People have a rather nasty way of dealing with and relating to someone whom they perceive to be in a situation they wouldn’t be able to handle. Instead of including such an individual into their circle they see them as useless and without any potential . Such non sense. They don’t want to be with them because any solution that the person comes up with isn’t taken as legitimate. They think they’re superior and can’t seem to understand the calmness that the person with the deficiency seems to have. It’s Christ. Christ is the difference. Shalom. Peace. The kind of peace that surpasses all understanding. If your very life shouldn’t be and you’re walking in nothing but pure grace you wouldn’t make much sense to anyone else either.
Well.. I am royalty. I have potential and some day all who treated me with disdain are going to regret it. It’s just that way because such is the inheritance of those who are the Lord’s . The wheel in the sky keeps on turning. YaY … just wait for it.
Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.9 Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.
Such a beautiful passage of scripture. We are encouraged to not be anxious but to trust God . And to think of things above and not things below. Friends , whoever has hurt you or broken your trust isn’t worth thinking about . What they can do isn’t worth worrying about , We have overcome the world in Christ Jesus and when we think of our dear Lord and savior and what he has done for us we have a sure foundation and starting point for this changed mind set.
I believe we’re all capable of being happy and full of certainty in Spirit mind and body by feeding our souls with the right kind of thoughts. Because thoughts lead us to actions which translate into habits which form superb character. We should associate more with people who don’t present in a bitter fashion but have this life in them. So that when we’re called to action in the world toward those of a lower nature we can be both salt and light to them. I trust this word meets with you in a yes kind of way !
I was sitting down one day and thought to myself ” who would I make God if I never knew that there was even a God ? ” I was seriously perplexed by this question. Who would I attribute the strength of my life to in other words ? This is an important question we should all as ourselves. I thought about it for a minute and then I realized that I would need confidence to move forward. But who would give me confidence ? It would have to be someone who had it in the first place. I would have to believe what they said before I would feel as though they were the source of my confidence. The report they would share with me of how to move forward and the outcome would be paramount. So this friendly persons words would mean everything to me. I would have to trust what they said in order to take it to heart.
Now we all have people we trust in life. And the reports they bring influence our decisions. We sometimes simply trust what they say and make a decision before without batting an eye lid. Sometimes we are overjoyed by the things they say when we believe it has bearing on our lives. And other times we don’t like what they say because of how they say it. We confuse what they are saying and the intent of it because of things like tone of delivery and timing. But it still in fluences us. So words are very important in our lives. The words we accept as true we trust. And this is what I am getting at. The character of the person who delivers that word and the power we believe they hold causes us to be influenced by them.
We may think of them as loving and weak but still truthful. We accept what they say and base our world view on it none the less. Or there may be a person whom you perceive to have allot of power and because of the power they hold you react to the words they deliver either out of fear or gain. So we chose our Gods based on what we believe is true. Reality is very important !
If we only knew what was real we would know what to do so as not to get in trouble and also gain the most by it. So the word we accept as true is God. We have many words flying around us all day. Some of them true and allot of it lies. So we don’t know who to believe anymore.
Words either bring life or death. They influence our behavior and either cause us to make useful decisions or catastrophic ones. Some of the decisions we make we believe to be good for us are in the end bad because they’re myopic. So who’s word are we to believe ? The news is very important because it causes us to be influenced. So the news brought to us through words has the power to either cause life to flourish or to bring death. We can’t allow this anymore. We need to fight back with the truth.
Not some airy fairy truth but truth of eternal value. So that the decisions we make are based on truth. Why is the world the way it is today ? Because the decisions people make are selfish and they’re selfish because of the word they hold as dear and true. They don’t believe in consequences of their actions because they believe the ‘ word ‘ that says there is no God. Therefore no one to discipline them into the correct behavior. There is also a false word out there that You’re never absolved of your mistakes. People try to fix their identity by constantly trying to make right with God…because of the ‘ word ‘ they accept. The WORD is God. So words are of paramount importance.
You can not perfect yourself . The word you accept as true either gives you hope or it kills you by trying to make you earn favor. To finally be acceptable to God they teach that you have to ‘ work ‘ at it. You can not separate your salvation into compartments of being sanctified through working and only saved and not sanctified because you’re not working at it. Salvation is salvation. Once saved always saved. This is the word that I hold as true. You don’t have to dig around your mind like some lost fart trying to figure out how to sanctify yourself. Your soul is either saved or it is not. And Jesus came to save your soul. Not just your spirit and your soul you have to work on. You either believe in the finished work of the cross and accept this work or you try and perfect yourself through religious activity. But you can’t do both. Who’s word are you going to take ?
It’s simple. What was started in the Spirit is made perfect by walking in the Spirit. When you received the word that Jesus paid the full price for your sin you were overjoyed because you believed this word. And now ? what are you doing now by grovelling for acceptance ? Or believing that Jesus somehow sees your righteousness as less than the next man because you’re not quite there yet. ‘ we haven’t arrived ‘ Ofcourse not because you’re being prepared for a physical death but you’re supposed to be dead to ALL religious efforts to perfect yourself. God isn’t schitzophrenic and double minded. If He says you’re righteous then you’re righteous ! Yes we haven’t arrived but trying to measure yourself or your ‘ growth ‘ means you’ve stopped walking with the Spirit and have now started once again with your religious mind set. You have the mind of Christ ! accept this ‘ word ‘ . You can’t have a small amount of His mind and the rest is junk you’re supposed to sort through. Put the whole lot of it aside and look at Jesus. Don’t work on your ‘ hurts ‘ ..Then you’re not walking in Victory for crying out loud ! Jesus isn’t bothered about your past , so why are you ?
You’re either saved or your not. There is no inbetween or else He’ll spit you out.
Anyway..I digress… In the Beginning was the Word and the WORD was with God and the WORD was God. So who’s word are you taking ? Arthur Burke ? Silly, Are you so foolish having begun in the Spirit that you’re now going to be made perfect in the flesh ? WORK out your salvation with fear and trembling means get to the bottom of it and FINALLY SIMPLY BELIEVE. Don’t let someone turn you away from the simplicity of the Gospel. His Yolk is easy and His burden is Light ! Live the abundant life ! Not the blood line curse investigation life. Or are you holding onto your pride and want to be called doctor. Well you’re not. You travel 1000 miles to find one convert and then turn him into twice a son of hell than you are. White washed tomb stone !
So who’s word are we to believe then ? ‘ and they overcame by the blood of the lamb and word of their testimony ‘ The testimony of Jesus is the Spirit of prophecy. So THIS word we are to believe and no other !
If I get any more clarity on this matter I’ll let you know.