Thursday, June 23, 2022

What is GREAT service?

 

1 Corinthians 13:13

King James Version

13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, 

these three; 

but the greatest of these is charity.


I cannot thank GOD enough.

For waking me up.

For saving me.

For teaching me.

Now, I know what to tell you.

Even as I've been a customer service lecturer, and entrepreneur in the past, I didn't know zilch.

Only when GOD made me born again 33 months ago, did my eyes really open to God's TRUTH.

Now, I can tell you what GREAT service means.

That we serve GOD first.

That GOD teaches us how to serve.

That as we serve others, we serve JESUS, too.

Matthew 25:40

King James Version

40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, 

Verily I say unto you, 

Inasmuch as ye have done it 

unto one of the least of these my brethren, 

ye have done it unto me.


That we don't only serve those who could pay.

But we also serve those who couldn't.

That we don't create products, and services, that keep people addicted.

Of course, the born again approach is contrary to how the world operates.

Born agains follow prompts from GOD.

Every step of the way.

Consider how the world operates:

Rent goes up every year.

Tuition goes up every year.

Price of gas and commodities fluctuate.

Housing costs have become inflated.

People's taxes go to questionable programs .

Artificial shortages are created.

Businesses, and individuals, hoard.

Many people are kept ignorant of the world's devices.


What if people can't afford it anymore?

What if people fall through hard times?

What if a person has ABSOLUTELY nothing?

What if a person's broke?

Must he be broken more?

How will that person live?

How will that person thrive?

What if it was you?

Have we been in their shoes?

I appeal to you to lighten their load.

I appeal to you to lift the load off your brother.

Better yet, let's not put any load on them.

We're all in this life together.

We may not row the same boat.

We may not even have the same boat.

We may not even have a boat.

But can we be kind to each other?


Pretend you're serving the LORD.

How would you serve JESUS?

How would you serve a man, who had no place to go?

A man who has no place to sleep?

Luke 9:58

King James Version

58 And Jesus said unto him, 

Foxes have holes, 

and birds of the air have nests; 

but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.


Pretend a young family seeks shelter.

They have a baby, and have no place to go.

Such was the LORD JESUS' plight, the day He was born.

Luke 2:7

King James Version

7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, 

and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, 

and laid him in a manger; 

because there was no room for them in the inn.


Would you care about the homeless?

Would you care about the beggars?

Would you waste food on the table?

Would you take things for granted?

Would you feel entitled to your wealth?

Would you care about the forgotten ones?

Would you care that everyone has a warm bed, food on the table, some decent clothes, and a roof over their heads?

Would you care to look into why there is still poverty, when the world is burping with resources?

Would you look into unscrupulous people who feed upon the poverty, or seeming ignorance, of others?


Let us turn to JESUS, that He may teach us how to love.

If we don't know JESUS yet, let's just pray that we come to know Him.

Not everyone knows the LORD.

Not everyone has heard of Him.

If you know the LORD, then set the best example.

Show what it means to love.

Show what good service is.

LOVE, with no thought of return.

Don't think fiscally, as we serve physically.

Be a citizen of heaven.


EVERYTHING belongs to GOD.

We are merely stewards of the GIFTS He gave us.

Our talents, intelligence, capabilities, creativity, imagination.

Without the SPIRIT of GOD in us, our creations can't please GOD.

Do you have right spirit in you?

2 Timothy 1:7

King James Version

7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; 

but of power, 

and of love, 

and of a sound mind.


GOD cares for all.

GOD doesn't play favorites.

So, why should we?

Build businesses with heart.

SERVE with love.

SERVE with kindness.

BUILD it with GOD.

And you will know how to serve best.


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Wednesday, June 16, 2021

A LONGING that ALL may BELIEVE in JESUS

 

Matthew 9:36-38

King James Version

36 But when he saw the multitudes, 

he was moved with compassion on them, 

because they fainted, 

and were scattered abroad, 

as sheep having no shepherd.

