The Dangers of going with the flow

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You might not notice it for now unless you feel the current around you and the control it has taken from you.

Have you ever felt walking on the same path with every people around you and feel dead inside ? Like a zombie. That’s worse than being  dead .

It takes courage to go against the current of this world.

 

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 by John Mason
          I have read some nuggets from the book An Enemy Called Average by John Mason and this quote caught my attention, I was an Insipid salt and flickering light back then, I have no power over my decision, I let other people decide, where we would go, what I I’m gonna do. I want to have friends back then and the only way I thought would be going along with them. And as a baby Christian, I want to tell them something about Jesus but, I’m afraid to do so, I’m afraid that I would be rejected because of it. I’m afraid of being alone and lonely, without any friends that there is a strong power inside me to tell something, to say something. I began sharing the word of God during break time and my co workmates we gathered around and I’m sharing my testimony that’s the first time that I felt being free from something and all of them were a bit amused about my life before Christ. So as a result, I  made some few friends some of my old friends are avoiding me, that kinda hurt a bit but after I realized these things, I’m no longer lonely of being alone because I know God is with me.
 I became more happy being with a small group of friends rather than before.
Besides this is just a simple step to know God more.
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The sharper edge

Hey it’s been a while since my last blog updates , the hiatus seems forever . But (sighs) it’s me again, back to my empty canvass.

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Have you ever wonder what you could be or what you might be doing up today , If you missed one  crucial  decision in your life ? I know there’s no point of looking back , but come to think of it now,? take your time to ponder.

I realized i whined  too much about my current situation without realizing that I’m so blessed. And I’m still blessed ,I’m still fortunate.

Iv’e been knocked out by  my personal issues ‘, anxiety and narrow views in life , without focusing my views in wider picture . I do repent on how , stupid I am to realized these little things , some foolish decision’s out of emotions and looking back , I should be like this , I should be doing these by now .

Having those remorseful thought is such a waste of time and energy . So I will practice these principles , and apply it in every decision I make .

What i have learned …

***Don’t ever make any decision out of  emotion .

***Stop saying negative things or just shut my mouth even in negative situations.

***Not being pessimist here but it is better to think of the worst without affecting  positive views in life , so that my mind could be prepared on whatever results , and also disappointment’s crushed the spirit it hurts deeply you know.

“Expect a miracle and prepare for the worst ”

Remain faithful and trust , PRAY < TALK TO GOD  before talking about your problem to anyone in this way He will help you  have a clean heart and peaceful mind so that you can think wisely , thus God give’s Wisdom

James 1:5 

If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.

 

Faith should be sharpened by practicing faith , as well as mind can be sharpened by thinking so stop whining about your life and Pray for wisdom from God .

 

 

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4 Lies you might keep on telling

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1. I’m ok or It’s ok  

  this is a time-worn lie that we are still using up until today, to conceal things up, to pretend that we are not affected by certain issues, or to portray that we are ” so good at keeping things up”.

Cryptic words mostly used by women.

This is usually partnered by a fake smile and escape strategies.

Well, I think there’s nothing wrong with saying ” I’m ok or it’s ok ” unless you really mean it and you don’t want to make things a bit complicated for you.

but the thing is sometimes we are getting used to it that other people might take advantage our passivity and this is a self-torture as well.There are times that we need to be bold and honest with what we really feel about things.

 

 

2.I’m happy for you  

Same as the first one, this is a  time-worn lie that conceals bitterness over other people’s  advantages.

This lie can be awkward without faking a smile.

 

 

We do love to make people happy and avoid drama.Remember bitterness is a poison to our heart.A simple way of living a happy life is to stop comparing yourself to other people and be happy with what you have.

When you see your friend or other people prosper and you rejoice with them with honesty and love and you don’t feel envy even if you have a greater need. Besides bitterness won’t change your situation either, so choose to be happy.

 

3. I don’t care

   In an optimistic view, this lie can be beneficial in some ways, ignoring negative things and problems is a way that you can lessen your anxiety. Sometimes you really need to say it to prevent issues.

but there are times that we need to be sensitive to what other people around us might feel.

You can often hear this as an expression.

 

 

 

4. I like it, or I love it 

 

 

                                      Well, you really care about what other people might feel and you don’t want to hurt their feelings.Even if you don’t like your friend’s new Girlfriend or your Wife ‘s  new recipe, on the other hand, we should be honest and be bold to what you really feel.Make them understand your point of view besides, “Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses. Prov 27:6

 

These are some list of lies that you might be telling today, sometimes we are not aware of the things that we do and say and realized it once it comes out of our mouth.

We need to be mindful of the things we say  because Jesus said;

“What goes into someone’s mouth does not defile them, but what comes out of their mouth, that is what defiles them.”Matt 15:11

 

Matthew 15:18

But the things that come out of a person’s mouth come from the heart, and these defile them.

