FROM THE DESK OF THE ARCHBISHOP AND APOSTOLIC HEAD
Sir Dr. Godfrey Gregg
TRUST IN THE LORD
“In you, LORD my God, I put my trust.” Psalm 25:1
Yes, that part is crucial, because “worry” is a sin and is heavily influenced by the world. Worry stems from the depths of jealousy. It also breeds malice and hatred which causes stress. There are many types of “stress”. Family, work, money, education and even religious stress. Many times Christians stress over things that don’t concern them, just because they think they will be better in the position and at the task. Envy and jealousy are often the results because we let the human nature controls our God given spirit. Many children are bullied because of stress, wanting to be like the other child.
I remembered getting the strap over my back for a Shakespeare quotation. “The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.” It was not easy but I had to overcome that hurdle, and it helped to make me the person I am today.
If you’re calm, peaceful, content, and alert, opportunities for joy abound. My brethren we have to be focus on the things of God if we are going to benefit in this life. The task is not an easy one because our spirit constantly fights this human nature. Winning is our goal. Many times when I wanted to walk away, you encourage me to stand the test and make God my sure foundation. I recalled studying for my first ordination as a Reverend took a toll on me but I made it. My counselor said I was not in the class by chance or choice, but I was called to office. In 2007 when I got my ordination papers I was so delighted and I was encourage to seek higher powers. I recalled chatting with a lady on the internet. At the time she was in London England. She said to me that the Lord has called me to a very high office seven years ago. And I inqiured of her what that office was. In 2011 when our Patriarch appointed me the first Bishop of the Mystical Order I reminded him of that conversation. My beloved if you put your trust in the Lord nothing shall stand in your way. God will make you the head and not the tail. I called the Lady and told her the words spoken to me came to pass. Hallelujah, and she said to me there is another step for you and in a few years you will be the anointed Archbishop. Iw was wondering what was this other blessing. Today I bless the Lord for this Spiritual walk of life.
If you’re stressed, mad, sad, or frustrated your relationship with people and with God suffers. I didn’t need anyone to tell me about this, because I am part of this equation. I get mad at times, frustrated and sad, and I start to fail and need a cleansing. I need some encouragement and thanks to the many people that love me and comfort me. I really can’t do this alone I need you to help me along the way. I recall His Eminence Sir Eric Alleyne telling me on his way to the airport, this is not to time to stop. He said I was called to be in this office and nothing shall hinder the progress. Another Reverend said my shoes are too big for anyone to fill at this time. Our Patriarch said you are more than able to keep the ship afloat. This is how I feel riding the storms “I am not worthy Holy Lord, that Thou should come to me.” But this will I do my dying Lord, I must remember Thee.
Unfortunately, most Christians tend to identify with that latter list more often than the former. After all, reality may include cranky toddlers, a crankier boss, ailing elderly parents, or noisy neighbors, jealous brethren. Good peaceful relationships mean no conflict … not likely to happen. My God, so let us live peaceable with all men, and in all our ways let us acknowledge our God. We must strive to enter in at the gate
Over the years, I’ve learned if I want to have good relationships with my family, friends, and God, I have to recognize my daily stresses and challenges. And I have to treat my relationship with God as my most valuable above all else. Sometimes it is not possible because of the human nature that wars against the Spirit of truth in us. We often forget where we came from and who we are. Yet, after all our negatives we remember how we failed our purpose here on this earth. That means making the effort to invest in myself and Him. Reading the word of God, praying more and communicating with our fellow brothers and sisters.
I think it was last year when I got burned out and had to suspend our emails project. I crashed and burned. Then I made that investment in God and realized it had to include me, too. I forgot it was about God and not me and so I was heading to fail. It was that time I had to console myself to see what was wrong and how to fix the problem. Paul told me I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. Here I am again spreading the truth across the nations. It is a job given to me and I will continue to do it for the honour and glory of God.
Our new program, Take it to God: How to Stop Worrying and Start Living is a plan which should help us gain strength to run this race with God’s good grace. This is the time to lift up our heads and look up for our redemption draweth nigh. Are you ready to do something about your worry problem? Then get your on board and let’s sail to glory. This is the last call to get on board because we are about to raise the anchor and sail on to glory land.
Thank you! You won’t be sorry.