God… Just Show Me a Sign… Then, I’ll Believe!

To my doubtful readers, I’m happy to see that you have returned, perhaps looking for more thoughts on how best to discover that God lives.  I too have been thinking about additional events and topics that might assist you on your journey.

Seeing is believing! Right?  We doubt someone’s claim, but once we have actually seen it with our own eyes, then we believe it to be true.  It only makes logical sense that we should be able to make such a statement when it comes to the knowledge of God’s existence.  Just show me a sign… then I’ll believe. (Hold on to this thought).

I have met many that proclaim that, “They know God lives… and that Jesus is our Savior”.  I would share that these are my feelings as well.  And, I too would choose the word “Know”… and not just “Believe”.  I do not know of any of my acquaintances that have seen God, me included.  So, how can we make such a bold statement regarding His deity?

Let’s start with ‘seeing is believing’.  I would like for you to assume a character in an actual event that happened thousands of years ago.  As I lay out the details, I would like for you to emotionally feel as your character must have felt, and see the experience through YOUR eyes, just as they did.

It was in the 16th century BC, when the Hebrews received the answer to their prayers. They were set free.  Led by Moses out of the land of Egypt, they were off to a new beginning.  Only God could have made the circumstances come together in making this impossible task come true.

Now, if you were there, you would have seen the misery of the people there under a dictator.  You were a slave to him and his regime.  Your purpose was to serve him and build his kingdom at all expense.  His power was great, and… you and your family were helpless. You could see the impossibilities of ever being set free. Impossible… but it happened. (Be patient, I’m getting to my point).

Hundreds if not thousands of people fled Egypt.  They traveled to the edge of the Red Sea. By then the Pharaoh had changed his mind. He lead his army to destroy all of them (this includes you).  You and all of these people are trapped up against the sea… There is no place to escape.  This is the time that you will surely die, or at best, be taken back into slavery in Egypt.  Scared?  I would be. Hoping for another miracle?

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Moses parted the Red Sea…. Let me say that again in case you are reading this fast… Moses Parted The Red Sea!  He created an escape path.  The ocean parted, and you are now running through a new path that was just created by the hand of God.  Well…. There’s your sign.. Right?  If you were there to see that… you would surely believe in God! But… hold on…

The people were all safe on the other side of the sea.  A miracle had just happened right in front of your eyes. But… what happened next will disprove the spiritual theory of seeing is believing.

Moses left for a few days.  He was a prophet of God, and he was seeking guidance for his people.  You know the story… He went up into the mountain and received the Ten Commandments.  When he returned to the group…. (Are you ready for the ending?)

You would think that these people would be in humble gratitude, giving praise to a God who had just saved them… But, that was not the case.  Just in a matter of days, after seeing the miracle from God, they all were worshiping a very different God made of gold, and committing all kinds of sins and abominations before God.  What? Seriously??  But they had just seen it for themselves. Now they are acting as if nothing happened?

“Just, show me a miracle…. Then I’ll believe.”  That was not the case for these hundreds or thousands of people there.  It only took a few days to discard the hand of God, and go right back to their pagan beliefs.

So, what is the difference?  If it’s not by seeing a sign from God, how do people make the fervent claim that they KNOW God is real?  The answer… It’s not your eyes that will enable you to know that spiritual matters are true.  Well then… what is it?

Spiritual matters, such as God’s existence, come from your own spirit’s conformation that these things are indeed true.  It’s not your brain’s logic, or physical touch, sight or smell.. But….your spirit acknowledging heavenly truths.  It makes perfect sense… Spirit communicating with spirit regarding spiritual matters.

Your answer that God is real will come to you in a learning conviction, different than any other knowledge you have acquired.

So, stop looking for your alphabet cereal to spell out “God is real” in your morning breakfast. Pray that He will help you know of His existence.  He will tell your spirit. Read and study. And then… listen with your spirit.  When it happens, you’ll know what I mean.  It won’t be long before you too will be saying… “I KNOW that God lives”.

God is REAL? Prove it!

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Ok… my doubting friends. Your challenge has just been accepted. “So if God is real, show me!” … My pleasure.

This question that you have on your mind right now is a very healthy beginning to come to know something that will change your life. You don’t have to take anyone’s word or beliefs to answer your question. Now…you can get to know God for yourself. Ready? Let’s go there.

