Are you controlled by your sinful nature? 

1Co 3:3 You are still not following the Spirit. You are jealous of each other, and you are always arguing with each other. This shows that you are still following your own selfish desires. You are acting like ordinary people of the world.

Don’t prove to the world that you’re being controlled by sin, rather, listen to scripture and stop acting like the ordinary people of this world. Think about your blessings. Think about your testimony. Tell the enemy that he no longer has a foothold in your life and fix what ever you need to fix! In Jesus name, amen!

Christians, what do you stand for?! |My Vacation from blogging is ova! 

…not that I intended to take a break from blogging. I havnt been focused enough to jot down my day-to-day and reflect it with scripture. What’s hit me the most lately is the nonsense us Christians put our energy into. We want to express what we are against rather than emphasizing on what we stand for. We want to put so much energy into our spiritual status rather than pouring some of that Spirit into someone who needs it. And my favorite, using scripture as ammunition for our enemies. 

The last time I checked, the gospel’s main ingredient was about Christ: that He lived, He died and resurrected so that we can live again. So… What does our lives reflect? Does it reflect a loving, graceful, merciful, forgiving Savior or do we reflect a contorted gospel that is mixed with half truth and half lie that results in confusion. 

1 Corinthians 14:33 For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.

Now let’s look back, are we using our God given resources to preach peace? Or, if I were a non-believer, would your life cause one to think twice about this so called “Prince of Peace”. 

Listen, we are not perfect, I get it/ but our actions should be edifying not for destruction. God commanded us to love our neighbor as ourself (Mark 12:31) so our first filter should be “would I like it if someone said/did this to me?” 

If ever someone confronted me with a controversial topic, I would first ask “Are you asking me to debate or to honestly understand my point of view through scripture?” I refuse to debate with anyone. Usually people who intend to debate are firm in what they believe in. Don’t involve yourself into something that’ll cause you to be angry. Kindly turn your cheek from the topic and keep it moving. We represent  a loving God and although Jesus was very confrontational, He did it carefully and with love. He wasn’t subject to sinful anger BUT WE ARE. We have to be carful. I know I’ll get angry so I’ll swerve every chance I get. 

::NOTE:: I’m saying “we” as in “you and I” because I include myself. 

I think we can do a better job. I know I can! I need so much improvement. I disappoint myself more than anyone else. With all the Christian drama going on in the media, we can’t leave room to give people a reason to hate Christ. That’s all they want. A reason. Our sinful, big mouths mess up the power of the gospel and sooner or later, we will all be persecuted for believing in this judgmental, hateful God that we ourselves created. God is far from that. I wish I can express how Loving and forgiving God has been towards me.

So before you start posting about how butt hurt you are about a coffee cup or you know, something just as dumb… Think! Is it edifying? If not, stop with the drama. 

Authkg out ✌🏽️

Love like I’m not scared

Today, this sentence hit me. I heard it in a song many many times but today it stuck out the most. “Love like I’m not scared…”

I questioned, how can you be scared to love? Whoa, a bunch of personal scenarios came to mind.

Recently, I promised myself to never have a close friend again. I pledged to make Jesus my only BFF forever and always amen. Although that sounds ideal, it’s not correct to maintain a life in this way. We need friends to sharpen us spiritually. It is good to have a close friend that will correct us when we are wrong in a loving manner.

Because of my bitterness towards the friends I’ve had in the past, I’ve pushed away some amazing people. I’m going to try to live by this phrase and give new friends a chance. Also, I’m going to learn from the old ones. I’m going to love unconditionally. No matter the mistake, or hurt, or issue a good friend may cause to me or others, I’m still going to love and remain a friend.  I’m not going to pretend to keep a civil friendship because we are brothers and sisters in Christ, that’s just a load of fecal matter. Jesus is the first to peep that hypocrisy and I’m not planning on living that way with anyone.

To my enemies, even if I’ve apologized for all my wrong doings towards you and you choose to hate me anyway, I’m still going to love you and think about all the good things we went through together. I’m not going to lie, I may think of some bad stuff. Thank God I have a good friend that loves me with flaws and all – that taught me something useful. “Replace a bad memory with a good one”. So I am.

