Monday, September 29, 2008
Deep Faith 301 "Gifts of the Holy Spirit"
Jesus Promises Another Helper
15 “If you love Me, keep My commandments.
16 And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever—
17 the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.
The Holy Spirit is the one who also gives us the Power, the strength when we find our self weak or overwhelm with life. .. He is the One through whom we are able to pray for the sick and they are healed .. He is the One and only Spirit of the most High God by whom some are given to prophesies and the same Spirit Gives to another the gift of healing and others to teach and ministry to another .. in fact no need for me to continuing quoting the word of God. .. I will let you read for yourselves the Gifts of the Holy Spirit..
Spiritual Gifts: Unity in Diversity
1 Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not want you to be ignorant:
2 You know that you were Gentiles, carried away to these dumb idols, however you were led.
3 Therefore I make known to you that no one speaking by the Spirit of God calls Jesus accursed, and no one can say that Jesus is Lord except by the Holy Spirit.
4 There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.
5 There are differences of ministries, but the same Lord.
6 And there are diversities of activities, but it is the same God who works all in all.
7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all:
8 for to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit,
9 to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same Spirit,
10 to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues.
11 But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills.
1 Corinthians 12:1-11
Everyone should seek and ask God daily to fill them and I speak to myself with His Holy Spirit. God gives everyone who seeks more of His Holy Spirit .. it is Power and the One who keeps us on the righteous path.. the narrow path .. the path to Life in Jesus Christ .. the Spirit of God is the Help to a stronger Christian life. .. every Christian has a Gift from God .. some just never seek God for that Gift .. they are content just going to church .. never ask God for that power from the Holy Spirit and what they can do for the Kingdom of God .. God gives freely to him who ask .. God is always willing to give us more, more power to help those in need .. and this we do with the wisdom and knowledge that comes from the power of the Holy Spirit .. there are those of you who think that they are going to go crazy .. this I say because some folks think that they are going to speak in tongues and language which is a Gift of its own and praise God if you do .. for many do not .. but still are fill with the power of the Holy Spirit .. and if God chose to Gift you with the speaking of tongues and you do not understand even what you are saying .. know that it is your Spirit that speaks to God and that is for the edification of you spirit and your soul .. these are what I will call private talks with God and your soul .. definitely nothing to fear and mostly nothing to ever be ashamed of ..
Serve God with Spiritual Gifts
3 For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith.
4 For as we have many members in one body, but all the members do not have the same function,
5 so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another.
6 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, let us prophesy in proportion to our faith;
7 or ministry, let us use it in our ministering; he who teaches, in teaching;
8 he who exhorts, in exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness.
Tonight I will finish by saying that the most wonderful Gift that we receive from the Holy Spirit is the fruits of the spirit and in the book of Galatians Paul goes on to tell us what those fruits are .. I have said to myself and to other that without love we have nothing ..
1 Corinthians 13 says we profit nothing .. without love as our core we could never be like Jesus .. we could not even say that we serve God .. you could be as good as can be .. honest as they come .. smart, rich and successful but if you have not love .. all the other fruits would be useless .. then again if you have not love .. there is no way you could have any peace or be able to enjoy life.. and last but not lest the Holy Spirit would and does not dwell in you..
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
23 gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.
Like flowing rivers of living waters
we find a love that has endured time
Patient, 4 only He knows our mind
Understanding even with all our faults
Compassionate when we stumble
Hopeful that only Him we follow
Uplifting when we trip N have fallen
Strength when we are weak N tired
Faithful when we in Him lean our trust
Grateful when 2 Him we give thanks
Comforter when we hurt or suffer
Gentle when our wounds He heals
Gracious 2 as many, washed by His blood
Forgiving He is, of our sins N set backs
Merciful when His laws we undermine
Peaceful in our times of tribulation
Warrior 4 the spirit that battles flesh
Teacher of His knowledge N wisdom
Provider of all our needs N desires
Friend like none other on this earth
Father, Son N Spirit R Continuous Love
written By Tbone / atw JAH
God Bless ... Tbone out
Thursday, September 25, 2008
In memory of Misty LeBlanc
I myself who has been healed by this Mighty God we serve and who also have a father who the Lord healed from prostate cancer just a month or two ago .. I really thought that God would heal this so young a woman .. her husband daily gave all of us words of encouragement and shared his personal life with so many people .. a true man of faith and trust in God .. a man who to the very end stood firm in his believe of the healing power of God as did many of us also .. we will not try to understand the reason nor the understanding of the mind of God and that I am sure I wrote about just days ago .. God in no way disappointed me and I believe that Darren would and has said the same .. because Misty today is not only healed but she also is in a place where sickness no longer has any power .. illness and decease do not exists in Heaven ..
