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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Inspired by... Babylon

 

If you know anything about Babylon, you know that it was a self-indulgent, materialistic culture. Daniel lived in Babylon (literally) and Noah lived in a culture very much the same. As, I believe, do we. I think we can learn a lot from these men about how to live in our culture, but be different from it. (Who says the Bible isn't relative to today?)

Our Pastor talked today about the challenge of Daily Surrender. His comments prompted me to ask myself the question, "Am I choosing to depend on God, daily?"

Daily. Every day. Not just when things go wrong.

Do I live by faith? or do I live by rote? (doing things systematically, in my own power, etc.)

 

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What is my cross? and what does living by faith look like?

I think here in this country our cross is our over-indulgent, materialistic culture. We have to choose to die to self in so many ways, every day.

~~~When we are mistreated, we respond with faith, trusting God for the results. (1 Peter 2:22-23)

~~~When we are praised, we respond with faith, giving glory to God. (Prov 27:21)

~~~When we are tempted, we respond with faith, trusting God for the results. (1Cor 10:13)

It's not easy to respond with faith. And to do so, we must seek to live humbly and holy. The key word here is: seek

 

"And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for whoever would draw near to

God must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who seek Him." (Heb 11:6)

 

God will never refuse a heart that truly seeks Him.

Are you depending on God today?

 

Blessings,

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2 comments:

  1. perfect post and one that I so needed to be reminded of. what a beautiful photo.

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