Monday, June 1, 2015

I'm not one to really mind or even seek after visions, signs or wonders per se, but I do...

..really like how the Lord one night.. encouraged the Apostle Paul via a clear vision saying: "Do not be afraid; keep on speaking, do not be silent." Acts 18:9

Paul wasn't living in a cushy penthouse loft at the time. He wasn't always so cozy and comfortable either, but Paul obeyed the Lord regardless of His circumstances. 

God also wants you and I believer, NOT to always remain silent. Silent can be real good, but not all of the time for us. He wants to communicate truth in love through us and sometimes when our circumstances are far from perfect. I encourage you to follow the Holy Spirit and keep sharing Christ's Word and His Gospel with His wise tact so to speak. Sure, preach Jesus wordless with your Christ-like kind deeds and then with clear with clean conversation that honor the Lord wherever you are today. What a joy!.. you'll be so glad you obeyed Him.

"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." Acts 1:8

"Go you therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them..." Matthew 28:19

"And He (Jesus) said to them, 'Go into all the world and preach the Gospel to all creation. He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned.'" Mark 16:15 

Nothin' wrong with motivation if it isn't from selfish ambition. The popular, comfy, so called motivational Christian message that any of us can tune into and often hear over the airwaves these days has more to do with you gettin' all you can, cannin' aka keepin' all you get, and then speakin' "faith (presumption) declarations" to get even more by faith ..for you and yours. "It's you time - your best life of blessings now.. you matter most! You can.. for you. It's your time and you will - break out! Adore and talk to yourself like you talk to someone you love the most.. cuz you and other people are really good at heart. You-focus matters most. Get self-fulfilled, self-dependent and actualized. Find yourself, and your inner-energy. Yes, replace all negative-self-comes-last or second kinda talk. We have others best interests in mind too much, so be nicer to number one first.. practicing self-compassion, because if you don't no one will. Don't be blocked in going after what you want for yourself, go for the gusto. Live your potential with no regrets rejecting guilt. Live with yourself lovingly and practice self-love primarily. Do it cuz God wants that supremely. Nicer to yourself ..ahead of others. Promote you - claim it for yourself by faith! Steal the show. You deserve it - isn't it about time? Never let anyone distract you from "you"-goals. Stay true to you first."

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So, reject all that falseness and selfish-weirdness that basically terminates upon you.. as the world goes astray to their own demise..  to their own destruction. Too many haven't really heard the Gospel and think they have.. and they go to hell in a hand basket so to speak. If we are blessed, it's cuz God loves us and wants to make us a blessing. Reject error and invertedness. Self-worship is falsely called positive and "spiritual", but it's just religiously lame! People are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Grow and know - follow, seek, learn of Christ. 

The Bible says, "The lips of the righteous nourish many, but fools die for lack of sense." Prov. 10:21

God sure ain't against many people havin' a whole lot of stuff, but remember that radical obedience to Christ is not always as easy as fallin' off a log. It's not always mega-comfortable 24/7/365. It's not always.. perfect physical health here, it's not always copious wealth or material prosperity in this world here. Radical obedience to Christ actually risks losing these things. But in the end, such risk finds its reward in fellowship with God in Christ. And a right friendship with Him is more than enough for us.  Facebook - f4s

"We are settling for a Christianity that revolves around catering to ourselves when the central message of Christianity is actually about abandoning ourselves.” ― David Platt 

Are we settlin' for a bogus message and subsequently a bogus life? If we believe the lie, won’t we start livin’ the lie?

Are you ready to start, or are you a new believer and need some help with your next steps if ya will? Do have some pressing or painful prayer needs today that you would like me to go to God with for you? I never mind prayin' for you or for your loved ones. Do you still have a few questions about the Bible or how to apply it in your specific situation there? Hey, I am still a learner here, but I am so thankful that God has turned my question marks into exclamation points! And He can do that for you as well. Have you asked Him directly? Please let me know how I can pray okay.  
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