Treadmill Treats Monday message
What message are we sending to the world as Christians? Do we show people how much we appreciate what God has done with our lives?
Do we tell what God has given us? Are we grateful for all he had given us? Do we try to explain our faith?
Paul preached to everyone, he didn’t care what color they were, he didn’t care what faith you were, he had a message and he had to tell what God has done for him to everyone.
Today no one wants to talk about their faith, God forbid it might offend someone else who didn’t believe the same, so we tip toe around what we believe, we don’t speak it out loud.
I am one who doesn’t care who you believe in and I’ve said it a hundred times, you can be Jewish, Hindu, Buddha, whatever higher power that gets you through your day is your higher power, I don’t put down anything that does that, it works for you, then good for you!
But today there is still racism , people still have racism, they have classism,they even have faithism, okay I made that up but it’s out there even if it doesn’t have a name.
Even in your church people think they are holier than you, they look down on others, your not dressed a certain way, not Christian enough, don’t have a title, not Christian enough,your not the right color, you don’t seat in the front row, not Christian enough… Sometimes they forgot they are representing the church and God and yet they are so closed minded they are actually turning people away from the church with their behavior.
There are people that are ashamed of the the church they are at, maybe its because they jump up and shout, talk in tongues and are not like other churches. Do you not tell about God’s great works because you are embarrassed? Maybe that’s not the church for you then, maybe the bible is not for you if you can’t be proud of what you believe in, stand up for what you believe in, be willing to die for what you believe in.
Yes, I go to a loud, yes I mean loud, hand clapping, praise God, talk in tongues, dance in the aisle church and yes I am definitely the minority, but before you judge, you need to let me tell you my testimony, you need to know how God spoke through my Bishop to me, how he healed me, how I was broken and now I am whole.
You need to know how this church opened its arms and took me in, that they became my family, they poured such love onto me and healed my broken heart. Yes, was there prejudice with some people there absolutely, again a lesson I learned from Bishop there are sick people in church, heck, I was sick that’s why I was there.
This place is where I feel at home, this place fills my heart with joy, this place and these people give me a peace I never knew, so yes, I will be telling everyone about my church, my Bishop, my family but most importantly about my God and what he has done in my life and continues to do each and every day.
So today my friends, find a place that fills your soul, take your faith to a new level, don’t be ashamed, share the gift God put in you, let others feel what you feel, be a Paul and tell everyone about what God has done in your life, speak it loud and proud.