“Father, we are nothing but dirt mixed with water, sculpted into the form we now know as human life by Your mighty hands. You designed us, built us up, and then breathed Your breath into our lungs. It is You who gave us life. How can we, the subject of Your artwork, boastfully walk around from day-to-day ignoring You, complaining, telling You how it should be, or worse, saying there is no God? You who made us what we are; You who saw something special in a mud puddle that day when you were sitting in a garden gazing down at your reflection. Your eyes widened, ‘I will make man, and he will be in My image!’ Our very existence is owed to You; every place our feet touches belongs to You; and everything that happens ‘happens’, good and bad alike, because You have allowed it to happen. And then, You did the most incredible thing, my Creator; You loved these creatures who came from nothing but filth and dirt so much that You came down to the place of dust and set Your feet upon the ground in a man called Jesus. You did this not for yourself, but for us…mere blobs of clay…so that we could have eternal life and freedom from our enemy, Satan. Your only purpose was to taste torment and death, as we, so that we could finally be completely free. Let us always remember our place, and remain humble before You. For the servant is not greater than his master. Selah.” -Lyn Leahz
How often do we see people who climb to the top and become great because someone else helped them get there? It was someone else who gave them that chance, or helped them financially, or with their own established clout? But then when the person gets to the top, their head swells, and they forget how it was they got there to begin with. Suddenly, the humble and thankful person they once were is buried in the past, and everything is about ‘self.’ They are now too good for everyone else, they only socialize with those of their importance, no longer can they mingle with the average people, they ride in fancy cars with chauffeurs and body guards, or drive an expensive car most people couldn’t afford. Their name brand designer clothing and enormous mansion are plastered all over the covers of magazines, and crowds gather just to get a glimpse as they walk down the red carpet.
When it comes to God, our Creator and our Father, do we see ourselves in this picture? Has the human race risen so far above in an effort to create that we have forgotten how it all started? Have we neglected the reason for our existence? Our purpose? (something we can never do..for even the egg comes from the woman, the seed from the man, and the spirit from God! Create in Genesis comes from the Hebrew word bara, to make something out of nothing! We will never be able to make something out of nothing!)
SELF. The most famous person of today…more famous than the President of the United States. How many words can we think of that include this famous individual? We hear them all of the time these days, and there are hundreds of books labeled with their name.
- self-fulfilling prophecy
Do you know which one stands out to me the most in this list? SELF-ish! The world has become a very SELF-centered place. Whatever it takes to make yourSELF feel better, even at the expense of another (as long as you’re politically correct about it) then do it. Who cares that it defies everything God has told you to do or not to do, or if it involves ancient cult practices that do not claim the true God, Adonai, as their source…just do it! That’s what the world is screaming…get rich quick, have the best body out there, pamper yourSELF!
Hey, I know, what about self-LESS, without self? Lose the self altogether and you just have less…kind of a humbling word. Hey, there’s a thought!
I was quite surprised (I guess I shouldn’t have been, really) to see on the cover of a popular woman’s magazine..one of the ones that should be covered up, but isn’t always…streaming boldly across the page like a screaming harlot, “How To Get Naked In Public and Get Away With It!” Then I saw magazines for young girls with topics such as, “Sex Tips”, “How To Hide ‘Things’ From Your Parents”, “Which Birth Control Method Is Best,” and more.
Is this how we get to the top these days? Sex, Sex, and more Sex. Self, Self, and more Self. Self and Sex.
The runner-up is managing stress. In a world of so much stress, where stress is the leading cause of death, there are hundreds of products to help you manage your stress better…from sex, to meditation (and I’m not talking about the kind the Bible teaches), to diet, pills, vitamins, exercise, music, etc. You name it! What ever happened to pray, spend time in the word of God, meditate on the things of God and on His word, sing praises to Him, go to church and find yourSELF a spiritual family? Does anyone think outside of the ‘box’ of immorality and self anymore?
So how does this mix in with the very beginning of this post? How did we go from our lowliness, to self and sex? It all fits together perfectly–godlessness. We live in a godless world. Everything that is great, according to the world’s standards, is without God. Just as this article started out, about forgetting how we got here, so has this world long forgotten.
