Monday, April 25, 2016

Meekness ain't weakness for a believer who prays so ceaseless. People of the world don't want it thinking it means bleakness. Believers gain meekness sometimes via suffering, but it always means strength of a character of completeness in Him and positive uniqueness for Him.

If we are Christians wanting Christ’s character then God the Father will allow us to go through some of the experiences of Christ.  Not always comfortable!
Listen, if you have been a vengeful person, you have been overcome by evil…instead of been overcoming evil with good as you are called to do in Jesus. Turn from this hard-hearted meanness--why take the place of God? Isn't vengeance His.. sure it is says the Bible. 

Jesus suffered. And it wasn't only at Calvary on the Cross, but He never wasted His experiences. He prayed and knew there was a purpose for what the Father allowed to happened in and around His life. 

"Christ is the humility of God embodied in human nature; the Eternal Love humbling itself, clothing itself in the garb of meekness and gentleness, to win and serve and save us." ― Andrew Murray

I say turn to Him. Change, and know the Lord

Everything ..yes all.. I need is in Him. No matter what I go through. No matter what I feel. Christ and His will is what I want. I desire Him, His holy character, His good plan for me. Yes, He is Enough For Me. No turnin' back--Lord help me go the distance with You!

“For you have been called for this purpose, since Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example for you to follow in His steps, WHO COMMITTED NO SIN, NOR WAS ANY DECEIT FOUND IN HIS MOUTH..” 1 Peter 2:21

So many Christians demand their rights ..constantly demanding fairness in every situation for themselves. They want things their way. We are indeed to fight the good fight of faith..not fight with people..but prayerfully looking out for what is totally fair for others..and doing more than prayer too, but we know that life and people will not always be fair with us.. God wants us to yield our rights to fairness for us.. to Him. Meekness means having all rights yielded to the Lord. Strength under control. Think about Moses who was meek.. and the strength of Christ even more. 
“Men sometimes speak as if humility and meekness would rob us of what is noble and bold and manlike. O that all would believe that this is the nobility of the kingdom of heaven, that this is the royal spirit that the King of heaven displayed, that this is Godlike, to humble oneself, to become the servant of all!” ― Andrew Murray
When the Apostle Paul who was also meek in his witness.. talked about his rights as a Roman citizen by birth (when many others had to pay a huge sum of month to become a Roman).. it was when he was thinking about spreading the Gospel and about protecting others needing that.

“The greatness of the man's power is the measure of his surrender.” ― William Booth
In the whole context read some more on this… 
So they went on their way from the presence of the Council, rejoicing that they had been considered worthy to suffer shame for His name.
and if children, heirs also, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him so that we may also be glorified with Him.
and our hope for you is firmly grounded, knowing that as you are sharers of our sufferings, so also you are sharers of our comfort.
Are they servants of Christ?–I speak as if insane–I more so; in far more labors, in far more imprisonments, beaten times without number, often in danger of death.
that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death;
If we endure, we will also reign with Him; If we deny Him, He also will deny us;
choosing rather to endure ill-treatment with the people of God than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin,
As an example, brethren, of suffering and patience, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord.
For what credit is there if, when you sin and are harshly treated, you endure it with patience? But if when you do what is right and suffer for it you patiently endure it, this finds favor with God.
But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed AND DO NOT FEAR THEIR INTIMIDATION, AND DO NOT BE TROUBLED,
but if anyone suffers as a Christian, he is not to be ashamed, but is to glorify God in this name.
“Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me.
"You will be hated by all because of My name, but it is the one who has endured to the end who will be saved.
For we who live are constantly being delivered over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh.
Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ’s sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong.
For to you it has been granted for Christ’s sake, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake,
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