Posts Tagged ‘healing’

July 29, 2014

When it gets down to problem solving there are four types of people in this world. Using “seeing a roach in your house” is a great empathetic way to find out which one you are.

  1. Type A) Kill it, and clean it up.
  2. Type B) Kill it, and leave the residue for somebody else
  3. Type C) Pack up, and move to another location
  4. Type D) Look it, and go in the other direction

This not only applies to roaches in unclean areas, but to us as human people and how we address unwanted situations in our lives. When the devil comes to steal, kill, and destroy you cannot allow for yourself to be caught  up as a “B”,”C”,or “D” option. “A” is the way to go; every time! The way people address the problems in their lives is not only based off of the way they were raised, but their level of spiritual maturity they flow and operate in.

Being saved and living saved are two extremely different complexes. Being saved just means that you followed Romans 10:9, but a lot of people whom get to that step seem to forget that they need to follow-up with 1 John 2:4 . Saying that you believe in God is not enough, but you have to exhibit your belief in the father through you daily communications with others, and your problem solving methods. There is so much more that is required of us from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and yet we still continue to operate in the spirit of “I will only do whats asked of me; nothing more and nothing less”. I say we because this applies to myself as well.

There are lots of problems that arise in the church. For instance, you’re a minister in your respective place of worship, and you see an ungodly move take place during service. How do you go about handling this [A, B, C, or D] ? I want to say right now that if you couldn’t bring yourself to honestly select the “A” option; Do not feel bad, for I am striving there myself.

Something that seems to baffle me about, whom I affectionately call, “Half-Christians” today is that they continue to keep this attitude of complacency in the ministries they join, only doing whats been asked of them and not fully handling God’s business, yet the bible that we are all supposed to be living by states in Ephesians 3:20 “Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us”.

[Take a brief moment (1 min) to think of everything you could ever desire and pray. GO!]

I myself began to ask the Father for a new house, car, good year in school, higher salary…all of the basic dreams during our moment of reflection earlier, but then it hit me. Ephesians 3:20 states not that God can only do more than what we could ask or think, but more than what we could EVER ask or think. I subsequently began to wonder why if God does/can do more than we could ever wish for, do we think it is okay to only do the bare minimum as long as every “t” and “i” seems to be doted and crossed. Whether you’re a clergy or lay member, you will only be able to get out of you relationship with God, that which you put into it. Relationships have to be cultivated. You have to spend time with your partner or friend getting to know them, and learning you things about them for the love to grow. The same principle applies in our Christian walk. If you don’t pray, fast, read your word, and apply yourself your cannot be a beneficial member of your congregation.

So, the next time you see a roach, kill it. Kill it and clean it up. Your extra labour is worthy of a great reward.

Be Blessed,                                                                                                                                                                                                                      P.O.G. Staff

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