Jesus spoke to the disciple these words:
Matthew 16:17-20 New International Version (NIV)Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven. 18 And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it. 19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” 20 Then he ordered his disciples not to tell anyone that he was the Messiah.
THE ROCK ~
Jesus went away not to leave us, but to give life eternally. That's hard for some people to believe and yet so many people still follow Jesus today. Going to churches to praise him and also for prayer. Miracles still happen and each day we are carry the character of Jesus. You can be there for someone you don't really know. Just a short conversation with a stranger happens. I was waiting to have my blood work done and this lady was beside me. As we waited, she began to tell me a story of her daughter and how she was killed in a abusive relationship. She tried hard to tell her daughter she saw the signs but her daughter wouldn't listen. She was an adult and had her own free will. Days later, they found her daughter dead and the mother's heard was broken. Her question to me was this, "Why don't our grown kids listen to us". I was careful in answering and listening mostly. I felt God gave me some words for her and she said she felt peace, but it still hurt.
The truth is this, we were all born on a certain date and we will each die on a certain date. We don't know the day or the time but God does. Each day we should live to the fullest and live our best to serve God daily. Live our best daily to get along and share life with those we love. Life is often so short and we never want to live in regrets of yesterdays. We need to get back up and carry on the words of Jesus. Simply tell others that Jesus loves them and they are important in this life. Sharing kinds words of love, hope, peace and not words that destroy.
God has NOT given us the spirit of fear and remember that. Things will scare us and brings us to our knees at times, but God has given us a sound mind. Think before you speak and think before you react. I hope I have inspired you today live this day in the fullest and share Jesus through your life.
YOU INSPIRE ME ~
Someone is watching your life and be an example of doing what is right.
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.