#DOIMATTER??


George Floyd - Logan Weaver - unsplash

George Floyd - Logan Weaver - unsplash

Far out what crazy times we are living in right? 2020 is flying by in a blur but for all the wrong reasons. Everywhere outside of china was pretty cruisy for the first three months of the year and then March rolled around and the world stopped. We were just coming out of that and things were looking like going back to normal and then BAM!! Minnesota and the unfortunate circumstances of George Floyd took place unleashing protests and riots in America what seems to be a “wave “of community outrage and chaos not just in our immediate community but globally. Heck, it seemed to spread faster than COVID 19!!

There’s a war a raging on social media at the time of this writing and its hard to keep up with which army is which and who is on what side??I’m thoroughly confused?? For example, we see an all lives matter movement marching against a black lives matter movement which has morphed into a bunch of other issues using the below hashtag war cries!! I say war cries because that is what it feels like to me at the moment…

#BLACKLIVESMATTER

#ALLLIVESMATTER

#RACISM

#WHITESUPREMACY

#ALLCOPSARECORRUPT

#PROTESTSTURNEDRIOTS

#ROBBINGANDLOOTING

#ANTIFAINTHEMIX

#ISTOLERANCEDEAD?

#ONLYMYOPINIONCOUNTS

#SHOULDIGETINVOLVED?

#SOISCOVIDOVER?

In all the “noise” of social media and television and polarizing views and outrage etc are you left wondering #DOIMATTER?

I reckon if there are any aliens cruising around our stratosphere at the moment, checking us out and listening in, they must be saying “what the heck is going on down there?” The astronauts on the current space stations orbiting the earth must be thinking that to themselves right now anyway!

Apart from the current chaos of social media let alone just trying to survive every day, I would say that there are people out there looking at all of this and saying to themselves, #DOIMATTER?

Well that’s what this article is about today as seen from a Christian worldview, YES, #YOUDOMATTER!!

I’m Bayou and I want to show you today, how in the eyes of Jesus Christ that yes,#YOUDOMATTER!!, yesterday, today and tomorrow.

#YOUANDIMATTERBIGTIME to Jesus Christ and he (the Holy Spirit) wrote a book which shows us this, amongst other things. As we all know that book is the Bible.

The Bible and the Gospel message of Jesus Christ clearly says a few things about how much #weallmatter to God. He proves this by telling us the below promises over and over and over again in His word…..

I Knew you ages ago

You came from me

You are important to me

You have another home with me

I am coming back for you

Now let’s dive in and see what he has to say…..

Please do enjoy this read and don’t forget to add any of your questions/thoughts /comments on this article, below when you are done.

Bayou

I Knew you ages ago

Are you aware that God knew us before we knew him or ever existed? It sounds like a pretty wild concept hey? How can that be? Let’s have a look at a scripture that shows this concept clearly…

Psalm 139:13-16 

For You formed my inward parts;

You covered me in my mother’s womb.

I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;

Marvelous are Your works,

And that my soul knows very well.

My frame was not hidden from You,

When I was made in secret,

And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.

Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed.

And in Your book, they all were written,

The days fashioned for me,

When as yet there were none of them.

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You came from me

Ok, so just imagine that you had a close family that you never knew you had. I mean real close like a brother, sister, mother or Father? It is probably not a far stretch of the imagination because we hear about this sort of stuff happening everyday right. Well here’s where it gets interesting. The bible says on multiple occasions that we came from God, he made us and fashioned us and knows each one of us past, present, and future. Check out these scriptures that show this clearly.

Colossians 1:16 

“For by Him, all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him”

……….which logically leads onto……

Genesis 1:26-27 (NKJV) Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.

 

You are important to me

How good is this next bit? I don’t think it gets any clearer or better than this on just how important man or mankind is to God, check this out..this shows just how we are regarded in His eyes…….

Psalm 8:3-8

“When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers,

The moon and the stars, which You have ordained,

What is man that You are mindful of him,

And the son of man that You visit him?

For You have made him a little lower than the angels,

And You have crowned him with glory and honor.

You have made him to have dominion over the works of Your hands;

You have put all things under his feet,

All sheep and oxen—

Even the beasts of the field,

The birds of the air,

And the fish of the sea

That pass through the paths of the seas.”

A beautiful home - Daniel Barnes-unsplash

You have another home with me

This next promise from God concerns our true home with Christ in a place that he has gone on to prepare for us. This is a cracker because it is two-fold in that you get the “mansion” now while we are here on earth and another on into the next life. It is written pretty clearly in the next scriptures that we will now look at which seem to logically lead from one into the next…

This is the bit where I believe we get a “mansion with Christ” in the spiritual sense here on earth. I mean how much more enriching life could you hope for if the creator of Heaven and Earth and His Son Jesus Christ have made a rock-solid promise that they will come and live in you/with you if you believe, invite and follow them!!

John 14:23-25 Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him. He who does not love Me does not keep My words, and the word which you hear is not Mine but the Father’s who sent Me.

Philippians 3:20. If we love, follow, and serve Christ, wherever we live in this world, we know we belong somewhere else.

Hebrews 10:34. “Our citizenship is in heaven, and from it, we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ”

…..and then onto the promise of an actual home for us on into the next life…….

John 14 :1-4 “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. And where I go you know, and the way you know.”

