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!❤
My best friend Shawny (I miss her!) and I used to encourage each other in truth and talent and help and praise. It was awesome. We both needed it, having somewhat particular (in her case) and critical (in my case) parents. So we met that need for encouragement for each other growing up. Perfect, right? Well, we ended up in other parts of the country and we don’t get that all the time. So when I hear encouraging morsels from the Bible, good books, blogs, audience members, church family members, band family members, etc., it is invaluably emcouraging. Validation is encouraging, not to hear how great I am doing or be puffed up like a peacock, but to know I am on the right track and helped someone or encouraged them. So never be afraid to encourage in truth someone. It is not about their ego but may just give them a burst of light in their day and help them know if they are doing ok. Feedback is important and precious. Intelligent people actually want to get/do better. Love them that way, it’s good.❤
Adopting a dog from the SPCA with heartworm has affected my empathy and mothering skills. After 2 days, I love our furry friend and he is one of the family. We have to exercise him a little but without stress or strain, have to give him medicine twice a day before his first shot Thursday and keep him very calm after that for a month. It is deliberate care, intentional love. We knew going in he was sick. And we love him all the more for it. We know it is up to God through thr medicine to heal him or not. We love him and he is very loved until we know for certain if it is forever or not.
And I think that is how it is with God. I understand that better. He really loves us and adopts everyone who humbly asks Him to. He knows we are iffy. He knows we may screw up, knows we may reject treatment or choose to run away. He loves us all the more when we really try to please Him, as when Blue tries to please us. It is endearing. We accept him as He is, hoping to nurse him to health, and God must feel that way with us, accepting us as we are and hoping to nurse us and love us to greater health and joy wanting the best life for us. I get it now. And I praise God and love Him all the more for it.❤❤❤
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.❤
God loves you. He loves me too. We are washed in His love from the onset of our creation. Everything He does is motivated by His love for us. He even gave Hj is Son Jesus Christ as a sacrifice to redeem the breach sin made. He even gives us choice whether to be saved or not. He loves us. We are drenched in God’s love. And so it is no surprise that He loves us so well and answers our humble prayers. Oh how He loves us. We need to love Him back truly- love with our words and with our actions. We can never deserve such a free gift of such enormous love from God, but we sure should try to please Him and love back. Otherwise, we are spoiled brats. I want to be an appreciative daughter. I choose to love.❤❤❤