Monthly Archive: August 2016

Prosperity Vs. Avarice

God's Plan versus My PlanJeremiah 29:11  For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (NIV)

Dearly Beloved:  May God’s love, grace and peace be upon you and may you prosper in the Lord.  Amen!
It seems today that everyone wants to be wealthy, but not everyone understands what that means.  You can be wealthy with material things, yet poor in the spirit.  Likewise, you can have an abundance of the Holy Spirit beyond measure and yet be physically dirt poor.  I would choose the latter over the former any day of the week and twice on Sunday.  For, what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world yet has not love?  God is love and love is God.  Without love, without God, it is pointless to exist and you shall forever feel empty and incomplete.  Now, let me be clear…God wants us to prosper both spiritually and sometimes financially.  He wants all of our needs met both physically and spiritually.  That is a fact.  Solomon and David are prime examples of the wealth God can lavish on His children.  When you are a child of God, you are meant to prosper.  Of course, there are times such as in the case of Job when suffering may be part of His plan.  In His infinitely divine wisdom, He sometimes allows folks to be physically poor.  Just as steel needs to be pounded and tempered, so too must God’s children in order to gain strength and wisdom. (more…)

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Undefeatable In CHRIST

MLKquote_OnlyLoveCanDriveOutHateRomans 12:21  Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

May GOD’s strength, power, light, wisdom and glory be ever upon you all.  I have a confession to make.  My last post, “Unchain Your Heart“, was written over a year ago.  I have several backup posts in case I were unable or unwilling to write.  I was in a bit of a funk.  All the racisim and violence taking place in my country has deeply affected me.  Let me give my belated condolences to all the families of all the victims whether they were police officers or citizens.  The racial issues in our justice system are very personal to me as a person of color who is currently being railroaded and shafted by this wickedly unjust system.  It really struck a nerve in me and I could not write because I was so emotional that I would not have been able to serve GOD the way that I should.  As the violence continued down south, a decision was made in my appeal.  The judges found all kinds of excuses as to why it is okay to use someones skin color against them at trial.  They had little to back up their decision, so they included things that were not even argued at trial to justify their awful and politically motivated decision.  I expected that.  There is a terrible sickness in this country.  Racism is a plague.  People who turn a blind eye to it and pretend that it doesn’t exist are afraid. (more…)

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