I Am Kind-Hearted

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Positive Affirmation: Heart Of Gold

“I am kind-hearted because I have learned through my life experience that doing the opposite has never resolved any problems. Weak people rely on hate and division, but I rely on God’s love which he has shared with the world before our creation. I am kind-hearted because this helps the world evolve into a better place, whether or not others recognize it. I am not like the rest because I am not of this world as God teaches us in the bible. And that’s why I am kind-hearted!”

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I Am In Love With The World

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Positive Affirmation: Loving The World

“I am in love with the world for God loved the world so much, that he gave his only Son Jesus Christ so that it can be saved. I do not identify with evilness but recognize its shape and form when it manifests around me and even in me at moments in time. Aside from the evilness in the world, I love the world because I am of God and I am his child. And when someone commits an evil deed towards me, I kiss his other cheek for I am here to spread love, kindness and positive vibes. I am not here to judge the world but to live for God by spreading love.”

I Am Thankful

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Positive Affirmation: Being Thankful

“I am thankful that despite my mental illness, I have food on the table, clothes in the closet, a car in the driveway, a family by my side and God who loves and takes care of me everyday!”

Riots Don’t Solve Problems

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Energy Diverted Elsewhere

With any great problem comes the desire for a better solution. If historically speaking, this problem has persisted for over one hundred years, then the solution should not resemble the problem. What I am getting at is that the problem of racism has exited for a very long time and will not stop anytime soon, so the solution that has not worked over the last one hundred years is rioting in the streets. There are more negatives than positives with this solution and it does nothing but hurt us more than we can realize.

You don’t solve violence with violence; this is like a chess match that never ends up earning the king’s reward. To become victorious in this fight against racism and hatred, you might demonstrate love and kindness towards evilness. The bible teaches us to treat our enemies with love and allow them to humiliate us in public for The Lord is keeping track until judgement day.

Riots are exactly what the enemy wants you to be doing; this is feeding into their fire. Stop being so naive and hot-headed and use your heated hearts to radiate love in return; this is the sure-fire way to become victorious and place evilness into its place. You cannot defeat evilness if you rely on violence, anger, looting and riots.

How many more lives must be lost until you wake up and properly learn how to defeat racism? Screaming and demonstrating in the streets does not solve problems; this is exactly what the elite want us to be doing and this has to do with the old agenda of achieving a race war around the world. Why continue allowing them to win just because you can’t control your anger and pain?

Jesus Christ has taught us that God is not of this world; therefore, don’t live for it. He also taught us to put God before our family, including our parents, sons and daughters and to live for God through our heart, mind and soul. When our focus and faith are rested upon God, He teaches and guides us on how to handle problems and create solutions that will help us prosper.

All of the energy wasted on the riots can be made much greater by harnessing it within us and focusing it on God and ourselves. When rioting, we give up our energy into flames and we all know where flames lead us. As children of God, we are of the light, beauty and peacefulness of God’s kingdom; our painful arrows of love are intended to heal and strengthen the spirit.

So let’s use this gift that God provides to every human born from day one of life; this gift is called love. This is how we defeat hatred, mental health stigma, racism and much more. The more we shine with love and do not allow the enemy’s bullets to penetrate our hearts, the sooner this world will turn into our favor. So wake up if you are reading this and share it with your fellow humans!

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There’s Beauty In Your Tears

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Happy Easter: He Has Risen

We are in the midst of a vicious storm; no tornado, hurricane, tsunami, earthquake or avalanche has seen the power of this one. Many of us are losing hope as every day passes, quarantined in our homes with tears falling down our faces. We look outside our windows wondering if this is how we are going to spend the rest of our days. But one hope remains within our hearts and that is God and His Son Jesus Christ who has risen.

Fear not this storm for God sees its destruction and has a plan for us. Not everything that works through God becomes apparent right away; it takes time, patience and faith to witness His plan manifest. God is all powerful and can defeat any storm risen by Satan, but God acts in mysterious ways which we cannot always comprehend as human beings. All we can do is to have faith; that’s what God expects from us!

Don’t cry anymore my brothers and sisters, for we all live together under God’s grace. As His children, we must remain united, thankful, strong and faithful. We cannot allow Satan’s storms to destroy our lives. The more that you live in fear and uncertainty, the more credit and satisfaction that you are giving to Satan; he wants us to suffer.

