[A small warning, this will be more along the lines of a religious topic. (Though note: religious to everyone who finds this familiar to religion, I view it differently as talking about Christ and the relationship with Him, and among other subjects.)]
So, my first Saturday at a Men's Breakfast event held at the Cornerstone of God, was one of the most spiritually uplifting and welcoming time for men to enjoy the time to commune, have breakfast, talking about the Word and Love of Christ throughout the morning. The morning chill made it even more pleasant to compliment the nice Cajun food the gentlemen served up.
By no means that us having that time should have meant we think of ourselves high and mighty because we're
"buddy buddy" with Christ, we even talked and behaved like goofballs throughout the morning when we talked around the tables they setup. This is the examples I believe is what makes men and women deeply developed in this lives with Jesus that make it so unique, people assume that believing in Jesus meant we would become snooty and "better than though"-esque, and/or be a boring lot trying to do everything in our power to do what people would assume we would believe to be "good". Not a whole lot of people look for this kind of thing when they want to find the good in people who do believe in God-- or intentionally don't, for whatever reason there might be.
It gave me a lot to think about that Saturday as I thought of how I should write this journal, as I felt this ought to be shared with anyone willing to sit patiently and take the time to read it through. There are subjects I may touch on through these journals when I think the Lord has laid it on my heart on what needs to be said, and I hope God takes the lead on what passes my lips instead of leaving it to my own, some of it will likely be viewed as controversial; but I will try not to intentionally offend anyone, as well as some would raise more questions but there is the worry of there being people who will discount His Living Word, since they don't have that relationship with Christ and it's difficult to express these topics without certain perspectives. And as usual, someone might drop by to usually nitpick at every facet of thing, for whatever reason they may have as well. By no means am I perfect should I write these journals, throw my two cents in or get a message out there that people ought to know and consider, neither will I ever try to be as "perfect" as the world may want me, as the peoples ideas of "perfect" is likely to be as subjective as mine. (My idea of perfect is a chocolate brownie, with chocolate jelly filling with chocolate sprinkles. A real tooth rottener right there
). As I write these, I will be keeping them serious enough to convey the journals I write, with the humor.
The pastor and us were talking about the whole political views, how we all have some interesting traits, good habits and bad habits, I hope my memory won't fail me now since I'm writing this close to my bed time (I really need to stop doing that, but I get the most inspiration around that time; I worry about grammatical errors and typos) but one of the things is that when people share the Word of God with a good amount of people who really need to hear about the Love of Jesus, frequently get punished for various reasons. Some petty, some... well, it is maybe an accident, sometimes the person who was suppose to share that message may have gone too far, sometimes the recipient goes overboard or wanted to see the message bearer burn, etc. I'm not going to cover every facet of detail or reason why they happened, neither will I be held up typing this message to do so.
And that is when this world is becoming more and more of a scary place when God want's us to venture out to meet these people, to share His Word with the people, and become a active part of those peoples lives whether it's a social community, small community, business community, whatever; and the hardest part to overcome is not only the sin that has taken root in our lives, but the way some people live, how bitter they may become and maybe violent, is sharing that living, breathing Word with a world that gets more and more confused, violent, and even hateful. With the U.S. political elections coming up with two of the most unfitting candidates for office, how a lot of people are acting so violently across the country in reaction to these two, what these two and our electoral collage have done despite what the people have voted for instead, and among the many problems in our country and the world outside of the United States, is overcoming the fear inside of us to meet these people to share His Word.
Trust me, you heard it a dime a dozen about the troubles in our world (I thank you for your patience by the way if you managed this far), so I'm preaching to the choir on this subject, but this is more of a talk about how come we just discount God's Word, throw so much hate at Him for the things we do, and just give anyone associated to God in whatever way a hard time, or a brutal one in some cases.
It reminds me how much more we need the Love of God in our lives, more and more we see the world slowly decline into destruction and insanity, the more we need Him to intervene and teach us to forgive and forgive, to get back up, to avoid selfish intent, so on and so forth. Trust me, this isn't meant to convict anyone because they fell short; even in my relationship of Christ, I accepted that promise of Eternal life and I am saved, I am still a sinner! I will be as it's a part of being a human being since our time first began. This is neither a conversation to just focus solely on people worst traits and behaviors, and talk about how "oh so irredeemably bad", but... rather why we have a hard time even having the relationship with Christ for the first time when we hear about it, or why we may not want to have anything to do with God in the first place. Maybe even why people think that anyone, even myself, shouldn't be sharing the Word or talking about it unless I am truly perfect and have all the answers; despite Christ chose imperfect servants even, and they followed Him through all the trials and they got the messages through when they were spoken or written of, and loved them dearly and taught them well throughout their lives.
I feel this may have to be a 2 or 3 part journal of my shared thoughts on the subject. For now I will end it hear and develop the next part some other time, I may think of something in the morning when I wake up for school, I will make no promises.
I love you all, God bless, God keep you and I will keep you all in prayer.