Helloooo Everyone!
Is anyone else getting this snowstorm? It's awesome isn't it?! I guess from here (P.E.I.) to CT (as I've heard about) it's snowing quite nicely and if YOU are one of those whose getting this lovely blizzard- be sure to throw LOTS of snowballs tomorrow!! =) Woohoo! Haha
Okay okay, on to the post. I get a little carried away when it comes to SNOW. :)
These pics are sort of beginning of January shots including JOEL'S BIRTHDAY and extra stuff. So I hope you enjoy them!

I have what I feel is a really important message for anyone who's reading this.... and I hope you'll think about it...
It seems that in the church with all of the activities and Christian music groups and services and such we've blasted everything through our systems besides Jesus. Everyone claims they're all about Christ- but who knows Who He really is?? All of this hype, people claiming to be Jesus Freaks, people saying they're Christians and carrying their compulsary Bible case around. In all of the hype and boom who knows what the real Jesus is like?? Has anyone opened their Bible cases to see what's inside- to see what Jesus is about?? They don't know what He's like, though we're blasted with all of this "christian" stuff that makes you think you're doing the Christian thing and making a statement. But what's He really like??
People don't know... that He really is... in fact.. quiet, beautiful, clean, lovely, innocent, holy, controlled.... He is everything good and pure....
Who has fought through all of this noise and wildness - to find Jesus Himself? To find Who we're trying to represent..?

I ask you tonight to open your Bible - to ask God to show you something really interesting that you can think about.. and then to PRAY. To seek Jesus Himself! Please - turn off your Christian or secular music, take out your ear buds, turn off your computer and tv, and put away even your "christian" mags for a few minutes to find out Who this Jesus really is that our Christian movement has so trampled over!
Do you suppose that in the Christian concerts we might attend, where everything is dark, the band members come out with ultra-grunge clothes and blackened eyes, screaming ... with no real melody and no real message... no different than any other band, leaving you dead in spirit -- that we are really representing Jesus Christ Whose face alone is described as the sun shining in it's strength? (Rev. 2:16) It is because of His intense PURITY! It should be that after spending time with Him or with believers together, that we come out with our faces radiant, with purity...
The Bible tells us to be holy, just as He is holy...... He didn't save us to leave us in the world as we are. He didn't intend for us to stay "as we are" living in sin and looking no different from the rest of the world. When we follow after Jesus, He expects us to become like Him.
"..But like the Holy One Who called you, be holy yourselves also in all your behavior; because it is written, 'you shall be holy, for I Am Holy.' " ~1 Peter 1:15-16
Please think about this and pray about it. There's so much more, but I at least wanted to share this much for now. :)
God bless you all and may you strive to become like our Savior!!
In Christ, Miriam

1 comment:

Patty L said...

Awesome exhortation... As I have feasted on the Word rather than "snack" on the Word, the Lord has done some amazing things in my heart, and mind and my faith has been built up... His Word is alive and through it HE reveals Himself to us!!!