I know people who share these types of chain messages. It makes me sad… I want to tell them sharing that picture/message will do nothing for them but I am sure the response will be “what does it hurt?”. When will people realize a change within is what will change lives? When will people realize a relationship with Christ is what heals the pain, repairs the finances and brings true joy? Instead of getting drunk or wasting money on frivolous items, how about spending time in scripture getting to know the God you were guilted to share?
I am repulsed at how some people cry out to God when things do not go the way they want and any other time, kick Him to the curb to indulge in perversion.
Elijah approached the people and said, “How long will you not decide between two choices? If the Lord is the true God, follow him, but if Baal is the true God, follow him!” But the people said nothing. -1 Kings 18:21
Our country is so far removed from God it saddens me deeply. Most everyone wants a quick fix or an Oprah or Dr. Phil moment… never mind the insight God offers. God lays the plan out plain and simple, His word never changes, His word has stood the test of time…why ask some famous person what to do, who will be dead, gone and forgotten tomorrow? Why don’t people pick up that dusty bible and find the answer to how to find joy? Everyone has that longing deep in their souls…
Have you asked God for what you need? James 4:2 says, “You do not have, because you do not ask.” Are you asking for the right thing? First, would you ask Him to bless it? Whatever it is, think of that. “Lord, I am going to dinner with family tonight, will you bless it? (sounds reasonable)” “Lord, I am getting drunk tonight or having an affair or watching porn tonight….will you bless it (yea, right)?” Listen up, remove the sin from your life and ask God for what you need! He is waiting to hear from you but your prayers will go unheard if you are neck deep in sin! “If I had cherished sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened.” -Psalm 66:18
But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do. -James 1:6-8
Get right with God, put your faith to the test and exersize it regularly. The door has been presented, the path is made clear. Why don’t people walk it and and open the door? Life flies by years at a time, STOP now and build on the rock Matthew 7:24-29! Be thankful for what you have, many don’t realize how blessed they are. Giving thanks should be the main topic in prayer at all times.
I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. -Philippians 4:11-12
Okay, I am done now… =D I get so frustrated at times and want to just smack people upside the head (myself included) for not taking the tried, true and tested route provided by God.