Over two thousand years ago the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ has sustained and fed the church, meaning the body of Christ. It has given salvation and provision of mankind for everyone who believes is not saved from the wickedness of who they used to be in the world. Jesus through His love and salvation demonstrates a love of protection that can only be equivalent to highly valuing each of our lives beyond our understanding. We need only to follow him and he will cherish us for all eternity.
This highest form of love is not weakened by a wrongful perception of a strong man. Which quite often in this world being a strong man is wrongly defined as possessing an arsenal of guns, committing violence against your wife, spending time in prison and every other form of machismo portrayed on the movie screen.
The fact is the strongest man who walked the earth practiced the highest form of love that is humanly possible and divinely ordained. It was done for the sake of protecting us both from the world we see, the world we don’t see and most importantly from the consequences of investing in negative energy.
When we accept the love of Christ through being born again, we begin to learn how to love ourselves and our flesh, and not in a way of lust as that word flesh is now commercially used and conventionally understood, but in the biblical sense of our uniquely sensitive yet durable skin covering of the soul.
After being saved by Christ I slowly began to learn how to love my flesh again through organic dieting, regular exercise and developing a disciplined and healthy sleep regimen.
In the eyes of God, once man and woman have made the marital covenant, and he is to love and protect her beyond all things because they are now made whole of one spiritual flesh. “Have you not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they two shall be one flesh? Wherefore they are no more two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man put asunder ~ Matthew 19: 4,5,6…”
$3.6 million dollars every time Trump goes to his private resort in Florida paid for by the American taxpayer, but apparently their is no money for food for the elderly, light and heating assistance for the poor or education for the masses via public broadcasting.
What kind of Christians do these acts of cruelty to their neighbors?
Trump’s budget would cut off funding entirely for several agencies, including arts, public broadcasting and development groups, and also proposes steep cuts to agencies like the State Department and Environmental Protection Agency.
Virtually every agency will see some sort of cut, with only Defense, Homeland Security and Veterans Affairs getting a boost.
Congress will have the final say, and lawmakers have already expressed opposition to many of the proposals.
Here’s a look at some of the major cuts in the President’s budget blueprint:
Health and Human Services, the department responsible for implementing Obamacare and its proposed repeal, would face a $12.6 billion cut — a 16.2% decrease
Environmental Protection Agency: $2.6 billion, or 31.4%
State Department: $11 billion, or 28.7%
Labor Department: $2.5 billion, or 20.7%
Agriculture Department: $5 billion, or 20.7%
US Army Corps of Engineers: $1 billion, a 16.3% cut
Cuts National Institutes of Health spending by $5.8 billion, a nearly 20% cut. Also overhauls NIH to focus on “highest priority” efforts and eliminates the Fogarty International Center.
Other double-digit cuts include Commerce at 15.7%; Education at 13.5%; Housing and Urban Development at 13.2%; Transportation at 12.7%, and Interior at 11.7%.
Eliminates the USDA Water and Wastewater loan and grant program, a reduction of $498 million
Cuts $250 million by zeroing out National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration grants and programs that support coastal and marine management, research and education
Reduces or eliminates 20 programs within the Department of Education, including Striving Readers, Teacher Quality Partnership and Impact Aid support payments for federal property and international education programs
Cuts FEMA state and local grant funding by $667 million, including the Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant Program and Homeland Security Grant Program
Eliminates funds for Section 4 Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing
Ceases payments to the United Nations’ climate change programs for the Green Climate Fund and precursor funds
Scales back funding for the World Bank and other international development banks by $650 million over three years
Cuts federal subsidies to Amtrak and eliminates support for Amtrak’s long-distance services.
