God Is The Plug
As I was thinking about the t-shirt my friend, Kareema made for me this week end. I also began to think of a testimony that I would like to share.
Right now in my life, I have friends and family that do not understand me at all. They may think I'm crazy, a little nuts for Jesus or just going overboard with my faith. I really don't know what they are thinking but those are just my thoughts. I feel that I am more eloquent in my writings, so I am going to try to explain.
I have always been a good person most of my life. I was never wicke, mean or malicious. And I have always tried to surround myself with like minded people. As far as I know, all of my family and friends are good people too. I don't think I know any criminal masterminds, truly bad people, murderers, etc.
I say that because I have lived the life that my friends and family are living right now. For over forty years of my life I have been a good person. I was a commendable member of my church and my community. Hardworking, responsible and caring to those around me.
That is where I was, when God stepped into my life and changed everything. So, this tells me that being a good person is not enough for God. If it was enough He would have left me right where I was. A good person with no real connection to Him.
For the longest time, I tried to maintain all of my relationships exactly as they were, with me being the same person I was. Even if it was only, for short periods of time, when I was around my friends. In those moments, I wasn't being true to myself or God. But things have changed and I have grown. God has done a miraculous work in my life and I want my entire life to reflect it.
So back to my thoughts about my God Is The Plug t-shirt. When my life first changed, I kept saying to myself that, "I feel like I am plugged directly into The Source." For so long I was plugged into my church, my religion, my pastor, my Bishop, the members of my church, my friends and family...all things of this world. These are the things that guided all the decisions I made, The things that powered my life.
I had to disconnect my plug from all those things and plug it directly into the one true source...God. And that's when everything changed. I started to experience 'the more of God'. His miracles, signs and wonders.
I was posed with a question by a friend, she asked if the things they (my friends) are doing are 'that bad?' My answer is no, they aren't that bad at all, I've done those things most of my life- the music, the party's, the conversations, etc. I feel that when God changes you, you need to act like it all the time.
I am trying to live my life as an example. That someone might see something in me and decide to seek a closer relationship with God for themselves. I just pray that those around me see my change, not only in my words but in my actions as well.
This is what God is the plug means to me...being plugged into the source and letting that force guide you.
Think about it...what are you plugged into?
2 Timothy 1:7-10 7For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 8Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our LORD, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God; 9Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began, 10But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel:
James 4:8 8Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.
John 15:5 5I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
2 Corinthians 13:4 4For though he was crucified through weakness, yet he liveth by the power of God. For we also are weak in him, but we shall live with him by the power of God toward you.