I thank God for you often an Spiritual Growth for Women Ministry". My pray is that the ministry will growth and that by the end of the year, I will be financially able to go out to minister in women's homeless shelters. I would like to be able to pass out care packages. Thank you for your support.
I have heard from a lot of the younger generation, that becoming a Christian is too much work. They tend to think of God as some big judge, that is writing down everything that you do wrong. God is not taking notes, He already had the notes before you were even in existence. I have also heard that being a Christian is no fun and that it is scary for some people. The reason why they think that it is scary is because, they believe that God is going to punish them for every thing that they do wrong.
The most dangerous thing about this type of thinking is that if you are not a believer, or at least trying to practice living righteous you should be afraid of the consequences. You are spending more time thinking about how bad it is to be a Christian, you need to think about how dangerous it is not to be a Christian. Being a Christian is not a religion, it is a way of life. It simply means that you have decided to try to live a life Christ-like, that is the meaning of being a Christian.
You think that being a Christian (dedicating your life to Christ), has too many rules. You read the Word of God and say to yourself that you can't follow all those rules. When I first started reading the bible, I thought that God was mean. I read all about the wars and punishments that were handed down to disobedient people; and I just knew that I would not make the cut. I also felt very sorry for Job, because he did not do anything wrong, but was tested so harshly. True God did give Job double for his trouble, but I thought about how sad Job must have been losing his entire family.
I don't get hung up on whether people are Baptist, Protestant, Catholic, etc. As long as you believe that Christ died, was buried and rose again for you to live eternity in heaven with Him. Being a Christian can be a lot of fun. If you began to attend Church regularly and try to get involved in some church activities, you will find out that you can have a lot of fun. I do know that you won't be in any less of a situation than you are already in, if you don't. I know that the music is different, but I love to get my praise on in church. Come out of the club and dance in church for the Lord. Try getting high on Jesus instead of drugs that will cause you pain and maybe even death. You never know when that last hit or puff is going to come.
When I decided to give my life to Jesus, I mean really go for it; I had to give up a lot of worldly things. I was afraid that I would not make it without a blunt everyday. I just changed a little bit at a time. Now, I feel that I owe it to God to minister to others to help them. I want to work for Jesus, and His job is to keep all his sheep safe. I want to have the same goals and mission statement as God does. If you just try a little bit at a time, you will make it. God is not some huge judge making note of all your shortcomings and every little mistake that you make. This is a journey and you will make mistakes, but because of God's grace and mercy He is not taking notes. LET US PRAY!
Heavenly Father, I ask you to forgive me of my sins, anything that I might have said or done that did not bring glory to your holy name, forgive me Lord. I pray that you show me how to live a Christian and still have more fun, than I did when I was in the world, in Jesus name, Amen!