The cost of calling God friendMany people today profess that God is their friend. But do they really consider Him a friend? God can be your best friend, the Bible says He sticks closer than a brother. But many people today don't know God on the personal level, they only seem to go to Him when they need something. How would you feel if one of your friends only talked to you when they needed something?You should not just pray when you are desperate, you should walk with Him daily.
In order to call God friend, you must know Him. You must know His likes and dislikes. Now how can you get to know what the Most High God likes and what He doesn't? You read His word!
Does God want your Religion?Does God want or respect Religion? The answer is NO. God wants a RELATIONSHIP with His people. Don't believe me? Well let's consider the Word of God.Does God want your Religion?3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Nobody followed the law like the Pharisees, they were diligent in their reading, they kept up the traditions, they seemed like perfect men and women. However, on the inside it was different. Here is what the Bible says:
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness.
They were very religious people, but they didn't even see God when
The Lord's RebukeThe Lord's RebukeThe Lord's Rebuke3 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
How dare you After all I've done for you, you sit there and complain to me? After all the times I delivered you out of tribulation, you sit there and act like I'm doing nothing?
Who do you think you are?
I am the Alpha and the Omega The Beginning and the End The almighty who was, who is and who is to come Your Lord and savior Now I expect great things from you, but the more I bless you, the more you complained. What more must I do for you?
Through your life I delivered you out of poverty, illness, hunger, pain, living conditions, unfaithful loved ones Yet, you complain
Who do yo
A True Christian . . . .A True Christian . . . .3 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
A True Christian does not calls Christianity a religion, but a relationship with God through Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. (John 15:14-15, Hebrews 13:5, John 10:27-28, Proverbs 17:17, Job 5:19, Psalm 37:39)
A True Christian does not do good deeds so that he/she can get to heaven (for through Jesus Christ, he has a place in heaven), but so that you can take care of you fellow man and to love one another. (Romans 3:9-31, John 15:17, Luke 10:25-37, Ephesians 2:8-10)
A True Christian does not condemn others for their sins for God did not sent his son to the world to condemn it, but to save it through him. (John 3:17, Luke 6:37, 1 Peter 2:2
The Ultimate Show of LoveUltimate Show of LoveThe Ultimate Show of Love3 years ago in Emotional More Like This
The word 'love' is often overused. It can be used in any type of fondness for something, or sometimes used sarcastically. So many people all over the world use it in so many ways. The word gets thrown about so much, that some of the meaning has been lost. What is true love anymore? Though the answer may seem obvious when said, it is not normally acknowledged. Love is often a selfless mindset and/or act for another.
A good example of this is my mother, who has a great deal of love. She isn't perfect, but she has sacrificed so much for all those dear to her. If a family member is in need, she tries to help, no mat
A True HeroA Hero is not one who has fame, glory, and every woman chasing after him...A True Hero3 years ago in Emotional More Like This
A True Hero does what is right, no matter the obstacles, and not even thinking about what's in it for him.
Being a Hero is doing what everyone thinks to be impossible and proving them wrong for the right cause.
A Hero doesn't care for what he will get in return, just to see a good outcome from what he has done for the world.
Jesus Christ is a True Hero.
He died for us.
And he didn't have to....
He chose to....
And he didn't do it to gain fame and glory, He did it for us...
So we can be saved from Hell.
And it's hard for you to tell him how much you love him?
Saved . . . . .Maykala and Michael have been a couple since high school.Saved . . . . .3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Even though they're not married, they live together in a apartment.
They are pretty lovey dovey to each other, but they used to fight a bit too much at time, to the point of getting on each others' throats.
They are also not religious. They both think that church and the stuff they teach is a waste of time.
At least until one day . . . . .
Maykala is at a hospital room, beside the beaten-up body of Michael, who is in a coma.
From what she heard, Michael was jumped in a alley by a bunch of punks. After they took his money, they deci
The Epic OneRepent of what you've done,The Epic One3 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
The Epic One is sure to come,
He is full of wrath, and then some!
I'm not The Epic One,
John the Baptist then said to some,
The Epic One is yet to come!
Behold The firstborn Son
Has triumphed o'er the Evil One
Yet the day of wrath is not come.
IgnoredMikey came home from school trying his best to stay strong. He knew that the tough guys never cried, so why should he?Ignored2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
He went to his room and slammed his book bag down. He turned up his music and tried to forget; tried to forget what had happened that day, that week, that month, that year.
