In Solitude and Silence

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We live in a moment when all of creation is crying out for help. This pattern runs very deep; the things that we never hope for has come upon us; now we groan under the pressure of the storm we encounter. Let the heavens sing and the earth cry out with a thundering roar for the emotions we feel. In the solitude and silence we endures.

Who are they and who are us: it’s a question we asked ourselves because in a modern world with everything to help us improve our status we are more isolated than ever in modern history. We speak and we share a common need however we are socially isolated. Our connection is through the media and for this purpose we might never meet yet we can be connected in an instant. We operate in silence not able to share our most private thoughts or get help where it is most needed because who can we trust!

In all of this, we have a creator who is there waiting to help “for in Him we live, and move, and have our being” no need to feel dislike or out of place; there is an opportunity to connect to the source of our existence. In God we are made strong in Christ. He choose us for his work. We carry his make upon us even when we are in silence, he knows our need and is there to help us cross over any barrier.

No doubt we are in a state of isolationism even as we go on our way operating as if all is well; the truth is, we suffer in silence not willing to share our inner pain; we set ourselves apart from others. Is this a defense mechanism in which memory of an unacceptable act or impulse is separated from the emotion originally associated with it? This is a question that only an individual can answer because in the moment of silence, only they knows.

I often like to reflect on the words of a song I love where it states, “The state of affairs at the moment indicates that a stand will have to be taken soon by we the people ourselves” We can’t allow divided voices to separate us if we are going to rise to the challenges we face. Let there be a change by the people. It’s time to get out of isolation in a country divided as we all face international isolation because of the actions of politicians. Can we afford to suffer in solitude and silence without lending our voices to the injustices and moral decay that is prevalent amongst us? I will say people arise and open up your eyes!

Another day; another moment and our rights are being stripped away. Executive orders are being signed when one doesn’t want to be silence for untruths and we smile in silence not realizing that was just another stripping of justice that is being taken away. Just like the nations we abhorred in the past, we are now right on path following along those very lines. Electronic surveillance is the order of the day as cities and states seek to follow our foot prints in the name of contact tracing. Soon they will know how many people live in your homes because there will be spy cam everywhere. Do we think for a moment that this is a lie? Or will we give little or no attention and say, “Oh that will never happen here!” You better think because while we are in silence and solitude sleeping with lack of foresight and awareness there are underground workers planning to take away your freedom! No need to remain in solitude and silence; educate, participate, communicate and evaluate! Let us shine the light on the problems we face. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden so rise up and shine your light.

Earth, wind and fire. System of survival

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At this moment in time we all are wondering what will happen in the months and years to come. Our world is going through a time such like we have never seen or experienced before. Although we are advanced in technology, we are growling to come up with a cure for the pandemic that is on the war path with society. Who do we look to for help? The answers to these questions are still being ignored because we believe we are in charge of our own destiny. We wants to be self sufficient, not to be dependent on any other; the truth is, just like the body we are interconnected. Like the human machine we are dependent on every part to function in sync with each other. Society has taught us about individualism however, we need to set our focus toward a more community base relationship. We all need each other to survive. This is a lesson we are learning at this time. We are facing the same challenges; the coved-19 pandemic. There is no discrimination when it comes to who is being attacked. We have to fight this demon together, status doesn’t matter.

I came across these lyrics from the group Earth Wind and Fire: it’s a “System of survival.” “The human race is running over me, I punch the clock at nine and five just trying to make a living. A plastic face on satellite tv saying, life is filled with give and take. He is giving and I am taking so dance. It’s my system of survival (SOS) I’m dancing . It’s a system of survival future revival. Greet the new arrival. At times it is the only way. I’m gonna make it through this day. Everybody get up do your dance, keep surviving!” Where are the leaders who is so pose to help when we are crying; trying to survive. Corporations are taking it while small businesses are dying trying to make it. What in the world are they doing? What else is there that we can do? We have now come to that juncture when it doesn’t matter who you are we are one community one people. Each member is dependent on the other for survival. We the people are asking for help but our voices are being smoldered. We need help, we can’t breathe! Is there a system of survival?

“A city night I walk the streets in fear while politicians brag about a paperwork solution. Another life, I shed another tear. I’m waiting for somebody new to bear the solution so I dance. It is my system of survival.” The earth has reach its max and it is retaliating for the many years we have robed it. It is one way of taking a break from the way humans has managed it. It is the seventh day; a day of rest for the earth to recycle it’s system and survive the turbulence of man. The animals and plants have a time to grow without interference. The polluters are having a fit because their agenda has been put on hold. Throughout these times of pause we need to learn a lesson; the earth needs time to heal itself. Can we go back to what it used to before? Unfortunately some don’t even care; they are waiting for this storm to pass so they can go back to what it was before! We need a system of survival!

