Don't allow folks to berate your friend in your presence. Do not embrace a slanderous report about your friend, unless they are there to defend themselves. A trustworthy friend who've always been there for you, through your ups, downs, changes and turnarounds. They are worth any price, any effort, any defense.
Time To Circle The Wagons And Keep Your Friend Protected.
Always Remember, True Friends Will Always Have The Same Enemies.
"A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother." Proverbs 18:24
"You are not supposed to think opposite from the Spirit. When you lose your vision of winning lost souls for God, then you are no longer thinking like the Holy Spirit - you are thinking like yourself.
That which is born of the Spirit is the spirit. You are supposed to have the same kind of vision that the Holy Spirit has, the same kind of the compassion and faithfulness that the Lord Jesus Christ Himself had, because you have the same Spirit in you that He had in Him.
If the Spirit of God is in your heart, then you will be moved to share Jesus with others. If you have not been doing that, then it is time to begin. You can do it. God's power is available to you to save people or heal them or do anything else that needs to be done for them. "
[ The Word Bible (1) ]
This is a great area of contemplation for most of us; how, when, with how much zeal and so on. I myself have thought this before and held my words in. For everyone the process is personal and I advise that you do this with Jesus, pray through it. However, if you would like to get there a bit sooner. Forgo your stubbornness, or fears, or simply thinking you are not good enough for heavens sake; and just let your light shine. Be happy, be filled with the Spirit at all times. It opens conversations, like one I often have at airports on business travel. People are sad, tired, irritated then they see me... very happy. They ask what am I happy about... I say the Lord. Or they ask wow you are shining, or some other compliment... I say Oh that is the Holy Spirit. Mindful, a positive happy response is a safe one. There is plenty of room in it. For example one time one person got a little angry at my response, I don't quite recall his exact statement. My answer I remember; one of the more mysterious and freeing gifts God gave all of us is our Free Will. Therefore, I have a great deal of respect for your choices as I would hope you would afford me that same respect. No worries, I was not placed here to force something on you, you asked me the question remember. Pause, have a very blessed day & Safe Travels. Later that person, apologized and asked a few more questions. I was blessed to be one to plant some seeds of Love & the Word in his heart.
A little piece of advise is keep it simple. Sometimes people don't realize they are hurting, nor that others can see that. So don't go and call them out. Be gentle, smile a lot, anything that you say make it about you, your own experience and leave the door open for them to ask. Have a few verses on hand, and keep it simple while listening to the prompting of the Holy Spirit. Always listen to Him, not your spirit, His Spirit.
"Establishing God's covenant on the earth and giving to those in need - these are God's purposes for prosperity. I've actually heard people say: "I don't need much prosperity. I am a simple person with a simple life. So I just ask for enough to meet my needs."
They think that's humility, but it's not. It's selfishness! Without realizing it, what these people are actually saying is: "All I care about is meeting my OWN needs. I have no ambition to meet anyone else's"
How dare we be so sloppy spiritually earning just enough to get by on. How dare we ignore God's promises of prosperity when people all around us are spiritually starving.
It is wrong for you not to want to prosper when that prosperity can mean the difference between heaven and hell for millions of people!"
By: Kenneth Copeland [The Word Bible(1)]
I SAY WOW & AMEN BROTHER!!
Where in the world did we as Christians get the idea that poverty is where God wants us? Of course it goes without saying arrogant, irritatingly obnoxious in your face spoiled is not what he wants - that is for sure. But what is Kenneth exploring here? It is simple really, Kingdom work is fueled in our obedience. Our tithes and offerings from the prosperity God gifts to us. So of course we need to pray for that overflowing. Again, people this isn't me making a claim. It is His Promise, in His Word. His Word that never contradicts it's self, that is always right, so please look at My Post May 3, 2017 whereby I have posted a Powerful Prayer for Prosperity!
Additionally it is A Call To Action!
Let's Fuel Kingdom Work - for heavens sake people are in need!
Keep Your Eyes Peeled I will start a new Category with several dedicated studies to Prosperity. Please post comments here, or message me on Twitter. Having the opportunity to reach out albeit a speaking event, or simply touching and agreeing through social media; it is All Good Stuff!! TYL PTL HALLELUJAH!!
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