Update: 08/04/2020– In since writing this post, I’ve been able to come to the conclusion that a blog audience is NOT the same as a church congregation in which a pastor preaches a sermon. I wanted to honor scripture and make sure I was not overstepping my role with my blog. But I’ve since understood better with scripture that having a blog and male readers is okay. I have since changed my blog tagline back to its original, “Drawing Closer To God From The Inside Out.” I will have a post explaining further my thoughts on the topic.
I’ve been taken a step back recently from the blog and have been soaking more scripture in. There are a lot of things I want to cover, and I realize I can’t do it all at once.
Many of these topics people struggle with. I’m not here to persuade, but I’m here to inform. There is something I want to make clear about my blog.
My ministry is for women.
I’m not here to have the authority of scripture for a man. That’s not my role, and I want that to be clear for my blog. I’m not here to instruct men, but women.
That doesn’t mean I’m going to feminize every single post of mine either. My blog has never been about that, but I do want to work harder at covering some topics particularly for women.
I want women to be encouraged to know scripture and to draw closer to Jesus. I want women to be aware of false teachings and eventually I plan to call out false teachers! But again, I want to do it properly.
If people are going to walk down a path that leads to destruction, and pull down others with them, we are CALLED TO WARN!
It’s not gossip. It’s not to point fingers. But if there are wolves then people need to be warned! It’s as simple as that. How will people know who to be careful around if we just tiptoe so as not to hurt feelings? We know something is toxic because we know the name of it.
I’ve been afraid because I know teachers are judged more critically, and I never wanted to be a teacher for that reason. But if you look at my blog and how the Lord has guided me, rebuked me, and helped me… I very much am in a teacher’s position.
I have been afraid and wanted to run because I know people struggle with topics I bring up. I am more than aware I might lose people… maybe people I’ve known for years on this platform. But to not go forward because I want to cater to people’s feelings versus pointing to the truth of Christ that saves souls… I NEED to care more about your soul than how you’re going to feel about what I have to say.
And it grieves me.
It hurts me that people are fallen and they refuse to see the truth. That false teachers have these disgusting teachings that are itching to the ears, filling the belly, puffing up the ego, and hardening hearts against sound doctrine!
It hurts that in order to point people to Jesus that means we will be hated and, man, is it the truth. It angers me the false Jesus of this world is soft, bent backwards to cater to people’s feelings, and will immediatey become ashes when put through the fire of the living God!
People don’t want to hear what Jesus actually stood for! REPENT FOR THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS AT HAND!
Talk about sin alone and there’s a high chance you are judged for judging others.
Talk about holy living and people immediately point fingers at the cross, wanting to stay there and not go to the open tomb (the resurrection) that leads to our justification (Romans 4:25) because of the sanctification (1 Thessalonians 5:23, 1 Corinthians 1:08, 1 Corinthians 1:30, Hebrews 4:12, James 1:04, 2 Peter 3:04, 2 Peter Ch. 1, 2 Peter 3:01, Ephesians 4:24) that takes place in our lives because of the renewing of our minds from the Holy Spirit whom we receive from Jesus (Romans 12:02, Ephesians 4:23-24, 1 Peter 1:14), and walking in the way of the Spirit. (Romans 8:05)
But the sufferings of this world do not compare (Romans 8:18), and I want to put precious stones, at least one, on the foundation of Christ so that it is tested through fire and remains. I do not want to put wood, hay, or stubble on the foundation of Christ that is burned up. (1 Corinthians 3:11-13)
I stepped away a bit from my blog because I had to come back better prepared in armor and with a sharp sword of the Spirit (Ephesians 6:17). I am working on making this a daily routine. ❤
Please pray for me, that I do not rely on motivation to encourage and direct women to Christ. Pray that the Lord ministers to me through His word and that He guides with His word. It is through His word (scripture) He both sanctifies us and gives us faith. (John 17:17, Romans 10:17)
I pray if you read a post of mine that you are able to take something from it and that it glorifies God.
(NKJ) Psalm 84:10, “For a day in Your courts is better than a thousand. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of wickedness.”
Monthly Scripture – (NKJ) Psalm 85:05-06, “Will You be angry with us forever? Will You prolong Your anger to all generations? Will You not revive us again, that Your people may rejoice in You?”
Monthly Community Prayer– May 2020
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