A New Year, God Given, Fresh Outlook, Words of Wisdom.
Behavior of Some Christians, What does Scripture have to Say about Them?
Blessings of Laughter, Add Some Each Day!
Call to Maturity, God Seems Distant, Power of Choice, Good Results.
Careful with Prescriptions, Medical Induced Maladies, Healthy Choices
Celebrating The Lord and Each-Other, God is Good, Rejoice!
Change in Churches, Follow ME, Salvation and Repentance, Social Gospel, True Grace
Christian Conduct, Offending Eachother, The Challenge, Needing Comfort?
Christian Love, Gossip, Slander, Offense, Answered Prayers.
Christian or Religious, Respecting Others, To be Truly Spiritual
Christianity Or Jesus, You Decide, Rapture Ready, Abiding.
Closer Walk, Follow Jesus, Presence of God, Invitation
Communicating with People Wisely, Natural Laws and Spiritual Laws
Confidence in God, Prayer and Believing, Knowing God
Creative Gifts, Blessing People, Uplifting to People, Drawn to Jesus
Did Early Christians Tithe? Do Preachers Pressure You? Find The Real Facts! Free To Give.
Essence of Faith, Principles, Hindrances, Individual and Spontaneous, Religion
Faith and Feelings, Spirit and Life, Sense Knowledge, Believing
For Better Health, Mental Connection to Health Issues
Free in Christ, Not Law but Grace, Work of the Cross
Handling Stressful Situations, A Major Stress to Christians, God of Peace, Encouraging Scriptures
Having A Thankful Spirit, Receiving Gods Gifts, Sharing Our Blessings With Others
Healing Grace and Love, He is Willing, Questioning Gods Nature, Healing Doubts
Identifying and Resisting the Enemys Tactics, The Best Way to Do this.
Importance of the Fear of The Lord, Promises and Reward!
In the Storms Trust Him, Strength in Every Situation, Peace Be Still.
Inner Nature, God of Hope, Coming Glories, Take Heart
Jesus is our Prophet Priest and King. The Truth about Branham.
Jesus said Follow Me not the preacher, If they fall you can fall, Preachers let us down Jesus Never!
Jesus the Burden Bearer, For Us and the Other Person.
Kindness of God, Light of God, His Presence, Conviction or Condemnation? Comforting Words.
KJ Bible, Lets Deal With This Sacred Cow, A Call To Commonsense!
Life Principles, Fruit of the Spirit, The Good Shepherd
Making and Keeping Promises, Good Intentions, Having Integrity, Rash Promises
Modifying Character, Why People Clash, Better than Astrology
Muslims Finding Jesus, Christian and Muslim Beliefs
Natural and Spiritual Aspects of Health, Do You Want to be Well?
Natural and Spiritual Giftings, Everyone has a Ministry.
Need a Hiding Place? Haven of Rest, Gods Presence, Finding Comfort in God
Need for Wisdom, Televangelists, Preachers Greed.
Negative words Effect our Mood, We can Speak Uplifting Words, A Good Way to Live, Encouragements.
Neuroscience Catches Up, Principle of Replacement, Renewing our Mind, Our Creator God
New Apostolic Church, A Christian Cult, Strong Belief System!
Offensive Religious Behavior, A Real Concern, Religious Bondage.
Our Faith is Precious, Personal Image of God, Effect of Negative, Change the Tide
Participants in Blogs, Having a Generous Spirit, Praise is Due and Thank You!
Peace Amidst Stress, The World Cannot Fix it, New and Living Way, Follow Me, Church System?
Power of Choice, TV Impacts Our Brain, Needing Time Out, Nutrition and Morale
Real Fellowship, New Testament Pattern, Jesus have Your Way!
Reckless Televangelists, True Nature of Prophetic Christians, Keep Your Joy and Peace!
Reigning in Life, Taking the Initiative, Making Choices
Relating Better, Poem On Life, Why Do We Offend?
Relating closely as family, Meaningful friendship times, Pace of modern living, Old fashion values
Resisting Temptation, Make Safeguards, Spirit of the World
Salvation by Grace, It does not Stop There, True Commitment
Sharing about Jesus, Keeping things Simple, How Constantine affected Christianity
Speaking His Words, Transforming Our Lives, Lifting Our Spirit.
Start the Day Rejoicing, Words of Life, Color your Life, Impact of Words, Stresses of life Commenced
Stay True To Jesus, Different Gospels, We Are Not Exempt.
