Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Looking For And Finding God




I Wanted To Serve God!
My Soul Desired A God To Worship
BUT
I Was In A Quandary!

Where Could I "Find" God?

There Was A Church On The Corner!
There Was A Church In The Middle Of The Block 
On The Corner Of Each Long Short Street
Where All The People Flock!

There Was The Pretty Church
The Proud Church
The Finished Church
AND
The Church - Building Incomplete!
AND
There Was Even The Church
Where You Could Purchase A Velvet Covered Seat!

There Was The Church On Broadway
There Was The Church On The Narrows
There Was The Church Full Of Blessings
AND
There Was The Church Of Bare Laughs!

NOW ...

ALL The Churches
"Had God!"
ALL The Churches 
"Had The Only God!"
AND
ALL The Churches Had
"God -  For Real!"

AND ...

There Was "God Spectacular!"
AND
The "Real God In The Cave!"

I Was In A Pickle!
For 
ALL The Different Churches
ALL Had The Same God Only Different With Specificity a/k/a
"Choose Make Your Own God To Order!"

BY NOW ...

My Pickle Had Pepper Problems!

AFTER SOME SERIOUS THOUGHT ...

I Remembered My Granny Telling Me
When I Was In The Grass Hopper Grade 
- I Was Small -
That:

"Making One's Own God's Idolatry! - Don't Do It!
You Must Worship The Living God!  
You Must Worship The Every Where
Every Day
In Everything
In Who Is Everything
Can't Be Fazed By Your Something
Never Behind On Anything
God 
Who Created You
Who Sustains You
In Whom Is Your Life
Who Will See You Through The Strife
The God In Whom Is Eternal Life
AND NOT
One Who Cavorts
In Pleasure Palaces And Resorts!
God Is Your Friend
BUT
You And God Are Not Company!"


I Could Go On But YOU Get The Drift,  Right?!

The One Thing That Stood Out From Granny's Lecturing Was This:

"God -  Almighty God
The Holy God
Is The God Of Order
The God In Whom There Is No Shadow Of Turning!
His Word Is Who He Is!"

Well ...

That Left Out All The Brand Name Church Gods!

My Granny Had Given Me My King James Bible
When I Reached The Age Of Understanding

So ...

I Prayed 
AND
Daily Read My King James Bible!







After A While ...

Because I Was Sincerely Seeking
The True And Only Holy God
I Received "The Call!"
AND
Accepted A Place 
In The Class Of
"The God Not Popular!"
Who Desires
Self-Denial
Obedience
Confession Of Sin
Repentance
Baptism By Immersion
AND
Standing Up For Jesus!
AND
I Am Happy!

I Walk With The King!
I Walk With The God Eternal!