(Full disclosure… I’ve just said a prayer that the things you learn here will ring true with you. I invite you to pay attention to your feelings as you discover these truths). Did I just cheat? =) …No, it’s not me that will answer your question… It will be God Himself.

Let’s look at some prevailing evidence of God’s existence. The world that you live in is just normal to you… however, you are missing some of God’s greatest evidence of His existence. Consider these facts:

*The Earth…its size is perfect. The Earth’s size and corresponding gravity holds a thin layer of mostly nitrogen and oxygen gases, only extending about 50 miles above the Earth’s surface. If Earth were smaller, an atmosphere would be impossible, like the planet Mercury. If Earth were larger, its atmosphere would contain free hydrogen, like Jupiter, Earth is the only known planet equipped with an atmosphere of the right mixture of gases to sustain plant, animal and human life.

*The Earth… is located the right distance from the sun. Consider the temperature swings we encounter, roughly -30 degrees to +120 degrees. If the Earth were any further away from the sun, we would all freeze. Any closer and we would burn up. Even a fractional variance in the Earth’s position to the sun would make life on Earth impossible. The Earth remains this perfect distance from the sun while it rotates around the sun at a speed of nearly 67,000 mph. It is also rotating on its axis, allowing the entire surface of the Earth to be properly warmed and cooled every day.

*The Moon… our moon is the perfect size and distance from the Earth for its gravitational pull. The moon creates important ocean tides and movement so ocean waters do not stagnate, and yet our massive oceans are restrained from spilling over across the continents.

How did this all come to be? Serious. So many “perfect coincidences” make it possible for us to live here. The earth, moon and universe were created… by someone or something. Now if you are thinking “Big Bang” theory… I invite you to do your own experiment. Take a firecracker and whatever other components that you choose. Ignite the firecracker and try to produce anything other than “Blown up stuff”. It did not randomly come together. These planets were created. Perfectly orchestrated by God to allow us to come here to experience our mortal life.

Ready for more?

Look at what is contained in this earth that God created. Our Natural Resources for our survival…. Water, Fossil Fuels, Natural Gas, Precious Metals, etc. These all are important for our survival. And oh…. what about this…. Food!

Take a seed… essentially a grain of nothing. When this seed is planted… it grows into food… not just one type of food…. Look in your pantry… yup, all grown on this earth for your survival, and many items from a seed. Seeds, producing food, and… more seed… producing food, and more seeds…. and so it goes.

I’m currently witnessing another of God’s miracles…. and proof of His existence. The development of 2 baby grandchildren. Starting with one cell, they divide into different cells, genetically programed to produce eyes where they should be, fingernails, a nose, ears, a functioning heart, and oh by the way, these babies live inside not breathing air like you and I. They are kept alive by the mothers circulating oxygenated blood supply, but at birth, they shift immediately into breathing air into their lungs. Remarkable? I sure think so. Let this evidence peak your curiosity of the existence of God.

Storm patterns, oh yeah…. more evidence of God’s existence as He has created the ultimate sprinkler system to care for His planet. Mountains hold frozen snow until the water is needed later in the year. And it all flows back into the ocean, to start the cycle all over again. Oh by the way, with this continued water leaving the ocean, won’t the ocean become too salty.. BOOM.. Icebergs melt and feed the ocean with new water… AMAZING.

A few more things to consider.

Look at the world…. and even look at your own life. It isn’t rocket science to make an observation that there are two forces on the earth today… Right? Good and evil. Where do those thoughts, desires, or feelings come from? Spend some time processing this thought. They are forces, which to me is the best way to describe them… Powers. I myself have felt STRONGLY! You and I have this power inside us to be good. To help others. To come together when disaster strikes. We are programed to love and feel loved. These are all powers, influences, and feelings that come from God.

Ok…. now the flip side. I have also felt carnal feelings to do bad things. To sin, to turn away from this light. During this period of time, I feel dark and a desire to turn away from good.

Try to explain these opposite powers without using God and Satan in your explanation…. Impossible.

Let me continue with this. All of us have been given, “The Light of Christ”. You can refer to this as your conscience. We all have a desire to accept the fact that there is a God… but here are some examples of where things take a turn.

All of us make bad choices… Yup… we sin. Sometimes those sins start out as being FUN. As we continue to chase fun, our light begins to dim… As this becomes our lifestyle, darkness prevails, and we doubt any feelings of God and His goodness. Satan takes over and whispers thoughts into our mind. “There is no God.”

