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Monthly Archives: May 2015

Mortifically Rejected – Tracy Leigh

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Mortifically Rejected by Tracy Leigh

animality birthed
ruthlessly scorged populist rabboni
benevolence skepticism
unconventional lifestyle
penance
inebreators frightful mockery
hot blooded disbelief riddance
suspicious misconception scapegoat
paganism sideshow
contemptuous halt to existence
blackened silence
excavation regurgitation
facilitated victorious immortality
modern day recalcitrants

Though perfect Jesus was mistreated, died and rose again to make a way for our eternal security. He said when they hate you remember they hated me first. In this world you will have trouble but you can have peace, I have overcome the world. If your afflictions are too much for you to handle remember to take them to Jesus. He went through it all for YOU! For ME!

Even in all of our mess. Now that is love. It is all much, much bigger than all of this. My prayer is that you are not one of the unbelievers. If you are I pray He changes your heart and you create a very real relationship with Him. He’s with you through it all. Don’t reject Him. What can this world offer you really? We can enjoy each day in His company and purpose.

A Christian Misunderstanding – Harold Lee Wilson II

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“A Christian Misunderstanding”
by Harold Lee Wilson II

There is a common misconception in the Christian church, one that has caused many people to lose their faith and fall from their path. This misunderstanding may be a result of the teachings of pastors or Sunday School teachers. Or, it could be a result of personal hopes and expectations of the Christian faith. Or, it may be simple blindness of the truth of life.

Whatever the reason, the misconception comes from faith. FAITH MAKES THINGS POSSIBLE, NOT EASY. I once believed that by having faith in Jesus, I could not only do anything (as per Phil. 4:13), but that it would be easy for me to do. I mean, I have the power of the Most High on my side…how could I fail? (I have come to learn that many people have fallen under this falsehood).

Faith is the access route to get to the road you are trying to reach. Faith will ALLOW you and even GUIDE you to accomplishing something in life, but it will not clear all things from your path to help you get there. What would be the benefit of accomplishing a goal if there was no struggle or setbacks? What would you really have gained from the experience? What would you have learned?

We all want life to be easy and awesome. We want to be able to do what we want to do when we want to do it. We want to find the path of least resistance in order to live a happy, joyful life. But, where is the happiness in accomplishing something with a thought? Where is the joy when there was no challenge in the first place?

Faith is great. It is the basis of everything Christianity stands for. But, there is no place in the Word where you will find it saying, “Through faith, everything in life will be a piece of cake”, or whatever terms you wish to use. Instead, the Bible teaches us that God gives us the ability (not the easy path) to overcome obstacles, skirt problems, conquer naysayers, defeat depressions, hurtle over hatreds, let go of loss, and find a valiant victory in Christ.

When your faith is low, ask yourself a simple question: Am I down because I have failed, or because I thought I could easily complete the task and it was hard? If you have truly failed, well, you have Someone very happy to pick you back up and help you try again. But, if you have found the task to be more difficult than you thought it would be, reassess your reasons for trying to succeed in the task, and rethink your strategy to victory. There is obviously a reason you were not successful the first time around. What could it be?

Oh, and never say you don’t have enough faith. If you believe, that is more than enough for God.

May God bless you and keep you in all that you do. Until next time! 🙂

We Owe Love To Each Other – George K. Walker

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“We Owe Love to Each Other”

“Owe no man anything, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.” Romans 13:8

Judge not just love, are the words that came to me while reading this scripture. If Jesus would have dealt with me according to my sins, I would not be alive today. In Luke 6:37 Jesus tells us, “Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven.” I am so thankful that Jesus did not judge and condemn me, but instead He forgave me because He loves me.

