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Me Too

Just today a friend of mine shared with her world via Facebook pictures of her newborn grandson.  I commented in part, every baby is a gift from GOD, and here adding, no exceptions. I know it to my bones.  And from there formed these words (and I wondered where can I share them?):

Did you ever want to say:
You know why abortion is such an evil? Because every baby, no exceptions, is a gift from GOD to this world and each one that is aborted is a thumbs down, return to Sender, no thank You, You suck in the Face of GOD.
 
Me too!

League

In this social climate in which we now reside, what do we do with this?

Mark 16:15  (KJV) 15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature source

See that word creature? It snagged my attention. I looked it up in Strong’s Interlinear Bible Search.

Thayer’s Definition

      1. to make habitable, to people, a place, region, island
        1. to found a city, colony, state
      2. to create
        1. of God creating the worlds
      3. to form, shape, i.e. to completely change or transform

And so it does! The Gospel of JESUS CHRIST when believed and He is received, He within transforms people, places, regions, islands, cities, colonies, states. 

And that is why this social climate so hates JESUS CHRIST.

And now the question is do we obey the Text or are we in league with this present social climate?  

Bliss

Mark 16: 14 Later, Jesus appeared to the eleven [disciples] themselves as they were reclining at the table; and He called them to account for their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they had not believed those who had seen Him after He had risen [from death]. source

This is beautiful and encouraging and wonderful and comforting to me.  Did I get your attention?

It’s true. It is. Do you want to know why?

He called them to account for their unbelief and hardness of heart. 

I want Him to call me to account early, as early as possible, for any unbelief in my being, because when I repent I will be saved from untold horrors. A consistently repentant heart cannot be a hardened heart!  

And there’s another reason. When He calls me to account I am again assured that I belong to Him. I am His and He is mine.  Hebrews 12:7-11

Blissfully ~ ~ ~ this lovely Tuesday!

My Book.

A video I watched this morning has since occupied my thoughts. The maker of the video from the onset confessed she was venting. She had apparently been to a memorial type event, lots of church people there; she had a full plate that day and she had dressed for the larger portion of the day – jeans and what looked to be a clean modest fitting T-Shirt. When she walked in the room, she felt their ‘judgment’ and for the remainder of the video, she talked about the emotional wounds we inflict upon one another with our judging one another.

May I share an expanded thought on the matter?

I wonder if we say ‘don’t judge me’ without knowing what we are saying. I hope so. Because if we are saying don’t judge me as it has for centuries been defined, we are saying Do not tell me I am wrong. Can we the people never be wrong? If that is our position, we are a deceived and arrogant bunch – o that would be judging, wouldn’t it?

When did judgment get to be such a dirty, undesirable word (deed)?

Are we so full of ourselves that we think we can’t be wrong, about anything?! Are we so full of ourselves, so enamored with ourselves that we think even GOD HIMSELF has no right to tell us we are wrong, that our behavior is wrong?

Back to the woman and her video.
Could it be what she was feeling was their condemnation?  Which in my book is worse than judging – for what my book is worth to you.

Condemnation is one saying to another I have judged your behavior, your looks, your skin color, your dress, any number of conditions and because of that I have judged YOU unredeemable; condemned by me and perhaps with professing church people – condemned by GOD.

How many of us know condemnation is not our place?! And that doing so puts us in line for judgment by GOD ALMIGHTY HIMSELF?

To be sure HE has already judged all things, be they right or wrong; and HE does have the absolute authority to do so.
You don’t believe that?
You can make that choice. But you don’t get to decide what GOD does about your choice.

And then there is another scenario. That is the dear woman has been victimized by the meanest of all and it is he who is telling her they are judging her when in fact it is he who is accusing her (he is an accomplished ventriloquist); while those folks milling around her are so wrapped up in their own stuff they have not noticed her at all – much less what she is wearing.
And that, my friends, is a whole other set of ugly luggage that needs unpacking another time.

The whole of it boils down to obedience to GOD in our relationships with HIM and others. Sometimes, He says speak. Sometimes He says ‘not a word, Kathie, not a word”.  This I have learned: disobedience is too painful a place for me to stay long. So, whoever likes may judge me all they want, I’m okay with that as long as HE is pleased with me. And as to condemnation;  well, this is what GOD says about me:

Romans 8: (KJV) 1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. source

Who do you think I am going to believe? Who do you believe?

Who Told You That?

Next Question.

 May the 11th I posted Fig Leaves proffering the question, Where are you?.

Today it’s Who Told You That.
You can find this question and many others in Beth Moore’s study book The Quest. I recommend it!

A note found in my copy of said study book is I can find my way if I answer GOD’s questions regarding any given situation.

Where are you?
Who told you that?
What are you seeking?
Why are you afraid?
How much more?

Who told you that?

Genesis 3:11  (TLV) 11 Then He said, “Who told you that you are naked? Have you eaten from the Tree from which I commanded you not to eat?” source

Try it. On any given belief or value.
Who told you abortion was not death to a womb baby?
Who told you she meant this when she said that? 
Who told you he always does this to me?
Who told you you never do anything right?
Who told you it won’t hurt just this once? But it did.

The source of the telling matters.
Consider the Source.

And how many sources are there at the root of any given issue, question or belief?
Two. Three at the most.
GOD. Satan. Human  (Ephesians 6:12; I John 4:1, 2)

And how many of these sources can you safely trust? 

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