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I WANT TO BE THE LIGHT, WHAT DOES THAT PHRASE MEAN TO YOU?

December 28, 2017

 

The book of roo1 JOHN 1:5-7

THIS IS THE MESSAGE WE HAVE HEARD FROM HIM AND DECLARE TO YOU: GOD IS LIGHT; IN HIM THERE IS NO DARKNESS AT ALL. IF WE CLAIM TO HAVE FELLOWSHIP WITH HIM AND YET WALK IN THE DARKNESS, WE LIE AND DO NOT LIVE OUT THE TRUTH. BUT IF WE WALK IN THE LIGHT, AS HE IS IN THE LIGHT, WE HAVE FELLOWSHIP WITH ONE ANOTHER, AND THE BLOOD OF JESUS, HIS SON, PURIFIES US FROM ALL SIN.

Hi all. I know it has been awhile, but as you know I only write when I feel led or “inspired” Well lucky for you all, that moment has come. I AM INSPIRED TO WRITE LOL. Now I know I touched on this a little bit last year but this week the Lord kept laying it on my heart to ask you all one question. What does being the Light in the Dark mean to you?

I feel that phrase has sadly become more of a Christian cliche, than truth! I look around at the world today and I see so many Christians claiming to be the Light in the Dark, but yet their lifestyles are not matching up to what their claiming.

When I say this, I say it with no judgement! I am not perfect I am far from it and I make just as many mistakes as anyone. But even though I’m not Perfect I still try with all I have to be the Light and live in love!

I am only stating what I feel the Lords placing on my Heart to share.  So if anyone has a problem with this article I suggest you pray about it and take it up with him (JESUS), not me. Because this article truly is from him, not me. I just have the courage to speak up and the strength to allow him to use me.

(Romans 12:2 ) Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is, his good, pleasing and perfect will.

Now I know we all have heard that Scripture, that’s like Christianity 101. I know, it’s probably one of the first scriptures a pastors taught you after getting “Saved”. But to me it’s sad, because that scripture verse is pounded into our heads so much that we lose sight of the truth that it stands for. We lose sight of the power it has, and again it has become another Christian cliche. So I’m asking you to do me one thing. From now on when reading that Scripture verse. I want you to truly read it, soak it up let it resonate within you, let it be your truth!

When doing a little research for this article I counted 80 different Scriptures where the Bible talks about being the Light. Now that’s only what I found in researching for like 2-3 hours! If I would have sat there researching for days or weeks like I usually do. I probably would have found plenty more! But I felt like I was being pressed for time because I really felt the Lord telling me to get this article out today!

So if the Bible mentions being the Light over 80 tines. Than clearly it’s important and clearly it’s not just a cliche and clearly it’s a part of the Lords heart and vision for us. So my question to all you “Christians”. We see how important being the Light is to the Lord but how important is it to you? And are you fully representing his Light? Truly if Jesus was here now looking into your eyes and straight to your soul could you be confident in knowing he’d be proud of you?

Could you be confident that people of the world would see his light and face in you? Are you someone that respesents the righteousness of GOD and his Light, or are you a “pretender” a fake? Now I’m not accusing you of anything I’m not even the one asking this question. I’m saying the Lords the one asking you these questions.

Now before I say this next thing I apologize before hand. Please know I’m not trying to sound morbid when saying this. But if we never woke up today or if we got in a car accident on our way to work and died. Could we be confident that we’d see Jesus face to face? And if we did would we be ashamed of the Person who stood before him? Would we be fearful that he’d be disappointed in us? Or worse would he be hurt by our actions?

These are all real questions. I know they may not seem it but when that day comes when you hear those trumpets blaring or when you take your last breathe. Those questions are going to become more real than anything you have ever imagined. Those questions are going to be the only meaningful thing to you. Your money isn’t going to be worth a single thing, your career isn’t going to be worth anything, even your family isn’t going to be worth anything. You will not be able to talk your way to salvation like you can talk your way out of a speeding ticket. The few things that will be valuable are those few questions above.

We have become such a selfish generation. It’s all about having “fun” and making everyone around us “comfortable”. That’s more important than doing what’s right by GOD and what’s more sad is Churches are falling for this trap just as much as the average person.

