Sharing the faith with those that are uninformed is never an easy task, but why does it seem to be even more challenging when it comes to those nearest and dearest to you? and how can you approach this in a loving God-honoring way? Here are 4 ways in which I strive to witness to my unbelieving loved ones:
1 John 3:1a See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!..
8pm rolled by and I’d had enough of human interaction, I needed to be alone with my creator. I prayed whilst lying down, offloading my burdens to the Lord, and thanking God for the wonders he was performing in my life. Prayer for me is really intimate and personal, and this evening I felt even more free to open up to God about my deepest fears, burdens, and anxieties.
My struggle with Isolation.
I grew up in an amazing family with two loving parents, two biological siblings and at least two other members of our extended family at a given time. One would assume that I have always had people around. I am also a pastor’s kid which in my opinion comes with unsought attention. I had a considerably good number of friends both in school and church, but despite all those people around me, there were times I felt completely alone. Continue reading “Broken Chains #6: My struggle with Isolation.”
Following Christ is a commitment.
To let go and surrender all that I am and all that I have to him and his purposes. It’s a walk on the death row, carrying my cross daily and witnessing to an unbelieving world. It is the desire to delight in his presence daily instead of indulging myself in the empty entertainment the world has to offer. It is the discipline of denying myself of the desires of my flesh and submitting to the perfect will of the Holy Spirit. Continue reading “Following Christ”
Before I came to Christ, I was very selfish. I just wanted to be loved and because of this, I expected people to act exactly the way I wanted them to. As I looked to serve myself for many years, I hurt a lot of people. When I came to accept Christ as my Lord and Savior, I knew that I had sinned against many people. But I assumed that I had forgiven them and they also had forgiven me. I was stubborn and wanted to learn to forgive in my own ways, not the ways of God. Continue reading “Broken Chains #4: Seeking forgiveness”