Monday, August 27, 2012

Are you caught between 2 stations?

We pay attention to what we're 'tuned in' to.

It's funny, my mom who is on the East Coast, emailed me and said she was praying about our earthquakes. 
My response? 
"What earthquakes?"
I apparently missed the memo...
missed the part when that piece of chipper news was being announced.

I've had a few deadlines to complete some books I was asked to read and write reviews for, so I've had my head buried in those.  As a result, I was clueless about quakes and more focused on how not to come "Unglued" when you hear of such things.

You know how you're driving along listening to that Christian station on the radio,
when suddenly it starts vascilating back and forth between that and that other station where they sing about kickin' the dog and leaving your no good husband.  (Sorry Country Music lovers...I know they're not "all" about that ;)

Any hoooo...
do you ever feel like that in life?
One minute you're tuned into a positive station,
and before long another station creeps in unbenounced...
and competing for your affection. 
And the further you drive down that road,
the louder and clearer that station tunes in.
Eventually you're tempted to just switch over completed to that station cuz it's not so 'staticky'.  (is that a word?!?)

Be careful what you tune in to just because it's loud and clear.  (doesn't make it good and right.) Note to self: Lies can be articulated very well.

Just because the squeaky wheel gets the grease...
doesn't mean the clearer station gets my attention.

There are many messages being shouted at us through the megaphones of life.
Don't let the 'clarity' persuade you or the pervasiveness.

Galatians 5:7-9
"You were running the race so well, who has held you back from following the truth?  It certainly isn't God, for He is the one who called you to freedom.  This false teaching is like a little yeast that spreads through the whole batch of dough!"

1 Corinthians 5:6-7
"Your flip and callous arrogance in these things bothers me.  You pass it off as a small thing, but it's anything but that!  Yeast, too, is a "small thing", but it works its way through a whole batch of bread dough pretty fast."