Be blessed today in Jesus Name 🌼
🎶If I could hold your hand one more time
And hear your lullabies just like before
I know that I did wrong, so I’m singing you this song
Mother, I won’t see you anymore. Son, I wish you knew how much we’re missin’ you
I saw them cry their tears from up above
I try to tell them, but the words aren’t getting through
I didn’t mean to hurt the ones I love. Mother, father, I hope to see you soon
And things will be just like they were before
I’m sending all my love, I’m watching from above
And I’ll be in their hearts forever more🎶
When this song came out in 1991 by “The Scream” it really hit home. I lost my best friend at age 19. It’s been nearly 27 years since he passed. I often wonder what kind of family he would have had. I think about all the good things which life has to offer that he got cheated out of. There are many situations in life which can cause a person to feel overwhelmed to the point of wanting to commit suicide (the death of a loved one, being arrested and imprisoned, a spouse leaving, getting caught doing wrong, peer pressure, teenage pressures) In the Bible, in Judas’ case it was guilt, his evil was exposed and he was overwhelmed with guilt. Judas could have been forgiven, but he instead foolishly hung himself. There is always a right way and a wrong way to deal with anything. Just lay everything out on the table before YeHoVaH/God in prayer. He promises to forgive you and to help you get your life together. You don’t need to feel overwhelmed with sorrow and fear, just beg Him to forgive you and then you do everything in your power to make things right. If there’s nothing you can do about it or it is too late, then you must put the situation into His hands and free your mind of something you cannot change. Forget the past, it is gone forever. Don’t worry about the future, it may not be yours. Rather, lay up for yourself treasures for the new heaven and earth by living for Yeshua/Jesus and the gospel’s sake. You don’t have to kill yourself. You can have “a life” in Yeshua/Jesus (John 10:9-10). Some of you know I suffer in physical pain everyday from problems in my back, knees and wrists. Not a day has passed since 2004 that I don’t have aching constant toothache like pain. Facebook friends, I have never thought of killing myself. Suicide is not the best way to make the pain go away. Life is full of problems, emotions, miseries and frustrations. Life can be better friends, but the first step is to never give up on yourself! Trust me, time does heal ALL wounds. I know from experience. If you’re at the end of your rope, then get a longer rope. If you’ve received the straw that breaks the camel’s back, then get a stronger camel. Don’t quit! Don’t give up! You can make it! Suicide not an option. No one should ever even talk about something so foolish as killing one’s self. I hope these few words have encouraged someone today. I’m always willing to listen and pray for you.
You’re not too far…
The Tears of the Righteous (Charles Lawson)
You are NEVER alone. JESUS LOVES YOU NOW NO MATTER WHAT!
God has been speaking to me tonight about two things in particular. Patience and joy!
To just look for the Grace of my God…Seeking the presence of my Savior in the midst of trials instead of asking for a way of escape. That’s all I’ve done up until this point, ask for ways out. But what if there’s some growing here? Maybe I can’t see the blessings in this wilderness? Oh! But He’s NEVER failed me, and HE IS FAITHFUL! He said He’d never leave me nor forsake me, and I BELIEVE HIM!
I am now (in this actual moment as I write. Thank YOU, HOLY SPIRIT for this revelation!) beginning to see that I am uncomfortable giving up the control I believed I had. I had scenarios planned out and what I thought the answers to all my problems looked like ready in my head, but God had other plans. I guess I am in the process of learning to actually trust God and loosen my grip on everything. The fact that I am able to sit and type this shows He has sustained me and brought me this far in the wilderness I have been walking in for a little while now. THANK YOU JESUS FOR SAVING ME!!!
I know He is doing something in the midst of the pain and darkness. There is purpose for our pain in Christ! Everything will work out for our good in JESUS!
James 1:2-4 (KJV)
2 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;
3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
4 But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
Hebrews 12:1-11 (KJV)
1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
3 For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.
4 Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.
5 And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him:
6 For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.
7 If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?
8 But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.
9 Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?
10 For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness.
11 Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.
Romans 5:1-5 (KJV)
1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:
2 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
3 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;
4 And patience, experience; and experience, hope:
5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
Romans 8:28 (KJV) And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
Are you feeling empty? People walk around looking for purpose as lost as can be. JESUS CHRIST is The Way, The Truth, and The Life and no man can come to The Father but by Him! Jesus is THE PURPOSE! Jesus IS THE REASON your heart is beating. God has a plan for your life! No matter what you’re going through, today’s a new day. Let this be your new beginning. †
This poem was written by a dear Brother in Christ concerning his awakening in God.
THE BLIND MAN, by Joseph Arthurs
My eyes have been shielded
Too many years by now
My heart of rock not yielded
Remaining made of stone.
Why have I ignored this
Letting life pass wearily along
Did I not see the answer
Shining clearly all day long
My arrogance and pride misled me
Telling me I was doing fine
I just decided to let things be
Submitting my heart each time
Til the day He nudged me
Riding on my high horse
My eyes blinked open slowly
As I saw I was at a loss
Now let me say to you clearly
I hope those days are past
It was His grace shocked me
To learn,to pray..but fast
May God now maintain me
Keeping me on His path
With Jesus’ love redeeming
The Spirit too has my back.
©Joseph M. Arthurs, 2015
“I felt compelled to write this today and I have chosen this community to have the option of reading my mini testimony. I thirst for more knowledge and counsel. Ty, Be Blessed sisters and brothers in Jesus.”
When nobody understands.
Feeling invisible, broken & used up…
The world wants to hide the truth and shut it down, pointing everyone’s eyes in another direction. Distractions. Spouting half-truths. Things that are believable but yet lies.
Its slandering Christians, people who follow Jesus or God, and the Bible.
If people could truly see the lies with an awakening inside…to see this deception for what it really is…
They would realize that no matter what, you can still come home to your Heavenly Father, God-Who in this moment, is waiting with open arms. God in Heaven is not just God. He’s a Father to the fatherless. The love you never had. A love like you’ve never ever felt before, contentment & peace that won’t come from anything else. You see everyone matters. No matter what you’re crawling through, no matter how heavy the load…relief, freedom, Love, and Eternal Life can still be yours. All things are possible with God. So many people or families are going through horrible situations in these perilous times we’re living in. No matter how diverse the chaos, the solution is the same. And that’s Jesus.
All addictions are/can be conquered and wiped out with God. The power is amazing. You can’t change the past, but the past does not define you. When you choose Jesus and decide to follow Him, upon your confession that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, you die in the water of Baptism. You arise a brand new creature in Christ, like in His Resurrection. Your name is now added to the Lamb’s Book of Life. This means, it is actually written in Heaven Whom you belong to! You’re His…and given guardian angels to look out for you along your new walk with Jesus, they go before and behind you.
Being Baptized into Christ and living as a Christian is the only way to Heaven, Eternal life. It doesn’t stop at getting Saved & becoming a Christian. Because we are still living in the flesh down here on earth, we will still mess up or sin, even after giving our lives to Jesus. But that’s why His Blood was shed on the Cross. We’re covered eternally, but when we fall, we pray for forgiveness. Realizing what the sin or sins were, we repent or turn away from the sin asking for forgiveness before our Father in prayer, in the name of Jesus. After the Baptism, we must still do our best to live faithfully for God the rest of our days. We are not saved by what we do, but by His Grace, the debt paid by our Lord Jesus on the Cross.
A message of hope for us all, check this out guys 🙂
“And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.“