Misunderstood

When I was called to write today, I truly didn’t have anything to say. Because, right now, everything sounds like complaints. But, then 2 songs came to mind.

The first one…is this

What’s wrong with the world, mama
People livin’ like they ain’t got no mamas
I think the whole world addicted to the drama
Only attracted to things that’ll bring you traumaOverseas, yeah, we try to stop terrorism
But we still got terrorists here livin’
In the USA, the big CIA
The Bloods and The Crips and the KKK

But if you only have love for your own race
Then you only leave space to discriminate
And to discriminate only generates hate
And when you hate then you’re bound to get irate, yeah

Madness is what you demonstrate
And that’s exactly how anger works and operates
Man, you gotta have love just to set it straight
Take control of your mind and meditate
Let your soul gravitate to the love, y’all, y’all

People killin’, people dyin’
Children hurt and you hear them cryin’
Can you practice what you preach?
Or would you turn the other cheek?

Father, Father, Father help us
Send some guidance from above
‘Cause people got me, got me questionin’
Where is the love (Love)

Where is the love (The love)
Where is the love (The love)
Where is the love, the love, the love

It just ain’t the same, old ways have changed
New days are strange, is the world insane?
If love and peace are so strong
Why are there pieces of love that don’t belong?

Nations droppin’ bombs
Chemical gasses fillin’ lungs of little ones
With ongoin’ sufferin’ as the youth die young
So ask yourself is the lovin’ really gone

So I could ask myself really what is goin’ wrong
In this world that we livin’ in people keep on givin’ in
Makin’ wrong decisions, only visions of them dividends
Not respectin’ each other, deny thy brother
A war is goin’ on but the reason’s undercover

The truth is kept secret, it’s swept under the rug
If you never know truth then you never know love
Where’s the love, y’all, come on (I don’t know)
Where’s the truth, y’all, come on (I don’t know)
Where’s the love, y’all

People killin’, people dyin’
Children hurt and you hear them cryin’
Can you practice what you preach?
Or would you turn the other cheek?

Father, Father, Father help us
Send some guidance from above
‘Cause people got me, got me questionin’
Where is the love (Love)

Where is the love (The love)?
Where is the love (The love)?
Where is the love (The love)?
Where is the love (The love)?
Where is the love (The love)?
Where is the love (The love)?
Where is the love, the love, the love?

I feel the weight of the world on my shoulder
As I’m gettin’ older, y’all, people gets colder
Most of us only care about money makin’
Selfishness got us followin’ the wrong direction

Wrong information always shown by the media
Negative images is the main criteria
Infecting the young minds faster than bacteria
Kids wanna act like what they see in the cinema

Yo’, whatever happened to the values of humanity
Whatever happened to the fairness and equality
Instead of spreading love we’re spreading animosity
Lack of understanding, leading us away from unity

That’s the reason why sometimes I’m feelin’ under
That’s the reason why sometimes I’m feelin’ down
There’s no wonder why sometimes I’m feelin’ under
Gotta keep my faith alive ’til love is found
Now ask yourself

Where is the love?
Where is the love?
Where is the love?
Where is the love?

Father, Father, Father, help us
Send some guidance from above
‘Cause people got me, got me questionin’
Where is the love?

Sing with me y’all:
One world, one world (We only got)
One world, one world (That’s all we got)
One world, one world
And something’s wrong with it (Yeah)
Something’s wrong with it (Yeah)
Something’s wrong with the wo-wo-world, yeah
We only got
(One world, one world)
That’s all we got
(One world, one world)

 

Ignoring the whole one world senario here, the point is pretty clear. This individual, is VERY aware, of the lack of LOVE on the earth. You know the song right? It was a HUGE  hit for Black eyed, peas, years ago.

The second song… has the same title as this entry…

It came from a movie called Grace Unplugged.

