Monday, November 14, 2005

Are you tired?

Are you being lulled to American sleep?

I often wonder if, as Americans, we are being lulled to sleep by our possesions, comfort, and time. We become satisfied with "normal" and don't push for "God's standard". Why not? Are there still Violent men in America taking the Kingdom by force? I see a few hundred in the spotlight and most of those paid by churches. But what about us "work-a-day" Christians? What are we doing to see His Kingdom progressed? Are we being challenged? Are we being stretched?..or are we just comfortable being comfortable. I think of the Luke's that take a risk and serve as a youth pastor in a foreign land for no monetary gain. I think of Micah and Chrissy moving their youth family to Ecuador to see God move in the lives of His people there. Then...I think of me. Sitting at work, getting fatter, typing a Blog.

Lord, help us to keep perspective.

Buying gas to drive 1960 miles round trip to see your wife's grandparents: 1960/20*$2.75: $269.50

A bag of Gummi worms and a cup of coffee every 50 miles: 1960/50*$4.27: $167.38

One box of ammo for your new 300Win Mag: $31.50

Shooting your first Texas Whitetail: Priceless.

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That's right: I'm on a mission to kill the Prince of the Forest...and smile as I pull the trigger. We're going to Texas for Thanksgiving to spend time with Angela's grandparents. We'll do much traveling, check out the Alamo, and kill some stuff. Sounds like the redneckedest trip ever...I can't wait.

I don't think that this part of me dying is a good thing...

  • I think I'll need it someday
  • I feel this way when I'm not connected to God
  • It is what He has called us to do

I don't think that this part of me dying is a good thing...

  • Some people say I've finally arived to the destination I have been fighting to go to
  • ...I think I'm being lulled to sleep
  • This middle class American thing sure is attractive

I don't think that this part of me dying is a good thing...

  • What about all of those people out there that need Him
  • What do I do now to progress His Kingdom
  • Am I being effective or lying to myself

I don't think that this part of me dying is a good thing...

  • Have I really made it? Is this where He wanted me the whole time?
  • Am I being Him to my family..
  • ...or is that a tactic to take me out of the game?

I don't think that this part of me dying is a good thing...

  • But still you say that it's here where God meets us to bring us to his work
  • Is it really...have I mentioned the lulled to sleep thing
  • I don't know, but I'll seek Him.