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The Parable of the Weeds

The Parable of the Weeds in Matthew 13:24-30 talks about the challenges of life. 

The weeds represent difficulties we have with people, our families, work, spiritual growth and our physical needs and desires.

God created us for a reason in this life, to live according to his plans. 

God is the farmer who sowed the good seed in the field. 

We are born into this world in different cultures, surrounded by different people and families. 

Each year as we aged, we age with challenges (weeds) from people, work, spirits and physical sickness. 

These weeds which we come across in our lives will test us for who we really are. Do we choose to be harvested as wheat or do we choose to be weeds? 

God did not remove these weeds because if he did, we would not learn to be patient, kind, have love and to save a soul. 

He wanted us to grow with these weeds to make us stronger to follow the plan he has intended for us. 

We are to produce the wheat which he plans for us. In other words, the wheat represents our purpose in life, our spiritual gifts, the light in us, faith and love. 

When a weed grows among wheat, we face a lot of weed challenges in our lives. 

Most of our challenges come from our own families because they are closer weeds to us than other people’s weeds.

Some weeds are very close that they affect our spiritual growth, they affect our ability to progress in life because of our many desires and needs which clouds up our own judgements.

God (farmer) and his angels are waiting to remove these weeds and as they wait, we continue we make our own decisions without involving the farmer in our decision making. 

As a result we continue living with the same challenges. We become physically sick and psychologically stressed just to cope with our everyday activities. We have so many things going on in our lives that we lost our connection with God.

The farmer knows that we do not have enough light or strength so he decides to allow darkness (weed) to make us strong to grow. 

If the weeds outgrow the wheat, we will be uprooted also and tied to be burned. 

If the wheat outgrow the weeds, we will be gathered together with the other wheat and brought back into God’s barn. 

We therefore, must overcome these challenges and turn to God to give us strength to help us spiritually and physically grow. 

This is the time for pruning and removing weeds from our lives, so that we are ready on the day the Lord decides to send out his angels to gather in the harvest. 

The true light

If you read in John 1:6-13. The main word from these verses is the light.

What is the light? Is it God’s glory? How can the light benefit us? Why do we need this light? Why did John the Baptist want us to be baptised?

When God created the universe, he turned darkness into light. He made the day and he made the night. He put animals, trees and all sorts of food to grow on the land.

We were called to use these creation because God love us and want us to fulfil his purpose..love

When we have love, we have his light. The light of glory, the mark of holiness, the mark of his children.

The light always shows us through the Holy Spirit what we need to change, renew and remove. The more we cleanse ourselves, we have more light to do God’s purpose in our lives.

We are baptised to be part of God’s heavenly kingdom. We and all the other souls will become Godly showing God’s light.

This light on earth is also reflected in heaven.

The creation is the word of God. The light is when we accept the word of God and it dwells within us. This light manifests in us to show the path we must take to entering the kingdom of God.

Healing through Love

We have our own problems and totally forgot the love God has given to us.

God created the environment, the sea, air and animals. He created family, he created our senses to use for these yet we forget love.

We must never forget to heal ourselves through God’s Power. Ask God to heal us, ask God to put love into our hearts and ask God’s Holy Spirit to dwell within in. How? ……LOVE…..

When we stop hating we heal, when we stop worrying, we heal, when we stop crying, we heal. When we stop fighting, we heal.

Healing comes from giving all your burden to the Lord and start focusing on ourselves with love.

We must touch, smell, we taste, we see and listen with love.

We must not use our senses to hate ourselves, we must use it for the glory of God. We must use it by the power given to us to heal ourselves and love ourselves. 

How can I touch my partner, if I do not have love.

How can I see and smell the environment and my home if I do not care about how I live. I must love myself to love and clean my home.

How can I taste my meal, if I do not thank God for the food and love what has been cooked.

How can I see the beauty infront of me if I hate my family or friends. 

How can I listen to any advises if I do not have love.

Love is very important in our lives, live in Love. Accept the faults, accept the challenges and just fall in love.