37 Then saith he unto his disciples, 

The harvest truly is plenteous, 

but the labourers are few;

38 Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, 

that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.


How far along are you, in your walk with the Lord?

Do you know Jesus?

Do you believe in Him?

Would you like to know more about the Lord?

Once you've come to know the teachings of Jesus, through the Holy Spirit of God, you will be changed.

Once you know the ways of God, you will marvel at His might, power, and glory.

Once you know how fallen we all are, you will be humbled.

Once your life doesn't seem to make sense, or the world doesn't make sense, the more Jesus makes sense.

It's only by being born again can the Spirit really teach you.

For, by then, your heart has opened.

Your mind has surrendered.

You're now ready to receive the Spirit of TRUTH -- the Holy Spirit of God.

And He will teach you everything about Jesus.

The Lord promised us:

John 14:26

King James Version

26 But the Comforter, 

which is the Holy Ghost, 

whom the Father will send in my name, 

he shall teach you all things, 

and bring all things to your remembrance, 

whatsoever I have said unto you.


Your walk will be filled with the light of the Lord.

John 12:46

King James Version

46 I am come a light into the world, 

that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.


But how many really labor for God?

How many tell you the good news of salvation?

How many lead you to Jesus?

How many share a verse with you, and let you digest it?

How many care that you come to know the Lord's teachings, and not their own?

How many tell you that at any moment, the Lord can return, and have His faithful meet Him up in the air?

How many pray that the Lord's will be done, in your life, and in theirs?

How many really care to listen to what you're going through?

How many can lead you to the ONLY source of wisdom, and knowledge?

How many don't have a personal agenda when they're with you?

I pray that all of you open your heart to the Lord, and genuinely seek Him, not only when you're having a tough time.

I pray that you seek Him ALL the time.

And when you do, watch what happens.

The Lord will show up.

In fact, He's always had an open invitation for you.

When you accept that invitation, you will marvel at His teachings.

You will be free of fear, or confusion, for the Lord is the GOD of PEACE.

JESUS has the ANSWERS to ALL of your QUESTIONS.

1 Corinthians 14:33

King James Version

33 For God is not the author of confusion, 

but of peace, 

as in all churches of the saints.


It's peace you really want, isn't it?

And the love, like only the Lord can give.

Jeremiah 31:3

King James Version

3 The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying, 

Yea, 

I have loved thee with an everlasting love: 

therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.


Well, you know where to click.


Friday, February 26, 2021

The Born Again Concept of Freedom

 

2 Corinthians 3:17 

King James Version

17 Now the Lord is that Spirit: 

and where the Spirit of the Lord is, 

there is liberty.


Life is not about slavery, to people, and systems.

Kindness is making sure other people can live freely, work freely, breathe freely, praise God freely, and be left alone to enjoy time by themselves, or with people they care about.

It is not about losing light in your soul, because you are heavily indebted, or burdened from expectations thrust upon you.

Only a born again can understand the concept of freedom from the Spirit of God's heart.

He will do everything in his power, that he abides by the laws of God, and not cause other people undue hardship, nor slavery.

It is so, because the Lord Jesus already freed us from sin, and from death, the day He offered His life on the cross.

He defeated the devil's hold over death, for now, Jesus offered us eternal life with Him.

He took away fear from our hearts.

He took away confusion, for He prayed to the Father to give us His Holy Spirit, to instruct us in the path He had already paved.

When you have the Holy Spirit in your heart, your heart becomes alive for Christ, obedient to His will, listening closely to His instructions, and delighting in such obedience.

To serve the Lord, is the greatest honor for a born again.

You become grateful for the Light of Christ, and your desire, is only to walk in His ways.

Ephesians 5:8 King James Version (KJV)

8 For ye were sometimes darkness, 

but now are ye light in the Lord: 

walk as children of light:


The world has no hold over you anymore, for you have become the Lord's.

The world cannot frighten you, nor coerce you, much less confuse you, for you live under the Light of Christ.

