Whosoever, Whenever- Bry

Hi! Happy Thursday! Thank you for coming back to TGWAM this week. If you are reading this right now, you’re reading a very special post for Lacey and I. Today (May 18, 2017), Lacey and I are celebrating FIFTY POSTS on TGWAM! We are so thankful for our friends and family that have followed us each week since November through the good posts and the posts that weren’t exactly our best work 😉 but we are also SO SO thankful for those of you who have stumbled across our blog, and have joined this team of followers. Thank you ALL for your continued support of TGWAM, and big things are going to come from this blog in the near future; Lacey and I can’t wait to tell all of you about them!
Today I’m talking about whosoever, whenever. I know that may make like zero sense right now, but I promise that I’ll explain exactly what I mean. Okay… so, we ALL know people who aren’t exactly what we would call a “role model.” They’re the ones that maybe we used to hang out with before we got saved. They’re our friends, but they aren’t necessarily someone we’d go to for Godly advice or maybe even advice at all. Or maybe we have those “friends” that aren’t in our top five to invite to church when the youth minister sends out a reminder text to invite a friend. Everybody knows those guys, the ones that laugh in your face when you invite them to church, even if it’s something fun like Slip-n-Slide Kickball (@AFBC ;)) Maybe they don’t laugh, maybe they start dogging you for going to church, or they’re all chill saying, “Come on, bro… you know that Jesus stuff just isn’t for me.” They send you on your way to church, alone again, because you just “aren’t like them.”
These are our “whosoevers” they belong in a priority folder. They should be on the top of our desks when it comes to the most important people in your life. They’re the ones that we KNOW aren’t living their lives according to the way Christ calls us to live. They may not even care to know who Jesus is, but we as Christians are called to be a light, shining in the dark world in an effort to reach our friends, families, and all of those around us. However… these aren’t the only people who fall under whosoevers…
Let’s think back a little while. Maybe this time is longer for some than others, but think back to the day that you realized that you needed Jesus. Think long and hard about it… now, think back to six months or even a year before then. Okay… got that picture? GREAT. How many of you belonged in that whosoever folder? If all of you didn’t say, “I sure did,” Then you’re wrong. Ouch… that was a little harsh… but not really, because Jesus Christ said Himself in John 14:6, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the father except through me.” Even those of us who were raised in church, maybe a preacher’s kid, or just the child of great Christian parents, realized our need for Christ at some point in our lives. We may have been six or seven years old, but at one point, we realized that we needed Jesus to save us from our sins. So therefore, before any of us accepted Christ as Lord of our lives, we belonged in that whosoever folder.
Many of us probably have friends (or maybe you are this person) who comes to church only for the fun stuff… not that coming to the fun stuff at church is wrong, I had a great time at Slip-n-Slide Kickball last night, but they ONLY come for the fun stuff. You never see them at a service or anything like that because maybe they’re “too busy.” However, as soon as we’re going to Airwalk or UpSurge or even to eat Mexican, they can drop anything and everything to be there. They eat up the fun stuff, but when it comes to being serious and learning the Word of God, they can’t be serious, because they’re uncomfortable. These are our “inhouse whosoevers.” They go into a separate pile, because sometimes, they can be just as hard, if not harder, to reach than someone who doesn’t really care for “this Jesus stuff.”
Okay… so do you all still remember that picture of when you realized your need for Christ? Great. Think about when that was. How old were you? What/who made you realize your true need for Christ? Where were you? Okay… so maybe some of those questions are hard to remember, but that’s important. Whosoever, whenever, is quite a simple idea, actually. We’ve covered some of the people who belong in our “whosoever” folder, so now we know who, but I know what you’re thinking, Bryanna… what about “whenever?” See… that’s the easiest and BEST part of all of this. God promises us that no matter where we are, what we’ve done, or who we are, we can always come to Him. God doesn’t look at human appearance or the man-made “levels of sin.” God looks at the heart, and that is the most important and amazing part of our God. The “whosoevers” in our life can turn around and accept Christ at anytime in their life just like we did. Though they may have waited longer than we did, and maybe even did things the humans would consider “worse” than we ever did, they are just as much saved as we are. They are no less a child of God than we are. God accepted them into His family with the same open arms that He did us.
Whosever, whenever… no matter who you are or what you’ve done God is waiting for you to turn around. For those of us who have been pulled from the “Whosoever Folder” and have been invited to the family reunion in Heaven, don’t ever forget who you were or where you came from. God expects you to reach others who live in the “Whosoever Folder” and to continue to live as a light for the dark world everyday.
Thank you so much for coming back to TGWAM today. This is our FIFTIETH POST and we are so glad you’re here to celebrate this special time with us. We love you all so much and all the 17 countries you represent. Thanks for your continued support of TGWAM, keep being the awesome supporters you’ve always been!
Be His Hands and Feet,
Bry ❤

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