Worship songs sung with raised hands, saying a prayer at a youth conference, and posting Bible verse memes on our social networking accounts doesn't make us Christians. It is choosing to commit ourselves to a life of repentance. Jesus didn't say the road would be easy, but that the reward would be great.
The church's passivity in the face of sin today is growing and the question we need to ask is: Is the church influencing the world, or is the world influencing the church? We need to remember what Jesus saved us from; ourselves. Our wretchedness before Him is what makes His gift so beautiful, and if we don't get on our knees to admit it to Him and actually make an effort to change our ways, what are our words to Him?
Man, let's look to the one who loves us enough to be patient with us for this long, and murder the lukewarm attitude that exists within us.
Be keen in knowing the difference.
The fact that you are taking another breath means that God is continually pushing you towards the purpose He placed forth for your life. He's right there for you right now, and though you may not feel like you want to pray, that's the perfect time to. Remember the peace you would receive when you talked with and sang to Him in the past.
When we have suffered much it means that we have a large calling on our life that God needs to prepare us for first.
Inside, you know you're a fighter, and you may feel like its impossible right now, and you know what? On your own it is, but with God it isn't. Nothing is more powerful than knees to the floor prayer, bringing your everything to Him. Trust me, He ain't finished yet, and He sure didn't bring you this far just to leave you. Instead, He brought you this far to sharpen you.
What's even better is when they don't even know how bright they light up the room.
He ain't finished with you yet! ;)
God doesn't use the strong and the "perfect." He uses the broken and the sinful because it is those individuals who understand the power of grace and the depth of genuine love.
He's refining me every day and boy do I screw up often. We don't have to do it alone. So let God be God and don't try to take on that job because lets admit it, we're awful at it. ;)
So turn the music off, set the phone down, its beautiful, prepossessing, enchanting, so spend the moment of this serenity and talk to the one who made it all. He's right where He's always been, patiently waiting to hear from you and watching you do it all on your own when He knows you can't handle a burden like that. Don't cry, he's caught each one of your tears. Don't fret, He only wants to remove your fears. Hush those doubts that cripple your confidence. Stop and simply listen. Listen to Him speak.
Beautifully broken. Wonderfully worth It. Resolute in our resilience.
Hopeless and helpless, broken but closest...to the one who truly knows us.
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I was redeemed in my inadequacy, not perfection, not in my walk, but in my crawl, and not when standing tall, but in my hopeless stupor. So take my reputation, take the compliments, take the nice smiles, take the common sense. Remove me from the pedestal and stand before me, freely its yours and I give you all the glory.