Good morning! Mercy peace and love be yours in abundance.
Today we are testing ourselves with God's definition of reasonable or soberness.
Acts 26v25 "I am not insane, most excellent Festus, "Paul replied. "What I am saying is true and reasonable."
Those that do not truly know God will always say we are insane or we are out of our minds in thinking the way we think, or acting the way we act. When we go through life being led by the Spirit of God that He has given us we will seem strange to many but for those that hear us we will rejoice and grow more in faith, hope and love in Him. Jesus told Paul, "Get up and rise on your feet and listen to what I tell you. I have appeared to you to appoint you to be my servant and a witness to what you have seen. I am sending you to your people and to the gentiles to tell them what you have seen so you can turn them from darkness into light, from the power of Satan to the power of God. So they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by FAITH in me." When we accept Jesus in our hearts we will hear Him telling us the same thing but there will be those that think we have lost our minds, they will be some that try to silence us in many ways, they will call us foolish and crazy. We have to stay close to our Lord and Savior and listen to Him and be led by the love He has for us. We can not let anyone take away the joy we hold on to, with our gifts of Faith, hope and love He has given us. Many will say, "Do you think you can turn me into a Christian, do you think my life will change if I follow Jesus, do you think what you are saying is true? When we accept the heart and mind of Christ through the Holy Spirit, after we have given up ourselves for Him to work through. We will have a mind like Christ made in His disposition just as Paul was made with the same disposition of Christ, we will be saying with one Spirit and with one mind, "Short time or long-I pray God that not only you but all who are listening to me today may become what I am, except for these chains. He wore chains hoping we would never have too. Because we truly know the love of God we want so desperately for all to know His love, His love is what drives us, and controls our mind and disposition. Those that do not know His love will not be controlled by His love. Those of us that know His love, only speak the truth and what we say is reasonable. It is only the truth and reasonable only to those that need and want His love that surpasses all human understanding.(1 Corinthians 2v13 This is what we speak, not in words taught by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, expressing spiritual truths in spiritual words) Those without the Spirit, our ways and words are not going to be reasonable to them, they are not going to understand them unless they too have been given or want to be given the mind of Christ. (1 Corinthians 2v16 "For who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.) A Spiritual Man or women as been given Christ's judgment about all things, but we are not subject to any man's judgment. We do not live for men, we live for Christ! I love everyone with the love God gives me for you! (Read Acts 26 and 1 Corinthians 2)