Hello my brothers and sisters. This is the day the Lord has made and I will rejoice and be glad in it. I know some of you are thinking, in order to have fun and happiness in your life you have to do drugs and alcohol. And some of you think doing drugs can help you overcome your problems. Not so!

Getting high is not the answer, it only creates more problems in your life and hurts everyone who loves you. Drugs and alcohol will slowly kill you. Drugs and alcohol will take years away from your life. Drugs and alcohol will make you look older than you are. Drugs and alcohol will rot your teeth and eat your liver up and it can also cause cancer.

In other words, it can ruin your health. Drugs and alcohol can break up your marriage and it can cause you to be disconnected from your family simply because they don't want to have anything to do with you and you don't want to have anything to do with them. Drugs and alcohol will keep you from being yourself.

Drugs and alcohol will make you steal from others and you don't care who you steal from, it could be a family member, a friend or someone you don't even know. After all, you don't care just as long as you get the money to take care of your need and that need is drugs and alcohol. That demon spirit of drugs and alcohol will consume you and take control of your life every day if you let them. You must understand there is an enemy that comes along with drugs and alcohol and that enemy is death! (the devil) The devil is out to steal, kill and destroy you while you are using drugs and alcohol.

God gave everyone of us an eternal soul and that soul will spend eternity in Heaven with Jesus or in hell separated from God in that place of darkness. A man or a woman will give their body up for drugs and alcohol (have sex). Drugs and alcohol will cause you to lose much weight, some weight you don't need to lose. What it does is cause you to lose your appetite, the appetite you have for food will now be replaced by drugs and alcohol.

Drugs and alcohol will make you lose everything you own; your car, your house, your job. It can make you lose your life, that's just how powerful drugs and alcohol is. Nothing positive can come out of using drugs and alcohol!

Now you may ask how do I know so much about what drugs and alcohol will do? Well I'm glad you asked. I started experiencing alcohol in junior high school, I started with a little taste of wine called Boone's Farm, then came beer and that lead to the hard stuff, whiskey and gin and from there drugs. You see, that's how I know so much about it and what it can do to you. I see so many young people mess up their life because of drugs and alcohol. You know, it only takes one glass of wine or one hit of drugs to put you on the road of destruction. You don't have to stay on that road. You see, I found out many people drink and do drugs to fit in with the "in" the crowd and that crowd is on the wrong road. I have family members, and you know who you are, that need to get off that road of destruction of drugs and alcohol.

Romans 12:1-2 reads: And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all He has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice-the kind He will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship Him. Don't copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God's will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.

Just ask Jesus to help you to get off that road and get on the right road. He did it for me and He will do it for you if you ask Him and mean it from your heart. In closing, just know God loves you so much and He wants to help you with all your problems. He can heal your sick body, He can prosper you in many ways. So don't think God is sitting up there looking down and seeing how bad you are suffering through life, He wants to help you.

So just ask Him, just say: Father, help me. I need You in my life today. I put my hand in Your hand, guide me where You want me to go and show me what You want me to do. Save my sin sick soul... What's in your DNA? I often wondered when I was drinking alcohol and chasing it with beer and wine. But now I ask myself, why was I drinking and where did this come from? I never wondered why I drank the way I did until now. I was so good at it that I didn't have time to think about where it came from. You know what? I never thought it was already in my blood-line (DNA). I never thought that I inherited it from someone before me in my family. I don't know who started it or when it was started but I grabbed hold of it and I loved it.

In other words, I inherited it from someone in my family that came before me. You may know this as a generation of curses passed down from one generation to another and only we can break those generations of curses. You may be asking how can you break something like that? I'm glad you asked, JUST DON'T DO THEM!

I want to name a few generations of curses that I know of that I have inherited and I had to break them. Drinking, smoking dope, lying and stealing, sleeping around with this girl and that girl, holding a grudge against someone in my family, those are all some sicknesses that runs through my DNA.

Anything that is not of God is a generation of curses that runs through the family. I can go on and on but I have to stop now. There are some in my family that have been mad at each other for a long time. Stop holding a grudge against one another and go and ask that person to forgive you, because if you don't God won't forgive you when you stand before Him.

Until next time, may God bless and keep you. Amen...

Contact Marcus: mchandler2011@hotmail.com or 501-908-9507