Just food for thought !!!

If it is the littler things in life that make it better, than what of the big things??? A little brotherly love can go a long way but, a lot of love can heal most everything.

Isn’t it wonderful to know how much the Holy Trinity loves you. You might even say the love that you receive is three times as much love as opposed to not knowing the love of Jesus Christ in your life. Just food for thought !!!

May you always have three times as much love around you all the days of your life,

Bishop Andrew R. M. Manley  DD., O.S.P., O.S.M.  Universal life Church of the Celtic Cross, An Independent Catholic Church and Non-Denominational Christian Church Ministry

Power Outage and Stuff !

 

 

GM warriors, what a way to start the day. A power outage. Only lasted about an hour and a half, but still got everyone’s attention. This is not anything like 10’s of thousands of folks are having to deal with. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of those that have lost so much and find themselves having to start over from scratch.

 

Well let me try and lift your spirits, we all have heard that better day’s are coming. And I’m sure they are however, their not here now. Have no fear for your Father in heaven knows what you need and with your faith, he will provide you with all that you need. Nothing more and nothing less. That doesn’t mean that you just sit back on your laurels and do nothing. If you listen and talk to Him, (meaning pray), he will hear you. He knows you are suffering. But worry not for I want you to open your Holy Bible to Matthew, Chapter 10 verses 29 – 31. And I want you to meditate on those three verses as you pray and talk to your Father.

 

You are very special to Him and worth a heck of a lot more than two sparrows. So if they neither scatter or harvest what they need and the Father supply’s them with all they need to survive, how can you not believe that God will not take care of you. You are committed to Him aren’t you? Well true is the fact that it is not going to be handed to you and sometimes we have to humble ourselves before Him as well as mankind, in order to get what we need.

 

A sparrow has to leave the nest to find food and drink. And so must you. This is not the time to give up and or even have a pity party for yourself. Here’s what you need to remember. If you had much and lost everything than you were and are blessed. And, if you had just a few things and lost those, you to are blessed. Keep in mind that you are a Christian first and for most. That long suffering is just part of be that commitment to God.

 

He said to us that, he that has a lot will be given more and he who has little, it will be taken from him. Granted it may not make a lot of since when you are the walking example of these quotes. Yet, are you truly committed to serving God as He is at serving you?

 

Two things and I’ll end this little pep-talk, one, you being a professed Christian, are not “of this world”, yes, you live in it as we all do, but what does that count for? Nothing! We are only here temporarily and you can’t take anything with you to the grave, except for what God gave you. That being your soul. It is the most valuable thing you have in your possession. More so even over people, loved ones or things. So what if you lost material things. Things can be replaced but memories can not be taken from you.

 

That means the good ones as well as the bad ones. So you may not be able to take that once in a life time vacation or leave your children a little better off than you had it. Who cares? Although if you do care more so for those things than you need to re-evaluate your priorities. I say this not to sound mean. By no means, do I say it that way. I’m referring back to Matthew, Ch. 10, verses 29 – 31.

 

If God allowed you to loss everything you owned materially in this world and you find yourself having to start over, than you should rejoice. For God will and I mean that, “WILL”, give you everything you need. As for the children or whom ever you planed to leave your things to. God figures that they don’t need it because it is He that will give them including your loved ones, everything that they will ever need.

 

So have faith in God. He knows what you have lost but, He just wanted you to realize that He is still around, just for you. So go ahead and call yourself by an new definition and that being of the prodigal son or even daughter, which has come home, He will provide for you what you need and if there is something in this world that you want, but don’t really need, than go and get it yourself. You may realize that He even loves you that much, that He has also given you something that you want. Pretty cool. God is an awesome provider except all and be glad, knowing you are worth more than many sparrows.

 

Sincerely yours in service to the kingdom of God,

Bp. Andrew…