In Christ we become a new creation old things are passed away and all things become new. You are a child of God, so define yourself that way, not by your past actions and behaviors. The way you see and talk about yourself is is the way others will see and talk about you. Jesus set you free to live a life that will magnify and glorify him.
One of God’s greatest prophets Elijah was really discouraged as he watched what he thought was everyone bowing to the idol Baal. He thought he was the only faithful one left. And God told him he had reserved 7000 faithful men who had not bowed to Baal. Never be discouraged and don’t bow to this world and its desires God always reserves faithful ones to carry on his work. You are not alone!
Mega churches? Celebrity preachers? Look at the Scriptures particularly 1 Corinthians where Paul addressed Apollos and what was going on there. I do not believe what makes for good theater, or mega book deals, makes for good churches. After all, are we not suppose to be training the saints for the work of the ministry? More and more money spent on brick and mortar and lavish life styles that more resemble the rich and famous than humble servants of our Lord.
Dear anon get as close as you can to the Lord ask him for his help and direction. I am confident when we put him first he directs our paths. He will let you know if this one is the right one or if you should wait. I have found when I put God first in all things, they work out the way they should. God bless you :)
Aw thank you, I was planning on changing the theme anyhow and now you have given me some added incentive to do it. God bless you for the advice. :)
If God be for us who can be against us? Do not be afraid the Lord is with you always!
At some point it has to go from being highlighted in your Bible to being written on your heart.
Sometimes the smallest act of love and kindness can take up the biggest space in someones heart.