Sounds like a funny question, right? Most people think “well everyone knows who God is…” but the truth is, they don’t. So these are some very personal questions that are really only for you to ask yourself because the answers are really between you and God.
Who is God to you?
When you pray, and if you pray to God, who are you speaking to?
If you only call on God when someone is sick or you have a need of some sort, who is it you’re calling?
Are you referring to the same God that’s in the bible or a different one?
The reason it’s important to ask yourself these questions is because we are living in a very dangerous time. We are living in a time where an alarming number of “End-Time” Bible prophecies are manifesting themselves. I don’t want to spend too much time talking about that right now because there are many people (I myself was included at one point)who frankly don’t have a clue who God actually is or what the Bible says. Over the years many people adapted a “type” of Christianity that was mainly only because it was passed down from their family and these religious traditions were only that, religious traditions. Many people were never taught how to have a personal relationship with God or that was even possible, many people don’t have any idea what the criteria is to actually get into heaven and they’re just under the impression only murders go to hell, but one of the worst things in my opinion is that since many people were never taught or encouraged to read the Bible for themselves, they practiced many “traditions” that were part of a religious culture which actually are nowhere, anywhere in the actual Bible with some of them going directly against what it says in the scriptures.
You see, the God of the Bible gave us a one-way ticket to heaven and that is through His son, Jesus Christ.
John 3:16 (NKJV)16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
Some will say that there’s many roads to God and the bible tells us different. Jesus himself said,
John 14:6 (NKJV)6 “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
Society may change, but God does not change. Just because the majority is doing something, doesn’t make it right (the exact same way your parents told you they didn’t care what your friends were doing because they weren’t their parents). Just because God and His laws are not as honored among the majority as it once was, does not mean in anyway, shape, or form that God’s law has changed. God has given us all the beautiful gift of free will. He has a constant invitation on the table for you to personally get to know Him. Not one of us is perfect, nor will we ever be but we can absolutely be forgiven for all of the ways we have that are unpleasing to God and enjoy the assurance of eternal life.
You don’t have to take my word for it because honestly, I’m nobody special. I can only testify to the fact that knowing Christ on an intimate level has made me a better person and saved my life. If the God you say you believe in is the God of the Bible, pick up a Bible, start reading and ask God to reveal Himself to you. If you have no idea where to start? The book of Matthew, Proverbs, and Psalms are very easy to understand. I strongly encourage you to make an informed decision before the day falls upon us where the window of opportunity to make a choice is closed. Although you may have “better things to do” then read the Bible, ask yourself if you will be okay with making the conscious choice not to find out who God truly is and then one day have to stand before Him?
Happy Father’s Day to all the Father’s, Like-A-Dad’s, Uncles, Grandfathers, GodFathers, Step-Father’s, & anyone else holding down that very important role in a child’s life.
God made you in His likeness & image. The love of a Father is essential in a child’s life because it forever forms them. Even if you’re a Dad that hasn’t been there, it’s never too late (no matter how old they are) to give your child the love they need that can only come from you.
In lieu of it being my birthday, I decided to celebrate the day by releasing a new track that will be a part of the “New Testament Project” I will be releasing in full later this year. For me, this track represents the public step I’m taking on my new journey. “Welcome to my Show”. -QTP
Produced by: Miverson
Mixing: Steddie Beat Recordings
Artwork: EJ Collazo
Originally posted on The Abuse Expose' with Secret Angel:
This is for the many who have cried countless numbers of tears from the brokenness and loss of their past. No tear goes unnoticed by God and every tear serves a purpose. He knows the depths of the wounds of our pasts and knows the calling that He has on each of our lives with compassion flowing like rain… like every drop in an ocean.
Drops in the ocean…
like tears forming a lake.
That’s the millions I’ve cried…
as my brokenness was no mistake.
For every tear shed…
from the wounds of my past…
have been collected by God…
forming bodies of water that will last.
