What are you thinking ...part2



Well praise God how is everyone today. The Lord asked me to continue talking about our thinking process. He has begun to deal with me on the love walk. We all know that the love walk is a pretty deep subject.
So I won't get into that at this time. It is the subject that most people donít want to hear about and kinda say well oh yea we need to love, but all I can do is the best I can. It is very confusing and misunderstood for most Christians.
Thank God I am not to get into it very much at all. One thing you need to know about the love walk is that it brings much joy. If you are trying to walk in love and feel burdened down, your not doing it right. You hear people all the time saying oh well we must walk in love. Like it is such a large task that they need to bear. Something that they donít want to do but have to, they are doing it wrong.
In the area of our thought life it can help enormously. God has a plan for everything and like I said before your thought life is one of the things God has a plan for. Glory. You are to think of only godly things, keep your mind focus on that. Think only on what the Word of God says. Your best defense of the enemy
I also said before that the Lord has dealt with me for years on forgetting the past. The past will do you no good, forget it and donít dwell on it. Itís over.
There are scriptures that say, if you look back, you are not fit for the kingdom. You know what happened to Lotís wife and what happened to the Jews in the wilderness. They could not enter in because of their complaining. Donít do that.
The next thing we do is spend a lot of time thinking about is ourselves. We have a list of should doís, then twiddle it down to what we must do, then down to a list of, what we want to do. We do a lot of thinking about what we can do and how can we do it and how is it going to benefit us the most.
Even though we do things in the name of Christ we are doing things that benefit us in some way. Either by getting pats on the back or showing people that we are right about what we say. We work our fingers to the bone and say I donít know if I want to keep this ministry it is too much, I am burned out.
After we have done so much in the name of God, when we read this we get a little shook up. (Mat 7:22-23) "Many will say to Me in that day, 'Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?' {23} "And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!'
We can just pass this off and say that can't be talking about me, I know God. Still every time you read it, there is a little shiver that you get. I wonder what that means, He never knew me. Are you ready to find out?
(1 John 4:7-8) Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. {8} He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. Nor does God know those that donít love.
These people know God and God knows them. Do you want to go further?
(1 Cor 13:1-3) Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. (or a ding a ling) {2} And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. {3} And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing.
All these powerful things didnít amount to anything; it says it brings you to nothing. So ok, we all have read this before and moved on. Of course there are other scriptures on this, but I think they will add burdens to people, till they learn the love walk. The Love walk brings much joy not burdens.
What I am getting to today, is not the love walk as a whole, but what to think about, or to get off of thinking about yourself and think about others.
That right there will be so freeing that you will be a new person. Instead of thinking about how much of a mess youíre in or whatÖ am I going to do.
When the Lord says no greater thing then to lay your life down for someone. He is not talking about jumping in front of a bus to save someone. He is saying to lay down your agenda and plans and ideas you have and take care of others.
Everyone today should know what the word life means. The next time your in a store or someplace that there is a long line and you get bothered and say what are all these people doing here. I should be able to shop without all this waiting, I am important, gee these people should know that, I have a life, you know.
Everything is about us, even when we do work at church. You know go out and witness to people. We work so hard converting someone, but why, so they can think like we do and then we can say, see I told I was right all the time. I know the best church when I see it, or something along those lines.
I know these things are not the way you think, other people, not you, think like that. Donít they? Once in a while we might even think like that too, huh?
Listen now! See the missing piece to faith is love. Faith without love doesnít work. Therefore, if we want God to heal us, just so we can watch TV without pain, it won't happen. When we need to get healed so we can help others, be a blessing like God wants us to, then it will happen real fast.
When we are believing God for money just for our own self interest then you will have a hard time with it. However, believe God for money to give to others and it will pour in. Yes God wants you to have the nice car and nice clothes, I mean real nice stuff, but not just to lie around telling everyone boy I'm I blessed.
