Author Poet Patricia Kelley
Never take love for granted.
Author Poet Patricia Kelley
..Poet Patricia Kelley takes her friends on a Biblical journey in her group Walking on eggshells with friends. She and her husband help support orphans in Kenya that she's been doing for several years through Pastor Moses Simiyu. Patricia and her husband built a church in Ghana, West Africa, for Pastor Samuel Asante Beecham.
Left in a world with no mother or father.
The poor orphaned fragmented child feels no love accept in the keys when her fingers glide and dance with ease across the jingling keyboard. She’s memorized all the keys.
She plays with passion to please.
She holds onto the charmed kindness of love she once felt in her childhood.
Waiting for the right moment for it all to unfold.
When he looks and recognizes her as his dream girl.
Pushed and shrugged by society.
She sneaks behind locked doors and softly plays her keys.
She’s been misplaced since birth.
Her birthright stolen.
Though she has the energy to run 1000 laps.
She gets one quick glance into the twinkling soft brown eyes that once knew her.
But he’s seen and traveled so much in between that she goes unrecognized by his eyes.
If only I had one more chance for true love to find me.
And to see me for who I really am.
Is this not every little girl’s dream?
She eloquently gets dressed for one more chance of true love’s glance.
And as if a 1000 sheep were let loose, all at once from the stable.
He takes a deep breath remembering those same soft green eyes that reminded him of glistening reflecting water puddles, he waded through as a child that understood his heart, when love is seen not through the eyes, but the heart.
And he kisses her, feeling a flutter in his chest, his heart throbs. Her heart throbs feeling the flutter in her chest. They kiss again, and again Not even feeling the hard rain beating against their skin. Lost and found between the spheres of time. They walk away hand in hand.
Isaiah 49:15 Can a mother forget her nursing child? Can she feel no love for the child she has borne?
Proverbs 22:6 Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.
Isaiah 66:13 As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you.
Psalm 127:3 Children are God’s love-gift; they are heaven’s generous reward.
Proverbs 5:18 Let your wife be a fountain of blessing for you. Rejoice in the wife of your youth
1 Corinthians 13:4
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
8 Love never fails.
Love is a verb, It shows action. And keeps those that you love from all danger.
2 Corinthians 6:14 Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness? 15 What harmony is there between Christ and Belial? Or what does a believer have in common with an unbeliever? What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols? For we are temple of the living God. As God has said: “I will live with them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people.” Therefore, “Come out from them and be separate, says the Lord. Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you.” 18 And, “I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.”
I believe the Apostle Paul is warning us how hard it is for light to live with darkness. There's going to be a strong yoke fighting for full domination. And at times it's going to feel like you're being choked to death by the strong yoke of deception, jealousy, bitterness, resentment, pure evilness. There are going to be times where you're overwhelmed and won't even know what hit you until it's too late!
What does a blessed person have in common with a cursed person? There’s going to be immediate strife because a cursed person cannot stand to see the blessings on the righteous. They will be filled with jealousy and envy. Is a cursed person going to be content when the blessed person gets a newer car than them? Or a better part in a play than them? Are they going to be so jealous that they will attack the car with a sharp knife every time they walk by it cutting the trim and try to ruin the blessing for the blessed believer? Or are they going to run down the lead person in the play so where a new leading lady appears that’s the real drama queen? There are so many ways that God blesses the blessed person and there are so many ways that the cursed person is miserable with their own life. The blessed person looks at their blessings and thanks God for their life and all the good that God has done for them and is going to do. The cursed person looks at their life wishing that they were never born. Or they wish they had never been born, or they wish they had rich parents that gave them everything in life. They usually come from a broken home and never had the closeness of a real family relationship. Or they knew of it when they were younger but lost it through divorce or death. Or they may have been thrown into the system unwillingly through foster care or adoption. Now they’re full of resentment because it’s gone. They may feel that their life is cursed and nothing good ever comes their way. But they’re so caught up in being miserable that they can’t recognize a real door from a fall through door. The blessed person is grateful. The cursed person is ungrateful and always thinks about what they don’t have instead of being grateful for what they do have. They always compare what they don’t have to the blessed person that haves, and it will never add up however you do the math, so they’re miserable.
