Something that made me pause and take a step back and before the creepy thought could enter my heart, I just said â€œLord I need your helpâ€. The Bible has everything (2 Timothy 3:16) to give us whatever we seek, yet I wanted a practical understanding which will not only make my mind clear but also to others when I speak.
You might wonder what he is up to!Â This is a testimony child in Christ and I sincerely would like to share with you. For sure somewhere it would assist you. Last week I came to know a situation whereby a close person whom I know very well did it again, something that is unpleasant, something that could have been avoided or even could have asked for help of assistance that could make things better. I gave my advice with a stern holy anger just to have the ship sailing in the right direction and yes, I did quote scriptures for giving the strength.
Our human nature by default makes us defensive and reacts and the same thing happened informing me not to give my priestly advice or quote scriptures from the Bible but to look into my own self. We are all made sinners, brothers and sisters in Christ by default and are destined to die but God looks at a repented heart!
I love St. Peter and his boldness to speak to Jesus where he does not give him any chance other than to say â€œYESâ€. I love this scripture to my heart (Mathew 14:28-31), Jesus can save us in the nick of time provided we fulfil the condition, we speak out â€œsave me Lordâ€ with a truly sincere and repented heart.Â Just say, “Lord, I need your help”.
We have our teacher who clearly told us not to judge (Mathew 7:1-6) hence I put my request in prayers for understanding (Psalm 32:8).
Two scriptures summarised to my answer:-
Clearly informs each and every one of us our mission for which we are on Earth (a transit point before our departure to the final destination). We need to make the very best use of the transit duration for which there is no second chance because the boarding card is issued without the flight details. It is because of Godâ€™s grace the manifest is changed to prepare ourselves on our last shopping. Every goodness has been given to us by the Son of God with his final breath on the cross â€œIt is finishedâ€.
Finish from poverty with wealth, finish from sickness with good health, finish from sin with forgiveness, just everything of goodness from God. We need to exercise this authority with the helper that Jesus gave us who can reveal the truth about God (John 14:16) and who will stay with us forever.
Jesus clearly has stated that the Parable of the Sower is the key to all his teaching (Mark 4:13). Our duty as Godâ€™s children is to sow the word of God in ourselves and in others. We need not see where the seed would fall, on sinful or good Christians, believers or non believers, rich or poor, just everyone we can minister in Godâ€™s faith. If we take a practical example of a farmer, does he selectively sows the seed only on good soil or he just scatters over the land with a faith of good crop? We just need to bring the raw material to God in good form and God will create the finish and finest product that is worth taking home in our hearts.
Let us sow the seeds and see the fruits in our spiritual eye, because for God everything is possible (Luke 18:27).Â God bless you.
– – – written by Tome de Souza