Friday, November 25, 2011

Bible Thumper

‎2 Corithians 4:5

 "Our message is not about ourselves. It is about Jesus Christ as the Lord. We are your servants for his sake. " When I was younger, sharing Christ was all about me, I was prideful and felt that I was one of "God's Chosen". I had mistaken my pride for a false sense of "God Given" authority. More and more the message and the ministry became all about me. I named and claimed ble...ssings for purely selfish reasons and not so I could be a blessing to someone ("Yep, I said it"). Thank God for grace! My friends we must learn to be "Chirst Centered" and not "Me Centered". When we are filled up with nothing but us we are no longer sharing the Gospel of Eternal Salvation but merely giving others our own temporal methods of worldy survial. Pride is a sin make no mistake. So I implore you to revalute the message that you are really sharing with others, Chirst is not looking for salesman and saleswoman who are just trying to close the deal for their glory. He is looking for servants who are only concerned about serving Him, because He is the Hope of Glory, Prince of Peace, Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God and we are not. Stay focused, you can do this. 

"In His Joy"

"I love I really mean it!"

Romans 12: 9-10

Today when you utter the words "I love you", really mean it. Let it come from your heart and prove itself by your actions.  Don't limit your love with conditions, instead let it flow freely to all.  Because when we share LOVE we share JESUS! Stay focused, you can do this.

" In His Joy"

Sinnfuly ugly but beautifuly saved!

Romans 7: 21 - 25, 8: 1-2, 10: 9-10

 Sin is a powerful tool the devil will use to bring you shame, guilt, and hurt.  It stronger than the human will. It is spiritual problem that needs a spiritual answer.   And that answer is Jesus! But you must accept Him as Lord if desire His help, peace, joy, and forgiveness.   Your sin has shamed you but His love changes you. Stay focused, you can do this.

"In His Joy"

Temporal vs. Eternal

‎1 Peter 5:7, Luke 8:14, Matthew 13:20-23, Matthew 6:25-34 

Your worries are a concern to God but not as a great of a concern as your eternal destiny.  Jesus is more concerned about you getting saved than you have food on your table. That is not to say God does not care about our immediate needs but it is to say that our focus should not be consumed by our present situation but more so by our eternal destiny.  The Bible promises us that our needs will be met but it also warns us not let those worries choke us up so much that we lose our focus. Because the devil desires you to lose focus and doubt Jesus.  But be strong and trust that the Lord will take care of you, just focus on Him and trust Him.  But to get to this level of maturity in Jesus you have to invest time in the Word of God so that you may grow.  Because if you do not invest that time than you reading this message is truly pointless because it will only act as a temporary fix. Stay focused, you can do this!

 "In His Joy"