happy blogiversary to me!
A year ago today, I published my very first blog post. It would only be fitting if I published another one today. So, here it goes.
If you listen to a Christian radio station, then you have probably heard the song “Do Something” by Matthew West. I encourage you to listen to the song before, or while you read this post. If you actually listen to the words, you can learn a lot. A preacher once told me that if you are going to physically sing praise and worship songs, then you should actually listen to the words and know what you are saying.
A lot of questions that arise about God or Christianity are, “If God is so loving, then why do bad things happen, why does he send people to hell, etc.”
We often wonder why God isn’t moving in people’s lives, why people are in slavery, why people are living in poverty, why there is war, etc. If you really want to know the answers to those questions, then get to know your Creator. Here’s what I’ve learned:
- God is moving in people’s lives.
Just because you do not see God moving in your life (fyi: He always is, we are just too self-consumed to realize it most of the time) does not mean He is not moving in other people’s lives. Over the past several months, I find encouragement by watching God move in other people’s lives. My cousin for example, the one that is in prison, has faith like a child, and it is the most precious thing ever. He does not question God, he just believes. Being able to watch someone who was so broken, consumed with anger, lust, drugs, and everything else, come to Christ and give their life solely to Him is so uplifting. Jeremy would not have been able to resist temptation and change his desires on his own. That is all God’s work. All of God’s glory.
The mind-blowing and amazing thing that we all need to realize: Our Heavenly Father is such a loving, gentle, kind God that chooses to move in our lives. God chooses to bless us. God chooses to comfort us. Somewhere along the way, we got it in our heads that God is supposed to do these things for us. So, why do we blame God for all the bad in the world? God is holy, sinless, and perfect, yet somehow, we tend to believe that all of these bad things are God’s fault.
- We are on this Earth to DO SOMETHING
We are God’s workmanship. We are God’s hand and feet. He created us to glorify Him and make disciples. So how do we do that? Pray. Share the gospel. Fight for Justice. Uplift. Show Christ’s love. Smile. Be comforting. Serve. Adopt. Give. We aren’t going to change the world by standing still. If we want the bad to go away, then we need to make a change. Do not blame such a loving, gracious, and perfect God while questioning His power. If you realllllly want to blame someone, then blame Adam and Eve. But while we are on this Earth, let’s do something. Challenge yourself to be a change in this world. I promise you that YOU, yes, YOU, can make a difference.
“So I shook my fist at Heaven and said, ‘God why don’t you do something'”
“He said, ‘I did, I created YOU.'”
Ephesians 2:10 “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”