Why would we be fearful or not believe in God when He has promised that He will help us and always be there when we trust Him enough to ask for His help?
Had I known that scripture growing up, I would have been praying all the time! It is so frustrating to know how much I needed God growing up but wasn’t taught anything correct about Him and in college the professors tried to make me believe it was all a lie that God was even real.
Let’s provide children with the correct tools needed to know God and not be deceived and suffering for 45 years like I was
““You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I say to you, Do not resist the one who is evil. But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if anyone would sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well. And if anyone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. Give to the one who begs from you, and do not refuse the one who would borrow from you. “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.”
This was my heart and my focus in 2014, and the only thing that has changed is that I found the One that is able to help end such evils. His name is Jesus, and he is the only one that is able to change us, and reconcile us back to our Father who will protect and keep us from the evils of this world as we choose to hide in His heart.
For as long as I can remember, a little voice inside of me has told me that I need to be an advocate for children who need protection and justice, but until a few years ago, I wasn’t sure what that really meant. I never thought that I could make a difference, so like many others, I would write out checks to charities and that was the extent of my contribution, but that all changed the day I saw a news story air about a little girl who had lost her life while attending a new day care.
My friend and I had just closed my boutique for the day, and the nightly news was playing on the television set in the back room. My attention immediately shifted towards the television when I heard the news anchor talking about another child death in the Valley. The story described how…
Amazing testimonies from the Second Chance Conference last week. Please watch our very own Jose Jiminez share the third story on the video. He is so passionate about helping others and the reason that we created Crusaders of Love Inc.
Love is the only thing that can destroy evil completely, so it is time for this nation to unite and do what is good and right by helping each other.
Does that mean that people should abandon the belief systems that have been passed down for centuries, or that people should ignore or overlook what society deems as good or evil? Yes, I believe that it is time for all people to awaken to what is actually good and right, and to stop criticizing or condemning others for their shortcomings. The truth is that no one, NOT ONE human being aside from Jesus Christ has ever been found to be perfect, and since the only perfect person was killed by all of the imperfect ones to prove to the world what LOVE is worth, maybe it is time we all turn our hearts toward love.
Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. God is love. When people say they know God, but have never known God, the world looks like chaos, confusion, strife, bitter, abusive and complacent mixed with greedy, angry, condemning, shameful, disrespectful, overachievers, doubters, haters and a few believers. Even though people may not know God, He knows all of us. He longs to reveal himself to those that have been forgotten or overlooked by the world. He wants everyone to know love, and He is love.
Romans 13: 1-14
1Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. 2 Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. 3 For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval,4 for he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer. 5 Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God’s wrath but also for the sake of conscience. 6 For because of this you also pay taxes, for the authorities are ministers of God, attending to this very thing. 7 Pay to all what is owed to them: taxes to whom taxes are owed, revenue to whom revenue is owed, respect to whom respect is owed, honor to whom honor is owed.
Fulfilling the Law Through Love
8 Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. 9 For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,” and any other commandment, are summed up in this word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” 10 Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.
11 Besides this you know the time, that the hour has come for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed.12 The night is far gone; the day is at hand. So then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light. 13 Let us walk properly as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and sensuality, not in quarreling and jealousy. 14 But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.
Perfect love drives out fear, and God’s love is perfect, because He is Love. My Father in Heaven has loved me with an everlasting love. He is well pleased with my life, and He calls me His beloved daughter. He surrounds me with supernatural protection and He answers all of my prayer requests, because He delights in blessing His children.
He doesn’t require me to starve myself or to spend years being taught by anyone else about who He is. He shows me daily and He teaches me all that I need to soar above this world. He has given me the Holy Spirit to lead me into all truth and He has opened up the Heavens to pour out blessings so great that there isn’t room enough to contain it.
When you abide in love, you abide in God. God doesn’t ever speak negatively about His creation. He speaks life words that produce good results, and He encourages me with His loving kindness that leads me into His presence. In His presence, there is fullness of joy, and at His right hand are pleasures forevermore. Most people have no idea that everything that is written in scripture is the Truth, and the experiences that people had in the past are still available today.
Love is something that becomes part of a person. God has become so real to me that I don’t doubt if he hears my voice, because I know that He lives with me, and we share our lives together. I can’t separate my thoughts from God, because I have been given the mind of Christ. I go to sleep thinking about God, and I wake up thinking about God. I want to experience everything that He has for me, and I don’t want to live a boring life that is focused on things that will not last. My greatest aim is Love. What does it look like to obey God (which is how we show that we love Him)?
Cory was 27 years old in the photo above. He was living in a stairwell in the City of Chandler’s parking garage for City workers and Council members. His grandmother raised him, but she had recently passed away when the Holy Spirit led my family to help him that day. Cory couldn’t read or write, so he was unable to get a job without the skills to fill out the application. I brought food and other supplies to Cory as often as possible. He ended up going to jail for a year or more, and was released for a short while, but I haven’t seen him for a few months, so I assume he is back in jail.
Cory is not a criminal or a bad person, but he has spent time in jail for minor issues that stem from being homeless. Since Cory has no money or means to bail himself out of jail, he has to stay locked up as long as it takes before his case has been resolved. Cory’s life seems to have no direction or value by the world’s measurement, but God was so concerned about Cory, that He led my family specifically to find and help him that day, and numerous others. Here is what Cory said to me that day when I sat down to talk with him. “I didn’t think that people like you talked to people like me.” I asked what he meant, and he tried to explain that most people just pass right by him on the streets of Chandler, and don’t even give him a friendly smile or a courteous hello. He believed that he was invisible to the typical middle class citizens of Chandler, Arizona, because that was how the people treated him. I know that God wanted me to hear those words that he spoke that day, because it was necessary to understand how a person can become so insignificant in their mind after being rejected and invisible to the people that pass by daily too focused on their own importance in the world to consider the needs of another.
I share that story, because I want people to grasp the heart of the Father, and understand that it isn’t about what we can get, nor is it about creating projects and plans to “fix people”. Cory might not look like he has much of a life, but his life was of great value for God’s plans and purposes in this time. God wants all of His children to learn how to move in the compassion that Jesus shared, because it is in that compassion that miracles are possible. God is seated in heavenly places, but he is also with the lowly and contrite in heart. He revives the languishing soul, and heals the wounds of his people.
Don’t pass by others without so much as noticing that they have value and need to be recognized too. Say hello and smile with a sincere heart of acceptance for all people to feel welcomed. God accepted all of us even though we were not worthy or of much use to anyone else. We were given great value when we accepted Christ and received a new heart. People don’t understand that in Christ, they are no longer the beggar on the streets, but they are able to receive all that Jesus paid for us to live an abundant life. How about we share the Truth with everyone everywhere we go from this time forth?
A few years ago, I had a visitation from the Father. I could not see him, but He spoke to me as a whirlwind was blowing outside my window that He said I caused with my prayers. His glory filled the room and He spoke very beautiful and healing words that removed all of my […]