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Spiritual Dropout

Posted by Venomistress on September 11, 2011 at 5:25 PM

That was the topic at church today. At first I did not pay much attention as I am prone to a wondering mind. But as the preacher spoke, I became intently interested in the subject. I felt very much as if the message had be chosen for me. I was so moved that I decided to share what I had learned.

The teachings came form second Timothy chapter 3. The chapter starts speaking about the 'last days'. The term last days is used loosely, but I believe the true interpretation of them is the period from the ascension of Christ until the time of His second coming. Verses two through four give us a "vice list", a number of traits that we as Christians have to watch out for in these last days. Timothy says to be mindful of those who are "lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God, and those having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof".

Yes it is a long list. And it includes many qualities that many of us possess daily, myself included. No, none of us are perfect. Nor are we expected to be. But by being forgiven, and continually asking for forgiveness, we can overcome much of the shortcomings that distance us from God. It is very difficult to suffer persecution for our beliefs and so much we choose to give up rather than try harder. I have chosen that path on more occasions than I care to admit, but the fact that my God is a loving and merciful God who always takes me back gives me the greatest sense of joy I have ever felt.

I am exceedingly proud to call myself a Christian and rejoice in my decision to follow Christ. I hope and pray that I can remember daily the teachings of Timothy and that I will never again become a spiritual dropout.

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