Today I started following Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) on Twitter.
Big deal huh? But I just got so inspired about his Journey to Jesus that I decided, I may not be a fan before but I’m slowly becoming one now. Not because of his singing ability (though he’s a great singer) but because of his bravery to share Jesus to everyone and to that you win my highest respect.
Incase you didn’t know… Justin has been plagued with cases left and right, from driving under influence of alcohol, to getting into a car accident, to striking his limo driver, to vandalism via spray paint in Brazil, to throwing eggs at his neighbors house to flying high on drugs.
Last June 29, when we attended the Hillsong conference, Pastor Brian Houston announced that if we did see a celebrity to give them their time with God and respect that they came to the conference to hear from God and that if we saw any media and we are asked we should not reply about anything that we didn’t know about. We didn’t know who he was talking about but later on the news came out that Justin was in Sydney for the conference.
It was there that I started checking if news were true and I’m impressed…
Here are quotes I got from him:
“There was really no preparing me for this life. I was thrown into this at 12-years-old and I didn’t really know what I was getting myself into,”Bieber said. “There’s been moments I’m really proud of, and a lot of moments I look back and I’m pretty disappointed in myself for. But the things that I’ve done really don’t define who I am. I’m a kindhearted person who loves people. And through it all I lost some of my best qualities,” he said. “For that, I’m sorry. But what I can say is I’m looking forward to being someone that you guys can all look at and be proud of.”
Now, the singer is sharing his faith on his Instagram account. In July 2, 2015 He posted a photo of himself reading and captioned it with a Bible verse from Psalm 43. It reads: “Vindicate me, my God, and plead my cause against an unfaithful nation. Rescue me from those who are deceitful and wicked.”
He then wrote, “I’m not religious nor do I think I have ANYTHING figured out that’s why I call out on God to help me through what I can’t do on my own. Developing my relationship with God has been the coolest thing I’ve experienced, to know that I’m not alone and I don’t have to live in fear.”
It’s amazing how God can turn people’s lives around. 1 Cor 1:27 says “But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.” and I guess that’s why we call Him God. Things that are impossible with us are only possible through Him.
As Mark Driscoll said during the Hillsong conference in a video interview about the approval of Same Sex Marriage he said “As Christians we have to call right as right and what is wrong is wrong, but at the end of the day, we must not forget that we are all sinners on the same platform in need of God’s grace and Mercy.”
PS. I did watch his concert here though in MOA grounds but that’s because my daughter Jazz begged me to go with her.