Sunday, June 26, 2011
"Just going to stand there and watch me cry, but that’s alright because i like the way you lie, like the way you lie.”
Sin is fun. For a season, like c’mon you can do anything you want with no guilt at that moment. It feels good, fun, and enjoyable, kind of like you’re free. We don’t see the harm, the guilt that will arrive, as we are sinning. The devil loves sin, “sin all you want, but when you’re sick of it, I wont be helping you get out of it.” I’m sure that’s one of his sayings, because he loves to give us situations or places that we can sin in, and then not help us out at all, he traps us. And he will stand there and watch us cry, suffer, and call out for help. Also, in a way we like the way he lies to us. Because he makes it look good and inviting. He butters it up nicely, making it look fun. He lies through his teeth and we don’t see it, because in that time, we are having fun. It’s kind of like putting loads of dressing on veggies; veggies are healthy and then you put dressing on it and it suddenly becomes fattening and loaded with carbs. But, oh man does it not taste good? However the aftermath isn’t so sweet, we find ourselves wishing we had taken just the plain, healthy veggies, rather then the veggies that just “taste” good.
God is the opposite of the devil, just like the good guys are opposite of the bad guys, duh. He takes stuff that is good and makes it better. He adds better stuff to it, and it is still good. And the aftermath is just as good and rewarding. Sometimes the going might get tough and it will take discipline to keep on track but the end result is magnificent. God doesn’t want to destroy us, he wants to revive us. And it is a pleasure for him to do so. He loves to pick us up and dust us off and help us continue on the path he has chosen. When the going gets tough, he doesn’t just watch us cry, he comes in and wipes away our tears, gives us a hug and whispers to us how much he loves us. And God does not lie; he is honest with us, telling us what we need to hear, firmly but lovingly. And although it might be tough he does it with love; always ready to support us and stop the devil from trying to destroy us with his buttered up lies, because God wants us to prosper and to live and love. He has given us life but he doesn’t just leave us to walk it on our own, he is beside us every step of the way, never leaving us in the midst of trouble but sticking with us. When we are at the end of our rope, God is right there to catch us and help us persevere. The devil on the other hand, will just look, laugh and walk away, he could care less if we fall. If we believe his false lies, it’s our loss because he sure isn’t going to help in any way to make it better. God is our helper and will pick us up and be our strength. It’s not hard to choose, do we want life or death? Pick God, for He is our comfort, our strength, our guide, our father, and He is life.
“Just going to stand with you and comfort you. Its alright, I’ll wipe away your tears, wipe away your tears.”
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Do ever get the feeling of just wanting to share, to talk, to tell people everything that's going on in your life! And then there's the opposite feeling; of wanting nothing to do with people and just wanting them to leave you alone. Not wanting to be with anyone or talk with anyone, just wanting to be by yourself. Sometimes that's healthy and sometimes it’s not, we just need to find a balance. And then there's just wanting to just be with your heavenly father and just spending time with him. I was wondering the other day, i wonder if Jesus went through a time in his life where he just didn't want to be around people, didn't want to talk to people or anything. And when it did look like he always want to be with people, and be around them; there was a time where Jesus just wanted to be alone and be with his father.
Just as much as us, Jesus needed time to just be with his father and spend time with him, to talk, to pray, to get things straight. When Jesus was on Earth he was a human with normal human feelings and struggles. He didn't succumb to them but he had them. And at times he just needed that extra boost from God to help him. He would go up and around and just talk to God. Talk to his daddy; tell him how it was going and such... And we need that too. We always need that extra boost from God, to get refreshed for the day. It's the most amazing thing that we can talk to God. The creator of the world, the maker of heaven and earth, and we can talk to him! It says in 1 Corinthians 1:9, that God is faithful and has "has called you into fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord." He has called YOU. We can talk to God whenever we want, we don’t have to wait for a slot to open up; we can just talk to him. And guess what? He wants to hear us too, and chat with us. He desires to talk with us. Just sitting down and talking with Daddy, telling him about your day, telling him about everything. That’s what he desires.
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
We all know what it looks like when a child is being led by his mother or farther and he does not want to go where they are going! He either doesn’t want to go where they are going or he doesn’t like the look of things up ahead, or he is just being plain stubborn and refuses to move. They will dig their heels in and not move, just stick where ever they are, even if the place ahead is actually good for them, or a fun place. OR they will wander; they will wander away from the place they are supposed to go. They can’t stay in one place, they have to move. They don’t trust their parents enough just to follow and obey. We are sometimes like that with our heavenly father, unable to trust. Stubborn and strong willed, thinking we know best for ourselves.
God has chosen a path for us. It says on Psalm 16 that he has made known the path of life for us. He doesn’t keep it hidden, and unable to find it. No, he loves us and wants us to walk the path of life. But are we digging our heels in? Do we trust him to know what’s best for us? He has the perfect plan, he knows what’s ahead, and he knows every part of that path. He just wants us to take his hand and follow it, to follow him. There's a song that’s says "You make all things come together for my good." God has plans for us that are for our good, not to harm us. He's not leading us into a trap that we won’t be able to get out of. He's leading us into the path of life, yes, the path may be hard but God has it all worked out. And he won’t leave us to fend for ourselves; he is right beside us the whole way through, guiding us, leading us, and loving us.