Thursday, May 15, 2008

oblivious [+] Thursday E-Devotion

There used to be a TV show called "Oblivious".  In it people were caught off guard, answered some questions and won money.  Pretty cool show, I thought.
Earlier this week I talked about people who miss blessings from God because of their outlook on life, their perspective and tough situations.  Again, I have run into almost the same thing.  God tells us to be sensitive and open to what He is doing.
Colossians 2:6 (nasb) --- Therefore as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him,
Mark 14:38 (nlt) --- Keep watch and pray, so that you will not give in to temptation. For the spirit is willing, but the body is weak.
James 1:2 (nlt) ---- Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy.
As I was working yesterday, the phone rang.  Seemed like a normal day.  But one of our church members dad was critically ill.  As I talked to the family and sat with them at the hospital, I began to think about what God is doing.  Are we missing Him?  Are we watching for Him?  Can our hearts and thoughts allow Him to work?
Being oblivious is something we live with often.  We miss what He is doing because we can't see or don't want to see.  We pass right by where God is because we don't know or don't want to know what God is doing.  We aren't listening to Him because we don't know He is talking or don't want to hear what He is saying.
Romans 8:28 (nlt) --- And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.
2 Corinthians 6:7 (nlt) --- We faithfully preach the truth. God's power is working in us. We use the weapons of righteousness in the right hand for attack and the left hand for defense.
As a Christian and as a leader (many of you are as well), we have to be sharp and ready for what God is doing.  Faith is not an option.  Are we oblivious to what God is doing?

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