Hello Authentic Lovers–
If you are new to the Authentic Love family, welcome! It’s nice to meet you all and I look forward to sharing with you.
Today’s topic of choice is a hard one to swallow but is something that is necessary to mention, especially with the condition of the world we live in. I have been hesitant to discuss this subject but after much prayer and renewed confidence in God- I decided that telling the truth was more important than how others felt about me addressing that said truth. I think I am learning to embrace that what others think about me is not as important as what God thinks and His purpose for my life.
I was studying a few verses in Luke, Luke 6:37-49 to be exact, but it was the 46th verse that really stuck out to me.
Jesus said “And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?”
This verse really stuck out to me because it solidified my belief that faith produces change. The thing about Christianity is that it is supposed to be a relationship with Jesus Christ, not a popularity contest or something to push one’s own ambition. This faith in Jesus Christ is reflected in what we do: how we treat others and how we change our world. Think about it- Love is an action word. It’s a verb, it’s something you do. It’s the same with this relationship with Christ, it’s something you do. It becomes apart of you, like your next breath and your life is supposed to change.
I guess the concern I have with modern Christianity, is the lack of change. I can be a Christian, according to modern standards, and still live my life the same way I did before I gave my heart to Christ. It’s like being a Christian is a label I can put on and off when I go to church or want to pass judgment on someone else. Modern Christianity= being a Christian in title only. It is not the desire of God that men only know about Him but it is His will that we come to really know Him ( for who He is.) When you come to know people you change, especially if you love that person romantically. You come to love the things they love and hate the things they hate. You come to really value their opinion and want the best for them. You come to want to spend time with that person and see them happy. Love makes you do these things. Love is real.
This type of Christianity is not real and very misleading…Christ came so that we may change, out of a lifestyle of sin into victory. Christ did not come so that we remain bound to things and defeated. If that was the case, why serve God? Why believe that someone who you have never met, loved you so much to die for you? Why believe in this love if you are going to live a defeated life? If nothing is supposed to change? We are supposed to change and to change the world around us through the saving knowledge and love of Jesus Christ.
So today being that it is #FreedomFriday, I want to encourage you to reevaluate your relationship with God. Are you truly a Christian? Or just one in title only? You do what other Christians do but you do not have a relationship with Christ . You go to church, but you don’t know God. You do nice things and you have good morals, yet God is not the first and foremost important person in your life. Our love for God shows in how we live our lives- like all labels, after awhile they fall off and reveal who we truly are.
I want to encourage you all to come to know Jesus for yourself. If we’re going to carry His name, we should know him – right? So get to really know Jesus Christ and I can guarantee a lifetime of adventure, laughter, and purpose.
I love you all ❤
Until next time,
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