Who Encourages The Encourager?

“The farmer plants the word. Some people are like seeds that were planted along the road. Whenever they hear the word, Satan comes at once and takes away the word that was planted in them. Other people are like seeds that were planted on rocky ground. Whenever they hear the word, they accept it at once with joy. But they don’t develop any roots. They last for a short time. When suffering or persecution comes along because of the word, they immediately fall ⌊from faith⌋. Other people are like seeds planted among thornbushes. They hear the word, but the worries of life, the deceitful pleasures of riches, and the desires for other things take over. They choke the word so that it can’t produce anything. Others are like seeds planted on good ground. They hear the word, accept it, and produce crops—thirty, sixty, or one hundred times as much as was planted.”

Mark 4:14‭-‬20 GW

I took a few weeks break from writing because there was too much revelation.

I couldn’t keep up.

It was a paradigm shift.

The ceiling is now the floor.

Meaning, what stopped us before is the stepping stone for a brighter tomorrow.

My job is to love people.

That’s what I’m good at.

I’m not interested in judging or condemning others, that’s not my job.

I can look back now and see how all the suffering I’ve experienced has equipped me with a compassionate heart.

I know what it’s like to suffer.

I know what it’s like to be rejected and abandoned.

I know what it’s like to live in poverty.

I know what it’s like to struggle with alcohol and drugs.

I don’t know what’s next, but I’m hopeful.

It’s a miracle that I have any faith at all.

I was raised by heathens who taught me to be a self centered jerk.

I was good at it, but it wasn’t fulfilling.

After I had my fill of carnal living, disobedience and rebellion, guess what happened?

God stepped in.

I can’t do life without Jesus Christ living inside of me.

I’ve tried everything else.

God’s way works.

Man’s ways are doomed to destruction.

You see this world we’re living in?

It’s only temporary.

When you die, someone else takes your stuff.

Stuff can’t save you.

Only Jesus saves.

I think the generations that are alive today have seen the effects of a greed based economy on our society.

And it’s not good.

We’re polluting and destroying our planet at an accelerated and unsustainable rate.

The system will fail.

There’s going to be some epic natural disasters unlike we’ve ever seen.

God uses disasters to remind us of what’s truly important.

Loving God and loving people.

How did you show God’s love today?

I like to encourage everyone I meet, but sometimes even I get discouraged.

But I never give up, I won’t abandon the faith.

I may struggle from time to time with this and that, but that doesn’t negate God’s redeeming love.

He knew perfectly well what He was doing when He created me as a sinner.

He knew after searching for truth everywhere else, I’d find the only love that satisfies my soul.

I walk around and hear people sharing Biblical truth on the streets.

We need to be planting seeds.

God will make them grow and we’re in for a bumper crop this year.

Get out there and love on some people.

You don’t even need to know who they are.

Sometimes it’s easier speaking the truth to strangers because you don’t have to worry about rejection.

If our churches were safe places for the saved to meet, imagine what would happen?

Christians are supposed to be safe people.

Do we claim God’s kindness for ourselves and exclude it for others?

God forbid.

But be forewarned, there are sharks, snakes and hustlers hiding in the sheep pen pretending to be sheep.

You will know them by their fruit.

Leave your judgement, pride and condemnation at the door.

God is love.

We’re recognized by our love.

You were created to love and be loved.

The Bible gives some very clear and concrete examples of what that looks like.

I forgot how to be selfish.

While that’s not good for my worldly stats it’s what lights a fire in me.

Everyone tells me the world needs more people like me.

I don’t care who you are, God loves you and so will I.

We need to be tapping the wells in people by spreading the Gospel.

We need to prime the pump with the baptism of the Holy Spirit.

And then stand back and watch them flow.

I’ve got some great brothers in the Lord who are sold out for Jesus.

Once you’ve experienced God, nothing else will satisfy.

May His peace keep you still during the storm.

He said He would never leave us nor forsake us.

And my God is not a liar.

Blessings to the brethren scattered throughout the Earth.

In Christ.

Amen.

Be the church you want to identify with.

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