The Found: TAKE HEED! People of God slipping away, due to the laziness and comfort,of the church. 

(Romans 15:1) “We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves.”

Many of us have seen it…..the pews filled with beating hearts, excited to Praise and Worship the Lord, while others are thinking too hard about just being free in Jesus. Onlookers, curious. Newcomers waiting to see……

The church is full on Sunday. It is full of the redeemed, the babies in Christ, the well seasoned Christians, the lost and….

The heavy laden. The hopless, minds being attacked by satan, with the thoughts of suicide. Blood flowing with that last hit of heroine. Alcohol impaired attendance. And these are some of the people of God, whom have turned from righteousness, whom mask their pain and often get ignored. They aren’t the lost. They are, “The Found.”

What nerve we have, to be so comfortable in our churches, that our focus is only on the physical growth and body count of the building, but some of the members, are barely keeping their noses above water. We should take a close look at the congregation….a discerning look with our spiritual eyes. Look past the attendance, pay attention to the empty seat next to you which was once the place of a soul you no longer see…..

And ACTUALLY UTILIZE those census cards that you have people fill out with their information.

The church has gotten lazy and too hungry for popularity, that as long as people are coming in, then there is no need to check in. That’s wrong. That is Anti-Christ.

(I normally read from KJV)

Many in the church have narrowed down their encouragement, to the social cliques that they’ve created in the House of God, and mistakenly think this is where ministry starts and ends. Comfort leads to luke warmness, which leads to hell.

Many American churches especially, have fallen into a mode where, Sunday morning/evening we are “on fire for God”….and then we settle into our week, and mute out The voice of the Lord, and forget about our Fathers business, which is spreading “The Good News”. Our King has died for us! He carried our iniquities and sin on His Sinless back! We have NO RIGHT to live like we deserved ANY of His mercy. Yet, some of us give our time to those we ALWAYS see, rather than those beloved souls that we once saw, but somewhere down the line, their infirmities became a weight on their chests and stopped their hearts from beating.

Church, where are they? Who, are they? What are they struggling through? The blood of Jesus that washed your sins away…also washed away their sins.

(Mark 15:21) “And they compell one Simon a Cyrenian, who passed by, coming out of the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to bear His cross.

Will we carry the cross of our Brothers and Sisters? Will our hearts be grieved over them? Our Passion for Jesus Christ is displayed through our love. The problem I see, does not lie in the fact that “getting involved” means feeling the hurt and dismay of a broken spirit. The problem, is people think the only feeling that we should feel, is good. How can we know how to love and comfort, if we don’t feel or know the pain that others feel? I am not saying to be unwise and handle people on your own….but this is the purpose of the church, as a whole, to be on one accord.

We can’t be so busy DOING church…that we aren’t BEING, the church. Our churches need to be fully charged with prayer, as prayer is our greatest weapon against our adversary, satan. We must also dedicate time at home to build up our relationships with Christ Jesus. We can’t help others if we can’t help ourselves.

As new members come in, remeber those members that have been there for a long time. Go visit your members whom are sick…because they need us. When God’s people are down in health, the enemy uses that vulnerability against people. Some start experiencing lonliness because they can’t make it out of the house, others feel hopeless and disconnected. GO TO THEM! Don’t forget about them. Take them food. Sit and talk. Read the Bible to or with them. Go and pray for them. Go up to people in the church, outside of your circle. Get to know your church. Stop being scared to ask questions. Believe it or not…most people don’t want to keep their pain to themselves. But a lot of people that we congregate with are made to feel like they don’t matter, that if they arent what is popular in the church at that moment, no one has time for them. Dangerous.

Don’t say to them, if they return to your churches; ” We’ve missed you! Where have you been?” Well if you really missed me and cared, then you would have kept in touch with me, then you would know.”

We have such a responsibility to one another, to protect, uplift, carry, raise up in prayer, encourage and physically be there when we can be.

Never make the selfish assumption, that just because you see members at church, that everything is okay.

Continue to pray for one another, as the day of our Lord draws near.

No more laziness…let’s get to work.❤

The love of Church members waxing cold; leaders falling asleep…

“If you leave the church because of people…then your eyes aren’t focused on God.”

Or something around those lines. I have heard this phrase more times than I should have. I studied that comment until it made my blood boil. I am just going to jump right into it, and say….”CHURCH, take responsibility and accountability  for your behaviour.” 

As I have told many before…church is supposed to be a place of refuge. A safe haven for the lost and the found. A place of rest and salvation. Most importantly where we Praise, Worship and give honor to the Lord Jesus Christ.

In the last days……(Matthew 24) v.12 “And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. 

Judgement will start in the House of the Lord, FIRST (1 Peter 4:17). Whenever leaders and members make that comment about ones focus being too much on people, instead of God…it causes me to fight for myself and for those whom have been labled as people whom are not focused on the Lord. Because the thing about it is….when your eyes are set and focused on God, He himself REVEALS a lot to you. You have no choice but truly see the people, the good and the bad. When our relationship with Jesus Christ flourishes, we become more discerning and aware. Some people don’t leave their churches because they backslid and have chosen to live in sin, some people leave because of the mess they see….that is not being corrected, from the pulpit to the congregation. There is a difference here. Churches will NEVER be perfect because it is full of humans, but when problems arise they have to be resolved immediately or an open door is left for our adversary, satan, to come in and destroy. 

The reasons why problems in the church do not always get fixed and occur in the first place, is because of a haughty spirit and pride. Both in which, will send even some of the very elect, to hell. Some members aren’t wanting to say sorry, because of the lack of humility, humbleness and love, and because of this, many members are failing to repent. 

