Sunday, September 23, 2012

Positive Gay Christianity

Joshua 1:9 (KJV) 
Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.
Strength and courage aren't always that easy to find. Sometimes we'd rather crawl in a hole than deal with the things going on in our lives. Yet, God tells us that He will provide us with the strength to deal with anything. He commands that we face the difficult things in our lives, and He encourages us to rely on His strength to get us through.

There are so many things we face each day that bring about fear in varying levels. One of the things that we fear the most is change. Some of you may have just come out and are struggling with your faith, and it can be very daunting. Will you be able to handle the contradictions you've been taught? Will you allow yourself to realize that God's love for you is what really matters, not the misguided interpretations of God's word by so many mainstream churches?  Will other gay people accept you? Will you proudly stand and say, "I am Christian, and I am gay?" God tells us that He will be with us through it all. Sometimes we face these fears because God has more for us to do and learn. When we lean on His strength, He only makes us stronger through the sometimes difficult process. Remember Phillippians 4:13, "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." Through Christ we can be positive gay Christians.

What are Positive Gay Christians?  We are:

  • are are comfortable with being gay, lesbian, bisexual, or trans-identified
  • are comfortable with being Christian
  • see no contradiction between being queer and Christian
  • are not consumed with defending their identity
  • are future focused
  • know God loves them
  • love themselves
  • are living for God
  • believe they are worthwhile and worthy of being loved
  • see themselves as having control over their lives

  • Are you a positive gay Christian?


    silvereagle said...

    The sermon - actually better than the sermon from the pulpit! - for today...Thanks.

    Jay M. said...

    Just wish this could be disseminated a lot farther and wider!

    Peace <3

    gwynns falls resident said...

    Thank you. I deal with severe anxiety every day and am a gay Christian. This is very comforting and reassuring. I often reflect on Jesus saying that even giving a cup of cold water in his name conveys a blessing and reward to the giver. Whatever good we do for others takes on a life of its own and lives forever.

    Coop said...

    I still listen too much to church teachings on homosexuality; so much so that I doubt my own beliefs, feelings, conclusions every once in awhile. I want the right thing. And I could be wrong as well.