As I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell upon them as it had upon us at the beginning, and I remembered the Word of the LORD, how He had said, ‘John baptized with water but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.’ If then God gave them the same gift He gave to us when we came to believe in the LORD Jesus Christ, who was I to be able to hinder God?” Acts 11:15-17

Wigs Word of God Today 4-22-2013

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The affection of faith, hope and love in a smile of humility.

As I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell upon them as it had upon us at the beginning, and I remembered the Word of the LORD, how He had said, ‘John baptized with water but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.’ If then God gave them the same gift He gave to us when we came to believe in the LORD Jesus Christ, who was I to be able to hinder God?” Acts 11:15-17

I am the gate. Whoever enters through Me will be saved, and will come in and go out and find pasture. John 10:9

Acts 11:1-18, Psalm 42 & John 10:1-10

The Word of the LORD promises us the Holy Spirit will fill us with every type of knowledge if we’d only acknowledge the Son of Salvation as the LORD of our universe in thoughts, actions and deeds. This action we learn was provided to all who are willing to accept of life of less for a life of more speaking not of the wealth of coinage but the Treasure of Truth. Peter faced the dilemma of eating with the unclean as Jesus did when asked about eating with sinners; “I have not come to call the righteous to repentance but sinners.” Luke 5:32

Peter acknowledges the question by saying the Spirit-led Truth of God’s Divine Plan for humanity; “If then God gave them the same gift He gave to us when we came to believe in the LORD Jesus Christ, who was I to be able to hinder God?” We must stop hindering God and enter the Gate of God’s Paradise by the faith we have in His Word to acknowledge prayer as the import element of proclaiming the LORD’s love for all people celebrating not the sin but the integrity of charity’s courage to live our lives with candor loving all in Christ’s condition of surrender.

I can see it in the eyes of children who accept God’s love around them openly desiring the affection of faith, hope and love in a smile of humility. A smile I welcomed a few weeks ago in a Mass when I handed an 8-year-old child a rose I picked from my backyard. I watched her face light up and illuminate the joy of God’s presence. Yesterday, I was handed a picture I proudly hung by my desk to remember the tears of joy that feel as I looked her drawing over. There’s a beautiful orange and a red rose in the middle with a “thank you” written in it bordered by two orange and blue Crosses with the word God across them both. My wonder is, “How did she know orange and blue are my favorite colors?” The Spirit of God no? Who can hinder Him? Amen.

We ask in prayer: Dear LORD, we pray today to embrace the Spirit as the guide to the open gate. Prayers for Dr. Cruz-Peluca. Greg Bishop has constant prayers. Prayers for the Mejia Family. LORD from Psalm 3:9 I chant- “Salvation is from the LORD! May Your blessing be upon Your people!” In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

I am yours in Christ,
Thomas Cruz†Wiggins
Spirit led God inspired Christ fed
Romans 8:28

God’s Will hugged by a Red Rose to start– In honor of Alexis Mejia

Life’s wonders begin to afflict us at our birth
Blessings we wonder throughout the silent green earth
We are hopeful in peace to find love’s worth
The smell of roses lessens any loss we may hurt

Loved and adored by parents of faith
She’s growing learning how God does relate
Finding Truth amongst people who we meet by fate
Favorite smells are rose’s perfection I say is great

My prayer for you is to always think smart
Living for God is surely a great start
Souls who meet in Christ will never fall a part
God’s Will hugged by a Red Rose to start

© Thomas Joe Cruz†Wiggins April 22, 2013 @ 5:12 AM EST

About Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins

My name is Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins. I first recognize Christ as my Savior in all things. I am married to my best friend and Soul-Mate in Christ, Antonia Cruz-Wiggins. I am a University of Florida graduate of Public Relations, a US Navy Veteran and a Montessori Elementary School Teacher. I love life and God's help of living it! I follow the Light of Christ in everything I do! I love writing poetry about the Lord and I create a new poem from each Scripture I discern in my daily mediations. You can almost follow the poem by looking at the readings for each day. I started sharing this small yet personal scripture study four years ago when one day I was reading the bible and the Holy Spirit moved me to share the verse with a group of about 40 Christian Men in my Emmaus Ministry who get together weekly to celebrate the Lord and talk about His Truth. Since then the number of people I share my study with has grown to over 650. I enjoy an open loving dialog about anything I write and I have strived to write what I know the Lord wants me to share steering clear of offending anyone’s spiritual beliefs because I share my work with people I meet in public when I strike up a conversation about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It took almost 2 years to begin writing what the Holy Spirit leads me to say. I believe that all Christians must unite as One Body of Christ’s Love to accomplish the joy of living with love, honor and respect. I reach out to Humanity to share His Salvation be it Baptist, Catholic, Protestant, Episcopal or any other religion or belief. I seek to mirror His Compassion, His Simpleness, His Charity and His Love. While I am Catholic, I believe we must all unite in the Lord to become One Body in Christ to bring our children back to The Church. I am humbled to share my study with you. Please feel free to comment any time. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is my Joy because I am a Disciple of His Truth. I am honored to share my Bible study with anyone you may recommend. As always, I remain, Yours in Christ, Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
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