Posted: December 31, 2013 Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Belief, Christ, Christianity, God, Jesus, New Testament, New Year, religion-and-spirituality
Just reflecting.. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me.
When I began following Jesus FOR REAL, some 18 years ago, there were a lot of changes I had to make. I had to review much of what I was taught as a child and put it behind me. It was not bad, it was just childish beliefs that were no longer necessary in a maturing relationship. There were also many ideas and ideals that I thought were cut in stone for believers, that I discovered were not, and I had to turn loose of these things as well. Some of the beliefs I held, I believed were foundation stones holding up the Christian faith. I also had to lay these aside as Jesus became more and more real to me!
None of these things were wrong, in and of themselves, they were just stepping stones to allow me to get to where my Lord was leading me today. They were never intended to be burdens I had to carry with me on my journey. Today my burdens are easy and my way is light, not because I am smart or spiritual, but because I was willing to let go of some of the things I thought were so necessary to being a Christian. I have found the One Who is important for being a Christian, actually He found me buried under all the burdens of belief and performance commonly associated with being a true believer.
No one can convince me any longer of what is important or required for being a true follower of Christ. I know Him now and He is the only reason for being a Christian!
Have a Happy New Year!
Love in Him!
Posted: December 20, 2013 Filed under: Uncategorized
Please take time to read this newsletter. It is full of new revelation and truth for the days ahead! You may not agree with all Gary says, because it is not the popular teachings in western Christianity. However, more and more believers are changing their beliefs as a Great Paradigm shift is taking effect.
I have not published anything recently due to shifting views of my own… I hope if you also are struggling with yourself, maybe this World Challenge newsletter may offer you some confirmation as well.
If I do not post again before Christmas, I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and remember Him!
Love in Him!
New Covenant Christmas
Posted: December 5, 2013 Filed under: Bible, Preaching, Truth | Tags: Jesus, Santa
Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me…”
As the great debate begins again between the authority of Jesus and the authority of St. Nick during the Christmas season, I think the verse above clearly states Who the Victor is…
Maybe a better question would be; If Jesus is allowing Santa to also speak during this time, what is he saying that we should be hearing?
I know neither of them promote war and violence and both of them promote love, joy, peace and giving…
No, I do not give them equal status but Jesus don’t share the stage with just anybody, ya know?
~Just my thoughts, yours may be different… That’s Ok.~
Love in Him!