no i hear you and the message rings true...we build camps, stealing members with the next big thing while missing the one thing...
Amen - don't let religion get in the way of your faith.
I just want you Jesus! AmenLike you said not to say anything negative but I think a lot of time we can make church or the denomination we belong to an idol and forget about our relationship, good post.
Looking forward to the day when we all celebrate together as one, when the church is no longer by schisms torn asunder. (And you can sit next to me, if you want!)
Amen Amy and Amen!! Give me more of You, Lord Jesus, all the rest means nothing if I am not walking in You, abiding in You, allowing You to rule and reign!Rachel - God has been speaking those very words to me for months now.. we have made idols of our churches while forgetting about Him.
Yes. Yes, yes, yes, yes. Yes.
Very true, and so often confusing for people who wonder, how do I know a true church?
me, too...have i ever told you how much i love your header photo? those little feet following mama...
Oh WOW you have said it beautifully!!! AMEN! I just want you Jesus!
i'm going to adapt this as my new creed. LOVE it. just give me Jesus. (love you girl)
it could not be better said. thank you!
LOVE THIS! it's all about jesus...
lol! I love you, Amy.
i feel bad because this made me laugh. We get so wrapped up in our ideology/group/doctrine when really it's all about Jesus. I've gotten to the point where I really don't care about theology. This probably has to do with my upbringing in a conservative charismatic church while attending a Baptist school/camp/youth group. We were at a Brethren church but now attend a United church. Really, it all boils down to Jesus. If you love Him and I love Him, then we're good. Anyhoo, I don't think it was your goal, but you made me smile and laugh aloud.
Haha, I like it. Bold but poignant. It's like Paul said in 1 Corinthians 2: "For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ, and him crucified." The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing :)
yes. a Sacred echo..."Every age has its own characteristics. Right now we are in an age of religious complexity. The simplicity which is in Christ is rarely found among us. In its stead are programs, methods, organizations and a world of nervous activities which occupy time and attention but can never satisfy the longing of the heart....If we could find God amid all the religious externals, we must first determine to find Him, and then proceed in the way simplicity....We must simplify our approach to Him. We must strip down to essentials (and they will be found to be blessedly few)." ~ A.W. Tozer
this is good...i've been at a number of different churches...always looking to find Jesus there to see if i stay and to bring the Jesus who finds me wherever--there...growing up in a terribly labels-driven church...i just am thankful i know enough about each to play the devil's advocate when someone starts going at another denomination...all's Grace. Gospel. and most certainly, the Ultimate Clarity--Jesus Christ:)
i sink at the divisions of each separate .... version of.i want the all encompassing love i discovered as a child...at the foot of jesus.
Unity is only possible if we all lay down our swords, form a circle, turn around to face outward, and then pick the swords back up. What's left in the middle of that enormous circle should be the one thing...