The Frequency

Love heals all wounds, not time. Time is an illusion, but love exists. For God is love and through that love is the frequency of healing. It is why the Bible says,

“greater love than this hath no one, that any one his life may lay down for his friends;”

‭‭John‬ ‭15:13‬ ‭YLT1898‬‬

“And the fruit of the Spirit is: Love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faith,”

‭‭Galatians‬ ‭5:22‬ ‭YLT1898‬‬

“and above all these things, [have] love, which is a bond of the perfection,”

‭‭Colossians‬ ‭3:14‬ ‭YLT1898‬‬

“‘This is my command, that ye love one another, according as I did love you;”

‭‭John‬ ‭15:12‬ ‭YLT1898‬‬

“‘A new commandment I give to you, that ye love one another; according as I did love you, that ye also love one another;”

‭‭John‬ ‭13:34‬ ‭YLT1898‬‬

   It also says, love your neighbor, your enemies and God with all your heart. When we love we change the atmosphere, we shift things into a greater realm of being. The Bible talks about sacrifice through love, to be love despite your own feelings of resistance. 

   When I love my enemy, I no longer see an enemy, I see the struggles of a story I do not know. I cast love upon it, it heals not only me but them also. Hate and dislike is like laying a knife to an open wound. Bitterness and anger is to pour salt in that wound. It gets deeper, burns more until all you have is a constant reminder of a past transgression, that shouldn’t carry in weight in this moment. But you keep looking at it, you keep visiting it and it infects your whole mindset. But when you love, the wounds heal, the scar fades and you move on to a higher frequency of being, the complete you.

   We are what we project. If I love or give out of expectation to receive, then thats how I will view love and the expectation will be as such. If I love just to love then love returns not from the external but from the internal being, that is the very essence of love, our Father. I love you simply because  Am love. It is a frequency shift, it is who we are as Him. 

   We all have it in us. Love is of our creator, He is love! It becomes a choice, hate or love, His perspective or our minds perspective. Complicated or completed. You can heal, yourself and others, by stepping into who He made you to be… LOVE

Perspective, Open Your Mind.

   When we read something, we must be cautious of how we read it. It doesn’t matter if it’s a self help book, an inspired reading, a Facebook post or the Bible. If we read it looking for authors heart in it, it will carry one perspective. If we look at it from a defensive mindset, will we see it as offensive. If we read it to rebuke it, we will see only see what “we” feel is wrong in it. Our mindset, where our hearts are is where we will read it from. If we are truly open minded, if we can look upon it with a joyous heart, we may find wisdom in it. We may find a view that we had not seen before. 

   What happens in most cases is we believe what we have been taught before or what we are being taught right now and can’t see past it. We lock in to what we believe with the inability to see anything else, we have closed our minds. We look at every word with this mindset, we look at what we believe about that person and think nothing good can from what they have to say. We don’t research it, we don’t look for wisdom in it, we instantly dismiss it. We remain stuck, stagnant and lack growth in who we can be, who we are supposed to be. 

   I could write about this for days. I have been that lock down person, that close minded person. I had a hardened heart and rebuked things based on the person. 

   Here are a couple of things I made a conscious decision to do. If I feel convicted by something, I search inside myself for the reason, because they cannot convict me. If they quote something or someone and it doesn’t settle in my Spirit, I research it. I always read the whole thing, I do my best to see where their heart is in the subject, it can change my perspective. This one to me is the most important, (which I have struggled with) I don’t argue with them. This does not mean we cannot have a conversation about it. What it does mean is, I ask questions, I don’t try to prove them wrong and I try to see where they are coming from, their heart and belief.

   You cannot force anyone to believe what you believe. You cannot force anything down anyone’s throat. You cannot over power someone in conversation and force them to receive your message or understanding. If you truly approach everything and everyone with a heart of love, you may find yourself in a totally different mindset and a peace that you have never known.

Pain Is Freely Given And Love Is Earned. Is That What Jesus Said?

    We as humans, our humanity side of what we are, seems to have taken control of who we really are. We are a spirit having a human experience. What happens to us is we forget that, we start being a human having a spiritual experience. We begin to get so caught up in life that we forget how we got here, who put us here and what our purpose is. We allow this human thing to override the spirit of truth. Even if we are awakened to the fact that inside us lives a spirit, that we are just a shell holding precious cargo, we can still be overcome by our humanness. 

