God will use desperation, to give us faith, to trust in Him.
I have seen it over, and over in my life. When I have been “desperate” and hurting, and needing an answer, God has used those times, for me to seek Him.
But it has taught me, to seek HIM at ALL times, to be diligent, to be faithful to Him, because of who He is. To pray, to read King James word for answers. To watch my love walk. Repenting daily, etc.
God cannot be manipulated. He cannot be forced to do anything.
And when I see some of the teachings that come from some of these high profile ministers, they get it all wrong. I will no longer watch them, to even hope for inspiration, because they pervert it all, by leaving a big chunk of truth out.
They teach a person, that you are worthy of Gods attention. You are worthy to receive blessings. You have that right. They actually teach a form of pride. Self-worthiness. Pride comes from hell itself. Grace, that ignores the consequences of sin. These are not Godly traits to have. And yet people want answers, because part of their message they deliver, is truth, but most of it is a lie. So they believe that nonsense.
And the part of that which is true, is that, if you are seeking God, to get his attention, to receive, and to have that right. He is the one, that can answer your needs. That can lure you.
But they leave out this part, where He tells us, though, that if we delight ourselves in Him, He will give the desires of the heart. He says, if we seek His Kingdom, and His righteousness, yes these things will be added.
DELIGHT THYSELF ALSO IN THE LORD; AND HE SHALL GIVE THEE THE DESIRES OF THINE HEART.
MATTHEW 6:33 King James
BUT SEEK YE FIRST THE KINGDOM OF GOD, AND HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS; AND ALL THESE THINGS SHALL BE ADDED UNTO YOU.
But they seem to neglect that part, and leave that out. The part about being humble. Throwing away pride, and self.
JAMES 4:10 King James
HUMBLE YOURSELVES IN THE SIGHT OF THE LORD, AND HE SHALL LIFT YOU UP.
Gods ways are not our ways. And so, I know He can use something, anything to make someone see the error of their ways. But there are so many things we need to do to make it right. On our part. And one thing I have seen is repentance, is not mentioned. Because in order to have a relationship with Christ you need to do that.
They leave out the main ingredient. That, it can only come by Jesus Christ, and what HE did on that cross for you.
What they leave out, is that you have a responsibility, to make things right between you and God, that you have the responsibility to repent, and seek Him, for answers. Ensure your salvation. Make sure you are pleasing God, first. Walking in love, forgiving, etc. Being honest.
Folks, God is not an ATM, and the “prosperity message” to me is so sinful, its so deceptive, it is so insulting to God. But they use it.
Years ago, I used to go to a church, where I saw the pastor, was very generous to people. And I admired that, but His “gimmick” that He used to the hurting and broken people, over, and over again, is that if we accept Christ, we are the “righteousness of God.” Leaving out the part about repenting, or just seeking God first. No, to him, you were the righteousness of God, and you had every right to ask for what you wanted. Grace made a way. Another abuse of truth. But the law, of God the commandments were not even acknowledged.
Then I did not realize how misleading part of that message was, well, because I was desperate. I wanted to believe I was the righteousness of God. Actually to think I am the righteousness of God, scares me, to think that. Because its too close to thinking its about me, and one can lose focus. But that message failed to show, that we all sin, and come short of the glory of God. All of us. Now there is a balance to that, somewhere, but I know we can miss it. I have.
I guess, thats one reason, I try to be careful with judging. Because yes, we all sin, and come short of the glory of God.
But there is something wrong with many of the messages, in what God can do, or who He is, or in learning to seek Him, to be humble, apologetic, walking in love, etc. And that is by leaving out what it takes to please God.
To just be more specific. We all have our own responsibility. Christ did His part. On the cross, But do we forget what we need to do?
Yes, to please God first. Do we think about that? Do we fear God? I don’t know I guess, I write this, because I want results. But I don’t want to leave HIS truth out of the scenario.
But when I watch some of these folks, or listen to them, they come from a place where its so sugar coated, it defies truth. Yet they teach this garbage, over, and over again. I don’t even watch Christian television sadly any more. Because somewhere, in-between the truth, and something that is inspiring they take it and pervert it, with phony, lies, that come from hell itself. And the message, is polluted, perverted, and deceptive.
I think to the world, many do get turned off with Christianity for that reason. And I believe God will judge those who had a chance, but scattered the sheep. Even by the corrupt Bibles they used. That were not King James.
JEREMIAH 23:1 King James
WOE BE UNTO THE PASTORS THAT DESTROY AND SCATTER THE SHEEP OF MY PASTURE! SAITH THE LORD.
