Category: Religious

When Will _______ Learn?

When Will _______ Learn?

When will ______ learn? Yes it is blank on purpose! It could be anyone who still is not doing their best to succeed. Life is too short for wasting any of it. Being wealthy is not a wish or a forgotten dream…..or is it. It could be more but it takes effort, consistency, and believing in the dream. What is the motive behind the desire to be wealthy? Is it selfish or selfless?

According to Job 33:14-18 (MSG)
14  God always answers, one way or another, even when people don’t recognize his presence.
15  “In a dream, for instance, a vision at night, when men and women are deep in sleep, fast asleep in their beds—
16  God opens their ears and impresses them with warnings
17  To turn them back from something bad they’re planning, from some reckless choice,
18  And keep them from an early grave, from the river of no return.

While you sleep the Maker of the world watches over His creation. He wants you to be successful in life, not a failure. Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, and knock and the door will be opened unto you. Many times we forget these steps in receiving. God is in the business of blessing and He sends them our way. The trouble is we are too busy with life to sit in His presence to feel the downpour of all that He wants to give to us. Without realizing it we forfeit the very blessing that will help us to get through the daily life of things. He knows the beginning and the end. He knows you face on a daily basis before you do. Why do we continue to walk aimlessly towards the situations in our life? He is the director, listen to His instructions. Many times He tries to instruct us in our dreams because that is the only time you are not too busy to listen.

Meditation is an art that has been lost. It is a way to listen to the voice of God while we are in our conscious mind instead of asleep and in our subconscious mind. Meditation is the link between the two. It is always suggested to meditate first thing in the morning but most do not understand why. While you are sleeping many words are being poured into your subconscious and it takes getting up, remaining quiet to receive the understanding while you are conscious before being distracted by the daily things in life.

When will “you” learn? Take the time to learn the art of meditation and let your dreams become a reality. Not just wishful thinking and ignoring the possibilities. There are countless ideas that fall to the ground. Are you not thankful that the inventors of electricity didn’t let their ideas fall to the ground. Take a step forward and listen to the Lord consciously that your life might be full.

Tis the Season

Tis the Season

Time flies when you become so wrapped up into daily life. I was going to start devotions in June but so much has happened since before then.  Needless to say I have not posted since May. I woke up tonight realizing six months just flew by and I haven’t posted anything. Thanksgiving was wonderful being with my family. It is a memory I will cherish. Food? More food than you could imagine. Desserts that makes a diabetic squirm. Everything was very delicious but most of all it was just being around family. Seeing everyone have such a great time. I felt a little nostalgic as we all took our turns getting our pictures taken.  Knowing that maybe a hundred years from now our relatives will be looking at these pictures like we look at the old pictures now, “who is that?” Of course, technology has advanced so that people are tagged and history might not be lost to those in the future.

It is coming up for another holiday to spend time with those we love. Christmas! I have such wonderful memories of Christmas’ past. I remember the Bible that my sister Joyce gave me, my first archery set, my first cassette recorder, dolls (in fact, I still have the little dolls that my brother Steve gave me for Christmas when I was 12, all tucked away safely), clothes, and so many more things that have been used and discarded.  I remember the Christmas trees that were all trimmed with lights, ornaments, and garlands.  I remember the smell of pies as Mom was baking in the kitchen expecting different ones to come for the festive season. From time to time I get out the cassette that I recorded of one of the Christmas’ when Angie and Jerry got their first bouncy horse. I was able to capture Eric, Steve and Dad in the background. The most precious memory that I captured is when Mom sat in the living room quoting scriptures. I miss Mom and Dad and now Bonnie during these holiday seasons.

The hope of this season is that families around the world are able to create lasting memories of the interaction of love between each other.  Gifts are a benefit but it is the relationship between each other that last. Things come and go. Can I remember every gift I received? No! Can I remember precious moments of family? Yes! Now days the technology helps us capture these precious moments in more clarity. Just whip out that smartphone and start snapping or recording. In the midst of all the picture snapping do not forget to give your loved one a hug or a kiss or both. Of course, the greatest gift is that Christ Jesus our Lord was born so that salvation could be made available to all people. The thought I leave with you is that you don’t let Christmas come and go but carry this love in your heart all year round. Merry Christmas! God bless everyone.

SORRY

SORRY

The only thing I can say here is that I am sorry I have not posted anything since March. I just finished a year of devotions and have been busy compiling what I have already posted into a devotional book. I am very excited about what is happening in my life, now that my book, “You Shall Never Fall”  is out on the market.  I have written a second book which is editing stage, and in the process of compiling the third (the devotional), and studying for the fourth book which is going to be a look into the gifts of the Spirit for the modern day Christian. I really miss doing the devotion so my plans are to be  starting it again in June.