Posted in Life

The Gospel in Today’s World

 

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“Take Me To The King” by Tamala Manns performed by Semi-Finalist Chris Blue

I don’t know about you, but I have noticed how Christianity has become popular in our mainstream media and with celebrity’s recently. If you have been a follower of Jesus for a while, and know anything about Biblical prophesy, then you will understand how this isn’t a surprise to me. However, as a kid who grew up in church – and was fascinated by reading Revelations and anything I could get my hands on regarding Biblical prophesy -, I always wondered if I would see signs of Jesus calling believers home, and the countdown to us returning to earth for eternity. What most people would know as the end times…even though they are more of a beginning in my opinion. Anyways, in seeing false teaching and celebs saying they believe in God so they might get a vote, like, or revenue from the movies they are trying to get followers of Jesus to watch; I have also been seeing a rise in true believers rising up, those who have recently come to faith, or those whom have decided to start standing up for their faith and shaking off the attitude of mediocrity and a hide-in-the-shadows-believer mentality. If that doesn’t make sense, let me put it this way; I am starting to see more people whom have placed their lives in the hands of Jesus choosing to represent Him truthfully more now than has ever been. Not only am I seeing people who are supposed to be believers beginning to stand up for Jesus and his true character, but there are countless new believers – people who have realized they don’t have to have it all together to come to Him, and that life isn’t much of one without Him in it -, making a stand for true Christianity.

Seeing this makes me wonder if the revival – people realizing their need for a savior – that is to come before Armageddon hits will actually happen in my lifetime. Now I am not writing this to argue with anyone, however, what I am doing is opening up a discussion to see if anyone else realizes this, and what your thoughts are. Remember, if you comment below, please be respectful of others. Thank you and have a good Tuesday!

Angie

 

 

Posted in Change

Power to Change

“For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.” – Phil. 2:13 NLT

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There are some people who will say, being a follower of Jesus is boring or too hard because you have to say no to friends or activities you once enjoyed. There were times in my life I was presented with a choice to do what “felt” good at the time or to obey my savior. Yes, it is hard to be a follower of Jesus, and it takes work, but as I am leaning on Jesus and spending quality time with him, he lines up my desires with his and gives me the strength to say no to my sinful nature and yes to doing his will – which let’s face it, is so much better than what I think I want.

Sometimes, I feel overwhelmed with being a new wife, learning to keep my house in order – seeing as it is much bigger than what I am used to -, and wanting to serve in my community and church. I love this verse because I know God sees my heart and understands how I want to be the best version of myself. God wants to give me the power to live life fully, one that pleases him and helps others in need, he is just waiting for me to ask him!

I don’t know about you, but this verse has really opened my eyes to how I view God, and how he desires for me to have a good life. This might come as a surprise, but you can have fun and live a meaningful life as a follower of Jesus. After reading this, how does this verse and what I shared change your perspective on things and how you will live your life today? Share in the comments below, I would love to hear from you!!