Daily Archives: September 25, 2012

From “Morning Thoughts” by Winslow

“And do not be conformed to this world: but be you transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God.” Romans 12:2

THE world, and the love of it, and conformity to it, may please and assist the life of sense, but it is opposed to, and will retard, the life of faith. Not more opposed in their natures are the flesh and the Spirit, darkness and light, sin and holiness, than are a vigorous life of faith and a sinful love of the world. Professor of the gospel! guard against the world; it is your great bane: watch against conformity to it in your dress, in your mode of living, in the education of your children, in the principles, motives, and policy that govern you. Grieve not, then, the Holy Spirit of God by any known inconsistency of conduct, any sinful conformity to the world, any inordinate pursuit of its wealth, its honors, its pleasures, its friendships, and its great things. Pray against the sin of covetousness, that canker-worm that feeds at the root of so many souls; pray against the love of dress, that sin that diverts the mind of so many professors from the simplicity of Christ, and takes the eye off from the true adornment; pray against a thirst for light and trifling reading, that strange and sinful inconsistency of so many, the certain tendency of which is to starve the life of God in the soul, to engender a distaste for spiritual aliment, for the word of God, for holy meditation, and for Divine communion and fellowship-yes, pray against the spirit of worldly, sinful conformity in everything, that the Holy Spirit do not be grieved, and that Christ do not be dishonored and crucified afresh in and through you. It is to be feared that much of the professed Christianity of the day is of a compromising character. The spirit that marks so many is, “What will you give me, and I will deliver him unto you?” There is a betraying of Christ before the world-a bartering of Christianity for its good opinion, its places of honor, and influence, and emolument. The world, the flesh, and Satan are ever on the alert to frame a bargain with a Christian professor for his religion. “What will you give me in return?” is the eager inquiry of many. Oh, awful state! oh, fearful deception! oh, fatal delusion! Reader! are you a professing Christian? Then guard against the least compromise of your principles, the least betrayal of Jesus, the first step in an inconsistency of walk; above all, pray and watch against a worldly Christianity-a Christianity that wears a fair exterior, so far as it is composed of attendance upon sanctuary services and sacraments and religious institutions, but which excludes from it the cross of the meek and lowly Lamb of God-a Christianity which loves the world and the things of the world, “makes a fair show in the flesh,” speaks well of Christ, and yet betrays Him with a kiss. Let not this be the model of your religion. The world is the sworn enemy of your Savior; let it not be your friend. No; come out of it, and be you separate.

 

Something to think about.

Pastor Mike Says

I turned 50 in May, and after a half of a century of living, I can honestly say I have never seen so many people facing such difficult times. As I look around, I see people losing their faith, their confidence, their homes, their jobs, and the list goes on and on. Unfortunately I can count myself among those people and have recently found myself chewing on the root of bitterness.

The root of bitterness as I call it is a trap that is easy to fall into, and if you’re there, you’re not alone because if you read the Bible, you will notice most of the people in it did the same. When you feel like nothing is going right, it’s always easier to fall into the grumbling and anger mode than it is to be faithful and happy. I’m not condoning these emotions, but I’m being honest…

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Refreshing and honest….

Ramblings of a mad woman!

I have been trying to think about what to write.. it is hard to be funny all the time.. I do not know how funny people do it…

The past few months or so I have been growing and changing… in my personal and spiritual life. I was on LOA (leave of absent) from work for several months.. and I had a lot of down time to reflect.. on my life and what part I wanted God to play in it.. it is hard to be hit with the truth and not have it change you… I have been embracing it all, learning and reading and just enjoying this journey, with God, my family and myself.. I have a long long way to go to get where I need to be.. have no doubt about that.. I am finding out everyday has it’s own hurdles to over come… but I…

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