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Are we a weak generation?

Discussion in '2004 Archive' started by Gina B, Oct 26, 2004.

  1. Gina B

    Gina B Active Member

    Dec 30, 2000
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    What do you think contributes so much to our spiritual weakness?
    For example, look at the loyalty of Job. In his situation I can't help but think I'd have listened to my wife. I tend to wax dramatic over small things. You can hit me with most any major crisis and I'll come out smelling like a rose, but if I had a long day and can't get the lid open on a jar of spaghetti sauce it turns into "I had this long day and God doesn't care enough about me to let me open this without all this hassle, what are we supposed to do, starve?! Why can He control storms and move mountains but won't make this jar open? Does he hate me that much?"
    And, while I may be very odd and things like this don't go on with everyone, I know that so many of us are weak and get blown over by gentle breezes. Why is that? There still is the occasional David, Paul, or Job, but do we try to hard to be those examples and get frustrated? For the masses of Christians, is such a deep faith unattainable, something that only comes along in a select few once in a while? Should we be upset when we cannot reach such high levels of faithfulness to God, or should we accept it as "well, that isn't normal anyhow". ?
  2. Rooster

    Rooster New Member

    Aug 4, 2004
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    Gina in your heart you are a Job, if you feel guilty about moments of weakness, then you are without a doubt giving your self a Spiritual check. Even Job had his moments of doubt, and weakness, granted he was strugling with a heavyer load than a spagetti sauce jar, but all of us, in our lives, will face times of dessperation, and God will make sure of that. When we become Christians, life doesn't become easier, and we sudenly have peace with out any hardship any more, quite the oppisate happens, God's love is not a pampering love, it is a love that will grow us, and change us to excellerate, and expand His pourpose in us. Never start to think we will never face times of desperate need, sooner or later, everyone does.
  3. Joshua Rhodes

    Joshua Rhodes <img src=/jrhodes.jpg>

    Jun 9, 2003
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    I don't believe we're weaker on all fronts. More lazy, maybe. More complacent, sometimes. But the God of all is still the same God, and His grace is still sufficient. Serve Him with all you got; even on days when the spaghetti jar is tough to open, He's still on the throne. [​IMG]
  4. Dr. Bob

    Dr. Bob Administrator

    Jun 30, 2000
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    Spoon feeding leads to babies who remain babies.

    We have poorly trained pastors who do not exposit God's Word and preach a simplistic message of pablum. They WANT church members to follow them and not make waves. They don't want them to think and grow and toddle and walk.

    Just run the programs and give $$.

    The blame for spiritual weakness always goes back to the source - our pastors.