Another very prominent event that happens in our life comes from this experience… If there really is a God, how could He allow______________ to happen? Many people base their entire belief or non-belief in God by trying to process this question.

When these events occur, Satan and his team are all over this thought process. It is his perfect chance to persuade many to give up on God, and join his depressing team of being a “Victim of the lack of a God who should be looking out for them”.

News Flash…. God exists. And… Get ready for this one… Only ONE God exists. It doesn’t matter if you don’t believe, or if you believe in a Christian God, a Hebrew God, Muslim God, Buddha, etc. There is only one God. He is the Heavenly Father for ALL of his children on this earth. Believing or the lack of believing does not change reality. Facts are facts… and we will all see that when we are called back to live with HIM.

For those of you who have experienced traumatic events causing you to doubt God’s existence, let me join your team for a minute. I lost a son in a motorcycle accident. I’m a good person, trying to live a good life. Clearly an unfair event in my life. One that hurt deep, and continues to be a challenge for me and my family. But, I cannot blame God… for the accident or the lack of protection for my son when he crashed. These traumatic events are a part of our earthly experience… not evidence of a God who has turned his back on us.

Tonight, in your heart, offer a prayer. Ask that you will come to know Him. I can promise that He will continue to direct you to answers, just as He has directed you to this blog site. Your answer will come as a result of prayer, study and most importantly…. pondering your thoughts as you venture through this task.

Let Him into your life. There is peace there. He loves you just the way you are, but too much to leave you there. He will allow challenging events in our life for the purpose of our growth…. One of the main reasons that we are on this earth. Don’t expect Him to shield you from every challenge that comes your way…. You wouldn’t do this to your own children. Grab His hand and let Him walk you through your life. It’s what you have been looking for.

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Fire and BRIMSTONE.

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One of my life’s simple pleasures is collecting and learning about…. “Rocks,” of all things. =) The creation of such different materials, shapes, and colors are just the covers of the books for information which they contain.

But the most interesting item to me, and what I’ve just put into my “rock” collection information, has been the 1973 discovery of Brimstone in the ancient towns of Sodom and Gomorrah, located on the shores of the Dead Sea. We’ve all heard the story, but what is brimstone?

Brimstone is a white, almost 100% pure ball of Sulphur. These Sulphur balls have been discovered in various sizes throughout the lands that were once Sodom and Gomorrah.

Surrounded by destroyed material, they have left “pock marks” that dot the ground. After striking the earth, they have been capsuled and preserved to give credibility to the biblical tale. And, thousands of years after impacting the earth, they can still be ignited with a match to burn once again.

It is estimated that these balls of fire burned close to 400 to 700 degrees F. Their fiery assault upon the town resulted in total devastation. Everything and everyone there were essentially eliminated.

God has always worked through natural means. So as you consider this story, can you just imagine all of these burning brimstone balls striking the cities? Thousands raining down from the sky with the intent to annihilate everything. Fire from the sky… really? YES.. Really, and now you know how that was accomplished.

I’m fascinated with this. To be able to take a “story,” and back it up with this evidence, is another testimony that God lives.

So why were these people destroyed?

We all have our own interpretation of the characteristics of God. To me, He is loving, patient, understanding, just, and is involved in nurturing me to become my very best. I rarely associate Him with the emotion of being vengeful.

In again researching, why would God would take such dramatic measures towards people? I think that it’s fair to say that similar evil exists on the earth today…. And, no current reporting of brimstone strikes.

Abraham was told that the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah were to be destroyed. He pleads with God not to destroy them. His Nephew Lot, and his family lived there. God’s response was that if Abraham could find 10 righteous people living there, He would spare the cities. However, those cities were full of people committing “Grave Sins”. Angles were sent to the city disguised as men. Their findings were that the only righteous people living there were Lot and his family. That family was instructed to leave, and the city was destroyed.

So, back to the question of evil cities today not being destroyed, as Sodom and Gomorrah were. Here is my interpretation.

It’s clear to me that God is interested in protecting the righteous. The city would have been spared if only 10 righteous people could be found. That was not the case. Everyone with the exception of Lot and his family had chosen a life of sin and darkness. They were not good people who occasionally made mistakes. They were living a life of perverse sin and evil. Their lights had gone out for some time. No kindness, no love, no compassion..Just perverse pleasure was their core desire. This is who they had become.

