Seven Random Thoughts
So…today my mind is racing…AND my A-D-D is in full gear…so here is some randomness…
#1 - This morning I got mad…REALLY mad…at stupid people. A few things hit me the wrong way and I just flat out asked God, “why don’t you just kill the stupid people?” (COME ON…you’ve probably asked Him to do the same thing…don’t lie!!!) That seemed like a good idea to me…until He reminded me that if He were killing people for stupidity that I would be the first one on the list! The ONLY reason I am in ministry is because of HIS grace (II Corinthians 4:1) and the ONLY way I can make a good decision is BEG for HIS wisdom (James 1:5) and follow HIS leadership. I’m SO stupid without Him!
It’s funny how at times we can get so angry at others…not realizing that our anger COULD be the result of our own sin and not theirs!
AND…God reminded me (AGAIN) that when I read His Word I should not do so primarily to see what it says to others…but to see what it says to me. To not run off at the mouth so quickly…but to listen quickly and speak slowly. (James 1:19-20.)
#3 - It’s true that Christians have a hard time forgetting the sins of others…but through humility and repentance a person can slowly but surely take the bullets out of hands of those who shoot them. However, when a person is unwilling to repent of sin and mocks God by their actions and attitude…a part of God’s judgment on them is people who love Jesus having nothing to do with them. (See I Corinthians 5 and Matthew 18:15-17 and James 1:21)
#5 - II Corinthians 5:7 stretched me this morning…praying that we never do ministry here @ NewSpring Church “in the safe zone.” If our goal is to be “normal” and “average” then we dishonor the God who saved us and commanded us to attempt great things.
#7 - I am so excited about Sunday that I am literally about to bust! We’re seeing God do some amazing things right now…and I personally believe what we are witnessing is Him lighting the fuse…which will ignite a powder keg that the communities in which we have been planted cannot deny. Jesus will be exalted…and people will never be the same! Get here early…and don’t come alone…BRING SOMEBODY!
That’s it…told you it was random!