Awake, grace, love, prayer

Love, love, love… Lifts us all.

Congressman Clyburn is the go-to guy, who is the convenient black when it comes to voting rights. Clyburn is a picture of progress, Rising above segregationist sympathizers, during his time. I would like to know what parts of the constitution say varying opinions should be considered enemies of the state. now an African-American is using a segregationist playbook. Love is more powerful than intolerance. As our understanding grows, love makes room for everyone’s redemption. Who are we to think we are above the need of grace. The history of segregationists was painted by the brush of the democratic party. Most of the civil rights legislation was passed by the votes of Republicans, the enemies of today. However, love was big enough to see them through, and grace was there for the deserved and undeserved. We all been there before. Just maybe he will See Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream as a reality in all times when we put God first. Of course, this is coming from a black caucus that has a long history of accomplishments, like the massive incarceration bill, empowering the black community. I am glad Jesse Jackson was one of the few from our community to oppose such legislation. We are one people under God and never divided by malicious motives.🙏🏾🎉

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We are God’s Children!

(See what sort of love the Father has given to us: that we should be called God’s children—and indeed we are! For this reason the world does not know us: because it did not know him. Dear friends, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet been revealed. We know that whenever it is revealed we will be like him, because we will see him just as he is. And everyone who has this hope focused on him purifies himself, just as Jesus is pure).
1 John 3:1-3 – NET

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Our Worth in Him!

When we devalue others, we are devaluing ourselves. We can’t be all hands. Some are hands other ears etc. Equity in God!

“They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act. Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou? This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not. So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her. And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground. And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst. When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee? She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more”
John 8:4-11 – KJV.

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Lepers of today!

Lepers of today, surprisingly are not those that are plagued with the coronavirus. However, the lepers of today are those that choose to exercise their God-given right of choice, the (unvaccinated) in this case. The vaccinated and unvaccinated should be respected for their choice, and not ostracized by an inept government. Question: Does God stop loving us? never! His love continues to be there no matter where we are on that journey.

“And there came a leper to him, beseeching him, and kneeling down to him, and saying unto him, If thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. And Jesus, moved with compassion, put forth his hand, and touched him, and saith unto him, I will; be thou clean. And as soon as he had spoken, immediately the leprosy departed from him, and he was cleansed” Mark 1:40-42 – KJV. Love is amazing.

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Motive!

Want to change the environment? Well, it begins from within. Wrong motives are behind every destructive force. Right motives have a positive ripple effect, securing us in the kingdom within, and transforming the outward in the likeness of our faith and understanding.

We sometimes justify our position in life, based on what the senses tell us. Though, can the senses discern the underlying motive? No! Here is an illustration of why right motives are essential. Two gardeners planted seeds in the ground. The first gardener’s motive was a desire to feed his family and neighbors. He was prayerful and surrendered it’s care to God, resulting in a bountiful harvest, blessing everyone around.
Now, the second gardener, who planted seeds as well. His motive was to have the best garden around the area. He wanted to brag about what he created and never desired to share the harvest. He even built a fence around it to keep others away. He thought the success of the garden was tied to his action and his only. He later saw only some of the crop sprouted, in spite of his best efforts. Only a small amount of the crop was worth harvesting, and went to waste because of the environment of selfish motives.

Both gardeners have the same potential and divine inheritance. However, as illustrated by the first gardener, right motives are key to opening the way. So remember, right motives have a positive desired effect on the environment that far exceeds what humanity can accomplish by itself. Contrary to beliefs, God is In control. A right desire begins with prayer. You are that good steward. ”Love” resuscitates the environments.

What the Bible says about trials: ”From James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ: Greetings to all God’s people scattered over the whole world. My friends, consider yourselves fortunate when all kinds of trials come your way, for you know that when your faith succeeds in facing such trials, the result is the ability to endure. Make sure that your endurance carries you all the way without failing, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. But if any of you lack wisdom, you should pray to God, who will give it to you; because God gives generously and graciously to all”(James 1:1-5).🙏🏾🎉

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all,

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