What would be the hardest thing for you to NOT HAVE???
I like to randomly come up with thought provoking question and send them to my closest friends, just to hear their responses and how different or alike we are from each other!!! I don't always share them cuz well, sometimes their personal. Buuuuuuuut this one is interesting but I don't believe indulging anthing to personal!!!
If your not familiar with the Amish religion, they are a form of Baptist that have clung to not changing with modern change. While some of this is good, like modesty and virtue and hard-working values, some of it is pointless in living a holy life to God, like no electricity and using a horse and buggy instead of a car.
Obviously I full agree with living a Holy life unto God! I believe in separation from the world. Limiting our internet usage, guarding our eyes, our ears and our mouths. While I've live most of my life without a television in my home, I think most people, even people that have one, can understand that it is because there is so much trash on it and it can hinder and distract your walk with God, YET, turning on the lights has never distracted me from my walk with God, so it doesn't make sense to go with out! Technology, used PROPERLY can be a good thing!
Soooooooo in a list of things they don't have what would be the hardest???
No Cell Phone?
Actually no house phone either?
No AC? (I havn't met any Amish that actually LIVE in AZ;)
No Wash Machine?
No store bought clothes? (Handmade and VERY homely clothing!)
As I was thinking about it, I thought it would be a toss up between a camera and mirror that would be hardest for me to give up. I take A LOT OF PICTURES annnnnnnnd weeeeeelllll...a mirror is WEEEEEEELLLL A MIRROR!!!! Jus sayin!!! LOL
BUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUT then I remembered another thing that they very often have to give up, TALENTS!!!! Talents like writing and art and music!!! Those talents are considered vain or whateverrrr and I can't imagine NOT being able to write!!!! To have to supress a God-given talent that when used correctly, glorifies God!!!! That would INDEED be the hardest to give up!!!!
BUUUUUUUUUUUUT THEN I remembered one thing that I absolutely COULD NOT tolerate, NO EVANGELISM!!! As a Christian, that is THE ONE thing that literally makes NO SENSE to me!!! After salvation, and a walk with God, HOW CAN WE NOT HAVE A DESIRE TO REACH LOST SOULS!!! That is our calling!!! That is our goal!!! Souls, souls, souls!!! Pointing souls to Jesus!!!!
"And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned." (Mark 16:15-16)
Soooooo yeah, spiritually speaking, salvation and evangelism is the one thing I could not give up!!! Morally, I could NOT give up my God-given talent to write!!! And in monetary matters, Its a toss up between the camera and a mirror...BUUUUUUUUUUUUT THEN...cuuuuuuuuute clothes is right there too!!! After all, GOD CALLS US TO BE HOLY, NOT HOMELY!!! Hee, hee!!! I mean, imagine me NOT wear bright, vibrant colors! Imagine me without flowers and lace!!! Imagine me without hoodies and UGGS and fluff and fur and satin...Imagine me NOT SHOPPING!!!!Okaaaaaaaaaaaaay I think we all know I'd be shunned pretty quickly...buuuuuuut what about you guys??? Outside of evangelism, (AND THE TRUTH) what would be the hardest thing for you go without???? firstname.lastname@example.org
♥Mary Frances :)