Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Are You Cozy?

We are in a fight. A fight for our freedoms. A fight to stand up and speak the truth. Why is it so hard?  Maybe it's because we want to look good to the masses, instead of towing the line with the few. Maybe it's because we don't know how to speak in love, or listen in love. People butt heads about what the Bible says. Is it relevant to today's world? Does the word of God change because times change?

I the Lord do not change. Malachi 3:6
The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever. Isaiah 40:8  
  Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Hebrews 13:8
I think what has changed is us, our hearts. Our minds shape what we want to see and feel.
We twist religion to make it a comfortable fit. We don't like it when the Pastor says something that makes us squirm in our chairs. (Note: most likely it's the Holy Spirit convicting you!) (By the way, if you're not convicted in your Church...maybe you need to find a new one?) We take bits and pieces to make us feel good and leave it at that. We don't like it when we're confronted with the very ugly truth that we sin....and many times don't mind doing so! We write it off, act like it's no big deal and when we say our 30 second prayers at night we ask forgiveness. Then we wake up and repeat the cycle.   
But God gives us a way to change, through His son. You cannot be bought with the blood of a Risen Saviour and not change from the inside out.
I will give them an undivided heart and put a new spirit in them; I will remove from them their heart of stone and give them a heart of flesh. Ezekiel 11:19
It is a choice. You must pick the road you're going to travel during this life.

Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. Matthew 7:13-14

God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. It is such a HUGE concept for me to grasp sometimes, yet as I pour over God's word, as I pray and cry out to Him, I find He is nothing but constant amazement and wonder. Constant grace, peace, hope and love. Most of all He is constant forgiveness.

I really wonder what would happen....what kind of a revolution this world could have....if we just opened our eyes and listened to the unchanging voice of truth.....if we stepped out of our cozy little box.....if we stood for....

The One Who Gave It All...

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