God tells us to love anyway. Love without being scared of getting hurt. Love knowing that we can or will get hurt and its okay with us. Jesus loved us KNOWING we were going to hurt Him in return. He died on the cross KNOWING we were going to pay no mind to His death. If we are supposed to be like Christ, we should learn to love the same way.

I’m not letting my past experience ruin potential friendships. I’m going to love even if there is a possibility that the friend will abandon me. I’m going to love even if there is a possibility that this person  is going to hurt me. I’m going to love like I’m not scared.

Human Perfection Does Not Exist

You know the 10 commandments right? Let’s recap.

  1. You shall have no other gods before Me.
  2. You shall not make idols.
  3. You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain.
  4. Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.
  5. Honor your father and your mother.
  6. You shall not murder.
  7. You shall not commit adultery.
  8. You shall not steal.
  9. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
  10. You shall not covet

These law given to Moses by God are perfect. They are our guidelines to live a life pleasing to God. Now, ask yourself a question. Are you keeping all of them on a daily basis?

  • Is God the absolute first person in your life? Hehe think twice. Did you skip church one day to be with that boy?
  • Are you worshipping any idols? What’s that in your hand? Oh its a phone? Why won’t you leave that at home for a week or so? Oh you can’t?
  • Did you say OMG today? Did you say, TGIF because Friday you’re going clubbing?
  • What do you do Sundays after church? I’m sure the answer isn’t “I went to another church until 12AM” or “ I prayed all day until I went beddy bye bye”
  • Did you ever talk back to your parents? Yes you did, sit down.
  • Did you ever kill a person? Of course you didn’t good for you. Did you ever kill a person’s dreams or character?
  • Oh my favorite. Did you ever cheat on your spouse? Aww how faithful. How about that chick you were looking at on IG twerking? How about that dude posing in skin tight undies. MCM?
  • Oh good, you’ve never robbed a bank? Praise the Lord Praise the Lord. Go back to welfare and give back all the money you used for food stamps. Does someone need to amend their taxes? That pen you were chewing on, where did you get it? Is that your boyfriend you flirting with on the phone or does he belong to someone else? (this can apply to may commandments but I just want to put it here
  • “KG, what this ‘bearing false witness’?”  Sit down, based on your Instagram, you did it 1hr ago. #gossip
  • “KG, what is this covet?” If you read my very first blog you would know the answer to this but ill tell you. Stop being jealous of that girl that looks cuter than you. The effort you’re making to be like her #copying #extremediet etc. is coveting.

Now that we all agree that no one here is perfect, let’s move on.

Why does God tell us to follow these rules in order to go to Heaven if we obviously can’t keep them? Well, don’t you think God already knows we can’t? This explains the Cross. God sent His son to die so that we can live and go to heaven if we believe in Him. The only reason why God communicates with us even when we don’t follow these laws is because of Jesus. I’m not giving the okay to break the laws no no no. I’m saying that if ever we do, we HAVE to ask for forgiveness to be forgiven forever and for good. I would love to say more about this but the shorter the blog the better. You guys have short attention spans.

Grace.

Salvation is a gift and its not based on what we do or our spiritual performance. We will fail every day. That’s just a fact. We want to live in LOVE with God and we want to obey Him because we LOVE HIM! And when we fail, we want to get back up and receive this gift of forgiveness and salvation. We need to trust that the Cross is enough to pay for our sins. So, The end

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Take Root: Jesus is more than that

As humans, we only seek the verse in the bible that corresponds to our situation. If I am sick, I search for verses about those who were sick and healed. If I am broke, I search for verses that speak of prosperity and seasons of abundance. If I am sad, I seek verses on how the Lord catches my tears in bottles. When I am single, I search for verses that speak of marriage, faith, declaration and, purity.

As devoted Christians, we are making a huge mistake. I’m not saying that it’s bad to look for verses in hopes to overcome our problems, no no. I’m saying that there is more to the life of Jesus than the “specifics”.

