Thursday, May 05, 2016

Freewriting Day 3: Stop with the Catch Phrases!

I'm tired of people - especially Christians - using catch phrases. No one cares if your words rhyme. What I care about is power. What have you overcome? Don't tell me something that sounds good. That doesn't mean anything. We have so many preachers who have watered down what Jesus said.

Stop with the palatable preaching! Enough tickling my ears. Tell me about what you've been through. And not just the same story over and over. What has God done for you recently? How are you growing? 

"A ring by spring. God's gonna bless you if you give this amount. Your best life yet." It is all old. I want the fresh revelation from God. I want to hear what He's saying now. I wish that Christians would stop acting like robots. A lot of people are just going through the motions. I think a lot of times the reason people say the same thing over and over is because they have no real relationship with God. They have stopped seeking Him. They think God isn't saying anything new. I've got news for you. God is talking! Maybe you are not listening.

Jesus was in the world, but He wasn't of the world. When He spoke, people listened. Things changed. He didn't have to change what He said or how he said it to please people. He just was who He was. I wish we would live out that boldness.