Everybody wanna be first in line for free before 12, stalking the time to be the first to purchase tickets to a concert, camping out to buy a new pairs of J’s yet, could care less what time they arrive to church or if they are going to church and that’s free and open to all. No standing in line (unless you showed up late, then you have to wait on the doors to open again), no entry fee, no raffle drawings, no first come first serve. Now, let me not forget where I came from. Yes, I was at least the 40th person or so in line to get in the club for the free (always hated paying to get in), when Rihanna tickets went on sale, I was stalking them seconds! I was tryna get Bruno tickets too, but mad people done already beat me. blah, still a bit sad about that, but I never was a shoe fan like that, so can’t say I came from there. Anywho! What I can say where I’m at now is a FAITHFUL member of church. I make sure I am there on time each and every Wed and Sun. Do I be late sometime? Very seldom. So here’s my thing. Why is it that we go to bat with things of the world, but not with things of the Lord?? Why is it that we can sing a song word from word, but its hard to quote a bible verse?? Now, I am not forbidding you to go to concerts or anything like that, but what I am asking is are they more important?? If there was a concert at church and you had to purchase tickets, would you be stalking the seconds. I mean, I’ve only been to one gospel concert and it wasn’t nowhere near sold out, yet Bruno Mars sold out in like the first 10 mins! (Not knocking him, told you I wanted to go) But why is it that we can promote them so much and not God? Not the Creator of all, the Heavenly Father, Shepard of the lost sheep??? Thinking about stuff like this is always a humbling thing to me and some people may feel that I am over analyzing a situation, but that’s just the thing. If you truly don’t figure out the “why” you do such a things, it’s going to be hard to change when you see that its time to. Then, that’s when justification comes into play and next thing you know, we are twisting God’s word to suit our lives and the way WE want to live as if we are God!
They say the best things in life are free. You can’t buy happiness, you can’t buy love. You can purchase things that may make you happy or feel loved, but how many of you know that is not true happiness or true love and eventually that will fade away??? **Raises hand** Look, I love food and food makes me happy, but at the end of my meal, my money is gone, my food is gone, my belly is expanded, and my mood is tired. So now, I’m sad from feeling fat and looking forward to a nap. True happiness, true love, true joy, true peace, that all comes from God. He is love. He gives us joy, peace, happiness. Through Him is the only way we can obtain these things. But you know what, now that I think about it, I retract that first statement. The best things in life are not free. To obtain those things, you have to sacrifice. You have to die to self daily and deny yourself wants for needs. Deny pleasurable things until its time to indulge in them (i.e. sex before marriage). So you don’t have to pay monetary for it, but you have to pay sacrificially for it.
Now when I think about a few posts ago, “Monkey see, Monkey do” (http://danikakayelle.blog.com/?p=58), I can’t help but to think about the church. Ima just go on ahead it type it, the church is a JOKE! We have “leaders” leading the sheep down to Hell and they really seem to be okay with that. I don’t get that at.tall!! You, dear preacher, pastor, bishop, apostle, sinner, HYPOCRITE, is the reason folks view the church as it is. You tryna do it for people fame, instead of the persecution for and praise for Jesus’ name. It boggles me. Like really…. I honestly can’t see how you can stand in front of a congregation and wanna preach in The Lord’s name, yet you are shaking hands with the devil everyday!!! You are supposed to be an example, you are supposed to be what the people see and they should see God in you. But no, you want people to see and think you are cool and that you have it all together and that it’s okay to do what you want and still preach the gospel. Oh my gosh!!! And now we are sitting here wondering why the world is going the way it is and why people feel like they don’t need to go to church and why they view and look at church and Christian folks like they do. And guess what?? I do not blame them, I blame YOU!!! All of you heathens and hypocrites out there teaching vainly. You truly don’t know and don’t see the impact you are having in the community and in these people lives. Believe it or not, you are a murderer! You are killing these people and damning them to hell. Their souls are on your hands. “Well I’m just a man, should that be on God?” Funny you should ask. “And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ” Ephesians 4:11-12, KJV. Edifying…hmmm…shall I define?? ” To teach (someone) in a way that improves the mind or character; to instruct and improve especially in moral and religious knowledge”, so tell me now, how is that not on you??? You claiming to be ORDAINED right?? Called to preach the gospel, so you are saying this is your job; so these are your instructions. Every job comes with a job description. If you can’t fulfill it, don’t do it! Just because you can’t get right doesn’t mean you should stop people from getting it right, but oh yeah, misery does love company and honestly, who wants to be in Hell by themselves??? Might as well bring down a whole congregation with me! Stupid, sad person. And you know what, I really don’t feel any type of way if you feel some type of way because I am saddened. My souls is hurting for lost people. Especially people who don’t know because they are not being taught. The church as a whole needs to come together and stand together. The true church is being smeared because of the false church. The false church is taking over the airwaves, TVs, Social Media. Gaining an army of people praising the man instead of God. I love when I see true and genuine people. Where we can come together and have a true conversation on our faults and who God is and how He has transformed us and how our lives have changed. I love when I see people post about God and you can see them evolving into a true Christian. Believe it or not, I love scrolling down my own timelines and seeing where I came from to where I am now. You can see where I truly became souled out. Even when I first got saved, I still was tryna dabble in the world. “A doubleminded man is unstable in all his ways” James 1: 8 “No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon” Matthew 6:24 “For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh” 2 Corinthians 10:3. And needless to say, I HAD to change!! Especially to obtain all of my “best things”.
Let us not give people a reason to chuckle at the great works of our Lord, but little do you know, when its all said and done, the joke will be on YOU anyway!!
Love and blessings! 🙂