HE Knows My Name..

HE KNOWS MY NAME

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Isaiah 43:1-2

But now, this is what the Lord says—
    he who created you, Jacob,
    he who formed you, Israel:
“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;
    I have summoned you by name; you are mine.
When you pass through the waters,
    I will be with you;
and when you pass through the rivers,
    they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire,
    you will not be burned;
    the flames will not set you ablaze.

Fifty Shades of False Love, BY HANNAH WEGMAN , CP OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR

Hearing all the hype about this movie and the volume of people going to see it really frustrates me because the movie is not about the real relationships between a “Married” couple or what God intended. Instead it is two people not married and to me promoting domestic violence, control over another.  I realize this was not a Christian movie and made for the world but it is a movie that I wouldn’t encourage anyone to see let alone pay to see it myself.

I felt this article was worth sharing for the writer of this article is right on.

It is ironic that the movie Fifty Shades of Grey is set to hit theaters this Valentine’s Day—redefining a day that is specifically deemed as a celebration of love. Instead of lighthearted romance, Fifty Shades of Grey focuses on deviant sexual practices like bondage and control; it is a blatant attempt to normalize violent sexual behaviors. The film, based on a book by the same name, is a dangerous first step towards mainstreaming this sort of violence against women.

Based on early reviews of the movie, it is said that lead male character Christian Grey “wants total control over Anastasia [the lead female character] … the right to dictate her eating patterns and her contraception choices, plus the right to inflict pain on her as a means of arousing himself.” As if that wasn’t scary enough, the movie is packed with the use of BDSM (Bondage and Discipline, Dominance and Submission, Sadism and Masochism), which is a practice that involves an individual who is gratified by either receiving or inflicting pain within consensual sex. Even “sexual therapists” who support BDSM are criticizing the book’s portrayal of BDSM and say that the practice should neither involve exploitation nor emotional and physical abuse.

Supporters of Fifty Shades would argue that since Anastasia consents to the violence, we should not compare it to such serious issues like domestic violence and sex trafficking. But consent doesn’t make abuse correct. Take, for example, those who consent to habitual practices or addictions. Just because a person agrees to a practice, it doesn’t necessary deem it a healthy behavior. In fact, according to the National Center on Sexual Exploitation,

“Acts practiced in Fifty Shades of Grey, in “kink” pornography, and in BDSM … relationships often violate U.S. and United Nations laws on torture. Consent is not an excuse according to these laws.”

On author E.L. James’ website, the book’s description reads: “Erotic, amusing, and deeply moving, the Fifty Shades Trilogy is a tale that will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you forever.” Since when did words like ‘obsess, possess and stay with you forever’ become words that should draw us in? Typically, these words are words that are associated with issues that have led to the demise of America—things like addiction, evil and painfully traumatizing life events. The story is a distortion of the ideal of sex within a lifelong commitment of marriage—a perversion of something that’s good and beautiful.

Just a few years ago, this type of pornographic content in Fifty Shades would have embarrassed readers if they were caught reading it in a public place. Today, it has become socially acceptable to both read books and watch films like Fifty Shades. How ironic, given that we as a nation are more concerned about ending violence against women than ever before. At the last Grammy Awards, even the President himself said, “It’s on us, all of us, to create a culture where violence isn’t tolerated.” Moviegoers are talking out of both sides of their mouth by wanting to end the violence but then glorifying this bondage that Hollywood is promoting.

Whereas the last few Valentine’s Day “chick flicks” have been romantic and sweet,Fifty Shades has definitely crossed a line. Feminists tout “respect” for females—yet no feminists are speaking out against movies like Fifty Shades of Grey, which both degrades and objectifies women on multiple levels. In terms of true love and respect, to say that the movie’s form of female sexuality empowers women is an oxymoron. Contrary to what sexual therapists or even the culture may call “normal”, controlling men who receive pleasure from violent behavior are not the ones who should attract us as women. Instead, we should be encouraging and acknowledging the men in our lives, who do value, protect and treat women with respect.

Just because a book or movie is popular, doesn’t make it right. This Valentine’s Day, I encourage you not to buy in to the cheap and damaging idea of this fantasy “love” that the makers of Fifty Shades of Grey are promoting. Instead, use the time and money that you would have spent on something much more redeeming—like spending time on the real relationships in your life.

Removed

So many children are suffering. This doesn’t just happen in foster homes it happens in many homes.  Our children are not our own they belong to God!  He blessed and trusted in us to take care of them and show them unconditional love and stability all that God has showed us in his word. This just breaks my heart…

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How is your heart?

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A Living Sacrifice

Romans 12:1-2

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A Living Sacrifice

12 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

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For unbelievers it is hard to understand how we as believers in Christ are transformed (Changed).  When we come before our Lord and confess our sins and call upon him relinquishing all control to him and that how we conduct ourselves be what is pleasing to our Father and not about ourselves. It is a blessing being born again.

As Christians we understand the sacrifice that was made for us.  The Love our Father has for us we don’t want to let him down.  It is not always an easy road but we always know that we are not alone and if He brings us to it He will bring us through it.  Praise be to God!

God Bless

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The Lord is My Strength

(Psalm 18:1-50; Psalm 27:1-14)

1{A Psalm of David.} Unto thee will I cry, O LORD my rock; be not silent to me: lest, ifthou be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit.

2Hear the voice of my supplications, when I cry unto thee, when I lift up my hands toward thy holy oracle.

3Draw me not away with the wicked, and with the workers of iniquity, which speak peace to their neighbours, but mischief is in their hearts.

4Give them according to their deeds, and according to the wickedness of their endeavours: give them after the work of their hands; render to them their desert.

5Because they regard not the works of the LORD, nor the operation of his hands, he shall destroy them, and not build them up.

6Blessed be the LORD, because he hath heard the voice of my supplications.

7The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.

8The LORD is their strength, and he is the saving strength of his anointed.

9Save thy people, and bless thine inheritance: feed them also, and lift them up for ever.

Do I seek my will or God’s?

Numbers 12:2, NIV: “‘Has the LORD spoken only through Moses?” they asked. “Hasn’t he also spoken through us?’ And the LORD heard this.”

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“In the first place,” Paul writes, “I hear that when you come together as a church, there are divisions among you, and to some extent I believe it.” There is no question that such divisions still exist in the church today. We say we seek the leadership of the Holy Spirit, and we say we believe God has brought our church to a place, or understanding, or to appoint church leadership. But when things go wrong, and questions arise, where to we turn. Do we turn to God and ask Him for guidance? Or do we point fingers, and complain? James writes, “What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you? You want something but don’t get it.” When it comes to disagreements in the church, we ultimately have one question to ask: “Do I seek my will, or God’s will to be done?


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Behind Closed Doors

Please don’t turn away from those that need our help, love.  Listen and understand the seriousness of the situation.  Abuse is not decreasing it’s increasing and it affects women, men, teenagers, children, elderly. Break the silence as brothers and sisters in Christ would Jesus be quiet and walk away? NO he would not!  If you are in a domestic situation here is a phone number you can call-1- 800-996-6228.

Broadcast is designed to open peoples eyes and understand what God’s plan and desire for each of us is.
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