Thursday, December 19, 2013

DBV# 13

"His father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied: “Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, because He has come to His people and redeemed them. He has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of His servant David." – Luke 1:67-69 (NIV)

Don't know the context. Again. All I know is the message of joy/celebration that is sent out through people when it really hits them that God is present. They're filled with energy and excitement like no other. 

I think sometimes people misinterpret the notion of "Spreading the Word of God". It is something that people can feel genuinely inspired to do because they feel so uplifted, spirited, and excited about God and want others to enjoy the same feeling. Kind of like people spreading "Christmas cheer". 

Unfortunately some people get a little overzealous with it and end up driving people away with their bombardment of words, speeches, arguments, lectures, rants, opinions, beliefs... which then leads people to associate negativity with the message you're trying to convey. It's like another quote from scripture I saw today:

"I don't judge the person who doesn't obey my words. For I didn't come to judge the world, but to save it!" -JESUS, John.12:47

It's about doing good -not just going around telling people to do good. 

It's about embracing life in all it's forms -not demeaning the lives of others and detracting from them. 

It's about sharing God with those who want to know Him for themselves -not forcing strangers to agree with your opinions of Him. 

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