Are you tired of God? Are you weary of all the rules and regulations that God wants you to live by? Then why not become your own god? Pride, stubbornness, withdrawal from God, and more pride are all characteristics of a self-made god.
There is, of course, one problem with self-made gods --they soon begin to destruct before our very own eyes. Sure enough, whatever others found neat about them is gone and forgotten. We were born to glorify our Creator, not ourselves. God is still in control; we are not. --Wachenschwanz
Thomas Willadsen Mary Austin Christopher Keating Dean Feldmeyer Ron Love George Reed Bethany Peerbolte
For January 20, 2018:
God Activates by Tom Willadsen — Perhaps God wants us to delight in each other and in the magnitude and depth of divine love. Perhaps the Lord wants to activate our gifts of the Spirit, to use them for the common good.
We are all intimately connected as one body in Jesus. Isaiah celebrates our intimate union with our creator, describing us as the joyful bride of God. Though there had been alienation and rejection from both sides in the past, the prophet describes us as God’s delight. That connection is also emphasized in Paul’s oddly graphic description of church folks as body parts — we need each other because we are not a living, breathing body if we are somehow separated.
When Jesus visited a wedding at Cana in Galilee, he showed that human disappointments matter to him and that he would be prepared to redeem them. This is a story about a young girl's bitter disappointment when she became a bridesmaid.