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!
Once you get to know God on a personal level, there is nothing you can't do! God can give you the power to move mountains, He'll give you power to heal the sick, raise the dead, cast out devils. Anything you can think of. God actually challenged me while I was praying one day. He said:
"Tell me the most ridiculous, impossible, irrational thing you can think of,
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?4 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 He walked right pass them! They wanted to kill Him because He knocked them down off of their high horse.
God wants a relationship.
Just because you are a "Christian" does NOT mean you have a free ticket into Heaven. What will keep you out is that relationship. Don't believe me? Let's go back to the Word:
Not every one that saith unto me, Lor
A True Christian . . . .A True Christian . . . .5 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 2:22)
A True Christian sings, dances, and praises God not so that he/she can impress other people or God, but because he/she loves God and his son. (Matthew 22:37-39)
A True Christian speaks for those who can't speak for themselves. (Proverbs 31:8-9)
A True Christian does not hate people, but sins. For those
Biblical Names of GOD:YAHWEHBiblical Names of GOD:YAHWEH7 years ago in Settings More Like This
THE LORD GOD
Name Meaning Reference
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 Complexity4 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. He is too
complex for us to comprehend, and I'm proud to proclaim to the whole earth
that He is my Father and my best friend.
Proof of GodTo start off, I'd like you to take a moment to consider why it is you don'tProof of God4 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
believe our God exists.
You cannot stay in a state of lacking belief in God. After all, my dog doesn't believe in God, either, but she's not an atheist. To state that you simply don't believe is not sufficient. There must be a reason. On a similar note, I don't believe "blind faith" is sufficient either. I don't just "believe" in God, I have reasons for my beliefs. Either you have accepted the idea of God, or you have rejected it.
So what is the cause for your rejection? What is the basis that you found this view on? When put under speculation, is it adequate? Is it flawed? Is it subjective? This first section of my "essay" deals with reasons you might have for rejecting that our God exists, and refuting them.
I believe there is no God because . . .
1. There's no proof.
That statement is subjective. I'm probably going to use this word a lot, so here's a quick definition: subjective means biased or one-s
Indirect Idolatry(11/22/2011)Indirect Idolatry3 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 all kinds of fandom elsewhere--the concept is relatively the same in the fanbase of anything out there you can think of. People certainly take fandom pretty far...too far if you ask me. And it can be a pretty scary thing when it does go too far. (Want proof? It'
The Father's Love LetterMy Child,The Father's Love Letter4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
You may not know me, But I know everything about you. Psalm 139:11 I know when you sit down and when you rise up. Psalm 139:2 I am familiar with all your ways. Psalm 139:3 Even the very hairs on your head are numbered. Matthew 10:29-31 For you were made in my image. Genesis 1:27 In me you live and move and have your being. Acts 17:28 For you are my offspring. Acts 17:28 I knew you even before you were conceived. Jeremiah 1:4-5 I chose you when I planned creation. Ephesians 1:11-12 You were not a mistake, For all your days are written in my book. Psalm 139:15-16 I determined the exact time of your birth And where you would live. Acts 17:26 You are fearfully and wonderfully made. Psalm 139:14 I knit you together in your mother's womb. Psalm 139:13 And brought you forth on the day you were born. Psalm 71:6 I have been misrepresented by those who don't know me. John 8:41-44 I am not distant and angry, But am the complete expression of love. 1 John 4:16 And it is my des
Aphorism: Prayer as RevelationPrayer is not just communication with God, it is also a sort of self-reflectiona mirror that allows us to see, in a manner of speaking, the one who speaks to God. Between God and us lie our inmost thoughts. We need to reflect on our obsessions, our desires, and our struggles. Sometimes our zeal and our fervor become a greater spiritual poison than outside influences. Though prayer often times allows us to see enemies around us, we may be surprised to see the enemies withinif we listen to Godif we listen to ourselves.Aphorism: Prayer as Revelation3 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
I AMI AMI AM4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I AM Life, what I give is everlasting.
I AM the way. Follow me and you will be free.
I AM the bread. Read my word, for it is I, and you will find life there.
I AM the light that guides your path, with me you will not fall.
I AM LORD to those who obey my commands.
I AM Savior to those who feel sorry for being unfaithful to me, turning from the sin that separates us and confessing it, putting their confidence only in me.
I AM a friend to those who give up their lives in sacrifice for me.
I AM the cornerstone, I give strength to all who humble themselves and put faith and trust in me.
I AM the Prince of Peace, with me you will find rest, for my yoke is easy and my burden is light.
I AM Love. I gave everything I had for you so we could be together.
I AM the same yesterday, today, tomorrow and forever! I have not and will not ever change!
I AM FOREVER!
I AM in everything, everyw
Good Morning, LordGood morning, Lord, I'm ready for today,Good Morning, Lord5 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
I'm willing and listening for what you have to say.
Today's the day you've surely made,
And I thank you for the price your son has paid.
Good morning, Lord, my eyes are open,
Today is not a day for moping.
I give today over to You,
The green, green grass and the sky of blue.
I see everything, made by Your hand,
The birds in the air, the creatures of the land,
Today I notice the beauty of it all,
The low valley beds, the trees that are tall.
