Posts from August 2021

Posts from August 2021

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Love God Because He Loves You

God loves us, even when we don’t love ourselves! The Bible makes it pretty clear that His love for us is not based on our actions, but His nature. 1 Timothy 1:14-15 says, “The grace of our Lord was poured out on me abundantly, along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners–of whom I am the worst” [NIV]. Once…
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Christ, Our Greatest Need

“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” – Matthew 6:33 [NKJV] If I am honest, I must admit that sometimes I want what I don’t need, and what I need I do not want. Such is the state of human nature. We can identify with the Apostle Paul when he said, “O wretched man that I am!” – Romans 7:24 [NKJV] This tendency can lead us away from…

The Will Of God Can Be Lonely But Worth It

Doing God’s will can be lonely; not everyone will understand you, and oftentimes it won’t be convenient. I have been in many situations where I was snatched out of my comfort zone due to my circumstances. I just recently moved to Clayton, North Carolina, even though I really didn’t want to. I was growing so much spiritually in Florida. I had made amazing Godly friendships, and I was just getting used to Jacksonville. Still, unfortunately, my financial circumstances forced me…
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Don’t Forget Where You Came From

As I’m climbing the mountain to success, I always think about “what can I do to help someone who’s in my shoes?” You hear all the time of people who become successful but act as they have never been broke before. They become arrogant and rude to people who are “lower class.” It’s those same people you might look down upon who will most likely help you when you’re in need. An example in the Bible of someone forgetting where…
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Church Is A Community, Not A Building

If you have been a Christian long enough, chances are that you heard, “the church is not a building, but we are the church.” Christ indeed called us to be the church, but it’s nothing like gathering around people who are excited and hungry for God’s word. It’s almost impossible to be a lukewarm Christian when you are around solid and on fire for God’s people. I went to a great church in Florida and miss it so much. It…

Called the Sons of God

“Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God…” – 1 John 3:1a We currently live in a world of great technological advancements. Through the internet, we have access to a horde of information and connect to people literally around the world. Centuries ago, men gazed at the stars in awe, wonder, and curiosity, with a desire to investigate the unknown fathoms of space. We now have aircraft manufactured…
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God Can Heal Depression

A fellow Tiktok follower requested this topic (my Tiktok is @mariowalker84). He asked me to do a blog post on depression, so I thought, “sure, why not?” Depression is a topic that I’m pretty sure most of us can relate to. I had my fair share of moments where I felt depressed. Depression is a very loose word these days, mainly because you hear many social media people saying “I’m depressed” when they’re just seeking attention in reality. Depression is…
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Giving Without Expectations

I was watching Gary Vaynerchuck (a well-known figure in the digital marketing space). I looked for videos on selling, and he said this “give without expectation.” Vaynerchuck isn’t exactly a Christian, but many of his philosophies lines-up with Scripture. He’s highly successful despite his “put others first” mindset. Watching his videos reminded me of 1 Timothy 6:6-10, where Paul talks about riches being found in contentment. Gary Vaynerchuck talks a lot about happiness being the end goal. God doesn’t necessarily…
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Don’t Let The Hate Stop You

I have faced quite a bit of persecution on Tiktok lately. Many of my viewers accused me of being a child predator, and it can be disheartening that people who have followed you for months and years can turn your back on you. My content has pretty much been the same since I began Tiktok, with some changes here and there. My audience is 95 percent children, and me being an adult, I get a lot of comments about me…
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How Should Christians Respond To Critical Race Theory

Critical Race Theory (or CRT) has been a hot-button issue in the church in recent years. Many evangelicals are pressured into caving into the idea of White Privilege to sound more empathic towards minorities. Critical Race Theory, according to edweek.org, is the idea that race is a social construct and that racism isn’t just an individual thing but a societal thing. Critical Race Theory removes the idea of meritocracy in favor of making excuses as to why minorities (in-particularly African-Americans)…
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My Thoughts On Contemporary Christian Music (CCM)

CCM, or Christian Contemporary Music, has evolved a lot over the years. It began as a response to the counter-culture movement of the late ’60s and early ’70s and is now being used in many churches across America and beyond. CCM has crossed generational, language, and racial lines. The impact of CCM goes from Amy Grant to Lauren Daigle. Christian music has gone beyond traditional hymns to be more in tune with Top 40 popular music. Here are my thoughts…
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Grateful For What I Have

Now that I’ve moved back to North Carolina, I can finally relax and not be stressed about bills. I still want to earn a decent living, but I can be content in knowing that God is with me. I want to increase my income and experience financial freedom as a full-time writer, but I don’t want my personal ambitions to get in the way of the peace of God over my life. I fell prey to the chase of money…
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You Are Never Too Late

In this world, we have a set amount of years before our life ends. Many people feel anxious about how short life is, but God’s grace will always override our years on Earth. Sarah had her firstborn at age 99. Moses was walking the Israelites out of slavery at age 80. God has used people from very young to very old. God has a predestined will for all of us, but because we all sin and make mistakes, God does…

God Wants Us Made Whole

The heart is mentioned a lot in the Bible because God wants our hearts to be filled with Him. The heart is where our passions and desires lie. It’s where our excitement lies. “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” – Matthew 6:21 [NKJV] Whatever we deem valuable is where our heart is. If our hearts are worldly, then we lost our affections towards God. Many of us fall into this trap of consumerism, where we…

Moses – The Servant Leader

“Then the Lord said to Moses, ‘Go up to this mountain of Abarim, and see the land which I have given to the sons of Israel. When you have seen it, you too will be gathered to your people, as Aaron your brother was;’” – Numbers 27:12-13 [NASB]. The Consequences of Disobedience The Lord instructed Moses to go up on the mountain to view the Promised Land. His disobedience at the waters of Meribah in the wilderness of Zin will…
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We Are His Beloved

God calls us “Beloved.” What does “Beloved” mean? In Greek, it means “agapetoi,” related to the word “agape.” It means “to love.” Have you been loving the people in your life lately? Even the ones that are hard to love in your life? And hear this, we aren’t referred to as “Beloved” in the Bible but also as “Dearly Beloved.” This means really loved! I don’t know about you but after you felt lonely lately? I know I have, esp.…
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