Monthly Archives: March 2014

Commitment Part Deux

Commitment Part One:
https://aramkim7.wordpress.com/2014/03/23/commitment/

If the congregation within your church is lacking self control and persuades into sensitivity.
That means the congregation is less grounded in the foundation & more into the spirit.
Not that there is anything wrong with that, however it’s not our job to point faults at what we think our church lacks.
Because in thinking so, that also means to think of yourself as SELF RIGHTEOUS & pride.

There are churches that focus on the emphasis of the doctrine, making their church very focused grounded in the biblical foundation, but at the same time without the balance of spirit then there is no way of becoming open minded or loving.

That’s why there is no such thing as a “better” or “perfect” church.
All churches focus on each one individual area they prefer to focus on. Not one area is better than the other.

For example:
New Song Church, the church I’m going to now and will be going to within the next 5 years or so.
lacks in biblical foundation and doctrines, because of this, they focus on the spirit, gifts, and divinity more.
Whereas the other church that i thought about going to as a second option was Novahop.
Now novahop isnt really a church, they just have sunday service, it’s actually a mission base not a church.
However because that novahop is still very new, it’s also very controlled, with a strong control overseeing the logistics of their establishment. Why do they put an emphasis on control? because it’s very new and they want to make sure they live up to their vision and mission statement as to what is their core beliefs.

The main core beliefs is what helps navigate an organization become what they are. Without a strong focus on the priority beliefs, then an organization will crumble, not having any true grit.

Althought a person who is just starting to mature into the beginning stages of a sheep or a baby christian, i feel that novahop is not the church for them. I feel that to really be apart of Novahop, one must be very mature and professional.
I am not there yet, that’s why I dont think where I’m at now in my path of life, or stage, that Novahop is right for me yet.

There was a time in my life 8 months ago, I stopped going to NewSong, because i thought it lacked foundation and too swaying like flags in the spirit.

But now that i see, because of my focus on the church’s faults, it was making me only seek out to find a church out on my own self interests of what i think a church “should” have or not. Therefore that was making me selfish and immature.

But now that i see that a church isnt here to be geared for your selfish desires of wants and needs.
A church is there so you can be part of a family, and to grow into communal bond with community to celebrate one thing only, your wedding with the bridegroom.

That’s when I realized what i was looking for in NewSong, where it lacked biblical foundation, the problem wasnt the church that’s not bridling it. The problem was me! If i think that the church was lacking in that area, it wasnt the church’s fault, it was mine! It was my responsibility to bridle biblical foundation pertaining to MY WALK.

Novahop is a great place to have church. However because Novahop is still new, they are not open right now to creating new ministries or pursue into what you want to help them with.

That’s why I’ve identified that there was a reason why back in May 2013, why did God lead me to meet the small group leader in the men’s restroom on the first day? Why did God want me to meet the other small group leaders who are my friends today? Why did God send me an email about a welcoming invitation to a new dance ministry happening at the church? Why did i meet other dancers and artists that all share a common interest with me in the arts? Why did I start playing my ukulele all of a sudden? Why did i go on that winter trip with one of the fellow small group leaders for a whole week? Why do I seem to have more chemistry with my small group than any other church i’ve ever known? Why do the Youth Group leaders be kind to me when they know little about me? Why are people at NewSong so kind?

You wanna know why? Because this was a reason why God transitioned me from my old church Crossover Community Church to NewSong.

Newsong has a ministry for the arts.
And for a long time (7years), i even prayed about trying to join a dance ministry in the region.
I also been trying to meet other artists, dancers, musicians, filmmakers, actors, creatives, entrepreneurs for the kingdom lifestyle.

Little did i know, now after realizing, it was right underneath my nose.
That’s the real reason why I returned to NS.
Sure it’s a benefit to practice my gifts into serving ministry.
But the main priority is because that I’ve already established a 2 year relationship grounds with my small group.
They have become my new home and main clique.

Now I have to return because its now not about me, but COMMITMENT.

 

PS:
I’ve also visited other churches before coming to NewSong, such as Koinos Young Saeng Presbyterian Church, Open Door Presbyterian Church, Korean Central Presbyterian Church, The Gate Wholeword Fellowship Church, First Korean Presbyterian Church of Virginia, Full Gospel, Virginia Korean Baptist Church, New Light United Methodist Church, Korean United Methodist Church, Mclean Bible Church Tysons, Church For All Nations, .
All those churches are great. They all are focusing on their specific core beliefs.

