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By Rev. Dr. Charlotte Comage
AHERN Staff Writer
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Keep Practicing!

August 2022

Most photos of our earth are round, and with colors of true-blue skies and white fluffy clouds, accented with various shapes and contours of many brown mountains, yellow valleys, and large green trees. But the reality of that image makes most individuals think that everything in this world, is perfect and we exist in a flawless perfect world while being able to take our place in society, as that of a flower arrangement to accent one’s life. But like everything else, we must begin to understand the concept of ourselves. In other words, our self-esteem must come into focus with constant habits of self-awareness to take us to the next level of ecstasy.

Yes, I would like to inform you that this task could be easy, while we are on our journey, but that would be an understatement. Our talents and gifts are a very important part of who we are, therefore if you want to improve, enrich, or ameliorate then one must know that you must find time for perfection, and yes one must practice practice, and practice. As taken from the book of James (KJV) Chapter 1:17, “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.” The state of perfection can come, will come, and be maintained by the persistence of choosing to allow our mind to intercept the likeness of GOD, who can govern and make his glory shine in your life. Furthermore, I would conclude that as human beings we tend to recall the failures in our life, instead of counting our blessings. Also, our minds keep reliving the negative feelings bad things, hurtful emotions, and nasty harsh words that often occur in one’s life. Next, we put them in our big suitcase of fervent luggage to carry from day to day, with special band-aids of crippling wrap of forgetfulness and dare anyone who oversteps our worn-out boundaries to enter our perfectly round world.

My friends, we must continue to practice successions of loving karma to help create the world in which we live. Those ugly consequences in our life need to be forgiven and finally, cast into the sea of forgetfulness. Our self-confidence should soar like a free eagle and take off with our increase of self-discipline as we practice the GOD-given GRACE which employs our devoted nature. As you know that when we practice and show others what we want to see, live, and give in our life, then we can quote ISAIAH 40: 8, “The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever”.

In closing, our world becomes more focused with small bouquets of agape forever flowers that bloom each season in our life over and over again, when one practice and practices to make the world a beautiful place.

Respectfully submitted.
Rev. Dr. Charlotte M. Comage

Previous Articles
Real Peace, January 2022
God's Resolution for 2022, Feb. 2022
Our Black History, March 2022
What language do you speak? April 2022
Wonder Working Power! May 2022
Once Again, June 2022
Do You Truly Know Him? July 2022
Keep Practicing! August 2022

About The Author:
Rev. Comage is the senior pastor of St. Paul AME Zion Church in Johnson City, TN, and a Family Advocate at Mediation. She Supervisor at AmeriCorps, and a Paraprofessional educator with the Kingsport City School. Rev. Comage is married to Rev. Joseph Comage.

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