Warning: A non-numeric value encountered in /home1/lookup4u/public_html/wp-content/plugins/paper-template/papertemplate.php(15) : eval()'d code(3) : eval()'d code on line 336
I look around me and quite frankly I am concerned. In Joshua 4, the priests carrying the ark were told to remove their feet from the Jordan, where the waters miraculously staunched during the flooding time of the year. While the feet of the priests were in the riverbed, it was dry. The people were able to cross over safely as they did in Pharoah's time.
As I read this for the umpteenth time, I thought, where have I tread that I was used of God to lead the people to safety? Where have I been, where have I lived, how have I lived, that people would entrust their lives to me as a servant of God?
IT GETS EVEN DEEPER THAN THAT. What have I done that is worthy of emulation? That says as Paul said, follow me as I follow Christ?!
ANOTHER INCISION...they were to carry stones to the other side to demonstrate the deliverance of God in their lives.
WHAT ARE WE LEAVING AND LIVING NOW THAT SAYS THAT GOD HAS BEEN IN OUR LIVES? THAT WE HAVE WALKED WITH HIM AND TALKED WITH HIM, THAT HE KNOWS US BY NAME, THAT WE ARE HIS SHEEP?
If we were lost in a mall, when they looked at our identification tag would it say child of God and an heir to the throne?
We are disgusted and even frightened by what goes on in society but what kind of example have we set for today's youth to follow?
Some have followed the Christ in me the hope of glory but the majority have taken to the fast rides, the whips, the coordinated clothing, the hairdos, the homes, the rep, the jewelry, the partners and that is not the message I want to deliver!!!
SEEK YE FIRST THE KINGDOM OF GOD AND HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS AND ALL OF THESE THINGS SHALL BE ADDED UNTO YOU. GOD FIRST.
WHOOP! THERE IT IS.