Part of James Martinez Ministries, Your First Step is designed to help the needy, and the broken, get back to a good place spiritually. We all face adversity, it comes with being a part of life on earth. Thing is to know when we’re down there’s a reason for it. It requires a shift in ones perspective to stand back upright again and take that first step to living faithfully and abundantly. Your First Step was created with the purpose of reminding the fallen how to stand up and walk. Thank you for your generosity and loving support.

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Part of James Martinez Ministries, Your First Step is designed to help the needy, and the broken, get back to a good place spiritually. We all face adversity, it comes with being a part of life on earth. Thing is to know when we’re down there’s a reason for it. It requires a shift in ones perspective to stand back upright again and take that first step to living faithfully and abundantly. Your First Step was created with the purpose of reminding the fallen how to stand up and walk. Thank you for your generosity and loving support. God bless you

The Real Issue

Perspective is an important part of our lives, how we see ourselves and the world really matters. Many lose sight of how powerful they are and what we’re capable of. There in lies the biggest reason for knowing The Truth of life and walking on the path leading to it. God said we’re capable of all things, all we need we have as we need it, and with Him all things are possible. The world can be a challenging place if we lose sight of this. I found this to be the most common factor in those who think themselves to be lacking. (this includes food, shelter, finance, love) You can have all you need.

Many fall and get caught up not living right trying to do something for the wrong reasons. Its hard to get past the issues causing our own pain and suffering when we can’t see where the troubles coming from. Thing is to realize why, then accept where we are and chose to strive for better. Many lost sight of “The Way” and are met with opposition because of it causing them to accept defeat, remain stuck, misunderstanding altogether life’s happening for them not to them. Our lives are the way they are for a reason, how we perceive determines much. We’re just not meant to go it alone.

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The Real Issue

Perspective is an important part of our lives, how we see ourselves and the world really matters. Many lose sight of how powerful they are and what we’re capable of. There in lies the biggest reason for knowing The Truth of life and walking on the path leading to it. God said we’re capable of all things, all we need we have as we need it, and with Him all things are possible. The world can be a challenging place if we lose sight of this. I found this to be the most common factor in those who think themselves to be lacking. (this includes food, shelter, finance, love) You can have all you need.

Many fall and get caught up not living right trying to do something for the wrong reasons. Its hard to get past the issues causing our own pain and suffering when we can’t see where the troubles coming from. Thing is to realize why, then accept where we are and chose to strive for better. Many lost sight of “The Way” and are met with opposition because of it causing them to accept defeat, remain stuck, misunderstanding altogether life’s happening for them not to them. Our lives are the way they are for a reason, how we perceive determines much. We’re just not meant to go it alone.

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sinking in the water, - James Martinez

The Symptoms

Let’s take a look at some of the symptoms and some of the results of those symptoms; all avoidable if one is to adopt a more loving and faithful perspective towards life . . .

Poverty, fear, famine, worry, hatred, sickness, homelessness, doubt, self-destruction, inequity, inequality, strife, lack of education, war, vengeance, religious conflict, apathy, faithlessness, lack of accountability, lack of integrity and carelessness.

Your First Step - The Symptoms

Why is this happening?

Why do we see so much despair in the world? Why do so many suffer? This question is relative, there are powers that be who try and push their views onto us, then there are individual circumstance we experience and are meant to grow from. The key is to be in love as we move through life. To carry a faithful perspective remembering God’s promise that says we can have all we need when we need it.

People suffer at the hands of the unrighteous and the unjust, this is sadly one of the consequences of those who fall away from God. This is not a new lesson but where we as a society have fallen short is in recognizing such ungodly behavior and rather than addressing the true issue (the spiritual side) we’ve adopted a half truth sort of view which perpetuates the suffering.

To understand the issue we need to have a clear understanding of the solution. God’s Word and living upright in The Way He asks  reveals this. This not only resolves the needless suffering it helps us stand back upright living on purpose. God said we can have all we need, that all things are possible, He said there’s more than enough for everyone yet people try and operate from a place of lack. Why?

Because those suffering needlessly have fallen away from God out of love they experience the consequence. Your First Step is committed to help guide us back to The Truth of life by simply reminding us who are and what we’re doing here.

Life is not on accident. Each of us is created on purpose and with purpose. We are each of us given free will, herein lies one of the biggest decisions. Will we choose life or death? If we chose life we must allow for The Way to be present. (thus revealing God’s character) 

Simple lesson.
The solution = more God. Be in love.

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The Symptoms

Let’s take a look at some of the symptoms and some of the results of those symptoms; all avoidable if one is to adopt a more loving and faithful perspective towards life . . .

Poverty, fear, famine, worry, hatred, sickness, homelessness, doubt, self-destruction, inequity, inequality, strife, lack of education, war, vengeance, religious conflict, apathy, faithlessness, lack of accountability, lack of integrity and carelessness.

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Why is this happening?

Why do we see so much despair in the world? Why do so many suffer? This question is relative, there are powers that be who try and push their views onto us, then there are individual circumstance we experience and are meant to grow from. The key is to be in love as we move through life. To carry a faithful perspective remembering God’s promise that says we can have all we need when we need it.

