Brethren, if any person is overtaken in misconduct or sin of any sort, you who are spiritual should set him right and restore and reinstate him, without any sense of superiority and with all gentleness, keeping an attentive eye on yourself, lest you should be tempted also.
“The Art of Spiritual Deflection”
Have you ever heard some “good old fashion” preaching, so powerful that you just know that God is speaking directly to the guy next to you? Humans have this ability of living in a fantasy land of the condition of there lives. We allow for ourselves to become masters of deflection. The moment you can listen to the Word of God and feel complete certainty that whats being said does not apply to the current condition of your life, is the first sign that the “enemy” the author of confusion, has you caught in a trap.
Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; Mercy, loving kindness, and truth go before your face.
“Christ Centered Filter”
The mind of Christ in regards to your spiritual walk; The goal is to take each and every encounter, interaction, and event and filter it through the mind of Christ first, then respond Christ-like. Realizing that each interaction is another test that God has placed in our path that we may choose to pass or fail. Pass means that we have gained another little bit of strength and forward progress. Fail, that means we continue to struggle with the same battles over and over, eventually passing those same battles in even greater strength to the next generation down in our bloodline.
For whoso findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favor of the Lord.
“Falling On Deaf Ears”
Have you ever heard actions speak louder than words? Well of course you have. Truth of the matter is that until your actions back up the words you are about to speak, your words will fall on spiritually “deaf ears”.
Words without the proper actions before hand will always be idle words without the power of truth behind them. When your actions give the example for others to follow the time and place you are lead by the spirit to speak life into them, your words will be anointed by God himself as truthful and good. Truth always wins out, truth may be hard to arrive at sometimes but truth is one journey that is always worth taking.
Let another man praise thee, and not thy own mouth; a stranger, and not thy own lips.
– Branson James
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