They may say they want to sleep in. They may say that they don’t want to go. But I can testify that children of all ages still love Sunday School. People are not getting up and going and taking their children quite often. Most of the time they skip it, not finding it worth their time and energy. Christians thinking this way are more wordly than Godly. That is not judgmental but truthful. Kids and adults all need as much truth pumped into us as possible. We need fellowship. We need to meet together. We need to wake up and put God first. We need Jesus more now than ever. He is coming back soon and will remove His true church to keep them from having to go through immense, unleashed evil in this world during the tribulation. We need to be ready. We need to be awake and prepared. Sunday School is part of that. Being together with our church should be a priority. And as parents, we have a responsibility to our kids to take them. They are worth it and God is worth it. Stop the worldly bent. Think Godly. And n if that is hard at first, practice and pray and read your Bible as much as possible. Get passionate about Jesus who was and is so passionate about you. Don’t turn your back on His love, embrace it. Kids love it.❤
I am a long-time, experienced, well read (Bible college and 44 years of church going and reading the Bible straight through about 9 times now, and fast and pray regularly), and always will follow and love God first and foremost. Saying this, I believe strongly that the church, more than any other entity in America needs reform first and foremost. Christians love to blame society, the devil, evil, politicians, their toothbrush, whoever they can rather than take responsibility for their own spiritual shortcomings and changing to be more like God designed and spelled out clearly in the Bible.
We need God’s powerful love and grace to transform our hearts back to His design rather than selfishly and pridefully serving ourselves.
We need to life up the name of Jesus rather than our own names.
We need to serve God with our talents freely rather than sell merchandise.
We need to encourage others rather than judge or use them.
We need to serve rather than showboat.
We need to provide for orphans and widows rather than exorbitant buildings and salaries.
We need humility and responsibility rather than prideful egos and blame.
We need to worship together, fast and pray, read the Bible and have communion together rather than promote our good ideas and comfort.
We need less comfort and more service, less division and more unity.
All this starts with us. It starts with me. It starts with each and every Christian reading this and doing something about it. It requires repentence from taking personal responsibility to humbly fast and pray and start being the change. Then we would see revival worldwide that surpasses all comprehension.❤
As Christians, followers of Jesus Christ, we have enormous blessings and expectations. For istance, we are called to fast and pray, worship, love, be united, love more, give generously, give up selfish worldly pursuits, represent God, always speak truth, strive to understand, stand for truth, honor and please God in all we say or do, and of course read our Bible. And God expects this all and generously provides the resources to do it all. There is no excuse not to do any of these basic mandates of the faith. These are requirements, not out of duty, but out of humble obedience, love and appreciation for eternal salvation and blessings galore. And frankly, I have screwed up and am actively working to do my job better. I call you all out also to do the same. Get back to our first love and relationship with God. It is our responsibility. We are His hands and feet and things that are not being done are a result of us dropping the ball. Pick it up and run with it. God is on our side so we must obey Him. God loves us so we must love Him and other people. It needs to happen. We must do it. ❤❤❤
As easy as it is to judge the people making up the church, others claiming to be Christians, and of course unsaved people, this is all for naught and truly quite unproductive. People will believe and do whatever they want. I can want people to love Jesus, be saved and then act like it but it is entirely up to them to make that decision.
Thus, I now fast on Wednesdays. I cannot change a person and have no perfection within myself to judge them, so I can obey myself. I can pray and fast and that reaches God’s ears in an amplified way which He honors. And I can pray that people’s minds and hearts are softened to believe and love God back.
So you have now met my Holy Spirit – powered super power. I can talk to the most powerful God of the universe, the Head One who made everything we know of and things we probably don’t. And I can tap into that amazing power and obey Him, worship and fast and pray to have His ear. I, through Jesus’ sacrifice for us, can stand in the gap for my family, friends, church, country and world. I can pray and the God of the universe hears me. Wow!❤
Matthew 5:44. “But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45. that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. 46. If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? 47. And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? 48. Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.”
Overcome lies with truth.
Lies come from the enemy, even if a loved one says them. Maybe they believe lies. That doesn’t make the lie true.
God only speaks truth. Check the lie with the truth of the Bible.
Pray continuously and the Holy Spirit will help discerning lies from truth when you ask.
God hates all lies. Do not accept what the Spirit tells you is not right.
Keep reading the Bible’s truth to have truth in your mind and heart. Lies will be easier to detect and reject.
Do not ever lie yourself. When you do not lie, it frees your conscience and you sleep better at night.
Truth yields purity. Embrace truth. Decide your life will embrace truth and reflect it.
Always be truthful and people will notice and ask your advice when bad things happen. Then speak truth in love.
Truth and love go together, for God is truth and love. There is only His truth and love. Truth and love are not relative, they are absolute. They are what God says they are for He is their source. This is important because truth or love that changes with circumstances is a lie.❤
I van be right or I can be wrong. I try to be right but sometimes I blow it. Sometimes I am wrong without realizing it and there are consequences anyway. I have the right to believe anything I wish but if I believe I can fly and jump off a cliff, I will still fall. So anyone can be right or wrong about Jesus, but being wrong will have eternal negative consequences.
Consider: If I am wrong about Jesus and nothing happens, I have only used this life to do good to others, no harm done. However if I am right about Jesus and the Bible is truth, my living for Him will be eternal closeness to God and reward. However, if I would use my right to be apethetic or wrong about Jesus, then you will still live eternally separated from all goodness and love. It would cost dearly and never stop costing. So just because you have the right to reject Jesus as your Savior does not mean it is wise to do so and in fact will cost you exceedingly more than obeying Him now. God always gives back much more than we give Him and He always loves and wants us close to Him.❤