The Beautiful Colour Of Love

The Beautiful Colour Of Love

The Beautiful Colour Of Love

What colour is God,
Asked the child with skin so fair
Is he white like me,
Does he have light hair?

Is God dark like me,
Asked the child with skin of golden hue,
Has he hair that’s dark and curly,
Are his eyes black or blue?

I think God is red like me,
The Indian boy is heard to say —
He wears a crown of feathers,
And turns our nights to day

Each one of us knows that God is there
In ALL the colours above
But be sure of this, the one colour he is,
Is the beautiful colour of love

So when your soul goes to Heaven,
When your life comes to its end —
He will be waiting, and his hand to you
Will he extend.

There will be no colours in Heaven,
Everyone will be the same.
You will only be judged by your earthly deeds,
Not your colour or your name.

So when your time comes,
And you see God in his Heaven above,
Then you will see the only colour that counts,
The beautiful colour of LOVE.

— Author Unknown

Meditation: He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. – 1 John 4:8

You will succeed in Jesus Name!

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Every Storm Will End

Every Storm Will End

Every Storm Will End

Did you suffer a loss recently? A job? A relationship? Material things stolen from you?

Many of my friends lost many things in the recent flood. My friends lost homes. My friends lost businesses. With tears, my auntie said, “Bo, I lost all the material things I’ve collected over the past 50 years of my life!”

Some friends told me that what was most painful was losing all their photographs—the memories of a lifetime.

Friend, I’ve got a message for you today: Believe that every storm will end. And after the storm, a new morning begins. Remember that every loss is temporary. If you lost a loved one, that loss is temporary. In heaven, you’ll see your beloved again and your reunion will last forever.

If you lost photographs, believe that in heaven, God will give back to you DVD copies of all the sweetest memories you’ve had in your life. (I’m not sure what video version they use up there, but I’m sure it’ll be the most modern. Perhaps it’ll be a virtual reality video!) If you lost material things or opportunities or relationships, believe that God is creating room for something better to come your way.

How will this “better” happen? Start being grateful. That’s not a typo. In the midst of your loss, be thankful. I know you will complain, “Bo, there’s nothing to be thankful for! I lost half my life!”

Well, be thankful for the other half that you still have. Don’t focus on what you lost, focus on what you still have. You’ve got too many good things happening to you to be down! Say this with me, “I’m too blessed to be stressed.” (Not original from me. Got it from a bumper sticker.)

Why be grateful? Because you attract what you focus on. I’ve said that before so many times, but I’ll keep saying it until God calls me home. Because it’s so powerful. When you become grateful, you attract more of what you are grateful for. Gratitude is a blessings magnet.

My Business Loss
Many years ago, I lost a lot of money in a business venture. It was a big loss for me. At that time, I lost almost my entire net worth. I was tempted to mope, to sulk, to carry a heavy burden for a long time. Actually, I allowed myself to grieve for a while—which was very healthy. But I decided not to grieve for too long, or I would be stuck forever.

After some time, I declared, “God has something better for me.” I chose to smile. I chose to look at the brighter side. I chose to believe that better businesses would come my way. In fact, I began declaring the unbelievable. I said, “I’ll earn ten times what I lost!”

Later that week, a friend asked me, “Is it true that you lost a lot of money in that business?” I said, “Yes, I did.”

“It happens to you too, huh? And I thought people like you are exempt from these things. So why are you smiling?”

“Because I believe God is redirecting me to a better business. And I know that I’ll earn ten times what I lost.”

It was a big claim and some friends couldn’t understand why I was so relaxed. But a few years later, what I declared happened. I started new businesses and I began to earn ten times what I lost. What I lost—my savings for years—I earned in a few months. Today, my new businesses are multiplying.

I ask myself sometimes, “What if I didn’t fail in that business? I would still be stuck in that business! I wouldn’t have the new business that I have now.”

And imagine if kept moping and sulking—would I have seen the new opportunities around me? Imagine if I kept mourning my loss—would I have had the energy to venture into something new?

Friend, don’t focus at the problems in your life. Don’t focus on what you loss. Instead, focus on two things: look at what you still have and look at the new things that God will give you. And be grateful.

By Bo Sanchez

Meditation: In everything, give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. – 1 Thessalonians 5:18

And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. – Romans 8:28

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Your Mountains Make You Grow

Your Mountains Make You Grow

Your Mountains Make You Grow

Believe me, it was incredible just seeing Bene go up!

When he was already some 50 feet up on a rocky ledge, all by himself, I heard my wife pray to all the saints in Heaven. Including those I never knew existed. She said, “Please pray for my son, St. Fulgentius, St. Hegesippus, St. Ischyrion, St. Paphnutius, St. Radegundes, St. Wenceslas…”

What was so frustrating was that I couldn’t be up there beside my son. He had to climb all by himself. I couldn’t pull him, push him, hold him, or carry him.

But even if I could have done all that, I wouldn’t have done it. Or I would have stolen from my son the opportunity to grow.

So when he finally rappelled down to the ground wearing a million dollar smile on his face, I realized he didn’t only conquer the rocky cliff. He conquered his fears—which was the biggest mountain of all.

I now realize that God will not remove your mountains. You need them. Because He is using the mountain to make you grow. God will give you all the inspiration and wisdom and power to overcome your mountains, but He will let you do it “seemingly” alone. But He will cheer you. He will guide you. He will bless you.

In your climb, remember that your God is watching you. With pride.

I got deeper insights when my son asked me for money two days ago…

God Has Piled Up Your Blessings.

— Author Unknown

Meditation: My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. – James 1:2-4

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What T.J. Drew

What T.J. Drew

A weary mother returned from the store,
Lugging groceries through the kitchen door.
Awaiting her arrival was her 8-year-old son,
Anxious to relate what his younger brother had done.

“While I was out playing and Dad was on a call,
T.J. took his crayons and wrote on the wall!
It’s on the new paper you just hung in the den.
I told him you’d be mad at having to do it again.”

She let out a moan and furrowed her brow,
“Where is your little brother right now?”
She emptied her arms and with a purposeful stride,
She marched to his closet where he had gone to hide.

She called his full name as she entered his room.
He trembled with fear–he knew that meant doom!
For the next ten minutes, she ranted and raved
About the expensive wallpaper and how she had saved.

Lamenting all the work it would take to repair,
She condemned his actions and total lack of care.
The more she scolded, the madder she got,
Then stomped from his room, totally distraught!

She headed for the den to confirm her fears.
When she saw the wall, her eyes flooded with tears.
The message she read pierced her soul with a dart.
It said, “I love Mommy,” surrounded by a heart.

Well, the wallpaper remained, just as she found it,
With an empty picture frame hung to surround it.
A reminder to her, and indeed to all,
Take time to read the handwriting on the wall.

— Author Unknown

Meditation: “Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.” – Matthew 18:3

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The Family Bible

The Family Bible

The Family Bible

Old brother Higgins built a shelf
for the family Bible to rest itself
lest a sticky finger or grimy thumb
might injure the delicate pages some.

He cautioned his children to touch it not
and it rested there with never a blot
though the Higgins tribe were
a troublesome lot.

His neighbor, Miggins, built a shelf,
“Come children,” he said, “and help yourself.”
His book is old and ragged and worn,
with some of the choicest pages torn,
where children have fingered
and thumbed and read.

But of the Miggins tribe I’ve heard it said,
each carries a bible in their head.

— Author Unknown

Meditation: The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life. – John 6:63

For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. – Hebrews 4:12

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