Wait till 22 seconds in this video.
Do not hang around during a riot! Go the other way. I don’t not care if it takes you a mile out of your way. You cannot depend on the “kindness” of the police at any time much less during a riot. Right or wrong you should treat both sides as dangerous.
Police officer takes down an innocent girl during University of Arizona riot on March 29, 2014. Video courtesy of Phoebe Landolt.
Gladys received a letter from a lady who has a felony on her record and as she says “I am marked and regardless of the years in recovery or the redemption of the Lord, the world does not see my cleansed, made-new soul, they see my record and are unforgiving inmost cases.”
Below is my response.
Don’t give up! Continue to be persistent and believe
It may be a fact but for the righteous it is not true. Despite your past in the Blood of Jesus Christ you have a future. You must only believe in what Jesus has done not what you have done. You are forgiven. I do not care what the world thinks. You must believe and have no doubt in your heart.
“Our five senses believe in what they can hear, see, taste, smell, and feel. That’s the way they were designed, and they produce sense knowledge faith. This sense knowledge faith is not real Bible faith. It cannot remove diseases, stop storms, feed five thousand with two fish and five loaves of bread, produce financial miracles, or produce a job. It cannot remove mountains or access the promises of God.
Real Bible faith, however, can. Our spirit can get real faith that our mind or intellect cannot obtain. How? Through the Word of God. The Word is the food that builds our spirit.
Jesus preached in Matthew 4,
“Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
This “bread” is the “Word of God,” and He’s speaking of spiritual food. Jesus is using sense knowledge terms to convey a spiritual truth.
As we meditate and confess the Word…”Faith comes by hearing” … the Word produces faith in our spirit, makes it strong, and give confidence or assurance to do or receive something that otherwise seemed impossible. God always challenges us to believe what the five senses and natural mind cannot grasp.
Remember, what is possible for you and me is not defined by what others think or have done…”If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth”… not with the head but with the heart (Mark 9:23).”
Silver, gold, or a job for you I have not, but what I do have I will give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, go out and remove all doubt from your mind and heart. Apply and receive the job you want. Amen.
The truth is not only the truth when things are going well. The truth is the truth when you are where you are right now. God is with you and He loves you. I know in my heart you will get the job you want and need. But the important part is what do you believe?
Don’t give up! Continue to be persistent and believe.
Can you do what you have got to do where God has placed you, so that you learn what you need to learn so you can move from one level to the next level? If you don’t pass the test you will have to keep taking it over and over again until you learn what God needs you to learn. Humble yourself and learn.
Every so often you go through a period in your life that seems like all of your skills are being wasted, it will feel like you are not being used to your highest potential, it will feel like you are living beneath your privilege. If you are not careful you will start to see yourself as a failure because you don’t see yourself operating in the way that you dreamed that you would. You may even think that you don’t fit in. God never meant for you to fit in. You have been built to lead. God has been prepping you all of your life. The battles you have been through have been nothing more than training exercises.
You can trust what I am saying today or you can get it the hard way but God will get the leader He wants. Nothing that you have been through or will go through will be wasted.
God bless you
Do your best! Be humble and obey your leadership. Be patient with those around you and be a blessing to all. Do not forget to read your Bible and pray.
Patient: able to accept or tolerate delays, problems, or suffering without becoming annoyed or anxious.