Who knows why God heals some and others He dose not .. now this is just me thinking, my thoughts, my theories .. how about maybe if He did lets say heal those He took to heaven before He healed them here on earth .. maybe something worst was coming to them in their future .. and He kept His promise any way to heal them .. just not here but in heaven .. in Heaven they receive a new body .. pure and never able to get sick or anything that can cause harm to them .. God always has a reason and we should not ever get angry with Him .. we don't need to try an understand because we are call to faith and to trust that He always has our best interest in His mind .. and Darren from the beginning to the end displayed that .. Misty left and continues to make a big impact in the life's she touched .. today I leave you with the poem I wrote on the day I read and found that God had sent His angels to carry Misty LeBlanc to His Home in Heaven .. God Bless and if you would like to read and take Darren and Misty"s journey click the link below .. but first read ..
"In Death There's Peace"
For an ungodly soul, death holds not hope or rewards
what awaits is pain, torture and a whole lot of remorse
In a lake of fire, were all chance for redemption is lost
a place we can all avoid, for absolutely no pay of cost
Because for man, Jesus paid with His life at Calvary's Cross
So that when mortal life is done, we exist not just to turn and toss
We mourn, shed buckets of tears, when we loose one we hold dear
but with Jesus we just let go, of our loved ones without any fear
Knowing angels escorted them from earth, that's plain and mere
to the Heavens where we all keep hope, to say Lord I'm here
make our loved ones proud, that for a little longer we endured
For victory is the promise of a body, healthy, strong and pure
therefore no longer needs for a cure or of our days keeping score
Counting the tics of a minute, to an hour in a day, is just a bore
having not of the peace I speak, this you will do till your deceased
But to die in Christ is to live, when His Spirit a soul He release
Glory, a crown and eternity, for them who In Death There's Peace.
written by Tbone /atw JAH
in memory of Misty LeBlanc "a woman of love and faith"
for a journey and a touch of faith and true love .. click below
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Deep Faith 201
I had been baptist at around the age of thirteen or fourteen years old .. in water that is .. baptism class had to be taken prior to being able to go in the water .. our church would all make a day of it and go to one of the larger church in The Bronx that had a baptism pool in it .. John 3:16 was the name of the church .. it had balconies where you could really watch the people being baptise .. it was like watching angels walking down one of the church go through and enter one side of the alter .. you would loose site of that person or of a few people for a short while and then when it was their turn you would see them again going into the water .. I remember as a kid when it was me .. it is something you never forget .. after walking for so many years not in the way that God expected me to .. loving the world and forgetting that God created us for His purpose .. I asked a few people who are good grounded Christians if one is suppose to get baptise again and their answers was no .. in fact one of the answers to what baptism is not was that it is not repetitive .. I understood that just as Christ died once and rose back on the third day that we must be baptise once .. that we don't have to keep getting baptise .. I still remember getting baptise and that has been many .. many years ago ..
