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July 26, 2015

the sky is the limit

The New Testament has lots to say about self-denial, but not about self-denial as an end in itself. We are told to deny ourselves and to take up our crosses in order that we may follow Christ; and nearly every description of what we shall ultimately find if we do so contains an appeal to desire.

If we consider the unblushing promises of reward and the staggering nature of the rewards promised in the Gospels, it would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drugs and booze, sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a pig sty because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a vacation at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.

It is not a bad thing to desire our own good. In fact, the great problem of human beings is that they are far too easily pleased.

So here we are, fat, dumb and deliriously happy, yet we are naked, blind and without the glory of God filling our lives. We want our church services to be dynamic and entertaining, preachers to be funny and worship services that make us feel good but please no conviction, no challenging our morals, and for heaven sake don’t talk about religion because the media and our government has convinced us that religion is private. Along with the lie that what happens in our bed rooms is our own business and how dare someone tell us there is to be moral behavior in our own homes.

Porn on your laptops, it’s to be expected, off color, dirty jokes, no loyalty to work or respect to elders or submission to those in authority, ha that’s a laugh.

I’m always amazed at the guy driving his car with Christian bumper stickers all over it is the same guy that gives you the finger if you pass him or honk your horn.

Let me ask you a question; ‘How deep is your commitment to God?’

Will you let him change your behavior?

Would you seek him for help, believing that he wants to.

When is the last time you even tried to change?

Let me make one suggestion to change your life; make it your mission, your life’s goal to start praising God, be thankful, count your blessings, stop praying to  God like he’s a giant rabbit’s foot.

That’s it.

God bless from scumlikeuschurch@gmail.com

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