Love Has Everything to Do With It

Beloved,

We can’t give what we don’t have for God, ourselves, let alone-our neighbors. When love is misplaced, used, or even abused, it’s easy for every fabric of our lives to be a total wreck.  For without love, we will always fail. Love never fails (1 Corinthians 13:8, NIV). Love must be at the center of everything we say or do. I know.  Easier said than done, but definitely worth a try. Do you want to know why? Each new day that God blesses us to be apart of, represents His compassion and faithfulness. 22 Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. 23 They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness (Lamentations 3: 22-23, NIV).

Let’s take the time to really seek love for who/what it really is.  It’s then and only then true healing can begin. Below, is good place to start (of many):

“You shall not make for yourself an (image-person, place, or thing) in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments (Exodus 20: 4-6, NIV).

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’[a] 31 The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[b] There is no commandment greater than these (Mark 12:30-31, NIV).

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres (1 Corinthians 13: 4-6, NIV).

Until we meet again, I LOVE you to life. No I really do.  Thanks for stopping by!

xoxo,

The Risen Warrior

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Don’t be bitter, be better. Life is much too precious to waste time on things that won’t matter later.

 

xoxo,

The Risen Warrior

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His Glory…My Good

Beloved,

Let’s be honest. Pits, problems, or circumstances can make or break us (if we allow it). Take a moment to reflect on your journey. Can you remember when you didn’t know how you were going to pay your bills, get out of a toxic relationship, heal from the death of a loved one, or be whole mind, body, soul, and spirit? “BUT GOD”.  Friend, I’m not sure what you’re facing now, but take comfort in knowing that there’s always an exodus from pain. After the rain, the sun will surely shine again.  In your new found joy, and strength you will be able to help somebody else.

At some point, we must realize that we can’t do life on our own.  A posture of humility, prayer, and worship to God can help us overcome the who or what that was intended to destroy us.  The good news is this: You and I are still here, but only by the grace of God!  What will you do today to rise above whatever you are facing?  Until we meet again, I love you to life!  Don’t be shy.  Drop a line in the comments if you dare. 🙂

You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives (Genesis 50:20, NIV).

 

Xoxo,

The Risen Warrior

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God always has a plan and purpose for us. His way is perfect, for he makes no mistakes.

 

Xoxo,

The Risen Warrior

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In the midst of your pit, problem, or circumstance, at some point, joy always comes in the morning!

 

xoxo,

The Risen Warrior

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Suffering in Silence

Dear Beloved,

It seems like time is flying! Just wanted to drop a few lines, and say hello.  I pray that this finds you well.  You may ask why the space in time since you’ve heard from me last?  I move by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and if that includes waiting for Him, then so be it. With that being said let’s jump into today’s topic of suffering in silence from a spiritual perspective.

Friends, there’s a price to pay for allowing your soul to suffer in silence (especially if you already have a relationship with the Lord). Can you imagine willingly allowing yourself to succumb to the grips of oppression, and the entanglement of bondage to sin?  It can manifest itself in any part of your life that has remained fruitless.  Remember God allows the gift of freewill, so it’s up to us to decide when we want to become free and remain free of sin.

Sometimes, we can feel/see our blessing of freedom on the other side. True freedom will not happen until we refuse to bow to whatever desires to kill, steal, or destroy our lives.  Remember, once you decide to change, all hell will break loose!  Go through the process, and see yourself victorious on the other side.  I’m not sure who or what has you oppressed my friend, but the good news is that you can let that go, and be free.  It’s easier said than done, but you have to start somewhere.

The moment we surrender our will to the Lord, that’s when He can create a real change starting with us, and everything else will follow. Don’t be ashamed or feel guilty about anything that you’ve gone through, or going through.  The only thing that matters is that you and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ knows the truth!  It doesn’t matter what others may think or say.  Nobody can tell your story, better than you!  Suffering in silence is real, and we can share our truth from the mountaintop, knowing that God/Heaven is right there cheering us on! Until we meet again, I love you to life!

They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death, (Revelation 12:11, NIV)

xoxo,

The Risen Warrior

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Complaining comes from unfulfilled desires, which leads to envy and strife.   Let’s remember to cultivate a spirit of love, and gratitude to help us remember how blessed we are each and every day!

 

xoxo,

Mrs. Candace A. Stevens, The Risen Warrior

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