Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Change is here! Check it out and Im back!


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What does it mean to be saved? What does it mean to be the Salt and the Light of the world? Well the bible says we are the salt of the earth, and what happens to salt when it loses its taste? Its no good. In fact, its just used to step on when it snows right? At least thats what we do with it!
Anyways, I just wanted to give a quick update and let you all know that I am alive, well, and I am totally revamping this blog! We have left the UPC affliated church, not because we do not believe in ONE GOD, or any other doctrine, but only because we will not follow condemnation from MAN, God brings love and light and we are called to be 'salt and light' to the world, not to bring condemnation to those that do no follow him yet. If we are to win souls, and thats MY goal, then we have to do it by showing our fruit. Showing that we ARE THE LIGHT, and by not losing the flavor of our salt ;)
Now, I get that the bible calls us out to be 'different', and 'set apart' from the world. And we should be. But does this scripture refer to how we DRESS, or our HAIR? or does it have something deeper, such as "being kind, being loving, showing mercy, showing grace, forgiving". You can dress head to toe in what your church wants you to in order to be considered "righteous" by men, but what is in your heart? Have you witnessed about Christs love today to anyone? Have you helped a stranger? Offered a meal to a needy person? Have you dined with sinners and told them of how God has changed your life? Or are you too busy worrying about how so and so cut their hair? Or maybe you are too busy on Facebook attacking those that are not living just like you.
Whatever the case, please know that Jesus came here for the SINNERS. He did not come here for the righteous, he did not come for those that have it all. We need to get back to being "apostolic" aka "apostle like". And that is what I will be doing and my new message through this page will be.
Also, I will be speaking about the healing journey from Childhood sexual abuse, and how the Lord God is the only thing that ever gave me my peace. New changes are coming so bear with me while Im under constructions. Also included will be snippets from my business, my newborn and family photography business, just images of my work and also my family; gotta have the personal things too :) I will be taking guest contributors as well. I want to write at least two blog posts a week for you all!

Much love,
Make it your goal to share Gods love with ONE person today!

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2 comments:

  1. Hi Sister! I am so sorry you have had such a bad experience. I went through the same when I first became Pentecostal, but luckily, I found a UPC that does not condemn. Our Pastor says it is not for us to judge, that it is up to God to make the changes.

    As far as our dress, and long hair, the Bible DOES tell us that we are to have long hair according to 1 Corinthians 11:1-16, 1 Corinthians 11:3, and 1 Corinthians 7 All this being said, again, it is not for us to criticize others for not abiding by this. It is between the person and God.

    When I first became Pentecostal, I was still wearing make-up, and I happen to wear a set of Culots (spelling) to church. They were not short, but it could be seen that they were not a skirt. The preacher came up to me afterward and told me that I couldn't wear them anymore because I was being a "bad influence" on his parisheners. It upset me, and luckily we moved shortly after that and I found this wonderful UPC here in Comanche. It is a loving church full of loving people who do not judge. Anyway, I understand your dilemma, but don't let one "ill-natured" church turn you away from your faith. Also, sometimes it is not actually condemnation by others, but conviction from God and people misinterpret. I pray that you will find another loving church that will let God do the work in you that He wants to do without we humans putting our two cents worth in. God Bless! Thank you for coming by my blog. I have been on a break from my blog as well, but I hope to be getting back into it as I have really felt the conviction of God on my heart. I hope I didn't offend you by telling you these things. I look forward to hearing from you again. I say them in the Love of Christ,

    PJ

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