WHAT IS FAMILY??

 

May 31st

I have a friend that once shared with me something his son had told him earlier in life. His son simply said, “Dad there is family and then there’s relatives.” His son was saying in a most innocent manner that not all those in our bloodline are necessarily family. And those that we may not share the same blood with can be closer than those that we do.

I have many members in my family. Yes you are right, not all are from the same linage, either on my mother or father side. My family is large, multi-cultural, multi-ethnic and live everywhere around the globe.

I love adding to my family. It seems there is always someone new that belongs to my family. When I relocated I was immediately adopted by a group of men folks that sincerely loved and adored me. Thank God because I knew no one in my new city. I felt blessed because I had just left the family, both immediate and extended, that I had grown to love and cherish.

What I discovered was, there is room enough for everyone when you love from your core of being. You can serve in several positions within the family as well. One of my aforementioned family members was more like a father than anyone else. Yet he was younger than I was. He served in the position with great pride. The others became my brothers or sons.

My larger, extended family now consists of members from all walks of life. They live in Africa, they live in Canada, they are living with the virus, and they are making a better community where I live. They all share a common denominator, their love and appreciation of life.

Describe your family for yourself. Is your family restricted to only those who share the same bloodline with you? You may be missing out on a tremendous blessing if you have never considered adding to your family.

Yes I have relatives also, like anyone else. But I have more family than relatives. Thanks God.

 

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HEALTHY ROOTS

 

April 7th

Can a tree grow without having healthy roots? Do vegetables and fruits survive if the roots are damaged? Of course the answer to both of these questions is no.

What about the human roots; the roots of your immediate family or that of a generation of people? Can the effects of a damage that occurred generations ago still have an effect on you even though you are not aware of the damage? Can you restore the damage to ensure a different outcome for the remaining branches and leaves on the family tree? The future generations that are yet not born are from this same tree.

Until the damage can be acknowledged, detected and treated, a possibility exists for more ruin or less production of good crop. Perhaps the fruit will only be half lived, with unmet dreams unable to be realized. Perhaps more serious destruction will take place if the damage is ignored, it could mean the complete end to the tree.

We can choose to be the perfect healthy specimen to diagnose and treat the root rot. Our choice calls for great wisdom, exceptional love and a loyalty to our family that will allow for full disclosure of the history. Once the truth is shared, the teller of the story can be healed. They have kept this family secret for many years. Unable to verbalize it for fear that others would think less of the family or of them. Once they have had the opportunity to fully express the facts, they sense a relief and release. They have probably experienced some forms of disease in their body from holding onto these secrets. Help them to release and live.

To be the helper you must be strong; Strong in Faith, Truth, and Courage. Some of the truths that are revealed may be shocking. Once this is done, begin to change the situation by applying Unconditional Love to the story. Surround all involved with sincere Love and Appreciation for what they had to endure to survive. Tell them how much you honor their decisions and actions. This must be the truth for you! This must be done in absolute Love. You can hold the vision for the entire family, yours and others.

When each tree is fortified with Healthy Roots, we begin to flourish in our families. We can truly live a life full of Love and Acceptance. We can honor the diversity in others by knowing our own story.

Be a helper in treating all damaged roots. Be a part of the family that ensures a positive life by the nature of its healthy, sturdy branches.

A.I.D.S.

 

April 5th

Today is my anniversary date of providing counseling sessions to Common Ground, an AIDS Service Organization (ASO) in Atlanta Georgia. I dedicate this message to my incredible extended family.

A       Abundantly

I        Inspired

D       Divine

S       Souls

I am consistently inspired by this group of amazing souls. They have been shunned by society, families and religious organizations. Some have been cast out, labeled as sinners, no good, and other rather harsh names. Yet to get to know them and to share in their lives is an honor to me.

What I know with certainty is that they are no different from me or you. They have not committed a sin for which God is cursing them with the virus. Neither are they doomed to death while still living. They are alive and worthy of respect and dignity.

To be a part of this family has surely humbled me. My message is always the same, they each are a child of God. Each made in the image and after the likeness of The Creator. God loves them regardless, there can never be any separation between them and The Source.

This family is the most loving and gracious individuals I have met. The environment is always warm and friendly. Each supports the other in going through whatever challenge they may be facing. They demonstrate acceptance of one another.

I love and honor each person that I have come to know personally. As I give my best to them and expect the best from them, I am always gifted with wonderful outcomes. Each has gone beyond the labels, hurts and pains to grow into the most loving person they can be. I am very proud of each one.

As I celebrate my anniversary of being called into a Ministry serving God’s children I ask you to examine your thoughts, words and deeds directed at any individual that you may have not been as lovable as you could be towards. Always remember, they too are a child of The Most High God!

EVERYTHING I RECEIVE

EVERYTHING I RECEIVE, IS A GIFT FROM HEAVEN

© Sandy Rodgers Ministries

 December 31st

Declare your Blessings today. Know that everything that is present in your life is a gift.

I graciously receive my gifts from Heaven. I know that I have prepared myself for this manifestation of all good. I have completed the required course work to move forward. I am a good student and I have learned well. I am ready for graduation.

Everything I receive is a gift from Heaven. That simply sounds good and very therapeutic to my soul. My Spirit is alive and well. I reap bountiful Blessings.

