Anyone can say their a Christian

Anyone can say their a Christian.

Anyone can say that they believe in God.

Anyone can go to church and fill in a seat.

Anyone can pray to God when they want something.

Anyone can wear their Sunday’s best just to take a picture to post on Instagram.

Anyone can be lukewarm and say they have a relationship with God but they could be far from Him.

Anyone can act holy when they go to church but that’s it. They just go to church. Nothing more. They don’t pray and if they do it’s to ask God for something not to thank Him. They aren’t in relationships that keep God first. They don’t treat their self like they should and they don’t know their worth.

Anyone can say their a Christian. But do they really know God? Do they really believe in Him or are they just saying words? Do they believe that God will always provide for them? Do they believe that God knows what is best for them?

Do they actually live their life in keeping God first or is it just in their bio for Facebook? Does their character show the fruits of the spirit or does it show the opposite?

Anyone can say their a Christian but do they really live their life like it?

First day back

Hey everyone,

I hope everyone is doing okay.

Today was my first day of classes for the spring semester.

I’m not sure if you’re in school but I pray that you will have a prosperous time in whatever you are doing. I hope that you have peace and clarity.

That goes for your job, family, anything really.

Have a good night!

Should Christians go to the club?

This is a question a lot of people have.

Everyone has their own opinion on whether or not they think it is ok for Christians to go to the club or drink alcohol.

Whew. Well first things first we have to look at the environment of a club. Usually it’s someone dancing inappropriately on someone. Some of the music sounds good but when you really listen to the lyrics it’s more than just a good beat. The songs could talk about sex or drugs.

Most people say they go out to the club just to dress up or for their friends. But is it really a good environment to be in?

Now there a ways to have fun without going to the club. You could have a fun girls night at your house or go to the movies with friends. Boundaries are important when you’re a Christian.

You could say okay I’m going to the club this one time.

I’m gonna drink this one time.

But that one time leads to two times a month.

Two times a month leads to every other weekend.

Every other weekend leads to every weekend.

Think about it this way: Would God really be pleased with you clubbing? Would he be pleased watching you dance on a guy in a sexual way? Would he be pleased with you getting drunk?

These are statements that should really be considered.

We should try to stay away from things that lead us away from God.

1 Peter 4:3 For you have spent enough time in the past doing what pagans choose to do—living in debauchery, lust, drunkenness, orgies, carousing and detestable idolatry.

Romans 12:1-2
Don’t change yourselves to be like the people of this world, but let God change you inside with a new way of thinking. Then you will be able to understand and accept what God wants for you. You will be able to know what is good and pleasing to him and what is perfect.

Romans 13:13 We should live in a right way, like people who belong to the day. We should not have wild parties or be drunk. We should not be involved in sexual sin or any kind of immoral behavior. We should not cause arguments and trouble or be jealous.

New Year!

It’s a new year and I know most people have goals that they wrote down or want to achieve.

I like writing my goals down so I can visually see what I want to achieve.

Sometimes it’s hard to reach our goals. To help reach some goals let’s try to start off small and gradually work from there.

You can accomplish whatever you want to achieve! Be positive! Believe in yourself!

How to leave a lifestyle of sexual sin

Sexual sin is something hard to break free from.

Yeah, I’m gonna be honest because it is DIFFICULT to break free from.

But with God all things are possible. So for me whenever I got closer to God I knew I had to deal with lust and fornication because that is something that I struggled with.

Years ago, I tried to remain single because I knew being single was important so I could just be with God. Now I try to change the type of music I listen to. I pay attention to what kind of movies I watch.

Here are some tips to help leave a lifestyle of sexual sin. 1. Acknowledge what you struggle with!

For me I had to be honest with myself and accept what it was I struggled with. I would think about it and really let it sink in that I wanted to change.

2. Pray!

When you pray tell God exactly how you’re feeling! Be honest with Him and talk to Him like He is a friend. For example, “God I really want to please my flesh right now but I know that is not what you want me to do. God please help me through this because I cannot do it on my own.”

3. Read your Bible!

Read Bible verses. I will help you and show you God’s Word.

Here are some:

“But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.” (Matthew 5:28)

“But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.” (Galatians 5:16)

“Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body.” (1 Corinthians 6:18)

4. Repent!

Ask God for forgiveness and turn away from it.

5. Set boundaries!

This may be friendships or different topics from conversations. Tell your friends what you are doing so they will know to be aware of the topics they can’t have around you.

As I Am

(HER As I Am) song 
Tell me I'm the best, I am (I am)
I'll be feelin' like, yes, I am, I am
You know I'm the best, I am
Be a fool to not take me as I am

With the year almost coming to an end I was reflecting on this year. 

I noticed many things about myself and I decided to share them.  

I will make a blog post about what I’ve learned this year later but for now I’m gonna talk about some things that I’m noticing about myself. 

Having a BIG heart isn’t a bad thing.

Listen to your intuition. 

You learn alot about yourself when you’re out of your comfort zone. 

Always stay true to yourself no matter what. 

Set aside time for self-care.

A soft soul is a beautiful thing.

I’m very opinionated.

I wasn’t made to “fit in” I was made to stand out.

Social media breaks are beneficial for me.

I’m stronger than I think.

Setting boundaries is good for some friendships.

Judging Others

Humility definition- The feeling or attitude that you have no special importance that makes you better than others; lack of pride

I know this is something I need to work with. It is easy to judge other people. To look at their life and see the things they need to work on.

But when do we ever look at ourselves and see what we need to work on? God knows if we gossip, fornicate, and have problems with pride. God knows what problems someone goes through and judging them does not help them. Judging someone does not help them. 

Instead of judging others we should examine our own lives and see what problems we have. 

Let’s be honest, we judge others because it’s easy to look at their life. It’s easy to look in. God does not want us to judge. He wants us to help others and love others. 

If I looked back at my life 3 years ago I wasn’t close to God then. I was doing everything to please my flesh. I was looking for love in all the wrong places. I was confused and had a lot of hurt.  I would pray and ask God for forgiveness and go back to my old ways the next day. 

It’s not good to judge someone. You don’t what God has in store in for them. What God is putting them through can be their testimony. God may bless them and let them help others by their trials. I know He did that for me. 

Just because someone sins differently than you doesn’t mean you can judge them. God views all sin as sin. He views them as the same and no sin is higher than the other. 

Romans 2:1- “You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge another, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things.”

Matthew 7:1- “Do not judge, or you too will be judged.”