ARE YOU PRACTICING “CHRISTIAN ATHEISM”?
As Believers we are often quick to condemn the world for “taking God out” of certain areas of our society, denying His Lordship and in some instances, His very existence.
We get upset, protest, picket, petition, legislate, argue, debate, pray……… we rise up, we do not like it at all.
The sad part is that although we cry shame on the world for their actions, in principle, many of us do the very same thing.
What do I mean?
In principle we do the very same thing in that when convenient, we “take God out” of certain areas of our lives, deny His Lordship and in some instances, deny His very existence.
When convenient, we temporarily, or sometimes more permanently by lifestyle choice become “sexual atheists”, “financial atheists”, “time atheists”, ‘talent atheists”, “entertainment atheists”…….need I go in?……..No, I think you get the picture.
So fellow Believer, the question is, are you practicing ” Christian atheism”?
Are there areas of your life that you have decided to take God out of, deny His Lordship and/or deny His very existence, perhaps because doing otherwise is too inconvenient for you, too costly socially or too painful to your flesh?
If so, do not fall into guilt and self-condemnation.
Instead, take the matter to the Lord and honestly confess it to Him as is, ask His forgiveness and His help to make it right, then make a decision to with His help, submit to His process of change, surrender and freedom.
God desires to be Lord of very aspect of our lives.
“HE WANTS IT ALL” – BY FOREVER JONES
Let’s be real, this level of surrender is not easy, but wanting it, and then with God’s help being willing to move toward attaining it is a necessary part of our journey if we are to effectively be and do what He has sent us to this earth for.
If you are practicing “Christian Atheism” will you continue to deny or confess?
Be encouraged to confess!
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“HE WANTS IT ALL” by Forever Jones courtesy of SHAWNGARAN – http://www.youtube.com