If you put knowledge as your primary, then go to KYSPC, KCPC, ODPC, FKPCV, MBC Tysons.
If you put missions as your primary objective, then go to the methodists.
If you have forerunning as your primary, then go to the baptists.
If you have giftings as your primary, then go to the pentecost.
No church is perfect, no church is better than the other. It’s not the system that needs to change, it’s you.

if you have a friend who is not leading by example, but gives you advice. you have the right to not take their advice and ignore them.

however you also have the right to take it into consideration for future opportunity of self discernment.

how to identify who have the validation to give advice to you?
simple.
if one friend isnt serving in ministry or submitting to authority, then he has no say.
but if one friend is serving in ministry or submission to authority, then he has permission to say, because it’s not that knowledge qualifies him, its his experience of service that is.

We don’t use the bible to judge.

Prov 17:20

One whose heart is corrupt does not prosper; one whose tongue is perverse falls into trouble

You dont use the bible to point faults or judge each other or rebuke to expose the wrongs.

That’s not called paying attention, that’s called  being arrogant.

If 100% of the people in the world took the bible to use as a way to point faults, do you think that the church would exist or let alone Christianity? NO.

For that is way too easy to use the bible as a tool to criticize others.

You’re missing the bigger picture here.

If life was handed a bible, then yes obviously of course it would support to point faults/judge.
But that’s what the bible is used for. Because the bible has 5 other tools in order for it to work, and these 5 other things is:
1.) the church
2.) prayer
3.) the walk
4.) Worship
5.) serve

If you dont have the walk included within the bible, then OBVIOUSLY of course it will become an opportunity to give leighway to point faults.

However that isnt the case, plus take for example,
if me as a christian, decides to read the Quaran just for the sake to rebuke muslims based on what i studied the Quaran, without spending time in learning about the islamic religion, without coming outside of my comfort zone to get to know the unknown, without discernment, without involving myself in a small group with other muslims, without trying to get to know the culture of islam and just study only the Quaran. That’s called being arrogant. Because I’m out there on self motives to expose them based on what i’m perceiving.

The bible isnt here to perceive what I think i view in my perspective and perception.

It’s too easy to perceive, anyone can do that.
But that’s where you have to identify your discernment in how you analyze.
Be aware of how we use our mind to process information for true comprehension.

It’s about NOT PERCEIVING, but RECEIVING!

That’s the flaw about the facebook newsfeed. so many people are posting facebook posts.
and TOO MANY are PERCEIVING on what they analyze where the person is coming from, rather than RECEIVING and letting it soak.

The science is as follows:
When you perceive, its not that your exercising your brain.
It’s actually deeper than that, you’re validating rebellion and processing the growth of PRIDE to victimize your growth.

But when you RECEIVE, through reception, we can begin to walk into the walk (and i’m not specifically speaking the walk with the Lord, i’m talking about in general outside of religion based in your life of maturity), and settle and soak into it.
RECEIVING is the initial commencement to spark the beginning of MATURITY to process.

In the bible if it says to rebuke the ones who are doing wrong to expose of faults.
Yes, however that is only a “recommendation”, not a command. Remember key word “recommend”, or “option”, or “choice”. We have the CHOICE to rebuke, but it’s not an ORDER. Dont get that confused!

If we confuse those two things to mean the same thing, that just means when we rebuke its lack of maturation and initiated by our own self PRIDE.

The bible isnt here to judge others, for that would be TOO EASY.
the bible is here to read and judge ourselves. For that’s where the WALK begins.

Prov 17:20

One whose heart is corrupt does not prosper; one whose tongue is perverse falls into trouble

When your tongue is perverse, it means your prideful, arrogant. and if you are only motivated on the self agenda to expose people of their faults by using the bible.
It means 2 things:
1.) You have wounds.
https://aramkim7.wordpress.com/2014/03/23/reasons-why-the-atheists-have-something-against-christianity/
2.) You are immature/ arrogant.

However, If you are also motivated to expose people of their faults.
It means that deep down inside your  heart, psychologically speaking, you YEARN to be LOVED.
but you’re confusing to  be appreciated is through SELF GLORY.
Which can either be a status, fame, success, money, material, or INTELLECTUAL PRIDE.

Yet fact is, when you do reach that goal of being praised for your intelligence, fact is, you’re still miserable.
Even if you are married, you still are LONELY.
Because those things aren’t real love, those things are only an illusion.
MONEY FAME MATERIAL STATUS is not love and what makes you loved or fall in love or to love.
What makes you know love is through Jesus.

Because Jesus has a way for us to be FREE. free to be ourselves,  free to think whatever we want, free to do whatever we want, free without the burden and stress and pressure to be something society wants us to be.

and when we’re free, we are in love.

and nothing else matters when we know love.