June 19, 2007

How do I look?

Are you trying to make a good impression? How much does it really matter to you what someone else thinks about your cloths, your car, your fashion, your home and all the material stuff you're still paying for.

Here in America we focus way to much on image. Our televisions are loaded with commercials that show you a false reality that if you just use this product you'll be successful and be like a magnet. Just drink this brand and you'll be a part of the crowd. Just use this Cologne and the women won't leave you alone.

We get drawn in to that false image...then we go out and purchase that product and no one really notices. (I hate when that happens)

But don't sit back and think...how goofy worldly people are to fall into this trap. I say this because "Christians" do the same thing. We buy all this stuff and tell others how much God is blessing us; yet we can barely make ends meet because we're over extended with our credit.

Your stuff and your beauty won't sway the only one that matters. GOD.

I've been to a lot of funerals in my days and I have never seen a U-Haul, following a hearse.

I'm not saying we have to walk around with holes in our shoes but do we really need 30 pairs.

I see people all over the place that need help, and I watch people who are so wrapped up in themselves pass right on by, so I guess my question here would be...why?

Are we afraid to show others that their important?

I have to laugh...I even watch people who do something for someone else as long as it's a good photo oportunity.

Some one sitting here right now reading this is saying, well those people need Jesus because the Bible says; "God will supply all their needs." That's right, that's what it says, but do you understand that God can and will supply their needs through your prosperity? God blessed you to be a blessing.

James 2:14-17 (NCV) "My brothers and sisters, if people say they have faith, but do nothing, their faith is worth nothing. Can faith like that save them? A brother or sister in Christ might need clothes or food. If you say to that person, "God be with you! I hope you stay warm and get plenty to eat," but you do not give what that person needs, your words are worth nothing. In the same way, faith by itself, that does nothing--is dead."

There are people who need help all over the place and it's not just in foreign countries. We pass by a lot of them every single day of our lives.

I know this messgae seems hard but some times we need to to thumped on the forehead so that we can clear up our vision.

Jesus needs a body to work through and if your a Christian...you should be doing your part to keep the body moving forward.

I hope this truth will wake you up and set you free.

In His serivce
Jim "DoughBoy" Brady