If you're a sports fan, you often hear atheletes say "I'm blessed," normally after they win. People talk about their children and use the word "blessed." At the dinner table many call the prayer over their food the "blessing." There are many uses of the word "bless." The word is defined: to request of God the bestowal of divine favor on, to guard from evil, to make or pronounce as holy.
There was a time when the head of the family would pronounce blessing upon his children before his death. In Genesis 27, Isaac blesses Jacob before he passes, and his blessing over Jacob was for both he and his descendants. The same goes for Jacob as he passes. Genesis 48-49, Jacob blesses his 12 sons. If you read these blessings placed on the sons, the fathers of Israel's 12 tribes, and know of their history, you will, not only see the importance of the patriarch's blessing, but also see the fulfillment throughout scripture. Jacob, (Israel), blessed his 12 sons, and God stood behind his blessing to their fulfillment. Jacob bestowed divine favor on his children.
There are many examples throughout scriptures of blessings, and knowing this, it is very apparent that by blessing another, we bring divine favor on that person. We can and do bless, or curse our own children. We bless or curse our spouses, our employers, and friends by our words over them. Telling a child they won't amount to anything if they don't apply themselves may be true, but wrong in it's presentation. Comparing one child to another is terribly wrong. Those things you're saying to them is prophetic whether you believe it or not. Just think of the things your parents said to you, and tell me differently if you can.
We must say words of blessing and encouragement over our children, spouses, friends, co-workers, and really everyone we meet. By blessing our children, placing the favor of God on them, things will begin to change in their lives in dramatic fashion. So how do you bless them? What words do you say to bless others? Let's look at Numbers 6:22-27
And the Lord spoke to Moses saying: "Speak to Aaron and his sons
saying, this is the way you shall bless the children of Israel. Say to
them: The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face to
shine upon you, and be gracious to you. The Lord lift His countenance
upon you, and give you peace.
So they shall put My Name on the children of Israel, and I WILL BLESS
You may have heard these words at church or at your synagogue quite often, and they may have lost or have no meaning to you. But think on these words in the passage. God said that when this blessing is pronounced over the people, His Name is placed upon the people. The Eternal Self-Existing Creator of everything created, stands behind these words. His name encompasses everything needed for a person to live a life of blessing. And the scriptures are full of examples of blessings to others, even to bless God, set Him apart as holy in our lives.
My purpose in this blog is that in this upcoming year, we learn to bless others, not curse them by wishing evil to happen to them. Don't even think those thoughts of "I hope they get what they deserve." You may get what you deserve with those thoughts. No, let's think good toward others, let's place blessings on others. Let's go to our churches and recovery meetings to be a blessing instead of going to get a blessing. And bless each other, our homes, our families, even strangers we meet everyday.
Thanks to all for reading these blogs since September. I am beginning to get quite a work load back from the publisher on my book, and may be limited to the time I will have for these blogs. i may have to keep the blogging down to 3 days per week. So try to be patient with me. I will do my best to keep them coming.
God bless and keep you. God grant you the prayers you ask of Him. May God prosper you, and keep you in health in 2012! Keith.
New Years Day is a few days away, and I always like to look back at the past years events, both good and bad. What I don't want to allow bad events to leave me remorseful, or with guilt. I know that each problem presented to me in the past twelve months are things I need to improve on, or they're situations I have no ability to control. There is no way I want to leave those things unchanged, and have to go through the same grief and suffering. With the good things that happened, I want to see what was done for them to occur and build on that foundation.
I have to ask myself these questions:
Do I want to be a better person? a better husband? a better son? father? employee? sponsor?
Do I want to have greater depth spiritually? spend more time developing
my prayer life? studying the Word? building faith? giving more?
Do I want to improve myself physically? mentally?
This is why it's important to look at past success and failures. Seeing the successes, I can take these questions and improve on those successes. Looking at my blunders, the questions can ensure not returning to re-learn the same lessons over again. I both good and bad, I can see through the Word, just how to avoid and improve.