    Jesus said “Love your neighbor as you love yourself”. But yet we as humans beings instead of spiritual beings do not freely give this love. We make each other earn it. You must show you love me, you must perform in a certain manner and if you don’t, it is proof that you have no love for me. In some cases it gets worse than that, if you don’t act in accordance to my ways, you are my enemy! If you believe differently or if you have a different opinion, then by my rules are not faithful. This is the law of man. We totally disregard what Jesus said and put in place our own regulations of what love looks like. This is makes me sad. 

    When our human form does not get fed what it believes it deserves, it’s first instinct of self preservation is to retaliate. It will lash out! It will remove its love. Just as the Pharisees did to Jesus, first they lashed out by discrediting Him, then they beat Him with a whip and then they attempted to remove Him. They tried to take love right off the earth. They were choosing their law over love. They freely gave Him pain, instead of love. They chose their laws over love. We, in our flesh, do the same to each other. If someone’s actions do not measure up to our beliefs, our rules of what love looks like, we crucify them. It sounds harsh when it’s put that way doesn’t it. But isn’t that exactly what we do? No forgiveness, no grace, we yell “ crucify him”!

    “Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will save it. What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, and yet lose or forfeit their very self?”

‭‭Luke‬ ‭9:23-25‬ ‭NIV‬‬

   What does this mean to you? To me it says, I must not listen to my flesh, I must die to it daily! I must give up the ways of humanity and find the Jesus in me and walk that out. Carrying my cross of the flesh and letting it die, so I can allow my Spirit to do its work, His work. I must overcome, just as He did. I have to, even in pain, love, just as He did.

“Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” And they divided up his clothes by casting lots.”

‭‭Luke‬ ‭23:34‬ ‭NIV

This all sounds simple, but we see the opposite everyday. We see a self serving agenda be the ruler of man. We choose to not follow Him, but to follow our flesh, to not love freely. To not forgive. Why is that? Why do we choose to give away pain instead of love? We forget that He saw our sin, our shortcomings and our mistakes, but gave it all for us anyways. We say it, we preach it, we write it, but we don’t live it! 

   You have a choice, it is a simple decision. You have to make it daily. You can choose your humanity, hold people accountable to your law or you can choose to pick up your cross and follow Him. You can give away pain freely or love freely. Remember what He chose. 

“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”

‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭13:13‬ ‭NIV‬‬

The Enemy

   If something unpleasant happens to me and my thoughts and words were say, that’s the enemy’s doing…  I have now given a defeated adversary a foundation, in which my mind will build four walls on top, a roof and a throne in which it can sit upon. “You” have just given credit to something that has only the power you give it. You created a fortress, a stronghold if you will, for a powerless foe to dwell in. This “enemy”, in your mind, will now be your go to, it will show up at the slightest sign of something amiss. 

   Your adversary will show up when the car starts running poorly. When you get the flu. When the finances get a tight or you lost your job. When that diagnosis from the doctor is not good or you lose a loved one. You will walk right over to the door, open and say “I know it’s you”! 

    The truth is, you need something to blame. It cannot be anything else except, “him”. It gives an out to our own thoughts, actions and reactions. You now have a battle field in which to wage war! You have drawn the line in the sand and you are going to drive the enemy right out of your life… until the next time. 

   I believe at one time there was a foe, a real enemy in which was defeated, but someone took care of that and I now walk in authority.

   “I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.”

‭‭Luke‬ ‭10:19‬ ‭NIV‬‬

   In the Old Testament, many battles were raged army against army. When those whom fought sought God, they were victorious! Those who believed the enemy was too powerful and too wise, they were defeated. It is no different for you and I, not at all. If we are seeking God in all we do, we have nothing to fear. He will take care of us! We will have victory over this life. 

   You see when we look to an outside source for our struggles it takes away our accountability for our woes. Our car is running poorly, well I haven’t changed my oil properly or had a tube up. It could be a nan made mechanical part failed. I probably should have washed my hands more or I wish to coworker would have stayed home when they had the flu. I shouldn’t have bought that flashy car, shoes or gotten that other credit card. I should have washed those vegetables from the store, took better care of my body or not drank so much alcohol. I sure will miss them but the Lord has called them home, their work is complete and I sure am glad He put them in my life.

   Our perspective is our mindset there for our enemy dwells in our mind. 

   “We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”

‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭10:5‬ ‭NIV‬‬

   We have all power and authority! Inside of flows the living water, the King of Kings, how can anything we don’t want or need dwell inside us? It can’t! 

 “I baptize you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.””

‭‭Mark‬ ‭1:8‬ ‭NIV‬‬

   “All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.”