You become sealed by the Holy Spirit's promise:

Ephesians 1:13 

King James Version

13 In whom ye also trusted, 

after that ye heard the word of truth, 

the gospel of your salvation: 

in whom also after that ye believed, 

ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,


You love God's truth, His gospel, His Word, and you share it every chance you can get, so others may know about the love of God, too.

If you long for freedom so much, believe that only Jesus can give you that.

Be born of water and of the Spirit, and you will be gifted with God's Comforter -- the Holy Spirit -- who will teach you all things Jesus.

Never again will you be in the dark about anything.

From my own personal experience, having accepted Christ in full, as a born again, my prayers and questions are answered quickly.

And when I pray that I do God's will, the answers come before my prayer's even finished.

Such is the gift of the Spirit of God.

It is clear, immediate, and powerful.

The world loses its hold on you as you serve God alone.

You are free of self, as you gain God.


Updated 24 January 2022


Friday, August 14, 2020

On Being a BLESSING to Others

38 For I came down from heaven, 
not to do mine own will, 
but the will of him that sent me.

John 6:38 
King James Version


Do we have it in our heart to help others?

Would we really know how to help them?

Do we have a front seat in the cinema of life, or perhaps a perfect, multi-dimensional view of another person's life, just as God has?

Would we really know what is good for others?

Perhaps not.

But sincerely wanting to be of help to others, is a wonderful start.

And we will need the help of God, through JESUS, to do that.

Only by the GRACE of God, the HEART of God, and the SPIRIT of God, can we be of true, effective, and precise help for others.

We cannot see with human eyes.

Ah, but with spiritual eyes, under the grace and guidance of the SPIRIT of God, we can!

And that can only occur, if we have become born again in Christ.

Before we can really help others as God would want us to, we have to tend to self first, so we must be JESUS' own first.

Only then can we truly see what others need.

Only then can we truly know how to help.

Only then can we see the bigger picture, as God wants us to see.

Only through the power of the Holy SPIRIT of God, can we see what is needed, and do what is needed to be done for others.

By ourselves, we won't be able to see the true picture of things.

Only God knows what lies in the heart of a person.

Only He sees the dreams, aspirations, desires, and intentions every person has.

The only fool-proof way to help -- for surely, we all have the urge in our hearts -- is to be God's Own, through JESUS.

View the verse I shared with you above.

That means, the SON of God, came down to earth to help, but only THROUGH the Father's Will.

He waited upon God, He prayed to God, before He acted.

That's the only way we can be of true help to others.

By our own, limited thinking, we may not be of perfect use, for we do not see what God sees.

We do not have the heart that God has.

But if we align ourselves with God, become born again in CHRIST, we stand a great chance of being a TRUE blessing to others.

We will be instruments of God, to help others.

A true born-again Christian doesn't think for his own anymore.

He waits upon the SPIRIT of the LORD to guide him, to inform him, to teach him, to activate him.

Gone is the self, and the ego.

Most people in the world help, for reasons of their own.

They act upon their own thoughts, and devices.

They have not given their hearts to the LORD, and wait upon Him, seeking only His DIVINE Guidance and Activation.

If we act upon our own thinking, we may be more of a danger to others.

Only by the SPIRIT of God can we see clearly.

You must really give GOD a chance to work in you.

For over 11 months now, I have surrendered my little will, to the INFALLIBLE Will of the LORD.

The Holy SPIRIT of God guides me each time I write, or do most anything.

He has humbled me in many ways.

My old ways haven't worked, but He waited for my surrender.

And now that I have, the work I do glorifies GOD alone.

Gone is the tiny self, the huge ego, the erring ways -- even as I have a long way to go.

Such is the foundation we need, if we are to SERVE the Lord.

When self is gone, and only GOD remains, we can be of true service to others.

Who better to teach us, than the LORD Jesus, who was obedient to the end?

There can be no greater example to OBEDIENCE.

We must submit our tiny selves to the LORD, and follow JESUS alone.

