Satan walked in a church with his demon followers in tow. He huffed and puffed and told the worshippers now I’ve got you. I’m going to bring so much evil into your life you won’t know what to do. The worshippers simply giggled. Don’t you fear me Satan asked? Don’t you know who I am and the pain I can bring you? That’s when a worshipper stood up and said you must not have seen who we came in with. Right then the back door opened and in walked several angels followed by the Lord. The Lord walked over to the front door locked it and looked right in Satan’s face and calmly told him now you can’t leave. Satan knew right then he had made a mistake. He had chosen to challenge the faith and resolve of true believers and he knew what would happen next. What had always happened to him in this situation. The Lord would vanquish him yet again because even Satan knew when faced with the faith of the strong good always triumphed over evil.
It is that time once again. The ending of one year the beginning of another.
A new year! A call to action! The opportunities to be better tomorrow and each succeeding day than you are today.
A chance to break free of the mundane, to refuse to paint in black and white and between the lines but instead wherever your imagination takes you. To paint your future in the bold strokes and daring colors it was meant to be painted in
A new year is the chance to embrace the truth. The truth that nothing is impossible as long as your faith remains strong and you dare to dream.
A new year,
A blank canvass,
A new beginning,
Make it yours
Because after all the future is but what you make it
I have recently taken to a form of prayer and mediation. I find a quiet place, sit up straight and plant my feet firmly so that the positive energy of the world flows up through the ground and through my body. I endeavor to clear my mind of all distractions and close my eyes. I visualize myself relaxed and smiling as the hand of the Lord touches and begins to heal me. Heal me physically, heal me mentally and heal me spiritually. Then I pray these words
Heavenly Father I ask that you lay your healing hands upon my heart so that it is made stronger and able to carry the blood of life that you have blessed us with through out my entire body. I ask this Heavenly Fatger so that I may live a long life to shout your praise to all who will hear me. I ask this Heavenly Father so that through the special gifts you have bestowed upon me I can share them with others so that they too can see your greatness and be motivated and inspired to help others reach for the stars. I ask this so that I can be an example to never give up your faith and trust in you even when it appears things are not going as well as they would like in the moment. I ask this Heavenly Father so that I may awake each day blessed with the senses you have so blessed me with in order to take in and appreciate the beauty and wonders of this magnificent world you have created for us. I ask this Heavenly Father so that I may continue to enjoy the fellowship and love of family, friends and even strangers who you have so seen fit to place in my path as I travel this spiritual journey. I ask this Heavenly Father because in my faith I know that while man can help me to maintain my health, my mind and my spirituality only you who can truly heal my mind, body and soul. I ask all of this in your name Heavenly Father. Amen
Then I open my eyes pause for a moment to allow the energy of the Lord to travel through my body. After a brief moment of silence and reflection with the energy of the Lord flowing through me I close my eyes again and say the following: “The Lord is healing me I am getting stronger every day.” I repeat this for 5, 10, 15 minutes whatever I am most comfortable with that day. When I am done I remain sitting quietly letting the power of the power of the Lord flow throughout my body. Finally I stand up and go about my day relaxed, renews and emboldened by the knowledge that I am in God’s world and in his world nothing is impossible.
Watching Joel Osteen this morning and the Lord must be using him to preach right at me and my current situation this morning. He is preaching that we should never laugh in disbelief at what God puts in front of us even if it seems impossible. For whenyou laugh God will simply say welcome my child to my world.
Nothing is impossible in HIS world.
It may not happen right away, there may be obstacles placed in your way. This is never going to happen you may think. But that is only because as humans we can not always see the larger picture but rest assured HE does. We must keep the faith, continue to praise the Lord, continue to push through the obstacles and when HE blesses you with that which you thought was impossible. With as Olsteen called it a “who ever thought miracle.” You won’t be laughing in disbelief any longer you will be laughing in amazement.
Nothing is impossible in HIS world.
