"How Two became One"

There once was a man that was weary, that just wanted to be loved and was alone, he lived for himself and pursued success as the priority. One day God sent an angel from heaven to deliver a message to him. The most important message in the universe; the message of salvation. This message was delivered many times before but all he saw was their weakness, people believing in something good so they can cope with life.

He needed no such thing because he was in control and creating the life he dreamed. He lived a life of independence because the world had taught him that depending on anything else would lead to disappointment. This time was different though, God was in control and determined so he sent an Angel to him and gave her the words and wisdom to cut through the thick skin of independence and unbelief...

She showed him how unhappy he really was at a point of extreme worldly success. It was through her joy that was not of this world that began the transformation. A joy he had never witnessed before, a joy that only comes from a soul drenched in the Holy spirit.

It began with a question the man could not answer, a question that cut to the heart of him and revealed the real emptiness, the void that he had filled with inferior answers and things. The pivotal question the Angel asked was so simple and so lethal to his selfishness. She asked; "What is your purpose in life"?. He began wrestling in his mind for an answer but everything seemed so trivial that used to make perfect sense.

After struggling with a few answers he asked her; "What is your purpose in life?" The spirit moved her with the truth, the truth from above that blessed his soul forever. She shared with him how God had used her, how she was on earth to share the truth of the Lord, to be God's tool so others can have life, life beyond this world, life forever with the Lord.

Living for the world became so trivial to him after hearing this. He realized his purposes had flaws, "helping people grow", "Developing leaders"... as great as these things are he realized the comparable insignificance of his answers.

He fell deeply in love with her immediately; she was the most beautiful person he had ever met inside and out. He felt a draw to her that was so strong nothing else mattered. This draw to her drove her away, she left never to return but the seed had already been planted and it was growing fast in the man. He kept wrestling with his poor answers for his existence and the idea that God could actually love him so deeply. That he could actually have a relationship with God closer then any father he had ever hoped to have.

He was driven to figure it out, to figure out what this God was all about. He was driven to find the catch, find the reason He didn't exist but every turn to disprove His existence just ended up strengthening his belief in Him. This journey was difficult and lonely because God was changing him, he no longer had the same desires his friends had and became alone by the worlds standards. As he slept something had waken him in the middle of the night, all he could see was a light from God in his room. He was told that everything in the bible was true and since it's true then he's got something to do. The fear of the Lord was upon him and he got on his knees and asked Jesus to be his father, to be his God, to be his Savior.

He now began to experience a new joy and a new life path began. His purpose in life was now to do whatever God told him to do. To be a light in a world of darkness, to shine his light wherever he goes and speak the truth through example and words.

The man's love continued to grow for his angel. He prayed to God to bring her to him, for God to bless him with a life of her company and sure enough God handed her to him in marriage.

God put the man and the angel together for reasons beyond their understanding. For reasons still to be discovered. But they have realized that their lights shining together became so much brighter for the world to see. That together their impact is magnified, that together God can use them in different ways, important ways. They were meant to be together forever and so they are. The two have become one to further the mission of Christ.



"The Power of the Moment"

This moment matters for all future moments you want in life and beyond

The power of the moment is immense, each moment aids or hinders the next, each moment creates fortune or disaster. The challenge is in this moment the consequences are unseen and the best course of action or thought in the moment is seldom the one that is easier to choose. This is why so many choose thoughts and actions that only later lead them to the lesser destinations. Lead them away from what they truly want in life, away from the path God wants them to take...

The successful, the fulfilled are the people that understand this and are not blinded by the moment. They seize the moment and often are uncomfortable because they are growing, they are choosing growth, they are becoming more, they are uncomfortable because they are picking the harder thought or action to take. They are choosing to succeed in the very moment that most are subconsciously choosing defeat.

Everyone has an ideal path to travel; the actions and thoughts in the moment are what keep us on that path or take us down a path that leads to normalcy, mediocrity and defeat.
Awareness of this is what keeps us on the path or gets us back on it. Awareness only comes from living by the highest standards for ourselves.

Standards we live by are what get us back on the path. The people with the highest standards are the ones that see the value in the moment and make corrections needed to get back on the path. Without standards we don’t realize we have been choosing and thinking incorrectly until it’s too late. Defeat and mediocrity have already arrived, we get so off the path to what we want, what God wants for us because our standards are too low.

Each moment offers an array of emotions, responses to situations, thoughts we can choose and actions we can take. God made it this way so we can freely choose Him and His path, but we have to choose it.

The good news is no matter how far off track we get in life there is always a way back, hopefully we learn the lessons from getting to this place and set high standards for our life. This breeds new habits which leads to consistent actions that create improved outcomes and fulfillment in life. If we don’t learn and change from this experience our whole life will be extreme highs and lows because we never developed a conviction about where we want to go and set the standards necessary to be there, to get there, to live the way God wants us to live.

Either way God loves us the same, the choices and thoughts of the moment will be reflected in our life, our impact, our success, our fulfillment, and our relationship with Christ.