Sunday, July 19, 2015

The good-new-life available to any and all just beats the old-lame-existence on any day.

Deny buildin' upon any of this corrupt world's dumb ideas, or upon your old selfish nature. Do the opposite. Go with the good-new from God rather than the old-lame ..even perhaps tweaked and repackaged from this world.

"When you feed your faith your doubts will starve to death." ~ Jeff Lasseigne

"Don't be misled: No one makes a fool of God. What a person plants, he will harvest. The person who plants selfishness, ignoring the needs of others - ignoring God! - 8 harvests a crop of weeds. All he'll have to show for his life is weeds! But the one who plants in response to God, letting God's Spirit do the growth work in him, harvests a crop of real life, eternal life. 9 So let's not allow ourselves to get fatigued doing good. At the right time we will harvest a good crop if we don't give up, or quit." Galatians 6:7-9 msg
“Do not be deceived”, cuz it’s actually possible for any of us to become that way and think that we are somehow stronger in and of ourselves.. too strong to be ill-affected by personally inferior choices. Can happen. ”God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap.” Or woman, or teenager, or other person--applies to all people. “For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption”, not talkin’ karma here, or about really a good thang at all--something you really don’t want comin’ to you as some kind of negative reward if ya will.. “but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life..” A very positive thing better than a mere work-out habit.. great for any of us to do. And who among us doesn’t desire real and extended non-stop LIFE during this short, boring, or not so perfect longer earthly life here? None. You get so blessed from God for seeking and obeying Him that you can’t contain your joy so as a natural outgrowth of all that.. you really want to go tell someone about His love. 

“For they sow the wind And they reap the whirlwind. The standing grain has no heads; It yields no grain. Should it yield, strangers would swallow it up.” Hosea 8:7

Healthy, yes well, (cuz they're well-fed and wisely apply), fit, exercised, strong believers ..they naturally reproduce. Don't you see that in all of the natural world around us as well? Sure. You can be spiritually healthy. At home, at school, at work, on the beach, wherever healthy believers go they have joy and reproduce. But the sickly, the not good fed (from the word of God), the ill-fed (with deceptive lies--there are lots of false teachers etc out there), the couch-potatoes, the spiritually weak people of unbelief and negligence ..simply do not reproduce. Hey Buckeroo, God wants you and me spiritually well, and filled with His joy and His Spirit... reproducing for His glory. He wants us planting seeds, loving, telling, serving and leading others to Christ. Sure. He can forgive, lead, and can use any of us in reaping people into the Kingdom.  
When so many horrific things are happening around us, I do find it kinda interesting how obsessed Americans get (among other things..) with finding the job of their dreams--work they really love and enjoy (and I really want that for you. Not that I or God view slavery as a good thing), but many in the New Testament were slaves they couldn't go find the job of your dreams yet Paul talk to them about being content, about serving the Lord wholeheartedly, and about shining brightly as witnesses for Christ. It is appointed unto each one of us to die and then comes the judgement. How will you and your loved ones fair through that? Are you trusting in your good works?.. don't do that. Once lost people die and go into eternity, they basically freeze the problem how it is.. rather than seeing it fixed by God cuz of the Cross of Christ. Let that sink in deep. The world's eyes are upon us as we build. We Christians are being watched. Why? It's cuz they want to see what we say when we miss the nail and hit our thumb with the hammer. What will we say? Do we respond by the Spirit or anger. Do we walk in the Spirit of Love or in the flesh? #emphasis.mine #Galatians 6:7 #Believer, replace all of the inferior choices with really excellent daily habits.
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