STRENGTH

CHRIST AND HIS PURPOSE


Christ came to earth to erase the sins of man so that we were born debt free. He also wanted our lives to be filled with abundance. But abundance does not necessarily mean financial wealth. He was not referring to material things or money. God spoke of spiritual wealth, the kind that opens the gates to heaven.

Spiritual abundance extends beyond living on earth, it takes you to an afterlife in God's Kingdom. While on earth we have access to abundant blessings that are of the earth.  Things needed to sustain life such as food, shelter, air, and water are available. These things can send you to hell or grant you eternal life. We need the spiritual connection that supports us on earth, then takes us to the here after. Living in spiritual abundance is being an example of Christ teachings.

Do not confuse abundance with wealth. Do not confuse prosperity with “having all that you need. Folks spend most of their life working to attain earthly wealth, while neglecting their spiritual well being. While having monetary things is nice, don’t social distance yourself away from Jesus Christ just to attain those things.

Wealth does not open the gates of heaven.  If you seek abundance and prosperity, seek a solid relationship with Christ our Lord. Follow His commandments and treat others as you wish to be treated. Living an abundant life is caring, sharing, and helping others in the name of Christ.

A key to the gates of Heaven.




Fear thou not; for I [am] with thee: be not dismayed; for I [am] thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

I remember the day my Mother transitioned, I was alone in Atlanta and had to get to Florida. My body immediately went into shock, but I knew I had to pack, get to the airport, and to the ticket counter. I knew if I could just make it to the Delta Airlines ticket counter, my history in their computer and their great service would get me home.
 
I remember weaving erratically as I drove to the airport, crying and numb. Found a parking space and walked into the airport. When I reached the agent.. all I could say is Momma died, Jacksonville, Florida. Next thing I know, I was in a wheel chair and crying, they got me into seat 2A and I cried all the way to Florida.  I prayed to God for strength to get me safely to the airport, I knew that Delta would take me safely home.

I was fearful, hurt, alone and dazed, but God enabled me to do what needed to be done to get home. I could never have done it by myself.





Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD.

Shortly before my husband transitioned, his daughter Laveta sued me for custody of her Father in an attempt to take his estate. She wanted everything I owned that was accumilated before I met her Father. During our blessed marriage, she was eatranged from her father because he would not send her to graduate school after she had taught school for years.

Ernest was frail with early dementia. She coached him and falsely signed documents that worked to her favor. So the judge ordered me to pay her half of my stock and retirement. I said with God as my Father, you had better lock me up now. I will not give that family anything. The judge said you have 90 days from today. Oh the Browne family celebrated in court.

It was my courage and the goodness in my heart that remembered that my husband loved me and though his memory was gone, he and God would work it out. I did not count the days, I knew I worked for a Fortune 500 Corporation for 18 years before I met my husband and I was not sharing any of my stock, retirement or anything.

Knowing that my husband loved me and would never intentionally hurt me, I was calm... I knew there would be a miracle.

My dear, loving husband, died on the 89th day.




But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew [their] strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; [and] they shall walk, and not faint.