We live in a cruel world, in many ways. Yet if you really search for love, and goodness, hope, one might find it. Even if they find it within themselves. I believe I have found it within my own heart.
See God is love. And I want to explain this, not by a sense of a religion. Because as you know, I don’t have a religion. But I do have a relationship with Christ. Religion, as my definition is: Rules, regulations, traditions, rituals made by men and groups. These rules, made by men, can totally go against who God is, and can actually deceive some folks.
But relationship with Christ, comes from the throne of God. Its based on truth. By what Christ did on the cross for each one of us. Its based on my King James bible. And it is the foundation to having true guidance, in a lifetime. It is love.
Since, God is love, we have to understand this scripture, to see, that.
AND WE HAVE KNOWN AND BELIEVED THE LOVE THAT GOD HATH TO US. GOD IS LOVE: AND HE THAT DWELLETH IN LOVE DWELLETH IN GOD, AND GOD IN HIM.
I John 4:6. KJV.
Our world needs God, and God will use us to bring that love. If we allow Him. By His Holy Spirit.
We have to be so careful though, in this matter, when we see this, though, to keep our spirits clean. To be careful of the enemy, who only wants to deceive us anyway. But we must be aware of sin, or iniquity, that would pollute our spirits. It is not a done deal, folks, when you give your life to Christ, if you return to old ways, or old habits, that can be sin.
You have to make a conscience spiritual decision, to let God be in your soul, by love. You can cancel your salvation by sin. But you must have a sense of who God is, because He is holy.
So He can use you. So you can be effective for the Kingdom of God.
It takes time, but practice makes perfect. Repentance, daily repentance, can make the difference.
Look, all I know, in my own journey, is that I have made a lot of mistakes in judgment. In people, and in decisions. To be honest, I do not feel like I have been successful in some areas of my life. Because of my bad choices. Decisions. I don’t let go though, and I do not give up. Nor do I stop trying to serve God. Or give up on faith. I find, I have to stir up my own faith, and a lot more lately. God can change anything in a moment, and I just know that. I know it with all my heart, soul and being. I don’t doubt God.
But, sometimes, I do doubt me, because I know where I have erred. But live and learn, I have learned to have HOPE IN GOD.
I don’t let go. See, I do see the world, and I do see how so many doubt. I see how the enemy, has deceived many. It grieves me, because Christ is in my heart, and I feel what He feels. It grieves God to see the lost. Think about that. If God is in your heart, you feel what He feels. What is He telling you to do, in hope, even for yourself? Or for others. We have to stop making it about me, me, me…..
So I am fine tuning my gifts in Him. I am seeing, I can if anything, just bring hope to someone. Inspire them. Encourage them. I just did it a moment ago, on social media.
There was an actor, who was on a television show. He was on it years ago. But he left that show, and was not seen for a long time. He is back now, and I just left him a small note, to encourage him. Because I see the gift in him, that he has. But I also felt the Lord prompting me, to tell him to seek God, because his life could be fulfilled, in some matters, but for other people. See, this man could make a difference for his race. He could open peoples eyes, to do whats right. Did he respond back? No, but that’s o.k. maybe I planted a seed. And if I did not, at least I was obedient to God, to reach out to him.
And I won’t get into details, but I saw he needed hope, so I gave it to him. By telling him to seek God. I did this in love. I did it because God is love. I shared this with him, because I felt God telling me to give him hope.
I do have a courage, in that, a boldness, so I try to use it for the glory of God. Sure, it can be intimidating to step out. To speak truth. But the more, I seek God in matters, the more, I learn, who I can be. And when the only thing I can do, is stand. Then I will stand. Even if I stand alone. But I am not alone. God is with me.
But hope is so needed friends. We need to inspire each other. We need to encourage each other. Scripture says, iron sharpens iron.
PROVERBS 27:17 KJV IRON SHARPENETH IRON; FOR A MAN SHARPENETH THE COUNTENANCE OF HIS FRIEND.
Sometimes though, we don’t have friends to do that, so you totally have to rely on what God teaches us, in prayer, and in His ways. So you have to sharpen yourself. But my point is, that give hope as a gift, and just know it will return to you as a blessing.
And well, sometimes, we have to do that with one another. Do it in love. Do it in truth, King James truth. Pull out that King James bible, and search, for key scriptures, that can bring truth and hope.
Life can be hard. We can face things, that just overwhelm us, But I know for me, in order to have God in a matter, I have to do my part, in walking in love, forgiving, and being careful in spiritual matters. So I do not offend God.
Praying. My prayer life is increasing. I find myself just praying for people, when I see something on social media. Not just saying, I will pray, but actually writing a prayer there for folks to see, so they can have hope. Pulling out my King James scriptures, so they can have hope to see what God says. Its needed folks, we have to do more, and we have to use what God has given us, so we can be effective in giving hope….THUS SAITH THE LORD….
Look we all are growing on the vine with Christ, some at different levels. But we need to be united in the body of Christ, and we need to bring hope.
Sometimes, all it takes is just a kind word, a giving of the heart, a truth, a desire, to help others find their way, in this lost world. I know I long for it myself, in so many ways.
But I truly do believe, as we give others hope. We give it to ourselves. And right now, I need hope, to believe in some things. So, I give, what I long for myself.
But I get it from Christ. Only He can fulfill this for me. Today, I have hope. I have peace. I feel like I am healing in some things, but I also see the fruit of trusting God, and believing. I have hope in Christ, for answers.
Blessings, and love,