I have been married since I was 19 years old to a wonderful, patient and very kind man. We have been married for 30 years and we have been blessed by God to have a wonderful daughter, a wonderful son and a ‘cheeky’ dog. However even in these most intimate relationships I can often find the art of communication confusing. Outside of God it is difficult for me to process data so I choose to live my life by standing on the Living Word of God. The Bible is my set of instructions on how to live life. In 1 Corinthians 13 the bible teaches me how to love others and it also teaches me how to guard my mind and to watch every thought that comes into it. The full armour of God found in Ephesians 6 protects my whole body and it is the helmet of salvation that allows me to gain victory at the place of thinking. As a body of Christ, it is important for us to understand that the origin of every action is a thought. It is therefore the Glorious Word of God that keeps me safe and allows me to function with some ‘normality’ in this complicated process of life.
I clung to Father God for my dear life through my childhood and continue to cling to Him every single day. It may sound a bit religious but I speak to God from the minute my eyes open and I continue to talk to him throughout the day. I love God with all my heart and I know that He loves me, Amen, but even in Christ some days can be tough.
This blog may seem to be a little depressing and for that I sincerely apologise, but in my heart I believe God wants me to share this testimony to help support and encourage those who the world sees as ‘different’ and for others to understand that we are all not the same. God has made us all unique and wonderful. God asks us to not only to love one another but to love our enemies; Luke 6:27 ‘But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you’. It makes me feel sad when I see people not accepted because they are different, they are too loud, too quiet, too fat, too thin, do not wear the right cloths, have the wrong colour skin, they are the wrong sex, to tidy, to untidy, always on time, never on time etc. The point I am trying to make is that according to God’s holy word we are all unique and wonderfully made; Psalm 139:14 ‘I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well’. The Pastor of our church calls us a ‘motley crew’ (he calls us this in love) and praise God for our differences because we are God’s motley crew and He loves us all just the way we are, a work in progress.
If someone is behaving in an ungodly manner we should pray for them and to ask God to send the right person to speak to them. We often do not know another person’s history so we have no idea know why they may be a drug taker, a criminal, a wife abuser, a child abuser etc. but God knows everything, Amen. A painful childhood or past experience does not give anyone the right to abuse another person, but when someone is behaving badly they may be crying out for love; but only God knows all things. I pray to God that He will use me as His vessel to present Jesus to those who are desperately in need of him. Jesus came to heal the sick; Mark 2:17 ‘Jesus said to them, It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners’, and to tell the prisoners that they are prisoners no more; Luke 4:18 ‘He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free’. There is only one judge and Praise God He is a fair, Holy and a Righteous Judge.
Enjoy the worship song below especially when it says ‘the weak are made strong in Christ alone’, Amen. God Bless all the readers of this blog with his peace, love and Joy.
Author: Christina O’Neill
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