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frustration

I apologize to my subscribers for the recent e-mail regarding a new post. Instead of saving the draft, I accidentally published it!

I am facing a frustration like no other. Whenever I have a thought that I want to pursue and write about, if I don’t write about it at that exact moment, I basically lose the passion behind the thought and I can’t pick it up later to complete it. I currently have ten drafts sitting in my WordPress of half complete thoughts.

My last mis-post was made as I was sitting in the pharmacy trying to get my thoughts down. I didn’t finish, and accidentally published it instead of saving it. GRRR.

Music is most often what allows me to pursue thoughts into a deep place that I love to be. But if I don’t finish writing on a thought at the moment I have it, it’s almost like that door closes and I can’t get it open. Actually, it’s even worse than that. I would say it’s basically like the movie Monsters, Inc. If I don’t stay behind that door long enough to finish my thought, it’s picked up and never to be found again.

Monsters Inc. door

Goodbye, thoughts.

Soggy turtle sandwiches

So one day, God created marriage. And it was a sandwich. It was a wonderful sandwich and God made it how He wanted to because He’s wise and He’s God and all that. So man comes along and wants God’s sandwich to be a turtle. Man really, really wants a turtle. So man looks at God’s sandwich and fights back and forth over whether it’s a sandwich or turtle. Man even goes so far as legislating that God’s sandwich is a turtle. Well clearly it’s still a sandwich, right? Well, no. Man said it’s a turtle now.  So God sees man take His sandwich and put it in a pond. And I believe God’s heart breaks. Not because His sandwich is soggy, but because God gave His sandwich to us and we decided it wasn’t good enough. And man WILL decide that they don’t want God’s soggy turtle sandwich anymore.  And man WILL move on to take another of God’s gifts and turn it into something they want and that He didn’t intend. History repeats itself.

Marriage Inequality.

Marriage Equality…
God is love…
Intolerance and Bigotry…

My brain is about to explode.

This whole homosexuality issue centers around ONE thing. Sin. Either it is or it isn’t. You either believe homosexuality is not a sin or you believe it is. The Gospel is offensive. To accept the Gospel means that we accept that we are sinners.

Sin will be rationalized and the truth will be marginalized. It’s how Satan works. He’s shrewd. He always has and always will distort the truth. We can justify that anything is true and right if we feel it. Surely what I feel can’t be wrong. If truth ebbs and flows with societies feelings, then what is truth?

So how do we deal with people who are blatantly supporting sin? We love them. God loves homosexuals. Yes… He does. He also loves pornographers, murderers, alcoholics, prostitutes, thieves, and liars. He also judges them all. God is love and God is holy. A holy God can not dwell with anything unholy. God hates homosexuals, pornographers, murderers, alcoholics, prostitutes, thieves, and liars. But God looked at all of us, rolling around in our filth, and so strongly desired to reconcile us to Himself. He wanted to restore us to Himself so much, that He sent His Son, Jesus, to this filthy earth to take the wrath that we deserve for our sin.

We are not going to be able to convince people that homosexuality is wrong. It’s the same as trying to convince someone that they are a liar or an adulterer. To do that, there has to be a foundational understanding of God, who He is, and what He says. Therefore, we love. We love because we were murderers, adulterers, liars, and thieves. I know my past. I know the habitual sin that I lived in. We love, not because we accept everybody’s sin… we love because we accept that everybody is a sinner. We love people because we want them to know the eternal life that we have in Christ. We abhor sin. Sin is a direct offense in the face of a Holy, Righteous God. We celebrate grace and mercy from a Merciful God. My Jesus dined with the sinners. He invited them to come follow Him. Everybody’s welcome to follow Jesus. He desires that all would follow Him… the homosexuals, murderers, adulterers, and liars.

The United States Government has never been God’s government (it is His, but not His governing authority). How God governs is clearly laid out in Scripture. We are ambassadors in this world. This place is not our home. We are free from having to get so caught up in this world because we know that our God is sovereign. This world will continue to turn its face away from God. We MUST sacrificially spend our time, every chance we get and every chance we don’t get, speaking the name of Jesus and what He has done to redeem us. Instead of winning arguments on Facebook or Twitter, we need to be winning souls on the streets.

“The very fact that you have lawsuits among you means you have been completely defeated already. Why not rather be wronged? Why not rather be cheated? Instead, you yourselves cheat and do wrong, and you do this to your brothers and sisters. Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.”1 Corinthians 6:7-11

new domain!

I have moved my site to http://likefilthyrags.com from likefilthyrags.wordpress.com!  My subscribers have been transferred automatically, so you don’t have to do anything! My old WordPress.com domain is forwarded to the new domain, so you shouldn’t have any trouble finding it!

I have enjoyed sharing and have built up a list of thoughts/ideas that I’ll be writing about very soon! I have spent some time trying to arrange my new page, so please leave a comment below and let me know what you think!

Thanks!!!




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