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I am coming back for you

The last promise I wanted to discuss here is definitely the best of all of God’s promises. For those crying out for justice, healing, no poverty, no hunger, equality, compassion, deliverance, peace, forgiveness, a home, love, security, etc this one covers all of that. I don’t know about you but when I look around the world today these basic things, these God-given foundations are few and far between these days. The world is in trouble, mankind is in trouble and I see no sure way out of all of it other than by Jesus Christ!!

The son of the living God, Jesus Christ foresaw where we would be at today and that’s why God devised a rescue plan to come back for his most precious of possession, Mankind. This is to put an end to the mess the world now finds itself in. Here are some awesome and pretty clear scriptures that teach us this.

Matthew 24:30-31 “Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other”

Acts 1:10-11 “And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.

John 14:3-4 “And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. And where I go you know, and the way you know.”

The saving Cross - Hugo Fergusson on Unsplash

Conclusion

Well, I truly hope you got to see a clearer picture of God’s promises towards you from the above discussion and illustration. I truly hope that you have come to the conclusion that yes,#YOUARELOVED,#YOUDOMATER,#WEALLMATTER. You know what? God and his son Jesus Christ preside over a magnificent creation of everything we see around us. You would think if you had all that, you wouldn’t want for much more right?

There is one thing that the God of the Bible, Abraham, Isaac, Moses, Jacob, David, and Elijah and US wants above all of these things. That is to re-establish a personal relationship with you and all of us through his son Jesus Christ because #YESYOUMATTER big time to him!!

To do that, and I pray that you do, just head to this link and get ready to meet the real Jesus Christ who wants nothing more than to welcome you back home into the family of God!!

you are not alone anymore!!

I do pray and hope that this article was able to help you in getting to know just who the real Jesus Christ is and I am excited for the journey that now lies ahead of you in your new walk with Christ now!!

I do have 2 vital suggestions for you before you go:

1. try and read a bit of the bible every day. If you don’t have one, you can download a free offline version here.

Doing this will truly grow you and strengthen you in Christ!!

2. Get around other “born again” Christian believers asap. You can do this by seeking out your nearest “bible teaching church”. You can find one by simply entering “bible teaching church near me” into google or via a search on most social media platforms.

Getting around other believers will also be a great source of strength to you as well !!

Please do comment below or email me at admin@bayouswalk.com on any thoughts that you may have on the above article. I do really look forward to hearing about any testimony you might have on how Christ has impacted your life now. I would also like to hear any questions on how I can assist you now, in moving forward with your walk with Christ today and into the blessed future that awaits you!!

I truly hope that this article was able to assist somebody, somewhere !!

Stay blessed !!

Bayou

 

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12 thoughts on “#DOIMATTER??”

  1. Donjanuka says:

    Hey wow, why I haven’t seen this site before. Yeah. 2020 is really difficult for us. We need to strengthen up our spiritual life. That is why we need websites like these to connect people with Jesus. I really love those bible quotes. We should need to love our neighbor as Jesus does. Thank you for sharing this article. Keep up the good work.

    1. admin says:

      Hi Donjanuka,thanks for your feedback here,much appreciated.Well this site is all about preaching the good news of Christ and his work at the cross on our behalf.I do hope you got something out of your visit to this site.

  2. edahnewton1 says:

    Hey nice article you have there, your thoughts are indeed invaluable. Despite the country we came from, race, language it doesn’t matter in the sight of God, what matters is the ability to have brotherly love towards one another. That’s why the Bible says that “For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen. And he has given us this command: Whoever loves God must also love his brother as well

    1. admin says:

      Hi Edahnewton1,thanks for your feedback here,much appreciated.Great point you make here in referring to scripture and a chrisitan worldview on all the division that is taking place all around us at present.

  3. Horatius says:

    2020 is definitely a year I will remember and tell my grandchildren about. It’s one of those times history books end up talking about. We talk about the Spanish flu in the early 1900s and about the civil rights movement in the 60s but we are living similar times today. Coronavirus highlighted the fact that even living in first-world countries doesn’t protect you from systemic danger. The protests that followed George Floyd’s death sparked protests around the whole world and forced us to see that our societies are still racist in 2020 and much more must be done about it!

    1. William Wymarra says:

      Hi Horatius, thanks very much for your feedback here it is much appreciated.Yes I do agree that 2020 has started with some momentous events taking place,I do pray that we can all get through this with our humanity intact and more respect for one another as we seem to be losing these things more and more everyday.

  4. Lindsay Jones says:

    Hi Billy
    Thanks for sharing you article. It is well balanced and grounded in the word. This is exactly what the world needs right now.
    Keep up the good work my brother Gods hand is upon you.

    1. Hi LIndsay,thanks heaps for the feedback here.I am grateful for this input coming from an experienced Pastor such as yourself,it is much appreciated.

  5. Col says:

    Hey Bill

    Just read the article. So true. We have so much going on down here in the big smoke with the influences of the world events and everything else.
    My kids come home and talk about what other kids are saying about all this stuff that’s going on. I said to the girls don’t let world events shape your views about things or people. It’s very important that we let our relationship with Jesus Christ shape our views so we don’t lose focus on His AGAPE Love for this World no matter whats going on.

    Loving your articles. YESWEMATTER❤️🙏🏽

    Keep them coming 👍

    1. Hi Col,thanks for the feedback,yes I agree 100%,lets stay focused on WWJD(what would Jesus Do!) and his GOD breathed inspired word in these chaotic times!!

  6. Alan Jones says:

    Thanks brother for your encouraging article. Your life matters.

    1. Hi Alan,thank you for checking the article out,much appreciated,glad to hear that you liked it.

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