Hi all. Here is the clucky Emu. Well I don't really know if Emu's cluck, but I sure am clucky!!!!! As you can tell I am quite different from my deep thinking reverent husband. It's all about fun, fun, fun for me!! This is just to say gday to all you readers (there are 3 aren't there Ali?). When I think of something fun to write about I'll blog again.
Who is Michael Card???? My husband is a casualty of being a Christian from almost birth!!! I had never even heard of Michael Card until I met the Kiwi. I have to say I quite like him. The Kiwi has very good taste in music I must say. Me, however, the old Emu, was brought up on good old rock and roll........ well not rock and roll technically, but 80's music. Some things make me cringe about the 80's, some of it the music, but lots of it, the fashion. And, I see a lot of that fashion getting around right now. Fluero didn't look good then and it doesn't look good now.
But what is interesting is how the music we listen to can influence the way we think, or our world view; how it can make us feel sad or happy. I actually wish that I had been exposed to more Christian music when I was a teenager...... perhaps it would have steered me towards God, or softened me a little. I think the pop rock of Christian music to day is great for reaching out to young people, but they also need to hear the 'deeper' music, the music that introduces them to Jesus.
And Jesus answered them, “Have faith in God. Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours….”
I have a friend who believes that, because of verses like this in the Bible:
if you get sick, you don’t have enough faith
if you get frail as you get older, you don’t have enough faith
And I haven’t talked to him about this, but I’m pretty sure he’d say…
if you are financially in trouble, you don’t have enough faith either.
Basically, if anything goes wrong in your life, it can be fixed with a word of prayer and FAITH.
And while I don’t agree with everything he says, he’s right at least in this respect: This passage we are looking at begins with “Have faith in God” and we don’t.
We don't have enough faith.