Welcome to a new weekly post called, Scripture Sunday!
It’s a pretty straight forward concept, I believe in Jesus and studying the Word of God and, through that, having a deeper relationship with Him.
I also believe in studying and talking about scripture together! Religion isn’t about just keeping it to yourself it’s about sharing it with other! And testifying of God’s greatness in your life, even if all you think He’s done for you today is wake you up!
So I wanted to incorporate my faith into my blog because it is such a big part of my life! I’m not a pastor or anything but I think we can all share our understanding of the Word!
Every Sunday I want to bring to you a blog post of things that I’ve thought about and I hope it will spark some thought for you too! I hope it encourages you to share with others about who your Savior is! And if you aren’t quite sure of who He is, I hope that through this we can understand and fall in love with Him!
Welcome, to Scripture Sunday #1!
How many times have you sat around talking with a friend?
How many times during that conversation do you bring up things that have happened to you, or things that you have experienced?
How many times have you realized, you aren’t the only one who has been through that?
Or that your past experience, is someones present experience?
James 1:2 “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,[a] whenever you face trials of many kinds,”
Raise your hand if you are always happy during trials.
Anybody? No? I didn’t think so.
Then you read scripture like this, and you are convicted. Because honestly our trials probably aren’t as bad as some that other people go through, and we are instructed to think of it as an honor!
But even when we are humbled during our situations, why do we have to face these trials?
Hold on to that question for a moment and lets jump to another story.
Peter. He was a disciple, so he was literally there with Jesus. He saw the miracles! He experienced them! And he then went on to tell people about these miracles with passion and fervency.
Close your eyes and imagine Jesus, walking through a crowd doing miracles! Imagine Peter standing back in awe of the Messiah. Now imagine Peter going to tell people about Jesus! He’s not saying “Hey man I heard this cool story about how this guy couldn’t walk and then a man named Jesus told him to walk and he did..I don’t know if the story is true or not but if you want to believe it with me that would be cool” NO! Peter is saying “Dude, I saw this with my own eyes! I experienced it! I was there! It was amazing! He couldn’t walk and he was healed and could walk! You have to believe this!”
When you have experienced things, and God has brought you through them, You relate to people. You relate to the friend that is telling you their trials!
These experiences are important to you, because you know you are better on the other side of it! They excite you!
And maybe you had to go through that trial so that you could be the support that your friend needed! When you’ve been through it, you understand it so much more! It’s so real to you! You’ve seen God make the impossible, possible and that over joys you! And you believe with everything in you that God will bring them through it! And you stand in agreement with them on that! And you can tell your friend with utmost assurance that God will bring them through this!
“You shall not oppress a stranger, since you yourselves know the feelings of a stranger, for you also were strangers in the land of Egypt.
Think of this verse this way:
You can’t make keep somebody in their hardships because of the situation they’re in, because you’ve been in that situation and there is no way you’re letting them stay there, because it is way better on the other side! So you grab their hand and walk with them through it!
And one more thing: don’t EVER think you’re too young to help somebody!
You most certainly can help! Because God has placed things inside of you and called you to things for His plan and purpose.
Have you ever been in this situation? Have you ever been able to lift someone up and build their faith by sharing your testimony?
I think that’s kinda the goal. That we share our testimonies to tell of God’s greatness in our life and reaffirm the faith of others. ❤
Lets share with each other in the comments! 🙂