Helping others for me always ends up helping myself in the process, when I am helping others I always see the blessing on my part sure they will thank you and God Bless you but the real blessing is in the giver of the gift whether it be your time, money, or what ever you give.
Concerining bitterness the bible says in Ephesians 4:31 “Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice.”
Bitterness is a choice we make. No one can force another person to be bitter. a bitter person thinks that they can be bitter in just one area of there life but that bitterness will affect and interupt every area of that persons life. Bitterness cannot be contained because it is a flaw in a persons attitude, character, and spiritual life.
A bitter person emotionally builds a wall between themself and the person they are bitter against, and slowly but surely that wall becomes stronger and stronger as they try to protect themselves emotionally.
The problem with this is with building this wall they will construct this wall and shut every one else out also, and eventually they will shut God out of their lives, Oh you say it can’t be that bad I am only mad at one or two people, when is the last time you had an alone time with God, when was the last time you really got in Gods word and read it to let God speak to you? When was the last time you actually felt the presence of God move when you prayed to him. See God is being shut out and you don’t even realize it. Bitter people end up shutting people that really care for them out, and wont listen to them either even though they love them so much the bitter person at it’s end will not feel that love from God or any one else becausse of an incident that happened a long time ago. Bitter people don’t have the love of God flowing back and fourth through them, it is a horrible state to be in they often feel lonely even with those they love, they are often deppressed beause of the lack of godly love flowing through them. A bitter person should repent and ask God to forgive them and ask the Holy Spirit to love through them again God is the only way back from a bitter heart,The love of God flows through a godly person but bitterness blocks that love from flowing through the bitter person, and that will rob them of the joy of the Lord also the bitter person may want to make changes in their life to get rid of the bitterness or what they feel they buy new cars or buy new cloths they try every thing but nothing will work until the ask for forgivness from God and get right with him that is the only way back to the right side of the Lord, you can tell a bitter person by the way they talk the bible says “out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh” You can tell by the conversation if a person is bitter, have you listened to yourself lately. Do you have bitterness you need to get rid of why don’t you let God right now forgive you and you will feel the burden of that lifted off your shoulders today. I Hope this helps some one. God Bless each of you.
When I started blogging i really didn’t think any one would be interested in what I had to write. I am humbled by the readers that have read my writing I know I am not the best far from it. My grammar is not so good but. Thank each of you and God Bless you for taking your precious time to read these postings. I really try to help others and be an encouragement to others That is my goal in these writings and ramblings is to encourage we live in a hurting world and I really want to help hurting people. Gob Bless you.
Jesus was talking to people healing people there was a great crowd around him and the diciples were turning the little children away and telling them to leave and Jesus taught a great lesson here in his words, He said “Suffer the little children to come unto me” we all must come to Christ as a child with child like humility and child like trust, I trusted my Mother and Father as a child I knew with all my heart they would take care of me, that is the way we must come to Christ, as a child.We also must not deny the little children to come to Christ either the more they learn about him in there youth the more they will remember when they grow up even if they go the wrong direction for a while they will always know where to come back to that is what happened in my life and as I talk to others the same with them. So allow the little children to come to Christ we could learn a lesson from there child like faith because we must have the same. I will leave you with this thought, You allow children to come to Christ but you persuade adults to come to Christ.” Think on that God Bless you all. Sign my Guest book some time I would like to hear from you Good or bad opinions.
God does not discard his children, Jeremiah 18 God tells Jeremiah to go down to the potters house, and there he would speak to him.
He showed Jeremiah a practical lesson on how he treats his own. The potter was making a piece of pottery when something happened it was marred in the potters hands we don’t know what happened but we do know it was marred, but what happens next is the lesson, the potter took the same piece of clay and reshaped it into a fine piece of pottery. That is what the Lord does with us at times we get marred we get out of Gods will we get for countless number of reasons marred and unusable for the potter, but He will not discard He will not throw us in the trash bin on the contrary he will use us He will reshape us into what he would have us to be.