It’s time to stop and smell the roses! The air is being purified. The wind is carrying the fragrance of the sweet smelling aromas of the the plants, flowers and trees. The beautiful perfume of the Ladies of the night is floating through the air. It leaves a fragrance such as we have never stopped to inhale before; we have been too busy to observe. In this system of survival even the trees are celebrating their freedom. The wind is blowing in freedom rejoicing for the time of cleaning the air of pollutants. The question is, after all this is pasted, will we go back to what it used to be? This is a lesson that should be learned. It’s a sos and it is up to us to take the torch and run with it if we are going to survive this apocalypse.

Light the torch and fan the flames the earth is calling and the wind is blowing. Take the time to light the fire of knowledge that will forever burn ignorance from our minds and help in healing the earth so we will be able to survive the next onslaught. Believe me the time is coming when it might get worse if we don’t change our habits. Learn to live with each other in harmony. It’s a new day a time for re-examining our attitude towards each other. Survival is a must, it is one fact that we cannot deny. Let the weak say I am strong and assemble yourselves together pray that the mighty one will come down and look upon us.

Multitude, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision. The sun and the moon shall be darkened and the stars shall withdraw their shining. This is not the time for skepticism though you might be. The moment is here and the evidence is certain. The Earth Wind and Fire is leaving its mark, however, the system of survival is here. Apply yourselves and prepare to make a change. We will survive!

In the midst of the storm

As the clouds hang low we brace ourselves together in anticipation of what is ahead. We must stop look and listen for the sound of the abundance of rain; it tells us the direction the wind is blowing and and from where the storm is coming. Although this might be just a metaphor, we have to look at it closely in light of our present situation. In a storm we bond together,lay low and wait until the turbulence is past before emerging from seclusion.

This is a storm of unprecedented proportion the magnitude of which will change our world and our lives forever. When the Bible says nation will be against nation and kingdom against kingdom we sometimes look at it with skepticism but the truth is on us and we have to prepare for what is ahead. Everything is pointing to one direction, if you look very closely it will cause you to stop a second and ask yourself some very serious question. What is it going to be? Are we prepared for the next wave? This is serious and if we are not ready for it, we will be left behind! So I say to you, the storm is coming be prepared for the road ahead.

The cases has risen and everyone is in a state of confusion. This is being augmented by the lack of leadership at the helm. There are too much mixed messages, added to this, the lack of preparedness and basic supplies for health professionals to operate comfortable. It’s time we look away from those who are driving this train; look for other ways forward. We must unite as one if we are going to succeed in overcoming this pandemic. Let us not get comfortable, the urgency is upon us to act as individuals to protect our selves. How did we arrived here? This question needs an answer!

It is very important how we move forward if we are going to survived and overcome this pandemic. Although it might seems we had been blindsided, there is no doubt things could have been better if urgency was given to the call for action. Hoping and wishing was not the thing to do. Looking at everything as a hoax will not cause things to go away. The reality is, we have to stop, look and listen; pay attention to the signs and the calls for action. Thing could have been better had there been leaders with foresight, one who cares and understands the plight of a nation and not individualism.

We have been overwhelmed. Cities, state and counties are crying out in distress. Who do we look to for help? However, in the midst of pain and confusions there is help but it is only available if you accept it. Our help comes from the Lord maker of heaven and earth. The time is now, look to Him for your help. Now is not the time for sarcastic behavior. However if you have a better idea I would like to hear about it; maybe then we could all try it but until them; “The Lord is your light and salvation; a very present help in times of trouble.” We are in trouble, the earth is crying out for help and we are powerless to do anything about it. Lord have mercy!

There is good news! In the midst of a storm there is always a calm a silver lining and there is a light at the end of the tunnel! The eye might be passing but make no mistake and don’t be caught off guard. In the eye there is calm and quietness. The back of the storm is sometimes more dangerous. However, when the storm is passed the calm is great and it brings relief and refreshments. Rebuilding will not be easy but where there is a will there will be a way. Don’t give up hope!

