Hrrrmmmmmm… I think I might have dug to the root of the stuff that I talked about in the last post.  As well as a lot of what Farmer and Cannone have been hitting on lately.  Check out this piece I got emailed by the most awesomest girl in the world. “A double minded man is unstable in all his ways”


 


Double-mindedness

is proclaiming that one yearns

for the sweet things of the Word

while all about one’s mouth

are the crumbs

of the world’s delicacies.

 

Double-mindedness

is knowing what one should do,

but not doing it consistently;

 

knowing what should be,

but not leaving behind what is;

 

teaching principles to others

by which one does not live;

 

praising the beauty of pathways

one has not walked.

 

Double-mindedness

is starting anew

over and over again

those things

which seem commendable,

but which we have neither

embraced nor surrendered to.

 

Double-mindedness

wants to be

without dying,

 

to have without giving,

 

to serve without sacrificing,

to be known or respected 

without Jesus at the core of life.

 

It cannot be.

 


 


Wow.  Dear Lord, what have we become? 

Ever feel like you’re distracting yourself with dumb stuff like sports and arguments and work and games to avoid settling with something in your conscience?  Yeah well that’s how it’s been with me lately.  The worst part is that at the moment I kinda like apathy.  I’m finding myself with the rest of the church in America, arguing theology so I won’t have to practice it.  Pointing out hypocricy in others so I won’t have to face my own.  For lack of a better way of putting it, I feel like I’m spiritually in a drunken stupor.  Kinda watching stuff happen to me and around me, but not doing anything about it.  Gotta wake up and fall in…


Do you see, do you see
All the people sinking down
Don’t you care, don’t you care
Are you gonna let them drown

How can you be so numb
Not to care if they come
You close your eyes
And pretend the job’s done

“Oh bless me Lord, bless me Lord”
You know it’s all I ever hear
No one aches, no one hurts
No one even sheds one tear

But He cries, He weeps, He bleeds
And He cares for your needs
And you just lay back
And keep soaking it in,
Oh, can’t you see it’s such a sin?

Cause He brings people to you door,
And you turn them away
As you smile and say,
“God bless you, be at peace”
And all heaven just weeps
Cause Jesus came to you door
You’ve left him out on the streets

Open up open up
And give yourself away
You see the need, you hear the cries
So how can you delay

God’s calling and you’re the one
But like Jonah you run
He’s told you to speak
But you keep holding it in,
Oh can’t you see it’s such a sin?

The world is sleeping in the dark
That the church just can’t fight
Cause it’s asleep in the light
How can you be so dead
When you’ve been so well fed
Jesus rose from the grave
And you, you can’t even get out of bed

Oh, Jesus rose from the dead
Come on, get out of your bed

How can you be so numb
Not to care if they come
You close your eyes
And pretend the job’s done
You close your eyes
And pretend the job’s done

Don’t close your eyes
Don’t pretend the jobs done
Come away, come away, come away with Me my love,
Come away, from this mess, come away with Me, my love.


Asleep in the Light ~ Keith Green