The past year has been a tough one for me. I’ve had highs and lows that have sculpted me into a man who I would not have recognized months before. I did one of the best things in my life and possibly one of the most dangerous: I asked God for something.
I’ve been very transparent about my struggles on here. I even admitted that my posting schedule has dropped significantly because of these struggles. Yesterday, I was talking with a mentee about love, life, and everything in between. God and the concept of prayer came up. While encouraging him through my weakest moments, something I told him resonated with me. Continue reading “Pray WITHOUT ceasing”
I’ve been hearing the same sentiments over and over. Online or in person, people have a bad taste in their mouths about Christianity. Why? Because the “Pastors are pimps. “Congregation is judgmental.” and “no one is Christ-like anymore”.
This weekend I spent a lot of time just existing. It’s good to take some time off of writing to recharge the battery and refill the heart. In the midst of that, I found myself hurting. The more stories I read of misfortune, the more my heart hurts. I really question shouldn’t every Christian feel the same?
As I’ve been making my way through the Bible, I came across an interesting passage in Corinthians. Especially since so I’ve been growing in understanding patriarchy and how these are things affect our thoughts/interactions, I’ve been wondering what the Bible says about it.
Today’s post is dedicated to my pledge daughter Faby, who is all around amazing and is going into finals right now! Send her blessings and positive vibes to her on Twitter @iFabylous Continue reading “Reader’s Choice: Faith is Surrender”
Almost as a continuation of my thoughts yesterday, I had a conversation that expanded my world more. Keeping up with my weekly fasting, I fasted Monday and rested mentally. I didn’t feel like cooking to break my fast, so I went to a new Greek restaurant on Franklin St. called Grk Yeero. Spontaneously, I started up a conversation with the guy at the counter and it changed me.
I’ve been reading through the Gospels and really meditating on its words. I feel like I am trying to read what God is writing and it is really changing my outlook. I’ve shed plenty tears and have been anxious about my everyday life. God’s lesson to me recently has been, “don’t worry about that.”
I’ve had so many conversations in the past month about Christians that struggle with religious doctrine and choosing spirituality over organized religion. It also made me reflect on Christians’ relationship with the sacrifice Jesus made and what it means for us. Are we always forgiven no matter the sin? The answer is very complicated.