1 John 3:1 Behold, what manner of love the Father has bestowed upon us, that we should be called the children of God: therefore the world knows us not, because it knew Him not.
Romans 8:9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is not His.
“Not everyone is a child of God .. Freewill gives you the ability to choose or not to choose. God has chosen everyone to be His, but not all choose God. Some choose Him and some don’t. Those that choose Him are His. Those who reject Him are not His.” – Pastor Geiger
Here is a great blog post by a sister in-Christ that gives great guidance to the abused. In my opinion, it has a great top 10 list for real Christian love. Also, the 4 points she makes on finding real love as a Christian is just as good as the top 10. Great wisdom. I love the title of her post too – To get the right one, ya gotta be the right one. Too often we look externally/selfishly at what we want instead of focusing on what God says we need.
Top 10 ways to Christian Love
- Listen without interrupting. (Proverbs 18)
- Speak without accusing. (James 1:19)
- Give without sparing. (Proverbs 21:26)
- Pray without ceasing. (Colossians 1:9)
- Answer without arguing. (Proverbs 17:1)
- Share without pretending. (Ephesians 4:15)
- Enjoy without complaint. (Philippians 2:14)
- Trust without wavering. (Corinthians 13:7)
- Forgive without punishing. (Colossians 3:13)
- Promise without forgetting. (Proverbs 13:12)
John 7:37 In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.
Last night, I was invited to a gathering of prayer by a couple of brothers. They were unable to call and inform me that the place of prayer was not opened and plans had changed. That’s ok, as all things work together for the good for those that love God. I pray this water giving testimony blesses your heart.. Thank you Lord
Thank you friend for helping to draw this out of my heart..
It seems people wonder why I do what I do. I guess they wonder why I post on Facebook or why I post blogs. I’m sure it wouldn’t be an issue if it wasn’t for the content of my posts. Some may say I should give it a rest. Some may ask why I don’t have anything else I could talk about. Someone may even go as far as to say that I should just stop because no one cares. Some may say that no one wants to hear it. Others have gone as far to verbalize it, ‘Jesus Freak’, ‘Religious’, ‘part of a cult’, ‘Crazy’, ‘a fanatic’, or the ever popular, ‘holier than thou’. Holier than thou I am not.. and very far from being perfect. So why do I do what I do? Why is the majority of what I communicate about Jesus Christ? Well, my life isn’t very interesting. There isn’t much going on in my personal life that deserves to be mentioned. The one thing that is worthy of talking about is Jesus Christ.
Man, these emotions sure can be weird. In one breath, I’m anguished and in another, I’m angry. I’m very upset at Satan for his wicked ways of deception. I have a roar in me that wants to come out and I don’t know what to do but write.. Lord help me.
I’m anguished and upset to see those that profess to be Christians live a life that is not in agreement with what they say. I understand that not all of us are at the same place spiritually and that God works with us in different manners, but man.. When I see someone who professes to be a Christian that has not grown more into the image of Christ after years of professing, something is wrong. There is nothing I can do but pray, see if the Lord wants me to talk to them, and write… I can always write. :)
Believer, ponder this – which master do we really serve? Sure, the self loves to say we serve God because our pride wants to sound/look good. We love to puff ourselves up in front of others and we even do it so our ego can be stroked. But, do our actions follow our words? When a fiery dart from the enemy hits our mind, do we bow down to it and accept it or do we stand with the Lord in peace? If we are questioned on a choice to choose the ways of the world, do we justify ourselves and argue, or do we stand in agreement and confess? Do we pray? Do we seek His counsel via the Word? What makes us a Christian? Are we a Christian because we say we’re one? No, that’s a lie.. Christ in our lives makes us a Christian.
Man.. I’m anguished for friends, family, and professing Christians that continually are falling into traps, are continually in turmoil, etc. Over, and over, and over, and over.. The same garbage, different day, different week, different month.. The same patterns.. “Ya, life is great! Another bandaid to feel all warm and fuzzy about life!” … 2 wks later.. “Wah, life sucks. I must get out of this. I must figure this all out on my own. I’ll do ___ and all will be great!” A roller coaster.. Seeking out purpose, answers, etc. but their eyes are looking everywhere but up..
We deceive ourselves. We try to fix things, only to fall again. It just keeps going and going and going. Then we say, “I love Jesus!” I say prove it.. don’t just say it! Show our faith by what we do.. Faith without works is DEAD. Prove it to ourselves.. are we in the Lord or not? Just because we say we are doesn’t make it true.
This isn’t a game.. This is serious business.. Who do we serve? Remember believer? Words bounce off.. they cannot hurt us? I’m rubber & you’re glue.. Sticks & stones? Things hit our eyes/ears, then they can trigger one realm of thought – as the world teaches, or another realm – as God teaches. Choose the world, get the things of the world (stress, worry, depression, hurts, pains, anxiety, etc). Choose God, get the things of God (peace, contentment, joy, etc). It’s that simple. Who do we serve?
Philippians 2:12-13 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.
Satan, stand down in the name of Jesus!!! Man, I’m on fire and feel the need to go pound some principalities of darkness back into the pits of hell. Please join me in praying for the lost, backsliders, the deceived, believers, and for Israel. In the name of Righteousness and Truth! Jesus! Amen.
Most of the time I have sought out the Lord pertaining to guidance in life, He responds with Trust and Faith. The recent postings show me how God has not changed this teaching throughout my Christian walk, it is almost always the same guidance. Since the last posts, the messages have continued down the same line, Faith. But, they are now going a step further – Enduring in Faith. I pray this message blesses you and that His seed is glorified through abundant fruit. In Jesus name, amen. –
The Lord has taught me some further understanding about walking in faith, whereas I once thought that a Blind Step of Faith was incorrect. Faith believes in the unseen, walking in faith, not by sight. It’s a hope for something that is not yet – believing in the promises of God. Holding fast to the thing that is afar off and trusting that God is with me. Thank you Lord for opening my mind and teaching me about walking in faith. I pray that this post will help any readers.. and I pray that it is written on my heart, in Jesus name. Amen. –