When I drive now more than ever I am very defensive. People seem to be making irresponsible choices to text or stare at their phones now… a lot. It is their choice to do so, as it is my choice to make responsible choices and drive carefully with the phone down and on silent. That is one example.
I am not responsible for anyone else’s choices but my own and I am fully responsible for my own. I own them. What I do, I am responsible for. How I treat others, I am responsible for. What I say, I am fully responsible for. And the thing is, this is true of every single soul God created.
When we meet God soon in heaven, we will each account for our words and actions and choices. There will be no one to blame, no getting out of it, no reasoning it away or excusing it for emotional or hormonal drives. No, it is yes or no. Even now, as distracted as we are it is yes or no. Responsible choice? “Yes” or “no”. And anything added to “no” does not make it less of a “no”. ❤
The church is being hammered. It has become quite often corrupted and polluted and mixed with other views than the Bible or with other emphasis than praise and worship of and service to and for God through Jesus Christ our Savior/Messiah and Redeemer. But this was our fault, not the enemy who wished it to become so. It is we who have allowed and encouraged this church problem. And as such, it is we who can fix it. How? Every Christian who humbles themselves and prays and fasts in earnest and confesses their part in it and repents from continuing down that road and starts to praise and worship our triune God and serves Him directly in the church or to people for Him, changes everything. That is all we have to do. We each do our part right where we are and encourage others who are and bam!! The Holy Spirit is allowed to flow and work in and through us and revival is here. People are waiting for someone else to do all the work. God detests this pampered laziness, I am convinced of it. I am pretty tired of it too. Put down the idols (every time else you have devoted your precious spiritual (and often physical) time and energy to except for God) and change. It is a choice. Free will is powerful, which is why God gave it to us. Just decide to change and humbly pray and do it. Get reading the Bible, pray all day long, praise and worship God, love Him and people. Just do it. Revival is our choice. It is my choice. I accept and own it.❤
Want an easier day? Focus on Jesus Christ. It works every time. If life is ugly, much going on, lots to handle, many distractions, unkind words, bad drivers around you, just too much self-thinking, whatever it may be… whenever you focus on Jesus- read the Bible, humbly pray, praise and worship Him, talk to a friend about Him, help someone in His name for Him then the day goes easier and better, focus is right, balance is there, you have a great day. Make it a habit. It changes your mindset and attitude for the better. And God gives peace and joy in return. It is beautiful!❤
Maybe it is His human side that has been through everything we have and much more. Maybe it is His deep love and compassion that moved Him to heal and comfort and raise the dead. Maybe it is His sense of humor and constancy to the truth and His mission. Maybe it is all of those. But Jesus Christ lights up the room when I praise and think about and sing and read about and hear about Him. This is the light we are to be for people too. And Jesus helps with that too as our example and with the Holy Spirit and prayer and praise. How beautiful is that!😄❤❤❤
When you take a step in the fog, it is an act of faith based on the security of pavement underneath you that will hold you up. You can’t always see it or doubt its ability to support your weight. The fog is just too thick at that moment. That is what faith is… trusting what you cannot see at that moment. And in the spiritual realm, that is the way of it. When we are secure in our salvation through Jesus Christ by accepting His security under us, we have faith that we are secure in Him even when we are blinded by a myriad of distractions around us. We are never insecure, never ever without God or His eternal security, no matter what other noise surrounds us. Faith is the key. Believe it no matter what we are seeing. Say it out loud. Believe it. Know it. We may not see our spiritual eternal security but it is there and will always be there. That empowers us to rest in God’s security and do our love work in appreciation and obedience. That is so cool!😄❤
Every single true Christian cares about winning lost souls to Christ. Every true Christian knows that Jesus Christ is the only way to be saved, has accepted Him as their Savior and wants their loved ones saved also. Every true Christian is filled with the love of God so much they want to please God by obeying Him and leading people to Christ. So here is my bold statement about missions. You cannot be a true Christian without being involved in missions. Missions can be the overseas kind or right in your family or in between in your church or community. We as true Christians know we don’t have to work to earn our salvation- we only need to humbly acknowledge His free gift to us and accept Him as our Savior- but every true Christian is so appreciative of the gift of salvation and loves God so much we want to help other people have this love and peace and joy and we know Jesus is the only way. That is what makes a true Christian a true Christian. Food for thought.❤
My happiest moments are when I, or even better my children, make an impact for Jesus. Even if it is small or faces ridicule. Especially when it faces ridicule and we keep being the light. Making small or big differences for Jesus or just being good then saying why when asked is a powerful way to show love. It is what God expects of us. We are here to worship and help others worship as an act of love. Love God, love others. People make it so complex. Throw all the complexity and pride out the window and love God and love others. Nothing is more powerful than that.❤