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Respecting Your Lion

18 May

Respecting Your Lion…

The Hebrew Scriptures and New Testament, describe God as a lion. A lion is strong, wild and ferocious. You don’t mess around with it or try to make it adjust to your way. You adjust your way around it.

Every true house of worship is a Lion’s House. It houses the presence of God. Much of religion is lion-less. Too many churches are without any sign of the lion, the ferociously real presence of God.

They’ve got the lion’s trail – they know where he once was and what he once did. But He’s long gone. A lion isn’t predictable, but much of our religion is. A lion isn’t systematic, but much of our theology is. A lion isn’t dull, but much of our services are.

Everything functions safely. There’s no roar left. If you want God to be real in your life then let Him have His way and not yours. Stop trying to conform Him around your life and yield your life to be conformed to His.

Break out the religiousness of your life, your systematic, predictable, and safe way of relating to God and encounter the God who is real, awesome, and un-tame-able.

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will. … Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. Romans 12:2

Let God be God in your life today. Don’t bend His Word to fit into your life – but let your life be conformed and changed to His Word and presence.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,

Ed

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