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MY HEART BREAKS

Truth. I have hesitated saying anything at all until now. After watching the whole sad thing play out like a traveling circus.

MY HEART BREAKS.

Was it RACISM?
Yes & no? Maybe more?

7 funerals-
A casket made of Gold-
Broadcast on every major news network-
A MAN whose life was taken SHOWS TRUTH.

But is it ALL RACISM? Or more?

Read it all before hating what is said from a WHITE yet not as white as I may look man.

1st
Was it sad and absolutely murder that we witnessed as an officer pressed his knee into the neck of a man robbing him of his life source against his will? Yes. It is murder and it makes me imagine the little child in the womb @ 26 weeks as they remove each part leaving no possibility of the child to inhale one life sustaining breath. I can hear them both yelling “I CAN’T BREATHE!” They have been robbed of any choice or right to live.

But as this man lay there my heart shattered while I screamed at my television; “GET OFF OF HIM HE ISN’T BREATHING!”

(If we are not as upset with each abortion as we are this man we have a problem)

**WAIT. EVEN IF YOU DISAGREE KEEP READING! DON’T QUIT TRYING TO UNDERSTAND!****

2nd.
Was it racially stimulated? Possibly—- however the broken men ( aka officers) charged with murder (who make up the greatest minority in the work pool of policemen & women across the U.S.A.) would have done the same thing if it was a white man named “Bubba” the redneck WITH HIS TRACK record. Why? Because they already lived outside of any sense of true & healthy boundaries. Just listen to my point 1st….
**These overworked- underpaid- underappreciated police officers (as are most) are the extreme minority that finally quit caring. They should be held accountable!!! YES!!!. BUT DESPITE being under paid- underappreciated and taken for Granted, MOST DO NOT CROSS THIS LINE and they shouldn’t be made to pay for the %1 that fail. SO was it RACISM alone or more? I BELIEVE IT’S FAR MORE.

3rd.
Last! Who am I? Who am I to say anything at all? Glad you asked…
**I am a White man with INDIAN blood flowing through my veins… White as a ghost on the outside but so mixed on the inside it will NEVER REALLY MATTER- BUT I’m a man who has been with a WOMEN WHO IS BROWN and BEAUTIFUL. 27 1/2 years I’ve known Missy Slattery Tyson. Yes my WIFE AND KIDS ARE INTERRACIAL-! beautiful people all with 1st hand experiences of racial profiling and victims of racial hate acts.

My wife is Filipino- Hawaiian- Korean- Portuguese and FULL OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.
And we have witnessed the ignorance of men and women in many ways STILL TODAY.
Both of my son’s whose skin is as dark as a black mans have been followed through stores or little shops while in Branson Missouri & in Kansas. Seriously at Wal-Mart- in theaters and the finest restaurants some will speak to me normally and turn to my wife AND SPEAK SLOWER- OR LITERALLY louder as if she not only can’t understand but as if she is also deaf!!
I can’t make this up. But she always carries herself with grace and Christ like love (ALL while STOPPING ME FROM REACTING like an angry jerk) and educates their ignorance with kindness and compassion.

We live in this racial inequality thus giving me all the right in the world to speak about the insanity found in 2020.

7 funerals-
A casket made of Gold-
Broadcast on every major news network-

A violent felon and career criminal received more than a soldier who DIES FOR OUR FREEDOM!!
A soldiers family gets a flag.

SO I AM A BROKEN BALD WHITE MAN who lives in recovery daily aware of how broken this world is. I live to preach of Gods POWERFUL saving grace.
But I also speak truth even when its hard to hear.
THIS IS NO LONGER JUST A RACISM ISSUE.
ITS MUCH MORE.
ITS A SIN PROBLEM.
ITS A GREED PROBLEM.
ITS POLITICAL NO LONGER RELATIONAL PROBLEM.

AND THERE IS ONE SOLUTION…….
THE LOVE AND POWERFUL DELIVERANCE FOUND IN JESUS CHRIST.

We need prayer and repentance once again!
Pastor Ken Tyson.
 

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NIGHTMARE

Nightmare.

Today I woke up after the best sleep in months because of a NIGHTMARE.

Brutal and heart wrenching dream that caused me to LITERALLY leap out of the bed.

In that moment I looked to my right and my wife was gone @ 5am…..WHICH in itself is weird.

So immediately I stormed the house to see her and our little doggies safe and cuddled on the couch..
Hugs and kisses later I return to our bedroom upstairs and the Spirit asked me;
“WHAT JUST HAPPENED?
” I Responded; “My wife’s ALIVE!”