The Lost

I was sitting at my home and word came for me to read Luke 15. When I turn to Luke’s book, the chapter talks about the lost sheep, the lost coin and the lost son. I want to discuss these verses here. You may have your own views, it is a joy to share.

The lost sheep

I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent

Luke 15: 1-7

We shall not judge nor should we choose between our friends. Everyone is the same. God has a plan for each one of us. We all must work together as a team for this plan to be successful. We must uplift one another, everyone walks in a straight line towards God’s holy presence to achieve his glory. We must not judge with our eyes but open our eyes to love and give a helping hand to one another. We must walk the path which God has planned for each one of us. When must seek our lost friend or family member and bring back to God’s Holy presence and light. When such happens everyone is heaven will rejoice.

The lost coin

And when she finds it, she calls her friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost coin.’ 10 In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”

Luke 15: 9 – 10

In Luke’s book, the coin is very precious in the old Woman’s eyes, when she lost one coin, she did everything she can to find it. We use a coin to buy a good or use a service.

We are so precious in God’s eyes. God loves us so much and always awaits us. We are like the coin, everyday we walk past people, we allow people to handle our lives, we allow people to use us, we allow people to make an investment out of us, we allow people to build us, we allow people to teach us and we allow people to bury us.

Too much has been going on we forgot the love that God has for us.

When we turn away from our sins and we become clean once more, God will tuck us in and put us in the path he has planned for us. A path full of Joy and peace, people will use us with love and build us up with love because we did not lose ourselves sinfully in this world.

The lost son

31 “‘My son,’ the father said, ‘you are always with me, and everything I have is yours. 32 But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’”

Luke 15: 31-32

Our father in heaven is always there for us, let us turn our face to him. We have been following the desires of this world and forgot the love God has for us. Sometimes in life, our prayers are not answered, our plans do not work, our burdens are getting heavier, we have not support from anyone. These things happen because we do not walk on the path that God has chosen for us.

We must seek God in everything we do, we must always ask him in every single plan we wish for. Success does not come easy, only God can carry our burdens. Only God can direct us.

When we return to God, he will be so happy. He is always there for us, watching and waiting.

Allow yourselves to him, trust him, seek him, pray to him.

Positivity

I had some conversations with a friend of mine and want to find out what she thinks of her closest friends and family.

Me: I am going to call out some names and let me know how you feel towards them

Friend: Alright

Me: John

Friend: Lazy

Me: Jenny

Friend: Show off

Me: Your Mum

Friend: Unstable

Me: Your husband

Friend: selfish and ignores me

I continue to call out a few names and lastly I called out the name of our baby niece.

Friend: She is beautiful, and makes me laugh every day. I like her so much.

Me: From all your answers you love our niece more than everyone I mentioned. Why do you always look at the negative side of a person and not look at the positive side.

We all have a positive side, God loves us so much. How can we practice love when we always look at the negative side of a person?

People will reject us, hate us or ignore us. Sometimes we receive messages from annoying people or we just do not like to reply.

The people who annoy us are the ones who are fond of us and practice love, we should return love to them. The people who reject us do not have love, therefore, we must show love to them.

It does not matter how people work, talk, treat you or see you. What matters is trying to see the person in a positive way and dig out the love from within. From there we will see so much positivity in them. When we work together thinking well of each other we practice love.

Water and Wind

I read through the following verse Matthew 14:22-33 and studied it further applying it to our daily lives.

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There are many ways to knowing where we are at our lives. Three of them I can think of are below;

  1. Some of us are like the waves, when the wind blows, we carry ourselves along with the wind and land on any island or any place of desire our body eager to receive. Our focus is mainly on the world, satisfying our minds and emotional feelings. We do not have a purpose or Godly direction in our lives. We like to compete with one another, we like to enjoy life more.
  2. Some of us are like Saint Peter. Jesus called us and we walk on water towards him. Our lives are partly with Jesus but we still hold on to our worldly desires. At times we have faith and purpose, however, our minds tend to slip away easily by friends, families and our craving or passion to satisfy our own bodies. We go back to the way things were. We fall right down back to number one above and want the wind to blow us again.
  3. Walking on water. Some of us are like how Jesus walked on water. We have faith and purpose. No women or men or anything in the world will make us stumble or fall into number one or number two. We do not doubt any of our plans and our mission. We have a Godly direction and we do not allow the wind to blow us anywhere. We face the storm and move with strength and power.

