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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Why Bother?

Grab a cup of coffee, sit back, and rest in what 
your Father says about you while you watch this video.


I have recently encountered some things that have made me wonder why I write this blog. Who am I writing to? What is it I am trying to get out to the people that read this blog?

In Jesus' day people would follow Rabbis. It was the Rabbi's job to interpret the Scripture. The people followed the Rabbi that they believed interpreted the Scripture most closely to God's meaning. I am no Rabbi, but I am listening and studying.

I believe I am writing this blog for Christians who desire to overcome brokenness and move on to the next level of life God has for them. As I study, I desire to share the things God is teaching me.  My heart here is not to indoctrinate you into my way of thinking, but to simply cause you to think. I want to lay before you what I learn. From there, you lay it before God and let Him do 
whatever He desires to do.
Are you willing to lay down your own desires? Are you willing to think outside the parameters of the boundaries you have set for yourself?
  
Last week I watched a video on YouTube of a pastor being interviewed about his stance on church discipline. The interviewer told him that his
stance on removing people from fellowship was not very "purpose driven." He replied that the church was not in place to hold shut the trap door to hell, but we are in place to glorify God. All of that to say I line up with that thinking. We are not here only to focus on the fluffy nice part of Christianity but to call others to a higher standard, a more biblical worldview. We exist to glorify God. 

George Barna states that "a Biblical worldview has to be caught and taught- that is, it has to be explained and modeled." That is why I write. I am willing to challenge you and for you to not like me if it gets you closer to Christ. I believe that is biblical love.

Are you looking to get past a stronghold? I will tell you what worked for me and challenge you to consider it for yourself. 

If you are not a Christian, you probably think I 
am smoking something! I am okay with that. Keep looking at the pictures of my baby and consider the thoughts along the way.

                            The blessings of Jesus Christ be upon you.
Carolina Creek (below)
Ephesians 3:16 "I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God."



Have a "Happy Easter!" 
Get yourself a mini 
Cadbury cream egg.



1 comment:

Tiffany Atwood said...

I love reading your blog! Your entries always make me think, inspire me, move me. Thank you for faithfully writing each week.

I love you!
Tiffany