The Purpose of This Site

Once this site was just for me. It was a personal blog, journal or diary of my journey with the Lord. However one day reading it I found that this could also be a real testimony to the world. Evangelism is my heart. Jesus is my life. This is my real account of my Christian walk and revelation that I share with you. In all things take them to scripture. I do not claim to be an expert though I study, research and seek the truth daily. My purpose it to stir your heart towards the Heavenly Father so you can pursue your own Journey with the lord through his word and in spirit.

Saturday, August 14, 2004

Choosing Your Battles - To Fight or Not to FIght

Dudley Daniel - Founder of NCMI (New Covenant Ministries International) has a great book that he wrote on the problem of the church and leaders as well as I believe people in general. The book focuses around the problem that we fight battles that many times were not intended for us to fight. That many times we come into a situation or problem and try ducking it out on our own without consulting God. The problem with this is that we loose out and many things that God has intended for us are lengthened and therefore it takes longer to get where we need to be. This is what it means by choosing your battles wisely. We must realize many times we cannot save the world and most importantly that we cannot please everyone all the time we must also come to terms that we will offend some and some may not like us for various reasons. This if we are living in love and spirit of Christ should not be a concern of ours. When Jesus was accused of being Satan in Mark and when he was captured and spit at. He did not spit back. Why? Because he had a purpose and plan and knew that he must follow the ways of his father so that his death would not be in vain. The Father has purposed everything through his son. Being the Son was the God in the Flesh. So. In being all this it is easy to see that the Lord himself did not involve himself in things he was not called to deal with. Why not us as well. The Lord spoke "It is finished" upon his last breath on the cross. This signified that all was done and his will was done. The idea that the Lord himself did not involve himself in many situation and took no haste in situations that he knew were in control. For instance the fact that Jesus waited Days before going to heal Lazarus after he heard of his death. The Lord knew that time would not matter and as he spoke upon healing. He waited do that his glory would be shown. Lazarus was basically confirmed dead and all rituals had been performed that man could solidify that he was indeed dead so that his rise from the dead would be more miraculous and show the healing power of our Lord and savior, Whom which time has not matter. So being the children of god we realize that we have a purpose and plan and many things arguments situations and problems are not ours always to fight. I am not saying to be a pacifist. What I am saying as a famous General once said. Save the bullets for the real war". The lord himself in his nature was not a pacifist but as Jesus a man of change (not of himself but of that around him), patience, kindness understanding and authority. We must realize that when we argue or fight about petty things that the enemy is trying to have us focus on things that are less important so that he can get past us and cause confusion in our camp. The enemy for those not Christian is the Devil (Satan). The one who should purpose is to Seek, and Destroy all in his path. However he may. Don't loose the battle by fighting with your own soldiers or fighting a battle that your Commanding Officer (GOD) has not called you to. It is difficult for me as well. I simply can say that a majority of all my issues and problems were brought by not understanding this sooner. Also that when God speaks to you. You better listen. The Lord is full of Grace and Mercy for those whom he loves and has chosen which by biblical word is all of humanity conditional of only accepting the death and deity of the Son (Jesus Christ). Ask the Lord to give you understanding and let him work in you and you will see the glory that is Him.


  1. I guess by "choosing your battles" you mean that you can post inflamatory comments to bulletin boards and then run off without explaining yourself.

    WWJD? Spray religious graffiti all over the internet?

    You should be ashamed of yourself for making Christians look foolish. If you don't have the background to back up what you post, then leave it to those more qualified.

  2. Where do you exactly get this idea that James is not qualified to speak his life. His testmony and ideas. I have been reading his posts for quite sometime now. Though James does not pay much attention to spelling alot of the time. His ideas are Christian and I do not believe that they would be considered shamful at all. If anything his post are non-religious and heart felt and bibically sound. should reconsider your post next time.

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