Sunday, January 31, 2010

Holding back the Wind

Rev 7: 1After this I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding back the four winds of the earth, that no wind might blow on earth or sea or against any tree.

This kind of blew me away today.... the power of the Almighty! Judgment is coming to the earth...... How we are dependent on the one thing of many for life. Without the wind, no jet stream, no weather, no ocean currents, no life. I imagine life would slowly die out of starvation and drought. Yet, people would still not repent.. and probably blame it on global warming or George Bush. Come Quickly, Lord!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

What is Sin

When I look at my earlier post, I find the sin of denying God in my life as extremely easy. It is so easy to get distracted with my work, my problems, and my generally messed up life.  Is God in my daily life of science, nanotechnology, clean room, safety issues,  bureaucrats, capital purchases, big egos, and figuring out government speak? I wanted to throw the safety guys across the room today for telling me contradictory things today. It is easy to come to a conclusion that God is nowhere to be found in my life and my work. Does God care what goes on with me in my messed up private life? Is God really outthere?    Does He care what is going on in the mudane life of a nobody? His word says he does.... I find it easy though to have doubts...  God change my attitudes. Even on these many days when I speak to no other believers for days... keep reminding me... You are there.                

What is Sin

"And that is what sin is, at heart. Sin is my refusal to deal with reality — specifically, with the game-changing reality of God. Sin is my insistence on being self-defining (as if there were no God), self-ruling (as if there were no God), self-pleasing (as if there were no God). In fact, sin is living as if there were no God. It makes me the opposite of the real Jesus Christ; it makes me an anti-christ."

Pulled this out from a blog.  I struggled though this life and get discouraged quite a lot. A good part of me wants to deny the  reality of God and have some momentary pleasure of sin. I need to return to the reality of God in my life.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Distractions From Getting in Gods Word

How is it after a couple of good encouraging sermons of getting in the word from my Harvest Pastors it is so easy to get distracted. From work, to health issues, to news, taxes, studies, money, worry, anxiety  everything seems to get in the way.  The list is endless.

The news this weeks  reminded me of my own brush with moving earth and buildings that shake and sway. How afraid I was. Did it turn me to God.. or His word? No.. I had all I needed to get by. I did not need to depend on God but my own  strength.  Lord, remind me not to dwell on the past but to seek you in all things. You are the creator of both the Heaven and the Earth (yes... even the earth that sways).

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

The Heart

The heart is more deceitful than all else and is desperately sick; Who can understand it? Jeremiah 17:9

I have a question.. Does this still apply to the redeemed of the Lord? Can I trust my heart? What really is the heart? Is it my mind and emotions? or something else?

Figuring things out one day at a time.