Our thinking versus Christ’s didache proves we need to raise our expectations.
Consider. Jesus wants to acquaint us with himself through his word; and to encourage our discipleship by exposing us to the great men and women of the Bible, Hebrews 11 a summary; to teach us the great songs of Zion, ancient hymns or substantial contemporary songs. Yet, we content ourselves with periodic worship and study experiences, shunning deeper-life discipleship for church membership. We’re too interested listening to secular comedians rouse laughter with vulgar language, graphic sexual descriptions or equally offensive innuendoes. Instead of a Gospel message, we prefer listening to hucksters of products for skin care, bust enlargement and slender bodies. Christians, raise your expectations.
Consider. Jesus wants to reveal his Living Word so the Holy Spirit inside our Dying Bodies can prepare them to be changed into eternal glory. While we satisfy ourselves with eating right, exercising and ingesting every possible cream and vitamin to keep our body fit for a few years. Christians, raise your expectations.
Consider. Jesus wants to put us into the fire to prove he clothes us with asbestos, and through the flood to prove he covers us with a life preserver. While we want fire only to warm us and water only to take a refreshing plunge. Christians, raise your expectations.
Consider. Jesus considered us blessed when we’re persecuted falsely as his disciples. While we want our faith and the Christian Faith to be accepted, appreciated and fêted. Christians, raise your expectations.
Consider. Jesus wants us to live in Self-Denial, so we can be full of him. We instead opt for self-fulfillment, so we can be full of EGO. Christians, raise your expectations. – Fini –
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