I release each bit of anything that has no place in my state of newness. I reside in a constant state of Higher Consciousness. My Energy is soaring to new heights and I fly like an eagle. I glide through all situations knowing and trusting that I am headed in the perfect direction for my Highest Joy and Greatest Peace. I remain in a pure state of Thanksgiving and allow more and more to come into my awareness.

Yes! Everything I receive IS A GIFT FROM HEAVEN. It is so because I claim it as so. I desire and deserve the Best of Everything. It is my inherited right to these riches. I do not submit to lower vibrations or expectations. I rise and ask others to rise with me.

I willingly share from my storehouse of Abundance. I have more than enough to share. It is my joyous privilege to share with others. My good is overflowing and bountiful. Thanks God for each and every Blessing that I am experiencing.

Thanks God for Your Grace and Mercy. Thanks God for sustaining me through all. Thanks God for my creation and existence. Thanks God for filling me up to overflowing with Good Life, Joy, Peace, Love, and Wisdom.

WHAT IS FAMILY?

 

December 23rd

I have a friend that once shared with me something his son had told him earlier in life. His son simply said, “Dad there is family and then there’s relatives.” His son was saying in a most innocent manner that not all those in our bloodline are necessarily family. And those that we may not share the same blood with can be closer than those that we do.

I have many members in my family. Yes you are right, not all are from the same linage, either on my mother or father side. My family is large, multi-cultural, multi-ethnic and live everywhere around the globe.

I love adding to my family. It seems there is always someone new that belongs to my family. When I relocated I was immediately adopted by a group of men folks that sincerely loved and adored me. Thank God because I knew no one in my new city. I felt blessed because I had just left my family, both immediate and extended, that I had grown to love and cherish.

What I discovered was, there is room enough for everyone when you love from your core of being. You can serve in several positions within the family as well. One of my aforementioned family members was more like a father than anyone else. Yet he was younger than I was. He served in the position with great pride. The others became my brothers or sons.

My larger, extended family now consists of members from all walks of life. They live in Africa, they live in Canada, they are living with the virus, and they are making a better community where I live. They all share a common denominator, their love and appreciation of life.

Describe your family for yourself. Is your family restricted to only those who share the same bloodline with you? You may be missing out on a tremendous blessing if you have never considered adding to your family.

Yes I have relatives also, like anyone else. But I have more family than relatives. Thanks God.

JOY

December 12th

This is a day of JOY! I love it!!! JOY – JOY – JOY!!!

I have JOY way down deep inside of me. JOY floods my heart, my core. JOY is in the marrow of my bones. JOY is in the cells of my skin! JOY – JOY – JOY!

God has poured this wonderful energy of JOY into me. None other could give me such an incredibly remarkable feeling. Like the song says, ‘The world didn’t give it and the world can’t take it away.’

JOY is from The Creator! We receive JOY as a gift! All I know to do is to treasure this feeling of absolute contentment. It feels like rain slowly trickling down my face. It feels like the comfort of fresh sheets on my bed. It feels like the huge warm hug from a child. It’s amazingly sensuous. I have JOY in the roots of my being!

God granted me JOY to experience this life with unconditional Love. JOY seeks Love in its purest state. JOY finds Peace in every encounter. JOY is Harmony in grand style. JOY simply is my preferred state of being.

I shout aloud my Gratitude for this indwelling JOY! Oh Thanks God for this awesome phenomenal gift. I sing Praises to The Most High. I AM filled to overflowing with JOY! Thanks Allah for this dynamic treasure. My heart is filled with Thanksgiving. I know it is from The Source because it is absolutely complete within itself. I need nothing else when JOY is present in my life!

O, Thanks God. Thanks, Thanks, Thanks!!!

Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah!!!

Amen, Amen, Amen!!!

Praises, Praises, Praises!!!

HUMBLE AND HUMANE

I live my life in a state of being humble and humane.

I am humbled first by the gift of my free existence. I thank God today for gifting me with another day to live and breathe and have my being in God. I am humbled by the prosperity given to me through the Omniscience One. I am one with God at all times. I can use my power and my gifts whenever I choose. I am endowed with certain rights and privileges by being an heir to the Kingdom. God has created this force known as my life. God sustains my life. God grants me Peace and Patience, Love and Joy, Harmony and Forgiveness.

I seek to serve with sincere appreciation. I am kind, tender and merciful; all the attributes of being humane. I act and carry myself in complete integrity and honesty. I am the best me I can be. I am working on any identified traits that do not serve me as a Child of God. I am seeking a Higher Consciousness daily.

I humble myself at the altar of God, which is in my heart of hearts. I treat each living creature with a humane gesture. I Am a child of The Most High Creator. My actions demonstrate the Indwelling Presence is active. I am alert with kindness, showing tenderness to all especially those in my household. I follow the path of Unconditional Love and accept others just as they are.

I am humble and humane, two very noble attributes of the human being. I honor and respect, not condemn and criticize. I am part of the whole and respect my place in the overall scheme of life. I accept and encourage, not tear down and trash. I lift up with affirming words. I salute each person as they travel along this journey of life. I am one with every living creature. I show Compassion as a person is faced with a challenge. I give praise to a job well done by another.

I Thank God for life! I Thank God for my life!