Comfort and Peace of Mind through Prosperity

We look at others and at ourselves and weigh in to not really content or satisfied. We say what’s the problem with me? In this kind of thinking, we are neglecting to see God’s love reaching us. In a way we are not sure ourselves when things don’t go the way we think and how we view prosperity. Prosperity doesn’t mean just stacking up lots of money in the bank. It’s also good health, good family relationships, applying oneself to do the best in a job or business and knowing God loves us and strengthens us for well-being. It’s about balanced lifestyles and feel content, instead of being too greedy or dissatisfied our walk of life. Remember, God always loves us, and the door is open to receive love. It is our hearts that need to be opened wide and share it with others.

I recall sometimes I was unhappy in my corporate jobs with large corporations. I was seeing that my peers did well and making more money than I was. When we put God or divine spirit in situations where ego and excessive wanting is involved, we learn to see and experience, there’s more to it than wanting materialistic things. So, the learning lesson is to be grateful what we have, rather than continuously berating ourselves, not having it and out of reach. We do get irritated and frustrated when we don’t get what we want. This calls for inner inquiry, such as prayer and meditation and seek answers.

We have to learn to live within our means. The peaceful and happiness mindset is available to all, and that is through God’s acknowledgement, that a greater power is accessible to each and everyone. When we stop comparing with others, and seek our inner joy and happiness, we truly are making this world a more prosperous place to live. Let you and I be an example to others and see that excessive wanting, craving, is not the way to prosperity or happiness.

Blessings,

Rev. Ernie Martin, The Reverend of Love, Las Vegas, Nevada

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Treat your surroundings and the planet with Love and Care

Do we have responsibility and concern for our planet earth? I say, yes we do. What we are seeing and experiencing is God’s creation and the beauty. Due to heavy industrialization, our environments and surroundings are getting polluted. Is it due to rapid development without regard to well-being of our residents? Is money so important that our creation and beauty is sacrificed? We can start cleanliness in our own communities and neighborhoods first. We are constantly faced with trash on streets. So much carbon in the air because there is so much demand for consumer products, and the desire to maximize profits for the stockholders. Even though in western nation, there is so much advanced development, but still neglect reducing our pollution. God’s creation and beauty are in jeopardy for the sake of material gains.

As citizens, how are we to protect the earth from deteriorating? The challenge is to look at the benefits and bright side. Since God has given us the free will and decision-making choices, we can change the direction through our thoughts, concerns, prayers, and getting to take action by dealing with the leaders in our communities. If we don’t express our discontent for the pollution of this sacred earth, the planet is not going to survive for a longer period and will be denying a good environmental living to our grandchildren and great grand children. We must be spirit driven for the better of good for all the citizens, instead by power and ego. I’ve seen some Asian countries who are on the fence on industrial development and want to compete with an advanced nation as the United States of America. That kind of focus will lead to neglecting a cleaner environment.

We always must seek answers from within for bettering our communities and the nation. Interact with others and share common bonds to benefit communities rather than personal gain at the expense of environmental pollution. For making more money, companies are side stepping clean environment. it’s the immediate gratification and it’s not the place we want to me.

Blessings,

Rev. Ernie Martin, The Reverend of Love, Las Vegas, Nevada

Wars are not God’s Plan

We need to remember:  God is Love. Love is universal and without love in this world, we humans will become extinct. We are tired of fighting wars, especially in US, we were in several wars over the decades. Our spirituality within always seeks understanding, compassion, love, inspiration, helping oneself and others, creating peace and harmony. What drives many of our leaders to wars can be a good source to find out the causes for it. We can be devout and peaceful, and from other parts of the world, there is someone provoking war to take away our freedoms, conquering our nation or rule our nation with extended power. Someone or from other nations is on an ego trip for conquest. Prayer helps, but, God gave all of us the free will and capacity to make decisions to thwart evil and protect our citizens.

Back in 1960’s and in early 1970’s, I’ve observed the Vietnam war. We want to keep democracy or build democracy in Vietnam, but, the opposition leaders in Vietnam did not want democracy and continued to fight US. God wants peace for all, but, does it make a difference how resources are used? How can we love other nations that want to live their own way and govern their own way? This type of inquiry and awareness brings right back to our inner core and teaches us a lesson to accept others as they are.

In US we thrive on freedom and economic independence. The concern is, how we should promote our freedom and economic independence to other lands? It’s through God’s love. When we reach out to other nations without strings attached and without expectations, we are bound to find a sense of giving and inner contentment that we’ve reached out for them. All these wars are man-made. They are there to extend power, superiority, dominion, conquer, take resources based on ego. Gods plan is to create an environment of love not wars. When one recognizes the power of God’s love, we create harmony, acceptance and understanding.

