Walk with Faith, to see the Hope

” Simon Peter answered him, Master, to whom shall we go? You have the words of Eternal Life”

Jn 6:68

With these words within the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ, some may not truly understand, so they will turn away and give up on following Jesus Christ. This quote from the Gospel, couldn’t be truer of the way we are within this society. We all in one way or another, have walked away from something, we give up on working through something because it is the easy way out. Take marriages for instance, gone are the days of 40+ years together, only because, nobody wants to work together to get thru the tough times, so we think the grass will be greener with another at our side? In some cases, the marriage gets off on the wrong foot, as some will become someone they are not just to land what they say is the ” big catch”? If your basing a marriage on this philosophy, then you will be doomed from the very beginning. When you are not true to who you are at the beginning, then how do you expect for anyone to truly know the real you? Life is not about portraying some fake portion, or maybe someone that you yourself does not even know, because when you do this, then you are dividing yourself, from all others around you.

Then as we walk our paths of this journey, there will be many life events that will come to us, yes these events will control us if we let them. Some of these events will be brought on by ourselves and our actions, as other events will come from those around us. No matter how the event may come, when the going gets rough, we walk away to try to escape it, instead of facing it head on and working through our troubles, which will actually make us better and stronger moving forward. Jesus talks about his body and blood to his followers, he then passes around a bread loaf for each to rip off a piece, for his last supper, then passes around the red wine as his blood, for all to drink. When we eat this bread and drink this wine, we are acknowleding Jesus within our hearts and souls, as he then gives us eternal life within the world of his peace. It is when we do not keep to this faith, that any hope for our future, diminishes from our paths. Right now within this society, too many have lost this faith, as we see all the chaos and ugliness around us. Many have walked away from Jesus Christ, as they think they can do better as they walk this journey through life? Some may go to the house of the Lord on Sunday’s, then as they leave after service, will forget what was said and return to their own ways? But will say they believe? To truly believe in Jesus Christ, is believing with your mind, body and soul, listening to the words in the Gospel and implementing them within your current life, not forgeting what was said, then trying to move forward with your own version? Jesus was not about taking over the world, or killing others, this is totally on we the people, and with all the ugliness around us, we can clearly see, just how many have walked away and gave up on Jesus, taking the easy way out, instead of staying in the fight and working through the hard times, so we than can be within the peace and love of Jesus Christ.

To some within this society, it is all about me, me, me, they think that Jesus never exsisted and no matter right or wrong, their way is the only way? This is exactly the kind of attitude that is affecting us all as we walk our paths of this journey. With this attitude or Ideaology, we are on a path of division and destruction, unless we change our ways and attitudes, then one day there will be nothing left for further societies to come. We are our own worst enemy, we will walk away from anything that gives us troubles and find the easy way, as we have become too lazy, to work for anything that is worth it for our future. Yes, there are some that will try to push their ways on to us, they will Bully us into taking our control away from us, so they can only seem as powerful as they are? Those who are being Bullied, then walk away, instead of standing up to the Bully, because at the time it seems like the easy way out, but in reality, we are furthering the agenda of the Bully. We all have been bullied at some point along our paths, it is how we deal with these times and not walk away, that determines of how we move forward, better and stronger throughout this journey we walk.

Walking away from anything at the time, may seem like the best thing? But in reality, we are hurting ourselves and those around us. We have walked away from too many of our troubles in the past, only if we have stayed and fought harder to overcome the troubles, then maybe our futures wouldn’t be so bleak? With all the division and the destruction around us today, goes to show just how many have walked away, to take what they thought was the easy way out? Jesus walked through this journey, not to show us this division and destruction, this is on each of us within this society, Jesus walked this journey, to show us love, compassion for each other, how to get through the troubling times, to get through the storms, so we can get to the other side, the side of the light of the path of righteousness, as he brings us into his peace and joy, of the eternal world. This journey of life does not revolve around any certain one of us, it revolves around us all, and when we truly feel the love of Jesus within our hearts and souls, when we truly have the faith in Jesus Christ, we then will see the hope right in front of us, as we keep moving forward along our paths, we also will be more able to walk through any storm and get to the other side, the side of the light along the path of righteousness, that is the path Jesus showed us to get to, for the eternal life, of the world of peace and happiness always.

