Pastor Mike's thoughts

Thoughts on today's Christian world and how it fits into secular society.

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Where is God in your day?

What do you do when you wake up in the morning? Strange question isn't it? I ask because as I woke up this morning, all I could think about was coffee, the day ahead, and how I was going to face it. I laugh at my actions because the first thing we all should think about in the morning is how we can glorify God through our work, or our daily routine. We need to go out and do whatever it is we do with the passion of Christ. If God isn't in the middle of whatever we're doing, then we need to go back to bed and try again.

Exodus 33:15 Then Moses said to him, "If Your Presence does not go with us, do not send us up from here."

Moses was in the middle of his journey through the wilderness, leading the people of Israel out of Egypt. The people had just sinned by worshiping the golden calf. Moses went to bat for them and God spared them their lives. Moses then talked one on one with the Lord. He knew he could not lead this stubborn group of people without God's presence. He had come to realize that without God's presence, he couldn't do anything.

How will anyone know that You are pleased with me and with Your people unless You go with us? What else will distinguish me and Your people from all the other people on the face of the earth? (Exodus 33:16)

Moses didn't want to move farther without the assurance that God was moving with him. He knew it was a life-and-death situation. He sought the Lord with his whole heart on this one matter.

The question is a good one. If we're to be effective in anything we do for the Lord, the Lord must be in the middle of it. Unless the Lord's power is seen among us, we will be just another person who has religion. Unless our actions show His life to others, they'll see only good behavior that is easily faked by what seem to be moral people.

Moving out in assumption will end in failure and frustration. Ask the Lord today to assure you of His presence and power in your activities. Then you'll be assured that you will be distinguished among all the other people on the face of the earth.

Praying to see Jesus in everything I do,
Pastor Mike

You Know You've Had Too Much Coffee When . . .

* You can type sixty words a minute with your feet.
* Instant coffee takes too long.
* You chew on other people's fingernails.
* You answer the door, before people knock.
* You sleep with your eyes open.
* You go to sleep, just so you can wake up and smell the coffee.
* You don't even wait for the water to boil anymore.
* You're the employee of the month at Starbucks - and you don't even work there.
* You help your dog chase its tail.
* You lick your coffeepot clean.
* You go to AA meetings just for the free coffee.
* You're so wired you pick up FM radio.
* You have a picture of your coffee mug, on your coffee mug.


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