Do you Have the Nose for the News?
Gossip Mongers! The Bible gives us clear direction on how we are to keep our mouths in His direction, that is God's direction not ourselves.
Do you hide Gossip behind your prayer requests? Did you know that is evil and manipulative, what God absolutely hates?
One of the most despicable things I've ever seen in my ministerial experience was a prayer group spending all their time gossiping and very little time actually in the Word of God and prayer.
Gossip devastates all the good work previously done in a church!
The Bible is directing us to restrain our speech. A wise person controls their tongue; what they say and how they say it. The Bible goes on to say that people who spread gossip have malicious intentions as much as the people who start the gossip in the first place. This malice leads to the destruction of property and persons, just as bad as a fire would destroy a home or a church.
Gossip is Evil and Gossip destroys! "There is no better way to start conflict, than to spread gossip!"
Most Christians have not let Christ transform them beyond the first stage of salvation; especially in their way of thinking and mindset. This places a limit on how and what Christ is able to accomplish in their lives. Therefore, the result of this behavior is that gossip becomes a normal practice. So most Christians listening to or spreading the news are not aware that it is wrong, because their experience and minds tell them it's okay...
Those of us who are privileged to represent our Lord Jesus Christ in the arts should be galvanized by mission, not by ambition; by mandate, not by accolades; by love for the Master, not by the allurements of this world.
Gratitude is an attitude of being thankful for what He has done for me! When we fully recognize that our greatest problem has been solved, our indebtedness of sin, we can feel and know gratitude and thus honor God, by leading a life of response to Who and what He has done!
What is Worship? Part II
Are you being impacted by Christ or just your ideas of praise and worship?
Impacting worship simply means that God is impacting you and you are letting Him know so, so He can continue to impact you and others around you. We are an offering to Him, an acknowledgment of His sovereignty and Lordship over our personal lives and over us as a church. It is experiencing His greatness come upon us and our response of praise that enables us to see Him for who He is and what He has done. In so doing, we can...
Are you reverent, is this relevant? Reverence is an aspect of adoration, it is the true response that leads to worship to all that come before God.
Is heartfelt Devotion working in you?
Are you an offering to God (Psalm 1:2; Isa. 26:3)? Has the Christian faith impacted all of you, who you are as well as what you do?
You can also Worship God through Prayer!