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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Question (05/24/12)

TITLE: What If
By LaVerda Andres


Why do we question things that aren't understood with our carnal minds? Don't you know that all things will be made manifest in God's time? Troubles, conflict and divisions are experienced everywhere you go today, why? Because we question with our minds and not our hearts. The scriptures say, "judge not least ye be judged ". But, what person can say they have not questioned or judged each other’s ways? I cannot. I am working on it.

One question we should ask each other and ourselves is,“ how would Jesus feel about our actions and deeds"? Do you know in your heart that if Jesus stepped into your church or home today he would be well pleased? God's word tells us to teach, prophesy, to pray, to fast, to love one another and be fisherman of men. Is it possible with all the division and confusion in homes and churches today? Most try to impose their feelings, or they will show anger if someone doesn't agree with them. They are blinded by doctrine and tradition.

Jesus said, "Be into me as I am into my Father so we can be one”. To follow the words of Jesus we can no longer go on living such as we live today. We must join together as one body, one mind, and one spirit to lift up our Savior, Jesus Christ. We can't go on destroying the foundations he has built and still anticipate our salvation. Jesus died for our sins, transgressions, poverty, sickness and iniquities. Are we going to continue to let the adversary to use our churches and us? Are we going to let the spirit of confusion and hard hearts and hard heads weaken our foundations and destroy us, our homes, family, friends and nation? God is not the author of confusion.

It grieves my heart to think of all the followers of Christ being separated. Separated, because of sect, color, creed, traditions, etc. The bible says any who confesses Jesus Christ as the Son of God and his savior; He will confess him before his Heavenly Father.
Isn't Christianity the foundation on which our churches were built, the very foundation that our God fearing forefathers fought for and established here in the United States?

We are the branches of the body of Christ. He is our vine, thus our foundation. I pray to our Heavenly Father that all hearts will be opened, beginning with mine. I pray that we can see with our spirit, the God given one, that we have been grafted into the vine to become as one tree. I pray that we can love and grow together as the children and family of God. Then, maybe we won’t be asking what is wrong with this world today, instead we would ask, " what if"?

May 27th, 2012

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C D Swanson 05/31/12
Beautiful and meaningful piece. I loved the scriptures, and the tone of the entry. Good job. Thanks.
God bless~
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 06/01/12
This is a beautiful mini sermon. You did a great job of asking questions that may have many different answers to it.

The main thing I would recommend is to include where the quoted verses can be found in the Bible. That way if a reader wants to hear more, he'll know where to look.

You did a nice job of presenting your view while asking the reader to look into his own heart. Good job.