Woe 2 U Pharisees! Why are there still so many Pharisees? Why do you still think you can keep to the law in and of your own power? The law was put here to show us our need for JESUS. JESUS bought us FREEDOM; freedom from condemnation.There are so many whitewashed people; sparkly clean on the outside, yet we are all just as dirty on the inside. There is not 1 who is spotless and pure, NO, NOT 1! So as you look down your shiny clean noses at those of us with more obvious stains, just remember; EVERY SAINT HAS A PAST AND EVERY SINNER HAS A FUTURE!
I need you all to understand that when I talk about Pharisees, I am speaking from my heart, from my own journey. Somehow, I went from homeless, drug-addicted, & lost to spiritually haughty in just 3 years. No, not openly so, but I was starting to look down my shiny clean nose at those who didn't seem to even try to be spotless. Not that I thought I had achieved any level of perfection, I just somehow had, in my heart, put myself on a self-proclaimed pedestal. And well, you know what they say: PRIDE COMES BEFORE A FALL.
So, as I was picking myself up and feeling so broken hearted and let down by myself, I finally remembered to look up, and I saw the Hands of JESUS reaching down to me. He was saying, "Let me pick you up and hold you for awhile....What sin??? I've already forgotten it, now you must do the same." So, from my heart and my own personal experience, I say to you, its so easy to judge the actions of others from inside a big glass display cabinet, but STEP OUTSIDE! Step into life and see the struggles going on all around you to rise above the worlds standards. Go out and be the salt and the light in the middle of all the realness of life. That my friend is where you are needed! I am not saying don't go to church, I need my church for strength and support. But take what you are fed at church, and give it away to the hungry in the world! And don't be afraid to get a little dirt on you if it means offering a hand up to someone in need.
Brenda Wilkinson -
Brenda Wilkinson is still a fairly
new child of God. She was born again
in 2010 during a "Walk to Emmaus"
and her life has been radically changed
Today Brenda is totally rebuilding her life,
thanks to the help of friends and
her new family she has discovered
in Christ. She faithfully journals her
journey into her new life in Christ.
Join Brenda as she shares
her journey with Christ.
It's an amazing journey!
My full name is Brenda Lea Wilkinson, I am 43 yrs old and I am single. I have been divorced 4 times. I have 4 grown children that I didn't raise. I ran away from everything for a lot of years. But GOD is faithful and He is restoring to me all that was stolen from me and more. My only daughter who is now 18 and pregnant with my first grandbaby has come back in to my life after 10 yrs of not seeing or hearing from me, she is giving me a chance to be her mother and a grandmother to the precious baby. I want to heal, I want to be the best me that I can be. I want to claim all the blessings and promises that GOD has for me so I can truly LOVE and minister to those in need, starting in my own family. Plus I go into the Tom Green Co Jail to teach Bible lessons. I want to be a bolder more effective teacher and sharer of