I am pleased to share with you a post written by my husband! He is very anointed and I hope you enjoy.
It really bothers me that so many people feel inspired by eloquent speech and feel good, watered down, or altered renditions of the Gospel. Why don’t we see men like Paul Washer anywhere on TV? Because people don’t like “Church” unless there is some incentive to gain or use it as an added accessory to their life’s wardrobe- (I go because it makes me feel good-I go because my friends do-I go because I want to be a better person). Feeling good, fitting in, and being a good person will not bring you any closer to God than you were before. You see, there’s something that happens when we experience Christ’s love- When we truly and humbly allow God to invade our hearts, transform our minds, and walk beside us at all times. I’ve heard it referred to as a violent collision that once impact is made, you are never the same as you were before. Think about it. Lets bring this into 2015 perspective. The log truck scene from Final Destination-(Just hear me out). An accident in which most wouldn’t survive, lets imagine you did. The log comes through the windshield and hits you, but you are alive, barely clinging to life. After intensive and extensive surgery you have fully recovered, with the exception of some sightly scars and a permanent limp. You are alive, But physically you are not the same, and you never will be. This is the same impact Christ has in our lives, with the exception of the scars and limp. He sees through our imperfections, even heals many of them and continues to relentlessly pursue us, yet we run to what makes us feel good not fully understanding He’s paid the price already. Some dwell on the past, reliving life before the accident and constantly wonder how to live with the scars and the limp. The answer would be to press on towards Christ, not looking at the past or your present surroundings, and allowing Him to propel you forward into uncharted territory through unwavering faithfulness. Through this, the past and all it’s imperfections are overwhelmed by what God has for us, and become only memories. Church should be a unified body of believers in Jesus Christ, with a uniform mandate to experience and share His amazing Love at any time, any place, and any cost. This should be what moves us from the past and present and propels us forward. Instead of concerning yourself with prosperity and a better life, what are you allowing God to do in your life right now? Do you have walls up? Surrender and give Him everything! Sounds cliche, but it’s really that simple…to say, Actually doing it is hard sometimes! What is your calling, and His vision for your life? One of the best quotes I’ve ever heard- ( I am not called to merely walk over a bridge over troubled waters, but to jump headfirst into the torrent). This is my sincere prayer heading into 2015 and beyond.
God, No resolution-just an insatiable desire to be closer to Jesus and what he’s all about. To give all of myself, and jump headfirst into your plan for my life. I stand on Matthew 6:33! God I will seek you and your righteousness, relentlessly. Move me and my junk out of the way and live in me and through me. Speak through me. God, I will go where you will send me. I seek nothing but to know you more than I ever have before. Teach me how to Love like you do. Give me the words to say when I have none. God, help me. Forgive me for falling short and missing the mark, endlessly! I love you, and will never stop. Thank you so much God. I dont deserve you, but I have you, and I always will. So be it, Amen
I challenge you to jump….
Matthew 6:33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. NKJV
Matthew 28:19-20 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen
Hebrews 12:1-2 Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.