Today's Tip: Before anyone jumps on the hate band-wagon, please stop and read carefully, because this is not a political post.
I read all the posts, hear people talk and complain about our country and the state it is in, and talk about all the things they would do differently, truth is - no-one knows what they would actually do if they were in one another's shoes....(refer to yesterday's tip if you're unsure how to "not walk in someone else's shoes"). Let me make it very clear...I AM NOT an Obama fan - but this is not political...just wanted to set the record straight (you know, a lotta talking!)
What I don't hear or see is people on their knees praying and seeking God for His intervention. It's the same with anything we complain about, disagree with, or simply don't like. We do a whole lotta talking and very little walking! It's time we stop complaining, stop talking to each other, and start talking to the Master that can make THE CHANGE needed.
This is a tip concerning real lives, living in a real world, with real problems; truth is we have lost the desire to sacrifice as our service men and women have done. Just as Jesus did when He went through an intense spiritual battle in the Garden of Gethsemane struggling with the temptation to save himself rather than following through with God’s plan for him. The Bible says that Jesus came to Earth to save people from sin in a fallen world. Jesus’ ministry was to culminate by sacrificing himself on the cross to make it possible for sinful people to connect to a holy God through Him. Yet why we continue to turn away from Him instead of running to Him is beyond me.
I firmly believe it's basic math 101... (0 + 0 = 0). We have become complacent and lazy and we need to turn off the TVs and find alone time with God, with our families, or else we are going to end up in a very sad place! It's time to get our families back together and start thanking God and seeking Him instead of all the "talking & complaining." Stop Talking & Start Walking people! It's time to take our families back and stop allowing "reality TV" to dictate our days. I realize it's a personal choice for the lives we live, but if we don't find Jesus - we are going to continue to find ourselves lost in a cruel world that's only getting worse. Stop dreaming of what life could be like and start living the life He's given us! It's a privilege to be alive - start living like it! You're alive - not dead; and He's not dead either because the tomb is empty!!
"...if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land." (II Chronicles 7:14 NKJV)