Jesus in the middle of it all.

Every four to eight years in the United States of America there is a change in National Leadership. 1 Timothy 2:2 gives us instructions that we are to pray for all those who are in authority. Paul is speaking to Timothy here. Depending on what version of the Bible you are reading (wording will be different). I’m using the ESV., it says, so that we can lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. THAT SOUNDS WONDERFUL! There are always problems that arise that prevent that peaceful and quiet life. I see importance vs. relevance when it comes to how we justify how we live and how we think. I really think that we learn on a need-to-know basis. Just a quick example: if you get a flat tire out in the middle of nowhere and you are alone, you are now thinking of things in a relevant way. “I need help”. (This might not be an example for you, you might know all about tires. Ant situation that is new or immediate calls for relevant thinking). You are forced into a new thinking pattern. Everything is politicized in this world. You are either on one side or the other. Everyone on their side is only concerned with winning at all costs! Everything that is said and done is just to get your point across. I know of a poem where the Bible itself is speaking. It says in part “ I sit on the coffee table day in and day out, I’m only opened when someone wants to make a point of something, I’m lonely”. I think of Jesus, His time of birth and His time walking the earth. The political climate was very bad. Even before Jesus was born, His earthly Mother and Father had to make a 100 mile trip from Nazareth to Bethlehem, for tax purposes (and the fulfillment of prophecy). Remember importance vs. relevance? In Luke 9:51-55, Jesus was rejected, His disciples James and John saw this abs asked, Lord, do you want us to tell fire to come down from heaven and consume them? Jesus turned and rebuked them. ESV We, the Church cannot solve problems from any extreme! Jesus did not exercise His own rights or power for Himself, He did for others. Jesus lost everything, so that we could win. Jesus never took sides. He is the King who came to reverse the order of things. He did not play to win, not in the way we definite winning. We think Jesus is what we are politically, because that is the way we think. The Church looks more Christ-like when we are defending other people’s rights rather than our own. It was Christianity, not any particular political party that shaped western civilization. The teachings of Jesus laid the groundwork for our modern notions of justice, fairness and dignity for all. How many times did Jesus shoe love for those who did not agree with Him? Christians will not always agree with one another, but we are to love in spite of the differences. The Church is called to be the conscience of the nation. Let’s win the way Jesus did when He walked the earth. Prophetess/Chaplain WanaKEE-TO-LIFE-IS-JESUS

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Giving it His all!

Author: 7rosepetal

I’m a Licensed and Ordained Minister/ Counselor and servant of Christ. At Woman of the Word Ministry, we aim to help women to better communication within themselves. This leads to truly understanding self and strengthening family bonds.

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