I will share and experience I had about two and a half years ago .. which first I will say as I have in the past that once you have a personal experience with God it is hard to stay grounded in the faith that is Jesus Christ .. I was at that time staying with a friend during a dark but enlighten time of my live and the only time in thirty years that I spent away from my beloved wife but that is another story I will tell sometime in the near future .. one early morning at around 4:20 in the morning I was woken and in those day I doubt I was asleep for more the an hour or so .. I walk out to the pool area in my buddy's house a beautiful 4000 sq.ft. home and as I sat out side in the dark of night a small and soft voice asked me to enter to the pool and swim over to the other side .. I knew it was God talking to me and I answered and said Lord I have not swam in many years years .. I would have to take off my glasses and not be able to see where I am going .. the water is cold Lord and that is after I had touched the water .. I said no and went back in the house .. the following night or should I say early morning around that exact time .. back out to the pool area and again .. yes you've guessed it that voice with all His patience was waiting for me .. I go touch the water and He says to me .. always testing the waters .. always testing the water .. huh .. come .. trust me .. this time I jumped right out of my PJ's and step into the pool .. under to the other side .. the pool is about twenty five to thirty feet across .. when I arrived at the other side and came up .. I will say I have never felt so clean in my entire live .. so new .. so full .. I imagine it is some what how I must of felt back at thirteen at John 3:16 I do remember feeling good .. but this time it was for real .. as an adult with a conscience ..
3 For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures,
4 and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures,
1 Corinthians 15
Two other things were part of the what baptism is not .. Redemptive .. or in more words you are not redeemed because you have been baptise .. you are redeemed because Jesus died for your sins and you have to accept Him as you Lord and savior .. and last it is not a ritual .. it is an acclamation of your faith and something that God has asked every Christian to do .. it is going under water so you leave your old man or your old self under and come up a new person ..
Six things we were told that baptism is or .. what it is .. Symbolic .. of death, burial and resurrection (Romans 6:3)
.. Identification .. with Jesus .. Submission .. to God (John 15: 14 You are My friends if you do whatever I command you.) it is what God has asked of us .. Expectation .. of God's power .. Sacrament .. and is ordained by Jesus for us to practice (Matthew 28: 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,) .. Surrender .. that is that when get baptise we are surrendering the old man .. the person we use to be .. the worldly person by which we lived .. we also do this for the repentance of our sins (Mark 1:1-8) so we may also have a good conscience and be able to identify our self with Christ in death and in resurrection .. as we were told these are the reason for water baptism .. now the reason for the baptism of the Holy Spirit is so that God may empower us with the power of the Holy Spirit or in other words with His spirit .. the power of God through His His Holy Spirit is what all Christians need to fight off the enemy in our daily walk with God.
It always amazes me when I think I have not much to say or to write ..the minute I start .. then God dose the rest and for me HE will finish what I but an effort to start .. thank you Lord for without you we are not much .. but with Your Spirit we are more then conquers.
Today I leave you with
Atone Till Zion
Atonement 4 ones sin must B a true Affirmation
Baptize 2 death N revive alive to our Beloved
Christ, One God, Father and Creator
Devine only is He in who we can Depend
Edification is a result of our Exalting
Faith which produces humility N Forgiveness
Grace follows whom so ever is Grateful
Humble N who's thoughts R kept Heavenly
Individual is our salvation N God's Indignation
Justification 4 our sins, is a promise of Jah's
kindness 4 all mankind 2 enter the Kingdom
Loved N rewarded 4 devotion 2 the Lord
Morning N night we ought 2 pray N Be Meek
Noble in all deeds with hope, He'll replenish our Needs
Obedient N steadfast is mans duty N ones Objective
Pleases God 2 grant us a life tranquil N Peace
Quality 2 live long N clean, so 4 eternity we Qualify
Reverent 2 N 4 a God that is Almighty N Righteous
Spirit that saves a fool from his buried Soul
Truth man will find, when in Jah he looks N Trust
Ultimate wisdom from God is not 4 man 2 Undermind
Victory is yours, as the wine is from good Vine
Worship N thank God if you Serve N not the World
Xtra a blessing when Jah name U hold as Xtreme
Yearn 4 His love N His mercy will break whatever Yolk
Zealous I am N you also should be, 4 the God of Zion
written by Blues N Tbone / atw JAH
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Why Try to Understand
8 “ For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
Nor are your ways My ways,” says the LORD.