He asked again “WHAT JUST HAPPENED?”

I responded “I don’t really want to think about it I’M JUST so glad my wife’s ALIVE!”

THEN THAT SWEET WHISPER of Papa came. Abba Father said:

“Exactly. We don’t worry about what happens in the dark.

You must always see that NO MATTER WHAT LIES COME TO YOUR MIND THAT ARE OUT OF YOUR CONTROL – YOU CONTROL IF IT GETS TO STAY OR GO.

All you see now is SHE IS ALIVE! “

I sat here on the bed in happy tears and thanked him for this beautiful truth and then He said;

“Now remember in your COMEBACK I’m still alive.

Focus on ME LIKE YOUR MOTHER TAUGHT YOU – That’s how she has made it so far.
Focus on ME BECAUSE that’s what I’ve taught your bride. That’s how she’s stayed with you so far.
FOCUS ON ME AND an no dream or fiery dart of your enemies can touch YOUR HEART!”

YEAH. THAT’S HOW INTIMATE GOD IS. IF YOU KNEW HOW MY PAST 2 MONTHS HAVE BEEN YOU WOULD KNOW THIS WAS FROM GOD.

NEVER GIVE UP! Because in the end NO MATTER WHAT WE FACE THAT IS A NIGHTMARE – IF WE FOCUS ON JESUS WE WILL SEE WHAT’S ALIVE – WHAT HE IS DOING IN IT ALL.

MOM & Missy Slattery Tyson
I SURE LOVE AND THANK GOD FOR YOU IN MY LIFE. Thank you for believing in Jesus.
 

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LOVE BEYOND OWNERSHIP

“Love BEYOND ownership!”

Have you ever had CHILDREN choose to leave your life? Choose to disregard EVERY PART OF THE SELFLESS LOVE YOU GAVE THEM after creating them- raising & protecting them???

THIS IS WHAT GOD SHOWED ME TODAY.

“Love BEYOND ownership!”

Some people say it’s “LOVE” but in all honesty their idea of love is ownership!!

This is why I say often; “God will defend your right to CHOOSE hell. Or walk away from real love in your life!

Why?? BECAUSE THAT’S REAL LOVE DEMONSTRATED BY THE FATHER!

WE are all- “Out of all creation His most prized POSSESSIONS.”

James 1:18 NLT
“He (God) chose to give birth to us by giving us his true word. And we, out of all creation, became his prized possession.”
 

“Ownership” of EVERYTHING created belongs the creator of those things.
BUT IN THE CASE OF ALL HUMANITY LOVE SAYS “I WILL ALLOW YOU TO CHOOSE EVEN IF IT BREAKS MY HEART!

We belong to the One who created us yet HE DOESN’T CONTROL US Like “something” he owns.

He loves us like “SOMEONE” HE CREATED TO NURTURE – PROTECT & GROW INTO HIS FAMILY BY CHOICE or NOT!

SO Some people say it’s “LOVE” but in all honesty their idea of love is ownership!!

God calls it LOVE when we are willing to give up “ownership” of OUR most PRIZED POSSESSIONS even when it’s heartbreaking to watch those creations leave your life!

Great thing to remember HOWEVER is we are ALL THE SONS AND DAUGHTERS WHO GO AWAY……. But God waits with arms wide open for us to come back home!

We don’t have to love our kids choices. BUT WE MUST NEVER STOP LOVING OUR KIDS.

Blessings.
PK
 

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ADDICTION TOUCHES EVERYONE! JESUS SETS THEM FREE!

“Addiction touches everyone! Jesus sets them free!”
 

“ADDICTION TOUCHES EVERYONE WITHOUT BIAS! Addiction never discriminates. Never!!!!”

From the rich to the poor and the successful to unemployed.
From the child to the parent and the pulpit to the pew.
From the the Gas Station clerk to the police and the doctor to the janitor.
From the White man to the black man and every race walking this planet.
From the one who’s been sober for 5 days to the one who’s been clean 30 years.

“ADDICTION TOUCHES EVERYONE WITHOUT BIAS! Addiction never discriminates. Never!!!!”

Drug addiction- Addiction to alcohol- Pornography addiction- Food addiction- AND MANY MORE addictions have either been our struggle or someone we know. So in some way it has touched the life OF EVERYONE!

Addiction is SO ALL EXCLUSIVE IT often revisits many who begin to FORGET JUST HOW EVIL AND DESTRUCTIVE IT WAS when it touched them or those they love.
 