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Modern day Koinonia

 

 

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I have read an excerpt from a book ” The Problem of Wine Skins by Howard A. Snider, about some problems in modern age churches.

The church is especially under attacked today for its rigid institutionalism , its “morphological fundamentalism”- from the Book ” The Problem  of Wine Skins” by Howard A.Snider.

We hardly notice this problem emerging as we are focusing on our ministry and church growth not minding about the little details and fundamental needs of a church.

A Church can never be a church without “Fellowship ” or Koinonia.

It is the main component and binds the believers through faith and brotherly love.

The Crisis we face in this modern era:

 

  1. Entertainment vs True Worship      –  As of this Modern age Some Christian Churches are following the hype of new technology and amusement through variation of activities for self-satisfaction that may have an appeal to feed emotions, they are using music and entertainment as a mask to attract more people to come to their churches. We don’t go to church to just feel good and to be entertained, we go to church because we are serving God not ourselves.True worship comes with the deepest desire to glorify God to praise His Holy name for declaring His Power and We use music, songs and Hymns to declare what a powerful God We serve, the songs that come from within, the cry of our hearts seeking God, reminiscing His faithfulness and promises.And without a Holy Spirit, there is no true worship.

John 4:24

24 God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.

2.Lack of Intimacy with the Holy Spirit

One of our Missionary Pastor quoted ”

The most neglected persona inside the Church is the Holy Spirit.

The Holy Spirit Exist since the Beginning

Genesis 1:1 -2

1 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.
2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.

 

The same persona that raised Christ from the dead

Romans 8:11

The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, he will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you.

And now being ignored, sometimes not being preached, and practice most of today.

The Spirit of God that raised Christ from the dead the same Persona who was there since the beginning, and our Seal that proves we are saved.

EPH 1:13

And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit,

The first outpouring of the Holy Spirit is the Birth of the first church.

Acts 2

The Holy Spirit Comes at Pentecost

When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place.

Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting.

They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them.

All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues[a] as the Spirit enabled them.

After the baptism of the Holy Spirit, they started to speak in other languages which they have not spoken before.

This shows the mere function and the clear vision God revealed to them.

Peter after getting baptized with the Holy Ghost overwhelmed and filled  He open His mouth and preached.Thousand was saved. a clear demonstration of the heartbeat of God which is salvation, and reaching the lost.

Acts 2: 40 With many other words he warned them; and he pleaded with them, “Save yourselves from this corrupt generation.” 41 Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day.

The Fellowship of the Believers
42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43 Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. 44 All the believers were together and had everything in common. 45 They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had a need. 46 Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, 47 praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.

This clearly shows that without the Holy Spirit there is no power.

3. Self-Exaltation, Selfish goals,  vs The Great Commission

Matthew 28:16-20
16 Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go.

17 When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.

19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”s

This clearly shows the heartbeat of God which is the “Evangelism ” preaching his word on isolated places, going outside the comfort zone to the foreign places and declare his mighty power reaching the lost.

The Valley of Dry Bones

Ezekiel 37

The hand of the Lord was on me, and he brought me out by the Spirit of the Lord and set me in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones.

He led me back and forth among them, and I saw a great many bones on the floor of the valley, bones that were very dry.

He asked me, “Son of man, can these bones live?”

I said, “Sovereign Lord, you alone know.”

Then he said to me, “Prophesy to these bones and say to them, ‘Dry bones, hear the word of the Lord! 5

This is what the Sovereign Lord says to these bones: I will make breath[a] enter you, and you will come to life

 

. I will attach tendons to you and make flesh come upon you and cover you with skin; I will put breath in you, and you will come to life. Then you will know that I am the Lord.’”

So I prophesied as I was commanded. And as I was prophesying, there was a noise, a rattling sound, and the bones came together, bone to bone. I looked, and tendons and flesh appeared on them and skin covered them, but there was no breath in them.

Then he said to me, “Prophecy to the breath; prophesy, son of man, and say to it, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Come, breath, from the four winds and breathe into this slain, that they may live.’”

10 So I prophesied as he commanded me, and breath entered them; they came to life and stood up on their feet—a vast army.

 

This is the power of preaching the Gospel, and evangelism. Jesus did not build a big church and remain inside when you read the Book of  Acts this clearly shows that the believers were greatly persecuted by the time of Emperor Nero to fulfill his poem he killed Thousands of believers. Some Christians were scattered they preached the Gospel of Christ, where ever they go from Apostle Paul, and Silas, Philip, Peter, John.

So what is this all about, it’s about the heart of God the love of God to the Sinners, that he reached the lost, heal the lame, breaking all the chains of demonic power over the people

Some modern churches today focuses only on extending the church thousand members, there’s no problem with that I can say but what are they doing inside?

Is there anyone who can go out see the situation of the lost, there are a lot of people desperate, Addicted, miserable and they really need God, how will you suppose to bring them to God?How will you supposed to testify and shared the gospel with them?

Church planting, Evangelism, is the way to extend the kingdom of God .

