God Will Bring Them Back.
1 John 1:9 (ESV)
9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Revert – return to. I heard this word when I was watching a documentary about Muslim girls in america and how they were finding life being so visible in America. One of the girls in the documentary did not look Muslim and then she talked about how she was a revert to the religion. She then explained that Muslims don’t say convert, they say revert because they believe that they are not converting but returning to Allah (Allah translates to God.) This struck me because that’s what I was starting to realise about Christianity, that those who belong to God return to Him. I had listened to two testimonies that really spoke to me about this. These testimonies and mine combined made me realise that once God is in your life you can go on to live a lawless life but when you get to the end of your sin and the beginning of God you are not converting to Christianity you are returning back to God.
Today in church the pastor was speaking about the first church. But he started the service by speaking about how in England (not sure if he said the U.K.) 95% of children do not know God or have a connection to church (something along those lines.) He then spoke about how in the past most people would have at least one person in their family who was connected to a church. Most people’s connection would be their grandma and she would be praying for them. But we no longer have that now for a lot of reasons, different religions, family situations, ethnic diversity, fear of the Bible, the list can go on and on.
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Word Of The Day:
Building In Silence.
Luke 1:24-25 (NIVUK)
Building In Silence – Dephne Madyara
24 After this his wife Elizabeth became pregnant and for five months remained in seclusion. 25 ‘The Lord has done this for me,’ she said. ‘In these days he has shown his favour and taken away my disgrace among the people.’
Oh my word. This spoke to me so much on so many levels, this combined with some of the other videos of Dephne’s that I watched today have really spoken to my heart. This video really took aim at me and my own requests. There is one main thing that I have been praying for, for a long time now and it hasn’t happened. A few times I felt like it was going to happen but it didn’t happen and then the cycle of disappointment and works began.
When that cycle would happen I would ask God to show me what I was doing wrong and then I would also look to myself and start questioning my motives about my request. (My request is not a private request it is one that would be very public if it is God’s will for my life.) At the start of me praying with faith and hope (I may write a post about faith and hope, at some point.) I found that the answers I searched for revealed that within my heart; –really deep down below the surface reasons- was the negative reasons for my request, the things that are not of God. I would then try and tell myself that the pure; good, wholesome reasons for my request would win out; that they would stop me from showing off, bragging, not reflecting God but the devil. (This is a whole post on its own.)
But what this Bible study has shown me is that when you don’t check or test your heart, whatever is lurking beneath -the confidence in flesh things Philippians 3– will cause you to fail when blessings come your way. The wholesome things will be there alongside the negative things.
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Word of The Day:
When Truth Challenges Your Religion.
Hebrews 4:12 (KJV)
12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
Ify Alexis of Love Limitless speaking about the truth challenging our religion.
WEBSITE | http://www.lovelimitless.com
Submitting to God lies in renewing our minds and our understanding of God.
When my walk with God truly began I had a lot of thoughts that popped up and they had to do with my past in the church. I had questions about what I once knew / had been taught. When I asked God He showed me that a lot of the things that I knew or didn’t understand didn’t align with His word. And I decided that I had to let go of what I once knew by seeking God through His word.
In the video Ify mentioned that she read the O.T. and God showed her that He wasn’t just the bubblegum version that is being served up today, He is a God of war. Many of us have this same notion, we believe that God is only a God of being nice but we forget the O.T. and what is yet to come in Revelation.
When God shows us the truth of who He is are we willing to submit ourselves to that knowledge or do we continue to live life as thought we don’t know the truth.
There are many things in the bible that have been misinterpreted, hidden away, changed and added to but many of us don’t know the truth so we don’t challenge those lies.
Matthew 7:7-8 (KJV)
7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: 8 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
If you are new to Christ or have been a Christian for many years and you are seeking a true and real understanding of God and His word. I challenge you to open your heart to God. Ask Him the questions that you have always been too scared to ask. Make a list (mentally or physically) of all the things that you would like answers to. God will give you an answer.
Word of The Day:
Christians Are Not Perfect.
“Being A Christian or being religious does not mean that I am perfect. I come on here to remind people that the journey isn’t always sweet and smooth and I am full of imperfections. Being religious doesn’t mean that I am immune from mistakes and flaws. It means that I understand my imperfections and with or without them, Jesus still loves me the same and still loves YOU the same. You don’t have to be perfect to join this journey or continue on this journey either, regardless of what people may say. Also please understand that I am talking to myself also in this video, just as you are watching it, I don’t have it all together, but trying to overcome obstacles and criticism is better than sitting down on them and not doing anything. Understand that it is a hard journey, but we will help each other through get through … okay ? :)”
Someone, somewhere needs this word!
Sometimes as a Christian it’s so easy to get caught up in Christianity that you fall into religion. I am guilty of trying to be perfect, or trying to be outwardly Christian. I am also guilty of looking at publicly Christian people and side eyeing their words, actions and even clothing. But being a follower of Christ does not mean that we have to be perfect. Jesus’ disciples lived and walked with Him for 3 years of His life but they still fell short on so many occasions.
Luke 5:31-32 (NIV UK)
31 Jesus answered them, ‘It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but those who are ill. 32 I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.’
If you are wanting to come to Christ but you are fighting with fear of being im/perfect remember that no one on this earth is perfect. Jesus didn’t come for the perfect he came for the imperfect, the sinners, all of us who fall short every single day of our lives. Don’t turn away from Christ because you think that you need to be perfect, not a sinner because God didn’t come for perfect who don’t need Him.
I am the perfect example of God coming for sinners, I was in the midst of my sin for a long time but God still gave me chance after chance to choose Him. When I finally surrendered myself to God I was so far from perfect, or living according to God’s will you would be shocked. God will come in and try and fix your life exactly where you are whether you think you are worthy or not. Just surrender to Him, tell Him your imperfections (it’s more for you than it is for Him) and watch what he does to your life. I am living testimony, there are millions of people out there who are living testimonies to this too.
Let Go, Let God.