How Katy Perry’s Mother Praises God Through the Pain — Charisma News

How Katy Perry’s Mother Praises God Through the Pain — Charisma News

I have to say that when I read this article I was like so many other Christians and said: “why did she allow her daughter to go into music world alone at age 17?” It would be so easy to judge her.  But as a Christian, I realized that it is not our place to judge people.  That is the Lord Jesus job and one that I am very happy I do NOT have. I am very happy that I live on an island in the middle of the sea, and I am no stranger to prodigal children.  Raising children is a very hard job and my daughter and son had their problems as well.  My son got into the wrong group of friends and ended up using drugs and alcohol and I can’t tell you how happy I am that today he is a Christian who loves the Lord and is clean and sober.

As I continued reading Mary’s article my heart broke for her.  She is a Christian mother just like me who has the devil stealing her joy.   John 10:10 records Jesus saying, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” This verse sets up a contrast between “the thief,” the destroyer; and Jesus, the life-giver.  That thief Satan went after her daughter and she accepted him with open arms. It is a Christian parent’s worst nightmare come true.  What Satan offers is a very seductive lifestyle and he seems to be giving them everything their heart desires. There is plenty of money the most beautiful homes to live in and being loved by millions of people around the world. You see her in magazines, television and on the music videos and she is working with many people who tell her how beautiful and talented she is.  They also let her know that they made and they can break her.  That she had better do exactly what they tell her to or her career is over. She has gone through men and can’t seem to find true happiness.  I believe that she is trying to fill her heart with everything that the world offers and it doesn’t satisfy her. I believe that it is all starting to get old to her.  I am hoping that she realizes that Jesus is the only thing that will satisfy her and that she will come home to Him.  Ater being raised in a Christian home she heard the Word of God and God’s Word NEVER comes returns void.  Hopefully, she will turn back to Jesus while there is time.

I was thinking about what I would do if my child was in Katy’s place. Would  I stop loving her?  No, I wouldn’t.  It would be easier to stop breathing than to stop loving my children. My children are the light of my life and I love them with all my heart.  If Mary just threw her daughter away what kind of a Christian mother would that make her? We would all have to ask ourselves whether she was truly a Christian or not.  We have all read the story of the Prodigal’s son and his father never stopped loving him, praying for him or looking for him to come home.  when he finally came home and was happy to be a slave rather than a son, his father welcomed him home with a hug. He gave him his ring and they had a feast to celebrate his homecoming.  Could we do anything less for our own children?

I think we should pray for our children every day and that includes the prodigals.  One thing that is great about a prodigal is that when they do come back to the Lord they are on fire and because they know the world and just how evil it truly is. They can be a great help to other people who are struggling with their walk with Jesus. I hope that Mary’s prodigal daughter comes home to Jesus.

Mary Hudson says some Christians judge her because her daughter is a prodigal.

Source: How Katy Perry’s Mother Praises God Through the Pain — Charisma News

Teresa is a Christian wife, mother and grandmother residing in Honolulu, Hawai'i. Though she first found Jesus in 1971, it wasn't until 2009, when she was diagnosed with lung cancer, that she truly drew near to Jesus and began living her life to serve Him. Though she was told that the outlook was bleak, by the grace of God and the amazing surgeons and oncologists He brought into her life, Teresa is now 8 years cancer free. She has since devoted her time to sharing the Good News of the gospel with all those she meets and talks to in person and online. She serves as a counselor and "grandma" on several different websites, offering counseling advice and prayer to believers and non-believers searching for answers. Teresa also has a passion for prophecy and the imminent rapture of the church and spends much of her time sharing news stories and Scripture indicating all of the prophecy happening in our world, everyday, before our very eyes.

4 Comments

  • Reply Janine Henschel June 16, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    You are ignorant of the Word sister, and that false doctrine of NOT judging other is completely NOT biblical at all !! The bible says the the RIGHTEOUS shall judge and we are to CORRECT and REBUKE in LOVE so that they will NOT be led astray, 2 Timothy 4:2 and I Cornith 5, the ONLY TIME that we are NOT to judge is the APPEARANCE of someone like the poor or if they are NOT born again. Jesus repeatedly taught men to judge rightly, insisting they “judge with righteous judgment” (John 7:24) and He praised a man who “rightly judged” (Luke 7:43). the Apostle Paul wrote, “He who is spiritual judges all things”

    On other occasions, Jesus told believers to judge (Lk 12:57; Jn 7:24) The disciples told people to judge (Acts 4:19; Rom 14;13; 1 Cor 5:12; 6:2; 10:15 ;11:13; 14:29) Paul judged ( 1 Cor 5:3; 2 Cor 5:14). There are many examples of people judging. Paul prayed that our love would abound more and more in all judgment (Phil 1:9).

    When we confront “willful sin” in the right spirit, we are acting in love, not judging in the sense of Jesus’ words in this verse.
    John 7:24 -Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.

