Archive | November, 2014

Let’s Stir it Up!

26 Nov

God has freely given each believer a spiritual gift. This gift is something we never imagined or dreamed we would be able to accomplish. I believe he purposely designed it that way so that he will get all the glory. These gifts are not talents or a particular skill set but they are completely empowered through the Holy Spirit.

They are placed deep down in our soul and waiting to be released. Sadly, believers are allowing them to be suffocated with doubt, procrastination and disbelief.

Don’t forget, God stirred up his gift when he gave us Jesus.

Jesus conquered the whole world…

What will you do?

1 Timothy 1:6 – 76Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of hands. 7For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”

Unique.

9 Nov

“How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered.” – Psalms 139:17

The entire chapter of Psalms 139 is a great reminder of how unique we are and how we can never escape God’s presence. God delights himself in us because we are his very own masterpiece. He created us in our inmost being and his gracious thoughts about us as the scriptures states “cannot be numbered.”

Awesome.

Unfortunately, the distractions, condemnation and negativities of this world bombard our thought life which then is demonstrated in our behavior. We walk around as robots. Mimicking behavior, dressing in what others deem fashionable and never really learning who we are on the inside. Self-discovery or what I like to call “God discovery by the workings of the Holy Spirit” after you accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, is NON-NEGOTIABLE! We tell new believers all the time the things they can’t do anymore but we never really give them the steps on how to live (outside of going to Sunday morning service, join a ministry and don’t miss bible study). All of those things are important…but you also have to LIVE!!!

Do you like to run?

Are you a painter?

When was the last time you participated in a dance class?

All I’m saying is….try something new! Learn who you are as you transform into God’s image. There is something about you that will blow your mind that you don’t even know you are able to do (yet)

I have to admit this was struggle for me after I got born again. I was BORED with Christianity. I was in my 20’s and I didn’t know what to do. All my friends were out and I was in the house. I kept saying asking God “so what am I supposed to do.” He soon gave me Godly friends and activities (PRAISE THE LORD).

This morning while I was eating breakfast (which prompted this post) I thought “I forgot how unique I am” I forgot that I cannot be replaced. There will only be one Christine. God only made one. Don’t be afraid to fall in love with yourself because GOD LOVES YOU! Why not also love his creation too.

As Christians, our common thread of identity is the spiritual fruit we produce.

22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” Galatians 5:22-23

Be confident in what God created. You for his glory, for he created us as individuals but connected us through his spirit.

~Christine K.

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