STIR IT UP

stirred

2 Peter 1:13 Yea, I think it meet, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up by putting you in remembrance.

2 Peter 3:1 This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in both which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance:

Some of the greatest stirrings I’ve experienced have come from simply remembering something I learned or heard previously. Like homemade lemonade if allowed to sit awhile, the water separates from the lemon pulp and sweetener and to get the full refreshing taste back you have to stir it up. You don’t have to add anything new but rather stir up the same ingredients. That is what remembering does it stirs up what’s already there so you can taste and see that the Word is still good.

The apostle Peter makes two references to stirring up of his listeners by helping them to remember. Putting ourselves in remembrance of truths has power to keep us fully awakened and stirred up spiritually. Some believers are always looking for something new, exciting, and different or they get bored. The Apostle Paul met people like this, the Athenians, who are described as people who, “spent their time in nothing else but either to tell, or to hear some new thing in Acts 17:21.” The truth is that we don’t always need something new to stir us up spiritually but we can stay awake spiritually an on fire for God simply by putting ourselves in remembrance of what we already know.

Someone said, “Pastor, I already read the Bible, been there done that.” I said there is no been there done that with the Word of God. There are millions of words in the world written in books, newspapers, magazines, and thousands of other places. They are just words. Then there are words written in the Bible. Some of them look like all the other words in the world. They are spelled the same, sound the same, but THESE WORDS ARE DIFFERENT. John 6:63 Jesus said, “The words I speak unto you are spirit and life.” Proverbs 4:20-21 “They are life to those that find them, medicine to all their flesh.” Hebrews 4:12 says, “The Word is alive, powerful, sharper than any two edged sword.” 2 Timothy 3:16, 17 says they are inspired, and God breathed. Though the words in the Bible may look like all others there is a difference. They are God’s words. God has breathed life into them and they will bring life into you every time you read, study, or meditate upon them.

WE DON’T NEED SOMETHING NEW TO STAY STIRRED UP SPIRITUALLY

Advertisements

Pastor John Rasicci is the founder and Pastor of Word of His Grace Church in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, where we are building people who are building the Church. Pastor's ministry mission is to help people discover God's dream for their Life, the Local Church, and the Last Days' Harvest. With a strong emphasis on the grace of God and with a prophetic voice, Pastor John preaches and teaches in churches, conferences, and crusades both locally and throughout the world. He has produced books, tapes, and other teaching materials to empower, enable, and equip Believers with the Word of God. Pastor John is married to his wife Candy who with their three children, Krista, Joanna, John Anthony, and two son-in-laws, Matt and Doug, serve together in the ministry. After graduating from Kent State University, Pastor John pursued a career in professional baseball before accepting the call to the ministry. He and his wife, Candy, received their ministry training from Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Tagged with: , , , ,
Posted in #Bible Faith, #Bible Truth, #Christian #Spirituality, #Christianity, #Continue In Well Doing, #Disciples, #Discipleship, #Encouragement, #Stay Steady, Remembering, Truth, Uncategorized

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Categories
%d bloggers like this: