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FOR NO REASON!

Sometimes we don’t need God to punish us. For “no reason”  we seem to manage that all by ourselves and the Devil appreciates the help. I believe we do wrong at times for no reason other than a lack of self-worth.

“Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible-The kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.”   

Many years have passed since the phrase “No man is an island”  was pretty much the norm.  I lived during a time when people depended on each other; but not these days.  For no reason I can think of some prefer to go it alone.  I think this happens when we try to hide our faults by claiming to not need anyone or anything.  As active as the Devils is the help has to be coming from somewhere.

In years gone by we were fine with what we had, mainly because we are used to having less.  Still, we were able to accomplish what we needed with the help of others and what was available; now the more we have, the less we do and the more we want, for no reason other than “I want it.”  Greed is certainly a motivator and hard work seems to be a distraction.

George Washington Carver once said; “No individual has any right to come into the world and go out of it without leaving behind him distinct and legitimate reasons for having passed through it.”

Some of the things we do for no reason are powerful enough to bring down the best of some of us, just because.  Sometimes the elements of no reason can possibly be a no thought process, or from a  lack of abilities to comprehend a new thought process, or the usual.  I don’t care.

Our uppity proud selves can keep us tied down long pass help without direct intervention from a higher source; Jesus.  Sometimes we have to be put down to get up, and some would still say for no reason.

The things we say out of our mouths can come up and out for no reason, causing damage that may be irreversible, and there is no excuse or reason other than “it just came out that way.”  What a cop-out.  We can and do destroy lives because we say things out of the blue, never considering the consequences or really caring; after all it is all about us, anyway.

When asking questions it seems that the most important ones are how come I, and why not.  What happened to can I help or how can I make a difference?  I can’t think of any valid reasons for not asking the Christ-like questions, except for I am too selfish; which includes the most popular answers for inactivity when it comes to others; for no reason, I don’t know, I have enough problems of my own and I just don’t care.

Some of us have reasons for what we do, and all too often its I did whatever because I could or didn’t want too, is more like it.  At least we can find honesty in the latter answer.  Have we been programmed? 

One time I was crying in the shower because my hair was coming out in clumps, and running down the drain.  Although I was on Chemo I had no reason to cry other than, I was programmed to do so.  I know that sounds crazy, but I was crying because I thought this is what I was supposed to do from watching too much television.  (Cancer movies)

Paying attention to the ways of the world, instead of my heart and the promises from God sent me off track.  In my heart, the Holy Spirit revealed to me there was no reason to worry concerning Cancer, Jesus will be my healer.  That’s a good reason for having no reason, still, I failed.  For just a moment I lost touch and I forgot to Trust me, even when I had no reason to…

Yes, it hurt to see my hair running down the drain, and it was the first time I cried over anything relating to Cancer.  After all, I was supposed to be prepared, and I had been warned in my Spirit this would happen, but for no reason, I forgot all about my strength and faith in God.  I knew my hair would grow back in due time,; but I was weak for no reason I can think of except, I let myself down.

Doing things for no reason is a cop-out and cowardly.  Those reasons can easily be coupled with nothing at all, leading to a failed life, and for no reason, we just don’t get it.  What went wrong, we scream.  We fall in love for no reason and most times we embrace it, which is a good thing.  An even better thing would be to give thanks and fall in love with the Lord Jesus Christ for no reason.

If we really don’t have reasons for what we do, may I suggest for no reason we do something for the betterment of others?  I am sure if we think hard enough we can find plenty of reasons, and this can result in giving us the reason for why we are here.

We all have a purpose, the point is to find what it is and then put it to use.  We as humans need something to make our lives important, to stand and be a part of something worthwhile.

“If I didn’t have a purpose in life I would have no reason to write to you.”

Instead of being lazy about our life and all it entails, and if we face the fact that we are here for a reason.  Just by helping others we may find and have a purposed filled life, (No reference to the book.) thru our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Some dislike the way things are for no reason.  Then there are those who have good reasons for what they like, dislike and what they do.  But to be unjust toward God is another thing, blaming him for all our mistakes only produces losers.

