After We Thought it Was About Us…..

Much of what we do in this life is self-motivated. We have no idea why we can’t come out on top. The constant pressure to perform or be like someone else is weighing. The constant pressure to compete because we lack identity, giving us our own Kingdom empowerment to do what we do makes us weak in the faith. If we believe that HE IS, then we believe that He is the I-AM that lives on the inside of us. If we really understood that it wasn’t all about us then maybe the burdens we carry in this life would be lighter and taken less personal when it all doesn’t go our way. Why are we here? Where are we really going is a lot to ask when your mind has been molded according to the system of your reality. Do I have permission to think big? Do I have permission to dream? Do I have permission to walk out the vision that God has given me? We are so detached from God! The context of how we see and relate to Him spoils our ability to function in Him without question, stutter, and apprehension.

Taking the weight off ourselves and realizing God’s powerful deity working on the inside of us should let us know that when God came for the human race, He came to preserve His magnificent name. This does not remove the fact that He loves us and His desire is to be one with His creation. This is letting us know that we are apart of Him, and He lives in us. When God sent His son Jesus, He sent Him to hallow His divinity in the earth! We are carriers of God’s Spirit….HIS HOLY SPIRIT that is. The Holy Spirit is God because He is ONE, but He exists as three for the appropriate expression to be used where it needs to be. God is everywhere and in everyone! He just wants us to understand and come in contact with the God nature that we all carry! To say that you are irrelevant, without purpose, unimportant, or of no necessity actually grieves God! It tells Him that we don’t know Him. When we don’t love ourselves, it furthermore tells God that we don’t love Him. When we don’t love others, it also says that we don’t value God on the inside of them, which further induces the reality that we just don’t know and love God. Knowing that we all carry God in our innermost being should make it so simple to relate to others, whether they are fallen or restored. When the Jesus that we carry can see goodness in anyone, whether they make a mean pancake, wave at us, smile, exercise to take care of their bodies, etc. we should have respect for who they are. When we accept this type of love, violence will decrease and the world around us would be a much better place.

HEU: You thought it was about you, but He was coming back for Himself. You are Himself!

 

Supporting Scriptures (KJV)

John 10:34- Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?

1 Corinthians 6:15- Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid.

Romans 12:1- I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

Genesis 1.27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

1 John 4:4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.

 

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Laugh Out Loud!

People think that being a Christian is boring. For some reason they believe that you can’t have fun. I remember going to church and them telling us that going to the movies was a sin, roller skating was a sin, talking to boys was a sin, putting on nail polish and lip stick was a sin, ballet was a sin because of the risky leotard, and the thunder in the sky was God being angry with His creation!  Where was the liberty to express oneself without feeling bound to hell every time?  I might as well had become a nun! I believe that too many restrictions in life tells God that we have a limited revelation of who He is.  God wants us to have fun. The culture of His Kingdom is a loving culture that liberates us in the beautiful personality that we already have. When we are suppressed and ashamed of who we truly are, we become destructive to the world around us. We must be rooted and grounded in the love of God.

When we know God, we come to understand that He gives us beautiful expression from Himself. What comes from Him is holy; therefore, we do not have to control how much we laugh, sing, cry, and dance if it all comes from Him. We cry, we scream, we frown, we dance, etc. We express what is in the heart!  Be it good or bad, the body wants to express the emotion, and that is why we sanctify our emotions in Jesus. We were made to express, illustrate, create with natural expression what we can’t verbally say. It enhances our words. Like a fire cracker or a shaken bottle of soda, we were created to explode with joy. The saying, “LAUGH OUT LOUD” is totally cool with God! Joy is an earmark of the Kingdom. We should never be ashamed to be joyful in the midst of battle. Laughter! It’s a beautiful thing. To be liberated in God and enjoy Him is something that He wants us to experience. Laughter is a medicine! We have a reason to laugh, and there is a laughter waiting to erupt on the inside of every person.

HEU: “Living in God’s Good Humor”

 

Supporting Scriptures (KJV)

Psalm 47:1- O Clap your hands, all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph.

Isaiah 9:3- Thou hast multiplied the nation, and not increased the joy: they joy before thee according to the joy in harvest, and as men rejoice when they divide the spoil.

Ecclesiastes 9:7- Go thy way, eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine a merry heart; for God now accepteth thy works

Romans 15:13- Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.

Nehemiah 8:10- Then he said unto them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared: for this day is holy unto our Lord: neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the Lord is your strength.