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Part 2: My first Holy week Experience part2

Meditation on the cross- we went over the trial when Jesus was brought to Pilate and Herod, The elders of the people were asked, if they were sure they wanted to crucify Jesus Christ and not Barabbas and true to his word they choose to crucify Jesus. I meditated on the thought of pure love and Judgement.  In this modern world we find ourselves being how the elders were to Jesus. To people who are different from what we are or believe in different beliefs. I pray for their hearts. I’m praying for the hearts of the bullies they know not what they do.  I am truly thankful for the love of Jesus Christ he suffered such pain in our name so that we could make it into heaven.

After meditating on the cross. we went home to come back and do the stations of the cross. Let me explain this to you. I am the kind of person that if I am walking through my neighborhood I want to feel like a ninja, invisible. So, leading up to Thursday I was building up a lot of nervous energy, I wasn’t too enthused about walking around the neighborhood with a cross. Also if you read part one My First Holy Week Experience you know that anticipation of THE WASHING OF FEET had me a little mentally warped.  My love for Jesus is what kept e going especially after the noon service and Thursdays washing of the feet.

I participated in my first procession. It was a wonderful moment, we started off on the corner of the street in front of our little church. As we were walking I focused  on all the things in my life that Jesus bare for me. Realizing that he did this for me, so that I can feel his love, so that I can be let into his Kingdom to be with him, and The Father. Thank you, Jesus Christ The Son Of The Living God. In my walk he was still teaching me and I was still listening. Two of my children walk with me, these two are 15 months apart and very close. They sought out Christ and found the church that our family now attend.

Back to the procession , as we reach the 3rd station I here  Pastor call my name. she asks me if I wanted to read I answered sure. I wondered what God had in store for me. You see my mind and my spirit are not in agreement  my spirit is stronger it wants  to be right with God and my mind wants to hide, I was plague with anxiety when it came to people and my body space. And reading out loud.   THERE IS POWER IN THE NAME OF JESUS. Jesus has the Power to remove all things against his will and his way.

My reading was when Pilate made a man name Simon from Cyrene who was minding his own business on his was in from the country. to Carry the Cross for Jesus on the walk to Golgotha.As they led Jesus The Way They Came Upon a man of Cyrene Simon by name who was coming in from the country and laid on him the cross to carry it behind Jesus if anyone would come after me let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me take my yoke upon you and learn from me for my yoke is easy and my burden is light.

As I read the passage out loud the words hit me, I thought about being the one who washed the feet at the church service and now I’m reading  a passage about the man who was picked to help carry the cross behind Jesus. The unsuspecting person who probably was trying to get home to enjoy the holiday with his family was given such a blessing to be able to help the Lord. We walked we sang songs and praised his name as we remembered what Jesus did for us.

at the end  of the stations some stayed to watch a movie I passed and went home to bake a cake for my son who was turning 18.

Saturday  we met up for  the Easter vigil,  my second born son was baptized. What a wonderful moment  to be apart of. He was over joyed his spirit had come alive. He had been waiting a long time to get baptized. He knew the importance of a baptism.

At this service we began with ending lent we began with a reading from Genesis and a reading from exodus when Moses and the Israelites where getting away from pharaohs army and God opened the sea and the Israelites pass through with a wall of the sea on each side of them.  On their way to the land of milk and honey. And The lord protected them from the Egyptians swallowing them up in the waters. Gods right hand was there to shatter the enemy.  Here we are Jesus  defeated death as he was there with the father saving the descendants of abraham from their oppressors  the Egyptians.

we were again on the sabbath his resting day. Awaiting  the day of his Resurrection. Again Gods  word proven to be The TruTh and the Light. That night Lent had ended and I was pleased with what God had moved in my life, from moving tobacco, alcohol, anxiety and adding a habit  of praise and prayer to my morning ritual.

By the time we reached Easter I was  elated in this Lent I was able to give up alot of things I had not plan to give up, And I aimed to be closer in Gods word. I hope you enjoyed my blog and experience.

Coming up next I will be back studying the book of Mark and scriptures on faith Be Blessed Brothers and Sisters.

 

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My First Holy Week Experience

Hey,

I’m back, I have been patiently waiting to post this blog. I wanted to go through holy week, and then post my experience. This was my first holy week, and what a wonderful experience it was. I’m going to try to do this Blog in two parts, I realized I had so many notes on my experience I didn’t want you guys to miss out on anything it was a great worshiping weekend

Growing up my prep for Easter would be wondering what outfit my grandmother had picked out for me and hoping she didn’t forget my socks with the lace top, and crossing my fingers that she brought me another purse. I didn’t go to the services with her just Easter Sunday but I do remember her being busy that week. So needless to say I was shocked to find out that there were other things then just Easter Service.

