Now that's what I'm talking about! (christian post)
I LOVE Christian music, it's all I listen to actually, Francesca Battistelli is one of my absolute favorite artists.
The only thing in my world that is absolutely perfect, is my love for Jesus. Good or bad, I turn and there he is, walking beside me, or carrying me, he's always the same.
This is the moment
It’s on the line
Which way you gonna fall?
In the middle between
Wrong and right
But you know after all
It’s your life
What you gonna do?
The world is watching you
Every day the choices you make
Say what you are and who
Your heart beats for
It’s an open door
It’s your life
Are you who you always said you would be?
With a sinking feeling in your chest
Always waiting for someone else to fix you
Tell me when did you forget
To live the way that you believe
This is your opportunity
To let your life be one that lights the way
I love this song, because this IS my life. Watch me, it's all good. My heart beats for my Lord, My God, Jesus Christ, who lived, died, and has risen for me, for my salvation. Through him I am saved, it doesn't matter what anyone thinks of me because I'm his treasure.
Do I want to hurt people? NO WAY! Do I want them to know how much I love Jesus? ABSOLUTELY! It isn't a judgment to say the greater good comes from acceptance of Jesus, it's a truth, and I ONLY want to share, I want everyone to love him as much as he loves them. I'm not the only one he died for, he died for every soul in this world.
I also fully know that what you choose is your choice, because you live your life.
With some of you I didn't have a blind shot anyway. I have spent so much time and energy carrying guilt because some one was offended, for my lack of or refusal to understand why anyone wouldn't open the eyes of their heart. One can assume that I do it to be mean, but the truth is, I just want us all to be with him in the end.
My LOVE for my brothers and sisters is enormous. Your words hurt me not because I can't handle mean people, but because I am a lover. I don't have to know a single thing about you to know how wonderful you are, I know how much I am loved by Christ, and I know he loves you the same, and there is no river I wouldn't drown in to save YOU.
I have thrown myself on top of a woman being beaten, took punches and kicks for her. I did that. Why? Because I didn't want her to be hurt, I'd rather take the blows than see some one else take those blows and feel that pain.
So assume what you will about me, because unless you can open your heart and be accepting of some one that isn't in your tight packed can, then you won't ever know me anyway. You don't know who i am, you don't know my heart, and unless you can hold back your own preconceived notions, this is how your relationship with me will always be. You'll be nasty, hurtful, and judgmental, and you'll blame me for it. I'll continue to sit here with a sickness in my stomach and pain in my heart BECAUSE I CAN'T CHANGE YOU!
Jesus isn't just what I believe, he is who I try to be like. He was hated by many for his love, why should I be any different right? Why should I expect to not be persecuted? Say what you will, hurt me if you feel the need, but do know I still will stand firm in my love for humanity. I belong to Christ, not the world.
I greatly appreciate, and have saved emails from a few of you, just because I appreciate what you had to say, I also am thankful for the support I received via email, that was really nice! If I didn't reply, it's because you couldn't even show a single flicker of kindness, and you know what, I think it's best for me to say nothing outside of this public post to you.
Today I'm thankful and praising GOD for the wonderful gift of life he has returned to little Jasmine, that sweet baby girl, and the gift of 2 amazingly strong and extremely loving parents that sat through the struggle alongside their baby girl! I'm praying for peace and comfort for a family that had to let go of their baby, and still found the love in their hearts to share their loss by giving an amazing gift to other families so that their children may live. God bless those people!
Now I'm going to head off to bed. Much love to each of you, even those whom choose to hate me.