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Don’t Hate…

People are put in our lives for many reasons and sometimes we need to love them even if they are thorns in our side. Jesus says,” It is easy to love a person who loves you back, but much harder to love your enemy“. We are supposed to love those who hate us. That’s right love them back to Christ whether you get along, or not. People need people.

Love them back to Christ…don’t hate them!  How can God‘s spirit possibly be a part of your being if you’re hating? Aren’t you suppose to be your brother‘s and/or sister’s keeper, and aren’t they suppose to be yours? Seriously when a person comes to you for your help what do you do?  If and elderly person needs a young persons help how do you respond? You can either ignore them, lead them into a ditch, leave them alone, or lead them back to God’s pathways.

Nowadays people develop relationships with an attitude of what can you give me, or do for me?  This is a very dangerous mindset, In my opinion, because you could be sacrificing the deepest love, or friendship you can ever imagine, If your  basing all your friendships by what a person can bring to your table. It’s a sad affair, or mindset to be In, because everyone loses at the end.

What’s a world filled with greedy people who only value friendships for their material gain? No man/woman is meant to be an island standing alone, all on their own. That’s why from time to time some of us need to go back and be reminded how people use to treat each other like their own brother’s, or sister’s.

Some of us have lost our touch, focus, and faith in what God will do for us through these new friendships we make.  May be some of us do need to go back to His original plan and purpose for our lives, instead of worrying about who will be our next benefactor in our new relationships.  God is your primary provider and benefactor… We all should seek Him and stop chasing after your own values so that our love life’s will become spiritually richer, then everything else will be added to you!

May be we all should take a moment to exam our hearts each time we meet a new friend to find out why we really want to befriend them in the first place. What are your thoughts?

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More Changes? Transformation!

When God decides to make changes in your life it can mean great things are getting ready to occur even though you may not be feeling so great. You just have to move your I feel-ism feelings out-of-the-way and trust in Him to take care of your needs. Most of us are familiar with the famous bible scripture, “God will never leave you nor forsake you.” When you feel like your life’s comfort zone are changing call on the name of the LORD.  He is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.”  Proverbs 18:10.

Being in the dark about what’s happening to you is no fun at all, that’s why God’s wants you to see things from His perspective. His 20/20 visions keeps your mind eye’s from your blind spot, and helps you to feel strong and courageous.   Deuteronomy 3 1:6, Do not be afraid or terrified because of  change for the LORD your God is with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.

I still recall as if it were yesterday a major change in Sophia’s life.  She had a drug problem so bad that her drug habit came before everything in her life.  She stop caring about everything.  She lost everything also: her children, her house, her morals, and her job…  The only thing she had going for her was her belief in God, And if it wasn’t for her faith in God she would not had been able to overcome her drug addiction.  Many of us know without faith it is impossible  to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek him.”  Hebrews 11:6  

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverb 3:5 then you will be ready when the storms come into your life.  A storm is nothing more than a blessing waiting to manifest in your life. A tree that’s planted by the water grows continually. Trees planted near water still go through stormy weather.  Storms are God’s way of cleaning  out your spiritual closet from all that emotional baggage that’s weighing you down. 

 When God’s ready to promote you some major life changes may have to be made.  O’God Create in me a clean heart, and make me into the person you want me to be.  Of course, you may be comfortable with the way things are in your life, or may be your ready for a change.  What ever your feelings are…don’t allow the three D’s, disappointment, depression, and discouragement to get you down. You can attempt to drag your feet, stand still, whine, and complain all you want, but God will still change you.  Change is Inevitable!  You may not want to go back to the way it use to be!

It could be a change in career move that has been weighing you down, or a change in a destructive relationship.  You can look at it as a loss, or as if you’re in between your blessings”, for what God is getting ready to do in your life.  You have to know and believe that God has already prepared you for this new change…. “He has prepared a table in the presence of your enemy’s and has anointed your head with oil.” In other words your already emotionally prepared to weather this storm. You just have to trust in God and start exercising your faith muscle. You don’t have to rely on your own understanding. You can depend on God to see you through. Change can be great, but change is never easy.  You fight to hold on, or you fight to let go… Continue reading

A Wake-Up Call: Why more than 95% of Unmarried Couples Share Their Bed

Why do so many couples prefer, or think that “cheating and sleeping around before marriage” is a God-given right to them?  Okay, I get some of it– but maybe not the whole picture.  A lot of unmarried couples share their bed, their  home, their schedules, their bills, car notes, church pews, and their parenting skills. But they don’t share the last name, or a marriage certificate.  Males  are programmed with  strong sexual appetites. Is this an excuses for them being promiscuous or sharing your bed though?  Male reasoning, presumes, that it’s not their fault that their tallywhacker has an appetite like their stomach.  It’s a male’s nature to have that urge, to be relieved.  Ladies, what are some excuses we use for sleeping around? Victims of incest or child abuse are the number one stories. Satan loves using our weaknesses, past hurts, and pains, to trap us into making some foolish life decisions.