We started services on Palm Sunday (Walking with Jesus in to Jerusalem) I rushed home went to Youtube and searched How to make a cross with Palms. Here is the link very easy https://youtu.be/kmtg7m7Ion8

I thought about how wonderful Jesus is, as I folded the Palm and said a prayer. I thought about how I wanted to be closer to the Father, and I thought about how Jesus took the time to pray and he was a busy man healing, teaching, performing miracles. As he showed by example how to be one with his spirit aiming closer to The Father. I was focused on adding more prayer time to my day.519174428_780f22fa34

Maundy Thursday- This day was the washing of feet, Now let me add that, the way anxiety is set up it won’t allow me to accept people in my body space. So as I’m preparing for service my mind is rejecting the thought of going to church. It made me so sick to my stomach. My spirit was preparing my feet for the washing. I was running late because I was waiting for my husband to come home, so he could take our active 5yr old. My mind wanted me to believe that I missed the washing which was the most important part. my husband walked through the door, and I rushed out the house, and down the street to the church. I quickly stepped in, everyone was in the middle of  prayer. My mind said what ever but I’m not getting my feet washed. The Pastor started preaching on Jesus washing the disciples feet. If  the Lord can wash his disciples feet then we surely can wash each others feet. She began to explain to those of us who had never done the washing of feet what would be happening. before I knew it I was on my feet ready to be the first person in line to get my feet washed. I do believe my MIND was floored as my SPIRIT walked us up to the pastor. As she  was washing my feet, I said a Prayer thinking about what had just happen, wanting a clear mind so that he can have his way. What is it to be a Servant?  I wondered. At this moment I was on the fence about starting this Blog, By the end of the night I had ended up being the person who was washing the feet of my sisters and brothers in Christ, I had ended up being the servant. We ended that night in darkness representing Judas betrayal and the arrest of Jesus. As for me I ended the service with clarification to a 7mth question as he is moving on my behalf things are coming into path. God had shown me that my SPIRIT is stronger than my MIND my faith in God is stronger than anxiety.

If you are reading this blog and it seems your MIND keeps winning the race don’t be afraid to step out on faith, God wants you to come to him, God wants to help you out of what ever you may be going through, He loves everything about you. Be strong , and allow God to work with in you. He wants you to follow his footsteps and he wants you to see yourself in a better position. The father promised to supply all your needs all you have to do is call his name. He is stronger that anxiety He is Stronger than your mind.

 

BE BLESSED

Stay tuned for part 2 Meditation on the cross and procession

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Introduction (Greater is coming)

Hello,

Please bare with me, this is my first blog. Let me start by saying. I am not a pastor, I am not a minister. I am an infant in Christ. I am sharing what I bam learning, giving support when it’s needed. I’m going to bring you (my readers)on my journey.I will be posting blogs about my studies on Prophets, scriptures from bible study and being faithful and prayed up in this modern world.I have to say, I have enjoyed being in the word. It is amazing how God will move in your life. I have watched God remove the taste for tobacco from my lips and body without a desire to want it. I have watched God remove the taste of hard liquor from my lips, Now I don’t even drink wine. Won’t he do it.

I have been on this journey for 36 years. I am a woman who was raised in faith and church. I was taught to Pray and know that Jesus will fix it, but I turned left and the Lord waited for me swooping down to fix a problem here and there. Let me tell you brothers and sisters when he calls, you will know. I will agree with the song Greater is coming by Jekalyn Carr .The shaking, Beating, and Pressing to get the oil to flow from the olive.

  • The Shaking- I was on the line of being an alcoholic. Everyday my then best friend would come to my house, and we would get drunk on a bottle of vodka. One day the bottle turned  my best friend in to a nasty drunk. I mourned the friendship for 3  days, I did not know what was about to happen

*God moved the friend out of my life a month or so later I wasn’t drinking. I had realized the only time I would drink was when this friend was around I thought this was just because I needed my drinking buddy. I had no desire to drink. then it would come to the point that I couldn’t occasionally sip wine my stomach would began to burn. so needless to saw no more alcohol.

  • The Beating- I was depressed that the friendship is over. My husband’s aunt had dropped by to invite me to a woman’s conference and I was stuck in no I’m not ready she handed me the book and I promised to read it. after a couple of days had passed I finally started the book. at this time in my life I was crying everyday I felt I was useless in this world. The book reminded me of Jesus it reminded me of how much Jesus meant to me, it reminded me of how important he was to me when I was a young child.

*God will stop the tears even when you didn’t ask him to. My husband’s aunt didn’t know what I was going through, but I am glad she allowed the Lord to use her to get to me, and boy did he.

  • The Pressing – Since that day I have been in a bible based church. It has been a 7mths I have been on fire for Christ. I would pray and the answers would come in my dream, I went to bed calling his name, I woke up calling his name. A little time after we began Wednesday Worship and Bible study. I feel deeper into the word.

 

Fast forward to now. My Lord is ruler of my house I am in praise 24/7. My drive is to be filled up with the Lord. My faith continues to grow and I am beginning to watch the oil flow. Glory be to my Awesome God. This Lent is my first Lent in these 40 days he has taken cigarette smoking from me and wine sipping He has added Prayer and a wonderful desire to share his word. I encourage anyone who maybe may be feeling down and out to give it to the Lord he wants to help you. The Father does not want you to be in Pain, He does not want you to feel unloved he wants you to know that he loves you. dare you to try him Thanks for reading be sure to Follow & Share

Be Blessed

WLUNDY