Soon


If your family has never been touched by death, all I can say is, if you haven't felt it, then you wouldn't understand the pain that most of us go through. Why? Because death itself is so unpredictable and no one knows when someone will live or die. Loosing a mother, father, grandfather or grandmother is hard enough, but loosing a child is extremely hard to bare. The reason why it is, because a child's life was laid out in front of them and they haven't yet had the chance to experience or appreciate life. They wasn't blessed with enough time to make mistakes, to grow old, to have children of their own or to achieve their dreams. Some never have a chance to graduate elementary, middle , high school or even college. It gets harder for some parents who have raised their children to adult hood only to loose them at the ripe age of 18, 20, 21 and so on. To hear a mother or father scream why God, why did my baby have to go? Its very hard to take, what's harder to take is how some people can just kill or murder just for the hell of it. Having no respect for life or the people they hurt after committing these heinous crimes. The sad thing is, there are no words one can use to comfort the victim or victim's. How can one bring themselves to say(to the victim) after loosing a child or love one that its going to be okay? Death is so final, after they are gone, there is no turning back and their spirits are now in the hands of God.

That is why is so difficult learning that each day that passes by and millions of innocents lives are taken away. No one knows or can even understand why God allows our children to be killed, murdered or taken away. No one knows why he allows these criminals or murderers to destroy or wreak peoples lives. Only he with his perfect grand plan can understand his reasons or why he allows this to happen. That is why am encouraging each brother ,sister , mother , father, Pastor or Priest, today to embrace your love ones, hug your children, love each other and put your bitterness or hate behind you. I am also advising each of us to stop arguing, fussing or fighting with their children, family members or spouses, because its wasted energy. No one wants to live life with regrets, wishing that they had used that time or opportunity just to say that you love or forgive them.

This reminds me of something my mother used to always preach to me when she would say, Family is all we got! When the world is against you family, is all you can count on and we should always be together. My mother wanted us all to remain close, no matter what was happening in our own world or the world around us. After getting a text message early one morning from a friend of mine telling me, about hers sons death, my heart went out to her, because of her grief and I now can understand why. He was only 26, with 3 children (2 boys &1 girl) and his life was laid out before him. He was just learning how to be a responsible father and was ready to change his life for the better. He had great plans for his children, family and his mother. But just like so many, he was murdered, killed and then taken away too soon. Our babies, children and young adults, are being killed at an alarming rate and none of us no matter where we come from can afford to take this fact for granted. When our love ones dies, are killed or taken away from us, none of us can get them back. But what we all could do, while we mourn them, to is live and honor their memories, by becoming better people then become more active in our communities. We should all be mindful that the people we love today could be here today, then gone tomorrow and Gone To Soon.
Charles
Psalm 49:15 But God will redeem my life from the grave; he will surely take me to himself. Selah

Isaiah 25:8 he will swallow up death forever. The Sovereign LORD will wipe away the tears from all faces; he will remove the disgrace of his people from all the earth. The LORD has spoken.

Isaiah 26:19 But your dead will live; their bodies will rise. You who dwell in the dust, wake up and shout for joy. Your dew is like the dew of the morning; the earth will give birth to her dead.





This blog is dedicated to my friend, Sylvia Alexander and the millions of mothers or fathers worldwide. I can't begin to understand your pain and I will pray for you. I can only say that God, our Father In Heaven loves you and for what ever reason he allowed this to happen, know this, it was in his plan. Now you as a mother, grandmother and friend can seek him out for understanding. Love the people around you especially those, beautiful grandchildren and know that one day you all with be a blessing, for the glory of God.