We all need to be in number three. We need to have faith, do not be afraid to move on and step out of our comfort zone.

Do not allow the water to drag you down, do not allow your friends or worldly desires to drag you down.

Do not allow the wind to push you, do not allow your emotional desires and worldly bodily passions to push you down.

Step on water and wind, walk on them and focus on the things in life that matters more.

Have faith.

Leadership

You are the Leader.

Your leader is not your book writer, your school teacher or the richest man in the world.

Your leader is you. Held your head up high, aim for the goal you have planned, do not look back but look ahead and lead yourself.

You have a different soul, body and spirit, hence you are your own leader.

You cannot follow someone else’s dreams, if so, less faith will be in action.

When you follow your own path of leadership, you practice your own faith and you yourself believe that it will happen for you.

Your happiness, your love and life depends all on you being your own leader.

God gave each one of us a different thumb print, a different purpose, only he knows what type of leader you are.

Take control of your own life and move ahead.

Be content with what you have and lead yourself to a better future.

Why lie

Today I was thinking of the word, lie and wondered why we lie?

Two days ago I put the last jigsaw puzzle piece together, it took me five years to finally learn the truth.

Finding out if a person lied to us may take us a few minutes, hours, a day, a month or for some even after many years before we find out that the person has lied to us.

Jesus, on the other hand, already knew from the very start that Judas will betray him, but he did not say anything about it.Truth should be the foundation of our goals, our relationships, our spiritual growth and physical needs.

We cannot set our foundation on lies and betrayal.The foundation that builds on lie might succeed in its initial stages but will definitely fail in the future.

The foundation that builds on lie will also build on from that lie through to our future generations who unfortunately are the ones who will suffer the consequences of these lies.It is not difficult to cut off such foundation from our generations if we have Jesus who is the Way, the Truth and the Life.

The pharisees and the teachers of the law were always determined and ready to persecute Jesus through lies.

Ordinary people like us too can tell lies about others or try to trap others with lies, but why?Why can’t we build our foundation on truth?

Truth will last forever, truth will make us go through hardships that will eventually be successful.
Basically, do not lie.
Good Friday is approaching.
As we take time to reflect upon our relationship with our Lord let us also stop being Judas towards each other.

Burden

“Come to me, all of you who are tired from carrying heavy loads, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke and put it on you, and learn from me, because I am gentle and humble in spirit; and you will find rest. For the yoke I will give you is easy, and the load I will put on you is light.” Matthew 11:28-30 GNTD

For the past months I have been experiencing some moments in my life where difficulty arises when other people create issues which in the end you become part of. We carry this burden along with us creating stress, worries, sleepless nights and anger. We do not realise the need to do counselling if our body cannot cope with all the issues. We thought counselling is only for mentally ill and physiological disorder individuals. This is not true, everyone must always have a clean body, clear mind, clear spirit for God’s Holy Spirit to work through us.

We have good spiritual advisers who advises us when the need arises. Physically we are strong and healthy, but the mind and heart is important also to heal. One of my good friend once told me that healing a body is much faster because you can drink a tablet for it. Healing the mind and heart is very difficult because you are dealing with your soul and spirit.

I applied the verse above whenever a need arises to heal. When you are in a problem, everything does not work together, you are weak in body, mind and soul. Your mind starts to create assumptions, your body becomes sick and your soul is loosing sight of God’s spirit. When these moments arises, apply the verse above and leave everything in God’s hand. We cannot control certain situations in our life, nor can we create new good ones until we are clear in our body, mind and soul. The next steps you are going to take will create further problems for you, that is why you need to step back and do what healers usually call “deliverance”.