“ADDICTION TOUCHES EVERYONE WITHOUT BIAS! Addiction never discriminates. Never!!!!”

Yes. It revisits and reminds us that JUDGING AND HUMILIATING THOSE who are fighting addiction for their very lives, could very well leave the one doing so- face to face with this NON BIAS GIANT asking themselves;

“HOW DID I END UP FACING THIS KILLER ONCE AGAIN?”
 

“ADDICTION TOUCHES EVERYONE WITHOUT BIAS! Addiction never discriminates. Never!!!!”

This is why the Word warns us:

Galatians 6:1‭-‬3 NLT
“Dear brothers and sisters, if another believer is overcome by some sin, you who are godly should GENTLY and HUMBLY help that person back onto the right path. And be careful not to FALL INTO THE SAME temptation yourself. Share each other’s burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ. If you think you are too important to help someone, YOU ARE ONLY FOOLING yourself. You are NOT that important.”

THAT’S extremely clear! BUT THERE’S HOPE for those FIGHTING ADDICTION!

THERE WILL ALWAYS BE A WAY OUT FOR THOSE WHO ARE IN THEIR ADDICTION OR FOR THOSE WHO have now seen this killer come back as an unwanted guest.

GODS WORD SAYS GOD “WILL SHOW US THE WAY OUT SO WE CAN ENDURE!”

1 Corinthians 10:12‭-‬13 NLT
“If you think you are standing strong, be careful not to fall. The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, HE WILL SHOW YOU A WAY OUT so that YOU CAN endure.”
 
“ADDICTION TOUCHES EVERYONE WITHOUT BIAS! Addiction never discriminates. Never!!!! BUT GOD LOVES US ENOUGH TO GIVE US A WAY OUT!”
 

PLEASE lets never forget how this giant killer named addiction has touched each of us and those we love. This mindset should keep each of us FULLY aware of our pain so we aren’t inflicting more pain of those who are in pain!

God bless everyone of you in the journey. Never forget there is FREEDOM in Jesus Christ even for those who have slipped in the fight! Slip and fall- just don’t stay down.

Love you all.
Pastor Ken Tyson.
 

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THE REAL SPIRITUAL DANGER OF DOING INSTEAD OF BEING

“The real spiritual danger of doing instead of being!”

In Matthew 7, we encounter one of the most shocking statements recorded in Scripture.

On judgment day Jesus will look at many service-oriented, religious people and say, “I never knew you.”

Even work done in Jesus’ name can be done for our own name.

Unless we rediscover the foundation of service, our good works can be all about us: promoting our image, heightening our own vanity and pride.

Service becomes a means to achieve our dreams, our purposes, our goals.

Service is radically different when we return to the why behind it.

In almost every religious system, service is a means to an end. If we’re Buddhists, we find bliss through self-restraint. Muslims get to heaven by obeying the Five Pillars of Islam. And many practicing Christians take the same approach: If we do good, we’ll earn favor with God. We need to remember that Jesus clearly said, “Apart from me you can do nothing.” Jesus didn’t say little. He said nothing.

Jesus Christ defied religion. Upending the cosmic scale that weighs our good and evil, Christ did the unthinkable: “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)

The message of grace is religious anarchy. We are forgiven, accepted, and loved not because of what we do but because of what Jesus Christ has already done on the cross. Independent of our performance, we are loved. We can’t earn the forgiveness we desperately need; God freely offers it through Christ.

As followers of Jesus, we serve out of overflowing gratitude that we are loved by a God who knows we don’t have it all together.

In theory, the concept of grace is attractive. But recognizing that we can never meet the expectations for God—that being good enough is out of reach—is uncomfortable. It feels easier to keep score and gauge if we’re meeting the core requirements of faith. If we don’t have a religious to-do list—then how are we supposed to know if we’ve met the minimum requirements?

I’ll do whatever you want, God. Just give me a checklist. But God isn’t asking us to follow a checklist: The Almighty wants us to understand and respond to His love. We are already forgiven and adopted into His family through the gift of undeserved love beautifully exemplified on an ugly cross.

Unless we are responding to the God who loved us first, our good works become about us—the antithesis of the Gospel.

Have you ever fallen into a performance mentality in your spiritual life?
How do you go about checking the condition of your heart?

Blessings PK
 

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BEYOND WHAT I FEEL

“BEYOND What I Feel”

SPEAK THIS OUT LOUD:
“I find my security when I build my life on WHO GOD IS!”
DID you say it out loud? GOOD!