As a result, all we do for others, glorify God alone.

There is no desire for personal wealth or recognition.

All glory is offered to God.

As God so rightfully deserves.

We cannot do enough for the CREATOR.

It's also beautiful to listen to what Jesus says here:

40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, 
Verily I say unto you, 
Inasmuch as ye have done it 
unto one of the least of these my brethren, 
ye have done it unto me.

Matthew 25:40 
King James Version


We do things for others, because we love them -- stranger, or not.

We do things for others, because we love God.

We do things for others, because we want to be of real help.

We do things for others, because the SPIRIT of God teaches us what to do, how to think, what to be, guiding us, every step of the way.

Jesus, in His short ministry, gave us so many beautiful TRUTHS from heaven, another of which:

13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, 
that will I do, 
that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

John 14:13 
King James Version


That's how we become a blessing to others.

That all we do, like all Jesus did, was to GLORIFY the Father -- our CREATOR.

The world has become the way it is now, because people forgot to look back to God.

There is no more love, and gratitude.

It's time to bring JESUS back into our hearts, and the SPIRIT of God, will teach us what to do each moment.

Have faith in that fact.

Only through JESUS, would we know what to do.

Only through JESUS, can the world became a God-filled world again, as it was before Adam and Eve disobeyed the instructions of God.

Surely, we all long for that world.

If we don't have it now, while we're all still alive, we can still have ETERNAL life with JESUS, but only if we are His TRUE followers.

It is never too late to become God's OWN.

But there is no time to waste.

Call upon JESUS now.


More articles to read here:
"It is Time to Live Right By the LORD"
JESUS son of GOD
The HOLY SPIRIT

Bible passages from biblegateway.com

P.S. Soon as I gave credit to Bible Gateway for the verses, God gifts me with the site's "Verse of the Day":

For we are his workmanship, 
created in Christ Jesus unto good works, 
which God hath before ordained 
that we should walk in them.

Ephesians 2:10 
King James Version


It's as if God's supporting the article I just wrote.


My life has been this way since I first asked to be CHRIST's own.

And yet, I continue to be in AWE each time.

As such, I await God's NEXT surprise!

It is wonderful to live as an obedient child of GOD!


Updated 24 January 2022


Friday, July 10, 2020

How to Help Each Other Breathe Easier

The world could be kinder, if people are kinder.

It's people who make up the world, after all.

Here are a few ideas which will ease all our burdens a bit, helping us all to breathe easier, and enjoy life for a change.

1. Lowering taxes.

2. Lowering interest rates.

3. Providing products and services that are truly needed.

4. Respecting the rights of every person.

5. Having more heart, than policies.

6. Writing fewer, simpler rules, in large letters.

7. Protecting other people's rights, and not just your own.

8. Living by God's Laws.

9. Making sure every citizen has a roof over their head.

10. Feeding the hungry, and not feeding off on them.

11. Producing family-oriented programs.

12. Using only what you need.

This is but a small sampling of things we can do.

The important thing is the principle behind the things we do.

Ideally, that "principle" would be GOD, the One who really lays down the rules, so all may breathe easier.

We deviated from that so the world is the way it is now -- choking the life out of the majority. 

Everything starts with self, and our relationship with God.

If we welcome God into our hearts, Jesus will send the Holy Spirit to teach us.

Only with God can we have a tomorrow. 

You are not a consumer, a tax payer, a cog in a wheel, a slave, a provider.

We are all children of God, "created in His image and likeness".

Who else will help each other?

We're all in this world together.

God knows every fiber of our being, so there's no hiding our intentions from God.

His Son, Jesus, taught us how to LOVE:

34 A new commandment I give unto you, 
That ye love one another; 
as I have loved you, 
that ye also love one another.
35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, 
if ye have love one to another.

John 13:34-35 
King James Version


Updated 24 January 2022

Friday, June 19, 2020

Learning to Love as Jesus Taught Us

40 And the King shall answer 
and say unto them, 
Verily I say unto you, 
Inasmuch as ye have done it 
unto one of the least of these my brethren, 
ye have done it unto me.

