The Measure Of A Man & The Footprints In The Sand
First of all, I can’t even begin to write a blog tonight without first thanking Mr. B and others who have prayed for me during a time of the greatest persecution. There is a time to be silent and there is a time to speak. Tonight I choose to speak up. The first thing I can gladly say is that one should never underestimate the power of noise cancelling headphones.
up As a radio student I rely a lot on my headphones. The help me cancel out the background noise in the studio and most importantly it helps me cancel out the world’s noise. What do I mean by the noise of the world? I will tell you exactly what I mean. Growing up with a disability known as Cerebral Palsy I was always taught it was important for me to run with the pack to keep up with the other “normal kids.”
“These days I can just laugh at that statement because in this century can anyone in today’s world define what it means to be normal. I think even Webster’s isn’t 100% of just exactly being normal entails anyway.”
As I would continue to grow into what I thought was faith, I would face many obstacles. I have to really to thank the Lord on the time he gave me to find him once and for all. I want to let you all in a little secret in 2016, the biggest phenomenon is to be a trendsetter and standing out from a crowd. I can tell you first hand. From my own perspective Trying to follow the world for a number of years was like trying to climb a mountain with mud on it. The mud would of course make the climb a difficult one.
Once I realized that it is okay to go against the grain. I started to embrace God more and people less.
I say that wearing headphones for me from a professional level helps tune in background noise from the studio and from a Spiritual perspective headphones are important to me because it helps to not listen to the devil’s junk. It allows me to tune out the world and tune into God.
Rules for Christians:
Dear Christians of the World! I have a message for you all. For anybody who thinks that once you become a Christian, you’re well on your way to easy street and the good life, allow me to debunk that myth right now. God is a magical genie. If you become a Christian be prepared to despised and rejected by the world. Endure hardness as a good soldier in Christ Jesus. The reason true Christians will be hated is because they hated Jesus first.
John 15:18-20King James Version (KJV)
18 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.
19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.
20 Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.
1 John 2:15King James Version (KJV)
15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
If the those in the world hate you. Consider yourself blessed. The reason why is because if we lay aside our physical feelings and lean on the faith of God to empower you physically and spiritually.
John 15:16King James Version (KJV)
16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.
So often in my Christian walk, I constantly let the sinners of the world know that the Old Anthony doesn’t exist anymore he doesn’t speak the same, he doesn’t think the same. he does read the same books and he certainly doesn’t watch the same television shows. Those same people within the world would tell me “Well I’m not going to change my ways just for you. With a message like that I’m sure those type of Christians who have a stoney ground foundation in the gospel will find it easy to comprise so as to save hurt feeling. HOWEVER… The Bible doesn’t tell us to compromise.
Romans 12:2King James Version (KJV)
2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
When it comes to my physical disability the healing for me spiritually and physically when I stopped chasing the world. When I stopped running after the world I looked down at my feet and I saw the same feet that the world said was considered useless. However God considered my feet beautiful and the reason I say is because I fully recognize the measure of a man and the footprints in the sand.