Blessings,

Rev. Ernie Martin, The Reverend of Love, Las Vegas, Nevada

You are not going to Hell

If you are interested in knowing about “hell”, just do some research how it came to be known and its origin. Look at this way: God loves you, regardless how much you are messed up. Ofcourse, you are responsible and accountable for your actions. We have laws and regulations in our society and the nation or nations to keep situations and circumstances safe and normal, and treated accordingly. When we do “bad” things, we are taught we are going to hell, at least from religious or belief system. As I said, how messed up we are, God still loves us. Everybody will leave you, but, God will not leave you. It’s the belief, faith and acceptance. You are always loved and not going to hell.

When God loves you, how can you be harmed or punished? God is always love. Always. We are a miracle in life. Give thanks and gratitude for this life existence. The divine spirit has put you on this earth for purpose in your life. To love God, to love yourself and to love others. We do not have to live in fear. Fear is man-made, and God balances it with love for everyone. All the current wars and past wars are man-made because of egos and power. When we use our God-given free will and choices in life for our good and the good of others, we do experience joy and enlightenment.

God has given us wisdom and knowledge to choose our life styles and without harming others. When we heal our vices, mistakes, or missing the mark in our walk of life, we ask God’s forgiveness and we are forgiven. To assist us in experiencing peace and harmony, we must reach deep into our hearts and release love and share it with others. So, do good for others. Have you thought about feeding the hungry in your own community? Have you talked with your local police department that they are doing a good job and keeping you safe? Hell is something man goes astray and deviates from Gods plan using his own free will and choices.

Blessings,

Rev. Ernie Martin, The Reverend of Love, Las Vegas, Nevada

You are loved

Don’t think you are alone in this world. You may feel you are. If you feel and look from human aspects of it and wanting love. We all want to be loved. We want love from our parents, siblings, loving friends, friends, neighbors, communities, etc. The love that I am talking is about God’s love for you. God loves all, I mean all people. The secret behind is to tap into the God’s sphere or just reach from within the for God’s love. The love is already there. You need to accept it and acknowledge Gods love in your heart and in your being. Being aware of God’s love and claiming it for yourself is very important. God is infinite and can’t see with our naked eyes. But, we can see people reaching out to us from all angles of life.

If we acknowledge love from God and opening our hearts, we do get fulfillment. In process, we share with others. Love is accessible to all human beings. It’s not something some one has it, and some don’t. It’s about accepting that love is there and create for acceptance. It’s not like money. Money must be earned by doing a service or asking others for it. But love is there to claim it right than and there. It’s accessible to all. I’ve noticed several men and women over the years, tangled up in love relationships. Single and married people alike. The challenge is their expectations on this physical plane. The ego takes over their self, and demands fulfilling their egos and desires.

God always loves you. It’s for acknowledging it. I’ve seen instances, especially among divorced and single people, Looking for love takes up most of their personal time. Even when I was a divorced dad and alone for several years, I went through similar aspirations of needing love or would I find love to live happily. Ofcourse I found my love to marry, and am a happily married man. So, let love come in and open your heart. Love is there to tap into. Gods love is there. Love lifts each and everyone.

Blessings,

Rev. Ernie Martin, The Reverend of Love, Las Vegas, Nevada

God is your partner

Don’t look up to the sky for God. God is right where you are and in your heart. God Is. God is all there is. Sure God is bigger than the world we live in. God is energy, vibration,  powerful, infinite, infinite spirit, divine spirit,  all-encompassing, etc. All through our younger and adult life, we’ve come to believe God is “out there”. Many fear God. Why would anyone want to fear God? God is love. A reasonable inquiry would be, how can I reach out to God for help? Is he listening? Is he with me? Does he love me? etc. Yes, God loves you.

Experiment with this or check it out. Go to a loved one and say, “I am with you” or “you and I” are in the same wavelength, or “you care about me”. There is no fear in this dialogue is it? Now in your prayer and meditation or conversing with God, talk to God the same way, the way you talked to your loved one or a loving friend. See and feel the difference.God is not going to bite you. You are made in the image of God. You have been blessed with free will and choices to make in this world. When you treat God as your partner rather some high authority “up there”, you feel connected and with expressing love from within.

Its how you view and believe in God. There is something greater than we are, that is keeping us alive and living our lives. Team up with God as a partner, and see how you transformed your personality. Many of your loved ones and friends will see the God in you in action and they will partner with God as well. When we see as a partner, rather than fearing him, we are bound to enlighten ourselves and pour the love on God within us to help each other and prosper in happiness, joy, financial prosperity and in excellent health.

Blessings,

Rev. Ernie Martin, The Reverend of Love, Las Vegas, Nevada