You thought that was cool – you crying yet?
Well watch her testimony next – I was sobbing by the end…
I pray you will experience an encounter with God today – Lord fill us all up to overflowing…
I bet you’re weeping now
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The breath of life is God’s sweet gift
That we should breathe and we should live
It is in the oxygen that fills our lungs
That fuels the blood within our tongues
And in the blood that life remains
Passion pumps it round our veins
The heart is where our love resides
And in the lifeblood our desires
Life to do and life to be
Life to be lived in its entirety
To be desired and to be shared
With peace, hope, love and joy declared
So live it – it is yours to live
Yours to share and yours to give
Celebrate that you are blessed
And in God’s heart your life takes rest
© August 2015 Laura Crean
Just felt like sharing what a wonderful day I had today with my church family. Fantastic message about restoring calm by the Pastor and also a heart warming message from his wife about how she was stirred by a book she is reading. I really felt God working in me and the rest of the church today. House of prayer this evening – WONDERFUL – God Bless everyone at New Hope Baptist Church – I love you all – fellowship with you guys is like going home for a party every week. Thank you God for new and old friends alike. Worshipping you with my friends is such a beautiful blessing. Thank you Jesus.
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Right now I feel like I am having to fight for my right to call myself a Christian. I feel God speaking to me recently through my interactions with others, so I am sharing. Some people both Christians AND non Christians may not like it, but to be honest I don’t care. I am trying to get on with my own spiritual journey and I have had trouble over the years BELIEVE me trying to justify to MYSELF why I would want to be called a Christian; and so whilst I have been trying to explain my point of view to other people just lately – I feel it has just been God speaking to ME. Why should I label myself a Christian? This is what I have to say…
I think you are just focusing on that word far too much, you are worrying about it, obsessing over it. yes it is a label, it is a NAME – but it is just a word to describe the body of Christ – his people and – how you see yourself. You ARE you and God made you YOU, the individual. He gave you an individual fingerprint and an individual personality and he stamped HIS LOVE for YOU, your individuality on your heart. He died for YOU. And he wants YOU to come to him “just as you are” – as YOU are – he doesn’t want a carbon copy “Christian” He wants YOU with all your individual quirks and lovely self – but he wants you also to be a part of HIS “body” which is his people, his church – his “CHRISTIAN” people – a label WE give for the BODY AND BRIDE of CHRIST that sets us apart as his most special, beautiful people that he has called INDIVIDUALLY through each of our hearts. We need to have a name to link us to God and what better name than that of the one who gave his life so that you might live forever! I am pouring all of this out of my heart and I feel like it is God writing this right now. I feel maybe he would be afraid that you are missing the point! The point is Jesus. We are not Jews, we are not Muslims, we are not Buddhists, we are not New-~Age crystal worshippers – we might understand about where some of this stuff is coming from but we can see it as being a part of the stuff that goes on in the physical world that God says – yes it’s all real, it’s all valid as in symbolic for certain things but don’t worship it – worship me through my son who I have given for YOU so that you will know how special YOU are to me. We are not all those other groups – those labels – we are CHRISTIANS because we are in CHRIST we are re-born in his image. I can’t keep going round and round trying to make you see through my eyes – I want that label – I WANT to be a Christian; I don’t want to be a Jew like my Mum’s family, I don’t want to be a Buddhist BUT I understand where my Mum is coming from because the old ways LED to the new ways, the NEW testament – that Jesus is the way, the truth, the LIFE. I understand the ways of Buddha and I think Jesus did too; so I meditate as I have always done, but now I meditate with scripture in my heart so that I can close my eyes and meet God in that quiet place, really go inside myself and come into his presence. I understand about the UFO and alien culture and I follow what’s going on there because I believe it is leading to the end days and they are part of the angelic battle – but I don’t worship them, I worship Jesus for saving us from the devil’s plan! To lead us away from God! So I call myself a Christian – a name Jesus would not have called himself – he was a Jew but he said the old ways were DEAD which is why he had to die, to bring us a new way THROUGH HIM and yes we probably could have labelled that Jesus movement in any way – but WE – his church, his BODY labelled it after his name so that we would always remember that through CHRIST EVERYTHING is possible and only through him can we live FOREVER! If you don’t believe that then I’m just spitting words into your face and not into your heart and I can do no more to say how I feel about it. This is how I feel and how I feel GOD is talking to me and through me for YOU. But if you don’t want to label yourself as Christian that is STILL YOUR choice – nobody is going to hate you for it – I love you, God loves you, stop worrying about a LABEL a WORD and get on with getting to know HIM.
