WF: God of this city
I heard something preached at my church that stuck with me. The words were “ You are the only God that pursues us instead of us being the ones chasing you”
It stuck with me because if you think about things like idolatry where people kill or break things to please their god. It’s usually the people who are chasing the favor of their god. But in this date and age idolatry is more than statues and bizarre rituals. Our gods can be our addictions, our sins, our relationships.
If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.
If you are an addict, you are making the thing that you are addicted to your god and it’s you who chases that god in search of the feeling of your next satisfaction.
That sin that has you bounded and keeps you going back to it over and over, it could have become your god. It is you who has not made the decision to turn it over. If nothing else remember the words from Paul in Romans 7:18
For I know that good itself does not dwell in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out
Yes, it true you can’t, but God can if you truly surrender and stop worshipping that behavior.
How many times you have compromised your values and the things you know to be right to please the person you are in a relationship with? So has that person become your god.
Jesus answered him, “If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.
The good news is that God is always waiting for us. He is the God of this city and every city. He’s different. He doesn’t need you. He wants you.
Romans 5:7-9 For one will hardly die for a righteous man; though perhaps for the good man someone would dare even to die. But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from the wrath of God through Him
Join me to day to Praise he who died for us, out of love for us.
Until then be blessed.
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Posted on August 16, 2013, in Inspirational Thoughts and tagged Christ, Epistle to the Romans, First Epistle of John, God, Good News (Christianity), idolatry, Jesu, Naty Matos, Seasons Greeting from Amelia, Sin. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.