Saturday, January 4, 2014

Birds Of A Feather Flock Together...





Birds of a feather flock together!

Dear Ones, One of the scriptures that tell us that
 Bad company corrupts good character.

I have seen God orchestrate many moves
And relationships in my life.

But God has given us wisdom to know and see
Many things around us. We need to be quick when see
Character traits in others that can hinder our walk with Christ.
I remember being taught from one of my Sunday school teachers, many years ago
His name was Johnny, and he told us if you hang out with
  Truck drivers you would start talking like one.
There are even many Christians who have what I might call a
weak walk with Christ.
 And little knowledge of His word!
 Or they only pick and Choose
 What they are comfortable with.
They may not believe God still heals!
They may think God's word does not apply to their situation!
Or that His word is the final authority!

We will be influenced by the way they talk;
The choices of foods they may eat or not eat!
I have seen people change many things to look and act like others!
That is why Dear Ones we are called to imitate Christ!

Be willing to leave the flock of wild birds, and follow hard after HIM!

Closer
God is with us in our daily activities and as we are aware of His presence--we welcome Him in everything we do. Our fellowship with Him moment by moment and doesn't meet with others without Him. There are also times when we purposely focus on spending time alone with Him. It's in these times of intimacy that we are transformed by His glory.

Hanging out with Jesus enables us to become like Him. The same is true with other relationships. We become like those we hang out with and without realizing it pick up habits or expressions from those companions. We must guard against anything that conflicts with the Christ-like character we are developing day-by-day. We are able to discern and break free from wrong associations as we increase our time with the Lord. Our holy boldness, surety in our steps, and ability to withstand opposition increases as we grab hold of who we are in Christ.

It is not our training or our education that makes us effective for the Kingdom. We are effective because we receive His knowledge and wisdom as the Holy Spirit coaches us in the things of the Kingdom. The boldness birthed from the confidence we have in Him is visible and tangible. As we fellowship with Jesus and have communion with Him, His characteristics become ours from glory to glory.
From Pastor Joell Suell

Blessings To All as we are being transformed from glory to glory!
Roxy

3 comments:

NanaDiana said...

A good lesson, Roxy. It is hard for kids to believe that kids that don't think like they do can pull them down...but it is so true. I have seen it time and time again.

Did you notice that all good bloggers seem to flock together, too? xo Diana

susan@avintagefarmwife said...

It is so hard to reach a balance with our relationships, isn't it? We can't totally cut ourselves off from others, but it is hard not to be dragged down to the way others want to live or gossip, etc. Bad company does tend to corrupt!

Joluise said...

Very true and we often learn the hard way.

Its not just the company we keep its also what we watch on TV and the books we books - all leading to bad things going on in our minds.

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