Weekly Spiritual Digest: Don’t Worry, Be Holy


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Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again—rejoice! Let everyone see that you are considerate in all you do. Remember, the Lord is coming soon. Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. Keep putting into practice all you learned and received from me—everything you heard from me and saw me doing. Then the God of peace will be with you. (‭Philippians‬ ‭4‬:‭4-9‬ NLT)

Rejoice in God’s control for he always has a purpose for our trials. Remain faithful and focus on the blessing for which you do have already: eternal life in Heaven. Be gentle to others because gentleness is not a weakness.

Don’t worry about anything, instead pray about everything!

View all things from a triumphant perspective: in the end God wins! Remember to worship, and remember to pray. All prayers go to Heaven so don’t treat it as an excuse for laziness. If you want peace from God then think like him–meditate on good things and not bad things.

When you carry God’s works, God will help you! Think about what will go right and not wrong.

Weekly Spiritual Digest: Control Your Tongue


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Dear brothers and sisters, not many of you should become teachers in the church, for we who teach will be judged more strictly. Indeed, we all make many mistakes. For if we could control our tongues, we would be perfect and could also control ourselves in every other way.

We can make a large horse go wherever we want by means of a small bit in its mouth. And a small rudder makes a huge ship turn wherever the pilot chooses to go, even though the winds are strong. In the same way, the tongue is a small thing that makes grand speeches.

But a tiny spark can set a great forest on fire. And among all the parts of the body, the tongue is a flame of fire. It is a whole world of wickedness, corrupting your entire body. It can set your whole life on fire, for it is set on fire by hell itself.

People can tame all kinds of animals, birds, reptiles, and fish, but no one can tame the tongue. It is restless and evil, full of deadly poison. Sometimes it praises our Lord and Father, and sometimes it curses those who have been made in the image of God. And so blessing and cursing come pouring out of the same mouth. Surely, my brothers and sisters, this is not right! Does a spring of water bubble out with both fresh water and bitter water? Does a fig tree produce olives, or a grapevine produce figs? No, and you can’t draw fresh water from a salty spring.

(‭James‬ ‭3‬:‭1-12‬ NLT)

My favorite quote that stems from this verse is this:

“Sometimes it [the tongue] praises our Lord and Father, and sometimes it curses those who have been made in the image of God.”

This is such a prolific message because it tells us: if you curse at your fellow man and woman, you are cursing at God himself because they were made in the image of God. So to curse at another is to curse at God in his face. As much as we want to shame people, by cursing, for their wicked acts, remember that the act of cursing is, in itself, a wicked act–so the shame should also be placed on you.

We hold a powerful weapon; so be mindful of what you say. We live in a wicked world but it doesn’t mean that we have to curse at one another, in order to make it right. So continue to love one another, and bless each other with words of praise.

Week in Review


Weekly Political Report: Race “Does” Matter in America (The #Ferguson Shooting Ed)

Weekly Spiritual Digest: Living By The Spirit’s Power

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WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK… 

This week I will be providing little content as possible. I am in the process of getting ready for law school. In the meantime, please visit my previous posts and YouTube videos, which you can subscribe to by clicking here.

Next week, I will be making a public announcement via YouTube about my agenda for the fall–including my website, “Prince’s Daily Journal.”

Weekly Spiritual Digest: Living By The Spirit’s Power


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So I say, let the Holy Spirit guide your lives. Then you won’t be doing what your sinful nature craves. The sinful nature wants to do evil, which is just the opposite of what the Spirit wants. And the Spirit gives us desires that are the opposite of what the sinful nature desires. These two forces are constantly fighting each other, so you are not free to carry out your good intentions. But when you are directed by the Spirit, you are not under obligation to the law of Moses.

When you follow the desires of your sinful nature, the results are very clear: sexual immorality, impurity, lustful pleasures, idolatry, sorcery, hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, dissension, division, envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and other sins like these. Let me tell you again, as I have before, that anyone living that sort of life will not inherit the Kingdom of God. But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things! Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and crucified them there. Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives. Let us not become conceited, or provoke one another, or be jealous of one another. (‭Galatians‬ ‭5‬:‭16-26‬ NLT)

Whenever I am lost or confused of God’s plan for my life, I will read this verse. The power of the Holy Spirit will never be bound by any law because it is the law–and there is no guilt when you let the Holy Spirit guide your life versus the spirit of sin.

Recognize what is clean and what is dirty. Knowing what you want from life will help you make a clear decision as to what spirit you want to be guided by.

So this week, choose the Holy Spirit and let it guide you to peace and happiness.