We look at evil today. There is no doubt in my mind that similar perverse people exist on the earth. For those who have chosen that lifestyle, it should be clear what God thinks of your choice.

But even now in cities such as “sin city,” there are righteous people living there, preventing God’s destruction of that city. And, it is my opinion that these righteous people living there represent HOPE for those who are wicked living among them. God is holding out hope that the righteous will be able to save their evil brothers and sisters. There is still light in the city. Still, a force of 10, which might be able to make a difference with the others.

To remove all of the light, hope dwindles, and evil prevails. Perhaps God’s act of destroying all of the wicked in Sodom and Gomorrah was an act of compassion, saving them from further perverse evil, despair, and the devastating consequences of sin. They had been given their time on earth to prove to themselves what they would do with their agency, and they had demonstrated their answer.

It is not God’s intent for us to fear Him.  He is loving and kind… He forgives, over and over, and over, and over, and over.  We all make mistakes.  That’s why he has provided a Savior and repentance. But let’s keep our face toward the sunshine. That is our task.  Let’s keep trying. Let’s be loving, compassionate, and forgiving. Let’s pick each other up.  Stay on the course of rightousness.

It is also my belief that this story speaks to the righteous today.  Are you listening? Our world will become as evil as Sodom and Gomorrah were… This we know through scriptures fortelling our day.  But just like Lot and his family, God provided a safe warning and a place to go to be protected.

Our earth will experience fire and destruction ushering in the Second Coming. Have faith that He will care for you.  Listen for that prompting as He will lead us to safety.  His fight is with evil, not with you and me.  We need not be perfect.  Just stay on track and keep trying….He has plans for extracting the righteous from such an evil world…The story of Sodom and Gomorrah is His proof to us of this protection.

May peace be in your heart knowing that we have such a loving Father in Heaven. Keep trying… He knows who and where you are. He will watch over us…. This I know to be true.

Earthquake…Is The Big One Coming To Utah?

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Another small earthquake is Bluffdale Utah this morning, making this the 103rd one in just over a week. Yes, that number is correct…103. While this number doesn’t assure that a big earthquake is imminent, it has many of us concerned, which is resulting in very productive discussions about safety. And because I care about all of you, I’d like to offer my thoughts and suggestions for you to consider should we get “The Big One”.

Here is a simple plan from the American Red Cross:

Protecting your family

  • Talk about earthquakes with your family so that everyone knows what to do in case of an earthquake. Discussing ahead of time helps reduce fear, particularly for younger children
  • Check at your workplace and your children’s schools and day care centers to learn about their earthquake emergency plans.
  • Pick safe places in each room of your home, workplace and/or school. A safe place could be under a piece of furniture or against an interior wall away from windows, bookcases or tall furniture that could fall on you.
  • Practice DROP, COVER and HOLD ON in each safe place.

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Locate the Gas Meter outside your house, (find it today). If your house has been damaged, or you smell gas, turn the valve on the meter 1/4 turn till the valve stops. You will need a wrench to do this. Your gas for the entire house is now off.

You should also have enough supplies for several days.  A disaster of this size will tie up professionals.  Don’t expect them to respond to you first.

Finally, expect that you will not be together as a family.  It is likely that one member of the family will be home, the other at work, and kids at school. Create a plan for all of you.  Assume that your cell phones will not work. 

Your plan might be… For your kids, to follow the direction of the teachers at school.  Have them stay with the leaders of the school for as long as it takes until you can get to them.  This might be several days.  Reassure your kids that this is the plan.  There is comfort for them to know exactly what to do during this time.

For the family member at home, priority is keeping the house safe. Shut off the gas if necessary.  If the house is too damaged, follow the neighbors to a safe location like a nearby school or church.  There is safety in numbers.  Stay together… When many minds think together, the best solutions will come to light.

For the family member at work, you might feel the urgent need to get home.  Your safety is an important factor as well.  Let your family know that it might be days before you can return.  If they know this, you will not feel pressured to make a poor decision to try to get to them immediately.  If you work 60 miles away, remember it takes 20 minutes to walk a mile… so your journey home would take you 20 hours to complete.  If the weather conditions are cold and snowy, that journey could be more dangerous that the earthquake itself.

So, empower your family with the knowledge of what to do.  Trust school and neighborhood leaders to keep your family safe.  We live in a great state should there be an emergency, there will be many….many others looking out for one another.  Help where you can, come together… and we will all increase our odds of making it through safely.

