A wreath to some might mean a symbol for death, but to one who believes, it is a symbol of eternal life.
It is all about how you see with your own eyes. Death and life come from what you speak forth from your heart. Death to some might mean finality but to others it means to live forever.
A tree to some might point to an end but to others it is a beginning to a new life for Jesus died upon a tree for you and me; and if you receive what He did upon that tree, you shall live forever.
He is the way, the truth and the life, the only way to the Father for if you receive Him, you receive the Father; they are One.
Jesus came as a babe to die. He died so that we could be made right with the Father. He came so He could live in the hearts of those He died for.
He came to give abundance of life, truth and love. He came so we would live for Him and to even die for Him.
Whether we live or die or to esteem a day or to not, it is all about Him. Whatever we do or how we do it we must love one another. Jesus prayed that we would be one as He and the Father are one.
It’s not about doctrine, which can divide, but what you allow to come forth through that the doctrine. The fruit that it produces determines if it is from God.
Does it produce life or death? The letter of the Law kills but grace and truth produce life. The letter of the Law divides. Grace and truth enables one to live by faith and love.
When you reach out to one another, accept the flaws, which brings the uniqueness of an individual. Look for the gold hidden in one’s heart of the one who belongs to God. All are made in the image and likeness of who He is.
Find that Light that leads to the love that sets the captive free to live in liberty and justice for all. Pursue peace with all men.
Agree to disagree on those things that do not matter. Do not allow the enemy to conquer and divide using religion. And most of all enjoy life to the fullest.
Each breath that you take surely is a gift from God. And be blessed.
~ Yolanda Ballard
Yolanda Ballard of At The Father’s Feet website, shares with you, the body of Christ, the words she’s received quietly sitting at the Father’s feet. I believe Jesus set the example for us to follow. Whenever He could He would come apart from the busyness of the world so that He could quiet Himself before the Father, for that is where He received direction and strength to carry out His will.