ThrowBack Thursdays: The Lord’s Prayer (Boston Marathon Tribute)


Every Thursday I post a miscellaneous blog/article/review or an interview of an extraordinary individual.

This week’s Throwback Thursdays Edition: The Lord’s Prayer (Weekly Spiritual Digest: Forgive, for it is in The Lord’s Prayer)

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“Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy Name, thy kingdom come,
thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us of our tresspasses, as we forgive those
who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory,
for ever and ever. Amen.”

I wrote this Weekly Spiritual Digest, six days after the Boston Marathon Bombing–one year ago. And in my post I wrote this:

“Finding the right words or verse to reflect on what happened six days ago in Boston was difficult–knowing what I saw and what I experienced could not be consolidated into words. However it was not until I visited the memorial site, of where it all began, that I began to recite the Lord’s Prayer.”

My epiphany, from reciting the Lord’s Prayer, came when I manifested on the Lord’s Prayer and it’s call to forgive: “And forgive us of our tresspasses, as we forgive those
who trespass against us”

In righteous anger I asked myself and even to God Almighty, “How can I forgive anybody, let alone those two men, after what they have done to those innocent men, women and children?”

It was very hard for me to understand this concept. But once I asked myself this question, everything began to be clear:

“Then why are you reciting The Lord’s Prayer?”

I remembered that I was reciting The Lord’s Prayer that day to deliver the world from evil; to have mercy on us; and for peace. And I realized that in order to receive those requests, (to deliver us from evil, to not lead us into temptation or for peace) I must forgive those who have trespassed against me; or the Father will not forgive me of my trespasses against Him.

Gandhi once said that, “If we want change, then we must be the change.”

So now if we want peace, then we must be the peace.

WE MUST BE THE PEACE, IF WE WANT TO SEE PEACE

The Lords Prayer is perhaps the oldest prayer in the world and it took me several years to realize its true importance.

So this week, practice forgiveness of others, regardless of the circumstances. And more importantly be THE PEACE. If we want to see PEACE in this dark world, then let us forgive and practice peace for it is in The Lords Prayer.

My prayers and thoughts still goes out to the victims who were affected by this tragedy.

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Weekly Spiritual Digest: Forgive, for it is in The Lord’s Prayer

Also read my First Person Narrative of the Attacks of When it First Happened. To read click on the link below.

Weekly Political Report: First Person Narrative of The Boston Marathon Bombing Attacks

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WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK….

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This week I’ll be back in the studio w/ UR Business Network, this Tuesday, to talk more on current events and a Weekly Political Report. (I plan to post my last talk show and interview w/ Rick Brutti very soon)

jad_reducedAlso this week, as part of my Talk Tuesdays segment,  I will be interviewing Mr. James Arena-DeRosa, another candidate running for Lt. Governor in Massachusetts. I will sit down with James and ask about his reasons for running as well as his personal journey in life.

During my interview, I will also take questions from the Twitterverse, for James to answer. So if you have any questions for James, please hashtag (#) your Tweet: “#PrinceinTheCity”, and I will be sure to take them. Please tweet your questions by Tuesday!

(Don’t forget to hashtag (#) #malg, #bospoli, or #mapoli too). Remember to keep your tweets appropriate!

ALSO IF YOU HAVEN’T LISTENED TO MY PREVIOUS INTERVIEW W/ MIKE LAKE (CANDIDATE FOR LT. GOVERNOR OF MASSACHUSETTS), PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW.

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Meet The Candidates: Mike Lake (UR Business Network)

Prince’s Daily Journal will be providing the following for this week:

Motivation Monday, Talk Tuesdays, Weekly Political Tweet, ThrowBack Thursdays, Saturday Book Read w/ Sharine Jones & Weekly Spiritual Digest

Weekly Spiritual Digest: Finding your Spiritual Gift


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Now, dear brothers and sisters, regarding your question about the special abilities the Spirit gives us. I don’t want you to misunderstand this. You know that when you were still pagans, you were led astray and swept along in worshiping speechless idols. So I want you to know that no one speaking by the Spirit of God will curse Jesus, and no one can say Jesus is Lord, except by the Holy Spirit.

There are different kinds of spiritual gifts, but the same Spirit is the source of them all. There are different kinds of service, but we serve the same Lord. God works in different ways, but it is the same God who does the work in all of us. A spiritual gift is given to each of us so we can help each other. To one person the Spirit gives the ability to give wise advice; to another the same Spirit gives a message of special knowledge. The same Spirit gives great faith to another, and to someone else the one Spirit gives the gift of healing. He gives one person the power to perform miracles, and another the ability to prophesy.