Paul’s letting us know that we are the children of light we know the difference between truth and lies. Another thing that I notice is that this is under the warning of idolatry. Is Paul warning us that a cursed person is so consumed in themselves that they always have to be the center of attention? Where they think they should come before anyone else or God. But wait, isn’t this the same as the little demigod that believes everybody owes them something in life and they don’t have to work or have any goals in life? Any way you look at this it isn’t a good combination. It’s like oil and water, there’s no carrier to mix them together. This isn’t a good living arrangement any way you look at it, whether it’s short-term or a long-term! And how can a relationship like this really lead to a real friendship when the other one believes everyone should bow down to them. Run! And don’t look back! It’s not worth the consequences of a non-believer dragging a good person down. The cursed has no conscience and can turn on the blessed person very easily and put the blessed person in danger physically or emotionally.
1 Corinthians 15:33 Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.”
Proverbs 13:20 Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm.
It is very hard to see the blessings of your life when you are living with someone with a cursed life. They will continually try to tear you down and destroy what God and others have blessed you with. It isn’t an easy road to go down and I don’t recommend it for anyone. Even if you have strong faith there will be times that you feel like your faith is shipwrecked by the hell they put you through. It’s better to stay Christ focused and concentrate on what is to come than dodging bullets constantly and living in a war zone. It doesn’t matter if it’s a roommate or a friend or a potential spouse or a stranger you welcomed into your home. If they’re jealous they’re going to try to destroy your life, marriage, and home.
Characteristics of the blessed and the cursed:
She feels blessed since birth
Prays for those who wrong her
Praises during worship
Grateful for everything she gets.
Prays for the cursed
Will make sacrifices for others
Turns her head to attention
Boast about others
She's blessed by how she reacts
Naturally fits in
Studies the word of God and how she can be more Christ like.
Reveals the truth
Heart changing to better self
Aware of the needs of others
Helps the disadvantaged
She keeps quiet and doesn't share your secrets.
She opens the door to everlasting life!
She feels cursed since birth
Frigid at church
Jealous of those who have more than her.
Targets the blessed
Will get rid of anyone that gets in her way
Has no conscience
Sees no faults
Thrives for attention
Boast about herself
Curses self by how she reacts
Reinvents self, changes name or actress to fit in wherever she goes.
Studies roles to pretend she's someone she's not.
Conceals the truth
Manipulating and demanding
Cold heart no heart change
Aware of her needs and no one else matters
Tries to get you to open up so she can use your secrets against you.
Feeds off of hate
She opens the door to death and hell.
I welcomed her into my home.
Before I knew it she tried to destroy my cell phone.
I bought her new clothes.
She stole and tore up my clothes.
I served her meals in nice dishes.
She tossed and threw out my dishes.
She walked around surveying the nice things in my home.
And before I knew it, she diced and sliced and I had no home.
I soon became a prisoner in my own home...
Trying to protect what was left in my broken and demolished home.
It all started when I brought a stranger into my home.
I know when we meet.
I’ll fall down at your feet.
I’ll take my long hair down and wash your feet with my tears.
And I’ll sing a song that’s been stirring deep down from my heart.
It will be a song that I sing just for you.
Jesus, my Creator!
Jesus, my Savior!
Jesus, I love, love, you!
I know this love runs deep,
Deep into the sea,
For all the world to see, how Jesus loves me!
The one who created and calms the sea.
Jesus, I love, love, you!
Jesus, I know that your love will never depart.
Because with you, I feel new with each heartbeat.
I know this loves forever,
Because you’re my Savior.
The world may fall apart.
And the stars fall from the sky and the sun will turn dark the moon blood red, it will all go back to the start.
And heaven and earth will restart.
But this love I have for you will go on forever.
Time will pass 1000 years,
But I’ll always find you with each heartbeat!
I’ll hear your gentle voice in the whisper of the wind and know you’re calling me.
And I’ll always come running to your feet!
Jesus, I love, love, you!
I know this love will last forever,
Because you’re my Savior.
And I, love you!
Mark 12:30 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.
Matthew 24:29 Immediately after the distress of those days "the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from the sky, and the heavenly bodies will be shaken." 30 Then will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven. And then all the peoples of the earth will mourn when they see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory. 31 And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.
Revelations 6:12 I watched as he opend the sixth seal. There was a great earthquake. The sun turned black like sackcloth made of goat hair, the whole moon turned blood red.
Revelation 21:1 Then I saw "a new heaven and a new earth." for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea.
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