Monthly Archives: August 2010
One of the major problems in our world today is the problem of ingratitude. We have come to the place in our lives where we actually expect the gifts, attention, praise and applause that others give us. We have our “rights,” you know! From the 4 year old in Walmart yelling at his mom to get him that toy he so *desperately* needs, to the dad who forgets to thank God for his wife and job. From the teen who HAS to have a car when she turns16, to the senior citizen that has somehow forgotten how to say “thanks.” We have failed to be grateful.
The Bible says in 1 Thessalonians 5:18, “In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”
So, here’s my challenge… What are you thankful for? I’m not just talking about generalizations (e.g. Thanks God for everything), I’m talking about specifics.
Can you name 3 things you’re thankful for today? People, events, blessings–whatever.
Comment below to share your gratitude.
I’ll be honest. The following article was a little disturbing to me. It served as yet another wake up call… a call to action. We live in a fallen world. A world in which God is not honored as God. Colombia is no exception. Colombia needs a God-sent revival! Will you pray with me for this revival?
Bogotá Supports Gay Marriage: Study
A government-sponsored poll conducted in Colombia’s capital found that 63% of Bogota residents are in favor of same-sex marriage, newspaper El Tiempo reports.
The telephone poll, conducted between December 2009 and January 2010 and published Thursday, asked 1,200 Bogotanos between the ages of 18 and 59 if they supported gay civil unions. Of those interviewed, only 36% said they thought it should not be permitted
The poll found that women were more likely to be in favor of same-sex marriage than men, and also reported a positive correlation between socio-economic status and liberal views.
“In the lower stratas more work needs to be done … There was a greater acceptance of the issue among those with higher education,” said Carolina Giraldo, director of the Bogota Mayor’s Office’s Sexual Diversity Department.
Giraldo said the study was undertaken to investigate discrimination, and the vulnerability of the rights of the LGBT community in Bogota.
The study suggests that there is more acceptance of homosexuality in Bogota than in other parts of Colombia.
The lesbian mayor of the Bogota municipality of Chapinero caused controversy on Wednesday when she announced plans to “marry” her girlfriend.
The strictly Catholic Andean country has relatively liberal laws regarding gay rights, allowing gay couples to receive the same benefits as a straight couple after registering their relationship before a notary, which is what the couple plan to do.
Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.