In the Spirit

Morning Devo- I don’t feel like being a Christian anymore. By Sherry Thorpe

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Nothing is working. I haven’t changed. I can’t “feel” God anymore. Maybe He has left me because I’m too much of a sinner. I don’t want to be fake. I just want to live my life and be a good person, but I don’t want to be a Christian.

If you’ve accepted Christ in to you, you are a Christian and those feelings may or may not come. Feelings where it seems like everything is going wrong and you keep failing at things you are trying to do right! Hmm I wonder if anyone in the Bible can relate?

Paul begged the Lord 3 times to take “a suffering away” and the Lord simply replied with, “My Grace is enough, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Meaning you don’t need me to take “it” away from you, you just need my grace and it’s good to be weak and acknowledge it. When we admit we are weak, we allow the Lord to come in and His power is exposed in our Life. Indulge yourself in His grace- In the person of Christ and watch how those negative feelings will change. It’s something about being in the Person of Christ that takes us straight to paradise. This has been my experience! Regardless of the day I’ve had if I would simply turn my focus to Christ, the Lord is faithful to bless me with His peace and overwhelms me with His Love every single time.

When negative feelings like “I just want to throw the towel in” comes in to your mind, into your feelings just turn your focus completely to the Lord and watch how He strengthens you In Him.

” if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14

We may not see it as wicked but it is wicked to not trust completely in the Lord. It’s wicked to not believe that He will do what He said He will do in His Word. So when these thoughts or feelings come in to our mind we need to fight back in Christ because Satan sure wants you to throw the towel in. Christ wants to empower YOU in Him to defeat the devil. He wants to show out in your Life but He needs cooperation from you. The Lord is a gentleman and He will do what He needs to do when He has our permission to do so. Crazy He is Lord and still waits for us to say, ” Take the wheel Lord!”

Being around believers who love the Lord helps soften your heart so it’s easier for you to turn to Him. I would encourage you to meet with local believers often whether it’s in a Church setting, small group or just a hangout. The Lord lives in and uses His believers too. So many times I felt like giving up and found myself around believers and those thoughts simply disappeared without me confessing to them my thoughts. Awesome right?

Just a small recap: The Lord will never leave you nor forsake you! – Hebrew 13:5 He will not fail us but He does require our cooperation first. Open up to the Lord, confess your sins and let the Lord heal your mind so He can empower you to walk In Him and defeat the devil who comes to steal from us, kill us and destroy us! But remember Jesus said, “I have come that YOU may have Life and Life more abundantly.” – John 10:10

Jesus is life! In the Bible (John 14:6) it says, ” I am the truth, the way, and the life.” So just open up to Life aka  Jesus and watch your perspective change. Turning our focus to the Jesus makes Him Lord over us and that situation. This is the cure❤️

If you have never made the decision to accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior and want to, feel free to ask your local pastor or believer. Or you can PM me on social media.

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In the Spirit

Morning Devo- Loyalty – I will never leave you…- God

“Tell me who you loyal to
Is it money? it is fame? Is it weed? Is it drink?”-  Kendrick Lamar

#Loyalty – a strong feeling of support or allegiance.

I pledge allegiance to…?

Wow Kendrick Lamar’s loyalty song itches the mind and raises the question “Who are YOU loyal to? It compels you to think and answer the question, who are you loyal to?

If I can’t be authentic then I can’t be me. The only one I try to practice loyalty to is Christ. My friends, my family I try to be in Christ so Christ can do what he needs to do in their lives. I try to practice being good to people but loyal I don’t think that is something I can do for them. And I’m not saying that just because I can’t be loyal to humans that I practice being disloyal. It’s just that, that’s a huge burden to be loyal to all my friends and family members but kind and nice and doing my best is something I can offer to humans. But Loyalty is not something I can offer.

 

But God…

He is COMPLETELY loyal to making EACH person become who they need to be in Christ. His focus never changes. We are always on his mind. The Lord is consistently loyal to loving us.

The problem I see is that we are more loyal to things/ people; And Jesus sometimes gets last place in our life even though we claim that He gets first place.

Come to church– nah I’m too tired. #LoyalToSleep

Read the bible– Nah this new series is on tv and I must catch up on all 30 episodes #LoyalToTechnology

Spend time with God– Nah gotta smoke this blunt that’s how I rest #LoyalToPleasure

Sing to God– Nah I’m in traffic, headed to work. I don’t have time for that #LoyalToThisWorld

This is a no judgement zone here because if there is anyway to weigh a sinner I would definitely be close to the biggest. However I (and God) want(s) us all to see ourselves for what we are and see God for who He is.

Paul’s warning: “Don’t think you are better than you really are. Be honest in your evaluation of yourselves, measuring yourselves by the faith God has given us.” -Romans 12:13

When you was at the bottom, He was there. When you were at the top, He was there. In your mother’s womb He was there. When you fail, He is there. In jail, He was there. At work, He is there. No one is more loyal to YOU than Him.

Loyalty, loyalty, loyalty!

I will never leave you nor forsake you“- God Hebrews 13:5 #ThisIsTruth
I said, tell me who you loyal to
Is it anybody that you would lie for?
Anybody you would slide for?
Anybody you would die for?
That’s what God for – Kendrick Lamar❤️

“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8

While we were jacked up we were constantly on God’s mind, He was loyal to us even when we were jacked up.  #MyHero

If you find yourself being loyal to anyone/anything other than God and you want to change that, you can just tell God. “Lord, I want to be loyal to you, Can you help me? Help me put you first?! Please forgive me for putting you last and not first Lord?!”

#WatchHimComeThrough

He will forgive you and remember your sins no more – Hebrews 8:12 #HeForgivesHeForgets👍🏾👍🏾

Would you live for God?

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Morning Devo- Do you think it’s ok to call a person a dog?

Do y’all think it’s ok to refer to a person as a dog?

No? Yes? Depends?

Well what if you’re God, like then would it be ok?

Check out where Jesus referred to a woman as a dog in the Bible:

Matthew 15:22-28

Leaving that place, Jesus withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon.

Canaanite woman: “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me! My daughter is suffering terribly from demon-possession.”

Jesus did not answer a word.

So his disciples came to him and urged him, “Send her away, for she keeps crying out after us.”

24 Jesus answered: “I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel.”

25 Canaanite Woman: “Lord, help me!”

26 Jesus replied: “It is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to their dogs.”

27 “Yes, Lord,” she said, “but even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.”

28 Then Jesus answered: “Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted.” And her daughter was healed from that very hour.

Now PLEASE don’t think I’m trying to disrespect Jesus, because I love Him, but that was rude. Lol He referred to that woman as a dog. Now which one of y’all can do that and have the person still ask again for what she needs?

I admire her persistency and ability to humble herself and lower herself to the level of a dog, agree with Jesus, and not take offense. #BeHumble

And the Lord blessed her by answering her request to get her daughter healed and commended her on her faith! #ThisIsOurLord #FirstThingsFirst

I also appreciated how the Lord was so available to this “dog”. Like the woman just called out to Him. Not only was He available to the “dog” but He answered her request.

Well the great thing about being a Christian today is that we have that same access to Jesus today. Actually we have a better access because  He lives inside of His believers.

If you are not a believer and want to become one the Bible says that “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved” Romans 10:13 The beginning to salvation is to accept the Lord and one way to do that is to call/say Lord Jesus. If you have any questions ask some local believers or drop a comment.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read my blog. I hope you enjoyed it and seized the opportunity to talk to Jesus.

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