What days we are living in?
We are following the pattern of this world. We are doing whatever we want. we do till we stuck in dead-end, than we are searching where was wrong. We do not do the thing truly base on love , may I am judging on this , if it is true , let me be the first. Gentleness , Humbleness and the patience are not find easy these days. we are new generation that have been told or even taught us that we need to be smart! If you are clever you will be a winner. Others teaching the rule!.. some good , some bad! But what really this generation of people are looking for?
Having their own YouTube channel and Facebook page? can we blame all ‘ are not seeking face ‘ to this new technology? May I am not talking clearly! I was listening to news today suddenly talking about our teenage generation majority use ipad , cannot sleep at night even devices are switched off? They do not have sleep enough. whether you want or do not want we are living in this world.
Lets talk about God. According to the Washington Times 84 percent of the world has faith. But who is worshiping who? the remaining percentage are neutral ( either following their own rule or opinion of others ) and are following whatever happens , happens ! Think about that we are you now. Are you in 84 percent or out. Now look at this . Only 2.2 Billion people are Christians (32 percent ) out of 7, 461 , 262 , 265 billion people in the world , according to the Washington Times. This statistic is for 2010. But the number will not be really good for Christianity which goes down by 2050. Look at Pew research about this here.
Where are our new generation? We need more true Christians . They can change the world. People like Reinhard Bonnke , Bill Graham , Ravi Zacharias and many more.
This work must continue until we are all joined together in the same faith and in the same knowledge about the Son of God. We must become like a mature person—we must grow until we become like Christ and have all his perfection.(Ephesians 4 : 13 )
In the same faith , in the same knowledge , a mature person. We need more people to grow to become like Jesus Christ. we are looking for a better day and future for our family to come. The world need more people like Christ. True , true , true we are not same in personality and characteristic which is the beautify of our God. But we are same in Faith , one Body , one Baptism which will bound all of together.
Three principle we need to become more like Christ.
“Knowledge Puffs Up, But Love Builds Up”. ( 1 Corinthians 8 : 1 )
How the world know you are disciple of Jesus , By loving them.
There is a huge talking way in this . But I refer you to read and meditate on 1 Corinthians 13. All is there . Do not look for answer in any other books or suggestion ( although they are good) but your only answer is there .
Here listen to lovely son of praise and love which enhance your love in Christ , Hillsong church gives you a great and beautiful song for this, look at their YouTube page.
Every believer in Christ has something to teach , because in all of you ( whom born again ) is the Spirit of God. This is not you but the Spirit within you taught you how to say , and how to edify , how to build up , how to encourage . You are the labour of a big kingdom.
Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith.( Hebrews 13 : 7 )
Look at teaching of messages and preacher from John Piper , Here you go for it , it is a good place to start.
Here is another one Pastor Jentezen Franklin page, check it out.
Look at the big picture . You are no more taking milk but an healthy meat to eat. Because you are on the road of becoming like Christ . You are loved and love others. You taught and teaching others … and Now you are growing in Him . But do not let this gives you pride. But rather makes you more humble and good servant of God.
..must grow until we become like Christ and have all his perfection.(Ephesians 4 : 13)
You have this capacity to grow more and more , there is no limitation for this. There is no rule for it. Let his spirit grow in you as you remain in his love and teaching others.
Practice all those three principle until you master it and you will see the growth in you. May you are good in one of them and lack others. Do not worry about that there is always time to learn . Every teacher was a student before. We all learning from Christ , we all are student of Christ until the day of Graduation be faithful and do your homework . Your reward is on the way.
Read this post now. Relax and grow..
Here is good source for you to grow , check Ravi Zacharias page , look at his sermons and messages . It is a good place for you to grow.
Written By Dariush Youkhaneh