It’s so crazy looking back on what my life was before Christ. Before I actually knew Him, His ways, His teachings. My belief in God was so superficial. He was my spiritual ATM. When things got tough I cracked open my bible. I went to church, occasionally. I was at a spiritual stand still, up until about three months ago.
Three months ago I found the truth. God’s truth. A truth that cannot be found in the majority of today’s modern Christian community. A true church of God that imitates the only example of a church found in the bible, the First Century Church, in all it’s radicalism.
I encourage you all to seek after God whole heartedly. God will reveal Himself to you if you give Him your whole self. True Christianity takes a lot of commitment, but it’s so worth it. It’s like going swimming. Whenever you go to a pool you always have that first few seconds where you dip your foot into the water to test it, but it’s not until you actually jump in that you begin to enjoy the water, and have the full experience of swimming. In the same way, you can never fully enjoy and experience Christianity if all you do is test the waters.
At the end of this post I’m going to include the website to the most amazing, life changing church you will ever experience. The church is international, so definitely message me if you want any information about a church location near you. Now, here are some of my favorite scriptures :))
2 Corinthians 5:13-15
13 If we are “out of our mind,” as some say, it is for God; if we are in our right mind, it is for you. 14 For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died.15 And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,
before you were born I set you apart;
I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”
23 Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. 24 For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will save it. 25 What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, and yet lose or forfeit their very self?
5 In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:
6 Who, being in very nature God,
did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;
7 rather, he made himself nothing
by taking the very nature of a servant,
being made in human likeness.
8 And being found in appearance as a man,
he humbled himself
by becoming obedient to death—
even death on a cross!
9 Therefore God exalted him to the highest place
and gave him the name that is above every name,
10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
11 and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.
10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
God’s word is awesome, exciting and super intense! I was presented with the chance to study out the bible during a more personal study series with a few girls from the church I [now] attend. The studies provide so much clarity. I literally got the chance to look at God’s word and learn how to apply it to my life. A lot of people believe that the bible has to be dissected and analyzed in order to be understood, but in actuality the New International Version (NIV), is written at a 3rd grade level. It’s one of the most accurate and understandable translations of the scripture. With that being said, we will still need some one who has knowledge of the scriptures to teach us. Not by their own opinion, but solely by what the Word says.
Below is the website for the main church in Los Angeles. From here you should be able to find out as much about the church as possible. Please feel free to message me if you have any questions about the church or about my conversion story. Love you all!