It’s not easy being a Christian in a modern world. I have always been a warring child, and thus a warring woman. Yes, it’s true, I’ve always had a warring spirit within me. You might say I was very much like Isaiah, Rahab, or Peter. I am afraid of what that may mean, because their lives were definitely saved, but they went through horrendous suffering in life. Nonetheless, that is my DNA. I think God had planned on my being a warrior in prayer, because that is how I approach prayer, like a warrior who wants to eradicate evil, and save those who are weak and in need.
People like to make people like me out to be corny, nerdy, or worse, rebellious. But it serves a purpose when you’re a Christian, or I like to call myself better, a “Christ believer,” because the title “Christian” has become filled with yeast, or dilluted by so many who call themselves as such, but like me, they have trouble abiding.
As a little girl, I always had trouble listening to my parents because I was quite observing and critical. If they told me to obey Jesus, but they had trouble, I’d say: “Why should I, you don’t. I’ll figure it out myself.”
Looking back, there is no way I can say any longer, that my parents were poor parents; on the contrary, they were wonderful saints of Christ, why? Because they failed miserably as human beings, but they remained steadfast in their belief in Christ. That is the “ticket to ride,” when it comes to following the Lord.
When I think of the little rebel I was ALL MY LIFE, it stands to reason I have a lot of consequences that won’t go away now, much like Corrie Ten Boom. For you younger people, it would do you good to look her up.
Yes, I am a wild horse when it comes to ADHERING to the instruction of others, but then again, I also am stubbornly sticking to the Lord, regardless of my human failings, which means: yes, I’m human, but I am saved by the grace of God through Jesus the God-Man, the Christ.
Like the criminal on the cross next to Jesus who asked to be remembered, I am rebellious in many ways in society. I’m not a follower of people or trends, it’s true, though I’ve let them influence my decision making at times, and usually mixed with my interpretation of what I think is best, admittedly I haven’t made very good choices. But one thing I know: “forgetting what is behind me, and looking toward the prize of the high calling of Christ Jesus, I press forward…” So it’s all good. Life is tough, but God is tougher, and God is training his children to be more like him–tougher than steel.
I think I’ll just ride the storm with God. Here is a bunch of research articles, websites, and topical subjects on my beliefs. Blessings upon this earth and mercy big time to all who read this.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18English Standard Version (ESV)
16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.