Sunday, March 16, 2008

Red and Yellow... Black and White

We used to sing a song in church when I grew up called "Jesus Loves the Little Children." In the lyrics we said, "Red and yellow, black and white, they are precious in His sight..." as we referred to the many different types of people in this world. If we are truly to minister to the masses, then we must be open to a variety of songs to spread the Gospel message.

When we get stuck on our favorite song or favorite artist, then we close ourselves off from hearing what the Lord may be telling us to minister to someone else. Pray earnestly and ask the Lord to open your ears to hear what the Spirit of the Lord is saying to the church. Often, we will find that it is not about us, but what the Lord wants to do through us.

It's time to move from the place of comfort and into the place of faith and complete reliance on God. When we walk upright before Him, He will direct our steps. This includes not only the movement, but the Message of the Living Word that He wants to reveal to His children. Because the Lord loves creativity and diversity, we must train ourselves to love what He loves.

1 John 3:1a (NKJV)
"Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God!"

Psalm 96:3 (NKJV)
"Declare His glory among the nations, His wonders among all peoples."

1 Peter 2:17 (NKJV)
"Honor all people. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king."

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