Confessions of a gambler

Ah. Got your attention did I? It’s amazing the things that will grab our attention. A simple headline and we scoot off to check out the story behind it. Would you have had as much interest if the title had been “Confessions of a Christian”? Well maybe. Seems that’s what the world is looking for; something juicy to bash Christians about.

I was just musing (after all that is one of the reasons for this blog) about how we so easily get pulled away from the important things in our lives. I can easily be distracted by a picture of beautiful landscape scenes. I love pictures of the mountains and lakes and trees and can really get wrapped up in that. But I can easily skip right over a picture of a Christian scene. Do you have that problem?

How about music? Now I for one don’t give a lick about the modern take on music. I love the classics whether it be classical, big band or anything from the before the early 50’s. I’m also hooked on early Southern Gospel (four part harmony) or bluegrass. Therefore I seldom listen to any of the current music and skip right over it.

The bad part of these “preferences” is that I’m probably missing out on some great photographic interest or a song with a great Christian message.

I think the same thing can happen with our Christian life. We get so wrapped up in how it used to be and still want it to be that we overlook how it is and how it affects our lives today. I don’t go for most of the modern day inventions of a relationship with God. I believe in Hell. I believe not everyone is going to Heaven. But should I look for a church that is still locked into the 40’s or 50’s and overlook some of the vibrant, on fire, Holy Spirit filled churches?

So this really is a “Confession of a Christian” who is starting to push the realms of my expectations to a fuller and better relationship with Jesus Christ my Lord. I for one want to go to Heaven. And no I’m not a gambler. I want solid assurance of my salvation and my future in Heaven. Taking no gambles with that.

Until next time…

~May God”s blessings shower down on each of you~

Nick

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