Saturday, June 27, 2015

Acceptable Sin

This week's Supreme Court decision has left my heart heavy with despair at the path our nation is taking.  We, as a nation, have convinced ourselves that there are sins that are acceptable, because in the name of love it must be right.  We've convinced ourselves that our "rights" as human beings are being denied.

It's a bit like taking a broken chair and adding a little paint to it, making it look so nice, but the chair is still broken.  I don't have to stop and examine a slithering snake to know I want no part of it and to quickly call my in-house snake exterminating husband.  We need to be the same way with sin.

We've quit calling sin, sin.  We pretty it up.  Adultery isn't adultery anymore.  It's having an affair.  That sounds so much less offensive.  We don't lie, we simply don't want to hurt someone's feelings so we bend the truth a bit.  We don't call people sodomites anymore.  Now they're gay, lesbian, confused, transgendered and a whole alphabet of other conditions that doesn't change the fact that their sexual identity is not what God created mankind to be.  We work very hard not to be offensive when we speak, so much so that we offend God by trying to justify sin. 

Gay marriage is wrong.  Pretty it up all you want but God says marriage is between one man and one woman, period.  God meant is so much he said it FOUR TIMES in scripture. 

Genesis 2:24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

Matthew 19:5 And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?

Mark 10:7 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife;

Ephesians 5:31 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.

Never does it say that man shall leave his parents and be joined to another man, or woman to another woman.  Sorry.  I think God's pretty clear about His definition of marriage.

God is quite clear with what we're to do with sin when it's recognized.  TURN AWAY, repent, run away as fast as you can.  I think of sin like a huge vortex, churning and spinning trying to suck us in.  The Bible tells us that in the last days these things will happen.  It tells us to look up that our redemption draws nigh. 

In the meantime.....I will follow Jesus.  Anywhere he leads me I will follow on.  Whether my views are popular or I'm ridiculed.  I'm following right behind my Lord. 

Friday, January 23, 2015

It's a NEW day!

I can not believe I have not written a blog post in years! Not weeks or months but YEARS! I'm sure it wasn't because I had nothing to say but more because I was, as the Bible says, "weary in well-doing." I've undergone many changes over the past months and years and am liking the me I am now. God has changed so much about me from the clothes I wear, the books and television programs I watch up to the way I keep and decorate our home. I am learning the true meaning of Philippians 4:11 "Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content."
I think Paul was speaking of many things, including the need to be the person God created us to be and that we need not bend to outside pressures to be anything other. I see so many women trying to be the perfect wife and mother, keep a perfectly organized and spotless home, yet the condition of their soul is black with sin. I see loneliness, unhappiness, bitterness and discontent. It's about the need to have more, do more, know more...but there's never any contentment.

Sometimes I think we've become a generation of lemmings being led off the cliff by the voices that tell us what we have and who we are is not enough. God tells us that's not true! Psalms 139:14 "I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well." So, the Princess will continue to ponder and hopefully begin to share many of the things I have, and am, still learning and coming to understand as God works in my life. I hope you'll keep checking back!