Narco Mindset Weekly Update (6) - How are Christians Handling the Coronavirus? Part 2

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Narco Mindset Weekly Update (6)

How are Christians Handling the Coronavirus? Part 2

May 1, 2020

Host: Jorge Valdes Ph.D. - An Author, Speaker, Blogger, Podcaster, and You Tuber 

Narco Mindset’s Weekly Update brings you Dr. Valdes’ very unique perspective on current events.

Today Dr. Valdes talks about how Christians are doing during this time. Dr. Valdes wonders if when people meet or speak with a Christian do, they see fear or faith, do they find that we Christians have a separate peace. It does not mean that we are not careful and do foolish things.  So, the question becomes if we Christian are living in fear, or are we trusting God? The way I look at it is that if we believe God and HE is not real, we lost nothing and spend our time on this earth with greater peace and hope?  The questions become: are we praying our worry we are going to die?  And b. Are we praying and worrying about those less fortunate than us?

Today I want to talk about how Christians are doing during this time. Is it evident to those who see us that we have a separate peace?

a.     are we in fear, or are we trusting God? The way I look at it is that if we believe God and HE is not real, we lost nothing and spend our time on this earth with greater peace and hope?

b.    Are we praying our worry we are going to die?

c.    Are we praying and worrying about those less fortunate than us?

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INTRO:              Welcome to Reflections from a Narco Mindset. Dr. Valdes examines issues we face today. We hope you will gain hope, wisdom, inspiration and truth from the secrets hidden in his ultimate narco mindset.

Jorge:               Welcome to the Narco Mindset Weekly Update. Let it be known that whenever someone talks to us or hears us, they can feel that peace that surmounts all understanding because our faith is not in the government. Our faith is not in this world. Our faith is in a loving God who died for me. So, I’m going to learn, I’m going to read the scriptures, and I’m going to cling on to this verse that said he’s never going to give me more than I can handle. This too shall pass. I’ll see stories of tremendous calamity. I saw mine. I saw a judge tell me I was going to die in a prison. I saw myself lose everything and go to jail for a long time, and think that I was never going to see my children, bury my father and mother, see my children graduate, have birthdays, get married, go to college.

                        All of that went through my mind yet at that time, somehow, I had a peace that surmounted all understanding, that I could not even understand. Do you know what happened? It took years, I suffered but it will all right. He didn’t never give me more than I could stand. He just gave me enough to challenge me, to polish me, to cleanse me up, to change my heart to depend upon him, to read more scripture, to pray more. He taught me a lot during that journey in the desert. Therefore, I tell my brothers and sisters, “Let’s show the world who we are. Let’s show the world who we stand for, and above all, let’s not try to convert the world. Let’s just love the world.” The greatest witness we have as people who love and follow Jesus Christ is that we show the love of Christ. That we love the unlovable. That we love people, doesn’t matter if they’re white, brown, yellow. It doesn’t matter if they are gay, straight, transgender, bisexual.

                        It doesn’t matter if they’re Jewish, Muslim, Atheist, non-believer, non-Christians, Catholics, Protestant. We are one people, so if we give people the love of Jesus, if we love them as Jesus loved us, actually, I believe that we can come out of this virus a greater nation, a stronger nation. Our faith will be bigger. Our priorities will be different. Our outlook on life will be totally different. Our dependence on the almighty dollar is going to vanish. We’re not going to depend on the dollar, we’re going to depend on our faith. Yes, it doesn’t mean that we sit back and say, “Jesus, take care of my needs and buy my car, make my car payment and my mortgage payment.” No. It just means that we know that once we do all that is asked of us, and once we love and not hate, and once we encourage and not put down, and once we put away our childish things, everything is going to be okay because I believe that my God will not give me more than I can stand.

                        So, this too shall pass, and I’ll rejoice to look back and realize that you know what, my head needed a tune-up. My heart needed a tune-up. I am a much better man right now than I was two weeks ago, and I thank God for that. I cry for people now. I’m not worried about how I’m going to eat, I have a refrigerator full of food and meat. I wish I could go out and share some with people but I will. The minute I get a chance, I will help all those that I can because you know what, I’ve been trying to lose weight for a long time, so maybe this is the best way to lose weight.

                        So, my brothers and sisters, for those who believe in Jesus and those who don’t, be safe. Use your head. Be cautious but do not fear. Fear leads to division. Fear leads to hatred. Fear brings out the ugliness in all of us. We were so ugly and divided as a nation not because we were Democrats or Republican but because we were Republicans, we fear what liberals would do to us. When we’re liberals, we fear what conservatives would do to us. We allow fear to enter into our hearts and to separate us as a nation, as people, like good Americans. We lost the goodness of our nation. We are a good nation of good people, we lost that. We’ve got it back right now.

                        It’s sad. It took a virus to bring it right back. So, rejoice in what we have, thank God for what we don’t have, and just thank God that what we don’t have, we don’t need. Thank God that what we do have is much more, a big, big percentage of this world that has nothing. Take time every day, get on your knees before you go to bed like my wife and I started doing again. We used to do this all the time and we stopped. We’re doing it again, to pray. Pray together as husband and wife. Pray together as a family. Pray for those that are in need. Pray for the sick. Pray for that woman that finds no choice but to commit an abortion. Pray for the immigrant that’s been living in the shadows, that is not here because they want to take our jobs, they’re here because they’re trying to provide for their family.

                        Listen, I don’t give a damn how many walls, I don’t give a damn how many fences, and I don’t give a damn how many machine guns. If I was on the other side of this amazing nation, and my family could not eat, I’m going to jump whatever wall there is, I don’t give a damn if I get shot because you know, at the of the day, I’ll tell you what I do give a damn, sitting back home and letting my children starve. So, if we, as a people, the amazing nation that we are, don’t hurt for those people, we need to ask ourselves what’s wrong with us. Let this vice bring out the goodness in us, and let us look at the world a lot different. Let marriages that were in the rocks realize that you know what, maybe there wasn’t that much that separated us. Let us bring life back into perspective. Have a wonderful day. God bless you and be safe.   

OUTRO:            We have come to the conclusion of Reflections from a Narco Mindset. We encourage you to delve deeper into the reflections presented here today. For more information and resources to help you set your path towards a narco mindset grounded on integrity, honor and truth, head to jorgevaldesphd.com, and join our community.



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