I am learning every day
to live in love
to do and pray
I am seeing more and more
that God is knocking
on my door.
And in my daily walk I see
that Jesus’ light
reflects in me
But I must DO and I must BE
what I in others wish to see.
So love and you will then be loved
Be joyful in your journey
Let peace reside within your heart
then why would you need an army?
Have patience, do not stress or rush
Be calm and take your time
Be kind and show you have respect
Do good – say no to crime
Be faithful in your daily life
and gentleness will follow
Lastly show some self-control
in your impulses do not wallow
If you bare all of these good fruits
your life will be so rich
You will find that you are greatly blessed
For all this is my wish.
© Laura Crean 05/05/2015
I don’t think I or any person of FAITH should have to keep battling with those who do NOT share that (PERSONAL) faith. THAT is how arguments start, that is how wars start, that is how conflict and separation start. And I just want peace and love – that’s all. It is nobody else’s business what I PERSONALLY believe, therefore it is not my job to explain, convince or convert another in or to ANY FAITH! If you have taken a vow as a Priest of any faith then you may disagree, but I am just me – I’m just a woman, with my own daily struggles, just a Mum, I like to think I’m an artist and like to use paint and words to create pictures but I’m not a Priest – I don’t WANT to preach to anyone! I hate being preached TO – LOL. I like to learn and I like to study things that are in my heart to learn about and that includes the Christian faith and the bible even though my terrible memory doesn’t always keep that knowledge in such a way that I can pass it on to others without re-googling! But that’s me, that’s personal, that’s not you whoever you are. YOU have faith in what you want to have faith in and I will have faith in what I believe in. I can only help what I am doing. I know what I know, I believe what I believe and I have to LIVE with that. YOU live with YOUR OWN convictions – whoever YOU are. Yes I like to write about these things, I like to write poems and paint pictures sometimes – that is me expressing my thoughts, feelings, dreams, loves, faith, sharing my journey – I don’t actually care if you like what I have to say or paint or create – OK – That’s up to you. I don’t care. I might feel a little sad about it because it comes from my heart but that’s OK because that’s my business too. But even though I have started calling myself a Christian because that is my walk, my decision, my faith, it doesn’t mean I hate anyone who doesn’t agree with me or follow me – of course not! I love you all (especially my friends and family) and I am still interested in hearing about, learning and understanding all other points of view, scientific principles and faiths, because they are all ways of looking at the world and we are all human beings living in this world together. I want to understand what others believe about their place in the universe and I want others to understand what I believe about my place in the universe – But – we can’t all understand everything – because we are all INDIVIDUAL. We all have a different starting point, we all have a different perspective, we all see the world through our own eyes, with our own experiences, in our own language, from our own generation, from our own struggles and victories. And because of this – faith should be just that – faith – a personal understanding – and what is understanding? – a thought – and what is a thought? An insubstantial thing that comes from an image in the mind that only that individual mind can make sense of. So… I will continue my own walk of faith and I encourage you all to continue to make your own individual walks in life and I look forward to sharing ideas, thoughts, feelings, dreams etc. with you all – my dear friends and family who I have chosen to talk to through this media. If you don’t like my decisions, well I can’t help that, I can only help my own decisions and I will leave your decisions up to you. But I still love you all, I still want to talk to you and listen to you and spend time with you – Peace be with us all.
❤ xXx Laura xXx ❤