Monday, February 20, 2012
In our society we are told to keep our emotions and our beliefs to our selves, so that we can tolerate the behavior of others and except those behaviors. But God has required more of us we can indeed show mercy and walk humbly with out compromising our truth which is Jesus Christ. So my challenge to you is to let it get to you, what others say and do. Show Christ in love to everyone we meet. We have to be willing to be uncomfortable and be courageous. WHY? Because it is required of us!
I choose not to offend because I do not want others to feel unloved by me. However here is a question, if I am so worried I am going to offend that I do not display Christ in all his glory am I hurting them worse than just offending them?
As you are reading this you are thinking of someone you are afraid to offend or you are thinking she is out to get all those that do not believe as she does. So if you are thinking of someone know you can love and show Christ and he will make your offenses bring glory to Him. If it is the second question you are indeed correct I am out to get them, to seek Christ because scripture is specific about how we get to heaven and I want everyone I know to get there too.
My prayer is not just for this week but for weeks to come: Lord help me to love them through it help me to be light and salt. Help me to show people your path, not to bicker and argue about the things of earth, but to lift up and show others the way, because sin should not define us as people. Our relationship with you should or lack of it. Help me to help others to not walk to you, but RUN to you. Thank you for making the sacrifice I can not imagine making to give me a way back to you. In your sacrifices name I pray, amen.
This is a video of the song courageous by casting crowns pay attention around minute 2:22 you might here a and see a familiar verse. Micah 6:8
Monday, February 06, 2012
Hey all so recently our pastor has been really pushing us to share the gospel. I see this as a personal challenge, since it is something I do not do regularly or hardly ever in all honesty. As matter of fact I think other than speaking to youth for a few weeks on Wednesday night I think I can count on one hand the people I have shared with. I thought I am living my witness and I am, however I have been convicted that is not enough. I am embarrassed to sound like one of those in your face fanatics, and I do not have all the answers. Plus I am not even really sure how to approach it. So I am trying to step out of my comfort zone and practice. How do I practice? I bring it up to the cashier at walmart. I say something like so have you found Christ? So far no one has rejected me in person, but if they say yes I don't know what to say. If they look at me funny I try to stray away and hope just that question has them thinking. My biggest issue is what to do after this. I mean I am not giving them any resource and I am not helping them so what do I do next? I am going to try to practice more and find more people to try this out on. I mean what is the worst thing that could happen if I refuse to argue and just open a window a crack right? What I am hoping for is some advice on this and maybe to inspire others to practice as well. I know I have very few readers but those of you that do happen by please give me some input.