I try to explain, to others, that religion, as my own definition, is rules, regulations, rituals, traditions, made by men, and groups. And they can get it wrong, but having a relationship, by learning who God is, accepting Christ, as Lord, and savior, being careful to repent, will clear the slate. But you have to search, and this is what I do. To have a relationship with the King of Kings.
So I do my own searching for God, in my Holy King James bible, and by prayer.
They use folks, and their desperation, say in finances, to pervert it, and to give someone hope.
But they leave out the most important part, of how we must get right with God first.
Yes God can bless, someone, and even finances. But what I have learned even in my own situation, that God has taught me, many things, but when I have been desperate, He has calmed my soul first. He taught me to seek His face. Not His hand. He has taught me, who He is, not for what He can give, but who He is, in all His creation, and power. He has taught me His laws, and commandments that benefit my soul first.
Do you notice, I do not ask for donations? I don’t do that because I don’t want to use people. And I want what I give, to the people, is from God, not manipulated, and not misleading to trick people. And frankly, God provides. I have my needs met. Sure sometimes its tight, but I don’t lack seriously. So if God blesses me, fine. But I am not looking to manipulate people to get that.
Yes I write. I would love to have my books published, but for the right reasons. For the glory of God, not to get rich. So I want to be careful, because I also do not want to have His truth, polluted for the sake of money. But He knows, where my heart is, and I am not perfect, but I know He is. I just find it all so humbling, that He teaches me things. But He knows, I share it, freely. Even here.
But why do some of these ministries teach what they do? When you are desperate? They do take advantage. They do that to gain power. That power, they neglect, has been abused by some. But God willingly teaches us love, for our benefit, by not always providing a way. Making us desperate. By not just handing us something, that we could take for granted, or abuse. He can use that desperation, to give us faith.
Have you ever noticed, that there are many, who are truly blessed, but they don’t even acknowledge God? They are so puffed up, they act like they don’t stink. Sorry, to phrase it like that, but it’s true.
They use what they can get, and really have no gratitude, or thankfulness. They are so mean, many of them, and well its sad to see. They extend no kindness, or even sympathy to those who are hurting. It is so ironic, many of them are not Christians, and they even want to judge a person, for walking in love, as if it is wrong to love one another. As a Christian, how dare you do that? Wow.
Yet, and I wish no one bad, but I see they have no skills, no insight, knowledge, to deal with something if they were “desperate.” In real life.
This is not good folks, because life is hard, and things can happen, nothing is promised to anyone, but if we are not desperate just in wanting God and His presence, we are missing so much. Just in who He is. By rejecting Him, they have no safety net. And thats dangerous. I want the safety net in seeking Him first.
No desperation, is a horrible thing, to be wanting so bad. I understand that. But I know God has used my own desperation, to teach me things. To teach me gratitude, in the small things. To teach me compassion for others. To not compare myself, or to get in a place of jealousy. To teach me, that nothing that is given, cannot be taken away. Don’t treat life, like you are the priority, and that others are not. Don’t treat gifts from God, like trash. Don’t. Don’t treat people bad. Like you are better. God has a way, of correcting us, to remember things like that.
I could go on here, but I just sense, that many of us do not grasp, how fragile we are. That without God, we are nothing. Yes, I believe in preventative prayer, in some matters. But this is where the fear of God comes in. And many do not have it. I do. I think its one of the best things we can have, it keeps me humble anyway.
It makes you take stock, to be grateful for who you are in Christ. Not for what you have, or don’t have.
God can make a way, He can take your desperation away. But I truly believe it is by just seeking Him first. Not by what the problem is, that you are desperate for.
It has me any way. Yes, I am desperate for some things. But am I?
I don’t know any more. About some things. Or people, etc. Sometimes, its just easier to float, but I am holding onto Gods hand tightly, but thats where trust in God comes in. For, I am more desperate for God, in everything, if that makes sense. No matter what I long for. And I do long for some things. But, I have to watch that.
The Lord, is my shepherd. I shall not want…..
And I won’t settle for not seeing that, in its magnitude. I am desperate for God now, before I am desperate for anything else.
I hope this all makes sense. I just hope we don’t get desperate, without truly seeking God first. I think if we can learn to do that, that is a skill. That will help us, when we are desperate. I am actually grateful, to God, that He has used my lack in many things, to make me desperate for Him first.
Because if not, I might be just another spoiled brat, unappreciative, mean spirited, and hateful. A person, who does not walk in love, or forgiving. And I am grateful to God He has humbled me. Many times over. He has taught me to be grateful in all things, but to seek HIM first.
Yes, He has used my desperation to give me faith, and it is a gift.
Praise be to God.
Blessings, and Love in Christ,