Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Would you deny God?

If God called you specifically would you do it? What if he called you to build a thousand houses for the poor. What if He put 40,000 2x4's and 20,000 sheets of plywood in your yard. What if He told you use this wood to build the houses. Don't worry about building yourself a house, I will take care of that personally. You build houses. Don't worry man power, supplies, permits or skill. Just build. Would you do it?
He does this for every American. An "uneducated American makes about $1,000,000 in their life and "educated" American makes $2,000,000. Many make more than that. Do you know how many people could be helped with those resources? Or better yet, what if we actually trusted God to provide like He said He would. What if we went around like the great men of God and multiplied food, healed the sick, prayed for rain to come or stop?
What do you think God would think if you used some of the wood to build yourself a dog house? A shop? A garage? What if you took a night job to make sure you had enough food and maybe a little extra for whatever would come up? What if the weather got bad? Would you put it off until things got better? What if everybody told you the homeless already had homes and yours were unnecessary? What if you were no good at it?

  “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing
them ina the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have
commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” -Matthew 28:18-20

 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear.
-Matthew 6:25

“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in
and steal." - Matthew 6:19

"Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to him, “Go, I wish you well; keep
warm and well fed,” but does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it?" -James 2:15-16

Jesus called us all to preach the gospel, baptize, and teach others to obey His commandments. What holds us back from that? If we are not supposed to even concern ourselves with what we eat and drink and wear, what is there to do but obey his command? Do we have a retirement accounts? A savings accounts? How does that show obedience to the command? Do we take care of the needs of others, not just in your neighborhood or town, but all over the world? We may say, 'I gave my 10% in tithe and then 5% in offering on top of that!" So what are you doing with the other 85%? If we are following the command of making diciples and we are not worrying about food, water and shelter, what on Earth are we spending all that money on? I don't know what obedience looks like. I've never seen it and I don't see it in my life. But would you pray with me that the Holy Spirit would show us what it really means to love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength? Our affections and hope don't lie in this world and life. We have got to submit ourselves to leading of the Holy Spirit and what it is that Christ wants His church to look like.

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