Do you think some of our no reasons may be caused by people hanging on to hate, thinking the pain will come if they don’t?  Deep inside there is a real us just waiting to be relevant, and still we can find no reason to be all we can be because of no reason.  What kind of sense does that make?  Some life, uh!

The Bible is the only true book loaded with real reasons for everything.  This book explains acceptable reasons for getting divorced; you will need biblical grounds for it, so don’t get it twisted.  Reasons not to get a tattoo, reasons for marriage, reasons for not having sex outside the marriage, polygamy, even reasons not to worry; and this is just the tip of the iceberg.  The Bible gives us good reasons for everything.

You, do you; I need a reason for every right or wrong with a clear purpose for doing it.

The God I serve, Jesus Christ has a reason and a purpose, and we are made in his image, causing me to believe I have the same.  So I am putting to use what I believe to be my purpose, and that is to tell you;

You are not here by accident, we all were put here for a reason, and purpose

“Everyone who is called by My name, and whom I have created for My Glory, Whom I have formed, even whom I have made.”   Isaiah 43:7

FYI: this means doing everything possible to Praise and Please God for His Glory; this is the reason He gives for our existence and meaning of our existence.

When we trust and obey the Will of God, while praying for guidance, we will have plenty of reasons to put no other gods before him, love our neighbors as ourselves, do unto others as we would have them do unto us, and to love and honor one another.

These are just a few reasons.  So the next time we think to do something for no reason, stop and give purpose to all we do, in the Name of Jesus; for no reason other than we might learn, learn something and gain “Everlasting Life.”  Pick up the bible and read all bout it for yourself

We all matter, so choose Christ for the real reason; creating a life with purpose, and fulfilling our hunger for peace.

Thank you, Jesus, thank you, Lord, for you are my reason and my purpose.   Amen

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Posted by on October 21, 2013 in Something To Think About

 

AND I THOUGHT I WAS RELIGIOUS!

Devout: to be very religious, pious, earnest and sincere.                                                         

Devote: to concentrate on a particular thing, such as a devotion to God.                                    

Pious: having, or showing religious devotion.

I thought I was religious until I researched all it entails, and by studying the Bible, I discovered I was a long ways off the mark.  I also discovered besides myself, there are quite a few of us that are not religious, although we think ourselves to be.  I also learned it would be advantageous to get a closer walk with Christ by becoming more devoted, for myself as well as for family members, friends and others.

To be religious is to believe strongly in your religion by carefully obeying its rules.  So to be religious involves concentration coupled with dedication. You know we have our ways so naturally some will stir the pot. (Cause trouble)   I am mindful of the fact that human frailty causes us to make ripples, and at some point we are not aware of them.  Yes, this can happen because we are human.

There are exceptions, except for the Words of Christ. 

Not being aware of something is when a lesson is just waiting to be learned whatever the outcome.  Remember this is the time to take the experience as a lesson well taught; but to be useful we must share what we have learned with others.

The key is to recognize the opportunity and gain from the experience.

When we apply ourselves we will be able to put knowledge to use, brightening up our future and others in the days to come.  Take advantage instead of using complaints Learn from all the episodes that comes to life; learn them well for some may come into focus again and again in a different situation, so be ready.

Experience is for a purpose, an everyday learning process to gain knowledge.

As I put more thought into being a better Christian (pious) I found I could barely obey my own rules.  So if I was going to be an outwardly religious, Christian, I needed to be just that and not make a fool of myself by not knowing.  (Void of knowledge about how to be a good Christian and a good citizen in the carnal world.)

For some to not be religious doesn’t mean they don’t believe in Christ, but it would be wise if they did.  We just don’t know or obey all the rules when we proclaim ourselves to be this or that.  I also found no matter how religious we consider ourselves to be, “it’s what others think that matters,” in this case.  