Maybe this is one of the reasons more women attend churches than men? They have been strung along emotionally in relationships for so long their tired of playing house. I can easily understand why a lot of men are not to quick to rush into marriage. By the time a women reaches thirty-something, if she not married , she needs to be under God’s protection, in my opinion. Can you imagine her praying to God asking for a husband and yet she has no standards? Thank God for salvation and forgiveness. Can you imagine the male buying into the fact that he can no longer share his tallywhacker with other women? He’s thinking  you supported the open relationship with him in the first place. He thinking that’s a lot power to be given up to one woman who all of a sudden now wants standards. Besides, he’s used to having other ladies lined up to sleep with him when you start acting weird towards him. Ladies, we need to stop being so loose with our standards and start being obedient to God’s instructions.

God knew that men were going to have a hard time controlling their tallywhackers when he created him. That’s why a man knows he needs a women. Genesis 2:24-25, “For this cause a man shall leave his father and mother and shall cleave to his wife, and they shall become one flesh…” God created man with this particular body part in mind to procreate and to have pleasure.  That’s were women come into the picture. Ladies, If your going to be that special pleasure someone for him, you should have his last name.  There are too many women who are no longer reinforcing God’s requirements for men? Ladies, I had to do this to get my husband, and so can you. Ladies, that’s the least we can do for our children’s sake. There’s are lots of benefits having the same last name.

Your husband will “whisper” to you, in you ear, that as long your fulfilling his needs he will be loyal.  But, if you not married to him “why should you expect him to stay loyal? Your not showing him that you have any self-respect, he’s already milking you.  There are tons of benefits that come along with being married. And there are lots of women out there who do set standards, and those are the women that men marry. There’s to many women who will not set the bar high enough for themselves. It’s no wonder,  some men “cheat” and act like, it’s their “God-given right.” Ladies don’t be afraid to raise the bar, if he doesn’t want to marry you then you move on with your life. I did and it worked in my favor.

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Copyright © 2012 Michelle Meadows-Thomas

Resuscitating Friendships

A Good friendships actually Improves the Health

Do all great friendships have to come to an end? Like living organisms, relationships have a beginning, a middle lifespan, and an end. ” They tend to grow and improve gradually, as people get to know each other and become closer emotionally, or they gradually deteriorate as people drift apart, move on with their lives and form new relationships with others.”  I believe, God wants us to develop some of those friendships throughout a lifetime. And to be smart enough to accept the fact that he is going to move certain friends out of our lives.

There is a growing trend that the average adult relationships in America has more permanent adult enemies, and fewer adult friends. God doesn’t want us to live like this.  Everyone knows the saying, ” keep your friends close and your enemies closer.” God doesn’t want us to put our friendships on the shelf just because of disagreements, or because of some outcome we expected has gone sour. He wants us to master how we can make our relationship greater.

I know God has placed people in my life for various reasons to teach me valuable lessons, some good and some harsh.  I wouldn’t be to quick to zap a person out of my life just because they mistreated me , or didn’t provide something, that I wanted to happen in my life.  It would be foolish for me to do so. It would be really foolish for me to believe that I can truly have an intimate relationship with God if I went through life constantly isolating myself from friendships gone wrong. It would be a great lost to my development if I prematurely terminated the people in my life that God has sent to me.

Even good friends fallout sometimes, people who are dear to your heart don’t come a dime a dozen.  If we can’t learn to live with them and get along with the people God place in our lives, what good are we to humanity? Isn’t that what relationships and friendships are designed for?  God gave Adam a helpmate so that he would not have to be alone. Relationships and friendships are supposed to bring out the best, and/or sometimes even the worst in us.  True friends accepts you for who you are, and  a good friend will always be there for you in time of need.

A Godly Love is the Highest Form of Love You Can Get!

  Because God  First Loved Me.  A Godly Love is the Highest Form of Love You Can Get.

 by Michelle Meadows-T/MMT

Praise and Worship wants to thank all of the FB members for supporting this page. Thank you for visiting these post as I continue to press towards my high calling. God is love and love is God that’s the only way I can explain why I am still able to continue sharing these morning messages publicly. It’s definitely by the grace of God.

