IMPORTANT NOTE: These are not blogs I follow, they are Christian bloggers who have requested to be added to this list, comprised of inspirational/spiritual blogs.
A link to this list of blogs below can be found on the side panel of my blog www.hope-movement.tumblr.com which has 10,000+ followers. I believe we should be here for uplifting one another, and caring for one another. We are called to be a community, not to search for fame and be placed on a pedestal. Which is precisely the reason that I share these links of fellow Christian bloggers with you.
If you would like to be added to the list, please send your request (including your blog so I can look at it) in an ask by clicking HERE. You must predominantly/consistently post Faith / Enncouragement / Spiritual / Inspiration posts in order to have your blog placed on this list.
Yes, I do check all blogs that request to be added. I am particular, as it is my desire to build a list where Christians can come and find a source of positivity, and hope, and find themselves following blogs that are filled with Christ, and faith building / stretching posts.
Anonymous asked: I think you guys need to have much more things on mental disorders. You only touched on very few mental illnesses in your FAQs (like stress). What about autism, dyslexia, bipolar disorder, kleptomania, hypochondria, schizophrenia, and so on? There vary greatly and I think many Christians either refuse to talk about it or immediately believe it's a demonic spirit (something I do not believe). I would like to hear yours (and others') input on this matter with kind, considerate open discussion.
We are working on updating our helpful links over time. We all work/study/do ministry outside of this blog, so please be patient with us :) Hopefully we will have further links and information added in the near future.
Anonymous asked: I have been lost from God I have already prayed the sinners prayer what else can I do?
Believe that the prayer you prayed is what you meant, and begin living every day for Him. Try your best, and if you don’t succeed, get yourself up and try again. Grace and love cannot be earned, thankfully Jesus paid the price for our sins on the cross, and so we are no longer bound to sacrifice but live in freedom to love and be loved. You don’t have to work at it, just do your best to live your life for Him and to honour Him in your thoughts, words and actions. :)
Anonymous asked: I'm a senior in high school and I've been going to a church in the city that I wanna go to school to because I haven't found church like it in the town I'm in now; however it's months away before I move. How can I feed my faith in the meantime?
I would encourage you to find somewhere in your town to plant yourself and be fed from until such time as you move. There are options for churches online, but a big part of church is the congregation and family and fellowship aspect. Whilst they may not be exactly like the church you’re planning to go to in school, they will still feed you - as long as they are scripturally sound and teaching from His word and caring for His people.
Anonymous asked: Why do I always end up having lustful thoughts towards someone that I like?
Well the simple response would be: because you are human. Even Jesus was tempted with thoughts and feelings, but He made the conscious decision to avoid sin. I want to encourage you to find yourself an accountability partner (an older woman/man — same sex as you) whom you can talk to and share your feelings and be real with. Also pray Gods protection over your mind and remind yourself that until you’re married, you are technically lusting over someone else’s husband/wife.
Anonymous asked: I have the hardest time dealing with people, other Christians, brothers and sisters in my own church even, not liking me or not considering my feelings. I feel so so left out at church sometimes because I feel like I'm not important enough or interesting enough and no one really wants to sit down and talk with, enjoy and actually listen to me. How do I keep from letting this discourage me? It gets me every time. It's so much easier to deal with when the person isn't a Christian...
I can understand how this may emotionally upset or bother you and cause you discomfort and distress. I do want to encourage you to continue persevering and looking for one or two people who you can really intentionally connect with. You don’t need to pursue a relationship with a large group of people. Start small, and find the people in your church whom you have things in common with. Pray that God would open peoples hearts to be accepting, and that He would protect yours from being hurt by peoples actions. Remember, Christians know Jesus, but they’re still going to wrong you and make mistakes - we’re all still human. :)
Anonymous asked: There's a Christian at my church who is in the assembly who likes to argue. He'll ask about your opinion and then quickly tell you why you're wrong. He'll argue about anything. He was arguing how dressing to express yourself is offensive to those that can't afford clothes.He also is super blunt and will say things like "That's a hideous hat" but then justify it by saying we can ignore him. I can't avoid him. When I confront him he'll argue about how he doesn't argue. What should I do?
I would encourage you to seek appropriate leadership in your church, and discuss the situation with them, and allow them to approach him in an appropriate manner, obviously with the authority given to them by their God appointed position. This man may be inclined to listen to and respect leaderships counsel over yours. We will be praying for this! :)
Anonymous asked: What does a guy want in a Christian girlfriend?
Question: “What should I look for in a Christian girlfriend?”
Answer:The sort of dating relationships that are seen today aren’t mentioned in the Bible.Marriageand betrothal are the only types of romantic relationships seen in Scripture. What this means is that a Christian girlfriend should be, first and foremost, a potential marriage partner. A Christian man should be seeking a woman to spend his life with, not just someone to have fun with. If a man is not ready to get married, he should not be pursuing a Christian girlfriend.
As a man looks for a girlfriend, the most important quality she must possess (as his potential future wife and a person who will have a great deal of influence in his life) is salvation in the Lord Jesus Christ, and a life lived in obedience to Him. In2 Corinthians 6:14, Paul tells us not to be “unequally yoked” with unbelievers. If a woman does not have faith in Jesus Christ, a Christian man would be foolish to consider her as a girlfriend and/or as a wife.
That said, just because a woman is a Christian, she is not necessarily a perfect match for any Christian man. It is important to factor in other aspects of being “equally yoked.” For example, similar spiritual goals, doctrinal beliefs, and outlook on life are all extremely important considerations. In addition, it is wise to think through more practical things like energy level, common interests, and expectations about family and lifestyle. Many men marry women based on emotional or physical attraction alone, and that can lead to disaster.
The Bible provides some guidelines about the kind of character a man should look for in a Christian girlfriend. A Christian woman will exhibit a spirit of submission to the Lord. The apostle Paul tells wives they are to submit to their husbands as unto the Lord (Ephesians 5:22-24). If she is not able to submit to the Lord, she will likely not see the value of submitting to her husband when that time comes. It is important to remember that the character of submission is a spiritual quality, not a personality trait. A sweet personality does not necessarily correspond to a submissive spirit, and neither does an energetic or strong-willed personality necessarily correspond to a willful spirit. A woman will be submissive to the degree she is influenced by God’s Spirit, and she will be influenced by His Spirit to the degree that she loves Him and spends time in His Word.
A Christian woman should benefit and bless her husband. She is to be his helper, according to the earliest biblical precedent set for Adam and Eve. She should be a fit helper for his mission and call. If he is called to be a pastor or a missionary, for example, he should look for a Christian girlfriend who feels the same call. If he feels a strong desire for a large family, he should find a woman who feels the same way. But most of all, according to the call put on all of us to be ambassadors for Christ (2 Corinthians 5:20), a man should choose a woman who will help, and not hinder him in this regard. She should exhibit a commitment to prayer (1 Thessalonians 5:16), encouragement (1 Thessalonians 5:11), serving others (Hebrews 6:10) and the wisdom that comes from knowing God’s Word (Colossians 3:16). This is the kind of woman that will be truly helpful to a Christian man.