When those troubling times come to you, when the darkness takes away all the light, this is when we need to be at our strongest, this is when we need to stand up and fight the good fight, keep the true faith in Jesus Christ as he will help guide us, as we dig down deep within, to not just walk through the storm, but walk through with faith, that the true hope will always be there on the other side, so we than can be within the peace and joy of Jesus Christ. This journey isn’t about walking away and taking the easy route, but when we fight the good fight and overcome our troubles, then this journey will become easy for us all, as now through the faith in Jesus and ourselves, the peace and joy is right in front of us along with the hope, which then dismisses all the division and the ugliness that may be around us. Satan is the one who will place the bumps along our paths, to trip us up away from Jesus Christ, he will bring to us many temptations, that will bring nothing but darkness to us all. This is why we need to keep the faith in Jesus as well as ourselves, so we can have the true hope before us, and not the false hope of, all the divisiion and ugliness that Satan will give us, when we give in to his temptations. The decision is ours to make, we can either feel the warmth of the love of Jesus within our hearts and souls, or we can let our hearts become cold, within the world of Satan, full of division and destruction. When we truly follow Jesus as he guides us onto the path of righteousness, we will be within the eternal life of his peace and joy, but when we chose Satan, we then will be within all the division and ugliness, which then brings much pain and hurt to us all. With the true faith in Jesus and ourselves, we then can walk through the dark times, to get into the light of salvation and eternity, which then will bring to us, the peace and joy of Jesus Christ.

So the easy way out and to just walk away from your troubles, may seem like the best way? The grass is never greenest on the other side, as we need to work through our troubles, so we than can truly see the real green grass on the other side, as we become better and stronger moving forward. This is what Jesus taught us as he walked this journey with us, this is how we evolve with strength and how we move forward instead of backwards further into the darkness. We can walk away from everything that may be in front of us, but if we do not fight the good fight, we will never learn the true meaning of what Jesus taught us during his time with us. So as the Priest talks of the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, he really means that, don’t just eat the bread and use the wine to chase it down, let the bread melt in your mouth, then let the blood of Christ bring it throughout your body, as you acknowledge Jesus is within you, then you can feel the true warmth of his love within your heart and soul, so with the true faith of Jesus and of yourself, now you can walk through any darkness, to get to the light of the hope in front of you, that will bring you to the eternal life of peace and joy always.

” The easy way is to never walk away and give up, to get through the troubles we must fight the good fight so this journey then becomes easy for us all”

” To walk away from the troubles we may think is easy, but we are just extending all the division and ugliness further along our paths”

” When the troubles come to us, this is Satan trying to tempt us into the darkness, we need to stand strong against him, so the darkness will give way to the light of salvation and the eternal life of Jesus Christ, for true faith and hope into his peace”

Victory over Sin

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” In all these things we are more than Conquerors through him who loved us”

Romans 8:37

” Resist the Devil and he will flee from you, draw near to God and he will draw near to you”

James 4:7-8

Thought of the day:

When Jesus came and walked his journey with us, he taught us how to be conquerors so the victory can be ours. When the blood of Jesus flows freely through our hearts, this draws us nearer to God to enjoy his protection, and we no longer need to fear the enemy.

Just as the day time sky gives way to the night sky, the good gives way to evil. The daytime may give way to the darkness for a short time, the evil can be the same, only sometimes we let it linger longer than it needs to. When we give into the temptation of Satan, the evil will then seem so strong, we get lost within the darkness. Sometimes we get caught up in the darkness around us, and with so much of it, we try to avoid it by hiding deep within ourselves. We forget that through the darkness there will always be the light of goodness. But as we hide within, we lose sight of where we are going and become lost as we walk through this journey of life.

True at times the darkness will seem stronger then anything we have seen, but the reality is, we forget that the goodness will always conquor the evil and the light will return to us all. While the darkness consumes us, sometimes other forces come into play, these forces will try to control every fiber of our being, and they will if we do nothing and let them, which is why we must never lose the faith in ourselves as well as Jesus Christ, so we all can have the hope, that we will get through the darkness, to once again be within the light of the good moving forward along this journey.

We all have this inner child within us, this child also needs to grow in a healthy way, just as we on the outside. When this inner child gets neglected, its kind of like a young child gets neglected within society, they do not grow properly, which then leads to a lot of issues later in life. When we become so troubled, we then put up these walls and let no one inside of the walls, even if that one is there to help? Once these walls go up, then we will never see any light, as the darkness goes wherever we go? This will make us all ripe for the pickings of Satan and all evil to control everything about us. The pain of this darkness becomes so painful, we will then do anything to rid ourselves from it, which means we will bury our true selves, then portray this fake self to all those around us, and as we portray this fake self, we then bury our true feelings and emotions very deep within, so that the blood of Jesus will not flow through our hearts, turning it so cold, that we feel nothing for anyone or anything around us.

