DISCLAIMER: I do not claim to be perfect or claim to be the “spiritual police”.. but I do love Jesus and love people. Please know that everything that I’m saying is from a place of LOVE and genuine desire for us Christians to be living this thing for real and not just playing “church” because it looks good. Honestly, I’ve come to a place where my biggest fear isn’t death. It isn’t dying single. It isn’t getting sick… One of my biggest fears is going to church FAITHFULLY, serving in a ton of ministries thinking that Im doing all this stuff for God, only to die and get to heaven to hear God say “Depart from me, for I never knew you”… all because I was doing all this “stuff” but my heart was so far from Him….
God has been laying this on my heart so heavily these past few weeks. God is not stupid. He didn’t birth us.. He CREATED us, meaning He knows us better than we know ourselves. He knows if we’re sincere or not. He knows our thoughts before we even form them.. I mean, HELLO! He’s God. So why is it that we think that we could get away with claiming how much we love and cherish Him. while our LIFESTYLES tell a COMPLETELY different story? How is it that we really think God cares about our perfect church attendance, while our heart is corrupt and we live like He doesn’t even exist on monday through saturday? How is that we see absolutely NOTHING wrong with singing Gods praises at the 12 o’clock service, but then cursing someone out in the parking lot once service lets out?? We no longer feel convicted about living double lives. We no longer feel convicted about sleeping around with people who aren’t our spouse. We no longer feel convicted about gossiping and talking about folks… we just sweep it all under the rug of “God knows my heart”…..
Its almost a “trend” to post scriptures on our Facebook page and create cute little pictures about God and His word, but are we really about that life?? And no, I AM NOT JUDGING YOU. Its not my place to but we are called to lovingly speak the truth… and the truth is that for many of us our “Christian” faith is limited to lip service. Words mean NOTHING if our hearts and our lifestyles are not matching up with what we profess.. “If you love me, obey my commandments.- John 14:15 When you produce much fruit, you are my true disciples. This brings great glory to my Father.- John 15:8 ... So what Jesus is basically saying, is if YOU REALLY love me like YOU say you do and you are REALLY MY FOLLOWER, your LIFE and YOUR ACTIONS will show it…
If you’re life looks EXACTLY the same AFTER you get saved as it did BEFORE you got saved then something is wrong. “Anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person: the old life is gone, a new life has begun”-1Corinthians 5:17.. See Jesus DIED for our sins and was raised to LIFE so that we too can be raised to LIFE. Meaning, once Jesus truly comes into your heart, He begins to change you, more and more into His image. He literally changes you from the inside out…. So for NOTHING to change AFTER we claim to “get saved” is to say that Jesus doesn’t work….
Does this mean that we get saved and become perfect little Christians. NO! There are things that I struggle with DAILY.. there are always going to be things that you’re gonna struggle with… But here’s the thing: There is a difference between STRUGGLING with sin and LIVING IN sin.. Struggle at least shows there’s an EFFORT to change. The problem is that many of us are not struggling with sin.. we’re making EXCUSES for it, & when people call it like it is, we tell them to “stop judging us”.. We get mad and defensive.
I say all of this to say… we need to get it together..(myself included). Lets REALLY live this thing. How are we suppose to be a “light” in this dark world when many of us are still living in darkness and don’t even realize it. You may be reading this and feeling convicted. Good. That’s God tugging on your heart. God convicts us, not to make us feel bad but to show us what we need to FIX so that we would be driven to our knees in prayer.. I know for me, I’ve been learning that I can’t change on my own. I’m a hot mess! I can’t do this thing without Him. I fall.. I struggle. I get frustrated but the bottom line is, I am determined to live for Him… There’s nothing good in any of us. We all NEED JESUS…So I encourage you to just keep it real with yourself and most of all God…Tell Him how much you really wanna live for Him and to help you do that… Confess those things that you’ve been desperately trynna hide. He see’s it all…but He also forgives and is merciful to those who call on Him. He loves you..but do you TRULY love Him and does your lifestyle show it?? Let’s live this thing FORREAL! <3
Love yall! xoxox
Lets just face it. A lot of us women are bitter. A lot of us have been hurt, mistreated and abused whether it be by family, guys, so called “friends”, or even strangers. Many of us (men and women included) have been through certain life situations, sometimes repeatedly, that cause us to become numb to pain.. So what do we do?? We put up this “bad girl” image. This image says, “I don’t need anyone” or ‘Eff love”. This image claims all men are dogs or that being submissive to a man in marriage is WEAKNESS. This image is on social media being ratchet & throwing up the middle finger saying “eff the world” This image is a TOUGH girl on the outside, but a scared insecure little girl on the inside…
