This is not a rant
I’m just really riled – and before you blame me, or judge me, or do the you’re-a-Christian-how-can-you-not-know-better speech, allow me to mention that the frustration is with my own self (I think!)
And why would anyone rant at their own self! So really, this is just an honest attempt to get a handle on things – which just goes against the grain, and flies in the face of what we should know by now:
God is in absolute control.
(So what’s there to get a handle on!)
Seriously, somebody help! – Anybody!
Just think how it gets:
Come unto Me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Take My yoke upon you, and learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light. Matthew 11:28-30.
The call is simple, but have you been to Church lately?
And then there’s that other part where we’re supposed to be salt and light.
Well… how’s that going?
So herein lies my frustration, and the reason I’m all riled up!
Why won’t we just let it be like how He intended it!
When you think about it though, it’s not that hard to see that the answer is still love – unconditional love for God and for your neighbor.
God is still in control. He would help us if we let Him.
Still, we must be faithful and do our part – without the cliques (the lines and divisions within us), the endless debates about things that don’t even matter in the grand scheme of things (because, in the end, what difference does it make that you like to worship loud and exuberantly – complete with flashing lights and mega decibels of sounds – and I prefer to worship quiet?), and the endless pursuit of vain things and glory.
God is still in control. Love is still the answer. And there’s a lost world watching to see if we’re really as found as we say we are.
The question now is, would the evidence of the faith we have professed be seen, when the spotlight is on us?
(Because, best believe it always is on us!)
And God – our Father is watching.
May our lives and testimonies yield continually, bountiful harvests of praise and glory to our Father in Heaven.
And may those strange tendencies to be silent and not ruffle any feathers needlessly; to let sleeping dogs lie, and just maintain the peace (because, after all, God is in control) not mark us in ways that make it hard for us to be recognized.
God forbid that the silence of those entrusted with the Truth in these perilous times is an acquiescence to the curious way things are.
Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? It is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. Matthew 5:13.