Sunday, January 1, 2017

Rogue One

This last week, Pastor Kyle continued in his Sunday Sermon series through the book of Genesis. Pastor Kyle explained that the phrase “rogue” is applied to a large class of wandering, disorderly, or dissolute renegade vagabonds. A rogue sets their our course in life and has nothing to lose, believing that “what goes on in Vegas, stays in Vegas”, but God is there Reality is that our ever-present, all-seeing God is with us when we are setting our life course. Creator God sees and knows when we run from our commitments, from Him and what He wants us to do. There is a lot of things in life that the culture says is fine and dandy to use and do, but God says is “Sin” and not to be done. Man’s laws and plans are not God’s Laws and Plans.

Romans 12:1-2 “I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”

Patience is a virtue because we tend to be impatient. We are inclined think that God is taking longer than it should, so we decide to give God a hand. But, there is no quick fix. These shortcuts are doubts, not trusting God; almost always leads to something else and a perpetual cycle of changing. Never satisfied, we are apt to believe that the next thing is going to make me happy. In reality, a long-term relationships is the goal. Our Almighty Father God asks us questions that He already knows the answer to, but wants us to think about the question and give an answer. 

Psalm 51:17 “My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart you, God, will not despise.”

We need to switch our mindset from judgment to compassion; from "rogue one" to a child of God. God meets us in our misery, but calls us out of it. God does not give up or quit, when we run from our problems. When you run, you lose and miss the support system, the fellowship, the love and common community together. God didn’t fulfill His “Plan of Salvation” for us to sit in pity. God works with us all; sometimes not what we want to hear, but He has a good Plan for our lives. Obedience is the path given to great rewards. God asks for out faithfulness and keep following the Lord. Decisions need to be made by us all. Focus on obediently doing what the lord says and wants us to do. Run to God, not away.

 In Christ, Brian  

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