Your Life Can Change in an Instant!

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It was just another routine day for me. Wake up early, get ready for work, and begin the hour drive into the office…Just like I have done for the past 11 years.

Days before, we had been pounded with several snow storms making the drive difficult. But the snowplows had been diligent with their continued efforts to keep the snow off of the roads, and laying down the lifesaving salt behind them.

It was refreshing this day to drive at the speed limit. No snow on the roads today, just a wet… salty.. mist filled the air, kicked up from the traffic in front of me. This was inconvenient at most, but was quickly resolved with a squirt of washer fluid, and the cleansing of the wiper blades. But then… comfort went to chaos very quickly.

I pulled the fluid squirt lever back…. there was no fluid left, and the wipers smeared the salty mixture on the windshield to create a barrier which I could not see out of.

I was in the middle lane, surrounded by cars, traveling 70 miles an hour. At that same moment, the sun hit the windshield, making everything in front of me disappear. I was in trouble! I could not see where I was going, and knew that the direction of the road was changing ahead of me.

How could this happen to me? I am the most prepared person on the planet. Always checking, always preparing…And now it was certain that I was going to crash…. My thought… “Jesus, take the wheel!” Serious!!

I quickly thought that even though I cannot see in front of me, I could still see… behind me, and to the sides. Using this new found guidance, I could navigate to the side of the road, avoiding all cars and out of danger. I made it safe. WHEW! Now, just a small laundry problem was my only challenge.

Another gift! Not just in staying safe, but this experience generated more info for this blog =) This experience was such a life lesson.

Up until now, you and I have discovered ways to navigate through difficult times. When we are challenged, just like the salt build up, we have some things that we always go to (the wiper spray) to assist us in completing our journey. Take a moment and discover what yours are. Prayer, love, talking, reading inspiring things. What do you routinely do to keep going when things are difficult?

Weather you know it or not, you have certain tools that you have found that enable you to stay in the fight, and carry on. Identify those tools, and offer a prayer of appreciation for having access to them.

But, just as I experienced, that tool was taken away from me, creating a scenario that I was unprepared for. My solution was… a quick prayer… followed by a brand new solution… totally opposite from what I was always relying on.

God will always see you through. Trust Him. As prepared are we try to be, there will always be unexpected salt on our windshield, and on occasion, no fluid to clear it. It is during those times we realize that He can provide other solutions. He can safely guide us through. And, sometimes, we just need to hold on, and let Him direct us to safety.

Do you trust Him? He can see the way… ALWAYS!! He knows what lies in your path… and better yet… He can direct you through it. This one concept is so very important for you and me to understand for the upcoming years. Our ‘go to” solutions might change… We might not see any logical way on how we are going to proceed. But if you and I understand that this might be in our future, and have come to a firm understanding and knowledge of trusting HIM to see us through, we will be prepared for those times.

God loves us! And righteousness is going to conquer evil… I have read the book… I know how this story ends. But traveling from today to the glorious day that the Savior returns is going to be difficult. We need to recognize this, and know that we can make it with values such as these.

So, fill up your windshield fluid, and spend your time realizing that trusting God is always the plan when life gets difficult.

 

 

What the World Needs Now…

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Our world is continuing to darken.  Each day we see more evidence of the consequence of sin, selfish choices, hate, violence and despair. For those who remain faithful to their religious values, there is this feeling that they are in the minority.  Our numbers are dwindling, or so it seems.  What lies ahead?  Is it truly worth the fight? Friends, neighbors, and people who you thought were “rock solid” are succumbing to ways of the world.  Darkness is creeping in.  Will it overcome the light?  Your light?

Tonight as you prepare to go to bed, I’d like you to do something very simple.  Take a flashlight with you to your room… turn off all of the lights so that the room is completely dark.  As you sit in this darkness, think about where we are as a world today, identify some of the emotions that come to you while you process this thought.  Loneliness, fear, desperation, and anxiety might be some that you can identify.

Now it’s time for something amazing… Turn on the flashlight……….. What just happened? The light has just overcome the darkness. The darkness right in front of you has disappeared. It was replaced by the light.  Now, just using the darkness, try to overcome the light.  Take lots and lots of darkness and try to snuff out the light…. Keep trying….Try as hard as you can. Were you able to do it?

