Holy Thursday

Jesus on the cross with crown in front of him

Thanking God For Our Blessings

For everyone who knows God knows that He is all loving and wants nothing but the best for us. But we have to remember from the bible that God informs us that He is not of this world; therefore, if our hearts are with God, our goal is to live for Him and not for what happens in this world. It is important to have goals and aspirations but to also remember that they are only earthly accomplishments at the end of the day.

Many of us get lost into our worldly affairs only to forget that our hearts really belong with the creator. But some of you may ask, “If God cares for us, then why did he allow COVID-19 to destroy so many peoples’ lives?” Again, God works in mysterious ways and we do not know why things happen the way that they do; we just have to trust the process if our love is truly with Him.

But you also have to remember that God gave Satan power to rule Earth. In the bible, Jesus is tested by God by having to spend 40 days and nights in the desert without food or water. During this treacherous journey, Satan makes an appearance and tries to tempt Jesus to put God to the test by turning rocks into bread.

Satan also brings Jesus to the highest point of a mountain and tells him, “Bow down and worship me and I will give you all the kingdoms of the world!” Jesus refuses to follow Satan and in return, Satan gives up and leaves Jesus. This is what we are going through on a daily basis, whether you believe in God or not; Satan is out here tempting us because if goodness exists, then so must evilness.

You have to understand that there are many questions that remain unanswered in this world. God did not create us in order to provide us with these answers; if he had, then we would have known them already. But that’s where Satan comes in; the prince of darkness who tricked Adam and Eve into eating the fruit from the tree of knowledge!

Satan is willing to offer you secret knowledge about Earth and the universe as well as provide you with riches, but only if you worship him; in other others, selling your soul to the devil! For Satan, he loses nothing by offering humans riches but gains everything by obtaining your soul; for obtaining your soul is Satan’s way of rebelling against God by stealing one of his children away from him.

So don’t let Satan kidnap you from our father. God wants us to defeat this test of life and return back to Him in heaven where we all came from. But because Adam and Eve failed to listen to God when He warned them not to eat from the tree of knowledge, sin was created and we now have to pay our dues in return. But in this long and challenging process called life, we have to continue having faith in God, accepting his Son Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, following the ten commandments and living as good human beings.

Let us thank God for our blessings on this Holy Thursday, “Thank you God that we are healthy, prosperous and still alive during these hard times. Please continue to bless us and everyone in need. Amen!”

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Cherish Your Family

Five person family walking on seashore during golden hour

Your Family Is The Blessing

No matter how difficult the world may be, do not lose your bond with your family. A family is a source of emotional support, protection, love and security. Even if arguments arise from time to time, brush them aside and look at the bigger picture: “I have a family I can be with.”

Some individuals lose their family from a young age; they may become lost in life and turn to drugs, prostitution, criminal activity or even sex trafficking. Their nest crumbled at a young age and they were never ready to tackle the hardships of society. Remember to remind yourself how your family is still around; count your blessings!

Utilize your family to learn and grow from. Do not repeat the same mistakes they make; be the role model and teach them right from wrong. A family is a unit that learn’s from each other; put aside your ego and humble yourself.

Be thankful for every day that you get to spend with your family; friends cannot replicate the same consistent natural love that you obtain from your family. Because friends come and go, but a strong family can be there for a lifetime. Everyday that you have the opportunity to hear, speak to or be around your family is a blessing.

Let’s make The DSM Ready Movement an international family focused on peace, love, prosperity and success!

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