"I beseech you therefore brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies, a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God." Rom.12:1-2 (NKJV)
"Casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ." 2Cor.10:5 (NKJV)
"Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom"...Col.3:16 (NKJV)
I believe the Word more than what I see with my eyes. These verses tell me to give my all to renewing my mind to the word of Christ, and capturing the junk that enters my thoughts and throwing it out like garbage, and I will improve. Living a Spirit dominated life, causes me to grow in Him. And if I live a spirit dominant life, what I think, what I want, how I feel, is secondary. Now God has something to work with, and I will be a better husband, father, son, employee, etc. You must know I may never reach that in total, but I strive for it.
From what I see now, removing the clutter is key for me in 2012. I don't want to give a second to worry over how much is in the bank. I don't want to ponder the success of my book, or the other projects I'm working on. I do want my new address to be living a balanced life, seeing good in each new day. And above all, this is what I want:
"That I know Him in the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death....forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus." Phil.3:10, 13-14 (NKJV)
Thanks for reading, may God bless and keep you all, Keith.
I don't do resolutions. I have never had success doing so. Some time back, when still using alcohol daily, I always would say, "my resolution for the new year is to quit drinking." I thought if I could have one more good time on New Years Eve, I would make that resolution happen. It never did. In fact, I thought, "well, maybe I'll wait until the Super Bowl, then quit." I wasn't serious. Down deep, I knew that.
Resolution defined is, a firmness in purpose. Today, I don't wait on the New Year to make changes, it's the day I'm living in that causes me to want change. It's the moment I understand my need to change, that I go to God in prayer and seek improvement. Why wait? I am determined today, to do what it takes to be what God wants me to be. Change is hard, hurtful, and wonderful.
But people do make the resolutions in spite of the percentages of success to be so low. I applaud them, and hope they're in the percentage of successful goal setters. Smoking, dieting, exercise programs, and drinking are some of the resolutions people strive to quit or start on day one of the new year. If you're into making this year count as the year of victory for your particular goal, then steps should be made today. The question is, are you willing to go to any length to win? If so, think about these ideas. Implement a plan, if you fail to plan, you plan to fail.
Here's a few ideas. Some of these are used in AA/NA for the alcoholic/addict, and they work if you work for them.
1.) Pray. Pray sincerely, that God will honor your aim. He will help.
Use the serenity prayer. Pray for others you know are trying to reach
their goals, that God will help them too.
2.) Get a vision of your success. If your dieting, see yourself in new
skinny clothes. See yourself enjoying your time at the gym, not hating
a workout. Put it in your head to win, and see success everyday.
3.) Change the way you talk. Stop saying "I hope I make it, or I'm
trying." Say "I can do it, I'm making it today." Words make a
difference, garbage in, garbage out. Life in, real living out.
4.) Stay clear of negative people, naysayers bent on your failure. If
your immediate family is like that, put your foot down, call them on
their garbage, and challenge them to improve themselves.
5.) If you're dieting, quitting habits of any kind, get into a support
group. You'll find friends there willing to help you. Don't be shy about
this, it's vital. There is support groups for every addiction. Get involved.
As you reach your goal, start helping others. That will help you get out
of yourself, and keep you focused on your aims. Read their literature
and their success stories. This helps you press ahead.
These are ideas, they really work. I could really elaborate on these, and add more. I've seen them work, they have worked for me. But again, you must be willing to go to any length. Don't think for a moment you will fail if you act on these 5 things...you will win. The reason percentages are low is there is no plan. If dieting, plan on rewarding yourself once per month with each weight goal you hit. Have fun winning. People will really find a deep respect for your determination, and you may help them in the future.
Finally, read the book of Philippians, the book of joy. It can motivate you to see that God is working in and through you to achieve His purpose. Read the Psalms, pick one each day to draw you to God's presence in your life. Don't read? Make that your resolution...read, read, read! People die for the priviledge in other countries. Make 2012 a great year!
Thanks for reading, God bless and keep you all, Keith.
Another year is nearly in the history book. Where did it go? It seems when I was just a teenager time crawled. I thought, "I'll never get my driver's license!" Everything, even those last few days of a school year seemed months away. Then into my twenties, the kids were little, time was moving a little too fast and today...time flies at light speed! Time is precious today, I don't want to waste a minute.
