Isn’t it peculiar that there are people who have grown up in church, have been overexposed to Biblical doctrines, and have been taught of a God all their lives, and then suddenly make a 360 degree turn towards the other direction. I have wondered why the most spiteful against God are those who have had an experience with church.
I speak from experience. I think the reason why the people who hate churches so much are the ones who have grown up in them is because once they are “exposed” to the world, they think that they have not been properly educated- as if the preachers have not been honest this whole time.
Once they have been “educated,” they think that everything they’ve heard is false- they not always instantly convinced to pull away from the church, but it is a gradual depreciation of faith.
Truthfully, I believe that blind faith is no faith at all. Your faith should not just be based on belief, but also knowledge- KNOW why you believe in what you do. IMMERSE yourself in the study of it.
Anything half-hearted is more prone to dissipation. Faith is no exception- if someone is only walking in the church because he has been accustomed to it but not because he believes with every fiber of his being and every cell in his brain, doubts and questions will rise to obliterate his faith. Know the history & the sources; question and be curious. FAITH is not about destroying what you already know- to have faith is TO KNOW that what you know and what you look forward to is the same.
Let’s begin to learn about our faith. Don’t go through the motions. There are many ways the enemy can deceive us to withdraw from the faith, but let’s not give the devil an inch, a chance to convince us of any thoughts that are against God. And when we delve deeper into the KNOWLEDGE of God, we will see that all philosophy, science, and every acquired secular study actually prove of the awesome God, Savior, and Holy Spirit that we serve.
KNOW YOUR FAITH.
What in the world.
The government is going to shut down T-minus 2 months & 11 days, and here we are posting our lives away into a small box so that we can “socialize.”
Why are we so absorbed in our own web of worries when there is about to be social, economical, and political meltdown? Why do we think that it’s ok for life to go on? Why are we so unaffected?
This is why…
It is much easier to be sheltered within the confines of our own zones than worry about a government shutdown.
I think innately, people don’t want to worry about things they cannot control. When we do worry, it is because something in us TELLS US that there is something to be done to change the current circumstance. In this case, the forces are way over our heads. Anything that is not within our circle of family, friends, work… We don’t lose sleep over anything that is not within our reach.
Maybe I’m so burdened because the people around me don’t worry enough. Maybe it’s because I know I can do something about this gnawing worries.
See, the world is so vast and if we all just pull together… We’d be much better off. You don’t have to push anything that matters to you aside- just make room for other people’s worries.
Perhaps more room is all we need. More room to give way for other things that matter- not just what’s in your own world.
When you stand firm in your faith, you will enjoy God’s favor. The world functions according to its own strength, and individuals have to rely on their own work to attain success, but those who have God on their side enjoy boundless favors. And to enjoy God’s favor means circumstances, people, and things will work in your favor. Divine orchestration is there. Regardless of the daily chaos in our lives, when God’s hand conducts, we can only expect blessings.
I sat there, listening to how God gave them strength, how the man who used to smite them was finally appeased. These testimonies have a way of encouraging me.
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I’ve heard that the older you get, the less you sleep. It’s true- older people wake up at odd hours and never blink during the day. I don’t know what old feels like but less sleep sound like a good idea. I want to give all my time to you. Closing our eyes for hours feels like a waste of time, when I could spend every waking moment with you.
Let’s grow old together, and never sleep.
If “life is what we make it,” then what have we done to the world?
If I am responsible for myself, my brother, and my neighbor, then why is there so much injustice?
There is a necessity for a cumulative sense of responsibility among us. We have to say that we are to blame for the decline of respect, value, and worth of one another.
So many children are homeless, so many women are wrongly impregnated, and the innocent are almost never supplied.
Why is it this way? Why are we so consumed by our own exaggerated needs that we fail to see the needs of our brothers?
I get frustrated with myself sometimes, actually all the time, because I always rightfully measure myself to the scope of the world- the billions of people in the world all have their stories, and regardless of how much I DON’T have, I actually have so much more compared to billions of other individuals around the world.
Seriously- what am I living for? What am I making of this life?
I don’t want to look back five years down the line and realize that I did not make an impact because I was too absorbed in myself and the small proximity of my worries.
I can make anything of this life- I can make anything of the world.