shoe filling

i changed my name because the shoes were to big for me to fill. I began to feel like a hypocrite since I can’t figure out my relationship with Christ. I can’t even figure out people right now. We met some new people recently and thought–“ah finally, we have some friends in this town that we’ve been in for 2 years!” But again–it’s happening again–we are being avoided. I wonder if I need to switch deodorants or something. Are we not spiritual enough? Or maybe too spiritual–whatever that is. Do we have too many problems–or not enough problems? Are we not deep enough or too deep in our thinking? will someone please be honest? 

It’s easy to love the lovable–but have you ever tried loving the unlovable? it’s really hard…

Matthew 5:43-48
“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’44 But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, 45 that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.46 For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the same?47 And if you greet your brethren only, what do you do more than others? Do not even the tax collectors do so?48 Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.

3 thoughts on “shoe filling

  1. Hi Amy. Again sista. You are not gonna fit into any religious mold that ANY man chooses to utilize. There is no redeeming qualities in something that man has established in contrast to God’s. Many desire to do and are doing, may I add, this very thing. Living and walking in Christ is exactly that. You will be misunderstood, frowned upon, and even deemed as too radical for this present religious system. We don’t fit in because we are not made to fit in any religious system. We are made to be conformed to Him and He does not reside within this religious matrix. And sometimes He loves us so much that he must take out somewhere we will listen to only Him and allow Him to strip and remove all the religious junk that we have accumulated over the years. To some this may take a lifetime but nonetheless, a very needful thing. And he will be our identity and not what we do or where we go or even what we are. It must be Christ and nothing else! Not our worship & praise?? (Whatever that means) Not our “ministry” (ditto) Not anything of us. Even our websites and blogs (OUCH!!!)
    Take heart and rest in the One who must possess us! Maranatha!
    SEMPER FIDELIS!

  2. When reading this reply from Ben my heart reels of excitement—Amy’ said this morning of being a recipient of a preverbal kick in the pants! Well Amen! Keep it up dear saint Ben; & May G_d’ arrest you even more to the end of the age…In (inn) Jesus Christ’
    Her hub pl

  3. Hey Peter! Glad to hear from the other whole! I didn’t intend it to be a kick but I only wrote it because it is true. And more importantly, I can only share what I HAVE experienced; heard and seen of our Master, or in this case, received. I have another one about the coffeeshop or expresso. Man was that an eye-opener. I really don’t enjoy sharing stuff like this because it hurts and I don’t relish doing that but sometimes it is needful. Why even death hurts, sometimes, and we all will eventually…. Glad hearing from you brother and bless both of you!! I really enjoy reading Amy’s blog and another sister’s named Tina. Maranatha!
    SEMPER FIDELIS!

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