Matthew 25:40 
King James Version


That verse was one of the earliest I've ever encountered in Catholic school, and I'm grateful I was taught that.

Thus, it stayed with me throughout my life, even as I would fail to apply it every so often in all my years.

Now that I've become a born-again Christian, and taking Jesus' words to heart, I've become more aware of what the LORD really meant.

In that same chapter, Jesus said: 

31 When the Son of man shall come in his glory, 
and all the holy angels with him, 
then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:
32 And before him shall be gathered all nations: 
and he shall separate them one from another, 
as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:
33 And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, 
but the goats on the left.
34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, 
Come, 
ye blessed of my Father, 
inherit the kingdom prepared for you 
from the foundation of the world:
35 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: 
I was thirsty, 
and ye gave me drink: 
I was a stranger, 
and ye took me in:
36 Naked, and ye clothed me: 
I was sick, and ye visited me: 
I was in prison, and ye came unto me.

Matthew 25:31-36 (KJV)


Puzzled, the people asked:

37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, 
when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? 
or thirsty, and gave thee drink?
38 When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? 
or naked, and clothed thee?
39 Or when saw we thee sick, 
or in prison, 
and came unto thee?

Matthew 25:37-39 (KJV)


And that's when Jesus declared: 

40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, 
Verily I say unto you, 
Inasmuch as ye have done it 
unto one of the least of these my brethren, 
ye have done it unto me.

Matthew 25:40 (KJV)


That's how Jesus will separate the "sheep", from the "goats", gathering all nations when He comes in His glory, the second time around.

All our deeds will be laid bare for all of us to see.

There is no escaping the consequences of our actions, of our desire to love, or not to love, the least of God's brethren.

46 And these shall go away 
into everlasting punishment: 
but the righteous into life eternal.

Matthew 25:46 (KJV)


The covid crisis we're all going through right now, is such a separating of the "sheep", from the "goats".

I've tackled the destroyer's "devices" in the following fiction books I wrote from November to December 2019 (strangely enough, while there was covid developing in China):

"The Destroyer's Devices: Identifying evil in the world"
"The Phlegm Factory: Creating everyday assassins"
"Massive Money Machine: Where it's all at"
"Snuffing the Spirit: The tale of the heartless ones"
"Enemies of the WORD: On witches, warlocks, wizards, and warlords"
"Modern-Day Vampires: How others feed upon us"
"Prophet of Markets: The world is ripe for change

Are we really helping the less fortunate people, or are we getting them ever deeper into poverty, hunger, hopelessness, confusion, debt, and slavery?

Is there real love in our hearts?

Now that the LORD is waking all of us up once more, are we paying attention to what is happening to us, and to everyone around us?

Are we doing more of the same?

Do we remain stubborn, disobedient, proud, uncaring, indifferent, to the real needs and challenges of others, so we can remain comfortable where we are?

Perhaps, we've never been in their shoes, how could we possibly know how they're feeling?

Well, I've been in their shoes, and I know how it feels, thus, I'm writing this piece. 

Maybe, God made sure I'd be in those shoes, so I can personally write about it -- first hand.

He gave me the spiritual eyes to see, from the Holy Spirit's lens, so I can accurately see the state of the world, and how it is facing its own ruin, if we keep doing what we're all doing.

How else could I write about things I haven't experienced for myself? 

Until you become God's own, you cannot see "through" the masks, the veils, the subterfuge.

What I can do, is direct you to the relevant SCRIPTURE passages, in Jesus' own words.

Let Jesus tell you, Himself.

We do not have the luxury of time. 

13 Watch therefore, 
for ye know neither the day nor the hour 
wherein the Son of man cometh.

Matthew 25:13 (KJV)


In Matthew 25, Jesus tells us everything we need to know about loving others, worshiping God, and waiting for the LORD's return.

It tells us what to do with the "talents" God gave us.

