Monday, July 27, 2015

FORGOTTEN WEDDING PROMISES

By Angeline M Duran Santiago



Each one of us is on our own journey. The journey of the heart is not an easy one. The heart, or I'd say, our emotions, our spirit, can at times be easily hurt, offended, misunderstood, and too oftentimes tramples upon without a second thought.

My own journey has brought me to places where I didn't want to continue walking on the path when I found myself lost in the brambles, surrounded by trees that hid the sunlight, and where my reality had now become painful. It is in relationships, often when we truly want to honor the one we are with, but more than anything to honor the Lord, that we find ourselves in a place we never asked to be taken to. We're picked up by the winds that come to knock us down and dropped off in a place where the promises we once smiled and spoke so tenderly become raspy and grinding sounds that create a heartache that at times we can't even cry over.


I spoke to my husband about sharing before I wrote and he was completely at peace with what I wanted to share. As we sat together in the car today, we thought over the years we have lost in our journey together because we couldn't appreciate on another the way we should. We allowed lies and shame to separate us. We allowed our paths to take on their own selfish ambitions and at times we walked serving the Lord together, hand in hand, praying and growing in Christ together, and other times, we allowed the rocks, the holes and the storm in the journey to shake our foundation instead of bringing us closer to one another.

We spoke about how much we've missed truly knowing each other the way God had intended the day we made a promise before the Lord, to honor one another and love another, but always, with the Lord as first and center in our hearts. So much wasted time. So many misunderstandings and times of holding our hurts inside instead of being able to talk and run into one another in an embrace of forgiveness and crying out to God. So many times we even attempted, still, it seemed that instead of growing as one, we grew apart.

My friends and family, I share because perhaps many of you have found yourself in this same path. Maybe you are here today, hurting and angry because there are forgotten wedding promises that need to be brought before the Lord and renewed so that there can be restoration and healing. God is able to do so much when we surrender our marriages to Him.


Are you ready to let the Lord break what you thought was whole, fine and complete? Are you ready to allow your marriage to be in God's hands and not in your own? Sitting with my husband today, we laughed as we agreed that we have been foolish to not have seen the doors that were opened to the Enemy of our Souls. Satan is out to deceive, destroy and consume family relationships, starting with marriage.

So, what do you do if you find yourself in this journey where marriage vows have been broken and forgotten? Make a decision. Believe God can do anything and then walk together into a new covenant before the Lord in the privacy of one another's company. You will cry. We've had to allow ourselves to be broken before the Lord and one another, something that was very hard for me to do. I wanted to be strong but God is the only strong one in our midst. He breaks our pride, crushes our hardness of heart and tells us that if we want to be healed, we need to allow His love and grace to make us new. And, oh, we know the image of the Potter with the Clay Pot in his hands, breaking it and making it over. So, the Lord will do with our lives if we ask Him to.

Forgotten. Promises can be forgotten. We can write new ones. This time, guided by the Lord and relying not on our recipe for joy, but God's guarantee that if our foundation is His Word, the storms will come but not knock us down.  And you know what, it's not about the promises we make to one another on an altar or in the privacy of our homes. I will choose to honor my God and if my heart is to worship and honor the God who has done nothing but love me, I will take Him at His word, trust Him and follow after Him. I will want to live according to His word and in doing so, when the temptation comes, I can walk away, when the seduction comes, I can run away, when the confusion comes, I can have enough confidence in God and in my spouse, that I can turn to them and say, "Let's pray! This is where I am being harassed by the devil. This is where I am being pushed into darkness. This is where my battle is real!" Together you come against the Enemy and pray, fight, battle it out in Jesus name and stand together according to Ephesians 6.



There is victory for your marriage!
There is triumph if you say God is the Head and not just something or someone to talk to on Sundays. God is interested in relationships because He wants to fellowship with us as well.

