I have to say that when I am not reading I get stupid! I am subject to my own thoughts and my own reasoning, which is quite limited.
I am currently reading ‘The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment’ and ‘The Truth About Obamacare’ so my speech, and typing, will be influenced by those two books.
Side note: I love my nook, I didn’t know how much I would need one until my wonderful daughters bought me one. I do miss my books but I wouldn’t trade my nook for anything.
Let me just say, that I praise God that this is not my home and that this world is not my future, although sometimes I get so caught up in what I see and tend to get discouraged, then I’m reminded that Jesus has gone to prepare a home for me, more wonderful than I can imagine.
When I look around me I see despair, hopelessness, discouragement, etc., how will they hear without a preacher? How many in this country attend church on a regular basis? And if they attend, what are the hearing? Why is this country in such a decline if they are hearing the Gospel preached? Maybe they’re not hearing the gospel preached but instead a ‘Positive’ message; what I don’t understand is what is so negative about preaching the whole counsel of God? If you go to the doctor doesn’t he have to tell you the bad news before he gives the cure/treatment? Why not seek the truth? Isn’t that what people say, they want the truth…but not when it comes to their eternal happiness?
I see this in the spiritual and political realm, most people want to hear only positive messages but that isn’t the truth. We are in bad shape, and when you start thinking, you will agree with me. Is this all there is? I remember a dear friend asking me that and the anwer is NO but there are only two possible destinies, will you choose the truth or something that will make you feel better for now?
How about getting to the root of the problem and find the cure; let’s stay away from the pill that will only numb you.