Now that I am Wiser; I can only be whom God has created me to be; not that I didn’t know that before. I guess it is age. I am not concerned whether someone likes me or not! Please understand me. God is in control of my final destination and yours.
Philippians 2:12: Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
My main concern is to please God! As well as it should be yours. God created me. I can’t help but to be me! To my children. I will always be Mama; as well as to those the Lord has given me along the way. Your Father will always be your Father. Not saying that there are not people that God will place in your lives to help you similar to your Father. No one can take your Father’s place.
Those memories are embedded in you. My Biological Mother has been gone for years. There are some Mother’s in the church that have taken me under their wings!
When we become the Lord’s:
2 Corinthians 5:17: Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
I just believe that I will always be your earthly Mother. Now, my role in you’re life will change.Whether I have been the Parent that you wanted or not, we did not get to pick our parents, neither do you!
My Mother will always be my Mother; regardless! Bottom line!
When our children get married the relationship changes. Like I said my role in your life changes. I’m still Mama, your Spouse is your Spouse. We have different roles in your life. I can’t be your Spouse anymore than they can be your Mother. Bottom line!
I have just resolved; I’ll be there when they need me!
Although my Mother and Father are gone. There are times; I wish the I could pick the phone up and call them or go shopping with Mama like I use to!
Unfortunately death is a part of life. Be good to your Parents while you have them as well as be good to your children while you have them. Tomorrow is not promised to any of us!
I’m Just Being Real!!
James 1:26: If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is vain.
James 1:27: Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.
We can be religious; we can attend church religiously, hear the parables, religiously, give religiously, live religiously, etc.
When the rubber meets the road. We me included must have a personal relationship with Christ! Most of my life; I was religious. I dealt with people; my children included with the truth, which hurts.
When I had the stroke; and God placed the two-sided mirror in my hand before He woke me up! The one side to see how I currently was, very religious, I did not bridle my tongue; mercy was not something that I was familiar with. Yes, I was saved, I dance and shouted, etc.
I left a string of wounded people in a trail behind me.
To those people as well as to my children; please forgive me for my harshness.
I was hurting. I am here to tell you if you have hurt, anger, un-forgiveness in YOU! Deal with it while you still have breath in you. Now, is the opportunity to get it right. I have apologized to everyone that I know; that I hurt.
Don’t allow the wounds of life to kill you. Whether it is parents, spouses, etc. No one, I repeat no one is worth missing spending eternity with the Lord.
Just because people do not apologize the way that you want them to. It really does not matter. If you are the one still hurting because of un-forgiveness, you forgive whether people ever ask for it or not!
Why? Matthew 6:15: But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. This is not Mama, Barbara, Sister Fisher! This is the Word of God!
I just believe that only because of God’s Grace and Mercy am I still here. I love my Children, their spouses, I love everyone! John 13:34: A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
Life is too short and too uncertain for me to spend another minute unhappy! You don’t hear me!
Note: I did not repent to MY Mother until she was gone as well as to my Husband. I regret; some of my actions. Anymore; I pre-forgive. I have forgiven myself, My Mother, My Husband, etc. I have a choice. God and I have had long talks!God taught me to not only speak the truth. To speak it in love! The truth already is painful all by itself. Words can build up or tear down. Proverb 18:21: Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. Please take heed! Forgive, Please! the next few minutes; let alone tomorrow; it is not promised to you nor I. Think about it. I do not know what you and the Lord have went through; neither do you know what I and the Lord have went through!
I am no medical doctor; when the Lord instructed me to tell my testimony and get Baptized it was if I was washed and cleansed! You just don’t understand. First of all, now, I am obedient secondly, the Blood still works. I can’t say that I medically died the night that I had the stroke. I felt that I needed to get saved all over again; do things over again. I was not able to do some things until I went to the place the Lord instructed me to go and I did what the Lord instructed me to do. 1 Samuel 15:22: And Samuel said, Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams. I Just believe that there had to be a show-down; was I going to choose God and His desires for my life or was I going to choose to please my flesh! I am talking about my self! I happily chose God!
It is all about Relationship; it is not about religion!
Love your children anway, aftee all isn’t that what God does for each of us? No, I am not God; He has taught me REAL love. When we love; I love in the good times and the bad. I miss my parents. If I had kknown then what I know now! Love and appreciate your parents while you have them!