I know some of you are reading this simply because you want to know what I’m guilty of. Well, just like you I’m human. However, I don’t make excuses for my wrongdoings while screaming “Don’t judge me! Only God can judge me.” The truth of the matter is the people that harp on this stopped reading at Matthew 7:1 and don’t have an understanding of the things Jesus is saying in the chapter.
Nonetheless, I’m guilty! I owe a debt I cannot pay. I’ve thought some things I shouldn’t have, said and done some things. However, my heart’s desire is to please my Heavenly Father. So I make a conscience effort to live a life pleasing to Him and when I fall short – repent of that sin. Which means to turn away from it. Not do it over again as so many people do.
Not only am I guilty of being human and making mistakes; I’m guilty of not being bullied by the adversary of my soul and exposing him. So many people just go with the flow. So many are afraid to tell people the truth of God’s word and to get themselves together. I’m guilty of challenging people’s beliefs, challenging false doctrine and challenging people to think differently then they always have. Expanding your mind and understanding only helps you out in the long run.
I’m guilty of standing up for what I believe. Trusting in God and His word as the final authority. Lastly, I’m guilty for not following the crowd, what’s normal to some people and dancing to the beat of my own drum.
However, Jesus went to the cross for me and anything people want to accuse me of or anything wrong I’ve done His blood was shed and the final verdict was CASE DISMISSED!!!!
We serve a faithful and just God! So many times I’ve wondered and asked the question “Who wouldn’t want to serve a God like this?
I finally listened to Kelly Price’s latest song this morning “It’s My Time.” This song is the perfect example of Christians ministering through secular music. Now, I know some of you are thinking how is that possible while others think anyone not using their gifts inside the four walls of the church is being exploited by the devil. First, let me say just because we may not hear of what our Christian brothers and sisters are doing who have secular careers that put them in the public’s eye does not mean they are not lifting God up and using their gifts in the church also or having a positive impact on other’s life. On the flip side, everyone preaching the Gospel and choosing to be some sort of Christian artist does not automatically make them saved.
Now back to the song! This song is basically a personal declaration of faith to achieve what’s inside of her. It appeals people from all walks of life & can be viewed as a gospel or secular song. In the first verse it says “Time has come now to refill it….I’ve been waiting for a long time…I gotta do it….I won’t let nothing hold me down…Gotta do it….‘Cause I might not get another chance….I believe it….That I want it, I can have it….I believe it.” Not only is Kelly declaring this in her own life but it’s been spoken into the lives of all that listen/hear the song. The Great Commission tells us to “go into all nations….teaching them to observe WHATSOEVER He’s commanded us.” God’s not is not mentioned in this song but what the Word teaches us is all up in it. The word preach literally means to proclaim. Looks like that’s what is taking place in this song and so many other songs sung by Christians who choose to sing secular music.
On a sidenote, may God strengthen Kelly & her family during this time as they mourn the loss of her sister Sakina Price.
“It’s My Time….. I’ve been waiting for a long time”
Until next time….