I did not want to post this on Facebook. I will post this as a link to this here blog, but I felt like these thoughts were specifically for those who are curious yet faithful readers of mine. I am grateful for your readership. My hope is that these several sentences resonate with you and bring your heart closer to His. I have not made a post in a while because I am a sinful human being and I felt it was not appropriate for me to write to my audience without repentance from a certain sin. What I am about to post is about that sin I dealt so heavily with. I beg for your forgiveness. I encourage you to share and comment on the post below. Scripture will be posted also. Please pray before you read and thank you:
If you believe Christian that because Jesus is the King of Kings that you are entitled to the newest decked out Mercedes Benz, huge houses on the safest streets, the cleanest health chart with the most defined body, and thousand of dollars of clothes in your closet, yet no money goes towards fixing the guys car in the pew behind you or buying new backpacks for the kids in your children’s Sunday school class. I beg you to ask yourself do I seek Christ for temporary, pride heightening, materialistic taking me down a damning path where possessions are greater than Jesus or do I seek Him because He is all I need? The way He lived should be the way we ought to live and that way is sacrificial living. I am not saying that we should sell all we have and go seeking home in a homeless shelter, but I am saying that we ought to live as though Christ is enough for today and if we are in need tomorrow He will be enough then too!
“Whom have I in Heaven but You and there is no one on earth that I desire besides You my heart and my flesh may fail but You are the strength of my heart and my PORTION forever” Psalm 73:25-26
“Not that I seek the gift, but I seek the fruit that increases to your credit. I have received full payment, and more. I am well supplied, having received from Epaphroditus the gifts you sent, a fragrant offering, a sacrifice acceptable and pleasing to God. And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. To our God and Father be glory forever and ever. Amen.” Philippians 4:17-20
“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.” Matthew 7:24-27
“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. “The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light, but if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness. “No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.” Matthew 6:19-24 actually read all of chapter 6.
I am not against having nice things. If those nice things turn into God things that is when praise turns into idolatry and that isn’t healthy for the Christian. Please be cautious of the teachers of the Word that you trust yourselves to. Today I am afraid that those who do not have a daily diet of the Word are most susceptible to be misled. And misled Christians are those who are willing to comprise and sacrifice sound Biblical teaching and correcting for high ranks in the social circle.
Honoring God by abiding in His Word will set you free. It will set you free from fear of rejection or being hated by those who are foolish to the things of the Spirit. The Word of God gives people freedom, and with His Spirit inside of us, will guide us in our sanctification. Trust in the accuracy, reliability, infallibility, and richness of His words. The feast you sit at when you wake up at the wee hours of the morning will not leave you unsatisfied, but you will be nourished and full. This feast is healthy, and will help you grow. Love and delight in the feast of His Word.
In Him who is Able,