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Just Going Through The Motions

Just Going Through The Motions

As I sat in church service on Sunday, the thought came to Me concerning the issue of people attending church just because it’s Sunday and that’s just what they do on the Sabbath, in other words ‘Just Going through the Motions.’ I said to Myself, ‘I wonder how many of the people in attendance are really here to get a Word from GOD?’ ‘How many of these people are actually hearing the Word and applying it to their lives?’ ‘How many of these people are singing these songs and really meaning the Words that they are singing?’ How many people are truly Praying sincerely from the Heart?’ ‘If I asked a number of the people in church service what they actually heard today in the message, when service was over, how many of them could actually tell Me what they heard?’

As I sat there listening to the message and absorbing ALL that I heard to use later and apply to My life, I said to Myself how sad it was that most of the people, I mean… Christians, in service were doing just that ‘Going Through the Motions,’ with the lifting of their hands, the singing of songs, the shaking of hands, the bowing of their heads, the clapping of their hands, the closing of their eyes, the praying of Prayers and the Amen-ing of Amens. I would say that you could probably count the number of TRUE worshipers, not simply ‘Going Through the Motions’ on one hand.

What have we come to?

It’s a TERRIBLE thing that this is going on in Church but ‘Just Going Through the Motions’ is happening in every area of Our lives, day after day. We go through Life waking up in the Morning ‘Going Through the Motions’ preparing for our day….

‘Going Through the Motions’ on our jobs and in our careers not enjoying one moment of it…

‘Going Through the Motions’ in our marriages and in our relationships with others because we have become
accustomed to the people in our lives ‘just’ being there and taking their presence for granted…

‘Going Through the Motions’ with our families and the ones we LOVE, taking for granted that they know we LOVE them because we are a part of their lives and hardly ‘ever’ saying to them how we Care and that we LOVE them…

‘Going Through the Motions’ speaking to others we meet, asking ‘How are you?’ and not stopping to hear their reply…

‘Going Through the Motions’ saying how we hate Wrong and Sin but not doing anything to CHANGE the Wrongs to Rights and continuing to commit Sins ourselves…

‘Going Through the Motions’ of Praying that GOD will Bless us but not having any intention of doing what we
need to do to become that ‘ONE‘ that GOD will Bless…

‘Just Going Through the Motions’ is just a LIE that we are telling ourselves and everyone around us but we are ALL so engrossed in the LIE, that we are ignorant to the fact that we are even ‘Going Through the Motions’ in most of the things we do. We need to wake up and Enjoy Our Lives, really give of Ourselves to those in Our Lives and show that we are not taking them for granted, stand up for what is Right and hate Sin, so that we can do away with the Wrongs we witness day to day and most of ALL, STOP ‘Just Going Through the Motions’ when it comes to GOD and truly give Ourselves, Our Lives and Hearts to HIM so that Our Lives, the Lives of others and Our World as a whole will be the BEST it can be.

My Friend…Are you ‘Just Going Through the Motions’ in any area of your Life? If you are, I hope that you notice it and Change it soon because…

‘Life is too Important to ‘Just Go Through the Motions!’

-PM Bishop

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Posted by on April 5, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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NOT WHAT GOD HAD IN MIND

NOT WHAT GOD HAD IN MIND

-‘What ‘is an’ Eva-Eva!’

                                                -Statement one uses when one doesn’t know what to say, when one comes across a word one cannot pronounce or when one hears something so ‘foolish’ they don’t know how to respond.

 

During my daily skimming of the internet one Morning, looking through articles that were posted for the day, I happened across an article that proclaimed, ‘Marriage Becoming OBSOLETE In Today’s Society.’ Upon reading this article’s header I was brought to a pause and responded with a huge ‘What the !#*!?,’ before saying to myself, ‘GOD, what is this world of ours coming to?’ ‘What are we thinking and why are we thinking this way?’ ‘Why are We so afraid of following You and simply doing what’s RIGHT?’ Then, as I sat back to ponder this proclamation it occurred to Me that this is exactly what is going on with us at present. We are choosing to enter relationships for physical reasons, for monetary and material gain, for our own selfish ‘instant gratification,’ because We have parented a child/children out of a moment of passion, for reasons of convenience, for reasons that have nothing to do with MARRIAGE being the outcome but for reasons that I don’t have enough space to word process here and definitely for reasons that are not justification for MARRIAGE to be proclaimed as becoming OBSOLETE.

OBSOLETE is a word that should never be associated with Marriage for the GREAT fact that Marriage was created by GOD to be a ‘GOOD THING.’ The Bible begins with a MARRIGE, speaks several times of MARRIAGE throughout and ends with a MARRIAGE, this shows that MARRIAGE is important to GOD so it should be important as well as respected by us. When GOD began creating, creation started with a MARRIAGE in the Garden of Eden between the first Man and Woman, Adam and Eve. When GOD sent HIS Son, Jesus as our Savior, HE said that Jesus, ‘…was come to be MARRIED with His Bride, the Church. Us…’ When GOD spoke or when Jesus would teach in parables, MARRIAGE was used to teach the people lessons about MARRIAGE itself and about life as a whole. And, in the END, which is spoken about in Revelations at the finale of the Bible, GOD’s word speaks of the Heavens and the Earth being MARRIED together to form a new place for us to dwell.

