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And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.
1 John 5:11, 12 NIV
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Some people live their entire lives in limbo and chaos, not quite sure what to believe and stand for. Some people don’t make a decision until on their death bed. Some never make a decision at all. Either you believe or you don’t.
Either you believe in eternal life through God and Jesus Christ, or you don’t. You either believe that God is the only God that can create, remove, re-imagine, heal, complete, birth, and protect—or you don’t.
When I was very young my parents instilled in me the importance of my relationship with my Heavenly Father and His Son. My dad used to be a Sunday School teacher and leader within our church, and I enjoyed taking part in Bible study with him. He was a believer and follower. Yes, he was human and had faults—but his heart was warm and his intentions were good. Sometimes his transparency and vulnerability allowed others to take advantage of him and our family, but my dad never stopped believing in God’s power and Jesus’s footsteps to make things right.
As my dad predicted a short human life span for himself, God made sure that my dad made a huge impact on every life he encountered—and a testament to this fact was not just the large number of people who came to his funeral (even the paramedics and firefighters who came to his home the day he passed were at his funeral) but the words of appreciation that were shared then and now.
A testament to this fact were the people who apologized or showed remorse, because they either harmed my dad in someway or felt they were harmed by him and now saw things in a different light. When the veil is removed you see things clearly.
We have a choice to either accept and embrace God’s Truth or the enemy’s lie.
I truly believe that my dad’s belief in and strong understanding of God and Jesus not only blessed him with eternal life, but also the opportunity to still be a blessing to others even today. His loving presence is still felt by all those who knew him, respected him, appreciated him, and loved him.
It’s been 17 years today since he passed and no one has stopped sharing their memories about my father, dad, and friend. We miss him yet you can’t help but smile when you think of the good he continues to do, and how great it will be to reunite with him one day and hear all of his stories and experiences. I believe this, I don’t just wish or hope. I believe.
I believe that life does not end when I take my last human breath. For I know I am a spiritual being here in human form, experiencing life in a different way so that I can be prepared and learn to appreciate my planned life on the next level.
Our life here on Earth is about lessons, love, embracing and expressing God, our humbleness in our blessings, taking care of the least of God’s children, making decisions, learning from our experiences, touching lives, utilizing our talents and strengths, being receptive and open to others, connecting the dots between the old and wise and the young and wise, and turning knowledge into wisdom that can be passed down generationally. It’s about seeking and knowing the Truth, and being free in this Truth.
God is Father. Jesus is Son.
We are the sons and daughters of the Father.
Father thank You for this day. Thank You for the light I see and feel. Thank You for my beating heart and other healthy organs. Thank You for my family and friends, and for my spiritual family around the world.
Most importantly, thank You for Your Son Jesus who has walked with me and shown me the way to You. I know that Jesus is the wayshower and Your Truth.
I pray for those who have gone to the next level of existence knowing Jesus as their Savior, and You as their Father-Mother. I pray for those still here on earth living each day confused. I pray that they turn to You and Jesus, and embrace Your blessings.
I know Who’s child I am. I know Who my leader is. I praise You and Jesus each and every day. Amen.
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