We live in a social-media driven world where trends are constantly shifting from one thing to the next.

We change who we are and what we do based on the things we see in an attempt to stay relevant. Our security is found in our ability to keep up.

We’re tempted to chase after an idea of what we think will bring us happiness and fulfillment, but often times we are left feeling insecure and empty handed.

Other people’s opinions begin to define who we are and how we live our lives.

But Jesus didn’t sacrifice everything so that we would spend most of our lives wondering if we were enough.

He gave up His life, so that in the midst of our insecurity we would have a firm foundation to stand on.

JESUS IS a PLACE of REFUGE to go to even when we feel unqualified and unworthy.

Unlike the opinions of others, Jesus’ love for you is constant and unchanging.

He is the same yesterday, today and forever.

He is consistent and His grace knows no bounds, making Him the ONLY ONE WORTH BUILDING OUR lives on.

Our faith is dependent on establishing our foundation in the Lord.

When we find our security in Jesus, we are free from the comparison and pride insecurity often creates.

As we place our trust in Him, we’ll find that our confidence is no longer dependent on the views of others, but is solidified in knowing that GOD calls US HIS OWN! THAT’S LOVE!

SPEAK THIS OUT LOUD AGAIN!!!
“I find my security when I build my life on WHO GOD IS!”
DID you say it out loud again?
GREAT!

Now you have spoken TRUTH OVER YOUR FEELINGS & LIFE INTO YOUR DAY!
Enjoy every moment of the GOD GIVEN DAY.

LOVE YA,
PK
 

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BEYOND THE WALLS

“BEYOND The Walls.”

THIS IS THE DAY THE CHURCH LEFT THE BUILDING!

We often associate the word church to a building or location. However EVERY time the Bible mentions the word church, it refers to a person — not a place.

Buildings are inanimate objects. A building can open its doors for life to come in, but it cannot carry life itself.

It is stationary and stagnant.

People, however, carry the greatest source of life.

We are designed in the image of God: body, soul and spirit – purposed to be active and mobile.

The church was never meant to be confined to the four WALLS of a building. Jesus’ last command to His disciples before ascending into heaven was to go.

As the church, we are the carriers of God’s Word and an expression of Jesus’ love to the world. We come to the building in order to be sent out, so that we can invite those who are on the outside in. We become the hands and feet of Christ our King!

Matthew 28:19‭-‬20 NLT
“Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
Matthew 28:19‭-‬20 NLT

God has commissioned us to be missionaries, representing His hands and feet on the earth.

We do not have to wait to be old, nor do we have to travel halfway across the world to be used by God.

The Bible says God chose the exact time and place in which you would live.

GOD put you around certain people because He knew that you could express His love to them in a way that no one else could. THAT MEANS YOU ARE A VALUABLE PART OF THE BODY!
You are the CHURCH THAT CARRIES THE HOLY SPIRIT IN YOU!

Wherever you are and whoever you’re with, God has created you to make a difference in the lives of others.

God is intentional and makes no mistakes. God will make much out of what you consider small.
He only asks you to go after the lost just as HE CAME AFTER YOU AND I.

TODAY repeat this statement before you pray and determine that this is “THE DAY THE CHURCH LEFT THE BUILDING” and broke through the walls.

“THIS IS MY DAY JESUS & I will make a difference wherever I go because I know YOU ABBA FATHER have a purpose for my life.”

Happy Monday, love ya,
PK
 

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LIVING BEYOND THE CIRCUMSTANCES!

“LIVING BEYOND THE CIRCUMSTANCES!”

Do you know how deeply loved you are by God?

HIS word assures us that “Nothing can separate us from the love of God.”

So often we talk about the beautiful exchange Jesus made on the cross, but rarely do we take the time to experience His resurrection power in our day-to-day lives.

Jesus came so that we could receive salvation — BUT EVEN MORE, He came to give us access to an authentic, vibrant relationship with God which empowers us to live BEYOND THE CIRCUMSTANCES we face in life.

This relationship is the only one who can exchange our brokenness for blessings.

He is able to do far beyond anything we could ask or imagine.

So, what’s required of us?

Surrender. We must choose to live beyond ourselves and give God access to every area of our lives. The Bible says it this way: He must increase and we must decrease.
John 3:30 NLT
“He must become greater and greater, and I must become less and less.”

SO – We or “I” must choose to live a life of surrender which allows for a beautiful exchange between God and His children!

Over the next 7 to 10 days, we are going to go on a spiritual journey to exchange our lives for His.

