Saturday, November 19, 2016

Closet Christian

"Wait, you a Christian too? I had no idea."
Unfortunately, this kind of thing happens a lot. We get so comfortable in our walk with Christ that when we are around other Christians, they don't see the light of Christ in us, and and we can't see it in them either. I came to this revelation just yesterday at work. In passing conversation, my past work experience came up and my coworker realized we were both Christians, yet neither one of of us did anything to tell the other about Christ. How sad is that? It is not like we act like heathens at work, it is just that we were good people. Nothing stood out about us, so our co workers just see a good worker. Ever wonder why this is? God has done so many good things for us, yet it is almost like we are ashamed of Him. Imagine if we were back in Bible days. Jesus frees us from our bondage of sin, and we just continue in our life as if we are just good people. Where would the church be today if the newly saved believers did nothing to share the good news they had received. The church would eventually fizzle out and we would have no knowledge of the gospel. It is time to come out of our feelings and not be ashamed to share the things placed inside of us. We need to get back into being so connected to Christ that people look at us and see nothing but Jesus shining through us. I want people to look at my life and notice something different about me. Something that pushes them to be around the light. Believe me when I say this. I don't want people to see me when they should be seeing God. We all need to decrease so that God can increase in us all.

"I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the Salvation of everyone who believes"- Romans 1:16

"Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds, and praise your Father in Heaven"- Matthew 5:16  

Adam Semple- A Young Man on a Mission From God

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Saturday, November 12, 2016

Give Thanks to The Lord for He Is Good

"We give thanks to you, O God; we give thanks, for your name is near.
We recount your wondrous deeds."- Psalm 75:1

We have come to that time of year when we give thanks for what we have. Thanksgiving. I can say I have a lot to be thankful for. I have an amazing family who loves God and understands what it means to live on a little. I have you amazing readers of this blog who have encouraged me to keep writing. Recently, God blessed my family with a home of our own. We all have jobs and we are no longer in a season of need. We are blessed. Were I to list everything God has blessed us with, it would be a list a mile long. I will give one more blessing, however. This blog, the one you are currently reading right now, has hit over 3400 views and this is the 75th post. Who knew that when I started this blog just over a year ago, I would have the come to this point, yet here we are. I have to say, I have really enjoyed sharing my thoughts with you in my own unique way and I hope you continue to read these as they come out. 

Have you been blessed by God in the past year, month, day? I want to celebrate with you. If there is something God have done that you want to give thanks for, share it in the comments and I will rejoice with you.  

"I will give thanks to the Lord because of his righteousness; I will sing the praises of the name of the Lord Most High."- Psalm 7:17

"Give thanks to the Lord, Our God and King. His love endures forever. For he is good, he is above all things. His love endures Forever.
Sing praise. Sing Praise". -Chris Tomlin, Give Thanks to the Lord, For He is Good

Let us spread the joy and gladness from the things that the Lord has done for each and everyone of us.

Adam Semple- A Young Man thankful for all I have been blessed with on my mission for him.