Stressful Age, Why are we Restless, Modern Living, The Missing Link!
The Hidden Agenda of Our Enemy, What to Do About It, Read This!
The Kingdom of God Is, Fruit of The Spirit, Living for Jesus!
Thinking outside Ourselves, Church is often Introspective, Where Joy Is
Thoughtless Words and Acts, Taking Accountability, How To Recover, Jesus Our Example
To be Christlike, Ready for Jesus, Are You Spiritual?
Toxic Content in Sermons and Song Lyrics, Awareness.
Triumphing Over Circumstances, Having This Mindset, God Is Good!
True Ministries and Giftings, What is a Healthy Church?
True Nature of God, Stop the Doubts, Acquaint with Him
Using Godly Language, Resisting Modern Trends, You Have A Choice
Walking in Love, Precious Counsel, What Touches our Father?
What are Message Believers? The Truth or a Lie? Take Care!
What Is a Christian Life About, When Things don't Make Sense
Whats More Important To You? Giving Contempt Where It Is Due!
Words of Encouragement, Having Hope, Rising High
Worry and Anxiety, Find Answers in these Scriptures!
is a necessary topic to address for many of us in this day and age.
Times are stressful_ not everyone thinks before they speak or act.
And sometimes inappropriate behavior from a Christian/Christians
can really be upsetting because they are the ones that you expect
kindness, encouragement and acceptance from. Scripture says to be
kind and loving to each other, to encourage each other often and to
receive each other as Christ receives us. Yet the unrefined manner of
some Christians often leaves us unsettled and sometimes perplexed.
those of us who have heard the scriptures many times be reflecting
some of them in our behavior? In fact, some Christians display what I
call 'hit and run' behavior_ they say or do something outright
offensive, then fail to apologize.....they can even make it difficult
for you to contact them for your peace of mind.....and you can guess_
they will even be found breaking bread in a service that Sunday. Even
week after week, without any repentance or accountability. Believe me
when I say that even some pastors are guilty of this.
would rather make Jesus my Covering anytime than a fallible man who
is subject to the gravity of sin. My brother and sister in Christ, He
is our One true example of a godly nature in every mention recorded
of Him in Scripture; He is the One who never offends; He is the One
who will always lift you up and show you such acceptance – you feel
good every time you're in His presence.
we not take after His example and love each other like He loves
us.....or at least remember that person is precious to Him that we
perhaps thoughtlessly offended? Yes, we should really take more care
how we treat one another because many are hurting AND The Lord is
watching. Do we think that He won't take notice OR that we can simply
say “I am sorry about that” to Him and go on with our day or
week, not having made any attempt to make things right with that
we're very much mistaken if we take such things for granted. Rest
assure that The Lord will call us to account – in fact our prayers
will be hindered, this does not only apply to husband and wife for we
have a godly bond in Christ. So we must all
remember that God's River flows through the Law of Love. I decided to
write this article when I became aware that a dear Christian friend
has yet again encountered another offense this week.
best weapon for this in the last year has been to pray for God
to bless the offenders. I did not understand the sense of that
once.....but practiced as an act of will, it sure keeps you free! As
the saying goes “do not allow them to live in you rent free.”
That's taking up space that the Blessing of God could be filling. You
will be the bigger person for not letting them get the better of you.
once asked God how He deals with offenses because He has had the
most. His instant reply was “He cancelled our misdeeds and
considered them no more” - I did not realize He says this in His
Word – that's hard for some of us but it is effective. I shared it
a few months later with a girl who had a very big problem and she
felt gloriously free the next day after applying it overnight.
way I deal with such things is to think of something good about the
person. We can always magnify God above the situation too. And
believe me, I have put these into practice through the years. Don't
wait to feel “nice” about them to know you have forgiven (that
may not always be so for everyone) but just be willing to let go of
the offense_ this makes Jesus happy, it's not always possible to
forget. Maybe you would like to share what helps you?
keep my Blog inviting and pleasant, I ask that you refrain from
responses that make for heavy reading and make your comments general
or helpful in some way. It's best not to air our laundry in Blogs,
but many websites permit it. This is not one of those. I appreciate
how some of you feel and I would like to direct you to the Wellspring
of Life page of this website and also the Quality Friendships page of
my Janet and Jesus website that has Poems on other pages to comfort
you. I wish you well.