Make believe

When I was a small child I would pretend I was Superman or Batman. I would practice all the right moves, say the words. I was probably more like Batman. While Superman was the man of steel and had x-ray vision and could stop bullets, Batman had a really cool batbelt and drove a really cool and fast car, the bat mobile which could turn into a boat, a submarine, or an airplane depending on what was needed. That batbelt always had just the right tool for each episode. I was living life in a world of make believe. I knew I could not stop bullets and that I didn’t have the really cool batbelt to get me out of danger.
 
Many today still live in a world of make believe, many who claim to be Christian put on religious clothes, speak religious talk, and go to every religious service they can. They have religious rules and regulation which have driven many believers away and even have cause many to become haters of the gospel. Case in point, I was attending a Bible college out west, one of the rules they had was that for the Sunday lunch you had to be dressed in slacks and a shirt and tie for the guys and a dress or skirt and blouse for the gals. One long weekend my sister came for a visit. All she had to wear was some jeans. So when Sunday came, not wishing my sister to feel out of place I wore jeans and a nice shirt. A lunch time my sister and I were getting our food and sure enough somebody came up to me and mentioned the dress code and then asked me and my sister to eat in the kitchen.
 
Recently I had someone say they still believed in God but they have walked away from religion. I visited several webpage’s and I felt my heart crying. What I saw were people crying out for love and attention. Many were disillusioned. My eyes became tear filled. These are God’s people who have been hurt and offended by make believe Christians.
 
1 Chronicles 4:10 And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that thine hand might be with me, and that thou wouldest keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me! And God granted him that which he requested.”
 
God, Help us to get out of our comfort zone and enlarge our coast.

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10 Comments

  1. Posted August 6, 2005 at 3:11 pm | Permalink

    Wow B, I love these thoughts. My heart aches for those who have been “burned” by religiosity. I am not a religious man, but I try to be a Godly man.

  2. Posted August 6, 2005 at 11:01 pm | Permalink

    Sam you are doing a great job.

  3. Posted August 7, 2005 at 5:43 am | Permalink

    fantastic words…great post

  4. Posted August 7, 2005 at 10:22 pm | Permalink

    Nice job Kodiak…..So many people do not understand the true meaning of religion. It isn’t religion, but the faith and belief of GOD. He is GOOD ALL THE TIME.

  5. Posted August 8, 2005 at 7:02 am | Permalink

    Thanks

  6. Posted August 8, 2005 at 4:24 pm | Permalink

    Excellent post Kodiak! That was a sad story with an uplifting charge.

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  7. Posted August 8, 2005 at 9:35 pm | Permalink

    Hey that’s a shirt I need to wear in my fathers presence, like everytime I see him.

  8. Posted August 8, 2005 at 10:06 pm | Permalink

    I like that shirt too!

  9. Posted August 8, 2005 at 10:59 pm | Permalink

    Amen Kodiak! White washed tombs are still just whitewashed tombs! New wine is not for old wineskins…let’s bubble over with new wine!

  10. Posted August 9, 2005 at 10:37 am | Permalink

    Thank you, Hawkman. Welcome to my blog.


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