Get over it! I'm so tired of this battle. I'm so tired of Christians against Christians. Aren't we called to love one another as Christ has first loved us? But yet we find faults and attack and don't stop until the knife has reached the heart. To be honest with everyone, I can barely stand it anymore. I can't stand it! Why are we not filled to the top with the pure and true love Christ offers? I just don't understand it.
Why do you cuss and drink and talk bad about God but yet defend your church so quickly? You care more about a church (which is just a building) then the Holy name of God. Do not come at me with harsh tones and quick comebacks. For none of it matters. Do you not realize the reason we are here on this earth? Has everyone in this entire planet forgotten the reason for our inhales and exhales? I'm wondering if we really understand what "love" means.
I feel so much like giving up on this. I feel so much like I'm walking a lonely road and it angrys me deeply. I can't figure out if I should be anger or not. I love God and I do not mind following the lonely path because I know that God is always with me, but I am tired of people giving Christ such a bad name. Stop living in the grey area!! If you believe, then believe! And believe with all your heart, mind, and soul!! If you don't believe, then don't pretend to be what you are not! Stop sucking on the grey bottle. I'm so tired of this, and I feel I have no where to vent about this subject because for so long I have been scared of "upsetting" someone because I do deeply care about everyone I have met!
But there will be no more of hiding what I believe just to put a smile on your face. I fear that for far too long I've sat on the sidelines and watched the game go downhill fast and I can't do this anymore, it is killing me on the inside.
Can I ask a question and hope for an honest answer? Why are you alive? What is your purpose? Think deeply and do not give me the "same old, same old" answer. Think about it! Life is too short to pretend to be something we are not. I love God with all of my heart and my life belongs in his hands.
So can we stop? These battles would not exist if we would all read our Bibles more everyday! We have become Sunday Christians! Picking up the word only when we have to or when it will gain us extra style points when the certain girl/boy are looking over at us during a service. We cannot call ourselves "disciples" of Christ if we do not know the word!! How dare we even think to call ourselves a "disciple"! A disciple did as the master did, a disciple followed the master in everything he did! If the master was reading, then he was reading. If the master was praying, then he was praying. Whatever the master does, he does also! We are not disciples! We are far, far from it! We must learn to walk where Jesus walked, and love who Jesus loved.
We point and mock the people we don't like and then turn around and dare speak to one another about the love of Christ.
We cuss and let false words leave our lips everyday and dare then to put on a fake mask and talk about how we would do anything for Jesus.
Give it up! I'm talking about everything! What in the world are we holding onto? Wait I think I just answered my own question... "The World". Please, let go. Let go and fall into God's wonderful hands. But if you think that Jesus Christ isn't for you, then stop sucking on the greyness and let go.
Jesus said that he wants to spit the luke warm Christians out of his mouth. Pick a side. And stay with it! Stop sucking on the luke warm water, we were never meant for that kind of dirt to touch our lips.
I see how we can very upset when our "church" (which again is just a building) is talked down about but God is put down everyday and we stand by and do nothing about it because it will make us look "un-cool". I'm so tired of that! When will you all grow up?? When will you understand that being "cool" is the dumbest thing in the entire world?!?! Stand for Christ or move out of the way!
A lot of younger people look up to college students. So, what kind of an life are you showing? You speak Christian in your words, but yet your actions counter that. Christ gives us all a strong warning about leading people away: "But if anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a large millstone hung around his neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea." - Matthew 18:6
(Don't think that I'm just talking about college students only... anyone and everyone can do this.)
Careful with what you do. Come in the light or stay in the darkness. Don't suck on the grey area anymore. Put down these useless battles and pick up a fallen brother or sister and help them up again. Put down these dumb love sayings and big speeches and help someone struggling to survive.
Be like Christ, not yourself. Please, for your own sake, open your lungs and breathe and let the everlasting peace and understanding of God fill the sections of you that you never knew where there. Let him flow throughout every vein in your body! Live your life in such a way that people will no longer see you, but see the one that lives inside of you so that they cannot not help but wonder what is different about you! Stop being the "same old, same old"! Become what God meant you to be!
Please, don't try and come at me saying I have no right to be mad. Yes I do have a right! What God loves I love! What God dislikes I dislike! Don't you understand what a relationship is? Or are you so far gone in your mtv fantasy world?
Be more than yourself! I cannot stress that enough! Be more than what this world offers! Don't settle for the grey dirt water! Come and drink from the everlasting and pure water of life Jesus Christ offers!
"The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen. " -Philemon 1:25
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When I read this, my belly rejoiced in my being, because it is Jesus Christ coming up, out of a place, showing Himself.
I was thinking of a song in the background of my mind, singing about Him in that way...Him coming up , after much turmoil, He comes up victorious and appears and it is wonderful and lovely as we see Him, because He is victorious in us...I couldn't remember the song it was long ago I heard it, but the Scripture came to mind in Isaiah 63 as very similar in tone. It may be that song was inspired by it, I don't know. But both have the Lord Jesus Christ coming up showing Himself victorious after a time of turmoil..
Who is this that cometh from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? this that is glorious in his apparel, traveling in the greatness of his strength? I that speak in righteousness, mighty to save.
2. Wherefore art thou red in thine apparel, and thy garments like him that treadeth in the winefat?
3 I have trodden the winepress alone, and of the people there was none with me; for I will tread them in mine anger, and trample them in my fury; and their blood shall be sprinkled upon my garments, and I will stain all my raiment.
4. For the day of vengeance is in mine heart, and the year of my redeemed is come.
5. And I looked, and there was none to help, and I wondered that there was none to uphold: therefore mine own arm brought salvation unto me; and my fury, it upheld me.
6. And I will tread down the people in mine anger, and make them drunk in my fury, and I will bring down their strength to the earth.
7. I will mention the lovingkindneses of the Lord, and the praises of the Lord, according to all that the Lord hath bestowed on us, and the great goodness toward the house of Israel, which he hath bestowed on them according to his mercies, and according to the multitude of his lovingkindnesses.
It goes on to speak of Him being our Savior, to his children. But what I felt in rejoicing was the Lord coming up glorious, out of a place, victorious and seen.
Love, Kathy Angell