Although i am not eloquent in speech and writing (did i spell that right?) i am seeing more than anything, the Church (body of Christ) is sometimes doing more damage than good to the ministry of Jesus Christ Himself. So this is my scream, this is my “cry!” I write not only to vent but say, “Come on Church, let’s get right and let’s get home!”
It is one thing to be a rock of offense but a completely different thing to just be offensive to each other and the world around you.
I heard someone say to a Christian,
“Jesus Loves you, everyone else thinks you’re an asshole!”
Sorry to spell that out but maybe it is time to consider what was Jesus really like, unfilter Him and be honest with each other and the world.
This is more than a gripe, it causes me to be sick to my stomach, makes me lose sleep, give me back pains and probably an ulcer. I am learning to accept saint (believers) who are sinners because God is still working on all of us. I will lean when to and when not to “Kick Against The Pricks” but the blatant ignorance and pain some cause on those who believe as well as on those who may come to believe is overwhelming when i see it. I can not bear it. I asked Jesus, “help me see what you see Lord!” and i wept.
I’m still weeping.
If i, as a believer, am offended when someone bearing the name “Christian” or wearing the garb related to the ministry (Priest collar, Habit, Uniform, Choir robe) see them living the opposite of what Jesus was like then how much more will those who don’t believe say, i don’t want to accept a God who is like that? I don’t want to be part of that family!
I will continue to accept believers who are practicing sin by being rude and just not bearing the fruit of The Spirit but please pray for me because somehow i also need to stand and say, “hey world, we are not all like that.” Then, live my life to show them the difference. Then rather than being a sore thumb we’ll get a soaring thumbs up from those who are coming to truly believe and learning to accept Christ in order to experience His Salvation and practice His Holiness.
Think about when you are having a nightmare or living one, it only stops when you WAKE UP!
Hello, I am awakening.
Hear more in song:
The Band -“Jerusalem” Album -warrior” Song-“It’s Mad!”
If you don’t like the container (1980’s music) just focus on the sustainer (Christ) through this message in song