PEACE is the prime objective. But let's get real in this current environment of civil unrest and violent siege against the US Capitol building it is seemingly far off. There is an obvious indifference visibly on display when the reaction for one group who are comprised of disgruntled privilege protestors because of the outcome from the electoral college votes violently intrude like terrorist againt the Capitol versus another who vocal march of BLM protestors who are in front of the Capitol for their belief that protection of their life matters. Absolutely both groups received by law enforcement in a different manner and yes this reaction causes a continual separation among the US citizens who are on the browner spectrum in our society. Disparity, Inequity, Systematic oppressions, and racial divide are a deep seated virus infecting and plaguinig us. What can we do? What should the Christian stance be in this time of unrest and violent insurrection? God commissions us to be Peacemakers. We are to lay the foundation of truth in action and live accordingly to that truth - God's word. So, Peace is simply not just a good thing to pray for and hope one day we achieve. Peace is an active choice to pursue. I am not a supporter of silence AND I do embrace Christ's examples for how we should depict being a maker of peace - an infulencer in the world. Let's explore more...By the way the choice is yours on how you conduct your life and declare your stance. Selah and Shalom.
Metamorphosis by definition identifies the natural transition an organism takes from immaturity to adulthood. When reviewing my life journey I am often amazed at how I was able to "get through" to the other side. My testimony is one forged with challenges sometimes by choice through decisions I made and sometimes at the hands of others unexpectedly. My faith has been key to the fortitude that I have acquired while on this journey. Additionally, the love of family and friends has aided me along my way. We all have a story. We all have a past, We all have a present. And we all have a future. The beauty of change is that it is constant, fluid, unpredictable, and full of hope. I pray in your personal life's journey that you can realize that with God all things are possible and that He truly desires your change to be one of betterment, joy, blessings, and love. The truth of the matter is that with God on our side nothing or noone or no situation can ever separate us from His desired end goal for us. Jeremiah 19:11 Gods Word Translation best says it this way, "I know the plans that I have for you, declares the Lord. They are plans for peace and not disaster, plans to give you a future filled with hope." Love to you all. Stay rooted in your Faith. Continue to give God glory. Be Thankful in all situations. And stand firm in peace, love, and joy! Amen Indeed and Shalom from Miriam aka Essence of Myrrh Proverbs 3:5-7
This is the era for dynamic, intentional, and positive change. It is mandatory if we as a people - a human race - are going to better. Civility seems to be a missing component in our daily conversations. "What is going" on I hear Marvin Gaye singing in my head....We have to open up the conversations regardless of the hard task it takes to be transparent and transformational! The question is what will it take to bridge gaps? How can we repair the breach? Can we all just sit at the same table and take the time to have honest, meaningful, without judgement chats? It is long overdue and vital for our human race to heal from inside to out. Let us not build walls but bridge gaps to being well. It's all about repositioning our perpective remove the A of adversary from Wall and replace it with the E of empathy in Well. That is a start....
Health and Wellness is important. Part of our selfcare is not selfish initiative is exploring diet and nutrition. The message in this article is revisited from a 2011 blog. Although, initially this was posted in 2011, living a healthy lifestyle never gets old.
We are the salt of the earth and light of the world. Both elements are vital for our human journey. Exploring the essence of Jesus message is important so that we know the significance of the relationship in both of these areas.
We are always instructed when on an airplane in case of an emergency to make sure to put on your air mask first then take care of your loved ones. This type of wisdom bares in mind that if you are incapacitated then others may perish. Therefore, even if this is an extreme example; we all must take note especially in this era where we are fighting a worldwide pandemic, it must be key to identify areas in our lives that we can live better. One of the first steps to this is to recognize to mandatorily pour nurturing actions into our lives so that we can address deficits that may drain us throughout the day. Yes, it is vital to take care of ourselves so selfcare is definitely not selfish. Love yourself so that you are equipped to love others in a healthy, well-balanced, and full way. Peace Essence of Myrrh Proverbs 3:5-8
Humanity is at risk if we all don't start to become accountable one to another. It is our responsibility to be good stewards of this earthly realm. We must all do a true introspection of our heart to identify any vexing position that would impede the kind of actionable love that God requires...that being Agape.
Do I really walk in other shoes? Would I really wash your feet? Today my heart is broken. Today my pride is crushed. Today my mind is numb. Today my life is at the alter. Today I rededicate my efforts. Today I redefine my motives. Today I weep repenting. Today I acknowledge my lack. Today I pursue your righteousness Lord. Today I realize I am wrong. Today my faith does not waiver but is stretched further. Today I kneel before your throne. To accept that I am not acting in the more loving way and not thinking in a humble manner towards all mankind regardless of their background, station in life, posture, purpose, or placement before me is the challenge that I must accept and personal action to change daily within my heart.
Miriam Smith Stevens The Brand Paramedic & Creator of The Thankful Revolution is calling all to join the movement to make a difference in a positive manner. There are many ways that you can make a difference. It doesn't have to be an enormous action. Take small steps. Do you know your neighbors? Have you… Continue reading Calling Everyone: “Take Action, Influence Now, & Deny Complacency!”