Rocking the Church Boat

I love my church. However, I truly, from my heart, believe all churches are not right in the spiritual head though meaning so very well. There are many religious traditions and expectations that have no place in the Bible, where our example of how Jesus wants His church to be set up and carried out. I have no wish to offend and will not call out particular wrongs but rather wish to convey what God says to do (see Acts). 1. Those meeting together should meet in homes if possible. If they grow too much, then a larger place to gather must be found. However, monies collected are to help each other as there are needs and then in service to those outside the church to help them as they can. Nowhere in Scripture is a fancy church building supported. (They cost too much and the real work is not accomplished then.) 2. Believers read the Bible. 3. They sang and worshipped God together. 4. They prayed together and sometimes fasted. 5. They shared their faith with others around them. 6. There were elders and deacons and deaconesses serving in different roles of service to the church. That is it. No sermons even. Everything else is fluff, unnecessary, distracting, expensive, often with politics resembling the world more than the beautiful bride of Jesus Christ, His church. These are things to consider. This has been weighing on my mind for months and the closer I get to the Lord, the more it burns in my heart. I needed to voice it. And being written now, I would challenge a reformation and accompanying revival of the church to take place. Who is brave enough to go out in faith and get the church going as God designed? Change is difficult but always worth it, in my experience. I challenge every Christian. Who are we trying tog please? Us, the world, or God? Think on it and pray and see where God leads you. ❤

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Showing God’s Love

Showing God’s love to save souls is much much much more important than being right about something. People, much like God, respond to humble, sincere obedience to God. Love people.❤

When Ministry Challenges

When you are blocked in ministry, pray. Talk to the higher ups intelligently and spiritually. Then put it in God’s hands for the outcome. Do what you can, though. The days of delicately sitting aside and letting the enemy win are over. Stand up for Jesus. He died for you. ❤

Tired & Smiling Deeply

My dad worked more and harder than any person I had ever known or heard of. He did this all his life. He taught me that work ethic. And when asked when he ever rests, he always said, “I’ll rest in heaven.” There was always work to be done, either the kind that pays the bills but often what other people needed. He helped anyone who ever asked him. He did not say no just because he was tired. He was built for hard labor, made able to work and he saw it as a gift from God to be used for him. I have that gift, he passed it down. I live that gift as much as I love playing the piano or singing or writing or handsewing or being mom. And when God gives us a gift or talent, we are truly happiest and most at peace and full of joy when we are actively using that gift for God, for other people and even for us. God designs that into our fabric. Do what you desire to do deep inside more than anything else. Everyone happiest as a different gift and chances are that what you desire to do deep down and what comes naturally is your God-given unique gift. It is all yours. Just do it. You will be so very happy you did! Love you! ❤

Creator God

I believe the greatest lie that Satan started and has used for generations now successfully is the lie of evolution, and in so doing taking the Majesty, Glory, Beauty, Love and Power away from God as Creator for those who buy into that crap. The religion being forced down the students’ and public’s throat is the biggest pile of hooey in existence. It is ridiculous and impossible that we slowly made ourselves and became more complex. Leave things alone in nature and what happens? More complexity? No, of course not. Things degrade, break down. I am a doctor and many times in college was reprimanded, put down, penalized with a lower grade for not supporting that moronic agenda. It is so ridiculous. They think people are too stupid to think for themselves and too lazy to want to. And they try to make it seem plausible by adding billions of years to it! Ha!! Put the parts of a watch on the ground and wait billions of years. Will the completed, fully functioning and powered watch be ready to go when you get back in a couple billion years? Really? We need to think, people. God made us good minds that can think. God made the mountains. God made the sun. Think of that for a minute. He made it. He made the power source for our galaxy. God made birds that sing and fly, reptiles, insects for pollenation, chinchillas because they are cute, mammals, marsupials for something different, sea creatures, trees, flowers, everything. God did all that, in full color and sound and reproducing perfect offspring to perpetuate itself. And God made us. That is no mistake. We are not by any stretch of the imagination powerful enough to make any of it, especially our own selves. It is plain foolish to believe that noise. And dangerous, because God IS powerful enough to make all this. So He is powerful enough to withdraw from supporting it if we are so bad and against Him as to piss Him off. Of course He is loving and gives grace for now. But we need to get our acts together and start doing what He wants. God can restore. He can heal. He wants to. Draw close to Him and keep doing so. Pray, read your Bible, return to our country’s spiritual roots, to creation’s spiritual roots. ❤

Awakening the Sleeping Giant Within

Christians all over the world for the most part have been sleeping. Not literally but spiritually, with a sleeping Giant of the Holy Spirit within them but left untouched, unfaithed, unobeyed, alone. The Holy Spirit has been working as best He can in the spoiled, distracted, out of shape temples in which He dwells to the extent He is allowed. But we have to shape up and humbly pray to release and awaken our spiritual Giant inside us and allow Him to work through us. This involves study of the Bible, constant prayer, freeing ourselves from distractions and tech, unloading pride, forgiving everyone, confessing sins to Him, leaving g those sins, listening to God. It is a focus of selflessness, a focus of service and considering God loves everyone and wants everyone to be saved. This is vital for we do not know when He will collect us and we must be ready and help and many as possible to be ready. I for one do not want to be caught in a sin when He calls me home and don’t want to give Him a busy signal or a wait until I finish this facebook post. We need to awaken the sleeping Giant within and allow Him to work and help and serve and assist others. We simply have to walk in obedience in this way. I lived through the eye of Hurricane Irma and have seen power and God saving and know the power of God within us when we pray. It is awesome awakened wild and beautiful and availability le to us when we humbly pray. God is the only One greater than any hurricane or storm of your life. The winds may howl but when you call on God, He answers every time. ❤❤❤

Numbers are Only Part of the Story

People focus on numbers, and they only tell a part of the story. For instance, the scale is telling me the same number from three months ago but I am wearing a smaller dress size and people are telling me how I look skinny and good and healthy. Same number on the scale, just toned and muscular and healthier with much more energy. It does not feel anything like the same number. Age is another example. I have two friends that are around 55. One could pass for their mid thirties and one looks as though he would be retired by now. Genetics plays a roll, job stress, marital stress, financial stress all plays a roll (basically faith levels versus worry/stress levels. Also job driving versus hard construction makes ar difference. Same number. So don’t get locked into numbers, they only tell ar part of the story. Focus much more on obedience to God because He rewards that with health and vitality. It makes much more sense to do that. ❤