Thursday, May 6, 2010

American IDOL

I hope you like my title! :) It actually has nothing to do with the tv show but this challenging quote I read by John Bunyan. He's this guy who lived a while back and was a famous preacher and writer, writing the Pilgram's Progress. Welll, his daughter who was blind was really ill and about dead. It was this time in his life that he realized how even his family had become an idol in his life. He quoted this after being broken by the Lord:

"...the dearest idol I have known, what err that idol be; help me to tear it from Thy throne and worship only Thee."

I know He's teachin you a ton out there and exposing a lot in your heart, keep fightin for the gospel!

I also went to this sex trafficing awareness event this week which pierced my heart and made it bleed. My old soccer coach got up to speak and said this line from Piper - "missions exist, sin exists, (fill in whatever here) because worship of the Almighty God does not." Our world is such full of sin, like you've talked about with your team and coaches; and may we fight to tell the gospel of truth, of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ and His death and resurrection, taking our full payment and giving us His gift of reghteousness, of undeservedness, that others may worship the Almighty God. Continue to fight and continue to worship. And may God pierce your heart with a firey arrow that continually makes your heart bleed for the salvation of your team.

And check out James 3:13-18, proverbs 1:7 --may God give you wisdom and a reverant fear of His Holy Name that leads you to humility and changes your heart to be conformed to our Lord daily. Continue to focus on the things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God! And be that child who comes to Jesus, not with complex thinking, but seeking Him as the gift of righteousness. :)

Anna W

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