The concept of starting a blog has been floating around in my mind for some time now, but only came into fruition after a sermon this past Sunday. Mark, the pastor at my Church, was preaching about spreading the word of God beyond the four walls of a Church.
Mark spoke about how we are deceived in believing the stage from which he spoke was the front of the Church. In fact, the front of the Church is the very door we entered through, and that life as a Christian does not end with going to Church on a Sunday. Whilst we are often taught that faith is a private, personal matter not to be discussed and the only people that need to know are yourself and God, this is not the case. Faith is a personal matter, but that doesn't mean it shouldn't be public.
Growing up, I went to a Church of England primary school, and then a Church of England secondary school. In that transition from primary to secondary, I noticed a shift in attitudes of people, particularly my circle of friends outside of my school environment, having a negative opinion of religion and so I lost my faith. It was not until this past year, with the guidance of the wonderful Amelia, I rediscovered my faith and purpose. As I am very new in my faith, accepting Jesus as my saviour and inviting him into my life fully, at first I was uncomfortable mentioning my faith to others. I was still aware of the negative stigma surrounding religion.
After the sermon, Mark's words stuck with me and wouldn't leave my mind. The blog I had wanted to create for so long would be the perfect platform for spreading the word and love of God, and somewhere to explore and express my faith. As a result, Unfailing Faith was born.
"Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage – with great and careful instruction."
2 Timothy 4:2
This is my movement, and this is God's message.
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