Thanksgiving without words.
And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Colossians 3:17 NIV
Do everything for God’s glory. Whether you are digging ditches, washing dishes, or operating on a heart – do it for His glory. And give thanks in everything. If you are constantly thanking God, you won’t have time to complain.
I am researching material for a new book. It is amazing what you find out there when searching . . . I found out a new theory. According to a theologian, when God’s power falls on someone they always fall front. When Satan’s power falls on someone they fall backwards. Hmmm, yes you guessed it – if you have been slain in the Spirit and have fallen backwards it was not from God but from Satan! Wow, I’m glad we got that straightened out. I guess those of us who have fallen back need to repent.
Meanwhile, children are still starving and being abused. There are many who need homes. There are many who need restored. I hope that we can put effort into that instead of figuring out what is causing us to fall backwards.
1 John 4:1
Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.
Luke 18:15-17 People were also bringing babies to Jesus for him to place his hands on them. When the disciples saw this, they rebuked them. But Jesus called the children to him and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.”
We can argue all day long over what is sin and what is not. We can have meetings to decide which sin we will allow in our churches and which ones we won’t. But in the end . . . we have all sinned and fallen short. Remember the plank and the speck. Remember to love. Remember to lend a hand up and not a hand down. We live by grace, not to be free to sin but to live with God. Our spirits live even if our physical bodies are dying.
For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive in the Spirit. 1 Peter 3:18 NIV