DIAMONDS


PREPARING FOR 2021


Every day we should focus on living our best life. Spending time doing what makes you a better person while building a closer relationship with the Father. In doing what makes you a better person, your time must be shared with others who stimulate your thinking and share commonalities. Folks we can be challenged by, yet never have hurt feelings.

We expect a great deal from life and expect our path to be filled with every lesson that test our emotions, compassion, love, and temperament. Things that push us to be our better selves. Life will always test us, to teach us to be Christ-like so Christ is reflected through us to others..

As we approach the end of September, the 9th month of 2020, there are only three months left. At the end of 2019, all of us prayed with expectations, that 2020 would be one of the best years, full of peace, harmony, and goodness for all. We can start now by creating a list for 2021. A list of our expectations from the world and from ourselves. What we need to improve within our personality/behavior, and how will you work with Jesus Christ. Once that is done, list your plan of action. Once you have finished, fold the list, put it away, and pull it out on New Year’s Eve to review and make changes…  Then go about living.

We must be prayerful and grateful for this year, though the earth has sent floods, fire, starvation, divisiveness, and homelessness. There is a lesson in our suffering.  We have been taught that God is good, but sometimes God will wound us just to make us better people.

As we approach the season of celebration. Let’s be grateful in all situations, and thankful for life.



STRENGTH



Ask God for strength and courage that you may not be fearful.  Fear is an enemy, it will cause you to see trouble when there is none. Bearing the weight of daily living, along with the craziness of the world, all of us are affected by the negative energy. When someone says they are not, they are unaware of national events. No matter how strong you are, continuously receiving negative energy takes a toll.

If you follow the teachings of Jesus Christ, you will learn that He was always present in life’s chaotic moments. Not the cause, but the Master that turned chaos into calm. When He is for you, nothing can successfully come against you and succeed. Think of Daniel in the lion’s den, Jonah in the belly of a whale, and one of the most memorable stories from the book of Matthew. Jesus and the disciples were on a boat in the middle of a storm, the disciples had their faith being challenged and they began to doubt. They awakened Jesus and asked.. Master, doth thou not care that we perish? Oh, yea of little Faith. Jesus, softly said, Peace.. be still.

We can conclude that the account demonstrates Jesus’ authority over the elements of nature.  Jesus has authority over—sickness, demons, death, and sin. That covers everything that may cross your path and is proof that you are never alone. No reason to fear, it is fear that shows a lack of faith. Be strong in the Lord and stay prayed up. He has a plan for you and it shall come to past.

He is not just a king over the people of Israel; rather, He is king over all living beings as well.  Simply ask God to help you live fearlessly, to cover you in the blood of His Son, JESUS.




HOW WE PRAY


Have you ever wondered why you do not pray aloud at the altar during altar call? Not only would it be disruptive to the service, but it is unnecessary. When you pray, it is a personal conversation between you and the Holy Father. You have no need to stand in public or sit with friends and share your deep intimate needs and desires. Confidentiality in humans is never guaranteed, but God is worthy of trust and faith.

Having a personal relationship with the Father allows you to commune directly with Him. Before you can have a relationship, your time and effort are necessary. Develop a prayer life that is daily and sincere. Praying in times of sorrow and happiness is acknowledging the Father in all the times, and will bring you blessings.  Reading scriptures is a way of getting to know Him and what He expects of you. When you know Him.. you are never without His guiding hand, and you are never alone. Having earthly friends is necessary, but only God can be your everything as you journey through life. He has proven He can maintain confidentiality and He has proven worthy of your faith and trust.

To secure a private main line with the Father, daily reading of scripture and time alone in prayer will hook you up. International connections, unlimited calling, unlimited minutes, God is available everyday and night... All you need do is call His name.