So I am saying I think it’s time we go back to the WWJD days. For those who do not know, they were bracelets everyone wore to remind us all what would Jesus do. In those days we used our heart and mind before acting out. We questioned our thoughts, our behavior, our desires, before acting on them. So I’m asking you all, let’s get back to that. Instead of our first reaction being let me grab my phone so I can post on Facebook or tweet on Twitter. Let it be, God is this glorifying you? Is my light going to get brighter? Or dimmer?

I am Going to regret admitting this. Because I know I’m going to sound exactly like my Father when I do. Because he’s been lecturing me and my family for months about this, but here I go LOL. After reading Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and the so many other social media outlets that are out there.  I feel like in a way that has become our new “GOD”!

We are more focused on posting, tweeting and instagramming than we are about getting to know the Lord. We are to concerned about connecting to our social media accounts than we are about connecting to the Lords heart.

I feel like all the things the enemy used to trap us teens and kids with years ago. He’s now using those same things, same tactics, but now is using them on the older generations. Which in my opinion is going to be worse and more damaging .

Because at least years ago when young people screwed up, got caught up in sin, trapped in the Darkness. We had adults to lean on, mentors to go to, to encourage us, to pray with us, to console us, to witness to us. To grab us by the hand and literally pull us out of that dark place. We had people like my friend Mary Traynor who I mentioned in my previous article Who were there for us.

But it’s getting scary because I feel like the enemy is now attacking those people harder than he ever has. He’s using the things he used to manipulate us so called young people and is now using those same tactics to manipulate the middle aged, grown adults.

Eventually that’s going to be more damaging than it ever was to us 80s/90s kids. Because yes kids are our future, but if we don’t have the strong courageous adults to mentor them, to love on them, to teach them. Than spiritually their going to die! That Light, that flame is going to burn out! And yes I know you don’t want to hear this but you the adults, the middle aged. You all are their future, your their example. So you can choose to be “Cool” or be the Light!

I will shine for Christ. I will walk out his desires, his purpose, his heart. His hearts desires are my hearts desires. His joy is my joy. I will not just pretend when I’m around “Church People”. I will live my life glowing for him.

I WILL BE THE LIGHT! WHAT WILL YOU BE?

I promise the next article I write I will give an update on my book. But for now I’m going to end with this. Don’t just say you will be the Light but live it, breathe the warmth of his love in. Let it be your lifeline. That’s it for today all have an awesome day and New Years. 2018 HERE WE COME!!!! God bless BE THAT LIGHT!!!

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April 6, 2011

NUMBERS 6:24-26

THE LORD BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU;

THE LORD MAKE HIS FACE SHINE ON YOU AND BE GRACIOUS TO YOU;

THE LORD TURN HIS FACE TOWARD YOU AND GIVE YOU PEACE

Hi all.  Well this week has been one crazy week!!! I am sorry I didn’t do a blog this week, its been very hectic here.  I have lots of announcements, some good some bad lol.  Lets see where do I begin? Well to start with, the guy from Gospel innovation kept his promise!!! he made me 3 different banners/logo’s to pick from, but I am in love with all 3 and am having a awfully hard time deciding which one I want to become the official THE-BOOK-OF-ROO banner/logo, so I am asking all my THE-BOOK-OF-ROO people to help me out and vote for which banner/logo you like best, to vote just go to this website  http://www.pollsb.com/polls/p2182308-poll_the_book_of_roo_decided_upgrade_the

The second announcement is, I became an aunt for the first time! a baby girl!! she was born this past Friday April 1St she is so cute and my first name is her middle name isn’t that cute? 🙂 she has inspired me to make the video above that is of my family, please watch this video you will all love it 🙂

The third thing is more a prayer request than an announcement, but after the baby was born, me and my mom planned on spending most of the week at my sisters to get to know the new baby, but sadly on our way to the hospital the day after she was born, we all heard this big POP  and later we found out that Popping sound came from our van!! I do not know all the technical details, but bottom line is after 13 years our van finally gave out on us 😦 so I am asking, no I am begging, please all be praying for us, that some way or another GOD works some kind of miracle and we our able to get a new van!!!