9 “ For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
So are My ways higher than your ways,
And My thoughts than your thoughts.
This morning the topic with my beloved wife was just that .. why does God make people go though bad things and heart breaking situations? .. This conversation started after I gave her an up date on Misty LeBlanc .. who some know is suffering from advanced brain cancer and who I have no doubt what so ever that God has a purpose and that at HIS time and on HIS will she shall rise and soar like an eagle .. As I was talking to my wife who believes in the power of healing .. believes in God but till today has not yet given her heart back to Jesus .. she just as I use to be Christians till two and a half years ago when I once again and for the final time gave my heart to our Lord and savior Jesus Christ .. I say for the last time because this time I had a close encounter of the Devinne kind .. till we don't have that personal .. life altering experience we never are total grounded in the Gospel of Jesus Christ .. but when Jesus the Teacher .. the Healer and Counselor comes and sits with you .. laughs and cry with you .. you will always be on the wire .. on the fence with your faith .. but when HE shows up with all His wisdom and strength .. HIS power will fill you forever and there will be no turning Back .. HE will give you strength to endure no matter what life brings your way ..
Today as I was trying to explain to my blue eye queen when she asked with a voice and tone as maybe even with a little anger in her voice .. as to why God lets these things go on or even happen for that matter .. I asked her why are you trying to understand the mind of GOD .. well I just want to know and I said .. no you are trying to understand the mind of the creator .. who Knows all and everything and why HE allows it to go on for as long as HE needs to for what ever the reason we are not to question .. yet if we pay attention we will get or receive the answer .. I told my beloved wife that at times GOD allows things to happen so at the end HIS name would and will be Glorify .. GOD does not give us more then we can bare .. also when we as man go through trials and tribulation in our life we and that is if we stand on the word of GOD and have faith that all is in HIS hand .. we will come out of what ever the situation victorious .. at time I told her GOD know what is going to already happen .. HE know who will be save by our tribulation .. through our testimony .. when God is finish we say His hand in what just happen .. we see it in a healing .. in the change of an adulterous heart .. we see it in a thief who may give their heart to Jesus .. we see in the spouse who did not believe but can not explain what happen in a co-worker who was not suppose to return to work because they were diagnosed with some sort of incurable decease .. but is a child of the Almighty God and returns to testify of the power and the healing that God did in their body ..
3 “ I have declared the former things from the beginning;
They went forth from My mouth, and I caused them to hear it.
Suddenly I did them, and they came to pass. Isaiah 48:3
and to come to a close today I will leave you with one last thought or quote from the Word of God ..
16 For “who has known the mind of the LORD that he may instruct Him?”
1 Corinthians 2:16
34 “ For who has known the mind of the LORD?
Or who has become His counselor?”
35 “ Or who has first given to Him
God Bless .. Tbone out
And it shall be repaid to him?”
Friday, September 19, 2008
Blues In Heaven Dad Waits
George was one of the best host you could visit with .. I will leave out some of the details when it come to all his exotic drinks for my days as a heathen .. yep funny I have found that people who do not serve the Lord and live in all their sin hate when you refer to them as heathens but a spade is and will always be a spade .. black with it same shape .. so yes I do remember and yes am ashamed at the fact that raised to be a child of God since the days of my youth .. I chose to live a life contrary to how I was raised and that life I will leave behind for the moment but you know and will understand .. but yes he was a great host .. also a very .. very , very good golfer .. and I will not forget that I use to call him the great white hunter .. they lived up state New York and George love deer season and boy got him a deer or three every year .. for sixty something years that was .. deer baloney which to me taste and look more like salami and man was it good .. he would mail us some wrapped and packed in hot ice every year after we had left the Catskills .. yet with everything and the enjoyment of all worldly things he came close to leaving earth with out God and His salvation .. George from what is my understand because my in-laws would not talk about God and the Holy Spirit was a foreign language and you are ask in the drop of a dime to HUSH .. but he was raised going to church .. his younger bother is a professor and a minister
In the summer of 1978 I met my beloved wife .. she was raised in the catskill mt. and I was raised in The bronx so knowing the city very well I elected to take her by Bus and train to see him .. he was in the hospital with lung cancer and the doctors gave him only 2 years to live or should I say to die .. but God had other plans and because he is merciful he allowed him to live another 29 years just to make sure that he would not die before giving his heart to Jesus.. I remember before he past away praying to God not to let him die before he accept God as his savior .. one day my beloved wife came to me and said that they had told her that he was call on the Lord to help him .. Jesus said that if we call on His name .. that all who call on the Lords name would be saved and today I sit here with the faith that George did that .. just like the theif I do believe he was who was crucifed beside our Lord Jesus Christ in his last hours on this earth asked Jesus to remember him .. right then and there he was saved .. so I beleive was for my father-in- law
