Category Archives: Christianity

Quick to Listen and Slow to Anger

If you want to be wise in this world, you must become a fool for Jesus Christ. This means that your wisdom must be exchanged for the wisdom found within the Scriptures. Your understanding exchanged for the understanding found within the Scriptures. This does not mean you do not test or prove the Scriptures, it means that everything you receive as truth never leaves the foundation of Jesus Christ.

If you have any other foundation, it will fail. From this foundation you build upon it the knowledge of God and learn to enjoy hearing and receiving truth. Truth will not always be comfortable or pleasurable, but will set you free. Lies always end badly as the father of lies is Satan and his destiny is hell. As Christians you must learn how to listen quickly, be slow to speak and slow to anger. If you listen quickly, you will automatically speak less and your anger has little information to feed on. Quick anger comes from a lack of understanding and a lack of understanding comes from a lack of listening.

Triggers are triggered because a person has failed to listen and has failed to love truth. When you understand that truth can sting and you listen for truth when someone speaks, you should not get angry. Seek to understand through listening and your response in life will be constructive and you will grow in your understanding and experience rather then be stagnate in your maturity in Jesus Christ.

Anger rests in the bosom of fools (Ecclesiastes 7:9). But you want to be wise. Be wise and listen.


The Godless Wisdom that Excels The Children of Light: Ungodly trust in God

There is a way that seems right unto a man, but the end thereof is death (Proverbs 14:12). There is a way that appears wholesome and that spreads love, but it is actually hate. There is a way that appears like trust, but it is actually laziness and fear. The children of darkness are wiser than the children of light (Luke 16:8) because they don’t have an ungodly trust in God.

They take full responsibility for their success. They take full responsibility for their failure. They live completely in the world without trying to escape it. Many within the church have given up their responsibility and have placed it on God and they wonder why many of their prayers go unanswered. They say things like God will do this and God will do that and God will do that. God’s grace takes care of that and God’s mercy takes care of that. Then my question becomes, what do you do? Nothing?

Don’t stop with a salvation prayer and rest there. Its dangerous and extremely wasteful. As a Christian, we are no longer citizens of earth, but God has never given us permission to abdicate our responsibility to be salt and light with specific implications to change the world around us. This is something we choose, not God. Listen to the wisdom found in Psalms 37 and look at our responsibility that is listed first and then God acts.

Our responsibility:

  1. Do not worry (Psalm 37:1)
  2. Trust in the Lord, watch the conjunction, & DO GOOD (Psalm 37:3)
  3. Take delight in the Lord (Psalm 37:4)
  4. Commit your way to the Lord (Psalm 37:5)

God’s responsibility:

He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun (Psalm 37:6). It is your righteous reward because you are choosing to perform the righteous acts.

No matter how bad you want to leave this evil world or its political system, you should never believe that your presence is simply to go to work and die. You have a responsibility on earth and you should never forget that. You cannot get God, to do what He already said, you should, before He responds with a yes and Amen.

Evil people have their feet on the ground and as a Christian you should to. Its God’s responsibility alone to carry you to heaven. So, enjoy earth and be about the Father’s business. It is our responsibility to do so. Remember, it is the joy of the Lord that is our strength.

Do You Want Crowns And High Rank In Heaven?

As citizens of earth, you already understand that not everyone gets the trophy, the record deal, the scholarship or graduate at the top of your class. You are familiar with rank, whether you have served in the military or not. In every society on the planet there is a hierarchy or level for which one resides. The same goes for heaven, the demon world and fallen angels.

What kind of a Christian will you be? One that slides into heaven having everything you have done be burned up or one with crowns and high rank?

“For no one can lay a foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ. If anyone builds on this foundation using gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, or straw, his workmanship will be evident, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will prove the quality of each man’s work. If what he has built survives, he will receive a reward. If it is burned up, he will suffer loss. He himself will be saved, but only as one being snatched from the fire.” – 1 Corinthians 3:11-15

Do you want everything you have done on earth, to be counted as lost? And simply be saved by the skin of your teeth because of grace? Like a D student who graduates high school or do you desire crowns and high rank in heaven?

If you desire high rank and crowns, you must measure everything you do against the will of God for your life. This means saving souls and being a blessing. The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and the one who is wise saves lives (Proverbs 11:30). And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward (Matthew 10:42).

Let us strive for the mastery. Let us run the race like a winning athlete.


What Love Does?

The word love always trends on twitter. It is used every second of the day. A word that has been abused more than any word in the English language. Everyone uses the word. Whether you believe in its origin in God or not, people use the word and for many, its so fluid, that its weight has little value when said. Love has been reduced in many cases to lust.

People use the word to manipulate people. People use the word out of a genuine heart felt response based upon how someone makes them feel. No matter why you are using the word its power is not absolute.

While love is powerful and the very essence of God, it is not sufficient enough to make the most evil person repent and give their life to Jesus. The hearts of many are so cold that love or fear will not save them. They are simply doomed. Never forget that Jesus was the epitome of love and yet he was stilled murdered by people He asked God the Father to forgive. It is this understanding that I want you to keep, when you hear people try to use Jesus loves you as a tactic to bring someone into fellowship with Jesus.

Love doesn’t bring a person in. Its revelation. The ability to have the self awareness of ones sin will bring them into fellowship with Jesus, when they seek an answer for it. Jesus will always become the only solution for the dilemma. Christians are called to be salt and light. Not love and love. The salt means we are delightful people. Good people that may be trusted and the light is the revelation.

He who wins souls is wise. Fear is the beginning, but love is the sustainer. What does a person fear? There soul lost because of sin. When they believe, love will carry them through the trials and the tribulation. Fear is the beginning of wisdom. Fear is the beginning of knowledge. Love is afterward. It is the everlasting sustainer.


Directed Thoughts

Our thought life as Christians is crucial to our growth and sustainment in the will of our Heavenly Father. Our meditation in the morning and at night works to perfect our ability to cast down imaginations that work to exalt itself above the knowledge that we have of God.

Our meditation keeps us from wandering in our flesh and allowing the devil to receive  a foothold in our life. It is our meditation that keeps us connected to Jesus. It is the abiding in him that grants us access to God’s power to produce righteousness and operate in spiritual gifts.

When we fail to meditate on the Lord Jesus Christ, we fail. Our flesh is weak and cannot be depended upon to commit righteous acts without deliberate doses of Jesus in the morning and night. It is your thought life that will determine your success in Jesus and whether or not you will be prepared for His coming.

Your meditation is watching. Your directed thoughts are making you ready to receive the power of God. Your directed thoughts makes you a good husband or wife. A good father or mother. A good brother or sister. A good friend. A good boss. A good employer and employee.

God requires us to take responsibility for directing our thoughts on Him.