I'm going to pour my heart out in this post. I haven't been posting much, but I refuse to let others lose their faith, because I'm too busy gaining mine...
You don't understand what it means to love God. It means to be SO CRAZY IN LOVE WITH HIM, THAT YOU DON'T CARE ABOUT IMPRESSING PEOPLE, LOOKING NORMAL, OR EVEN SOUNDING SANE. It means to love him so much, that you'd risk your whole "reputation" for him, and start living for him.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Last night I awoke at 3, or 4 am. My room is pitch black at night, and I can sometimes hear things. All I did was sit up, turn on my lamp (Usually the television, but that's sin), repeat the verse, and say "Begone, satan.". Instantly the noises, the darkness, the scariness- left. That's because I put all my faith in God. I love him with all my heart, and I asked him to take the scary away... And he did. You see- God really is our father. He really did create us. And he really is always here with us- Not just above, not only next to us, but in our hearts. And we just need to trust him, and let him take control when we're scared, or feel dangered. He is our father, and will protect us as a father would. The bible says not to call anyone else "Father", as you only have one true one, who is in Heaven.
Jesus Christ is my savior. When nothing else seems to be going right, or I lose all happiness, He brings it back. He heals my wounds, and brings me closer to him. And that's something no one on earth could do for me. His love is overwhelming, and I can't believe all he has done for me. Quick prayer-
Lord, free me of my sins. Repent the darkness, the scariness, and show me your face. I seek you in my heart and soul, and thank you for all you've done for me. Bless the less fortunate, Lord, and show them the beauty of your love. Bestow your blessings on them, and free them, too, of their ungodly ways. I, too, pray for my enemies. Lead them to your heart, Lord, and never let them go. You are my savior, and my true father, I love you, Lord. Amen.
Now back to that crazy love- I want YOU to be crazy in love with Jesus. I want you to not care about anyone else, but him. He's all that matters in your life now! You have to know, before starting your journey, that this is a commitment. You will know of God, but don't think that will get you into Heaven. After all, Satan knows of God, and he isn't in Heaven. You have to KNOW GOD. Not OF HIM, BUT HIM. For he is the only one who can save you. When your judgement day comes (And it will, there's no resisting it) You want to be able to see God, to live with him. Not to be turned away. So know God! For if you don't, he will not know you either, and you won't be accepted into the kingdom of Heaven. Your commitment is all your life is based around now. You have to study his word, love him, worship him, go to church, preach, and truly never lose your faith. Faith isn't a person trying to get into Heaven, it's a person trying to know their father.
Jesus Christ died for you- Something I guarantee no one else will do for you. God's love for you was SO STRONG, that he died for you. And not only did he die, but he rose again. Other people others worshiped died, and they died- But I tell you, Jesus died, and Rose Again! He is the true Lord.
Have you heard of the unforgivable sin? It's blasphemy. You CANNOT tell the Lord he is a follower of satan. You CANNOT tell the Lord he is a demon. You can't. In the bible, In the book of Mark, it talks about others' telling Jesus those things. They tormented him with lies... Right after he performed miracles. You cannot lie about the Lord's comings, for he has come to save your life, and make you pure. So trust him. Trust what he puts in your heart, and don't- DON'T listen to others' lies about him. For he is the truth.
Roots. Don't think you need them?The bible speaks of a parable Jesus tells. He talks about a sower, who scatters seeds-
1 That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat by the lake. 2 Such large crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat in it, while all the people stood on the shore. 3 Then he told them many things in parables, saying: “A farmer went out to sow his seed. 4 As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. 5 Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. 6 But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root. 7 Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants. 8 Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop—a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown. 9 Whoever has ears, let them hear.”
10 The disciples came to him and asked, “Why do you speak to the people in parables?”
11 He replied, “Because the knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them. 12 Whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them. 13 This is why I speak to them in parables:
“Though seeing, they do not see;
though hearing, they do not hear or understand.
14 In them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah:
“‘You will be ever hearing but never understanding;
you will be ever seeing but never perceiving.
15 For this people’s heart has become calloused;
they hardly hear with their ears,
and they have closed their eyes.
Otherwise they might see with their eyes,
hear with their ears,
understand with their hearts
and turn, and I would heal them.’
16 But blessed are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear. 17 For truly I tell you, many prophets and righteous people longed to see what you see but did not see it, and to hear what you hear but did not hear it.
18 “Listen then to what the parable of the sower means: 19 When anyone hears the message about the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in their heart. This is the seed sown along the path. 20 The seed falling on rocky ground refers to someone who hears the word and at once receives it with joy. 21 But since they have no root, they last only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, they quickly fall away. 22 The seed falling among the thorns refers to someone who hears the word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, making it unfruitful. 23 But the seed falling on good soil refers to someone who hears the word and understands it. This is the one who produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.”
You need roots, for without them- You will not produce a crop. You will not spread God's word, and enrich faith in others. Without roots, you will lose Faith- Shrivel away.
My crazy love for the Lord will never fade. It will never shrivel away, never fail. My crazy love for Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior, will never stop. It will change this earth... One person at a time...
-Julie (Crazy love for the Lord will set you free...)