Friday, July 29, 2011

"Casual Or Casualty?"

The weightier matters of the counsel of God.

Things that are never considered, or if by chance they are, are quickly dismissed and relegated to the dark recesses of the heart where they become shut up in the futile effort to hide them from man and God.

Write a check under some false assumption of absolution.

Light a candle.

Shoot up a blurb which one loosely considers a prayer.

Target some obscure religious icon to invoke protection from.

Consider God only as the very last resort as the weight of daily living threatens to squeeze out every drop of life.

Finally appeal to God as the snow globe bursts, and then quickly abandon Him when the provision is secured.

Gather in His house because of religious obligation.

Gather in His house when there is nothing else going on.

I hope God has an insulated heart.

I hope He is not like me.

I wonder if He has to battle the negative feelings that arise when He sees His Church neglected?

Jesus was so incensed at the mishandling of God's house that He picked up a whip and went to town on some religious heinies.

He went to visit a temple and instead He found a flea market.

Matt. 23:23: "For you tithe mint and dill and cumin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness. These you ought to have done, without neglecting the others."

Things we ought to do.

Things we neglect.

Soothing our guilt by doing one thing and using it as an excuse to not do another.

Casual Christianity.

The enemy advances inch by inch.

Rarely are there sweeping decisive victories by the enemy over the Christian.

More like small, incremental and subtle wins which add up.

The Kingdom of God becomes smaller and smaller in the rear view mirror.

"Lost" is not just a TV drama.

Casual sounds way too close to casualty for me.

My heart breaks when I see poor choices being made.

The road to heaven is paved with the bleached bones of those who dropped out of the race.

Matthew 7:13: - "Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many."

Always remember this very simple and direct teaching by Jesus.

Never take the easy way out when it comes to spiritual matters.

It will kill your soul.

But you will have lots of company.

Casual leads to casualty.

Enter the heartbreak.


Keepin' it Real,

Pastor Kevin <><

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