It is time to refocused and for repentance! We should not take this lightly. The world has never seen anything like this before. This is just the start of what is to come. The signs of the times are everywhere. Prepare for the turbulence, this is just the precursor. Those who are ready and prepared will make it through. There’s help even in the midst of the storm!

What in the world?

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They say it started in animals and in the city of Wuhan China. It’s a virus that was manufactured in a lab and got away because of a conspiracy between the agents of the Chinese government trying to stop the sale of the viral and the CIA. However it started, and for whatever reason, it is spreading like wild fire across the globe. It is a pandemic unknown to men. How should we deal with this? It’s a mystery that is causing turmoil, men’s heart are failing them with fear. This is situation is serious, no one should shrug their shoulders and hope it goes away. Be prepared for we do not know what will happen in the future!

How do we handle such pandemic? Not even our government seems to know what to do; they are not prepared! There are those who believe that there is information secretly being withheld because of the awfulness of this pandemic. It is serious enough to cause nations to be on lock down. Fears of its transmission from border to border is causing restrictions to be put in place to prevent contamination. The world has never seen anything like this. The WHO is sending messages to governments about the massive fall out of this pandemic. We are reminded of the signs of the time.

Let us take heart however, let us be wise, don’t be caught off guard. In all of this there is hope! We have heard of times like these that will be coming. For those who never believe, it might be the right time to take a second look at what we have been told for a long time. There’s an answer for all of this: He that live in the secret place of the most high will live under the shadow of the almighty. You don’t have to be afraid of the terror by day or the pestilence that walks in darkness. Because of the his love that is upon you, no plague will come near you dwelling. I am not making light of the situation but the word is never wrong. We only have to heed and be wise!

Have we ever experienced a moment like this? No we haven’t! There are lots of interesting information out there and we have to be careful of not being misled by those who projects themselves as authorities in these matters. We might never know the truth of this pandemic because of the high security and conspiracies that is surrounding it. At this moment and time it will take the combine efforts of all to help bring this under control.

I don’t want to put a cloud over your eyes but for those who do not believe in faith, I will say take courage. Surely He shall deliver you from hidden dangers, and from deadly diseases. Now is the time to put your faith in God is able to help us just trust Him! He will work it out!

Where do we go from here ?

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Like rain that falls on all people; so does Gods grace and mercy falls on us. Kingdom rises and kingdoms fall; we never stop to think about what is needed to link everyone together in love. We have gone beyond the boundaries of human justice, we are heading to a place of impending doom. Many nations falls beyond repairs because they never stop to count the cost or to evaluate their standing; things are great they say; we have nothing to worry about. However when we say peace and safety then there is destruction. Just like humpy dumpy there is nothing to stop the fall if we don’t course correct, we will be doomed!

Look at history and learn from events of the past. At least that what we should do! There were prominent empires who boasts of great power but where are they now? We fail to learn the true meaning of what it is to be called citizen of the universe. It seems we often take things for granted not given to what is going on around us but the time has come for us to stop look and listen to our own heart beat. What is happening around us is no coincidence, history tells no lying tales it will always show us the truth of what has been. Where do we go from here, what is the right path to take? We live in a confusing world when some have lost their true moral identity.

It is really appalling the things we have been through and the sense of blindness and confusion we are being pushed into. Where are the leaders among us? They fail to stand up as real men and women choosing rather to be affiliated to an organization rather than standing for the truth. History will not look at us kindly. The hands of time is turning and what we thought of as old and in the past is now repeating itself. Think for a moment what it must have been like to live in the days of those awful dictators who sought to annihilate a people who did not look like them or shared the same beliefs. Those were the days when history could have been written differently only if someone had the fortitude to take a stand against injustice and say something.

We are seeing a repeat of the same things happening today. Those we elect to serve has turned their back on their constituents and sided with a monster who averted justice in favor of friends. Where is morality in the land of manifest destiny and justice? It is seriously hard to figure out. We have been weighted in a balance and found wanting. The hand writing is fixed permanently on the walls of injustice; it’s only a matter of time when this nation will go the ways of the dynasties of the past who thought that they were invincible but awake to find just like the statue of brass, silver and clay, they to have fallen into disrepair.

Morality is being thrown out the door; all rights are wrong and all wrong has become right. That’s what is taking place in our society. Can we turn a blind eye on the things that are affecting us? It’s time for we the people to take a stand for what is right. Our leaders have made their choice, it is plain to see. Let’s take back our nation from those who have brought us to open shame and ridicule. Raise the standard and raise it boldly set a moral standard for all to see. I am afraid for my grandchildren because the future of morality is doomed. Being in the minority makes it so much harder knowing we don’t have any one to turn to. Heaven help us all!

