Why you will hear a lot about SIMPLE here.
It is becoming increasingly harder for Christians to understand their purpose, lead their families, build their careers, and most importantly understand God’s voice. As time goes by, folks who gravitate towards religion rather than relationship begin to embrace perspectives that are not scriptural. They adapt scripture to propagate their spiritual pride. They then manipulate others with spiritual prowess and Biblical knowledge; everything seems to be in its perfect place but, at their core there is a continual battle raging. Our adversary is at war with us and wants to twist our understanding of God’s Word. Perpetuated by misnomers and the selfish motivations of religious folk, our failure and lack of desire to drink from the cistern of the Water of the Word has left us dry. There are many believers today, some who are considered to be folks of profound faith that will tell you that where the Lord is leading them and how to navigate it all for His glory is foggy or indiscernible and that a walk of faith in Christ is difficult at best.
It has taken many years for me to understand the path that the Lord has had me on and for many those years in ministry, construction, and various other occupations I have stumbled on and off of it. After a season of repentance, confession, and devotion to renewing the simplicity of a walk with the Lord it has been on my heart to share the simple truths of Christianity; Simple Faith; and a genuine, intimate, real-deal relationship with Jesus; that for so many years had evaded me and clouded my walk with the Lord because of my own sinful pride.
God Justifies the Ungodly!
Here is the Good News, (Romans 3:20-4:5) God justifies the ungodly who trust in him. God acquits the guilty! While I have frequently stumbled in life, God has been gracious! This understanding is crucial to the success of folks who desire to walk closely with the Lord, and are wanting to enjoy their freedom to be who God created them to be but who struggle with depression, isolation, their own sins, hearing from the Lord, and moving past the mistakes of their past. There are many who live in a perpetual state of condemnation or have been unable to accept forgiveness. They carry with them a constant reminder of their faults. This comes from many angles. Churches, family and loved ones, even friends often do not know how to navigate the messy side of forgiveness. Ultimately restoration through the justification of Christ is immediate but the rest of His followers have a tendency to dole it out over long periods of time and as they see fit. I have been on these types of journeys and have been learning how to walk in the full-on provisions of Christ. It is something that we as Christians need to revel in and I have committed to share this message and my story with those who will hear it, one on one, and in simple settings. It is my story! It is just one of the many things the Lord has began in me; Post Churchianity, post religiosity, post the acknowledgment of my personal depravity and forgiveness of my real and hidden sins, and all the other things that cultural christianity didn't want to bother with because it left their rooms messy! In His presence (His room) I, the ungodly, have been justified! I, the guilty, have been acquitted! Simply put, I am forgiven!