Thursday, September 17, 2015

God Thinking XII - Are You Faithful Or Just Religious? 2

"Nehemiah 7:1-2
“Now it came to pass, when the wall was built, (the wall around Jerusalem), and I had set up the doors, and the 
porters and the singers and the Levites were appointed.
V2 That I gave my brother Hanani, and Hananiah the ruler of the palace, charge over Jerusalem: for he was a faithful man, and feared God above many.”

God thinking purports it is noble to be faithful unto God.
Right here is where so many well meaning Christians get confused.  They think they are responsible for their measure of faith and they are not.  We are responsible for our faithfulness, but God gives the faith.

If you are thinking it sounds like a play on words, it does sound like it, but this truth, (You are responsible for your faithfulness, but God gives the faith), when apprehended, releases you from much guilt from past experiences where the outcome did not match the prayer.

God thinking says, “It’s OK to be faithful.”
It’s OK to believe you can be more than flesh and blood.
It’s OK to be good to others.
It’s OK to reach for the high goals, the impossible goals.
It’s OK to receive from God, day after day, hour after hour.
It’s OK to serve the Father and humble yourself before Him.
It’s OK to obey God and choose the better path.
It’s OK to receive a gift from God and to have spiritual responsibilities.
It’s OK to receive your miracle.  Don’t have miracle survivors guilt.  Rejoice in that God worked His mighty power in you.
It’s OK to hold fast to your faith when other scoff you.
It’s OK to bow before the Father and be a fool for the Lord.
It’s OK to be faithful when others are taking a lesser route.

For once you need to be faithful to God without making a deal.  Do you hear what I am saying?"

Excerpt from God Thinking XII - Are You Faithful Or Just Religious? by                                  Keith C. Powell Copyright 2015

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