We all are expected to exchange love with each other on a daily basis. The three types of Godly love I am referring to are: Agape, philia, and eros love.  We exchange these types of love on daily basis, with our spouse, family members, friends, neighbors, or coworkers. Being able to give and receive Love should be one of your ultimate goals.  Jesus says, “that you should forgive a person  seventy times seven.” I don’t think none of us will live that long, but there is a lesson to learn in this.  I’m guessing he wants all of us to let go of all the anger, hurt, guilt, and betrayals feelings, so that you can begin to focus your heart onto God’s words again.

That means he wants you to let go of the hurt your momma, your daddy, your sister, your brother, your aunt, your boo, your spouse, or who ever it was that hurt you, let it go now!  I don’t why people insist on holding onto grudges, and keeping their relationships so complex. Of course there are going to be some people you may not like anymore, but you can still treat them well. God specifically notes, ” he will take vengeance for sins committed against you.”  Your relationships are only as complex as you make them.

Love is a strange phenomenon that we all are capable of and expected to practice. God expects us to love not to hate or mistreat people, that’s why we here. We all should be in business to love. God is love and love is God. My wish is for people to go around forgiving each other, so that their love will be reciprocated the way God planned. Having a Godly love is the highest form of love you can get. I Thank God for creating of love.

7 Ways to Happiness!

Happiness all starts from the inside!

By Michelle Meadows-Thomas

Happiness comes from the inside out , and sometimes from the outside  in. Have you ever wonder why your happiness tank keeps running low, or only last for a few days? It’s You and only you whose responsible for maintaining your levels of happiness. That’s right it’s only you who can provide yourself with that long-term happiness you maybe longing for. Of course,  you can’t leave, or forget about God in this.  After all,”The Spirit of Happiness” is created by God. Change your attitude and watch how happy you become.

1. Each day is God’s gift to you!

It’s God’s way of giving You another chance to walk with him, so turn your day into something beautiful. Start your day with  a healthy attitude by letting go of yesterday, and focusing your mind on where you are at right here and right now. Since you can’t go back in your past to change anything don’t allow your mind to dwell on negative thoughts. There are no could of, or should of…it’s over and done.  Ask God to change your attitude, or behaviors so that you can feel happy, and move forward with your life.  . Remember your goal is to be able to control your happiness level with out depending on someone else, or anything external. True happiness starts inside of you. That’s why God gave you a ” Holy Spirit to comfort you, use it.

2. If you want to be happy:

Focus on how God has transformed your life. It could be worse, or yes… Of course it could be better.  Concentrate on the good moments instead of allowing your mind to go back down memories lane. Look at your disappointments as new experiences to improve your character. This will help you to overcome your worries.   “For God has not given you the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”  Remember that endurance is built by having disappointments in your life. Trust that God will lead you through them.

3. Become more God centered

Instead of being self-centered around your own problems become more God centered. Happiness starts within you by having a healthy attitude about yourself. Attitude is base your own perception if you change your perception about an event, then your attitude will change. That’s why one person can be happy about something while the other person is not. Maybe that person has more faith in God, while the other persons has very little. SINCE you can’t change a persons behaviors pray and ask God to change your attitude about that persons behaviors. Whatever the problem is pray about it.  God will give you the strength to work it out.

4. True happiness 

Exercising your body  on a daily basis can bring you temporary happiness. Most people are willing to exercise their  physical bodies by: jogging, doing aerobics, bike riding, walking, weight lifting, and so on…. These exercises will calm the spirit, but they do not exercise it. You can exercise your spirit through reading, attending small bible study groups, prayer, fasting, worship… These exercises will fuel your spirit with that long-term happiness. When you get into the routine of exercising  your body, your mind, and your spirit.  Your length of happiness will last longer.

5. Forgiveness

There is a powerful healing process that starts in your heart when you forgive others.  God clearly points out “Vengeance is his, it belongs to him.” this may seem contradictory to some belief systems, but God has power over all things. That includes you and I. The overall importance is , If you cannot forgive others then you will not be happy.

6. Freedom

Forgiveness frees the soul from bondage. The spirit of happiness can not be present in you when you dwell on past hurts. You have to release all negative feelings, or grudges your holding against yourself, or others first.  Once you let go, and allowed God to speak to your heart, your levels of happiness will begin to soar.

7.  You can’t Leave God out of the equation.

Your levels of  happiness is based on your belief system not anyone else, that’s between you and  God.  When you become more God centered your feelings of unhappiness will decrease. I am not saying that you won’t have no more disappointments and that you will be a happy camper for rest of your life.  I am saying that you can manage your level of happiness by changing your attitude and behaviors.  It’s time to get that happiness back into your life.

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