ONE SWEET DAY!

As we live life, it seems like it has been forever that we have seen our beloved children. Soon after losing Jenae, I wondered how long it would be before I would see her again. It is hard to believe that it has been over Fourteen years!


Although it has been a long time, I know that after each day, that I am one more day closer to seeing her. What a glorious day that will be! The only reason that this will happen is because Jesus made it possible on the cross to those who follow Him. What a beautiful and glorious reunion it will be to see all of our loved ones we dearly miss, in perfection, and for an eternity.

None of us can fathom exactly what eternal life will be like. For sure eternal life will be WITHOUT everything that is WRONG with this world. Sin brought the fall of man and brought hurt and death into this world. Sin has separated us from God and brought pain. We know there will be no more sin in eternity and therefore no repercussions to suffer through.


Heaven will be full of peace, joy, and love. We will not have war, disease, pain or death. We will no longer have to live with hate, prejudice, selfishness or envy. No more poverty, suffering or fear. Eternity will be like having a thousand pound gorilla off your back; no more pressure. We will experience something so amazing and beautiful that we have never encountered before.


Lastly, remember you are a child of the king. That is our identity, not your accomplishments or beauty. In eternity we will not be a parent who has lost a child. The time we lived without our loved ones will be behind us. This will seem minimal in comparison to the life we have to look forward to in eternity.

Romans 8:18 (NKJV) For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy [to be compared] with the glory which shall be revealed in us.


Know that God loves you and wants to comfort you. His grace and mercy is abundant to those who love Him. He calls us to trust Him and move forward in faith. This leads to joy.

Psalms 126:5-6 (NLT) 5 Those who plant in tears will harvest with shouts of joy. 6 They weep as they go to plant their seed, but they sing as they return with the harvest.

Read the whole Psalm to gain a fuller meaning of this promise. When feeling blue, think of and revisit this; and remember that you too are one day closer to seeing your loved one again…

GRACE FOR THE BROKEN

Jonah 4:2 (NKJV)
I know that You are a gracious and merciful God, slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness, One who relents from doing harm.

There is grace for our brokenness. Being blameless, Jesus was broken for our sin. He experienced the worst this world had. Through His power over death, he gloriously overcame His brokenness and became whole. Because Jesus became flesh, He understands and intimately knows our brokenness.

He wants to make us whole through His abundant Grace, love, and mercy. His grace is sufficient for all our issues in life. When we fail, when someone hurts us, when we want to give up, when we think we deserve better, in our grief, and in all aspects of life. He is always eager to shower us with His grace, love, and strength.

Being that none of us are sinless, we don’t deserve it. That is what makes it grace. Grace is getting what we don’t deserve. This is because we all have fallen short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). No matter what you have done, His Grace is waiting for you.

Many of us don’t receive the restoration and grace God is eager to give, because we think we know what is best. We often turn to temporary things, imperfect substances, and philosophies of man. This most times makes life worse. In this, we forsake God, when God knows best! He should be our first priority for healing. He brings lasting change and wholeness. It is the simple truths of God that are miraculously powerful, life-changing, and healing. Long story short; I am guilty and a testament to putting my faith for healing where it didn’t belong. I am grateful God is a God of second chances.

If you want restoration, healing, and Joy, go to God and ask Him for His grace, love, and mercy. He will pour it on you generously!

James 4:6 (NKJV)
But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: “God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble.”

The subject of grace is vast. We will be talking more in depth about this with examples in the upcoming meetings.
We welcome any comments you have. God bless you.