11, April 2012

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The Revival We Need (2)

‘Your word is…a light for my path.’ Psalm 119:105 NIV

Second, a revival of Light. Your job takes up about ten hours of your day, including travel. Sleeping, eating, bathing and dressing take another ten. Your family and your hobbies etc, account for the remaining hours. Today a ‘committed church member’ is in church two to three times a month. Do the maths. Out of 168 hours in your week, about ninety minutes are given to spiritual growth-less than one percent! And what are the results? Spiritual ignorance and weakness. Divorce is as common inside the church as outside. Believers have as big a problem with pornography as unbelievers. The alcoholism and addiction rate is roughly the same. A recent news poll found that while certain churches are growing rapidly, many of the newcomers have an ‘eclectic theology’. They believe in the resurrection, but they also think reincarnation is ok. They believe God guides through prayer, and also through horoscopes. While devout Muslims commit themselves to memorising the Koran, the average Christian doesn’t read their Bible even once a week. As hard as your pastor may try, spoon-feeding you from the pulpit and burping you at the door won’t make you spiritually mature. ‘Your Word is…a light for my path.’ You’ve got to put God’s Word at the top of your daily ‘to do’ list. ‘…No longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men…but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head-Christ.’ (Ephesians 4:14-15 NKJV)

SoulFood: Jer 7-9, Mark 1:1-8, Ps 50:16-23, Pr 10:4-7

The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2012

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