The Multiplication Of ONE
It seems the worlds occupants have reached another tipping point in the battle of good and evil. A time in God’s scheme of things, when this world inhabitants must take time for a personal examination using the formula of where, what and when to ascertain one’s desires and beliefs. It may answer such question as where one expected to be at this time in life, what does one’s life say about who they are (thus far) and when should one recognize and seek lifestyle changes? It is extremely important to have a stern grasp of one’s greatest weakness and that is self-indulgence! Everyone is born into a broken world and self-preservation is premier in our human makeup. We are born with an “IT’S ALL ABOUT ME” attitude.
Think about where the world is today and what part we played in getting it here. Or even deeper, what part we’re playing in keeping it here or even making things worse. The (God inspired) bible speaks to this in 2 Timothy 3:2 (TPT), People will be self-centered lovers of themselves and obsessed with money. They will boast of great things as they strut around in their arrogant pride and mock all that is right. They will ignore their own families. They will be ungrateful and ungodly. Does any of this seem relevant today? If so, what are we doing to correct those things in-which may be contributing to the problem. Going a little deeper, how hard are we trying to discover what our heart (of hearts) feels toward all that is going on around us “today”. Do we really care? Is our concern measured by our inconvenience or our love for Jesus? How do we justify our actions in today’s world? These questions are extremely important toward becoming a part of the cure, especially to those who claim to be followers of Jesus.
If you are reading this and you want to know where to start in the restoration of this world. Go to Romans 12:2 (TPT), Stop imitating the ideals and opinions of the culture around you but be inwardly transformed by the Holy Spirit through a total reformation of how you think. This will empower you to discern God’s will as you live a beautiful life, satisfying and perfect in his eyes. Learn to think like Jesus! The answer to restoring this world begins within each of us, individually believing in Jesus, change our view of sin and allow Jesus to teach us. He will change us, and we will improve our household, which will affect our neighborhood, then our county, state and country. It is not rocket science; God kept His cure, 5th grade simple! He uses the multiplication of ONE! Me (1) multiplied by Jesus (1) equals a new me (1); the new me multiplied by my (1) household equals peace and love; my (1) loving household multiplied by my (1) neighborhood equals mercy and understanding and soon the virtues of Jesus spread throughout the world. ONE SOUL AT A TIME! 1 world X 1 me = 1 God
It seems what we’re experiencing today is the absence of wisdom which is recognized in James 3:14-16 (TPT), 14 But if there is bitter jealousy or competition hiding in your heart, then don’t deny it and try to compensate for it by boasting and being phony. 15 For that has nothing to do with God’s heavenly wisdom but can best be described as the wisdom of this world, both selfish and devilish. 16 So wherever jealousy and selfishness are uncovered, you will also find many troubles and every kind of meanness. Sound familiar? It is time to take a good long look way down deep, looking into our core to see how these traits are affecting our daily life. We all suffer these attributes; as I said, we are born with them! That is why, once we choose to live contrary to this natural pull of nature, we must prepare daily to do so. God tells us in Romans 12:3 (TPT), God has given me grace to speak a warning about pride. I would ask each of you to be emptied of self-promotion and not create a false image of your importance. Instead, honestly assess your worth by using your God-given faith as the standard of measurement, and then you will see your true value with an appropriate self-esteem. We are (each one of us) born to serve God through legitimately lovingly and serving each other as Jesus directs. Life, is not living; life is a state of existence, whereas living is the state of purpose and appreciation for that existence! This world allows us to exist within its sinful nature, Jesus allows us to live in love, peace, and harmony, in as much as it is up to us. God tells us in His inspired word through Romans 12:18 (TPT), Do your best to live as everybody’s friend or Romans 12:18 (NKJV), If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men. We all know that this is not always possible, but it is up to us to do everything God instructs us to do, before deciding we have done our part. Remember that which is written in James 3:13 (TPT), If you consider yourself to be wise and one who understands the ways of God, advertise it with a beautiful, fruitful life guided by wisdom’s gentleness. Never brag or boast about what you’ve done, and you’ll prove that you’re truly wise. My peace begins with God cleaning my closet, not theirs!
My prayer this week is taken from Romans 12:9-13 (TPT), 9 Let the inner movement of your heart always be to love one another, and never play the role of an actor wearing a mask. Despise evil and embrace everything that is good and virtuous. 10 Be devoted to tenderly loving your fellow believers as members of one family. Try to outdo yourselves in respect and honor of one another. 11 Be enthusiastic to serve the Lord, keeping your passion toward him boiling hot! Radiate with the glow of the Holy Spirit and let him fill you with excitement as you serve him. 12 Let this hope burst forth within you, releasing a continual joy. Don’t give up in a time of trouble, but commune with God at all times. 13 Take a constant interest in the needs of God’s beloved people and respond by helping them. And eagerly welcome people as guests into your home. Amen
HAVE A BLESSED WEEK BY BEING A BLESSING TO OTHERS!
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