Good morning friends and Happy Saturday! I hope all of you are enjoying some well deserved time off and able to relax a bit. Clear your mind and recharge the batteries so to speak.
I titled this post Change because it has become ever increasingly clear that my time blogging is done…..(Just kidding, seeing who is awake). No, it has become increasingly clear that while one of my biggest passions is to see people changed that are being deceived by lies and Scriptures taken out of context to further an agenda, there is a greater need right now; a need that will see a shift in my writing and hopefully in my actions as well.
I have talked to so many of you that are suffering from depression and depression related symptoms that I understand now the last thing you need is someone telling you what is wrong with our faith and instead tell you everything that is RIGHT. How can you possibly gather any hope from people that constantly tell you how bad things are or only point out the negative side of things. These folks need HOPE, they need a LIGHT, and most of all they need the saving message of Jesus Christ. Yes, sometimes that still comes with a warning or a “calling out” as I like to call it, but how many times did Jesus do that throughout His ministry here? There were a few times but for the most part He only conveyed love and His message of how not only is there a great Kingdom to come but that through Him you can experience that Kingdom here NOW.
What if instead of handing out medicine to everyone, we got back to TRULY praying for folks and casting out those demons in Jesus’ name? What if instead of constantly posting about how bad things are we replace that with all that is GOOD about HIM. See, my opinion on things really doesn’t matter; its all about Jesus and His teaching and His message. I like all of you are simply a vessel for that message. So what message are we giving? One of HOPE or one of DESPAIR? I must confess that looking back many of mine have been of despair. That needs to change; it needs to change to change from all of us that call ourselves Christ followers.
Friends, we have two choice in our mission; we can be like that guy ^^^^^^^^^^^^ and condemn others with a misguided interpretation of the OT, or we can be like Jesus and offer the message of Truth, Love, and Grace. I will be trying my best to focus on the second option. What say all of you?
Blessings, Peace, and Grace,