STONER OR JESUS FREAK

And Sarah said, God hath made me to laugh, so that all that hear will laugh with me.
Gen. 21:6
Let’s face it, not everybody wants you to be happy; especially if your happiness has anything to do with the Lord. At the surface, you may strongly disagree with that statement. You may say, “Lot’s of people believe in the Lord”. That may be true but the trouble starts when you take it too far. As long as you don’t touch their toys everything is fine; but touch their junk and it becomes a different story. Folks tend to compartmentalize their lives. You know what I mean; the church part, the family part, work, and recreation. Church tends to stay on the smaller end and if you are honest, the recreation part leads the pack. Now this is the tough part, Christ wants to be your joy. He wants first place, not second or third. When Christ becomes your joy it tends to offend others. You can go to church just don’t take it too far. Charles Spurgeon shares about Sarah’s joy, check this out.
“I would have all those that hear of my great deliverance from hell, and my most blessed visitation from on high, laugh for joy with me. I would surprise my family with my abundant peace; I would delight my friends with my ever-increasing happiness; I would edify the Church with my grateful confessions; and even impress the world with the cheerfulness of my daily conversation. Bunyan tells us that Mercy laughed in her sleep, and no wonder when she dreamed of Jesus; my joy shall not stop short of hers while my Beloved is the theme of my daily thoughts. The Lord Jesus is a deep sea of joy: my soul shall dive therein, shall be swallowed up in the delights of his society. Sarah looked on her Isaac, and laughed with excess of rapture, and all her friends laughed with her; and thou, my soul, look on thy Jesus, and bid heaven and earth unite in thy joy unspeakable.”
No one actually said it when I got saved but I think some friends and family liked me better as a stoner than a Jesus Freak. They could deal with the joy of smoking pot, but becoming excited about Jesus; now you are pushing the envelope. So take a hint from Sarah, the 90 year old pregnant lady and maybe your friends will take notice and laugh with you.

2 Replies to “STONER OR JESUS FREAK”

  1. I got saved through a serious of glimpses of the TRUTH (which is what I was seeking, but didn’t realize so until I found Him-was apprehended), the final glimpse being JOY. My friend’s dad had joy when I expected him to be devastated, and was filled with peace when I expected him to be empty and wanting. Soon, I, too had in my center the Source of joy and peace, LOVE Himself, my Lord Jesus. My pot-smoking friends distanced themselves from me en masse. I said, “Praise the Lord” too much for their liking, studied the Bible incessantly, spent way too much time in church, watched Christian TV, and prayed. I had become an alien being as far as they were concerned, snd worse still, wanted them to become one, too. I had found the mother-lode of the true riches of joy and peace, Jesus

  2. Preach PASTOR, FRANK, HALLELUJAH.

    Saved since February, 2002.
    Amazing how on Fire the LORD KEEPS you daily.
    :). All desires of smoking pot, sexual desires, worldly things/possessions, drinking alcohol just vanishes and desires of cursing all junk gets washed away from your life, and HE, JESUS HOLY SPIRIT FILLS YOU UP WITH GOOD STUFF, REAL STUFF, THEM. HALLELUJAH, πŸ™‚ JESUS/HOLY SPIRIT, YOU ARE AWESOME! REAL LIFE IS IN THEM! HALLELUJAH
    GREATER IS HE, WHO IS IN ME THAN he WHO IS IN THE WORLD…. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    PASTOR FRANK, HALLELUJAH. LOVE YOU. STAY STRONG, BOLD AND COURAGEOUS IN OUR KING OF KINGS, JESUS. πŸ™‚

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