42 Then he said to Jesus, “Lord, remember me when You come into Your kingdom.”
43 And Jesus said to him, “Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise.”
and now with that said I will leave you with a poem I wrote to my beloved on the day George went to be with the Lord
Blues In Heaven Dad Waits
Though I know not what it feels to lose my dad
I pray to God to comfort my precious dear Blues
4 George at times has been like a father 2 me
the pain I feel, hers I am sure is double 2 this
God, in the past I have prayed his soul 2 proclaim
announce N command an angel 2 pick up N escort
Home where eternity is spent N 4 us he will wait
till once again that angel comes 4 our soul 2 take
N reunite all our family and believeing friends
comfort N peace we ask while remaining on your earth
the loved ones that go first we have faith a feast awaits
4 this is a promise from the Father N Son Jesus Christ
who both R in Heaven with Blues's Hero N beloved Dad..
written by Tbone
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Faith in a Mighty God
I do it also to stand in prayer with the same army that will rejoice, praise and glorify the name of Jesus .. one of the videos that I saw was the news themselves talking of the power of prayer .. my own father after suffering from prostate cancer and about to start radiation therapy .. the doctor send him home and said that he had no trace of the cancer they had found .. that was after they had already treated him with some other form of therapy and had failed .. that's when they said he would have to start radiation treatment and I would say it was a month later or so that the cancer was gone, healed praise God Almighty .. he is 75 last April and just finish building a new deck in the back of his house even laid tile on the floor and stairs and also last Christmas with the prosate cancer and all build my mother who is 78 and a prayer worrior a new bedroom set.. posted bed..dressers .. corner wall unit .. pops even hook her up with a flatscreen for her TBN and the news ..
talking about the news this clip or link I pick up from a site that I try every day to visit of a young boy with cancer who's mom has a unique way of writing and the faith that is healing her son Brenton .. go take a look for yourselves http://www.kltv.com/Global/story.asp?S=8699200 and if you want to see other vedio Brenton's mom's blog and journal is athttp://www.caringbridge.org/visit/brentonroberts and while your there read and pray for the complete healing of this young little man .. in the near future I will post other links where if your feeling like you have nothing to pray for .. just go and visit some of our brothers and sisters in Christ who can use and need your prayers .. and trust me this will help you also tremendouslly in and with you own faith .. as I stated in the begaining today we would finish with the fact that my God is ....
I believe your Mighty, at the crack of every dawn
till dusk whether life, makes me smile or mourn.
Knowing your Mighty, because to all, Your my bourn
my refuge and a guiding light, to this life's tour.
Feeling You Mighty, when clouds rain and on me pour
every drop is a reminder, that Your all and more.
Hearing Your Mighty, when the thunder loudly roars
while lightning crackles, as though keeping score.
Seeing how Mighty, when the sea, is in an uproar
when the waves and billows, pound the sandy shores.
I capture how Mighty, when I view an eagle soar
or a crocodile, at the snap of his powerful jaw.
I sense how Mighty, when danger my way crawls
standing on Your promise, that beside me You'll walk.
I perceive Your Mighty, when my spirit is in a brawl
trusting You Lord, when you speak and to me You talk.
Having reveal Your Mighty, my soul You restored
when I repented, even on my bones you show remorse.
