I see so many reluctant to talk about God lately, as if they are ashamed to talk about core beliefs. It makes me sad.
The other day I was cleaning out drawers and came across two diaries from when I was a little girl. One was written in third grade and the other was written during sixth and seventh grade. I was shocked and elated to find that I talked about God all through each book! Of course, there was a fair amount of, “So and so was mean to me today” and “I have such a crush on _______”, but I’m pleased that I talked a lot about my prayers and my gratitude to God. Sometimes people look at me as if I’m some kind of freak because of my belief (I hate saying “belief” because to me, it’s absolute knowledge), that God is still in the business of opening doors, working miracles and speaking to those of us willing to listen and pray. I’m happy to have written proof that I’ve always been this way!
I observe that today, a great deal of people love and celebrate darkness. Just look at what’s popular in film and television: zombies, vampires, serial killers, meth makers, prison stories, corrupt government shows, gypsies, naked daters, Apocalypse and more. Our television commercials depict our beloved M&M’s and pop-tarts and Mr. & Mrs. Potato head exhibiting cannibalistic behavior and no one seems bothered by this? Halloween has become just as popular as Christmas, if not more so. America is currently celebrating the courage of Bruce Jenner coming out as his new persona, Caitlyn. (I’m not against Jenner’s right to choose, I just don’t think this needs to be celebrated at the level it currently is.) I know I cannot be the only person in the world who looks at all of the above with a certain level of sadness?
We are politically correct and tolerant of Atheism, crazy fantasists, Race, Sexual preference, illegal immigrants, obesity, religious beliefs etc, except when it comes to standing for our own personal beliefs. We are afraid to make those public out of fear of what others might think or do or say. So many people have said to me that they don’t post or talk about God. When I ask why, I never get a really valid answer. This leads me to believe there is fear involved. Fear of ridicule. Again, I say, it makes me sad.
Yes, of course, I know that not everyone in the world is afraid. I’m just making a general observation based on what I have seen in my personal life. I am also not making a declaration that all scary TV shows and films are bad. I actually like a scary movie once in a while provided it’s a suspense-based film and not filled with gratuitous gore etc.
I guess I’m just trying to say that I hope and pray for the day that we take a giant step back and break things down to the simplest form: Are we celebrating the light or are we celebrating the darkness? Are we still putting God at the forefront of our lives? Are we still praying? Are we still listening? If the answer is yes, then will you pray with me for our world, that more of us will have the courage to stand for what is truly right. Pray with me that more of us will turn our backs on the celebration of darkness and instead will stand in the very real light of God’s love. Just as the photo at the top of the page implies, Our faith should at all times, be bigger than our fear.
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. -Matthew 5:16
Prayer for Today:
For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen. -Ephesians 3:14-21
From The Angels:
Abundance: Life proceeds out of your intentions for it.
The implication of that are enormous. Your messenger angels are guiding you, embrace this and accept this wholly, and intellectually, you will find yourself experiencing more power, more joy, more creativity, more abundance in every form, more peace, and more love than you ever imagined.
Spiritual Growth: Integrate spirituality to a higher degree in your daily live! Enjoy the process!
You are seeking a higher connection a renewed connection with the Divine and you wish you could immerse yourself read, study, learn, or meditate take it all in at once. The exhilaration of moving up to a higher level of consciousness is challenging slow down and enjoy the process.
Trust that the same Power that brought you to your spiritual path will also take care of everything for you.
Truth & Integrity: You have the strength to stand strong in the midst of difficult situations, and the wisdom it takes to make good decisions. If something in your life isn’t working, be willing to release it to God and the angels.
Understand you are important, and know that you are called to add value to the world around you. No matter where you are in life today, you have potential to increase, grow, to be strengthened, and to move forward. God created you for His good purpose and you are His masterpiece!