‭‭Acts‬ ‭2:4‬ ‭NIV‬‬

   “The Holy Spirit also testifies to us about this. First he says: “This is the covenant I will make with them after that time, says the Lord. I will put my laws in their hearts, and I will write them on their minds.””

‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭10:15-16‬ ‭NIV‬‬

   Once we come to the truth of who He is, what He is and how powerful we are in Him, we need not even acknowledge anything but Him! Open no doors on your own! Walk through only those He opens for you! Set your mind on Christ, be mindful of your actions and responsibilities! Be accountable in all you do. The most important believe that His intentions for you are good, He is good all the time, He never changes! You have no reason to fear, no reason to battle, He will take care of you, if you ask him to. 

The Blueprint

What if we lived by grace? What does the world look like if we truly allowed grace to be our first nature? What if we followed the blueprint sent here by God? Jesus is that blueprint. If you read the  New Testament and you see how he handled all adversity, how he handled the hate and persecution. He did not just let it go, but He also attempted to teach as He let them know where their hearts were. He still came from a place of love. He did not let them run Him over, but He also did not cast hate towards them. He may have called out what they were acting like but He did not wish ill upon them. Just the opposite, He pointed out how their actions, as leaders in the church, were misguiding others. He saw the hardness inside them, He saw how calais they had become and wished better for them. 

    Jesus spoke to, ate with and hung out with the “sinners”. He projected love their way. He spoke words of life into them. He had an own dialogue with them, full of transparency and understanding. He looked past their transgressions, pasts their lack and sorrows. He lived them right where they were, even if He didn’t agree with what they were doing. He told them how the Father saw them, He told them how the Father wished they would live their lives.

“Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.”

John 5:19 KJV

     We get so caught up in our own agenda, so caught up in what we feel others should do, that we lose sight of what the Father is doing. We push aside the blueprint and start doodling our own doctrine. 

   Jesus taught us how to deal with every situation, everything that will come our way. It doesn’t matter if it was two thousand years ago or today, the same things arise. People are people, culture, race and religion, we are still people. We have emotions, a will and opinions. We all use them, but how you use them is important. 

   I wish to be more like Jesus. I work daily on following the blueprint and His example. I want to love everyone, be kind and mindful. I don’t want to get lost in my own understanding, but live in the fullness of the Father! I want to do what He is doing! I want to be an example of how to be, not what to not to be. As you walk through your day, week and month, ask yourself if you are following the blueprint. When you encounter people and situations, ask yourself if this is what Jesus would do. Then respond to it as He would.

Perfection… Love

We search for peace in our own way, in our own understanding. We should be searching out God’s peace for us, in His understanding. We seek out a perfect life, we miss the fact that life is perfect in Him! That all things through Him is perfection! We look to physical things, we seek physical perfection, money, possessions and physical contact as what makes us whole. We are already whole, we are already perfect in the love of our Father. When we are perfect in Him that made us perfect, our love is also perfect! Love being the only thing that can be perfect! When our love is overflowing, when self love is bursting out of us, that is because we are receiving the Fathers love for us. In this perfect love, we then flow this love to our brothers and sisters, just as Jesus did!

“And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.”
‭‭I Corinthians‬ ‭13:13‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

The greatest is love! I ask you to feel that love today. Feel the Fathers love pour out onto you! Take a moment for yourself and let it rain down upon you! Then go out, as Jesus did and pass out perfection on to the world, on to your brothers and sisters! Walk in perfection for God is perfect and look how you were made…

“So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.”
‭‭Genesis‬ ‭1:27‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

Like a child

“Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.”

‭‭Mark‬ ‭10:15‬ ‭KJV‬‬

   I believe wen Jesus spoke these words He was giving us a big insight. Children live in the moment, they live by what is here, right now. They receive the gift of today, without thought. Do we do that? Or do we say, but what about when I was struggling, where were you then? As we gain in age, we are hardened by our past. We build walls and barriers around it and it causes denial and intolerance. A child though, it’s heart is soft, pure and accepting. Have you ever seen a child get a spanking and turn to the person who spanked them for comfort? Think about that for a second…  We as adults, would never do that. We would turn away. ( In some cases we should, I’m not saying if your being abused in the flesh, you should stay) If God does not act how we want, do what we want is that grounds for turning away? A child doesn’t. It seeks comfort from its parent. Do you seek comfort from your Father when He does answer your request or He let’s you go through trials. Isn’t that the point? As we grow in Christ, shouldn’t we always seek our Father? Shouldn’t we always turn to Him for comfort? YES! 

