Sunday, May 13, 2012

The Gospel According to Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin penned a song in the early 70's that contained this line:
Yes, there are two paths you can go by, but in the long run 
There's still time to change the road you're on. 

You know, there is good theology in that line, but there is also one large error of fact: There are MANY paths you can go by...if there were ONLY two, it would simplify things quite a bit.....

Paths, and choices. We all have them, we all make them. Sometimes the paths we choose are very distinctive, clear choices. Other times (and these are the dangerous ones) if we are not extremely careful, and extremely aware  of our surroundings, we can venture onto a path almost (and that's a key word here), ALMOST by accident.

All paths lead to somewhere. Some are short, some are long. It may take years on one journey and simply hours on another....

God gives us choices...paths to choose. But ultimately, We choose the direction we are going to take.

It would be wise for us to have all of our scouting tools tuned and working well as we journey through life. Take a wrong path that "looks" right, and hit a brick wall, or even worse, walk off a cliff. This brings me to a rephrasing of an age old questions "Which came first, the cliff (or wall), or the path?"

We like to say that 'we all fall down,' because it's true. But the fall doesn't begin when we step off the begins when we choose the wrong path.

Be careful where you walk. Let the One who created you be your Trail Master. Have your compass, your Guide Book (The Bible) ready in your hand and in your heart......

I don't know where you are today, or which direction you're facing. But 'as for me and my house', know the rest, and if you don't, it's in the Guide Book.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Just some Vickie thoughts.....

Reading God Chasers....and this comes to mind:
"God is looking for hungry people. He is seeking people who are seeking Him. Indeed, He has bread from Heaven for us, and it is eternally satisfying".

We cannot afford to settle into the routine of a fenced-in life, not when God has magnificent realities awaiting. Let us, therefore, follow our hunger into the presence of God. ~ Divine Ministries....And Vickie says, I am a God chaser...I am not content to only know God historically - what He was to Abraham, David, Paul....or even what Jesus did on the cross....I am chasing Him. pursuing be a part of what He is doing NOW, today, this minute...(.4/28/12)

In the midst of a barren field, God will give you a glimpse of what is going on beneath the soil....but you have to be willing to look beyond the physical...Thank Him for what is not yet seen and push for the harvest that is sure to come......~vsw...A Thursday morning revelation . Sweet! (5/3/12)
Every day, every hour and usually every minute, we make conscious decisions on what is allowed to occupy our thoughts...We can choose to let the cares and confusion of the every day issues of life consume us, let what people say distract us, or we can choose to let our God consume those things that attack out peace....As for me and my house......we WILL serve the Lord.....Pursuing Him in perfect peace :)  (5/1/12)

My mind tells me to reject the supernatural as being "fake," or "hocus-pocus"...however the my spirit rises up and says that this rejection of the supernatural is what has rendered the Church Body powerless for centuries....(5/7/12)