Lazaroo – Thursday, February 10, 2011

2 comments, Feb 10, 2011


Pray the words of this Lazaroo aloud, with pure devotion:

“…the Lord delivered his people out of Egypt…”
(Jude 1:5)

I wish I didn’t have to be reminded of this, Jesus –

You are the one who delivered Your people –
not just out of Egypt –

but out of every calamity they ever faced.

I shouldn’t have to be reminded that You are the Deliverer –
the only Deliverer! –

but again and again and again…I forget.

How many times when I run into a small difficulty
do I first try to figure it out all by myself, thinking

“I can handle this one”

only to discover I can handle it all right…

and make it worse!

How many times when a huge new threat looms

do I first go into panic mode
before I remember that thanks to You

I’m never alone?

Whether the problem is big or small
I’m not my deliverer.

You are.

Only You.

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Exodus 15:2; Judges 6:36-38; 2 Samuel 22:29-30; 1 Chronicles 14:11; Psalms 18:2-3; Psalms 27:1; 2 Corinthians 1:21-22; Hebrews 13:5-6

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Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. NIV®. Copyright© 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.

2 responses so far.

  1. Steve Says:

    Batman, I hear you. I feel to the bone what you’re saying.

    But consider this:

    Suppose – just for a moment – there is a God. And suppose He’s the God of the Bible.

    That would mean He made you. His intellect is vastly superior to yours. Ditto for His code of justice based on full knowledge of all things past, present and future – in contrast to your childish, simplistic opinion of justice, based on a pathetically small body of experience and total ignorance of almost all of the facts.

    The mistake you’re making is assuming your ability to reason is equal to God’s. But such a vision of God isn’t the God of the Bible at all – merely a tiny, easily defeated straw god of your own invention.

    But that’s not the challenge I’ve laid down before you. With your current antagonistic mindset, you can read the Bible from now till the day you die and never have it do you a bit of good – just like people who casually read the warnings on their pack of cigarettes and keep right on smoking.

    What I challenge you to do is toss your cracked, smeared, wrong prescription set of spectacles on the shelf and fully, wholeheartedly plunge into the Presence of God through His Word, with Lazaroo as your vehicle.

    Tough? Sure. Especially for a cocky, hardheaded, angry person like you (hey – takes one to know one!)

    But what have you got to lose?

    If there is no God, nothing. You’ll just have picked up more ammunition for your next diatribe, once you’ve jumped back off the Jesus wagon.

    But if there is a God – the God of the Bible – you have everything – absolutely everything to gain.

    And of course, the reverse is true.

    If there is a God and you don’t lay aside all your junk long enough to open yourself all the way to His transformational touch…

    …you will have lost it all.

    Ball’s in your court.

    In Him,

    Steve

  2. Batman Says:

    Steve – Atheist here. Doin’ your thing at the request of a family member. I’m thinking that this can’t be for real! One of my verses a few days back was from Job – where God allowed the devil to murder Job’s children. Out of all the bible stories, I struggled with this one the most (as a believer). To see it in this context? I’ll take it as a message directly from God that he’s cool with me NOT believing in him. (Your lazaroo from a day or two ago – how can I take that in any other way than dirty?) Basically – two weeks into your Lazaroo program and I’m not moved, I’m not impressed, I’m just not. buying. it. Sorry. Good luck with your mission to convert athiests into Christians. With your verse selection, you’ll need it.

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