Humility

Humility

This morning I woke up extra early because something deep was on my mind.  In some kind of way I got demoted on my job.  Or you may say they stripped me of some of my powers.  I felt betrayed, pissed, spiteful, and angry.

You see no one wants power to be taken away from them.  Who doesn’t like power??  As I sat down to meditate and write I let all my emotions out.  

There came about me a still small voice that recognized that I didn’t like my power being taken and although this demotion was for the best (it will help me focus on perfecting my talents and gifts), it was my pride that was in place.

I am doing a 21 day fast and God let me know those  spirits that I was not liking in my job,  I too held some of those same spirits and He needed to separate me to purge that evilness out of my life.  Not only did He need to purge me but I needed to focus on my bookkeeping because that’s a part of my business plan. 

You see sometimes we Dont understand the plan but it makes sense to ME (God) and if we would sit back and meditate we will sometimes see that it will all make sense.  Everything fits into God perfect plans.  I have decided to tune up my skills this year and I can not focus on many things that will not help me excell in my own personal visions and gains.  Whatever it was that God needed to do He felt I had too much on my plate for His purpose.  At work I was juggling 3 titles, going to school, and raising 3 boys.  

This shift of power was indeed a blessing in disguise…….  

#2017 THE YEAR OF THE JUMP

Evening Edibles; Good Anger

It was nearly time for the Jewish Passover celebration, so Jesus went to Jerusalem. In the temple area he saw merchants selling cattle, sheep, and doves for sacrifices; he also saw dealers at tables exchanging foreign money.  Jesus made a whip from some ropes and chased them all out of the Temple.  He drove out the sheep and cattle, scattered the money changers’ coin over the floor, and turned over their tables.  Then, going over to the people who sold doves, he told them, “Get these things out of here.  Stop turning my Father’s house into a marketplace!’  Then his disciples remembered this prophecy from the Scriptures:  “Passion for Gods house will consume me.”  But the Jewish leaders demanded, “What are you doing?  If God gave you authority to do this, show us a miraculous sign to prove it.”  “Alright,” Jesus replied.  “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.”  “What!” they exclaimed.  “It has taken us forty six years to build this temple, and you can rebuild it in three days?”  But when Jesus said “this temple” he meant his own body.  After he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered he had said this and they believed both the Scriptures and what Jesus had said.  Because of the miraculous signs Jesus did in Jerusalem at the Passover celebration, many began to trust in him. (John 2:13-23 NLT)

 

Good anger? Yes, there is such a thing. In fact, Jesus was angry in this story when He saw that the officials were selling things in the temple.

Imagine walking into a church. The first thing you see is a man appearing to be running an auction.  To the left of him is another man selling different versions of the bible.  Then there is a man, smack dead in the middle, selling healing wine.  Right before you enter the sanctuary, you see the latest Tyler Perry DVDs and other cds.  I can only imagine how hard it would be for me to focus on the sermon.  My only thoughts would probably be; I wonder if someone took that last Jazz CD.  Yes, my mind would only be focused on all the goodies I could acquire once this man stopped preaching. LOL

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GOOD ANGER PRODUCES RIGHTEOUS REFORM. BAD ANGER PRODUCES DEATH.

Jesus anger cleared the temple, and allowed people to have true God-centered worship. That’s an example of good anger.  This type of anger calls for justice.  Not street justice but justice for a change, in laws and reformation.

I am angry. I look around, and see my fellow brothers and sisters, dying due to lack of knowledge.  I see a government, helping other countries, while ours is leading in poverty.  I see more homeless people not getting help because of some policy.  I witness day in and day out, my sisters and brothers walking around ill.  Sick, mentally, physically, spiritually, emotionally, and financially.  I get angry because, I also see we as a people, walk right past them, as if they don’t exist.  I get furious seeing someone apply for some type of assistance, only to get rejected, and get treated second class.

I GET ANGRY! I GET ANGRY!!I GET ANGRY!

YET I DO NOTHING…..

Today marks the day where I decide to do something about my good anger. No longer, will I sit, and watch my people suffer for whatever reasons.

My final prayers are that God uses me in such great ways to help my dying people. My prayers are that my prosperity be a blessing in disguise, for people who have lost all hope.  I DESIRE to be a reflection of God and His grace and Mercy.

TODAY ALSO MARKS THE DAY THAT I PRAY WE ALL STAND AND SAY “I WILL USE MY ANGER FOR GOOD”

MARIE HOPE NOT JUST A BUSINESS A MOVEMENT