Saturday, June 30, 2012

Protecting Relationships and Dodging "Informationships"

Often times (In fact I would say every time) when we have conflicts, it's important to note that  usually our conflicts have nothing to do with that person directly, but everything to do with us: the development of our own character and what God is trying to do in and through us to change us and grow us.  

Genesis 9:20-23
20 Noah, a man of the soil, proceeded to plant a vineyard. 21 When he drank some of its wine, he became drunk and lay uncovered inside his tent. 22 Ham, the father of Canaan, saw his father naked and told his two brothers outside. 23 But Shem and Japheth took a garment and laid it across their shoulders; then they walked in backward and covered their father’s naked body. Their faces were turned the other way so that they would not see their father naked.

1 Peter 4:8
“Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.” 

       What was Ham’s mistake?  He told his brothers .  Often times we learn about the sins of others involuntarily.  The question isn't what the person did (which if we're not careful, can usually get us caught in that), but most importantly, it is what we decide to do with that information of our brother or sister's weakness that will determine and reflect what kind of person we are striving to be.  Ham was not wise in this.  Noah had authority from God to bless or curse Ham's future.  In Ham telling his brothers he was hurting himself  by not considering His father in love and protection and care.  We must remember that God places on high or brings down low others.  God can give that person the power to put you low the very person you choose to ridicule behind their backs or in their face. Most of the children in my academy where I teach are wonderful, and then there are some who are the most disrespectful I've seen.   I made the mistake of tagging along on their jokes and they turned them around trying to speak badly about me.  I learned a lesson from this.  Don't sink down to their level no matter what.  Infact, I am partly thankful for them because they forced me to have the view of the higher man.   I am reminded that it is because they feel inferior that they behave the way they do.  I realized that an inferior person thinks like an inferior person, but a hero thinks like a hero.  Ham's behavior was that of an inferior, and Ham's brother's were that of a hero protecting another who was their father.  When Noah discovered this, Noah pronounced these brothers just that way!   When seeing people’s short comings we must be careful to humble ourselves, see ourselves in their situation and then seek to protect our brothers and sisters or whoever in love.  Thankfully there is forgiveness and complete restoration and power for overcoming in Christ Jesus.  If you've made a mistake, Christ can not only cover it, but He will use it to your advantage and bless you even more in the way only He can give, if you repent.  This is what I learned:  Everyone is important because they are important. 
To observe the best example here, let's look closely at what Ham's brothers did in this situation.  1, Ham’s brothers took action and they covered their father’s shortcomings.   They refused even the knowledge of knowing their father’s short coming and shame.  When Shem and Japheth heard from their brother, they immediately took extra effort to take a garment and laid it across their shoulders, and then they laid the garment over their father.   Walking backwards, their faces were turned the other way so that they would not even see their father’s nakedness.   Be careful about the things you see, on television often times you are seeing people’s voluntary and involuntary shortcomings as it makes good entertainment which I believe that 80% of viewers of some of these television shows are people of a Ham-like spirit;  They want to see things that are none of their business and tell others for whatever reason, but the Bible says we have enough business of our own to handle to take other peoples business in the atmosphere of our home.  Our home should be like a beautiufl wine glass marked with the names of those who live in it.  When we allow things that our not our business in it, it is like mixing mud with our sweet pure sparkling wine.  You have the sparkling wine.  All other information, is just mud; it doesn't belong.   Many people find they can't handle their our own business sometimes let alone others, that might be because they are interested in mud. Let’s be careful of this.  

What did the brothers do?  They gave no attention AT ALL to their father’s shame; they knew it not.  What did they do?  They thought about how to protect and honor their father in his weakness and shortcoming.  This took work.  They walked in backward.  Protection:   How did their brothers show protection for their father?  I think the key here is these brothers' focus; they asked themselves about themselves in light of their beloved father, “How can we honor our father?”  This was not about them or about Noah, it was about honoring God in all things, which is what we are all called to do in all situations.   Whether a conflict or a triumph, we can honor God through it.  In conflict we often times get caught up in the other person's behavior and we think on the surface, but the conduct of others is not about them; it’s about us and how we act or react which can make the difference.
Honor takes not many words nor thoughts, but much prayer and action in love.    

Proverbs 10:19 reads, “When words are many, sin is not absent, but he who holds his tongue is wise.” 

I want to tell you:  Honoring others takes prayer and action, not thoughts and words.   We don’t need to spend much time in conversation / thought about the situation when it comes to conflicts.  When we come across the attitude or actions of a person, remember this:  their shortcomings are being revealed in front of you.  What are you going to do?  When someone is angry, or tells a bad joke, or is being insulting, their shortcomings are being revealed in front of you.  What do you do?  Let me encourage you to pray.   Pray for an opportunity to tell that person face to face, one on one, love on love. You can pray this prayer:  Father, help me to grow in showing love by honoring and protecting this person who revealed their weakness in front of me.   

God chooses to use conflicts to help us grow in his character and to reveal His glory out of it. 
Students in my academy where I teach are often times tired and hungry from studying and not eating the entire day.  So when they get candy or something to eat from the teachers, its a really big deal; but yesterday, a student complained after I gave her a chocolate, I realized that this is just the way some people choose to be, this is (unfortunately) who she chooses to be.  Our writing topic that day was:  Would you want to be an employee under an employer or would you want to have your own company and employees.  There were 5 students. Two of them chose "employee", one of them chose "employer".  The topic was very interesting.  I was gently encouraging all of them to be an employer because they also have good ideas.   At the end of class after I gave one of them chocolate and the girl who chose to be an employee complained that I didn't give her the chocolate to her sooner, I realized that people not only choose the career they are going to have, but they also (whether they know it or not) choose the character of such a job.  Lower class jobs also require lower class thinking and people have all the right to choose to be in such a position, but I want to encourage everyone who hears this message.  That is not for the people of God.  We are people of higher standards.  We are people who chose to love, who choose to bear fruit; in fact, we have been hand picked and chosen to bear fruit in our lives, in every area, including our relationships. 

Conflicts arise only to enrich you.   Know this, for every conflict that arises they arise because there is something you have that needs to be released whether it be an honoring spirit you need to give out, or a humbling spirit, a patient, loving spirit of honor so that God may be honored through it.  When we come across a conflict ask God what to do and then do it. 

Sometimes you cant act immediately, but that may be a time for quiet prayer.  Sometimes you may have to share with someone a conflict you have with someone else, one person whom you trust in a spirit of protection we can share; sometimes leaders who are mature need to know these things so they can pray and lift you up in prayer under the garment of honor as God’s people pray with an empowering prayer that sets the captive free and builds up the Body of Christ even greater. That is great.  Ham wasn’t acting under that motive, but Ham’s brothers though they both knew about their fathers event were.  They acted immediately in a behavior of honor alone for their father.  

Remember, the conflict is not about them at all, it’s about you and obedience to God.  You are responsible for you, not them. You take care of you and God will do the rest.  In class, we stopped and talked about what makes a good classroom.  The answer is: Everyone.   The question isn’t:  Is the teacher fun, interesting, worthy of listening to.  The question is:  Am I a respectful person, Am I an honoring person, Am I a good listener, do I show the characteristics of an honoring and enriching individual.  Everyone has this potential and given opportunities to release it each day.  I thank God that we have a sense of growing in personal character through our conflicts, honoring and uplifting our brothers and our sisters in loving them in a way that brings honor and glory alone to God alone.  May we grow in character as God-honoring in the presence of others and while we are alone.  

Friday, June 29, 2012

Your New Music Album: The Way We Communicate to Others

Each day you release a new album and you promote it to others.  At most, probably there's a list of the top 12 phrases you'll give to the people around you: Your songlist from your album.  These songs, the phrases you give as you go about the day, can be all summed up in one message from your heart : Your Album name.
What songs are you singing to the people around you?   The things you say to people are the songs you choose to sing in your life.  You are giving or hearing: Cindy's Best Hit's are playing.  John's Top played songs are on the radio.  Now you're aware of what you listen to and what you choose to have people hear from you?  Now what songs do you want to play to people today?  Ephesians 5:19 says we sing songs to people each day.  We can choose to sing songs that honor us and our plans, ideas, etc.. or we can sing a best hits from God's promises and what He sings to us through His one and Only Son, Jesus Christ.  Your songs are a unique testimony to God's great and immeasurable love.  Every day we give these songs to ourselves and give these songs to others.  Before you know it, now it's the Top 10 charts, and then No. 1.  What's No. 1. on your Billboard charts?  Is it Our God Reigns! To God be the Glory!  Great things He has done for us!  How Great is Our God!   Have a great day!
Elizabeth Campisi, thanks for the inspirational photo :)!/jholloway55 

Thursday, June 21, 2012

The Difference between a "Gossip" and a "Gentle Life" (THIS WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE)!/jholloway55 
Are you a gossip??  Do you constantly talk about other people's lives?  These are two questions I never asked myself. Why??  Because I was convinced that I wasn't a gossiper.  I made extra effort not to say anything to anyone about anybody that I knew wasn't anywhere close to me and the other person I was talking to.  It made me irritated to think that someone could be talking about me behind my back.  "How would I feel about that?"  I thought. So I made extra effort!  If someone was to talk about someone else, I changed the subject!  Yeah!  I thought to myself, "They should know better than to be so easy off at the lip talking about so and so!  What's their problem?!"   Well, I learned something that knocked me off my socks today!!  What is it??  Here it is:

MENTAL AND INWARD GOSSIP.  YES!  Gossiping to another person isn't the problem, it's what goes on in our minds that's the problem, whether we share it with others or not.   Gossip, by the Webster dictionary is this:  a person who habitually reveals personal or sensational facts about others.  

Another way to say that is:  Nosy people, or people who self-imposed-ly get involved in other people's business. 

Well, I would bet a One hundred dollar new sneaks that when people think of Gossip they think of someone who tells someone else about someone else's business who is not in the room at the time.  Well, they are right, but what we don't realize that our main house is not the wooded or plastered square diameter wall we are in when we are with other people, but rather it is far more actual to think of the house that is YOU.   What you think when you are thinking to yourself.  I discovered that I was spending a lot of time thinking about stuff that was never any of my business.    

Sometimes, even stuff about our own future isn't really any of our business, but if we're not careful, we can gossip inwardly to ourselves and waist a lot of time, instead of giving it to God.  Honestly,  I wasn't  feeling like I was one of those people who tell others about other people's business until recently. I thought "it's being nosy, it's being too curious about other people's lives, what they wear, their house, they're style, anything not related to them.."   I thought I was exempt because I didn't talk to others about other people's business, but God showed me that I was wrong.  I wasn't talking to other people about others, true, but I discovered that in INWARDLY I WAS ENTERTAINING SO MANY GOSSIPING IDEAS ABOUT OTHERS TO MYSELF.  You see, we don't need another party to share juicy little tidbits about others.  Secretly for years, I would walk down the street and I purposefully looked around constantly, not in a lustful way alone but sometimes just putting my nose into other people's business saying to myself in my mind, "Oh, I wonder what that person is up to, maybe something interesting,"  or "Oh, look at that person, what is that person thinking.."  or "Oh, look at that person.." on and on and on.  The problem with this person watching was that it takes you off of the direction you are headed perhaps literally and spiritually as well.  It's honestly a calling to if at all possible, mind our own business.    

The Bible says, we aught to be professionals at sticking our nose OUT of other people's business.  If you look into the Bible, unless God specifically directed,  mighty leaders of God did not go around self-imposingly looking for people to get involved with, in fact, it was usually quite the opposite! , These never acted like they needed to find people to change.  NO.  God always changes us, and then he sends those whom he wants so that HE can do something in their lives. Well, some people might say, "But, J, don't you need to take the initiative to help others?"  Yes!  The initiative is to believe in the ONE whom God is sent.  Nothing more and nothing less.  God will do the rest! Being God lead and self obligating are two different things and can easily lead us into inward mental gossiping (overly sticking our noses into other people's business)  "But, Jeremy"  one might say, "Aren't we supposed to keep our brother accountable?"   Yes, but which is easier to do, or which is more God motivated, to say "I need to look and make sure that everyone around me is doing what they need to be doing" TROUBLE! or to say, "LORD, I'm going to fix my eyes on Jesus (You) and I'm going to trust that those whom You have placed in my circle of influence you have placed in my life will be touched and moved through the personal and intimate relationship we have,  and I know I will be a blessing to them as you give me all i need to be sensitive to their needs with wisdom and gentleness know how to care for them and the courage to know when it is my responsibility to act."   

