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Our God is Limitless!
Our God is Limitless
Society is accepting lies, as they struggle to understand how a nation founded on a hope for peace and religious freedom could now create an environment to prohibit that, when the truth is our God is limitless!
The ambiguity of our current moral code is causing our world to unravel with immense effort to confuse the masses by erasing truth. This disillusionment runs an undertow fixated on dismantling our compass, and the societal norm appears to make God irrelevant.
If our focus remains on the negatives, we risk becoming bodies lacking direction with an outcome of evolving into robotic drones. The need for guidance is constant, but, the course of aimless meandering causes hopelessness if left uncorrected.
Without seeking positives, and adherence to a moral code unfortunate chaos ensues. When our ideas come from selfish pursuits morality takes a backseat. People want to choose love, if given a chance, most will pick good over evil, but sometimes choice evades as human nature bases a decision on environmental conditioning.
The reactions are due to a confusion within the psyche. A problem with a twisted sense of reality forces actions where they conclude limits to their options and basically hide from making a choice that is honest as opposed to popular!
Humankind carries the innate want for understanding, appreciation for their purpose, and the need to love with compassion. These qualities are desires of human nature. But truth is we need not be victims of circumstance when we have faith in a limitless God. Faith is the key to hope. The love we seek is available to everyone!
So, if one believes in the promises of God's power to intervene as our loving Father, we will then experience His guidance to move us with direction. People are in real need of God's teaching as they put what makes them loved and appreciated over the concern for others. This very humanistic trait is often subconscious and unintended.
People seek the affirmation to know they're doing good. To comfort themselves they have a tendency to judge. They confirm self by rejecting others. Mass media is blurring the lines of truth, making it difficult to see straight. Division is the root of separation between people. Denying the call to love allows greater slippage into deception creating an image that our awesome God has limits.
We are Living as Robots Shell-Shocked and Stifled
Often cultures stands shell-shocked in disbelief, while glaring at the blood stains on the hands of others, therein allowing subconscious thought to become the breeding ground for hatred and division. We must do more than gossip and point fingers, rather work together to build unity in understanding and forgiveness. We must plant seeds of restoration and water them.
You can plant one seed, can't you?
Begin with selfless compassion, preform random acts of kindness, and stop relying on people to be perfect. Fact is, they are no more perfect than the one you see in the mirror each morning. Concentrating on ourselves is not where our focus should be, but mass materialism seeks to sway our devotion to selfless serving. We then fall victim to a self serving societal way of thinking, though often subconscious, we join the ranks of complacency.
Within the thistle of lies that entangle we seek pure examples of unconditional love. We have the purest example in Jesus Christ. His hands covered in stain from the sins of all. Though He made this punishing sacrifice He continues to love us regardless of flaw and imperfection and this is what He calls us to do. He says, "A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another." (John 13:34)
Why do we seek solace in any other verse? God loves us as if to disregard our negative thoughts, sinning nature, and still we judge our brothers and sisters as opposed to correcting ourselves. I am sure He sees the blood on our hands and yet He chooses to wash it away healing the wake of our sin.
"I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh." (Ezekiel 36:26)
Regardless of where you are today, there may be a spot in your heart needs softening. Ask for repair in the area you need it most, thereby allowing God to fill your heart completely using the tough stuff for a greater purpose as His children.
"Beloved, now we are children of God... we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is." (1John 3:2) Prepare Ye The Way of the Lord...
Prepare Ye the Way Of the Lord
Childlike Innocence Lost
I would be quite rare for one to look at an infant and imagine hatred, nor do we plot ways to break down these little humans. One wouldn’t think to use their weakness to gain anything or plan ways to shatter them with vile acts of violence unless it involves a diseased mind. Instead, there’s a common agreement to protect their innocence.
When did we lose this sense of creating a haven for one another? We are stuffing emotions within the depths of our souls fighting against the elements of ignorance in a suffocating society. How sad that people tend to hide their true reactions to what is wrong in the hopes of fitting in, or at least not standing out in the crowd?
Perfect harmony is difficult, near impossible in most relationships, because we are imperfect as individuals. But, no matter how bad things get people need to feel love and peace at their core. Don’t we all seek that for ourselves and aren’t we called to live by the golden rule? The steadfast rule, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” (Matt. 7:12)
The best way to find this to find your center in peace is through faith in God as our wonderful counselor. He wants relationship with each of us and that relationship with Him will allow guidance to right our wrongs. God is our guide in navigating our imperfect relationships and formatting the next steps to take.
"Be even-tempered, content with second place, quick to forgive an offense. Forgive as quickly and completely as the master forgave you." (Col. 3:13)
Since we are imperfect my guess is we have made mistakes today. No worries, try again tomorrow. If our situations are tough we can start with planting a seed and letting God water it. Start a new conversation and be open to what the Holy Spirit is saying to you, close out the noise and listen for the message to be revealed.
