Saturday, July 9, 2011

Determination

It was  raining, not a nice day at all. However, this young man wanted to play soccer. He was determined, and would not be stopped. What a lesson he gives to us as Christians!
I heard something on the radio this week about some studies being done, deciding if church services should be shortened to 50 minutes! "People are just not able to hang for longer than that."

I really was saddened by this. We have truly become so lazy, so unmotivated in our walk as Christians. Imagine, if we were like this little boy. God does give us the raincoats, the hats, the knee pads...we have all the equipment we need...yet we let obstacles stand in our way.

How often do we take the armor of God, put it on, and walk as Christians are meant to walk? How often do we look at the obstacle and walk away? Leaving the "equipment" sitting there, shelved, ready for dust.

What is keeping you from a determined walk with God?
 people? circumstances? money? selfishness? fear? Laziness? time?

We need to watch how this society is changing us as Christians. In a world of fast and furious, spending time with God, fellowshipping with Christians, taking time to listen to the hurting, spending time with our youth and children teaching them Godly values....it is all slipping away from us. We want instant, obstacle free  Christianity. We must all remember what  it was that we promised in becoming a Christian. We gave these lives of ours to God...how is that looking now?

"Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes."
Ephesians 6:11

May you find salt and light on my words.

1 comment:

  1. I find it revealing to juxtapose these two short passages from the scriptures:

    "We love Him because He first loved us." (notice the words 'first loved') 1 John
    "yet I have something against you, because you have left your first love." Revelation 2

    In becoming political and religious we have left the wonder of God's love for us. People cannot spend enough time with those that are crazy about them. There is nothing more irresistible to someone than a person who is truly in love with him or her. And yet we are so quick to forget that God is in love with us - craves intimacy with us - that things become stale doctrine, and soon become blasé.

    Recapture the wonder, and soon an hour a week doesn't even begin to be enough. Once primed, the appetite for unconditional love in us will make it necessary - life-sustaining, in fact - for us to spend every minute, waking or otherwise, with the One who loves us unconditionally.

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