I was one that looked for the “specifics”. It brought hope for the moment but I wasn’t well informed of the power of that verse. In order to fully comprehend the potential of that ONE verse, we have to fully comprehend the faith behind it.

The reason for the cross is much higher than the hope for healing. The death on the cross is above and beyond the lack of food in the fridge. The death on the cross tramples on the hope of finally getting a wife and a family. The death on the cross is the reason why we won’t suffer in hell fire for eternity. The death of Jesus is the reason why we have access to the presence of the Holy One to even ASK for a boo. Jesus is the reason why we have communication with the Most High God so we need to be knowin’ lol.

The root of the bible is the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ our Lord. If we don’t take interest of this, the “specifics” will go through one ear and come out the other in the moment of distress. You want your garden to flourish? Deepen your root. You want a husband? Well, dig your nose in the word without picking out your interests and see the mighty power of God manifest in that category. Not only will you get your husband, but you’ll keep him. How bout that?

@authkg all day err day. Shout out to my friend JA. You duh bomb.

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God is not dumb: You get what you plant

Galatians 6:7 Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.

Galatians 6:7 has proven true in my life. I had the chance to plot destruction many many times but I couldn’t go forward with them. I knew my plans would definitely have an outcome that would please me but I always remembered Gods character when it came to earthly consequences.

There was a point that I didn’t believe in Galatians 6:7. I went around thinking that my actions here on earth didn’t have any consequences. I DON’T believe that the Lord repays us as our sins deserve but I do believe that our actions will come back to us one way or another.

If you dig a hole for someone to fall in, the person who will actually fall in it is you. Proverbs 26:27

I laugh when I look back to those moments when people schemed against me and prospered. At the time, I thought they were super successful. Oh, but today, God has been faithful to His word when He said “God will not be mocked, you reap what you sow”.

When God says “He will not be mocked” He’s saying that we may think we are getting away with it now, but God is going to make sure we know that His word stands clear. We will not get away with it.

I recall one of my schemers flaunting a piece of what had been taken from me. The Lord knew how hurt I was and how badly I wanted to see my schemer tossed down a flight of stairs. BUT, the Lord said, “Be still and know that I am God”. So I did. I prayed, prayed and prayed with no answer in return but I knew an answer would come eventually.

I held in so much anger, I held back so many tears, I held back so many right hooks, I HELD BACK ALL HATRED IN ME! I was held back by the nails that crucified my sins. OH JESUS! I wanted to reap great and wonderful things. If I did what my flesh desired, I wouldn’t have all the great things I have today.

I am living proof that we all reap what we sow. For those who know me and know what I have been through can take that verse to the bank with confidence. I planted lies, deceit, hate, sneakiness and whaaaaaaaaat, people lied, fooled and hated me in return.

It’s a cycle my friends. For those who lied, fooled and hated me will reap the saaaaaaaaame thing. If you stole from someone, be prepared in prayer when someone takes the same thing away from you. If you lied to someone, be prepared that the truth WILL come out eventually. If you are being sneaky, be prepared to get fount out.

That’s just how it is. If you plant sunflowers, you get sunflowers. If you plant rutabagas, you will get rutabagas. If you plant peppers, you are not going to get apples. If you plant apples, you are not going to get bananas.

So…

If you plant robbery, you will get extorted.

If you plant lies, you will get lied to and found out.

So check yourself, before you wreck yourself.

BUT

If you plant love, you get loved

If you plant forgiveness, you get forgiven.

If you plant hugs, you get hugs.

If you plant Jesus, you get Jesus.

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Not built for guilt: God’s message to me

I’m so grateful that the Lord thinks of me so thoroughly that when I have an internal battle with myself, He quickly shows me a solution. A year ago, I sat at my cubicle in tears feeling so unworthy, guilty, condemned and depressed. My co-workers saw me in tears every day that month that they didn’t question me about it. Yes, I had sinned so horribly that I was reaping what I have sowed, BUT! With every failure, God had a plan. My sin was so deep, but His Grace was so much more.

My sorrow was so bad that I had to go to the bathroom to cry bitterly. I’m talking about crying tears that soaked my face. I’m talking about being so distraught that the next breath was so hard to take. I’m talking about PAIN that felt like it could not be extinguished by anything but death.

