God of Love, you know our frailties and failings. Give us your grace to overcome them; keep us from those things that harm us; and guide us in the way of salvation; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
RAISES HAND: WHERE IS THE LOVE???
Crazy… this world is crazy… Seeing all the hatred in this world makes me want to share the words of our Lord Jesus Christ to all of humanity. From bombs exploding in New York City, to bombs being detonated in New Jersey, to stabbings in Minnesota, to shootings in Chicago and Philadelphia, makes me raise the question…
WHERE IS THE LOVE???
I choose to imitate our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ during times of uncertainty (questioning)… May I share with you a teaching from Jesus Christ written in the Holy Gospels according to Matthew???
The Parable of the Two Sons
28 “But what do you think? A man had two sons, and he came to the first and said, ‘Son, go, work today in my vineyard.’ 29 He answered and said, ‘I will not,’ but afterward he regretted it and went. 30 Then he came to the second and said likewise. And he answered and said, ‘I go, sir,’ but he did not go. 31 Which of the two did the will of his father?”
They said to Him, “The first.”
Jesus said to them, “Assuredly, I say to you that tax collectors and harlots enter the kingdom of God before you. 32 For John came to you in the way of righteousness, and you did not believe him; but tax collectors and harlots believed him; and when you saw it, you did not afterward repent and believe him.
SIMPLE… AND AWESOME!!!
I love going to the library and renewing my mind to the word of the Lord… A scripture I was drawn to this morning was written in the book of Isaiah written in the Old Testament in our Holy Bible. It reads…
The Servant’s Humiliation and Vindication
4 The Lord God has given me
the tongue of a teacher,
that I may know how to sustain
the weary with a word.
Morning by morning he wakens—
wakens my ear
to listen as those who are taught.
5 The Lord God has opened my ear,
and I was not rebellious,
I did not turn backward.
6 I gave my back to those who struck me,
and my cheeks to those who pulled out the beard;
I did not hide my face
from insult and spitting.
7 The Lord God helps me;
therefore I have not been disgraced;
therefore I have set my face like flint,
and I know that I shall not be put to shame;
I am excited to hear the readings and Holy Gospel this SUNDAY in church.
For those souls thirsting for more, please check this post through the week… I will be adding updates and personal stories to encourage you through your walk with Jesus Christ.
THANK YOU GOD!!!
9/21/2016 – This morning, I woke up to add these slides found on slideshare.net to my facebook page… I LEARNED THAT TODAY IS INTERNATIONAL PEACE DAY on my Facebook News Feed… I pray that leaders of our nations are filled with the Holy Spirit and are fair and just to the individuals they preside over.
After this prayer, I went to the gym and running. I LEARNED that I was not the only person on the treadmill today. I have a friend that fell off the treadmill today. He is training to go for the NFL in the spring…
I told him about my episode with falling off a treadmill… THE HOLE I PUT IN THAT DAMN WALL GAVE ME ENCOURAGEMENT TO GIVE IT H+LL EVERY-TIME I WENT TO WORKOUT.
Hopefully, he knows… YOU ARE NEVER ALONE and to give training h+ll… I want to see him play on Sundays 🙂
9/22/2016 – Last night, I was working. I was interrupted from my work by BREAKING NEWS on the TV sets… TV sets in a gym??? Why aren’t sports on 24/7, if the TVs must be in my war room 🙂 Anyway, CNN & Fox News were reporting on a riot in Charlotte North Carolina.
WHERE IS THE LOVE???
This brings an AWESOME scripture to mind… I want to share with you the words of our Lord Jesus Christ written in the New Testament in the book of John.
The New Commandment
31 So, when he had gone out, Jesus said, “Now the Son of Man is glorified, and God is glorified in Him. 32 If God is glorified in Him, God will also glorify Him in Himself, and glorify Him immediately. 33 Little children, I shall be with you a little while longer. You will seek Me; and as I said to the Jews, ‘Where I am going, you cannot come,’ so now I say to you. 34 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. 35 By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”
I think this is AWESOME! If only the people in the damn TV sets thought the same way.
9/24/2016 – Watched some good college football games today after work… I can not wait to hear the Holy Gospel at church. We are going to learn about the well-known parable of the rich man and poor Lazarus. I want to hear what all this story might mean for us, who are rich in God, and who feast sumptuously on the meal of Christ…