It tells us how to serve others.

It tells us what awaits us, if we have lived as Jesus had instructed -- loving others as if they were Jesus themselves, for in truth, we all are.

And Jesus wonders: 

8 I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. 
Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, 
shall he find faith on the earth?

Luke 18:8 (KJV) 


We all came from the same God.

What is so difficult to understand about loving others, and worshiping God, when Christ already gave us the blueprint for the salvation of our souls?

What could matter more than anything, but God?

There is only God.

(Bible verse source: biblegateway.com)


Updated 24 January 2022


Sunday, June 14, 2020

How to Be Kind to Older People

One day we'll all get there.

One day, we'll all slow down, age, losing our memories, our hair turning white, our strength dissipating, maybe even get impoverished, wondering if we matter at all to the stronger ones.

That's how I keep things in perspective about aging.

We'll all get there.

Just a matter of time.

Sure, we still have a few more mileage to our years, but what of the much older people?

Do we know the many gifts they bring?

Do we have the patience to elicit, or help them remember the gifts they have for us?

I'm not talking about wills and stuff.

I'm talking about the wisdom, and experience, they have.

That's the real WEALTH.

They have lived far longer than we have.

Do you ever wonder what they can teach us?

I've always been a curious child, and I always love listening to older people.

It's all about joy, and respect.

Joy, at what you can learn from them.

Respect, for they have much to teach us.

Have we made time to honor these precious folks?

Do we make time, at all?

Do we sit at their feet, and encourage them to tell us about their lives?

Do we listen, with rapt attention, as they tell us stories (even tall stories) of their many adventures, from times past?

I do know of the love between grandparents, and grandchildren.

I hope we allow that a lot, for one keeps the other young; the other helps the other grow up.

I think, older people are the most interesting people on earth!

Older people are living, breathing, depositories of "history".

They've been where we never have been.

They may have lived through the wars, or many conflicts we know nothing about.

How have they managed to survive?

What would they like to teach us?

They'd make wonderful, non-academic professors, for one.

They can teach us much about life, love, work, even God.

Now that they're older, slower (maybe), less active (maybe), won't we make time to listen to them, too?

Will we allow their precious lives to waste away, with no one having cared or listened to them?

Just as we care about orphans, the sick, the disabled, the homeless, the starving, the widows, the disenfranchised in our societies, perhaps we can make time for our older kin, too.

Of course, I was shocked some homes for the aged allowed the elderly to die on their own from this covid crisis.

Can you imagine that?

Letting a person die, a person who cannot help themselves, and just letting them starve, and go that way?

We cannot abandon each other that way.

There's a little joke about how we all age.

That we all look like babies once more -- bald, and toothless -- and yes, helpless.

I honestly believe in my heart they have much to teach us.

We can all live longer lives if we are useful, if we have something to live for.

Each of us, young or old, has a gift to give the world. 

Won't we take it upon our hearts, to help older people remember?

And if they can't remember, we can't force it.

But we can be there for them, making sure they are treated well, and cared for, with respect.

We all deserve to live, and age, in dignity.

Are older people to be set aside, once their "usefulness" is over?

Who "dictates" such usefulness?

May society never forget the usefulness of each person.

There's that untainted, uncorrupted part of our hearts that aims to love.

Being a researcher on self and God, and a natural care giver, I know that there's a "light" in every person, waiting to be "uncovered".

Ideally, that light would be revealed by that person himself.

But what if, he couldn't, or wouldn't?

Would someone, in any part of the world, or community, or family, care to take take that bushel out, so the "light" may be revealed?

15 Neither do men light a candle, 
and put it under a bushel, 
but on a candlestick; 
and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.
16 Let your light so shine before men, 
that they may see your good works, 
and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

Matthew 5:15-16 
King James Version


Let us honor each other.

Let us honor the God in each other.

God created us all.

God must live in each one of us.

Let us remember the forgotten people in our household, our communities, our countries, our world.