In today’s society and world, We have forgotten this, We have chosen to put it somewhere else due to our wanting things to be ‘Our Way,’ Man’s Way,’ and not GOD’s Way or We were never taught this by those that know. We have, a lot of us, chosen not to follow GOD’s laws for MARRIAGE and given ourselves too many choices concerning this matter, that is why MARRIAGE today is seen as becoming obsolete and accepted as ‘right’ or ‘ok’ to be seen in that light. We are so tainted and selfish, as well as afraid of following GOD’s laws and deciding to follow Man’s ways due to our not wanting to be seen as too Christian or not part of the world or society’s mindset, that We simply settle and go along with the ‘Ways of the World.’ This is a sad case and the reason that things are not and will not work in our relationships and MARRIAGES.

As long as We choose to do things our way and not go back to GOD’s Word on MARRIAGE and the respect it deserves it will be seen as obsolete and something that is fading away and no longer an option for us. Those of us that still believe in MARRIAGE and respect it for what GOD created it to be are at times seen as different or ‘behind the times,’ as they say, because We are not conforming to society’s ideals on MARRIAGE and what it is or should be. I, myself, respect MARRIAGE and what it stands for. I always will. It sickens Me, and others that feel the same I am sure, to read an article proclaiming that MARRIAGE is becoming obsolete or to hear someone say that MARRIAGE is a ‘BAD THING.’ How could that be when GOD created it? How easily We tend to get amnesia concerning this! Everything that GOD created, HE created with no flaws and for the GOOD. Especially, MARRIAGE!

My Friend, let’s get back to GOD’s laws on MARRIAGE and follow HIS guidelines of what it is and should be so as not to make it seem OBSOLETE. Returning to HIS ways will make our way so much easier in MARRIAGE, in life, in society and in LOVE.

And, to you individuals saying or believing that MARRIAGE is becoming obsolete because you are conforming to Man’s Ways and afraid of following GOD’s laws, I say to you…

‘What ‘is an’ Eva-Eva!’

 

-PM Bishop

 
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Posted by on December 8, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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The Unicorn

unicornThe Unicorn

Unicorn: A mythical creature resembling a horse with a single horn growing from it’s forehead and with wings that allow it to take flight.

            Sitting on last evening, in oceanic thought, my mind ventured to the image of the Unicorn and the idea of such a creature’s existence. As I thought of it’s single horn, it’s wings, it’s ability to fly, it’s magical, fantastic beauty, in the form of a horse, my mind instantly turned to the idea of ‘Real Love.’ The type of love when one loves you for who ‘YOU’ are, nothing more and nothing less and I pondered if ‘Real Love,’ like the Unicorn, truly exist or if it is just a myth.

Throughout my life of 39 years and my experiences with personal relationships and witnessing the relationships of those around me it seems as if ‘Real Love’ is a mythical creature, conjured up in fantasy, only to be found within the pages of books or upon the big screen in movies. In the natural world today and  in today’s society, this seems to be fact because what we notice through man’s actions would have us believe no differently, but my heart will not succumb to this truth.

From day to day I observe people become involved in relationships, friendships, partnerships and marriages with no thought of ‘Real Love’ being the main ingredient. They enter into these unions for monetary, material, societal, and egotistical gain, for status. They fail to learn the heart, mind, and soul of the person they are merging with and without the element of ‘Real Love’ the relationships become terminal and those reasons that initially motivated them; the money, material, status, society, ego become ‘grey-haired’ and they no longer want the relationship or care to be invloved with the other individual. On the other hand, when ‘Real Love’ is the main ingredient, the motivation for a relationship, it lasts, no matter if all of those other things are there from the beginnning or disappear with time. With ‘Real Love’ the relationship is built on the foundation of who each individual is as a person, a human being, not any outside influences or circumstances, making for a lasting union.

Eventhough what we see today in society, so many not taking ‘Real Love’ into consideration, it is not the truth. ‘Real Love’ is not a fiction, it is not a Unicorn. It exist because I have observed it with my parent’s marriage, the marriages of family members and the relationships of friends and strangers. Yes, it can be akin to locating a ‘needle in a haystack’ at times because it is such a rarity but contrary to belief, its out there and its real. I am sure that GOD meant for marriages, patnerships and any other relationship that we enter into to be built on ‘Real Love’ when HE created the concept,  we only need to follow HIS way and put an end to building relationships on anything less than ‘Real Love.’

…I guess Unicorns do exist.

-PM Bishop

 
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Posted by on November 13, 2009 in Uncategorized

 

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