Saturday, October 06, 2007

Some Helpful Tips For Hippie Christians

Here is one of those old pages for you to enjoy...

Some Helpful Tips For Hippie Christians

Rap With God Daily (Luke 18:1, John 15:7)
Talk with your Heavenly Father, have an ongoing conversation with him all day long. This isn’t a one-way dialogue with you telling God all of your wants and needs, prayer involves silence too. Take time to listen to what the Father is speaking to your heart, prayer is meant to be a dynamic exchange between you and God.

Meditate on the Bible Daily (Psalm 119:99, Acts 17:11)
The Bible is the most important book you could read. “For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” (Hebrews 4:12) The Bible tells us how God has revealed himself throughout the ages, it contains the Good News of God’s love for you. I suggest that you start reading the part about Jesus and his early followers in the New Testament - John’s Gospel is a great place to start.

Keep the Faith (Romans 1:17, Hebrews 11:6)
The size of your faith is not important, only that you use what ever amount of faith that you have. Jesus taught that faith the size of a small seed is enough to move mountains. Faith is like a muscle, the more you exercise it, the larger and stronger it becomes.

Trust & Obey God (John 14:21, 1 Peter 5:7)
God cares for you. You can trust that because of his love for you, all that he asks you to do is for your own good or the good of someone else. God does not say “do this” or “don’t do that” just to be mean and controlling. The Father’s love is so great that the things that he wants you to avoid are things that are harmful to you and those around you. The things that he asks you to do are ways that you can be an extension of his love to others.

Hang-Out With Brothers & Sisters Who Believe (Hebrews 10:25)
Next to hanging out with God through prayer and reading the Bible, being around other believers is the most important thing that you could do. The Father wants a relationship with you and for you to be in relationship with your brothers and sister too. This is how you grow and progress on your journey of faith.

Be Baptized (Mark 16:16, Acts 8:12, Galatians 3:27)
Baptism is a symbolic washing away of your old life and being raised up into a new life. It means nothing if you haven’t chosen to follow Jesus, baptism alone can not give you life, it only is an outward expression of what God has done in your heart.

Receive the Spirit of God to Help You Walk the Walk (Luke 11:13, John 14:26, Acts 1:8)
It is by the Holy Spirit of God that you are empowered to overcome sin and evil, it is how you hear God’s voice.

Kick Down the Good News (Mark 16:15)
Have you ever had something that was so cool that you couldn’t wait to share it with your friends, you wanted to turn them on to it too? Have you ever heard some great news that you couldn’t hold it inside any longer for fear that you would explode, you just had to tell somebody about it? Think about all the stuff that you have turned your friends on to (some good, some maybe not so good) well... that is exactly the same thing that you are to do with the Good News of Jesus Christ. Jesus is the most exciting person you will ever met and you are so in love with him that you will just explode if you don’t tell someone about him.

Be Kind & Love One Another (Matthew 22:36-40, Galatians 6:9-10, 1 John 4:20)
Jesus said the greatest thing you could do is to love God with your whole being and to love those around you. Kind acts are love in motion.

Peace, Love, and Light through Jesus the Christ!
Kevin (Cloud)


Stan C. Countz said...

Check out my tribute to Larry Norman

Jay said...

Hi Kevin,

I have commissioned a book/bible, which aims to bridge the gap between New Spirituality (previously known as ‘New Age’) seekers and Jesus. Many spiritual seekers and hippies are interested in Jesus, however they will never enter a church, let alone pick up a bible to read about him. There are just too many cultural barriers. So myself, and well known authors John Drane (Scotland), Philip Johnson (Australia) and 13 others, have developed a book that gives spiritual seekers fresh access to the stories of Jesus by weaving modern day writings and images, round the sacred biblical text. Writings include meditations, prayers, poetry and topical articles, which help give a broader perspective on certain relevant issues. Some of the topics include: Crystals, Angels, the Environment, Wisdom and Astrology. The book enables seekers to read about Jesus in a warm and relational way that they can connect well with. Visit the website and let me know if you want to read the Sample Chapter or discuss it further. Would love your input Kevin.