Club Politics. Why do we embroiled ourselves? Why do we cease enjoying this club over politics? When did this stop being fun and ministry? Why do we waste our time getting mad about other clubs, and even other brothers in our club? Why is there any he said she said among our brothers? We are grieving God. Eph 4:29Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying (building men up) , that it may minister grace unto the hearers (grace is being treated better than what's deserved). 30And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. 31Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: 32And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.

NO DRAMA. It has to stop. It doesn't matter what any other Christian club has to say. Or for that matter what any other club, or person in or out of our club has to say. If we are living in submission to God, He will make a way. Prov 16:7 When a man's ways please the Lord, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him. You need to be focused on living right for God, not on how others are doing their thing.

Stop the chatter. I don't wanna hear complaints about silly rivalries anymore. Inter charter rivalries, Disciple California vs Disciple Carolina, it's ALL Disciple. Getting mad at another brother, holding some grudge because of something they said or did days weeks or months ago is silly. Yeah I said it, it's silly kiddie stuff and none of us should do it or allow it or participate in a conversation about it. Matt 5:22 But I say, if you are even angry with someone, you are subject to judgment! If you call someone an idiot, you are in danger of being brought before the court. And if you curse someone, you are in danger of the fires of hell. 23“So if you are presenting a sacrificei at the altar in the Temple and you suddenly remember that someone has something against you, 24leave your sacrifice there at the altar. Go and be reconciled to that person. Then come and offer your sacrifice to God.

I'm guilty of talking smack about other clubs, and at times other brothers. I get mad at all the politics and dumb stuff. I repent, I was wrong, please forgive me and stop me if I do it again. It doesn't matter what they say, it matters what God says. God says not to take into account a wrong suffered. 1 Co 13:5 does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered.

God has forgiven you of so much. And again daily. You must do the same. I say MUST. Matt 6:14 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: 15But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. NEITHER WILL YOUR FATHER FORGIVE YOUR TRESPASSES. pretty important I'd say.

Stop getting all worked up. Stop taking everything so damn seriously. Quit judging your brother. Stop. STAHP! This is supposed to be enjoyable not some rat race for popularity or chance to go round dinging anyone who in your opinion ISN'T FIT FOR A REAL MC. What is a REAL MC anyway, because each of them is pretty well different from the other, and each individual in them is different from the next. We weed out men left and right, by the time they wear this patch they have earned our respect, even if they do dumb stuff sometimes. Heck, YOU do dumb stuff sometimes too, so cut some slack here and there. And have some fun. Read this next bit carefully.

Rom 12:1I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
3For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
4For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office:
5So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.
6Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith;
7Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching;
8Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.
9Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.
10Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;
11Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;
12Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;
13Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.
14Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.
15Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.
16Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.
17Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.
18If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
19Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
20Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.

September 01, 2014 — James Johnson

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