You know these past few days the LORD has really been teaching me how to enjoy the many blessings HE gives us freely every day. When that van broke down, sure me, mom and dad could of got angry and let that ruin the babies home coming and we could have let that take our JOY away, but we didn’t, because we knew what was important, we knew what mattered and that was that my sister and her baby were healthy and on their way home!!!  I may not be rich in material things but I am rich, I am blessed with things that are much more important.

It took a lot of strength and courage for my sister and her husband to go through with having a baby, because for a very long time we were not sure how safe it was for her to have one, because of all my medical issues.  You all have heard me say before that the past 3 years have been hard and I have been sick  and have been through a lot and been in and out of the hospital, but the one good thing that came out of all that, was the fact that since I was in there so much, my sister had asked me if I wouldn’t mind getting a genetic DR to come look at me, of course I said no problem, my sister would do anything for me so its the least I could have done for her.

So the Doctor came and did some blood work, and through all that we found out which type of Osteogenisis Imperfecta I had and also found out that the type I had was not a hereditary thing, it was not something that could get passed down to any future baby!!! which was a huge relief to my whole family including me.

I am very thankful for my life and have no complaints but I do know how hard it is to live with Osteogenisis Imperfecta, not just on the person with the disease, but also for the entire family.

Having a disease of any kind really does transform the entire family.  All I can say is you have the choice as to how it transforms you? Me and my family choose to have it make us stronger!!

Like you all have heard before I was not supposed to live past 10 days!!! 10 days!!! there were so many things I was told I would not live through.  So many times I was told I would not have the chance to experience LIFE.  I never in a million years thought I would out live family members and friends that I loved.

Never did I think id have a chance to experience the things in life that I have been blessed to experience.  I remember as a kid praying and saying OK GOD just need to make it a few more years to see my brother get married and than id say OK GOD a few more years to see my sister graduate, and so on and so on.  I have always been at peace and have known that my life is in GODS hands and whatever happens, happens.  What if GOD didn’t answer my prayers? what if he did take me home before I had a chance to see my niece, or my brother and sister get married? would I have been mad? would I have felt like GOD was a failure? Heck no!!! we can not control time, GOD is in control of my life, always has and always will.

My friend who I had asked you all to pray for a few weeks ago, the lady who was in the I.C.U, well she is home and doing fantastic.  She is doing so well that she actually had told my mom to tell me to read Psalms 91. Does anyone know Psalms 91?

Psalms 91 says: Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.  I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust. ” Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence.  He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.  You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday.

A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you.  You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked.  If you say, “The LORD is my refuge,” and you make the Most High your dwelling, no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent.  For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways;

they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.  You will tread on the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent. “Because he loves me,” says the LORD, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.  He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.  With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.

When I read that I was reminded of when I was younger and how any time things would get really bad, or scary, my parents and my one friend would read that scripture to me.  People ask me all the time why I think I have lived as long as I have? My answer is right there in Psalms 91, read it carefully and you will understand, it says: whoever dwells in the most high, which means whoever dwells in him will be under the LORDS covering.

So again we have a choice? we can dwell on the good or dwell on the bad? But if we dwell on the good, if we dwell on L.I.F.E the LORDS hand will be on us, no disease, no harm, nothing can touch us and we will have long LIFE in JESUS!!!

I am going to enjoy every minute I have and not waste time dwelling on stupid negative unimportant things.  What is important is L.I.F.E and what you do with it, you can be a blessing, a blessing to L.I.F.E, a blessing to the world.

L.I.F.E (LOVE IN FULL EFFECT) lets make a difference in this world, lets stop living in fear and get out our armor and sword and fight for L.I.F.E!!!

I am blessed because I have a family that loves me

I am blessed because I have a roof over my head and people who care for me

I am blessed because I am experiencing what L.I.F.E is

I am blessed because I have an amazing team of doctors who care for me

I am blessed because CHRIST carried my cross and died for my sins

I am blessed because I have the LOVE OF CHRIST IN ME

THAT’S IT FOR TODAY ENJOY ALL. GOD BLESS

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