Saturday, March 26, 2022

Asking the Questions

Sitting here watching the end of the Sadie Robertson video about being anointed and what that really means.

So, yeah. I'm asking the "why" question.

I guess I am called to be faithful in ... who I am. That's all. Where ever I am in life, what ever I do on a daily basis, whoever I talk to, whatever I experience...

I am called to just be faithful. In all things.


Luke Chapter 16

10 He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.
11 If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?
12 And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another man's, who shall give you that which is your own?

===== To be faithful is to be loyal, to love exclusively, to protect and preserve passionately and with vigor from the heart. To maintain the integrity of the relationship.

How much do I love the Lord? That is the question that should be asked. Jesus asked Peter, "Do you love me, Peter?" Peter answered, finally, by taking the answer a step further than what he was asked, "Lord, YOU KNOW I LOVE YOU!"

Does He know that I love Him? Have I been passionate enough in my expression of my love for Him? Have I been loyal to Him? Have I sought to maintain the integrity of His Word?

I have done my very best. I will continue to do all I know to do.

God has been intentional in testing me. Sometimes I have stumbled. Sometimes I have failed. But, ALL THE TIME, I have stood back on my feet with my eyes toward Him.

Am I anointed? I am a child of the Living God, the King of the Universe and Creator of Life, and I am washed in the Blood of the Lamb.

Of course I am.

Monday, March 14, 2022

Being the Church VS Going to Church

Show me in the bible where I HAVE to go to church to be called a true follower of Christ? Church is good. Church is needed for those who are young in the faith and need the instruction. It is also great for re-charging your spiritual batteries when needed. It is great for fellowship and group worship. But there is NOTHING in the Bible that says I have to be present with a bunch of people in a BUILDING on one or two days of the week.

The Bible says in Hebrews 10:25:
“Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.”

This does not mean we are required to meet once a week. It means that we all need the association of believers at some time. It means that we could visit with our fellow believers anywhere. Anytime. Have worship and feast together at our homes, as families, friends getting together and remembering that the most honored guest is our Lord and Saviour.

It means that we join together during special events and feasts. It means that we celebrate each others successes and encourage each other in our failures.

THAT is what is said, and THAT is what is meant!

Let me ask you...when you throw a party, who do you invite? A bunch of people who are unrepentent sinners, or people who believe as you do who are your TRUE friends and extended family? And when you get invited to an event by another Christian, do you turn it down because you think it will be too stuffy? or do you go, in order to strengthen and form the bonds you need when you are in need of encouragement and hope? And do you go for YOU, or do you go for the one who invited you?

Side Note: All the preachers in the Bible preached on the streets, not in a church building.

Sunday, March 13, 2022

Miracles and Christianity

Someone said that "Christianity without miracles is just another religion".

That depends on the definition of "miracle". I think getting up in the morning is a miracle for me. God woke me up. That's a miracle. God gave me all I have. That's a miracle. And, the fact that I am forgiven and cleansed of all unrighteousness by the blood of someone who went to the cross 2000 years ago -- THAT is a REAL MIRACLE!

Some people get disillusioned with Christianity when the "miracle" they pray for doesn't happen. What they don't understand is that God gives us miracles every day, all around us. And, God only gives us the miracles we need in our lives, not the ones we wish we could have.

I'm not saying God can't or won't perform miracles that confound the imagination: After all, He did part the Red Sea; He broke down the Jericho walls; He walked on water; And, He turned water into wine - among a great many others.

What I am saying, rather, is that God knows what we need when we need it, and if He does perform a miracle, the whole purpose of it is to glorify Himself, not to amuse us, make our life easier, or to give us our selfish desires; and, until we are thankful for the every day miracles we see around us, and learn to give God praise for those alone, the kind of miracles that we are looking for will always disillude us.