WOW!!! There is so, So, SO much going on right now… in EVERY-DAY “LIFE,” I simply DO NOT know where to begin. How about beginning with this weekend’s message at church, delivered by Pastor Walter West, okay??? OKAY!!!
Onward… with… “FAMILY-OLOGY” here at the island campus of Anastasia Baptist Church in St. Augustine, FL. DOUBLE WOW, WOW, folks!!! I just got “CHILLS”!!!
EVERY CHRISTIAN HAS A FAMILY, folks!!! “WE ARE FAMILY!!!” Aaahhhhhh!!!! I, IMMEDIATELY, began singing that song inside my own mind!!! I had been transported back in time… somewhere between the yrs. 2000-2003!!! Our Rehab. Dept. (approximately 7 therapists) sang and danced to that VERY song… “WE ARE FAMILY,” by Sister Sledge. We did this performance… “TOGETHER”… as some sort of a talent show for the entire facility, including patients, residents and staff. WOW!!! I had forgotten about that “team-building” experience/performance over 10+ years ago!!! I think I have pictures of that event… somewhere… amongst ALL of the treasured “STUFF” I have held onto… Somewhere… here in our home… SOMEWHERE…
Family… FAMILY… F-A-M-I-L-Y!!! WOW!!! I’ve got chills, folks!!! DOUBLE WOW, WOW!!! “FAMILY”… DEFINITELY… refers to our IMMEDIATE family: Spouse, children, siblings, parents, in-laws, [“out-laws,”] aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, nieces, grands, etc., etc., etc. Now, “FAMILY”… also refers to friends, neighbors, co-workers, acquaintances, STRANGERS, citizens of your community, citizens of America, and ANYONE, ANYWHERE in the ENTIRE WORLD!!! WOO-WHOOOOOO!!! WE ARE FAMILY!!! DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!
In addition… there are TWO (2) Spiritual families: The family of God; and the family of Satan. As a re-born Christian, folks… my Father is GOD. Heaven is going to be FULL of… “FAMILY”. Our Christian family. Guess what else??? “I”… have “Spiritual DNA”… (Pppsssttt… God’s DNA!!! ) within “ME”!!! SAY WHAT???!!!???!!!???!!! CAN YOU BELIEVE IT???!!!???!!!???!!! “ALL” Christians have been blessed with God’s DNA!!! “THUS”… making ALL of us… “FAMILY”!!! WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!
And that’s NOT all, folks!!! As a re-born Christian… “I”… HAVE TWO (2) HOMES!!! SHUT-UP!!! (Now, that is meant to be “funny” ). Yep, my earthly home and my heavenly home. Pastor Walter also informed us that we should take care of our earthly homes, as well. The “CHILLS” keep coming, folks. May I submit: “KEEPERS OF CASTLES”; and “KEEPERS OF CASTLES, con’t…” both published on 5/25/14 and “KEEPERS OF CASTLES, con’t…” published on 6/1/14. Please refer back to those posts as a refresher. I am completely AMAZED, folks.
Now, back to the specific, fill-in-the-blanks, of the “BULLETIN” at ABC for this weekend, 11/22-23/14, “Every Christian Has a Family”:
–“Return to the feet of your father.”———-Ephesians 3:14
–“Carry on your family name.”———-Ephesians 3:15
–“Claim your Spiritual inheritance.”———-Ephesians 3:16
–“Keep up your family home.”———-Ephesians 3:17
–“Explore the depth of your family roots (LOVE).” Explore Christ’s “LOVE”.———-Ephesians 3:17
–“Test the scope of your family strength.”———-Ephesians 3:18
–“May you be filled with “IT” (HIM).” IT = HIM, meaning IT = HE. And HE = LOVE. And… WE ALL KNOW THAT: HE = GOD. THEREFORE…GOD = LOVE!!!———-Ephesians 3:19
Wonderful, WONDERFUL message delivered with such PASSION by Pastor Walter West. He even gave permission to each of us at the 11:00 am, ET traditional service to say the following: Pastor Walter, “YOU ARE FULL OF IT”!!! AMEN.
GO TEAM!!! WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!! “WE ARE FAMILY”… (Aaahhhhhh!!! I, simply, CANNOT quit singing that song… over, and Over, and OVER… again, and Again, and AGAIN… in my mind!!!)
Give the BEST of yourself for “JUST” today… “EVERY” day!!!
P.H.P, folks. People Helping People.
ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!! AMEN.