Friday, April 18, 2008

It's the 2nd day of rain! Lots of it. Thankfully, the work hubby and friend did on Sunday seems to be keeping the basement from getting wet. I really could use about 7 days of sunshine and warm temps, although I have discovered that I have allergies.

I just have to say this. I'm tired of my faith being trashed by people who refuse to look at themselves and see the big honkin' plank in their own eye. Heck, they won't even acknowledge that they have sinned, not will they acknowledge that God could allow someone to go to Hell. The thing is, He doesn't send them their, they CHOOSE that path. Why is that so hard to understand? Probably because they are being convicted in their spirit and they are kicking against it so hard that it is easier to speak out and deceive others than deal with their own hearts.

I know how hard that is, but it is necessary in the lives of those who think they are believers.

Matthew 7:21-23 (NIV)
21 "Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.
22 Many will say to me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?'
23 Then I will tell them plainly, 'I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!'

Matthew 7:13-14 (NIV)
13 "Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.
14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.

Luke 3:16-17 (NIV)
16 John answered them all, "I baptize you with water. But one more powerful than I will come, the thongs of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.
17 His winnowing fork is in his hand to clear his threshing floor and to gather the wheat into his barn, but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire."

1 comment:

Maggie said...

A big amen to that! :) Our pastor (quoting CS Lewis I think) said that there are two outcomes. We either now say, "Your will be done" to God or at death God says to us, "YOUR will be done,".