You see, taking it too much on ourselves to be involved in other people's lives gets us into trouble because it can be easily self-started i.e. self-motivated.  Those we influence, when we entrust it to God, we can live securely knowing that God is guiding our steps and leading us to be powerfully and positively involved in other people's lives.  And until then, we have the complete permission from God to just mind our own business.  Each of us should make profession out of leading a more gentle life (1 Thessalonians 4:10-12)

When I discovered this for the first time.  I realized that I actually did have enough business of my own that I didn't need to find other business or more business unnecessarily from other people.  I think apart of the reason why i was doing this was because of the ungodly way I was thinking about my own life.  I was thinking, "Well, I don't have much in my life, so I might was well think of others and what they have, even if i don't tell others" or i thought "maybe if i involve myself in this person's life, and since this person's life is more interesting, 'cause this person probably is more worth thinking about."  Nonsense!  Delivery from the lies of the enemy.  God so loved us that He sacrificed the ultimate price for us so that we could be with him forever.  Repeating:  So that He could be with us FOREVER!  He loves us.  If that doesn't tell you how valuable your time is with Him, let me tell you, God created you and every second with you gives him goose bumps, why??  Because He loves you SO.   I wish I had the time to just explain those two letters put together:  SO. 

God Almighty SO    LOVES  YOU.   and He wants us to move in a forward direction with Him.   The Gossipers problem is not really the problem.   The real problem with gossipers is that mentally they are going round and round in a direction that is taking them in a constant spiral.  This is a specific design of the enemy.  The enemy's plan is to get us to be distracted off of our healthy relationships with others and our relationship with ourselves and especially (most importantly) our relationship with a Loving God longs for us; if he can get us spirally mentally about 12 hours of the day; that's his idea, but we have the eyes to see:  as long as we are thinking about other people and what they are doing, we are not moving forward in our own lives and the destiny and purpose that God has so intended for each of us for that day and for us with the people that God has placed everyday in our lives to move ahead forward with them, not just physically, but also in relationship and in communication in connection and in community amongst so many other great things!  Make a decision to move forward today! 

When I was baptized I realized that the Holy Spirit lives inside of me.  Then every time I entertained a thought about someone whether good or bad that wasn't any of my business, it was just like i was talking to the Holy Spirit who was trying to have fellowship with me because the spirit is interested in a personal relationship with us, but so often we say,  " Please wait, Holy Spirit, let me cut you off from revealing your marvelousness for a moment, we need to talk about what in the world is this person thinks they are doing."  Now don't get me wrong, we all think about someone else and we can't always just be thinking about ourselves constantly, that's not what I’m saying.  What I’m saying is, as we go through the day, we should let the Spirit, that still voice inside, diagnose what is our business and what is not, until think just relax and soak in all the marvelous things that Your heavenly Father wants to reveal to you personally about Who He is!  This alone tells us that honestly we have enough good stuff of our own, so many things to thank God for and think of that the importance to plunge into other people's business turns to be as similar desire to jump out of a deep ocean blue tropical sea into a 1 inch shallow lake.   

When I was baptized I recognized another thing that it was time for me to move forward from in my relationship with my Awesome Creator God.  I was probably the worst gossiper when it came to putting my nose into other people's business.  But it wasn't others that was really the problem for me, but it was me.  Not to others, but to myself.  This is something that we often can overlook, but is so important to see and stop: we can sometimes gossip badly about ourselves to ourselves.  Listen, there is never a good time to talk badly about yourself to anyone and especially to yourself.  Here is a challenge today for you:  Listen to what you say or think about yourself for a moment.  It is CRUCIAL AND OF THE MOST IMPORTANCE TO DO THIS SOME MOMENT IN YOUR LIFE:  One day stop and vow to yourself apologize and move on.  This is what I realized, because of Jesus, my shortcoming are no longer any of my business.  Amen.  I want you to think about this, Jesus, God doesn't think about your short comings anymore so why should you put it upon yourself over God to say, or think about them either.  Who told you you have to do that. God himself says No.   Let me tell you,  we are all human, we know we are, God knows that we are, We all have had shortcomings, but because of His One and Only Son, He NEVER sees that in us.  So no longer take charge of the things that God has moved forward from, let the dead bury their dead, and you, move forward and follow Jesus, and no longer entertain ungodly thoughts that are wrapped up in the falsehood of your upbringing, in the newness of your upbringing with your Heavenly Father, You are grounded if you think about yourself as anything but precious, God's, Jesus' one and only treasure! Beautiful and The smile of God.   

