Watch Your Attitude

Hello old friends, new followers, and fellow bloggers- 

I was trying to decide if I wanted to blog today, being that it is my day of rest but I noticed something that has rubbed me the wrong way. The problem is that I see this among fellow ” Christians, ” those who are supposedly filled with the love of God.  I was talking to the Lord today about how I’ve been getting beat up emotionally and verbally by my fellow brothers and sisters.  The attitudes of those I’ve encountered this weekend, if I was not a Christian would make me not come to Christ.  This saddened me because I am a Christian, so for me to even think that way disturbed me.  So by the title of this post, you can sense where I am going.  If you profess Christianity of to be any kind of follower of Christ, I kindly remind you to watch your attitude and how you speak to people.  We are to love those around us, love and compassion is supposed to be the differentiating factor between us and the world.  How are we different, if we don’t love?  If we aren’t kind or hold any ounce of compassion within us?  Those who hold compassion truly emulate Christ, because even when he passes judgement- it is still in love.  Our attitudes can be the determining factor on whether someone comes to know Christ or not.  We have to be careful on how we project Christ to the world, especially those in spiritual leadership.  Sarcasm, rude speech, negative talk is not a characteristic of God. He is never intentionally mean and hateful towards us.  Nor is he ever “nice-nasty”, getting us “told” without thought.   That is not who God is…. and those who project Him that way, haven’t taken the time to truly know Him.  Y’all I’ve been guilty of using these tactics but as i come to know Him, i realize that my attitude is very important.  Sometimes, you have to sacrifice being right to keep the peace in your environment.  I learned that you don’t always have to get the last word nor do you always have to confront people on what they’ve done.  Instead, go to God and ask Him to handle the situation- I rather Him handle it than for me to compromise my witness even for a second.  We are all works in progress, myself included- so I encourage you guys to keep at it.  Don’t let others immaturity skew your image of God and your budding relationship with Him,  Be the bigger person and God will cause everything to work out for you.  Watch Your Attitude!!!!

Until next time,

Mo 🙂

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Go Your Way And Sin No More

Hello old friends, new followers and fellow bloggers- 

Being that today is Freedom Friday, I thought I would address the dangers of entertaining the enemy after your deliverance.  I have been guilty of this, so I can discuss this- but even today I made up my mind that I was no longer going to entertain the demons that held me bound prior to deliverance.  The fact of the matter is: Christ sets us free.  He does, in fact John 8:36 states “Who the Son has set free is free indeed” meaning that once He has set you free, you are without a doubt free.  I think the problem arises when we allow the old things that kept us bound to dictate to us concerning our freedom, and therefore we fall back into the bondage we fought so hard to get out of.  I’m reminded of Jesus in John 5, how he healed the man that was sick for 38 years (he was crippled/paralyzed).  Jesus told the man to take up his bed and to walk.  He then found the man later and said  “You art made whole. Go your way and sin no more, lest something worse come upon you.”  This phrase “Go your way and sin no more” stood out to me because it showed me that the individual( man by the pool of Bethesda) was in the situation that he was in- ultimately because of sin.

 Sin crippled him, Sin paralyzed him, and Sin had this man stuck in a painful place in life for 38 years.

Christ knowing this…approaches and heals this man of his infirmity, but then comes back forgives the sin and warns of the aftermath if the man returns back to that lifestyle.

I think that by Christ coming back and giving that warning, He was so wise.  Think about it.  If my friend was an alcoholic ( had real trouble with alcohol), I would not take him/her to a bar.  Even though they may be strong enough to be in that environment, it would still be foolish of me to have what kept them bound in their vicinity.  Here’s another example, say this man kidnapped me and hid me in his warehouse for a number of years.  He fed me and gave me water but he tortured me and destroyed my self-esteem.  The FBI gets word of my disappearance; they come, find and rescue me from the captivity of this man.  I’m a free agent once again and I began to live life on my own.  But what if, I return back to the one that put me into captivity.  I showed up at the warehouse and I submit to my kidnapper once more, all of you would say that I made a stupid decision.  I would get calls like “HOW COULD YOU?” and “WHY????” and “THE FBI SHOULDN’T HELP YOU THIS TIME.” Some might even call saying “WE HAVE WASTED OUR TIME AND RESOURCES ON YOU.”  That’s just the honest-truth.  The sad part is, we are like the character I portrayed to you tonight. Sin has kidnapped our free will, has bound and tormented us.  So Christ being the awesome person He is, He comes like the FBI- He finds, rescue and sets us free.  The kicker is: WE RETURN BACK TO OUR SIN!!!!.  Does God the Son complain?  No.  Does He view us as a waste of time and resources? No. In fact, He rescues us again and again.  But why live in bondage, when you can be free?  Why live in this victim mentality, when you can be victorious? WHY???

So this evening, I whisper to you the same words that Jesus whispered to me : “You are made whole- Your sins are forgiven. Go your way and sin no more, lest something worse come upon you.”

Until next time,

Mo 🙂

P.S. For more passages of scripture regarding this subj, Check out : John 8: 1-11; Hebrews 12:1-2, Romans 12: 1-2, Galatians 5:1, and etc.  There are many more about staying in the liberty of Christ.  If you have any questions: feel free to email me @ authenticlove789@gmail.com, you can tweet or DM me @framesofdust8 or you can message me on our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/authenticlove789.  I ❤ you guys so much; stay encouraged!

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True Test Of Love

“But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;” Matthew 5:44

Hello Authentic Lovers

Many of us see these words but how many of us actually live them out?  When you can live out these words then you can say  that you love the way that Christ loves. This scripture above (^) is your test.

Until next time,

Mo 🙂

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