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Without seeing… forget it. p1

March 3, 2010

In order for a change to happen in someone’s life they must see how that is going to happen. I really believe that if you really see God then your life WILL change. If there is not a change, then I doubt whether you are really seeing God. You have to see Him to change. It’s that simple.

In fact if there is no change in your life,  I would venture to say that you weren’t seeing God but just going through the emotions of the moment. I have seen many people say that they are getting this major revelation of who God is only to continue in a sin pattern without making any progress in God changing them. They are the ones who are continually at the altar for the same thing, talking to the same person, and spending money on Christian self-help books. They try hard to change but because they are not really seeing Jesus, there really isn’t change. There is a movement out there “of creating an atmosphere” in which God can move and people can experience God and then change. I happen to think, that those atmospheres only create shallow Christians who are not really seeing God but only getting caught up in the lights, smoke machines and graphics.

*Disclaimer: I use lights and smoke machines in my youth group so don’t jump down my throat. I am only making a simple point.*

So you have to see God to change. You have to actually see God to respond in worship. You actually have to see God in order to change a behavior. Positive peer pressure in a worship or a church service doesn’t exist (in terms of people doing what they see others doing or feeling more comfortable i.e. raising of hands). It does a person no good to follow along with others if they actually don’t know what they are doing. In fact it might actually be like someone leading a blind person in front of a on coming train.

More coming soon. Thoughts?

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  1. March 3, 2010 4:31 pm

    Derek Webbs song “Spirit and the Kickdrum” illustrates this perfectly.

    I heard a minister say this once:
    If you have a habitual habit of sin and are not being disciplined you are not a christian

    Tough words, but something to think about…

    he went on to say…
    Don’t look at now, look back and look ahead. Your not what you use to be but your not what you will be.

  2. Benjamin Davis permalink*
    March 3, 2010 4:34 pm

    Kyle I know the song and yes it does.

    The preachers words are heavy but they do carry a lot of truth. Thanks for the thoughts.

    One question, can you expand on why he said not to look at now a little more?

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