Friday, March 24, 2023

Oh Honey, I'd Never Say THAT!

"Without faith it is impossible to please God... When justice is done, it is a joy to the righteous but terror to evildoers."   --- Hebrews 11:6, Proverbs 21:15


So I'm still reading folks' (wild, unsettling) comments after videos or Twitter/Gab posts and now I realize why. Blog fodder. So much blog fodder.  シ

And when Christians (especially) write, "Those scoundrels in leadership will never be punished! They always get away with their crimes," well, I shake my head.

Never would I speak those words! Why would I place more faith in injustice rather than godly justice? Why would I insist upon believing God won't carry out verses like this one?

"For I the Lord love justice; I hate robbery and wrong; I will faithfully give them their recompense..."   --- Isaiah 61:8

Yet Christians keep asking, " Why do poor leaders keep getting elected? Why does exposure of evil arrive so slowly?"

Months ago two Christian men (with shocked faces) spoke in a video the day following a godly legislative change. "I cannot believe I saw this day in my lifetime!," one said. "Right? I mean, I prayed for years, but never thought this day would actually arrive."

I gasped. My jaw dropped. Seriously? You guys (and probably millions of others) prayed, but never believed God would answer your prayers?

Man, no wonder "the wheels of justice grind slowly." Why are we shocked at slow justice if we're praying minus the believing part?


How about if we start speaking as though we believe God will answer our prayers? How about if we live with a heart-filled excitement that God will make all things new, that He'll bring justice where and when it's due?

How about if, in the meantime, we abide in the joy of anticipation?

"Death and life are in the power of the tongue,
And those who love it and indulge it will eat its fruit and bear the consequences of their words."   ---Proverbs 18:21

"Fear is a wasted effort, prayer is a productive effort." ---Dr. Bruce L. Hartman

"Set a guard over my mouth, Lord; keep watch over the door of my lips."   --- Psalm 141:3


This week I created a list of the teachers/ministers/prophets I listen to regularly and came up with 16. Probably I could add another 3 I watch occasionally.
Is it difficult finding those who minister to my heart? Not at all! God easily brings to me via Youtube those who are repeating what the Holy Spirit tells me around the house while I clean, cook and live my life. They're all in agreement about most things and with what I'm hearing God say and He uses them to help keep me encouraged, growing, joyful and at peace.
Keeping my last post in mind, never let fear of hearing deeper insight of a Bible verse keep you from seeking those godly people God wants to place in your life! 
Without change there is no growth. Without growth, there is no change.
Without growth and change, there is only stagnation and boredom.

Did you know that Youtube lately added a ton of free movies? Here are a few places to begin looking: Bjg Tjme Faith Movies, Holy Critic, Indie Rights Movies For Free and Chicken Soup For The Soul TV.

"Be it unto you even as you have believed... and t
ruly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them."   --- Matthew 9:29


Please remember: My posts are always about more than they appear to be. 


 "For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses." ... Matthew 6:14,15


Betsy said...

Ah yes, praying, believing in faith for an answer, as long as it is God's will to answer your prayer. Just this week I have heard of two ladies that a group of friends and I have been praying for who had stage four cancer and now the tumors have shrunk drastically until they are virtually invisible for both ladies. The doctors for both are baffled. Praise God! He answers prayers always, just not always the way we would prefer.
Blessings and hugs,

Pam said...

"Abide in the joy of anticipation." I vote for that! Debra, I always need to be reminded to watch what I say and even how I say things. This post has some great verses to hold onto. Thank you!!

Debra said...

Betsy--than ks for sharing the wonderful answers to prayer! Wouldn't it be wonderful if we always prayed and spoke, believing to see our prayers answered? I'm thinking our world would look very different if we did.

Pam--so true about our needing to be reminded about our words! Count me in on that, also. And I, too, have thought much lately about abiding in the joy of anticipation. It really should (I believe) be a result of our believing in true faith.

Thanks so much, Ladies! Blessings, Debra