Welcome & Welcome back to all my Queens (and Kings)! Today we will be delving into Matthew 7:7. If you haven’t read my initial introduction to the Christ series, I would suggest you do so. I know that a lot of times talking about Jesus can bring up feelings of hurt, memories of being ostracized or even being on the receiving end of hatred. I wanted to explain this because I’m sure some of you reading this article are coming in later in the game and also may not want to click back to the first one OR in case you already have not gotten the gist from the things I write about which would make most mainstream christians/catholics squirm.
Let me be clear that I do believe in Christ yet you won’t find my Christ or relationship with Him in any temple or building. I grew up aware and enveloped in my gifts as a prophet, medium, and astral traveller and was stunned to find upon entering Catholic Sunday School as a child (upon my own request and much later than my peers) that the general message for people like me was that I was allegedly going to hell.*Insert giant eye roll here*. With that being said and furthermore, as a bisexual woman with my gifts and experience in the Church and structured religion I not only understand, but I also wanted to portray Christ in the way I grew and still grow to know him through my gifts and dreams.
Because they have it wrong. Christ is not hateful. Christ is Love. Love not just for the few or the many: Love for All. That is what Christ truly means: Love.
Additionally, for those of you reading this article, friends & family etc., that did not already know I was bisexual and are wondering if I just came out of the closet in an article about Jesus Christ: Yes, I JUST DID THAT. So, readers, I’ll keep this short and just say: I Get It. Now, moving along…
“Knock, and it shall be opened unto you.” Matthew 7:7
I was shuffling the deck, and this card quite literally jumped out of the deck and onto my bed spread. Naturally, when this happens I brace myself, take a deep breath, and turn the card over to see what message is so boldly coming forward!
We’ve heard it a million times in simpler terms: Ask and you shall receive.
This is going to be a two-fer!
Jesus is calling us to be more vocal in prayer about what we want. What are the desires of your heart? He wants to give them to you. All you have to do is ask! I’ve been guilty of withholding things and not asking for things in prayer because I thought they weren’t important or they were too grandiose which is pretty funny considering God hears all my thoughts anyway. Any who, no task is too big for God. Jesus is calling you to open your heart and increase your faith so that you may be ready and excited to receive all the goodness that can be brought into your life. Have faith so strong that it can move mountains. I know it’s difficult. In this day and age, tragedy seems to happen all around us; disasters, shootings, break ups, lost jobs, disappointments all can make us lose faith.
I always feel a message of love when I write in this series, but more so even today. To YOU the person reading this right now. God & Jesus love you. Not DESPITE who you are but BECAUSE of who you are. You are not a mistake. You are beautifully and wonderfully made. Whether you are Black or white, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender: THEY LOVE YOU. Do not let anyone tell you otherwise!
Let me challenge you. Do not let your circumstances determine your faith. Let your belief and knowledge of your higher power, God, however you like to call them, determine your faith. For me personally, I know who He is, and I know that I can do all things if I keep my faith and allow blessings to flow into my life. Allow Jesus (or your own personal higher power) to come into your heart and heal you. When we invite God into our hearts and our spirits, our entire attitude, state of being, and even situations can change because we have allowed a power greater than ourselves to help us on our journey. To me it does not truly matter what specific identity God/ The Creator is. What matters is who they are and am I willing. No matter who you believe the identity of the Creator is, I know first hand it is a wonderful feeling to be held by the Creator of the universe, when I allow them to.
In situations with loved ones, friends, family members, and even co-workers it is time to be vocal about what we want. If something makes you uncomfortable or you want to strive towards a different goal say something. People, or at least not all people, are not mind readers. If you want or need something you need to vocalize it. How many mishaps or arguments occur because of miscommunication or lack thereof? When we keep communication open and clear with those in our life we take so much stress off our shoulders.
Find your voice.
Ask and you shall receive.
Knock and the door will open.
For my existing readers, I hope you enjoyed this edition of the Christ series. I always love hearing your feedback! For those of you new readers, I hope you take some time to browse and look at some of the older articles in the series. Drop me a message if you have any input or suggestions! For the reader that has come from a conventional Christian background and might be very uncomfortable right now: Congratulations, you made it this far. God loves you, and He loves me too. Allow the true teachings of Christ to penetrate your heart and feel His love.
Because that is what Christ is: Love.
Love For All,