We come to a Christian campus for the culture (surrounded by Christians who share the same beliefs as us). We have made a vow in the past, present, or want to make that vow before God that says, “I am laying my life, future and past, down at your feet. This life is no longer mine, but yours God. I die to self and live for your kingdom. Your thoughts and will be mine. Align my mind, body, and spirit up with yours God.” One of my favorite songs by For Today, The Call, sums up all of that into one simple quote, “God’s looking for people that will say Yes.” – [Damon Thompson]. Will you answer?…It’s a great decision. Really it is!
Now, there are these New Age people out there that say, “Oh, God’s grace abounds beyond my sin.” True, it does. “Oh, I can do anything and God will forgive me.” Err…no, no I don’t think so. I say that because there are two types of people:
- There are those that fall into temptation, realize their mistake, truly repent, and live a way that won’t tempt them to make the same mistake again, or over and over again.
- And then there are those that willingly fall into temptation, don’t care about their mistake, ask God for forgiveness because they know it’s the right thing to do, then go right back into that lifestyle of “sin and repent.”
The “sin and repent” roller-coaster is exhausting! You must (you must) give your life entirely into God’s hands. There is no better way to live than in God’s presence and care. God can and will help you shake off the past the devil tries to trap you with. Satan won’t win – God has already won the battle for you. Being a Christian isn’t easy, no one said it was, but it is such a better lifestyle than one of sin and decay.
God has called me to purify His temple because it’s been neglected. The temple that has been neglected is this campus. This campus is so hype! They are hyped up about everything: sports, construction, new programs, anything really to draw in more students. Where is the neglect in wanting more Christian students on campus to be involved in these new hyped-up-areas? The neglect is that we’ve been blinded by wanting more and doing more for the school rather than God’s Kingdom. We are firmly grounded on our Christian beliefs, so why are we allowing these students (some Christian and some not) to break the rules with no reprimand attached? Don’t get me wrong there is a system in place for those that get caught (a sit-down to talk about it and a chance to repent). I’m sorry but that just doesn’t seem to be effective. That question has been on my mind for over a year now and I can’t find any clarity on it, or even a way to change to how this school deals with those that get caught. Your thoughts/suggestions?
This campus is a place for the Lord to dwell and nothing unholy should be in His presence for He is holy. It’s high time for these things to leave this campus and never come back. Side note, whenever I say that last sentence I can’t help but think of Smeagol telling Gollum that in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. 😀
This has been on my heart and mind for about 4 months now so I’m really excited that this is coming to fruition. God is burning in this heart of mine and He has full range of motion throughout the entirety of this blog. “This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine.” Fire Before Us is that light God has placed in all of us; it’s time for this campus to recognize that light again.