Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Psalm 36

Your unfailing love, O Lord, is as vast as the heavens;
your faithfulness reaches beyond the clouds.
Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains,
your justice like the ocean depths.
You care for people and animals alike, O Lord.
How precious is your unfailing love, O God!
All humanity finds shelter
in the shadow of your wings.
You feed them from the abundance of your own house,
letting them drink from your rivers of delight.
For you are the fountain of life,
the light by which we see.

The last five verses were just talking about the wickedness of man (read my last blog). Once I admitt that the last five verses is me , then I can appreciate these verses. Once I realize that I have a terminal disease, then I can appreciate the cure. The disease is sin. Sin is failing to love God and failing to put value on His glory. Even though He gives the common graces of food, shelter, the beauty of creation, life and breath, I still hated Him. There was no awe of Him in me. I was too stuck on myself to see my rebellion. I told myself that I was good and that God was bad. All my thoughts were void of the true God. O I made my own god in my mind that I was comfortable with, then said that I loved him and followed him. All the while I put no value to the One who has given me every reason to treasure Him.
Now that I am re-born; given new desires, desiring to please Him and hating my sin, I am freed up to treasure my Maker. I can see Him as my fountain of life and the light by which I see. And after I saw my sin as being piled up high, now I can see how His faithfulness reaches beyond the clouds. After I saw His righteousness and how it's like the might mountains, I now see my unrigteousness. After I saw His justice and how it is as deep as the ocean, I see now that because of the His pure justice, I had to be punished for my rebellion and failure to love and treasure Him. This punishment took place 2000 yrs ago when Jesus, the King of heaven, was condemned so I could be accepted by the Father. Praise God for His unfailing love!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Psalm 36

Sin whispers to the wicked, deep within their hearts.
They have no fear of God to restrain them.
In their blind conceit,
they cannot see how wicked they really are.
Everything they say is crooked and deceitful.
They refuse to act wisely or do what is good.
They lie awake at night, hatching sinful plots.
Their course of action is never good.
They make no attempt to turn from evil.
This is you if you are not born again. This was you if you are.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

2 Peter 3:9

The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. - 2 Pe 3:9

Sometimes when I'm tired of this life, I'll say "Lord please come back soon.". In one way that is good for me to in anticipation of His coming. But other times I stop and think, "But my grampa hasn't turned to You yet.". This is a God given desire for people to be pulled out of the path to hell. God wants those people to be saved more than I do. In this passage it tells me that the very reason Christ hasn't come yet is because He is still preparing some to repent.
This morning I am feeling God say to me through this passage, "Go find those that I am preparing to repent. Warn them about my wrath. Reason with them. Explain to them that they are cut off from Me because of their sin. Explain to them that because I am good I can't forgive them because of my pure justice. Then explain to them that My Son was beaten, crucified, and rose on third day so that their sin would be paid for. Tell them that they need to turn from that sin and put their trust in the work of My Son on the cross. Tell them that He is the only way to come to Me. Ryan. I desire to use you, My child, to be a part of My work of saving souls. I desire to bless you in the process. Look to Me for strength, for the right words, for the satisfaction of your soul and fulfillment. I am waiting patiently for people to turn. But I am also waiting for you to speak to them."

Monday, June 9, 2008

I just watched a movie that bothered me more than any other movie has. I'm not going to tell you what movie it was cuz I basically don't want you to see it if you have'nt already. For those of you who have seen it, you might figure out which one it is. This movie took christianity and flush it down the toilet. The picture it painted was pretty disturbing. But you know what, at the same time it was a look at us christians from the world's eyes. What kind of picture did it paint? A religion full of superstitions, clitical and condemning people, false love, empty words, fake smiles, struggling prayers, brain washing, hypocritical bimbos and followers..............and the list goes on.

I am so disgusted with this christianity, I could imagine how the people react who are searching for meaning. It was a huge lie, a rip off. Not a hint of the real christianity which is; real relationships and fellowship, sacrificial love, giving, hope through the impossible, joy in hard times, peace in chaos, unfake emotion for God and people, compassion, passion for life, comfort for the hurting. Now the sad part is, that there are plenty of fake smiles out there in the name of Jesus. There are plenty of critical christians who see a homeless guy and think 'thank you Lord that Im not like him.'. Or the sin sniffer who never misses a beat when it comes to pointing out everyone's sin but doesnt know the first thing about the areas they fall short in.

People! Friends! Brothers and sisters! Listen up! God loved the world so much that He gave His only Son, so that whoever would believe in Him would not parish but have everlasting life. God sees all sin on one playing field. Slander, homosexuality, forgetting about the poor, gossipping, murder, and being unloving are all the same to Him.

Let us realize that God does not want anybody to parish. Let us always say the word 'hell' on the virge of tears. Let us say 'Search ME o God and know ME, see if there be any wicked way in me....' and see our own faults and flaws and deal with them before God and let God deal with everyone else's. Let us love God for the fact that it cost Him His life to show us how much He first loved us. Let us love people as if their life depended on it. Let us strive to grow closer to selflessness and further away from hypocritical bimbos.