   I believe, God just actually said to me, when you accept Me, you are coming to me as a child. You are saying, Daddy, I know that you are all knowing, the great comforter and that I can rely on You. I know that You see my heart, You see who I can be and You want the same for me. Father, please take me under Your wing, feed me knowledge and understanding. Show me Your ways and allow me into Your world, Your Kingdom. Let me do what I see You do, speak how You would speak and act how You would have me act. 

   Come to Him today, like a child. Say Daddy, I want more of You…

Are you approachable

This morning I received a happy Father’s Day message from my daughter. She is my daughter by marriage, but my true daughter by heart. I love her as if she is of my blood! We had many growing pains along the way, it was tough stepping into her life as she had known it to be for so long. I did lots wrong, the worst being, is I appeared unapproachable to her. I didn’t think I was, but in her eyes, I was. The truth is, that is all that matters, her perspective. Today is much different, not perfect, but we are working towards perfection together.

This lead me to thinking about many things and people in my life today and in the past. People whom I know I can go to with anything and they receive it with grace and value you feedback. People who truly value feedback are rare, they say they want it, but when push come to shove, they will go straight into a defensive position and defend their actions without thought. They may even turn it around and begin to blame the person whom has living tried to talked to them. I know this person well, I was the defending king. I still today have to fight myself to not do it. Now I work hard at listening and do my best to soak up any and all feedback. I use it to better myself, to become a better man in all parts of my life.

I have found there is a giant gap between saying you are approachable and being approachable. Take a second and do a quick self inventory, look at how you respond, your reaction, your body language when someone says, “can we talk?” This is where approachability starts. Do you instantly say to yourself, “here we go” , “here it comes” or “what now?” What you may not realize about yourself is that your face and body language is doing the same thing. I have seen hands drop, people set back into their chair or even sigh. Now ask yourself, does that seem approachable? I have seen fear come across their face like you are getting ready you punish them. In all of the above examples I have found myself wishing I had just kept my mouth shut. Is this how we want to be viewed? This all happened and no words gave been exchanged yet.

The next part of the equation is at hand, words. The first thing that leaves your lips will set the tone for the rest of the conversation. I have been in situations where I didn’t even say what I was going to talk about, just by what their response was to me. “What?” That is always the best reaction. That has always made me feel comfortable to give any sort of feedback. Add the right tone to it and I may not say nothing at all.

As the conversation moves forward, that is if you make it to a conversation, how you accept feedback or they accept your feedback will set the tone for next time, if there is a next time. A sure way to stop a next time is to get angry and or defensive. It’s a guarantee to stop them from coming back or at least thinking twice before they do. One of my favorites is looking off into space, like they don’t hear a word you are saying, this unimportant feeling you give or are getting is a sure way to make an approachable feeling. Talking over them or telling them what it is they are thinking are two more great examples of being someone people will avoid a conversation with. All of these I have used myself at some tine in my life. It’s first hand knowledge of something I am not proud of.

Let’s go back to the beginning, are you approachable?

I could give you advice or tell you how I have done better in my life, but truth be told, it’s common sense. Just be approachable! Thrive on feedback! Treat others the way you want to be treated! Live it, don’t talk about it! Be an example of it! We make life way more difficult than it needs to be…

Power of the tongue

I heard s man say to his child, if you keep it up I’m going to strangle your little ___! Appalling right? But how do you talk to your own children? How do you talk about or to your spouse, mother or father? How do you talk about your boss, coworkers employees, friends or even our pastor behind their backs? Do you think ones is above or better than the other? I know that I am guilty and have been guilty of getting caught up in a moment, of not taking a thought captive and giving it to God! It still amazes me how we can see others inequities, but have lost the ability to see our own. As followers of Jesus, we must not lose this ability, we must walk and talk as Jesus did. We will never be Him, never be perfect like He is, but we do have it in us to be! He is inside each and every one of us, He gave to us the gift of the Holy Spirit and we fail daily to use that gift in everything we do. We chose to not be accountable to that Spirit in us. We chose to act as if we are above it! You have heard the saying, “well if in Rome, act like a Roman”…  The Romans’ crucified people, they crucified Jesus. If you did something they did not approve of, they destroyed you! Your tongue has that same power, it can destroy people, their will, their confidence, their soul. Your words can be as wicked as the physical act of inflicting pain. The Pharisees did not physically crucify Jesus, but with their words, they turned the crowd against Him, they spoke lies against Him, they spoke against who He actually was to the point even the crowd yelled crucify Him. The Pharisees may not have physically put the nail in His hand, but make no mistake, they hung Him on that cross. You have a choice, you can be like Jesus or you can be like a Pharisee. You can pick up your own cross, you can love each other so much that you would be willing to do what ever it takes to lift them up. You would go up against a giant to save your brothers and sisters. You can see them for who they really are or you pick up a hammer and nail… your thoughts are the nail, your words are the hammer. We have choices, we make our own decisions, give that nail to God and to leave the hammer on the ground.

