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Wednesday, January 29, 2014
So I'm sitting up thinking about how everything reflects God's kingdom. There's a truth that we can't go without water no more than three days. And we need it to survive. The Holy Spirit is referred to as "Living Water". I can't go a second without Him. I can't even imagine trying three days, nights, or anything. Lol. Because what do you become without water in your body? Dehydrated, fatigued, and clotted up (keeping it real).
Water flushes your body of toxins, helps your blood to flow properly, and provides life to your body organs. You need it more than you need food. It's the same with the Holy Spirit. He removes toxins from your spiritual life and He causes the "blood of Jesus" to flow properly to provide life to those same organs. Keeping out sickness. Washing away disease. It's not called cleansing blood for nothing. Purifies our hearts so that our minds, bodies, and souls can be renewed. To bring about life. Just as you get that refreshed feeling after having had a glass of water, so do you get the same feeling after having had "The Living Water".
Anthony Evans, Jr. has a song called "Meaningless". In this song he says, "I'm breathing but I can't survive. I'm living but I'm not alive without You. Without You, living this life is meaningless."
Need I say anymore?
Saturday, December 14, 2013
Oh, how I have missed you. It's been such a long time since I have written a post for you. I do apologize greatly for this. But I want you to know that you have been on my mind the whole time I've been away.
So that you will know the reason of my absence. I will gladly tell you. I have not an internet service where I can freely post as I once used to. And because of that, I have been hindered in sharing with you here on this site.
I have decided to, on availability, to share wisdom when I can. Days like today, as I am at school making up hours, I have a little free time to share my heart with you. I plan to take advantage of that. The post will not be as frequent. But when I blog, I promise you I will make you aware of it.
I pray that God has been continuously been blessing and keeping you in your heart, mind, body, soul, and your home. I pray that whatever challenges you have been facing, that you have been strengthened by His Holy Spirit to face them. Remember that you are overcomers in the Lord. You will hear from me very soon. Blessings to you all.
Saturday, September 28, 2013
"Poverty is not necessarily an issue to solve; it is an opportunity to serve. As we go through each day, our heart's cry should be, Lord, where would you have me give, serve, and invest myself to bring hope to the poor?"
~Orphan Justice author, Johnny Carr
Over the past couple of days, I've learned something about the Savior that I never knew. I learned about His purpose for being called a Nazarene (Matthew 2:23). Warren W. Wiersbe said it best in his book, "The Wonderful names of Jesus". He stated that Nazareth was a despised and rejected place. It had a mixed population of Jews and Gentiles. Nazareth, despised by men, was glorified by Jesus Christ because He identified Himself with it. Jesus of Nazareth identified Himself with publicans and sinners, the unwanted, and the outcasts.
I believe that it can be rightly said that Jesus identified Himself with poverty and the poor (1 Corinthians 8:9). A synonym for the word poverty is insufficiency. A definition for the word poor is deficient or lacking in something. If you read the scripture above, you will see that Jesus served a purpose in identifying Himself with the poor. The poor were lacking in something. But when Jesus identified with them, He became to them what they lacked. He made them complete. The poverty of the people in Jesus' day became the opportunity Jesus needed to serve. Wherever He saw the need, He was there. When we study the life of Jesus, we see that God had a purpose for sending His only Son (John 3:16). He saw the need of His people. God placed Jesus right where He needed to be.
There are children today who live in poverty all across the world. Just like you and I, they need someone to identify with them. They need someone to meet their need. Can you recall a time in your life when you were poor and in poverty? It could have been physical, spiritual or emotional. When someone came to meet your need, how did you feel? For me, I felt relief. To identify with children in poverty is to say that you desire to meet their need.
In the quote above, there are listed several ways you can identify with these children: giving, serving, investing, and bringing hope. Where does the Lord want you? Sponsor a child today. Identify with them in their time of need.