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Our God is LIMITLESS!
Our God is limitless
I struggle to understand how a nation that began with the hope for peace and religious freedoms could create an environment to prohibit just that. Our society is foolish to believe it can limit a limitless God!
The ambiguity of our current moral code is causing our world to unravel. More and more is done to make God irrelevant.
Our world is full of people, all alike in the sense that they have a need for love. People will almost always choose love over evil, but sometimes there is no choice for them as they are basing their decisions on their environmental conditioning. Or they have a psychological problem or a twisted sense of reality, where they feel they are choosing love, even when they clearly aren't.
Humankind carries the innate want for understanding, appreciation for their purpose, and the need to be loved with compassion. These qualities of human nature are simply selfish. People will put what makes them feel loved and appreciated over the concern for others, a humanistic trait that is often subconscious and unintended.
People want to be right and they want to know what they're doing is good. In order to feel this way, they have the tendency to put others down and judge them for being wrong. We validate ourselves by rejecting others. The world has been blurring the lines drastically making it difficult for even the most well-intentioned to stay between them. This moral divide is the root of separation between people. Every time we fall into the crevice of this action we are denying the call to love, given to us by a perfect and loving God.
Life is going to happen. There is no stopping that. Sometimes life will be good, and sometimes tragic. How we react on the moral spectrum of opinion, assumption and or debate is not the point, as our desire should remain rooted in healing the separation of man by loving them unconditionally. If we could start there, maybe we could move to a conversation mindful of our own imperfection and heed the call to share the good news.
We are living like robots shell-shock and stifled
If we are in this world standing shell-shocked in disbelief, looking at the blood on the hands of others, we become the breeding ground for hatred and division. We can do better than that. It is time to start thinking. How do we build unity? It's time to plant seeds and water them. You can plant one seed, can't you? We are in desperate need of selflessness and random acts of love.
Childlike innocence lost
I don’t believe anyone looks at an infant and begins to 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 sickness was involved. Instead, there’s a commonality of creating protection for their innocence.
When did we lose this sense of creating a haven for one another? Is it lost or stuffed within the depths of our souls fighting against the elements of a suffocating society?
Perfect harmony is difficult in every relationship, mainly because we are imperfect as individuals, but no matter how bad things get, shouldn't we want what is good for all? Don’t we seek this outcome 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)
Since we are imperfect my guess is you may have made a mistake today. I suggest we try again tomorrow. If we can't change our situations we can start with planting a seed and letting God water it. We can start a new conversation and be open to what God is trying to share.
Our Relationships are the homework, the tests we often fail, in a world that seeks to destroy our eternal relationship with our Father in Heaven.
Why not? A social experiment very telling of our world temperature (warning some foul language)
Can't we just try to get along
We have navigated life together as a species for some time and still each day provides the potential to learn 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 struggle and have serious flaws and weaknesses. However, “walking the line” with one who should want to push you off, and instead pulls you up, must be similar to how God chooses to love us. He chooses us, and keeps pulling us back to Him, and I am sorry to deflect, but I’m sure we all are not all walking a straight line so, 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 be working with due diligence.
The best way to becoming our best selves is to go to God, 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, “Hell is for real, and we must proclaim His glory to the ends of this earth.” We need to submit to His purpose. Opening up to how God is working in and through us, both as individuals and together.
We all struggle
We need to be better at loving one another
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 that we can't wait as we are all broken.
Our crazy world has a way of alienating us from our purpose with lofty attitudes and attention to sin, Satan wants nothing more than our focus to be on him, this is his goal.
When given his name “Lucifer” he was a precious angel favored by God. He was known as the “Morning Star” “Prince of power” beloved by God until his transformation with the origin of his sin rooted in pride, envy, and anger toward humanity this would become his curse.
Lucifer refused to humble himself before man when God called His angels to worship the creation He made in His own image. He chose to sin and his demise emerged from the hatred of mankind and direct disobedience to God. His punishment was banishment from the heavens. He has worked to deceive man since that day continuing his reign on earth to create a world separated from God.
As a society are we readily conforming by actions of pride, greed, lust, anger, gluttony, envy, sloth, these sins called deadly for a reason? We are assisting in the outcome of Satan's goal! We need to stop helping him!
Thank you God
We are in this together
Sin snuggles up to mankind with its keen artistry manipulating with vicious lies of entanglement. We can have peace in the understanding that 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 as we humble ourselves in obedience to 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 walk circles, have an Aha moment, and be radical, but none of it matters if we are perpetuating hatred against mankind. In our daily thoughts and actions, we are choosing the work of perpetuating sin.
As I 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. Forgiveness is a decision, and it’s difficult to process when God allows our inhumanity toward our brothers and sisters.
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 start getting somewhere for God's purpose in us.
Limitless Colton Dixon
What is written on your heart?
We don’t need to pretend perfection because, note to self, in His image we are! We do need to 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 and ISIS was at His feet He would still say the same thing. He may take them down, but He would still say the final words “it is finished.”
I don’t claim to know how God would react or respond to any given sin or sinner. However, I do know that 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 in His image. I pray that He makes us see the potential in everyone as He died for all sin. Yes, we are products of a downward spiraling world, but we are the hope and the future, the lovers of this beautiful world. One world built by a limitless God and I thank God for His sacrifice and that He lives!!! No one can prohibit what is in your heart! Don't be afraid to love in the limits of your brokenness because our God is limitless!
Take another look at the faces in these videos
We have a choice how we will react to our world? View the videos one more time, look at the faces of the people, the instant reactions, and choose how you want to move forward.