I'll conceal not that Your Mighty, when to sleep I shall
no doubly go, in the land of the living, be no more.
In lure of Glory, I will compose, that God is Mighty!
written by Tbone /atw Jah
6 For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
3 Gird Your sword upon Your thigh, O Mighty One,
With Your glory and Your majesty.
the Mighty One of Jacob.
Monday, September 15, 2008
Will but not able
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Deep Faith Class
A week or three ago I told my lovely wife that this is what I wanted to do on and with my Sundays and thanks to God she thought is was nice that I wanted to take this class and said it was a good thing .. not bad for a person who knows God but has not yet given her heart to our Lord and savior .. a day or so ago when I wrote my first post I spoke about salvation and what it took to be saved .. as in my past weeks for the last few years serving the Lord .. almost every week everything I read in the Bible or something I was writing whether it was a poem or something the Lord was trying to teach me that week .. it would be the same thing the preacher would talk about and this week was no different .. salvation was the topic at my first class .. how do we know if we are saved .. confessing our sins and accepting that Jesus died for our sins .. and yes John 3:16 (For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. ) was the main verse .. they asked us all .. about ten men .. to first say our name and speak a little about our selves and a little about and why we chose to take this class .. well when it was all said and done for me and I had spoke .. I then was asked if Sundays at class I would share one of my poems .. read it to every one there .. I said I am not good at speaking to even a small group but that yes I would give it a shot and share what God has given to me .. so on my way home as I thought more about it I figure for a group of men this one poem would be my first choice .. and with that I will say God bless and good night .. and I leave you with this and it is titled.......
Call to Men
A true man is call to be a Priest, counselor, mentor
provider and advisor, protector, husband and friend
To be Godly, righteous and faithful to our very end
teaching them truth, in the message one choose to send
Accepting the role is key, Jah will do and tend the rest
In a culture, a society where men suffer from self respect
Young and old alike, thinking its all about looks and sex
when the reality is to help the widow, fatherless and the sick
To give to the needy, your wages, your time and even your skin
Be courageous and for good use ones strength, as allies and kin
There is no greater honor, then to use ones life, to be Christ like
To stand for the weak, yet remain calm in the midst of storms
Speak softly, be wise and you will be heard, long before mourned
A man must see his wife perfect, is what today's preacher said
strong enough to keep in control and wise as to not condemn
Brave, for ones life may be required, so another can be redeemed
And alone we are not men, but hopeless fools and lost sheep.
Written by Tbone / atw JAH
Inspired by the teaching of Bob Barnes (Sheridan house)
guest speaker at Calvary Chapel, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl.
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Its going to be a learning curve
I am a great believer in the power and healing of Jesus .. so I will be having links to other blogs that I read and they are about people I never met but I pray for daily to God for their healing .. one is posted daily by a husband who's wife has brain cancer .. along with this man I am believing God for her healing .. you may go read and also pray for a full recovery at http://www.leblanclife.com/ his name is Darren and his wife is Misty .. please go and pray ..
this story has touched my heart to the point that I have written a few poems to their dedication .. this one I have not yet posted on their site and I would love to share it with you.
Healing is a process, that's what doctors say, it takes time
all depends on, its a case by case, every body's different
I can't really tell you that, we will have to see how it goes
with x-rays, cat scans and MRI's, they believe they have a clue
Then why is it that we go home, depressed, sad and blue
not knowing if tomorrow, the treatment will hold true
seeing our love ones and not able to tell them a thing or two.
If time heals all wounds, why then the scars, pain and bruise
from doctors who studied, in some of the nation's, elite schools
I know some for the money, other strictly for their ego
none make house calls, diagnosed dead if your an HMO
Patience are sent home, when there nothing else they can do
to die before their loved ones eyes and told there is no hope
its a good thing that Jesus is not, some old pope in a robe.
Faith is believing even when your eyes, are just not seeing
Trusting God is those times, when your ears, nothing hears
Believing when we are weary , tired and in total despair
knowing that perseverance, builds character that is rare
and character is the substance of hope, in Christ that all bares
Yet some will say life is not fair and in fear they lay their cares
as for God's saints, we will wait on Jesus, for a Mistycal Healing..
