Closed to God

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“I am the Lord your God, who brought you up out of Egypt. Open wide your mouth and I will fill it.” Psalms 81:10 NIV

Yesterday I was invited to share about the topic of “forgiveness” at a group of women struggling with homelessness. My main point was that God always forgives us, however many times we do not feel forgiven nor reap the benefits of that forgiveness. Why? Because we are holding on to grudges, resentments, and people occupying free rent in our minds. 

This attitude makes us clench out fists, and in today’s Bible verse, tighten our mouths. God tells us here, I’m the giver and I stand ready… if only we open our doors, our hands, our mouths…

It is one thing to not have any gifts, but it is a whole other thing if the gift Giver is standing in front of us and we deliberately close our senses to Him. Let us open up to God and He will fill our lives. 

My name is Arturo and I am loved by God and in response to that I best serve others by adding VALUE to their lives. My goal is to enrich lives, relationships, and communities.
From an artistic standpoint I’m a visual communicator and via the use of photography I seek promote beauty, concepts, and messages. Spiritually speaking I've served as a chaplain at a addiction/recovery rehabilitation center, and before that as a youth pastor, missionary, and Young Life/Club Beyond staff for many years here in the USA and abroad.
On the mental health side I currently serve as a life coach, certified addiction recovery specialist, and marriage and family counselor.

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