Just as Jesus resisted the temptation of Satan, we to can resist the temptation as well. We need to stay strong to who we are, never bury our feeling and emotions, and always look all fear in the eyes, so that fear then melts away from us. When we put up these walls we will never face any fear head on, we will always take the easy way out and become someone we truly are not. There is no fear that is stronger then any of us, we only make it look strong as we give into it and let it totally control who we are. This includes the power of Addiction, yes an addiction is very powerful, but when we let it control us and not stand up to it, then like fear it will conquor us and take us deeper into the darkness, with zero light anywhere in front of us.

Sometimes we need to change what we are doing, in order to get to who we truly are, and for some that may seem harder then walking through a brick wall, but in a lot of ways, we are walking through that brick wall, as we have put up the wall to begin with. True there will be much pain to fix what we need in order to get to who we are, but that pain is nothing to the pain of not being of who we are, just that we have numbed ourselves so much from the pain, we do not feel it anymore. We feel nothing from anything, when we try to move forward without our true feelings and emotions, but there is no better feeling in the world, when we are true to ourselves, have complete faith in ourselves and in Jesus Christ, which then gives us hope to be whatever we want along this journey. When we resist the temptation of Satan, then Jesus will always be with us and guide to the path of righteousness, his blood will warm our hearts as it flows freely within us, his love will always be within us, so we can share that love with each other, and yes it is also okay to cry, as the tears are what heals us from our pain moving forward, just like mother nature rains on the earth, washing away the dirt and bringing out the flowers of life.

We may walk our own paths through this journey of life, but the journey is the same for each of us. We grow and heal in our own ways, but when we resist the temptation of Satan, Jesus will always be by our side as we walk our paths, its the faith that shows us that and brings us all the hope we need moving forward. The darkness does not have to be around long, which will give us all true light throughout this journey, as we see clearly of where we are going, with no obstructions to slow or stop us, and we move forward in the peace of Christ, with joy at every turn.

” The day sky gives way to the night sky, just as the darkness looms over us, the true light will always be around the next corner”

” We only fear the enemy because we let temptation control us and move further away from the power of Jesus Christ”

one if by water/two if by land

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” He walked along a little farther and saw James, the son of Zebedee, and his brother John. They too were in a boat, mending their nets. Then he called them. So they left their father Zebedee in the boat along with the hired men and followed him”

MK 1:19-20

You can be a Fisherman, or you can be a Fisher of Men? No matter which you chose, the reward will fill your heart with warmth, as Jesus Christ fills it with love. Both paths need maintenance, both paths are within this journey of life, and like all paths, there will be many up’s and down’s. Nobody ever said the journey was easy, and those that do, are only kidding themselves as they really haven’t lived the journey.

A Fisherman can and will catch many fish, to not just feed himself, but will feed many throughout his journey, yes will come maintenance at every turn, and not just maintenance of himself, but maintenance of all his supplies and equipment as well. The Fisherman will need a boat to sail out and catch the bigger prize, as the bigger the fish, the more it feeds. A Fisherman needs plenty of faith, cause when he has faith in the days journey, there will be much hope, to return with a boat load of fish, to feed himself and all the Town’s people.

As Jesus walked his path among us, within this journey of life, there were many who followed, but the twelve main followers, were his most loyal, and the ones that were to further his teachings, after he sacrificed himself, for us all. The Fishermen is very much like the Fisher of Men, as one has the followers in the sea, within the net, then hauled into the boat, for the days catch. The Fisher of Men, walk along the land, with their followers, walking behind them, and learning the ways of Jesus through them, sharing the love of Jesus within their hearts, with all those around them, on their journey through their lives.

Now within this society, of which we all walk our paths, the problem before us is, we have strayed away from the house of God, we have buried the warmth of the love of Jesus within our hearts, as our hearts then become cold and bitter. We take to the sea’s on our boat’s, not just for the scenic views, but we only catch the daily catch, for our own consumption, with no thought of anyone around us. Then as we walk our paths along this land, we do so by ourselves, not just making it a lonely journey, but losing the faith of each other, which then has us become divided from each other, and as we are divided, and as our hearts have become cold, we then lose the trust and faith of each other, leaving us with no hope moving forward.

