Over the last few years I’ve seen a handful of friends walk away from the church, and I don’t mean walking away from the church only, but walking away from God and renouncing their faith. Mind you, most of them were zealous and committed believers, people I admired and people who helped me grow in my own faith, but something happened along the way and they are no longer around.
Why did they walk away? Was it hurts from the church? An immoral relationship? Money? Doubt?
I don’t know.
The reason can be many. Plus, I don’t make the judgment calls. That I’ll leave to God. Nonetheless, people fall away. It happened in the first century church and it still happens today. Continue reading “3 Clear Signs that You Might be Drifting from God”
One of the most insightful scriptures I’ve ever read is Jeremiah 17:9. It speaks so much truth into what human nature is like. Here is what it says:
“The heart is deceitful above all things
and beyond cure.
Who can understand it?”
Above All Things
Above all things and beyond cure! I don’t know about you, but that really pops out to me. I mean, your heart, the very centre of your being, your emotions, your will is deceitful above anything else. The truth is, our motivations change like the hands on a clock. At any given point, I could have the purest motivation in my endeavours, however, in an instance, that could change.
Continue reading “Why Our Hearts are Deceitful Above All Things”
As someone who grew up on Hip Hop and has a genuine appreciation for the art form, I can’t help but notice the falsehood and deceit found in the rap industry. The rap industry has a reputation for promoting rappers that succumb to the demands of major labels even if it means rapping lyrics that they don’t believe in or simply don’t live out.
Continue reading “Trapped Behind Bars”
At times, I think that all the answers to my questions should be given to me instantly. I live in a fast-paced world, one with instant gratification easily attained. So I guess that explains my desire for immediate answers.
Continue reading “How Entitlement Destroys Gratitude”