I made the “mistake” of asking God to break me over the lost.
I’m feeling it.
Slowly but surely it’s coming. I’m grateful for it, but, it’s uncomfortable at the same time.
Suddenly, I’ve found myself praying during rehearsals for every individual around me. I look at people differently now. I’m less quick to judge and beginning to be more prone to prayer for them. I know the only difference between myself and the lost is solely that by the grace of God, He has allowed my eyes to be opened to the truth and beauty of the Gospel. I want others to experience that, which has been leading to great frustrations.
I feel helpless. I’m trying so hard not to get frustrated and angry with people who don’t believe what I believe. And, lately, I’ve been feeling very very angry towards “Christians”. I’m not sure if it’s “righteous indignation” or judgement. I have been asking God to help me not to be judgemental. I’ve been repenting of it and questioning myself and my intentions/thoughts. Gosh, it’s just SO hard. I want to shake Christians!! I want to shake them so hard. I want them to STOP turning what it means to follow Christ into easy meaningless lifestyles of following themselves. I want them to know that it’s not okay to live like the world and claim to “believe Jesus died for my sins” so, it’s all good. Guess that means you’re a Christian. COOL. ConGRATS. That’s like me saying I believe Obama is the president. It’s a fact. That means nothing.
Our minds should be that of CHRIST JESUS
What are we filling our minds with?? Why do we think that sex jokes and vulgarity and profanity are acceptable/funny?? Do you think Jesus does??
Why are racist jokes funny?? Why are we okay with abortion in some scenarios?! Why do we condone homosexuality (and, I am not against the PEOPLE, but the practice is wrong)?? Why do we sing/listen to music that is degrading and filled with vulgarity and crud??
Why are we backstabbers? Why are we okay with slandering people and talking behind their backs?? Why do we justify being rude and mean?? Why do we think it’s okay to use the names of God and Jesus lightly and jokingly??! Why is it OKAY??
WHY ARE WE OKAY WITH BEING “GOOD PEOPLE”?? Good people is like the biggest oxymoron in the book.
There is absolutely NOTHING good in you until rebirth and the Holy Spirit lives within you. NOTHING. You are evil.
It does not matter if you go to church every day for the rest of your lives, give millions of dollars to charity, go on a mission trip, and have your Awana badges, you are evil without a regenerated heart.
1 John 2:29 “If you know that he is righteous, you may be sure that everyone who practices righteousness has been born of him.”
1 John 3:9 “No one born of god makes a practice of sinning, for God’s seed abides in him, and he cannot keep on sinning because he has been born of God.”
1 John 4:7 “Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.”
1 John 4:5 “Everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world–our faith.”
1 John 5:18 “We know that everyone who has been born of God does not keep on sinning, but he who was born of God protects him, and the evil one does not touch him.”
These verses are not saying that once you become a follower of Christ you’ll magically never sin again. It means that you will not LIVE in sin and that you will HATE sin. You will hate sin because God hates sin and you will desire the things of God and God himself. You will hate sin because you no longer live for yourself but you live to glorify God, and God abhors sin.
So why are “Christians” okay with it? Why is it funny?
Why do we justify it when we should be on our faces, broken for our depravity before a Holy God??
I am so guilty of laughing along at the occasional “dirty joke” or whatnot, and I’ve had it. I don’t want that.
Why is that okay?
We’re supposed to be like Jesus.
Maybe you’re saying, “Shara, that’s just extreme.” or I’m “taking the Bible too literally”
Satan twisted God’s word in the garden of Eden when he was talking to Adam and Eve. The book of Deuteronomy says that you shall not take anything away or add anything to God’s word. If we pick and choose what we like or what we don’t like, or “dumb it down”, make it “fit into our comfort zones” and security, we’re going against God which makes us Satanic. Satanic.
I’m angrily rambling in a big way. I’ll end with this.
I saw this verse…