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Put A Bandaid On It…

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So a few months ago I pulled a tendon in my left arm.  It took forever to heal because I kept going right back out and doing the thing that caused the damage in the first place, #dagorhir (you’re going to have to Google it).  After weeks of it not healing I finally took a few weeks off from sparring and gym workouts to let it heal.  Then I gradually re-engaged in both #dagorhir  and gym workouts.  It took time but it healed. 

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So what do you think I did when I pulled a tendon in my right arm a few weeks later (this was after a pulled abdominal muscle and a few thumb smashes…#dagorhir)? I went right back at it without allowing time for healing.  Of course once I finally took a few weeks off it began to heal; I am still in that healing process.

I look at our nation now and I see a nation that needs to heal, from wounds of lost loved ones, from wounds of lost trust and confidence, and from wounds caused by hatred and bigotry. This nation, we make up this nation, need time to heal.

Over the Christmas weekend take some time to heal.  Step away from the keyboard.  Don’t respond to any flagrant posts or tweets. Ignore the rants and tirades and spend the weekend with family and loved ones.  We all need time to heal.  #merrychristmas.

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The Morning After…

Posted in Bible, Christian, Community, Country, Culture, Digital, Election, Evangelism, God, Government, Leadership, Life, Pastors, Real Talk, Sacrifice, Spiritual, The Church, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 7, 2012 by BigPhatPastor

I’m a registered Independent and I do not support or endorse any political party or candidate (I have to state this  so no one gets confused).

This morning whilst there are many people happy and excited that their voice has been heard there are just as many who feel like theirs has not; whilst there are many who feel as if they are no longer being oppressed there are just as many who feel they will be; whilst there are many who are ecstatic to have a powerful advocate for them there are just as many who feel they have none.

Sadly, this is not a failure of government but of the Church.  If there are any who feel their voice is not heard or is only now heard based on which candidate or p0litical party leads this government then the Church has failed to reveal God to the people.

If there are people who feel oppressed by government or by any organization it is because the Church has failed to reveal God to the people.  If people feel that the only advocate they have is whoever sits in the White House it is because the Church has failed to reveal God to the people.

Obviously, there is a huge failure on the part of the Church if some God fearing people are extremely excited and some God fearing people are extremely unhappy this morning based on the outcome of the election.  There would seem to be a difference of opinion about who God is and what He stands for…which is due to a failure of the Church to reveal God to the people.

Charles Finney, an advocate and leader in the Second Great Awakening, put it this way:

“If immorality prevails in the land, the fault is ours in a great degree. If there is a decay of conscience, the pulpit is responsible for it. If the public press lacks moral discrimination, the pulpit is responsible for it. If the church is degenerate and worldly, the pulpit is responsible for it. If the world loses its interest in religion, the pulpit is responsible for it. If Satan rules in our halls of legislation, the pulpit is responsible for it. If our politics become so corrupt that the very foundations of our government are ready to fall away, the pulpit is responsible for it. Let us not ignore this fact, my dear brethren; but let us lay it to heart, and be thoroughly awake to our responsibility in respect to the morals of this nation.” —Charles G. Finney, December 4, 1873

This mis-perception of God can be rectified…but only if the Church will put aside its own agendas and begin to reveal God to the people.

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