As we shared our regrets and our sorrows, we shared the renewed joy that God has graciously poured into our lives. It is not easy. When you close the door to the Enemy and choose God, choose to walk in Christ, the devil doesn't walk away quickly or forever. But, if you know the recipe for success, then you will not stop using it.

Pray together.
No lies. Talk to each other about everything.
There is no shame, no fear, and nothing to hide from one another.
Pray about everything.
Read God's Word together and have conversations about God's Word and how to apply it in your relationship, your finances, your family and home.
Pray over your children.
Hug one another.
Forgive, Forgive and Forgive.

Make a decision to please and honor God.
Make prayer and the Word a priority.
Turn off that TV.
If someone is trying to grab your attention sexually, don't hide it, tell your husband or wife and pray together.
Tell the devil to get the heck out and apply the blood of Jesus upon your marriage.
Honor God on your marriage bed.
Honor God in your conversation.
Go out on dates together, even coffee time.
Hug one another before night time, morning, and everywhere, especially in front of others. 
Share Christ with others.

That's it. For now. 
Frankie and I will be celebrating 25 years of marriage in August 2015. Our journey together has had all kinds of roads, paths and experiences. We are here, stronger and happier than our first years together because we have purposed to seek and serve the Lord more than ever before. There is power in the name of Jesus and I pray your marriage and home can find that journey into newness and freedom in the Lord, as well.


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Thursday, July 23, 2015

QUIT OR FIGHT?

By Angeline M Duran Santiago

Most likely, (and I might be wrong) the Scripture below is one you will rarely, even perhaps not really end up reading. But, I've got a Word to share and in order to hear it, you're going to have to get some background on where I'm coming from. So, I guess if you want to know what I have to say, you're going to have to read it, anyways. : )

http://www.freebibleimages.org/illustrations/david-ammonites/


2 Samuel 10New Living Translation (NLT)

When Joab saw that he would have to fight on both the front and the rear, he chose some of Israel’s elite troops and placed them under his personal command to fight the Arameans in the fields. 10 He left the rest of the army under the command of his brother Abishai, who was to attack the Ammonites. 11 “If the Arameans are too strong for me, then come over and help me,” Joab told his brother. “And if the Ammonites are too strong for you, I will come and help you. 12 Be courageous! Let us fight bravely for our people and the cities of our God. May the Lord’s will be done.”


I just sort of ended up here, reading this (isn't that usually the case?) or I'd rather say that God allowed my eyes to end up here to show me this story and then give me a Word.

Short version of most of this chapter is this:

http://www.freebibleimages.org/illustrations/david-ammonites/
After David sends his "My Condolences" with his men, the new guy in charge instead of saying, "Wow! This King David actually cares." He instead listens to the voices around him and instead of embracing these men and telling them, "Thank you" his men shave their beards off and rip their clothes in the back leaving their poor behind all showing for the world to see. Their shame and what is done to David's men comes before David, and David goes from sending 1-800-Flowers to "This means war!" And, of course, this new King Hanun, says, "Oops!" realizing his error and instead of quickly apologizing and repenting, he calls other armies to join his.

Well, my favorite part here is how Joab sees that there are armies in the front of them and armies on their back side. (Hmmm, ever felt like the enemy was not only all up in your face, but on your back as well?) Next, I love the way Joab decides to handle the area where the most enemies are and he arrays, lines them up strategically, in battle formation, setting them up. He chooses his elite troops (my interpretation- prayer warriors-that elderly group in the church so ofter forgotten) to fight this group. He goes all out, ready to face the enemy out in the open. He's got his very best of his mighty men. Then it says he left the rest of the army to his brother to fight the other group. Yes, he talks out to his brother, Abishai, "Hey, muchacho! Me and the guys, we are gonna take these thousands over here and you and the guys, well, you take the rest." Like a simple, confident conversation because they knew who they were and who had always given them the VICTORY!

And this is where I got all excited on the train ride to work and wanted to praise the Lord! 

11 “If the Arameans are too strong for me, then come over and help me,” Joab told his brother. And if the Ammonites are too strong for you, I will come and help you."
The version I have on my kindle reads, I will be your deliverer and you will come and rescue me.

