A Man and His God

January 31, 2010

Idol Worship for Dummies

Filed under: Uncategorized — navygoat1998 @ 04:56

God never changes. He is the same yesterday and today. Jesus is the author and finisher of our faith. Jesus said I am who I say I am. God “AKA The Burning Bush” told Moses that I am the great I am. So the table is set. God is Jesus and Jesus is God. God is a spirit and Jesus is God in the flesh.

Jesus did not come to do away with the law but to fulfill the law. Jesus came to prove the prophets true.

Who is your god today? Who Do you serve today? Who is your idol today? Could our idols are the made of metal and money? Is your idol you? Is your God the one true living God?

We can have idols today. Idols are anything or anyone that get in the way of God, His plans and our relationship with Him. Ok so for clarification idols are anything that becomes more important to you than Jesus.

Let’s do the idol worshipper Litmus test

– Do you work so many hours you can’t go to church?
– Do you love sports so much that you spend more time in front of the T.V. than with God?
– Are you so in love with a person that you put this person on the throne of your heart before Christ?
– Do you seek the trappings of this world rather than a relationship with Christ?
– Do you spend more time on Face book then your bible? Do you check your email before you check your knee mail?
– Do you love the gifts of God more than the giver of the gifts?

Chances are good that if you have answered yes to anyone of the above listed questions that you in fact are a idol worshipper!!!!!

“Hi my name is Mike” and I have been a idol worshipper off and on in my walk with God. My Jesus who is so loving , He always reminds me that I am going down a dangerous path. One morning as I was sitting at my computer “goofing off” instead of spending my morning devotional time with Him; He told me in the sweetest and just so matter of fact manner, “Mike it’s Ok to have hobbies but it’s not Ok to have idols.”

I know that God enjoys the time I spend with Him, I know that He looks forward to the time we spend together, for I know that my God is crazy about me!!!! That’s why it’s called a relationship not religion.

I pray that the I never let the world drown out the voice of God. Is that your prayer today?

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January 19, 2010

What Cross Will Carry Today?????

Filed under: Uncategorized — navygoat1998 @ 23:01

God is not here to trip us up. He is not sitting in the Heavenly realms laughing at what we go through. He is not looking for a reason to put an end to our very lives. He has a father’s heart for us and is always trying to woo us back to Him for the relationship that He sent His wonderful son to die for.

For God gave His only begotten Son, yes He gave Him to us a sinful bunch of people who are in rebellion and steeped in sin. All we must do is believe. What does it mean to believe? The action here is the word believe. Jesus said for us to pick up our crosses and follow Him. What is your Cross today that you bear. We all have a Cross to bear. The word of God tells us that He will not give us more than we can bear, God is not a man who He should lie. The truth is we give ourselves more to bear than God would ever give. We give ourselves burdens we are not ment to carry.

The love of Christ was poured out on the ground when His side was pirced for our transgressions. He bore His cross first.

He is not looking for a reason to smote us, He is calling us back to Himself.

January 15, 2010

When God Ran

Filed under: Uncategorized — navygoat1998 @ 23:02

Almighty God, the great I am
Immovable rock, omnipotent, powerful, awesome Lord
Victorious warrior, commanding King of Kings
Mighty conqueror, and the only time
the only time I ever saw Him run

Was when He ran to me, He took me in His arms
Held my head to His chest, said “My son’s come home again”
Lifted my face, wiped the tears from my eyes
With forgiveness in His voice He said,
“Son do you know I still love you?”
He caught me by surprise when God ran

The day I left home I knew I’d broken His heart
And I wondered then if things could ever be the same
Then one night I remembered His love for me
And down that dusty road ahead I could see
It was the only time – it was the only time I ever saw Him run

And then He ran to me, He took me in His arms
Held my head to His chest, said “My son’s come home again”
Lifted my face, wiped the tears from my eyes
With forgiveness in His voice He said,
“Son do you know I still love you?”
He caught me by surprise as He brought me to my knees
When God ran – I saw Him run to me