See being a Christian is not being healthy and rich so you can jump around and sing in church. It is to do the work of the father. That is what a Christian is. Carriers of the anointing. God is trying to get you ready to have the anointing.
Can you see that your needs are met by meeting the needs of others. Your needs are a by product of the anointing. Yes your needs will be more then met. That is why Jesus said donít worry about what to wear or eat. Just think about others, God knows what your needs are, better then you do.
Itís how the kingdom works, seek it. Later he said give and you will receive. Meaning to meet their needs first. Donít be concerned about your needs, that is already taken care of, so do the work of the Father and minister to others.
If you know someone who is depressed because of a divorce or death, what do people do. Well I donít want to hear all that. Its too depressing, I have plans to go to church tonight. I donít want people to think I am not a good Christian now.
Isnít that the way people think, can't miss church heaven helps us. Let the sick stay that way thatís not my problem. Ok, ok I will call them up and invite them to church so I won't have to miss. I might even be a hero for bringing a new person to church. Hey come to church with me its really cool, you donít have to do anything and you never know you might get healed when your there. Right?
Well I think you know that is following your own agenda, not putting others first.
Come on church is suppose to get you ready to meet the needs of your family, neighbors and coworkers. Not become your main life and be a slave to it. Thatís what the Jews were to do, set themselves apart from the world, and hang out together. We are not suppose to do that. We are to be among the people.
That is not what Jesus did, have big prayer meeting and lets party. No He ministered to people. He didnít say lets have a big meeting. Let them come to me. I shouldnít have to go to them. No, He went to the most unimportant person. You have that kind of love shed abroad in your heart. So pull it out
Especially if it is another Christian, if they hurt we all hurt. We are one body man. We are going to spend an eternity together. Jesus said, they know us by our love for one another. He is talking about between Christians.
If you can just start thinking about others instead of your own agenda, God will show you all kinds of things. Thatís how you get the blessing from God. In other words all those other things are secondary. They will come! Jesus said donít gives those things a thought. He was saying think of othersÖyou will get them.
Isnít that cool? Can you see how that piece fits right in. We have to see the big picture and the Will of the Father, instead of thinking, man am I in big trouble. When is God going to come through. I want to get my good Christian life in order, nice and neat. Give a little money to feed the poor and that is enough.
God is trying to get you to think differently and like I said before, then you will act differently. That is when it will happen. Acting on the word is the key. Studying the word donít count, having the knowledge of God donít count. He said he will not know you. You need to do His Word and stop worry about junk.
I hate to get bold again; I have to get plain without all the mumbo jumbo. We are the body of Christ the fullness of Him. We have to do the work folks. Jesus can't do it. He is the head not the body, we are the body. Glory be to God.
Yes we are children of God we need to become sons of God. Those that walk in the spirit are the sons of God. How is Godís will going to be done on earth as it is in heaven? God has given us the privilege of carrying it out. Itís time to do it.
Praise God what a plan God has. The more you know the more fabulous it becomes. He does want to give you life and give it more abundantly. If you change your thinking to the way God thinks, then you will have unspeakable joy on top of the mere earthly things. You can't get that by working harder at a job.
Yes you need to know about faith and how to believe for money and health, but you canít forget the most important part, to love like God loves. Not a sappy, fake kind of holier then thou love. But the God kind of love. Then he will know you! That is true fellowship with God. Minister to the people, which God loves.
God gave you that love. Some people think if you love, you are weak. How can that be? God is love and love is God. Read 1 Cor 13:8 its powerful. It really is a matter of you deciding to love. Say I will love. I will forgive. Make the decision. Cross that line and donít go back, donít compromise. Donít let the enemy take it.
Faith without love won't work. If nothing else you can see that love will keep bitterness and strife out, we should know that those things will stop faith cold in its tracks. That is why most people have so much trouble with faith.
When Jesus says, it is better to give then receive; Heís talking about giving of yourself too. Well that is the big plan Stan. Something to think about, see how it fits. I hope this helps you. Keep the faith. Guard your heart with all diligence