Saturday, May 31, 2014

Sin And Consequences

Sin have consequences. You can not sin and be a Christian. One of my Sisters in Christ contacted me about this statement so I am going to clarify what this means. I never want to misdirect or misinterpret. I am a messenger and can only point you to Jesus and the Word. Study to show yourself approved.

1 Corinthians 6:9-20 NLT

Don't you know that those who do wrong will have no share in the Kingdom of God? Don't fool yourselves. Those who indulge (practice) in sexual sin, who are idols worshipers, adulterers, male prostitutes, homosexual, thieves, greedy people, drunkards, abusers, and swindlers - none of these will have a share in the Kingdom of God. Paul goes on to teach that those who have been washed, those that have turned away from sin, set themselves apart for God thus having a part in the Kingdom.

Jesus taught this in Matthew 7:21-28 
Galatians 5:19-26 also reminds us. I do encourage you to read the complete chapters.

The clear point I want to make is yes, we can be a Christian and sin because we as God's children will be visited by the Holy Spirit who will prick our hearts thus causing us to repent and turn away from that sin, we confess our sin to Him and ask for forgiveness which we receive, even before we ask. This does not relate to those who habitually and continually sin by the constant disobedience, rejecting if you will God's commandments.

The key here is the sins many continually practice. The knowing sin as if it is hidden from God, which can not be because God sees, hears, and knows all. Asking for forgiveness for that sin but knowingly going back and committing the sin again and again and again. Do you see the point?

In closing. God wants nothing more than to forgive and bless you. We have all fell short and will continue to fall short in many ways and that is why we must always make changes in our lives to remove any possibility of sin that can cause us to fall even further. Will we be perfectly free from sin, no. This is why the Word of God says meditate and pray, do not be unequally yoked and many more "dos" and"do nots".

Disobeying God is never a good thing because there will be consequences even though there will always be forgiveness.

Be Blessed

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Don't Question It

Why are you concerned or afraid? Why is it that you are in the same spot of existence but still moving?  Your life's choices are the sum total of the choices you have made and you alone. Why question it?

You question it because the direction you ended up in was not your intended destination. Have you forgotten that your steps are ordered? Have you forgotten that His ways are better than your ways? You question it but need not. Trust Him. Reach out to Him. His arms are wide open and inviting.

The question is will you go if He sends you? Yes you. Why not you? You are a gift. Priceless. Unattainable. Free and flawless in His eyes. Don't question it.

Just answer and go.

Friday, May 16, 2014

No Promises

I have a heavy heart. There are so many reasons I could just crack up and cry out to my Lord. Cry I will, but crack up I will not. A childhood friend passed away recently. Rejoice in peace Phyllis Denise Gordon. The last time I saw her was a few months ago. I was waiting for traffic to move outside of Target and noticed a truck backing out of a stall. The driver did look but almost hit a car, the car was hers. She was standing next me and didn't know it because she was looking at the truck too shouting noooooooooooooo. She turned to her right and I was there. She gave me the biggest smile and the tightest hug. We said I love you. My heart is sad, but I rejoice in knowing she is with the Father, the Healer of all that ales. I rejoice feeling that hug and thankful for that moment. I will always remember your smile Denise.

I know what her family is feeling right now because I too lost a sister, my big sister. This has made me think back as death often does. Think on loved ones gone and loved ones still present. It makes me desire closer and more meaningful relationships. Makes me feel empty because one more is gone. Makes me think, who's next? When? How?  In those thoughts I am reminded yet again that tomorrow is not promised. Love on those that you can love on and pray for those that you can't. Everyone is just too busy, too selfish and inconsiderate, to caught up in social media using that to connect instead of having human connections.  Everyone wants someone to reach out to them but they are not reaching. Lord knows the hearts of everyone and nothing is hidden from Him. What we reep we will sow. All of us.

So for today, reach. Today make the call even if they don't call you. Today if time allows, visit even if they don't visit you. Send that greeting card, even if you don't receive a card. Do your best to have that human connection because at the end of life, the shoulda, coulda, and wouldas will not matter.

Flowers mean nothing to those who are no longer present in the living.

Be Blessed

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mothers Day 2014

Happy Mothers Day to all of the mothers and Fathers who are doing the job of a Mother. This is also for all of the Foster Parents, God has you doing for the least of them that are in need. Thank you from this foster child who had a wonderful Foster Mother, Mrs. Sylvia R. Jones, rejoice in peace Fatty. Her nickname was Fatty.

This day is for you. To smile and rejoice. To celebrate all that you are in your childrens lives. To those who's children are still home. Your job is still being done. Keep doing it. Keep raising. Keep setting the example. They are watching every move you make and don't make. They will do more of what you show them more than what you say to them, keep speaking life and encouragement into your children.

To all of the Mothers whos children are raised and grown and on thier own. You made it. But its not over. Your head work and sacrafice piad off and you have done good. Be prepred to intrsuct them in their adulthood. Listen to them with your heart and your ears. Be slow to speak but quick to listen. Take the ques from them. They will let you know what they need. Be ready.