We’ve adopted this “tough girl” mentality that says “Im tired of being hurt by men, so instead I’m just gonna act like one” and so we ACT as though we can sleep around and be un-effected by it. We ACT as though, we don’t wanna be married and have a family. We ACT as though, we don’t care about love or life. All of this is a cover up. Continue reading
By; Nedge Josma
For years, I lived in disillusionment, falsely believing in my own strength. I was fighting a demon that time after time proved to be much stronger than me. Depression was suffocating my life, squeezing every bit of hope I ever had in salvation. I was tired and had drawn the white flag…”This was my life, who I was.. And I was to get used to it..” Or so I thought. The AMAZING thing about God is that his power is SO much stronger than ours and thankfully WAY more powerful than the Enemy’s! It’s really not easy being this transparent but I trust in God’s will that this message was for someone. #JesusSaves #IamRedeemed #MyTestimony #RevivalStartswithMe #OnMission
We’re all in this together and we NEVER know what someone maybe going through. Don’t be afraid to be real and transparent. We all got issues! Words can’t express how proud I am of this girl for letting go and using her story to inspire others. <3
To contact Nedge, find her on Facebook–Facebook.com/NEDGIEE
Being a “woman” is not an excuse to be led by your emotions…
God had to bring me through some things in order to teach me this VERY important lesson and that is “As a daughter of God, you are called to be led by His spirit and not how you FEEL. Being a woman is NOT an excuse to be overly emotional.
God has definitely changed me over the past few years. I used to be an EMOTIONAL WRECK and use to take things so personally. I would let the smallest most insignificant things flip my world upside down. I remember being the girl who would cry her eyes out just because a guy that I liked didn’t call me back… Looking back, I laugh and would totally say to the old me, “GIRL BYE!” Now please don’t get me wrong, there is NOTHING wrong with HAVING emotions but there is a problem with letting your EMOTIONS HAVE YOU and being led by them. The world tells you to do what you “feel” is right but the deception is this: FEELINGS LIE. FEELINGS AREN’T FACTS. FEELINGS ARE FICKLE. FEELINGS CHANGE. Please do not listen to this world who encourages you to do what “makes you happy”. Everything that makes you happy isn’t necessarily good for you. Crack makes crackheads happy. Children make child molesters “happy” . Continue reading
Just because God isn’t working on YOUR “schedule” doesn’t mean He’s LATE. He’s ALWAYS on time. The problem isn’t God’s timing, the problem is our lack of TRUST in His timing….
Patience has never been one of my strong points. If you/re anything like me, you hate waiting. But girl, one thing God has been teaching me these past several months is that TRUSTING God ALSO means trusting in His timing.
We do a lot of talking in the body of Christ. We SAY how much we love and trust God. We sing songs about how much we surrender ourselves to Him but as soon as things don’t go the way WE planned it in our minds, all of that goes out the window. Continue reading
And I don’t mean this in a “cliche”, “cliquey” way. One of the reasons why I LOVE talking about relationships is because I truly feel like this is something that God has taught me so much about through past experiences, both good and bad, romantic and platonic. One thing that I’ve learned is RELATIONSHIPS are bridges that either draw you closer to Christ, or bridges that take you farther and farther away from Him. Not to put my business out there, but one thing I know for sure is that, had I maintained certain relationships in my past, I WOULD NOT BE SAVED RIGHT NOW. My relationship with God probably wouldn’t be where it is today simply because the WRONG PERSON was in possession of my heart. How could I have possibly given my heart to God when it was so consumed with a man who I made “my God”?? (I know it sounds crazy. For a better explanation, read My Testimony: Why I Fell In Love With Jesus. You may be one relationship away from fully giving your heart to Jesus but you’ve allowed another human to take God’s place. You’re more concerned with their opinion than you are Gods’. I’ve done this in the past and I’m begging you NOT to do the same. Continue reading
“Bad boys” make “bad” fathers, boyfriends and husbands. Keep that in mind girl….
I used to secretly love me a bad boy,
even AFTER I became a Christian. I didn’t know what it was but I just knew that I would always find myself attracted to men who had a lot of issues. Let me just say this: The men that we ladies are attracted to says ALOT more about us than it does about them. Water seeks its own level. We give the men a lot of flack but the truth of the matter is, most if not ALL of the men who we gave our heart to who in return, broke it, were men who we should of never been dealing with in the first place. He probably was a man who God TOLD you to cut off but you didn’t care to listen and just wanted to do your own thing because you were lonely. Continue reading