How many of us wake up in the morning and look into the mirror at our face and say, “Wow! God made that! Whoo hoo, what a wonderful sculpture..look at those eyes and cheekbones; beautiful!”
Or, how many of us take our daily walk and think, “My legs are moving, and my heart is beating…whooh, and I can feel the blood flowing…and wow, God did that! How amazing the way He made my body!”
And finally, how often do we put our underwear and our shoes on, or tear a piece of toilet paper off the roll as we sit upon our porcelain throne and think, “Gee wiz, I sure am blessed. I wear these shoes, wipe with this toilet paper, and wow, I am even able to sit on such a fine porcelain seat because God saw fit to place these things in my life. How blessed I am!” You know, people not too long ago didn’t have toilets, or toilet paper! Have you ever thought about that?
As funny as this sounds, or as silly, do we think about the little things God has given us? Do we trust Him? Do we have faith in Him?
Here’s my favorite example of faith a Sunday school teacher gave us kids when I was a little girl. She said, “Did you girls think about that chair you’re sitting in when you sat down in it?” We stared, confused.
She cleared her throat. “Before you sat down, did you stop first and worry whether the chair was going to fall from beneath you if you placed your fanny in it?”
We giggled, “No.”
She smiled, “This is faith. Doing it without a doubt, a fear, or a thought. You automatically assume without even realizing it that the chair you’re about to sit in is going to support you. Well, the Lord will support you the same way if you trust Him without thought, fear, or doubt.”
Thank God for all of the things in your life, great and small alike. Sit in His presence and lean back against Him without worry, thought, or fear; He’ll surely support you! Don’t forget that He made you, so He knows you well, and He loves you. You owe your everything to Him! The world is in a mess, don’t be like them, don’t look like them. Don’t talk like them or walk like them, lest you become all about yourSELF and forget what’s really important. Oh, and don’t squeeze the Charmin, it was a small but necessary gift from God, treat it with respect! After all, what would we do without it?
Categories: Christian Living, Interesting Bible Topics
Lyn, LOVE this and the humor in it as well as the fact that is so true!
Thank you Anna…God bless you! Glad you liked it! I posted thist months ago and decided to reblog it!
She didn’t…lol…YES she did! lol! I laughed as soon as the roll popped up! Classic post! Thanks for the re-blog.
LOL! We all need a little toilet paper once in a while! The worst time is when we’re in the public restroom and we realize there is no roll in the stall we are in! Ha ha ha!
Lol! True indeed! Thanks for the laugh @Lyn and the re-post.
I think we all need a good laugh today!
Reblogged this on Lyn Leahz and commented:
An awesome post with a sense of humor..this reblog dedicated to my bloggy friend, shelovesisaiah58! Because she really likes this one! 😉
I loved each and every word!!! Even the part about the charmin, lol. He is so amazingly good to us, this truly sank in deep. It just makes me realize that I learnhave a long way to go. Thank you for sharing this. A reminder to be thankful and die to this self! God bless you!
Thank you shelovesisaiah! God bless you. I hope it brought a smile to your face. I am always happy if something I can put on here or write blesses someone! I am happy it blessed you! And yes, dying to self is an everyday thing…and some days, it is just sooo difficult! Hugs and love in Christ to you!
Just yesterday I was so stressed over my cares, God let me fall right to sleep but instead of stressing I should have gotten in his presence. Yes, it did make me laugh, I can’t over the pic of the toilet roll, the gold plated toilet, and the guy checking himself out lol!
Yeah, I love the golden toilet the best! What kills me is I am positive there are people who do have a gold toilet..I mean real gold. As far as what you said about stress..we’re all guilty of that. It’s because at that very moment when we’re worrying or upset, it is so real and so upseting. It’s very hard for us to pull ourselves away from the flesh when our emotions are high. What I do when this happens is grab my promise book and pray…and I ask God to lead me to something that will remind me and comfort me. I ask Him to bring peace to my heart. I also reflect on things in my past that were difficult and painful, yet God led me out of it safely and it was okay in the end…telling myself this situation will be just like that. Though the tunnel looks dark and frightening, there is always a light at the end of it. Though the forest is dense and nightfall is settling in…I have the lamp of light that continuously burns in my hands…the Holy Spirit of our Lord.
