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Are You Enjoying the Ride?

Are You Enjoying the Ride?

As I sat across from an eighteen year old young woman, I asked the question “why don’t you want to be Saved?”

She responded. “I want to curse. I want to fornicate. I am a liar and I talk bad about people.  I do not want to be a hypocrite. ” I want to do what I want to do without feeling bad about what I do.” I appreciated her honesty. However, I replied, “You know you just rejected God. “If you should die right now, you know that you will go to hell.  Are you telling me you would rather go to hell then to received salvation?”

She responded. “I guess I just go to hell.”

I asked her to think about her salvation. I hugged her and told her that I will love her no matter what. However, I had to release her, but I pray that God will not let her rest in her sins and that she will repent and receive salvation. I had a wonderful summer plan for her before she went to college.  However, she has chosen the ride down the road to sin. She wants to enjoy the ride of sin than the road of salvation.

I reared her, off and on, from the age of three to eleven years old.  Her mother was 17 years old when she first became a member of The Safe Program that I founded and directed in 1995 through 2001. As I remember her childhood, I remember her mother’s behavior.  This eighteen year old is now displaying most of her mother’s sins. Even though her mother is in her late thirties, married, and a Christian, she still lies, backbites, curses, and gossip.  I have repeatedly told her to change her behavior. She is a faithful member of her church.  Her daughter is displaying the same sins as her mother.  The sins were never broken, for her mother continues to do the same sins. This is an example of a generational curse. The curse is the consequence of the sins.

Many Christians who are actively involved in various roles of the church PRACTICES sins, such as, fornication, adultery, shacking-up, homosexuality, lying, stealing, gossiping, backbiting, pride, and arrogance., and many Christians are unkind and selfish. They are good at putting on the “face.”

Most often, Christians forget that Jesus, by the Blood of reconciliation that govern our lives, is Lord over and within our lives.  We gave God permission to rein within our bodies which becomes God’s temple. We should treat our temples with the highest reverence because God is now living within us. However, many only focus on the appearance of the temple but not the depth.

God want us to have depth – becoming one with him, which is His Word. 1st Corinthians 6:17 “But whoever is united with the Lord is one with him in spirit” (NIV). St. John 17:21-23 says “That they all may be one; as thou, Father, are in me, and I in thee, that they also be one in us…”(NIV) We are becoming one with God each time that we obey God’s word. God says in St. John 14:23 “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching…, and St. John 14:15 says “if you love me, keep my commandments.”  God is saying that only those who obey my Word (teachings) and commandments are those who love me. Read more about Are You Enjoying the Ride?

HOLY COW OR HOLY THIS OR THAT IS JUST NOT COOL TO SPEAK.

HOLY COW OR HOLY THIS OR THAT IS JUST NOT COOL TO SPEAK.

Most say that we are too fussy or too literal when we speak certain terms. Many will say, “Stop being so serious will ya!”  Sorry to tell you, we must be serious when it comes to the words we speak.  I have repeatedly written articles on the usage of terms that we speak. WORDS HAVE MEANING IN ITS TRUE FORM. Words or terms have power.

The old “stick and stones may break my bones and words will never hurt me” is a lie!  Words or terms have life.  Words or terms emotionally hurt and many are walking around crippled by what someone spoke into their lives.  In fact, words and terms have killed or murdered many. For, it would be nice, if most of us would just go to the Encyclopedia of Life, the Word of God – the Holy Bible, and study, then we will learn when to speak and when not to speak.  Many will learn to use wisdom in our terms.  Many will learn the authority of what God has given to each of us just by standing on God’s terms. Read more about HOLY COW OR HOLY THIS OR THAT IS JUST NOT COOL TO SPEAK.

THE LORD’S PRAYER IS POWERFUL!

THE LORD’S PRAYER IS POWERFUL!

Today, many Christian leaders of certain Christian denominations are teaching that there is no longer a need to pray the Lord’s Prayer.

In the Holy Bible God has not said that a person should only pray the Lord’s Prayer for a short time, and He will give you something else.

God did not say it, so Do Not Do It!

You should always pray the Lord’s Prayer before making your personal declaration of prayer because the Lord’s Prayer is POWERFUL itself!

The Lord’s Prayer is in the Gospels of the New Testament:

The first Book of the New Testament is the Gospel of Saint Matthews – Chapter 6 – Verses 9 through 13, and the third Book of the New Testament is the Gospel of Saint Luke – Chapter 11 – Verses 1 through 4.

“Our father which art in heaven, hollowed be thy name.  Thy kingdom come.  Thy will be done in earth as it is in heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread.  And forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors (those who have sinned against us). And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen” Read more about THE LORD’S PRAYER IS POWERFUL!

Whatever Happened to Respect?

Whatever Happened to Respect?

As I was walking home one day, I noticed a couple ahead of me.  Every few minutes they stopped to smooch and whisper to each other.  All of sudden their gentle touches became violent.  They began yelling at each other in the middle of the street.  I was tripping on this couple because the words they yelled made me wonder why they were together in the first place.  Neither of them displayed the ingredients for a normal, healthy relationship.  They weren’t even aware of how ignorant and disrespectful they were being.  Well the conversation ended when the “gentleman” yelled “You suck my d!#k!”  Not one for backing down, the “young lady” replied, “Well you eat my pu$#y!”

This is not the first time I’ve witnessed “loving couples,” married and unmarried go at it in public.  I have been at small friendship gatherings, birthday parties, and at family reunions where this disrespect has become the new norm between couples.  They would argue, belittle, curse at one another and bring out personal failures while everyone in attendance looked on.  Not only is this disrespectful, but it could also lead to domestic violence.  Then these “loving couples” have the nerve to tell those in the room to stay out of their business.  Well, if they didn’t want folks commenting or gossiping about their business, they should argue at home.  Read more about Whatever Happened to Respect?