Saturday, March 12, 2016

What Are You Displaying?

As I was praying this morning I was spending time confessing my failures, which is right to do but I began to get so discouraged because I feel as if I fail him so much but something happened while I was praying and my thoughts shifted after I had a thought that came to me, Why not think about who I AM and dwell on ME instead of talking so much about yourself!

 I began to pray differently, I began to think about who God is and his characteristics:

His forgiveness, if we confess our sin, he says he will forgive us so  I began to thank him for his forgiveness.
His mercy he shows me when I do mess up, and I thanked him for that mercy.
His love toward me when I am unlovable, and I thanked him for his love.
His grace toward me when I cannot find it within me to show grace to others.

I began to ponder who HE  is and how I can be like him so that others will want Him, because
He is so sweet and such a comfort!

You know I may not always display all of his characteristics but I really realized how important it is to try to walk in those characteristics.  The more time we spend looking at ourselves, we will lose sight of who He is and get rather discouraged.

We need to study HIM and spend some time dwelling on Him and Praising him for who He is and get our eyes off of us and embrace who He is and learn to represent who He is by allowing him to change us into his image!

When we go to work for an employer, we go out everyday representing that company, they require different standards that we show the customers.   Whether we ourselves hold those standards we take them on in the work place because of who we are representing, how much more should  we as Christians strive to display who Christ is on a daily basis because of who we are representing.

The very essence of who God is, is written in his words to help us know who HE is.  The fruit of the Spirit is an evidence of his indwelling in our lives, but unfortunately who we are is so contrary to who He is.

Galatians 5:22-23 (KJV)22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,   23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

The Bible says in Romans 7:18 For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.

 Who do people see when they watch our lives?  
The Evidence of His Spirit living in us or the Old Nature of who we are on our own?

Some things we must consider!

FRUIT OF HIS SPIRIT                           US IN OUR FLESH

Love                                                          Hate, Disdain

Joy                                                             Sadness, Depression, Misery

Peace                                                         War, Uproar, Disagreement

Longsuffering                                            Impatient

Gentleness                                                 Harshness, Hardness

Goodness                                                   Badness, Corruption

Faith                                                          Disbelief, Doubt, Uncertainty

Meekness                                                  Arrogance, Assertiveness

Temperance                                             Excessivness, Carelessness

Little Is Much When God Is In It!

I am so thankful to be in a church that holds to the standard of Godly music.
Weekly I record the music and then share it to my YouTube page and have
been blessed by the way God has chosen to use it.

Many of the people in our Church have moved here to attend  Bible college
and have, in turn,  left family back in their home town and many times their
family is sad that they miss out on hearing them use their talents for the Lord
so I have found it to be a blessing to them.

But the thing I have found to be the biggest blessing is hearing that a blessed
Saint of God, that can no longer attend church, will go to the playlist and sit
and watch the videos of their church family they have grown to love over the
years and get their blesser blessed.

It's the little things that matter most sometimes.  Don't think for a minute, the little
thing you may do for the Lord does not matter because honestly,
never in a million years would I have realized how huge a blessing these videos would
be to so many people.
Little is much when God is in it!   I just want to be used by him and if the phone
God gave me can be used for his Glory, than I want it to be used!

Go here to check out the Amazing Music we are blessed to hear each week! Take a
minute and share a song with someone that you know may need to be encouraged
today.   We just never know, how the Lord may use a song to change the direction
of someone's thinking!