Saturday, February 28, 2009


What is lust? Lust can be defined in many ways, but it is certainly the unhealthy desire for some object. If we are not alert, lust can easily find it's way into our lives. It can be found in various forms and can easily lead us astray. I have a friend that says that it is not just about sex, he admits to a lust for books. For men lust can easily spotted, while in women lust can often go undetected.
What do you lust for? Clothing... Vacations... Money... Shoes... Cars... A Job... the list can go on and on.
Jesus said that we must be careful, for the lust of the flesh can lead us far away from God's way in this world. It seems to me that we must learn to be content and to provide ourselves a chance to slow down. If we don't slow down, we will most often find ourselves in the same rat race as millions of others. Slowing down is not easy, but my personal testimony is that it is best and the only way we will truly hear the Lord speaking to us. Our lives are way to NOISY!!
Today I was able to slow down and reflect for a while... I am a very blessed person. God had blessed me with so much. Why I would I lust for more, when I already have more than I deserve!?!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Questions... I have a question.

Why is humility such a hard quality to obtain? On Sunday Night our teaching focus are the 7 Deadly Sins. This list of sins include: pride, anger, slothfulness, lust, envy, gluttony, and greed. Theologians during the middle ages concluded that these sins were common snares in the life of any individual. As you can see from the list, these sins present a challenge for any believer desiring to live a life that resembles Christ.
This past Sunday night I spoke on pride. Our culture often applauds the arrogant and their accomplishments. It is so easy to build ourselves up and take credit for something. Here is a challenging verse from the book of Romans and one that would be good remember daily.
"Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you." Romans 12:3

Remember what John Bailey said:
Pride is confidence in self.
Humility is confidence in God.