They're getting ready to fight and he tells his brother, "We're going to go at it, mi hermano, but while I am fighting, I will keep my eyes on you. While you're fighting, keep looking out for me." That's when it hit me. 


"While I am going through the battle, fighting on my knees or however I end up having to face my enemies, I keep my eyes on my brothers, my family, my husband and my kids. I keep my eyes on those that are also by side, on the battlefield or nearby. While I am fighting and pressing through, I know, that if it ever gets to where the enemy seems to overpower me, is stronger than me, or I fall down, my brother is right there to run to my side and be my helper, my deliverer. He will come on my side, and fight with me, side by side like they do in the karate movies- all like a dance to me. 

And yes, my eyes on my brother, my mom and dad, my family, as they are facing the enemy on their side of the battle. I too, watch from afar and when they seem like they can't make it, I run to their side and I pick them up, the swords hit one another, "Clink. Clink." and together- I said, together- we strike the enemy down."

But, look here. They didn't have to fight or do much.

They stood their ground. 
They lined up for battle. Great formation. Confident in their victories after facing giants.

When Joab and his troops attacked, the Arameans began to run away. 
(The version I have in my Kindle says, "When they moved forward" the Arameans ran away." If I can describe this, it's like when they dance and someone out dances the other person and you just got served, or some use to say, "Ah, you got burned!" It's like, "Whoops, there it is! I didn't have to do anything, just look like I was ready to get it going and .....then.....they....what? THEY RAN!"

The moment it sort of started, the armies of thousands did a big, "Oh, No! Let's get out of here guys!" and off they went running like men that had just seen ghosts. 

As I read this over and over, I understood what the Lord was showing me. After some hard times, I shared with my mom, The Warrior Chief, some of the ways the enemy had been attacking our family, our home, our health, my marriage and finances. She gave me two options.


1. Quit
2. Fight

She said, "If you quit, you walk away and let it be. If you fight, it's going to be only one way- (Old school baby) The Word says this only comes out with prayer and fasting. So, what's it going to be, girl?"


And, as we made an agreement to enter into this time of prayer, this Scripture falls into my hands and she was my Joab and I was Abishai. I believe this is how the Lord wants families to be, brothers and sisters in Christ to be, ready to cover one another in prayer- I have your back in the battle and I know you have mine. I believe God is showing my family that prayer is more than what we thought it was, there's something more and something new that the Lord is doing. But, we have to train our children and our families to be ready for the battle. We need to make them sure of themselves when they stand on that battle line on that battle field with the enemy in front of them and behind them. They need to know they are mighty and that these enemies can also run if we are trusting God and holding on to His Word.

I also saw this: Though the battle time, we are not alone because God is saying, "When it feels like the enemy is getting stronger, I will come and deliver you. He is our Deliverer. And I hear him telling me, "When the enemy is too strong for you, I will come and rescue you!"


So, mi familia, mi gente, God is telling us to work together against the enemies that rise out of no where and for no reason like in this story. God is saying, "Prepare for battle and look out for one another. Fight together. Stand together." Am I writing because I wanted to brag about praying or taking a few moments to fast? Nope, my friend, this brings me nothing to put it up on a banner near a bridge where everyone sees it. I want to encourage you. You have a choice to make:
1. Quit
2. Fight

I'm not running! Will you? I'm going to believe in God for my breakthrough! Can you?
I am going to press on for healing in my family. Do you need healing? I'm going to fight for deliverance from oppression, and every work of the enemy against me and my family. Will you stand by and see them hurting, confused, depressed and suffering when all we have t do is hear the call to battle and take a stand. You have the Sword (God's Word) in your hand, before you eyes, in your lips and in your heart. Don't you think you can take this enemy on and win? In the Name of Jesus, we can do great things. Will it be easy? Nope. Most likely it will be really hard, and for us as we pray, it has gotten harder in many areas and ways, but we are standing, guarding each other's backs and trusting that God, the One who gives Victory- will keep us victorious til the end.

