Wed, 22 Jun 2011

Leading People Toward the Water

I love it when secular programs teach us about theology. Here is a quote from the 'American President' : "Lewis Rothschild: You have a deeper love of this country than any man I've ever known. And I want to know what it says to you that in the past seven weeks, 59% of Americans have begun to question your patriotism. President Andrew Shepherd: Look, if the people want to listen to-... Lewis Rothschild: They don't have a choice! Bob Rumson is the only one doing the talking! People want leadership, Mr. President, and in the absence of genuine leadership, they'll listen to anyone who steps up to the microphone. They want leadership. They're so thirsty for it they'll crawl through the desert toward a mirage, and when they discover there's no water, they'll drink the sand. President Andrew Shepherd: Lewis, we've had presidents who were beloved, who couldn't find a coherent sentence with two hands and a flashlight. People don't drink the sand because they're thirsty. They drink the sand because they don't know the difference." One of the trends in today's church is that people are leaving the American churches by large numbers. I think one of the reasons is that our churches have become so saturated with the worldly things that we appear the same. People are still looking for the same thing they always have. They are looking for the water, The Living Water. How can they find it through us, when we appear the same as those around them? We are called to be holy (set apart). We are also called to be peculiar. We should not appear the same as everyone else. Our lives should not reflect the same values as everyone else. We must be different. Woe unto us if we lead people to drink the sand.

Blog Posted By Stan Powell on Wed, 22 Jun 2011 11:50:45 CST