Thing is, in most places today, Christianity is in fashion. But we must ask ourselves if we really will stick around and proclaim this faith when Christianity becomes out-of-fashion in this world.
Without fear in your heart, you worship becomes undiluted and pure, and you will be rest assured that your service to God is acceptable.
A fundamental truth to a growing reputation is that it is so easy to confess our sins to God, but our reputation rarely allows us to be vulnerable to our brothers and sisters. Because they have such high hopes and expectations, we don't want to fail them. So we keep our failings to ourselves, blocking off godly help because it makes us lose our "charm".
I did a little reasoning. If it were all about the money, only Christians would be rich. If it were all about the power, only Christians would be in power. I reasoned, we can't share all that with non-Christians if that were the very height of our calling.
I was in a dark place all week long. I thought I could get back to writing after a near-hellish-but-God-took-control kinda service year. I think maybe o even tasted depression. But I just felt strangely disconnected from every thing. But today, I'm happy. I plugged in, got some worship in the system. And voila! Seyi …
Victoria. She's not an "okay" person, Victoria I still cannot remember how we got talking, or how we became friends. But thank God. I know why. When I opened my mouth and told her the deepest secrets I had, she didn't go all judgy. There was no smirk of condemnation on her face. There was …
I find that hardline policies and rules don’t necessarily produce discerning, godly disciples. Lord, help us, and grant us wisdom in a spirit of humility, truth, and love.