However, it is good for man is to do justly and love mercy and walk humbly before God. There will come a time and now is, he that is unjust will be unjust, and he that is filthy will be filthy. You who are righteous stay righteous and holy because in the end there will be pay day. Justice will roll down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream. Keep hope alive, we will survive!

CHANGING OF THE GUARD

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It is the end of an era and we have now entered into a new decade. A moments in time as the world changes we begin a new chapter, a moment of reality. Conflicts are already here, it is only a matter of time before we see the effects of the decisions and the conspiracies that has been made. This is the time to stop and consider as we ask ourselves: Where do we go from here? Global warming is a fact that we cannot deny. Look at the disasters we are faced with; wild fires is on the rise, the atmosphere is out of sync with nature, the earth is in chaos. Our neighbors are facing destruction from earthquakes and volcanoes, our lives are in situations of unease. We ask questions but there aren’t any answers. Where do we go from here?

We have entered into a year when pertinent decisions will be made. The time has come and is upon us for real soul searching; we cannot waver because the choices we make will determine the path we take. We have seen the results of the past, history will never tell us a lie even as it repeats itself. This might not be where we want to be or how we want to be judged by future generations. However, we have decided the role we play on the stages of life therefore, it is up to us to make the changes, preserve our heritage and turn our backs on the negative things which separates us.

As we consider the future where we are, what is ahead of us: what we fear is coming to light in this new decade! We sometimes reminisce, we asked ourselves, where have all those years gone? What have we accomplished? Less we forget; the journey has started and we have no way of stopping or jumping off this train. We consider those moments in solitude hoping for the best. It was not too long ago that we looked at our elders and blame them for the situations we inherited but at last we have become the elders of today. Who are we going to blame? We had the opportunity to make thing right but stood in silence without trying to help. We were the youths of yesterday now we are the elders of today. There is no one we can blame anymore for the things left undone. Even though we never considered the urgencies of those moments, waisted times has come back to haunt us.

Let us look with a new perspective to the future as we approach this decade knowing that in just a few short years we will need to be taken care of. The caregivers of the past are now the being taken care of themselves. As frightening as it might seems, there is no way to avoid this impending danger. Some will be well cared for while others will face the mercies of their caregivers. However Heaven help us all as we move on with confidence that it will be alright.

Consider the lilies of the field how they grow; they do not toil or spin yet our father provide for them. Even so as we observed the changing of the guard, we can do so knowing that inspite of our fears and apprehension of the future, everything’s going to be alright.

Destined to win

Did you know that you were born to be a success and not a failure? Think about it and you will understand that everyone regardless to their status in life, started the very same way; with nothing! You were born into this world with nothing. However, because of the family you were born into, it helped to determine your social path throughout life. This might raise an eyebrow but look at it this way; if you were born into a poor family you have to struggle three times as hard to make it in life. If you were born into a rich family, your destiny has already been determined by your parents who made sure you will have a well set future.

When you were formed in your mother’s womb, it was not an accident; you were meant to be here in this place in this moment and time. Some folks might think otherwise but you were ordained to be a part of this generation. God said you were fearfully and wonderfully made. Just think of this and let it simmer for a while. No one can deny the awesomeness of Gods creation, everything about you is different. You might be told that you are no good, there is no use for you, nobody loves you; that’s a lie. You are a very special person with a very special purpose. You were created to win!

There are those who will see you as different; not part of what they define as part of there inner circle, they can’t handle your uniqueness; they have the problem; not you. Hold your head up high and claim your status, life has a cycle and you were chosen to be a part of it. You are a winner, an overcomer, a success, you were born to win that’s the truth! You might have been told differently by your haters or your pairs, that doesn’t matter. You are loved and you are lovely, you are special. You were put together in the most incredible way. No matter who tries, you cannot be duplicated. Your finger print is different, your DNA is different. Believe you are a gem; a VIP and you are a part of a divine destiny with an inheritance that cannot be taken away or destroyed by human! You are destined to win. It’s your destiny!

Don’t be tricked by those who choose to be blinded by your beauty. Stand tall throw back your shoulders and announce to the world you are here. Your inner beauty far out shines the external and that’s the affairs of the heart. There aren’t no stopping you now you are on the move. Love yourself and you will be loved. You were destined to win so be a winner!