Hey, here's some pygmies singing Hallelujah! Pretty neat, huh!
Many things were learned through 2012 . . . . One of the top ones was realized in a phrase something like "It's all about what/Who you are looking at."
So much of our present reality, our spiritual trajectory, development, growth, sanctification . . . is in what or who/Who . . . we are looking at . . . . Where is our mind's eye looking . . . our interest, our attention, our time and energy?
Are we letting the God hating, world-worshipping demoniacs focus our attention on all manner of negativity and perversion? Is that what fills our vision, our mind, our thinking?
Or, are we simply and profoundly and whole-heartedly looking at Jesus, at the Cross?
The Greek word for "repent" is “metanoeo” . . . which means to change the mind--to change your mind, your way of old thinking . . . to a new way within and by the kind of God's . . . .
We are bombarded daily by depressing and horrendous news . . . . And yes, there is plenty to mourn and commiserate over . . . .
But also, there are incredible, astounding works of the Lord and His people occurring all over the world . . . like never before . . . . The dead are being raised, the blind are seeing, cancers cured, healing of all types, physical, mental, emotional, spiritual . . . . While the Church in the West is under particular attack and become corrupt in many aspects, nevertheless in other parts of the world the Gospel is tearing down strongholds, infiltrating totalitarian states, miracles are winning converts along with just the message of the Word . . . . I have been investigating this quietly for a while and am convinced that something profound, big, blessed, powerful . . . is going on with an outpouring of Spirit . . . and disciples are going out, as they always have, to the darkest and most dangerous corners of the earth, preaching the Good News and souls are being won in record numbers . . . . In diverse locales . . . and often in what ought be and usually is, the most repressive, antagonistic, anti-Christ type of places . . . .
Do not be discouraged by the filth and slop and degradation we are subjected to for the most part here in the decadent, enervated, lazy, drug and sex-addled West . . . . The glorious work of the Lord and His servants is carrying on and in mighty ways!
What are you looking at? That "more" I have been addressing . . . is found in the flowering of faith--through strong, child-like, daring, determined FAITH and hope, by focusing the mind--by changing the mind to a whole new way of thinking, looking at His glory--staying locked on that and immersing in His Word and prayer and the good works inspired by the renewing presence of the Holy Spirit.
Praise God! And we all have roles to play . . . .
[developing . . . :)]