When Jesus Comes In

Accepting Jesus Christ as your Savior invites Jesus into your heart and soul. He figuratively knocks patiently and lovingly on our heart’s door until we let Him into it. We have to allow Him in as Master, however, and where most people want Him in as roommate or friend with all the living benefits, it is harder for people to want Him in as Master and Lord because this is in direct opposition to our pride and ego, rather narcissistic in tendency at times (or some live there). But Jesus is Almighty God, One of the Godhead, and must be Master. It is simply the natural order of things and He lovingly knows that He is best suited at the position. He can do much much more for us when He takes the reins for He is all- powerful. But He loves our free will and allows it, dictates we keep it, so that when we allow Him in, it is true and free love to Him back.

This whole concept is beautiful and really conveys Jesus’ deep love and frankly respect for each of us.

So, when Jesus is finally invited in as Master, He rules with love and gentility and the fruits of the Spirit. He is not a harsh dictator as His enemy is (who tries to break down your door and demands to be master and wants you dead- stark contrast). Where the enemy’s idea of being master is controlling and domineering you, Jesus superior idea is to guide and strengthen and empower you to do n what you were designed to do in a healthy and peaceful, joyous way. The contrast is incredible.

So, accept Jesus into your heart and soul as Master and see for yourself how beautiful He keeps making you and your life and mind as time goes on in prayer and His Word. It is beautiful!!!❤

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Over-Thinking About Appearances

So, I’ve been over-thinking about appearances lately (bet you never guessed from the title lol). I think I have this one down. Let me go through my thinking…

Our bodies do four things. 1. Tell people how to recognize us (security and identification). 2. Convey the genes of parents and lineage (security and heritage). 3. Tell us about the obedience level in the area of health. 4. Test us. Let me elaborate.

1. We need to know friend from foe. If people’s appearance changed like a chameleon, we would not find them again. Also, we are familiar with a person because they look or smile a certain way. So, identification. Familiarity means security.

2. Carrying on the family lineage is something that has always been important to the Lord who made us. We all are ultimately decendents from Adam and Eve, made directly by God. Many twists and turns in that genetic line got us to where we are and in family lineages. Life perpetuates life and we look how we do to support that process. Family means security.

3. People who obey God’s Word, as I have somewhat recently realized myself as I started on this health quest, are healthy (unless the next reason is occurring, that is). Obedience dictates we not be gluttons of food, alcohol, intoxicants, sex, anger, money, or anything. We are told not to be addicts of anything. We are to live healthy lives in moderation of everything. In fact, prayer is the only command to do continuously. So, we can be prayer addicts but every other addiction is disobedience. So good health as a whole can tell you obedience is being taken seriously and poor health tells you there is an imbalance, some disobedience. Of course, that is not true if it is number 4.

4. How you look can be a test. Poor health can be a test to see if you are humble before God or blame Him. You could be tested by ugliness of some feature the world favors in this fleeting moment to decide whether to praise God for who you are or whine about what you want to change. You could be tested by a scar or blemishes or skin ailment or cancer to have faith in God’s ability to heal or faithfulness to support you or not. These tests are blessings from God to let you know He loves you enough to improve you internally which will last forever.

And now you see how my brain works, so scary. And my conclusion is that although there are four main reasons people look the way they do, there is one trump card people have no matter what we look like. Life is short and then our looks die and we inside that shell are released to eternity either with God or with the alternative, called hell, away from God. And as long as you are saved by Jesus Christ, your inner beauty, God’s glory, is secure for the rest of this life and all of eternity. So, the beauty we should strive for has nothing to do with looks, but character, salvation and moral integrity. That is lasting beauty!❤

Ready for Jesus

My goal as a Christian is to please our loving God be ready to bow before Jesus. I believe that will happen sooner than most people are counting on. They think that because He hasn’t taken His church yet that He won’t. That is poor logic, because it only happens once and God said in His Word that He is being very patient so more can be saved.