    Jer. 22:3 -Thus say the Father; Execute with judgment and righteousness…

    Prov. 3:21-My son, preserve sound judgment and discernment, do not let them out of your sight;

    Phil. 1:10 -so that you may be able to discern [judge] what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ…

    1 Corinthians 2:15).- “But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, The believer is to use his judgment. God honored the believers’ judgment, so much so, that He has invited him, not only to examine spiritual things, but also to examine himself (I Cor. 11:31). If we would judge ourselves, we would not be judged. How do we judge or investigate ourselves? By the Word of God. Look up these verses: II Tim. 2:15; John 5:39; Psalms 119:105; Psalms 1:2; Matthew 4:4-10. God says that we will also judge when we get to heaven, Matt 19:25-28. Everything of a supernatural nature is to be examined and spiritually judged before it is received as God.

    • Reply Teresa June 17, 2017 at 12:52 am

      You did not understand what I was saying. One of the most widespread arguments against Christians is that they are “judgmental” or “always imposing their views on others.” Often, this criticism comes in response to Christians who speak out against behaviors and lifestyles that God judges as “sin” and has declared to be an outrage to Him (see Proverbs 16:1). We live in a society where “everyone [does] what [is] right in his own eyes” (Judges 21:25)—where people insist that there are no moral absolutes, that each man should decide for himself what is right or wrong, and that we should “tolerate” (which in their minds essentially means “celebrate”) sinful activities. Those who take seriously the biblical warnings against sin and dare speak out against evil are written off as religious fanatics, and all Christians are, ironically, judged as being “judgmental.”

      The Scripture that is used the most to support the idea that Christians should not judge is Matthew 7:1, where Jesus says to His disciples, “Judge not, that you be not judged.” It’s one verse that many unbelievers can quote. Another popular saying, taken from John 8:7, is “He that is without sin, let him cast the first stone.” But when we read these verses in their immediate contexts, it becomes glaringly obvious that Jesus is not warning against every kind of judging but against hypocritical, self-righteous judging (see Matthew 7:1-5; John 8:1-11). In other words, a man should refrain from pronouncing judgment on those who commit the very sin in which he engages, for “with the judgment [we] pronounce [we] will be judged” (Matthew 7:2). This exhortation is similar to the point made by the apostle Paul when he asks, “Do you suppose, O man – you who judge those who practice such things and yet do them yourself – that you will escape the judgment of God?” (Romans 2:3). These verses are a warning against hypocrisy and, at the same time, an exhortation to right living.

      However, hypocritical judging is the only kind of judging the Bible says that Christians should avoid. The Christian must “judge” or discern between good and evil (Hebrews 5:14)! We must make spiritual evaluations of the words and behavior of others, not to find fault, but to effectively guard our hearts against error and sin (1 Corinthians 2:14-15; Proverbs 4:23). In fact, immediately after Jesus warned His disciples against hypocritical judgment, He says, “Do not give dogs what is holy, and do not throw your pearls before pigs” (Matthew 7:6). How is the Christian supposed to know who the “dogs” and the “pigs” are unless he or she exercises discernment? Furthermore, Jesus warns His disciples just a few verses later, “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will recognize them by their fruits” (Matthew 7:15-16). This admonition is given not only with regard to “false prophets” but also concerning anyone who comes in the name of Christ but who, by his actions, denies Christ (Titus 1:16; cf. Matthew 3:8).

      According to Jesus, this kind of judgment is considered “right judgment” (John 7:24) and is strongly encouraged. We are to be “as wise as serpents and innocent as doves” (Matthew 10:16), and wisdom demands that we be discerning (Proverbs 10:13). And when we have discerned rightly, we are to speak the truth, with love being the motivating factor (Ephesians 4:15). Love requires that we gently confront those in error with the truth about their sin with the hope of bringing them to repentance and faith (Galatians 6:1). “Whoever brings back a sinner from his wandering will save his soul from death” (James 5:20). The true Christian speaks the truth—not merely what he believes to be the truth, but the truth as plainly revealed in God’s Word. The truth, especially the truth about good and evil, exists independently from what we feel or think (Isaiah 5:20-21).

      Those who reject or are offended by the truth simply prove the power of God’s Word to convict the heart of man; for “the Word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart” (Hebrews 4:12).
      As a Christian, I know that I am far from perfect, yet Jesus loves me very much. I know this. I could never turn my back on my children and as a mother, I feel her pain and I can understand what she is going through. I could never be so condescending as you are. Jesus says to love one another and that is what I will do. Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.source: https://www.gotquestions.org/do-not-judge.html God bless you!!! Maranatha!!! 😀

  • Reply Petra June 17, 2017 at 1:25 am

    I have found in my own life and walk with God that when I am loving and kind I get a better response. I think that we are called to do all things in love . We are to be like Jesus. I have followed you for a very long time and I have heard speak out on Katy Perry’s behavior and that if she is not living the life of a Christian. As a Christian I was blessed by your love in this post and it made me think of the prodigals son. I think he was forgiven. hopefully Katy will repent of her sin and find her way back home. Thank you sis! God bless you and keep up the good work!!! God bless you! 🙂

    • Reply Teresa June 17, 2017 at 1:27 am

      Thank you Petra! God bless you too! 😀

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