Against a cookie cutter faith

What is the point of having the Holy Spirit and a Christ that lives if you don’t call upon him for help?

What is the point of living your faith as an honorary status, if it’s the worst possible outcome as faith if it’s faith in name only?

What is the point of trying to restrict God’s character to make his like our own, instead of accepting the blessing in working to become more like him?

Why do we limit ourselves so greatly in things we are called to do, instead of just following and trusting with a dabbling degree of doubt that maybe he meant to call us there, and that he will meet us if we go? Conviction can come differently for some than others. Sometimes God asks for people to give trust LONG BEFORE he reveals the specific promise. We’ve already recieved the greatest promise, and just one more promise isn’t all that much different.

Why do we worry that we will not be equipped to grow into blessing? That is a lie.

Why do we justify what has already been written? Does anything change, in the character of God? Hell no.

Why do we avoid the truth, even when we know we’ve done wrong? It’s easier that way, but it’s a quicker resolution to just face thr truth. It’s not going anywhere.

Comparison isn’t always evil. In terms of scale, none of us will ever be like God.  If we know that, then comparison becomes about the intentions. Yes, we are all different.  We recieve different gifts. But God gave each one exactly what he or she needed for thr plan he has for us. Sometimes we just don’t accept that he’d want us as we are, and we deny him for some polite, thinly vieled fear of disappointing him. He already knows. Seriously.

Diversity in the body of Christ is the best freaking part. His distinct image, as broad and multifaceted as he gave us. I love how there are depictions of the Madonna in most every culture that there is Jesus. How awesome that the same image that brought life to the church. Christ’s mother Mary, could be the face of the multitudinous spirit pf God? She would probably be the best person to know.

How awesome is it that humans cant get rid of God? Smashing depictions and holy images isn’t enough. There is always justice in what God does and will do, and he always repays those who live to destroy the blessings he has given.  It’s strange to think people really don’t care for the God of the Old Testament. “He was so much more quick and to the point, let alone scary.” To have divine forgiveness, he also had to bring about a lot of discipline. It probably best for PR if we don’t focus on God’s authority, but let’s get real for a second. Trying to impress is missing the point. He does things exactly as he wants.

Why do we seek resolution to other people’s problems before we surrender our own?

Questions I just needed out there.


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I am a second-grade teacher and pastor-to-be who loves people. I spend my weekends with friends or wandering the museums of DC alone and with a journal, trying to put words on the places of the soul that still feel wordless. I spent most of my days at school trying to learn patience through my students and running on sheer nerdy passion. I follow Jesus Christ, and savor that as my most important identity--that I am a child of God, as are infinite others, regardless of their other identities. Christ is my one thing.

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