Saturday, August 24, 2013

Priorities

There are a few things in every ones life that either needs to be straighten out or fixed. My mother used to call those things priorities. I laugh when I think back on the way I use to be, because  now I realize without my father or mothers wisdom, my life would be in very bad shape. When I was younger I had a serious problem, I enjoyed shopping and I loved the ladies. I enjoyed it so much that I forgot that I also had to pay my bills. But at that time without the proper clothes or shoes, you were not in style, (that was what I thought at that time). I was one of those people who had to have the latest clothes, shoes, televisions and my car had to be one that had every-ones attention. When my mother would come over to my apartment, she would look at it and say," Charles your apartment is very nice, but your priorities are all screwed up". She would say , Son you really need to save some of that money and for God sack please pay your bills!! As a younger person, I used to give my mother this puzzled look and think to myself," Mom does not know what she is talking about ". I really thought I had it all together. I was making good money, had a nice car, a laid out apartment, wore the latest clothes and I thought that all the girls loved me. I thought I was on top of the world and I also thought that it was all about me. It wasn't until my father pulled me to the side and said these very words that made me start realizing that I really needed change my priorities. He would say, "Son you do not have a pot to piss in nor a window to throw it out of". You think you have it made, when in fact all you have nothing. Your life has no direction or no purpose, until you realize that the things you possess are only temporary, then your priorities will always be screwed up. He would finish by saying you need to grow up and smell the coffee!Wake up you are not a child anymore, you are a grown man!
 As a young man I thought that my father was a very mean man and those words really  hurt my feelings. I think he knew that when he looked in my face. Then he said these words that I'll never forget, Son everyone in life has priorities. Everyone first priority should be having God as the head of their life. Son I didn't always take God seriously. I would always hear people talking about him and I knew he existed. But at that time I didn't think God played a major part in my life, really because I didn't know him.  When I used to hear people talk about God  I always avoided them. But not very long ago I was a young man like yourself, I thought I was on top of the world. I thought that I did not need anyone and I also thought that it was all about me. Then out of the blue I got laid off and I couldn't find a job. I got behind on my bills and then started to lose all the things I treasured. I lost my car, my apartment and even my girlfriend.You see without money there are very few women that will stick with you through thick or thin. I had nothing , so I  thought that no one cared and I was on my own. I was about to give up then throw in the towel, until an old woman who saw me said these very words , "Give your life to Jesus son and your life will never be the same". That day I went to church and became saved. I gave my life to Jesus and latter married your mother. Now we have a house that's paid for, raised six beautiful children and  have a beautiful life together that has been blessed by God. Son make God your priority and God will make your pathways straight. If you have God our Father in Heaven as the head of your life and recognize Jesus Christ, Gods son as your Lord and savior then  all of your priorities will be the right ones. Because every decision you make will be guided by him.So get your house in order and make sure God our Father in Heaven is your main priority.
Have a blessed day,
Charles
2 Corinthians 10:2 I beseech you not to compel me when present to make a bold display of the confidence with which I reckon I shall show my 'courage' against some who reckon that we are guided by worldly principles.


Sunday, August 11, 2013

Why Father Why?

