I am feeling the presence of God right now and I pray that you are able to pick up on it as well. Father, I ask you to guide the words that are coming forth....that whoever reads this just gets it, Father. That everyone can feel your love and your wonder and your call on our lives. To know that each one of us are deeply loved and richly cared for. All we have to do is accept it and embrace it! Let their cup runneth over with your love. In Jesus' name
Wow! I don't think Ive ever started this way but I have something on my heart that I just have to get out there. I feel as though God placed this on my heart for a reason and the fact that I can't shake it off after all this time means that Im supposed to share. The death/suicide of Chester Bennington took me by surprise. I am not here to debate on secular music right now. Please don't get caught up in judgment and miss what God is trying to tell us.
This was a man who has battled demons his whole life. Drug and Alcohol addiction, depression and a desperate need to be loved. His sadness was so overwhelming that he took his own life. All I could think is, 'we lost one'! I cried...on a few different occasions.
CHRISTIANS....BELIEVERS AND FOLLOWERS OF JESUS CHRIST
IM TALKING TO YOU!! ALL OF YOU!! NO MATTER WHAT DENOMINATION YOU ARE, IT IS TIME TO STOP HIDING!! IT IS TIME TO STOP HIDING OUR LIGHT UNDER A BUSHEL!
WE ARE CALLED TO SHINE FOR HIM!!
OUR DIVINE PURPOSE IS TO BE FRUITFUL AND MULTIPLY FOR HIS KINGDOM!
Jesus said that we have to be childlike in our faith in order to be among the best of heaven.
Think back to the song we all learned in Sunday school...
This little light of mine, Im gonna let it shine...
Hide it under a bushel, NO! Im gonna let it shine...
Wont let Satan blow it out...
(And we literally held our hand over our light as we puffed quickly to try to "put it out"
IM GONNA LET IT SHINE
People are dying! We are allowing the devil to tear apart everything Jesus came for. WE the church are failing. Ive stumbled upon so many websites and articles of christians bashing christians. I was shocked to see "anti- Beth Moore" sites and of course you have the Joel Osteen haters. Im just thinking to myself, 'why are we tearing each other down? why are we not out there trying to save people?!?' and it makes me feel crazy. How did we get so lost??
There are people dying out there who haven't felt the unconditional love of the most amazing God! This is our job! This is what He entrusted to us. The parable of the talents shows us that we are to be working toward the reign of Christ forever in the kingdom of heaven on earth. We are commanded to be fruitful and multiply, folks! Do you know what matters? What we should all be focused on? The fact that we all believe that Jesus Christ is the son of God and died and rose to save us and set us free!!
THAT IS WHAT BONDS US ALL TOGETHER!
We need to get back on our feet! Why have we become so weak? Weren't we all warned aren't we in Matthew 10:22...
"You will be hated by everyone because of me, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved."
We have chosen to be oppressed and its just time for us to stop!
We need to share Gods love. That is what moves souls to His kingdom. My husband used to be a muslim and his testimony is such a powerful one. He says that the biggest reason he knew that God was calling him to Jesus is because he felt the love. He had never felt a love like the love he received from a family of christians who didn't see him as a muslim but a child of God who just needed to be loved.
He wants to draw near to us all and that is our divine purpose. We need to pass this information on to all these lost and hurting people who feel like there is nothing for them in life. They are struggling to understand why they are even here. Suicide has become an epidemic and I feel responsible. We ALL should! They need HIS love! We ALL need that love. And when they receive it, they can turn around and keep sharing it. We are building up His kingdom while building each other up as well.
I pray that this blog reaches someone who is struggling. When it does, I want you to know that you have a God who created you from his own image. He loved you before you were even born. He knows the exact number of hairs on your head and he holds bottles of your collected tears. He is there for you, you just have to accept Him. He knows your pains and just like a father to his child he wants to heal your wounds. He cannot force you, you have to want it. All of the pain you endured was at the hands of people who weren't doing His will because He would never bring you pain. But he could not force them to make better decisions, they had to choose. He wants to show you that his love is unconditional and will never bring you pain. The 'thing' that you are searching for and just can't seem to find, IS HIS LOVE! Im sorry that we as the body of Christ haven't shown you the best examples of love but I am here, right now to tell you that it is there and all you have to do is accept it!
I wish I could reach out and hug everyone who is hurting right now. Let the Holy Spirit be a blanket of peace! May you follow his voice and receive the love of God through his son Jesus Christ.
And if you need someone to talk to or maybe even pray with, please send me an email.