Saturday, April 4, 2015
That is to say, as I sit and crochet with the Word playing in my ears via BibleGateway.com's audio, I pray that as He speaks through a particular scripture being read, and I stop, rewind, listen, stop and put the yarn down, search elsewhere for corresponding scriptures, listen to what He is saying to me in this present time, I pray that I am truly listening as He speaks.
John 3:12 If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?
We get so bogged down in earthly matters that we risk losing Heaven. I'm not talking about parenting, and jobs, and family illness and such. I'm talking about trending issues that take up our time and conversation that WE already know the answer to. Like a woman blogging about not wearing yoga pants in modest respect for her husband and the self-centered ridiculousness that responded to that. Like how modern thinking is a constant argument on the side of sin and immorality, and our younger generation and many of the older generation have allowed it to seep into their own consciousness until they also argue on its behalf. Like how modern belief is that Jesus and Mary Magdalene had a thing ... ever see the recent movie Son of God? Was there a scene where Mary M. wasn't there? I'm not sure, I couldn't finish that movie because of that issue. That is down right anti Christ, because Christ was pure and without sin. No deceit, no immorality in Him, until he hung on the cross and took on all our sins. Mosaic law decreed that a sacrificial lamb had to be SPOTLESS.
Satan's specialty is to take what is true and twist it just enough to cause confusion, So a twisted version of truth seeps in because we allow it to, it's what we're watching, what we're hearing, what we're being taught in the world view, until we don't know what to believe anymore. "Traditional Christian" is now spoken with a sneer and many of us avoid the term. Me, I don't want to be a modern Christian. This is not about being puritanical, it's about a balance between living in this world as we must, but living in Him, and balance there must be. To gain that true and proper balance as intended by God from the beginning, what I want is to be a true follower of Christ, focused on Him, His Word, His truth. Not modern man's version of truth. God's truth and Man's truth is not the same!
Habakkuk 1:4 Therefore the law is slacked, and judgment doth never go forth: for the wicked doth compass about the righteous; therefore wrong judgment proceedeth.
Most of us need to do the monkey thing. Hear no/see no/speak no. Get away from all the voices, get alone with HIS WORD. Seek Him, and we shall find Him. Seek Him while listening to the wrong voices, and our humanity struggles in confusion. If we're truly and sincerely seeking Him, He will send us the right people to listen to, people who are in His will. We the individual must pray for discernment to know when we are on the right track and when we're not, when we're listening to the right voices and when we're not. Otherwise, we're just weeds, blowing whichever way the wind blows, our roots torn from the ground. And Heaven will be lost to us because the distractions have overpowered our ability to hear His voice.
Hosea 10:12 Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the Lord, till he come and rain righteousness upon you.