Then, one day I read a devotional on guilt.

Facts:

  • God does not condemn those who are in Christ -Romans 8:1
  • We are not built for guilt
  • We are made whole by the sacrifice of Jesus
  • Guilt has no legal right in our lives because Jesus paid for our sin and misdeeds.
  • When we feel guilty, we need to send it back from where it came from. Hell.

While reading these facts, you’d figure I was all good… It didn’t work.

I took the next step and I prayed for myself. I laid hands over my own head and asked God to tell me something. I felt like I was going nowhere in my spiritual life and I couldn’t accept Gods Grace to rid of my guilt.

One night I went to sleep and then, God spoke to me.

He told me 3 very important things that I needed to hear.

  1. You are on the right track. Keep doing what you are doing. Keep seeking my face and don’t give up. Im happy with you. I love you.
  2. You will hear something today at 9 oclock
  3. You are always late to work, church, everything but ill speak to you about that later.

I woke up and I think I wrote all this down.

I didn’t know if God was talking about 9am or 9pm but I knew something was going to happen.

9 am came and nothing. I’m like okay, I guess its 9pm.

I went to church that night and the preaching began. I WAS SO BORED!!! I’m like, “C’mon, I doubt this person has anything to do with this 9 o’clock thing. I have no idea what she is talking about.” So then I opened my bible to read it because I didn’t want to waste my precious time at church learning nothing.

8:59PM– I opened my bible expecting nothing. Turned to a random page and started reading

9:00 PM– Mark 15:25- It was nine o’clock in the morning when they nailed Jesus to the cross.

After so many tears of sorrow, I cried tears of JOY!
God was telling me that I did not have to worry about my sin ANYMORE! Jesus was crucified and he died to wash my sins away. If I remember my sin one more time to condemn myself, then Jesus’ death on the cross was meaningless.

How amazing is this? At 9pm I read about Jesus’ death that occurred at 9am!

God understands that sometimes, WE don’t understand. Have faith, God will help you. His salvation for us is not a mystery. We don’t need to read between the lines about His death on the cross. Don’t get so complicated. Jesus died, and if we believe, we are saved. Nothing more and nothing less. John 3:16

God still didn’t speak to me about being late all the time though. And I’m always late, STILL. Oh God have mercy!

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Be an example: Lost and Found

Luke 15:24: for this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ So they began to celebrate.

Lord, thank you for this passion you have planted in my heart to write about your Holy Word. Thank you for the storms that passed in my life. It was then that I was able to feel your presence first hand. My words are not only through scripture but through experience. I am thankful that I am no longer blind to your love. Your love for me is as clear is day.

I love this parable to pieces. It’s pretty much about a younger brother who decided to take his inheritance early and splurge on sinful desires. He spent all of his inheritance and was left with no money. Then he got so hungry he wanted to eat what the pigs were eating. The younger brother then realized that he messed up. He realized he was wrong and needed to go back to daddy’s house and ask for forgiveness. He also needed daddy to let him come back home. Immediately daddy received his son and celebrated.

My oh so favorite part of this parable is the bad attitude the older brother seemed to have when his younger brother came home. Okay it’s understandable; the older brother didn’t sin against his father. He never asked for his inheritance early and he never took it upon himself to live a sinful life like his younger brother did. The older brother seemed to be the good, responsible dude in the house, but why was he so nasty about the celebration of his own little brother coming home?

There are so many “older brothers” in today’s church. We watch our younger brother’s sin carelessly and we simply can care less. We watch our younger brothers destroy themselves and scoff within waiting for the day of their destruction. We say “maybe they’ll learn their lesson” . SHAME ON US!

As you can see in this parable, daddy RAN to his younger son! His son didn’t run to his dad, he didn’t have to. Why?

When we mess up, God wants nothing more than for us to tell Him our sin so that we can be forgiven. The problem here is that there are way too many “older brothers” that make sinners feel like we don’t deserve Daddy’s love. We are sinners correct? Why would Daddy want to forgive me if my older brother is so much better than I am? Look at my older brother laughing at me making fun of me; imagine how hysterical I may look to Daddy. My older brother doesn’t even acknowledge that I’m home and that I’m sorry, imagine my own Daddy.

