Blessings or Relationships

John 6:26 Jesus answered, “I tell you the truth, you are looking for me, not because you saw miraculous signs but because you ate the loaves and had your fill.
The Holy Spirit
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What is that we are after? Why are we so selective of the Holy Scriptures that we commit to memory? Why do we concern ourselves so much with comfortable living when we are called to die to ourselves? Why do we seeking our own glory and not the glory of God? Why do we run to the altar to pray for blessings and not to be used by God? Why do we pray for health and not to die for the Lord? Why do we pray for the down fall of our enemies and not for the Holy Spirit to move on their hearts? Why do we pray for success and not for God to do the increase?  Why do we wear the cross around our necks but do not take it up on our backs? Why do we preach about heaven and neglect the kingdom of God within us? Why do we build the lifeless church and turn our backs on the living stones of the true church? Why do we say peace, peace and Lord, Lord and hate our brothers and sisters in Christ?  Why do we join non profits to be seen and walk past the christians in need to allow offer prayer and not substance?  Why do we preach stwedwaredship and don’t know what it really means?  Why do we name it and call it, when nothing belongs to us? Why do we demand of God and do not serve him?  Why do we seek glory but refuse the cup of Christ? Why do we sing and shout and live as slave to sin? Why do we groan and moun about our short comings and underestimate the work of Christ on sin? Why do continue to claim to be sinners when we are new creatures and no longer slaves to sin? Why do wish to only think of God as a genie and don’t think we should suffer anything? Why do we think we deserve everything and are nothing without God? Why can’t we trust our lives to the God that saved that life from death and eternal damnation? Why you ask? Because we want the Gospel blessings of heaven and things not the Gospel message of conviction. We we want the God of love and not of Judgment but Peter said the Church will be judge first.

1 Peter 4:17-19

17For it is time for judgment to begin with the family of God; and if it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who do not obey the gospel of God? 18And,
“If it is hard for the righteous to be saved,
what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?”[a]

19So then, those who suffer according to God’s will should commit themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good.

We seek blessings and not relationships, its easy to buy love than to give love and pride makes it impossible to do anything in true love.

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2 Responses to “Blessings or Relationships”
  1. Perez Christina says:

    great post

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    • anointedplace says:

      I think sometimes we act as if God has to answers all of our prayers the way we want and if not we can’t love Him with our all the way He wants us to. At this point, God’s blessings become the source of our faith, hope, trust and joy when it should be the love of the cross that took our sins and gave us life. See God loves us because of who He is not because of what we do…

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