Love

Here is Bishop Michael Curry preaching about Love at Prince Harry and Meghan’s wedding. I agree with everything that Bishop Curry is saying about Love with what is happening in the world especially in America only Love can drive it out.

Much Love and Many Blessings

Robin

Mind your own Business

Make it your ambition to lead a quite life: you should mind your own business and work with your hands, just as we told you.
1 Thessalonians 4:11 (NIV)

On Tuesday, February 6, 2018, I told a classmate a little too much of my business while I was telling her she got carried away. I felt attack and judge by her what I should have said to her is mind your business and keep it moving end of discussion. I felt bad telling her my business after I have realized what I did I apologize that was my fault I will continue to never tell anybody my business I do a good job minding own my business and not telling nobody else but there are times that I do tell it from that I start to getting in trouble getting mad at people that want to give their advice about it. That is one of the areas I come up short in I need to do better in that area of not telling people my business. You know, we live in a social media world where anybody can tell their business thinking someone would care nobody won’t they won’t understand it especially if they haven’t experienced the situation before. They are not going to help you and most of all, it doesn’t concern them. When a person sees another person business on social media they give their advice takes it and runs with it while they are running with it they get it twisted from there it’s a problem. To keep that from happening is don’t say anything about it or don’t put it up on social media that’s where the quote comes in that says silence is golden (Carlyle, 1831) from that they won’t have anything to say. Who you need to tell your business to is the Lord because he is the only person that can work it out and he is the only person you need to tell it to here are 4 reasons we need to mind our own business and leaving other people business alone.

1. They didn’t ask for your advice.
If they wanted your advice on how to handle a situation they would have asked you other than that, back away.

2. You don’t know the situation.
If you don’t know the situation don’t talk about it because you don’t know the reason behind that situation that it is happening. You just looking on the outside you are not on the inside.

3. It doesn’t concern you.
If that person is in a situation that they are experiencing, you don’t know anything about it you don’t understand it you never experienced it and you don’t know that person either back away or if you do know that person still, back away it doesn’t concern you.

4. Don’t gossip
Once a person tells their business to another person they tell it to everybody else they misinterpret the words from what the original person has said from that it is gossip. If it comes to say you say I don’t know anything about it or just to get away from it say I have to go it is not good to gossip about anybody business especially if it not yours. You wouldn’t want your business to be the topic of discussion if it turns to be gossip.

I made up a metaphor after a woman that I know got into my business it describes minding your own business it goes like this. Why don’t you pay attention what’s happening in your own backyard than looking over the fence at mines.

Reference

Carlyle, T. (1831). What is the origin of the saying ” silence is golden speech is silver” and what does it mean? Retrieved from https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-origin-of-the-saying-silence-is-golden-speech-is-silver-and-what-does-it-mean

Much Love and Many Blessings,

Robin

Living the Beatitudes in your everyday life.

If you already know the beatitudes you know living the beatitudes in your everyday life is very important (Examples of living out the Beatitudes, n.d.). The motivation behind the beatitudes is to move you to act in a Christlike way. In this manner, living them is totally at the core of the matter (Examples of living out the Beatitudes, n.d.). The best way to deal with this subject will be for us to experience the beatitudes one by one, featuring how individuals can experience each beatitude. All of these demonstrations are excellent(Examples of living out the Beatitudes, n.d.).

Blessed (happy to be envied and spiritually prosperous – with life-joy and satisfaction in God’s favor and salvation, regardless of their outward conditions) are the poor in spirit (the humble, who rate themselves insignificant,) for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:3 (AMPC)

An individual prays each day and stands in the gap to pray for others and gives up their whole free time to volunteer.

Blessed and enviably happy [with a happiness produced by the experience of God’s favor and especially conditioned by the revelation of his matches grace are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Matthew 5:4 (AMPC)

An individual loses a very close family member they won’t see them on earth. If that family member has a relationship with Jesus Christ, they will be comforted because they are in the presence of the Lord and God will accommodate that individual by enabling them to rejoin with that close family member.

Blessed and enviably happy [with a happiness produced by the experience of God’s favor and salvation, are the meek (the mild, patient, long-suffering), for they shall inherit the earth. Matthew 5:5 (AMPC)

Individual show hospitality to a destitute individual by feeding them, giving them a beautiful place to stay, giving them good and warm clothes, giving them a warm and good bath, fixing their hair nicely and having a good conversation with them.

