(Re-published Post by: Lilly Hobbs)
I truly believe that the Lord will show us favor when we fight for righteousness. Do you?
In a world crammed with darkness, one that openly celebrates murder and despises purity, God is still working just as He did in the days of old and just as He will in the future. Now is not the time to lose sight of that.
I’m reminded of Zechariah 4:6 which says, “Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,” says the Lord Almighty.”
I understand, our comfortable, casual Christianity that we buy into now encourages us to retreat when things get even a little heated, but we must stay in it!
It’s never been more convenient to become numb. The American Church is numb. Numb to the things God is speaking to our hearts, numb to the opportunities He places before us, numb to causes we should be fighting for.
You need not look any further than abortion to see that what I am telling you is true. We often retreat from these issues because we are numb to the things of God! We purposely choose to ignore the fact that innocent lives are being murdered because of the selfishness and lies that the enemy has infiltrated our culture with.
C.S. Lewis once said, “They may break our bodies (a microbe can do that) but they need not dominate our minds.”
We cannot afford to let the world rule our emotions and our reactions. Refuse to let the world dominate your mind, ask God to do that instead. We must feel what God feels. As soon as we wake up in the morning and start our day, we should know what’s on God’s heart because of the intimate relationship we have with Him which comes through a radical obedience and love for Him.
He will put what’s on His heart on yours, but you better be ready to follow through if He wants to use you to do something about it, which is what we see all throughout Scripture. That’s what keeps you from becoming numb and ineffective.
If you feel what God feels, I promise that you will live most of your life outside of your “comfort zone”. It will be undeniable. Your choices will be different, and you will want to be on mission all the time, therefore, spending time with friends will look different, your prayer times will be powerful, the Word will come alive and move your heart, etc.
There is nothing that will satisfy your heart more than getting serious for Jesus.
Most people, however, have never experienced that before. They don’t know what it’s like to distinguish between good and evil, and to be guided by the Spirit. Most Christians probably shy away from sharing bold, Biblical posts on social media nowadays because they are more concerned with the opinions of man than the commands of God.
Yes, the American Church is numb, but you don’t have to be. Feeling numb is merely a symptom of not living the way that we were made to. If you love Jesus and live for Him, numbness won’t be an issue of concern. There will certainly be highs and there will certainly be lows, but if you feel what God feels, you won’t miss a beat.
“Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.” (Galatians 5:24-25)
SO WHAT IS YOUR RESPONSE?
= Have you been feeling numb lately?
= Do you feel what God feels?
= What are you going to do differently?
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