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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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THE POWER IN OUR WORDS AND ACTIONS CAN BRING LIFE OR DEATH!!!

May 7, 2014

The book of roo

PROVERBS 13:3

WHOEVER GUARDS HIS MOUTH PRESERVES HIS LIFE; HE WHO OPENS WIDE HIS LIPS COMES TO RUIN 

Hi all I know its been awhile, but as I said in my last blog, I really am just putting all my focus into the book and I am excited to say: it is almost done!!! So much so, that I can tell you it has a name!, and id love to share that with you and honestly I had planned on it today, but as I started praying I really felt it wasn’t right to share the name with you all before sharing it with my parents and especially my mom LOL, (Laugh out Loud) But I promise you, once I tell them it, you all will be next 🙂

Today May 6th was a awesome day, it was the day my friends Beckah and Jack Shocklee released a new album called champion, and incase you all forgot who they are, Beckah is a christian singer, you all may remember her by the name Beckah Shae, and her husband Jack is a producer and anyways Beckah’s album came out today and it rocked, and once again it came out on a day that meant so much to me, because today was also Wishbone Day, Osteogenesis Imperfecta (Brittle Bone disease) awareness day, and actually it has now turned out to be awareness week, but May 6th is the big, important day, it went amazingly well.  Once again we came together as one from all across the globe and spread awareness and more importantly celebrated life!!.

And as far as Beckah Shae’s music goes I just think its awesome how every single album shes come out with since i’ve met her has been on a day that has had some kind of meaning for me, because the two albums that came out before this one, was on my birthday, and than this album came out on Wishbone Day, and I just think thats so cool, because Beckah Shae’s GOD inspired music has helped carry me through life the past few years and so for it to than also be released on days that I celebrate life is just so cool and meaningful, and I think GOD has a awesome sense of humor don’t you??

But lets get down to business shall we, lets get down to the real reason as to why I decided to put a blog out tonight, because as much as you all know I love Wishbone Day and my book, and Beckah, you also know me better than to think thats the only reason I came on to write LOL. A few weeks ago I innocently posted this on my facebook page, and boy did it upset some people, one woman even accused me of never reading the bible and more importantly not knowing it.

heres what I had posted on my facebook page:

   A MUST READ***
A man of 32 years, was smoking, while smoking
his cigarette, he puffed out some smoke into the
air and said:’God, that’s for you.’
He died at the age of 32 of LUNG CANCER in a
horrible manner.
The man who built the Titanic
After the construction of Titanic, a reporter
asked him how safe the Titanic would be.
With an ironic tone he said: ‘Not even God can
sink it’
The result: I think you all know what happened
to the Titanic
Marilyn Monroe (Actress)
She was visited by Billy Graham during a
presentation of a show.
He said the Spirit of God had sent him to preach
to her.
After hearing what the Preacher had to say, she
said:
‘I don’t need your Jesus’.
A week later, she was found dead in her
apartment
Bon Scott (Singer)
The ex-vocalist of the AC/DC. On one of his
1979 songs he sang:
‘Don’t stop me; I’m going down all the way,
down the highway to hell’.
On the 19th of February 1980, Bon Scott was
found dead, he had been choked by his own
vomit.
Campinas (IN 2005)
In Campinas , Brazil a group of friends, drunk,
went to pick up a friend…..
The mother accompanied her to the car and was
so worried about the drunkenness of her friends
and she said to the daughter holding her hand,
who was already seated in the car:
‘My Daughter, Go With God And May He Protect
You.’
She responded: ‘Only If He (God) Travels In The
Trunk, Cause Inside Here…..It’s Already Full ‘
Hours later, news came by that they had been
involved in a fatal accident, everyone had died,
the car could not be recognized what type of
car it had been, but surprisingly, the trunk was
intact.
The police said there was no way the trunk could
have remained intact. To their surprise, inside
the trunk was a crate of eggs, none was broken
Christine Hewitt (Jamaican Journalist &
entertainer) said the Bible (Word of God) was
the worst book ever written.
In June 2006 she was found burnt beyond
recognition in her motor vehicle.
Many more important people have forgotten
that there is no other name that was given so
much authority as the name of Jesus.
Many have died, but only Jesus died and rise
again, and he is still alive….
‘Jesus’
I have done my part by sharing this with you,
Jesus said ‘If you are embarrassed about me,
I will also be embarrassed about you before my
father.’

as you can see by reading that post, it was not some thing I created, it was just one of those forward, or share messages, and just so everyone knows I barely ever post those kinds of things, anything I usually post is my own creation. But the reason I posted this is because I liked the meaning behind it, and I think when some people read it, they were not getting the moral of the story, I think when some people read this, they took it as GOD killing people or causing harm.  But that is not what this message was about what so ever, at least it wasn’t to me!!! I took as a message to remind us to watch what we say and do, because we can cause death or life.

