Friday, September 12, 2008

"Exes" and "Whys"

Everything that we have experienced in life has been for a purpose. Although we cannot blame the Lord or the enemy for every situation, we know that God causes all things to work together for good for those who love Him. Our testimonies can be greatly used to share the transforming power of the gospel through movement. Even if a song does not capture the exact circumstances surrounding our lives, our ability to convey them in truth will bring deliverance to others.

It is often said that we are all "ex" somethings. We may not have all committed the same sins or come from the same backgrounds, but we can all relate to struggle, temptation, disappointment, and doubt. We are both human and spiritual. Jesus Himself knows what it is like to experience the trials of humanity and understands the plight. He came for a reason, as we are here for a reason. We may not understand the "whys" of life immediately, but if we endure, we will see the Word of the Lord manifest.

Whatever our "ex" issues may be, they should not be allowed to hinder us from being free in movement ministry. Whom the Son sets free is free indeed. Using the "whys" as excuses to remain unmotivated, uninspired, and uninvolved will foster a victim mentality in us. As victors, we should pray and ask the Lord to reveal His will to us so that we can help others overcome.

Isaiah 1:18 (NKJV)
“Come now, and let us reason together,” Says the LORD, “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

Romans 15:15-17 (NKJV)
Nevertheless, brethren, I have written more boldly to you on some points, as reminding you, because of the grace given to me by God, that I might be a minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering of the Gentiles might be acceptable, sanctified by the Holy Spirit. Therefore I have reason to glory in Christ Jesus in the things which pertain to God.

1 Corinthians 6:9-11 (NKJV)
Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.

1 Timothy 1:15-16 (NKJV)
This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief. However, for this reason I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might show all longsuffering, as a pattern to those who are going to believe on Him for everlasting life.

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