… is you.
‘Oh how dare she go there?’
I have arrived and laying the tarmac on the road, so walk with me, won’t you?
But first, I have some ground rules. As a Christian, stop holding up non-Christians to the same standard as yourself (God forbid you self-righteous hypocrite!) or even the Bible. When God gave the Israelites the Ten Commandments He did not come to your ancestors and beat them up with it for not obeying. That was a covenant between Him and Israel, so stop forcing your covenant with God on others, it is rude and uncouth. *stops to take notes* Yes I am speaking to myself as well.
In the same breath, same way Ugandans in Uganda don’t give Kenyans in Kenya hell for not following their laws is the same way non-Christians- whatever religion or category of people you fall under- should operate when it comes to Christianity. You focus on yourself and attaining the best version of you that you can be. Leave every Christian you’ve labelled a hypocrite to perish you their folly.
I have a friend whom I am walking through a similar though different journey with. Let me explain. The lesson is the same but the experiences are different, that’s what I mean. Anyway, and it has been quite often been that, apart from when I journal, by talking with her, truths that lie in my spirit are birthed by my words. I use ‘my’ here to equate to ‘vessel’ because let’s face it, I am not that smart.
We have always known this at the back of our minds that Christians are the problem with Christianity because we know God is perfect and holy. But why, many ask, are a majority of Christians so freaking messed up? I will speak of myself. From a young age I have been telling myself that I want to be best friends with Jesus and have said it periodically in the latter years as I try to make my walk with God work. Tried I have but oh my goodness I am so very messed up. It is unbelievable. Quite literally last week I had given up on the idea of a God (this made one Michael very happy, if only for a second) when I realized, ‘Oh, wait. I speak in tongues. Dang it.’
So picture yourself walking toward an oasis in a desert and then go, ‘This is a mirage! I am going back!’ then realizing that then inhabitants of the oasis sent you a personal invite with a gift of the sweetest water you ever tasted in a bottle branded ‘The Oasis’. The bottle, though nearly empty, is still in your hand.
Try get the point I am going for instead of poking holes into my narration. 😛
So, why are we the problem with Christianity?
Everyone has a different opinion on this, whether solicited or not, and being a blogger WordPress automatically wants to know mine 😀
Do let me know what your thoughts are though, I am not Jesus so this is not the bottom line, I only speak of what I know.
We are the problem because WE work out our Christianity instead of, with the Holy Spirit, work out our Christianity. We are already told that apart from God you can do nothing so why are we even trying to be a Christian when the concept of the Holy Spirit is so foreign to us. Jesus said if He doesn’t check out of earth the Holy Spirit will not be able to come. Therefore, the Spirit’s entry into the earth must have been pretty damn important for Jesus to say, ‘Waaaiiit ffoooorrr itttt!’ and The Spirit to make such a dramatic entry with tongues of fire on people’s heads and people who know one or two tongues picking up another and be fluent at it in a matter of seconds.
For me this has been my problem. I have been picking up messages left, right and centre about what being a good Christian entails but have been unable to adopt it because same way Peter couldn’t walk on water without Christ’s power is the same way I have been sinking into the sea of sin. So because doing me cannot and will never work in Christianity, I am choosing to work with the Spirit.
But that means tuning in to be able to hear His guidance. That’s a whole other lesson and blog post.
Off I go! I think the cake is burning. Yes, insomnia has me baking at 2am in the morning.
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