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Does it always have to be about being Christian?

A while back, a friend of mine had someone ask her if EVERYTHING to her had to be about being a Christian?

This keeps coming into my head.  I keep answering the question up in there too.  YES.  It really does need to be all about FOLLOWING JESUS.  That is what Christian means, right?  If I call myself a Christian, I’m a follower of Christ.  Therefore, YES, EVERYTHING falls under that.

Being a Christian to me is like nothing else I am.  It’s as constant as the fact that I’m a woman, but still not the same.  It’s more than that.  Being a Christian involves much more than just gender or culture or the color of my skin.  It is what holds everything I am together.  How did I do it before I was born again??? –is the question I ask myself over and over.

I pray that everyday I become more and more like Christ.  That is what Christians are supposed to strive for, right?  We are supposed to live CHRIST-LIKE.  We are supposed to press on toward the reward that is awaiting us BECAUSE JESUS CHRIST, emphasizing CHRIST (since I’m talking about CHRISTian here) gave His life so we could have it.

DOES THIS MEAN that I can’t be friends with non-Christians?  NO.  Does this mean I’m “holier than thou?”  HAHAHA…no! Does this mean I can only love those who love Jesus?  NO!  I’m to love my neighbor and that is EVERYONE. (Mark 12:31) There are no stipulations in the Bible that say I’m to only love people just like me.  I’m supposed to love ALL Y’ALL!   I do believe that is what I will try my hardest to do.

Soooooooooooo…

DOES IT ALWAYS HAVE TO BE ABOUT BEING CHRISTIAN?

TO ME…

Yes.  I have chosen to be a Christian.

I HAVE DECIDED.

Reminds me of a song.  (Like most things do!)

Check these guys out—

Haters gonna hate…

I have this going through my head today!  Some people just hate others.  WHY!?!

No matter how much you are loved in this life, I promise you, there will be someone, somewhere hating on you.  They may be just doing it in their brain or actually voicing it to another individual.  It is a given.  They might not even know you.  Maybe they just don’t like your name or see a picture of you that allows them to proclaim a false judgement about you.  (WE’VE ALL DONE THAT BEFORE!)

You CANNOT make everyone happy.  You can try and do whatever you can for others, support causes and lift up those who are down, show people love and strive to put your love into action all you want, but there will ALWAYS be that person or persons who still can’t seem to love you back.  They look passed all the lengths you go to in order to make their life or world a better place.  They just can’t see it.  Who knows why they can’t?  They have their reasons.  They might just like to hate others.  Maybe even hate everything!  (that is so weird to me)  I just want to shake people like that.  That would probably just make them hate me more.  (…and call the authorities ..Haha!)

I used to allow this kind of stuff to bother me.  It weighed on my mind and made me feel like I did something wrong.  I would try to think up ways I could MAKE them like me just a little bit.  I might have even dreamed that perhaps one day they would come over to the LOVE SIDE and really join in the HAPPY CLAWSON DANCE.  (like I really have one of those…haha)

I don’t let that stuff bother me anymore.  Of course, I still hope they choose love over hate, but I don’t allow their choice to effect my choice.  They may be very annoyed at the fact that I’m happy.  Maybe that is why they hate me?  Do you realize how ridiculous THAT sounds?  I finally figured it out!

I can choose to do my happy dance or smile continuously OR look on the bright side of things even amidst the haters.

That word “haters” seems so extreme, but if it’s not love, what is it?

Go spread your hate…

I STILL CHOOSE AND WILL ALWAYS CHOOSE THE OPPOSITE.

Cuz the haters gonna hate hate hate hate hate…

I’m gonna shake shake shake shake shake…

(Watch this awesome video below for a laugh!  2:44 is my favorite second!)

Song of the Day

My great friend who WON a luncheon/concert decided I was the blessed one to accompany her to this shindig today.  LOVE!  It was a great event which truly blessed me.  We got to listen to Brandon Heath sing, talk, answer questions and tell us more about his hygiene than we might of wanted to know.  It was entertaining, funny and a total hoot!

I’m going to share my fave song of the day below.  It truly spoke to me.  It made me think of the song— This World Is Not My Home, because it truly is, no matter what–going to be ALRIGHT.  This is not my home.  When I leave here, it’s alright (really better than alright), because you know where I will be.  Love this song!

I thank YOU

We got to see the Kingdom Heirs last week at Dollywood.  They were seriously my favorite.  Here is the song I absolutely fell in love.  It perfectly lists things I’m so thankful for!

SOOOOOOOOO MANY REASONS TO BE THANKFUL!

For the times YOU kept me safe and sound…

For drying my tears…

Keeping me steady…

PEACE LIKE A RIVER…

For peace like a river…

The OLD RUGGED CROSS…

setting me free…

supplying my need…

I thank YOU

Without Him

Do you ever feel things just aren’t right?

You ask yourself, “What am I doing wrong?”

Maybe you go through your day thinking you are forgetting something?

Perhaps nothing is going the way you expected it to?

I think we all have those moments.  This life throws so many crazy things at us like a monkey at the zoo!  (you know what they throw)  We wake up with aches and pains we didn’t have a few days ago.  Our loved ones pass away.  We have devastating news or circumstances.  We just feel blah today.  How do we do it?

I just got on my knees and prayed for two separate families who have lost such a vital part of their family structure this week.  I know they feel like the air has been sucked right out of their lungs.  They are in such pain, it truly is heartbreaking for everyone who knows them even just a little bit.

On my knees, I thanked God for the awesome things that will come out of these tragedies.  I heard those words come out of my mouth and then found myself surprised at it.  What did I just say?  Then into my brain came….Awesome things can come out of pain when eyes turn to Jesus. There was the answer.  JESUS is the answer!

Then I also asked God to show them Him in all of this, because they can’t do it RIGHT without Him.  Nothing can be done RIGHT without him.  You can think it’s all good and be satisfied, but you are missing out on the endless possibilities that are available when you do not lean on your own understanding, but fully put your trust in HIM.  Let me repeat this, NOTHING can be done RIGHT without HIM.

God just showed me things in my prayer that I needed to remember.  I need to keep remembering and I pray that these two families can as well especially right now.  That is what I’m praying for the most.

GOD is Awesome.  There is nothing impossible when He is in the mix.

Do you feel like things just aren’t right?

Wonder what you are doing wrong?

Forgetting something?

Life just not turning out the way you expected it?

Are you WITHOUT HIM?

Please let Elvis explain it in his rendition of WITHOUT HIM:

Things are going to be much better…

…if you only will.

I love James Taylor.  Hope you listened to the song.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Show love everyday.

#thankfulEVERYday

#love

#GODisLove

#happyDAYeveryDAY

Jesus loves you and so do I!

HE knows my name…

This song is so meaningful to me…  it makes me feel so loved and helps me REMEMBER what is important especially on days when I don’t feel real appreciated.  I DON’T NEED TO BE APPRECIATED…All I need is God –who calls me chosen, forgiven, treasured…  He is what I’m doing, whatever I’m doing, for–not for applause or my name in lights…

This video is a LIVE recording.  I usually don’t like live recordings so much, but this one is just so sweet and beautiful.

Have a listen:

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