Thursday, December 20, 2012

Thankful Thursday, I don't believe

There are so many things in this world that are fake these days. Someone said that you can't put anything on the internet if it isn't true. That in itself is so untrue. I think that 90% of the information on line is fake and the rest is blown out of proportion by the media. I never thought that a day would that you couldn't believe what you read in a news paper but that day has arrived and it came with a bang.

So I don't believe anything I read in the paper, on line or anything I see on TV. Especially those "reality" shows. If you didn't already know it, those shows are fake. Yes the people are real and the shows somewhat revolve around their normal lives but they are scripted and those people are doing crazy things just to boost ratings.

I also don't believe in UFO's, free things, that Honey Boo Boo will ever amount to anything normal, and I don't believe that the path to Heaven goes through the front door of a church. It can but that comes with conditions.

I have a problem with some churches these days. When I go to church, I look around when we are singing songs. Most of the time what I see are expressionless or sad faces staring into the hymnal, singing words with little or no feeling. If I see that in a church, I have to wonder if these people left their hearts at the door. When I go to church I want to rejoice and praise God when I sing. I think we should all be happy and feel glorious that we can be there and praise God and we should rejoice in doing so. I may be the only one that feels this way but I think you should leave church feeling uplifted and renewed. I mean we just spent time with God.

So the front door to a church can be a path to Heaven but you have to come out arm and arm with Jesus. And I think that you should feel good about it so that is why I am happy in church.

So today I am thankful that I can worship God in the manner of my choosing. And yes I like the more modern church where people greet one another, they smile and make you feel welcome and you leave feeling good about yourself and life in general.

Don Williams said it best in a song;

I don't believe that Heaven waits
For only those that congregate,
I like to think that God is love
He's down below
He's up above,
He's watching people
Everywhere
He knows who does
and doesn't care

Have a great day,
Greg

1 comment:

Carmen said...

You can't believe much these days, that's true! I watched some videos on youtube a while back called 'the century of self' which was all about the start of our modern day media. It was surprising how bad things have become since then even. We are so programmed. Thanks to our technological advances, things are supposed to be easier, but they're not. They're much more complicated and time consuming. We can't stop thinking, not even to take time for God...and that's to our detriment. It's easy to forget that He is always with us, and when we take time and make it a priority to truly worship Him, it's freeing and fulfilling and it brings balance to our lives. Good post, Greg!