"I remember the days of old; I meditate on all thy works; I muse on the work of thy hands." - Psalm 143:5

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

It Burns

 

 

itburns Many of us are hunting mice - while lions devour the land.
- Leonard Ravenhill

Last night I got angry…ticked off…spitting mad.

The enemy of our soul is unashamed about wrecking havoc in our lives…he lies, he steals and is pumped about destroying anything precious to the Father.

Why do we (the Church) seem so accepting of this? Why do we believe the lies and allow the theft of our heart? When did sin management become the replacement for repentance? What has led us to believe we can sin as we please because we “know” God will forgive us?

Could it be that in our desire to be happy we have lost our
longing to be Holy?

I’m also mad for the times this “theology” has infiltrated my heart and left passionless for His. The idols of comfort, pleasure, and safety, often crowd out the life that He came to give. My only response is a broken hearted one. And believe me, it burns. I must pray this through…a prayer that calls fire down and consumes the idols of my heart.

Tim Keller says this about idolatry.

“Idolatry is not just a failure to obey God; it is a setting of the whole heart on something besides God.”

There are lions devouring the land, I’m tired of hunting mice, I’m going after the big game.

“Who by faith conquered kingdoms, performed acts of righteousness, obtained promises, shut the mouths of lions, quenched the power of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, from weakness were made strong, became valiant in battle, turned to flight the armies of the aliens." Hebrews 11:33,34

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