What Truly Counts?
Text: Romans 8: 28 – All things work together for good.
We all have what we call Religion and each of them have different beliefs and doctrines, some are using the Holy Scriptures and believe God, and some worshiped Idols. We go to church diligently and even gave tithes and offerings. We do good works and participated in religious activities. But the question is, Are we doing it by heart?, or we just do it because this is our obligation as Christians?
In this blog I will focus on Christianity and our lives as Christians in reality.
As a Christian, we believe in the Living GOD, and we follow his words through the Holy Scriptures or The Bible, But we Christians sometimes fail, yes we believe in him but sometimes our faith is not that big. We pray for the things we want but we didn’t give back what HE had given us. We go to church every Sunday, but do we really listen and get the point of the message that he wants us to understand?We participate in church activities, but we only enjoy meeting other people and we forget the purpose why we are there. We volunteer in some outreach program because for you helping others can give you a place in heaven. We can teach people about the Bible but we judge others because they live differently among us. Then that is Hypocrisy.
We have our responsibility as Christians but we have to serve the LORD unconditionally, just like what HE did for us. Yes we read the Bible but we also must understand those verses in it. We go to Church every Sunday but we must reflect with the messages that HE wants us to know. We pray to HIM for HIS guidance and blessings but we must return the favor that we ask because not all prayers are answered, we often lose our FAITH, if our prayers were not answered. We do volunteer to do good works, but we are boasting it (Eph 2:9). We easily judge unbelievers, because we think we are perfect. Nobody is perfect in this world, There is no righteous no not one (Romans 3:10), we are all SINNERS.
GOD don’t want us to live perfect lives, but he wants us to live a life that we know HIM as our Father and Savior (John 14:6), Blessings are just coming your way if you follow HIM genuinely, be humble and don’t be proud (James 4:6), Christ the son of God humble himself (Phil 2:8), and He died on the cross to save us (John 3:16).
GOD gives the toughest battle to HIS children, but it’s up to us if we Trust HIM. He will never fail us for HE has plans for each one of us. Blessings will come for those who are willing to wait. Let’s learn how to perservere ourselves, for He also shows patience to us, and despite that we all have sinned HE still willing to forgive and embrace us. HE is Faithful enough to be misunderstood.
He alone is faithful and true
He alone knows what is best for yourselves
God is too wise to be mistaken
God is too good to be unkind
But when you don’t understand
When you don’t see His plan
When you can’t trace His hand
Trust His heart.
- Bobbie Mason-