Saturday, 19 November 2011

Learning From God's Heart

God has a big heart. Mine's small, but He offers His, and it's a shame when I don't take it.

Yesterday He reminded me of this, through my friend Hailey. She doesn't know Jesus that well, but she sure knew what He was saying, and how to apply it to life! She told me of times when God's spoken to her, and of how she intentionally shows God's love to people she meets, and teaches people to ask God for signs.

I knew I had a lot to learn from her. It's not an 'us, them' situation, it's a 'us, and God' situation. Always.

Last night we were supposed to have our normal 'Thursday Nigh Awesomeness' chill time, but it snowed hard all-of-the-sudden (it never does this in November), so everyone cancelled, except for Hailey.

We had some good, one-on-one with each other, and Jesus story time. As God showed me before hand, we read the story of Lazerus rising from the dead.


Hailey wants to come more y'all, 'the harvest is ready, the workers are few!'

There's a whole bunch of people out there who'd LOVE to chill, hang out, and read Jesus stories, and talk about God, life, and anything!!!

That reminded me... Gotta start talking about God to the people I now work with @ the gas station. 

Sometimes it's hard to DE-limit God from only being at certain places! :)

God is everywhere, and with me at all times, and my 'mission field' is WHEREVER I GO!!!!

Jesus said: "GOOooo!! And make DESCIPLES, people! Just go and do it!" Not in those exact words, but translated to now'a'days, it's probably accurate.

He didn't say, "ONLY go to certain places, that I specify, and then when you get there find a whole bunch of random people, and get them to fill out forms and come to other certain places, and then get them to say certain words, and then tell them to do certain things, wear certain clothes, talk certain ways, eat certain foods..."

He just said step a) Go. Get. Get on. Skat. Scoot.
And then step b) make disciples and baptize em.

That's it.

How 2 make disciples? Just look at how Jesus did it, it's not that hard. Just live, and share His love, basically... go where they're at. Get in their lives, be with the people, not a fake person trying to sell something, but just a regular person living, and learning, and being in/with God.

....Jesus said, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

Thank you Jesus. PS: He'll never leave you.

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Reactivating My Mission of Love

Ok, so It's been a while since I last posted. Sorry about that. I've finally got something to actually write now though.

I was reminded of a thought: I'm in a battle. A lot of the time I've got 'blinders' that keep me from seeing what's really going on. 

Yeah, I said it! Battle war zone! It's like a super power hidden/magical, supernatural, secret-power world, like some of those movies like 'X-Men' or something. But not exactly.
Realization: I'm not in this alone, trying to survive in this dark world, dealing with my own personal problems, and helping others deal with theirs... I'm actually a warrior.

“For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.” -Ephesians 6:12, the Bible.

Ok, re-wind, lemme explain.

  1. I surrendered
  2. I was reactivated
  3. I was reassigned my mission

Piercing Sword of Truth
I surrendered.

I had to fully say, 'Yes God, I WANT you'.
Then He pierced my spirit with his sword of truth, and filled me with Himself. I was awakened, I was renewed, brought to life by Him, just Himself.

I was reactivated.

Then He gave me something: He gave me a goal. A purpose. It was an odd feeling because it was a forgotten memory.

He reminded me of my 'mission' that He 'assigned' me. I'm not talking about simply a deed to do, I'm talking about when He injects it straight into your spirit. It's a thing that He's purposed for you. It's something that you've always just meant to do. And all God does is 'activate' that 'implant', or whatever you want to call it, in you.

In my case, He REMINDED me. I somehow forgot what my mission was, and lost sight of my true purpose. I was dormant.

I was reassigned my mission.

He said, “Love the people around you.” And showed me a picture/visualization of this:

A heart with the word 'LOVE' in the center. I zoomed in and saw the heart was colourized by all the names of people I know, and have connections with. Even the letters for the word 'LOVE' was made up of names.
God wants me to show His love the people around me.

Why is this important? God's character: He showed Himself to be true, faithful, honest, right, and persistent. He knows. He know, He knows, He knows. And everything He does is motivated by love, and everything He asks us to do is also motivated by love.

Even if we don't, He does. And when we give up, He gives us what we need. He doesn't necessarily give us what we want, but He always gives us what we need.