I’m been silent the passed couple of days, mainly because I didn’t know how I should say how I feel. You know when your feelings won’t allow you to form a complete sentence that makes sense to the outside world….. This post maybe a little off track, it maybe all over the place, or a little long, but I’m going to try and write this anyways.
For the past week I’ve scrolled through social media. I’ve read the posts from friends and family about Jesus & how he’s coming again. No I don’t doubt that at all. I do believe soon and very soon we will all be going to see the king! But I’m concerned that some of us are only Christians on our Facebooks. I’m nervous about someone actually meeting us in person and saying, “They weren’t as prepared for their mission as much as they let on.”.
The bible tells us in Hebrews 4:12, “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”- with that being said, why hasn’t it pierced some of our hearts ? My heart is hurting right now… Why? Because I look around and see people saying they trust the Lord on Facebook and then living in the world like they don’t care if He comes back or not. Living in fear, depression, anxiety, struggling with addiction, secrets, and more. Living as if they have to carry everything upon their own shoulders when God said, “For MY yoke is easy and MY burden is light.” (Matthew 11:30). But instead of turning to the only one who can heal us, we run to the only one who kills us…..
Don’t you understand that’s like going to a dentist about cancer and a cancer doctor about a tooth. No one in their right mind would do that! But we do it everyday. Running from Jesus, but turning into the sins of the world and allow the devil to feel us with unnecessary drama…..
It pains me! And I hope you can feel it in these words…. God does not want us to live in fear of the world! He came and DIED, so we could live Victorious! But we live as if we just been shunned…
When did it become ok for us to depend upon ourselves? No where is the bible does it says “after a certain point, you can roam freely about yourselves. Only coming to me in days of sickness. Your on your own after 30 days.”. NO WHERE in the Bible does it say that! It does say repeatedly “Come to me.”, “Abide with me.”, “Seek me.”.
Today more than ever should we be seeking Gods face, myself included. We have so much terror happening all over this world and we sit in our homes day in and day out thinking we are safe! Thinking since I have the doors locked that We’re ok! Thinking that since I’m inside the enemy can’t get to me ! Since that’s happening over seas it can’t happen here, because we live in America were we are free!
WAKE UP YOU SLEEPING PEOPLE!
For the enemy is upon our door steps. He’s knocking . He’s forcing his way into our homes. He’s making us think we are safe but the bible states, (James 10:10), ” The thief comes not, but to steal, and to kill, and to destroy:”. Don’t you understand ? The enemy is NOT our friend… However we live like the enemy is. Just because your door is locked doesn’t mean that the enemy won’t try to break in…. It just means they will go through a window.
The second part of that verse in James 10:10 states this ,” I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly”. Jesus came to give us life, but we run from that. Instead we trust in ourselves. Thinking that since we posted a verse on our Facebooks, we don’t need to read our bible. Since we told people we prayed for the police officers in Dallas that we don’t need to pray anymore this week. Or since we wrote on someone’s wall that its visiting with them….
What have we done?! Are we robots now? Don’t we have brains, feelings,legs to walk on, a voice to talked to others…. Don’t you see! Can’t you see what’s happening? The church doesn’t even come together anymore. We wonder why we don’t have anyone new . We worry about music and who is singing what. We are worrying about what brand of suit our preacher is wearing is he wears a suit. We sit in our pews gossiping about the ones who weren’t here last Sunday but are today. We are more concerned about why we aren’t cutting the sermons shorter so we can go eat lunch. What is wrong with us?!
I wonder if he knew this day would come…. If he knew that his bride would slowly fade…. Just like life we get older, our beauty fade, our hair grays, I wonder if he knew about this day…. Instead of the church growing spiritually, we have Wethered away. Needing spiritual water to bring us back to life, but instead we refused it. And we are drying up. I wonder if he crys if he’s ashamed of us now… I’m writing this and to tell you the truth I have had to stop many times to wipe tears off my face … Because I’m to blame in this too.
When will enough be enough? When we finally wake up? Listen no president can fix this. This isn’t a race issue. It doesn’t matter if we are rich or poor. It has nothing to do with the Americans deficit. It isn’t how many murders have went on. It is however about Jesus… What will we do with him?
Because there will be a day , with no more tears , no more pain, no more fears. There will be a day when the burdens of this place,Will be no more, we’ll see Jesus face to face,(Lyrics of “there will be a day”, by Jeremy Camp).
But until that day, what will you do with him? It’s time to put our phones down, our Facebooks away. It’s time we opened out bibles and cried in repentance. It’s time we really pray. Not a simple prayer of “Thank you for everything- Amen”. I mean pray! Pray like your life depends on it. It’s time we get out of our church pews, and put on the amour of God and go win souls for God. I don’t think we will see a change until we actually decide to fight the devil. And yes I mean fight. There is a war raging in my soul and should be on everyone’s. The time is near. And I never thought I would be saying that at the age of 23. But I always have known in my heart that this day would come.
I’ll share this and I’ll end.
When I was younger, 10 or so, I remember a preacher at kids camp say, “Christianty can be wiped out in ONE generation.” . Pastor Johnny spoke on more about this subject, but his statement has stuck with me for years. God won’t allow his people to be completely wiped out. Look in the Old Testament look in the New. Notice when wars and tribulations were taken place and you thought all the Christians had died , there was Moses in a basket. There was Noah on an ark. There was Esther in hiding. Do you see my trend? God won’t allow his people to be wiped out, but it is up to us to keep Christianty going. Because if we don’t, it will be wiped out in one generation…. And then I pray God has an Esther in hiding.
But what I’m saying is, as a 10 year old girl. I sat there soaking up God’s message. Not knowing that one day I would start a blog. Not knowing the events that would take place. Even then, I felt that this world would get bad. I remember praying “Lord will you take us before I reach 20?”. (Because when your 10, 20 seems old.) Now I’m 23, almost 24, and I asked God the similar question, but now with more understanding, more feeling, more concern. I ask “Lord how much more will you put up with?”. That what’s we all should be asking. How much longer? How much more? For now, my heart hurts for the pain in this world. For now I pray that I don’t turn into a robot . Be ready. Be ready. When the time comes, there won’t be time for you to change your mind.
Be ready now. Don’t wait . Because the. It’s too late…