Friday, April 4, 2008

Time For God

Taking time for God each day can make or break who we are as believers. Just because we decide to accept Jesus as our personal Lord and Savior does not stamp a ticket to easy street. (Anything But) It takes effort. Just like any relationship a relationship with God is not a one-way proposition we have to and God expects us to put in the effort.

It's also real easy to allow the enemy to convince us that we don't need to waste out time reading the bible, praying, worshiping (corporately or privately), or spending time in fellowship with other believers.

John Wesley, an Anglican Priest, was credited for the founding of the United Methodist Church. Other traditions, Assemblies of God, Church of God, and some Pentecostals, also see him as playing a significant role in the founding of their faith traditions as well. Currently I am a United Methodist Seminary Student learning for the first time just how committed a disciple of Jesus Christ Wesley really was. Wesley was up every morning before the sun came out to spend time in his word and to pray. He was committed living a life of discipline in all that he did. He understood that without spending significant time with Jesus everyday he was not being what Jesus was calling him to be. He understood that being a devoted Christian meant making disciples and making disciples made him a target for the enemy. So it was imperative to him that he spend time with God every day so that he could carry out the call that God had placed on his life.

Can we do that? Can we as believing Christians call our selves more than believers? (Satan believes, the demons believe) Can we become something other than the stereotypical Christian who goes to church for fire insurance or cause Mom and them did? Can we begin to understand that THERE IS NOT A SET WAY TO BE A CHRISTIAN!!!? John the Baptist the one ordained by God to prepare the way would probably be ignored in most churches today. How you dress, watching our tongue, and doing charity work does not make us Christian. Teaching Sunday school, being baptized, or being confirmed doesn't make us Christian. Finally learning that we are absolutely nothing with out the redeeming blood of Jesus and living like him, regardless of what we have always thought and felt, makes us Christ Followers.

I have found that this is one of the hardest lessons of faith I have had to learn. God has gifted me with specific gifts and graces to be used for His Kingdom. Knowing that our gifts and graces are from and for God is what we all have to remember. Not controlling our lives. God isn't just in control when we need Him to be. He is in control all of the time!

Let’s make our lives God's life.

1 comment:

HARIYANAIK said...

We are greeting you in the most precious name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

" And whatever you do in word of deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the father through Him" Our relation is through Lord Jesus Christ only Epth 1:3:7.

I am Pathulothu Hariya Naik who come from Banjara Tribal Family, We are believe that by the grace of God you all are fine and we are praying for you in our daily prayers. Here by the grace of God we all are fine. In word of God written, trust in Lord, and do good; dwell in the land, and feed on this faithfulness. Delight yourself also in the Lord. And He shall give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord. Trust also in Him, and he shall bring it to pass" In the year of 1995 God saved me.


And from that on words. I am Trusting in the Lord and commit my self to the Lord. And I am delighting in Him. And I committed my ways to the Lord. Now I am believe He will help me. God called me to do His ministry in the year of 1995. From that on words I obeyed his word and doing His ministry. Preaching the Gospel to my own Banjara people. Our Banjara people are very poor people who live in the forest. They are Idol worshiper’s they to do not know who is creator, real God. Because their lock of knowledge they worship and tress and stones. In their heart there is no peace. They are searching the true real God who give them peace. God called me from this kind of Banjara Tribe. Now I am preaching them about real God who give peace God is doing Miracles among the Banjara People. From my place many souls are accepted Jesus as their personal savior and Lord. And they are received in their heart. And they are attending the church. We all are gathering in a hut to worship Him. Now that is our church place. Now there are many who do now know real God. We are praying for them. We are requesting you to pray for them. I am going to preach the Gospel to them and bring many perishing souls to the presence of God. We have financial problems. Lack of finance, I am not able to move forward. Remember this pastor in your prayer. Those who help to poor. God will bless them. And we hope that God will help us. We are thanking you for before your ministry. So we are requesting you remember us in you daily prayer specially for our Banjara tribe people and our church.


I offered my self to preach the Gospel. Especially to Banjara people and to feed
Orphan children.
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