People suffer at the hands of the unrighteous and the unjust, this is sadly one of the consequences of those who fall away from God. This is not a new lesson but where we as a society have fallen short is in recognizing such ungodly behavior and rather than addressing the true issue (the spiritual side) we’ve adopted a half truth sort of view which perpetuates the suffering.

To understand the issue we need to have a clear understanding of the solution. God’s Word and living upright in The Way He asks  reveals this. This not only resolves the needless suffering it helps us stand back upright living on purpose. God said we can have all we need, that all things are possible, He said there’s more than enough for everyone yet people try and operate from a place of lack. Why?

Because those suffering needlessly have fallen away from God out of love they experience the consequence. Your First Step is committed to help guide us back to The Truth of life by simply reminding us who are and what we’re doing here.

Life is not on accident. Each of us is created on purpose and with purpose. We are each of us given free will, herein lies one of the biggest decisions. Will we choose life or death? If we chose life we must allow for The Way to be present. (thus revealing God’s character) 

Simple lesson.
The solution = more God. Be in love.

poverty-2035694
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The Solution

Get into The Word, choose life, put God first and start exercising your faith. When you remember who you are and what we’re all capable of you’ll realize you can do the most amazing things. There’s nothing holding you back, you can have all you need. There are no limits and all things are possible with God. To see people suffering needlessly is a terrible reminder of what happens to us as we fall away from God. 

The world is the world for a reason. Think of it as a classroom, we can either learn to live or we learn to die. Forever is a real place and only in love can we live there. Those who’ve lost sight of this sadly falter with The Way and end up falling down. Some of us never learn to stand upright again. We’re committed to helping the ones suffering stand back up again and take that first step. You can because God can, think about it.

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The Solution

Get into The Word, choose life, put God first and start exercising your faith. When you remember who you are and what we’re all capable of you’ll realize you can do the most amazing things. There’s nothing holding you back, you can have all you need. There are no limits and all things are possible with God. To see people suffering needlessly is a terrible reminder of what happens to us as we fall away from God. 

The world is the world for a reason. Think of it as a classroom, we can either learn to live or we learn to die. Forever is a real place and only in love can we live there. Those who’ve lost sight of this sadly falter with The Way and end up falling down. Some of us never learn to stand upright again. We’re committed to helping the ones suffering stand back up again and take that first step. You can because God can, think about it.

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The Key

There’s so much to consider when examining one’s own life and where we are in relation to The Truth. Are we upright, if so are we moving in the right directions, and if not then why not? Having God first is “The Key” the faithful know this. God revealed this to the world, those who’ve lost sight of it are the ones suffering themselves and the ways of the world. Put God first and all things fall into place. 

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Not My Cup of Tea

Nobody likes suffering, nobody wants for others to hurt. We can’t pretend those who suffer needlessly are any different than we are. We all share the responsibility of giving help to those in need. We can’t close our eyes to the issues of this world and think they’ll go away. We must stand together with God to overcome whatever we’re faced with. 

The solution = More God!

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The solution = More God!

Not My Cup of Tea

Nobody likes suffering, nobody wants for others to hurt. We can’t pretend those who suffer needlessly are any different than we are. We all share the responsibility of giving help to those in need. We can’t close our eyes to the issues of this world and think they’ll go away. We must stand together with God to overcome whatever we’re faced with. 

The solution = More God!

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other side of fear

 

 

The solution = More God!

How to stand back upright with God

Stop Sinning

Its simple really, there is no good in the flesh. It does not want to do what is right by God. If we only serve our selves, we go against Him. We must choose life and decide to repent from sin.

Repent

Repentance is not when you cry, its when you change. To repent from sin is to turn from it vowing to go back with God (doing right by Him.) It leads to salvation and getting back into God’s grace.

Put God first

This means being considerate of Him The Way He is always considerate of us. What does God want for our lives, is what we want what He wants? Putting Him first is looking at life through His eyes.

Let go of the world

Worldliness goes hand in hand with unrighteousness. Its caused so much pain and suffering since the beginning. Let go of the world, we’re all just passing thru.

Seek His face

Go after Him, seek Him diligently with all your might. Thirst for His Ways, make them your ways and He will quench your thirst. He wants those after His own heart.

Choose life

Life and death is a choice. We learn to live or we die. Its this simple and this hard. The world tries to take us from God, if we chose life with Him – we’ll make it.

Have faith

This world was created by faith, God thought it, He spoke it and it came into life. We all possess the same ability, in fact that’s how we create everything. Faith works with belief, not doubt – speak life.

Get into alignment

Learning to do right by God takes practice. This is the reason for knowing His Word, its also the reason we should live The Way pleasing to Him. The worlds ways are not God’s ways. What would Jesus do?

Forgive & be forgiven

Too often we forget God is The Author Of Life, people try and judge others without having all the facts. This in turn causes a lot of separation towards others. Be compassionate and forgiving, be at peace.

Thank you for your support, God bless you

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