I am listening to the 2nd Chapter of Acts. The songs are just as relevant today as they were when they were written. The music is definitely 70s and 80s but that is another reason to like them I think. From Easter song [ one of the best ever written] to Mansion Builder to Hymns 1 and 2 to Narnia. They all hit the sweet spots. Not just for nostalgia sake but the message hits home and makes me open my eyes. Now I could do that with almost any Christian artist but today it is Acts. I have said I have been going through a rough patch and it is still rough at times but the great thing is I have never felt like Jesus has ever left me, I have never felt alone. Now that hasn’t stopped me from messing up but it is a time where I know He loves me no matter how stupid I am at times. I think it is a growth even though you would think doing wrong is not growth, the growth comes with me understanding even more how He loves me. I still need to ask forgiveness and repent. That is a must but I can do those things always having him close by me. I know God hasn’t got those lightning bolts aimed at me, or that He turns His back on me. Those are lies of the enemy.
Those of you that use computers to read this please check out the group Rend Collection. The song THE JOY OF THE LORD IS MY STRENGTH is one of my favorites now. It is quite a bit different than the old song with that title. It will get you tapping your toes and those of you that dance, it is a good one to move too.
For those that has ears let him hear. Those words are used several times in the New Testament. Mark and Mathew they are said by Jesus but the place I remember it is in Revelation. Revelation 2:29 ” Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” Those words are for each generation but I think even more so today. The “church” is at a point where it must decide who it is to follow. Do we live in Godly ways or do we conform to the world. Most of you know what I am talking about. It isn’t about keeping sinners out. No! may it never be. The harlots, sluts. drunks, those of another religion, liars and cheats must hear about Christ. They must hear it from us. The preacher will not reach them. They will not go to the church website and listen for 45 minutes. We have to be the ones doing the talking. Actions are great but there are a lot of good people that don’t know Christ. They act no different than we do in most places. Now I am not pointing any fingers and if you think I am then remember I have several pointing at me for the one pointing at you. I don’t always live up to my preaching either. But I am trying to do better. Always happy to see comments , even those that disagree. Ben C