December 28, 2015 at 12:22
or use our energy to love those we protest……….. what a witness….. 😀
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December 28, 2015 at 13:21
Oh Cate, how true is that. And, look, I have no problem telling a person just like it is. Just ask around LOL. But we can yell and holler all day long and wave signs, and nothing will change, right? Thanks for coming by
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December 28, 2015 at 13:22
Haha. I too have been known as telling….. Great thoughts Wally.
December 28, 2015 at 13:50
December 28, 2015 at 12:23
The difference between feeling sorry for ourselves and testifying of Jesus and how His Mercy transforms our miserable selves.
December 28, 2015 at 13:24
What a great point Pam. Yelling and finger waving really is feeling sorry for ourselves. As in, Hey look what those people are doing to me! Why would we expect people to act any other way without the Holy Spirit in them?
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!
December 28, 2015 at 14:07
Yes, the day exceeded my expectations. God is so good that way, to give me what I need which often, isn’t what I ask for. lol! He keeps me mindful of the fact that my testimony is about Jesus and not about me because I’m really nothing. As for others, the Holy Spirit reminds me that I’ve seen the enemy and he is me… Did you have a white Christmas in Arkansas? I’m praying God will give you a job to love in the coming year.:0)
December 28, 2015 at 15:50
A white Christmas? No lol, I think it was something like 70 degrees. It’s crazy! My job? I actually like my job pretty good, just lately they have been getting their pound of flesh plus some!
December 28, 2015 at 16:03
Oh…I thought you were yearning for something different.:0) So…I’ll pray your job lasts then! Wow! Seventy degrees is warmer than Pheonix!
December 28, 2015 at 17:09
Lol…you have a good heart Pam…you are such an encourager. Thanks.
December 28, 2015 at 12:34
Reblogged this on My heart is for Israel and commented:
Food for thought from my friend Wally…
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December 28, 2015 at 13:51
Don, thank you for sharing this
December 28, 2015 at 13:17
Reblogged this on Talmidimblogging.
Thanks as always Brother Vincent!
December 28, 2015 at 15:39
You’re most welcome Brother Wally!
December 28, 2015 at 15:07
I think we should boycott any Christians who join protests!
But really – this is right on Wally!
December 28, 2015 at 15:52
Ha..well said Ben. I remember hearing a sermon once addressing the question if protesting was even Biblical, in terms of being good citizens as we are commanded. I have no problem talking about sin, don’t misunderstand me, but as it has been said…Are we known for what we are for? Or what we are against?
Thanks for visiting Ben!
December 28, 2015 at 16:06
Ironically and sadly our “protesting things” is also witnessing to the nations … it’s just not a good witness 😦
[did someone say – count the cost]
December 28, 2015 at 17:10
Ah..well said. Everything we do is a witness…good or bad. Good job today over on ColorStorms blog today by the way. I’ve been on the sidelines cheering you on.
December 28, 2015 at 17:31
Thank you… I do the same as well…
There was one conversation between you and a certain K on IB’s blog the other day… I laughed so hard… At the time I wanted to mention it outside of that thread but unfortunately didn’t …
December 28, 2015 at 17:34
Yes..it’s good to watch. It’s good for us to watch out for each other. That conversation was really something. Sheesh. Some people make my head hurt LOL.
December 28, 2015 at 17:38
I agree… we have to watch out for each other…
I’ve always wondered why Jesus always sent out His disciples in at least groups of 2…
this has always given me some cause for pause – with regards to wanting to be a lone wolf so to speak…
December 28, 2015 at 17:42
Well, He did it for a reason I am sure. Lone wolf syndrome huh? I can get that. But, you know, that’s a pride issue when we think we can be better alone than with another. The Lord made us for fellowship. HIm with us, and us with each other. To refuse that is sin itself. Says me speaking to me.:)
December 28, 2015 at 17:51
This is a lesson for me… it’s the reason I tend to go back and ponder it…
December 28, 2015 at 16:14
So true! The enemy wins when we are distracted from Jesus or when we distract others from Jesus. Your remark is also on target: “Are we known for what we are for? Or what we are against?” J.
December 28, 2015 at 17:11
Thanks. And yes the enemy loves to get us off point. Thanks for coming by
December 28, 2015 at 20:27
Amen! We probably would make progress with the righteous cause we are protesting about too
December 29, 2015 at 04:30
Bingo! Why would we expect those we protest to act any different than they do? Heathens will act like heathens. Didn’t we?
December 29, 2015 at 13:10
Awwwww shucks…And to think I was about to protest the price of Blue Bell Ice Cream now that it has made its return.
I was once had a conversation with a very baby Christian who thought the Body of Christ should march on Washington DC and demand changes. I very politely told him something to the effect of, “You can’t fight a spiritual battle with carnal weapons.”
December 29, 2015 at 13:18
Blue Bell is back?
And yes, you made precisely my point Patrick. Why on earth would we expect the lost to behave any other way than they do? We did not when we were unsaved, right? Only Jesus can change hearts, and ultimately the world.
Thanks for coming by
December 30, 2015 at 17:10
My dearest Brother!!! You could preach a whole message on this thought alone! I know I could for as for being a “teacher” it is one of my pet peeves with so-called “Christendom!” I say so-called because, we shouldn’t be protesting for in doing so, we have become modern-day Pharisees! We should be encouraging one another in Love, active love, not some mushy worldly-spawned thing called love. We should be praying, against all those things that we know God hates, but at the same time PRAYING FOR those caught in the snare of the deceiver and praying fervently and continuously! When did protesting take the place of active loving and praying for one another of God’s creation?
Sorry to go on and on. Actually I thought I better stop and read some of the other comments before going on! I’m glad our Lord is stirring up people to do what is right in the spirit and not what is necessarily right in our own eyes!! God bless you for this Brother!!
December 30, 2015 at 18:59
Brother Roland. I have said this before, but will repeat it. You never need to say sorry for going on. Your comments are great and such an encouragement. I don’t tend to comment long, but that’s just my style. I am sometimes terse LOL.
Ah preaching. I would love to preach, but God has not called me to that work. I do love to teach, though, and I sometimes act preacherly when I teach LOL.
Yes, this could be a whole sermon series for sure. I think John MacArthur actually did something like that once, discussing whether Christians should be picketing and such. He made a good case for it not being especially Biblical.
Having said that. The truth is, some of the things we protest are in fact sin and we should oppose them. But, really, why would we expect the lost to behave as anything but..lost people? Didn’t we before we knew Jesus? So, we do need to confront sin and not condone it. But, we cannot change anybody, no matter how hard we yell at them. Only Jesus and the Holy Spirit can change the unregenerate heart.
Thanks for coming by Brother Roland
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