So, I didn’t quite live up to this challenge this week. I didn’t read the entire Psalms in a week, but I did read the Psalms every day. Which is something.
It’s amazing through the struggle and pain that David experienced between Goliath and the crown, that he continued the praise God. Even when he thought that he may not make it to the throne, or that his life would be a constant battle just to stay alive, he still praised God’s power. He knew that he would reign over Israel, but even if he didn’t, God was still the same awesome and powerful God he ever was.
See, lately, I hear about God’s relationship to us, and it’s all about his love and sacrifice and peace and coming to our level, but think about it. This is not some great guy in our history. This is a live and present G-O-D. This is the being who created life. We cry out to him because we don’t get our way or our life doesn’t meet our expectations, and this entity could wipe me out with a word.
I think sometimes we get caught up in this belief that God’s desire for our life is to live up to the American dream and become a part of the American culture, just because we were born in America. We have the expectations in our dating life, marriage, having kids, retiring some day and everything in between. But I don’t think that’s what life is suppose to be. It’s not that being an American is bad or even having those goals, but the problem comes when we give up our Christian culture just to follow some man made dream or goal.
Psalms has enlightened me to start thinking more on this, and I may write more as I realize things, but for now, I just want to say that I think it’s time I start learning more about what it means to be a part of the Christian culture living in America.
This week’s challenge: Week #5 – Organize the junk closet. Give things to charity.