And my heart has grieved…
for what I have lost over years…
and I’ve cried for many others…
with compassion flowing through tears.
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Check out the latest single from Joseph SD “Lose my Mind”
Love yourself from the inside out sounds kind of funny to say, but no piece of advice you’ll ever receive about loving YOU will ever be better. This came to me earlier today because I was taking a long look in the mirror and I had a moment that I actually embraced the fullness of how much God loves me. My whole life kinda flashed before my eyes (both good and bad) and I realized how thankful I am for my life, victories, defeats, trials, good, bad, blessings, lessons, and the process. Most of us have heard over and over that God loves us no matter what, He gave his life for us (John 3;16) but I don’t think I’m alone in the boat when I say although I heard that, it really didn’t mean that life changing “ah-ha!” like it should have. For most people, it is extremely difficult to fully comprehend an all loving creator that you can’t see when most of your life most of the experiences you’ve had paint a very different picture about the world. It can be drowning, exhausting, depressing, etc. What we forget most of the time that we as human beings are made up of 3-parts (Spirit, Soul, Body).
A lot of people leave out the Spirit part and say mind and soul which are actually the same thing. Your soul includes your mind because it’s the part of you that your memory, emotions, and free-will are. Your soul is the part of you that experiences the emotional side of your life that your physical body lives. So when your physical body’s life experiences rejection, abuse, hurts, disappointments, pains, etc. the memory of it lives in your soul (your mind). Just because something doesn’t haunt us on a daily basis anymore doesn’t mean that we’re over it. A lot of people experience things and unless you looked very closely or knew what to look for (i.e. close enough to know someone has trust issues) you’d never know that it still exists. So when we find out God loves us, that’s good news and our spirit receives it, but most of us can’t even comprehend what that even really means because our souls are busting at the seams with contrary information. What happens then is our spirit wakes up and begins to try to climb it’s way out of the quicksand of our soul. I use this analogy because this is exactly what it can feel like on the inside when you make a decision to follow Christ but there’s that “thing” that keeps blocking you from experiencing the fullness of it. (We’ll get into the “How thick is your soul’s quicksand” in another article)
We are constantly fed through media outlets “the quick fix” for just about every problem we can create. The truth of the matter is, the quick fix isn’t always the best fix. You can’t put a band-aid on a broken leg. Sometimes the real reason we can’t fully receive God’s love, is because in all honesty we have no idea what love is actually supposed to look like. The hardest person to love, is always going to be yourself. Loving yourself has nothing to do with being conceited or running around in designer shoes with a T-Shirt stating “I woke up like this”. Loving yourself is the inner sense of knowing that you are unique, precious, and irreplaceable to the creator of the universe and He wants nothing but the best for you no matter what has happened, what you’ve done, what you have accomplished, what you’ve failed at, in your brokenness, and in all your flaws He loves you. Loving yourself from the inside out encompasses everything from allowing God into the secret cracks and crevices of your soul, letting him into every memory, hurt, pain, attitude, or poor self images you have collected or been given over the years, all the way to the food you feed your body.We have been mislead thinking the answers to it all was to make it look good on the outside because that’s what everyone sees. What good does it do you to put lipstick on a pig or a fresh hair cut on a bag of rotten garbage? Isn’t it still a pig? Isn’t it still garbage?
Take sometime to really search out the things that have or still hurt you. Be honest with yourself and be honest with God. There is no problem you can bring to him that He can’t or won’t fix, but it has to start with you. When you can begin to see yourself the way God see’s you, the outside will eventually catch up to your inside. The happier you are on the inside will begin to change what’s projected outwardly.
Best wedding proposal ever!
On Sunday April 5, 2015 Artist Joseph SD (IG: _joseph_SD , soundcloud.com/painforglory) gives the most heartfelt marriage proposal ever to the beautiful and anointed Ms. Chy (founder of “Hesed Undeserved Grace” (IG: _hesed_ ) Watch, share, enjoy, & be blessed!
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