Reach out to someone to pray with. Daughters and Sons, reach out to your parents. Husbands and wives, come together for more than intimacy, late night TV, arguments and putting each other down, Married couples come together in prayer and fight the enemy that is attacking your marriage, your relationship, your children, their health, your finances and other areas of your life. Family- Pray together. I don't know what else to say, Pray.



NOTE: When I talk about the Scriptures on my Kindle, they come from The Lexham Faithlife Study English Bible.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

A PLACE CALLED BROKEN



By Angeline M Duran Santiago

I don't know if you've ever found yourself living here, a place called Broken.

It's right in the middle of Disillusioned Place and Hurting Road. 
I mean, without exaggeration, many of us have lived in this place at least once in our lifetime, if not more than once, and perhaps, just maybe, well, maybe you find yourself living in Broken Street today.

Broken is the place of well, broken dreams, where your hopes seem- and I mean "seem" crumbled.

It is that road that we end up at and we don't even know how we ended up driving, parking and moving in. Broken is the place where we find ourselves after we've opened the door to our past, to the hurts and the resentment that comes with the pain handed down to us from family and friends while we were going. We begin to sit, motionless, in the chair of our memories, and we begin to sink down into a pit that opens before us, sucking us deeper in as we keep our eyes on our pain, our past, and our sin. Broken is the place where we've willingly or maybe unwillingly walked in. 


It is the place of shadows that live in the crevices of our minds, with a horrible sound worse than the sound of thousands of bees, forever humming into the mind and reminding us, reminding you, that you cannot be set free. You see, Broken is the place where most- and I repeat most- of the voices you hear, tell you that you are stuck here, you cannot leave, you may not get up and run out.


When you live here, you are stuck in the sins of your past and your present. You live bound to the lies that every host of darkness has ever fed you. You hang on to your scars and remember your wounds, how many stitches you got, and how you just can't get over any of it.

You sit in that chair of bondage and feed upon the things that hurt you where only you can see and feel. You sit there looking into the videos and the magazines that chain you more and more to darkness, forgetting it's not just you that will be hurt, but those in your life, that love you.

You remain in the chair of unforgiveness, reliving over and over how you were hurt as a child, hurt in your marriage, used in a relationship, mistreated in school, lied to be your wife and cheated on by your husband. The hosts of hell, join you and keep the camera wheel turning like a never ending movie for you to focus on. They serve popcorn while you waste your nights crying over your wrong choices and not being able to forgive yourself- because you to have done some things you're not too proud of.

I can go on and on and talk about being broken, but I think you get the picture, or at least I hope you do. If you find yourself in this place called Broken, I know a way you can permanently change your address. 

My friend, once you move out and on with your life, don't look back, not even to see if you left that favorite shirt.



Not far away, just up ahead, there's a Place called Redemption. You don't have to pay anything to get there, but you will have to give up a lot. Truth is, you may have to give it all up. Well, sure, why not? Don't you want to get rid of the heavy burden, the sinful loads, the lies and the non-stop remembering of your painful past?


My friend, you're going to have to take a step towards a Place called Calvary. Jesus is there offering you a brand new lease. All the things you need for your new place of residency are included. Forgiveness, Restoration, New Mind, Strength, Healing, and well, the list goes on and on. The lease is paid for. He laid down His life to make sure you could live a life free of guilt, free of feeling like you are worthless, and free of being a marionette in Satan's theatre. Free- Free indeed. All you have to do is take that step of faith, believe, receive, accept that He loves you. He does. He loves you with all your scars, with your imperfections and your mess ups. He specializes in "ugly". He specializes in Broken people, hurting hearts, and crushed spirits.


