What Would You Give Up For God?

      Today I was watching a show which I believe was called “Amish Outcast”. Whatever it was called I was completely astonished at the family featured. This husband and wife were Evangelical Christians. But that’s not what particularly struck me.

      In their Amish community it was said that they not study the Bible, have prayer meetings, sing hymns in English etc. If you did these things you were disobeying and the result could end with a shunning. The family doing these things knew the risks they were taking. Long story short they ended up being shunned, because they chose to follow what God was telling them and not their family/community.

      Not to mention their amazing faith. Yeah, giving up your family for God shows that you have a substantial amount of faith, but trusting the Lord with everything of yours? A little after they were shunned they sold there home, and were in the process of moving with the money they made off their old home. While moving they met this other family that was struggling financially, so the shunned Amish family gave a lot of their money to the financially struggling family because God told them to.

      Not only did this put them in a tough financial problem as a result, but one of the parents daughter was diagnosed with leukemia. Yes cancer. The family prayed to the Lord to heal her if it was His will, or to take her home. Whatever the choice they would continue rejoicing the Lord. They were willing to be okay with God taking their daughter because of their very strong faith, even though they’ve already been through a lot.

      The little girl ended up living, but later the mother gave birth to another child they named Hannah Rose…One hour later Hannah had died and went home in Heaven. The family did not loose faith, instead they continued living for the Lord understanding that what he had done was his will and that everything was going to be fine. What got to me the most is when the mother talked to the camera about it, she didn’t shed a single tear, but explained that she would not because it’s what the Lord wanted.

      So many things in this television show astonished me beyond belief. I couldn’t even tell you everything. Just how the family was so faithful to the Lord made me reflect on my own life. So to end with a couple questions, which please think about sincerely and answer honestly, and if you can’t pray to the Lord. Pray to Lord anyway, but you get what I’m trying to say.

     1.) What would you give up for God?

     2.) Would you be accepting and still be faithful with whatever he throws in your path good or bad?

     3.) Can you imagine leaving behind your family if you had to because of your beliefs? Would you?

                -AnonymouslyAstonished 

 

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I Know My Problem…Now What?

“Yeah I’m Christian. I go to church, I’m baptized and not to mention I’m a really good person. I mean I still swear, I use God’s name in vane, and I only really truly hate one person.” I hear this a lot, and frankly I’m one of these people but only customized with my own faults I have. Except there is one huge difference. I don’t believe you can just go to church and be baptized to be called a christian.

So what is a Christian? A christian is some one who has a deep love and desire for Christ, someone who would give up all and surrender all things to their Lord and Savior. Love more powerful than your boyfriend, girlfriend, wife, daughter, even children. A desire bigger than for the things of the secular world. Surrendering all, even if it means horrible humiliation and embarrassment, doing anything for the glory of God…Giving up all you have on this Earth for God, to God.

Not as easy as it sounds to be a true Christian. It would take every ounce of strength you have, and it wouldn’t end until the day that you would die.It’s like a constant uphill battle, but it will be worth it. An eternity in heaven, if you would just live your life for Christ. But it’s definitely easier said than done.

So referring to the title, I know my problem…Check. I live a worldly life, each day passing I don’t live my life with meaning. I don’t even pick up my Bible. It brings me to tears how much i take things for granted, so why do we do it? Out of pure laziness, which needs to end now. Today. No excuses.

There are several people out there living for God, and taking full advantage. They’re not afraid to live for Him, in fact there risking their lives every single day. That sounds absolutely exhausting, but there is one more detail I left out…They’re being persecuted for it. Yes, being killed. I just heard of a girl that her own brother, flesh and blood burned her, and cut her tongue out and eventually killed her. Just because she believed in GOD, and Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior.

We all know these things are happening all around the world, but were to lazy to do anything about it. Let alone surrender everything even though we have it better, and were way less likely to be persecuted over it. We have it better, not easier, but better.

You’re probably thinking that we have easier though, can i ask why? Is it because were not being persecuted, or we have easy access to the Bible, or maybe because we have a ton of churches. Whatever the reason, I think we have almost harder than anybody else in the world. Our country is practically run by Satan, I mean look closely. The T.V. we watch, the books we read, what were taught in school. They mostly revolve around sex, drugs, profanity, lust, etc. Then there is the fact were being taught evolution in school, I’m not even going to touch on that today though, that’s a whole other “novel” to write. My point, Satan’s got us wrapped around his little finger.

Here’s a sad little fact, I heard a story where a guy went to another country and told the people there that he was praying for them. You no what they said in return? No, we’re praying for you in the United States. Wow. A country that’s doing a lot worse in our mind is actually doing a lot better. They live in such poor situations, they have to live for Christ because they have no one else that has got there back.

Now what? Were basically lazy is how  see it. So I am going to end this blog with a challenge. Read a Bible for thirty whole days, at least a chapter a day, and on top of that I want you to pray to God. Ask him for help and guidance, believe that he can help. I guarantee that you will find something, but don’t look to hard, you might oversee it. Just try, what is there to loose. Tell you what, I’ll do this challenge with you, because I need to get back on track as well and stay on track as well. See you next time…

-AnonymouslyLazy