Friday, July 16, 2010

Can you see that God was there all the time?

Psalms 139:7, 8

You cannot get away from the love of God. Psalms 139 says, "if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou are there." I challenged God on that verse many years ago when I was in my own hell of unemployment, couldn't find a job, had no gas or electricity for several weeks, taking pennies to a supermarket that would accept them to buy canned soup that I could eat cold out of the can, one way carfare to job interviews in which I took my sneakers so I could walk 3 or 4 miles back home.

Do you see that God was there with me in that hell? Angrily I asked, "where are you, God? Where are you in this hell?" He was there all the time. With no electricity, I got up at daybreak so I could read and study the Word all day until it got too dark to read. Then I went to bed. I rolled pennies in brown paper and took them to the only place I knew that would accept them and bought 2 or 3 cans of soup and crackers because they were non perishable. Sometimes I bought a bag of ice so I would have cool water to drink. Can you see that God was there all the time?

I seemed to always find enough carfare to get to the job interview. I had to take my sneakers so I could walk home, sometimes from the east side of midtown back to the west side of Harlem. And many times I cried when I got home, from exhaustion and frustration. Can you see that God was there all the time?

I walked to and from church, a little over a mile a couple of times a week. Someone would take me out to eat between Sunday services. Little did they know that was the only meal I'd had or might have for a couple of days. Do you see that God was there all the time?

Romans 8:25, 38, 39
Not only did God meet me in my hell, but even that could not separate me from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus. Neither the distress or famine I was living could separate me from the love of Christ. Neither the place I was at - hell - nor the sometimes-angry-at-God person I was could separate me from His love.

Can you see He was there all the time.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Mocking the Word of God

OK Believers. When are you going to stop making a mockery of the Word of God?

The Bible says man's body is the temple or house of God, the very sanctuary of the Holy Spirit. I Corinthians 6:19 and II Corinthians 6:16. "For you are the temple of the living God, and you are not your own." And yet the church is the last place you will find health and wellness! Diabeties, high blood pressure, heart disease and other chronic illnesses are rampant in the church. How do I know? Same people asking for prayer every week, same people on the healing line every week, same OVERWEIGHT people in the same fast food restaurants every Sunday after service or at the church's food court. (Everyone knows church sisters know how to throw down in the kitchen.) And the same people dying of complications from the diseases listed above.


So what are you going to do about it? It's time to get healthy, America. It's time for the Church to lead the way. It's time for believers to look the part of a triumphant Child of God. It's bad enough that believers don't portray the riches of the Kingdom, but that's another post. The world sees most believers as in need of health and wealth. In other words, sick and poor. And since many in the world are healthy and/or wealthy, why should they embrace your God? It's obvious He is not taking care of you - or at least that's how many think. Of course, we know that He is doing His part. It's you who are not lining up with the Word of God. That's an uninspiring testimony to say the least.

Stop living the lie. If you are overweight, diabetic, hypertensive, you are destroying the temple! Even if you are under weight. If you are not healthy, you are destroying the temple. Make the necessary changes to be that shining testimony of the Word of God. Remember, God is not mocked.

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