We must look, act and be the person we say we are in the Name of Jesus Christ, and our walk is to be all we say we are when using his name.

Some of us are afraid to practice our beliefs because of insecurities.  Some of us are New Christians and don’t want to end up like some old bitter Christians, Christians, we may have witnessed or known personally.  Some things that are important are very confusing, causing us to lay low until information is revealed from a trusted source.  (Family members, friends, the Bible.)  Some of us are in situations where information and Jesus are at a premium and or tabooed.  For whatever reason, we can find plenty excuses to not be as reverent as we should.

“See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.”   Colossians 2:8

A religious person should be Devout, Godly, Faithful, and Conscientious.  Those are big personality traits that are attainable and easily accomplished if we put them to work.  By using our faith and trust in God, we can reach peaks unimaginable; as with all things we desire and need when Jesus Christ is at the forefront of our lives. Our CEO.

Some of us worry about being and remaining religious in the face of adversaries?  The Devil.  Who knows, some may be very religious, but for some reason not want us to know their spiritual business.  I believe it is more to it than that; afraid of being called out as a coward or shame could be a factor.  All I am saying is there is no need to worry if you are not a hypocrite.  Pretending to be something we are not.)

I think some people really know themselves and are wise enough to be careful with the eyes of the Lord on them, not realizing he knows all, admitted or not.  Then there are those who are sometimes Lovers of Christ, especially when it benefits them, not knowing he is always a benefit if you know him, and he knows you.  Then there are those who talk a good game and that is all it is, game.

Toying with Jesus is a dangerous game that I prefer not to play.  Proclaiming to others “I do what I do in the name of the Lord,” will not fly.   But it will dig a hole that can swallow us up.

I believe there are people who understand and work very hard at keeping their mouths shut, therefore keeping their opinions to themselves.  I am not saying that is a good or bad thing, but I will admit sometimes it shuts down that outspoken tongue, saving us from ourselves, and the stoppage of using the Name of the Lord in vain.  But not all, some will still speak with forked tongues, and proclaim they are religiously devout, and an outstanding Christian in the Name of the Lord, coupled with being a good citizen in the community.

“If any man among you seems to be religious, and bridle not his tongue, but deceive his own heart, this man’s religion is in vain.”   James 1:26

I don’t know about you, but I have a conscience, I Fear the Lord, and I am sure I am not the only one.  If I were not religious at all, it would be a moral issue that I cannot fathom.  I know I cannot hide my Heart from Jesus Christ.  I am not strong enough to act as if I don’t know Him or his ways.  There are some that can do it, and say they are religious; after all, it is from their mouths and according to them. 

I worry about the consequences, maybe we all should.  I am certain there is a price to pay for everything.  I also know we can make it easy on ourselves if we choose Jesus Christ, who already paid the penalty. 

A person that knows Jesus and chooses the other path for whatever reason may not want to be religious, but still, they need to be redeemed.  So just because someone is not religious does not mean they are not God Worthy; go get them like Christ did you.

We can buy them back with our love.  Recover and convert others with the help of the Lord by bringing the Words of Christ into the lives we meet along the way.  More than likely we will enjoy the journey and may become a “fishers of men.”   Why not, It’s something to Think About?

We should never put ourselves at a disadvantage by following or listening to those who would teach or do harm to others.  The Jim Jone’s of the world have been the ones in drag, never revealing their true selves.  It is up to us to root out those;

“Having the appearance of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.”   2nd Timothy 3:5

“For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.   1st Timothy 2:5

(Jim Jones led a group of Christians following after him instead of Christ to mass suicide.)

“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, for you are like whitewashed tombs, which outwardly appear beautiful, but within are full of dead people’s bones and all uncleanness.”    Matthew 23:27

We have been warned, Devout, Devoted, Pious, Religious or not.

“Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows (etc.) in their afflictions, and to keep one unstained from the world.”

 Teach us Oh Lord that thy path is clear and your teaching trustworthy.   Amen

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Posted by on October 7, 2013 in Something To Think About

 
 
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