Lyn, I love that you have a promise book for God, that’s so great. It’s the little intimate things we have with Him that are so great. Thankl you so much for the advice and the encouragement, I had some good ole’ praise and worship and my cares melted right away. Yes, you are so right, He has been so faithful in the past, and He knows the path that I shall take. I will keep pressing until I get to the light at the end. Thanks again, I truly appreciate your fellowship so much! God bless!
Yes, I love the promise book..I have several in different translations and by different people because I don’t want to remember where certain sections in them are so that my hand ends up going to that place..plus I wear it out in certain spots and it automatically opens to that spot. That is why I started my other website, http://PromiseBook.net because my promise book helps me so much..I thought I should start one online for people 🙂 Thank you so much for your comments, and God bless you! Love you in Christ, sister.
I will definitely be checking out the promisebook! Thanks for the reminder about your site and for sharing your thoughts @ Lyn.
GREAT POST. Love the humorous touch
What an accurate, albeit sad description of . . . . . . . . .me.
You struck a nerve with this one . . .”So how does this mix in with the very beginning of this post? How did we go from our lowliness, to self and sex? It all fits together perfectly–godlessness. We live in a godless world. Everything that is great, according to the world’s standards, is without God.” And I agree. Someone I read recently said God is not first and something else or someone else is second and third. God is all! God is everything.
Unfortunately, we all either have or do fit this description to a point. There are things in our life, Steven, that have no place in the Christian walk with God. If we can’t see Jesus doing it, we should not do it. Time is short, no room for God’s people playing in the devil’s playground. The internet probably is the biggest temptation for so many people, particularly for the areas of sex/lust. You see Christian men, strong Christian men, easily tempted and giving into the temptation of lust quite regularly. It’s the devil’s stronghold on men, and believe it or not, women too. Men commenting on lustful pics of women on FB, Myspace, porn sites; married men, single men, young boys…it is very sad. This is fornication against God in the spirit, and for those married men who do this, it is adultery, according to God, against their own wives, and adultery against women’s husband’s who do this too. I heard Perry Stone in a video I recently watched say that the ruling Demonic prince/spirit over America is addiction–sex, drugs, video games, lust, money, television, internet, sports, work, etc. This is the time God’s people all over the world need to remove the veil from their eyes…the veil of deception…and come out of the darkness and look the devil square in the face and say, “In the name of Jesus, get out of my house!” Time is of the essence, and we’re all going to kneel before God and give account for EVERYTHING…now is the time!
2 Chronicles 7:14 brother, as you see right here above the comment screen area..that’s what it’s all about right now….repentance. The turning away from sin and flesh; turning our backs completely to the devil and denying him access to our lives any longer. Haven’t we given him enough? It’s time to gather the army of God together and raise holy hell on our enemy and his kingdom…they haven’t seen hell until they see God’s anointed coming with a sword of fire spewing from His mouth to destroy them once and for all! Amen! And I am determined to be a part of that moment…the moment where I see the evil one, that serpent of old, tormented for every evil thing he has done to every child, man, woman, and infant…. For everything he has done over the many years to rain hell on earth… woe unto him! For hell is soon going to storm down on him and all of his dark princes…for 1,000 years…and then after that, forever, AMEN!
All I can say is AMEN! Can add nothing more.
Glad everyone appreciated the ‘slight’ humor!
WOW! Great blog Lyn.
I think it was Martin Luther who said, “Dear God, I have a problem. It’s ME”
We are one day closer to the day when self will no longer be a problem.
Lyn, very inspirational. Just one thing (there usually is):
Re: “You loved these creatures who came from nothing but filth and dirt so much that You came down to the place of dust and set Your feet upon the ground in a man called Jesus. You did this not for yourself, but for us…”
Here’s a thing: Who does God want to glorify more than anybody? HimSELF. “I will not give my glory to another.” So God did do it (mostly) for Himself; from a Christian view, the Trinity (one God, three Persons). The believer becomes incorporated into that love of Divine Self. God thinks of Himself above all. So the chorus we love singing in church, “He thought about me above all” is rather squishy, don’t you think?