"Brothers and sisters, fill your minds with whatever is good and true, whatever is pure, whatever is noble and right, whatever is lovely, whatever is honorable and admirable, if anything is excellent or praiseworthy, think about such things. Put them into practice, and God -who gives us peace- will be with you." (Philippians 4:8)

"Thanks for the Gift: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." (Philippians 4:13)

We must train our minds to think upon these positive and peaceful things. We must keep our minds protected, because the devil could take advantage of those vulnerable ones.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

"LOOKING BACK IN TIME..."

"LOOKING BACK IN TIME..."

Today’s Bible Verse. Water for the Soul. "Are not two little sparrows sold for a penny? And yet not one of them will fall to the ground without your Father's leave and notice." 
(Mathew 10:29)
I have watched several times out the window as birds come out of the trees searching for food. At that point, it comes to my mind a simple question, “What will happen to them when times of drought arise in the Summer, or when storms hit hard, and there won’t be food available for animals and/or humans. What will they/us do?
Looking back in time, I felt like a homeless person when I was a young foreign girl –back almost 40 years ago- living in New York City without a steady warm place to stay and food on my stomach. I was so thin, a starving looking young girl. I never knew how I would be able to survive and spread my good seeds of love. You see I was looking for FREEDOM in the LAND of THE FREE coming from a country plagued with a dirty war and missing people. Now, I am an old timer Senior US Citizen. You and I -under troubling life circumstances- would search back in our pantries, cellars or go to a food kitchen or the Salvation Army for help. I think birds have some kind of storage nest themselves. Yet, I can't help but to think of the spiritual aspect of this story. You and I worship our Savior Lord, Jesus Christ, find Him, dining at our table until we are full. We do this in fellowship with other Christians under the anointing of God -who cares and desires the best for us, even if it is just to fill our bellies. The Bible Scripture for today says, "Are not two little sparrows sold for a penny? And yet not one of them will fall to the ground without your Father's leave and notice." (Mathew 10:29)
It is a Holy thing to practice the presence and be in the presence of a Holy God, who is not interested in our worldly goods or material things which have been purchased by our material hands. God is preparing us with good seeds to strengthen us, and to prepare us to fly out of our comfort zone, our nest. Seek God inside our hearts in all that we do. Seek God when others rely in a world of material things. Our soul is coming from a spiritual source, a gift from God.
Our God is a good God at all times no matter the circumstances. We are all mortal beings. One day, we’ll all die, but our souls will live forever in Eternity, if we truly believe in God. Jesus keeps His eye on us. He wants what is best for His children. We are His family, which makes us brothers and sisters in Christ. As His eye is on the tiny sparrow, we know that He is watching over us. The battle belongs to the Lord, and He is our Almighty Father, the Master of all Masters. Who will be against us, if we are led by our dear Lord, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, the Light in the darkest sea?
Why should I be discouraged, and why should 
the shadows come?
Why should my heart be lonely and long for heaven and home?
When Jesus is my portion, a constant Friend is He,
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.
I sing because I'm happy;
I sing because I'm free;
His eye is on the sparrow,
And I know He watches me.
Let not your heart be troubled; these tender words I hear;
And resting on his goodness, I lose my doubts and fears;
For by the path He lead, but one step I may see;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.
Whenever I am tempted; whenever clouds arise;
When songs give place to sighing; when hope within me dies;
I draw the closer to Him; from care He sets me free;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.
Let us pray! Dear Heavenly Father, I am crying for the world as I see the way it is nowadays. We gather here today to pray with our humble hearts for the ones in need of prayers. There is so much we have to be thankful for our lives this day, another day, a gift from You, Lord. Not only for the kindness of others, but also for the drought which brings us to the place we call home. That place, our sweet home, is another gift from You, a roof over our head, food on our table, and once again, finding God in our soul. We thank You, Father for making us the apple of Your eyes, and for forgiving our sins, for caring for us. Lead our way, gentle Heavenly Father, in all that we do or say this day and forever. Our lives are, and will always be in Your hands, Lord. May the Lord have mercy on us! In Jesus’ Holy Name, we pray. AMEN.
PEACE BE WITH YOU.
UNTIL WE WRITE AGAIN.
HOPE, PEACE & LOVE,
POET STARRY.