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Book #108: Breakfast with Jesus

Breakfast with Jesus is a very spiritual and powerful book. Its messages are time tested and true. This book really made me think; but more importantly, it made me feel. If you are looking for a book that will move you to tears, then look no further than Breakfast With Jesus; a masterful book that will not only inspire you to become a better person, but will also teach you some of life’s greatest lessons. A young man has breakfast with Jesus and discovers the meaning of life. What lessons will he learn? What secrets are going to be revealed? Jump in and you will find out…..

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Basically, it’s a short read; can read it within an hour.

I am sitting on a fence here wondering what would I ask Jesus if I were to converse with Him face to face and Michael missed a great chance to ask worthy questions. Don’t get me wrong, some of the questions asked were interesting, but he came across as self-absorbed.

When I first saw this book I was certain that Breakfast with Jesus was the author’s testimony on having a heart to heart conversation with God and it convinced him to draw closer to his Maker. But it wasn’t so and I can’t begin to understand how is this book inspirational or powerful as critics claim. As Christians, we should be aware that not all books that SCREAM ‘Jesus’ as its title mean that it’s acceptable. This book does not inspire anyone to become a better person, that’s what we have the Bible for and I suggest that the author return to his Bible.

I understand what the author was trying to do with this story, but he turned something with a good intention into a horrible one. 

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THE CHARACTERS

There are only two characters in this book: Jesus and Michael.

Jesus comes across as lively, bubbly, playful and too judgmental. The author’s perception of Jesus is different than the Biblical Jesus I’ve come to know, love, and respect. I don’t think Jesus would act as the author depicted Him in this short story.

Jesus is not smug nor is he judgmental. Jesus is ever-loving, kind, and patient and He sure doesn’t have the time to tell someone how their favorite TV series ends just because HE SEES EVERYTHING!

Michael is smug and shallow just like the generation of today. At times I couldn’t stand him especially when he asked Jesus about HBO and how Game of Thrones ended. He also asked some really stupid questions like “Is Michael Jackson in hell?” to which Jesus replied, “Yes,” The question completely threw me because what does MJ have to do with your intimate conversation with Jesus? And here’s another one: “Did you get married to Mary Magdalene?” Want to hear Jesus’ reply? I bet you want to. Well, here it is: “It is true that I loved her more than my other disciples, but not in the kind of a way a man loves a woman.”

WHAT? DID MR. KING EVEN READ THE BIBLE? WHAT NONSENSE! DON’T PUT WORDS IN JESUS’ MOUTH! There is nowhere in the Bible that says Jesus loved Mary more than His disciples. And Jesus saying that He doesn’t love Mary the “way a man loves a woman” is referring to worldly love instead of Godly love. Jesus is not selfish to reserve love for “A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.” (John 13:34).

He should’ve been asking questions about the Second Coming and why it is important to remember the Sabbath. Instead, he wasted Jesus’ precious time by asking stupid irrelevant questions. 

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COVER

It didn’t look like breakfast. It looked more like someone on a diet, but I like the colors. 2/5.

OPENING:

My day started out like any other day. I was in the kitchen preparing breakfast, before going to work; cream cheese spread over rye toast and coffee. The breakfast of champions! As usual, I was running late, and it certainly didn’t help my cause any when I spilled cream cheese all over my new silk tie.

VERDICT:

NO STEAMING COFFEES!!…Don’t ever misrepresent the King and expect me to accept it. Don’t make a fool out of Jesus. I regret reading this horrible book. 

My people hath been lost sheep: their shepherds have caused them to go astray, they have turned them away on the mountains: they have gone from mountain to hill, they have forgotten their restingplace.

Jeremiah 50:6

If you were to have breakfast with Jesus, what would your conversation be like? Or, if you were to ask Him one question, what would you ask?

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Day 29: WLSWC: 2 Corinthians 5:1

For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.

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EVEN OUR LORD…SLEPT!

