I just did an bad thing. Well, for me it was bad. I engaged in commenting on a FB post about Christianity.
I told myself to stay away from commenting on religion and politics. Why? Because I can get really angry. The person who posts some of these things are usually angry to start with and why throw more wood on the fire? You tend to get no where. Just bigger fires.
So today I broke my self made rule. I could blame Starbucks, even though I know they have no blame whatsoever on the choice of holiday cup color. I could really blame the Christians who think everyone is attacking them at the holidays just because they took Christ out of Christmas – what is it about “free will” (that God gave us all) you don’t understand?
What have we done, Church? When did we decide to believe man-made religion and not believe God our Father and Jesus His Son and Holy Spirit? When did we turn the other way and forget He lives inside of us? That He is always there? That He never leaves us or forsakes us?
Don’t get me wrong. I attend a local church. I love the people. I love the Pastors teachings and his heart. But the moment I become more loyal to an institution and turn from my loyalty to God as my best Friend, the One who knows ALL about me, the One who wants and longs for me to enjoy His company and I His, that moment is a big mistake.
There. I said it. Dear Readers, know that I fail daily at this relationship with God. It is so much easier to be handed a manual and rules to go by. I like order. But when I told Him that He can have all of me……. When I told Him to take my life and change me and make me more like Him…….. When I told Him I wanted a life of faith and adventures with Him….. Well, He took me up on it. It’s hard. There are many days I’ve wanted to sign up and join the crowd and just do whatever they ask. But He gently lets me go and when I fail He gently takes me into His arms and loves on me. That is priceless.
I read the thoughts of a person so bitter against God and Jesus that they actually said that they are better off. They were tired of the lies and perversions they have seen in the church. I get that. But to throw away your chance of eternity because of religious people who have failed at relationship with God…… is that worth it?
Just some thoughts to ponder. I’m not up for arguing. Hopefully you can read my words and understand what my heart is saying. In a nutshell……. it’s about knowing God, Jesus, Holy Spirit and all that entails. And to find out what that is for you is an act of faith and seeking Him out.
Love you all.