Pastor Mike's thoughts

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

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

The all alone blues.

Be still and know that I am God... (Psalms 46:10).

There's a time and place in our walk with God in which He sets us in a place of waiting. It is a place in which all past experiences are of no value. It's a time of such stillness that it can disturb the most faithful if we don't understand that He is the one who has brought us to this place for only a season. It is as if God has placed a wall around us. No new opportunities - simply inactivity.

During these times, God is calling us aside to create something new in us. It's an isolation chamber designed to call us to deeper roots of prayer and faith. It's not a comfortable place, especially for a task-driven Christian. Our nature cries out, "You must do something," while God is saying, "Be still and know that I am God." You know the signs that you've been brought into this chamber when He has removed many things from your life and you can't seem to change anything. Perhaps you're unemployed. Perhaps you are laid up with an illness.

Most religious people live a very planned and orchestrated life where they know almost everything that'll happen. But for people in whom God is performing a deeper work, He brings them into a time of quietness that seems almost eerie. They cannot say what God is doing. They just know that He is doing a work that cannot be explained to themselves or to others.

Has God brought you to a place of being still? Be still and know that He really is God. When this happens, the chamber will open soon after, just be patien and be still.

Being still for God
Pastor Mike

Working For the Government

You know you work for the government when:
The process becomes more important than the product

You don't see anything wrong with attending a meeting on a subject you know nothing about

You feel you contributed to the meeting just by being there

You stop raising issues/problems because you know you will be the one answering them.

You fly first class across the country to attend a conference with 100+ people to discuss the fact that the project does not have enough money

You work for an acronym, on an acronym, and your job title is an acronym

You understand the rationalization of an acronym composed of acronyms

You know that the location of a meeting is directly related to its importance.
(1) A meeting at Fort Hood requires a subordinate or a contractor
(2) The same meeting at Lake Tahoe requires your personal attention

You've sat at the same desk for 3 years, done the same thing for 3 years, but have had 3 different business cards.


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