Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Gospel

Have you ever been reading something online and right before you are done reading, browsing, shopping, etc, the internet connection dies and you can't get to anything? Do you know that feeling that you have? You just want it to connect right back so you can finish what you are doing. Finish your purchase on gap.com, finish your CNN fix for the day...

I realized tonight that I didn't feel that way about reading the Bible. I was reading Ephesians 6 on my iphone and the application died, I couldn't bring it back. I realized that the feelings I have for something as trivial as internet suffering were nothing in comparison for the longing I should have for the Word and the Gospel.

This may sound stupid, but I think in our culture today, my prayer is that I will want Jesus more than google.

And here is what I would have missed out on:

Ephesians 6:

10Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. 12For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.13Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 18And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.

19Pray also for me, that whenever I open my mouth, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, 20for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.

Final Greetings
21Tychicus, the dear brother and faithful servant in the Lord, will tell you everything, so that you also may know how I am and what I am doing. 22I am sending him to you for this very purpose, that you may know how we are, and that he may encourage you.

23Peace to the brothers, and love with faith from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 24Grace to all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with an undying love.

2 comments:

FDambr123 said...

I like this a lot, thanks for sharing.

ngpaloma said...

i absolutely agree. i am so like that a lot of times. its like FB or Bible? the latter always loses :(...

thanks for sharing... if its okay im gonna post this on my FB account.

natalie

http://nataliegpaloma.blogspot.com/