Good morning, Lord, my mind is clear,
Gone is the fog, ever so sheer,
I'm taking in knowledge You have given to me,
Sending up praises to the God-head three.
Clothing myself in Your righteousness alone,
Bowing before You, seated at Your throne.
Good morning, Lord, my ears are alert,
My heart on my sleeve, love on my shirt.
Today I'm Your puppet, please guide me along,
Help me, keep me, from doing any wrong.
I pray this today, as true as You are,
For Your love is more glorious than all of the stars.
God's PromiseGod's Promise6 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 all of our strife.
But heed my words all who wish to find peace,
Heartache will reside if evildoings dont cease.
You must repent, turn away, and dont look back
From the transgressions you once thought kept your life on track.
Jesus is calling, and reaching out each day
To the lost, the dying, and the fallen away.
He yearns to help you get thr
Principalities and Powers IINames MeaningPrincipalities and Powers II4 years ago in Settings More Like This
Beelzebub Lord of the Flies 2 Kings 1:2, Matthew 12:24
Belial Worthless &
Shine Your LightBefore I met You,Shine Your Light5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I thought I had all the answers,
I thought I was in control,
I thought the choices were for me to make,
I thought I deserved more.
Before I met You,
I thought I was happy,
I thought I didn't need You,
I thought my achievements were mine alone,
I thought I'd be fine on my own.
I thought I knew what life was about.
Yet my heart craved for love,
My soul screamed for meaning,
My happiness seemed so fake,
My mind longed for a reason to be alive.
And suddenly, I wasn't in control anymore.
I was lost.
I was alone.
I was afraid.
The world was a meaningless and infinite ocean,
where I alone tried to find my way.
When all hope had drowned,
I searched for You with broken wings.
I never thought I'd find any answers.
Not in my ocean of endless darkness.
But it was there,
In the middle of my messed-up world,
That You shone Your light on me.
I opened my eyes for the first time in my life,
Captivated by its beauty,
By its sheer perfection,
By its indescribable brightness,
By its engu
Do Not Worry(5/01/2011)Do Not Worry4 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
See the birds, how they're fed
How much more will He feed you
See the lilies, how they're dressed
How much more will He clothe you
Even the shadows of the night
can't compare to His light
Wait for morning to bring you
a brand new dawn
Do not worry, for yesterday is gone
Do not worry, for tomorrow isn't here
Do not worry, for today has enough worries of its own
Do not worry, wait for Him, let Him take away your fears
See the rainbow, how it springs
when the rainstorms all subside
See the sun, how it shines
and all the cloud's tears are dried
Even the mysteries of tomorrow
and every single sorrow
can be overcome
with His everlasting love
Do not worry, for yesterday is gone
Do not worry, for tomorrow isn't here
Do not worry, for today has enough worries of its own
Do not worry, wait for Him, let Him wipe away your tears
See the river, it keeps runnin
Those who....Those who....4 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
"Those who proudly say that they are Christians, but hate the Jews are hypocrites."
The Role of Tradition: Its ImportanceExercises of tradition give expression to the mysteries of Faith and Scripture. At first you will see how these expressions are obvious at first. There is, however, an organic nature to traditionit advances, assimilates, and throws off. All the same it maintains a sort of unity and constancy throughout it all.The Role of Tradition: Its Importance3 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
With this thought in mind, let us see what belief in something and being compelled to evangelize require:
1) We need to live what it says.
2) We need to understand why, how, and what we live and, likewise, that which we base our life off of (and this is a process). We need to understand a Christian life as much as we do Christian Scriptures. What does Scripture require? What does faith require?
3) A consensus from a community that this is a proper way of life.
4) A consensus by the community that this is a proper reading of the text.
5) A practical means of speaking about such a text and life didactically (i.e., can you teach these words and this life in a manner tha
The End of DaysThere are many that claim that the end of days is upon us, that the Lord will be coming soon. I do not disagree with that statement. There are many signs that we are in the final stretch of the race.The End of Days4 years ago in Emotional More Like This
Natural disasters occur at a record rate, hatred towards Christianity is increasing, a falling economy, legalizing sinful things, possibly the start of the Mark of the Beast, discord within the church itself, the list goes on and on.
My two greatest fears on my list are:
1. hatred towards Christianity.
2. discord within the church.
As the years roll by, the church seems to get more hated. People are becoming more hostile to truth. That hostility can soon turn into persecution. The true test of faith will come when that persecution starts. I'm not talking about people making fun of you at school for bringing your Bible, I'm talking about people trying to kill you because you call Jesus your savior. Will you hold true to your belief? Or will you denounce your faith just to live on
God Loves YouMost inspiring thing ever..... this is how God R E A L L Y feels about you. To all the athiests, read this. itll make you think, funny how all of these things are in the bible. no one could make this up. He is REAL.God Loves You4 years ago in Emotional More Like This
You may not know me,
but I know everything about you.
I know when you sit down and when you rise up.
I am familiar with all your ways.
Even the very hairs on your head are numbered.
For you were made in my image.
In me you live and move and have your being.
For you are my offspring.
I knew you even before you were conceived.
I chose you when I planned creation.
You were not a mistake,
for all your days are written in my book.
I determined the exact time of your birth
and where you would live.
You are fearfully and wonderfully made.
I knit you together in your mother's womb.
And brought you for