In 2015, Just Get Your Priorities Straight


Happy New Year GMAU Family!

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Who is your god? There is a difference between what we claim about ourselves to be and what we really are. There is also a great difference between our personal opinion of self and the truth.

As we get ready to end the year of 2014, I would like for you to take this article as a personal assessment. However, as I said before, the truth is unreliable when it comes to protecting your feelings from getting hurt.

The divine order of our priorities as God’s people should be, God first (Matthew 22:37-39), and family second.

Family consisting of:

  1. Wife
  2. Children
  3. Family of believers

In Genesis 18:18-19 we see part of the reason Abraham was chosen to be, not only the start of a new nation (Israel), but the father of our faith.

18 Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of…

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Author: angelcasiano

An independent thinker with a profound call to see the orthodoxy of the church and passion for Christ manifesting together. Angel was born in Brooklyn, New York in April of 1968, he was raised on the beautiful island of Puerto Rico where he earned his B.S. degree in Sociology with a minor in Education from the Inter American University in San Germán in 1991. That same year he moved to Jacksonville, Florida. After working construction jobs for a year and learning the English language, his first job working with foster-care children in the capacity of youth care worker was with Jacksonville Youth Sanctuary in September of 1992. With JYS he was promoted several times as group home supervisor, legal caseworker, and program director. While in Jacksonville, Angel studied a couple of martial arts styles. After earning his black belt, he became the founder of Good Fight Ministries as he used martial arts as an instrument to preach the gospel. In 2004 Angel was selected Martial Arts Instructor of the Year for the State of Florida and in 2005 Angel was inducted in the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame where he also received the Christian Spirit Award. In July of 2005 Angel accepted his call to pastor a bilingual church in Winton, NC where he served for a couple of years. Five months later he lost his first wife to cancer in December of that same year. This initiated a deep valley of suffering in his life, a mountain of costly mistakes and the embracing of lifestyles of sin that are well documented through this blog. In August of 2012 Angel moved to Fairbanks Alaska with his wife Rayette Casiano and six children who are now adults. In Alaska, Angel continued his social work-related career and his ministry of preaching, teaching and writing. Angel is the author of two books, Hope for the divorcee: Forgiving and Moving Forward and 7 Banderas de Esperanza: La Bendición de Yokdzonot. In January 8th of 2020 Angel and his wife moved to Arizona.

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