Blessed and fortune and happy and spiritually prosperous (in that state in which the born-again child of God enjoys His favor and salvation are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness (uprightness and right standing with God), for they shall be completely satisfied. Matthew 5:6 (AMPC)

When individuals see that an unjust law has been put in place by Congress that can harm their community. They march and protest peacefully against that unfair law to tell Congress that the law they have put in place is not right and it must end. After months of marching and protesting Congress has heard the people they end the unfair law and the people are satisfied.

Blessed (happy, to be envied, and spiritually prosperous – with life-joy and satisfaction in God’s favor and satisfaction, regardless of their outward conditions) are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. Matthew 5:7 (AMPC)

When someone forgives another person show mercy to them that person knows the feeling of being forgiven and shown mercy because they were shown mercy and forgiveness by another person, so that makes them pass on the mercy and forgiveness to someone else.

Blessed (happy, enviably fortunate, and spiritually prosperous- possessing the happiness produced by the experience of God’s favor and especially conditioned by the revelation of his grace, regardless of their outward conditions) are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. Matthew 5:8 (AMPC)

When children play together at a park, they don’t see any bias, prejudice or color of the other children. They see children who look like them they have no hate in their hearts only pure love and they are having fun.

Blessed (enjoying enviable happiness, spiritually prosperous – with life-joy and satisfaction in God’s favor and salvation regardless of their outward conditions) are the makers and maintainers of peace, for they shall be called the sons of God. Matthew 5:9 (AMPC)

When the two friends thought about the grudge they were holding against each other was stupid. They decided to end the animosity and rebuild their friendship because their friendship was more important than that grudge.

Blessed and happy and enviably fortunate and spiritually prosperous (in the state in which the born-again child of God enjoys and finds satisfaction in God’s favor and salvation, regardless of his outward conditions) are those who are persecuted for righteousness’s sake (for being and doing right,) for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:10 (AMPC)

For a Christian to stick with their beliefs, they believe they are doing the right thing. They expect people not to like it, to disagree and go against them. It doesn’t matter how much persecution they get they will continue to stand on their beliefs.

Unmistakably, there are many ways by which the beatitudes become an integral factor in your everyday life. There are positively numerous of ways by which these principals can be lived out also (Examples of living out the Beatitudes, n.d.).

Reference

Examples of Living Out the Beatitudes. (n.d.). Retrieved from January 31, 2018 from http://examples.yourdictionary.com/examples-living-out-beatitudes.html

Much Love and Many Blessings,

Robin

Live, Laugh and Love

You may have a motto that is a guiding principle in your life I have many of them. If I would have to pick a motto to be a guiding principle in my life it would be Live, Laugh and Love let me explain why I would pick that as my motto.

Live

I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance [to the full, till it overflows].
John 10:10 (AMP)

That means to me I’m living, working I am in my right mind I can do for myself I am breathing I am in great health I have the activities of my limbs. I am blessed since Jesus came for me to have Life and been in my life he makes life worth living because of that I can enjoy, live and love life until it overflows to eternal life.

Laugh

A happy heart is good medicine and a joyful mind causes healing.
Proverbs 17: 22 (AMP)

I LOVE to laugh I have an extraordinary time when I am laughing (Sykes, 2017). In the event that some individual said something funny, did something funny or an amusing thought come to my mind I laugh I tried to laugh as much I can (Sykes, 2017). Everything don’t need to be perfect in my life for me to laugh I can laugh with the fullness of joy (Sykes, 2017).

Love

And Jesus replied to him, you shall love the Lord, with your heart, soul, and mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. The second is like it, you shall love your neighbor as yourself [ that is, unselfishly seek the best or higher good for others].
Matthew 22:37-39 (AMP)

Loving God

I love my Father God so very much because in him I live, move, I exist I love him for everything he is such as He is the source of my strength he is the strength of my life ( Smallwood, n.d.). He is Elohim he is my Creator he created me in his image and likeness (The names of God in the Old Testament, 2018).
He is Jehovah – Shammah he is the God that’s there he is always there for me I don’t have to feel alone by having his presence I know that he is there I don’t have to go through anything alone because he won’t leave or forsake me (The names of God in the Old Testament, 2018). He sent his son Jesus to save me from my sins.

