I am not a person of resolutions and is a total athiest on the subject, but last year I liked the idea of journalising my spiritual thoughts and lessons. My mom’s demisal had really grieved me and I needed much comfort, something friends and relatives cannot fully succeed in giving. Of course, they have their limitations and hey, God doesn’t! After that sad day of my life, God had, in multiple occasions and ways promised to comfort me if I rededicated my life back to him. It wasn’t a tough thing to do as I was really in need of divine healing, and in order to track and witness that promise of comfort, I felt penning it down somewhere would be the best thing to do.
But like so many of us, I couldn’t keep up with the resolution, used to write occasionally and soon I gave up the whole thing altogether.
How I regret of abandoning that resolution!
How sorry am I for not having taken up my spiritual lessons seriously! If I had, I wouldn’t have landed around the same mountain spot as I am today! If I had , I wouldn’t have dealt with situations in the same hideous way as I had last year and years before. If I had, I would have avoided so many heartaches, mine and others.
Nevertheless, I believe its never a wrong time for a right thing. So, almost on daily basis, I write in my diary, every thought, every experience, every prayer and every lesson and be able to taste the joy of having a dialogue with God!
How many of you and how many times have drifted and backslided from God? Many a times all you might agree. So was with me. I backslided. Not in some major way. I continued churching, tithing, etc… But prayerlessness, lesser and no personal relationship with God, bitterness, worry, anger, negativity, covetousness (read FB and Instagram here) and other such emotions were able to keep me away from my Lord. One thing lead to another, and you could say that I spent good year and more away from God.
While sin is initially pleasing to the eye and heart, it isn’t entertaining everyday. One (or a backslided christian atleast!) would sooner or later find it burdensome, boring, empty.
While I actually started this blog with a if-she-can-do-it-so-can-I mindset, its amazing to discover blogging (for Jesus!) very liberating, fulfilling and accomplishing. So, am starting again and afresh with a different outlook altogether. Big inspiration has been this awesome christian blogger , Joy Pedrow. After reading her point and story, I could no longer silence the thought of reinstating this blog. There was a time when I went around fishing for more blog clicks and followers, but now its my prayer and wish to make a difference in that one person out there who might be in need of what I have to say, with the help of the Lord.
Social Sites are a great way to stay in touch with near and dear, friends and families. But it also can’t be denied that the same platforms are used (mostly) to be updated about people that are not of any good part in our life.
That teenage boyfriend, that crush at church to whom you never existed, that colleague who left you broken and battered beyond recovery…Most of us have a past buried, a flame sniffed off.. And given the least of chance, the dead corpses can come tumbling over, that flame can be rekindled to an untamed fire.
The whole psychology can be named as ‘obsession with people’.
It is painful. It is dangerous. It is Sin.
Christian Author and my favorite blogger ELENA RAMIREZ speaks on this sin that has even Christians under its strong clutches.
Click here to read what she has to say about it.
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