I say that I’ve been stumbling onto some stuff lately; however in all honestly I know that’s it’s the hand of God ordering my steps and guiding me. This is another one of those times!
Having said that – although this video with Tyrese slamming Pastor Jamal Bryant came out a few months ago, we know God to be an ” on time God”. Therefore, the fact that Tyrese felt so strongly about Pastor Bryant’s comments that he made in reference to Tyrese posing a question pertaining to the direction of gospel music based on his favorite group at the time ( hopefully still his favorite- the group -KlarKent-is talented/gifted- I can see why he likes them so much). The underlying arrogant tone that I believe was a factor regarding his comment is also a major factor in why I also believe that a lot of people are often wounded by church folks in general and therefore turned off from God because of the mispresentation by the ” people of God”.
I can go on regarding that topic alone; however I believe the real message here comes in one of the profound comments (there’s a few ) that Tyrese makes in this video.
” I strongly recommend to every man/ woman of God- get out of the comfortability of simply going to church and get out here in these streets. How can I teach you if I can’t reach you?”
That touches the core of my heart’s desires. It’s not easy for me to step out my comfort zone in an effort to reach and connect with people – a lot of them hurting, frustrated , confused, disenfranchised and so forth. However, I am choosing more and more to reach deep down and rely on the grace of God to assist me in being a yielded vessel – not perfect but available for His use! I definetly must decrease on a daily basis so that the Christ in me may increase.
It is my prayer that you pray for the grace of God to allow you step out of your comfort zone in order to reach the lost and to avail yourselves for God’s use however He wills.
” The Great Commision is for every believer.” If you have already believed in your heart and confessed with your mouth the Lord Jesus , then regardless of your stage/walk in life this commission is for you.
For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.
But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith which we preach): that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.” For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him.
And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.