Hello everyone, I hope you are all well. Fellow East Coast people, I hope the snow isn’t too depressing!
For today, I would like to share three things that have been on my mind for a while- emotional pain, blogging, and 50 Shades of Grey.
1. Moriah– I started a blog when I turned 18 two years ago. Somewhere along the line, I became convicted that I wasn’t ready to blog, so I deleted the site. That’s how serious I have always intended to take a blog whenever I did start one. Barely a month into launching this new blog, I am already running out of ideas.
Whenever I get busy with school work and other commitments, I try to remind myself that I started this blog because I want to share my Christianity. It’s as simple as that. I intend to publish articles which are directly related to my faith and spirituality. I am extremely passionate about Christianity and I intend to live this passion out to the fullest. In fact, at some point in my life, I intend to become a full time minister- hopefully sooner rather than later. If I get a Pastor who will agree to mentor me, I will literally quit whatever job I have and become a Pastor protege. I’m saying this in case someone knows where I can look- please hit me up!
That said, this blog is an opportunity for me to practice sharing my faith and articulating my beliefs. As a result, I am very careful about the kind of content I publish. While I want to keep my personal experiences private, I also want to be an encouragement to young Christians- both men and women. Hence, I often wonder what kind of things I should write about. Quite honestly, I should really just pray about it- God placed creating a blog on my heart and he will surely supply the content. Remember what Abraham said to Issac on Mount Moriah? The Lord will provide!
2. Emotional Pain can be physical too– Sometimes, I get so sad that it literally feels like a sword is piercing through my heart. Sadly, I have learnt this the hard way- which is from experience. When I am extremely worried or sad, my chest literally becomes heavy and I have to remind myself to breathe. I have never experienced this before- I used to get anxious, but nothing to this level. Sometimes, just thinking about said sad experiences gives me a horrible headache. At other times, I just want to disappear from the face of this planet and hibernate in my room.
I have also learnt, though, that this intense physical pain only subsides when I begin to pray out loud. I pray out loud because I am desperately trying to drown the nay-saying voices in my head. In fact, writing about this is making me sweat. I am beginning to creep myself out. Does this happen to anyone else? Or am I just weird or going through something more serious than I care to admit?
3. 50 Shades of Grey– I am very unsure about sharing my thoughts here because I really do not mean to dictate to anyone how they should live their life. However, I will present my opinion on the kind of media I believe a Christian should consume, and pray for the conviction of the Holy Spirit on anyone who is reading because I know I can defend my opinion with the Bible. That being said, I believe that the media we consume often shapes our minds and our outlook to life and when we consume the wrong kind of media, we could weaken our spiritual sensors. Sexually charged music and vulgar lyrics corrupt our minds. If we have the mind of Christ, shouldn’t we then protect said minds with our everything? A corrupt mind is extremely dangerous for a Christian because our minds dictate our character. We are a sum of our decisions, and our minds dictate the majority of our decisions. The Bible says to guard our salvation with fear and trembling and we need to take this command literally.
Picture this- ‘Will Jesus sit with me while I am doing xxx?’ Will He sit with you in the cinema and watch 50 shades? WIll He listen to that song that is drenched in swear words? Will He sit with you and gossip? As Christians, we often pray for God to always be our side, yet, when He comes by, are we sure that our actions will not chase Him away?
That’s all I have for today, please share your thoughts with us!
Never forget that God is crazy over you.
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