There are some things we have to do to be reshaped we have to allow him to reshape us we can’t be rebellious and expect him to do with us what we want to do, we have to be willing to do what He would have us to do. I have learned that a lot of times we let others shape us into what they would have us to be instead of letting God shape us into what He would have us to be, being influenced by others not exactly peer pressure but following others to there will instead of Gods will is almost or is disobeying God. When God leads we should follow his sheep hear his voice and they obey him, but some times we listen to the wrong voice and wrong influence of others and those others might be a spiritual person wanting to do right but they are not God You have the same Holy Spirit that every child of God has listen to the Great Shepherds Voice. Listen to those who will steer you in the direction of the will of God not in the direction of there will.
When we stray one thing is for sure God will use us again, He will not throw us in the trash, I have met people that will say “You just don’t know what I have done” listen there is nothing God will not do to bring you back into his will and he will use you again, you may have strayed far from the flock of God but the prodigal son come to his senses and came back to the father some time we have to come to our senses and come back. Some time we have to stop and listen to the still small voice that is in each of us we need to listen to the Spirit of God.
You may be away from God right now and know your away that is a very dangerous place to be openly disobeying God and his will for your life. Get back into the fellowship of other Christians and have them pray for you and with you that you will find Gods will again for your life. Let him reshape you into something fit for the masters use. God Loves You personally regardless of what you may think He loves you enough he sent his son Jesus to die in your place and all your sins were nailed to that cross when he paid your sin debt. He will take that clump of clay that you are and reshape you into something beautiful something with purpose something that will bring him glory. Go back to God would you?
God Loves You and he wants to reshape you.
The disciples were known among themselves as brethren, not until AD 48 were they known as Christians in the book of acts 11:26 the bible says
“And when they had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. and it came to pass that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people, and the disciples were called Christians first at Antioch.”
The name Christian which in the only other cases where it appears in the New Testament Acts 26:28 1st peter 4:16, which is used as mockery at first, they earned the name by being so much like Christ and adhering to his teachings so profoundly they brought the name upon themselves by the gentiles as a joke or slander or mockery. Little did they know the term would some day be used to respect the church they hated so much.
We use the name to identify ourselves with anything associated with Christ; this name needs to be earned as it was in the 1st century with great respect. Witnessing is given to the believer as a command, bible reading is given to the believer as a command, and prayer is commanded to the believer to name just a few.
The name Christian was given to those who participated in these things and were accused of being like Christ, but it stuck and many people call themselves Christians when they are merely believers. There is a difference, “a big difference”
We can’t just call ourselves Christians that name has to be earned if a person tries to be like Christ to the best of there knowledge then they can be called a Christian respectfully, but some one who just shows up at church thinking they have done God a good deed for the day or doing God a favor for being there and has nothing to do with Christ commandments such as witnessing, bible reading, and praying daily, shouldn’t take the name and run it through the mud so to speak
That name is reserved for people that obey Christ, Jesus himself said “If ye love me keep my commandments. My prayer is that if we are going to call ourselves Christians we should act like Christ would have us to act. We should earn the title, no one is a self proclaimed Christian the name is earned with great respect. for a title at one time was used to slander has once again become a joke to the world when they see some one whom calls themselves a Christian and then acts the same way as the worldly carnal man does they do have the right to use the term Hypocrite .
So What does it mean to be called a Christian to you? Will it impact the way you conduct yourself among worldly people. To be called a Christian is a great honor one with great respect. Are you up to the challenge or are you comfortable playing the role in front of others?
Let’s live up to the term and act like little Christ’s instead of just using it to identify our selves with others to whom should not call them selves Christians.
The name Christ means “The Anointed one” I wonder what Christ himself thinks of the way his name is used by some to profit money from his name or for other purposes just to look good?
I dare ask him.
Let’s try to live up to the name respectfully,