Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Stench in God's Nostrils

I have never liked horses. As a matter of fact horses smell like crap to me. I would rather wade neck deep through human waste than have to smell a horse or a horse-stall. I’m sure at one time horses were absolutely necessary, but now, at least in the United States, they serve little or no purpose. OK,- if you’re some kind of old school cowboy ridding the range, or you’re Amish, you might have a reason to cozy up to your Equine-stench bag; but other than that, they are basically  glue bottles on legs to me. Now before you start hating on my dislike of horses let me say a couple things:

1. I do not advocate the torture of horses or any other animal.
2. I know in Revelations 19:14 it talks about the Army of heaven following Jesus on white horses. That being said, I will either be on foot; or I will be part of the air-strikes/sorties; or I will be in charge of giving the play by play over the heavenly PA system. God revealed this to me in a dream, so don’t even dare question its validity.

The way I feel about horses is the same way God feels about our doubt and unbelief. It smells like crap to HIM! In these days of milquetoast Christianity doubt and unbelief are embraced like a warm rebellious blanket that believers try to hide under when they believe God has dashed their hopes and dreams against the rocks of reality. This is evident by the countless number of trash books, whinny blogs, and other media fundaments out there masquerading as spiritual manna.
Yep, I screwed up! Not God.

I believe that it is time for followers of Jesus Christ to Hebrews 12:12, 13-up! Lamenting about our aches, pains, and failures will not get us anywhere. My wife and I have recently experienced having our own hopes and dreams shattered against the rocks of reality, but never did we question God’s plan, or His love for us. I personally thought that I  either screwed up, jumped the gun, or took a wrong turn in Albuquerque…but I knew God would continue to be ever faithful. The one thing I have learned about God is that HIS Word will never fail! In Matthew 6:26- He has promised that HE cares for us more than the birds of the air, therefore HE will always provide for us; so worrying about tomorrow is really an act of foolishness, and self aggrandizement.

Christians have to realize that we are currently living in a war zone. Satan and his minions (which includes people) are doing everything in their power to make a mockery of the Christian faith. Now is not the time for doubt and unbelief. Now is not the time to whine about what we do or don’t have…unless we want to be the stench in the nostrils of God? Like Matthew 25:23  I want to hear the Lord say: “Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.”

Are you, or have you ever been a stench? Do you like horses??

Don't be that guy/gal