Cuts funding to the Federal Transit Administration’s Capital Investment Program so new projects will not be funded
Shrinks the Treasury workforce by an unspecified amount
Stops funding for the Clean Power Plan
Programs Trump proposes to eliminate or zero out
Trump’s budget would eliminate funding for some small, independent agencies entirely, as well as zero out some federal programs:
The 21st Century Community Learning Centers program, which supports before- and after-school programs and summer programs
Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, which funds research including clean energy
African Development Foundation
Appalachian Regional Commission
Chemical Safety Board
Community Development Block Grant, which in part funds Meals on Wheels
Community Development Financial Institutions Fund grants, under Treasury
Community Services Block Grant, under HHS
Corporation for National and Community Service
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Delta Regional Authority
Economic Development Administration
Essential Air Service program
Global Climate Change Initiative
Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, Chesapeake Bay funding, and other regional programs under EPA.
HOME Investment Partnerships Program, Choice Neighborhoods, and the Self-help Homeownership Opportunity Program, all under HUD
Institute of Museum and Library Services
US Trade and Development Agency
Legal Services Corporation
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
McGovern-Dole International Food for Education program
Minority Business Development Agency, under Commerce
National Endowment for the Arts
National Endowment for the Humanities
NASA’s Office of Education
Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation
Northern Border Regional Commission
Overseas Private Investment Corporation
State Energy Program
Supporting Effective Instruction State Grants program, the second-largest program feds have used to influence local education
There shall be no pretense, forethought or apprehension within me. There shall neither be anxiety or fear that would incapacitate and otherwise compromise the power given unto me.
My vision left unbound daily restores unto me the truth, that the blessings of my life were not made for me, but “I” was created to receive the blessings that God has in store for me.
I and I alone openly comprehend this fact, or I can reject it through fear.
I and I alone can honestly accept this truth, or I can delay it through procrastinating. To receive my blessings is to acknowledge my quest, knowing that God has equipped me with everything that I would ever need for this journey.
My journey is underwritten by the venture capital of the Word of God that tells me that I can do all things through Christ, which strengthens me. Therefore my judgment is sound, my quest is just and all of my blessings are mine to receive ~
Change requires process and process is never a pleasant thing. Through the process leading to change we develop power. We come to learn the source of this power is from within. It takes on many forms in the virtues known as resilience, perseverance, determination, truth, wisdom, faith, prayer, confidence and so on.
Nonetheless it is all under and connected to power and understanding that as the Master Teacher taught, “the kingdom of God is within…”
The word power occurs in the Bible 276 times. It is a word synonymous to the name of GOD. Power is what gives us a prevailing strength over the stressors in our lives draining our positive energy.
The great question before us is am I being decisive in finding my power? Or am I just fledging through life awaiting something grand to happen like winning the lottery…?
Within you is the Spirit of the Great Creator of the known Universe. That in and of itself is recognizable as Power. It is said that your body is your first land to conquer. Your spirit is second and your mind is third.
When you discipline and tame the body you conquer the flesh. When you calm, poise and channel the spirit, you have now conquered the fear.
When you conquer the mind you now release the powers of creativity unbound and capable of creating worlds of reality beyond your previous imagination.
While the grace of GOD supplies all of our needs, the power of GOD provisions all of our thoughts and creative endeavors, for as you think in your heart, so you will become.
Find, Recognize and Source Your Power Forevermore.
LONGSUFFERING: The etymological history of this word dates back to biblical times and was used most prevalently during the 1600’s in England. Its conventional translation lends itself to the spiritually genetic trait of “Godly Patience”, of which is in and of itself is greater and ultimately more rewarding than human patience.
This genetic trait of GOD calls upon us to raise our level of self-perception equivalent to the pureness of how Almighty GOD sees us. Should we be honestly convicted within ourselves to make our tomorrow’s into what we envision today, this genetic trait of Godly Patience/longsuffering must be intrinsically included in our arsenal of victorious faith.
GENTLENESS: “What considerations we may bear, in rightful efforts be sincere; should armor or might fail the day, let gentleness win, through what we speak, what we talk and what we pray…”
No effort of future success will come to pass without a continuous examination of one’s self. We must be as the surgeon’s hand with skillful precision, and yet as considerate and gradual as the Word of GOD.
This spiritual genetic trait is sublime as it calls not just for the passion of our goal to be evident, but also the “compassion” required in consistently employing love into our labor, and subsequently our labor will demonstrate the commensurate gentleness of the same love we’ve put into it.
