Just Playing Church

The Lord is tired of our excuses and how easy we dismiss Him out of our days. If you have a problem…you need God! If you are going through difficult times…you need God. If you are in the center of the valley of decisions…you need God!

            Why are you walking away from the great I AM? The One who is all we need and more. No matter what you are going through, no matter how many things needs to get done, no matter how many problems you have; never neglect your relationship with God and your family. God must be first in all and through all.

            The God that we serve is real; is able and is a solution for problems. He is encouragement for the discouraged, wisdom for the confused, a delivered, a redeemer and the only one who will remain faithful when everybody else is gone or everything else has failed.

            God is more than the church you go to, God is more than your pastor, God is more than a song, a prayer, and altar call, a Bible study… God is personal and One who cares about every detail of your life. God is not an opinion, or just a god, an idea, a shared truth with others so call “Truths”, God does not coexist with other gods, God is the only God, a way of life and the only truth that was, that is and that forever will be.

            Beloved, if you are a Christian, you MUST PRAY. That means that you MUST communicate with God. Communication means that you MUST read and study HIS WORD, you MUST talk to HIM, you MUST listen to His voice, you must meditate on what He tells you and what He says in His Word and you MUST DO what HE tells you to do. This last part is call “Obedience”.  If you are not doing these things you are JUST PLAYING CHURCH.

Author: angelcasiano

An independent thinker with a profound call to see the orthodoxy of the church and passion for Christ manifesting together. Angel was born in Brooklyn, New York in April of 1968, he was raised on the beautiful island of Puerto Rico where he earned his B.S. degree in Sociology with a minor in Education from the Inter American University in San Germán in 1991. That same year he moved to Jacksonville, Florida. After working construction jobs for a year and learning the English language, his first job working with foster-care children in the capacity of youth care worker was with Jacksonville Youth Sanctuary in September of 1992. With JYS he was promoted several times as group home supervisor, legal caseworker, and program director. While in Jacksonville, Angel studied a couple of martial arts styles. After earning his black belt, he became the founder of Good Fight Ministries as he used martial arts as an instrument to preach the gospel. In 2004 Angel was selected Martial Arts Instructor of the Year for the State of Florida and in 2005 Angel was inducted in the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame where he also received the Christian Spirit Award. In July of 2005 Angel accepted his call to pastor a bilingual church in Winton, NC where he served for a couple of years. Five months later he lost his first wife to cancer in December of that same year. This initiated a deep valley of suffering in his life, a mountain of costly mistakes and the embracing of lifestyles of sin that are well documented through this blog. In August of 2012 Angel moved to Fairbanks Alaska with his wife Rayette Casiano and six children who are now adults. In Alaska, Angel continued his social work-related career and his ministry of preaching, teaching and writing. Angel is the author of two books, Hope for the divorcee: Forgiving and Moving Forward and 7 Banderas de Esperanza: La Bendición de Yokdzonot. In January 8th of 2020 Angel and his wife moved to Arizona.

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