Sunday, September 20, 2009

My Jesus/The Book of Life

I will close this particular section on "My Jesus" because I could stay here 'til He comes!! He has been and IS such a unique and mighty force in my life not to mention the close relationship I have with Him at this time in my life... If it had been told to me 20 years ago that such a thing could happen, I would have thought they were crazy but today I see for myself the realization of His Presence and the profound impact He have on me. It is so good to trust in Him and its even better to know that my name is written down in glory in the Book of Life which I will NOW elaborate on. But before I do, I want you to take a good look at the picture. Look real hard and meditate on what you see. Read the scripture Rev. 20:12-15 for more clarity and then I will be back....

Friday, September 4, 2009

My Jesus

In summary, Jesus IS truth! Jesus repeatedly spoke to the twelve deciples that which was told to Him by the Father. Not His own words but that which the Father gave Him that the diciples may go forth telling the real truth that have generated down through the ages of time. In the book of John, Chapter 18:37,38, Pilate exclaims to Jesus "You are a king , then!" Jesus answered, "You are right in saying I am a king." In fact, for this reason I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me." Pilate then asks Jesus "What is Truth?" Staring right at TRUTH yet he could not see nor know because he was blind as to Who Jesus really IS! Isn't that just like those today who do not know who Jesus is. With witnesses all around, saints sharing their faith, and miracles happening which the world calls "luck," truth is staring them right in the face, yet they will not receive Him when He in fact died for us all on the cross. He IS the truth but because SIN in the world have allowed the average man to live a lie told to to them since birth and man have grown to believe the lies of Satan as a way of life, its hard to believe otherwise. Only the Holy Spirit dare to step in and save those who are willing to come to know Jesus as TRUTH. Are you one of those who will allow that to happen? It would be the best decision you have ever made in this lifetime. I did and that is why I do not mind sharing Him with you.

Jesus IS a whole lot more that just TRUTH. He is SAVIOR of all mankind, He is the MESSIAH the KING of kings, He is HIGH PRIEST that goes before us to God the Father in our behalf to ask forgiveness of our sin, He is the JUDGE of all things past, present and future and He will be COMING SOON. Be ready! No one, not even His disciples believed He would die on the cross and be raised from the dead but it did happen and Jesus did ascend to the Father. Don't you believe the same can happen in His coming again? Our minds are not equipped in the ordinary unsaved fashion to believe such nonsense because the Holy Spirit of God is not in operation. Once you are saved, your mind is renewed to see wondrous things you could never imagine before! Romans 12:2 emphasises as such!! Christianity is not dull but religion is. There is a very strong difference. It is all wrapped up in TRUTH, Jesus, the Son of the Living God!!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

