For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Matthew 6:21 HCSB
This is one of the verses that guides those who truly follow Christ Jesus, He has told his followers and disciples stop looking at the small picture He has a bigger and better future for those who believes in Him.
Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither. C. S. Lewis
This is one of my quotes I try to remember because that’s exactly what Jesus was trying to get his disciples to understand. Has a Christian I need to remember that our goal is to be long-term, and that is our Heavenly belongings.
“Don’t collect for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal. But collect for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves don’t break in and steal.
Matthew 6:19-20 HCSB
I say let’s start taking care of one other, and seat back and watch what God will do for those who truly follow Christ Jesus.
keeping our eyes on Jesus, the source and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that lay before Him endured a cross and despised the shame and has sat down at the right hand of God’s throne.
Hebrews 12:2 HCSB
As Christian we should be the ones who give hope to the hopeless, but we still pass judgment instead. We all have gone through something to show some hope to someone in need. Those who have lost a loved one, can be there for that person that just lost a loved one. Or how about the addict that needs guidance from someone that went through it. Why is it, we always seem to be quicker at judging then giving an olive leaf, a symbol of peace and understanding. Jesus Christ gave us our olive leaf of peace when he died on the cross to cover our sins, it is time for us as Christians to return the favor and start giving hope and peace to the hopeless and the tormented.
I’ve been reading a lot of different pastors’s books, and there’s a lot of different viewpoints on what is our roll has Christians. How can something be giving out for free and then after receiving the gift of salvation and then it has to cost you to keep it? I am not saying being a saved you can keep doing what you was doing beforehand. Because I believe when you love someone you change for that person and so is true when you love God and believe that Jesus is the Messiah you will start to change for Him, and not for the people around you to prove that your a change person.
You love because He first loved you.
You serve others because He first served you.
You’ll also see the value of people just like He sees the value in you.
You’ll also take care of all that he has created because He created them not just for his pleasing but to please us also.
This are the things that starts to change inside you when you first become saved and then just like the one you love physically you start looking for ways to please them, and this what you doing for your Heavenly Father and you start reading his love letter he wrote for you. You start searching for his wisdom you do this freely so in my opinion is this not really works because you want to get to know your Heavenly Father.
Have you lost your passion with religion does it seems like it’s more work and you can’t measure up. It’s time to disbelieve what you have been handed down, and search for your own belief and find the answers to your questions. Christianity is not all about works its about the love and grace of God the father. Being religious is hard work and many feel has though they have failed or can’t measure up. But that’s the problem with being religious it’s hard and you’ll always feel has thou you’re never good enough. There is help for those who wish to lose the emptiness you feel with religion.
God has always told us if we loved Him we would search for Him by searching for his wisdom. Once we began the journey of finding our beliefs in Jesus we will begin wanting more understanding of his love and grace. Which you find yourself looking for more wisdom and then you read the bible not because you have to, but because you just realized it’s the greatest love story ever written.
Then it hits you that you can worship him any way you wish. If you sing, sing God the song with love and praise. If you write, write to God the praises you have in your heart. If you work with your hands build something beautiful. You see we glorify Him every time we use the talent He has given us and we do something in his name.
When we first become a Christian we don’t change overnight or our outer appearances may never change until the interior self changes first. Others or even you may never think we have change until one day you find yourself with compassion that you never had before. The real unconditional love you have when others have done you wrong. This is when realize God has been working on your soul. We must first change from the inside so it can be seen from the outside.
Sometime we might have to hit rock bottomed before we find the true love of God. He will use our weakness to show us His power. When this happens we begin to have our own beliefs in Jesus and his love. This is when the religion is push to the side and we begin to love Christ has he loves us. We also see what God sees in others there hearts not the outer appearances it’s a wonderful feeling to get rid of the old fashion religion and find your firsthand relationship with God.
I wonder if the story of the woman that was brought to Jesus to see if He would stone her, what would of happen in today’s church would there be someone that would cast the stone or would they have walked away also. I see so many religious people so quick to judge others without even finding out the true story.
What has given us the right to say who is going to Heaven and who is not. Last time I look Jesus told us not to judge and then Paul remembered us to let God judge at the end because He looks at the heart of it, not the outward appearances. What I think we need to do is get yourself right with God and ask Him for guidance to see what he sees. You might find out one it’s not has bad has you think or you might find out you need to clean out your own house before you worry about your neighbors dirty rags. We has Christian need to look at the world has God views the world and not the view of the world. For God all things are beautiful and everyone of us is worth dying for.
This is the time of year all Christians remember the love of God. But I wonder if most religions people even know the real power of God’s love, what it was like to give the ultimate gift of love just because He wanted a relationship with us. It’s not the worldview of love the sexual or even the physical kind, the spiritual kind the one so powerful that nothing can stand in its way. The world types of love can fade away God’s type of love just grows stronger has time goes on. Being able to give everything you have without complaining, to those who don’t have. This type of love sees the good in everyone when the world sees the worst in everyone. To be able to love that person even when they may have betrayed you.
