My heart is so full of the Holy Spirit that I cannot even think of nothing but doing the will of God. Serving Him and loving Him, by doing the same to the people of this world. Jesus says that when we do these things, love, feed, clothe, house, the less of these your brethren, then you are doing to Him as well.
I am praying hard for the eyes of the true belivers to be opened to the truth of His word, and that we would take our eyes off of self and the things of this world, and focus on what is right and good in His eyes.
Why do we give God our left overs, our crumbs while we set back in the lap of luxury and proudly proclaim, "Look what I have done. See what I have accomplished." While 3.2 children are dying every minute in this world that we live in, dying from starvation and preventable disease.
Some of you believe in re-incarnation, but do you know what will determine what you come back as? Or where you will be placed? According to that belief, you will be rewarded in another life, by what "good' you did in this life. Many people, if there is such a thing as re-incarnation, will come back as one of those whom they have forgot, and likely in a third world country, poor, very poor.
Do something today to lay up treasures in Heaven. Give until it hurts, and watch God bless you. It is the only time in Scripture where God says test me (Malachi). See if you can out give God, I dare you.
The American dream is a farce, if you are a Christian. No where does it say to have the biggest house, the most expensive car or millions in the bank. Rather the Word says to be a disciple, sell all you have and give it to the poor and come follow Him. The Bible says to humble yourself under the mighty hand of God and in due time He will exhalt you. His word promises each of us that He will supply all our needs. Our food, our clothing and shelter. Jesus says go and make disciples, and take nothing with you...........that certainly isn't the American way, eh?
I see a hurting world everyday, and I talk to the One who is in control of this universe, and He is saying........."Let go of your worldly possesions and GO ye into the world."
To me the rich man isn't the billionaire, but the person who is sharing God's love with his fellow man. Walking by faith, rather than by what they have in the bank.
We quote Scripture, but do we really believe them, Phil 4:13, "I can do all things through Him who gives me strength"..........you really believe that? Jesus says, "Greater things than I do, you can do." You ever raised the dead, gave sight to the blind, won someone to Christ. Do we believe Him. Have we no faith. For without faith it is impossible to please God!!!
I implore you, read the Word. Start with John! Go to Acts and Romans next. Read the 4 Pauline Epistles, Galations,Ephesians,Colossians, and Phillipians. Then hunker down in the Book of James for about a week, and see what Our job, as born again believers really is.
God help us to see the Truth!!! To take to heart what our mission is as saved people. Burn Matthew 28: 19-20 into our hearts. Give us fresh Oil from Heaven my Father, and set our souls on fire to reach out to the dead in sin, the hurting both saved and lost in Jesus name, give us power over the devil and authority and strength to be your chosen disciples from this day forward.