So much ado about nothing with Joy Behar. If Christians would choose to love an pray for people, and REFUSE, FLAT OUT REFUSE to be offended, and therefore DEFEATED by comments we simply don’t have time for, God might be able to get some things done, things like dominion.
We are called to take dominion over everything, including things that “creepeth”. Pastor Bill Winston jokes that we have dominion over creeps. We are not called to get distracted and disgusted by people who just don’ t know any different.
We are called to be as great and lovely ladies on white steeds watching over and gracing our given domains (personal domains demand dominion). We are called to know who we are – Queens of our Realms – and that Queens have Divine Right of Dominion (See Proverbs 31).
We don’t take dominion with our opinions. We take dominion with love And there’s this characteristic of Christians who walk in love – they’re funny, and they laugh at the funnies of others, even the ridiculousness of others.
To take dominion of the world must include having the attention of the world, having something they want. They don’t want or need any more offense or strife. But joy, laughter, light-heartedness – those make an impression. Those open ears and eyes. And hearts.
Dominion involves reaching hearts for Jesus, with the Love of Jesus. So, if our hearts are full of disgust and disdain and disagreement with and for those who don’t know Him, and can therefore not possibly act like Him, the only dominion being taken is by Satan Himself.
DEATH TO LIFE
We can go from death (best friends with unforgivness and taking offense) to Life (walks hand in hand with Love) by CHOOSING to obey God, CHOOSING to accept the freedom from slavery (unforgiveness and taking offense are slavery) Jesus bought on the Cross.
That’s the bottom line.
TRICKY PASTOR’S WIVES
My sister-in-law is a pastor’s wife (yep, my brother is a pastor) who has this tricky thing she does to deal with all the nastiness Satan sends her way – he has special emissaries for pastor’s wives. She laughs. Lots. And often at herself.
One of the things I love most about the church we (John, me, kids) attend is our pastor’s wife. She’s another tricky one – she tricks Satan all the time by seeing the humor in everything. She is funny and fun, and she gets a real kick out of life. That mindset turns Satan’s little schemes upside down.
So, I say rather than being the tricked, we become the tricky!
P.S. Join John and me today , Friday the 19th of March on The Home Front Show at 2:00 Mountain Time. Go to 1360am.co and be inspired and uplifted and BLESSED!