Written by Tbone / atw Jah
Faith Triumphs in Trouble
1 Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
2 through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
3 And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance;
4 and perseverance, character; and character, hope.
5 Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
Friday, September 12, 2008
A New Starting Place
I am a humble drop out .. raise in The Bronx .. third oldest of nine in the late sixties that was not hard to do .. to throw a good career as an architect to hang out with the boys .. what do you think you would have done .. as a shame it is to me today .. it was everything my Pentecostal parents did not want me to do .. stupid me at the time in my rebellious life when I thought I had all the answers .. to life .. I really had none .. no clue .. I thought if I can build like my dad I was good to go .. it worked for him .. its good enough for me .. should have listen .. it was not easy raising five on a cabinet maker / carpenter wages .. and we were always well paid for a woodworker that is .. some of you know what I am talking .. all the other subjects or classes as they are called today I thought I didn't need especially English class .. I was never a good speller and an essay .. what was that .. write an essay .. I couldn't sit long enough to have even gathered two to three thoughts at one given moment .. "over the weekend two pages and both sides or four pages if you write only on one side" .. old Mrs. Anderson would say .. then on Monday she would say .. and what is your excuse .. I would just look and shrugged my shoulders .. I just did not have it to ever sit and write .. poetry .. thank God it was not mandatory .. its not that I did not like poetry .. but I figured if I can't write like that and I can't think in that manner .. again I have no need for that .. so now lets rewind back to the beginning of this first post .. I said .. I was happy that you are here with God and My thoughts .. because it was God who gave me the gift to write .. taught me how to spell .. so when ever I don't spell something right .. or write something that did not come out right .. it is I who grew up with ADD ... they knew nothing about that in the old school .. so I have learn to write thoughts that come from my talks with God .. My meditation with Jesus .. poetry that comes from my heart .. second thing that was a trade of Jesus (poetry) Jesus was and still is a poet .. and for you who are a believer in Christ Jesus .. savior and healer .. it is not strange .. and I am not ashamed to say He is my teacher, healer and my Inspiration ..
So today I first thank God that I met you .. second I want to thank you for arriving at this point in our life's .. I pray that your heart is that of Christ Jesus .. or if you still have not taken that leap of faith .. I pray that God may persuade you that He loves you so much that's He gave His only Son (Jesus) to die on a cross and not before He was beaten, spit at, slapped, wiped, scourged and then nailed to a tree (cross) for you .. for me .. for anyone who confesses their sins and accepts His Son into their heart .. you just need to believe that Jesus died on that Cross and three days later He(Jesus) raised from the dead and sits at the right side of our Father in heaven ... now my hope is that you take a Journey with me .. because life is many journeys and many time we also just sojourn.. so you are always welcome to sojourn with me.. express your comments, your views and thoughts, your testimonies .. cause for sure you are going to read mines .. and all the praise to God .. you will read at times a bible study I attended .. at times I will be sharing my life with you, my trials and my past and my future tribulation if that's what God sees to be willed .. He has brought me through past ones and He will be there if they choose to come my way .. tribulation is only a heavy set of weights .. that can only make you stronger ..
Now my reason for starting this blog
God has put it in my heart now for a while to share my writings, my thoughts and His wisdom .. God loves that if He gives or gifts us with a gift that is mainly for the service of His Kingdom .. and we ought to share that gift .. also that others who serve God can talk to myself as well as to you .. Thank You and may the blessing of The Almighty God and His Son Jesus Christ be always with you .. again welcome to our......
Just as flowers and herbs arrive in spring and return in winter
Our life in all sense, is a constant trip, phases and adventures
Ultimately with faith, trust and hope, leading us to redemption
Returning home to our Father, the soul He gave us from heaven
New detours and trails of tribulation, are part of the course
Everyday taken the path to the cross and avoiding temptation
You are sure to arrive always, at the Right place and location..
written by Tbone / atw JAH