Every human being has a purpose, and a value.

We are all precious in the eyes of the LORD.

3 The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying, 
Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.

Jeremiah 31:3 
King James Version

More verses on how we are all precious to God.

Updated 24 January 2022

Thursday, May 28, 2020

How to be Kind to Yourself

Would you really say you are kind to yourself?

Would you really say you have been kind to yourself?

One is the present tense; the other in the past tense.

Do we really know how to be kind, and thus, love ourselves?

All I know is this:

Only by fully embracing Christ, as a born-again Christian, did I finally understand what love was.

Only then did I also understand what true kindness was.

And that was much later in my life.

All that time, all those years, I had no idea what true love and kindness were.

I had an inkling, but I didn't have the FULL picture.

How I have erred in so many ways!

All that time, I had been blind.

But now, I see.

"Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, 
I am the light of the world: 
he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, 
but shall have the light of life."

John 8:12 
King James Version


The recent eight months were the most important months of my life, now that I'm beginning to really know Christ.

Everything about my life was important, but the past eight months had accelerated my understanding.

Is it possible to be a changed person, in such a short time?

Well, this much I will tell you.

On the first day I sought Christ as my Teacher, I changed on the spot.

Jesus promised us the Holy Spirit.

My life changed radically after that.

Now, the HS guides me, every step of the way.

Now, there is no more doubt what to think, say, or do.

Now, the HS does all the thinking and decision-making for me.

The Holy Spirit will open your eyes to your own being.

God created you, so expect to be shown your treasures, and yes, even your junk.

We cannot rejoin God, with all that junk.

Every so often, as HS sees fit, your memory will be triggered, of the ways you had been kind, or unkind.

And most of us had been unkind.

Full realization of those moments, as a born-again Christian, caused me drums of tears.

The tears come at will.

They're unstoppable, especially now that I know better.

I can't turn back the hands of time, I can't undo the wrong done, the errors, the insensitivities, but I sure can do my best to correct self, guided by Spirit now.

And, most of all, I had to ask for God's forgiveness, through Jesus. 

Every day of my life now, every hour, every minute, every second, every moment, is God's.

Never again will I be lost, or unsure.

God found me, and is now teaching me, through the Holy Spirit.

Now I know what work to do, which merely takes all the stuff I used to love to the next level -- God's level.

I didn't realize I had created many blogs about those interests.

Now, there is purpose to my existence, and clarity in my being.

The Holy Spirit of God made sure I fell down on my knees, in humility, and acknowledgment -- that God's POWER is All There Is.

But He didn't want me flagellating myself about it.

He wanted me to acknowledge Him (and His SON), to worship Him, and to watch and pray, as the world turns on its axis, with most inhabitants still needing to wake up to the Teachings of CHRIST.

When a son, or daughter of God, wakes up, the whole heaven rejoices.

As Jesus said:

"Likewise, I say unto you, 
there is joy in the presence of the angels of God 
over one sinner that repenteth."

Luke 15:10 
King James Version


Wake up to Jesus now.

The LORD will teach you to be kind.

Allow the Holy Spirit of God to teach you.

There is no other teacher but the HS.

All our teachers on earth don't have it right.

Only the Spirit of God can save you.

From yourself.

And from those who haven't kneeled before God yet.

Again, and again, I will say it.

Only God is the TRUE POWER.


Updated 24 January 2022

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

How to be a Kind Customer


Is the customer always right?

Not necessarily, and it depends.

My father, a doctor, would tell us that we have to be compassionate with patients, especially those in pain, for they become irritable, because they are wracked with pain.

Oftentimes, apart from the necessary medicine he prescribes for their condition, he's able to divert their attention by making them smile, or laugh, as he gently teases them about their ways.

An aunt once said that just hearing his voice was enough to make her well.

I know what she speaks of, for I love that unique timbre in my late Dad's voice -- it was soothing, and healing for me, too.

Many of us serve people, and are served in return.

I used to teach customer service to professionals in the big city, many years ago, and I also taught a few lecturers themselves.