Light will ALWAYS overcome darkness… ALWAYS!!  But darkness can never overcome the light.  The only way for that to occur is if we turn off the light.  You have total control over the switch.  There will always be light around you as long as you leave the switch on.

What happens when you introduce another flashlight into the room?  The room gets brighter, thus eliminating more of the darkness.  And so it goes until the darkness has been totally eliminated by the overpowering of light.

My call to all of you is simple.  We must first choose to keep our flashlight on.  Don’t listen to the whispers of sin, temptation and darkness. As we choose goodness and righteous living, we can enjoy peace even when we are surrounded by the contention of the world.

Secondly, WE NEED EACH OTHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Surround yourself with others that have chosen to keep their lights on as well. Family, friends, church members, etc.  We must stay close to one another.  We must bring our lights to their houses, and they must have the opportunity to bring theirs to ours.  Identify who these people are in your life. Stay close to them. Serve them.  Love them and their families, for this is what will recharge your flashlight batteries.

“Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid. 15Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. 16Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”

Our numbers are strong, but just shy and bashful.  Be proud of your light. If you feel that you do not have others in your life that have this light, join us here. I invite you to share your thoughts on this blog.  Let’s help one another as we connect, to show the world that we are still here.

I also invite others who have been overcome with darkness, that you might know that there is still peace on this earth.  You will find it in bits and pieces as you associate with those still clinging to their light, and the principles of goodness which they cherish.  Come and rest your soul in the meadows of HIS love.

We Need … Peacemakers

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Us versus them… Me against you… My way, not yours… and so goes today’s thinking.

I’d like all of you to think about the one in your family who always seemed to be the one to bring peace to the group. What was their side of an argument?  Were they for this… or against that? (Are you ready for a big reveal?) To them, it’s not about opinion, or choosing sides. Their vision, purpose, and devotion was always about one thing… Bringing Peace.

“Peace”… The word itself just feels… awesome, doesn’t it?

Peacemakers are unselfish. They put aside their own wants and opinions, and work towards bettering the group.  To bring others together, find common ground, and redirect others towards reasonable thoughts, ideas and solutions.

There is a very selfish movement in our world today.  People want what THEY want.. at all costs.  Many don’t even know what they are fighting for, but are driven by the sole thought of what they do not want.  This is very obvious in politics, but perhaps more subtle in the groups of people in our own lives.

So, go to your closet, and dust off the Halloween cape.  We need hero’s right about now.  DO you see the light beam over your city, calling out for help? Your skills, and talents are needed… your brothers and sisters need you.  We need peacemakers.

So, can one person make a difference?

Look at your world.  Who does it involve?  You have family, neighbors, friends, coworkers, and strangers in your life.  There are also others that are beyond your reach of closeness.  So for now, we will eliminate those others far away.

The people who you are around everyday… this is your mission… To be the peacemaker in this circle of humanity.  So now, let me ask you the same question.  Can you… one person, make a difference?  YES YOU CAN!!!  Want more peace in your life?  Then YOU become the instigator of that peace.

The tools that you will need to accomplish your mission.

Love.  Develop a genuine love for other people. This is one of the basic needs that we all have… To love and to Be loved.  You have this wired in your DNA.  Let it lose.  Loving others actually accomplishes the second part of that need, for when you love others, you feel loved.  It can start with you…. and is not necessary to wait for someone else to show love first. Love, and feel loved.  Hmmm… interesting, huh?

Understanding. People want to be heard.  Allow them to talk through issues and explain why they feel the way that they do.  As people share their feelings, the other party has an opportunity to hear the other side, to which understanding can develop on their end as well. Resolution comes from understanding one another.

Find Common Ground. What feels like a fight between two parties, can end up as three people working together to reach common ground.  You do not need to choose sides, rather, let the three of you discover what might be the best solution. Many people have not been taught the concept of “give-and-take”. You can take the lead of the conversation and introduce the concept of compromise.  This is essentially negotiating.  What are some of the things that each side is willing to give to the other?  As one side sees the other side give, it’s likely that they too will be willing to give up something.  This is the secret to being a peacemaker. When both sides give, peace is inevitable.

Now, you have your assignment.  Let peace begin with us.  This is not a battle we fight, yet a Divine teaching that will bring light to a darkened world. You will notice that as you fulfill this assignment, others will gravitate towards you as they associate you with this light. People are searching for someone to help them navigate through the emotions of hate, contention, and fighting.  You have the light… it’s time that you hold it up high for others to see.