He makes all things new. But, you're gonna have to take that step and tell Him that you're walking away from that old address and signing the lease on this new one He has offered you. And, it is yours to keep, like I said, for freebies. The only way of losing this awesome gift is by returning to those old habits, those familiar sins, by meditating on those wrong thoughts and memories of the past that only cause pain. Yes, you may live and walk as if you belong to Jesus, but deep inside your heart you know who you truly belong to. We either walk in the Light of God or the Dark of Satan. Easy as that. I'm tired of trying to write it in a nice way. You're either listening to El Shaddai or Lucifer. Your heart belongs to Jehovah, Lord of Hosts, or to the Father of Lies and Deceit, the Devil himself. Plain and simple. 

So, what will it be?

Tired of living in a place called Broken?


God offers you all things new, the past will be the past and He will embrace you and be with you always. He will be there when you're going through the withdraw of drugs. He will be with you when you want to stop looking at pornography and the thoughts keep popping up in your head. He will be there when you're trying to love someone you just forgave and they get up in your face and you feel like hating them all over again. God will be with you when you feel desperate and want to run. He will go for a jog with you and tell you to take your Ipod and listen to some worship and praise.



God ends the broken road. He heals the broken hearted. If you believe it, then receive it.
There's a place called Broken, but you were not created to reside there.

God bless you. If you've been blessed by any of my stories, testimonies or writings, please let me know. I'd love to know what God is doing in your life, too.



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Monday, July 20, 2015

The Puppet

By Angeline M Duran Santiago

In my earlier days as a teacher, using puppets was a big deal for me. I enjoyed being able to grab the attention of my students and keep them involved in what I was teaching. Honestly, I enjoyed changing into a different person, changing my voice and just being silly. Later on in church, I put together a puppet house and went from just my own church to being invited many times all over New York. 

There is nothing that compares to the faces of children who are interacting with the puppets. They truly believe this "person or child" is relating to them. 

As I was going through my bins that I haven't used in a long time, I found my precious puppets. Yes, I still have them and yes, I still love to make them come alive. Remembering those precious moments in my life when I constantly had them out, a thought came into my mind. I loved being the master planner behind the scenes. There was a joy creating stories, lessons, character situations and songs to give each puppet a personality, a purpose, and their own existence.

Even though I always looked for the best scenarios for my stories, I know that in real life, we don't always have a life without struggles or pain. Real life includes challenges, overcoming obstacles and using our minds to make choices that don't always end up being the best ones. 

God is not a master puppeteer. He doesn't write out a story for us that includes good and bad and then place his hand into our mouths and minds to manipulate and control the outcomes. God allows us to face each day with choices and free will. He gives us the tools to succeed and shows us we have the choice to trust in Him as we live out our own personal stories, or we can choose to do our own thing. 

After each performance, I'd place my puppets away in a plastic bag. I didn't want any dust on them or for them to get dirty. They had to stay there until next time. Isn't it wonderful that God doesn't put us away on a shelf when we mess up? Isn't is something to think about that He doesn't keep up on a shelf for display of our victories and then covers us in a corner when we are in our moments of insecurity and confusion. God doesn't sit around thinking about a script or a lesson. It's not about a test that God gives us for us to pass and he stands by to see if we'll pass or not. I use to think that way, but I believe differently. God is not Zeus, watching to see us fall and fail, and do nothing on our behalf. 

You are I are not puppets on the earth waiting to be given a voice, a thought, or a mission. We are God's masterpiece, with minds and hearts that can do great things. We have a lot to say and a lot to share. The next time you think you're not worthy. Remember that He has made you so unique!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

LIVING A DOUBLE LIFE



By Angeline M Duran Santiago


There are choices we make in life that affect us and those around us in such dramatic ways. But, it's the inside of you and me that I want to address here today. I want to address more than anyone else, married Christians who proclaim to be the Light and so easily remain faithful to the darkness.


I believe we genuinely believe that somehow we want to do good, we want to embrace the change we need to live right, and we even know how to make it happen. Still, it is the attachment to those very things that separate us from God that keep us stuck in our current mode and don't let us move on.

