Tuesday, July 19, 2005

No Excuses...

I just ran across this quote on the blog of a guy named Octavio that I thought is a great one for our situation here: "The Devil says: “keep on posing problems and you will escape the necessity of obedience” (Bonhoeffer – The Cost of Discipleship)."

How often Satan uses our questions and lack of trust to keep us from walking forward in faith! "We don't have all the answers, so let's just wait and see... How will we pay for that... Let's get all our t's crossed and i's dotted, then we can... You'll make someone mad... You'll split the church... So-and-so will stop giving..."

What if we stopped being so concerned with HOW we will do something, and figure out WHAT God wants us to be and WHY He's placed us right here, right now in the midst of the particular needs that surround us? What if we stopped listenning to the lie of Satan that tells us to keep bringing up problems that will let us off the hook? What would simple obedience really look like?

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