Valuable (Real Talk)
“Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow’s cause.”
How do you spend your time in the word?
Do you receive the spiritual high from a bible study and feel as if that’s enough?
Do you spend time here and there in the word when things are crazy in life?
Do you spend time whenever you feel like it? Whenever it’s convenient?
Do you spend time at all?
The sad part is… most of us have all the intentions to spend quality time in His word, and some of us create habit to do just that but some never do. We set aside time out of our schedule to purposely dig into the word. That high may last weeks or months. It’s like a spiritual high. You are on fire to learn more.
For some, the “digging in His word” becomes an involuntary thing, your priority is set to uphold the readings of His word. However, for others, it may be a struggle to find that time. If that is so, we are basically saying, “God, we have no time for you.”
However, relaying back to “having all the intentions to spend quality time with Him,” some never do. Is it because we are too lazy or do we put other matters before Him? I know for me, I can say both. Life gets in the way and the more and more I put it off it becomes easier to do. Sad!
How can we be a better advocate for Christ and not put our own time into studying His word? In order for us to grow in His footsteps we must take action in learning more about Him and His love.
Hypocrite, that’s what we are. We say we are infatuated with his Love
We say “I love you Lord”
We say “Thank you for dying on the cross for my sins”
We say “Amen”
We say all these things, but yet, how can we grow as Christian’s when we aren’t doing anything in order for us to grow?
Most of us are at a standstill in our relationship with Him. Some are struggling with trusting. Actually, a majority of us are. That’s where control comes into play. Control is the thief of allowing our burdens, cares, and worries at His feet.
We have our own self desires that come into play with our: Relationships, Work, School, Play, Etc. but what if our desires allow a Godly take on what we say and what we do within those desires.
His love is rich
His love is strong
His love is free
His love is never-ending
Why is it we shield away from what we know is good for us? Is it a voluntary action that we do or do we allow Satan and other worldly matters stand in the way of what truly matters?
Spiritually naked, that’s how God sees us.
Jeremiah 17:10 says, “I the Lord search the heart and examine the mind, to reward each person according to their conduct, according to what their deeds deserve.”
He sees everything:
He sees our heart and the reasons why we do what we do.
He sees our worry
He sees our wadded up insecurities
He knows when we second guess our actions
What are the opportunities that we have in front of us that we constantly look away from?
To be a strong Christian, we must live wisely
As christians, are we constantly surrounded by non believers? YES. Constantly we come in contact.
Do we tell them the good news about Jesus, the news that allowed us to be forgiven and redeemed?
Seeking God and Speak Faithfully
Then the LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone; I will make him a helper suitable for him.” – Genesis 2:18
I want to grow stronger to be the woman of God that I need to be.
For my boyfriend, future husband, better half.
Grow stronger in:
Praying for him. Praying with him. Grow and prosper with him. Learn with him. Be a leader. Be a listener. Be understanding. Pray for Godly words. Be a team. Love. Be a Woman after Gods own heart.
For my Family.
Grow stronger in:
Faith. Choosing words wisely. Words that inspire. Praying for them. Encourage them. Grow. Being a stronger Christian daughter. Understanding.
We should all aim to be that strong advocate that displays Christ.
Be confident in Christ
Showing strength in standing up for what’s right and wrong
Invest in that which last. Invest in those who you love.
Out of love rebuke those who are wrong. Encourage. Stay humble. Be aware of when pride sneaks in. “Don’t think less of yourself but thank of yourself less.”
“Has not my hand made all these things, and so they came into being?” declares the LORD. “These arc the ones I look on with favor: those who are humble and contrite in spirit, and who tremble at my word.” – Isaiah 66:2
Live to please Him only. Serve the Lord and the works of His goodness.
Love God first and foremost!
His love is greater – our love for Him needs to be greater too.