Can't We Just Try Harder
We navigate life together and when we remain still each day provides the potential to experience something new. I suppose the best decision we make is to trust God first, love when frustrated, and be open to learning from everything.
We of course have serious flaws and weaknesses. Walking the line with one who should want to push you off, and instead pulls you up, must be how God loves us. He chooses us, and keeps pulling us back to Him, and I am sorry to deflect, but I’m sure we are not always walking a straight line. Can I get an Amen for that?
We mess up and we get messy, in our thoughts, words, and actions. Just one look at the media tells us that life is precious and can change in an instant for anyone. We should work together with due diligence.
To become our best selves we can go to God first, take time in prayer and surrender in stillness until He speaks with clarity. However, the world tells us not to mention His presence, not to love one another, be cautious.
Well, I say, “Proclaim His glory to the ends of this earth.” We need to submit to His purpose. Open to how God is working in and through us, both as individuals and together.
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We Need to be Better at Loving
Desperate times require bold acts of a decision, deciding to love better within our brokenness, ignoring the spewing of distractions from a sinful world, that would tell us otherwise.
Our complacency is causing us to miss opportunities to love when broken. We need to love with the honesty and humble truth as we are all broken.
This crazy world has a way of alienating us from our purpose with lofty attitudes and attention to sin, separation seeks nothing more than our focus to be on it, this is the goal of division.
Our beloved God is eager for our transformation by turning from sins rooted in pride, envy, and anger toward humanity this becomes our curse.
If we refuse to humble ourselves before our creator He will still send His angels to get the attention of those which He made in His own image. Our sinning nature is the catalyst for demise with direct disobedience to God. Evil works to deceive man to create a world separated from God.
As a society are we conform to do the dirty work with by actions of pride, greed, lust, anger, gluttony, envy, sloth, these sins called deadly for a reason? We can encourage the fruits of the spirit in one another and the consequences will be notably different. Unity build while separation seeks to destroy. Believe, have faith in the building process without limits.
We are In Life Together
Sin snuggles up to mankind with its keen artistry manipulating with vicious lies of entanglement. We can have peace in the understanding we serve a powerful and awesome God.
"For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms." (Ephesians 6:12)
The powers of sin diminish with our obedience to our loving God.
How many times a day are we thinking about how others perceive us instead of being Christ-like? Are we victims of opinion, political parties, racial superiority, indifference, spreaders of hatred and negativity, or are we victors in Christ our King.
Shouldn’t we be spreading the good news rather than focusing on the bad? We can explore ideas taken from bible studies, but none of it matters if we are perpetuating hatred against mankind rather than attempting to understand the real core of those hurting in our path. Even those hurting us directly need to be loved.
As stated there's confusion in our complacency to stand by and be a part of a problem. Shouldn’t we seek positive solutions? To have a can do attitude requires work. Walking the line of injustice and judgment, pulling one another back to a haven of protecting the innocence of pure love.
Forgiveness is a decision, and it’s difficult to process. As God allows our free will and inhumanity toward our brothers and sisters. He allows it yes, but His purpose is not to condone, rather to construct change through choosing His will and not our own. He is after all a teacher and we the student.
Maybe if we stop running from God seeking to share Him while living with our own imperfections. Understanding everyone is doing the best they can to navigate through the perplexed and ambiguous faults of human nature. We can stop fighting in sin and get somewhere for God's purpose through us.
What is Written on Your Heart?
There is no need to pretend perfection because, in God's image we are! We should love as Christ did on the cross. When they crucified Him, Jesus said, “Forgive them for they do not know what they are doing.”
I believe if Christ was in that same place today we lay at His feet He would still say the same thing, those final words “it is finished.” There is no difference in the sin of man today. Man is still conditioned by environment. It is how we react or choose to respond to that environment that defines who we become. Choosing Christ to be center of your chaos changes your outcome. The truth is He took the cross for all sinners. He is the choice for all mankind!
I don’t know how God will react or respond to any sin or sinner. However, I know we should do our best to love as He did. When facing the giants of dismissal, sadness, disappointment, wrongful acts, lies, rumor, gossip, trial, hardship… I pray we humble ourselves to our God who created all of us in His image.
I pray that He allows us to see the potential in everyone as He died for all. Yes, we are products of a spiraling world, but we are the hope and the future, the lovers of this beautiful world. One world built by a loving and awesome God and thank Him for His sacrifice because He lives! No one can prohibit what is in your heart! Don't live in fear rather learn to love in the limits of your brokenness because our God is limitless!
Limitless Colton Dixon
What is your choice?
Given these two options to love or to judge what will be your decision?
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