This song has been ringing in my spirit all day. I’ve had to listen to it several times today and each time there is an excitement that rises from the depths of me. Why? Because I resolve to glorify God no matter what my life looks like. No matter what God allows me to experience, I WILL WORSHIP HIM!!!
I have been up and I have been down. I have experienced blessings and lack. But through it all I am still here to say with God I persevered. I am still persevering and pressing on in the things of God.
Once my brother in Christ told me that I was resilient.
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I was going through a storm and it seemed like storm after storm was rolling through without a break in-between. And with each one I was hit hard and I cried for a short time, prayed and cried before God some more. But because of the hope I have in Jesus Christ, each time I was able to get up off the floor and face the trials with a smile on my face. Very few knew what I was facing, mainly just my brother in Christ who was and is a GREAT encouragement to me and my pastor.
Even now I take my issues and burdens to God in prayer, with tears in my eyes and a praise on my lips. Because I know that He is my true Comforter, Problem solver, Protector, Provider, my Everything.
Have you made Him your Everything? If you have not, try it, try Him…
My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with the respect of persons.
2For if there come unto your assembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and there come in also a poor man in vile raiment;
3And ye have respect to him that weareth the gay clothing, and say unto him, Sit thou here in a good place; and say to the poor, Stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool:
4Are ye not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts?
God shows no favoritism. He does not treat one bad because he sins and the other good because he worships Him. He loves us all the same. Therefore we should treat each other in the same manor. That is living for the glory of God.
But we treat each other a certain way according to the life we live, the way we look and the material possessions we have. We treat the people that have money and earthly possessions with respect and the poor man that is dirty and homeless like he/she is not worthy enough to be in our presence. The word says that those are evil thoughts. We don’t believe that this is wrong but it is. Evil thoughts lead to evil actions.
How many of us see a homeless person or just a person suffering or going without, and we walk right pass them and they are asking for our help but we ignore them. The main phrase that comes from most peoples mouth is “I got mine, your better get yours” or ” If I can go out and work for myself so can you.” This is what you need to know, God blessed you with what you have so that you may be a blessing to someone else.
Think about this, what if it was you in the poor man’s position and you needed help. How many times do we ask God to help us? The same way we want Him to help us is the same way He wants us to help His people.
Let us change the way we think about each other. Let us show the same respect one to another. Judge not each other according to the possessions we have or have not. Start looking at each other as souls that need to be saved, hearts that need to be turned towards God.
I will leave you with this:
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
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