I even wrote a manual on customer service, as well as a slim volume on it, which I called "The Simplest and Friendliest Customer Service Book Ever".

Work is service, so surely we serve many people each day, whether our work is online, or offline.

And in these covid crisis days, patience and perseverance are especially tested.

More than at any other time, people's hearts will be tested.

Because people have been cooped up too long in their homes, they are rightfully irritable and short-tempered, even impatient.

Others have become ill, and depressed.

No one can really breathe well, with a face mask on, and I've heard of one gentleman who really has a hard time wearing that all day long at work.

And yet, he's still able to tend to some online marketing at night.

The world had become a "serve me now, I want it now" society, and we have been at it for a long time now.

The digital world, with all its apps, makes sure people get what they order as soon as humanly possible.

Before the covid crisis, many people, especially the moneyed and powerful people, could demand what they want, any time they wanted.

And now that everyone's on the same boat, we all have to be patient, and considerate.

Any person in their right mind, and with a heart full of God, would make sure they would prioritize the more fragile members of the population, like the elderly, the disabled, the pregnant women, the children, and those in dire financial need, the sick, and those going hungry.

In these most challenging moments, our hearts are being tested, our souls are being stretched, and not all customers are right, for now, we all have to conform to certain rules put out by governments, for the protection of all.

All customers have to be sensible citizens now, for if we make it hard for others, we may also endanger their lives, by being stubborn, or foolhardy.

Gone are the divas, and dudes, who have everyone at their beck and call.

Now, everyone has to sport a face mask, and observe social distancing, as well as be vigilant everywhere.

We cannot make undue demands on others, for their hands are full, and many places are understaffed, for many companies and institutions had to cut down their workforce as  a result of this covid crisis.

Sadly, the covid cut down the workforce itself.

And we wonder if there will be an end to all these, as well as wondering what the real story is, and what the real statistics are.

We all have to make do with what is available -- resources and information -- and have to exercise patience, love, and temperance.

Where before, priests can attend to their parishioners, now, churches are closed.

Now, we all have to trust God, pray directly to Him, and get creative in everything we do.

And maybe, that's EXACTLY what God wants -- that we go DIRECTLY to Him.

Gone are the comforts, and luxuries.

Gone is the usual freedom to move about, and go anywhere, even travel, at will.

Now, the busiest people are those in government, health, the  military, police, those in transportation, food production, food deliveries, utilities, and telecommunications.

These are the ones serving the hardest now, and customers and patients are lucky to be served at all, for service providers are outnumbered.

What does it mean to be a kind customer?

Under any circumstance, it means we are patient, considerate, friendly, and generous to those who serve us.

We pay the service provider what is due them, and we give it with a smile, and real gratitude, especially if we had been served well.

We pay people because they have to pay rent, staff, loans, materials, transportation, hosting, and a whole lot of other expenses in the back office that only they know about.

They also have to provide for their families, and perhaps, other people they're helping.

Even on these tough days, we cannot deprive them of their rightful payment, as they need that to keep their business, or enterprise, going, too.

Kindness means, you put yourself in the shoes of another.

I've been an entrepreneur many times over, serving people all the time, that's why I was able to write that customer service book.

We just hope, and pray, that customers put themselves in our shoes, too.

We, service providers, are grateful to be paid, but we are not slaves.

We are to be treated with the same respect as everyone else -- rich or poor, educated, or uneducated -- for we are all God's children.

Perhaps, this covid crisis has many layers of lessons to teach us all, and by the Grace of God, we can all be aware of it.

Only then can we really serve well and not be diffcult, stubborn, or unpleasant.

We're all in this together, whether we like it or not, for we are facing a battle that was not created overnight.

If you read my other blog, "Prophecy Lessons", you'd know more about who the real perpetrator of ALL difficulty is.

And he certainly is not of God.

Nevertheless, your hope is in Jesus alone, as you will see from this post.


Updated 24 January 2022