Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Why Must I Be Still?

Psalm 46:10, "Be still, and know that I am God..."

Why must I be still, when life around me rages?
Why must I be still, when the God of all the ages
Has left me poor and needy,
Miserable and weepy?!
Why must I be still?

Why must I be still, when my heart is pounding?
Why must I be still, when fears are surrounding?
Suffering and stress;
Why won't God bless?!
Why must I be still?

Why must I be still, when my thoughts are racing?
Why must I be still, when stress has me pacing?
Doubts and fears assail;
Why can't God prevail?!
Why must I be still?

Why must I be still, when my heart is breaking?
Why must I be still, when my head is hurting?
Is God even there?
Why won't He care?!
Why must I be still?

Why must I be still, when others seem so blessed?
Why must I be still, when anguish grips my chest?
"Life is so unfair!",
I cry out with despair.
Why must I be still?

Why must I be still, when something must be done?
Why must I be still, while God has nothing done?
I sit there for a minute,
But still I don't see it!
Why must I be still?

I consider the verse,
And realize my curse.
Sin has me blind,
I think wrong in my mind.
The answer is this,
God's truth I have missed.

Psalm 46:10 (this time the whole verse) "Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth."

Be still and know that God is good,
His truth always misunderstood.
God's grace is strong, His comfort near.
The storms may rage and hearts a-fear.
But know this thought from God's own book,
God's glory cannot be forsook.

Life has and always will be about God, and God alone.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Men, Stand For Truth!

Ephesians 6:13
Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
Most preachers today are pink panty wearing, yellow-bellied, gutless, spineless, weak-kneed, unmanly cowards more interested in sharing an experience than preaching the Word of God. These lilly-livered, chicken-hearted, sissified "yes men" are not worth their testosterone. Most pulpits today spew a sickly sweet, diabetic forming sludge of amateur psychology that destroys the moral fabric of American culture. Professing to be messengers of peace, they are in reality harbingers of doom fulfilling the prophecy in First Peter chapter 3 that God's wrath will come upon a people who scoff at the absolute truths of Scripture. We need Christian men more interested in standing against sin and suffering the consequences than bowing to worldly women and miserable men.

The Holy Bible separates the men from the boys. What America needs is not political, but spiritual revival born in the hearts of men willing to stand for God's truth, and having done all, to stand. Men who will stand for marriage and against shacking up. Men who will bring their families to church. Men who will love Jesus Christ above all else. Men who will love God's gift of life and oppose a culture of death, whether abortion or euthanasia. Men unafraid to give their lives for the gospel, and for our freedoms. Men who love their wives, not slap them. Men who teach their children about Jesus, not abuse them. Men who will turn off the immoral filth and idolatrous abominations of television, rather than worship with their family at the altar of humanism. Men who believe "gay" means happy and homosexuality is a perversion. Men who believe that evolution is a religion and that the Bible is true history. Men who frame their thinking with a Biblically-minded worldview. Men who refuse to trade freedom for security.

The human tendency to shoot the messenger has driven preachers away from the war front. Deceitfully handling God's Words, they promote philosophy, psychology, education, technological advancement, tradition, and humanistic thinking above the Bible in order to appease a crowd of milk drinking, worldly-minded, sin loving, apostate Christians. These fools are afraid of what people will think. They do not believe the book they claim to preach.

God, give us real men. God, let your Word strengthen the weak, ineffectual Christian men filling our churches and pulpits today. God, grant these men boldness to lead their families and churches in the fight for truth. God, enable our men to preach the Gospel to a lost and dying world. God, may your grace strengthen our hearts to deliver the message of Biblical truth, no matter the consequences.

God give us honest, trustworthy, bold, God fearing, Bible thumping, sin hating, Devil fighting, gospel preaching men of truth.

Exodus 18:21
Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens...