The Blogger Herself

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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Cheating on God

Hi Everyone,

I am excited by your responses to my recent blogs. What do you think of the music play list should I keep it or not? does it distract from reading my blogs? I want the main focus of this blog to be om the content, but I also want to point others to Jesus in whatever way possible! Thank you to all my new visitors for stopping by.

I probably won't be able to start posting lessons from PDL at least until Saturday for those of you wondering. The first concept is #1 It's Not about me... I know that the world around us tells us that it is about us, what we want, think, feel, but life did not begin with us. It began with God! Is it me or is that a hard concept to accept even as a Christian? Anyway I won't linger on that point I'll move on for now. Can I ask you something? Have you ever told God you would do something and failed to followed through? Maybe I'm in this alone here, but this is a struggle for me. I find myself telling God Lord if you will just do this for me, then I'll do XYZ or whatever it may be. This is a dangerous place to be. I never thought of myself as the type to make bargains with God, but I realized today I do. I'm trying to repent, but I admit it's a battle. The truth is God does NOT owe me anything. He didn't have to create me, love me, or bless me. Most of all, He sure didn't have to save me by sending Jesus his perfect son to die in my place, but, he did. when Joshua took over after Moses died, the people declared their willingness to follow God in everything, but we later learn that they lacked the follow through to do, what they said they would. I know God takes it seriously when I break my commitments to him. The harder question is: do I take it seriously when I break my commitments to him. A commitment is more than saying we will do something, and not doing it. In James it says, when we Know the right thing to do, and don't do it we are sinning. Ouch! I'm just glad Jesus has follow through aren't you? He followed through in coming to earth, He followed through by dying on the cross, and rising from the dead! He did it because he followed through because He is God, and God never lacks follow through! How can we better emulate nature in following through? I guess it can be summed up in an old song, I've decided to follow Jesus, but I must not only decide but follow through. , Otherwise, like a wife cheating on her husband, I'm cheating on God, by not obeying him and his LORDSHIP! Oh this is too hard, I need the Lord to grant me follow through, can you relate? Blessings!

7 comments:

Glenda, saved by grace said...

I think my greatest thought is
(and I have to remind myself constantly) Like Peter when he was walking out on the water to meet The Lord Jesus, when he took his eyes off of The Lord Jesus, he fell. Thats the same thing that happens to us. As long as we are focused on Christ we can stand, but when we take our focus off of Him we fall. I try to not get wrapped up in this world or the things in it because these things are temporal, I try to focus on things eternal...worshipping the Lord. I fall so short and repentance is the key to drawing near to the Lord.
You have a lovely blog!
If you look around on my blog I have pics of my 21 year old son who has CP, but it is much worse than yours.
God bless you and keep you!

lookuptoday said...

Hi, I found the reponse you left.Thank you:) I like the music on your blog and do not find it distractful at all. Everyone tells the Lord at sometime in their christian walk, I promise i will do such and such if you will just answer this prayer ect. I know the Lord always looks at the heart. At the time you say that, you really mean it. He also knows we are human and can fail. Look at Peter, He said he would never denie Christ, he meant that when he said it, but Christ knew he wouldn't be able to keep that promise. Jesus loved peter.He loves us.Mistakes and all. We are harder on our selves,then Jesus is. Dee

Anonymous said...

Hi,
What an inspiration you are! I have just read several of your blogs. I have been struggling lately in setting aside the time to have devotions, but you are truly on fire for the Lord and have inspired me to seek Him first! I have a long commute in which I love to make that my prayer/worship time, but I am lacking in God's word. I am in a couple of courses at my church, but the bible research seems forced and not truly devotion time. Anyway, I just wanted you to know that you have a very special gift of writing in a way that is so humbling! Thank you and I will continue reading!

God Bless!
Bev

lookuptoday said...

Hi, all i can say is Amen! I do have some anxiety this i will admitt. Frank has to see the transplant doctor the first week in November. Also the Lord is helping me uncover a deep rooted wound from my child hood. It will always take you on a roller coaster ride when in the process of peeling away the layers, but well worth it. It is one of my goals to uncover this wound. Dee <><

Glenda, saved by grace said...

Hello Sweet Angel, No your music is NOT offensive to me. Its not exactly what I listen to but its not offensive {generation gap}.
Yes I do love the doctrines of grace. I believe the Lord began reveiling these truth to me in 1983
My son Ricky is the one who has cp and he was perfectly normal in utero, but died and was w/o oxygen for 7 minutes. So the only thing that was effected was his brain, but as you know if the brain doesn't work, nothing works. Ricky is like a 3 month old baby. His limbs have atrophied over the years.Keep scrolling down on the blog and you will see Ricky full body, playing with Noah(my foster baby)Any questions you want to ask me about the D.O.G. or whatever just ask.
I love hearing from you!
Blessings~Glenda

lookuptoday said...

Hi, Thank you! I hope you are having an enjoyable weekend. It is cold here in Michigan, there is talk of ((((snow))) flurries. It is comforting to look and your warm weather pictures.:) Dee

Michelle said...

teej,
You have such a gift for writing. but that post defionatly stepped on my toes. I struggle with follow through in all areas of my life, not just even in commitments to God. i guess that is part of my struggle with discipline and self control.Thanks for sharing your heart. I love you, and love your new blog format!