Would you Participate in Door to Door Evangelism?
Maybe. 10 (22%) Absolutely! 14 (31%) Yes, and I have 9 (20%) Nope, thats for Jehovah Witnesses 3 (6%) Its not my personality. 3 (6%) Other -explain in a comment 5 (11%)
Total Votes: 44
For you snowmen and women out there,
you have nothing to worry about.
Happy Birthday Anna! Hope this years your best yet!
“All God’s revelations are sealed to us until they are opened to us by obedience. You will never get them open by philosophy or thinking. Immediately you obey, a flash of light comes. Let God’s truth work in you by soaking in it, not by worrying into it. Obey God in the thing He is at present showing you, and instantly the next thing is opened up. We read tomes on the work of the Holy Spirit when… five minutes of drastic obedience would make things clear as a sunbeam. We say, “I suppose I shall understand these things some day.” You can understand them now: it is not study that does it, but obedience. The tiniest fragment of obedience, and heaven opens up and the profoundest truths of God are yours straight away. God will never reveal more truth about Himself till you obey what you know already. Beware of being wise and prudent." .Oswald Chambers.
This is the thing which the LORD commanded, saying, Take ye from among you an offering unto the LORD: whosoever is of a willing heart, let him bring it, an offering of the LORD..." Ex. 35:3-5
By the time Christ came to earth and even before, there was also a big disconnect in the Jews' minds, which led to a huge disconnect between their hearts and the very heart of God. The god the Jews worshiped was not the same God who had commanded them those years ago "take ye from among you an offering unto the Lord: whosoever is of a willing heart..." And regardless of the countless times God had told them "I the Lord do sanctify them." "I am the Lord which hallow you..." They treated and lived the law, as if it was the law, that sanctified them. Jesus said that Isaiah was right when he wrote "This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoreth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. But in vain they do worship me..."
Recognize the potential for disconnect and do all you can to avoid it. Namely, let your motivation in keeping God's commandments be pure. Choose you this day, sweet communion or fatal bondage. Surrender because you can't love with out Him. Obey because you love Him (because you love Him you will obey Him.) Sacrifice, because He is Lord and worthy of every heart-felt offering.
Create in me a clean heart, O God;
If I have a bad side, the way to get on it, is to tell me I'm spoon fed.
To me He hath made known,
Nor why, unworthy, Christ in love
Redeemed me for His own.
To me He did impart,
Nor how believing in His Word
Wrought peace within my heart.
And am persuaded that He is able
To keep that which I’ve committed
Unto Him against that day.
(hows that for a title? Tried to be more original than "random topics" you know.)
Bible Reading Challenge 1.14.10
Sarah K., who is one of the participants in our challenge, has been emailing me her progress and thoughts. I want to share this thought of hers with you all.
"Over the last few years I have come to realize that it is ok if one doesn't 'make it through the bible in a year' or in half a year for that matter. The important thing is that we are constantly in His word, seeking Him, studying who He is, and most importantly knowing Him. I think it is easy for people to get caught up in a 'Challenge' and I think that is one of the main reasons people fail to complete their year or half year of reading. If you just view it as a challenge, once the novelty of that wears off, you have no more motivation."
Also, I read this the other day and thought it was a perfect article to help keep us on the right track during this challenge. By the way, we have 3 new participants. Please remember to be in prayer for each other. We don't want this to be an exericise or mere accomplishment of discipline.
I rarely--if ever--wear high heels because my ankles pop when I walk in them. (not to mention my fear of heights and falling)
But if you don't mind me sharing a pet peeve ...
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When Social Media is Distracting -- A thought provoking look at virtual versus personable communication
meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.
beholding his natural face in a glass: For he behold himself and goeth
his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.
But whoso looketh in the perfect law of liberty, and continueth
therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work,
this man shall be blessed in his deed.