I have congestive heart failure an on June 7th I had a cardiac event. My heart stopped, doctors told my sister things don’t look so good. But God look down on me and said son it is yet your time and HE breathed the gift of life back into my body. A week later the hospital minister would come into my room and with a huge laugh say miracle man I can’t believe you are up and talking to me after what you looked like last week. He was laughing in amazement.
Nothing is impossible in HIS world.
My cardiologist tells me the medicine he prescribes for me and the diet he says I should follow will help me maintain my health. But you can’t just reverse congestive heart failure. I just laugh in disbelief at that. Sure I will take my medicine and follow my diet but while he may prescribe medicines and suggest diets to maintain my health it is only HE who can truly heal me and then we will all be laughing in amazement.
Nothing is impossible in HIS world.
You see I have faith that the Lord has not brought me to this point along the spiritual journey to simply drop me off on the side of the road. I have faith that while I may not see it completely HE knows the big picture. HE sees what he has in store in for me. I have faith that as Osteen preached this morning HE is positioning me to do something positive. I will continue to pray to and praise him and you should too. No matter what your current situation may be. No matter what obstacles may appear to be in your path. Keep the faith and soon you will be laughing in amazement.
Nothing is impossible in HIS world.
Came down to the promenade where I am currently undergoing physical rehabilitation by myself this evening. Sat down and endeavored to clear my mind. I began to count each breath I took as a gazed out at the Hudson river. A sense of calm overtook me and I could feel the weight of the my worries being lifted.
I truly believe that while traditional medicine and a healthy diet are essential in MAINTAINING my health. It is only through my mind and my spirituality will I HEAL. Doctors may say reversal of my condition are not possible that through medication I can control it but never eridicate it but the truth is miracles happen every day and only the Lord has the power to say what is and what isn’t possible
God has blessed us all with a mind unlike any of his other creations. It is up to us to unlock the full potential of our minds, to allow it to visualize not only what we already know but to let in and visualize what we don’t know. To envision what science has conditioned us to believe is the impossible.
Moving forward I will endeavor each day to allow my mind to step outside of my physical being and to visualize my heart beating strongly and me being healthy. With God’s light guiding me I believe I will get better. He has brought me this far. He has given me a new life. September 1st represents my birthday, My first in this awaken state of spirituality and mind and I plan on taking full advantage of the second life
He has blessed me with.
I was feeling a bit down yesterday. Negative energy seemed to be all around me trying to penetrate my very being. Evil saw this an said to itself look an opening I am going to take advantage of this moment of weakness to make him question his faith. So when I went to sleep it went to work, attacking my subconscious through my dreams. I dreamt something so upsetting that I woke up shaken. After a moment I laughed out loud. Is that the best you’ve got? A cheap parlor trick? Please don’t you know I walk with him? More importantly he walks with me. One dream while disturbing for a moment is not nearly enough to shake my faith in Him. It is His light that keeps me out of darkness. It is His light that surrounds me with protection. So I say to you evil nice try but your cheap parlor tricks will never sway me to turn away from His light to your darkness.
Originally posted November 2014
I have a friend who I occasionally get into some heated debates with about God, religion and faith. During one of these debates he asked if God exist why is he so secretive. Why doesn’t he just let us all know he exists so that the fighting and killing that takes place in his name would cease. I told him it is because God’s existence is not for us to have tangible evidence of, though when you look around tangible evidence is everywhere, God’s existence to you is based on faith. His question however did make me wonder what if God did talk to us all directly today; What would we ask him? What would he reply? I thought about it some more and below is what I think an interview in today’s world with God might sound like.
Host: Good Afternoon everyone thanks for tuning in to a very special broadcast our special guest today is none other than the creator himself – God. Welcome to the show.
God: Hello everyone. Thanks for taking time out to listen in today, I know it’s been a long time since I’ve directly communicated with you but I felt that with the way things have been going lately on Earth now’s as good as time as ever to have a talk with you.
Host: Well we are very excited to have you here. So let’s jump right in with the question everyone wants to know the answer to. The proverbial elephant in the room so to speak; Who got it right? Which religion is the correct one?
