Monthly Archives: October 2009

Because I said so…

I can’t even begin to count how many times I asked my parents “why” and they simply responded “because I said so…” That answer always frustrated me and never seemed to fully satisfy my need to understand or know the answer to the question I had asked. To be honest that answer still frustrates me to this day. One of the hardest things to learn in my opinion is total obedience. But that is the main thing God demands from us, and if we want to live a life worthy of our calling we must learn to obey without question. Matthew 21:6 says: “The disciples went and did as Jesus had instructed them.” They have clearly grown and matured in their faith. Early on they would have no doubt questioned Jesus’ request for them to go into town and find a donkey. But after years on the road with Christ they had learned the secret of total obedience. Jesus asked and they simply went and did what he told them to do. Are we as loyal? Do we trust Christ in this way? Or do we bombard him with questions and demand answers before we agree to comply with his request? Do we want to know all of the details, and see the entire plan prior to departing to complete the assigned task? Or are we the kind of people who trust Him enough to simply obey because He asked us to?What is it that Christ has called or asked you to do that you have yet to comply with? Make it your goal to start on it today. Why? Because HE said so… That should be more then enough!

Excuses… really?

In Luke 14:18 in today’s reading it says “But they all alike began to make excuses…” When I read that today I stopped to think about the excuses I have given God. They sounded so weak, petty, and silly to say the least. I was reminded that God never gives us excuses so why do we give him ours? God does not give excuses instead He gives His all. He gave His one and only Son, and it would have been much easier to give an excuse to be sure. I make fewer excuses when it comes to God then I use to, but it’s still too many. Take a minute to list some of the excuses you have given God today, yesterday, or this week. How do they sound to you? Here is the better question, how do you think they sound to Him? PS… it’s a tough pill to swallow I know but it’s what stuck out to me in today’s reading.

Hearts, Lips, & the Blue Cyclone!

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The Worthy Life

We are flying through the New Testament! I have been on the road a bit more than usual the last two weeks and I have neglected to write here on the blog but I am reading with you so don’t worry about that. Last Sunday we talked about living the worthy life and walking the worthy walk. In today’s reading Christ gives us a look into the heart of God. He says in John 6:40 that the will of His Father is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life… If our goal in life is to please God in every way as we learned from Colossians this week, then we must be active in sharing our faith. After all the Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes will be saved. When was the last time you told someone about Christ? The worthy walk involves us telling others our story about how our Father saved us through His one and only Son. We must do this daily as we attempt to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord. Don’t miss this Sunday it’s going to be great as we look at the results of living a life that is worthy of the Lord.

Hey Guys as always tons of stuff today, but by far my favorite most challenging thing i think of that speaks to my flexibility as a Christian and holds me in accountability is what Jesus tells to do for our enemies. “>

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