I think I am ready for 2012 to be a ‘So Be It’ year. The year that will finally be the season for me to be so transformed by the love of JESUS for Him and for others, empowered in love and by love to tell the Truth to every soul who knocks on my door with questions. To be willing to be politically incorrect for JESUS sake. To be willing to run the risk of hurt feelings in order to gain a brother or sister into surrendered fellowship with JESUS CHRIST. Truthfully, it is frightening to approach life this way. But eternity depends on it.
There are just some things in life that are what they are. God said it and that settles it. And whether you or I believe it is irrelevant to the fact that it is Truth. God does not change, nor has or will what He spoke in Eternity Past change. He has been since eternity began – doesn’t that hurt the brain??? Since eternity had no beginning, just perpetual always for always – it is what it is. And so let me practice: if that offends you, let me say with much love . . . so be it.
Well, that was not so bad but then the questions of the 2012 election, abortion, homosexuality, adultery, fornication, immodesty, un-forgiveness, refusal to reconcile, cheating, lying, refusing truth, robbing God and man, etc., etc. have not been asked yet; have they? And when they are — Oh may I be found faithful!! I covet your prayers!
Truth here! Blogging ‘so be it’ is much easier than face-to-face ‘so be it’ — y’all know that don’t you? I surely do.
I think the crux of this ‘so be it’ is going to hinge on loving folks so much that I am willing to be uncomfortable; willing to let them hate me or at least disrespect my JESUS and me. I covet your prayers for a ‘so be it’ year.
If you’d like for me to pray for a ‘so be it’ for you, send me an email and I will covenant to pray with you.
New American Standard Bible (NASB)
The Changeless Christ
1 Let love of the brethren continue.
2 Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by this some have entertained angels without knowing it.
3 Remember the prisoners, as though in prison with them, and those who are ill-treated, since you yourselves also are in the body.
via Hebrews 13:1-3 NASB – The Changeless Christ – Let love of the – Bible Gateway.
JESUS LOVES YOU,
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A relevant, challenging phrase/thought/conviction for 2012! I respect your boldness and willingness to launch into a heart-transforming work, sister. God be with you, strengthen you, make his face to shine upon you, as you dig into more of him this year. Thanks for your courageous faith!!!