Hello all. I pray this day finds you with joy. This world has gone completely bonkers. Evil is right and good is wrong. Left is right and right is left. But not for me. I choose to stay focused on God. Yes, I am aware of my surroundings and what is going on but I CHOOSE to not live in fear. We also know that this that is going on did not catch God by surprise, He knew this was coming all along. I still wanted to know what God wants me to do. And I simply got was love. There is too much hatred in this world and if you have hatred in your heart then you don't love God. Not my words but Gods. But that also means that we must do what God COMMANDS not man. We can't jump on every bandwagon just because. If it is the fight that Jesus wants us in then he will equip us with the tools and the words that we need. 1 John 4:17-21 tells us this: "Love has been perfected among us in this that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world. THERE IS NO FEAR IN LOVE; but PERFECT LOVE CASTS OUT FEAR, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has NOT been made perfect in love. We love Him because He first loved us. If someone says, "I love God," and hates his brother, he is a LIAR; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he hasn't seen. And this commandment we have from Him; that he who loves God MUST love his brother also." When love breaks through then darkness has to flee. Now that doesn't mean we stand by and let the sin continue to happen. But those that are doing wrong, looting and rioting and killing, we need to love them and hate their sin. We need to be hitting our knees and praying for them but also for us so when we do encounter these evil things, we will have the armor of God on and know what to do. Also in 1 John 3:4-9 God says this: "Whoever commits sin also commits lawlessness and sin is lawlessness. And you know that He was manifested to take away our sins, and in Him there is no sin. Whoever abides in Him does not sin. Whoever sins has neither seen Him nor known Him. Little children, let no one deceive you. He who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous. He who sins is of the devil for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested that He might destroy the works of the devil. Whoever has been born of God DOES NOT SIN, for His seed remains in him; and he cannot sin, because he has been born of God." As Christians do we stumble, do we sin, yes but once we do and ask for forgiveness we MUST not continue in our sin. So today get up and love someone that you don't know or don't like. Loving someone that you already love is easy, loving someone that you don't takes GOD. Have a blessed day! RISE UP!