Monday, May 10, 2010

People Listening!

So tonight I am sitting at a local Starbucks waiting on one of my daughters to finish a Photography class!  (She is getting really good by the way!)

But I have been in this store for a little over an hour and heard at least four conversations regarding God.  Ok... I am trying not to be judgmental... truly I am... but folks are really confused and are being led astray!  I'm not talking simple little "issues" that are different from denomination to denomination... I'm talking basic BIBLICAL accountability and such.  Wow... you would have thought God was really this "mystic" being... a "fairy" that hangs out in our "earth"... well that was at least one explanation!  Wow!

Father God... please, help me to hold fast to YOUR WORD and none other.  Please let me know YOU so completely and intimately through your WORD and my time with you that I am not led astray or compromised by others "opinions".  I know that there is ONE GOD, and ONE WAY... only through Your Son JESUS CHRIST and His shedding of blood for me!  Help me when I read books, hear messages, etc.. that I not become a christian with a knowledge of catchy phrases and quotes... but of YOUR WORDS. 

Ok, that's my "soap box" for tonight!  Blessings to you all!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Cleaning Out The Temple..

I have been reading a book by Tim Hill called Beyond the Mist.  It's been a wonderful "read" about true revival.

The chapter I just finished made me take a look at my life.  It was centered around what unfolded as Jesus saw the money changers, all all that was unholy in the temple.  How they had the "dove" caged.  I have reflected on my "temple"  and what I had in it that wasn't supposed to be there.

I want, I long for a new stirring, a new revival, a new thing... beyond what I ever expected.  And I know to do that... there needs to be a cleaning.  Not that I have "deep, dark sins" anywhere... but even the small things... simple things like too much TV.  Thoughts that should be crucified, and such that I know is not perfectly pleasing to God.

Why is it so easy to put the Holy Spirit in a cage, and limit His work in my life, in my family, in my church.  Why is it so easy to let things of this "world" collect in my temple... so they are what I focus on instead of His voice, His face?  I don't want that.  I want more of HIM.  I want a so much more...

We sang a new song at church on Sunday, The More I Seek You.  I think it was made popular by Kari Jobe.  It is my hearts desire today and always.  I want to seek all that God has for me... all that He wants me to be and have... I want it all.  Not just a little, not just a portion... I want it all.  And if I have to clean house, daily, hourly, moment by moment.. I will.

Enjoy the song.