Its come to my attention,that so many Christian young people have forgot the meaning of living a life of righteousness. As a kid growing up in the church I comstantly heard preachers,sunday school teachers,youth leaders etc. have always emphasized on inspiring us to be like Jesus,and seek his kingdom first over our own personal intentions and opinions. It disturbs me that some placed in leadership or other positions have lost the importance of the dinamics of being a Christian, a Christ follower, a loving person at that. I understand where modernism takes place and todays society tends to influence people,but lets not forget there is a lost soul out there, who maybe you can be their only hope. Instead there are meetings and conferences and gatherings in repetition of things youth already know and understand. Its just a thought,a mere opinion you can say, but its my understanding of today. As of now I will continue to seek righteousness and attempt to bring as many lost as close to God as I can.
These passages I read really impacted me.
"Quit your worship charades. I can't stand your trivial religious games: Monthly conferences, weekly Sabbaths, special meetings—meetings, meetings, meetings—I can't stand one more! Meetings for this, meetings for that. I hate them! You've worn me out! I'm sick of your religion, religion, religion, while you go right on sinning. When you put on your next prayer-performance, I'll be looking the other way. No matter how long or loud or often you pray, I'll not be listening. And do you know why? Because you've been tearing people to pieces, and your hands are bloody. Go home and wash up. Clean up your act. Sweep your lives clean of your evildoings so I don't have to look at them any longer. Say no to wrong. Learn to do good. Work for justice. Help the down-and-out. Stand up for the homeless. Go to bat for the defenseless. " Isaiah 1:16-17 (The Message) 13-17
"I can't stand your religious meetings. I'm fed up with your conferences and conventions. I want nothing to do with your religion projects, your pretentious slogans and goals. I'm sick of your fund-raising schemes, your public relations and image making. I've had all I can take of your noisy ego-music. When was the last time you sang to me? Do you know what I want? I want justice—oceans of it. I want fairness—rivers of it. That's what I want. That's all I want."Amos 5:21-24 (The Message) 21-24
Thank you for reading, God bless :)