One important thing to keep in mind is that as Christians, we do not look down upon those who don’t believe in God or accept Jesus Christ as His Son. Because we know that with the Holy Spirit within us, God teaches us to love everyone in the world, whether they are on the right path or not. As Christians, we pray for those to find the right path to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

As Christians, we do not believe that we are better than others, for what is better in God’s eyes? We are all human beings and God is the ultimate judge at the end of times. Many of us may not be in the best of spirits at this time; we become easily tempted to hate others. But don’t allow this coronavirus pandemic to fill your hearts with hatred; remain tender-hearted and continue to spread love and faith in the world.

There will be a time where we will all be reunited in God’s house, surrounded by forever-lasting peace and love. The ones which we have lost in previous storms and the present storm will come back running to us with hugs and kisses; we will cry so joyfully that the beauty in our tears will wash away our pain. We will all walk holding hands in a beautiful, brightly-lit land called Heaven towards His thrown and meet God and His Son Jesus Christ.

So brothers and sisters, I ask you this on this Easter Sunday, “Do you have God in your heart and mind?” Because God is awaiting to help and guide you and provide you with love and the Holy Spirit; you just have to be willing by believing and opening up your heart to Him and His Son Jesus Christ. Don’t be afraid and take the first step to ask God for guidance in how to pray and reach out to Him.

For me personally, I was blessed to be introduced to God by my grandmother when I was nine years old. During that summer when I first heard about God and Jesus Christ, I had a spiritual experience which I am still able to tell to this day: I was standing in my living room (I may have been home alone) and suddenly, it’s as if time had frozen and I was just stuck in place. My mind then filled with a bright light that comforted me with peace and there was a message which I interpreted to be from God, something along the lines of, “You have found me.” There was no voice in my mind but just a thought or message; it’s very difficult to describe spiritual experiences in words but this is all I got! And ever since then, I have been a believer.

This is the power of God and His Son Jesus Christ.

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Good Friday

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Jesus Was Crucified And Risen Back To Life

The Son of God who is named Jesus Christ continues to watch over us from heaven; what and where heaven is we do not know. We just know from the bible that Jesus is seated at the right side of God and watching over humanity. We have to be thankful that we are observing Good Friday with everything that is going on in the world; thanking God and Christ should be something that you should be doing right now.

People who used to be Christians but abandoned their faith have stated that they prayed for years and never saw any results. In return, they gave up their faith in God and went back to relying on humanity for answers. The problem is that humanity will give you answers that will make some sort of sense to you, but they will not be the answers that will bring you true spiritual happiness.

It’s very easy to become satisfied with humanity’s answers because we are human; we rely on logic and what our senses can detect. When people try to apply logic and reason with God, they become disappointed rather quickly. God does not interact with us through logic and reason; if He did, then everything would make sense.

God interacts with us through the Holy Ghost; this can be felt within you if you are close to God. Not everyone can truly say that they feel it, but you’ll know when you do. You’ll feel peaceful inside and this feeling will last with you as long as you continue to live within your true self, as well as continue to worship God and seek to improve your relationship with Him.

The beautiful thing about the Holy Ghost is that it can be given to you if you seek it with good intentions. But you must first interact with God and open up your heart to Him, even though he already knows everything about you and more. Giving yourself to God is putting Him before yourself and your family. Remember that if it weren’t for Him, you wouldn’t have a family in the first place.

We are all sitting here rightfully worrying about the coronavirus and its impact on humanity, but we have to remind ourselves that God is present with us during these evil times. He sees everything and knew this was going to happen before we were even born; God is all knowing because He is the creator! So don’t worry too much about all of these worldly events. If you have your faith set on God, then as a child of His, you will continue to gain confidence and march on in peace.

May God bless everyone on this Good Friday and may Jesus Christ return and save us all on Judgement Day. Amen!

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Holy Thursday

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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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Redesigning Ourselves

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Praying For Each Other

Everyday selfishness is what prevents humanity from coming together to defeat the evilness that rules this world. Human nature, by design, is filled with selfishness but this does not mean that we cannot redesign ourselves. But the problem is that many do not know how to do this . . . many have not yet found it within their hearts the will to redesign themselves.

People wrongfully believe that redesigning themselves comes from within. It does to a certain extent but the percentage is small compared to asking God for help and guidance. That’s because when you attempt to redesign yourself without God’s help, you rely on the power found within you, and that power is humanly-derived; it can only take you so far.

