It does not surprise me at all that you were lead to listen to different music or movies. I know not to put certain things in my spirit, horror films would be a huge one. My youngest son loves that stuff like all the Saws. I try to tell him don't put that stuff in your spirit.
When I was young, I smoked a lot of pot then started drinking. I was depressed most of the time and lived in a very dysfunctional family. I loved music, still do, and most the music I was drawn to spoke to my pain. Pink Floyd was a biggie. Now, I can't even listen to it. I find it soo depressing. I am changed in Christ and so have my tastes.
God has been dealing with me about a few things to make me a better person. He has actually taken a different tone to me. A tone which I have never heard. Even though it was different, I knew it to be Him due to the fact the feeling I received while being in His presence was the same. However, His words and sternness was so different than in the past. He told me something and I doubted the words He had said to me. He was saying something good about me. Beyond what I was able to believe about myself. I feel weird sharing that with you. But it is the truth, and maybe it will help someone who God wants to compliment, and they are not believing His words. Anyway, I was like, no that can't be true. Well, God "got in my face" and basically told me I was wrong, and how could I NOT believe what he had told me? I told Him, it is hard for me to believe because I want to be humble, how can I remain humble and yet believe such a thing? He said, " Don't you believe that you can accept what I have told you about yourself, and I can keep you humble? " I knew I had hurt him, I knew God could keep me humble as long as I worked on it also. I told God yes, I knew He could keep my humble.
Well, I kinda got side tracked. I did not write this to tell you THAT! I wrote to tell you what lead me to this poem, who am I in Christ? God told me that I had to stop watching violent movies, & listening to negative music. He has also been talking to me about righteousness. He told me that the devil will always be able to bring me down a little bit further if I don't know how I am in Him. I had to study righteousness, in order to be all that I could be in God. I have been asking God help me find tools in my life so that I can learn about what it means to think righteously, to behave righteously, and to be righteous in Him. I have found things in the bible, have been able to use tools to study with, and yesterday found this poem someone wrote! One thing that I already know is that we are all made righteous In Him for He died for our sins. But, how many people FEEL RIGHTEOUSNESS in christ? No, the devil has stolen it from us and he has done a marvelous job!!! Can you say YOU feel the righteousness that God has died to give you? I am going to do a study on it when I feel God tells me to do so. I will send a mass email to the team. You might want to take a look at it when I write up a study on righteousness.
I want to make something REALLY clear to you. It doesn't matter what kind of relationship you have with God, if you ask him to help you HE WILL! If you need a book, a web site to find, whatever, He will help you find it, but you have to have faith and believe it will happen. However, I will go as far to say if you don't have faith, God just might let it happen to help you believe He can do it for you as long as you believe in HIM, and not so much what you asked for. I am not God and I am not going to pretend I am am expert re. His heart. Please, ask God for what you need and want. He wants to bless us. I know he gives us what we ask for if it is His will. God says, yes, no, and wait, to our prayers. Is there something you want in your life? Have you asked God for it yet? Don't blame God for something you want, yet have never asked Him for. He is willing to answer your prayer, He just wants you to ask for it. Once you do ask be willing to accept His will for your life, be ready with faith that ALL things are done to bring you happiness, even if that means he says, no.
That was really good. I should have that posted on a wall in my house.
Julie (Ontario,Canada) ----------------------- Dum spiro, spero, "While I breath, I hope". Latin Proverb ----------------------- Lord Help me to remember that nothing is going to happen to me today that You and I together can't handle. ----------------------------
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