This week we are continuing the series on “Renewing the Mind to Kingdom Thinking”. Here is the link to the previous post just in case you missed it: http://wp.me/p1zGjk-ea
Here is the link for last week’s Podcast: http://goo.gl/0kx3Ya
It’s been fun writing these posts, as I have been on this topic of “Renewing the Mind to Kingdom Thinking”. This week we are going to focus on US! I wish we could step outside of our own bodies and just watch us live for a while. I think it might help us to stop certain things we do in our daily lives and actions. My foundation scripture this week is found in Matt 7:3 (in the Amplified Bible) which says it like this, “Why do you stare from without at the very small particle that is in your brother’s eye but do not become aware of and consider the beam of timber that is in your own eye”? (The NKJ says plank instead of particle).
Let me rewind for a second and lay a foundation for my direction in this post. I can think back to a time in my life, BC (before Christ) when I had heard of something bad that had happened to a very well-known TV minister and I had responded in a way in which I am so ashamed of now. I was reminded of this over the past weeks, by many things that have been posted on social media sites against other ministers and those that are in the public eye that are making a difference. Now I know that there are those that are teaching things and carrying beliefs that are not purely lined up with the Word BUT I can’t find it in the Word where it is my place to call them out for this. I know that there are public watchdog groups that are always posting things about others and I also read about pastors calling others out from the platform and my heart just hurts. One, the platform is a place for revelations and not opinions. I feel that when we cross that line and start reposting and promoting these things that others are saying, we are stepping out of what the Bible has called us to do and be. The great commission is the only calling in the Bible and in that there is no office of public watchdog OR one that is calling Christians to picket or boycott. When we are doing this, how can we say we are different than the world? Our love for others and our passion for life is what separates us from so many. When we are focusing on what we do or don’t agree with, then how can we be looking for those that God has called us to be a blessing to or witness too??????
John 13:34, 35 AMP “I give you a new commandment: that you should love one another. Just as I have loved you, so you too should love one another. By this shall all [men] know that you are My disciples, if you love one another [if you keep on showing love among yourselves].”
PLEASE don’t think I’m saying any of this to attack anyone; I am just trying to prompt us to true Kingdom Thinking. I want to inspire others to think before we join the train of slandering another when we could take the greatest stand and pray for them. God changed the heart of the Apostle Paul; He can change anyone! Prayer is the most powerful thing we can do for anyone other than offering them Christ.
I believe our life is truly meant to be the greatest adventure novel waiting to be written as we live it out. So start living the best life possible NOW on purpose with purpose. Live with no regrets and love without boundaries. Hold nothing back and charge life head on. I am excited for what’s next, because the excitement of anticipation and not knowing of what is next is what births each breath in life.
So stand strong, live life loud and bold! Take this new day gladiator style, ruling and reigning it and not letting it reign you.