A SIGN OF THE TIMES..
Every Church – every Temple – with every name – in every city.
It’s not a building or groups of people that like themselves.
It’s a verb – Be the Church – the called out ones. Go for it.
of writing for whatever reason, simply trying to convey inspiration
to others with what I have been inspired with.
Not really sharing who I was but who I am.
Normally, I’ve been posting a piece from the current date of years earlier.
Occasionally, I’ll just post something randomly.
Today, here’s one from 2008. What I was vs What I am. Thanks to the option and the choice that only God offers.
WHAT I WAS VS WHAT I AM
Be a blessing not a curse
Be a living – loving verse
People will read you
Be inspired – be inspiring
God, make your habitation in me
You inhabit the praises of Your people
And I praise You – inhabit me
As the stars inhabit the sky – inhabit me
the Earth is Yours and all of its fullness
Inhabit me, with Your fullness
Holy Spirit , fill this place within me
Take away any disgrace within me
Make Your habitation in me
Love of God, abide in me
While stopped at a traffic light this summer. I could hear many different radio stations playing from the vehicles around me. I was imagining what all those radio waves and digital signals looked like and would we listen to them, if we could see what they contained. It must look like a multi-colored , tightly woven spiders web, wrapping the planet. If you could see it, you might be afraid to go out into it. We are like tuners or receivers of these waves and we choose what we tune in to. You become a product of what you receive, also a transmitter. What are you receiving or transmitting? What about in the privacy of your car or your computer room? Ear buds?
Some may think: “What does it matter what I listen to, what I watch, what site I’m on. Something is nudging you to receive what you have chosen and what you have chosen becomes a part of you. These waves are attracted to the number you put on your receiver. You may deny it and think your channels are clear. Imagine what is being transmitted from you. Would you want anyone to tune into you? Have some people already tuned you out? Are you tuned in to the Holy Spirit? You may want to Google yourself or the Holy Spirit and see what’s in you-delete some channels. Be aware of the Prince of the air. He was the angel of the audio/visual department. He wants to squelch you.
“God is Spirit and those who worship Him, must worship in Spirit and in truth.” John 4:24
We are told in 1 John 3:18 “My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and truth.” There are a lot of songs out there- a lot of words.. Have you ever heard or even sung these songs that talk about how you are singing, dancing or giving all you’ve got to the Lord, but when you look around, hardly anyone is dancing and some aren’t even singing. Maybe not even you – or me.“I’m guilty too.” It’s like everyone is in their own place, even though we’re all in the same place
What is the reason for this, did you ever wonder? There is no question – it’s a heart issue. As I said, there are a lot of words, though many of those words are verbs, that require action to give them life. There is a verse that states:
“Be doers not just hearers of the word”. To paraphrase that: “Be doers not just talkers or singers of the word”. James 1:22 Romans 2:13 Ezekiel 33:30-33
The day came when I was convicted in my heart and asked myself: “Why am I singing this, when I don’t even do it?”
I can listen to or talk about what I believe until the Lord returns; but if I’m
not doing what I believe, how can I really say that I believe it and be speaking the truth??
It’s called: “In deed and in truth”. If the world around us doesn’t see us in action- they just hear a lot of talk. Why should they want to believe what we believe? Or as I like to phrase it: As God believes. They already hear opinions from each other about what they believe or don’t believe. They need to see proof- a life change in us that came from our salvation through Jesus. To see the living testimony of Jesus and want it for themselves. The freedom of living in the spirit. Then they and we, will have a song to sing..
A song of salvation – A song of His Spirit.
This song was composed out of the question: “How can I sing a song to you Lord- can my words give you enough love?” I want to sing and live a song of spirit and truth to you Lord, from a heart full of love, not just a mouth full of words. Make my life, a song to You Lord…
“The Song of His Spirit”
How can I sing a song to you Lord
What is Your song composed of
When does the music reach Your ears
Can my voice give You enough love
To sing the song You sing for me
We would be in communion
Your Holy Spirit song through me
Oh what a blessed union
So I will sing Your song to You
Sung by Your Spirit within me
Music that Glorifies Your Name
Music to let You draw near me
Songs of salvation ‑ Songs of joy
Songs of the sin that Your Son destroyed
Songs of His light that shines on my face
Songs that are sung in Your Most Holy Place
Let Me hear music ‑ He whispered to me
The music that’s played by abiding in Me
Sing this for me ‑ for I sing this for you
Love is the song, Jesus sings about you
We are to be a manifestation of the Holy Spirit
He is here through us – for He lives in us
Let Holiness come forth from you
Like a love song within you
That can’t live without you