Your life is so incredible to God.  Dear Father, I pray that all those who read this message may come to a new place in their relationship with you Today.  Show your glory and majesty in a great and wonderful light through this message.   Have a great day :)   

Out of ALL things He made, Jesus is only excited about being with 
You always (John 3:16).

Friday, June 15, 2012

My New Book: God Wants YOU To Smile :)!/jholloway55 

This book is going to come out this Summer to Fall 2012.  I'll give you a sneak peak :)   Take your time and if it doesn't encourage you, tell me!  I'll make it a step more so  you can smile!  God bless you!

Book Title:  

God wants YOU to smile. (Copyright 2012)


God wanted me to write this book because there are far too many people, including myself, who thought that God was not a “Smiler”.  That He was not a smiling Ruler who expresses delight.  I know it sounds funny; 
 But sometimes we look at the Bible and somehow we don’t perceive God as smiling at us, and therefore we don’t think that God wants us to really smile.  I know Christians who feel guilty when they smile.  They feel like they shouldn't.  That smiling and enjoyment of life is for “sinners” who smile because they don’t know about the “love” that God has for them.  But it makes a different when you believe and know that God's purpose is that God wants all of his children to smile.  He wants all of his children to enjoy life everyday.  My prayer is that this book will not only make you smile.  But it will also give you a fresh outlook on your destiny, your life, and the great impact you can and will have on others around you. 

Chapter One:  laughter is of genius 
Laughter is God's gift that tells us his will.  What makes people smile about you?  Is it your smile?  Is it your sense of humor?  Listen more closely to people when they are refreshed with a smile from you.  Look more closely.  Take a minute and close your eyes thinking about how you will make your best friends smile.  What is a smile?  A smile is:   “A pleased, kind, or amused facial expression, corners of the mouth turned up and the front teeth exposed.”

 A smile is a shout out of joy that expresses who we really are and who we were meant to be.  Whoever you are.  Whatever your job is.  There is a part of you the beckons to bring a delight to others and a joy, God put it in you.  It is effortless, and it is your calling.  Bill Gates had a simple idea to create computers, perhaps it was a way to make more money, or even more, Mr. Gates, saw a way that he could put a smile on the faces of those he cared about and even more people.  I have a challenge for you:  If you have an idea that you can see will make someone smile with delight: Don’t delay, and do it!  All you need is all you have now.  What you do by principal gives more, gives back; a blessing to both you and the people around you.  We were made to make other people joyful with our talents.

The compliment and miracle of a smile
Think about the compliment of a smile. What are people telling you and what you tell yourself when you make someone smile.  They are a gift of your talents, your abilities that cause this miracle to happen.   Remember, if pain is a scream for help...laughter is a shout of your genius and unmatched unique and graceful talent.  How many miracles can you cause to happen today?   

Chapter two: God smiles  
God himself smiles.   In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.  We smile when we see a flower.  What do we think is God’s expression when he created the heavens, and when the earth was made?  When He created YOU?  When He breathed breath of life into YOU?   When He created the world He smiled.  When he created the flowers of the field he smiled.   When he created you, our God sang. Every breath is a song we sing. God smiles and he wants you to smile as well.  Think about when Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead. How many smiles were resurrected from just that one event.   God Smiles. 

God already smiles at you.  When you were born God smiled.  God sees all the things he has for you and He smiles with joy and delight. This can be strange for us to think, because He smiles with full love and acceptance.

Chapter Three you were made to make people smile  

Remember this quote: when you make someone smile, you are stronger than superman.  You are of greater genius than Einstein.  You are more enginuitive than the arquetects of the tallest skyscrapers of our time.  With one flinch of your talents, worlds of people are changed.  One spark of your inspiration makes people shakes their heads wondering how you did it.  Without effort, who you are in Christ can build up, strengthen and encourage an entire nation.  You were made to make people smile.

