Friday, July 1, 2011

Manna from the sticks

After an 8 hr, 6 hr trip we got to my mom's about an hour ago. Thank you Lord for the traveling mercies. We were on the other side of the interstate when a tire blew on an 18 wheeler and couldn't imagine if I had been behind it when it blew.

(ESV) Hebrews 13:5 Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, "I will never leave you nor forsake you." 6 So we can confidently say,
"The Lord is my helper;
I will not fear;
what can man do to me?"

The Christian walk is 99% attitude. Many of us cannot leave the perspective of the "old man" behind, we look for a Church where the creature comforts are right and have a good whatever program for the kids and they can't play piano, they have to have an organ or whatever....and then we have the audacity to sing "its all about you Jesus"

Hogwash....we have to fight back the old man every day we are on this side of death. We go to church and everyone is "fine" when the sky may be falling. If we want to have any impact on this generation, we have to stop playing the game the right way and start being genuine and transparent. That is radical.... If we truely trust that the Lord is our helper and we are not preforming for man, then it's easy to be see Jesus already knows our struggles, our fears and our ambitions.

If we cast away what the world says is success and security and trust only in Christ for those things, we cannot fail. In fact that is about the only way not to fail. We have the Joy Journal written by God for us...we don't have to follow it, but if we do we will have peace and joy in our lives every day. That is how I came up with my blog address...happiness is fleeting, but Joy weathers all storms.

I'll shut up and go to sleep now. I pray you have a blessed weekend.

For Him,

Steve Amos

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