I’ll keep this very short and sweet.
It’s been a week of sharing opinions, op-eds, Facebooking, and more opinions, after the ruling handed down by the SCOTUS. I took the time to read through many comments, and what I noticed from many followers of Christ was this type of comment, “Thank you for putting into context what I was trying to say and believe.”
To the followers of Jesus Christ, the only context you need is written in the Word of God! The Bible has the answer to every issue you encounter in this fallen world. I was tempted a few times over the past week to actually believe what someone said, even though it was non-Biblical. Satan makes his lies seems pretty believable and tempting. However, God reminded me about His Word. We must base our values on what the Bible says. After all, it’s God-breathed and has His fingerprints all over it! Don’t shape your opinions or values on worldly views. Sin is NOT to be celebrated. God’s Word is very clear on that. The only reference you need is the Bible!
It’s that simple.
God Bless, folks.
I’m classified as a “Millennial.” Born in the 90s. Raised on Rugrats. Traded for Pokemon cards. Feasted on Dunkaroos. A lot of Dunkaroos.
However, I don’t let those things or any popular beliefs relayed by society define how I’m suppose to act or think. As a Millennial in 2015, the majority says you’re suppose to act and think like it’s 2015. (Whatever that means.)
Numerous Millennials have told me stuff like; “C’mon, dude, it’s 2015! Get with the times! Everything from the past is old and stale. It’s time to embrace the new America! The new way to live is happening all around us! Just let people do what they want — it doesn’t affect you anyway. Why do you care, man? That book you believe in? That’s from like a gazillion years ago? You still really believe that thing applies to 2015?! I mean, dude, it’s 2015!!!!!!” Read More
I pray my testimony reaches the right person. God Bless.
I grew up in a religious home and went to church with my family each week, but not because I chose to. In my eyes, church seemed like a long list of do’s and don’ts. We switched congregations when I was in 3rd grade and that’s when I was truly introduced to Jesus Christ. I learned quickly that I am a sinner and the only way to the Father is through his Son, Jesus. I asked Jesus to come into my heart and save me from my sins. When I was in 5th grade on a mission trip with my family in West Virginia, I was baptized during that trip but still wasn’t fully aware of what being “born again” meant. After the mission trip, I progressed through middle school, high school, and college, but I grew timid in my faith. I ignored God and chose to only obey Him when it was convenient for me. I followed the desires of the flesh instead of the Holy Spirit. Read More
To echo Rev. Franklin Graham’s Facebook post below, we need to pray for our Supreme Court Justices!
This is a pivotal moment in the history of America. As nine U.S. Supreme Court justices consider arguments brought before the court on April 28 about whether to make same-sex marriage a constitutional right, we need to pray fervently for the wisdom and counsel of God to work its way into their hearts and minds of those making this momentous decision. The impending decision will rank as the most historic and far-reaching judgment of the 21st century. If our nation’s highest court decrees same sex marriage as the law of the land, the consequences will be great. It sets the stage for persecution of believers committed to living by the truth of God’s Holy Word. Join me in praying for each of the justices: Chief Justice John G. Roberts and Justices Elena Kagan, Samuel A. Alito, Jr., Antonin Scalia, Anthony Kennedy, Clarence Thomas, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, and Sonia Sotomayor.
Join me and pray for the Supreme Court Justices of this nation. Pray for God’s wisdom to fall on them and break their hearts for what breaks His. As followers of Christ, we need to be more loving and compassionate than at any other time. That’s part of the amazing journey as a believer because there is a great reward waiting for us if we are willing to endure persecution in Jesus’ name. Read More
What are your values and principles in life based upon? Can they easily change? Is there a book or person you turn to in order to receive guidance or clarification on a topic?
I advise you to really take a second and think about what you base your values on. Are they merely personal standards of morals and ethics? Maybe someone else’s standards? Really ask yourself that and dig deep.
Done? It’s not as easy as it may seem, is it? Personally, I dug all the way back to views I once held — created exclusively by myself. I decided what was acceptable. I separated the layers of how I perceived life and what I declared is “right” and “wrong.” Obviously, these would shift with certain subjects, but there would be no rhyme or reason for why I held these standards. I grounded them on nothing! How foolish of me. Somehow I labeled myself as a believer, but was indistinguishable from those who didn’t know Jesus. Talk about an oxymoron! Read More
Do you struggle with surrender?
I watched the movie Ragamuffin the other week, and I can’t stop thinking about it. It’s a docudrama of sorts about the life of CCM artist Rich Mullins who passed away almost two decades ago.
It was mind-blowing to connect with a movie on a spiritual and faith-based level. The dialogue really made me think. It made me think about how I view my faith, Christianity, and the ability to surrender to our Abba Father. Read More