As, we transition from one year to another, many will take with them a few extra pounds of heartache into the new year. Today, shed a few pounds by forgiving and loving more then attempting to get even.
Lord, cleanse heart! Today, I desire to shed unforgiveness, hate, bitterness, anger, hostility, an abusive mindset. Please fill me with love, compassion, forgiveness, joy and peace. May, I become an example for someone else.
Forgive One Another Matthew 18:21-22, Col 3:13
Tongues of Fire
We are living during a time when there are no longer conversations or rumors of wars; this is an actual day-by-day occurrence. This perpetual picture can be viewed not only within the United States but also globally.
I believe that the underlining issue is a lack of communication within several tiers and systems of cultures. However, we must not forget that there is a high breakdown in language.
Just a word pronounce the wrong way or even out of context will set off a gang fight, war or something as simple as a divorce.
Don’t believe me, take time out and do some research. I used the term perpetual picture for this one reason. Historically and culturally this has been taking place since the first century. This has filtered over into the family dynamics. For the family to begin the healing process, we must begin with taming our tongues and asking for forgiveness.
Just something to think about not debut about!
My biological mother passed some 14 years ago and during her sickness my stepmother always made herself available. Now, I’m older, wiser and truly understand the importance of family.
My stepmother loves me unconditionally just like the Lord; despite my faults. Now, it’s my turn to be a blessing to her by assisting my half-siblings to care give for her. Oh, what a blessing…
Can you forget about yourself and bless a family member in spite of how they may have treated you growing up? Just a thought!
Are you ready for a change in your life? A new adventure, new scenery, new love, new attitude, new home, whatever your desire it begins with you. Just know changes come with a price. It’s like being in the hand of a potter; being remolded or reshaped. The end result is unknown. The bottom-line change is for the best….. GET READY FOR A CHANGE TODAY!
My hero is not an athletic, actor or artist but my grandfather.
In every family there is someone we can admire as our hero. My grandfather was just that kind of person. He was a hard working family man who laid a foundation of life principles and lessons on how to turn your struggles into success. Every generation have been touch in one way or another by these core values.
Love – Everyone at there need level
Strength – In the mist of adversity
Tenacity – I never quite attitude
My hero left a legacy of what a husband, Godly man, father, and community leader looks like. Who is your hero?
Often people never can (or should) “get over” significant losses, such as the death of a loved one, loss of a job, divorce or even loss of a home. The pain may always be with you in some capacity. Although much of the sharp pain of sorrow goes away in time, you may always have a sense of the loss. The grief process is not about getting over it, but about learning how to live with the reality of the loss. I believe that God has you in the palm of his hand. Just don’t give up.
“If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.” ― George Bernard Shaw
For decades there have been hidden within families skeletons dancing around seeking freedom. When will the day come that you will set yours free?
Remember, your enemy can’t hold you hostage if all your skeletons are out of the closet…..
“You must remember, family is often born of blood, but it doesn’t depend on blood. Nor is it exclusive of friendship. Family members can be your best friends, you know. And best friends, whether or not they are related to you, can be your family.”
― Trenton Lee Stewart,
Today, I thank God for the blood of Jesus Christ.
“Genuine love is rarely an emotional space where needs are instantly gratified. To know love we have to invest time and commitment…’dreaming that love will save us, solve all our problems or provide a steady state of bliss or security only keeps us stuck in wishful fantasy, undermining the real power of the love — which is to transform us.’ Many people want love to function like a drug, giving them an immediate and sustained high. They want to do nothing, just passively receive the good feeling.”
― bell hooks
True love is not a fantasy, drug and more than a good feeling. As we invest time in others the dividends are far greater. True love is priceless!