Thursday, November 18, 2010

Stop The Madness!

As we enter into the holiday season, which by the way means ‘season of Holy days,’ we need to ask ourselves some very serious questions. One question we need to ask is, “Will black Friday put me in the red?” For most people in our culture the answer is, ‘yes.’ That’s a problem! When will we stop the madness? Implicit in that question is, “When will you stop the madness?” What will happen to you in the remaining six weeks of 2010?  Will you continue to be led around by the neck, from store to store and website to website, like a lamb led to the slaughter by the hand of some unknown stranger on Madison Avenue; spending money you don’t have on things you don’t need and buying things for others that they don’t even want? The answer is more than likely, ‘yes.’ That, my friend, is why you, your nation, and the church are in the sad state that they are in today.

There is a solution. You are part of that solution.  How much longer will you  continue down the same road leading to nowhere? Have you not had enough of the way things are? Wouldn’t it be nice if things were different? They can be! You can make them different. God is demanding that you change things. He is not begging. He is demanding. He is demanding that He be glorified in your life. He is weary of you and I seeking the glory. Countless times we have promised to give Him glory with the blessings that He has given us, and countless times we have squandered His blessings and demanded even more.

What are you going to do in the next six weeks to change things? How is this season of Holy days going to be – Holy? What are you going to set aside for Him? How are you going to give Him glory? What do you have to give to Him that He wants? Let me answer that one – ‘You!’ He demands all of you!

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