So I want to make it very clear, I do not think GOD harms, kills, or destroys, I repeat, GOD does not harm, kill or destroy, but we as people certainly do. I believe GOD loves, strengthens, encourages and builds us up, but he also gives us choices in life, and we have the choice to follow death or life, him being life, the devil being death.

And I think our actions and more importantly our tongues have much more power than we realize. Proverbs 12:18 says: There is one whose rash words are like swords thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. In Joshua 6: 1-27 it talks about how GOD commanded him to go around around the city for six days until GOD told them to do what??? SHOUT and play those trumpets, and once they did that what happened?? the walls of Jericho came down, because why? because their words, their actions were straight from the LORD and that  had meaning!!!.

words have always been a very important thing in our house, my parents and especially my father reminded us daily how powerful words could be, and I truly think thats one of the reasons I fell in love with words and writing so much.

To think our tongues could be so powerful that you could literally breath life back into another human being is amazing to me. there have been so many times I have felt hopeless and useless even, and than I have turned on a good song, or listened to a good teaching or read a powerful scripture and it literally has brought me back to life.

So I want you all to do me a favor, read that post again, but this time don’t focus on blaming GOD for the fact that he didn’t come in to save the day, but focus on the fact that each one of those people mocked GOD, mocked life, and basically just spit in his face, so if they did all that, and than got sick or died, how is that GODS fault??? I don’t think it is, sadly its their own fault, just like a smoker who smokes and a Doctors tells that person, if you continue to smoke you will surely die of lung cancer, but than all that person does is laugh and than lights another cigarette, if that person than died a month later of lung cancer, is it the doctors fault, or the person who smokes fault?

Just like we could bring life with our words we can bring death, its not GODS fault its our own, for opening those doors, there is a real devil and the minute you start speaking negative things it opens the doors right up for him to come and kill and destroy, don’t make that mistake all, speak life!!

Before I end I just want to give a fast testimony and a thank you. Over the past few months Beckah Shae had started a kickstarter campaign, which is a website people created to help get people to invest money in their projects, so they wouldn’t have to take a loan from a bank, its a really neat concept if you ask me, and I have been a part of a few projects so far, including Beckah’s, but every project usually always offers things, “gifts” you could except, the more you invest the better gift you can get, but there is also an option where you can just invest without taking a gift, and every project I have been a part of, selfishly I have always taken the gifts LOL.

But for some reason with Beckah’s I just felt I wanted to invest without getting, I just felt her and Jack had done so much for me that I wanted to have an opportunity to bless them back, and I knew this may be my only chance to ever do that, so I invested and opted to not receive anything in return, which ill be honest for me that was soooo hard, because even though I knew I was doing what GOD had asked of me, it was killing me to do it LOL because the gift I would have received is her album a week early and I was already dying to hear it, so I was wanting to jump at that opportunity with everything I had, and also I was down to my last itunes card and so I knew if I opted out of the gift I would have to use my last card on the album, which at first was hard to except, because well I’m cheap LOL but after praying I said ok LORD ill do it, I don’t even have to think twice, after all that family has done for me of course I have no problem doing that, and I even have no problem spending my last itunes card on the album LOL.

Than this morning to my surprise I get a facebook message from a wonderful GOD loving woman, who I only know from facebook and from Beckah, and she said for Wishbone Day she wanted to bless me and more importantly, she knew Beckah’s album came out today and knew how I loved her and so she sent me a itunes gift card that not only covered Beckah’s album but also another whole album on top of that, and this woman said she did it because as she was praying its what she felt the LORD telling her to do.

IS GOD GOOD OR IS GOD GOOD!!! REMEMBER HE ALWAYS GIVES US THE DESIRE OF OUR HEARTS, HE IS OUR DADDY, OR PROVIDER OUR BEGINNING AND OUR END. I KNOW THIS BLOGS A LITTLE SHORTER THAN USUAL AND THERES NO FANCY MUSIC VIDEOS, BUT I HOPE YOU ENJOYED IT AND ARE BLESSED BY IT AND REMEMBER JESUS LOVES YOU ❤

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BECKAH CHAMPION

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