Works don’t get you into heaven, a saving relationship with Jesus Christ does. Doing more good than bad also is against God’s written Word. It is all about walking, reading, listening and talking to God every day, humbly accepting Jesus Christ as your Savior and obeying Him. The obeying part is a really where the service comes in. And the Bible is clear that one great way to obey and serve the Lord is to serve other people. So, there it is. We lay aside all our wants to take time to help someone and bingo, we get a big smile from God. And when He smiles at us, we receive blessings ad rewards either now or eternal. You can bank on that. 😄❤
There is no stronger, more powerful person in the world than a humble, faith-filled person with a relationship with God, saved by Jesus Christ and filled with the Holy Spirit. This is truth and the reason is that when this happens, God in His amazing power and abilities can flow through that person to accomplis anything real or imagined that God desires. ❤
I have never been a genius, but I have always been intelligent. I have not always been wise, but I have always been intelligent. I have not always applied my intelligence. God gave me a good mind, a quick one, one that reasons well and thinks fast, witty. But that speed of thought and high IQ never served me when I was thinking in my heart selfishly. When I was proud and self-serving, my intelligence was not able to be applied to the people around me. It was strong enough to carry me well but not strong enough to make a difference to others. Intelligence only becomes wisdom with God’s help and with humility and love or God and love of others. Then wisdom happens. It is always a reward from God and always an answer to a humble prayer. Then, with God and the right heart, intelligence converts into wisdom and even genius. ❤
When you judge, you sin, just like every other sin. There is a huge component of pride and comparison. One sin is not better than another because it is more obvious or noticable. Any over reach of pride is sin for it is in stark contrast to the humbleness we are supposed to have being created beings and not creators. We need to humbly work on our own decisions and walk with loving God and everyone else. Let them work out their own walk with loving God and everyone else. Judging in never to help the person but to pump yourself up. Don’t. Love. Master that well and you will inspire others.😄❤
The world strokes you. They stroke you to sell stuff or to n push their agenda- money and power. They play on your pride that is our natural weakness. People want to be stroked. They want to feel important and valid and respected in this chaotic world. Pride pushes us to fight for what we want. Pride reinforces selfishness. It encourages self-thought and self-service. The opposite of pride out of control is being humble. Humble is the key to peace, joy, happiness, fulfillment because it is the proper way to be. It is putting yourself in the proper scope and frame of reference, knowing who you are in the world and who God is. We are not God, not even close on our best day or even best hour. When we realize God is all powerful and we are only important at all because He says we are and loves us (difficult to fathom) unconditionally, we get it. Then we can do what we can out of love and gratitude for Him and let Him do the rest because He can and will do what is best for everyone. We can rest in that, see? Like a child having faith, we can do that with God and then are under His eternal protection and salvation. It is that simple and beautiful! Praise God! ❤ ❤ ❤
My physical/emotional self is tired. Tired of selfishness, tired of games people play, tired of drama, tired of caring and not being cared for back, tired of pride unchecked, tired of the weight on my shoulders all the time, tired of stress. So true. So true. But…
The mental self can still be moved, can be tintilated by puzzles, can be engaged in enigmas. Can still co-create and write, can still be energized and awakened and thrilled. But…
My main focus I have decided is on my spiritual self, for that will remain into eternity. Here is where the Holy Spirit (who dwells there) reminds me to keep praying, keep doing what is right, keep worshipping. And here He gives me energy when I humbly ask and finally put the tired physical/emotional down. I am reminded that when I feel tired all over and overwhelmed is when I have not humbled myself to prayer and spirit where renewal generously flows over me and rest is sweet and burdens light. Joy and peace are there. For there I meet with my Savior. Sweet relief.
This post is a reminder to myself and a reminder to whoever needs it to humble up, put the physical down, and just keep praying. And peace and joy flow there. Praise God! 😄❤
I love history. That was rarely the case before I had a history. Once mature, and thankfully wiser- glory to God for that- I see and understand the value of true history. History drives the present for better or worse unless or because God intervenes, as the case may be. History will be repeated without intervention. This has been proven experientially and historically.
My own history is only here because of mostly my own life choices, some good and some bad and a myriad of layers of cover up or bragging, as the case may be. But the more I live, the more I realize life is not about me. I am a speck in the universe, significant only because God said I am and His love. That is true for every person, every country, every church group, every leader, every poor person, every rich person, every serviceman, or every robber.
The great news is that God, our Maker, knows us intimately, those who allow Him to have an intimate relationship with the only One who truly matters. And this should keep us humble in history’s scope and focused on the present worship of all-mighty, holy, loving God. Praise Jesus!😄❤❤❤