Sunday, March 12, 2017

How to Change Society

"You will be confident, because there is hope." - Job 11:18

Society doesn't want to be changed. 

It spent a long time getting to where it is.  But it's failing to show compassion for the outcast and the orphan. How does it address it's needs?  "We have people for that..."  

That's not a society that embraces change, that's the embedded selfishness of every man's heart. And I'm afraid that is what I think makes up our society.  

But I believe change can happen. It will be when you go for the heart.  Present a shining example of a heart set free in a self-sustaining, compassionate solution for the needs in your world, and you'll win hearts, and change society.

Society will reject your attempt to change it.

Solution 1 - I look at Sierra Club, Greenpeace, you name the organization- they generate outrage at the offense, and try to shame established entities into doing "What is right..."  Is this producing real change?  Maybe... with a hammer... I don't agree with that approach. It's angry and is simply not God's way. It may change a behavior, but it won't change society. It's not a solution. 

Solution 2 - My premise is that as a man or woman of God you have access to heaven on subjects that are near to your heart. You may acquire the eternal solution God has been waiting for you to ask Him for.  Bring that solution to the world at your own expense and at the expense of those who have assaulted heaven with you.  Implement it and watch society love it.  Because it will be the pure heart of God.

I believe if people could see God, they would see what they have always been after.  It is for the people of God to manifest heaven.  Go to heaven, and get some of it, and bring it to earth. It will be irresistible.

Sorry to say this, but if you try to convince anyone of anything, you might be a jerk and ruin everything.  Isn't that the cry of every non-believer against Christianity- the people are jerks?  But discipline yourself for godliness, acquire heaven's solutions, and bring them to the culture that so desperately needs them, and you will watch hearts melt at the goodness of God.

Society might even change a little. Just your little part of it.  But you will have brought Heaven, and that's eternal. Where it lands and what impact it has are in God's hands.  I have a hunch He'll honor it.

Here's a kid who knows how to change the world.

"You will be confident, because there is hope." - Job 11:18

Saturday, March 4, 2017

You Are The Image of God

"If you want to build a ship, don't herd people together to collect wood, and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea."
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

If we want to overcome the lies of the enemy, it is not by countering them.  They are lies in their very context.  No one will win in the argument of right and wrong. That is lesser, and to engage that argument is to agree to a lesser call.  

Instead, let's have a new discussion- the only discussion-
the discussion that God started when he made mankind.

The discussion is, "What was God doing, what IS God doing in making a new being in His own image and likeness?"  Let us have THAT discussion over and over again!  What, O God, did you make when you made mankind? For I am one of them! 

I believe God made us all vessels of honor- made to be overflowed with the abundance of God Himself! 
       His creativity, 
              His compassion, 
                     His solutions that surpass the need, 
                              His miraculous healing that changes the present and the future...  

The needs of our world are where the man of faith has the ability... the calling... to land the kingdom of God.  The resulting expression will be the destruction of lesser arguments- they can only crumble to dust and be blown away in the wind of God's surpassing answers. 

The angry question:  "Look at this injustice, this offensiveness!  What are you going to do about it?"  
Heaven's answer:  "Lift up your eyes, because you are the image of God.  The answer isn't in correcting bad behavior. It is in considering the much greater identity that we all share. Bigger than being American or Russian, man or woman, black or white, Christian, Muslim or Jew. What has been soiled and slandered is not between these lesser identities, what is being soiled and slandered is the image of God, and you are the image of God, and so are your supposed enemies. This fight is a fake."

Access Heaven, O man of God. You are the image of God on the earth. Understand that more and more, and you will overcome the lies and reveal the true nature of God. This is what you were made for. Let's have that discussion over and over again- often with each other, and more often with God- your creator- the one who is expressing Himself to the earth and to the heavens. You are His choice vessel.