It ceases to amaze me that most people out there actually agree with what God thinks about things - they just dont know it!
Yet it seems that "RELIGION" and the world's "MEDIA" have put a barrier that the world perceive that God says things differently.
I would like to share these thoughts with you from God Himself. Even statistics to confirm these SIMPLE truths about living, raising children, eating, manners, working, communicating, virginity, conduct, respect, talents, not to be a crowd pleaser, self worth etc - God said it first!
Below are some selected scriptures that I hope will really inspire and reset everything back into perspective - you will have to get your Bible out or just go to a great online resource like: www.bible.com so you can read in it's context or different translations.
"Hold tightly to the pattern of the truth"
(Did you know that Truth has a pattern?)
"The very hairs of your head are all numbered"
(This is a great chapter about how God cares for his people, and just just this little verse alone says it clearly - read the rest)
"In our weakness He shows His strength"
2 Corinthians 12:9:
(This isn’t to say that Christian aren’t weak - its actually the opposite - this is great to put things into perspective for all those control freaks out there)
"Getting tied up with the Law that you forget the important things - like being obedient"
(As man always want to find a process and formula even for how God works or likes and dislikes = RELIGION - It's great to see what Jesus said about it and missing the point)
"How a person’s heart affects what he sees"
(Man has a tendency to believe what they want to believe... no matter what others say)
"Not to trust wealth, but God gives for our enjoyment"
1 Timothy 6:17
(This is brilliant - and says that God is concerned for our enjoyment)
"God gives generously - teaching us that Sow little = Reap little! - Sow much = Reap much!"
2 Corinthians 9:10
(A simple yet forgotten truth that applies to all aspects of our lives - giving money, giving time, emotions, attention, you get the point!)
"Let the Peace of God guide all your decisions"
(I love this scripture as it reinforces that you do not make a decision in your life (or the ones that say YES) unless you have a peace in your heart about it)
"People clean up their own lives when they know this"
1 John 3:3
(This little gem shows that people will look after themselves if they know Jesus love - they dont have to be baby handled all the time - they can stand on their own - less importance on the ones pushing or trying to push too hard.)
"Don’t add to God's word"
(God has said enough and doesn’t need you to ADD to it with your opinion - just translate or present it to the receiver, whether media or talk in person ... it's that easy)
"Helping the poor you are helping the Lord"
"When you help the poor you are lending to the Lord"
(Another verse in Proverbs 19:17 say Helping the poor is lending to the Lord and that God pays good interest – when we are saved this should be natural not that we do things just to get rewards)
"So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it."
(God's word is ALIVE just like a person or plant etc - it has a purpose and result - never "purposless")
"Spend time with the Lord and RE-FIRE"
Hosea 6:12(Spending quality time with just you and God puts things back into perspective and re-starts fires)
"The eyes of the Lord scan the earth to show himself strong to those whose hearts are toward Him"
2 Chronicles 16:9
(He never sleeps and is watching to use people who what to please Him... keep your heart toward Him!)
"Christ is the exact likeness of God" – “the Good news”
(If you want to know what God is like... look at Jesus... the Good news!!)
"What is the NEW covenant – the agreement between God and mankind?"
(As the bible has the Old Testament (agreement) here is the new agreement in summary what Jesus did)
"Quietly trust Christ to yourself and be ready if anyone asks you why you believe"
1 Peter 3:15
(Our lives are examples of God’s grace, power, and compassion - words are cheap!)
"When insulted or cursed for being a Christian, God’s Spirit of Glory will come upon you in great power"
1 Peter 4:14
(If you don’t retaliate or get angry and take things into your own hands then God comes on the scene)
"The Spirit of the Lord will come upon you and you will be a different person"
1 Samuel 10:6
(This is beautiful and compliments the next scripture- 2 Cor 5:17)
"This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!"
2 Corinthians 5:17
(You are now His child and like most families you will start showing some of your heavenly Father's characteristics as you grow - this greek work means the same understanding like a "metamophas" like how a catapillar is transfored into a butterfly.)
"Your mind is where your heart is / living the new life"
(Guide to our new living)
"Sometimes it’s best to stop praying and just DO"
(Faith + actions)
"Recipe: If you want a happy and good life"
1 Peter 3:10
(Read the book of James – how your tongue is like rudder of a ship – so small but can turn a great ship, pretty cool)
"We are like utensils for the Lord – you choose what type you want to be!"
2 Timothy 2:20
(The bible is filled with example like this, examples on earth explain things in Heaven)
"How God is in control"
(All things are made BY Him and FOR Him – who are we to interfere)
"What is sin?"
(The more knowledge you have the more responsibility)
"Temptation and how it works"
James 1:12 1 / 1 Corinthians 10:13
(Everything starts as a seed - just like giving birth to a baby)
"What will happen to us when Jesus returns?"
1 Corinthians 15
( Not preached much these days but this will happen to all who believe in Him Dead or alive)