PRAYER 24777

Heavenly Father, forgive me of my sins; help me to be a better man, help me to be more like Jesus. I know Lord, one day my heart will stop beating, and oxygen will stop filling my lungs. I don’t know when Lord, but you do. You know the days of my life Lord. You give me life. Whether through death or the rapture Lord, help me be ready as possible to meet you. As you know Lord, I am not a perfect servant; I am flawed and inconsistent in areas of my life. I ask that you help me to improve upon these areas. Help me to love and help others more. Help me to be more like your Son, my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Thank you for the Holy Spirit. Heavenly Father, bless and help children, women and men who are without proper housing, food, water and income. Bless and help children everywhere, including those in hospitals, foster homes and group homes. Help others to see your truth Lord, in the precious name of Jesus Christ I pray, amen.        

ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE

Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ was born in a manger with animals around. Mary was pregnant with Jesus, and her husband Joseph tried to find a place for her to give birth. There was no room at the Inn. Mary and Joseph did not stay at five-star Hilton; however, God provided a safe place for Mary to give birth to Jesus. God protected and provided for Jesus, Mary and Joseph; God had their back! It would seem very daunting to me to have a wife who is on the verge of giving birth, and I have no warm and safe place for her to bring the new life into the world. This is where trusting God becomes very important. None of us are going to live on this planet forever, either through the rapture or death, we will leave this planet. God knows when our lives will end on this planet. This is a main reason why we need Jesus Christ as our Savior, so we will spend eternity in Heaven and not hell.

I have endeavored to think, what it would be like to live on the streets without any money. Feeling unsafe when you slept, but you simply fall asleep out of exhaustion, no place to use the restroom, no food, shower or change of clothing, and people shunning you. I feel very inadequate to help those living on the street, aside from praying for them, and trying to help them at times with the little money I have. I will admit this, it is not something I am proud of, but it is the truth. I fear caring for people living on the streets and loving them on an individual basis. I know my heart would be broken if I did. It is easier for me to hand someone a five dollar bill, instead of getting to know their story and befriending them. This is a flaw I have, and one I pray God helps me overcome. Perhaps, my real problem is not a lack of financial resources, but a lack of emotional resources. Getting to know someone and truly loving them, is the greatest gift we may give another, and it does not cost a dime. May God forgive me for not doing enough to help those who are without adequate resources, such as love, shelter, food, clothing, friends, family…etc.  With the assistance of the Holy Spirit, I hope to do better.      

Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not. Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee? Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me. Matthew 12:41-45

STRANGER IN MOSCOW

Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen. Matthew 28:20

Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior is always with us, he will never leave us or forsake us. His word is true; his promises are true.

Be not afraid, only believe. Mark 5:36

MERCY 4

D: Do you like taking blood from people Maria?

M: Which arm left or right?

D: Left

M: (Tying a rubber tourniquet on his upper left arm and tapping his inner elbow) What did you ask me?

D: Do you like being a nurse?

M: Yes, I do

D: It is good to help people

M: I like it, now make a fist for me. I’m having trouble seeing your veins. (Tapping harder)

D: Is that clock right?

M: No, it’s not

D: Are you a Christian Maria?

M: Yes

D: That’s good…me too…hell is too hot…not trying to go there

M: Ok, I think I got it (Rubbing alcohol over the vein)  

D: Terrific

M: This is going to hurt just a little (Inserting the syringe)  

D: (Looking away…two minutes pass)

M: Relax your hand (gently pulling the syringe out) Are you ok?

D: I don’t like the sight of blood

M: I’m ok with it, as long as it is not splattered on the floor

D: Not everyone can do what you do Maria

M: Thank you, I appreciate that (placing a cotton ball with tape over the inner elbow)  

D: This has been a unique and special time Maria…thank you for helping me

M: You’re welcome Darnell       

And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. James 5:15

FALLING HEARTS

One day the moon will fail us

One day the sun will fail us

One day…

The horror

The sheer terror

To see the moon and stars fall

Depended on for solace

Depended on for peace

No longer there

Tidal waves wild and violent

Ravaged and left desolate

Jesus Christ will never fail us

Only Jesus Christ will never leave us

Only Jesus Christ will never forsake us

For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand? Revelation 6:17

HANDING HER A LOADED GUN

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Recognize her vulnerability

Embrace it

Resolve not to exploit it

Recognize her strength

Resolve to use it

Loving her beyond her beauty

Loving her beyond her body

Beyond the physical

Beyond the psychological

Knowing her

Valuing her

Wanting her

Protecting her

Being…with her

And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; and the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. Genesis 2:21-22

JONAH AND ME

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Hey dude!