THE MARVELOUS MUMFORD

EVEN OUR LORD…SLEPT!

When Jesus came out as a Babe,

Think of all the joy He gave…

Heaven sat aside

Wondering  eyes wide,

How could this little One save?

The angels had to wait a few years,

Watching this boy through their tears..

‘Tween Heaven and earth

They witnessed His birth,

Watching long growing-up years.

He couldn’t reappear in the air,

He had to change to clean underwear…

Energy resgtored

As the family snored,

Sounds deafening to the ear!

Sometimes Jesus learned the hard way

Had to pace himself for every day…

Food needed time

To cook, and wine

Had to ferment for a coming Feast Day.

Delayed by others at fault,

How tempting to open the vault…

Of powers set aside–

Just once–to see pride

Of his family in times difficult1

But a sinless life Jesus served,

Facing crucifixion He never deserved…

Must…

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The commandment of love

Let us love one another as Jesus has loved us.

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matthew-2236 “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” 37 And He said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.38 This is the great and first commandment.39 And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.40 On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.” Matthew 22:36-40

As we read the Words above, the veil is opened and we see the Old Testament being fulfilled in the New Testament. We gain further understanding of the principle, “the Old Testament is the New Testament prophesied and the New Testament is the Old Testament fulfilled.”

Now, please…no one take offense or get upset…but just in case, I thought this graphic which places the Ten Commandments in such simplicity would help us.

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  1. 37 And He said to him, “You shall…

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This Is For You

This is for you. This is for me. This is for us. Beautiful!

THE RIVER WALK

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The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed.  (Psalm 34:18)

This is for me.
This is for you.
This is for the lonely, the tired, the alone, the single.
This is for “where are all the godly men and I’m not spending another dime on Christian Mingle.”
This is for the girl who huddles in the corner late at night hoping daddy won’t come home drunk and horny… again.
This is for the child whose parents sold her to a con man who promised them she would get an education.
Now she walks dusty streets trading her body for a few rupees.
This is for the boy who is afraid, with good reason to go visit his uncle’s house.
This is for the lapsed Catholic who wonders why that priest is not in jail… or at least defrocked.
This is for…

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February 17th: Mentor

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Have you ever had a mentor? What was the greatest lesson you learned from him or her?

My mentor is the Lord Jesus Christ. It is Jesus that I look to at all times. He has taught me many lessons, but the top one for me is to “Love one another; just as I have loved you.” John 13:34. Without love, one cannot appreciate life.

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Sunday Songs: Go Light Your World

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“Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.”

Galatians 6:2

Always seek to do good. Whether it’s lifting one’s spirit, holding someone’s hand through a difficult period or simply bringing a smile to a sad face, you’re imitating Christ and showing the world what His love can do. 

Love like Christ is beautiful. May your soul burn as bright as a candle and inspire others to do the same. ❤

There is a candle in every soul
Some brightly burning, some dark and cold
There is a Spirit who brings fire
Ignites a candle and makes His home

Carry your candle, run to the darkness
Seek out the hopeless, confused and torn
Hold out your candle for all to see it
Take your candle, and go light your world
Take your candle, and go light your world

Sunday Songs was co-hosted by Rosema last year and I’ve decided to continue it.

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Daily Dose of Inspiration – Submit Completely

Let it go and give it to Jesus!

Be Inspired..!!

I’ve written pretty extensively about the need to release beliefs, the importance of your emotions and how to line up your energy with what you want. This blog is full of information about different beliefs, how they may manifest in your reality and how to shift your perspective to a better feeling place.

However sometimes, when you’re feeling stuck or desperate, when you need something to happen quickly and you have no idea how that might come about, explanations don’t help much. You want something to happen for a really long time and all you see is “IT” not happening, sometimes even the opposite happening which brings your moral down.

After giving much thought, I believe my problem is I don’t “Let Go”. I know easier said than done, but we need to let go completely, totally. Even when you don’t see things moving, move away, leave the situation, think something different, your mood might…

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