My life was filled with lying, stealing, drinking and continually turning my back on God, but did He turn His back on me? No, God constantly showed me mercy and compassion. In Mark 6:34 it says: “And Jesus, when he came out, saw much people, and was moved with compassion toward them, because they were as sheep not having a shepherd: and he began to teach them many things.” I believe that when I was shot at while selling drugs, I did not get hit because Jesus showed me mercy and compassion. I believe that the night that I committed this crime to get me in prison Jesus showed me mercy and compassion. I believe that even after I came to prison I was stabbed above my heart yet, again, Jesus showed me mercy and compassion. My life has been filled with me making bad decision after bad decision, then came the Love of Jesus. He has always been with me and He has always shown me mercy and compassion, so I would be ungrateful if I did not do the same. If He says “owe no man anything but love” then that is what I will do. My life is no longer what I want but the will of my Father – all glory and honor to you!

Did You Forget – George K. Walker

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Did You Forget?

“Yet I am the Lord thy God from the land of Egypt, and thou shalt know no god but me: for there is no savior beside me.” Hosea 13:4

The more I grow in understanding the word of God, the more I realize that nothing I did got me out of the bad situations I got myself into. I remember riding with my friends in a car we rented from a man we sold drugs to. The police pulled us over and found drugs under the seat. We all denied them and they let us go. While I was in that jail cell waiting, I called on God to get me out and I will never do it again. You know what I did as soon as I got out of jail? I started right back to selling drugs. I forgot about the vow I made with God.

If you can, please read Hosea 13:1-6. God is reminding the tribe of Ephraim that HE is the one that brought them out of the land of Egypt. When Ephraim died his tribe sinned more and more by setting up molded images that they worshipped. In Hosea 13:4-5 God says: “I knew you in the wilderness, in the land of great drought. When they had pasture, they were filled; they were filled and their heart was exalted; therefore they forgot me.” God brought them out but they started living well and got full of pride and forgot about God.

I am here to tell you Never forget that every good and perfect gift comes from God. Do not think that you woke yourself up, but be thankful and recognize that God chose you to breathe life into. Do not forget that He is the only Savior of the world and it is through Him that we live, and have our being.

George K. Walker

The Set-Up – Michael Wellman

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“The Set-up”

Being in a dark and lonely place, hurting, wanting to go home so bad, seeing the hurt of others and the tears they shed, the pain deep inside oh God how can I help?

I recently learned a hard lesson in life about trusting in God. I was taken to The Hole – a place where prisoners go when they are in trouble. I was set up by other inmates, they did not like me, they hated me and wanted me out of their cube, so they put a “SHANK” a weapon, under my locker knowing I would be responsible for what’s in my area of control. I prayed each day and confessed to God all my sins, I asked Him for help, to act swiftly in my case. I said see into my heart dear Lord, you know the truth, you know I am innocent, please help me, I trust in you and you alone. I went to the court hearing a week later and I told the truth and God prevailed. I was found innocent of all charges. PRAISE GOD. You see, by trusting in God and leaning on Him and Him alone in trust and truth from our hearts God will come through even in a dark place like prison…

by Michael Wellman

The Ugly Window – Derick Saine

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The Window to Ugly to Look Upon

As I laid on my prison bunk serving life with no possibility of parole I looked outside my window to see barbwire fences and on my window was bird feces. I could see the window’s pain how this feces made it ugly to look upon – as my sin did to me. But, I also noticed the dark clouds in the sky and how it rained so hard like the sound of loud drums. Before the bird feces, “the sin,” this window was beautiful to look upon because what you saw out of this window was bestowed with beauty – the shining sun, the rainbow, and the stars at night. But, what I didn’t notice was after the rain had come down so hard that window became clean. See the feces from the bird was my sin and the rain had become God’s anointing pouring down on me, cleansing me of my sin. It was a still voice inside me – the Spirit – saying just as the sin of the world plumped down on your shoulders disfiguring your looks and the way you walk and how the world shut you out as if your sin was greater than theirs when no sin was greater than the next because they felt you didn’t deserve to be looked upon. I sent down rain, my anointing, to cleanse you from all sins making you clean for the world to look upon so that you don’t have to hold your head down any longer but to hold it up high. I will do something beyond the people of this world’s control. I will send “angels” to prepare the way for you as a voice on your behalf. That they the people will know that I, God, made all things possible for you not man or mere human. I am the beginning and the end.

