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We stand sure on what God has revealed to us, unwavering. Though, if we keep an open mind, we just might find that there is more to God than any of us had considered.
Another verse refers to our freedom in inhabitable part of earth, Proverbs 8:31. If a site offers Halloween stationery, it is my conviction to not download those. But, if you want to be legal about it and dismiss rest of their wonderful creations, you’ll miss a blessing. God created all things, part that is habitable (as a testimony to Him) we can use.
However, there was an occasion wherein I was even able to use skeleton stationery, as it fit a writing against hazards of drinking. We limit God when we tell Him what He believes before we hear it from Him. There is a habitable part.
Early Christians didn't want to give up their festive traditions. Thus, those that could be turned into a blessing for God were adapted, converting to Christian Holidays.
We still have that option, today. Whatever Satan meant for evil, God means for good. If we don't see connection of how to use evil for good, we're free to move on. In such case, we either aren't listening or God may not be calling us to it. But, if we see connection, we're free to walk in Spirit; following Christ.
Being that not everyone is a writer, your opportunities may be different. We're not all called and gifted in same way or to same things. But, to keep an open mind until we've heard from God, our ministry can reach more for Lord. That is key.
If you want to build a ministry that will withstand Gates of Hell, Seek Master Builder.
© 2002 by Joyce C. Lock
Except Lord build house, they labour in vain that build it: except Lord keep city, watchman waketh but in vain. Psalm 127:1
http://our.homewithgod.com/heavenlyinspirations/heavenlyinspirations-intro.htm This writing may be used in its entirety, with credits in tact, for non-profit ministering purposes.
In addition to being a published author and poet, Joyce C. Lock created the religion column, "Christianity Made Simple" for Peru Daily Tribune, continues to write inspirational articles for area newspapers, and shares further in online and e-mail ministries.