I know that I just offended the majority of Christians in America and that is good. If my title offended you, then that means that you are not a snobby chicken. Ok where did I even get my title? The other day I was feeding our chickens with my mom and she found a black insulator that had these red beetles on it so she went and put it in the chicken pen. We expected the chickens to go nuts over these bugs, but do you know what they did? They looked at the bugs and refused to eat them. They just stared at them and then walked into their chicken house. That’s when I saw the comparison to the Church these days.
I am blessed to be in a healthy and thriving church right now but that wasn’t always the case. I was in some churches that had distorted beliefs that they were the only correct part of the Body of Christ and then other churches who just went off on their own tracks with the gospel. It’s so nice to be in a church that is teaching the Word and out serving as the hands and feet of Christ. There is one area that my Pastor is passionate about is the wishy washy Christian. They are the ones that go to church, listen to the message, and then go and live the rest of their lives unmoved. His vision is to see the WHOLE Body of Christ coming together and change our region and the world with the love of Jesus.
So if you were offended by my title then that means you are not a wishy washy Christian. If you looked at it and it didn’t bother you, then maybe you should really look at your walk with Christ. There is so much going on in our world that shows the Devil’s time is running short. He is out there trying to do as much damage as he can before Christ returns. At least the Christians in America (I can’t say about anywhere else since I don’t live there) are at a crossroads. I am sure everyone knows about the bathroom thing going on, the Muslim issues going on and the fall of the power in the church in America. It’s no secret. We as Christians are giving away our power left and right. We are giving the Devil the power to take over our country and we are ok with it! I would say that those who call themselves Christians are nothing but snobby chickens. We overlook thing that shouldn’t be. We just figure if we just go in out fancy chicken houses the evil will just go away.
I have news for you. Sin won’t just go away! We need to stand up for whats right and what God stands for while keeping the love of Jesus still there. It’s only going to get worse because the Devil’s time is short and he knows. This is the time in the church’s history that we need to be the strongest. We can’t let him know that he can win. We can’t let him think he can destroy the unity of the Body of Christ more than he has already.We need to come together and show our strength because the smallest faith (the size of a mustard seed) can move mountains.
Ok, I will admit it. I love Once Upon a Time from ABC. I probably lost about half my readers with that statement but I love it and am proud of it. And the reason isn’t because the acting is oscar status or the effects state of the art, it’s because the actors seem to 100% into their characters. They are committed to the script and do a good job at it. Also I just love fantasy stories and fairytales.
But the one thing that is the best in it is the happy endings. It feels like real life. Growing up with Disney, it seemed like everyone got their happy ending and they literally live happily ever after. In Once Upon a Time that isn’t always the case and it is a model that is more believable.
I got my happy ending with my prince but it doesn’t mean that we will live in palace and never have problems again. There will be always evil queens and bad people wanting to take that happiness away. The difference for my prince and I is that our fate has a name. It isn’t just chance or a good attitude that makes for a happy ending. It is faith but in the right thing.
God has His strange ways of revealing things to people and mine was in the latest episode I saw of Once Upon a Time. If you haven’t seen it then sorry for the spoil alerts. But I have grown fond of the evil queen and how much she just wants to be happy. But she has depended on herself for her happiness and done quite a few bad things to get it. Now she thinks that she is doomed to being unhappy forever because bad people don’t get happy endings. There’s a book that stops them from having their happy ending.
See where I am going with this? If not, then just hold tight. So That was where I thought about how God feels about us and how we feel about him. Those who have done bad things feel like the Bible condemns them to a life of unhappiness and misery but that isn’t the case. It just shows how your life will be without Christ to forgive you and bring you into his fold. Does God not like bad people? Yes. Did He create them to come back to him? Yes. So don’t think that just because you have done bad things God can’t love you and want you to have a happy ending.
Now, on the other hand, just because you have Christ in your life won’t mean the happy ending won’t be without trials. Just like with Snow and Charming, they had to fight constantly to keep it from being split a part. And many times it almost happened, but their true love is was kept them together in the end. It is the same true love God has for everyone. With His love, as a believer, you can face any troll or dragon in your path.
When “Storybrooke” needed a savior, it came in the form of Emma Swan. When our world needed a Savior, it came in Jesus Christ. And just like Henry had the heat of the true believer, we have to have the same faith in order to believe that God sent His only Son to die on the cross for us. I am glad I did and I hope you are too. And if you haven’t yet, I pray you will. Because we all want a happy ending.