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Monday, November 23, 2015

What would you say?


What exactly does being a Christian mean to you?

I was recently asked this question by a friend who takes a high respect for my faith and relationship with Christ.

Until that moment, I never really thought about what it REALLY means to me about being a Christian. After much thought, I have come up with this...

First, upon thinking about it, I approached this question and realized how broad it is. But I believe I'll outline my major thoughts on this question.

I believe that the greatest thing about being a Christian is the renewed relationship I have with Jesus. This is something that is close to me and highly cherished. In a world where everything is steeped in rebellion against Jesus, it's amazing for me to push past the negativity, hatred, and anger and step into the light of Jesus Christ. A Christian walks beside Christ in every circumstance, thus giving him life and winning over condemnation. Being in a relationship with Christ and creating a grounds of friendship is being a Christian.

This relationship with Jesus is one that I have to pursue because Jesus is a gentleman and waits for us to come to Him. He doesn't force himself on you. By being a Christian, I can say, without a doubt, that when my time is up on this earth and I'm standing at the gates of Heaven, I'll be welcomed in. It is by His grace that I am saved. Humanity and life is a gift from God and Christians realize this. We change our ways from being bitter, hate-filled to joyful and loving. Being a Christian means that we have been saved through Jesus Christ and we don't need to strive for God's approval. Jesus took care of this on the cross.

Being a Christian doesn't mean that I am perfect and sin free. It just means that I was weak enough to allow Christ in to my heart so He can direct my steps and lead me in my new life. This life that I speak of is filled with hope, faith, love, gratitude, and submission to Christ. This also means that we have the heavenly kingdom waiting for us once our body dies. Through Jesus, we have beat death and will dwell with the Lord in Heaven for all eternity.

I feel that as a Christian, I have been blessed and most fortunate because I have been given life outside of death, hope in a new life with Christ, and a very loving God. By my faith, I'm pursuing the life God has in store for me and I'll keep my hope that he'll be there at the gate to embrace me when I go home!

Now... if at any given moment... someone would approach me and ask tell me that I had five second to proclaim my love for Christ and in doing that I would die, I would say I am willing to die for him. I can say this because I have been redeemed through Christ and I live my life striving to follow the ways of the Bible and loving Jesus.

How would you respond if you were in the position of the couple in the video below? Take about ten minutes and watch the video and then let me know in the comments below.

What would your response be??
Makes you think.... doesn't it?

Happy Thanksgiving

I just wanted to take a moment and say Happy Thanksgiving to all the readers and bloggers out there. May the Lord bless you with what it is you need in this life and give you the strength to keep going.

There's still time to start on the journey towards Gratitude. Why not start today by grabbing my newest book from Amazon and allowing it to help guide you?

"... incredibly uplifting even on my darkest of days." - Amazon Reviewer

Monday, November 9, 2015

Monday Muse

Be an everyday Christian.

I stumbled on to Facebook this morning while enjoying a cup of coffee. The crisp fall morning air showed it's chill by the dew gently covering the fallen leaves outside. 

After I get my daughter off to school, baby boy and I hang out at the kitchen table. He eats his breakfast and I prepare for my day. 

This morning I was taken back by the amount of people who I see are standing in the doorway of Christ. 

Let me explain...

These are the types of people you see in Church every Sunday, worshipping the Lord, thanking God for each blessing, and the first to pray at the alter. 

Monday morning comes and their page is full of so much negativity, curse words, and Unchristian like posts, which saddens my heart.

I'm not here to judge, however, I am called to help keep my fellow brothers and sisters in Christ on track. 

Let me say this... you can't be in between.

What I mean by this is... one minute you're praising God for the wonderful blessings He gave and then the next, cussing out a person on social media because they crossed you the wrong way. I know that if we are going to be for God, we need to be for Him all the way. This mean both in church and outside of church! 

Don't be afraid of what the world will think... Jesus wasn't.
Don't be afraid about what your friends might think... Jesus wasn't.

We need to start being BOLD and stand up FOR Christ at ALL times of the day, week, and year. 

Jesus wasn't ashamed of us, therefore we shouldn't be ashamed of Him. We should fully let go of the worldly ways and focus on Christ.

What's to come?

Hey friends!!

I just wanted to take a moment to update everyone on myself and the things that I do.

I'm currently in the process of writing an inspirational book for wives everywhere for our marriages. This book comes from a deep place in my heart and contains some good stuff to follow for a happy marriage, and it is based off of the experiences in life that I have endured.

I'm cooking up some goodies that include Instagram, Youtube, and Facebook. As well as my website. So, keep an eye on them for any changes.

I have a wonderful series coming to the blog within the next few months that will give you inspiration daily, as well as my daily prayers for you all.

Lots of good stuff coming up within the next few months. Don't want to miss it? Be sure to sign up for my newsletter for news, reminders, and tid bits that don't make it to social media or my blog.

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a wonderful Monday.