I debated weather or not to write this. Should I take the dive into the deep end of this discussion? I tend stay away from the hot topics on my blog. They tend to go towards battles of he said she said. And frankly they usually have very little to do with why I write in first place. I write so that my generation will start to get their voice back, that the words I say might instill boldness and strength to those that read. Either to approach God with their questions or to take God to other people. My goal is not to pick a fight with flesh and blood, but against the enemy of our souls. Who has planted lies into our generation and our society. My goal in writing this post is to combat some of those lies.
I’m not interested in whether or not the Supreme Court made a right decision or not. That is beyond the scope of what I write today. I will not have a later post about it either, I’ll leave that to the political blogs.
I write first to the LGBT community. I’m sorry for the way some christians have reacted to the ruling, as well as to you as human beings. Will you forgive us? I love you and want to see God’s best come to fullness in you. It is not my place to tell you whether or not your lifestyle is outside of the will of God for your life. I am by no means better than you or less in need of a savior. It is my belief that to practice homosexuality is a sin. But by no means should it be magnified to something greater than any other sin. My list of sins is just as long as the next persons. I say that so not to deny the reality of my beliefs, at the same time not intended to push them on you. If I were to spend my life serving my church and community, but neglected to show you Love then would’ve failed. If I were to point out someone else’s sin, far greater my sin would be to not show them Love. So let me take a moment to pour out the richness of His Love for you.
My dearest beloved child,
How I long to be with you. You may not know me, but I know everything about you. I know when you sit down and when you rise up. I am familiar with all your ways. Even the very hairs on your head are numbered. For you were made in my image. In me you live and move and have your being. For you are my offspring. I knew you even before you were conceived. I chose you when I planned creation. You were not a mistake, for all your days are written in my book. I determined the exact time of your birth and where you would live. You are fearfully and wonderfully made. I knit you together in your mother’s womb. And brought you forth on the day you were born. I have been misrepresented by those who don’t know me. I am not distant and angry, but am the complete expression of love. And it is my desire to lavish my love on you. Simply because you are my child and I am your Father. I offer you more than your earthly father ever could. For I am the perfect father. Every good gift that you receive comes from my hand. For I am your provider and I meet all your needs. My plan for your future has always been filled with hope. Because I love you with an everlasting love. My thoughts toward you are countless as the sand on the seashore. And I rejoice over you with singing. I will never stop doing good to you. For you are my treasured possession. I desire to establish you with all my heart and all my soul. And I want to show you great and marvelous things. If you seek me with all your heart, you will find me. Delight in me and I will give you the desires of your heart. For it is I who gave you those desires. I am able to do more for you than you could possibly imagine. For I am your greatest encourager. I am also the Father who comforts you in all your troubles. When you are brokenhearted, I am close to you. As a shepherd carries a lamb, I have carried you close to my heart. One day I will wipe away every tear from your eyes. And I’ll take away all the pain you have suffered on this earth. I am your Father, and I love you even as I love my son, Jesus. For in Jesus, my love for you is revealed. He is the exact representation of my being. He came to demonstrate that I am for you, not against you. Jesus died so that you and I could be reconciled. His death was the ultimate expression of my love for you. I gave up everything I loved that I might gain your love. If you receive the gift of my son Jesus, you receive me. And nothing will ever separate you from my love again. Come home and I’ll throw the biggest party heaven has ever seen. I have always been Father, and will always be Father. My question is…Will you be my child? I am waiting for you.
Love, Your Dad
At this time a lot of hurtful things have been either online or face to face. Possibly bringing up other past hurts. I want to step in right now on behalf of your father, mother, brother, sister or other close friend or family member or people in ministry or authority over you and say I’m sorry, will you please forgive me? I repent from the harm I caused you physically, I should not have touched you in such a way. I repent from the hateful things I said to you, I should not have spoken that way to you.
To my fellow church goers, I say it that way because I am unsure of your beliefs. I love you too. Please do not be lukewarm. Do not pick and choose what scriptures fit your belief for the day. Fresh and salty water do not mix. The bible is clear on this issue. If you say those scriptures are outdated, then you’re operating on a different belief system than Christ. Get with God about that one. Most of all do not use scripture to spread your hate. Love does win, but only if it fights. It is a beautiful thing when Love fights. But you’re fighting for souls not your belief system or the right to be right. The Bible is also clear on how we are to Love people. Do that and people will be led to repentance. It is not our job to get everyone to believe the same way we do, but to Love them.