Anne Jackson at her blog yesterday, Flowerdust, asked a question that hit me about the same: What are the biggest obstacles you have to becoming an atheist? That stings.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
do you believe in God? [+] Wednesday E-devotion
Strange question for a devotion written for Christians from a pastor. Right? But it is an honest question that deserves our answer. A good answer at that.
At Catalyst 2007 Craig Groeschel shared a message titled Practical Atheism where he talked about the fact that some people say they believe that God exists but live as if he doesn't. That hurt.
I left a comment at Anne's blog with these 2 verses:
Psalm 34:8 (nlt) --- Taste and see that the Lord is good. Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in him!
Philippians 3:10 (nlt) --- I want to know Christ and experience the mighty power that raised him from the dead. I want to suffer with him, sharing in his death,
When I think about people who don't know Jesus and really don't care to know God, I have to stop and ask some questions. Do I act like a practical atheist in any part of my life? On the other hand, do I really believe in God?
Think it through.
In closing, I have been preparing for a series we will be in through September and October. Going through notes I came across a comment that one of my favorite preachers shared that cut me hard. It made me stop and think. It hit right with these thoughts of atheism and believing God. Here it is (and I pray you will ask the question, do I believe in God?):
"It is easy to become desensitized to lostness and brokeness." --- Frances Chan
Proverbs 14:12 NLT There is a path before each person that seems right, but it ends in death. It really is that simply. To do ...
Psalm 116:15 NIV Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his faithful servants. This past Friday was one of those da...
Proverbs 14:31 NLT Those who oppress the poor insult their Maker, but helping the poor honors him. Our mission statement at The...
Hebrews 12:2 NLT We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith . Because of the j...