Friday, June 12, 2009

BREAKING through the LETHARGY Barrier...

Breaking Through the LETHARGY BARRIER...




How do we do it?




How do we Christians get the dead wood


out from between our toes...


and become full of life,
like hinds, leaping about on high places?




One step...


one verse...


one prayer...


one commitment...


one small, flesh-denying discipline...


seriously, undistractably done,


one at a time.




Well, why aren't we doing it?




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There is a justifiable reason for those crises which come upon GOD'S people. Crises wake us up. Crises draw us closer to the LORD JESUS CHRIST and away from listening to the world's voices.




QUESTION:


Do we Christians need


crises


in order to get out of our lethargic stupor, our humdrum, tedious,


plodding along in our dutiful "service" to our LORD ?




If we gave our


spouses, children, relatives, and close friends


the same kind of priority-time devotion


WHICH WE GIVE TO HIM+ ...




would our family, marriages, and important relationships


thrive ?




Or rather, would they dry up and die?




Shall we pray for The LORD


to send some crises upon us...


because we cannot wake up


and draw closer to HIM+...


on our own ?




Is this what we NEED ?




No, we say, thinking of all the problems


that could befall us, our home,


our finances, our loved ones.




But I say, that unless we truly repent for filling our minds, our hearts, our hands, and our beings with the things and activities of this world,


we will indeed have some crises to deal with. HE+ will see to it.




The LORD OUR GOD IS A JEALOUS GOD.




Furthermore, HE+ seeks HIS+ own... zealously.




Get ready.




It is a fearful thing


to fall into the hands of The LIVING GOD+...




...in Whose+ Hands is the breath of every living thing.




One step...


One verse...


One commitment...


One small, flesh-denying discipline...


seriously, undistractably done...


one at a time.




In the Name of The FATHER,


Who created thee;


His Holy Son JESUS CHRIST,


Who+ saves thee;


And the blessed HOLY SPIRIT,


Who anoints thee.


Amen








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