Belief should be growing, but is the first seed planted yet?
CONTINUED UPFRONT GOSPEL FUNDAMENTALS
It can really matter that we take the right approaches to heart. Belief isn’t just a stale word, it’s a living word. Heck, if we want to avoid disaster, avoid captivity, recognize prophetic fulfillment left outstanding in Revelations, we need to activate ourselves to the various approaches we must condition our minds to intake. The gospel territory is no longer constrained to just Israel, but now even more than back then explaining Zion, it’s the entire sea of people throughout the face of the earth. A spiritual truth we must grasp, that goes with fulfillment of the gentiles and the gospel being preached to the end of the earth, is to embrace an active way of accomplishing and implementing the proper strategy of our witnessing and association to the bible.
John 3:16 is a popular verse for a reason, it gives us an upfront understanding of the starting point of creation knowledge (even if you can explain science carbon dating, it’s accurate to start with the reporting to the higher power) as the verse contributes a form of value we souls must cling to for the sake of prolonged existence, something that creates appeasement for the belief of carried out faith, which isn’t always reassuring but valuable for our survival. The bible is more about freedom, recognizing each other’s decisions and finding the way to accommodate and participate correctly within the scenario. The ‘letter of the law’ creates knowledge on judgement but a true belief allows people a sense of freedom if they bare the name of Christ within their heart.
If you only slap people with the ‘letter of the law’ expectation, you may be too frigid with someone who is at their spot correctly. In James we know faith and works go hand in hand, yet we are never to boast in our decisions of financial gain or serving recognition. The difference of pun, extrovert, introvert, fun loving, spectacle, grumpy, ornery, all contribute into the allowances we have within the diversity of life. These three verses have something to do with God knowing the time in our minds within the long 24-hour day.
Matthew 12:7 “And if you had known what this means, ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice,’ you would not have condemned the guiltless.’ and
1 Corinthians 6:12 “All things are lawful for me,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful for me,” but I will not be dominated by anything. and
Romans 14:21-22 “It is good not to eat meat or drink wine or do anything that causes your brother to stumble. The faith that you have, keep between yourself and God.”
Yet we can’t flee from expectation and hide (wicked react) under letter of the law accusations against people trying to enforce control, which is part of the equation in mastering self-control and best decision-making practices. If we are not to oust and elder, rather appeal to him as a father, (though some cases it may require 2 or 3 dignified people to agree by each others side as proper affirmation against the strength in his knowing) than we best not take for grant the freedoms that are allowed as a privilege, being reminded that proper self-diligence is a requirement in our conduct.
We can’t always get ourselves to practice fundamentals as the easiest decision always before us. Our nature often consists of wanting to be more flashy and skip the grind and time and dedication to get there, as we just want things to fall into place. We want to reap, but one must sow properly first. How do I practice lifting weights and conditioning and dribbling when I just want to dunk or work on flashy jump-shots in front of the camera? Why do I have to practice swinging so many times before the curveball becomes muscle memory? Does the repetition of practice really create this vague muscle memory that contributes to better athletic performance? Does stretching really matter?
1 Timothy 4:8 "For while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come."
God wants the proper home-runs of love decision making! First you have to believe the extra dedicated aspects of serving the spiritual needs of others work within a different form of reap / sow. Belief is the first aspect we build upon, we reiterate to ourselves to maintain the discipline. Practicing these fundamentals, learning passages to implement into your life get your heart conditioned to act correctly and be acceptance properly. Don’t bop people on the head because you know the strength of your argument! Practice servant hood, learn to not take the little victories and refrain from child bopping everyone for a few laughs that don’t really appease your real recognition level of integrity. Here are some upfront fundamental verses for the new and steadfast believer alike..
Mark 10:43-45"But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be slave of all. For even the Son of man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many." and
Matthew 23:11 "The greatest among you shall be your servant. Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted."
John 15:13 “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.”
The ones that scoff only can’t read this far (supposedly due to prophecy thief in night wicked mentality with an entry requirement fail of belief acknowledgement ‘you are only wrong lobbyism’) so if your reading still, that’s a very good thing (within this ideology). You may be shaking your head saying ‘I’m not out to become a servant of everyone, I'm busy with my daily life and can barely keep it together most days, this ain’t for me.’ I’d say, suck it up you need another line drill, make it to the next page already soldier!
Being a 'servant' or 'slave of all' means you are willing to Love people in all circumstances, even if you are not in the mood or always recognized correctly. To 'die' to yourself and 'live' to Christ means you change your expectations by small sacrifices by staying thankful without the flesh spirit yearnings of greed, envy, jealousy, or using excuses to things that don't matter or add up, when eventually they actually do. You might need to sacrifice body flesh time commitments too which you already know! Baby steps are better than not taking any steps forward at all. If you’re a jerk right now to most people, start by trying to be less of a jerk! Despite the concept you may have of God in your mind, you are not for God unless you are for other people. Laugh when it’s correct, weep with others how you should and disdain evil correctly without bringing others down. As Paul said, ‘Better a slave of God than of Satan & sin.’