My Jesus

After much that have happened between my last post and now regarding my health, I am back in full force again. I truely believe I had to go through what I have that I may witness to you my trust in Jesus and Who He IS more effectively. You see, I had a goiter that had grown on my thyroid gland that had to be removed. In the process of the operation part of the thyroid was removed, as well. A biopsy also revealed a cancerous growth lodging at the back of my throat near the spine (esophogus cancer). The doctor refused to operate for removal, due to the location, could not reach and would have caused it to spread if he made an attempt. Did I know this while I was under sedation? No, but again, Jesus did! So, the doctor recommended radiation and chemotheraphy instead. This all started in January when I had the operation. By mid-February, I was schedule to start treatment. It was not easy with all the many miles of travel I had to put in and enduring the treatments as they progressed. Yes, my whole countenance changed where I could not even recognize myself when looking in the mirror and the appearance of my skin which had turned completely "black," as I am a woman of color and had many splotches in other areas. I had a "trach" inserted in my neck for breathing and a G-tube in my stomach for eating. By the way, I still have them. I have lost forty pounds. (but, I like the size because I am short and should weigh), had a lot of swelling in the face, neck and feet but that's all residing now. I have been hospitalized three times since then, as well, due to lack of sodium and potassium, dehydration, blood cell count for which I had to have two blood transfusions and the feeding tube which have fallen out twice. Right after my treatments, that finally ended in the first week of April, my children decided that it was time that I leave the Southern Virgina area and come back to Northern Virginia, where I belong. My relatives had been giving them a hard time about my care and attention, but the distance did not leave them much choice. Anyhow, they made arrangements for me to stay with my best girl friend until other arrangements could be made. During this time, I had to maintain follow-up visits to my doctors way down south and had to drive more than two hundred miles (one way) sometimes twice a week. I finally got a doctor closer in but not close enough and went to two of them that was recommended which did not prove effective until the second one did refer me to one right here in Alexandria, where I now live. You see, I was driving all the way to Fredericksburg which was about seventy/eighty miles away. By then, I had no health insurance because my "on the job insurance" dropped my coverage on April 30th. I immediately filed for Social Security Disability because I was about to turn sixty two, anyhow, in June. It's a good thing I did or the doctors thereafter would not have taken me on to consider further treatments or follow-ups. Who led me to do these things? I had no knowledge of what to do next. Why it was the Holy Spirit, of course! My Jesus also made a way for me to move into my own place and reestablish myself here in the Northern Virginia area in a place better than I even dared to expect and so very convenient! I am still near to my church as I was when I left in November of 2008. Yes, I have kept the faith and endured the trial/test. Though its not over, I am confident that I will make it all the way through. The "trach" will be removed that I may speak audibly again and the feeding tube that I may eat normal again. I was told that these things were to be temporary during my treatments and recovery. Its not been easy and many times I felt like giving up but I had to reach way down and use my "Holy Ghost tenacity" and fight like the champ/victorious one that I am to have made it thus far. I had a deep desire to share/witness this time in my life, not only to explain the time lapse since my last post whereas I had no access to a computer but to let you know what it mean to have Jesus in your life! He can when we can't. He is "the Rock" to stand on when all else have failed and is "sinking sand." Having faith in Jesus will carry you through lifes struggles. You see, my life and your life is really all about Him. Without Him we can do nothing. It is by the mercy and grace of God that we do anything and make it as far as we do in life because He wish that none should perish but all should come to know and come to repentance by accepting by faith and receiving Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him will not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16 ......... more about "My Jesus" in my next post and please don't forget to click on my widget to the left, as you scroll down, to view all of my artwork that is continuously added.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

My Jesus

Let's look further into the character of Jesus.... While He was born of a virgin (no compromise), this in itself makes Him quite different than the natural born man, as all things are possible with God. Just look around you, into the heavens and the depths of the sea and see what man did not make. Jesus came for a purpose and that was to save man from all the sin and evil in the spirit of man, not necessarily flesh and blood man. "As a man thinketh, so is he." By the renewing of the mind that is geared towards the things of God through Jesus Christ (salvation), man returns (is redeemed) back to God's original plan for man. Though man was meant not ever to die, sin came into the world and destroyed the plan, so therefore God had to induce another plan that man may never die and that is in confessing Jesus (salvation-Romans 10:9,10). It is not only the end of life (death on this earth) that we who are Christians can begin to live FOREVER in His presence but NOW and in heaven and Jesus is the ONLY way!! Because Jesus IS Who He IS, He have been given many names we can righteously refer to as we acknowlege Him while we live on this earth, victoriously. One of them is "the Rock." We all know that a rock is solid, right? Well, so is Jesus. When all other ground is sinking sand, I go to the "solid rock" and stand. In todays world of turmoil and confusion, where do you go? (more to come about "My Jesus")

Saturday, September 6, 2008

My Jesus

I would like to take this time to talk about the love of my life, Jesus. You may be saying to yourself, "Who is this character that I always hear these Christians talking about and why should I give Him any recognition?" Well, look at Him. I know some may disagree in regard to His ethnic background when most of your life pictures of Him have been otherwise. He was born in Bethlehem, a hot place in the North African region. The word says that He was comely and not all that desirable to look at. He had hair like wool and it never said that He had a six-pak muscular frame (under the robes He wore). So, in using my Holy Ghost, sanctified imagination, I did this portrait of Him and titled it "My Jesus" because afterall, my relationship with Him is a personal thing! When all have been said and done, He is the Son of the Living God, the Christ and the Savior of the World. These are only a few of His attributes, but the MOST important ones. I suggest you digest them first and then I will explain further in my next in!