Under the surface We’re all the same Searching for purpose I’m sorry I’m not All the things that you want All the things thought I should be I guess I’m not like you Not something you’re not used to Maybe something brand new, you’ve never seen Wish I could read your mind Come on let me inside I’ll never waste your time Wish you could somehow see That i will always be all that you want from me Tell me who’s to blame Do you feel better? Causin me pain So much pain I’m sorry I’m not all the things that you want All the things that you thought I should be I guess I’m not like you Not something you’re used to Maybe something brand new you’ve never seen Wish I could read your mind Come on let me inside I’ll never waste your time Wish you could somehow see that I will always be All that you want from me It’s my time it’s my turn But I need to make this on my own You’re not right I’m not wrong so just let me go I’m sorry I’m not all the things that you want All the things that you thought I should be Wish I could read your mind Come on let me inside I’ll never waste your time Wish you could somehow see That I will always be all that you want from me You gotta let it You gotta let it go You gotta let it go.
I truly believe, that God is misunderstood, in this world. The REAL God, not this fictional magician, that you hear about in most churches.
The ONE who made you, and who gives you Grace to fell, not feel, or even to reject HIS Love. DO you know how many people, are doing so each day? A LOT.
I truly believe, that He is tired of all the garbage. The mudslinging, and fighting in the body of Christ. If WE are not truly united, then how can He return?
I was thinking about the first song today. I was thinking I could write a whole nother verse to that one. Something like, Wives neglected, children unprotected. Work as God, and money leading the way. Where is the LOVE?
Someone asked me one time, how to love me. It was an honest question, that I truly had to think about. The answer, love GOD. Because, right now, that is the ONLY answer. To truly LOVE GOD and to receive HIS LOVE in return.
If you have one without the other, it is truly unrequited LOVE. That means, it is LOVE that appears, fulfilling, but it is not. I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of pretending to live in some fairytale Heaven. I want the REAL thing.
Don’t you? Or, are you okay having all these people, who could know what REAL LOVE is, accept the fake? I’m not okay with it. Yet, on the real side, I’m not sure how much fight is left, in me.
You know the response, I usually get, when I say that? I get, oh you’ll be fine, it will get better. People mean well, when saying those things. But, it might not get better. I say this not to be negative, I am simply saying, that this MIGHT be all there is.
I have to make peace with that, somehow. Because, if I can, then I will begin to appreciate the good again. Or, at least to see it. Only God knows, and sometimes, He does not feel the need to share His information. So, the answer, to where is the LOVE?
It’s inside, it comes from the seed of GOD who lives in us. A third song came to me…

This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine.
This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine,
This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine,
let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.
Hide it under a bushel – NO!
I’m gonna let it shine.
Hide it under a bushel – NO!
I’m gonna let it shine,
Hide it under a bushel – NO!
I’m gonna let it shine, Let it shine,
let it shine, let it shine.
Don’t let Satan blow it!

I’m gonna let it shine.
Don’t let Satan blow it out.
I’m gonna let it shine
Don’t let Satan blow it out.
I’m gonna let it shine,
let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.
Let it shine til Jesus comes.
I’m gonna let it shine.
Let it shine til Jesus comes.
I’m gonna let it shine,
Let it shine til Jesus comes.
I’m gonna let it shine.
let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.
This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine.
This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine,
This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine,
let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.
let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.

The fact is, whether we DO anything, or BECOME anything, somehow, someway, God’s light shines. My relationship with God, has taken quite a blow, and it’s sort of like starting over. Instead, of picking up, where we left off.

I guess it’s time for HIM to show me the LOVE, in a different way. Because, the ways, He tried b4, and I did, don’t seem to hold the same shine anymore.
How do you tell your heart to beat again, when it just won’t listen? How do you tell yourself to sparkle, when you’ve lost your glistening? He says, “I love you, even if you don’t believe it’s true. It won’t change my love for you. I’ll love you anyway.”
How do you make peace, with the pain? Still be thankful, for the sunshine and the rain? He says,” I love you, even if you don’t believe it’s true. It won’t change my love for you. I’ll love you anyway.”
How do you keep going, when your heart is in ashes? When the flickers going out, and everywhere you look, is trashed? He says, “I love you. Even if you don’t believe it’s true. It won’t change my love for you. I’ll love you anyway. Love you more each day. No matter what they say, the labels may not go away. But, you can know that I’ll be here, loving you, anyway.”
So, why is He misunderstood? Why is His LOVE misunderstood. Oh, there are SO many reasons. But, the number one reason is, simple. We have NOT been taught from HIS heart, in full, what it looks like.
The harvest of the LORD, I am convinced, is a heart shaped door. But, we can’t truly love each other. So, how can WE be used to help save the world?
Recently, I was watching a show, and the person on it said, “DO NOT open a DOOR, you are NOT willing to WALK through.” I thought, what a warning for the body of Christ. Are you willing to WALK through the door of HIS LOVE?
I requires everything…and more.
In His Grace and Love,
E and Fam
Here is the scripture that spoke to me, regarding this entry

1 Samuel 15Amplified Bible (AMP)

Saul’s Disobedience

15 Samuel said to Saul, “The Lord sent me to anoint you king over His people Israel. Now listen and pay close attention to the words of the Lord. Thus says the Lord of hosts (armies), ‘I will punish Amalek for what he did to Israel, how he set himself against him on the way when Israel came up from Egypt. Now go and strike Amalek and completely destroy everything that they have; do not spare them, but kill both man and woman, child and infant, ox and sheep, camel and donkey.’”

