Hey everyone and welcome back to TGWAM! Thank you so much for coming back this week! I know it's kind of strange the way we're posting this week. First, we're posting on a Saturday which isn't either one of our normal posting days, and the way Bryanna and I are writing is different too. We're … Continue reading Acts 13:47- Bry and Lace
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.
When you give your life to God, most likely, your plan for your life will change. Your plan is no longer yours. It’s His. Granted, it’s been His all along, but when you dedicate your life to God, it’s like you’re giving it back. You’re handing over the reins, and saying, “Here I am, God. I am Yours. Send me.”
Shame is one of Satan’s most powerful schemes. It’s the most common way that he sucks the life out of anyone who is already a Christian or are curious about the Christian faith. However, it is possible for us to escape our shame. No matter how far we’ve fallen, or how tight Satan’s grip on us is, God is always ready for us to turn around and run right back into His arms.
This blog post is about a song called “Broken Vessels” by Hillsong. This song is about how God can pick up our crumbled pieces, when we’ve fallen completely apart, and make us new again. These are the lyrics to the first verse: “All these pieces, broken and scattered. In mercy gathered, mended and whole. Empty handed, but not forsaken. I’ve been set free. I’ve been set free.” These first few lyrics of the song show exactly how God picks us up and frees us from all of our sins.
When we see ourselves at our absolute worst, broken, tattered, scarred, God sees the good. He sees that we can be healed, we can be mended through His power. That’s the great thing about our God. He’s so loving and caring and WANTS us to be with Him. He WANTS to help us. He WANTS to hold us in His arms. The thing is… We have to let Him. We can’t just sit there and try to take care of it ourselves while thinking at the same time that God should make the way to our destination or goal simple and easy. We have to let God help us.
I believe that this also speaks to the level of our faith. Jesus often presents the disciples with the same question- why did they have such little faith? He asks them this when they are presented with storms in their lives. Often the disciples found themselves without faith, not believing that Jesus was going to carry them through the storm. I believe that Jesus often asks US this question when we’re facing some of the worst storms of our lives.
Scientology is a religion founded by L. Ron Hubbard. Scientology is the study of knowledge. Scientologists claim that Scientology gives practical solutions to real life problems. Scientologists do not believe in anything based truly upon faith- this is very different than Christians as everything we believe to be true about our God is based on faith.
Deism is the “belief in the existence of a supreme being, specifically of a creator who does not intervene in the universe.” What this means is that Deists believe in a god that created the universe but doesn’t interact with mankind. This is very different from Christianity. Our whole purpose as Christians is to have a relationship with God. These are basically polar-opposites.
Another similarity between these two religions is the fact that like many of us know, Jehovah’s Witnesses are quite the missionary religion. They often find themselves knocking on our doors in the middle of the day “witnessing” to us while we stand there awkwardly or others slam the door in their face. However, how many times do we as Christians find ourselves in the PERFECT situation to share our stories with others, and we cower down in fear of judgement or rejection? While the habits of Jehovah’s Witnesses can seem annoying, why aren’t we as Christians sharing the love of Jesus like they are?