Sunday, May 21, 2017
Soul Food Sundays: 03
What are you thankful for? Being thankful isn’t something we should only reserve until Thanksgiving Day, Christmas, or a Birthday, or when we feel we are at a good point in our lives. We should be thankful for ALL that we have and all we don’t have. We should be thankful for ALL of the great things in our lives and ALL of the “I want to forget” things in our lives. Thank God for ALL the doors that have been closed and ALL of the relationships that didn’t work out. Be thankful for that job you hate because God is allowing that to be a blessing for you. Think about where your life could be, and be Thankful.
We may not always understand why hardships or hurt and pain have entered our lives until we are older and we may never know. We must become content in understanding that God always has his best in store for us. Even when we cry out to him “Why God why?!?!”. “For he knows the plans he has for us” (Jeremiah 29:11 NIV), and remember the author doesn’t need to discuss the plot with the characters, they just have to go through whatever the author has written for that character. While you are going through it, give thanks with a grateful heart.
Psalm 100 (NIV) A psalm. For giving grateful praise. 1 Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. 2 Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. 3 Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. 4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. 5 For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.
Sunday, May 14, 2017
Soul Food Sundays:02
“Let your father and your mother be glad, and let her who gave birth to you rejoice [in your wise and Godly choices].”Proverbs 23:25 NIV
Before we are born, our parents are proud of us. The choices we make in life allows them to continue to be proud, or to hold their head down in shame. So many times you see on the news how parents are baffled at whatever horrendous act their child has committed; but parents that truly pay attention to their children, know their children, and are aware of the things their child is capable of doing. Often the tears are more of a response to the embarrassment this child has brought to the family, for behavior that has now been brought to light. The choices you make do not only affect you, but your family, and especially your parents.
Make wise choices. Make choices that you can speak freely about because there are no wrong doings involved. People sadly will most often choose to remember the mistakes you made instead of the wise decision(s) you made. Continue to make your parents proud for you, for you are a reflection of them.
Happy Mommy’s Day!!!
Sunday, May 7, 2017
Soul Food Sundays:01
*Soul Food Sundays…nourishment for the soul*
“For God so loved, the WORLD, that he gave his one and only son, that whoever believes in HIM shall not perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send HIS son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through HIM.” John 3:16-17 NIV
Jesus was not sent to the world to judge you, but to love you. His love is what is needed to help fulfill your emptiness. His love is what is needed to Save the world. Even when you believe no one does or can love you, He does and ALWAYS will.