Christian culture seems to only operate in extremes when it comes to Christmas.
Accepting the free gift of salvation was never meant to be a lifetime sentence of fearing failure and overwhelming guilt. Walking lockstep with God simply means that we lean on Him as the source of our joy and strength.
This is where we fail in spectacular fashion. How can we possibly win souls when we are representing Him so poorly?
I ended up miserable and petrified at the thought of getting caught. But this nagging feeling in my gut always kept me from straying too far. I know now that it was the Holy Spirit convicting me.
Fear and death have been living, rent-free, in the minds of America for years now. Propaganda fueled mass hysteria has reshaped our lives.
It seems that, as Christians, we have these moments of broken desperation for the Lord, but they eventually pass. What begins as a yearning pursuit shifts to an afterthought as we move toward what we think is His plan.
Truthfully, a God-fearing woman is the ultimate feminist. There is nothing more feminine and empowering than finding your God-appointed mate and creating life out of that love.
What does a life of sacrifice look like today? In our society, where entertainment, pleasure, and ease are placed above all else, is it really possible to be fully surrendered to Him? It is but won’t be easy.
Was I a good person? In my own eyes, yes. Did I love Jesus? Yes. Was I fully living for Him? No, I wasn’t. There is a distinct difference between attending church and being a true Christian.