If I tell you that Christianity has to nothing to do With worldly prosperity Would you still wan to be one If I tell you that The path is narrow That leads to heaven Would you still be interested If I tell you That to follow Jesus Christ Means to deny yourself To serve rather than to be served Would you still Have the ears to listen If I tell you That to be a Christian You would be rejected And forsaken by the people close to you Because you offended them For speaking the truth Would you still keep the faith If I tell you That you would be beaten, Spit on, curse upon, forsaken, Jailed and even death Would you still proclaim the gospel? If I tell you that Christianity Commands you to love your enemies To bless those Who curse you and pray for those Who spitefully use you Would you think that would be insane And yet that’s what Christ exactly did For every sinner That includes you and I And every living soul on earth Now Would you still Want to be a Christian?
We all know the consequences of sin. I never thought that it would apply the same thing to to those who approve of it, until I read this verse on Romans 1:32(NASB),”and although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but also give hearty approval to those who practice them. I encourage you to read the whole first chapter of the book of Romans to give you a better context.
So much for planning So much for hope So much for faith Or is just fate? So much for understanding So much for forgiving So much for second chances Is change ever coming? Days have gone by So are months And years Decades It’s still the same thing No matter what I do No matter what I think No matter how I feel No matter how convince I am It’s just you.
Sitting on my bed Things going through my head Expectations are illusions Like a smoke, a dust, Like a silhouette, like a mirage in the desert Hoping to fill that thirst Only to find emptiness. What does life revolve around? The money, the cars, a big house Perfect family, caring friends In which I have none It’s not enough Something is missing Listening to music Stare outside of the window Having a thousand yards stare Through the clouds and beneath the horizons What is beyond that Is there someone there Or something To fill the emptiness To fill the void it created Everything to be desired Have been fulfilled and exceeded The more you have The more burden If desire is not there Would it make you stop To feel like a human What now, what then The emptiness.
We all know that the world is not ruled by righteous individuals. Power and money is their main goal. Money is not bad rather it is the love of it. The whole world revolves around commerce. Sadly in order to keep the money flowing things need to break, no cure for diseases only treatment, make the people feel bad, feed them with all kind of garbage through the media, make lies sound truthful and truth hateful. Politicians lie all the time just to get that vote. They claim to serve the people but nothing is farther from the truth. The state of the economy is not good at all. People are sad and depressed. To keep the masses sedated and happy we are bombarded with entertainment. We are being taught to love pleasure just like 2 Timothy 3:4 mentioned. Then there’s war, a big money-making machine. Wars are everywhere and they seem to never end. Consumption has been our most coveted past time. We buy things that we don’t need and spend money we don’t have. People always think they’re lacking not because they don’t have it but because they’re not satisfied with what they have. “You gotta have that latest and greatest bling you know.” As soon as the novelty wears out you find yourself feeling empty. So what you do to ease that craving? Find out what the world has to offer but in the end you still […]
Almost all of us dreaded to be homeless. I’ve never meet or hear anyone today that became one for the sake of the gospel. And yet that was exactly the situation of Paul and the followers of Christ. 1Corinhtians 4:11 says, “To this present hour we are both hungry and thirsty, and are poorly clothed, and are roughly treated and are homeless.” You could read the rest of the verses. It didn’t get better at all.
Things were a lot easier when you were young. You don’t have to work, no bills to pay, all you worry about is your education and how the kids in school treats you. That, and having to deal with your nagging parents, if only they could understand you. Trust me they’re saying to themselves too, if you could only understand […]
I have a confession to make. I haven’t been to church regularly. Part of it just mere laziness, listening to the same message over and over. Boredom. A mixture of discontentment toward God due to all the crazy things that’s going on in this world. Lastly, I couldn’t find a church that preach the truth straight from the Bible. To […]
Unconditional love? Is there such a thing? Could you love someone who doesn’t love you back? Would that be the epitome of what perfect love is. If God loves is unconditional, why would he send someone to hell for not obeying him. I hear that all the time. Things like, “What kind of God is that, if you don’t do […]
A lot of people dreaded to live in underdeveloped countries. Western countries has a far better living standards and opportunities. Living here in the States and the Philippines is such a big difference. Here, everything is fast pace and over there is laid back. Each place has its own advantages and disadvantages. We are so busy trying to caught up […]