At what point are we as Christians going to start living our lives “with” God, rather than simply keeping Him on the sidelines and only “using” Him when we think we need Him or when it benefits us?
God isn’t someone we should call on only in times of trouble, need, or desperation. Rather, He should be a part of our daily lives. In fact He should be just as “integrated” into our lives as our family, friends, co-workers, or neighbors that we see everyday. Sooooo, are we just “using” Him or are we building a relationship with Him by spending time in His Word?
Why do we look down on people who struggle with things that we don’t? Do weaknesses have levels? Am I better if my issues are only in certain areas vs. others?
Galatians 6:1-5 (The Living Bible):
“Dear brothers, if a Christian is overcome by some sin, you who are godly should gently and humbly help him back onto the right path, remembering that next time it might be one of you who is in the wrong. Share each other’s troubles and problems, and so obey our Lord’s command. If anyone thinks he is too great to stoop to this, he is fooling himself. He is really a nobody. Let everyone be sure that he is doing his very best, for then he will have the personal satisfaction of work well done and won’t need to compare himself with someone else. Each of us must bear some faults and burdens of his own. For none of us is perfect!”
“Why do we get mad at God, when we ‘knowingly’ do wrong and then reap the consequences/punishment for what we did?”
Why are we letting our feelings about the newly elected President Donald Trump dictate how we behave as Christians? Does the bible call for us to respond with anger, hatred, slander, protests, frustration, violence, vandalism, or disrespect towards our earthly authorities?
Once again, we allow the enemy to defeat us as we behave more like non-Christians and less like Christians who are empowered to bring about true spiritual change. We not only forget about our call to spiritual warfare, but also completely disregard the Word of God, leaving our most vital weapon un-utilized. Instead we waste our time, efforts, resources, and energy, deceiving ourselves into thinking we are actually helping to bring about change, when the true root of all the “issues” in the world today is our spiritual enemy.
Why do so many Christians today want to “experience” the power of God in their lives, but yet want little to nothing, to do with the source of that very power – the Word of God?
It’s sad that most of us fail to realize just how much power we inhabit and have at our disposal through our relationship with Christ. And its even sadder that most of us won’t take time to pick up our Bible to begin to really tap into that power.
“Why do we think that God changes/adapts who He is and how he operates based on the time period, culture, society, or world in which we live?”
Indeed, our methods of conveying Christ will change/enhance especially with technology today….and praise be to God for allowing us countless ways of reaching people all over the world with the gospel message!!! However, the actual message of salvation, the Word of God, and God Himself has not and will not change! He does not adapt His Word to suit our “modernized” practices, traditions, ways of life or compromises of sin just because they are “acceptable” today.
“Why do we as Christians try to fight against the evil of this world by human means?”
We can’t fight hate, racism, violence or any other kind of evil, by reciprocating the same hate, racism, violence or evil.
Imagine if we came together as a body of believers and spent time in unified prayer, fighting in the spiritual realm against our true enemy who is behind all the hate, racism, violence and evil. According to His Word, when we fight the right way, then and ONLY then will we truly be able to stand against the evil of this world.
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“Why do we let things like our nationality, political views, civil liberties, social status, and careers have more weight in defining who we are than our Christianity?”
Yes, I am black. Yes, I am a woman. In fact, I’m a well-educated successful young single mother! I am grateful for who I am and who God created me to be. I am also grateful for the many liberties He has blessed me to enjoy in this lifetime. But most of all, I am grateful that I belong to Him. My sex, race, background, education, or political standing should ALWAYS be secondary to who I am in Christ.
When we start promoting Jesus the way we should – in our words, thoughts and deeds – then all the other things will start to matter less and less. As the Bible teaches, the world we live in will never be perfect – free from racism, hatred, bitterness, segregation, or hypocrisy. In fact it will continue to get worse. However, God has called us to represent Him in the midst of an imperfect world. When we stop doing that and start putting more emphasis on representing and promoting our race, sex, political party of choice or other civil liberties, then we slowly start to lose our focus on our true purpose.
“Why do we let the hurt of another’s betrayal lead us to live a sinful life?”
“Why do we feel the need to expound upon what God has already defined as sin, to include things that He clearly does not define as sin.”
“Sin” – anything that I don’t do, that I disagree with, or personally just don’t like