Monday, December 14, 2009

Safe Jesus ≠ Real Jesus

I'm in search of the real Christ, the real faith, and the the life of salvation. I'm trying to get past all the Jesus on a stage, Jesus in the movie, Jesus on the canvas, or Jesus on the cross. I'm looking for the Jesus who lived, loved, taught, saved, freed, healed, captivated, cared, listened, spoke, died and rose again. I'm looking for what He said, HIS way. I don't want another person's interpretation of this or that, I want to know what He said, and what He meant. This requires the Spirit working in me to discern this to me through scripture and prayer. I'm looking for the the real faith. I don't want a Sundays and Wednesdays faith, I'm in the hunt for the biblical faith, the mountain moving, life changing, healing, saving holy faith. Christ showed us that faith, then we saw it passed on to his disciples. This means I know it exists, and that it's obtainable, luckily for me it's got a map to reach it: Scripture. I'm also in search of the life of salvation. Up until the moment you tell Christ your love for him, in a strange way it's easy. Surprisingly, it's after you are saved that's harder, but in a different way. I'm looking for my new potential you could say. I'm trying to see where God is asking me to go, where to follow, where to lead. I'm in essence trying trying to get down to the basics of what Christ is after. Burn away stereotypes, traditions, assumptions, fears. I want to be a part of the Kingdom of Heaven, not church. I need to let go of the things that hold me back from doing so, and I also need to help others be liberated from those things. I have to end myself as well, my issues with lust, envy, and pride. I have to find a way to cut the baggage loose or I will tear myself apart before I ever get anywhere.

Much Love,

Here's a quote to live by:

While women weep, as they do now, I'll fight; while children go hungry, as they do now I'll fight; while men go to prison, in and out, in and out, as they do now, I'll fight; while there is a drunkard left, while there is a poor lost girl upon the streets, while there remains one dark soul without the light of God, I'll fight-I'll fight to the very end! --William Booth


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