Hello everyone and welcome to Saturday. First and foremost I want to offer prayers for our friends in California. Another earthquake struck yesterday that was even more powerful than the first one. I dire to think what may be coming next but I would hope that all reading this would join me in prayer for a hedge of protection for all involved. (In other words, save the judgmental comments about the state.) Excellent!
Unity….I am convinced this is the only way we move forward at all. Now before you offer me Scripture about how Jesus came to bring a sword not peace, let me say two things.
WE ARE NOT JESUS CHRIST. God and His Son and have their purpose and we have ours. Don’t know what that is? Read the Beatitudes; especially this one..”Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.”- Matthew 5:9
Read number 1.
I see so much division, anger, and judgment coming from my fellow believers and it breaks my heart and the heart of Christ. I understand how evil the world has gotten and how tempting it is to want to attack back, but we will never bring people to Christ by acting like the world. We must be the difference, else how to we have any hope of fulfilling the Great Commission?
Or have we ourselves become instruments of the evil one and don’t care about saving souls anymore? Hmmm. How different are we then than who we oppose?
So where do we start? How about LISTENING for a change and stop talking. If we can connect with even one person and get them on the path to salvation, is it not worth it? Be still, listen, and offer love and comfort. Yes, offer Truth but first listen. Make sense?
Friends, I know the world is spiraling seemingly out of control, but we still have work to do. Let God be God and do the work WE were assigned. Stop confusing our role with His. Be the Light! Amen?
HELLO EVERYONE and welcome to the weekend. Would you believe that I am sick again?? Seems like every weekend there is something else going on that sets me and my family back a few notches. Well, Jesus never promised an easy life just one that would be filled with a new hope and a new destiny when all is said and done Amen?
So first let me address something that most of my readers understand but there are some newbies that may not so here goes; I will always be real in my writing. If I feel happy, I will write about it. If I feel sad, I will write about it. If I feel like Satan himself has me surrounded and I’m desperate for Jesus to intervene, I will write about it. And if I just want to get back to the basics like my previous post this morning, I will write about that as well. With me, you get truth, honesty, and something that is missing from many Christians these days; REALITY.
The reality of life, even with Jesus, is there are going to be times where life just plain stinks. There is precedence for this as the Scriptures are filled with Born Again believers that encounter hard times and are not afraid to write about it. Life with Christ is not about putting on a fake smile, always saying everything is great, and denying what you are actually going through. Jesus will always meet you where you are at so there is no need to be anything but honest with Him and with others. Hopefully this clears things up; my writing is not for everyone and that is ok; just know with me I will always be honest with where I am. Amen?
ALL OF THAT SAID; there are better days ahead! We don’t always FEEL that way but the Bible tells us our feelings can deceive us and that is why we need to hold onto not our feelings but God’s truth. God’s truth tells us that no matter what you are going through now, that one day there will be no more death, pain, or tears. That my friends is the truth, what you are feeling now, as real as it is, is only temporary.
Friends, I know when you are in the middle of trials that never seem to end, that it is difficult to imagine a time where all will be as the passage out of Revelation tells us. Rest assured though it is coming; either when our current bodies pass away or when Jesus comes back, it will happen. Let’s try and keep the focus on that today and remind the Enemy when he attacks that his time is almost up! God won our battle on the Cross, we just have to lean on His Truth He left behind. Amen?