"Thank you for your encouraging words and prayers!"
~ Brandi Williams , 3/1/2018 ~
"Very good... Let go and Love!"
~ Bruce Anderson, 2/28/2018 ~
"So proud of you. Continue to let God use you."
~ Temeka R., 2/28/18 ~
Before we dive into the phrase "Spring Forth and BE...", let's take a look at the word "spring". By definition, it means to rise quickly; a quick burst of energy; putting some pep in your step; and even a means or method of doing a task effectively.
GOD wants us to go forth to accomplish what He has given us to do. He doesn't want us to look or go back to get anyone or anything that we left or had to leave behind. GOD doesn't have a rearview mirror, and the Holy Spirit doesn't go in reverse. You can't SPRING FORTH and be blessed if you keep living in the past.
In Ephesians 6:10-18, the Armor of God has no protection for retreat. We go forth into battle carrying and wearing our armor, not ours or someone else's baggage. This 'baggage' can be people we keep hanging around that mean us no good. They are leeches and parasites. They will suck you dry or keep you in poverty and lack. Another type of 'baggage' is your way of doing things over and over again, all the while getting the same results (heading nowhere fast). That's not taking wise counsel.
Let's not forget this one: The Spirit that has plagued the children of God and those in the world. What spirit am I referring to? GOSSIPING! When we do this, we think we're putting someone down or demeaning them; however, what we're really doing is lowering ourselves and dimming our character as a man or woman of God.
Usually, children of God say "Be blessed!" at the end of a conversation. But what are we really saying?
In Matthew 5:3-12, we find the Sermon on the Mount—better known as The Beatitudes. Here, the word "blessed" means happy, Shalom. Further translated, it also means peace, nothing broken, nothing missing. Some of the translations for the word "bless" are happy, happiness, health, and welfare. It can also mean respect (usually translated as 'bless'), as seen in Genesis 12:2. A related Hebrew word is "berakhah", meaning a gift, present, praise, congratulate, or salute. It can also be spoken as a curse, as shown in Genesis 27:28-29. "Blessed are they that bless you and cursed are they that curse you."
Commonly translated as "peace" and used as both a greeting and farewell, Shalom has rich meaning in Hebrew. "Peace" is an accurate translation of the term, but Shalom means "completeness, soundness, welfare, peace". It is translated "success" and used as part of an inspired blessing in 1 Chronicles 12:18. It also means "hello" and "good-bye".
May you be BLESSED with the overflow so you can be a BLESSING to others.
Peace to you today,
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"Behold I will do a New thing now it shall spring forth; shall you not be aware of it! Isaiah 43:19 Decree this is a New year, with a new attitude, New insight, eyesight, perspective, new steps of a blessed man/woman of God. I let go of the old way of doing things so that I can engage in the NEW! Let go! Allow God! Blessings Minister Aaron Weaver!"
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By Minister Aaron Weaver
(c) February 27, 2018
Spring Forth and BE...
By Minister Aaron Weaver
(c) March 23, 2018
Old Me: New You
By Minister Aaron Weaver
(c) January 18, 2018
"Powerful Words of Truth Minister Weaver! I'm letting go of the "Old Me" and moving on, moving forward with the "New Me"!"
~ Chantal Imes, 1/22/18 ~
Love is...an emotion, felt deep within the heart.
Love is...a tender touch of affection, and transfers from one to another.
Love is...a silent stare, sometimes felt from across the room or table.
Love is...gently holding your newborn baby for the first time.
Love is...that comforting joy, that peace you feel when you see your baby sleeping.
Love is...when your eyes are glued to that person, and you don't see anything nor anyone else.
Love is...the gentle caressing of your mate when you hold each other close together.
Love is...forgiving that person who lied on you, out of jealousy, gossip, prejudice, or out of their hurt from you or others.
Love is...a virtue that flows from the mind of God, and is felt in the physical and spiritual heart.
Love is...a gift from God instilled in us, which is the character, image, and likeness of Him.
Let's take a look at the four terms used by the ancient Greeks describing LOVE:
The four LOVES in detail:
This is the love of God. This is an unconditional love that sees us drenched in our sin, but loves us because of who we are in Him. We are His creation. We are made in His image and His likeness, which is His Spirit. Regardless of our flaws, shortcomings, or faults, He loves us. Agape is an everlasting love, an eternal love; it is a sacrificial love which Jesus gave His life for on the cross for all mankind. God brought forth different colors of people, demonstrating His love for variety, just as there is a variety in His creation. Then, He shows another example of His love out of His compassion for us, expressing His unselfish love of what His agape is, by sharing His eternal Fruit of the Spirit to all believers. Galatians 5:22-23 - love, peace, joy, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (KJV). God also shares with us His authority and power to operate under the same anointing as Jesus when He was here on earth, again demonstrating His love for us. 1 Corinthians 12:8-10 - "By the Spirit, the word of wisdom, to another, the word of knowledge, by the same Spirit. To another faith, by the same Spirit, to another, the gift of healing, by the same Spirit. To another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another diverse kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues" (KJV). Isaiah 60:1-2 - "The Spirit of the LORD is upon me; because the LORD had anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek, He had sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; to proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and to the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all that mourn.
The phileo love refers to an affectionate, warm, and tender platonic love. It makes you desire friendship with someone. It is a committed and chosen love. Example: In John 21:15, when Jesus asked Simon Peter, "Peter, do you love Me?", Peter said yes the first two times in this verse in terms of agape love. The third time when Peter was asked, he used phileo, which speaks of affection and being fond of another. This love is companionable and relational. This is a generous and affectionate love that seeks to make the other person happy, not asking for anything in return. In 1 Samuel 18:13, David and Jonathan are the best examples of phileo love within a friendship. In scripture, phileo is used to describe the love of God the Father and the Son. John 3:16 - "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believe in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life." This love can bee developed in relationships and is based on the qualities in another person that you find admirable.
Storge is a knitting together of a family and a friendship love. This is the love that parents naturally feel for their children; the love that members of the family have for each other; or the love that friends feel for one another. In some cases, this friendship love may turn into a romantic relationship, and the couple in such a relationship becomes best friends. This love is also an unconditional love. It accepts flaws or faults, and ultimately drives you to forgive. It is committed and sacrificial. It makes you feel secure, comfortable, and safe.
Eros is a passionate and intense love that arouses romantic feelings. It is the kind that often triggers "high" feelings in a new relationship and makes you say, "I love him/her." It is simply an emotional and sexual love. Although this romantic love is important in the beginning of a new relationship, it may not last unless it moves a notch higher because it focuses more on "self" instead of the other person. If the person "in love" does not feel good about their relationship anymore, they will stop loving their partner.
In closing, as odd as it may seem, each type of love mentioned here is manifest in or comes from God. Through Him, they are unselfish and everlasting kinds of love.
Peace to you today,
Minister Aaron Weaver