One thing that will always be mine, and only mine, is my testimony. My life is exactly that; MY life. A problem with this bass ackwards world and its various societies is that those who serve it and them (those who are of this world) is that truth is treated as lunacy. Facts and truths of the lives of individuals are too often written off as falsehoods and blasphemies against the gods, politics, capitalism, money, pride, and lust which are facets of the dirty diamond, Satan. Politics, capitalism, money, pride, and lust don't have to be evil. Yet, when we put them in the high places of our hearts, souls and minds, we become worshipers of them. It's like the worship of a turd. Following it, only leads to life in the sewer.
My testimony is that, I believe in ONE Almighty God, Creator of the Heavens and the Earth. Yes, I said "Heavens". For there are different levels, but I am not here to educate you on that right now. I believe in Jesus Christ, who did live amongst us, as a man. He lived and taught us the Way, the Truth, and the Life. For He was the Way, the Truth, and the Life. I care not for these new teachings and preachings of churches that feel it necessary to conform to today's societies and demands, dumbing God down, as though He has lost the power and ability to reach, change, and save whom He pleases by whatever means He chooses. CUT IT OUT! GOD IS GOD!! Today's society has greater influence over the Church, than the Church has over society.
My life, as a whole, can give credit to NO ONE, other than Almighty God, Jehovah, Yahweh. Religion has done Him crappy justice. Government has done Him crappy justice. I, on the other hand, give Him all the honor and praise and credit He deserves of each and every one of us. Though, I know not all will come to Him. Not all will be saved. Not all will come to the realization of the Truth He is. It is in His Word. His Word, to me, means more than anything. In my life and in my growth, I have studied Christianity, Catholicism and other religions, along with Buddhism, Taoism, a touch of Islam, and the Bhagavad Gita. Each time, I found myself coming back to God's Word, Jesus Christ. It's so simple, "Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your mind, body and soul. Also, love your neighbor as yourself." Just think about it!! If EVERYONE seriously practiced this, putting away the pride, the ignorance, the stupidity and selfishness that society says is okay, the world would TRULY be a better place.
Human nature is corrupt, and has been since the very first time man and woman gave their minds and thoughts over to what Satan had to say. Ever since, we've been weak and easily confused. We want to serve our feeling and emotions, more than we do God. We want to be in good standing, more so with friends, family, co-workers and bosses than we do God. We want money and success, more than we do God. Treasures on Earth do absolutely nothing for our souls.
I believe in God's Word and Truth and Life, as well as the Way to greater standing and relationship with Him. There is absolutely nothing but good that comes from living by His Word, Jesus Christ. I'm sorry to those of you who have been hurt by ministers, friends, and family who have totally abused and misused the Word of God for personal and/or selfish gain. Don't give up on God. He has yet to give up on you! God has not called any of us to hate, be racist, be misogynists, child molesters, rapists, or any other evil version of mankind! Don't blame God, and don't doubt His ability because of weak, sorry, and corrupt men and women who claim to be His servants when they do the bidding of Satan, the father of lies and corruption. I, myself have been ostracized and even kicked out of Churches when bringing about questions concerning behaviors and preachings of pastors, that in no way line up with the Word of God.
This, I know: Jesus Christ is the Way for me. Those of you who know me to be a good man, a good father, and good friend, it's because I believe in Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior and try me best to live by the example He set, so long ago. How I treat you, comes from my belief in God and His will. If I have mistreated or offended any of you, let me know. I ask your forgiveness. I am compelled to be bolder in matters of my faith. This is me, getting over myself.
Those who have ears, let them hear.......
It was my insulin pump that woke me a couple of hours ago, advising that I calibrate, but it was the owl that did not allow me to return to my slumber. It asked, over and over, relentlessly, "Who?" I am not sure which "who" the owl was referring to, but there has been a "who" on my mind for the past couple of days. The "who" that I'm hearing in my head is Martin Luther King, Jr. What a great man he was. Think about it! In his time, who else was like him. Yes, there were many others involved in the Civil Rights Movement, but none like King. His voice, his words, his calling set him apart from all others. It is my belief that Martin had a much greater understanding of the Love of God, than those who walked with him. To take on a non-violent approach in evil, violent times and stick to it, takes divine assistance.
We've not had such a movement since. Sure, we've had flare-ups here and there, but the difference lies in the fuel. Anger has fueled most movements in recent times, and anger is an emotion; here today and gone tomorrow. Love is not an emotion. Love is eternal, everlasting, and more sustaining than any feeling will ever be. So, there you have it. Part of why our society continues to fail is that we invest way more of our minds, money, and talent in feelings and emotions (often driven by pride and vanity) than we do Love. Let it marinate.
Those who have ears, let them hear.......
Give freedom to a feather, and its life is dictated by the wind. It blows every which-a-way, never knowing stability. Give freedom to a rock, an it stays grounded. It is not moved by the capricious ways of the wind. Be rocks, as you move forward through life, not feathers. The life of a feather is dictated by society, what's popular, and fleeting. The life of a rock is about wisdom, knowledge, and longevity. Are you wanting long, successful, lasting life? Or, are you wanting your every desire now, only to have it gone tomorrow? You all often roll your eyes at teaching moments and stories that sparks within me, that I am compelled to share, but it is always and only for your good. Seeds planted today, you may not see sprout and flourish for years. Just know that I've never been one to blow smoke or "bullmess" you, as the world may. There are those who will tell you everything you want to hear and give you everything you want, for they are unaccountable. They are selfish and shun the responsibility of ensuring that you all turn out to be good people, of which God would approve.
Considering the feather and rock again, they are both shaped like you. What is it that makes one so easily susceptible to the wind? What makes the other so magnetic to the ground? It's the very substance you allow to lead you. Is it feelings, emotions, pride, and/or vanity? Is it wisdom, knowledge of the world and truth of it, or a heart give to God? Only you can answer.......
I pray that you all have the ears to hear and hearts to accept.......
Bryan Hollomon Williams