“i think “o Holy Night” is my favorite Christmas song. So much truth in the words. as for me…I’m wrestling with faith right now. Maybe it’s because I’ve been saved for 24years,or if its just that I feel like I’m chasing my tail…but lots of questions are rolling around my head of late. Advent makes me stop and think about Jesus. Not “religion” or even my belief…just my king.” was the comment I left on her blog today.
So much of me is in that comment…
In the world today, I find myself questioning “Christianity’ MORE AND MORE.
I don’t doubt Jesus!
I DON’T DOUBT MY KING!
I do however doubt the people that claim to love Him.
Hypocrisy is everywhere…just PURE MEANNESS around every corner.
I don’t need to define it, as you read this I’m sure you have “it” in mind.
Where is all the love that He Spoke of? All the STORY?
My King was gentle and compassionate.
He was real about WHO HE WAS, yet loved those who were as filthy rags.
He was and IS WHO I BELIEVE IN!
I don’t believe in abortion, NOR DO I BELIEVE IN HARMING THOSE WHO DO.
I don’t believe in homosexuality, NOR DO I BELIEVE BY SCORNING THEM WE DO ANY GOOD.
I don’t believe in Divorce, NOR DO I BELIEVE THAT I CAN SAY A WORD AGAINST THOSE WHOSE SHOES I’VE NOT WORN.
I believe that people should work to provide for their families, BUT I DON’T BELIEVE THAT THOSE WHO STRUGGLE TO MAKE ENDS MEET SHOULD BE MADE TO FEEL EVEN WORSE FOR ACCEPTING HELP.
Who are we? “THE CHURCH”?
Why have we bought into the meanness of the enemy?
Judgement and Hate.
Feeling some sort of entitlement, instead of doing our best to love people to HIM rather than push them away.
We ARE MISSING THE MARK!
HIS WORDS (Matthew 7) are on my mind tonight.
Words MY KING said years ago, yet we ALL need to read them again…and again…AND AGAIN!
yes, even me!
This year my family is celebrating Jesus’ Birthday by doing Advent each night. Reading the prophecies about Jesus’ coming have made me STOP!
Made me focus on Why I LOVE HIM!
How excited the Shepherds were that amazing Night.
How exuberant and simply AMAZED.
Oh to be in that field…to see the Hosts of Heaven dance and sing HIS APPEARANCE!
To bow before the KING!
Father, HELP ME REMEMBER THAT LIFE GIVING DAY I DID THE SAME!
Oh that we wouldn’t forget that we are all simple men…simple sheep…in NEED OF A KING!