Stay Woke

Today I’m going to talk about faith and authenticity. You may have noticed my blog’s tagline: Faithfully Authentic. Two words I’ve based my life on.

The thing is, you can’t really be faithful to Christ and fully authentic to yourself. Just like you can’t be truly faithful without being utterly sincere. They’re concepts that must work together, hand-in-hand.

And the world. It will fight and try to get you to compromise one or the other.

Growing up, my faith in Christ was constantly challenged by the hypocrisy in Church. It wasn’t until the past couple of years when I finally realized those in ministry are still humans. Just like the disciples, Peter and Judas.

That being said, no human is without sin, fear, or ulterior motives. It’s something I have to remind myself on the regular.

I refuse to feel insecure about who I am in Christ just because I don’t put on airs when it comes to my faith.

To quote Childish Gambino: Stay woke.

Keep your eyes on Christ and don’t let the world and its bs change you.

Faithfully,

Authentically,

*Rae

 

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24 thoughts on “Stay Woke

  1. Great word Rae. And you and I know the secret. If we are truly authentic with Jesus we are being truly faithful to Him. He loves us for who we are and He works with us to shape us into who is knows we are in Him.

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  2. You hit the nail on the literal head, Rae. So many try to be something they are not. Christ wants us to be who we are – He can use us in amazing ways if we will just give ourselves to Him, not some made up person. Keep reminding us of that!

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  3. The struggle is real, but so is the Lord’s presence.
    On Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 5:29 AM Real as the Streets wrote:
    > *Rae posted: “Today I’m going to talk about faith and authenticity. You > may have noticed my blog’s new tagline: Faithfully Authentic. Two words > I’ve based my life on. The thing is, you can’t really be faithful to Christ > and fully authentic to yourself. Just like you c” >

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  4. Love the authenticity. One of my favorite pastors gave a sermon on Jonah and running from God. He admitted that even as he tries to draw nearer to God he has some parts of his life where he runs from God as fast as he can. Ever since that I try to see where I’m running from God, it’s like his authenticity gave us all permission to remember that none of us is perfect.

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  5. Daniel Peterson says:

    I turned away from Christ. I went law of Moses. Eye for eye. Tooth for tooth. Jesus’ “turn the other cheek” didn’t work for me.

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  6. I have been away from blogging for a year. I’m excited that you still write quality, inspiring stuff. I pray that I can be consistently good in my writing.
    It’s amazing that the more we immerse ourselves in God’s light and love, the more we shine and the more we see how we fall short.

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  7. Great blog Rae. It’s sometimes hard to remember to not look at other Christians when it comes to mistakes made. Ultimately it comes down to who you are in Christ. He paid with His blood to set us free from ourselves so that we could be free from others. Make sense?
    Looking forward to reading more blogs form you. Blessings!

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  8. Amen…Stay Woke…for the devil is creeping around like a roaring lion…seeking whom he may consume…so put on the whole armour of God…that you may be able to withstand the wiles of the devil…be strong in The Lord…and The Power of His might. The thief comes to steal…kill…and destroy…but Jesus comes, that we may have life and have it more abundantly. Jesus came to destroy the works of the devil…Jesus came to destroy sin…not manage it…Thank you Jesus…Praise Your Holy Name…Thy Word Is Truth…Amen…Can I Get A Witness ?

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  9. Bingo! You got it. We preachers put our pants on one leg at a time. By the way, we also are upset with hypocrisy in church. Saved sinners, but still sinners. One day we will be like Jesus!

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