God Isn’t Fair

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As I looked at this view I prayed, “God, if you created this huge ocean and all these rocks and the whole universe, why can’t you change America in just six days? Why can’t you send revival so Christians would start living like Jesus? Why can’t you change our fake religiosity into genuine love? Why can’t you make people love like Jesus and be broken over eternity?”

The answer I got was obvious, but not what I wanted. “Micah, the hearts of men are harder than those stones.” This thought makes me want to preach harder and be more confrontational with carnal believers. But then I remember… God isn’t fair.

God isn’t fair:

God gave me breath.
My wrongs put Him to death.
God isn’t fair.

God lives the golden rule.
But to others I’ve been cruel.
God isn’t fair.

God made the seas.
Yet, I do as I please.
God isn’t fair.

God Authored The Book.
Its truth I forsook.
God isn’t fair.

My sins are so great.
And He pitied my state.
God isn’t fair.

My thoughts are so wrong.
God endures it so long.
God isn’t fair.

My best day is a shame.
God is always the same.
God isn’t fair.

My heart is conceited.
God’s forgiveness repeated.
God isn’t fair.

Jesus suffered my pain!
He bore my sins’ stain!
God isn’t fair.

Jesus won my liberty!
His death has set me free!
God isn’t fair.

Jesus gives abundant life!
His resurrection ended strife!
God isn’t fair.

Jesus just wants your trust.
His blood can make you “just.”
God isn’t fair.

I have a home above.
Where God will shower love.
God isn’t fair.

I have joy below.
Just so others know.
God isn’t fair.

I have peace inside.
Jesus alone supplied.
God isn’t fair.

I have strength for here.
He took all my fear.
God isn’t fair.

If you need a friend.
God’s love can mend.
God isn’t fair.

If your life is a fail.
Jesus’ blood can avail.
God isn’t fair.

If you’re falling apart.
Jesus gives a new start.
God isn’t fair.

If you’re deep in despair.
Gods always there.
God isn’t fair.

Romans 2:4
Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?

If it wasn’t for God’s grace my life would be ruined. I want revival. I want the world to be saved. But it will only happen because God isn’t fair. He is just and my justifier. Christians, let’s show others God’s love. We haven’t received what we deserve.

Wow… I’m glad God isn’t fair!

Standing Strong

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In this picture you will see typical New York; big buildings, crowded streets and a harbor. But there is something in the middle of those two skyscrapers that stands out: a Christian memorial to the past. This building was built for the first “American saint.” It had to stand through the construction of those two huge buildings and the destruction of the previous ones. It sticks out as different, aged, and out of date. But it represents values the other buildings do not. It represents love, faith, and commitment.

Although I don’t agree with the Catholic religion I enjoyed seeing a memento of faith. In the commotion of a city that represents greed, lust, and dog-eat-dog mentalities stands a reminder of the peace we can have in Christ. “Even among all of the worlds trials, fears, and changes a Christian can stand strong because of his trust in God.” That is what this building says to me.

While walking through the financial district in NY I noticed many of the well dressed business people did not look happy. They seemed stressed… And hollow. I remembered stories of suicides taking place in one of the buildings during the stock market crash. These wealthy men and women lived and died by their success financially. New York is a place where personal kingdoms rise and fall.

I was not impressed by New York City, although I had fun observing the city. I have little money, no car, not even a girlfriend, but I am thoroughly enjoying my life! Why? God has given me purpose. As best as I can, I am fulfilling God’s purpose for my life.

No matter what happens I can stand strong knowing God is in control. No matter how the world and culture changes God will not change. Jesus is the same yesterday and today and forever. The Bible is still truth no matter what new philosophies and ideas rise in society. I’m not dependent on money, fame, or comfort. I am following God.

Just like that building I hope to stand out and stand strong. Not as old fashioned or odd, but as a representation of commitment to love and faith in God. I want to be a lasting representation of Jesus.

1 Corinthians 16:13-14 Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong. Let all your things be done with charity.