And now I no longer serve a life sentence because God heard my voice and cleansed me of all my sins.

By Derick Saine

Who Are We To Judge – George K. Walker

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Dear Reader,

Who are we to judge? Paul tells us in Romans 5:8, “but God commendeth his love towards us, in that, WHILE WE WERE YET SINNERS, CHRIST DIED FOR US.”

Please focus on the last part of the sentence. While we were in our mess Christ still died for us. It does not say he died only for those who were doing good but for the ungodly, unsavory and for the ones who are doing all the wrong things, Jesus died for us.

God loves all and wants all to have eternal life so Jesus had to die to reconcile us (sinners) back to God. No matter what you did or are doing right now, God will accept you with love and forgiveness right now. All you have to do is believe that Jesus died for your sins and go to God in prayer.

“Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel?” Ezekiel 33:11.

God Bless,
Love Always,
George Kevin Walker

Quiet Time – Tracy Leigh

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“Quiet Time”

by Tracy Leigh

Alone in the quiet
be who I am
no one to impress, invade, demand
will thoughts calm or haunt me?

Then God whispers my name
captures my complete attention
possess me all to Himself

In my eagerness to listen
will a revelation He give?
reveal the wealth?
His desires?
answers to my prayers?
grant me a hug to live?

He tells me He loves me
warms my soul
inspires my smile
assures me gifts of mercy and grace

He may scold me for wrong I do
or right I’ve not carried through
surrounds me with love
enough to pass around
stabilizes my mind
keeping it sound

The peace that ensues me
while in His presence I bask
till you take me to heaven
to abide with you at last.

I love my quiet time. (:

 

What A Day It Is! – William Conner

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“What a Day It Is!”

What a day it is. A day to shout, dance and praise the Lord! He is worthy of all our praise, and definitely due worship. No other would I rather serve than you! You are God Almighty, the beginning and the end. The reason why I sing! You gave purpose to my life, and a new glow to my soul! Lord for you this day I just want to say thank you for being you!!!!!!!!!!

It is very important to thank the Lord and give Him His due! Nothing can exist or be stabilized without Him. I have learned that through praising and worshiping the Lord God Almighty, that my spirit is at ease, and my day seems meaning. Pressing in shifts the atmosphere. While I am in prayer with the Lord, the spiritual realm is stirred up, and I open up doors for God to release His best in my path. I just encourage each and everyone to praise through the good and the bad. If I can shout, dance, and sing from this prison cell, you sure can do the same and more from your home.

Bless the Lord oh my soul. May the Lord keep you and bless you in Jesus’ mighty name, amen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

by William Conner

Be Careful What You Say – William Conner

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“Lesson Learned: Be Careful What You Say”

When you are a father, especially one who has not always been around your child, you try to do all you can to make their lives easier than yours has been. When I was released from prison, I vowed that there was nothing that I would not do for my children. Guess what, that was the worst thing I could have ever said. As children of the Most High, we have power in the words we speak that activate throughout our days. We plant seeds and open doors in the atmosphere that causes what we say to produce. “There is nothing that I won’t do for my children!” Yes, those words produced actions that hurt me, but more so hurt my family. Being that I chose to live by those words, I hurt everyone, especially my children. Doing anything for them meant that I would do legal, or illegal things to make sure they had everything they wanted and needed. I never took the time to think about it until now. I have been away from them almost 2 years, and each day I am haunted by those words, but the Lord has blessed me with forgiveness from my actions and allowed me to forgive myself. To this day I tell each father I come across, “Saying that you will do anything for your children is a seed definitely in need of uprooting!” There is a great deal of things I will never even think of doing again, because some of the things that may bring instant gratification will bring years of pain. My presence is more valuable than any gift I could ever give them, and we learned that lesson together. I encourage all of you to stand on the promises of God, and trust Him for what He says He will do, provide and keep us. Amen!!!!!!!!!!!
William Conner