As much as we do not want to admit to, we do need each other, as we walk our paths along this journey of life, this is what makes us complete, and when we enter the doors, of the house of God, and truly believe in his son Jesus, then our hearts become warm with his love, so we than can share that love with each other, as all the ugliness of Satan, disappears from all that is around us. When we all stand as one, with nothing between us to divide us, then there is nothing we can not do, there is nothing to stand in our way, so we then can get to that path of righteousness, which lights up our paths very brightly, with much peace and happiness, and when we are all at our happiest, then it becomes very easy, to show respect, and dignity of each other. Without the love of Jesus within our hearts, it then turns very cold with bitterness, the wall between us, divides us greatly, which makes everything seem so bleak, we then feel very lonely and isolate ourselves further, to try to protect ourselves from all that is around us, this makes for a very rough journey, with great darkness, and no light anywhere, as far as we can see.

” True there will be some darkness to walk through, so the light will come strong and bright”

” A Fisherman will catch the catch of the day, a Fisher of Men will gather us all in faith with great hope moving forward”

You can’t fool Mother Nature…………….

Mother Nature is real, no matter what you think and feel, Mother Nature is what gives us our four seasons. Think of it this way, in our government we have the President and he brings in people around him, to handle all the different departments, well God is the President of the planet Earth and Mother Nature is….. lets just say her title would be, the head of all four seasons and weather secretary.

To be able to get to summer we have to endure the winter and spring, then from summer we go through fall back to winter, with each season we have different kinds of weather events to go through and during the winter a snow storm is one of those events we have to endure, there is no way around it and no way for us to control these events, only just ride the ride, endure the storms as the sunny days will come, ” you have to experience the storms, so at the times of sunlight you can enjoy the happiness”.

Within our Society we have the Weatherman who comes to us via the news, with all the changes in technology he/she is able to warn us of up coming weather events, but they can’t truly predict or make these storms go away, we just simply have to learn to adapt and endure, so we can be ready for whatever Mother Nature may bring.

Just as Mother Nature changes from event to event, the Weatherman’s technology will change and also us as Human Beings of this Society. Real change takes time, we are creatures of habit and don’t like change of any kind, most change comes with much pain and when we feel this pain, we will do anything to relieve ourselves from this pain, most of the time we suppress this pain, ignore the change and try to continue our journey of life as easy as we can. Some may think of change as not putting milk in your coffee? Real change is a lot deeper than that, real change is when something bad happens to you, you change your lifestyle, so this never happens again. When you do change your lifestyle it doesn’t happen over night, even though in this Society we are trained that everything needs to happen now? Real change is in most cases three to six years, but depending on the event, it could take considerably longer? When you do accept real change and work very hard to make it work, you will find that you become even more happier, than the sunlight on a warm summer day.

Our comfort zone is another way of saying we are creatures of habit, we get into these comfort zones cause it keeps the pain of our troubles from us, just like Mother Nature brings us the storms and we complain about it, think of it as she is keeping this pain real for us, so we move forward into real change and become better and stronger than we have ever been. Everything happens in our lives for a reason, it is up to us to find that reason, so we can walk our paths along our journey of life, in peace and happiness while we endure any storm that may try to derail us from our paths. Technology may help the Weatherman in forecasting the storms of Mother Nature, but real change is what we all need, in order to find the reason of what happened to us, so our journey through life doesn’t have to be hard, doesn’t have to bring us to the hate and temptation of Satan, but simply bring us to a world of happiness and feel the warmth of God within our hearts and souls.

” Mother Nature may not be real for us, cause we don’t let ourselves accept real change into our lives”

” Real change may hurt some more than others, but through real change we can all be in peace, while we become happier and showing more love of each other”

Temptation is real, like Satan to the Terrorists….

Throughout the history of Mankind and before Jesus walked his journey here on Earth, there has always been groups of Individuals that will try to inflict fear on the rest and try to get everybody to believe in their sick and twisted beliefs. The group of Individuals called ISIS, is no different than any other group like them throughout Mankind, except maybe they are using more modern tactics, to further their agendas on the rest of us.

This group of ISIS have no empathy or remorse for what ever actions they take, nor do they care for any harm they bring to our Society, they use Social Media to recruit others to join them, but what most tend to forget is, they will prey on the weak cause they themselves are weak and can’t handle the stronger ones within Society, these members of ISIS have a sick twisted idea that, their views of destruction is what we all should have, their feeling of hate towards everybody of our Society, is what we all should feel, ISIS don’t know how to love like the rest of us, simply cause they don’t allow themselves to feel any love of anything.

