Psalms has been one of my favorite books of the Bible for such a long time. It's raw. It's intimate. It's real. People may think the Bible is a long list of rules when in reality a lot of it is just other people pouring their hearts out to Jesus.
Recently, I've been dealing with a lot of internal battles. There's been a lot of doubt, negativity, and fear mixed into my day to day life. Staying positive is sometimes a challenge, but I know I'm not alone. Over the past few days, I've felt an overwhelming wave of darkness fall over my friends and family. But, I had a "God moment" that I wasn't expecting to happen.
Someone once told me that God created time because our minds can't handle everything at once. I don't remember who said it, where I heard it, or when this happened - but it clicked. I finally understood that God is all-knowing because He exists outside of time and space. He's outside of our reality. When viewed from this perspective, we can understand that time is a gift.
Have you ever been told that "money is the root of all evil"? I'd bet money you have. (Pun intended. It was a bad pun, I know.) Anyway, I've heard that phrase enough times to forget what the Bible actually says. It doesn't say "money is the root of all evil", it says "the love of money is the root of all evil".
Alright, it's time for me to be honest and come clean. I'm in a weird position, but, I know what to blame. I know that I'm not perfect, that I will make lots of mistakes in my life, and that more often than not, I'm probably wrong. However, I've been thinking a lot about where I stand when it comes to my faith in Christ. So, for those of you who are Christians, don't worry - I'm a Jesus follower.
“Are there contradictions in the Bible?”
“How do we know Jesus is God?”
“Does Hell really exist?”
I've been going to church my whole life. I became a Christian when I was 5 and I was baptized when I was 9. My testimony is a miraculous one, as is everyone's, but that's a story for another time. The point is my whole life I've always been really involved with church. Every Sunday I was in Sunday school singing along with the kids songs, making crafts that had something to do with the story we learned (you know, Noah's ark, Moses, Adam and Eve). I'm not saying any of this is bad, I'm only trying to make a point. I think by now you get the idea.