Jesus Killed My Church

DJ: “What religion are we?”

Roseanne: “We’re basically just good people.”

Dan: “Yeah, but we’re non-practising.”

Do you ever find discouragement in realizing those dreams you had and those goals you made aren’t becoming a reality?

13487924One Christmas season, Randy Bohlender, author of “Jesus Killed My Church” found himself feeling this way. He describes his countenance as one whose “needle of the soul-o-meter was dipping left.”

He cried out to God, “I’m not happy with what I’ve done this year!” The whispering response he heard back is life-changing.

I know you’re not happy with what you’ve done this year… but what do you think about what I’ve done?”

We may not do all that we desire. In our own eyes, we may even fail miserably. But there is one thing we can absolutely believe in… God has done, and will continue to do all that He wants. There’s a transcendent comfort in those words, right?

Mr. Bohlender goes on to conclude, “God is forever writing our story, and He gives us the dignity of being able to introduce characters that occasionally wrinkle, but not alter, the plot.”

You can find more information about the author and his book at  randybohlender.com.

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Seeking the rest that is only promised and found in Christ Jesus, along with my treasured wife of more than twenty-five years, we seek to grow in our relationship with our Heavenly Father, walk with the Holy Spirit as He moves our hearts, loving others always as Jesus loves us, and carry the news of His glory, the wonderful gospel, that gives light and life where there once was only darkness.
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15 Responses to Jesus Killed My Church

  1. standonthewall says:

    Absolutely loved this! So encouraging to know it’s not all about us sometimes.

  2. Great post! It is extremely comforting to know that the Lord is the script-writer, producer, and director of our stories.

  3. Ben Kilen says:

    Reblogged this on Kilen's Spot and commented:
    Excellent read! I’ve known Randy for many years, love his heaet and humor.

  4. Ben Kilen says:

    Excellent read! I’ve known Randy for many years, love his heart and humor

  5. Ben Kilen says:

    Excellent read. Ive known Randy for many years and love his heart and odd humor.

  6. alwayzhis says:

    WONDERFUL!!! Something I needed to hear/read today! Praise our loving Father and Lord Jesus in the Spirit! the LORD God is in control… may we all submit to His authority.
    Stephanie

  7. may I reblog this?

  8. Mornign
    WOW! Love that “I know you’re not happy with what you’ve done this year… but what do you think about what I’ve done?”
    Just prayed asking for more direction in my life from God and asking where He wants me to go or help or do
    Once again! Great message on “Its not about me”
    I need to ABIDE in looking towards Heaven
    God Bless

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