In today's culture, the word 'love' can mean many different things. I can love my wife, my country, my dog, my sound system, my friends, my new phone, my job, my kids, my hair, or my car. BUT I don't love my wife in the same way I do my country. People are said to fall in and out of love @ the drop of a hat, @ the drop of a dime. That's NOT REAL LOVE! Christian love, or agape love (God's love), is an UNCONDITIONAL love that IS rooted in an unchangeable decision. It is always giving and does not change whether the love given is returned OR not. It devotes a total commitment of the heart to seek the OTHER person's highest GOOD no matter how they may respond. When the King James translators came upon the Greek word AGAPE, in addition to using the English word LOVE to transliterate it, they often chose the English word CHARITY. This was meant to reinforce the idea that agape is a selfLESS, UNconditional, giving love. As such, it directs kindness, respect, & loyalty 2ward the LOVED one. Love is the mark of a Christian because GOD IS LOVE. What causes us to stand out from the world is NOT our words or convictions, BUT our love FOR one another. When we can OVERcome our differences(oneness isn't so much sameness), when we can cross lines of denomination, race, and culture and truly love one another, THE WORLD IS DRAWN TO CHRIST. #LOVE THE kind of love that never fails. Yes, as individuals we fail ourselves, as well as others but love is BIGGER than anyone of us.
Topic today is LOVE: Deut.10:12; Matt.22:37-40; John13:34-35; 14:21-24; Rom.12:9-10; 1John3:14; 4:7-21 ...Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world. There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect IN LOVE. WE LOVE HIM, because he FIRST LOVED us!!!! :-) :o !!!!!! Lol... That's some good stuff! Lord, have mercy, Jesus!!!
He did not give the power to get wealth just so you would be comfortable & financially established. Prosperity is part of the process, but it is not the OBJECTIVE. The objective is to be-come a cinduit whereby currency FLOWS thru u LIKE electricity thru metal. Some of it will flow to u, to your children & family, to the ministry that is HELPING u be-come ALL YOU CAN BE, & out to MANY OTHERS. His COVENANT is ESTABLISHED WHEN we use His pro-vision & power to get wealth to BRING GLORY TO HIS NAME & ESTABLISH HIS KINGDOM among the #nations. :-) Glory, Hallelujah! :-)
In Matthew 25, Jesus gave us the Parable of the Talents. The term TALENT means, literally, a weight of coins or money. The talents were given, 5, 2, & 1, to each man ACCORDING to his ABILITY. God gives u what u can handle--no more, no less. How much u have is not the issue, but what u DO WITH WHAT you have. The talents were to be used to gain more in stewardship & not to be buried out of fear. Fear is 1 of the greatest enemies of FAITH & number the spirit & incarcerates creativity. Financial success will come only to those who take what they have been given & invest it OR plant it in GOOD soil. You should invest your money in profitable companies, invest your TIME in WORTHWHILE projects, invest your CREATIVITY WHERE it has the BETTER CHANCES for a GOOD HARVEST. God gave you a gift to BE POURED OUT, USED, & INVESTED.
Your Relationship to Wealth: Thou shalt remember the Lord thy God: For it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day" Deut. 8:18. NOTICE THAT GOD GIVES US NOT THE WEALTH ITSELF, but power to get wealth, & u will have to take the power & get a plan & work the plan to make it happen. The Hebrew word translated ad "power" is KOACH, meaning literally a good or bad force, or figuratively the CAPACITY or MEANS. He gives you the capacity or means to get wealth in your WILL, your TALENT, & your CREATIVITY. He blesses what u do, not what u think, dream, or fantasize. In each of us lies a SEED of GREATNESS, a POTENTIAL, a GIFT FROM GOD, the MANIFESTATION OF THE HOLY SPIRIT w/in us. If u use your gift wisely, there is NO TELLING WHAT u CAN do.
I have been watching your movies Tyler and they held significance in many areas. I got out of a bad marriage that was similiar to the engaged couple in Madea's Family Reunion. It was very hard and I believe God closed the door on that to get me safe and secure. It reminded me of how blessed I have become in my life after the divorce. I have a wonderful man in my life now and he treats me well. Your movies have had an effect on me in a positive way and I look forward to seeing more of them. Your movies are funny, yet have a Christian overtone to them that carry an awesome message. The one line from Family Reunion, "I would lay may head on his chest and hear his heart beat and I realized our hearts beated as one", I am sure that was not the exact line, but a paraphrase.. it made me realize just how lucky I am with my current sweetheart. Thank you again.
Say, We did it for Love!!! If they ask you why u did it; say, "we did it for love." :o !!!!! ...LoL... Hey, Tyler(my best friend!) :-) How are you doing today? How was your night? I'm thinking about getting back into the bed & taking myself a NAP! I really wasn't ready to get up this morning. However, now is my time to lay it back DOWN! After I dropped Tai off at school this morning, I was like, I should go to see Alex Cross again TODAY! I got kinda excited til I realized, girl, you didn't get your sleep in! So, It will have to wait til tomorrow!!! I need to see it after this President's re-election! Say, what! :-) lol... This is all so beautiful & such a joy! All that other foolishness is non-sense. And I ain't trying to hear all that. I recall back in 2008, I thought to myself, "if my father(1) could see this!" With my father being gone on to glory. When certain things happe; I be like I wonder when he got there did he get to see this before me. :-) God did bless me with a wonderful father & a wonderful Father of Faith(Bishop) also. I used to ask Him(God) God, just because You blessed me with a great natural father & a super great spiritual father/leader/father of faith (as I now know); am I not suppose to have one to stand beside me? Anyway, time for my nap because this is turning into an emotional message. :-) Good things come to those who wait. Lol... I would have fainted by now, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. And its all good. Enjoy your day Tyler(cheeks)! Lol... Ttyl
"Your Message is LOUD and Clear" I entwine you. If and when it comes to human success, embrace it as a gift from God. Revlation4:11 says, ""Worthy are You, our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and because of Your will they existed, and were created." This is how I view my art, no matter who accepts them, and who dimiss them, they were created not for nothing, but I receive them as a gift from God.
How are you doing this morning T? Bless you
I am still standing and waiting for a break through Tyler, I trust God for every thing like I trust him to keep allowing you to do his will through your stage plays and movies; after watching Alex Cross I said to myself no matter who wrote that script God stepped in and let his presence be known as far you showing strength to overcome death you and Cicely were remarkable, keep being blessed and you will definately be one of the first that I share my break through with.Please continue to keep God's will first Tyler do not become side tracked out their in Hollywood the devils camp does not discriminate.
OMG!!!!!!!! I was in tears like a BABY when I listened to this from you Tyler! This is exactly what I have been telling myself ALL this time! I just opened my own Model & Talent agency in Naperville, IL. and EVERYBODY I asked to help me, wouldn't and everybody I thought could help me didnt! That is so I will KNOW beyond a shawdow of a doubt that GOD is the ONLY ONE respondsible for my success whenever it comes, and YES it is coming!!!!! Halelujah!!!!! Amen! And it is so! In Jesus name!!!!!!
This was during the making of.....(you know what!) :o :-) lol... Yes, there IS an appointed time for everything under the sun. Yes, it is! How are you enjoying your moment(s)? Is it all you have hoped it to be? You been all over the place. I know that much. Are u still vacationing OR what? Are you having fun? Well, I'm about to prepare to turn it in for tonight. Have a good one & ttyl. :-)