Friday, December 12, 2008

Renegades of Funk

I've been in a funk lately. A big one that hasn't blown over for a few months. I think the enemy is really trying to mess with my head and cause dissension between me and my brothers and sisters in Christ. He is always seeking to drain you mentally and emotionally and to hinder your faith in what Jesus did for you.

I've come to the realization I do love people who don't understand grace and I want to abound in love and show the grace I have received myself. The devil can easily use our hatred for legalism and try to use it to turn us against our brothers and sisters. We have to be on guard against cynicism and fear which creates bitterness and that breeds dissension with our family in Christ in our minds.

The truth is, I do love being with Christians...There is comfort and familiarity there. But when it comes to hearing them talk about their perceptions and understandings of some things in the Scripture, I would rather not hear it lol. I just want to be with them.

Just because you feel anxious around Christians who don't understand grace doesn't mean you hate them. It just means you need to have a more solid footing on your understanding of grace. You don't hate them or dislike them. You dislike the teaching. Don't let satan use your doubts to create fear of your brothers and sisters in Christ. He is only trying to stir up dissension. No matter what legalism they may say, they cannot separate you from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

The enemy is always trying to cause dissension among us Saints of God. By ourselves we are weak, lonely and very susceptible to sin and doubt.


RJW said...

I hate talking on the phone because it KILLS the spontaneity of a response! :P

Anyhooooo...I think you're a grace MISSIONARY to all the people that you love! :) But we're sorry that it's a lonely place to be in sometimes...

Are you sure you aren't Grand Parliament Funk??? ;)

Bino M. said...

I hear you, brother!