What happened you ask?
Mikey's best friend of eighteen years had abandoned him, that's what happened. Erik Stevens had found a new crowd to hang out with and had left Mikey to himself everyday. The only time he ever talked to him was to ask him what the homework was; nothing more.
Yes, Mikey had other friends. But he felt that the bond that he had with
Do Not FearYou who live in doubt,Do Not Fear2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
feeling far away from God -
do not fear,
for God has come near.
You who are insignificant,
feeling ignored and overlooked -
do not fear,
for God was born a child.
You who are poor,
calling out for justice to reign -
do not fear,
for God Himself became poor.
You who are suffering,
feeling forsaken by all -
do not fear,
for God wants to bear your pain.
You who are lonely,
crying out for love and care -
do not fear,
for God Himself will dwell with you.
Oh you who are wandering
in the valley of the shadow of death -
do not fear,
for God has become Man,
has carried our sorrows
and brings us His grace
FaithFaith was there when things were good; stronger than ever, no doubtFaith2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
And Faith was still there, among other things, when it should have all run out
Faith was a loyal friend, when no hardships or pain could be seen
Faith seemed to masquerade as our enemy, however, when things weren't as they should have been
Faith rejoiced with us, never once did it flee, amid our time of gain
And Faith was still there, mocking us, in the twilight of our pain
Among contentment, utopia, and utter bliss, it was Faith that made us sing
Yet at another time, when we needed it most, it was Faith that broke our Wings
Faith is what bid us the talent to take win
Fishing TestimonyA few weeks ago on a Saturday morning, my father and I wentFishing Testimony3 years ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
out fishing at St. Marks. We decided that the wind was bad and that the fish
weren't biting. We were leaving St. Marks, to go to Bald Point, and noticed the
car was acting odd. To make a long story short, it died and we got stuck at
Jerry's Bait and Tackle. I decided to try calling my mom who was supposed to
have left for the family reunion. It just so happened that she had gone back in
to get something she forgot. That small block of time was the only chance we
had of reaching her. She could not come, but she got my Uncle to go out there
and pick us up while the Cadillac got
a beautiful prayer.I asked God to take away my habit.a beautiful prayer.3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
God said, No.
It is not for me to take away, but for you to give it up.
I asked God to make my handicapped child whole.
God said, No.
His spirit is whole, his body is only temporary.
I asked God to grant me patience.
God said, No.
Patience is a byproduct of tribulations; it isn't granted, it is learned.
I asked God to give me happiness.
God said, No.
I give you blessings; happiness is up to you.
I asked God to spare me pain.
God said, No.
Suffering draws you apart from worldly cares and brings you closer to me.
I asked God to make my spirit grow.
7 Reasons Why Christianity Over Islam7 Reasons Why I Choose Christianity Over Islam7 Reasons Why Christianity Over Islam2 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
1. Secure in my Salvation
-The Qur'an says, "O ye who believe! Turn unto Allah in sincere repentance! It may be that your Lord will remit from you your evil deeds and bring you into Gardens underneath which rivers flow, on the day when Allah will not abase the Prophet and those who believe with him. Their light will run before them and on their right hands; they will say: Our Lord! Perfect our light for us, and forgive us! Lo! Thou art Able to do all things," (66:8-9). Notice how it says if you are sincere you may receive forgiveness.
-The problem there is this: how do you know you're sincere
I've met him.....I've met him.....3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
I can't believe it.
I'm seeing Him.
I'm seeing Jesus Christ.
It was sometime after His Glorious Appearing and finishing off Nicole Carpathia's army, Jesus was sitting on his throne while all us believers just looked at him in awe.
Suddenly, He looked at me, straight at me.
Then, He said to me in english "Poncho, come to me, my son."
My eyes grew and I was drop dead nervous.
He knows my name!!
I looked to my left and right and asked Him "Me?"
Jesus nodded and said "Yes my son, come forth."
I was breathing pretty fast and struggle to walk towards Him.
As I approach him, I felt his glory. I mean, it felt so . . . . .
WendinaHer name was Wendina. She was known to be an outcast; a loser; a weirdo.Wendina2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Wendina always wore a silver crucifix around her neck with a sapphire blue diamond in the middle. This alone subjected her to more name-calling and torture at school. Now she was known as "one of those insane preachers" that were seen along the road of the school.
