How He Loves - John Mark McMillan (Hosanna Music) [ 2005 ]
From the album “We Cry Out” by Jesus Culture
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Anonymous said: How old are all of you?
Whaddup anon?!??!? *virtual high-five* EXCELLENT! :D ;D :’O
We’re all in our early to mid 20’s! And we love Jesus with all our little hearts c:…. but we’re not that cool. hhahaha.
how old is u, breh?
stay in the light.
sunday-morning-rain said: Born and raised in a Christian family. I have no regrets. Ever since, mom's advice is to find a partner who is also a Christian. I now have a girlfriend, but is a Catholic. I visited her family for them to meet me. There's a 3 year gap between me and my girlfriend, which makes it hard for them to accept me. After meeting me, my girlfriend said her family feels better about me, but there's one thing. They want me to be the one converted into a Catholic, not my girlfriend. What should I/we do?
Whoa brobreh! Sounds like we’ve got ourselves a little pickle here.
First thing I can advice you to do is to consult God about this.Talk to Him and ask what HE thinks you should do and which course of action you should take. Be completely honest with God and make sure to keep HIM first.
Secondly, the thing I want you to know is that there is absolutely no such thing as religion. What we aim for is a relationship with Christ. And we gain access to that through grace and mercy.
If you really look at the bible, you’ll find that Jesus spent most of His time traveling and preaching to people who didn’t understand His message. And even the Apostles that followed Him were not perfect and may have or may have not even had the same beliefs as each other, but they all allowed Him to invade their hearts and change them according to His word.
What I’m trying to get at is that it’s only Christ who can change us. It’s not about religions or ideas or beliefs. It’s simply about Jesus. He’s the only to way to God and His standards and laws are the only ones we should follow. And only through Him can we be changed.
I encourage you to find a partner who’s faith closely mirrors yours. You want to be on the same page as your partner *2 Corinthians 6*.
Thirdly, you and your girlfriend need to talk and work at learning about differences of your beliefs and accepting the differences of you beliefs. How does she feel about her parents wanting to push you into converting? How do you feel about it? These are the questions you should ask.
How does she feel about you being a Christian?
It’s crucial to know who your partner is going to be in their beliefs with you because the bible is precise in what is pleasing to God and what isn’t. There’s a lot of paganism in many religions and also false god’s and people who are worshiped and idolized when they shouldn’t, it’s only supposed to be about God and His Son and the spirit. It’s vital to follow God’s word as a whole, and not follow a “religion” or a belief that opinionizes God’s laws and standards.
"Trust in the Lord with ALL your heart and lean NOT on your own understanding." - Proverbs 3:5
Ask God with all the depth of your heart, to give you wisdom, discernment and understanding to which “religion” really is going to draw you, your girlfriend and her family closer to Christ and closer to truth while abiding to His word as whole *James 1:5-8* and allow Him to light the way and open your eyes to the truth of His word; And through that, let it mold and strengthen you in your spiritual walk.
Keep it in prayer, kid.
A Pilgrim Song
I look up to the mountains;
does my strength come from mountains?
No, my strength comes from God,
who made heaven, and earth, and mountains.
He won’t let you stumble,
your Guardian God won’t fall asleep.
Not on your life! Israel’s
Guardian will never doze or sleep.
God’s your Guardian,
right at your side to protect you—
Shielding you from sunstroke,
sheltering you from moonstroke.
God guards you from every evil
he guards your very life.
He guards you when you leave and when you return,
he guards you now, he guards you always.
|Psalm 121 // MSG|