Posts tagged mission
Fighting Religion


I think we’ve all been in the place where we felt someone was being a hypocrite.  Not to mention when we realize on our own that it is us that has been the hypocrite!

One day I told my daughter she couldn’t just eat candy for dinner.  Instead Mama fed them a healthy meal, washed them up and got them to bed- only to eat ice cream for my own dinner when the children were sleeping!  

This may be a silly example of hypocritical actions but when James wrote this letter...

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"That Won't Happen To Me" and Other Lies

“Lot looked up and saw that the whole plain of Jordan was well watered, like the garden of  the  LORD,  like  the  land  of  Egypt,  toward  Zoar.  (This  was  before  the  LORD  destroyed Sodom  and  Gomorrah.)  So  Lot  chose  for  himself  the  whole  plain  of  Jordan  and  set  out toward the east. The two men parted company. Abram lived in the land of Canaan, while Lot lived among the cities of the plain and pitched his tents near Sodom.”
Genesis 13: 10-12 

What were your thoughts as you read that snippet of Lot’s life? Did you want to shout, “Don’t do it, Lot! Turn around! Go back to your uncle!”? Or, did you think, “Well, it’s dangerous to be around that much temptation but if he’s careful...” Maybe, like me, you read that short passage with a self-assured air, “I can  see  how  Lot  was  drawn in,  but  that  wouldn’t  happen  to  me.  Besides,  didn’t  Jesus  say  something about letting your light shine?”  

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Blind Faith

"The Lord had said to Abram, 'Leave your country, your people and your father's household and go to the land I will show you.'"
Genesis 12:1 (NIV)

When God told Abram, later called Abraham, to go, He didn't give Abram many details about where he was going, but what he was leaving. He knew he was leaving his country, his community, and his father's home. He only knew that he was going to where God would show him.

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Where is God Calling You?

We seldom see it coming. 

The call of God, that is.

We’re just doing whatever it is we do, and BAM! We find ourselves in unfamiliar territory, looking dumb-founded, and wondering what just happened.

Then usually, we begin refining our arguments…why this call from God couldn’t possibly be for me…there’s been a mistake! I can’t do it! I’m not ready!

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He Doesn't Need Me

“Erin, God doesn’t need you.” That is an infamous line that my mother has used to bring me back to reality many times. How true that is! There are over 7 billion people on earth… 7 billion! I am quite sure my simple mind cannot even begin to grasp the magnitude of that number, but I think it is safe to say that there are plenty of people for God to use to accomplish his purposes and good works.

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