“This is scary: You can tame a tiger, but you can’t tame a tongue—it’s never been done. The tongue runs wild, a wanton killer. With our tongues we bless God our Father; with the same tongues we curse the very men and women he made in his image. Curses and blessings out of the same mouth!

“Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭18:21‬ ‭KJV‬‬

We live in a world where we are beat down by the very people who call us friends, brother and sister. We live in a world where the very people who say the have your back, talk behind it. We live in a world that we follow the rules of the enemy instead of the Father. Jesus gave us two commandments,

“Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭22:37-40‬ ‭KJV‬‬m

So why is it as Christians we forget these great teachings? Why do we allow our brothers to go on treating our neighbors in such a poor way? Why are we not following the greatest teacher of all time and living by the power of love, instead of hate, anger and selfishness? We can not change people, but we can change ourselves. We can not stop them from saying things, but we can point out scripture and how Jesus handled things. Walk in love, talk in love and live a life full of love.

My Mom’s love

I had no plan of doing a blog today, I am new to this and didn’t want to get all new thing excited and over do it. I have a tendency to do that. I was all kicked back reading my daily devotional and it was talking about how much God loves us, did we really know that? I think I do… That got me thinking about how do we know how much anyone loves us? After all we see them, we are in physical contact or at least we can make a phone call and tell them how much we care. Side note: call your Mom today! Anyways back on subject. While pondering love and how do we know, I thought about my Mom, how amazing she is and after all I put her through, she loves me! How do I know? Just like God, she shows up and always has. Just like Him, she may not say or do what I want, but she shows up!

I was a handful over the years, my brother was a handful over the years, but she was always there. I became an alcoholic as a teenager and drug addiction soon followed. I was a jerk, I said awful things, purposeful things to hurt. I was hurting, so that’s what “we” do, we hurt those around us. My Mom was not exempt from being a target of my pain, rage and hate. I blamed her for my life, the things that had happened to me and the way I was living. I held her responsible for the way others treated me, for the way I treated others, after all if she had just done things different…

WhatI failed to see back then and with a clear head and backed by the unconditional love of Jesus, is she did more for me than I could possibly ever thank her for. Let’s start with the most important, faith. We were not a church going family, as a family we only went a handful of times but she had this unwavering faith. She always knew that it all would work out, no matter how bad it looked. My Dad would be worried about how they were going to be able to pay for something, it looked impossible to him, but there she would be standing in her faith and say “ it will be ok, it will work out”. Every time it would, he would get a side job or the bill would be less than expected. She would just smile and walk through it as if she knew it would happen, because she did, after all that’s what faith is. I look back on that gift now, I see it for what it is, a true gift of how we should always be. We should know that He is going to work it it in our favor, every time, even if it’s not what we want, He knows what’s best for us.

I remember as a preteen we were financially struggling, that is we were just getting by, we weren’t starving but we did sleep by the fireplace a few nights waiting to get fuel oil for the furnace. She always believed that a breakthrough was coming, He (God) would work it out. My Dad ended up getting a raise, his boss didn’t give raises, but there it was! I remember the look on my Dads face as he told her, we had more money and we could order fuel for the furnace. Coincidence? You tell me.

She has always been the rock in our family, doing what ever was needed, doing the impossible and loving her way through it all. When I was a teenager, she had got a job being a lunch and recess monitor at the school. It was the eighties and the fashion was changing, parachute pants and crazy shirts with netting and zippers were all the rage. She would take the money she was making and buy me the trending clothes, cassettes and even expensive shoes, so that I fit in, so that I was up to date. She would buy us special food, snacks and things that we would not have gotten if she wasn’t working. She worked to make our lives special, so we had more and that even our wants were met. She obviously didn’t have to, but giving was important to her. For years, a lot of years I never understood that. Today I look at that in a whole new way, that unappreciative teen is a very appreciative adult. Some say, well that’s what a Mother does… Is it? I look around at parents today and I don’t see the same unconditional love, that do what it takes mentality. I don’t see the sacrifice or the giving before getting love.

These are just a small examples of who my Mom is, what she is and how she lives still today. She is eighty one years old and is still this way. She thinks of her kids, grandkids and great grandkids before herself. She is an amazing Mom, an amazing woman and I am one blessed son, one grateful son that she is my Mom!