Loving People

I love humankind with a agape love that is unconditional I can show them that love by going easy on them in the light of the acknowledgement that we’re humans and we have slip-ups. (Five Reasons Loving yourself is Vital Others, n.d.) Loving God and Loving People, must be adjusted how I love myself spiritually contributing to prayer, Bible study, going to church and having my daily devotion is one of the most outstanding ways I can show love to myself (Five Reasons Loving yourself is Vital Others, n.d.). The overflowing that I received from God floods and turns into a wellspring of love I take advantage of blessing others (Five Reasons Loving yourself is Vital , n.d.).

Loving myself

I love myself because I don’t need to be nobody else for me to wish to be somebody else is a sign of wretchedness and misery (Tsotetsi, 2013). Despite where I may go or what I do, I will always be who I am for the rest of my life (Tsotetsi, 2013). I love myself because I have been blessed with the skin that God gave me so I am going wear it proudly (Tsotetsi, 2013). I am the only Robin Marie Sykes that’s out there nobody has not lived my life so no one else aside from me has the right to judge me (Slusser, 2015). Accordingly, I am 100 percent one of a kind all around I am I will embrace my uniqueness and love my peculiarities (Slusser, 2015).

References

Five Reasons loving yourself is vital. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.beliefnet.com/faiths/galleries/5-reasons-loving-yourself-is-vital-to-loving-others.aspx?p=6

Slusser, E. (2015). 15 Reasons to Love yourself. Retrieved from http://www theodysseyonline.com/15-reasons-to-love-yourself

Smallwood, R. (n.d.). Total Praise. Retrieved from https://play.google.com/music/previewtnspebj6hb63ugkovyzhjw4dkhi?lyrics=1&utm_source=google&utm_medium=search&utm_campaign=lyrics&pcampaignid=kp-songlyrics

Sykes, R. (2017). Loving Kindness. Retrieved from https://encouragementfortheday.com/2017/11/27/loving-kindness/

The Names of God in the Old Testament. (2018). Retrieved from http://www.blueletterbible.org/study/misc/name_god.cfm

Tsotetsi, H. (2013). 12 Great Reasons to Love yourself. Retrieved from http://www.mindbodygreeen.com/0-11920/12-great-reasons-to-love-yourself.html

Much Love and Many Blessings,
Robin

Loving Kindness

For long ago the Lord has said to Israel: I have loved you O my people, with an everlasting love; with loving – kindness I have drawn you to me.
Jeremiah 31: 3 (TLB)

There are have been people that have said to me there is something different about you I will be like, what is different about me? I would try to figure out what are they talking about? I couldn’t find the answer to that until my boyfriend point it out to me I was like oh ok it dawned on me it was loving kindness. My Christian faith speaks for me it speaks loving kindness I have shown loving kindness to everyone least I tried to I am excited that’s what makes me different than everybody else. You win people with loving kindness when you do that it draws people to you they would want to around you. God has shown loving kindness to us we ought to show loving kindness to everyone we meet we should not want to be hateful and mean to people who what’s to be around that? or what’s to do that? Loving Kindness implies goodness, kindness, mercy, compassion, pity have a love for humankind, having the loving kindness of God ( BT Library, n.d.). Kindness starting in individual connection; tender and benevolent affection; esp. The loving care of the Creator for His sound creatures ( BT Library, n.d.). Here are 5 ways to show loving kindness to others.

1. Practice no less than one demonstration of loving-kindness daily. We as a whole have something to give a remark, huge or little. It might be a smile, or a mindful discussion (Salzberg, 2017). Maybe you let a stranger advance you in a line, or give a coworker a little blessing, or write a late – night note of application (Salzberg, 2017). Any demonstration of loving-kindness – regardless of whether material or however the spirit leads you to do is an important articulation of loving-kindness (Salzberg, 2017).

2. Recall the individuals who have helped or propelled you. Once in a while, even a little demonstration of loving kindness on somebody’s part has a fundamental effect on you (Salzberg, 2017). Developing appreciation is a method for respecting these individuals, and furthermore a method for lifting up your spirit and helping you to remember the energy of loving-kindness (Salzberg, 2017).

3.  Incorporate the individuals who appear to be forgotten. In a discussion with a group of individuals, there might be those that are excessively shy, making it impossible to talk. In a room loaded with individuals, there might be someone who feels out of place. Be the individual who opens the circle (Salzberg, 2017).

4. ” Walk a mile in someone’s else shoes before you pass judgment. ‘’ As this well – known saying proposes, regards of the possibility that we will solid move to attempt to change somebody’s conduct, a feeling of sympathy and understanding for them won’t debilitate us. On the off chance that anything, that component of kindness will enable us to act (Salzberg, 2017).

