Tuesday, June 8, 2010

NO MORE DECEPTION PLEASE!

In everything you do stay away from complaining and arguing, so that no one can speak a word of blame against you. Live clean, innocent lives as children of God in a world full of crooked and perverse people. Let your lives shine brightly before them. Phil 2:14-15 NLT

In these two verses I find help. Why? Because sometimes it is easier to complain and criticize, but it doesn't solve anything, matter of fact it usually makes things worse. Paul encouraged the Philippians to get some self-control. See, complaining and arguing kills a peaceful spirit in our homes, workplace, and our own heart. God wants us blameless and shining bright in this crazy world, so when people come out f their deception they will come to us to help them find the answers they need.

A dear friend of mine, Larry Huggins reminded me the other night while he was preaching that, “If we are complaining and arguing about what the government is doing, then we must be looking and trusting them for our answers. But they don't have our answers, they don't even know the question! The enemy is deceiving us, if we as christians are looking to the natural, carnal man to take care of us! Our help comes from the Lord, and we need to be seeking Him, so we can help our world find the One who can pull them out of deception.”

Great words, bro... I will live as a shining light of hope for my world, will you?