Tuesday, April 07, 2015
At the start of every year we take stock of our lives and think of all the things we want to change. We want to grow closer to God, lose weight, learn to drive, things like that. We make resolutions, promises to change our bad habits and generally be better people.
However, every moment is an opportunity to change. An opportunity to make decisions that could change the course of our lives. It's not everything we can accomplish ourselves but when we trust God, through Him all things are possible.
Friday, March 13, 2015
As Christians we have to be so careful of the things we 'see': the type of movies we look at, the type of books we read. I was thinking today about the story of David and Bathsheba. As adults many of us think its okay to see that latest 18 & over movie or check out the latest trashy novel on the best seller lists our friends are raving about because hey, we're adults right? What could it hurt? David looked off the roof of his palace and saw a beautiful naked woman bathing. She was not in a porno intending to incite anyone, she was bathing. Yet an unholy lust ignited in his heart that lead to adultery, murder, an unwanted pregnancy and ultimately one innocent, dead baby. Psalmist David, Slayer of Goliath David, Man After God's Own Heart David. We always think we could 'handle it' trying to live as close to that forbidden line as possible without crossing over but before we know it we are separated from God, cold and ashamed. Not even recognizing our own evil as David experienced but needing someone else to point out 'thou art the man.' The truth is we are bombarded by temptations through the media all the time but when we accept and willingly feed this to our spirit I can't see it leading us anywhere that will be pleasing to God.