Sunday, September 30, 2012

October 1, 2012

In our LIFE Groups this Fall we are studying the thought-provoking book "RADICAL" by David Platt.
This evening we had a great meeting and one of Platt's statements we discussed from Chapter Two in the book was this:
"We spurn our Creator's  authority over us. God beckons storm clouds, and they come. He tells the wind to blow and the rain to fall, and they obey immediately. He speaks to the mountains, "You go there," and to the seas, "you stop here," and they do it." Everything in all creation responds in obedience to the Creator....until we get to you and me. We have the audacity to look God in the face and say, "No!"
Wow! It does take alot of audicity to tell God, "No" when He demands and deserves a "yes"! Audacity and stupidity is actually what it takes.
You defy or disobey God at your own peril! Think about Adam. Think about Jonah.

Read this thoughtfully:
"The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness,  since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature — have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.  For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened.  Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles. Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator — who is forever praised. Amen."  Romans 1:18-25
Let me ask you, "Is there an area of your life where God is asking for a "yes" but you are giving Him a "no"?
I urge you to reconsider. You DO NOT want to say, "No" to God!