My last post is a video of Oprah and some of her views toward faith & God. I didn’t have time to really write why this was important to me, so here goes…
Anyone who is alive & breathing has most likely heard of Oprah. She is one of the most influential and powerful women in the U.S. (I almost said the world, but not too sure about that). Oprah has money and fame. She can pretty much do whatever she wants and get recognized and applauded for it (except for the whole beef incident).
Years ago I used to be an avid Oprah fan and watch her show pretty consistently. This was during the same time in my life that I began growing in my relationship with God and pursuing Jesus Christ more and more. Whenever I would watch Oprah and she had conversations about faith & religion, it would confuse me. I couldn’t figure out what faith she stood for. There have been many different people of different faiths on her show and she seemed to agree with them all. Whatever faith fit her mood was the one she went with for the day. One day she talked like a Christian, the next, a Scientologist, the next, something else. This new movement she is into now seems to be her “feel good” faith of the moment. It will come and go.
From my perspective, it seems clear to me that Oprah has probably not had a true encounter with the God of Christianity, the God of the Bible, Jesus Christ. If so, there would be no doubt where her faith lies. In Christ, there is a love that is above any other type of human love, a joy that surpasses any earthly happiness, a peace that “surpasses all understanding”. He forgives us of all we have done wrong, extends grace far beyond what we deserve, and gives us a hope for our life that is worth more than all the money in the world. Once you’ve experienced this God, there’s no going back, AND when you have experienced it, you will want everyone else to experience it with you. I pray that one day Oprah will experience the love and joy that only comes through a relationship with Jesus Christ. It’s incredible!