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Anyone Who Thirst …
Whom Should I Fear?
Arise! Shine, for your light has come,
the glory of the LORD has dawned upon you.
Though darkness covers the earth,
and thick clouds, the peoples,
Upon you the LORD will dawn,
and over you his glory will be seen.
Nations shall walk by your light,
kings by the radiance of your dawning
This is todays morning prayer. He knows what to tell me to fall in love even more.
Come To Him
I am with you.
1 Timothy 6 : 7-10
For we brought nothing into the world, just as we shall not be able to take anything out of it. If we have food and clothing, we shall be content with that. Those who want to be rich are falling into temptation and into a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires, which plunge them into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is the root of all evils, and some people in their desire for it have strayed from the faith and have pierced themselves with many pains.
Ill be the first to admit that I have fallen into the pit of worldly desires many many times. Wanting to have a grasp on anything I need to be happy. Of course that entire sentence sounds terrible right now but when I am in the moment of my humanly desires I ignore the reality and toss it to the trash. The first time read the first verse here “For we brought nothing into the world, just as we shall not be able to take anything out of it.” I was speechless because everything that was said there is true. People come and go and their names begin to be forgotten but gladly God our father never forgets his children. So why do we care so much to make a big name for ourselves. Why do we want attention from others to feel that we are worthy to live. Why do we love what is fake and not what is real. So many times when I fall I get so pissed off with myself and I begin to drift far from God. Everyday is a daily struggle, a struggle that can be something so beautiful if we let it be. Let our sufferings be for God not for this world.
Put on the armor of God…
“Put on the armor of God so that you may be able to stand firm against the tactics of the devil. Ephesians 6:11”
Somedays seem more intense than others. I mean it really is up to oneself. If I do not begin my day with prayer then evidently my day will not have the same meaning as if I did. My heart would be inspired by my wants not God’s. There are those days when everything seems to bother me and makes me want to quit life! (How does one quit life?… by giving into what the world wants of us) But then there are those most beautiful days when I want to live forever. It takes me some time to realize that I am most happy when I am living for and focused on the cross. It is when I go to God for guidance and for his forgiveness for my constant failures. In words I cannot explain how he makes me feel, you must live it yourself. When I finally decided to let God plant that seed of his love in my heart I would have never though of me becoming who I am today. But this is what is so amazing about God that he can DO ALL THINGS. He turns the wicked into good. Sometimes situations in our lives are tough and many times we feel as we are alone but we should always remember that Jesus went through so much suffering for the ultimate gift of eternal life. Jesus went through humiliation, abuse verbal and physical, people spit at him, laughed at him, his friends betrayed him yet he never gave up, he never gave into the devils lies. This is why we should go to Jesus because he has gone through it all. The image I captured above reminds me of myself . Of this person who tries to walk in the path of God but gets blown with worldly things every minute of every hour. But hey let us walk with confidence in God with him guiding our hearts and everything will be blown away.
How does one clothe oneself with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Sounds easy when we think about it in the form of clothing right? But in reality what we are being told is much harder than to just put something on. It is to give up ourselves to the Lord in such a way that we become humble, gentle and giving. Yes we are people of God now and we must understand he chose you and I for great things even though it might seem “crazy” at times that God would want someone like us with so many mistakes to be on his team. That reason exactly is why he has chosen us. Remember he is a forgiving Father so let’s forgive one another for our offenses towards each other. And to make all these virtues perfect one must add love because God is love.