Choose to LOVE 2024
"Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustices but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance." -1 Corinthians 13:4-7 NLT
The Lord gave me the LOVE concept back in February of 2021:
Looking back is an interesting action. It can show us how far we have come and how we have been blessed. It can remind us of a past season that was favorable. Contrarily, it can leave us wishing we would have done things differently. We can use the past to gain perspective of time and learn to be more patient. We can see the value in being kind to ourselves and others from the mercy and grace we have received. The past can do any of this. Though it is important to understand that gaining anything from it is not automatic. The opportunity exists to use it for good, regret or not at all. This is a choice.
Observing the present and living in the moment is a gift we should unwrap and enjoy. If we open our eyes and hearts, there is so much to experience. Being present provides a deep appreciation of what we do have as we realize we can only experience what we are blessed with. When we count our blessings, we are actively appreciating the expressions of love that have been extended to us. The present is also redemption of our past. Everything we have ever experienced has led us to our current perspective and given us the access to our current wisdom. This should give us the ability to celebrate and make amends with the past. We should realize the present is also a cumulative gift that gets better with every moment. And, every moment is an opportunity given to each of us to do what we are purposed to do. We can use these gifts or not. This is a choice.
Visions of the future give us a reason to always be hopeful for what is possible and expectation for what can be. They are necessary to keep us moving forward. Life is set in motion, this is why time doesn’t stand still. We do not know what lies ahead. But, how our lives continue to unfold is based upon our focus. The key is we have to believe to see! What we see, with our eyes and our hearts, is what we become and achieve. This ties the importance of every moment of our lives. Nothing is wasted unless we choose not to use it. We have to decide who or what we look to. This is a choice.
Each time in our lives, past, present and future, has a purpose and forms a continuum. The patience, kindness and hope we experience throughout allow us to endure; this is love (1 Corinthians 13:4-7). We choose whether or not to receive it and to what degree. God is love and He has expressed His eternal love for us by sending us Jesus (1 John 4:8-9 NLT). Let’s choose to let every aspect of our lives show us we are loved! How deeply we each experience life is a choice that will determine how fully we experience God’s love, self love and love for others. I encourage you to go deep! Do all God has purposed you to do! That’s the greatest gift we can give in return to express our love and appreciation. A life well-lived is a life well-loved.
Over these past three years, as I have chosen to put LOVE into practice, it has allowed me to surrender to God and let Him develop me into the person He designed me to be.
Looking back, I can see He had me live the Blueprint to Authentic Existence® to be certain that He is faithful to perform the good work He began within me until Jesus returns (Philippians 1:6). Being able to truly accept the gift of salvation allows the unique expression of Christ to come to fruition in me as God planned long ago - not like someone else told me it should look; this brings much glory and praise to Him (Philippians 1:11).
Observing the present, I believe by faith what God has spoken to me with sensitivity: I can have joy in any situation if I truly believe He is working all things for my good. I know I am fearfully and wonderfully made. It is the difference in me that I shall celebrate and embrace. He has put me here for a reason. He confirms to me what He has spoken to my heart (Hebrews 11:1).
Visualizing through the eyes of my heart, I can see what He is doing through me and this platform of Authentic Existence®! I will have a worldwide impact on people finding freedom in Christ! I will improve race relations! I will influence this and future generations to use their gifts and talents to serve God!
Each time in my life is important as I have been chosen to produce lasting fruit, in Jesus' Name; this is only possible through love (John 15:9-17).
Looking back at my family history, educational and work experiences; Observing the current division of the country; and Visualizing a Word God gave me that I will see blacks free in this country in my lifetime; Each time in my life has been positioning me for such a time as this. God has told me it's the right time to put it all together to build upon my Kingdom citizenship - developed through Authentic Existence® - to positively impact the citizenship of the nation. The Lord's prayer is that God's Will be done on Earth, as it is in Heaven (Matthew 6:10).
The Lord has shown me the importance of choosing to LOVE as His ambassador. "For God says, "At just the right time, I heard you. On the day of salvation, I helped you." Indeed, the "right time" is now. Today is the day of salvation" (2 Corinthians 6:2 NLT).
So I will answer His call and today launch "Choose to LOVE 2024." This divine initiative will educate people of their voting rights, an important aspect of civil rights.
Learn more about "Choose to LOVE 2024" here.
Authentic Existence® Affirmation: I am God's ambassador.
Heavenly Father, thank You for choosing me to lead many to righteousness through Authentic Existence®. I praise You from the sincerity of my heart for the outreach to produce much fruit, creating everything I do for You - the Creator, through this initiative of "Choose to LOVE 2024." I believe what You said - that I will see the freedom of blacks in this country in my lifetime. This requires divine healing through LOVE. But faith without works is dead! So may I use my gifts, talents, and experience for all to believe their complexity is not limited by their complexion! I ask these things in Jesus' mighty Name, Amen!