Can anyone point me to a church that actually teaches the bible anymore? Seriously? I'm done with the "God's plan for financial freedom" and "Best Life Now" and "God's plan for our marriages" and so on....
I wish I could find a Calvary Chapel around here. Word for word, chapter by chapter they teach the WHOLE bible and from that lessons that apply to our lives are found as they were meant to be found. In whole verses so the meaning is plain to see. Instead, church has become "Let's find a cool subject and then piece meal verses together so they agree with what we're trying to say!" You can get the word of God twisted to mean anything you want in that way, throwing stuff way out of the context that it was originally meant when it was written.
Anyway, read your bibles children, cuz you ain't getting it in many of the churches I've been to lately.....!
God will lead the Israelites to the promise land......and He'll do it according to His perfect plan. Not too fast, not to slow. If he wiped out their enemies to soon no one would be there to tend to the land and it would be a wild animal filled wasteland when they arrived. If He waited too long, well, they'd have a serious fight on there hands.
It's hard waiting for things to happen in His time and I fail miserably when it comes to patience. Another class in my education, growing my faith in Him thus increasing my patience and hopefully then carrying that patience over to everyday life. It would blow us away if we saw what events had to take place for us to be where we are now. My case, some seriously evil dudes had to invent VX, Saron and Mustard Gas for it to eventually be stored in the Blue Grass Army Depot in Kentucky. Then the people had to rise up and say, No More! We don't want that stuff here anymore. Then some science geek had to invent the process to neutralize this stuff. Then someone had to convince the Department of Defense to put up the cash to build the plant. Then I had to see an add looking for designers. THEN FINALLY I could get off my butt after 7 months of unemployment (which by the way went extremely well since He also provided for us during that time). That all took place over a hundred year period if you count WWI when some of these nerve agents were first used. So I got the job, just in time. Not too soon, not too late (in His Timing)
Whenever Moses held the staff of God up Joshua was unstoppable as he fought the Amalekites. Yet his human strength couldn't keep it going all by himself. Fortunately he had Aaron and Hur ready to jump in and do their part.
WOW, timely verse to get me kick-started! While it's possible to do this thing called life (thanks Prince) with just the strength of God and my faith in that strength it's so much easier if I surround myself with my own Aaron's and Hur's. We left an amazing group of people back home but I can't wallow around in my suburban cave. We've found a church, that's the first step. Now to get involved again....deep breath.....ok. I think we're ready.
Father, I need a community like I had back home. I don't know how long you'll have me here but best to plan for the long haul (please not 40 years). I know I have to do my part but I also know you'll lead the right people to us.