Howdy ladies and gents, now how long has it been since I last wrote a post? Long enough I guess. Why has it taken me this long to write? I dunno…but i think it has to do with the fact that I’ve run out of ideas very quickly and obviously because of my laziness. Why am I writing again? Maybe because I’ve been in a decent mood recently and I think this month has something to do with it too(kind of like April). Enough of the interrogations, I’m here again and that is all that matters and this time I plan to release posts at least once a month (God-willing). So today I want to divert from my comfort zone – soccer to be precise – and try something I’ve never done before. PREACH. Yup, you heard me right today I’m going all holy and divine on you lot. Let’s begin by talking Christianity. What is Christianity or better yet who is a Christian? Simple, someone who believes in Christ is termed a Christian.
Most of us are born into Christian homes and accept it without even knowing what it entails to be a follower of Christ, neither do we question it. We believe it’s enough just to accept the tag ‘Christian’. Christianity has become a one way cycle for many so-called believers, – including me – we wake up and recite something we think is prayer, go about our daily business, read the bible, go to church Sundays and the cycle continues in that order. I recently asked my mom if Jesus was a Christian to which she answered no after thinking for about ten minutes, and I started to wonder what Jesus really believed in when he lived among men some two thousand years ago. He was God first of all, He came to save us from the bondage of sin and usher us to a new era of divine grace, He also came to teach us what it is like living for Him (God) which he did in human form in order to encourage us to try and achieve perfection. Only God is perfect but we are urged to strive for perfection as Jesus plainly states in His teaches during the Sermon on the Mount; Matthew 5: 48.
Personally I view perfection as a never ending ladder; just climb and aim for the next step. No one is perfect, but Christ throws this challenge to us encouraging us to try our hardest to be spotless. Christianity is not about the term and our outer appearance as many deem it to be, it’s about a close and cordial bond between man and God, hence prayer being referred to as a convo between us and God. When praying, let’s try and interact with Him, let’s joke, be truthful and sincere with Him because He is the only one who truly knows us and trusts us fully. Clearly another problem with the modern-day Christian is how we view God. Most of us – and I’m not even joking – see Him as an all-powerful King with long gray hair (Gandalf like) sitting on His throne with a staff always prepared to exact punishment on us should we sin against Him. Nope and I can personally vouch for Him here; he is nothing of the sort. God is love, and we see in Corinthians the way of love. For a change, think of God as your bestest bestie, someone you are not shy of and someone you respect and is sincere with, do this and trust me he will open up to you in ways you never knew possible. God is fun, and Christianity is freedom in God’s world, now I know most of us are in situations where we think all hope is lost but as Christianly cliché as this may sound I urge us to believe in Him and leave everything to my ‘Main Man’ . As much as I’m God’s number one fan, I’m human and I’m definitely not without blemish. Honestly I’m not a big fan of churches recently (something I tend to work on) because I feel we do not get the level of education I feel we should be receiving there, personally I think it’s gone all too spiritual at the moment with most congregants not really knowing what they really stand for.
Before I sign out I would like to encourage us to try God in another way, let’s get to know and understand Him only then can we claim to do his will. I’m going to leave us all with a quote from a book I’m reading (The Shack by William Young). ‘’No matter what God’s power may be, the first aspect of God is never that of the absolute master, the Almighty. It is that of the God who puts himself on our human level and limits Himself.