There are so many days that I plan to get certain things done....tomorrow. I'm going to call that friend or family member I haven't spoken to in a while. I'm going to go through files or closets and get rid of stuff I'll never use. Tomorrow, I'm going to enroll in that class or, get into a regular work out routine. Tomorrow I'll start that diet. Tomorrow, I'll apologize to that person I hurt. Tomorrow, I'm set on praying more. Tomorrow, I'm going to get help for this drinking problem....on and on. You and I seemed to be married to those five syllables of sorrow...procrastination.
We will have tomorrow, what we have today. We will do tomorrow, what we did today. Here are a few wise words to ponder:
" Tomorrow is the busiest day of the week." Spanish proverb
" You may delay, but time will not, and lost time is never found
again." Benjamin Franklin
" Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die, even
the undertaker will be sorry." Mark Twain
That idea you came up with that would really be helpful to many, that study group you're planning to put together, that physical you're determined to have, going to an AA meeting you promised your spouse and children, and looking for that job, putting out those "feelers" for a possible relocation you really want....all of these have been placed on tomorrows agenda, never to happen. Why? Fear?
I would have to agree fear of failure is a major factor that hampers our "becoming" or most achievements. But there is another thought that I feel is a dream killer, it's selfishness. We don't want to get off the couch and start that workout. We really don't want to check that job out, because we don't feel like going anywhere today. We don't call that family member we haven't spoken to forever...that may lead to having to go visit, and I really don't want to do that right now.
Tired of living that way? I am. A few years back, I worked at a place that was seldom busy. I had a computer on my desk and I got hooked playing a game on the net. I spent hours playing. One day I thought about the time I had, and was wasting. Enough already! I made a list of 101 things to do other than play a stupid game. From that list, I learned to play guitar, learned to speak Spanish conversationally, and began to read, really read. My life changed from hating what I had become, and I was sick of putting off. The key to this change was prayer. I asked God to help me live to learn, and to restore that ambition to accomplish my goals. He helped me, and continues to do so.
In these last few days of 2011, take the time to think about what you plan to do in the year 2012. Think about those ideas and ambitions you've had that just faded away from busyness, raising children, or being enslaved to your job, or even from addictions to drug, alcohol, gambling, porn, etc. Then ask God to help you return to the enthusiasm of your youth, when thoughts and ideas were fresh, and nothing seemed impossible to you. And here is the secret word I'm going to give you at no extra charge...inertia. Get up, take a walk, think, pray, and write down tomorrow. Write down what you see in the future as if your immediate goals were accomplished.
A couple of thoughts: Don't make crazy claims, or set impossible goals. Don't ask God to help you, then take matters into your own hands and buy a lottery ticket. Keep things simple, just out of reach at first, then with each little achievement like, getting the closet cleaned out, or making that first AA/NA meeting, getting the family into a home church, or spending 15 mins per day walking in place, you can stretch further, reach higher as you accomplish the smaller goals. And before you lay down at night, review the day. Don't be hard on yourself if things didn't get done, ask God to help you do better. Then take a moment to be grateful for all you have, no matter how little you have.
I hope this has helped you, it has helped me. Thanks for reading, God bless and keep you all. Keith
This entire year has been a year of birth...and of death. We have lost some dear friends and family members this year. Those individuals will never be forgotten and we continue to pray that God will fill the void in their hearts from their loss, and bring them peace. We welcomed Greyson Joseph into the world, and made Bayleigh and John proud new parents. And there have been many good things that have come throughout the year to fill us with joy. God is truly good...all of the time.
This day is celebrated in memory of the Christ-child's birth. For the believer and follower of Christ, His coming causes us to reflect on His birth and giving His all, so we can have a new birth into eternal life through our belief in Him. This familiar passage tells the whole story:
"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son,
that whosoever believes in Him, shall not perish, but have everlasting
life." John 3:16 (NKJV)
In Christ, we don't see with the eyes of our bodies, but the eyes of our spirit. By faith we know this passage to be reality, no doubt remains, we're in Him...forever! We are a newborn, not of the flesh, we're born of the Spirit.
I am grateful for God's gift, He gave his best. Today, when all of the presents are opened, the kids are playing with their toys, and the house returns to normal. Take a moment to think of those who've lost family members and loved ones. Think about those who had no one to celebrate this holiday with. Think about the elderly couple, unable to get out and attend services, and think about the homeless, the foster child, the skid-row alcoholic, the drug addict, and the hungry. Pray for these broken, lost, and friendless. Ask God if there is anything you can do for anyone He brings to mind. Remember He gave His best.