We go before the Lord, regardless of on an altar or by our bedside, and we even share with our family and closest friends that we are promising to seek the Lord. We look at what we are doing in secret, in the dark places of our alone time, on our phones, our computers, and out televisions. We begin to detest how corrupt our mind, our heart, our flesh are getting but we don't stop what we are indulging in. 

Our life quickly becomes a slave to those very things we learned so long ago would hurt us, still we crave it like candy, we desire it like nothing else, and we live a double life. 

Yet, we had gone before God, cried our heart out until our eyes were swollen, and the moment that thought or feeling returns, instead of throwing ourselves upon God's mercy, we go right back into the mud, back into the sin that so easily drags us around like a filthy rag doll. We forget we are God's creation, loved and bought with the price of God's Son. 



We easily give in to Satan's tools of deceit. We give in to our own cowardice instead of being bold and speaking out loudly agains the hell that rises up against you and saying, "Get behind me Satan and all your hosts from hell! In Jesus Name! You will not have your way in my mind. You will not have your way in my heart. You will not have your way in my home, in my privacy, in the secret chambers of my heart!!!!"

And you know why we fall so easily? Because we are not praying. You say you are. You are not. We fall on our faces because we are not truly seeking God like we should, like we used to when we first gave our hearts to the Lord. I'm telling you, you are falling fast because all you read in the Scriptures are the verses to prove to someone that the end of the world is coming and that what is going on today is all prophetic. You don't read the Word to ask God to speak into the deepest parts of your life. You don't read it seeking to know God's will or to learn what to do each day.





I'm telling you that there is a way out. That door for your escape has always been there. The key has always been provided. But, not getting caught and the way you feel in your secret life is easy. What about the darkness around you? Do you like to carry that around? What about the burden of sin that is always there? Don't you realize you are also opening those doors for your children, your grandchildren? Are you so ready to throw your marriage away? Are you so willing to discard God's Love like it's not real and the only real thing is what you find on YouTube?




You and I are laid out like dirty blankets before the heavens. Even if I were to build one hundred layers of ceilings with all kinds of cement and steel and hide under it all, still there, God will find me. God sees me. God sees you.


You and I are bare and naked before a God that sees and knows it all. It's not even the shame of our outward nakedness that scares me, but the nakedness of who I am inside my heart, of what I have inside my mind, of what is found in the chambers of my memories that will break God's heart, that will push Him away, and that will keep me from truly knowing what it means to walk in His will, walking righteously, in Him.


You are so right. We are not perfect. We fall down, and like the song, we get back up again. But aren't you tired of falling? Aren't you tired of pretending? Don't you ever imagine you'll be found out in your double life before people and God? Do you want to remain the same way?




Today I challenge you, as I do unto myself, to rise up and take your place as a child of God. We are not to walk defeated and so easily tempted and given to sin. We will struggle. We will be tempted. We will be put to the test. But, my brother and sister, my friend, please run to God when the day of hardship arises in your life. Run to God's presence and cry out to Jesus, get into His Word and don't let your eyes become the gateway to a sin that is so hard to push out of your life.


God has a beautiful plan for your life.

Don't let the lifestyle of this world become your motto. Don't accept the lie that because you're a man, it's ok to indulge in pornography, or because you're a newly wed couple, you need to watch these videos or join swingers to learn about sex. Don't accept the lie that says we have to follow the latest trends of this world. We are in this world but the truth is we are not of this world once we surrender our hearts and our lives to Christ and to the Kingdom of Light.

Rise up and fight agains the darkness that is coming against you. There is power in the Name of Jesus. There is power in the blood. There is power in Scripture. There is power in coming before the Lord. 




Don't let Satan have his way in your marriage. 

Don't let the devil break your relationships.
Don't allow the enemy to have his way in your mind, in your heart, in what you view on your phone or computer. Speak, yell, shout, scream if you must! 

