Growing up in church, I didn’t hear to many feel good messages. You know the messages that teach you how to go after your dreams, obtain wealth, be motivated and inspired to get through your week. The sermons that tell you your blessing is on the way, it’s your season and the favor of God is on your life.
Now don’t get me wrong I love these type of messages. It’s just as a child, What I mostly remember hearing was you need to get right with God. My grandfather praying “Cast the devil out of my mind!” Sermons telling us to get before the Lord and stay on the altar, cry out to God for deliverance. They preached about Hell. They preached about consecration. Most sermons were a rebuke, or about repentance. It wasn’t nothing for a prophet to call you out and tell you your life’s story….and no one was offended because that person was ministering under the power of God.
Which do your prefer??
All I know is I love God, and He said if you love me you will keep my commandments. If you don’t love God you are excused. As a Christian, I am not perfect, but by the grace of God I believe he is able to keep me from falling. I never want to sin purposefully. But if I do sin, I know I need to ask God for forgiveness. I don’t believe I can just live my life doing whatever and still go to Heaven, which is my ultimate goal. Again, if you don’t believe you are excused.
Choose who you will serve!