I have told you a few times about a part of the testimony of my conversion. As many of you know, I was born and raised in an evangelical church, and I got out of the way when I was about eighteen.
I gave myself to God some time later. With this, I began to live Christianity in such a way that, looking back, I saw how eighteen years inside the church I was completely empty and meaningless.
In fact, I’m sure that’s why I gave up living a life with God. The truth is that even years in the church, I still had no idea who my Lord was.
Are we really being Christians?
In this new stage of my life, trying to live with Jesus with all my heart, I began to realize that not all who call themselves Christians have lived in a way that this “title” requires living. Far from me wanting to judge or say that someone is wrong. I do not have that power and I do not want to have it. My intention is to lead you to a reflection on your own lives. About how is your practice of Christianity based on what I have lived.
Everywhere I nail some message. And for almost every person I talk to every day. I say how we should look at our way of living in order to be in line with the Father’s will. Only in this way is it possible to experience God’s so-called “good, perfect and pleasing will” to us.
1 Peter 1:15 “But as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all that you do.”
My intention with this text is not just to say that each one sanctify himself even more. That we must purify ourselves daily, we already know and hit this same key several times.
Do not live a shallow Christianity
I say to all the brethren to not live a shallow Christianity. Where the principle is religiosity and not love. I am irritated to see how some believe they should only be “good citizens” and go to church once a week to “be accepted” by God. Or that they treat the Lord as a steward who must meet their personal and social needs.
God should not give you a new job or a comfortable life for you. He may well do so because he loves us above our understanding. But over all things, He is still God, sovereign. As for us, we decide whether we are servants or not.
Who is the one who decides to be “half-servant”? And what servant has the right to not do what his lord commands him to do? That is why I say: seek God in a deep and intense way. Strive to avoid the evil of the world and at the same time to dedicate themselves to prayer, reading the Word and reflecting on it. It is impossible to try to know God without hearing His voice and creating relationship through the Bible.
Be steady on the rock
A strong tree can hardly be cut off. While one that is hollow inside, has no resistance. So it falls with few blows from someone who is trying to cut it.
Luke 6:46 “Why do you call me” Lord, Lord, “and do not do what I say? (47) I will show you to everyone who comes to me, listen to my words and (48) This is like a man who built a house when he dug, and opened a deep ditch, and laid the foundation upon the rock: and when the flood came, the waters beat against that house, and could not shake it: (49) But he that heareth, and doeseth not, is like unto a man that buildeth a house upon the earth, without foundation, and when the waters hath beaten against it, then it collapsed: and it came to pass that great was the ruin of that house. “
For a more personal contact with me, find me at instagram by the name @zmbrandao. You can also follow @bibliajfa‘s profile!
Do not forget to send us your testimony by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. We want to hear about your experiences with God.
I tried really hard to osfollow the mormon . My life became an still is soe lonely I dont know why God would want me to be so unhappy I now live in a nursing home an as the end
Good extortation bless u
Powerful message!! Thanks for sharing!!
God bless u brother, thanks for all words about the Lord. We need the word’s God inside us and each day we need practice this words to improve our intimacy with God.
It is always great to feel a part of people who truely reveal their earnest love for God. Thank you for sharing.
God is love. I believe you said this in love and am so grateful for your walk. I’m hearing the same things. We must love, we must read and we must strive to avoid the temptations of the world. This does not mean life is restrictive. Quite the opposite. I believe God delights in the creativity and imagination He gave us. I would encourage everyone to do things for God and pair it with Him because ultimately He is perfection and knows what’s missing in your heart. Don’t serve the god in the mirror or the one across the bed. Serve Him. Trust Him. He is worthy of it. Eternity awaits. I can’t wait to see you all there! God bless you all brothers and sisters. We have a good God even when the world isn’t. Never forget that!
I am a first time reader on your blog…I really enjoyed that testimony. We just lost our Pastor a couple of months ago and we are in the process of searching for another Pastor. This man was also my Uncle and that made the lost twice has hard to deal with…..we are just trying to use his template that he left for use to use….He was the Pastor for 35 years and did a lot for the community and young people.
This was a convicting read for me, I have been struggling to live a life of service. I am drawn to worldly possessions and even aggravated about the weight of God’s commands and desires for my life. I am struggling to put my old self to death and hate both myself and God at times… I hope that God will work out all that’s in my heart but am struggling to even love myself at times. Pray for me please
Wise words. Thank you for sharing. May God bless you.
PRAISE The LORD brother, its wonderful that a young man such as yourself Love GOD IN TRUTH! We must be honest with GOD and ourselves, because GOD knows us. I appreciate what ur blog jus said . I do hope that you know about being baptized In JESUS NAME AND BEING FILLED WITH THE HOLYGHOST. According to Acts 2:38.people don’t want to accept it, ITS TRUE. THE PLAN OF SALVATION. NOT TITLES…FATHER OR SON OR REPEAT AFTER ME BUT BEING BAPTIZED IN HIS NAME.I LOVE YOU IN JESUS NAME. You have a blessed day
PRAISE The LORD brother, its wonderful that a young man such as yourself Love GOD IN TRUTH! We must be honest with GOD and ourselves, because GOD knows us. I appreciate what ur blog jus said . I do hope that you know about being baptized In JESUS NAME AND BEING FILLED WITH THE HOLYGHOST. According to Acts 2:38.people don’t want to accept it, ITS TRUE. THE PLAN OF SALVATION. NOT TITLES…FATHER OR SON OR REPEAT AFTER ME BUT BEING BAPTIZED IN HIS NAME.I LOVE YOU IN JESUS NAME.
Wow God bless you man
God also draw me to do your will.
I would like to hear more about your ministry.
I live a shallow faith, fear anxiety rule my life. I don’t blame God for this, but my understanding of this is not clear. God has blessed me so much in life and my failure to feel and hear God is my sins.
Michael- I too live in fear and anxiety. But, by memorizing God’s Word on these, I can change each day, hour, minute to His Will, not mine.
You can do this too. Right here on this bible app. Search the words “fear” and “anxiety; then write just one verse for each down and read it over and over! You will feel His Peace as you do this.
You should also open your Bible and recite a Psalm to Him. God will love hearing from you. Trust me. At 62 years old, it’s work, but He makes it work for you.
God Bless you 🙏
Thank you for your kind words and wisdom, I will follow this Godly plan.
Thanks for that message. Be blessed
Thanks for the inspiration you have given me.be blessed.
I Ashley and am really empowered and encouraged by the above message.actully majority of people that claim to be christians absolutely know nothing about what the tiltle means .may God have mercy on his people and open them their spiritual eyes to understand the secret behind leading a Christianity life,and serving him in truth and in spirit.
God bless you brother !
It’s interesting !
Thank you this is alote like my story..
Mr. Brandao I thank the Lord for the spiritual maturity he has given you at such a young age. I know that the Lord will use your life widely to help, change the carnal, religious and self centered christians mindset into a God, Christ and Holy Spirit filled Christians