That’s why you need God’s power to more effectively redesign yourself, and that can only be achieved by accepting and loving God in your mind and heart. Don’t bother if you’re going to be superficial about it; God knows you better than you know yourself. You must put God before your parents, siblings and significant other . . . you must put God before any human.

If you disagree with this, then you are disagreeing with the idea of putting your maker or creator before other humans. If it were not for God, you would have never had life and the chance to meet these humans who you call your “family.” God has blessed you with life, so if you want to redesign it, you must go back and reconnect with the source!

Fancy rituals, prayers in public, avoidance of certain foods, animal sacrifices . . . this is not what God is looking for; He does not want religious nuts but spiritual fruits! What God wants is a pure loving heart that is selfless and prays for others to improve as well. In praying for each other, you are not only redesigning yourself but are contributing to the improvement of others’ lives.

This is how humanity will improve and this is how we will better tackle mental illness, substance abuse, hatred, division and worldly pandemics.

This is how we will come together and love each other just the way that God envisions it for us.

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Castle In The Sky

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Praying While Looking At The Sky

Every day is a new opportunity to thank The Lord for your blessings. Even if you are not a believer, don’t be ashamed to start praying today. Just the very act of thinking about turning to The Lord is proof that you are heading in the right direction. It’s one of the most wonderful feelings to pray while looking at the sky, being thankful for everything that you have. The castle in the sky sees all.

The best part of the castle in the sky is that it’s free to anybody who seeks it, as long as your heart is in the right place. Almost everyone seeks or wishes for eternal life, but not everyone turns in the right direction to find it. By starting to pray today, you are opening yourself up to God’s love and compassion.

And God can be of great help in your life if you just allow Him to guide you. It’s not easy to be guided however. As humans, we are very stubborn and in touch with our flesh; the flesh embodies the roots of all evil. Our body is like a pot of soil; in it can grow beautiful flowers or thorny roses.

It’s not what goes into a man that defiles him, but what comes out of his heart. You can be eating all the pork in the world, but if your heart is golden and full of love, then you remain in good hands. But if you eat appropriate food and fast, while your heart is rotten, then that’s equivalent to zero.

God doesn’t want religious nuts, but spiritual fruits! And you can become a spiritual fruit today, but starting to pray in the privacy of your home. No one has to know that you’re doing it. God likes it when you pray in the privacy of your home; He will reward you plentiful in public!

So don’t lose hope in life, because God is always available to comfort you. You just have to be willing to seek His help and guidance and love Him with all your mind and heart.

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We All Are One

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We Are The Same Person

He’s different. She’s different. You’re different. But we all are one: we are the same person. We were all created in His image: we were all given life in order to experience love. Some choose to divide themselves from love; it’s their free will. But some of us choose to build upon love: we are the ones who need to step up and spread it every chance that we get.

Spreading love is not hard for some of us: we use our hearts to spread joy, our ears to absorb joy, our eyes to spot joy, our mouthes to spit joy and our minds to entertain joy. And for all the people who don’t participate in love, it should always be our agenda to help them hop on board and join this lovely ride.

Never turn your back against those who choose to hate; they complement us. Through their polar opposites, we learn how to strengthen our hearts and fortify our mental and emotional well-being. Many people who hate just need an extended hand that will guide them back in the right direction.

We should always strive to guide ourselves and others in the right direction. President Trump is making America great again, but we are making this World great again. We are not against anyone: we do not despise hatred, racism or evilness. Rather, we view them as opportunities for change.

And these opportunities all revolve around becoming one under the Great Almighty who is all love. If we can help people in need tap into this love called the Holy Spirit, then we are proudly doing God’s work. God’s work doesn’t require a fancy degree: it requires the will to live a better life and to help others remain on this lovely ride called unity.

No matter how much division you hear about on the news or experience on a daily basis, step out of this world and envision yourself floating above planet Earth. What do you see? See how insignificant division and hatred appear from this high up? Before we were and after we will be, God’s creation will always remain one.

Now this does not mean that we cannot fall astray when we allow our guards down. Satan is always at work around the clock, trying to pull you off your track and make you stumble into uncertainty and confusion. But if you pray and ask God for guidance and love, He will not let you down, just as you should never let your lost brother or sister down.

The DSM Ready Community is one with humanity. Join this lovely free ride: there’s first class for everyone.

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