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Being And Doing!

“”To teach that the filling with the Holy Spirit is given to the Christian to provide “power for service” is to teach truth, but not the whole truth.

Power for service is but one effect of the experience, and I do not hesitate to say that it is the least of several effects. It is least for the very reason that it touches service, presumably service to mankind; and contrary to the popular belief, “to serve this present age” is not the Christian’s first duty nor the chief end of man.

As I have stated elsewhere, the two great verbs that dominate the life of man are be and do. What a man is comes first in the sight of God. What he does is determined by what he is, so it is of first importance always.

The modern notion that we are “saved to serve,” while true, is true only in a wider context, and as understood by busy Christians today it is not true at all.

Redemption became necessary not because of what men were doing only, but because of what they were. Not human conduct alone had gone wrong but human nature as well; apart from the moral defect in human nature no evil conduct would have occurred.

Fallen men acted in accord with what they were. Their hearts dictated their deeds. “And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth” (Gen. 6:54). That much any moral being could have seen. But God saw more; He saw the cause of man’s wicked ways, and that “every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually” (6:5).

The stream of human conduct flows out of a fountain polluted by evil thoughts and imaginations.

To purge the stream it was necessary to purify the fountain; and to reform human conduct it is necessary to regenerate human nature.

The fundamental must be sanctified if we would have a righteous do, for being and doing are related as cause and effect, as father and son.””
A. W. Tozer Sermon: “Being” Determines “Doing”

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Be Renewed. Put On Selflessness!

Matthew 9:16 “No one sews a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment, for the patch will pull away from the garment, making the tear worse.
17 Neither do men pour new wine into old wineskins. If they do, the skins will burst, the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins, and both are preserved.”

Therefore, you cannot embark on a new way of being/ living/serving with the same old narrative, attitude, prejudice, arrogance, and what not.

Your old ways of not serving humanity must of necessity change. You may have done quite alright for yourself, it’s time to start doing all for the greater good of all. Put off self, and put on “selflessness”!

This, my friend is the highest level of self actualization. This is what will outlive you.

Absolutely!

What you do for others outlives you, even generations unborn.

Get going now with “The Good of All” in sight, and “Self” aside!
☀️ Radiant Glory

Struggles!

Charmaine, a vibrant young woman who lost her father at a very young age, lost her brother and two other close people in her life, yet the most positive and inspiring person I have ever met.

It was an honor meeting you Charmaine.

In the presence of God, there is fullness of joy, and at his right hand is pleasure forever more.

The presence of God within us as believers should inherently give us joy.

I admonished you therefore in the name of Jesus, let Christ dwell richly within you.

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!