We will surrender our emotions in exchange for His peace, our problems in exchange for His promises and our plans in exchange for His purpose.

For today it’s simple- “LIVE BEYOND YOURSELF!”

When we give God control of our lives, He is faithful to keep His promises and carry us further than we could ever go on our own. So, open your heart and invite the Holy Spirit to point out any areas of your life that you’ve been holding onto.

Surrender is never easy, but it’s always worth it. So, enjoy the process and remember that God deeply desires to be in friendship with you.

Proverbs 3:5‭-‬6 NLT
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.”

 
Love you all.
PK
 

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HIS PRESENCE CHANGES EVERYTHING!

” His Presence changes EVERYTHING!”

The Coronavirus pandemic is difficult to understand and hard to cope with, but at times like this, we need to remember we have the presence of Jesus.

Before Jesus calms the storm, we read that the disciples said, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?” In the book of Luke, the same story says the disciples cried, “Master, Master, we’re going to drown.”

It’s quite clear that they thought they were going to drown! His presence should have been enough for their peace of mind but they were distracted.

Have you ever started out on something adventurous that went wrong, and someone says, “ I told you this was a bad idea!”

I wonder if there was one of those moments in the boat. The disciples’ concern is not wrong – several of them were seasoned sailors who knew the lake well; Jesus, by profession, was a carpenter.

As experts, they knew this storm was bad, and in the midst of it, Jesus is sleeping! They were probably thinking if he truly understood the gravity of the situation, he would be awake helping them.

If experts panic, we panic. When I’m on a plane during turbulence, I look at the flight attendants and they are calm, so am I. If they were to panic, it would permeate throughout the whole plane.

In the Word, the experts are panicking while Jesus is sleeping.

Have you ever felt like you are praying to a sleeping Jesus?

It feels like he is not aware of how much you are struggling; he hasn’t comprehended the danger you are in; he hasn’t realized how desperate you are, how overwhelmed you are, how all alone and all at sea you are!

Of course, we know that God never sleeps! Psalm 121: 3-4 reminds us, “He will not let your foot slip—he who watches over you will not slumber; indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.”

Hard-working experts are keeping us informed and up-to-date on all that is happening in terms of the Coronavirus pandemic – and it’s right that they do so; we need and value the information.

But there are moments when on hearing that information, we could easily panic!

But Jesus is in the boat. His presence is assured.

We may have moments when we wonder if he’s listening – we may even feel he is sleeping, but the Bible reassures us that he isn’t,
HE IS present. Jesus IS WITH YOU, always.

Take a moment to acknowledge your fears and worries before God. Remember as you call out that you are living temples of the Holy Spirit.

Love ya.
PK

“Lord, I trust in your presence. Today I acknowledge that you are here, and you are with me always.”
 

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HIS PEACE FOR US TOUCHES OTHERS

“When Jesus calms our storm those around us WILL WITNESS PEACE!”

At this present time, the Coronavirus pandemic is creating fear and anxiety in the hearts of many, but we are the followers of Jesus; the ones who have been given his beautiful gift of peace.

As the storm rages in Mark 4, Jesus is woken by his disciples and instantly jumps into action. One minute he’s a sleepy man; the next minute he is revealed as the master of creation.

Both his humanity and deity are revealed to the disciples in a few moments.

Psalm 46:10 says “Be still and know that I am God”, and here in our passage we see the God of the psalmist, roaring into life in a small boat on the sea of Galilee, literally commanding the sea to “Be still”.

The word that Jesus uses in his command is the root of the English word “serene” meaning free of storms or disturbance. Marked by utter calm.

Jesus commands PEACE, and the chaos is transformed into calm.

**Christ’s power brings peace!**

In Isaiah we read of Jesus: “… he will be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of PEACE.”

The Prince of Peace commanded PEACE to the storm, and everything changed.

Interestingly, we read in verse 36 of Mark 4 that “there were also other boats with him.”

The disciples were the ones who called on Jesus to help – but what Jesus did affected those in other boats too.

WHAT JESUS DOES IN US SHOULD AFFECT THE PEOPLE AROUND US.

When the Prince of Peace gives us the gift of peace – that gift will affect those around us.

This is the time when we must carry that peace to the “other boats” around us.

Be the light.
Love you all.
PK

“Lord, you are the peace in this storm. Today, help me to be a carrier of your peace, and to transform the atmosphere for those around me. You are Lord of all, Prince of Peace. I seek your transforming power today.”
 

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