Have any of you ever taken the time to notice the difference of an original verses a reproduction? One of the differences between the two is the time spent in the development of the original. Another difference is the inspiration behind the developer or artist which can often be felt and seen in the eye.
Some reproductions can appear to be real on the surface but as we take the time to study the depths of the person, place or thing is when we can discover what is feeding the roots to insure the authenticity of the art.
In order to recognize something real we 1st must know what we are looking for…
“Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.”
1 John 4:1
Here recently the Lord has been leading me to write out for further clarity the importance of discipleship and the vitality of recognizing the spiritual maturity of others before we speak. As we look upon the disciples we can recognize that not only did they go out to share the Good News but they also took responsibility for the new births. They did not just care about the “numbers” of who came to Christ but they understood their responsibility of continuing to teach Gods Word in order for each new child to develop a relationship with Jesus Christ.
The Lord recently led me from my daily writings at BLM, to living it out in faith, at a little place on the edge of the TN River called The Outpost located in Pickwick, TN.
Have you woken this morning with a hunger? Are you craving something to the point you are willing to go the extra mile to get it? Can you smell the aroma in the air? Are you able to sense when you are getting closer to the source? There is nothing like having a craving and that anticipation of something coming out if the oven.
What we feed on is what we crave!!! May your day be filled with a craving for The Word of God and may it be sweet upon your lips as you take it in to feed your heart and soul. John 6:35 Jesus replied,”I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry again. Whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.”
James A. Harrison