God Isn’t Fair

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As I looked at this view I prayed, “God, if you created this huge ocean and all these rocks and the whole universe, why can’t you change America in just six days? Why can’t you send revival so Christians would start living like Jesus? Why can’t you change our fake religiosity into genuine love? Why can’t you make people love like Jesus and be broken over eternity?”

The answer I got was obvious, but not what I wanted. “Micah, the hearts of men are harder than those stones.” This thought makes me want to preach harder and be more confrontational with carnal believers. But then I remember… God isn’t fair.

God isn’t fair:

God gave me breath.
My wrongs put Him to death.
God isn’t fair.

God lives the golden rule.
But to others I’ve been cruel.
God isn’t fair.

God made the seas.
Yet, I do as I please.
God isn’t fair.

God Authored The Book.
Its truth I forsook.
God isn’t fair.

My sins are so great.
And He pitied my state.
God isn’t fair.

My thoughts are so wrong.
God endures it so long.
God isn’t fair.

My best day is a shame.
God is always the same.
God isn’t fair.

My heart is conceited.
God’s forgiveness repeated.
God isn’t fair.

Jesus suffered my pain!
He bore my sins’ stain!
God isn’t fair.

Jesus won my liberty!
His death has set me free!
God isn’t fair.

Jesus gives abundant life!
His resurrection ended strife!
God isn’t fair.

Jesus just wants your trust.
His blood can make you “just.”
God isn’t fair.

I have a home above.
Where God will shower love.
God isn’t fair.

I have joy below.
Just so others know.
God isn’t fair.

I have peace inside.
Jesus alone supplied.
God isn’t fair.

I have strength for here.
He took all my fear.
God isn’t fair.

If you need a friend.
God’s love can mend.
God isn’t fair.

If your life is a fail.
Jesus’ blood can avail.
God isn’t fair.

If you’re falling apart.
Jesus gives a new start.
God isn’t fair.

If you’re deep in despair.
Gods always there.
God isn’t fair.

Romans 2:4
Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?

If it wasn’t for God’s grace my life would be ruined. I want revival. I want the world to be saved. But it will only happen because God isn’t fair. He is just and my justifier. Christians, let’s show others God’s love. We haven’t received what we deserve.

Wow… I’m glad God isn’t fair!

The American Dream: I Want More

I’m not content to live the American Dream. I want more. I do not desire to live my life from one video game to the next, from one movie to the next; finding fulfillment in a prime time television show does not appeal to my sense of worth and purpose. I want more.

A new car will break down; the cost of a new house will bring stress; more entertainment will simply spend the precious life God has given me. I want more. Things will break and burn; fads will change leaving piles of clothes and hundreds of dollars behind; even good health can dissipate in a single moment of tragedy. I want more.

I want to know my life pleased my Jesus. I want to love like Him because “Charity never faileth.” I want my life to be an investment into eternity by pouring the love of God into every soul I meet from the overflow of my fellowship with God’s Son. I want to look at the scars in Jesus hands and feet, the wound in His side, His thorn shadowed face, and know that my life was not a shame. I want my life to be worth His sacrifice because I am “bought with a price.”

I’m not content with the American Dream. I want more.

I want to see God’s power out-poured: His presence manifested in my heart and prayer life. I desire to see changed lives through the gospel and fervent intercession. I want to KNOW Jesus for myself.

I don’t want the American Dream. I want more.

Colossians 3:1-4
If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.

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