“When God Stirs Our Hearts” Note by me.

“When God Stirs Our Hearts” Note by me.
Sometimes God will stir our hearts to do something for another person, probably some small thing, not some grand act of generosity or charity but maybe just a simple act of kindness.
Then the enemy will whisper his own ideas in an attempt to get us to not do what God stirs our hearts to do.
The devil doesn’t want us obeying God’s will or doing good things for others; he wants us to do things for ourselves only, to limit our positive effect and a good impact on others’ lives.
Satan wants us to turn our focus from Jesus to ourselves, in subtle ways he sometimes gets us to do that and what happens is that our life will lose balance.
A life which isn’t based on a saving relationship with God will inevitably become bleak, empty, miserable.
This relationship is one where the person desires to do the will of God out love, not out of an irrational fear or fear of Hell and judgment.
The saved soul no longer fears Hell and judgment for God has saved them from that, nor do they obey out of fear of losing salvation or feelings of guilt if they don’t do what they should.
The actions of the saved done for God are done out of love, gratitude and honor.
The actions of the saved for people, for others, are also to be done out of love, in obedience to the commands of Christ and the desire to see the good of others, to see others benefit by what one says and does.
While it is easier to not do something for another sometimes, be it some small thing or not, we should resist the urge to forgo doing good for another for that is what God wants us to do, to do to others as we would have it done unto us.
It’s easy to come up with excuses but it’s better not to make them or use them.
In all things we do we should have the mind of Christ, doing what He would do, saying what He would, not letting laziness have its place, not letting our minds become factories of excuses.
We’re not called to run from responsibility, we should embrace it.
We should be accountable people though that doesn’t come naturally and must be learned and practiced before it becomes part of who we are.
When God stirs our hearts to action through His Word, we’d be wise to obey when He speaks lest we procrastinate and put it off until we miss and waste an opportunity to do what God wanted us to do.
When God tells us to do something for someone, even a complete stranger, we should heed His call and do a big or small thing for another.
We may not think it makes a difference when we do it but it may mean a great deal to that person.
We don’t know at the moment how our acts of kindness, charity or generosity will affect a person but God knows and that’s what matters; He knows how it will impact the person, He knows the ends, results, outcomes of all our actions.
Do good when you know you should; do good when God stirs your heart; do good when God speaks through His Word; do good and you won’t regret it.

“Our Failing Walks”

5/18/13
Written by: Victor P.
-Perspective. Observations, Slight Sarcasm, Rebuke, Exhortation, Admonition, Warning

“Our Failing Walks”

Well just look what we’ve let be done
We watch as the world comes undone.

Safe within our homes, we don’t see them burn.
Safe behind our walls, we are soundly sleeping.
Aren’t we all such good people?
Bleeding hearts scream out and we sit,
Afraid of what it takes to make a move,
To step out of our comfort zones
And go into the places we’re called to go.
We’re like sleepers in saints’ robes.

Why do we fear a world that has been overcome
By the King of kings of the heavenly Kingdom?

We walk with a limp, we talk with a sting,
We sing and get an emotional fill for a few hours
And then go home and face the reality of what is
Beyond the walls we’ve built to hide inside
While the world dies; while the world burns!
Well aren’t we all so happy now?
Well aren’t we just good Christians?

We have our failures painted upon life’s canvas,
But still we must move on past what once was
And progressing with the flow of love
In our hearts, our eyes focus on above.

We cannot be silent when we must speak;
We must not give up when we must seek;
We cannot stop preaching the living word now,
Our life is more than we ourselves may allow.

When hateful breaths are breathed upon us,
Will we respond with equal force
Or act as we were called by our Lord?

When blasphemers bark their hate upon God
Shall keep keep silent or give our God all laud?

What are we doing when we’re in private?

Are we wearing the same face everywhere we go
Or are we pretending so acceptance we don’t forgo?

Let us be rather willing to please the Lord
Instead of seeking to please people.
May the name of the Lord be blessed forevemore.
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