My name is Darnell

What’s Sup!

(Nothing much…I’m George)  

Why am I talking to you George?

(No clue dude)

 

Because, I care about you in the sense…

We are both human and trapped in this mortality

Our commonality…our burden of existence, if you will

Is it better to exist than to never have been born?

Where we ultimately end up

Will decide the answer

 

If we end up in heaven

Then it is better to exist

If we end up in hell

It would have been better to have never existed

 

This mortality George…you and I are in

This is a unique moment

After these few moments

We may never see each other again on this planet

 

Anyway…this is the most important thing in the world

Here is a truthful message for you George

 

God loves you…

His Son, Jesus Christ died a painful death for our sins

And he was resurrected after three days

If you accept Him as your Lord and Savior

You will go to Heaven when you die

You will not burn in hell forever

You will find a new and significant meaning in your life

You will also experience the epitome of true love

 

That is God’s message to all of us

 

I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior

As a result, I found peace, true love and meaning

I also have eternal salvation

 

God blessed us with free will

We all have a choice to make

George…do you choose Jesus Christ?

 

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. Matthew 11:28-30

(May Christ bless you, stay hydrated with the living water and keep the faith.)

FELL ON BLACK DAYS

 

And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. John 1:5

The lead singer of Soundgarden, Chris Cornell iced himself (killed himself). If those who are suicidal would simply trust in their Creator, Jesus Christ, they would find meaning in their pain, loneliness, sorrow and heartache; the light and love of Jesus Christ would shine through the nothingness and nihilistic nature of this material world, to a better future of justice, peace and eternal safety and love. In Jesus Christ I found a strong and passionate love beyond this material world, and a hope of eternal peace, passion, love and safety from eternal pain and torment in hell. This mortality is temporal…eternity is not. As painful as this mortality can be, it is not eternal condemnation in hell. There is an escape coming for all of us, to free us from this mortal coil. The question is; will we escape to the best place heaven, or to the worst place hell. Choose the best place heaven, by accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior.

Soundgarden sang truthfully about the pain and despair of this world, something some preachers of today deny. Jesus Christ is our only hope. Jesus Christ is our only true meaning in life. Look not to please man or a religious hierarchy, even if that religious hierarchy is one of small groups, Starbucks coffee, skinny jeans, cultural stereotypes, plastic smiles, surfboards, tattoos, motorcycles, hands in the air, eloquent speakers and talented musicians. Being in the in-crowd with a church or pastor will not save your eternal soul, only faith in Jesus Christ will do that. You are not alone, we are all hurting; existing is not easy…saved or not. Good counseling helps at times, as does medication when appropriate. If you are suicidal seek good mental health counseling, and most of all seek God’s help, because he loves you more than you know, and he intimately knows what your problems are. The National Suicide Prevention Line (1-800-273-8255) is a good resource to call; remember also, God’s hotline is always open, simply get on your knees and talk to him, believe me he is listening.

Seek to please God. Don’t kill yourself. Don’t end up in hell. #JesusSaves (May Christ bless you!)

 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. ~ Jesus Christ

(Matthew 24:13)

THE ENEMY WITHIN

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If our nation is to be destroyed, it will most likely not be destroyed by a foreign nation. It will most likely be destroyed from an enemy within; that enemy is us. There is a secular motto: United we stand and divided we fall. Jesus Christ more accurately made the statement: A house divided against itself cannot stand. We all have a common enemy who seeks to destroy us. Our common advocate and protector is Jesus Christ, for those who submit their lives to Him. The devil is our common enemy and he is using divisiveness to destroy America. If we were all evil, and there was no divisiveness, that would also destroy us.

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In the end, humans will only be in two categories; the saved and unsaved. The saved will spend eternity experiencing peace, bliss, love and joy in Heaven. The unsaved will spend eternity experiencing torment, pain and agony in hell. Which do you want?

Only Jesus can save us.

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him, should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

SINGLE

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We dwelled upon the earth

 

With our breath in an instant

 

Our world disappeared

 

Everything was free to us

 

I thought I would miss the pain, suffering and ignorance

 

Revenge I sought

 

I left to God

 

What was relevant and pertinent then?

 

Am I afraid of life devoid of waiting?

 

Devoid of an imminent transition

 

Am I afraid of peace, love and understanding?

 

That life was all I knew

 

Except for faith

 

This life new is all I know

 

Except for faith