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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

I should have stood up.

So the last post I actually wrote on the 19th,  yesterday morning, but I didn't publish it right away. 
Last night I went to listen to a speaker, and once again, God blew me away.
He either puts the right things in my hand to read, or puts ME in front of the right people, always at the perfect time.
So I had my "revolution" in the morning then go and hear this women talk.
What did she talk about you ask?  ;)

Well first she talked about how people would rather "SEE" a sermon, then "HEAR" a sermon. In other words, the gospel being LIVED OUT, not just someone talking about how wonderful Jesus is, or saying they are a Christian, but LIVING it.

 Not preaching him, but LIVING him.........

 Hmmmm, funny she's talking about that when I just got my wake up slap in the morning. ;)

The rest of the night she spoke on the book of Ruth. If you don't know the story, you need to get your bible out and read it. It's a great book of the bible.

How the story was told last night was that Elimelech and Naomi who were from Bethlehem, took their family, (themselves and their two sons Mahlon and Killion) to live in the country of Moab. At that time that was probably not the best decision because Moab was a place of disobedience and Idolatry. The two sons married Moabite women (Ruth and Orpah) which was another no-no.

Naomi ended up losing her husband and her two sons. They all died. So she was left with her two daugther in laws.
Things were just bad for Naomi and eventually, she heard that God came to the aid of his people back in Bethlehem, she wanted to go back home again.

The speaker kind of used Moab as a "place" we go when we are not following God. A bad place, full of sin and disobedience and Idolatry.
Could be anywhere or anything for us. Whatever our particular sin is that keeps us away from following the Lord, that's our Moab.

Instead of living in a place like Bethlehem, where you know God is providing and things are good, you "visit" a place like Moab, and sometimes you stay there, sometimes for a long time.

For me, My Moab would be, not laying down my will, not living in God's. So of course, this struck me as a powerful talk from the Lord.

The speaker said, If you are in Moab,
Are you ready and willing to head back to Bethlehem??
Are you ready to rise up from the place you are living in?

She asked for those who were to stand.............. I should have stood up.  I knew what I learned in the morning yesterday, and I Knew what I needed to do. I needed to stand, and I needed to be prayed  for, that God will help me through this process. I need to head on back to Bethlehem.

At the end of the night, they asked the new people to fill out a card and when you filled it out, you hand it in, and they give you a free cd of a teaching. I picked one, out of the girls hand, not looking at what they were. I put it in my CD player in the van on the way home.

You KNOW what it was about.  I didn't even get to finish it yet, but what I did listen to of it was ~

Ephesians 4:17-
So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking.

She says to live a life WORTHY of the calling.


"If  you wanna know why you don't have abundance, you have to choose to let him change you. Who will you serve?"

(remember, I was wondering why I didn't have fruit?)

We can't be on the fence. We can either serve God or serve man.

I should have stood up. Cause I'm ready to get out of Moab and I'm running back to Bethlehem.

1 comment:

Heaven said...

Amen! I love how God confirms stuff to us through thing after thing after thing until we "get" it and hear Him:) Praising God for your revelation!!!

Hugs! Heaven