As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.
REST IN THE WORK HE HAS FINISHED FOR US – LETTING YOUR THANKFULNESS TO HIM-BECAUSE OF HIM-FLOW FROM YOU ❤️❤️❤️
The Good Lord has never told us to put up trees🌲 and bright lights💡, buy gifts 🎁, worship Him as a baby 👶 and ALL the STUFF we “do” to SUPPOSEDLY celebrate Him 😞 stressing ourselves and loved ones to the max 😞 AND honestly dis-obeying Him 😞
He says to REST in Him-obey Him- have faith in Him
16 Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.
23 And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.
8 This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.
9 But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
AND MOST IMPORTANTLY WE HAVE LEARNED AND KNOW AS CHRISTIANS THAT OUR GOD IS HOLY- HE CAN NOT BE TOUCHED AND WILL NOT EXCEPT OUR WORSHIP TO HIM THROUGH PAGAN/HEATHEN/SINFUL WAYS 😞 We can not christianize those ways to worship Him-CAN NOT!
I am sharing these things for the ABSOLUTE LOVE of God’s truth that God has given us to accept- follow- and be blessed ❤️
Why? Because God has given me the heart to love you and be honest, too – the truth costs- Jesus paid that price- it is our responsibility to share that and the truth will cost us, too- we must be willing to cut our worldly losses and know it will be worth it when we stand before our God our Judge and He says:
21 His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
We are not worthy and how humbling is that verse?!? But that is God and His mercy and grace- we don’t have it all perfected and that’s ok but when the Holy Spirit convicts us it’s for a reason SPEAK UP IN LOVE-HIS LOVE ❤️