Bible Study was extremely good last night! One of the interesting things that we discussed, was that how we (including Christians) often use Social Networks as emotional outlets; voicing our frustrations, our hatred, loneliness, bitterness, confusion, etc. for the entire world to see. But the negative emotions that we spew out on Social Media, should be taken to the LORD in prayer. 1 Peter 5:7 says to cast ALL your cares on HIM, for He cares for you. Someone commenting on our statuses may bring us temporary comfort, but that's not enough. WE WANT A RESOLVE!
Philippians 4:6 says "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God." ..... John 15:7 says "If you abide in me [Jesus Christ], and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you." ..... And Mark 11:24 says "Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours."
PRAYER WORKS! So the next time we feel the urge to vent, let's Sincerely pray instead. The Seasoned Saints often say, "A little talk with Jesus makes it right." Amen??
Last Monday morning, I prayed and asked God to place someone in my path to minister/witness to that day. Later that same evening, an old friend (who I used to make secular music with before I got Saved) called, asking if I still did photography (little do he know, God had him to reach out to me about photography so he can be witnessed to). I told him, "No", and I went on to explain how I'm Saved now, I'm in ministry and currently working on Christian Rap music. My friend was so shocked/amazed/excited about my transformation, he said "WOW" and "THAT'S CRAZY" at least 20 times before our convo ended. The joy that came over HIM, gave ME joy. Then I let him know that if God did it for ME, He can do it for him.
We also discussed music for a bit. I was able to open up to him about me doing Christian music now, and how I no longer have to feel bad afterwards about doing what I love. Music is my deepest passion. I turned my back on God for music many times in the past. But God revealed to me that I don't have to choose between Him or music, I can just use my gift for HIS glory! After we got off the phone, I just felt like I was ontop of the world (lol). I understand what Jesus meant when He said, "My meat is to do the will of him that sent me" (John 4:34). The satisfaction that comes from being used by God is parallel to none other.
I share this praise report with you (reader) to encourage you to seek to be used by God. I prayed that God would open a door for me to witness to someone, and He did just that (God is that practical when it comes to prayer). Let's build the Kingdom, one soul at a time. #FishersOfMen
As a writer, my objective is to provoke thought. As a minister, my objective is to encourage you to Christ. As a disciple, my objective is to do these things in love.