My goal and focus is to please our loving God and be ready to bow before Jesus. How do I do that? By being saved by Jesus, pleasing God and bowing before Him now, always keeping the eternal perspective and focus. It is a willful conscious effort of thinking. It requires determined thought which requires far less energy than one may think because aligning with our Creator yields peace and assurance and joy. This is the goal.❤

Arguing with a Fool

I had a debate of sorts with a self-proclaimed “atheist” over the last few days. I have a real problem with people claiming that there is no God. In claiming such, aren’t you making yourself god? But I digress. I corrected a truth on a fellow blogger. He had stated something ambiguously, and I didn’t want anyone confused, so I corrected the truth to be more plain. Then this angry “atheist” (what do they have to be angry about anyway if they are their own gods? lol) attacked me with the Bible not being true and prophecies not panning out, Yada yadda, and I simply responded gently and calmly with truth, always at peace in my spirit. Day after day he attacked again, and with a smile and peace I answered with truth. Tiring of the game, I told him I loved him because God made him and loves him and that I would pray for his salvation and goodbye. I did pray many times for the man. I believe those most opposed to God and specifically Jesus are the closest to Him without realizing because they are fighting tooth and nail with great angst and fervor for God, who is true, not to be true. They are thinking about God all the time, some even obsessed, but just haven’t quite decided truth is truth yet, still comfortable in their lies. But we have an innate moral consciousness, all of us. We can be brainwashed since birth and kept from truth and God and still know He exists and that there is a right and wrong. And our own complexity and that of sustained creation (well, until lately because it is the end times) proves God’s existence and presence here. And thr Bible, despite what lies have been said, has never ever been proven false and it’s prophecies have all been fulfilled except the handful that are going to be fulfilled soon. But arguing with a fool makes you a fool, so presenting truth in love is the only option to plant a seed or water one and who knows what God will do to help their hearts turn to truth. Would be pretty cool if he were saved. I want everyone to be saved. But I thank God for salvation and Jesus for providing the way, truth and life for all who accept Him. What an amazing God I love and serve!❤❤❤

Consequences Abound, As Does Forgiveness

The enemy, either within or without, whispers lies upon lies and pushes the notion into our heads that forgiveness hurts or is difficult while not forgiving is much more painful than that. Forgiving actually frees us. We are free when we forgive, especially when we forgive ourselves. How can this be? It is because forgiveness is a result of obedience to God and a full disclosure of truth (also God) and both of these set us free and heal completely. We are not animals that need to be punished, we are precious children of God 2ho need to forgive and be forgiven. Sin has its own consequences and repentance after forgiveness is the key to God’s sin eraser in thr heavenly realm. Consequences of sin need not imprison any of us, regardless of what we have done and truth/confession and forgiveness/repentance are they key to that. True confession and obedient forgiveness and repentance are not suggestions but requirements for grace of eternal forgiveness from God. He knows this will heal us and He really wants us all healthy and in relationship with Himself because He loves us so much. Give it up and let it go. It is time. ❤

The Love Problem of Holiness

People love the love message of God. Rightly so, God is love in its truest and most powerful and yet gentlest form. And this love recognizes our need for God and thus resonates in our hearts and souls. God is truly love and all goodness. This is beautiful and glorious.

There is another aspect of God people get nervous and rejecting about. God is holy. Be a use of this holiness and perfect purity within Himself, He antithesis is sin. He detests it in any form. Sin is detestable to God. This is why Jesus’ redemption is the key to being close to God. Jesus saved us from separation from God. But those who do not receive and accept Jesus’ redemption work for themselves can not hope for eternity close to God. Not at all. God’s holy nature dictates that and so must cast away forever anyone attempting to s eak into heaven without Jesus covering/eliminating their sin. This judgment is unpopular. How can a loving God send anyone to hell? Because He is holy. But He made a way available for anyone who wants it… Jesus. ❤