Leaders, please understand that you have little eyes looking up to you. There are people who have no idea how to live a Christian life and look up to you as an example. Leaders, please understand that everyone is a sinner. It took you time to develop to become a leader and it will take time for our new believers as well. We need to be loving, compassionate, and understanding. We need to respect them and keep private what they choose to disclose to us. We need to be open and transparent. We need to be an example of how The Lord will treat us when we approach Him with our sin.

We are making big mistakes as leaders. We are pushing our little brothers away instead of reeling them in. Let’s be like Daddy and receive everyone with open arms no matter the size of the sin. When our sheep run away and choose to come back, let’s hug them and say,

“Let’s have a feast and celebrate. For this brother of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.”

-IG @authkg

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A Woman washes Jesus’ feet

Luke 7:36-50

A Woman Washes Jesus’ Feet:  38 and stood behind Jesus at his feet, crying. She began to wash his feet with her tears, and she dried them with her hair, kissing them many times and rubbing them with the perfume.

Lord, thank you for teaching me to be an authentic Christian. Not a perfect Christian but a Christian who recognizes all her imperfections. I am no better than anyone one in this world. I’m just a blade in the grass that quickly withers away.  Glory be to The Lord most high.

This woman was carrying the heavy weight of her sin on her shoulders. She knew that Jesus was the forgiver of all sins and had enough faith to present it to Him. Jesus was in the home of a PHARISEE when the woman approached Him. First off, the woman would have had to enter the Pharisees home to approach Jesus. She had to put her emotions aside knowing that this Pharisee was going to judge her. With all the commotion, she was able to cry hard enough to create enough tears to wash Jesus’ feet. To make a long story short, she didn’t give a flying pig about the Pharisees, about the judgment of others, about what he said or she said about her sin. What she wanted was the salvation that Jesus had to offer.

Pharisee– A self-righteous person; a hypocrite.

Pharisees always had something bad to say about sinners. The Pharisee questioned why Jesus would allow a sinner to touch His feet. Don’t we all have a Pharisee in our lives? We sin and all of a sudden, our friends became sinless. All of a sudden, the leader of the youth group never sinned in his life. All of a sudden, mom never had sex before marriage. All of a sudden, daddy never smoked pot. All of a sudden all the attention is forwarded towards your sin as if perfection existed. Pah-Leeze!

Listen here, God never gave levels to sin. Murder is not greater than stealing. Lying is not greater than disrespecting your parents. Each sin is seen equally by God and He offers us the same forgiveness He offered the woman. What we have to do is cancel out the negative noise from “perfect people” and pour our tears on Jesus’ feet. We need take our sin and give it to the Lord even when people make you feel like you’re not worthy enough to have Gods attention.

NO ONE IS WORTHY!

I don’t care what people take away from you to punish you for your sin. The only one worthy of doing that is The Lord himself. We are proof that He doesn’t take away according to our sin because ALL OF US ARE STILL STANDING.

Psalm 103:10-14

10  He does not treat us as our sins deserve  or repay us according to our iniquities. 11 For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His love for those who fear Him; 12 as far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us. 13 As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear Him; 14 for He knows how we are formed, He remembers that we are dust.

AND THAT’S OLD TESTAMENT PEOPLE!

So no, Jesus does not treat us bad, or take away what means most to us, or tell us we don’t deserve to have that new car, or tell us we deserved to have a loved one taken away from us, or that we deserve to be a widow, or that we deserve that broken leg because of sin. BONK THAT!

If that’s what you believe; that Jesus treats us as our sins deserve, than I feel sorry for you! If you believe that, you must think you are self-righteous or you really don’t read scripture because Jesus tells us the exact opposite.

What He tells us is that when we are consumed by our sin and we can’t carry it anymore, we bring it to His feet, cry all we want and receive forgiveness.

Luke 7:50 Jesus said to the woman, “Because you believed, you are saved from your sins. Go in peace.

Now that’s the Jesus I believe in.

-KG

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