Posts Tagged ‘praying’

If I am correct, your first reaction to the above statement was absolute disgust. The chances are that you probably pictured it in your mind also and the picture to the left probably didn’t help (dont worry it’s not what you think) but I hope you get the point.

The heading is taken from a song from Timothy Brindle called Let’s Kill Sin and it talks about the deceitfulness of sin

Beware, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief in departing from the living God; 13 but exhort one another daily, while it is called “Today,” lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. (Hebrews 3:12,13)

The reason I bought this up is because of a gospel presentation that my pastor preached yesterday. In his illustration he used a ladder, as his prop, with Gods name at the top. This was basically to show us that our good works etc could never make us reach the top. Then he had other names on separate sheets of paper and asked the congregation where on the ladder the names should appear. The names included our Pastor, Mother Theresa, Britney Spears, Nicodemus and ‘?’ which indicated us. What amazed me is the congregations understanding of sin. When asked, they put Mother Theresa near the top above the middle of the ladder, my Pastor and Nicodemus near the middle and Britney near the bottom, and it seemed to be a general consensus.My first thoughts was do these people understand that ‘our righteousness is as filthy rags’ and ALL the names should have been at the bottom of the ladder.

My conclusion is that a lot of Christians (and I would even include myself to a certain extent) do not fully understand the exceeding sinfulness of sin in the eyes of a holy God (Romans 7:13)

HT: Natural Systah for the video

 

Yes, after taking my break from blogging, I have returned. I am definitely more focused and hopefully I will be consistent in my prayer life which was my weakness.

In the space of a week, God revealed areas of my life which needed to be addressed, the disagreement with my daughter took a turn for the worse (but is now on the mend, thank God) and a fellow person in the music ministry in my church died suddenly from inflammation of the brain. It was a total shock as nobody expected it but we can be rest assured that we do not mourn as those who have no hope (1 Thess 4:13)

Anyway, I will be reading some of your blogs that are in my feeds so it will take a bit of time for me to get back into the swing of things

BTW, thanks Isaiah for posting that post. Sometimes, we never know how our blogs can help others

Recently I have been examining the amount of time I have been spending online and the amount of quality time that I have been spending with God and if I am honest, I have neglected the latter. I think the scripture below describes a lot about me

To the angel of the church of Ephesus write,
‘These things says He who holds the seven stars in His right hand, who walks in the midst of the seven golden lampstands: 2 “I know your works, your labor, your patience, and that you cannot bear those who are evil. And you have tested those who say they are apostles and are not, and have found them liars; 3 and you have persevered and have patience, and have labored for My name’s sake and have not become weary. 4 Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love. 5 Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place—unless you repent. (Revelations 2:1-5)

I love the word of God and I spend time in the word and love doctrine and discernment but I have not really been devoted to prayer and even sometimes prioritised being online over prayer and so feel as if I have lost my first love.

Then Brother Isaiah posted a post called ‘For Those Who Spend An Unhealthy Amount of Time online‘ which was basically confirmed what I already knew in my heart. After listening to the Slicecast on his site (which you can download/listen to here) , I knew God was telling to restrict my time online to spend more time with him and so I will not be blogging or looking at any comments for about a week or so to replenish myself spiritually by the still waters (hence the picture), which I confess will be hard for me as I love blogging, but I love God more. So I will see you on the other side