A lot of church hurt occurs when churches avoid confrontation. The issue with the avoidance of sin in the church, is that a lot of casualties are created. Some leaders are not BIBLICALLY addressing members when an issue arises. You see some of them more on social media using Jesus in their public sarcasm towards other members and non-believers. 

(Mark 9:42) ” And whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea.”

The love of many shall wax cold….

Love is fading from some of the hearts of God’s own people, because there is a falling away from the faith of many Christians, happening, as prophesied in scripture.  

Some members are still showing up to services….and faithfully might I add, but their personal relationships with the Lord are nearly non-existent. Without the love of God being restored in the hearts of the members, there is going to be a lot of hurt, people leaving, and alot of blood on alot of hands. 

What I DO agree with in between the lines of the opening phrase, is keep your eyes open, but don’t allow the sins and shortcomings of human beings keep you out of church and fellowship with likeminded Christians. Don’t let anyone keep you from growing in Christ Jesus. Not everyone in the church behaves or lives crookedly. There are MANY faithful Christians. You must be discerning. As a Christian myself, I love people but I love Jesus more. My salvation is very personal. I don’t want to suffer on earth, just to end up in hell and suffer eternally. By all means, if you must leave a church because of issues, sins, apostasy, etc. that the church as a whole is not repentive of, then prayerfully do so, and trust in the Lord to find a new church for you. BUT DO NOT GIVE UP ON JESUS NOR CHURCH!!! This is YOUR SALVATION on the line. And He loved you so much He gave up His life.❤

Keep your thoughts on the Lord, but Pastors, Ministers, Evangelists, etc. Keep a watchful eye on the members of your congregations. Be accountable for what goes on in your house, because offenses cut deeply and wounds are hard to heal if they ever do. Some go septic and people perish. You don’t always know who is hanging on by a fiber. Love your members so much and members love eachother so much, that we are walking in the concern for other people in and out of the church…knowing exactly how to serve them. 

Keep in mind that we all have to answer to Jesus Christ on judgement day…one by one.

(Matthew 5:16) “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your father which is in Heaven.”

Rugged Back pack

Regaining an identity that I never lost, is a bit cryptic to me. It was just misplaced, while trying to protect it from getting stolen, on this journey of life. Hauling in my backpack, the baggage of narcissists, and souls crippled with the spirit of that harlot…jezebel. I would feel sorry for these souls, except I’ve attached a weight to that backpack, and threw it at the bottom of a rushing violent river. If no one survived…that’s not my problem. I have. My son has. And that is what matters. 

But being the kind of person that I am, I’ve turned around just to make sure the rugged old backpack atleast got caught on a hanging branch…..but satisfied when I did not see it. At all costs we have to save ourselves. I emphasize love, but if we can’t see ourselves in the same light that God sees us….we become recipients to this abusive world, carrying along the dead weight of others.

Let’s just shut up, and eat these waffles!!! A true life ode to real families❤

I’ve seen family in a different light these days. Family pressure and elderly needs have changed the living dynamics of every immediate family member…to an extent. If things have not changed physically, then it has changed in our daily conversations. Some have grown closer and some, like myself, have checked out in a way, lest I drown in the decay of family secrets and bickerings….might I remind you all, when the elderly in the family fall ill and/or needs extra help…fatigue pays an unwanted visit, along with pestering, along with exhaust, along with impossible expectations, abuse of time, which holds hands with anger, resentment, and TRUTHS , come out like ants 🐜🐜to a sugar cube. I’m there when I can be, and protector of my little family (which consists of my 8yr old and I)…most of the time. Even when it comes to family….(come correct or dont come at all). By now, everyone gets my point. Coming from a background where Native American culture and pride is prominent….family will kill themselves caring for the elderly before they reach out for outside help….when “burn out” is an understatement. My Mommas profession has worn her to the core, now she is caregiver to her Father, which has rubbed me the wrong way, because she is the only Mom I have….yet not the only child of her Father. I pray to not lose control of my tongue and spill the beans on old Pops about a life we all know about…but he does not think so. His elderly commands have become a lot more tight and selfish, and have fallen on deaf ears with me, as they are a burden to face rather than a Blessing. As my Heavenly Father has taught me….keep a bridle on your mouth. (Psalm 39:1) . Even so, I love this family of mine. From the innocense to the vile…every last member is important, and have shaped my outlook in many ways. I’ve learned to appreciate my “no-nonsense” approach to life. If I am not spiritually well, mentally fit, physically healthy, then my child will suffer. There is not enough love for culture….for me to compromise….<him>. No ones burdens will be carried on my shoulders….for I don’t even carry my own. And generational monstrosities have nothing to do with me. So what *Y’all could Not fix, will not be a job that me and mine handle. I put a foot , made with iron, down. When everyone finally understands, that we will not bathe in the same dirty water, we retain our respect for one another, and eat waffles together….LIKE FAMILIES SHOULD! 😡❤👊❤

Aunt 💎🐜💎 Season

(Niece 2…….The Graduate)

Short Story

Ny, a super layed back girl who made the deans list every month…with a 4.2 GPA. She is one of the sweetest young women that I’ve been Blessed to be an Aunty to. She is headed to college to live her dreams and overcome the real world. Lot’s of prayer.

Ana’Mau (Grandmother in Yuman language), with her first Grandbaby, at her graduation party. ❤❤❤❤❤ Family Time!!!!!!