A little Update… (I hope you’ll have time to read this :) )
Hello guys, how are you doing? How was your day?
Well I have a little confession to make. I know some of you noticed that for the past few months (including last year) I haven’t been posting or sharing stuffs until recently.
The reason is, I became lukewarm- Lukewarm Christian :( . As all of you know, there is no such thing as a Lukewarm Christian, but only a WARM Christian. I know you get my point here.
I don’t know what happened to me, maybe because I let my problems overtook me, like studies and other stuffs. And because of that I kind-of forgot who I am.
So, for those past months that I have been lukewarm, everything else around me seemed difficult, I flunked actually. I thought I could handle it with my own strength.
Because of what I have become, I kept condemning myself (which I know is really really bad, and it is not a Christian thing.) and I kept myself from talking with God. I forgot my devotion, my quiet time, and even prayer (huhuhu :’( )
At that point i felt so useless. Yeah you read that right.
But one day-Friday, I saw something that really broke my heart, and when I got home, before sleeping, I remembered what I saw and began crying. I cried up to the point that I feel asleep and my eyes got swollen. The next day, I opened my Twitter account (@Carpediem0421) and to my surprise my friend messaged me, saying if I want to go to church on Sunday. And to that point I felt something that made me move.
I went to church with my friend, the main topic was about “Why there are still Christians who feel defeated or considering their selves defeated?”
That was exactly how I felt. It shocked me, It felt like God was talking to me. It hit me, the preaching was all related to me.
So what is the message?
Here it is, “What you think affects what you believe, and what you believe affects how you behave.”
It’s very true. And now my FIRE is on, I am WARM and on the go. I know everything won’t go smoothly, but I know It won’t be difficult, because I know God is my strength and my shield. :)
I just want to say, for those Christian who feel what I felt, please do not condemn yourselves, do not think you are defeated! Christ died for you, you accepted Him. 2000 years ago he already claimed you, which means you have already won! Like what happened when Jesus was having his fasting for 40 days, the devil tempted Him, but it only took Him THREE verses to defeat that devil. Jesus stated, 1. “It is Written Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.” 2. “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’’ and 3. “For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.”
Whenever you feel defeated just remember the key phrase “It is written.”
For every week read your Bible, memorize one verse. For every verse you memorize, feel it, reflect on it and use it. We have 52 weeks a year, so you’ll have 52 verses to use :) .
Demolish that thought of yours about being useless, condemn, loveless, because you are not that kind of person. But you are a princess and a prince, Child of God, so why feel and think of those things? Remember that you’ve already won and nothing you do can make God love you less. Be on Fire! If you flunk or succeed, Praise Him, Trust Him, Pray and still be Thankful!
If you have anything to ask, say please don’t be shy to message me anonymously or not :) And mind if you share me your own experience?