I was so ashamed, all alone and so far away
But now I know He’s been waiting for this day

I saw Him run to me, He took me in His arms


January 13, 2010

Grow My faith

Filed under: Uncategorized — navygoat1998 @ 23:10

Jesus, I need Your faith today!!!!  The faith that see’s the dead raised, the blind eyes opened, the deaf ears that hear.  The type of faith that see’s the strongholds in my life broken.  The faith that see’s the captives freed.   The faith to trust You in my life and to let go and let You have control.   The faith to get out of the boat and keep my eyes on You and not on me.   I just need more of You and less of me.  I grow weary of me and the choices that I have made.  

Please forgive me for not trusting You and walking with you while my eyes are on myself.

  

January 12, 2010

Pride Kills.

Filed under: Uncategorized — navygoat1998 @ 23:32

Pride kills!!!  God tells us in His word that a proud man shall not see the gates of heaven.  Pride in what we have accomplished is a sin.  Pride in the things of God is not a sin.  A man should not boast in the things of this world.  If we must boast we should boast in the things of the unseen. 

Do not be puffed up!!!!  Jesus even He was God did not boast but came as a humble servant a servant unto death.  If we must boast let us boast of how unworthy we are and how worthy God is.

January 7, 2010

He is God and we are not!!!!!!!

Filed under: Uncategorized — navygoat1998 @ 18:21

You ask yourself where is God in all of this.  You ask God where were You in all of this.  You then ask God don’t you hear my prayers, don’t you care???  God is it me did I do something wrong?  God did I not pray long or hard enough.  God was my fast not long enough.  God did I not pray with the words that You wanted to hear??  God was my faith weak and thats why this happened.   

Jesus says I was in the midst of everything, I was not surprised when this happened.  I am God and you are not!  I will have mercy whom I will.  I am God and you are not.  I can explain this to you but you would not understand.  I am God and you are not!  I cried with you in your pain.  My angels cried with you in your pain.  I am God and you are not.  Do you cry for my pain??  Do you cry for the unsaved and the hurting in your world.  I am God and you are not!

Jesus the Lamb slain before the foundations of the world!!!  Did He ask  Himself where is God in all of this.  Did He ask God where were You in all of this.  Did He ask God don’t You hear My prayers I am Your Son. Don’t You care???  Did Jesus ask God did I do something wrong?  Did Jesus ask God did I not pray long or hard enough.  Did He ask God was My fast not long enough.  Did He ask God did I not pray with the words that You wanted to hear??  Did He ask God was My faith weak and thats why this happened.     

The father never took the cup from His Son Jesus!!!  Jesus with great joy drank from the cup that we deserve  for you and I.  He submitted to the will of the Father.  In this life we will drink from that same cup of pain and there will be times that it just does not seem fair.  He is God and we are not!!!!

January 6, 2010

Faith is the battle cry for the Christian.

Filed under: Uncategorized — navygoat1998 @ 18:32

We as Christians must have faith.  The faith to serve a God we can not see.  The faith that the bible is the word of God.  The faith to believe that Jesus is who He says He is.  The faith to belive that He died on the Cross for our sins.  The faith to believe that He rose again from the dead after three days. 

Man tells me that “Faith is the confident belief in the truth, value, or trustworthiness of a person, idea, or thing.”

God tells me that “So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.” —Romans 10:8-11, 17   

 

January 4, 2010

Hello world!

Filed under: Uncategorized — navygoat1998 @ 17:31

I am a man just trying to serve God.  I have learned that life happens and life can be so earth shattering and mind altering that we limp to the cross and the loving arms of our Savior.  

I am not one that is exempt from life. What brought me to the cross was death.  I was on my way to hell a deserved punishment for my sins.  The hardest thing that you will ever face is when somebody you have hurt  passes away and you are not able to apologize to them for the pain you have caused. 

I will let  you look in on my journey with the Lord!!!!  

Mike

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