5.  Cease from talking bad of others. In the event that you feel enticed to put somebody down, accept learning of their terrible intentions, or for the most part demonstrate their inadequacy, calmly inhale (Salzberg, 2017). Despite the fact that we may feel a surge of energy in saying those words, we, at last, get no advantage from dividing individuals sowing seeds of discord and aversion. There are approaches to discuss wrong conduct without criticism or judgment (Salzberg, 2017).

I found out in my psychology class that my purpose is to encourage people I can encourage people with loving kindness.

References

BT Library. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.biblicaltrainig.org/library/lovingkindness

Salzberg, S. (2017). 10 ways to deepen your loving kindness practice. Retrieved from http://kripalu.org/resources/10-ways-deepen – your – loving – kindness – practice

 

 

 

 

Accepted

Accept one another, then just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God. Romans 15:7 (NIV)

There is a guy I am dating online his name is Dodou Barrow he was born and raised in a village called Jiroff that is 100 miles from Banjul. He has 3 siblings his parents are Karamo Barrow and Hawa Samateh his Dad is deceased he has not finished high school. He works as a Sales Clerk at a store in Banjul he is dating Robin Sykes he has one son from another relationship he is a Muslim he is 36 years old and he lives in Banjul Gambia, West Africa. We have been dating since September 5th it been so far so good during our conversations he has revealed to me 4 elements of himself such as.

1. He has a son
As I mentioned in the introduction he has a son from another relationship the average woman like me would not accept that because of the baby mama drama. I used to have an opinion about that I thought about it I said to myself I can’t let the child stop me from dating the father. I was concern about the baby mama drama I told Do I don’t want the child’s mother to cause any problems between us that would break us up he said that never be the case. There haven’t been any problems from the baby mama when you are dating a parent that has children or a child the parent and the child or the children are a package deal you can’t accept the parent and not the child or the children it doesn’t work like that. You have to accept the parent and the child or children together or you don’t.

2. He has not finished high school
He said to me how do you feel about me not finishing high school? I said you are okay I was not expecting you to be a high school dropout he said ok. And I wasn’t I thought he would have a high school diploma I was concern about that because there have been guys that I have dated that has a high school diploma. I looked over that and dated him any way he said he will improve his education.

3. He is poor
When he told me, he was poor I was ok with that because I am poor too. I thought he would ask me for money or depend on me for money he hasn’t done that. Even though he has a job that doesn’t pay enough he still provides for himself, his son and his mother he said to me even though I am poor man the little I have I share it with you that tells me he is not using his poorness as an excuse to take care of me.

4. He is a Muslim
I have heard not to date a Muslim because they believe in Jesus a Christian dating a Muslim can cause problems in the relationship. I was concern about this too because I didn’t want our faiths to be a problem in our relationship my Mom said we don’t have to make this into a problem. I just starting to like him and date him he said he wants to know more about Jesus and the Bible that got me excited because that can lead to him to join the Christian faith a thought came to my head saying he is a Muslim you can’t date him Y’all can be friends just don’t date him. I told my Mom I am going to continue to live my life as a Christian while I am dating him and show loving-kindness to him he said 2 people can have different faiths and they can turn out to be one of the best couples he said I respect your faith I said respect your faith too.

Even though he has not said it he wanted to be accepted and I accepted him with all 4 elements letting the Holy Spirit improve his situation. As Christians is this what we supposed to do accept everyone for what they have or don’t have to let the Holy Spirit take care of the rest. God accepted us while we were sinners and we were full of everything, but we can’t accept people? I know how to feel not to be accepted especially having a learning disability probably you weren’t accepted for some reason not feeling accepted is not a good feeling it’s like you are left hanging. The world is going to accept who they want as Christians we are ought to be different and accepted whoever God brings to us a blessing could be in that people want to be accepted that is the main point of it all.

A message to us All

Nor will people say, Look! Here [ it is]! or, see, [ it is] there! For behold, the kingdom of God is within you [ in your hearts and among [ surrounding you]. Luke 17: 21 (AMPC)

I found this video on Pastor D’s Instagram page he was showing it during the rally that happened in Charlottesville, Virginia. We need to hear this video especially with what happening in the world such as the Shooting in Las Vegas, President Trump comments on the NFL players, the NFL Protests on, on, on, on, on, on, you know what I am talking about you watch the news. Here is the speech that Charlie Chaplin said in the Great Dictator movie it is a message to us All.

Much Love and Many Blessings,

Robin