As a Man Of God or a blog writer many times the spiritual lost or confused sometimes write in and ask me a question. Most of the time I write back and answer them directly .Then there are the special ones such as this one that I can't help but include in my blog. The reason why this one is so special to me, is because it's not only a question for me, but its also for our Father God. Its also a question that I have asked myself, many times while I was in prayers, when I was seeking  an answer from God. This question, has been asked by millions, for more than a thousand years. Which is,"Why does God allow good people to die or suffer or why does he allow evil to go on?" Some may ask,why does he allow our beautiful children suffer or die at an early age? Why are some  blind ,while others are deaf or some are rich or poor? The question we should all ask ourselves as we seek these answers from God, is do we really have the right to question our creator, our Father God? Or were we the first in history to dare to question the mighty God?
 The reason why I ask these questions is because despite our science or so called technology what gives us the right to question God? Besides that even before any of us were born, any question that man may have thought of even today has already been answered by God. That's the real reason why the bible was created or written, to answer any question that man or woman would want answered. As much as I study the bible or have read different verses from the bible I never knew that God answered man directly or allowed his children to question him. That's one of the wonderful things about attending church, because if one pays attention to the Pastor, Priest or speaker they could always learn something helpful or new that may help them through this journey called life. Yes in the past God did answer a man directly and while he listen to this man (Job) particular questions, he also has questions of his own for those who dare question him.
 In these  verses, Job questions and calls out to God, Job 23:2- Even today my complaint is bitter; his hand is heavy in spite of my groaning(3) If only I knew where to find him; if only I could go to his dwelling!(4)I would state my case before him and fill my mouth with arguments. (5)I would know the words which he would answer me, and understand what he would say to me.Job 30:20 I cry to you, and you do not hear me: I stand up, and you regard me not. After reading these verses one could clearly see that Job was angry and had questions for God. So much so that he questioned God from Job 23-37 before God answered him. I also find that even today, each of us may have a questions for God. Some of us would question or say if there is a God then why would he allow evil prosper, allow  good people to die or children too die or suffer so young? Why Father why? If God did answer us would he answer is the same manner he answered Job? For those questions or others God answer is simple, Job 38-41 he answered Job and any of us that may dare question him. Please read it for yourself as I leave one verses that answers it all.(Job 38:1-4 (1)Then the Lord answered Job out the storm . He said: (2) Who is this that darkens my counsel with words without knowledge?(3) Brace yourself like a man; I will question you and you shall answer me.(4) Where were you when I laid out the Earths foundations? Tell me if you understand.) From these verses its clear to see, that God has a plan or purpose for anything that may come our way. We may not understand it, but he does have a reason and its for his glory.Why does our father allow certain things to happen? Its in his word and we must trust him, for who would know better, than someone who is the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End?
Have a blessed day,
Charles
Daniel 2:37 You, O king, are a king of kings: for the God of heaven has given you a kingdom, power, and strength, and glory


Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Full




Have you ever had or felt this overwhelming, indescribable feeling where problems are many, but solutions are few? This is when you want to walk into a dark closet or room where you can cry in private.You may get in your car and take a trip to no where just to get away. You may say to God this statement," Lord you said, you would only put on me only what I can bare".Well Lord, I am there or at that point right now and I am  breaking down. I can't take no more! I am unhappy, my children are driving me crazy, there are no good jobs and my marriage or relationship's are falling apart. Every time I look around there is a new illness or a new problem to deal with. I am so tired of lies, empty promises and every time I look around I am being disappointed. What ever I try I fail at it miserably and I don't know my ups, from my downs. My problems or troubles are piling up on each other and its more than I can bare. Lord please help me I am Full! Please relieve or release me of my burdens or pain.
Being full isn't a normal feeling or occurrence and its not like having ordinary problems like loosing a love one to death, being fired or lay ed off from a job or being without money. Its a combination of worries, problems or troubles all rolled up into one. When this happens all one can do is fall down on their knees and pray. You are so stressed out that you begin getting dizzy and your emotions or thoughts are ragging out of control.  Are you feeling this way right now or do you know what I am talking about? If so don't  give up or worry and don't loose faith, because God has it already worked out. Let it go then, feel the presence of the Lord , because he has already heard your prayers. Just leave all of your burdens, problems or troubles with him and he shall set you free. Pray, then give it all to him and your days of being full, will be no more. Get Full on Christ Jesus our Lord and Savoir !

Have a blessed day,
Charles
Job 23: 9-11 …9 When He acts on the left, I cannot behold Him; He turns on the right, I cannot see Him. 10"But He knows the way I take; When He has tried me, I shall come forth as gold. 11"My foot has held fast to His path; I have kept His way and not turned aside.…
Galatians 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty with which Christ has made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.