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Hacked

My last post was Jan 30th, 2017. This site was hacked a few days after that and I apologize for what was posted. I did not discover it until today and I hope the problem has been solved. I felt like I couldn’t get it off the site fast enough. People need real jobs that are productive and positive. If anyone sees anything that does not line up with the intent of this site, I would appreciate you letting me know with a comment, email, or text message. Let me know asap in what ever way it is convenient for you.  Please let me know if there is anything else that I have missed.

Angry at God

Read 2 Samuel 6:1-11

David got angry with God because David thought he was doing a good thing and things did not work out as planned. David’s plan was not a God thing so when God intervened, David got mad. David was afraid of God because of what happened while trying to do what he thought was good. David was celebrating and was devastated by the events that interrupted the celebration.

Many have been in the process of just doing life when it is interrupted by an event or events that just turns our world upside down. When we experience a devastating event in our lives or the lives of our loved ones, our heart can shatter into so many pieces that we don’t even think God is able to put it back together. We can get so emotionally tangled up that we get upset with God and don’t let Him help even when He wants to. Sometimes we refuse to move ahead to restoration just to spite Him.

Our lives have so much potential when we give them to God. If I can be honest, instead of allowing Him to work, we choose to pout. God knows how we feel. He knows our questions and our resentments. He wants to be gracious and restore us to more than we could be on our own. Instead of asking God our questions, we choose to decide for ourselves why something has happened. We get stuck in a rut and can spend years there refusing to come out.

We make a choice everyday to who we allow to work in our lives. We can spend it listening to satan and his lies or we can tell God how we feel and ask Him for His answers. We may or may not get the why’s to what has happened, but we will be told what to do with what has happened. When we can trust God to use what has happened for His glory,  He will give us back ground that has been given to the enemy.

Life in a rut will only get worse. We have a Cross that Christ offers to each and every one of us that can take us so far beyond what we can ask or imagine that we and others will see that it is only through Christ that all we do can be accomplished. It is time to let God get us out of the rut. We decide what our future holds.

When we get past ourselves, God will be able to take us past our past and into a future with a future.

Is God Asking Something Of You?

Proverbs 1:22-24 (MSG)

22-24“Simpletons! How long will you wallow in ignorance?

Cynics! How long will you feed your cynicism?

Idiots! How long will you refuse to learn?

About face! I can revise your life.

Look, I’m ready to pour out my spirit on you;

I’m ready to tell you all I know.

As it is, I’ve called, but you’ve turned a deaf ear;

I’ve reached out to you, but you’ve ignored me.

Is He asking to be your friend?

Is He asking to grow deeper in your relationship with Him?

Why won’t we move?

Why do we just go through the motions?

Do we think we are good enough and good people make it to heaven?

Why don’t we want more of God all the time?

 

We should never get to the point of not wanting more because we will always have room to improve.

What will it take?

  • A good Prayer
  • A good Sermon
  • A good Testimony
  • A Song
  • A Shattered Dream
  • The Death of Someone Close
  • Family Devastation
  • Financial Collapse
  • Marital Problems
  • Serious Illness
  • Serious Accident

What is stopping you?

  • Pride (With pride comes destruction)
  • Arrogance (With a haughty spirit comes a fall)
  • What people will think (Who do you want to please? God or People?
  • Fear of what God may ask you to do (God won’t give you anything that He won’t supply you with what you need)
  • Wanting to stay in your comfy zone (God will be with you through everything)
  • Fear of not having control (If you don’t give God control, who do you think has control?)

Will it be worth it?

What blessings are we giving up because we refuse to be obedient to Christ?

Would it be better to bow out of obedience or to fall on our face in humiliation or out of desperation?

Do we want to bow out of adoration or devastation?

 

We will bow! We can bow now and be blessed or we will bow in disgrace.

Philippians 2:10

 10 so that at the name of Jesus EVERY KNEE WILL BOW, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth,