- Restore you…..
- Heal you…..
- Guide you…..
- Strengthen you…..
- Forgive you…..
- Remind you…..
- Love you…..
- Reveal to you….
- Fill you….
- Answer you…
- Deliver you….
- Comfort you……
Do we believe that we are doing enough for God as Christians? Is that a impractical question?
Have we given our all?
Are we continuing on with our life and squeezing God in where WE see fit?
Is he TOP priority?
Are we comfortable JUST going to church? Or JUST believing only?
Do we suppose going beyond BELIEVING is doing too much?
Are Sunday mornings plenty?
Would an outsider know that we are followers of Jesus Christ by reading our Facebook, Instagram posts? Tweets? Snapchat videos? Or should we have a small disclaimer to advise or warn viewers of our content, and that it is not directly consistent or congruent with Christ – but since we are all sinners saved by grace- it’s permissible?
When will stop giving Satan all the credit for our mess up’s; downfalls; mistakes – and acknowledge our part? Repent. Allow the will power that the Lord has given us – and the Power of the Holy Ghost to help guide us, keep us, and make right decisions.
No man is perfect –yes. But the Holy Ghost (The spirit of God) which Jesus said would be sent in his name would comfort us – fill us, lead us – IS. That’s why it’s important to walk in the spirit and NOT in the flesh…why? So we do NOT FULFILL THE LUST OF THE FLESH!
Why aren’t WE screaming in the wilderness to prepare the way of the Lord? Or was that just John the Baptists assignment?
Why is baptism in the name of Jesus grievous?
How has the promise of being filled with the gift of the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking tongues as the SPIRIT OF GOD gives utterance – become old-fashion and obsolete?
Who are those who shall do greater works than these (according to John 14:12)?
Is it not the followers of Christ? Those who believe and have received his gospel, been baptized and filled with His Spirit? Those who are keeping his commandments and living by his word? Or is it only reserved for the pastors, and evangelist, deacons, ministers, prophets and apostles?
Who is qualified to tell someone about the goodness, the unfailing love of Christ that moved him so, that He manifested himself in the flesh. Subjected Himself to His creation – to restore them back to Himself!
You don’t have all the answers?
When will your testimony of what God has done for you be enough? Do you remember when he healed you? Remember when he kept your mind when you were 2 seconds from going insane – COMPLETELY NUTS? Or what about when He RESTORED YOUR MIND!? When He called your name right before you were about to overdose? Remember when you miraculously overcame that sickness and no one understood how or why? Remember when you were left for dead, but that scar is a testament of his unmerited favor and grace!
What about the inexplainable comfort you felt in your time of mourning or pain? And you just knew it was the arms of God?
I could go on and on – but those or the testimonies that someone needs to hear FROM YOU! Someone is waiting to overcome from the words of YOUR testimony. You don’t have to be a bible scholar tell someone about Christ.
It’s Ok to direct someone to a church home – or a pastor – in regards to a question or situation that you are unsure about. However, the whole point is the invitation. Was there an open invitation to Jesus Christ – the Savior, Healer, Deliverer, Forgiver, Comforter, Peace Maker, Bread of Life….?
Saints, let us not become complacent and/or comfortable in where we are or where we are not in Christ. If you are comfortable – change your position. Get uncomfortable. Ask God for direction, for an assignment. Inquire about what you should be doing in THIS season!
What could we be doing for the widows, and the fatherless – the homeless? Ourselves?
We can do more/better brethren! God can do more IN us and THROUGH us! Are we willing vessels!?
A New Day.
I am grateful to have lived another day. However, I am ALWAYS trying to better myself (sometimes I can be too hard on myself)… So the start of my new year will be to stop beating myself up regarding goals not yet accomplished and to begin to acknowledge how far I have come ESPECIALLY in Christ Jesus.
I know that I try so hard to please God and I know that there is nothing that I can do to repay Him for all that he is done for me. However, I will never stop striving for holiness. I will never stop striving to love Him and keep his commandments. I will never stop striving to fulfill my purpose in Him. I will forever offer up my body as a sacrifice unto God and use it for His glory.
There is so much that I have learned, but still tons of things that I don’t – and still learning. I am excited to grow more, to learn more, and to experience more.
I will learn how to be content in ALL things.
God in still perfecting me. I am grateful for his never failing love and patients towards me.
I am here. With arms wide open. Yes Lord! 🙂
The greatest gift that I could ever have is to know Jesus.To Baptized in HIS name (Jesus). And to be filled with his Holy Ghost with the evidence of Speaking in tongues.
Material things are temporal. I thank Him for the gift that will never die!
So Happy Birthday to ME, and to everyone else who was born on this day! Praise God!
Even though I primarily use KJV, I love the NLT’S translation of this verse.
I remember hearing of Scientists and Doctors testimonies of why they believe God exists. And they all said that it was due to the intricate details in the anatomy of the human body or the complex details of creation that leads them to Christ.
God took his time when he created us. And it makes sense being that He created us in His image AND likeness .
It makes me think of myself differently. Knowing that I have purpose.
I was created for a reason.
YOU were created for a reason.
Fearfully and Wonderfully Made!!!