You notice how on their U-Tube videos, they are covering their own faces? that’s because they don’t want us to see just how weak they truly are, they are so sick and suffer problems of their own, that they hide their true identity, so we won’t see their weakness and they can come across to us as strong.

The group ISIS we know today, proves further that Satan is alive and well within this Society, just like God is alive and well to the rest of us, not to mention the temptation that Satan tempted Jesus with is real also, temptation is something we all have dealt with and in temptation, the strong will resist it and the weak give in to temptation.

Just as ISIS is wreaking havoc around the middle east, they also have members throughout the World also, but their is also Domestic Terrorism in all the countries and these Individuals are also sick and twisted in their views, these individuals may be mentally deranged, but they are also humans, that have buried their true selves, in order to try to be as normal as they think normal is. We all have our issues, but it is the strong who fix what is wrong, so they can move forward stronger than ever, the weak just bury their true selves to keep from feeling the pain of these issues, then move forward with no empathy or remorse of their actions.

Whether its ISIS, or whether its Domestic Terrorism, they are all Mentally Deranged Individuals that have given into the temptation of Satan, they use creating fear on the rest of us, to hide their weakness and try to change the perception of themselves as being stronger than the rest of us. the way you fight all Terrorism is like fighting a school Bully and that is to stand up to them, plus having true faith in God and ourselves, so we can beat them with confidence, as we look back at the journey of Jesus and see how he resisted the temptation of Satan, let us all do the same as we walk our paths along our journey of life.

” staying true to yourself and the belief in God, is the key to not giving into temptation”

” Satan may be alive in our Society, but so is God and all we need to do is believe and feel his warmth in our hearts and souls”

Addiction… The Crutch that gives us false hope.

Addiction is like the temptation, that Jesus himself resisted from Satan, we the people within this Society can win over this temptation of Addiction, as we stay strong and believe in ourselves, as well as God, just like Jesus did.

This Addiction comes to us in many ways and it does not discriminate who it try’s to control, it can be in the form of alcohol, drugs, pornography, or even nicotine, there are many more but these are the ones that stricken  us at a much higher rate,   when you are deep into an addiction, nothing else matters, but what you crave and think you need most, you form this opinion and denial in your mind that, there is nothing wrong and you are doing nothing wrong, why can’t people just leave me alone, addiction is a craving that you need something, more than anything else that may exist.

Addiction is a way of something else controlling who we really are, then you have to deal with Corporate companies feeding of those who are addicted, just so they can become even richer, as you become aware of others poking fun of, or saying negative things about you, you then fall deeper into that addiction, Whether its alcohol, drugs, sex, or cigarettes that feeds your addiction, they are everywhere, which makes these addictions very hard to break.

Addiction will control who you are and force you into things you normally would never step into, we may know better today of these addictions, but we still have a long way to go, in order for all of us to control it, instead of it controlling us.

Part of us controlling the Addiction is, we have to want to change and if we reject real change, then addiction will never go away. Change for the better is the hardest thing for anybody to except, especially if you are in the clutches of an addiction, it will also give us a false feeling of happiness, as whatever addiction you are in, is the crutch in our lives that keeps us from attaining real happiness.

Addiction may give us certain feeling, but these feelings it gives us are, feelings of guilt, shame and anger when we can’t fulfill our addiction, these feelings we  accept cause it gives us a false feeling of happiness, so we go deep into denial and rationalize away the true feelings of life and what makes us truly happy. Addiction keeps us from truly being who we are, it also is used by others because they are addicted to greed, so they feed of this to control and make more money, of those who suffer the clutches of this disease of addiction.

These Addictions control every fiber of our being and force us in becoming someone we are truly not, when these addictions come to us, it is really Satan coming to us with hopes, we all fall into temptation and weaken ourselves, so he himself can become stronger, if we all resist this temptation by understanding better of how it works, we all within this Society will be better for it, these addictions will be less powerful over us and we as Humans, will become stronger as God wanted us all, as we walk our paths of our journey of life.

” Addiction can only affect us if we let it affect us”

” We ourselves control the power of addiction, by better understanding how addiction works”

” Addiction is the temptation from Satan to weaken us, so he can become more powerful over all of us and never be jealous of God for guiding us to the path of righteousness”