Wig’s Word of God Today 6-14-2011
Love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you. Matthew 5:44b
2 Corinthians 8:1-9, Psalm 146 & Matthew 5:43-48
There are times in everybody’s life that you encounter someone who dislikes you or you dislike them leading to physical altercation or name calling in some sort of way. Maybe it was a guy who stole your girlfriend when you were in the ninth grade or maybe it was someone who challenged you in football game parking lot because you were on the winning team. From complete strangers to obvious friends or family, persecution can come from all angles and have a devastating affect on your life leading to depression, injury or God-forbid; death.
Jesus looked at this type of hate and persecution as a need to prove that love can overcome anything or any feeling allowing a release of conscious decisions to become embattled in a fight or verbal altercation. As a school teacher, I’ve seen children let go in this manner and I’ve seen children who retaliate immediately causing harm and suspension. I’m always amazed at the child who lets ugliness, verbal put downs or intentional pushing lead to their reacting to turn the other cheek or step aside in the name of love. Some of these children I already know there parents are God-fearing but some I may ask why the change of heart? “You, Mr. Cruz-Wiggins,” one little boy said this past year. “I don’t won’t to disappoint you.” A true “ah-hah” moment.
These next 18 months and for the rest of my life I will take God’s Divine Teachings and instill them into everything I do just as I have these last 7 years. I know I’ve made mistakes in my life and I pray anyone I have ever hurt or let down will forgive me for I have found what it means to live in Truth each and every moment of my life. I am unafraid because of Christ’s Truth and Redemption and His love guides me every step of the way. The steps begin today as I officially announce from Key West in just a short 7 hours my intention to run for the Office of Congress for the 18th District of Miami/Monroe Counties of Florida and walk 275 miles to from Key West to North Miami Beach to prove I can be a man of courage and determination to accomplish same.
I am so excited I an barely sleep and here at 3:33 AM EST I look to continue my daily Scripture Study from the side of the road on the Overseas Highway for the next ten days calling on the people of the Keys to help me make it the first 100 miles. I will also keep a blog from my campaign website at www.cruz-wiggins.com marking my route as I walk North 10 miles each day. Please pray for me. I love my love of Christ Jesus and I will share His Truth as a person of faith, charity and love for the Glory of God the Father.
So we ask in prayer: Dear God, we pray today to always love our enemies and pray for those who persecute us in the Name above every Name, Christ Jesus. Your Son Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, One God forever and ever. Amen.
God Bless His Truth for America,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed“
Conquering Sin for Your Heavenly Stay
People do say
Jesus taught one day
Neighborly love proves
True hate enemy choose
Neither one is right
For the love of hate in spite
Needs prayer of those who choose
To persecute you through and through
Love them each and every one
A gift I share as God’s Only Son
Showing the Father you love
Abiding as children from heaven above
His Sun will rise on them both
The good, the bad, of Life’s Host
Where rain will fall on the head of both
His desire to purify Humanity most
So greet all the same loving way
God the Father asks us to pray
To be perfect as His Son each and every day
Conquering sin for your heavenly stay
© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins June 14th, 2011 @ 3:51 AM EST