I had a Bible Study scheduled for today already but the thing about writing as led is that, when you feel like you should change things, you change things.
I leave too many conversations these days with an ache in my heart.
Stories about the world-Churches-God’s church-God’s people.
My heart always bleeds(I don’t know what it is with me and feeling pain about anything that has to do with God these days)
I hear stories… People don’t tag Christians with a good scent anymore and it’s really painful to me.
More often than not, those who point these ills out are people who aren’t strong in God but that doesn’t matter.
If they should point something out about Christians, why shouldn’t it be good things?
I read this post on Aunty Ugochi’s blog recently; The remnant and I had to pause and really think about things.
I must say that there’s a cry more than ever before for youths to be strong in God.
Do we understand that we have to represent Christ?
I was listening to Pastor Chingtok’s song yesterday(I listen to it a lot), the name of the song is B’shem Adonia(a Spirit filled song I tell you) and he said in the ministration – “A believer is created is function above the world but there is trouble when there’s world in the believer”
For a lot of us, there is too much of the world in our boat.
There is almost no difference between our light and the darkness of the world.
We think we have light and that even makes it all the more sad and pathetic.
Jesus said in Matthew 6:23
“But when your eye is bad, your whole body is filled with darkness. And if the light you think you have is actually darkness, how deep that darkness is!”
So what do we do?
What can we do?
Why is there so much sin among Christians?
Why so much lies, fornication, adultery, stealing… among those who are supposed to be Christ likeness on earth?
Why aren’t we representing the kingdom as we should?
I tell you, when I leave some conversations with people, my heart bleeds to no end at the general mind set the average person has about a believer.
But I know that we still have a lot of Christians whose hearts are right towards God.
Whom God can mould into perfection in Him.
So can we please pray?
Pray for ourselves, for everyone connected to this blog, for every Christian on earth, for everyone we come in contact with who is a Christian?
1Timothy 2:1 saysÂ
” I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them.”
People are struggling with a lot of things that the world can’t see.
Sin is dragging so many beyond the line without us realizing that Christ has broken the power of sin over us!
Jesus said in John 17:12
“During my time here, I protected them by the power of the name you gave me. I guarded them so that not one was lost…”
So we will pray…
“Lord, let none of us be lost.”
But hold on…
Do we understand this?
Sometimes when I see old ladies in Church dancing, I think to myself… “oh, that when I’m 70/80, I will still be strong in Christ, strong in God, holding on tightly to my faith in God.
That I will not fall away.
That people won’t see Frances with pregnancy before marriage when she preaches sexual purity.
That people won’t say “I don’t know what happened to her, she used to be on fire for God”
God forbid that for all of us.
So please, let’s pray this with understanding in mind.
“Lord, let none of our souls be swallowed up by the world.
Oh, that we may hold fast to our faith.
That we will be true representatives of our heavenly kingdom.
That when God looks for a heart that is right towards Him, He will find us ready.”
Please pray loves.
I felt this as a burden yesterday when I spoke to some persons on this issue of Christians and how they act.
As much as there will be a harvest of souls, let Christians who profess Christ be like Christ indeed.
Oh Lord please help us to live like we should, in Jesus name, amen.
I will be praying with this today and I encourage us to do the same.
It’s so painful and it rips at my heart when I hear terrible stories about Christians.
Oh, that our lives will not be stumbling blocks to another life that could have been won for Christ.
It might also help us to read the prayer of Jesus for believers in John 17.
I’m also studying paul’s letter to Timothy right now.
I thought it right to indeed see how a young Christian believer should act in the world.
It just might help us all to study the word, pray and take heed lest we fall.
God help us all.