Then take a minute, reflect on all you have. Not just material things, but also those wonderful gifts of sight, hearing, sanity. Think of your healthy children, the warm room you're setting in, and food on your table. Thank God, tell Him you're grateful for all of those things both tangible, and intangible. Be like the newborn baby in your heart and mind today, innocent, clean, and hungry to do the things that please Him.
Be Jesus to someone else today.
And now, the Lord bless and keep you. The Lord make His face to shine on you, and be gracious unto you. The Lord lift His countenance upon you, and give you peace. In all you do today, and everyday, think on His goodness. Thanks for reading, Keith.
When I was in high school, the rock-opera "Jesus Christ Superstar" was introduced. It was very controversial. The idea was to show his humanity, according to the producers. The religious right were off the charts angry because the opera took away Christ's deity completely, and reduced Jesus to merely an angry activist. I wasn't a fan at all, not because of the politics behind the show...I didn't like the music. What came from the whole controversy was a new name..."Superstar."
Then the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid Mary, for you have found
favor with God. And behold you will conceive in your womb and bring
forth a Son, and shall call His name Jesus. He will be great and be called
Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His
father David. And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His
kingdom there shall be no end!" Luke 1: 30-33 (NKJV)
The angel Gabriel told Mary to name Him Jesus. Then let her know He would have a nick-name, "Son of the Highest." From that announcement from Gabriel, Jesus has be given names that cause Him to stand out among all of the Jesus' of that time and this. There are many men names Jesus in our world today, mainly in Spanish speaking countries, but "the Jesus," has these names associated with His name:
Rose of Sharon/Lily of the valley/ Wonderful Counsellor/ Mighty God
Everlasting Father/Prince of Peace/ Savior of the world/ Daystar/ Healer/
The Word of God/ the Bread of Life/ son of David/Lamb of God/second
Adam/ Advocate/bright and Morning Star/King of Glory/Head of the Church/
King of Kings and Lord of Lords...to name a few.
Those opposing Him gave him names too, mainly out of spite. Jesus said to His followers that they would be hated for His namesake, and one of the reasons I "came to believe" in Him was the rage of the secular world's hatred for Him. I wanted to know why He is hated so much. I don't hate the gods of other religions, I just don't believe in them. I don't hate the god of science, (biological evolution), I just don't believe in it. The motivation of man's hatred of Jesus has sprung from evil personnified, the devil. Over the centuries, he has done everything possible to wipe out the name of Jesus from the world, even with the blood of those who follow Jesus.
I don't mind the "Superstar" title at all. He is indescribable. The Bible gives a hint of who He really is in this passage:
"Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him a name
which is above every name, that at the name of JESUS every knee
should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and those
under the earth, and that every tongue will confess that JESUS
CHRIST IS LORD, to the glory of God the Father." Phil.2: 9-11 (NKJV)
That little baby of the manger now sits at God's right hand, having given His precious blood for our sin, and reconciled us to God. He sits there, in anticipation to bring us to His eternal kingdom, and defending us from the low life accusations of satan. Love that name(s) or hate Him, we all will see Him as He really is one day, and bow and admit that He is Lord. Accept Him now, your life will change. The names give Him will take on real meaning to you. Reject Him, and he is just another Jesus in history.
Merry Christmas to you all, God bless and keep you. I pray that this Christmas celebration brings you new understanding of the reality of Christ Jesus, and His purpose in coming to Earth. Thanks for reading, Keith.
The beauty of the scripture's story of the Nativity is beyond inspiring. Dumbstruck is a better word for me, as the story came to life. That didn't happen at a live Nativity scene at a local church, or during a sermon. It happened in the passages themselves. And of all things, what knocked me for a loop came in the first chapter of Matthew... the geneology? Jesus' earthly father, the man who raised him, Joseph, was out of the lineage of David, king of Israel. Mary his mother was out of the lineage of David too.
When David became king, he wanted to build God a permanent place to dwell, so the people could come there and worship. But because of David's history of war, God said to David that his son would build it, not him. God said through Nathan the prophet to go tell David this:
..."Thus says the Lord:Would you build a house for me to dwell in?"
