Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Divine Control

One quick question for my Daddy, when you designed the human body, why did you make the heart the center? divine

As we all know the human body, well actually any animal, has a heart. The main purpose of our hearts is to pump the blood flowing thru out our body, it takes the blood without oxygen and adds oxygen to it. And it works from the day you are inside your mother's womb, to the day you die your heart is pumping NONstop! And it does this involuntary. Even if you asked your heart to stop pumping, it simply wouldn't.

If we broke our leg, the rest of our body would continue to work. Deaf people can still see, blind can still hear. If we lose one of our senses or body parts the other ones strengthen and make up for what was lost. We can be brain dead but still be alive. But what happens when our hearts stop pumping? We die, after our heart shuts down, everything else falls right behind it. Some people have the benefit of receiving an artificial heart because of heart failures that could not be recovered.

Whoever decided to use our heart as the illustration for love was a complete genius! Because when we find true love it has a domination over what we do with everything else. When we find our love we smile all the time, mind is filled with happy thoughts, listen to happy love songs, and no matter what the rest of the world is doing as long as our love is ok, then we are fine!

But as soon as love leaves, we can't think straight, the littlest things make us upset, we cry til our eyes are dry, look at everybody else like love is not real, all the rainbows turned gray, and we don't want to do anything but lay around and feel our heart splitting into pieces (a true heart break). You may come across another love, but it will NEVER be like that first.

I hope you all are seeing the picture I'm painting. We were born with ONE heart and when that one heart fails that's it, unless you go and get a man-made heart, or a heart that once belonged to someone else. I somewhat answered my own question, when God structured the human body, He knew the heart would be the control center to everything else that flows into the body. Just like He knew love would be the control center of our lives. I say that to say this, be careful who you let and who you don't let in your heart.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Humble Yourself

Today as I was sitting in the car getting my thoughts together for my Eddie Long story, I saw a caterpillar. Caterpillars are not very attractive, they crawl all over the ground, eating leaves, just living a real low down life... Then they go into hiding, they go into their cocoons and stay away from the world for a period of time. Then they come out as butterflies, beautiful bright colored wings, flying all across the world, drinking sweet nectar from the flowers.

God has place us all in a butterfly life cycle. We go throw our caterpillar stage, not working or working for little, busing tables, fixing cars, doing hair, pretty much just straight up struggling! But all the dirt we were eating was only to fill us up and prepare us for the hibernation we are about to go throw.

We go into a cocoon, where no one can talk to us, no one can see us, we depressed, sitting at home crying, nobody understands, don't want to be bothered. But in HIS time, we come out, beautiful, no longer eating leaves, but drinking sweet nectar, no longer busing tables, but owning the restaurant, no longer fixing cars, but buying many cars just cause we can. There is nothing wrong with living and appreciating the lavish life, it feels good, but don't look down on the other people going thru their caterpillar stage.

2 Chronicles 26:16 "But after Uzziah became powerful, his pride led to his downfall..."

Keep this is mind when you look at somebody who is going thru something in life, remember that you are not Jesus, you live a sinful life just like everybody else walking this earth. You are not perfect and neither is the person next, in front of, or behind you, humble yourself to better view other peoples lives.

Bishop Eddie Long

Many people may or maybe not be aware of the latest scandal that Bishop Eddie Long is involved in, he has been accused by two men that they were sexually coerced by Bishop Long. They say it happened when they were 17 and 18, they are now 20 and 21. He used his 'power' to have the young men thinking that what they did was right and that God wouldn't punish them, it did not make them homosexuals, and that they had to follow their master. One of the young men participated in a private ceremony where jewelry and bible scriptures(vowels) were exchanged, Long expressed his love and passion for the boy, but said it was NOT homosexual. He took him on trips all over the world, and they stayed in one bed in the hotel rooms. Long's attorney denies all claims. Now, this is just what the news says.

I did my research and Bishop Eddie Long is pretty big. Church down in GA, honored by MANY different organizations. Chosen to host and speak at Mrs. King funeral. Spoke in front of presidents. He has written many books, did a song with Ludacris, I mean he really on his grind. He has over 30,000 people in his congregation, plus he reaches out to people throw videos, satellite church in other churches, and TV shows. In 2005 he had a money scandal at the church dishing himself too much money on the low, 2006 students boycotted their own graduation because Long was going to be speaking and they did not agree with his "God can 'deliver' homosexuals." Now in 2010 two boys came up saying in 2007 Long was having sexual acts with them.

Kanye said it best, "No ONE man, should have all that power." And I agree with him because man does not know how to humble themselves. They have a problem being money, and power hungry.

Deuteronomy 8:12-14 says,"Otherwise, when you eat and are satisfied, when you build fine houses and settle down, and when your herds and flocks grow large and your silver and gold increase and all you have is multiplied, then your heart will become proud and you will forget the Lord your God who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery."

See I think, and this is simply just MY opinion, that Eddie Long got a little full of himself. He has all this money, all these people looking at him, buying his videos, tithing thru the TV, I really think he just got extremely big headed, and forgot WHO actually gave him all the glam.

Now, we all know we do not work on our time we work on God's time and I feel as tho this reason this came out now and not then is because God needs time to humble Eddies heart. I think Eddie forgot that he came from a little town in NC, used to work at a car dealership, and used to only have 300 members in his church. The money and the power got to him. 3 years have passed since the boys claim this act started to take place. 3 is the number of new beginnings.

God had to put Eddie out there for a min, so that He could bring him back in. God and Eddie have a few things they have to discuss before anything else takes place. They gotta have a little personal time for Eddie to humble himself. Bishop Eddie Long, I'm praying for you. You have now been added to my permanent prayer list. And I encourage you all to do the same.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

... Spiritual

When we were born God placed our spirit into flesh. He specifically picked which spirit He wanted matched up with the flesh. Our spirit and the temple that it dwells in is no mistake at all. From the day we were born to the day we physically die, we are bound to this body. There is nothing we can do to change it, we were all made perfectly imperfect.

The body is often referred to as a temple. Temple is defined by a place of worship consisting of an edifice(structure) for the worship of a deity(divine God)... The word Spirit is defined as an invisible substance contracted with the material body. And the word flesh is defined as the body of human beings. We are all spirits, simply trapped in a temple until the day our mission is complete and we are given our new mission. We should be using our temples as an illustration for our spirits.

When we die our spirits are judged, not our flesh. In sequence it goes:
God -> Jesus -> Spirit -> Flesh
Our spirit is the closest thing we have to make a connection. A lot of people use that as an excuse for their actions "my spirit is willing but my flesh is weak," understand that they use their tongue, which is flesh, to make that statement.

When we die our flesh is left down on earth as our spirits ascent to heaven for judgement. So it doesn't matter what your flesh did, it matters how your spirit lived. All the good works you did with your flesh, was it really sincere within your spirit, or did you do it to make your flesh look good? This is why is is not our job on earth to judge, because we can not read a persons spirit, we only see their flesh.

Lets not live as humans, but live as spirits. Live the remainder of our lives, focused on what our spirits want instead of living off what our flesh wants. Not our brain, not our heart, not other people, but follow our spirit. Since we can not be disconnected from our flesh until death, we can use our flesh to study the word and plant the goodness in our spirit, then go out recruiting others to do the same. It's time for us to get in tune with the spiritual side of life until the day we are released.