MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.

Are You Doing Enough to Help Those Around You In Need?

June 11th, 2015 Viewed 1538 times

Morgan Wheeler

Morgan Wheeler is an Internet Celebrity, but not for the normal reasons.  Morgan Wheeler helped out a veteran at a West Virginia WalMart that she saw was in need.

As Morgan helped him around the store, she picked up all of the items on the man’s meager shopping list of bread, soup, peanut butter and bananas, but then asked why he didn’t need other essentials, such as milk and eggs.

‘He told me that he might not make it home, without them going bad,’ said Morgan. ‘So I questioned how he got to the store. He told me that he did what he was doing in the parking lot until he got to 119 and then hitch hiked with a trucker to the parking lot.’

Without hesitation, Morgan ordered the man a taxi and picked up a gallon of milk.

‘After placing a gallon of milk in his cart he was crying,’ she said. ‘People were passing by us, looking sideways at him.

‘I knelt down and asked him what was wrong and he replied, that I “was doing far too much for an old man that I barely knew”.’

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Are Humans Inherently Good?

June 15th, 2010 Viewed 2425 times

Amy Lee Smiling in a Tree

One of the most difficult things for me, as a Christian, to process is that there seem to be “good things” that people do apart from Christianity.  Why is this a problem?  Because the Bible states quite clearly that only those that are in Christ can do good.

Rationally, this poses a problem.  If the Bible states that we can’t do anything good, that all our goodness is as filthy rags, and yet people around us are doing the same good deeds that we’re supposed to do to show our Father in Heaven, what’s the deal here?

Never Good Enough

January 22nd, 2010 Viewed 1479 times

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A. W. Tozer, in one of his books on Worship, has a shocking statement.  He basically tells his readers that they are worshipping incorrectly—but that it’s ok, because everyone worships incorrectly.

Why?  Because we cannot worship God fully until we are changed out of this sinful body and into a glorified one.

Because no matter how hard we try, we are imperfect.  Our sin nature falls short of perfection, and even though we have accepted Christ as Savior and have been redeemed through His shed blood, we are still at war with the Old Man.  We still have a nature that is imperfect.

It’s frustrating to try to be good, and yet know of its impossibility.  And yet we all know this quite well because of dealings in all areas of life.  Whether it’s relationships or our jobs, we all know that we can never be perfect, no matter how hard we try.

Frustrating, and yet peaceful—knowing that someday this will be made right.

What is Good?

July 14th, 2009 Viewed 1622 times

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It seems like a simple question—until you actually go to define it.  The question of “What is Good?” is fundamental to the discussion of morality.  It is at the foundation of discussions of religions, politics and even family life, and what is good will shape your worldview and your view of those around you.

All Things Work Together for Good

February 19th, 2004 Viewed 2441 times

All things work together for good is more than a polite saying or wishful thinking, it’s a fact you can take to the bank!

I was recently reminded of this when thinking upon finances. It is extremely easy in this day in age to get credit. It is even easier to spend yourself into a hole that will take a long time to get out. Just look at all the credit counselling services!

But how can good come out of debt? Surely God dislikes indebtedness. He bountifully provides for us, and even had rules on debt for His chosen people. However, He knows that if we had the money, we would be tempted to use it all on ourselves. Debts teach us discipline, as well as provide for greater income when paid off. Could it be that debt teaches us humility in the area of money, and good stewardship when we get out?

Something to chew on…

MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.