Here are some random thoughts I’ve been thinking about lately.
1) I’m tired of these people telling me to find the will of God, all children of God know God’s will, he says it himself (well God uses Paul to say it):
See that no one pays back evil for evil, but always try to do good to each other and to everyone else.
Always be joyful. Keep on praying. No matter what happens, always be thankful, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.
Do not stifle the Holy Spirit. Do not scoff at prophecies, but test everything that is said. Hold on to what is good. Keep away from every kind of evil.
[1 Thessalonians 5:15-22].
You see, God’s will is nothing more than honoring him with all we do. What ever we do, as long as we are honoring him, it is in his will. But don’t take me wrong, God most definitely prompts us by opening doors and shutting them. It is great stuff, but don’t worry, as long as you are honoring God, by loving, and hold onto what is good, then you are in God’s will.
2) Everything you do, say, don’t say affects those around you. Be careful, we as Christians are asked to be uplifting, not to tear down. Sometimes a brother or sister may need a reminder if he/she has done something which didn’t honor God. But we must remember to do these things in love and not out anger because he/she makes Christianity look bad, but because it dishonor’s god, not the institution.
3) We are all a part of the Church, the Church of Jesus Christ (no latter day saints here). We all worship the same Godhead, the same Holy Spirit works in our lives as it did in the Bible, the same Jesus will return in just as a dramatic way as he rose from the dead, the same God will lead us and love us through our lives. I am so blessed to have friends from many different “denominations”, the great part is we all worship in our own styles, we have doctrinal differences, and we have different things close to our hearts. But one thing makes us all brothers and sisters, the blood of Christ, which set us free of the crap in this world. We just have to follow him with all our hearts, and love people as Jesus loves. We are spiritual beings, which is what makes us who we are.