So I just uploaded a ton of #littlerock #arkansas pictures. Today I spent the day downtown witnessing to people about Jesus. To which I was: cussed out, shewed away like a dog, threatened (face punch!!), & literally had my face spat in. One bad day of witnessing, is that enough for us to stop? I don’t think so. Instead of waging war, I will be waging love on this city. I’ll surely be back with more believers. #staycommitted #carryyourcross
I’m all dressed up and ready for church this morning. Got my pale green button up on, gold tie, vest, tan oxfords, and even an awesome Gold pocket watch in my vest pocket. But this morning i think that you probably need my seat more than me.
You see, i have a wonderful relationship with God through Jesus Christ; in turn displaying my wonderful relationship with Jesus.
But you may not.
My church is a high volume church, we even had to register for our seats to be saved just so that we can bring friends and lost ones, which is amazing!
But this morning i would have been coming alone. My family (grandmother and cousin) at home arent going this morning. A) because my grandma can’t make it around the church successfully on her own due to leg paralysis. B) because my cousin doesn’t believe in God anymore.
So, lost person (but hopefully saved while you’re reading this after today =D), if you ever read this, id like you to know that i was more than happy to give you my seat today on easter sunday…so that you can experience a love that is like fire. This love burns in all of us, so that it may be seen by all. The same fire that i pray lives in your heart now.
I’m not going to be there in person to pray over the seat that i gave to you today, but i am praying right now that the spirit of conviction rest’s on your seat cushion. That when you sit down, you realize the gravity of what today means for us all. I pray for the back rest of your chair, that when the salvation call is given, your back would rear up to touch it as tears flow from your heart and you raise your hand to receive Jesus Christ into your heart for the first time.
See, today you will be glorified as i am now.
I’m going to keep these clothes on and witness/serve my hurting family because today was never about me being in that building next to you; today is about your life changing forever and me continuing to pour into my family so that they may reach your saved state today (my cousin) and my state as well (my grandmother).
One day you will learn what pursuing the heart of God comes with: the sacrifice, the sleepless nights, the hurting friends, the discouragement, the sadness, the anger, the hopelessness even…all these are in your path, but if you realize the weight of today like i do, you will reach a maturity in the spirit that helps you make the hard decisions with ease. Even not going to church on easter.
I pray you will understand that the church isnt in those walls.
Rather, that you are the church, and the bride of the one whom you’re giving your life to today.
Happy easter my new brother/sister in Christ
May peace follow you wherever you go and remember this,
”2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” - James Ch. 1
Ever have those times where you realize that sending a Link to someone can affect hundreds of people?
Well if not, here’s your turn.
You sent me a link a few days ago to the #stopkony video.
To which again I thank you.
That link, I decided to post it a few times myself.
I went from 0 people on my friends list talking about it, to waking up this morning with over 60% of my friends list posting “stop kony” posts.
I thought “surely that had nothing to do with me and my one or two links”
I looked through at my shared information and link shares on that video…
There were well over 500 shares of it in 24 hours.
Every bit of the posts that came up derived from my one or two posts,
But you posted it to me first.
You kinda affected 600 people or so
Around 2,000 years ago
One King came and stood against the world.
He did not fear it
He only knew Victory through Unity
So He let out the cry of victory against the world and its false dominion.
…and the world had no victory over Him.
He died to bring the unity of Man and God.
He left his people this message:
“Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom.”
The kingdom is ours.
and our inheritance is calling to us…
That kingdom still reigns today, and for far too long we have been afraid
Afraid to stand against the world and take it back.
The Greek word for “church” is ekklesia, derived from “ekkaleo” which literally means “called out ones.” These called out ones, the little flock, will share with Christ when he establishes his Kingdom for the blessing of all mankind.
But a key aspect of genuine Ekklesia that must be practiced is unity.
The believers in the book of Acts were “in one accord” because each one listened to the Holy Spirit and recognized when, where, and how the Spirit was leading them
… and they submitted to that leading.
Until this unity of the local Ekklesia is practiced, the kingdom of darkness will be slowly built and the kingdom of light will be torn from itself
Until we, as individuals, learn to minister first and foremost unto the Lord - at the expense of our own agendas, desires, beliefs, denominations, and even our very lives - what hope is there of assembling the Ekklesia dedicated to ministering unto the Lord?
And make no mistake, any group that ministers first unto the Lord…
will exhibit a supernatural flow of ministry, one to another.
Do not be afraid, little flock, for we can no longer afford to.
Its time for this generation of the Church to stand and take back it’s inheritance.
It’s time to Unite, for the kingdom, and our King.
Me: God, can I ask You a question?
Me: Promise You won’t get mad
God: I promise
Me: Why did You let so much stuff happen to me today?
God: What do u mean?
Me: Well, I woke up late
Me: My car took forever to start
Me: at lunch they made my sandwich wrong & I had to wait
Me: On the way home, my phone went DEAD, just as I picked up a call
God: All right
Me: And on top of it all off, when I got home ~I just want to soak my feet in my new foot massager & relax. BUT it wouldn’t work!!! Nothing went right today! Why did You do that?
God: Let me see, the death angel was at your bed this morning & I had to send one of My Angels to battle him for your life. I let you sleep through that
Me (humbled): OH
God: I didn’t let your car start because there was a drunk driver on your route that would have hit you if you were on the road.
God: The first person who made your sandwich today was sick & I didn’t want you to catch what they have, I knew you couldn’t afford to miss work.
God: Your phone went dead bcuz the person that was calling was going to give false witness about what you said on that call, I didn’t even let you talk to them so you would be covered.
Me (softly): I see God
God: Oh and that foot massager, it had a shortage that was going to throw out all of the power in your house tonight. I didn’t think you wanted to be in the dark.
Me: I’m Sorry God
God: Don’t be sorry, just learn to Trust Me…. in All things , the Good & the bad.
Me: I will trust You.
God: And don’t doubt that My plan for your day is Always Better than your plan.
Me: I won’t God. And let me just tell you God, Thank You for Everything today.
God: You’re welcome child. It was just another day being your God and I Love looking after My Children…
you might be a little flawed theologically my friendly post, but i understand your heart. I’m glad we met today, and hopefully some of my friends will get to know you.
Let your mind not wander to contemplation, rather focus it on His face. Your contemplations are forced to explain themselves to you before our mighty God, because even our thoughts must yield to His will.
please get well soon!
i miss your spunk =)
I like this ALOT, but remember he’s using the term “religion” loosely. So listen to him speak about the “religion” that is surface level, the one that people see when they hear that word “Religion.”
There IS a true religion that is defined in the bible. (James 1:27 - Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.) So Hear what this guy says, but dont develop anger towards the word, just redevelop your understanding of the word “Religion”
It is not right to develop hate towards something you do not understand. Even more, you should develop a righteous anger, and call THAT hate. So if you hate “religion” based on a poem, you need to get in the word and find out if you really have the power behind that word to use it, and that only comes with understanding through the Father’s Eyes.
Beyond that, cheers to this guy for his video, i believe he understands what “hate” means.
We had a ton of fun, though you were sort of anxiously spent. I know when i was with you i had SO many different feelings. But you always know how to win me over. I’m not hard to please really, but i do enjoy a good challenge, so thanks for that! You and I spent a ton of time with God, so i’m feeling like our time together was very well spent. Hopefully when i hang out with your friend ‘tomorrow’, he’ll be like you. I heard he loves spending time with God.