January 07, 2011

Is Life a Bowl of Cherries?

The prosperity preachers are stuck on one theme--life is a bowl of cherries, now start eating them. I follow Joel Osteen on Twitter just to stay in touch with the premier of prosperity. Today Pastor Osteen Tweets--"Get an expectation in your heart, an anticipation, that God is going to do something great in your life today."

Let's come back to biblical reality; God did something GREAT in every believer's life when He sent His Son--our "Savior" to come and live and die and rise in our stead. He suffered for my sins on that cross; He took the wrath of God the Father that I deserved, on Himself. There is NOTHING GREATER that God can do for us.

Now--God "may" do something "great" in our individual lives today (read that--expecting, demanding, anticipating) but there's no guarantee of that and in fact even anticipating that He will is wrong headed. If we understand that we exist for HIM, and not the other way around as the prosperity gospel contends, then we can face each day with the anticipation that WE are going to do something GREAT for HIM. And the great thing He WILL do, is that He will empower us for His purposes and His glory.

"For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body."
1 Corinthians 6:20


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