So Saul summoned the people and numbered them at Telaim—200,000 foot soldiers and 10,000 men of Judah. Saul came to the city of Amalek and set an ambush in the valley. Saul said to the [a]Kenites, “Go, leave, go down from the Amalekites, so that I do not destroy you along with them; for you showed kindness to all the Israelites when they went up from Egypt.” So the Kenites departed from among the Amalekites. Saul defeated the Amalekites, from Havilah as far as Shur, which is east of Egypt. He captured Agag the king of the Amalekites alive, though he totally destroyed all [the rest of] the people with the sword. Saul and the people spared Agag and the best of the sheep, the oxen, the fatlings, the lambs, and everything that was good, and they were not willing to destroy them entirely; but everything that was undesirable or worthless they destroyed completely.

Samuel Rebukes Saul

10 Then the word of the Lord came to Samuel, saying, 11 “I regret that I made Saul king, for he has turned away from following Me and has not carried out My commands.” Samuel was angry [over Saul’s failure] and he cried out to the Lord all night. 12 When Samuel got up early in the morning to meet Saul, he was told, “Saul came to [b]Carmel, and behold, he set up for himself a monument [commemorating his victory], then he turned and went on and went down to Gilgal.” 13 So Samuel came to Saul, and Saul said to him, “Blessed are you of the Lord. I have carried out the command of the Lord.” 14 But Samuel said, “What then is this bleating of the sheep in my ears, and the lowing of the oxen which I hear?” 15 Saul said, “They have brought them from the Amalekites, for the people spared the best of the sheep and oxen [c]to sacrifice to theLord your God; but the rest we have destroyed completely.” 16 Then Samuel said to Saul, “Stop, and let me tell you what the Lord said to me last night.” Saul said to him, “Speak.”

17 Samuel said, “Is it not true that even though you were small (insignificant) in your own eyes, you were made the head of the tribes of Israel? And the Lord anointed you king over Israel, 18 and the Lord sent you on a mission, and said, ‘Go, totally destroy the sinners, the Amalekites, and fight against them until they are eliminated.’ 19 Why did you not obey the voice of the Lord, but [instead] swooped down on the plunder [with shouts of victory] and did evil in the sight of the Lord?”

20 Saul said to Samuel, “I have obeyed the voice of the Lord, and have gone on the mission on which the Lord sent me, and have brought back Agag the king of Amalek, and have completely destroyed the Amalekites. 21 “But the people took some of the spoil, sheep and oxen, the best of the things [that were] to be totally destroyed, to sacrifice to the Lord your God at Gilgal.” 22 Samuel said,

“Has the Lord as great a delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices
As in obedience to the voice of the Lord?
Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice,
And to heed [is better] than the fat of rams.
23 
“For rebellion is as [serious as] the sin of divination (fortune-telling),
And disobedience is as [serious as] false religion and idolatry.
Because you have rejected the word of the Lord,
He also has rejected [d]you as king.”

24 Then Saul said to Samuel, “I have sinned; for I have transgressed the command of the Lord and your words, because I feared the people and obeyed their voice. 25 Now, please, pardon my sin and return with me, so that I may worship the Lord.” 26 But Samuel said to Saul, “I will not return with you; for you have rejected the word of the Lord, and the Lordhas rejected you from being king over Israel.” 27 As Samuel turned to go [away], Saul grabbed the hem of his robe [to stop him], and it tore.28 So Samuel said to him, “The Lord has torn the kingdom of Israel from you today and has given it to your neighbor, who is better than you.29 Also the Splendor and Glory and Eminence of Israel will not lie or change His mind; for He is not a man that He should change His mind.”30 Saul said, “I have sinned; but please honor me now before the elders of my people and before Israel, and go back with me, so that I may worship the Lord your God.” 31 So Samuel went back following Saul, and Saul worshiped the Lord.

32 Then Samuel said, “Bring me Agag, the king of the Amalekites.” And Agag came to him [e]cheerfully. And Agag said, “Surely the bitterness of death has come to an end.” 33 Samuel said, “As your sword has made women childless, so shall your mother be childless among women.” And Samuel cut Agag in pieces before the Lord in Gilgal.

34 Then Samuel went to Ramah, but Saul went up to his house in Gibeah of Saul. 35 Samuel did not see Saul again until the day of his death, for Samuel grieved over Saul. And the Lord regretted that He had made Saul king over Israel.

 

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