The Purpose of This Site
Once this site was just for me. It was a personal blog, journal or diary of my journey with the Lord. However one day reading it I found that this could also be a real testimony to the world. Evangelism is my heart. Jesus is my life. This is my real account of my Christian walk and revelation that I share with you. In all things take them to scripture. I do not claim to be an expert though I study, research and seek the truth daily. My purpose it to stir your heart towards the Heavenly Father so you can pursue your own Journey with the lord through his word and in spirit.
Sunday, November 28, 2004
In this Topsy Turvey world no wonder there is such confusion on what is right and what is wrong. Many times we are stuck in a legalistic argument wondering what is right and what is wrong. We convience ourselves that we have reason for our actions or for our situation but when the dust clears the situation still stands. We are indeed a pained nation. One that holds no regard for its founder and disrespect for its roots. We have fallen deeper into a Tornado of what we feel is right and wrong and forget that Morals are instituted by our concience if God does not intervine. Are we as Good as the Good in us? How far can we questions ourseleves if the only knowledge we have is ourselves. Can we question our own action if we in fact are biased with our own decisions? As well as biased on our line of questioning. Or do we conciously forget to question ourselves in places where we are weak?
So many times I have realized that strength is not found in strengthing the stronger parts of a building but by giving strength to the weaker part. As in our lives how strong can we be if we are willing only to look at the BRUTe strengths but fail to look at our failures or the place that we seriously ...lack knowledge in. This brings us to understand our humanity, our mortality as well as who indeed is Lord in our lives. It is dificult to look above our lives and events and feasts to see beyond all and realize truly where we are at. It can be humbling. very humbling. To know that you are indeed not in control.
I fail sometimes to realize just how little ability I have. Yet it does not change my desire to change it. In Christ I feel that this is Okay. At least I know of my fraility. But have I indeed looked at what GOD wants for me. So many times we go towards a goal and see God for the process but not for the Choice itself. Have I made God a second fiddle to my decisions?
In Speaking of this..I relate it to Going somewhere not knowing the destination and telling others where they need to be. This is why juding is so very wrong. Who do I have I can judge. When I myself cannot hold a flame but Christ's.. I know I am not good nor am I wise in myself. By knowing this I realize the importance of Worship, spending time with him learning his ways and reading his word. It is amazing how the Bible is the best selling book yet seems to be the least read. I think it has alot to do with the conviction to own it ...But not to be under the authority of it....So many times I believe as Christians we do the same thing? What Ministry other than the Lords ever can bring us into better relationship with him. Is our Kingdom perspective our own yet seeking God in the aftermath.
I get the sense that God does not want to bash us over the head with a stick to dicipline us like many might think. I believe that simply he asks us to seek him to eleviate the process of pain, and destruction in our own lives. He is our father yet how many times do we sit in his lap and speak to him. Kiss him on the cheek and talk tenderly to him? How many times do we spend time singing to him. Looking into his eyes and telling him indeed how much we love him as the small children that we are.
But much like this world has done with it's earthly fathers. We blame them for our circumstance. and forget that we are indeed accountable to only one. We personalize the situation making God the bad guy and essentially the very place to find freedom and clarity becomes a nofly zone. The Accountabilty of the Lord and his Authority that he has set here is ignored becasue we are far too happy doing things our own way. We forget the Kingdom perspective and we become more happy with what we want then want we want for others. We loose touch with ourselves then tell others we are seeking individualism and our own identity.
My Identity in the Lords Eyes is a Child of God. We place names and titles exspecting recognition when in fact we deserve none. We call ourselves Youth Ministers, Worship Leaders, Leaders of Our Households, and Leaders of a Church.
When in fact all we are doing is following THE LEADER (THE LORD JESUS)and his leadership. It is a Noble task he has called us to. Not a noble title. The Title of Father cannot be given to one who births a Child but one who fathers one. The title of Mother is one who Mothers, raises a child. a Minister is one who Ministers. A Worshiper is one who Worships. For the record. I am a Child of God. Who loves to worship him. But Who are you? Ask yourself that question and perhaps see the missing link even in your christianity. I like Pauls letter to the Churches because therein. In exposes the truth of Heart regardless or RACE, RELIGION, etc. He simply exposes the desire of the heart. He even exposes his own in Romans 11. But who are we accountable to. As "Leaders" that God has instituted us to be. If in fact we have no leadership. If we have no accountability and if that accountability is not Gods. From Whom's Leadership are we Following if there are only two things to Follow in this World. God or Satan.
Some might choose one or the other. The simple question is Why? The Other question is though you may have good intentions following a good moral or good set of instructions will not lead you in Gods path nor in a place or saftey. It will lead you to deception. believing that simply your ideals of Good are Good enough and more worthy of GODS? This is Idolitry. So what is Good. What is Bad? No wonder again like I stated in the first parapraph we so often Blur thouse lines. For in the Temporal it is our Favor yet in the Eternal is will be devistating. Since This Revelation. I pray that God will smack me with a stick across the hand and the face if need be if it will save me from eternal flames. Wouldn't you?
Posted by James Bobik at Sunday, November 28, 2004