James 1:27 "Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world."
I think the the thing that makes me get up out of my seat and makes me want to do something is the oppression and poverty occurring in Africa. I think that is where God wants me to go when I become a missionary. The refugees fleeing their homes, the killings, dictatorship, genocides, all of these things just make me want to cry out and help.
How can I help now? pray to God, help donate money when i can, that is all i can do at this moment. But what angers me to the point of screaming and writing all this down is that there are people who have enough money and waste it on things of this world when they could invest it in people that are worth so much more than anything in this world. Every person is a "one of a kind." If a friend of mine dies nothing will be able to replace them, if a child dies because of lack of food, aids, disease, natural disaster, nothing will be able to replace that one child.
What angers me too is the fact that some churches waste, WASTE money on trying to build a beautiful church or use it on something that will not glorify God in any way. I think what glorifies God the most is when someone obeys His word, when someone gives a helping hand for the kingdom of God. There is a festival in heaven when someone truly gives up their life for Christ. I think every denomination of Christianity should put all their beliefs aside and work TOGETHER, like one body. Christ says that he is the head, so we should focus on him and put our feelings aside, their are things much more important than our beliefs, it is God's glory that is most important.
I have also heard that there are food competitions in which that millions of dollars are used in food and prizes, how ridiculous!! How absurd, it's appalling. All that money and food can be given to those in other countries in NEED of food. we waste it like it was nothing.
I am blabbering, no one will do anything. People choose to be IGNORANT. Ignorance is a bliss, but to the one that chooses to be ignorant, not to the one that is in NEED of help. I'm outs


Dawn said...

Amen to that.

Lately, the song "Mad World" by Tears for Fears has been stuck in my head like anything.

I like your blog, I will keep reading it. Mine isn't predominantly Christian *yet* but I'm planning to introduce it slowly (long story as to why that is, I'll tell you some time if you want).

Take care and God bless xxx

Chris Wong said...

But the things that come out of the mouth come from the heart, and these make a man 'unclean.'

God has placed something in your heart. A heart to help those in need. Do not let your passion translate into frustration or bitterness when people around you do not share the same zeal. We are all called to serve but my concentration in the Body of Christ may very well be different from yours. Nevertheless, we all have a common objective and that is to lead people to Christ (key phrase: Great Commission).

I so...trust me.. understand where you are coming from. I have experienced exactly (keyword: exactly) what you feeling or felt. Do not let it cloud your mind and your heart thee "irrational" things people may do. Love them. Forgive them. Do not let it consume you or override your passion. It could produce an effect that you may not have intended to produce. Transmit good feelings. Encourage people. Love them (keyword: love).

Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.