Thursday, March 10, 2016

Vote for God?

I saw this on a church sign recently...

"Not happy with the candidates?  Vote for God!"

I get the idea behind the statement, and that some churches feel the need to have catchy sayings to attract people's attention, but something about this just doesn't sit well with me.

If you know God, you know He doesn't need our vote.  He doesn't want our vote.  He wants us.  He wants our heart, mind, soul and strength.

Luke 10:27
And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.”
God's future doesn't depend on whether or not we choose Him.  Our future depends on whether or not we follow Him.  This doesn't imply getting a bumper sticker, going to church meetings, and contributing financially is what it means to follow Him.

It goes way beyond that, and yet not...

Love.  If we love Him, we will obey Him.  If we love Him, we will serve Him.  If we love Him, we will follow Him.  Without fanfare or recognition, but with humility and kindness. And if we love Him, we will love others... And they will know we are His disciples by our...


Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Heaven help us. . .

As we continue in this direction
As we wait on solutions for greed and pride
As we listen to words spoken, promises made and promises broken
Heaven help us

As we look for the answers, but not quite high enough
As we talk through the problems that seem too insurmountable
As we hope for justice and truth to come forward
Heaven help us

Help us lift our eyes
Help us speak Your words
Help us trust and see that You know
That You are
Help us