Be Humble & still Cautious...(understand my own battles)
God still has a holy spirit among us that truely search for him!
What we feel and what we know are different among us here. We also have terms and labels that can slightly alter our way of thinking. Is it truely safe were we are and who we socielize with?
Among us come all different forms of opinions, age, and backgrounds.
Keep in mind the goal here is not to hurt one another but help. I as well as all can put our foot in our mouths when we come across new information, but instead of denial we should be humbled. I feel I have learned alot among the wise and the cautious. But what I realized is that I still don't hold the answers and still believe none of us will.
We can fix, solve, and reajust but what holds important is our motivation, our spirit, and our integrity. I as well as all have a problem to judge, we all have a problems we face in life that humble each and everyone of us. I hold the Bible's information highly in my life a source (I believe) God gave us.
(James 4:11; Proverbs 3:29; Ps. 19:7)
How will we learn without a teacher, how will be lead without a leader, and how will we unite without allowing people in! Fear God not man... but God I beleive has used us his people to hold these rolls so we can grow. If we follow the Bible we will see the blessings.
Edward Dunlap in his tape I listened to pointed out something very important from the Bible that Paul mentioned man's conscience can't govern man's conscience so therefore we can learn by experiences but take each lessons (information, sources) with a grain of salt.
Ray Franz has information that gives great use to all of us and his humbling attitude I believe will be blessed.
The caution though is our own, we can menifest doubt which in turn can create doubt in God... I can't forget that having faith in God is what is important! Man can twist words and make you feel you have the wrong, but so can your own mind if you allow it.
Negativity allows evil thinking. Keep strong and keep praying... keep the positive energy! We need this for each and everyone of us in our journey through life.
Romans 14:2; Accept other believers who are weak in faith, and don't argue with them about what they think is right or wrong.
For instance, one person believes it's all right to eat anything. But another believer with a sensitive conscience will eat only vegetables.
Romans 14:3; The man who eats everything must not look down on him who does not, and the man who does not eat everything must not condemn the man who does, for God has accepted him.
Romans 14:4; Who are you to judge someone else's servant? To his own master he stands or falls. And he will stand, for the Lord is able to make him stand
Romans 14:5; One man considers one day more sacred than another; another man considers every day alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind.
So even though the Jehovah's Witnesses have leaders of imperfect men the individual will be blessed and we shouldn't try to convence them other wise but let them find out for themselves just as we have found out for ourselves. God will protect his people.
I feel so bad I didn't catch these scriptures before. Here I was preaching to my family like they do me and yet I see here what the more humble approach would be to be patient. And keep myself in check... I hold very important information yes but God will reviel things in his own time. In our part we should just be there to grab their hand when they need help.
Loved your post. It was so positive and upbuilding.
It was comforting to read how we need each other through our journey through life.
Thanks for the encouraging thoughts.
Proverbs 21:23 Watch your words and hold your tongue;
you'll save yourself a lot of grief. MSG
Thanks Straightshooter & Sylvia! Yes I seriously had alot of grief after my talk with my mom yesterday on the phone. It's a long story but here I explain my humbled thoughts after doing some Bible research.
Great post! Love the scriptures. Born and raised in the religion but failed to grasp the meaning of certain scriptures. It's nice to read them with the blinders off.
I had to read this again because man it's hard sometimes... it really is... I pray someday my mom will have strength to free herself.