Fact and fear. Your talents are the fact, fear is nonfiction. Look around you today.  The stroke of genius in a butterfly, in the song of a song bird, in a tree, in a swan flying over a pond, in the birth of a newly born child.  They are all facts, but how did they happen? Was it genius??  They seem so natural.  The truth is all of these are genius, but how they happen are with such ease that fear seems to be the last thing we think of when we witness it.  It is exactly this way with your talents.  Did a chick need a degree to learn how to get out of the egg?  Did a lion need to study to be king of the jungle? Hard work, study and college degrees are all well deserving of great recognition.  However, they do not discredit the fact that so many of the natural, pure, and uplifting talents you already have represent what you are and have always been made to do and be.   If a doctor doesn’t know, that he knows, that he knows, that this is what he was meant to do, get me another Doctor please! Sometimes we have jobs that are not perfect, but we must becareful not to downplay, underlook, or disvalue the genius inside of us, when we do, we walk in fear and fiction, day dreaming, wishing things would be better.  A man who walks doing what he was meant to do instantly becomes rich, instantely becomes like a king, instantly has all he could ever want, hope or dream.  Is that you?   The fact is, you were born with your dream job.   It is laid inside of you even before you were born.  God said to the prophet Jeremiah,  “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you, I appointed you to be a prophet to the nations.”  There is not a human being on the face of this planet who has not been called to a very specific purpose, just as specific as the signature of your DNA.  Now we have to stop down playing what sets us apart and what has always been positively uplifting and inspiring others.  Don’t say that you don’t have any special talent, even if that is what you or others had always been trying to sell you, don’t sell yourself cheap,  You were made!  Think about it!  YOU WERE MADE!  You are here!  Welcome!  Here you are! You do not fill up space.  You were made to change upwardly curve faces!  So look carefully and examine the smiles and strokes of genius in your life.   These, each and every one are your talents and their marks of genius and remembering this: Just as you smile, they make God smile.  Your marks of genius do the same.  Your ideas; when you make people laugh, when we joyfully carryout what we are doing in the way God designed us, we are making God smile. God wants to smile! That is why He wants us to smile!  God is a Smiler!   When you show your talents, you show the kind of genius that no other person can duplicate.    

When you are yourself you make people smile.  Take the time you need.  You may need a day or so, but take the time and learn about who you are.  You are an amazing and wondrous child of God Most High.  Think of those who conquerors cities, those who ruled as kings, those who brought people to tears of joy as they performed before thousands.  When you smile you are doing more than that! When you are being yourself you are better than a man who takes over a city. 

Take the time you need and examine your smile and with confidence log it into your journal and pray for God to reveal to you more as your heart opens to His work in all the areas of your life, giving them up to Him.  Ask God, “Lord, in what areas of my life do you want me to smile in?  I give those over to you.  Lord, the areas that I make other people smile, Father, I step boldly into those and ask that you bless those moments and grant me the confidence to continue walking in them as you reveal yourself, your word and who you are to me.” 

Chapter four: Jesus made people who believed in him smile.  
After Lazurus rose from the dead, people smiled.   Most people were afraid after a miracle in Jesus' time because they were not aware that God was giving them permission now to smile, be expressively joyful and enjoy their lives.  Jesus commended people who took great lengths to enjoy their lives.   

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Divine Calling of the Foreigner -New Culture Makers

The first divinely called foreigner was Abraham (and every descendant of faith after him).   Abraham was sent into a land for the divine purpose to bring a new culture to everywhere he walked.  Now, we have been called to be a people who brings a new culture to a new land.  We bring divinity to a culture of thirst for something new which God longs to bring to His people.  Behold, he says, "I am doing a new thing!"  And He wants all people to see it not to our glory but to the glory of His great and Might name!   We saw this in new nations such as the United States, Australia, New Zealand and even (the beginning of the African continent and) South Africa (which for me was a new discovery and I believe people are beginning to see world-wide), but because of the people there but because God wanted to do a new and amazing thing.   We are placed in a land to be new culture makers, not a culture of our own entirely, but a culture birth in Christ and shining in the uniqueness of each of us.   We are called to be new culture makers.  Let live in that today!  :)
Have a blessed day! :)!/jholloway55 

Wednesday, June 6, 2012


Let's pray together about this.  One: The world puts its face in ours and is always suggesting us to adopt a fool’s philosophy of see it then believe it. NO!  If we do this we only see that we are somebody when we see it but God started with creation giving us all good things so we are and have everything THIS WORLD DOESN'T HAVE, the life that Almighty God breathed into us is more than enough.  

