DId you feel the darkness tremble?
When all the saints join in one song
And all the streams flow as one river
To wash away our brokenness
Every generation has it’s idols. I believe that this generation’s idols is relationships. Of course, I have nothing to back this up except my own observations. But it seems that most people I see, both Christian and non-Christians, their value and self-worth is determined by the person that’s on their arm. I’m not saying this is all relationships but a good majority of them.
The focus no longer seems to be “What could I do light their life?” but “This person makes me feel great.”
I worry about that…Will I be the same way? Will I look at my girlfriend (shutter at the thought) and only think worldly things of her? Will she take the place of God in my life, which one of my friends has admitted that she had done? Could it be possible that I’ll love her more than God, if such a thing is even possible?
The ironic thing is that we still value ourselves by money, social status, but now relationships? How could we ever find everything we could ever want, ever need, ever desire in such an earthly relationship?
The thing that I don’t get is how people can waste their time, emotion, and energy on relationships that you know won’t go anywhere.
I’ve begun to relized what God has been trying to tell me all along…It’s not these relationships I should worry about…but the relationship that I have with him. God, will you visit me tonight?
You’re everything I could want that I could need
If I could see you want me, could I believe?
‘Cause you’re perfectly all I want, all I need
If I could jsut feel your touch could I be free?
Why do you shine so, can a blind man see?
Why do you call, do you beckon me?
Can the deaf hear the voice of love?
Would you have me come? Can the cripple run?
Are you the one…
to Raise me up from this grave?
Touch my tongue and then I’ll sing
Heal my limbs then joyfully I’ll run to you…
God you’ve done so much…And you’re still not tired to run and find me in the shadows of my world. Your heavenly arms came down and held me. Take me back to you.
What if God’s existence could be scientifically proven? What if Christ’s mission could be seen as an actual event in history? How much of the world would change? Could faith’s very definition change? Would Christians finally be realized as people, instead of the scum of the universe? Would your perception on the world change?
This is always a toughy for Christians. Is it okay to desire? Is it okay to go after a dream? Is it a sin to consider doing something for yourself?
I have major ambitions to be a producer. I would love to be a screenwriter. I would enjoy directing films. Does it mean that I sin that I do that?
I struggle with this question a lot. How do I know if this is what God wants for me? I believe we desire because God puts it on our hearts. That’s right. The desire is put there specifically by God to help fulfill is kingdom. Is that to say that all desires are godly? No! But that is to encourage you that things that are beyond your power but you have passion for may very well be things that God wants for you.
He wants you to be happy! It glorifies him in the process. Don’t be discouraged in thinking that you have “live a godly life by doing all this and all that ‘for God.’” We give to God and other through the out-pouring of our hearts, not so that our hearts are filled. If you find yourself feeling like doing godly things are a duty and you’re feeling bitter, ask God if he has given you a passion. He will answer with a resounding “YES!”
The question is finding it, following it, and being in tune with GOD.
How about this for thought:
Eventually, [passion] kind of..burns out. But hopefully, what you’re left with is trust, and security…For all of those people who miss out on passion…thing, there’s all that other good stuff.
Friends 107 – The One With The Blackout
You ever wonder what happens to the passion in Christians? I wonder about that in myself. Where is the passion that once stood unwavering in the heat of battle? Where is that overwhelming emotion to hunt God down? What happens when the passion runs out?
Ross was talking about a relationship. Could this be the same in our relationship with Christ? Could it be possible that the love affair that I have for Christ, the passion that once stood there, is now replaced by trust and security?
’cause I’m waiting for tonight
I’m waiting for tomorrow
I can’t be this unsturdy
This cannot be happening
What is real and just a dream?