2Sam. 7:5 (NKJV)
God further explained to David through Nathan, that he wouldn't build a house for Him, but I'm going to build a house for you David.
"and your house and your kingdom shall be established forever
before you, you're throne shall be established forever!" vs. 16
From that time on, the devil tried to destroy David and his entire household, so that from David's seed, the Messiah could not come. And even when Christ was born and the kings of the east came to honor Him, they stopped and asked Herod where Israel's king was actually located. Herod, then tried to eliminate Him by killing every male, 2yrs old and under in Bethlehem. Joseph and Mary was already warned and had moved to Egypt.
But the stunning thing of Jesus history, was the family tree's history of individual broken, ragamuffins, with tainted pasts. The women: Rahab the harlot, Ruth the Moabite (Israel's mortal enemy), Bathsheba the adulteress, these all were in Christ lineage. The men in Christ's lineage made the women look like saints, and in both the men and women, you and I should see that God will use us, no matter what our tainted pasts are, there is hope.
The lineage is truly amazing. Conspiricies, murders, adulterers, liars, and the like. Godly men and women, loyal, giving and caring, and the like. All of these, good and bad all show up in His family tree. God used what we wouldn't tell about our own tree of life because of embarrassment. There is no way of telling all of the remarkable history of Jesus, but two things stand out to me. One, God's covenant with David established David's throne forever. God built David a spritual house that's eternal. Everyone who follows Christ are in that bloodline, adopted into that lineage. Two, God does take the simple things, and people, and confounds men and Earthly wisdom. And He bids all of us to come to Him, dwell in this eternal kingdom. He will reject no one, no matter what their past is. So come.
I hope you all have a great Christmas season. Take the time as your family gathers, to read aloud Luke 2, the story of Jesus' birth. Make Christmas memorable to the little ones, memorable of Jesus, not presents. Thanks for reading, God bless and keep you all, Keith.
The battle continues. Each year we are bombarded by the outrage of the few people who are anti-God everything, insisting any religious symbols and reminders of the birth of Christ be removed from public places. And then the retaliation of the religious world with outrage toward the stores and public places that relent to the harrassment of the hate-God groups. The religious are deemed intolerant of the unreligious. The unreligious or, "tolerant," are intolerant of the religious people's intolerance. Neither side is tolerant. Neither will change the opinion of the other.
Who pays for the legal fees for both sides? How much do they spend? If they are good people, wouldn't it be better if they ignored the other, shopped in spite of the baby Jesus, star over Bethlehem, or Santa Claus signs and just shop like they have all their lives? Why the antagonism? Take that money you pay the lawyers and give it to the needy. You religious, pray for the unreligious, practice your faith. You unreligious, try this...prove you're tolerant. Both of you are nothing more than hate groups to the bystanders. And lawyers should refuse to even take a case that goes against the majority will, and stop dividing the nation even further to line your greedy pockets with gold, frankincence, and myrrh. Enough is enough.
There is no way that you and I can change the other by our reason. We have different worldviews. Many of the religious folk live in a shell with little or no knowledge of what is going on in the streets and ghettos. Unreligious are dead to spirituality. How can we give a gift to one another for just one year? Give the gift of silence, stop the rage. Or can you? If we cannot, our personal objectives are more important than people, we are selfish only, our agenda is what matters. I am done with my rant. I am concerned that we began a trend in this country that the people only see the wrong in everything. We love only contention.
I want to finish with these thoughts. I believe many of the reasons the secular world have disdain for anything religious may be justified. Brennan Manning explains it well with this statement:
"The greatest single cause of atheism in the world today is Christians, who acknowledge Jesus with their lips and walk out the (church) door and deny Him with their lifestyle. That's what an unbelieving world finds unbelievable."
And its true. We all really need to review our personal morals and look how we live in the eyes of the secular world. Then make those necessary changes by asking God's help. This would be the greatest of gifts we could give the Savior. Again, we won't change each others worldview, but with our changing, we may tolerate theirs. Agree without being disagreeable. Then maybe this Christmas, some peace on Earth with each other.
Thanks for reading, Merry Christmas, God bless and keep you all, Keith.
