As I sat here thinking of the world we live in today, I asked God where did we go wrong? I have seen and heard that we have turned from God. But I wanted more than that. I wanted to know how we got here. So I started looking and I came to some scripture in Romans chapter 1 starting with verse 18. This hit me real hard. And then it got me questioning, am I doing all that God has called me to be? Am I praying enough? Am I being the child of the King that He called me to be? Let's look at this: The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them.(We really have no reason, here in America, not to know who God is. It even is in there black and white, God has made it plain to us. Why do we choose not to see it?) For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities-his eternal power and divine nature- have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse. (Well, God just called us so called Christians out. He has made himself known since the beginning of creation.We are without excuse as to why others do not see him. They do not see him because we do not show him. We have no excuses. I don't know about you but that scares me a whole lot.) For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. (It says that we don't glorify God nor give thanks. We can put all the posts about that we want but that doesn't mean we truly glorify Him. I say thank you but do I truly get humble and thank him? To answer my own question is a resounding NO. We don't. We have let the evil take over and we have sat by and watched it. It says a really scary thing, our hearts become darkened. Please oh Lord, do not let my heart become darkened.) Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles. (We have exchanged the God that can save our souls for man made things that can do nothing for us. That for me is not a good trade. Do we not worry about that anymore? Do we not worry about idols anymore? Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hears to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. (God gave us what we asked for and now we want him to heal our land? Why should he?) They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator-who is forever praised. Amen. We exchanged the truth for a lie. When did we as Christ followers decide that we didn't have to read the Bible and put it into practice? When did we as Christ followers forget to humble ourselves and pray? When did we as Christ followers stop following in Jesus' footsteps and started following in men's footsteps? When did our pastors stop preaching the truth but started preaching comfort? Well, I for one am not scared to talk about the hard things and lay the blame where the blame goes. ME!!!! Today I am going to live out Romans 1:16- For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes; first to the Jew, then to the Gentile. For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed- a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: The righteous will live by faith. Who among my readers, which are very few, will take that challenge. Let's get back to being what God has called his creation to be-FOLLOW IN JESUS' FOOTSTEPS!!!! I hope each of you take the challenge and then spreads it like wildfire to the people you know.
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