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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

The Precious Breath of Life

Good day Mars,
     It has been such a long time since I've reached out to you...I was thinking about all that is still transpiring with our young black men, who are being gunned down and fatally taking down. It would be very befitting for me to end the year with a brief reflection. It's a wonder if anybody can't help but to stop breathing, like our dearly departed brotha Eric. The injustice is suffocating us as mothers, sistas, grandmothers, aunts and daughters. To witness first hand or through the relentless broadcasting of our men being killed like animals for slaughter.
     I spoke with several young men today about being obedient to those who have authority over you, looking the part of someone who is  good and decent and stop asking "why?". I told one young man, that "they" don't care about you and consider your life of absolutely no value. So, as I continued to conveyed very sensitive underlying truths to him, I let him know that he is no longer three years old and don't need to know "why", when he is asked to do or not to do something. 
     I expressed to a group of colleagues that, yes we can, tell these young folks NO! and if their momma's got any questions then just state the circumstances and rules to be followed. Be confident, even when they don't agree, they will still respect you. After all, it's for their sons' safety and long term best interests. I cannot see any sound minded parent rallying against somebody caring for their son.     
    While there are some folk out there who could give a rats tail if our sons live or die, there are more than that who do care and want them to live. The word of life teaches us to be humble, meek and mild. I really feel in this dispensation of time why all this is happening, the Father is trying to wake His people up. Most of us have been sleep walking long enough. We need to stop throwing our sons to the wolves, to live like savages while having no regards for the lives of others let alone themselves.
     And lastly, lets continue to pray for the Brown family and community of Ferguson, as well as the Garner's and NY. There is a list and host of other families and powers that be, need to be lifted up in prayer. Let's also stop making excuses for our sons' poor behaviors, poor choices and poor grades while continuing to reward such atrocities. We must start correction when they are young and cute, because if not they will grow up to become old and ugly...

Have a blessed New Year!
Jerri of M.a.r.s.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Who we are & Why we are...

Good day M.a.r.s,
      It's been a long while, however I just wanted to share a thought or two with you, God's precious people called by His name.
     I am having a bible study with a sister of mine and the Lord has us meditating on Romans 12:1-3. I love this scripture as the King James version reads..." I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God..."
     The Lord God is taking us to a place to further define and perhaps also redefine, Who we are and Why we are. God inspired Paul the Apostle, to inform us once again, to not just read the word but to rightly divide the word. Paraphrasing as the scripture reads...
1. God is urging us, that is defined in the word beseech.
2. God is asking us to present (Jesus already did this) our bodies as a living sacrifice, where as in the old, sacrifices were presented dead.
3. God calls us Holy because He is! (not because of any outward look, walk or talk).
4. God calls us acceptable because Jesus is!; the chief corner stone; living precious stone. (further readings 1Peter 1:13-2:10)
5. God calls us out of spiritual conformity, (our will) that is of this world.
6. God calls us to transform our minds by daily renewing; His word will accomplish that what it was sent to do; wash us.
This is the part that We (His precious people) after having faith in all the above will be able to do:
7. Prove...what is good (God the Father), and acceptable (God the Son) and perfect Will of God (God the Holy Spirit).
     The scripture goes on, but believing in Who we are: God's precious people, makes it very plain of Why we are: God is...the great I am.
     Closing with this, none of God's commands can be accomplished by us doing nothing but abiding in Him. So STOP! please stop thinking neither let nobody have you to think that any of this comes in the form of how well someone preaches, prays, physically appears, how many times they attend church, etc...again, just stop looking at all the exteriors of man along with his labors in this world because they're temporal. So, when we find ourselves not feeling like any of the above, and we will, it is because we're not! And that's ok, because it is God all by Himself working through us, His precious people. Once and for all, fix our eyes on the prize, Jesus, who makes all scripture possible to believe & live with a sigh of relief. He will present us faultless! That's a promise that can never be broken. Let us continue to love; the greatest commandment.
You can make it, Jeshua did it!
Jerri of M.a.r.s