Wednesday, May 11, 2011

I've been bought.

And so have you.

1 Corinthians 6:20:
 
Douay-Rheims Bible
For you are bought with a great price. Glorify and bear God in your body.

Weymouth New Testament
And you are not your own, for you have been redeemed at infinite cost. Therefore glorify God in your bodies.

When I hear some of the same songs playing everywhere and see everyone dancing to it and singing it and just enjoying it, I may get a notion to search for the lyrics...because, more times than not, most of the words are not at all easy to understand.
What I often find is that the song says NOTHING. Still, everybody seems to be loving it, blinded by a beat. They give their time, energy, thoughts, bodies (dancing) and money to this music. They feed off of it and feel energized and relevant to the time we are in. Yet, this is acting like they've been bought..by the music makers...when we've all been bought by Jesus Christ. I can't help but care what my music says. You all should as well. & this goes deeper than music because the message is about not following a trend just because it's trendy...but instead, PURPOSELY seeking to glorify God at all times.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

"Off [Your] Schedule" may be His "Right On Time"

In the same way you should obey your parents but not honor their wishes if they want you to do something wrong and you know better, you should be flexible to the needs of others but know when to say no for the better. Sometimes, a car battery needs charging and you want to drive someone somewhere but if you do, you will both be walking right back once the car stops working. Sometimes, someone needs you to do a major favor for them and rudely waits until the last minute to even ask but it would still be best to say yes. Use wisdom to know when to say yes and when to say no. It is good to be able to bend your schedule for others but it is also good to make sure you are not falling into a pattern of going to others even at the wrong time even when you already know it is a bad time just because you know they will always fulfill your requests.

We all need to learn to respect one another when making requests and demands and to keep in mind that, no matter where you go, there will be someone who requires something of you that you may not necessarily feel like you should have to give but still should.

Joyce Meyer said, "Every miracle Jesus did, He did when He was on His way somewhere and got interrupted by somebody."
&
I was recently watching some show, maybe The Cosby Show, and a character said, "Oh, I don't mind being disturbed. Life is full of disturbances."

Still,

"And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose." (Romans 8:28 KJV)

What a lesson to learn, to never think that being put off of your schedule means that you are not on His schedule. There is something great to do at every turn for the kingdom, whether you planned on it or not. & I'm convinced that if we stay in tune with God and pray without ceasing, we will come to know when something's coming

Monday, May 2, 2011

Heart...Love!

A message for all of you..about life, love, relationships, holding on, letting go and meeting the right one for you! ♥ Read more

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