Monday, January 23, 2012

Absolutely NOT (Repost)


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One of my former Pastors thought I was too assertive, and at one time he told me I was rebellious.

I believe this was because, each time he finished his Sunday sermon, and he shook hands with members as we left, I would give him something else to think about on his subject. He would retreat to his study books and come out usually glowing, and sometimes growling.

One mother’s day, he preached about women in the Bible, and according to what he implied, he forcefully put women “In their PLACE.” As I left that day and shook his hand, I told him that I could hardly wait for Father’s day to see what he would come up to set all the men down. It was about that time he said I was rebellious.

One morning after our women’s missionary meeting, I sat in his office with him and his wife, and he asked me if I ever had doubts that I might not make it into heaven.

I sat up straight, looked him in the eye, and with an emphatic voice, I told him, “Absolutely NONE!” NO Doubts What-so-ever!!

Puzzled a bit, but I wondered; why would he ask me such a question unless he had doubts about his own salvation?

I honestly believe he read more books, and study books instead of the Bible, and he wondered if he sinned every day like some say we all do.

If you read your Bible, and study along as you are reading it, you will discover that if you are walking in the Light of His Word, with the precious Holy Spirit guiding you - - then you do not have to worry that you need to balance short accounts at the end of the day.

Keep your mind on the Lord, and your feet planted and it is not necessary to sin each day as some say we all do.

There is a song that says, I have decided to follow Jesus, NO turning back. I found it on Youtube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAIplRcxM4E

Once you have made that quality decision, your job is to stay on track, and not make provision to fall away. If you do fall and you realize it, then quickly get up repent and go on.

Don’t wait for night to do your catching up!

God’s part is to keep you safe in His hand, and to provide you with daily instructions from the Holy Spirit.

Listen to that still small voice and obey. Then you will be able to say with me;

"I have NO doubts that I will make it in. I have No fears, and No doubts - - Absolutely NONE."

This post is linked to: Hear It on Sunday, Use It on Monday
Also linked with Laura’s Play dates with God

5 comments:

  1. I have pondered that question too...how some say we sin every day even multiple times a day. If we all just keep on doing that, then what is the point of following Him? As we learn to obey, shouldn't the sin be less in our lives? Glad I'm not the only one who has questioned that!
    Visiting from Ann's (again :) )

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  2. You're right, he was doubting his own faith. You are a rock my friend. Your strength comes to all of us. Thanks

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  3. AMEN! I see myself as far less than perfect, in this phase of life, but I can rely on my Savior to provide forgiveness, teach me more, prepare me for His "world" and grow, grow, grow some more. If it wasn't for that I'd have caved a long time ago. I don't doubt.

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  4. Oh, my goodness. I fear you showed that pastor more grace than I would have. This one makes me smile, Hazel. Can't wait until Father's DAy, indeed. :)

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  5. I like this... "If you do fall and you realize it, then quickly get up repent and go on."

    I confess I'm a sinner. Do I sin everyday? Possibly. I could probably go to bed each night and think of at least one selfish act I commited that day.

    I guess some people think being saved = instant perfection. Not me though. I believe being saved means I have been given freedom from sin. I am no longer a slave to sin. Meaning I don't "have" to sin anymore. I can know better. I have God's Grace to strengthen me to choose His Will. That doesn't necessarily mean I always will. It simply means I can. And it most definitely means I should. But, I am not perfect, I am not God, I am human, and I will need to look at my forgiving God daily and be thankful for His mercy through Jesus Christ.

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