Monday, July 5, 2010

When in Rome/Dessert is Served

Great Quote and story from the Movie, When in Rome. "You're so Pretty I don't know if to look at you or Myself." or He takes off his shirt in the restraunt and says, "You're Welcome." Later flexing his arm "Dessert is Served." We laugh at his arrogance and over zealousness to impress the star of the movie, and at everyone else who is under the spell of her. We will do extreme things for something we are Passionate about, wither it be a Car, a Girl, a Guy, or sport, ect...
We see Sport Fans dressing up in their outfits, painted faces, and colored wigs to show their devotion and team spirit. Buy Season Tickets, Spend Gas Money going. Parking passes, and even Snacks at the game. $$$$
What about that special someone or someones? We take our showers and put on our make up, (thanks for the shower part and I need the nails done) and get all prettied up to meet that special someone.. But what happens when it comes to God, Church, and Jesus Christ? What do we do? What if we showed up at Church waiving our favorite Scripture, or painting our faces? What if we bought Shirts that support our Church or Youth Group? We bring our Noise makers and horns??? Shoot, if you go to church more than once a Week you're labeled a fanatic. If you read your bible you're a REBEL. If you even confess your beliefs you are Judgemental.
So, what is God wanting us to do in this time? This Place? What does it mean to be a Christian? "You shall love the LORD thy GOD with all your Heart, Mind and Strength." Mark 12:30
Romans 12:1 says, "Present your bodies a LIVING Sacrifice, holy and Acceptable to God."
God wants us to be Passionate about Him. God want us to present our Bodies, our Minds and Our Strength. He wants us to take Risks with Him. Christ has put His spell on you, an called you to come after him. He delights when we Stand up for him, even if its infront of everyone.
When you follow Christ you are standing out saying, "Dessert is Served."

4 comments:

  1. I love that.. I how it's okay to have a conversation with some about sex drugs and getting wasted but the second you mention Jesus or God even church your crazy and out of the world. Why is it okay to talk openly and laugh about sin but you can talk about christ with someone without gettig judged. I want to show off God and go that extra mile like at the Decatur homecoming game with me and jelly, it's okay to have team spirit but I bet of we put verses or something about God they would laugh and mock us. People want to show off other things and give it their all for stuff that people like and want to hear about that's the cost that we pay as Christians no one want to hear it. We have to show them the light and the way it's our job and what we are called to do, it's your choice to answer the calling though

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  2. I love that.. I hate how its okay to have a conversation with someone about sex drugs and getting wasted but the second you mention Jesus or God even church you are crazy and out of the world. Why is it okay to openly talk about sin but you cant talk about Christ without getting judged. i want to show off God and go that exra mile, like at the Decatur Battle of Big Sandy with Jelly and Ashy. Its okay to have team spirit but i bet if we were to put a verse on our face or anything about God we would be judged and mocked. People want to show off other things and give it their all for stuff that peopl care about, thats the cost we pay as Chrsitians no one wants to hear it. we have o show them the light and they way its our job and what we are called to do, its your choice to answer that call and what you do with it.

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  3. I really needed these devotions..wish I had know about them sooner. You rock!!

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  4. You are very Welcome Kayla. This world is getting more and more intolerant of our beliefs.
    I believe as we are together in body and spirit lifting each other up, we "Flex" God's arm and express his Joy in His creation. To many times, and myself is definitely included, we keep the body covered up and only show it on Sundays and Wednesdays and the world needs to see it at the Restraunts and Stores.

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