We need to be vigilant and focused on our main purpose why we are saved , What is God’s purpose in our life , to our family , our friends , our community . 

What is the main purpose of Church to bring entertainment, Jesus Did not entertain his people during his time here, He preached the Gospel, He reached the lost, heal the lame, He declared the Power of God through healings and miracles, He have a great compassion with the lost Matthew 9:36

Matthew 9:36

When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.

Church what are we doing today ? are we doing what God has commanded us to do?

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My first 100 likes !!!cheers

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Yipeee!!!! I want to share my happiness with my fellow bloggers, Thank you so much!! I thought I will never reach this number, I may be over reacting but as a Novice Blogger with not much experience, it’s quite too much for me 🙂 Thank you for your endless motivation.To God be the Glory and Praises and Honor !!!!

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When times get tough and you feel you are not worthy enough

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It’s been a while since my last blog updates and feeling unmotivated to write

I don’t know what to write and it’s just like I don’t know what I’m doing anymore.

 

 

It feels like I’m in between, of giving up and setting new goals.

There are times I think of  I’m not good enough what’s the point of moving.

But I came t realize  the reason I’m writing, I’m writing because  I want to breathe

I’m writing not because I wanted to but I needed to …

 

It’s because I can’t speak my mind.

 

In spiritual roads, we may think the same too. We are on a long journey of Serving God there may be times that we may feel tired because we can’t see any results of what we are doing.We are praying every day, crying begging for God to move the mountains that seem so hard for us to move. But during trial times we may feel unmotivated and remain on the exact same ground where we started.

At those time we may think what’s the point of moving?

 

 A man with a great strength was appointed by God to push the huge round stone.He pushed it very hard, not an inched moved the stone remained in exact same position, the man tried so hard  He even tried different strategies to move the stone but He got same results, the stone remained unmoved, It took Him months and years no results.He complained to God about it, ” I can’t handle it anymore you are giving me a task, that is far from my ability, I know I have a great strength to move the stone but I have been pushing it for years, I’m a failure, I cannot do this anymore!

Then God replied ” Son I only ask you to push it not to move the stone.

Sometimes we go further than the distance God set for us. And complain if we did not reach it.

We should think the same as  Joseph

The way he trusts God even in the midst of the painful experience.

Genesis 37- Genesis 47

God gave him a vision and He took it by heart

He was sold to be a slave by his brothers

They even plotted to kill him

Was sent to Potiphar and tempted by His Master’s wife  but remained faithful

He was accused of being a rapist, even though he didn’t do it.

Imprisoned, and Forgotten,.

During those hard times, He didn’t complain or ask God.

Because He knew deep inside that God has a plan for his life.

God use him as a way to inherit the land that God promised to Abraham Isaac and Jacob.

To blessed them and grow, even rescued them.

We know the rest of the story, and How God is making history up until today.

Not because we are in troubles today,, there would be troubles tomorrow, God allows hardship and sacrifices to see what is in our hearts.

Walk with Jesus there would be troubles and obstacles in the way just walked move and pass by   He is always with you.

Be still we need to be strong for the Lord.

His Promises need to hold on to

Joshua 1:5

No one will be able to stand against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you.

John 16:33

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world, you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD GOD is an everlasting rock. Isaiah 26:4

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1

In the day of my trouble I call upon you, for you answer me. Psalm 86:7

This God–his way is perfect;the word of the LORD proves true; he is a shield for all those who take refuge in him. Psalm 18:30

Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. John 14:1

Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him, and he will act. Psalm 37:5

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. John 14:27

 It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in man. Psalm 118:8

Every word of God is pure; He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him. Prov. 30:5

 

Be strong Brothers and Sisters for we know that He has a plan for us.

Jeremiah 29:11

“‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'”

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My Den of Craps

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I’ve always been a bit eccentric when it comes to writing, I was living with mediocrity and unable to function well because I do not know what to write, I just want to create a traffic online monetize my blog, do some affiliate marketing , and that’s it even though I know deep inside, there is nothing interesting about me, Why would other people be interested in my articles that I myself were not interesting at all.
I realized that my negativity and views in life were literary shows in my writing. I often open another tab for a thesaurus , so that I can even make a negative word, sounds a bit encouraging, but even thought I used different terms of words the idea of the articles remains the same.
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I need a change of view and character.
I realized that writing is another way of sharing your heart, and also this is what I really wanted to be. I am writing not because I want someone else to read it, I’m writing because this is my first love, I have been doing this since I was a child, I have been writing short stories since I was seven years old and dreaming that someday I can have my own library.
Changes are constant and there’s no certainty in life.
Bible is enough for me, it is a complete set of books, I want to have a library inside my heart
that the words of God are carved in it.
Still dreaming and setting goals in writing, this blog my way of expressing my ideas, sharing my crafty side, if it is necessary and also Sharing How God miraculously changing lives.
and this is the reason why I’m writing.
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