Monday, October 31, 2011
"Father God, I am clay in your hands,
Help me to stay that way through all life's demands,
Cause they chip and they nag and they pull at me,
And every little thing I make up my mind to be."
We are Gods creation, created in his image. He molds us and shows us the way to go. He wants people to see Jesus through us, for us to be an image of him! And we need to stay like that throughout all life’s demands, no matter what. He is taking care of us, no matter what. He has got us in his arms. People will come and they will try to pull us away, pull us to things that seem better, or more "fun". They will try to change us, and try to show us things and yes, might look better but in reality are death. They will pull at everything we are, everything we want to be. Try to change us, try to change Jesus in us.
"I don't want to gain the whole world, and lose my soul"
If we gain the whole world and everything in it, riches, fame, good looks, all the materialistic things in life, they still won’t satisfy. They won’t give you what we are looking for, they won’t satisfy the hunger. Why does it seem so tempting to us, when we lose our soul through it? Taking a bite from the worlds feast, isn’t going to help with our walk, it will make it worse. God wants us to be different, to step out, and to be him in this world. It’s a hard thing to do, but you see when we've got Jesus on our side and in us, it’s easier to portray him. Gods not there to hold us back, not there to not let us have fun. It says in John 1:10, "He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him." We are not supposed to be OF this world, yes we are IN it, but we are set apart. We are Gods children; we are the outsiders, showing Jesus through us. We are clay in our Fathers hands, and we rely on him to give us strength to close our eyes to the evil in this world, for we are supposed to be IN this world, not OF it. God loves us, he won’t let us fail.
" Lord forgive us when we get consumed by the things of this world,
That fight for our love, and our passion."
God should be the only one consumed by our love and passion. He's worth it!
God Bless ♥♥
Toby Mac "Lose My Soul"
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
If someone held a gun to your head and said "I’ll kill you if you say you’re a believer of Jesus Christ". What would you say? Would you deny God and save your life? Or would you take the bullet and die for your faith? Be really honest with yourself, would you stand up for your faith? Would you stay strong for Jesus?
Mark 8:38 says "If anyone is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will be ashamed of them when he comes in his Father’s glory with the holy angels.” Ouch, that’s a pretty strong passage. When we push aside the fact that we know Jesus Christ as our personal Saviour, He will push aside the fact that he knows us. That’s not something to be taken lightly. Right now I'm at school at Miles Mac and every day is a battle. There are constantly people who are fighting against Jesus and saying things that I don’t believe in. And sometimes I feel tempted to agree, just to fit in. But then I think back to that verse, and what it means. Even though it might seem like such a small things, as in fitting in. When really, it’s more than that, its keeping hold of that promise I have in Jesus Christ, that he will give me the strength I need to continue. When I push that aside, when I just push Jesus aside, I also push that strength that I’m getting from him aside. And it’s not worth it.
Going half way isn’t an option. Saying that we are Christians and then in our own time denying it, is just showing what hypocrites we are. Why go through that? When we feel tired, or beat, or just feel like we can’t continue, we need to refocus our eyes on Jesus. Keep the end goal in sight, heaven. It’s all worth it, all this struggle and strife is all worth it. We get to go to heaven and live with Jesus, be at his feet. That’s amazing! So when we feel like giving up and giving up the race because its "easy", look towards the end. God has great things for every one of his children and he does not want to let anyone of us go. He loves us too much.