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Music: “Girl Talk…” from my CD entitled “QUIET STRENGTH..”
Every architect dreams to create the finest and tallest building for the entire world to behold. Every building engineer dreams to unfold the quasar of their imagination after years of dedicated study in school and countless engineering schematics and model diagrams. The one common denominator shared by these persons of creativity the world over is the shared biblical principle of their occupation.
That principle is that you must first have a solid foundation. Regardless to how much money, manpower, city permits, and insurance cost for the massive project it may require, they first started with the geological analysis of the proposed area of land for a solid foundation of their creation.
As the architects and building engineers of our own lives, we too require a precise and self-perceptible analysis conducive to a solid foundation that remains impervious to spiritually violent weather, flexible to extenuating circumstances and immune to human ridicule. One that is secure to both the earthquakes of our wrong choices and obedient to the inner vocal calls to stop the madness of our journey. A solid foundation irrespective of what torrential rains or typhoon floods may lash upon it and will still continue to stand undeterred.
The foundation I speak of is the confidence of the human Spirit in concert with the power of the human Voice believing in our inherent God given ability to succeed over adversity. Separately these entities are dynamic, yet limited in both scope and nature. Thus it is logical to presume that GOD through wisdom created both to harness the strength of each other not simply for the benefit of the body, but rather the whole earthly life of the Soul.
Learn to preach the power of the human spirit, minister the invincibility of our Lord & Savior JESUS Christ and daily practice His message for us to sincerely love one another, as we genuinely love ourselves.
Vanity provides only a bandage, never a cure. Any attempt to procure healing from its wings are fleeting for it contains no substance conducive to restoration, no intrinsic remedy to improve, nor any ingredients to mend the heart to procure true forgiveness unto itself.
The absence of vanity leads to the essence of compassion, which is the inheritance and importation of wisdom. No man cometh unto the Father, but through JESUS. For the heart of Christ cannot go against itself and in this manner truly sifts and searches the human heart coming unto God for humility and the absence of pride and vanity necessary to be in the presence of God.
Vanity in the human heart has paved the way for countless souls to create the very hell of their day-to-day reality. Much worse to those who never learned the lesson of obedience before going to their graves or were prematurely brought there resulting from the very vanity that plagued their lives.
In studying the Heart of Christ we see that JESUS neither displayed nor possessed one iota of vanity, but instead frequently taught about the dangers of both riches and idolatry, summarily contradicting the plethora of prosperity preachers on the scene today.
Pursuing the heart of Christ reveals the true riches God would have us to abide in and rely upon. The wealth of a rich man is his strong city, yet it is the meek which shall inherit the Earth. Cities fall and eventually crumble to dust, but the Earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof. The things of vanity may thrive for the temporary things of glory, but possessing the heart of Christ leads to a peace that passes all understanding.
Victory. “I have the victory…” is much more than a church cliché. It’s above and beyond bumper sticker status and it doesn’t come cheap. To put it bluntly, it’s the boundary line between your success in obtaining your fitness goals and repeated failure in giving up, once again.
Your victory is not determined by how early you get up in the morning, but rather your convicted discipline in getting to bed at the same time every evening in supplying your body ample rest and rejuvenation.
Your victory is never to be acquired by consuming acidic drink’s, sugary foods, sodium filled meals or clandestine visit’s to McDonald’s because you believe no one is looking.
Your victory is measured by persistence and determination to practice proper rest, proper nutrition and proper exercise. Discipline is the price we pay for the dynamic of a healthy lifestyle. That above everything else is what defines our victory.
Not the completion of a goal, but the continuation of building on the success the pursuit of that goal brings to us. The victory is always in learning how to enjoy the journey, more than the destination.
There is no death to ever acknowledge, but rather the revealing of the remarkably renewable spiritual, mental and physical you, who is able to love-God-through-loving self and unveiling the inner workings of all you were created to be, one workout at a time…..in Victory. Love All-Ways & Keep Looking Up.