In the Old and New Testament tells us to love not to judge or condemn them.
John 3:17 KJV
For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
So on Easter we should remember that we should love everyone for we are all God’s Children besides to love God we need to love all.
John 15:12 KJV
This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.
Just think He laid down his life to show us His love for us. And all He wants is a relationship. Once we find the real Love of the Bible can we see the mighty power of love.
This one verse has become one of the most quoted verse in the bible.
Matthew 7:1 NLT
“Do not judge others, and you will not be judged.
Many people use this one verse between believers and non-believers alike. I have to ask myself why has this become the most used verse more then John 3:16. Is it because we are has believers are so fast to judge others even thou we have much to hide ourselves. Or has Jesus followers have we forgotten this verse also.
Matthew 7:2 NIV
For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.
I say stop judge one another and start loving one another. Be a true Christian and love others has they are.
There’s been an out cry lately for all the worlds religions to be combine and to be just one type of religion. The ones pushing for it, says this would stop all the blood shed of war. Problems with this way of thinking is the information they are using is incomplete and bias. In the last century there was no war because of religion belief, there was nothing but egotism with both World Wars, Vietnam, and the Korean plus others all was fought for world domination and/or communism which has no religions base. The 21st century was the deadlinest of all the centuries. So with this type of information we cannot say religion beliefs is the cause for war in our time. These is one small explain of what it will be like if there was no God in the world. To live in a world where there’s no right or wrong no moral compass guide your direction.
The one other argument I have for one type of religion is the rest believe in man being good which means they think they can be good by themselves. That if you do enough good deeds it will out weigh the evil we do, we then can make it into heaven.
Isaiah 64:6 NLT
We are all infected and impure with sin. When we display our righteous deeds, they are nothing but filthy rags. Like autumn leaves, we wither and fall, and our sins sweep us away like the wind.
The issue I have with this type of thinking is they are trying to erase Jesus and everything he has done for all nation for everyone in the world he paid the price for sin. I believe he is the way and the truth, no matter what I will always serve Him.
John 14:6 KJV
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
So if you believe this then we must believe that Jesus was truly God’s son. Every religion has some truth in it but that doesn’t make them true. Having the chance to pick and choice which part of religion beliefs you like from all the religions out there doesn’t make it the truth. You’re not even being true to yourself, or to the religion. Every truth has something we dislike but that doesn’t make it untrue. Remember God doesn’t send us to Hell we send yourselves to Hell. God has made a way for us to stay out of Hell we just need to accept it. It’s totally up to us at the end.
Has the world goes around and time ticks away the light of the truth that your founding fathers once had is starting to fade. We have become a land of what’s in it for me, if I do that.
Isaiah 58:10 NLT
“Feed the hungry,
and help those in trouble.
Then your light will shine out from the darkness,
and the darkness around you will be as bright as noon.”
Matthew 22:37-39 NLT
Jesus replied, “‘You must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.
These verses are the best way to show the truth about being a Christian. We need to get ourselves out of the rat race and be glad what God have given you and use what we have remaining to help others.
2 Corinthians 4:4 NLT
Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe. They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News. They don’t understand this message about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God.
Americans have forgotten what made this country so great. We once had God in country now we have a country of religion. Has the time moves forward the more we become complacent with life. The more knowledge we find in science the more we believe everything should be rational. We are closing our eyes to the truth.
Romans 1:20 NLT
For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God.
That is the only science I need to know. May we all see the light of the truth God’s love and the grace he has for us all.
Have you ever wondered what is happening in America when it comes to it’s values and virtues, that we once had in our nation. Has our Churches became too religious and forget to be Christ like. Have we forgotten we were saved by Grace and to be a Christian we need to show the same Grace to others. None of us is good enough on our own to make it to Heaven, that’s why he sent his begotten son. Jesus lived by the law of Moses because we couldn’t do it ourselves and then the perfect Lamb of God paid the debt for us.
That’s what the gospel is all about God’s grace for all of us not just the righteous or the rich but for all us to be able to have the grace and the blessings of our heavenly father. We forget that Jesus was the friend of sinners just like he told the Pharisee the well doesn’t go to the doctor just the sick does. He was here to save all of us from our own self centeredness which is the root cause of sin.
How many people have the churches turned away from the Grace of God because they have become so self righteous to a point where no one can live up to those standards they have set. No wonder why the leaders of religion stumbles people judge them so harshly they set the standard and didn’t aloud God to be the head of their church and let Him set the standard for what is righteous. All through out the bible God has warn the church of their down fall and has punished the church for it. Because they lead so many astray in their holier then you attitude, making their congregation lost. Having those that are lost in Christ not wanting to find Christ because they feel like they’re not able to meet the standards of the church. The time will come for these churches to be judged for their faults teachings, there is only one truth and that’s the Word of God. Only one way to make it to heaven and that’s through Jesus Christ letting him say to his Father I have already paid the price him/her. That’s the true Gospel of Jesus Christ, giving up yourself so you may live. Help those in need where you can and stop judging them, just love them the way God loves you.