Friday, September 08, 2006

I HATE the word, "incredible"!

Of course, we mean "awesome," "wonderful." But technically, it means "not believable." And over and over, I hear it used of God! I hear good Christians say "God did the most ( not believable) thing--"

Hey! Are we believers or not?

Is God believable or not?

Does the "not believable" part sink down into our spirits and hinder our faith? I suspect, quite likely, it does.

I love Beth Moore's 5-point pledge:

God is who He says He is (hold up index finger)
God can do what He says He can do (next finger, etc.)
I am who God says I am
I can do all things through Christ
God's Word is alive and active in me! (thumb)

I'm (point thumb at self) believin' (point to head--your head!) God! (point upwards--or to your heart--that'll work! See below: )

Earlier, I mentioned today's political alliances, wars and rumors of war, weather, diseases, and the fact that Israel has been a nation again since 1948--the fig tree budding, Matthew 28--probably place us in the very Last Days.

If so, that could place us as the last of the churches through the ages--the Laodicean Church of (click on:)
Revelation 3.

This is not a good thing. Jesus had not one good thing to say about this arrogant church!

He called it "poor, wretched, miserable, blind and naked." Blind to our own blindness?

Not believing, not obeying, not receiving all He has for us--"The gifts of God are irrevocable." "Come behind in no gift waiting for the revelation of Jesus Christ."--not walking in all His gifts, not having even an idea of all the blessings we're missing.

That would surely be me.

That would surely be my heroine, who looks for answers in sex, drugs and--voodoo. She pays a terrible price. But she's sweet, kind, a good mother and so wounded, and God is good and never lets go.

Of her or me. Thank God.

I just want to say, Please, God, show us if we're being Laodicean in our acts, our attitudes, our lack of faith, our writing. You say You stand at the door of the Laodicean church and the door of our hearts as well, and knock, wanting to come in.

Come in, Lord Jesus, into our hearts and into our churches.

Come in quickly and make us more like You in ways we can't imagine. Amen.


CHickey said...

I needed to hear this today! Thank you!

Kristy Dykes said...

Amen!! Good post, Margo.

Amydeanne said...

I did that beth moore study in the spring! It was excellent! Great post! :)

Cathy West said...

Preach it, sista!!!
LOL :0)
Awesome stuff and right on. Too bad we can't get Beth to conference...has anyone invited her? I guess she doesn't write fiction though - although she did write that childrens book...

Cathy West said...

Grrrr. Blogger just lost my comment.
Anyway....I said Preach IT Sista!!
SO if this comes up ten times, don't blame me. Blogger is retarded.
See you in Dallas!!!

mindyo said...

iI think that even as Christians, sometimes we do put God in a box. I always joke about how we react when he does something "amazing," like we are shocked that He did it. I think there are some things our feeble little minds still cannot wrap themselves around. We're used to being let down by people. But God will never let us down.

Patricia said...

Good word - and I mean awesome not incredible. : )

Margo Carmichael said...

Yea, y'all--awesome! Thanks for stopping by.

Betsy Ann said...

What a great point about the word "incredible". Thanks for sharing Margo! =)