Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Give God a chance

Do we give God a chance to work in our lives? Dusty idea today is to allow God his place and time frame to work for the good. This blog is along some of the same thoughts and lines as some previous ones concerning patience. Patience with God concerning a prayed about thing is a difficult thing to endure. It goes against human nature to have the faith it requires to trust in God's timing. It helps to understand who we're dealing with.

Genesis tells us God created everything in six days and on the seventh day he rested. We know this all powerful being could have created everything in one day if not at one time. God didn't rush, good things take time and patience. God doesn't allow us to rush him either. If you think about it everyone's status in society reflects if and how long you have to wait. Usually the lower your status, the more you have to wait on other people. The most important people make others wait for them. God being the most important being in the universe, it stands to reason that all of us have to wait for him. Thats not how we like it, so we try to hurry God along. We pray for things, we wonder why they haven't occurred. If we insist on an immediate answer from God you're telling God to obey you, and to hurry up because we know best.

Psalms 27:14 - Wait on the Lord, be of good courage and he will strengthen thine heart: wait I say on the Lord.

If we don't give God a chance to do things his way, in his time frame, we may step outside his will and failure may take over. When you give God a chance to work in his time frame you're obeying him and obedience brings blessings.

Jesus used the parable of the sower about sowing seed. Perhaps we can sow a seed in our family and our Christian family. Our brothers and sisters in Christ. Lets sow a seed and let it grow. Lets not keep digging up the seed to see if its growing yet, lets let God give the increase.

We have to ignore the drive-through life this world says we need to have and believe what God says about himself. He is worthy of our trust and his timing is perfect, no matter how it may seem.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Shame has a new face.

Dusty idea today, being ashamed of sin as named in the Bible. Shame doesn't exist anymore for a lot of people, their consciences have been seered with a hot iron I Tim 4:2. Society has gotten this turned around now and saying Christians should be ashamed for not being "open minded" about such behaviors.

Homosexuality was a shameful practice, but now we have Gay "Pride" marches, special days etc. Not only are they not ashamed they have pride in what they're doing and pride when other people do them.

People living together was just trashy, now people call it "friends with benefits".

Cursing and vile language, at one time was thought to be shameful especially if it was done in the presence of ladies. Now the ladies and men are doing the cursing and vile language and it's considered their right to fill your ears with this trash. Shame has taken a real vacation on this one, you hear this everywhere you go.

Pornography, if you had it you hid it. You were ashamed to let other people see that kind of thing in your possession. You had to buy it wrapped up from under the counter, and preferrably when no one else was looking. Now its not only displayed at any convenience store, its all over the tv, internet and cable networks. Hollywood has made big money on it. Now its art and Christians are suppose to be ashamed for not allowing artistic freedom.

It appears that the shame game is being shifted by satan's followers as much as we'll allow it. Problem is some Christians are buying into it and compromising with satan on some things. If you don't think so just check what is coming on the television in your home. Not someone else's home, our home. The new face of shame? It's mine and it's yours if we have compromised with satan on God's will.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Sharing Jesus

Dusty Idea today is people use to share Jesus because we genuinely liked/loved people. I'm not sure thats our motivation so much any more. It's getting increasingly difficult now to geniunely like people. Lets face it, with a lot of people its very tough to be around them much less love them. I think we have this battle mentality with this subject. We do not wrestle with flesh and blood, and the battle does belong to the Lord.

I sometimes believe we go out with our Christian hatchet in hand and take sinners scalps for Christ. Putting those sinners scalps on our Christian belt. We do it to do enough works to gain favor from Christ and we must realize we can never do enough works to earn heaven. Unless we become as little children we cannot enter into the kingdom of heaven. We need to spend some time learning to like/love our fellow man. If we're saying we don't really like you very much, by the way we act, but by the way here's some Jesus, thats probably not going to work out very well.

I think loving people around us rubs off on people that don't know Christ. Lets enter heaven with them hand in hand, instead of trying to enter with their scalps on our belts.