God: Jumped right in you did. I am well aware that you’ve all been trying to find the answer to that question since well, almost the beginning of your time. Which religion is the right one? Whose god am I? Whom do I favor? Very deep questions all and the answer you seek is actually a very simple one. May I have a drum roll please. The answer is, all and everyone.
Host: All and everyone? I think I speak for our listeners out there when I say I’m not really sure what you mean by that.
God: I mean I did not create religion, I created you and in creating you I gave you the wonderful gifts of intellect and imagination. It is with those gifts that you created religion. I never cared how you chose to imagine me or what doctrines you chose to build your faith around. No all I asked is that you treat each other with love, compassion and respect. Sadly since the very beginning many of you have chosen not to that and even sadder you have chosen to use me as the reason for your destructive and violent actions. For that I have been greatly saddened.
Host: But if that’s true why would you let us continue to travel down that path of destruction.
God: That was not my choice to make. Lest you forget I also blessed you with free will, the ability to live your lives as you saw fit. Yes by allowing you to exist with free will there have been innocent souls who have perished and those they left behind have had to grieve. However would you have found your existence to be more enjoyable if your life on Earth was scripted by me from the moment you were conceived to the moment you died? That nothing you did, no choice you made mattered? That you were simply actors in a play for my amusement?
Host: Well when you put it that way I guess not.
God: I didn’t think so.
Host: Let’s go back to something you said earlier that you were sadden by the acts of violence committed in your name.
God: Yes that is true.
Host: So over time has that sadness ever turned to hate? Have you ever regretted creating us?
God: You know how it is said I created you in my image. Well that means a lot of things and to be honest we don’t have the time today to delve into what that fully means. But with respect to your question let me give you an analogy. A child is born to a mother and a father. They raise that child and instill in them what they believe to be guiding principles of right and wrong. The child grows and begins to develop their own identity and make decisions for themselves. Decisions which are morally wrong, decisions which bring great harm to others. The parents while horrified and saddened by the child’s actions at their core still love the child. Their love for their child is unconditional. It is that unconditional love of their child that is but one of the many ways you are an image of me. While I may be saddened by some of your decisions at my core I can never stop loving you, for you are all my children.
Host: What about those that question your very existence? That has to anger you a bit.
God: Well that very question presumes that I am vain and let me assure you I am not. If I was I would not having given you free will to decide for yourself if I do or do not exist. If I was I would strike down with vengeance all who do not believe in me. Yet there are millions who walk among you today who do not believe. No, as I said earlier my only desire is that you love and treat each other with compassion. If you need to believe in me to do so that is fine. If you do not believe in me but do so that is fine as well. But rest assured I take no satisfaction in the knowledge that you fully believe in me but show no love or compassion for your fellow human.
Host: What can we do to be better? How do we stop the hate?
God: Again that is not for me to say. Your destiny is yours and yours alone. I have provided you, above all my other creations, intelligence and the ability to reason. The power to communicate with each other and to create wondrous things. I have instilled with-in each of you the ability to be compassionate and the extremely powerful emotion of love. Each of you are born with the guiding principles on what is right and wrong. But it all comes back to free will, as humans you must want to walk in the light. You must want to sacrifice some of your own personal wealth and happiness so that as a people you benefit as a whole.
Host: That won’t be easy. We have never shown in our entire existence that we are capable of doing that.
God: It is because you have rejected the most basic concept.
Host: That is?
God: I created you as a people, one people. Yes you may look different but that is but on the surface. You are all my children you are all the same. When you are able to truly grasp that only then will you be able to love one another in the way that I truly had imagined you would.
Host: Maybe one day we will but we’ve come so far down the road I am afraid we never will be able to achieve that level of understanding and that must really sadden you.
God: It does but I have a great belief in you. After all you are my children. You may not be there today but you have so much potential that I know one day you will get there. After all you have only been here but the blink of an eye. There is still much growing you have to do.
Host: Well it is comforting to know that you believe we have a chance. I know you are busy and so we’ll end it there. Thank you for making this rare in person appearance we’ll try as a people to do better.
God: I know you will.