The most difficult time of year to stay sober is the Christmas season. Unless you want to count the Super Bowl, or opening day for baseball. Well, then there is the fourth of July...oh yeah, March Madness, or maybe when Nascar starts in February. And I forgot your birthday, that's the real deal. It's hard to stay sober on your birthday, er...then there's those days ending in "y." Everyday is hard to stay sober, if you don't want to stay sober. The list is endless. I drank because I was happy, sad, boredom, busyness, nervous because it would calm me, or I was too calm and needed to kick it up a notch. I drank because of the way I was treated at work, I drank because work was going great. I drank because no one was home, I drank because the house was full and the kids made me nervous. You get the message...I wanted to drink.
Is this you? A loved one? If this is you, I would love to tell you to try to hold off through Christmas, let your families have a break. But you and I know you can't quit, even for a day. Why? You want to drink/drug, no matter what day it is. I know you're miserable, you made a show at Christmas last year, and ruined everyone's good time. You lost your job, or was put in jail, or made a fool of yourself at the Christmas party. It really doesn't matter the reason...you're miserable! There is a way out if you've had enough. Don't wait to the new year to set a resolution, ask God to help you right now, ask Him to free you from this sickness, He will. Then put your faith into action and find a meeting, AA/NA or Celebrate Recovery, and let those there help you.
And if you're a loved one who has someone this reminds you of...you pray too. No amount of words you speak to them about getting help will be heard, but God hears you. If they ask God for help, and you ask Him for help, you both are agreeing in prayer, He will do it.
"Again I say to you that if two of you agree on Earth concerning
anything they ask, it will be done for them of my Father in heaven."
Matt. 18:19 (NKJV)
You can't beg them, threaten them, or throw them out to make them change. There are no carnal ways to force an addict or an alcoholic, not even prison. It takes a desire to live free of addictions, prayer, surrender, forgiveness. Each of these are worth a chapter, or an entire book itself. If you don't desire to quit, ask God to create in you that desire. Again, he will.
When the wise men came to see the Messiah, they didn't come empty handed. They brought gifts, gold, frankincence, and myrrh. How about you bringing Jesus a gift this year...yourself. If you surrender to him, you'll know what real freedom is.
Thanks for reading everyone, Merry Christmas! God bless and keep you all, Keith.
Looking back throughout my past can take me in one of two directions. I can look back and wonder, "what a waste," or, in total gratitude to God for everything He has brought me out of, saved me from falling into, and untold mercies and good gifts in my life. I want to literally shake myself to see if I'm really awake at times, because of His incomprehensible ways of working out the very details of my everyday living...even when I was far from His will for me. I do not want to look back at what may have been, as though I have missed the mark and cannot be used to achieve, feeling worthless to God and man. I want to use every stupid act I've committed as a gift to others on their way to blunderville.
I do not want anyone to think I regard sin as a gift, but sins we have committed can be used to God's glory, with a heart truly repentant. You may have a checkered past and feel unworthy to be used by God. Wrong! He will take all of your brokeness, selfishness, and ignorance, and place you in a position to serve, as you surrender. Get pumped! Get your mind set on enough being enough! When your mind becomes fixed on living to please Him, serve others, and put self aside, watch out. God is taking you places you never dreamed of. The gifts you have been given are surfacing! Shake them up, stir yourself!
"Sin is too stupid to see beyond itself." Alfred Lord Tennyson
If we dwell in the thoughts of our past, we restrict what God has in our future. Our faults and failures can be a type of slavery that cannot be emmancipated. But looking into the liberty we receive through God, we become stirred deep in our spirits to forgive ourselves and motivate others to good works. In God's economy, our value is of extreme importance, we carry a personna of the presence of God. When I walk into a room, Jesus is in the room. When I arrive at work...Jesus is present. We must free ourselves of our feelings of inferiority, and stir ourselves to see Who is with us continually.
This is the end of another calender year. I have had wonderful news, and I have had much sorrow. I can say that the majority of problems has been my own doing, trying to run the world, control everthing around me, and not surrendering my regal greatness. A new year is approaching and I'm really not big on resolutions. But I do have resolve, that in 2012, to get stirred, not to rule over people places and things, but to reign in life through Christ. I hope you feel the same. We can move into a higher spiritual plane, when surrendered. God can use you...and me. I am ready.
Thanks for reading, God bless and keep you all. Keith