I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a wonderfully blessed Christmas and a very Happy New Year. May each of you carry the light of our Lord, Jesus in your hearts as you love one another. Be kind to your neighbors and do unto others as you would have them do to you. Many Blessings to all! Sophie Baker/Madlyn
I have come to the conclusion that very few people really know and walk with God. This includes clergy, clergy leadership, as well as our friends, family and members of our congregations. This makes me very sad too.
I have found that the problem is that most folks are confused with terminology. They call themselves "Christians" because they go to church and they may even hold high positions in the church, but they do not walk with God: they are not in fellowship with God.
There are three terms that lend to this confusion: First, "Christian" in the broad sense, means that a person believes in Christ; that Jesus Christ was a real person on earth. It does not mean that they believe in His Divine nature or all of the facts of His Divinity, that they follow Scriptural teachings, the Ten Commandments, study their Bible or even go to church. The person I just described is what the Bible calls a "believer" as opposed to a "non-believer".
There are two types of believers. There is the believer who is in fellowship with God and there is the one who is not. You cannot love God and be in fellowship with Him if you do not love others. If you hold feelings against anyone, this is clear proof that you do not love God. The Great mark of loving God is the mark of loving others. Love shows if you are a child of God or of the devil (1 John 3:10): the person who does not love his brother or mistreats, abuses, neglects, ignores or gossips about his brother or sister is not of God. The person who does not live a holy life is not of God!
When we show God's love to everyone and when we strive to live by the example given to us in the Scripture, we are walking with God and we are in fellowship with God.
Let's think on these things and make this world a better place!
Read more in The Devil Made Them Do It at Tiny Town Church by Sophie Baker
Greetings to you all! Welcome to my blog. While I am a writer, blogging is new to me. Please join me here and lets discuss anything of interest to you.
Back on the Farm Books are now written under my pen name Sophie Baker. I have a new Back on the Farm book coming out at the end of the year : Back on the Farm2: Stories from the Promised Land. Back on the Farm2 is written in devotional style as the first book, but contains many more stories from the farm about God's work in our lives and how you can find Him in all of your daily activities.
The Devil Made Them Do It At Tiny Town Church is out now. This is a true story about how the devil and his group of 7 disrupted the total ministry of a small membership church and attempted to destroy its ministry, mission, congregation and pastor. It is a MUST READ if you are concerned about your church and its decreasing attendance and membership. You just may have a devil or two sitting next to you each Sunday!
Happy Reading! Sophie Baker