You Have to Find Out

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“Try to find out what is pleasing to the Lord.”
–Ephesians 5.10

There’s something to be said for the Lord’s revealing things to you, yes. But there is ALSO something to be said for being a person who takes it upon himself to take a PROACTIVE approach at FINDING OUT God and His ways.

See, the moment your mind “gets it” and you at least BEGIN to understand God’s ways–much like a BABY’s learning about growing up–you begin to think, you begin to feel, you begin to operate, you begin to love on a higher level. And when I say “higher”, I don’t mean in the sense of being “ABOVE” anyone else. The fact remains–literally every one of us on this earth are in the same boat. But you begin to simply operate on a whole ‘nother level.

So don’t just “try to do good”, don’t just “try to be a good person”, don’t just memorize commandments or rules–God’s OR Man-made ones–don’t just simply “try to live by them”. Learn Who Christ IS, and your acting like Him will happen NATURALLY. It will be an outgrowth and just be who you ARE, you won’t HAVE to “try to be better person” because it begins to happen naturally more and more as you continually learn and understand HOW He is.

But it takes your learning about Him–it takes your own efforts of trying to find out Who He is. “Try to find out what is pleasing to the Lord” (Ephesians 5.10). It *will* change your life. It *WILL*. “Try to find out what is pleasing to the Lord.”
–Ephesians 5.10

–Travis J

Cindy Caid

September 26, 2013 @ 1:23 pm

This just blesses me, because I know these things to be true!

Dena Hunt

September 26, 2013 @ 5:45 pm

Well said:)

Risa Jackson

August 7, 2014 @ 2:20 pm

Proverbs 25:2 (KJV)
It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter.

Philippians 2:5 (KJV)
Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:

Thanks for the excellent service at Outbacks today. I enjoyed talking with you and I hope you can attend bible study with us sometime.

Risa – Church at Tyler 2715 SSE Loop 323


I'm very big into education, and my energies are devoted to inspiring this desire for education into other people--at home and abroad.

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