Hello Beautiful Souls,
I hope this beautiful Tuesday is treating everyone well, and if not hold on because He will turn it around.
So this morning I was on an amazing prayer call with the wonderful and anointed Kimberly Jones Pothier from RealTalkKim, if you never heard of her check her out she always has a great message. Prayer call was amazing as always. I always look forward to Tuesday mornings to get a good word in to start my day. As I was lying in bed letting the message soak in, I realized that we should look for God other days than just on Sunday. Every day is a blessing from God. I should expect a word from God every day, not just on Tuesdays and definitely not just on Sundays.
Sad to say a lot of people only look for God Sunday morning. You know what people like that are called? Part time Christians, you know the ones who live how they want to live Monday through Saturday but come Sunday morning they are all for Jesus, giving their life to Christ. Then Monday morning comes back around and they are right back to living their own way. They live expecting full time benefits, living as a part time Christian.
Sunday should not be the only day you give to Jesus, have “church”, or receive the Word. Honestly, you need to have JESUS every single day; morning, noon, and night, especially, in these last times.
We have to stop limiting Jesus to just being a Sunday thing. We have to stop playing the role of a Christian, and live the life of a Christian. We have all been part time Christians before in our lives, but God is saying it is time to promote ourselves and become full time for Jesus. I mean He died for our sins, what more do you need from Him to prove He is worth it?
Here is my confession moment:
I will admit I use to be one of those Sunday Christians; only giving God my Sunday, only acting saved on Sunday, then wonder why I was drained the rest of the week. I would be all filled with Jesus and motivated to take on the world, but as soon as Monday rolled up I was back to the person I was on Saturday. I believe everyone goes through or went through that phase and it wasn’t until God showed me that I needed Him every single day that I decided not to be a part time Christian anymore. I needed to reap full time benefits so I had to mature into a full time Christian.
Sunday was not enough!
I had to be a saved Christian, seeking the face of God every single day. I needed to practice the fruits of the Spirit every day. I needed to PRAY every single day. I needed to read my bible every single day. I couldn’t just wait for Sunday to hear the Pastor tell me a message to get me through the week, because I didn’t even know if I was going to make it to Sunday or even if the pastor would be there. God had to show me that I needed to surround myself with as much of Him as possible to sustain myself throughout life.
So that meant I had to make a change. I had traded in my worldly music for worship music, certain TV shows for Christian podcasts/motivational videos, certain ungodly books for Christian/self-help/educational books, certain ungodly movies for positive/uplifting movies. I even had to re-evaluate certain people in my life and started loving people from a distance. Though to this day I still struggle with some of this (mainly my ratchet reality shows lol) I know that in order to be completely filled with God I must meet Him half way and not only rely on Sunday to be filled but I must go and seek Him to be filled ON MY OWN every day. It should not be a one way street with God, I have to use my FREE WILL to consistently please and seek Him, instead of things of this world!
I had to think of it as a relationship with someone. It cannot be a one way street. I would want them to be full time with me, showing me love every day, talking to me as much as they can, supporting and being there for me, meeting me half way in the relationship on their own free will. That is exactly what God wants from us.
Listen I do not know who this message is for, but if you are reading this, God is saying he hears your prayers, he knows you inside and out and in order for you to be able to handle those big blessings you are praying for, you have to be a full time Christian. God gave us free will and we have the right to choose how to live. If you want to reap the full benefits that God has to offer, you must make the effort to mature into a full time Christian; dying to yourself daily and seeking Him day after day and never giving up… EVER! He knows your heart and because you are taking steps towards Him, making sacrifices and changes to become all He wants of you, He will bless you.
Below are some scriptures to hopefully inspire you to have as much Jesus as you possibly can and to mature into a full time Christian.
1 Corinthians 3:2 “I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready for it.”
Hebrews 5:12-16, 6:1“In fact though, you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truth’s of God’s word all over again. You need milk, not solid food! Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness. But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil… So let us leave the elementary teachings about Christ and go on to maturity..”
James 4:8-10 “(8) Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded… (10) Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.”
Isaiah 26:3 “You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.”
Proverbs 4:2, 4-5, 7, 13-15, 17-27 “(2) I give you sound learning, so do not forsake my teaching…. (4-5) “Take hold of my words with all your heart; keep my commands, and you will live. Get wisdom, get understanding; do not forget my words or go away from them… (7) The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding… (13-15) Hold on to instruction do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life. Do not set foot on the path of the wicked or walk in the way of evildoers. Avoid it, do not travel on it; turn from it and go on your way… (17-27) they eat the bread of wickedness and drink the wine of violence. The path of the righteous is like the morning sun, shining ever brighter till the full light of day. But the way of the wicked is like deep darkness; they do not know what makes them stumble. My son, pay attention to what I say; turn your ear to my words. Do not let them out of your sight; keep them within your heart; for they are life to those who find them and health to one’s whole body. Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. Keep your mouth free of perversity; keep corrupt talk far from your lips. Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you. Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways. Do not turn to the right or the left; keep your foot from evil.”
Psalm 119:9-11, 15, 18, 26-27, 33-34, 36-37, 48, 50, 56-57, 59, 66-67, 69, 71, 105, 109, 114 “(9-11) How can a young person stay on the path of purity? By living according to your word. I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands. I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you… (15) I meditate on your precepts and consider your ways… (18) Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law… (26-27) I gave an account of my ways and you answered me; teach me your decrees. Cause me to understand the way of your precepts that I may meditate on your wonderful deeds… (33-34) Teach me, Lord, the way of your decrees, that I may follow it to the end. Give me understanding, so that I may keep your law and obey it with all my heart… (36-37) Turn my heart toward your statutes and not toward selfish gain. Turn my eyes away from worthless things; preserve my life according to your word… (48) I reach out for your commands, which I love, that I may meditate on your decrees… (50) My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life… (56-57) This has been my practice: I obey your precepts. You are my portion, Lord; (59) I have considered my ways and have turned my steps to your statutes… (66-67) Teach me knowledge and good judgment, for I trust your commands. Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I obey your word… (69) Though the arrogant have smeared me with lies, I keep your precepts with all my heart… (71) It was good for me to be afflicted so that I might learn your decree. (105) Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path… (109) Though I constantly take my life in my hands, I will not forget your law… (114) You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in your word.”
*I pray this message draws you closer to God and encourages you to seek more of Him daily. He is the Healer to your broken heart, the Savior to your lost soul, and your Protector against the wars of this world. Trust in Him.*
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