Bible Verse of the Week || Drifting Away


Hebrews 2:1

Therefore we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it.

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I fall into many temptations and there are times when I know there is a trap, but I just let myself fall. I start to regret that the moment I hit the ground and guilt slams on you like a hard brick. But what I find amazing is that God is willing forgive you no matter what you do, no matter how far you go… when you come back to Him, He’ll welcome you with open arms. Unbelievable, I know. But open your eyes and start believing it ’cause it’s true. We have a God who cares out there, who loves you, who wants to talk to you and listen to what you have to say. You may not see Him at the moment, you may barely hear His still and small voice, but He’s there for you.

There are times when we drift away from Him, it may be because of the people we are with, our busy schedule, discouragement, it may be a ton of reasons… sometimes we barely notice it, but as time passes by the fire slowly fades until it’s totally out. Life may seem like it has no problems then and you get comfortable sticking like glue to that sin of yours- nothing bad is happening anyway, it won’t hurt. (Yet). Then when all comes crashing down, who would you run to?

Remember that God is always there for you with open arms, don’t be afraid. Return home. Yes, people in church will ask a lot of questions, lecture you, welcome you, pray for you, but thats part of growing in Christ- you have to endure it. It’s hard. Especially once you’ve been gone for so long- you may not be as close as you were with God and it may take time, but He’s there all the time… so what is there to worry about?

You know what is the best way to prevent this? by reading His word, His life guide, His love letter for you. For you. Read it, meditate on it, and learn to love it… and it will keep you strong and holding on. But I tell you now, its hard to believe in something we do not understand- so before you start your day or end your night… pray.

So if you feel that you are sinking, even just a little, acknowledge it and turn to God- the more you feel like not praying, that’s when you should PRAY. Remember the acronym, PUSH? Pray Until Something Happens. And I’m telling you, it’s the best feeling ever- having, yet again, another beginning and a new start and I encourage you to make it right with God. He’s waiting for you. 🙂

God bless you, my lovelies!

What keeps you from God? And how would you deal with it?

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Bible Verse of the Week || Bullied because of Jesus?


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Matthew 5:11

“Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account.

Though I haven’t been bullied for being- what some people call a ‘Jesus freak’, there would be a time in my life where I would… and I don’t know if I would be ready to confront that yet. I tend to be easily annoyed, angered, and very sensitive, it scares me that I might lose my temper and say or do something I would regret. And there are also times when I hesitate to talk about God because I am afraid of rejection and people teasing me for being so ‘religious’ when that is not even the point.

But I do have these very rewarding moments where I gather every courage I could get and share the word of God to my friends and family- knowing that if I failed, I have done my job and God will do the rest.

There was this time when I sat down beside my mom’s step father who held a cigar on his left hand, “So…” he suddenly spoke, blowing away a puff of smoke that faded to the air. I watched mesmerized as the smoke danced around, but the undeniable rapid beating of my heart confirmed to me that I was very nervous about what he would say “You’re a born against huh?” he asked whilst bringing the cigar to his mouth and taking a deep breath. I chuckled a bit feeling slightly amused from his mistake and also slightly offended, “Its born again- not against” I corrected uneasily, then wondered silently if I should talk and what I would say if I did. “Do you believe in God?” I asked and he replied with a ‘yes’, “Then why do you drink and smoke?” I continued, hoping I have not offended him with this question. I do not recall what he said to be exact- but what I do remember is being a little sad, disappointed and nervous. I stuttered a lot and talked with caution, making sure I didn’t say something wrong or to offend.

This was my first encounter with talking about God to someone- not so close- or a family member. I was disappointed with myself and when our little chat ended, that was the time when I thought thoroughly about what I should have said- sadly- I do not remember if I found out what to say or if I know the answer that I should’ve said. Though this is not exactly bullying I will tell you something that would help both our problems…

Psalm 118:6

The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me?

Romans 8:31

What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

We have to be able to ACCEPT rejection and remember NOT to argue- but share the word of God… by arguing it is winning we are trying to achieve, but the truth is, we do not want to win an argument, but we want to win a soul.

I have made a lot of mistakes and would make a bad role model  as a Christian- I do not know if you recall- the banana problem

It was break time and we were in the cafeteria, I had a banana in my lunch box, but it was smashed, so, being me I decided to throw it, then my classmate butts in and said “Don’t waste the food and throw it around, some people cant even afford food” then I got guilty, but I still wasn’t willing to eat it so I said “I’ll give it to my snail then” (cause I have a snail), but my classmate still didn’t approve, she shook her head disappointedly and asked my other classmate next to her about my religion (which was completely unexpected) my classmate replied with disgust clear on her face “Born Again” she spat, and that, just sank my heart… It showed me that I had to be careful about things I do, even small things like banana’s…

Trust me, being a christian isn’t all easy- but it isn’t meant to be easy. To have someone die on the cross for you… that’s some intense and serious love. The people who bully you don’t know who’m they’re dealing with…

“THE CHILD OF THE ONE TRUE KING”

P.S. That doesn’t mean they aren’t a child of GOD- the only difference between you and the person is that they aren’t aware of that. Which is where you come in and tell to them the truth. Imagine a dramatic scene where you place your hands on their shoulder, looking straight into their eyes saying “We are brothers/sisters”. I’m just kidding!

God bless you guys and have a GREAT day!

You have a voice, go on and use it. You have a choice, don’t let them shut you down ~JJ Heller