He gives someone else the ability to discern whether a message is from the Spirit of God or from another spirit. Still another person is given the ability to speak in unknown languages, while another is given the ability to interpret what is being said. It is the one and only Spirit who distributes all these gifts. He alone decides which gift each person should have. (1 Corinthians 12:1-11 NLT)

The Book of Corinthians is a letter written by Apostle Paul to help the Christians in Corinth break free from the corruption that was taking place in their homeland. And in doing so, Paul covers a wide variety of topics such as rival factions, incest among believers, public lawsuits between fellow Christians, disorderly conduct, the Lord’s Supper, and the abuses of spiritual gifts in order to show that Christ is the only solution to all of these topics. Throughout his letter, he explains why Jesus’ followers should let Christ shape their lives, beliefs, and values, and why they should not conform to the world around them.

Finding your spiritual gift is something that cannot be found, because only God the Father can choose which gift each person should have. However, what is important is that the same spirit that provides these spiritual gifts (gift of healing, prophesy, wise advice, etc.) also lives inside of you and me.

God works in mysterious ways and he uses us, through the Holy Spirit, to help one another–and to serve his plan. Your spiritual gift is the Holy Spirit that has been given to you by God. The Holy Spirit strengthens your backbone when you are crouched in fear, and gives you guidance when you are lost in the dark.

So this week don’t contemplate on the spiritual gifts that you don’t have. Instead focus on your Holy Spirit–the gift which has been given to you by God–and see where it takes you. It may lead you to post Weekly Spiritual blogs!

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WHAT’S HAPPENING NEXT WEEK….

20140218-133630.jpgOn Tuesday, I will be airing my first ever Radio Talk Show called “Prince in the City” at UR Business Network. So please join me at 1 PM to me hear me speak and talk on headline news, a political editorial, self-improvement talks, a bible verse, and of course, people!

DURING MY SHOW I WILL BE GIVING SHOUT OUTS!!! SO, TO THE WORLD AND WORDPRESS BLOGGERS OUT THERE, IF YOU WANT ME TO GIVE YOU A SHOUT OUT, INBOX ME AT MY CONTACT PAGE.

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THEN at 2:30 pm, I will be interviewing Mike Lake, who will be introducing himself and his candidacy for Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts this year! During my interview, I will have the opportunity to select questions that you, the audience, may have for Mike via Twitter.

To have your twitter questions answered, tweet your questions to @princedjc and ask away! But please be mindful of your tweets because I will not answer any inappropriate ones, which I will delete from my account.

(Please submit all your tweets between now and Tuesday at 1 PM!) 

For more information about Mike Lake go to www.electmikelake.com and you can also follow him on twitter at @MikeLake4MA

Remember that you can download my talks on Podcast! At UR Business Network!

Next week Prince’s Daily Journal will be providing the following:

Daily Newsfeeds (Mon-Fri), Motivation Monday, Weekly Political Tweet, ThrowBack Thursdays, Saturday Book Read w/ Sharine Jones & Weekly Spiritual Digest

Weekly Spiritual Digest: Do Not Fade Away w/ the World


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Do not love this world nor the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you. For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions. These are not from the Father, but are from this world. And this world is fading away, along with everything that people crave. But anyone who does what pleases God will live forever. (1 John 2:15-17 NLT)

Why does the world offer us things that we crave most (love, lust, power, etc), when really they bring detrimental damage to the mind, body, and spirit? And why is it we put so much pride in worldly possessions (such as a car) when really it isn’t made to last?

For months now, I have written these type of posts, shedding light of this terrible phenomenon, but it seems as though that my peers and the people around me have not yet come to grips that world is actually fading away–along with everything in it.

Enjoy life and the things that God has given unto us– the trees; the water; the air; the warmth of a fire; people; natural landscapes; exotic places; beaches; the holy spirit; faith; etc.–and stop pursuing things that we know in our hearts are wrong. If we stop craving for everything that we see on a daily basis, then the world can actually heal and grow–and we can once again cultivate the fruits of our labor.

The World is fading away so it’s high time that we stop investing in worldly desires; and start investing in Godly desires. The rewards of man, and the world, are limited compared to the rewards that are stored up in Heaven!

 


Weekly Spiritual Digest: Alleviate Stress By Finding Joy in God’s Commandments. “As pressure and stress bear down on me, I find joy in your commands. Your laws are always right; help me to understand them so I may live.” –Psalms 119:143, 144 NLT
While the world provides us telephone book size rules to follow, of how we should live our lives, God only provides us twelve. There is peace and no stress when we observe the commandments. Go to www.princesdailyjournal.com, to read. #princesdailyjournal #spirituality #christianity #bible #sunday #wisdom #gospel #flowers #meditation #jesuschrist #peace #pray #love #life