I was on the train today and on my way to the city. It was a long travel. I look out the window, a verse popped in my head. So I decided to pull my ESV bible outta my bag. It only took 1 flip in order for me to stumble upon these verses. I’ve read them before but I seemed to have forgotten them. And this time these verses just became so alive to me. If you don’t mind, I’d like to share what I’ve learned from Him today here.
Let your love be genuine & sincere. Hate what is evil and stay away from the things that might cause you to stumble; instead focus on the eternal things. Focus on Me.
Love everyone in your life like how you love your own family. Even those people that always give you a hard time, love them. Matter of fact, honor and respect everyone, regardless of how they treat you.
When it comes to serving and growing, don’t be lukewarm and lazy. Never settle for staying the same ‘spiritually’. Instead strive for growth and learning. And when you serve the Lord, serve Him with passion and with excitement.
As an Ambassador of God, a Follower of Christ, and a child of God, you have all the reasons in the world to be happy and be hopeful. Why? because you have Christ. So always rejoice and be happy. And when trials and sufferings come along your way, be patient, be faithful and be constant in prayer. If you see a need and an opportunity to shine His light through you, help those in need. Your Father in heaven honors that and will reward you.
If people mock you & persecute you, make no move. Instead ask God to bless them. And when your friends are happy, rejoice with them. If they’re sad, stand along side with them, and carry their burdens.
Live in peace with everyone. Avoid being prideful and thinking you are better than everyone else. but be willing to be friends with people who are not important to others. And when someone does you wrong, allow God to do the revenge for you. You just need to be still.
On the other hand, still love those who have hurt you. Jesus loved us even when were still sinners so why can’t we do the same thing with others.
And most importantly, don’t be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
Overcome everything with LOVE. - Romans 12:9-21
This may sound too difficult and too radical, but being a Follower of Christ is never easy, it requires a total surrender and devotion to Him.
I asked myself these questions earlier today. ‘Is my life marked by all these characters? Am I all about love? or Am I bitter?’ Twas really convicting. I don’t know about you, but maybe ask yourselves those questions too.
He was here because of His message. We are now saved because of His message. Now our purpose is to spread His message. To spread His LOVE. To spread His Gospel. And in order to do that, we must allow Him to transform our lives and be Marked with the characteristics of His son, Christ.
Mark M. (markmuldez.tumblr.com)
FIRST of all, you have no idea that I will write you this letter. You didn’t see this coming, why? because you’re not like my Savior Jesus Christ who knows my every thoughts & my heart from the inside out. Poor you, you can only feed thoughts in my head and not read my mind. Your only hope is if I bite back, and I have to admit.. I do, sometimes. But that’s okay.
I purposely wanted for you to read this. As God as my witness and my other fellow brothers and sisters in Christ, I will express what I feel about you, why? So that we can all stand against you and your lame deceiving lies.
SECOND I want you to know that I HATE you and the evil that you bring.
I know.. hate’s a pretty strong word. But Scriptures says:
Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. - Romans 12:9
I think it’s safe for me to say ‘Satan you’re evil therefore I HATE you.’ I know I’m commanded to love my neighbor and my enemys. But Obviously you’re not human so you’re definitely not my neighbor. So just to make things clear, you are an enemy & you’re evil, therefore I shall hate you because you are evil.
LAST thing, before I continue with this last thought, I have to warn you, I don’t think you wanna read this last part, Because I know you’ve read this part from somewhere, I think it’s the last book of the bible called REVELATION.. and I don’t think you wanna be reminded of what I’m about to say, But I will do it anyway.
As much as I fall for your lies, and deceiving ways, and the thoughts that you put in my head, and how some days I stumble, I want you to know that..
YOU HAVE NO POWER OVER ME!
You know who has power over you? Jesus Christ. He died on the Cross and He rose from the grave proving that He is fully human and fully God. He paid for my sins (past, present & future) I’ve been bought and redeemed by His precious blood. He owns me, you don’t.
Did I forget to mention that He is The Ultimate and Righteous Judge. The One who will judge the living and the dead.. that includes you.
I hope you’re trembling with fear right now.. you should be, by being reminded by this. Because I know, and you know, WE ALL KNOW, that at the very end of this life, it says in Revelation, that you Satan,
who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where him and his angels had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night for ever and ever. - Rev 20:10
I may fall from your dark schemes and lies from time to time, but that won’t stop me from Loving and following God. I will strive to stand against you by the power of the Holy Spirit that’s living inside of me.
At the end of the day, that’s all you can do, tempt me. Lie to me. hoping you can stray me away from God and drag me down to hell with you? That’s not gonna fly with me. My best advice for you is enjoy and have fun on what you’re doing now, because when ‘this’ all over, I don’t think you’ll enjoy being tormented in HELL.
P.S. - Dear Followers, re-blog so other brothers & sister who are struggling can be encouraged!
- Mark Muldez (markmuldez.tumblr.com)
Now all I am
I lay at Your feet
I’m humbled by the wonder of Your majesty
One thing I know
I find all I need
In Your unending love
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