Month: March 2019

Faithful you are!

Thankful I am!

REFLECTION:

As a Christian or Jesus follower, looking out for your brother or sister is a must with Jesus as your savior. That’s one thing I truly admired and stood for no matter what while serving in the United States Army alongside my brothers and sisters. The mission always came first and we were to never leave our fallen comrade. Just like a Christian, your mission is to walk in the spirit and not in flesh, with the guidance of the holy ghost.

Two of our most important tasks given with any assignment or calling is to “love” and “forgive”. Trust me you can’t move one AND not the other without being a doer of both to please our Father. It can be hard to do, especially when you just want to forgive and let go-or be done period. But you must keep love in your heart so that when you forgive it will come from a place of humbleness, a place of peace, restoration on your behalf, and growth to act as a doer of his word and not just a child of his word. You will not be able to do one without having one in heart prior to even starting your forgiveness process. I say “process”, because it is just that. Our God is patient. He understands our hurt, our pain, and the damage it may have done to you. But his strength given to you from his spirit through his son is more comforting to equipp you to get through. The love he gives us is more than the love we have to offer after being hurt or scorn by others. But if we gave them “a” love as we forgive then we are doers of his word to show them some kind of compassion to ease your process of forgiving. He does not expect it to be done overnight but have a clean heart from start to finish.

These should be goals to be better and to treat people better. You have to start from somewhere if you are truly committed to taking care of God’s business so that he may take care of yours!

Galatians 6:2 KJV

Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.

I’ve learned along my journey that sometimes you have to carry the load of others by loving them “inspite of” as he loves you! Love them enough to carry their load by being a shoulder to cry on or an ear to listen. Instead of watching them go through alone after they’ve wronged. The purity of your heart will turn it around for your favor. Simply by being a hand in need AND not the hand to leave!

So let go of what you have no control of ( how they treat you) and be a doer of his word by pleasing him and not your hurtful flesh. Put your flesh behind you and his spirit 1st.

PRAYER:

Dear Lord,

I pray that you extend the honor to be a helpful doer of your word so that my sowing seeds of love, kindness, and forgiveness pleases your spirit and not my flesh. I ask that you build my flesh to be as strong to endure my spiritual walk but my spirit to be stronger to go ahead. Help me to be a helpful saint to my brothers and sisters in their time of need no matter what my own situation look like or what I am going through. Help me to put their needs before my own so that I will trust you and remain faithful that you will take care of mines. Teach me to please you in all I do so that my rewards will magnify you for your glory. Lord take their needs and pain away and replace them with peace AND strength to endure what shall come to pass. Lord I ask that you help me to have the will to not turn away or speak the words “I CAN’T” from thy tongue.

In Jesus name, use me in every way you see fit for me to please you, Amen!

FOCUS SHIFT:

Turn your energy towards someone that’s going through right now. Help them in any way but 1st, JUST LISTEN. Hear them, receive them, and let them know that he has not tasked them to be alone. Your “life lessons” grow you through what you go through! He heard you. He hears your cry. Be patient and stand still!