SMITTEN

Screen Shot 2016-02-06 at 7.22.54 PMI must confess that I have been bitten. The werewolf did not do it. The vampire is not the one guilty. It was someone else. Someone I met long ago. Someone that touched the fabric of my clothes as the oil dripped from my forehead. I recall the anointing.

I recall the power of God grabbing a hold of my mind and changing my thoughts. I was going in one direction, not the group, and found another. I changed the way I dressed. I changed the way I spoke. I changed the way I viewed life. For the first time I viewed life from an eternal perspective at not local.

No one told me to change. The Holy Spirit told me to change. I chose to be obedient. He chose to continue speaking. Disobedience closes the mouth of God and like the children of Israel you will wander aimlessly without direction and live in confusion.

Some believers, so called, said to me it does not take all that. You are being legalistic. Those same believers, so called, have cheated on their wives, lost their jobs due to drunkenness and have molested their children. I hear the words previously spoken “it does not take all that.” Really!!

Why would God in his complete awesomeness give us the Holy Spirit if he wanted us to continue living the way we lived without him? Why did he send his only Son? For me to say “it does not take all that?”

I assure you, it takes everything we have to live holy.

Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: Matthew 7:22- 24

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8 responses to “SMITTEN

  1. Reblogged this on From The Pews and commented:
    Wonderful Post!!
    Had to share it with you 😀

  2. I really enjoy this post. Soon I will peruse more of your writing.
    A hazard I found myself in with these thoughts is that I’m allowing the Holy Spirit to change what it wants to, rather than what I feel should be changed – or even worse, what others think should be changed.

    Thank you for your writing!
    Have an amazing day!

  3. A powerful word Roger. The Holy Spirit is leading us continually deeper into this love called obedience isn’t He? I am so grateful for the day HE came and began this wonderful transformation process in me! We serve an amazing God!

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  5. Roger powerful message, I remember in 1976 when I was smitten and my life changed, the way I walk, the way I talked, the way I saw things, my selfishness died, and my faith increased, i became self-less and was happy to serve Him whom I love. Your words are a powerful testament, and your blog is a great vehicle to bring His life-light to many. I have nominated you my brother for the Most Influential Blog Award 2012. You influence many with your spirit, your words, and your love each and every day endlessly! You are so deserving in my eyes of spiritual recognition! We share, we lift, and we ask for nothing in return but we are brothers connected to the same living vine, we are refreshed by each other…so i gift this award to you as you have always lifted my heart and spirit this day and every day…i am honored to share this with you…god bless you always my dear brother!

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