Father God, my heart breaks for how we lie so easily to ourselves, thinking we are hiding the truth from you. So many Christians are living like we are following you and serving you, but we are not even ready to rebuke a fever. 

Fill us again. Holy Spirit come and burn the garbage, the filth, the mindset and the junk that we have allowed in our lives. Come and fill us with you, with your presence, your holiness, your power. Burn it all away if it doesn't belong in us, if it will not bring glory to your Name.



Run to the Lord, dear friend, dear brother and sister. I am running to Him. I am not perfect. I need Him so much. Lay it all before the Lord and watch Him raise you up powerfully and victoriously, in Jesus Name, Rise my friend, Rise!


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Saturday, July 11, 2015

IDENTITY STATUS .......................... STILL PENDING



By Angeline M Duran Santiago

You say that you believe
In your heart you did receive
the Word of Truth, Saving Grace,
You took Salvation in an Embrace.

You say, Jesus in you
Is gonna start shining through
And that He does when you're among
The ones who claim to follow the Son.

But, walk away, church crew disperse
You'd think, "Time to practice. I did rehearse."
And as you walk through streets and roads
The Chameleon in you begins to pose.

In and out of conversations
You blend with such ease.
You agree and disagree
Your motto, "Always keep the peace."

You say, "God is love, God is love,
He never pushes people away."
There's partial truth to what you preach
Here's the part you forget to teach.

It's the sin, (the sin) that cause separation,
It's God's love,constantly reminding
That if we turn our backs on sin
Our hearts to Him we're reconciling.

You say, "We're all God's children.
God loves us all." He does.
But if you're going to say it right, 
You can't leave this piece aside.

We are all His Creation,
Designed with purpose
Way before we entered into our days of life
We are all His Creation, 
Given free will to choose
Our path and what we say is right.

So we're not all His children
For if His we truly were
We'd all gladly call Him, "Daddy!"
And easily follow after His heart.

For God's children fearlessly follow
What He's left in those Ancient Scrolls,
They're not ashamed to live each day
To dance to the song of Freedom in each Word.


But, you, you my friend, where are you?
Is your Identity still pending?
Are you easily persuaded
By the laws this land's now trending?

Are you camouflaging daily
Can't you firmly stand your ground?
Part-time Christian when convenient
Adapting with each new sound.

Oh, you may say, "If we're to win the sinner, we're to love them and be with them. Jesus had dinner with sinners."
Good. I'm glad you've read that part.
You see, Jesus sat with sinners, 
and He was giving them His heart.

And if they chose to follow
That life of sin could be no more
Jesus shared His uncompromising message gave all a choice
Walked out the door.

It's sin, my friend, the sin,
A wall between heaven and our heart
But if you don't believe it's sin
Do distinguish right and wrong in your heart?

Will you continue to walk in two waters
Live two lives, try to blend in?
Because you don't want to lose your friends or look wrong,
For the Faith you say you have in Him?

Change your clothes, Chameleon.
Change your clothes, Leave them at the feet of Jesus.
Stop changing the Word of God for your convenience
Start sharing the Word of God expecting His Presence.

God will fill you with His Spirit
If you believe and trust Him to use your life,
You will walk among corrupt company,
And never stop being a Light.

We don't have to agree with sin, be like sin,
We don't have to do what others do to get them to hear,
Be yourself, Let God live in you for real
Others will see, and draw near.

If your Identity Status is still pending,
Time with our Heavenly Father is a must,
To remind you who you are
And leave confusion in the dust.


My identity is in Christ,
Not in the stars, Not in a flag,
My identity is in Christ, 
Not in what horoscopes brag.

It's is in who God say I am,
Who He says I am,
Not my degree or lack thereof,
Just who He says I am.

I believe in the Price He Paid,
When He saw my sin, my pain, 
When He saw my mess, my confusion, all the dirt,
And still He may a way.

Left His Throne, and took my place,
So I don't have to fear death or the grave,
I went from bound to free, Free Indeed!


My Identity is in my Heavenly Father,
And that's enough for me.

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