These holidays have me thinking about all my loved ones who are no longer living on this Earth. I’m deeply missing all of them. However, it is my son—Olumuyiwa Ade Keen—that I miss most of all!
Whatever is certain. Whatever is meaningful. Whatever is beautiful. Whatever brings you joy. Whatever makes you happy. Whatever is best for you. Think about all of that throughout the remainder of your holiday.
Most believers in Christ today call themselves an epithet that neither Christ Jesus nor His first-century Disciples turned Apostles say in the Holy Bible followers of Christ should call themselves. They call themselves “Christians.” Most believers in Christ today also claim to worship God according to the established ways of their organized religion, faith, or belief that neither Christ Jesus nor His first-century Disciples turned Apostles declare in the Holy Bible are how Father God wants followers of Christ to worship Him. These believers worship Father God according to the ways that were established by man-made organized “Christianity.”
Families are forever, and there aren’t any legal divorces that will ever change that fact. Furthermore, as an unknown author says in the following quotation: “Death leaves a heartache that no one can heal; love leaves a memory that no one can steal.” I will always remember you, Mr. Wash. Moreover, even though your son and I are divorced, you are still my family. I love you, and I miss you dearly. Rest in Jesus’ arms.
We never should take any life for granted—never should assume our loved ones will live long, healthy, and prosperous lives. We should hank God, every day, for His precious gifts called children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, and spend as much time as possible with all of them.
We must wait until the Holy Spirit has given us the baton, or we will be disqualified if we run our leg of the relay without it.
Too many professed believers in Christ are resting on their laurels—are living like they are satisfied with their past achievement (salvation), so much so that they refuse to consider additional effort from them is necessary. They have assumed that their salvation automatically made them the Bride of Christ—made them saintly Overcomers. As a result, they either overlooked the Scripture that commands them to work out their own salvation, or they read and studied said Scripture but concluded it does not pertain to them.
Believers should never be money-oriented or obsessed with material possessions. However, this truth doesn’t mean they can’t find happiness in their own little world. Believers surely can count their blessings daily, give Father God thanks daily, and daily laugh, smile, have fun, and cherish the big and small things that delight them.
The anointing the apostle John speaks about—that which is embedded deeply within believers and that which teaches them all truth—is the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. This empowering, edifying, and supernatural baptism (believers’ spiritual edge) also is called the Holy Spirit’s Filling, which may or may not happen the moment believers receive their salvation.