Below, am going to talk about our hearts, we also must understand our relationship with God. This is to know which steps to take further on what we need to remove from our lives.

We have very beautiful Godly hearts, we must learn to drive away all evil/problems that will affect our hearts. Below is a picture i draw showing a heart of a person who holds on to Jesus and also to evil. We may have anger and no self control, or we may have Joy only 20 percent of the time.

We have both Jesus and Satan in our hearts.

When we have Jesus all over our hearts, we can replace the satanic ways of Greed, Adultery, Idolatry, slandering, murder, gossip, covet, anger, cheat, lying, stealing, pride and jealousy. These are the things which we must try to avoid in our lives. To do this, we need to apply the verse above, give everything to God. Yes, some people may gossip about you, some are jealous of you or some cheat on you but we cannot control these things. We must have humility and self control. We must not take much of this satanic fruits in us, it will cause us to become ill both spiritually and physically.

Jesus is fully within us, we need to remove adultery, gossip, lies, jealousy and anger in our lives.

The above heart is when we start to clear ourselves, we have more of Jesus. We are delivered again and again to clear our life from meaningless worries. We have so much Joy, peace, self control, faithful, love, patience, kindness, goodness and gentleness.

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It will takes us many years of changes to have Jesus fully in our hearts. We are sinners, that is why whenever we go through the changes we need to apply the verse above to help us get to him because he is fully light and we are not. Every time we have problems or disagreements we must seek God for assistance, we must follow the fruits of the holy spirit to be delivered from evil forces causing us to sin.

I truly wish you God’s joy and love. Many blessings and always smile.

Love and Holy Spirit

Happy Pentecost everyone, a day to remember Acts 2: 1 – 13. The day the Holy Spirit is sent from Heaven by our Lord Almighty to us.

New Zealand, Dunedin 2018

Am much happy to discuss about the Pentecost because we do not only receive the Holy Spirit but the happenings shows how much closer God’s love for us is. Love is the core of our relationship with God. Matthew 22: 36-40 also says this, we must Love God and our neighbor.

If we do not have love, we are far from God’s saving presence. When Jesus chooses his disciples, he prayed overnight, this is mentioned in Luke 6:12-16. During his ministry, the disciples have little faith, they see but do not believe, they raise some questions which the Lord do not approve of as well. This shows lack of knowledge, wisdom, authority and self control. For example, Simon Peter does loses control when he took a sword, drew it and struck the high priest’s servant, cutting off his right ear. 

In Galatians 5:22-23, the fruits of the Holy Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. The gifts of the Holy Spirit is recorded in 1 Corinthians 12. The fruits and gifts are two different areas. The fruits are our qualities and characters, how we act. The gifts are given to us from God, each of us has a will and purpose, God gave us gift/s for us to do his work.

When Jesus went up to Heaven, he sent forth the Holy Spirit. This is mentioned in Acts 1:6-11.

The disciples spent time in prayer after Jesus left to prepare for the coming of the Holy Spirit (Pentecost). When the Holy Spirit came down upon them, the disciples not only receive the Holy Spirit but also fruits of the Holy Spirit. They completely turned away from their doubting, their questions, their attitudes and they gain all the fruits of the Holy Spirit. Also God give each one of them a gift/s.

Yes, we do not expect people to believe in them because they do not go to universities or are temple prophets and went through training since childhood. The disciples are fishermen, some related to Jesus. Others are tradesman of some kind but not religious etc. Matthew is only known for taking tax from people. Simon is a Zealot, stubborn as he is. However, Jesus has taught them about God during his three years ministry.

The disciples came to Love God with all their mind, body and strength. This gives them the power from God for their destiny and will. They have Love for God, from all the suffering and injustice they go through, all is love.

The core of all our relationship is love. When we have love in our hearts for God and other people, no one is against us. When we have Love, we are open to more blessings and God will prepare a room for us in heaven.