Wendina eventually got tired of the name calling, the excessive bullying, and loneliness. So she talked to her best friend every night. Her best friend would hold her, kiss her, and tell her she was beautiful. Her best friend would listen to her, cry with her, and offer her advice. Her best friend promised he
God's PromiseGod's Promise5 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
Who is with you when Satans lurking?
When hes watching you fall, always smirking.
Who is there when your troubles are deep?
And the mountains are steep
Through the valley of the shadow of death you creep?
When your life is spiraling out of control,
When anxiety, hardship, and temptation tear away at your soul;
Just when all begins to seem lost,
You remember the man who paid a great cost;
The deed which promised us eternal life
To forgive us and save us from al
A God of ComplexityWith power He spoke Creation into existence, with wisdom He formed the laws of nature. With creativity He created mankind. With disappointment He drove man out of paradise. With wrath He flooded the earth and burned down a great city. With loyalty He freed His children out of Egypt. With confidence He allowed His servant to suffer, knowing he would not turn his back. WithA God of Complexity3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
concern, He robed Himself in flesh. With compassion, He healed the sick
and raised the dead. With unconditional and undeniable love He died for
all of humanity. With judgment He will decide the fate of mankind. God
is not just a God of wrath, nor is He just a God of love
Indirect Idolatry(11/22/2011)Indirect Idolatry2 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
To all Christians who are fans of something:
I came across this interesting blog-post/article while surfing the web:
Bear in mind that this is NOT an attack on sports fanatics (or any other fanatics for that matter). But the article does make for an interesting read and does make a pretty good point that is really not all-too-far from the truth in regards to how fandom is generally treated. Although the article is addressing fandom in sports teams, it can very well also be applied to
Principalities and Powers IINames MeaningPrincipalities and Powers II2 years ago in Settings More Like This
Beelzebub Lord of the Flies 2 Kings 1:2, Matthew 12:24
Why is there a Hell?Now, there are some of you who are asking:Why is there a Hell?3 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
"If God is a loving God, then why did he made Hell?"
There is a reason for it.
Hell was not originally made for us.
It was made for Satan and the angels who follow him.
But we have been tempted and fallen to the point of going there.
Satan was once a beautiful angel, probably the most beautiful around. He was a twinkle in God's eye and was a angel of light. He was a magnificent creature, glistening with all the colors of the rainbow as he stood close to the throne of God.
But, that wasn't enough to Satan or Lucifer.
He was not satisfied with what God gave him.
Tempt Me No MoreTemptation - It's a dangerous thing,Tempt Me No More3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Give it one little inch, it will take more than a mile,
Miles upon miles racked up on my odometer so far,
How to stop? A mystery that perplexed me,
Until one day, when all seemed lost,
Deep in my mind as I slept,
I wandered aimlessly, not knowing what's happening,
Suddenly, there it is, the terrible thing known only as sin,
It takes many forms, and can deceive even the purest man,
Each personal one clawed at me, trying to pull me back in,
I ran, and ran, but got nowhere on my own,
I slipped and fell, and the sin surrounded me,
Making me weaker with every second,
There I was on my knees,
Acts and MistakesHave you ever done something that was wrong and you claimed it was a mistake?Acts and Mistakes3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
For example, if you cheated on your wife or husband and get caught, you try to explain to yourself and say it was a mistake.
Or if you eat something that was only meant to be ate after you eat real food. You get sick and you say to yourself, "That was a mistake "
People, the two I listed above, are not mistakes. They're acts. The woman or man knew what they where doing was wrong and did it anyways. The man or woman did because they WANTED to do it. The man ate the snack before he ate real food because he wanted to.
Now let's list actual mistakes.
Rejected, abandoned? God lovesFeelings of rejection, abandonment, being unloved and loneliness are awful. We want to be loved but sometimes others stop loving us. At times we have been hit hard when friends, family members or even a spouse doesn't care anymore or even rejects us. In those times God's love is all the more precious. We see that there is only one who never stops loving us. Only one who never abandons us. Only one who takes us in when others cast us away. God is the only one. Put your hope in Him. God will never fail you.Rejected, abandoned? God loves2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
When rejected by the closest relationships God want take you in. Psalm 27:10
10 For my father and my mother have forsaken me,