I was away for a few days about a week ago down Cape Cod by Nauset Light/Coast Guard Beach. What struck me was the erosion of the beach and sand due to the ocean storms. I thought erosion of beaches only happened in California! This stairwell deck was 65 stairs. I know because I walked them to the parking lot.
The nations morals have eroded to a point that we are trying to figure out how we got here. Lying and cheating have become common denominator in our society and we are expected to tolerate everything these days. Absolute truth has become an absolute assault. Morality and a person’s spirituality can erode in such a deceiving way. It doesnt happen all at once, but erosion occurs like a large barrel of water fills up with just drops of water at a time until it is full and overflowing.
Many churches are experiencing a famine of the Word of God in church. Sound preaching and teaching are void and the music and entertainment have become the priority. (I like good contemporary music that glorifies God), but I want to get fed when I go to church how about you? Junk food makes us unhealthy and this goes with eating healthy in our spiritual walk.
The way we stop the erosion is to ask God to forgive us and make our hearts right with Him for a personal revival. To turn from our selfish ways.
If the Pastor is not teaching proper Scripture to get fed then leave and find a place that teaches sound truth. Read and study the the Word of God. Stories move us, but only the Word of God can change us!
Spend time in prayer with the Lord and pray in Jesus Name to God the Father. Pray for your family, church, your country’ and the needs of others. Please continue to pray for hurricane victims, families, first responders, etc.
To combat the erosion we must be prepared, rooted, and grounded for the storm that come our way. Erosion happens subtly so guard your life closely.
“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”
Matthew 7:24-27 NIV
I know this was strong today and I am personally convicted as well. May we allow the work of the Holy Spirit to do the spiritual surgery that is needed. Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend my friend
“Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers.”
1 Timothy 4:16 NIV