Good morning all-
A whole week has passed and many blessings have occurred. I just want to take a moment to thank Jesus for being in my life! I know that all successes come through Him and I believe In Him!
That brings me to today's blog. I was reading this weekend that the Pope is rocking the Catholic Church with tones of change. On top of that the Pentecostals' are in an uproar over tongues in the church. Really? We are now debating religious principles over the true meaning of Christianity. It sounds like the Pharisees all over again to me. Do we need to be debating religious beliefs over the love of Christ. Was His sacrifice for not?
I would love a day when the headline read "All for Christ." Now that would be a change this world should read about, don't you think? Instead we debate politics within religion. I realize it's hard to change a philosophy but isn't that what Paul did? He let the theology of Judaism fall from him so that He could embrace Christ. I'm sure that wasn't easy and yet He saw the value in it.
Now going to church and plugging in isn't a bad thing. Actually, we are called to be a body. However, if we are going to debate anything, we should be debating who Christ was, what He means to us and why the cross is the most significant event in History. Instead we debate philosophy.
I don't care about the theology behind the religion; I care about Jesus. Our focus should be on Him and He will take care of the rest. It is not religion that is perfect; it's HIM! If you doubt me, read your Bible and see for yourself. The lamb was slain so that we would be with Him. So, why are we wasting valuable advertising on philosophy? Because it's in the best interest of sin to spin confusion and arguments around things that just don't matter.
Jesus is the reason for everything and its our job to spread the word. He is calling and although we can't correct every debate here on earth, we can proclaim Him and live our lives for Him. Maybe someday soon the world will see the glory of the Lord but until that day, lets quit debating religion and tell people the story of our Savior.
I hope today find s you well and that You see Jesus. I know that this life isn't easy but we are here for a reason. Tell everyone you know that Jesus is your Father and through Him you are saved. We aren't perfect and yet we are so loved. If you need prayer, please reach out and I will be glad to pray. Also, please pray that women will stand up and fight for the next generation!
1 Corinthians 12:27 NIV
Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is part of it.
Ephesians 4:4 NIV
There is one body and one spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called;
My prayer today:
O, Lord how I pray that the world would know You. The headlines are confusing the issues and only You can rectify that. The eyes of those that don't know You are being deceived by religion over your sacrifice. Please help the church die to their beliefs and put You in it's place. Once long ago politics won over reason and Your death shows that. We don't want to be Christians that live for a religion. We want to live for You. Help the body join together from every corner of the world. Protect Your churches and make them stand, not for politics but for You! We are sinful creatures and our belief system changes with the times. The only thoughts we should keep are why You died for sinful man, everything else is sinking sand. I love You Lord and my sisters are crying out to You. Help us be faithful and to love those You love. Make us wise and guide our feet as we fight to make You prominent in the lives of the next generation. We need You. In Jesus name, AMEN.