The following chapter is referencing a good wife but t know this also applies to good mothers because we do have these same characteristics and responsibilities as a Mother and Single Fathers raising their children. Be reminded always of your value and worth.

Proverbs 31
The Sayings of King Lemuel
31 The sayings of King Lemuel contain this message,[a]which his mother taught him.
O my son, O son of my womb,
    O son of my vows,
do not waste your strength on women,
    on those who ruin kings.
It is not for kings, O Lemuel, to guzzle wine.
    Rulers should not crave alcohol.
For if they drink, they may forget the law
    and not give justice to the oppressed.
Alcohol is for the dying,
    and wine for those in bitter distress.
Let them drink to forget their poverty
    and remember their troubles no more.
Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves;
    ensure justice for those being crushed.
Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless,
    and see that they get justice.

A Wife of Noble Character

10 [b]Who can find a virtuous and capable wife?
    She is more precious than rubies.
11 Her husband can trust her,
    and she will greatly enrich his life.
12 She brings him good, not harm,
    all the days of her life.
13 She finds wool and flax
    and busily spins it.
14 She is like a merchant’s ship,
    bringing her food from afar.
15 She gets up before dawn to prepare breakfast for her household
    and plan the day’s work for her servant girls.
16 She goes to inspect a field and buys it;
    with her earnings she plants a vineyard.
17 She is energetic and strong,
    a hard worker.
18 She makes sure her dealings are profitable;
    her lamp burns late into the night.
19 Her hands are busy spinning thread,
    her fingers twisting fiber.
20 She extends a helping hand to the poor
    and opens her arms to the needy.
21 She has no fear of winter for her household,
    for everyone has warm[c] clothes.
22 She makes her own bedspreads.
    She dresses in fine linen and purple gowns.
23 Her husband is well known at the city gates,
    where he sits with the other civic leaders.
24 She makes belted linen garments
    and sashes to sell to the merchants.
25 She is clothed with strength and dignity,
    and she laughs without fear of the future.
26 When she speaks, her words are wise,
    and she gives instructions with kindness.
27 She carefully watches everything in her household
    and suffers nothing from laziness.
28 Her children stand and bless her.
    Her husband praises her:
29 “There are many virtuous and capable women in the world,
    but you surpass them all!”
30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last;
    but a woman who fears the Lord will be greatly praised.
31 Reward her for all she has done.
    Let her deeds publicly declare her praise.

Happy Mothers Day and Lord Bless You always.,
Lyn Author of

Saturday, May 10, 2014

The Spoken Word

Proverbs 18:21 KJV - Death and life are in the power of the tongue and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.  

What this means is that every word that comes out of your mouth can give life or kill a life. Every word spoken will come back to you. Many of you think you have the right to say what you want to say and when. You don't, not in Gods eyes and instruction. You do not have the right to harm others with your mouth. Once you speak those words you can never take them back. Even though you say "I am sorry"  it never erases the pain you have caused emotionally. Trust and value are diminished. Respecting you can be hard for the one or ones you have offended.  Verbal abuse should never be accepted or tolerated. Abuse is abuse.

As we age we should mature. As we mature we should have mastered some things and eliminated some issues. This can only happen by asking God to help you. Matthew 11:28 NLT says, Then Jesus said, "Come to me, all who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.

If you are doing the same things, saying the same things, you are stuck. Own it and get unstuck. Seek wisdom. If you are living your life in reverse it is time to shift that gear into drive and go forward.

Be careful today and always of what you say to others and yourself. Think before you speak. A hot tempered person is one who is afraid and God did not give you the spirit of fear. 2 Timothy 1:7 NLT says, For God did not give us a spirit of fear and tmidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.

Speak life and be blessed.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Being Revealed

A while back I posted a blog called Pearls. Go to it and read all three posts. It is about women who don't know their worth. Today I feel a need to revisit this topic.

I am blown away by the many women who are no doubt in pain. Walking around with masks. Hiding behind careers, men, shopping, chemical addiction and the list never ends. I know what it looks like because I too used to hide behind whatever I could that resembled happiness.  I too faked it. I too ignored it. I was just as lost until one day the overhead light came on. All that I thought was good, was love, was real became illuminated. God showed me what He saw and in turn I saw it too. Up close and personal.

Until we acknowledge who we really are we will continue to wear that mask. Until we stop and do a self check all of our efforts at peace will continue to elude us and we will continue to spiral out of control. Nothing will give us peace except God and His unfailing love.  Step out of the box and see yourself as the gift God created you to be. Stop running from your issues. Stop ignoring them. Trust me they do not go away.

Just as you learned to do what you do. You can unlearn it. You can learn newness, being whole and complete. Lean on God. Give Him you and your mask. Give up the entitlement. Give up being cheep. Give up being used and abused.. Give up and get up.

Square your shoulders and rise to the occasion.

You are priceless.  Be  revealed.