Part Two:  There is the world, and then there is the RELIGIOUS WORLD.  The religious world is tricky.  Especially these days.  They live based on status that is often more destructive than the forces in all the world combined.  After all, as long as the church holds statuses, there will be denominations and divisions.   Statuses kill more opportunities of faith than anything else in this world.  

We must pray:  Dear Father,

I've seen this world and the religious affiliate, and Father, I need your definition:
HOW TO BE A CHRISTIAN BY YOUR DEFINITION ALONE –based on solely your Word.    

Father, as your spirit works in my heart.  Continue to reveal to me the BOLDNESS of being the person IN CHRIST that GOD, You have called us to be.   Help us to spend time genuinely with you so that YOU are the dominant lead that drives us in wisdom, humility and obedience everyday in our lives Today.
IN JESUS' NAME.  AMEN.!/jholloway55 

Sunday, June 3, 2012


Don’t try to MAKE YOURSELF, that is a insult and a lie from the enemy,  you have ALREADY been made placed perfect for the calling you have been made for, now the only thing you need to do is look inside, accept it, and move forward.!/jholloway55 

The Marriage of Love and Pain (edited)

Here is a song I wrote and Today re-edited:  
One day love came to make the pain his friend
When he saw how much pain the pain was in
And when love came to make the pain his friend
Everything began
When one day love came to make the pain his friend
When he saw how much pain the pain was in
And when love came to make the pain his friend and made a mends 
He saw that pain was just a little boy who thought he had no choice 
But to roam without a voice, until love came and made a friend 
He thought he had so many miles to go through
So many trials to go through
So many holes to bleed through his soul
until love took him home
He thought he had so many miles to run through
Thought he had so many trials to go through
Thought he had so many holes to bleed through his soul 
But love knew all along
The pain was just a little boy, who thought he had no choice
To make but to be void until LOVE came and told him 
“Hey, I’ve been there before, I’ve been on the ground with a pool of tears like a sea
Crying down on my knees cause I’ve been there before through the ups and downs
So that now you can see that it’s gonna get better 
They wonder why you stand there so weak and pitied
When you’re innocent in a sea of dreams  
They wonder why you stand there so weak, FLY AWAY BIRD! 
You are standing on a sea of dreams  
They wonder why you stand here so weak and pitied
When you’re standing in and upon dreams 
Breathe the air and look around and breathe
They wonder why you stand there so weak fly away bird
You have the wings to fly away, fly away bird! 
You’re standing on a sea of dreams .. Dream! 
One day love came and made pain his friend.   

Friday, June 1, 2012

Everybody's got Kids!/jholloway55 

Everyone has children

You may not think you have children, or you may think you are in a place where you don't matter or have anything to influence in this world.  You may think that you're just going about in the wilderness for no purpose or reason at all, that you're just taking up space here in this world and no one is noticing at all.
But I'm here to tell you, Wrong!  You not only matter by yourself, but you have not only something, but you have GREAT THINGS.  Let's call them: children.   The children we have are our dreams.  So why do we experience depression at times?   My take on this is that we often experience this when we have forgotten or have been neglecting the GREAT hopes and dreams that God has placed inside of us.  Just as a stomach ache tells us what's wrong, depression reminds us that we have neglected our hopes and our dreams.
So what do we do?   DREAM AGAIN!  Neglect the negative thoughts and FEED YOUR DREAMS.  Don't listen to anyone who tells you something that does not agree with the WONDERFUL SPIRIT that's inside of you.    Your hopes and your dreams are the CHILDREN  God has bestowed upon you.  Now, DREAM!  Dream big dreams, hope great and unimaginably great hopes, ask GOD ALMIGHTY for anything as you open your heart to Him today :)